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Any Skype hotkey and how to use it



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Get familiar with Skype's unique keyboard shortcuts that allow you to quickly change your settings, change your interface and manage your communications. Use these keyboard shortcuts and become a Skype expert.

Default Skype Shortcuts on Windows

Here's a handy cheat sheet of all the standard Skype shortcuts on your Windows 1

0 PC:

Interface

  • Show Shortcuts: Ctrl + /
  • Light / enable / disable dark mode: Ctrl + Shift + T

Navigation

  • Open Settings: Ctrl +,
  • Open Notifications: Ctrl + I [19659008] Open ] Themes: Ctrl + T
  • Open Recent Chats: Alt + 1
  • Open Contacts: Alt + 2
  • Open Conversation Profile: Ctrl + P
  • Open Gallery: Ctrl + Shift + G
  • Open Keypad: Ctrl + D
  • Open Help: Ctrl + H
  • Open Feedback: Ctrl + O

Controls

  • Toggle Camera: Ctrl + Shift + K
  • Search Contacts, Messages & Bots: Ctrl + Shift + S [19659008] Next conversation: Ctrl + Tab
  • Previous conversation: Ctrl + Shift + Tab
  • Zoom in: Ctrl + Shift + Plus
  • Zoom out: Ctrl + Minus [19659008] Restore Default Zoom: Ctrl + Zero
  • New Conversation: Ctrl + N
  • New Group Chat: Ctrl + G
  • Add People to Conversation: Ctrl + Shift + A
  • Send file: Ctrl + Shift + F
  • Mark as unread: Ctrl + Shift + U
  • Take snapshot: Ctrl + S
  • Format change camera preview: Ctrl + Shift + J [19659008] Refresh Skype (Windows Desktop only): Ctrl + R
  • Close Windows: Ctrl + W

The following two keyboard shortcuts are global keyboard shortcuts, meaning they can be used anytime whether the app is minimized or in focus.

  • Toggle Mute: Ctrl + M
  • End call : Ctrl + E

Default keyboard shortcuts for the Skype Web App on Windows

For the largely used Skype web app the same keyboard shortcuts as the Skype app for Windows. There are some minor differences for the keyboard shortcuts used in the web app, as mentioned below:

  • Edit last post: Up
  • Search contacts, messages and bots: Ctrl + Shift + F [19659008] Refresh Skype: Ctrl + Shift + R
  • New Group Chat: Ctrl + Shift + G
  • Archive Conversation: Ctrl + Shift + E

Default Keyboard Shortcuts for Skype on Mac

Since Microsoft and Apple use slightly different keyboards, here's an overview of all the standard Skype shortcuts on your Mac:

Interface

  • Toggle Light / Dark Mode: Cmd + Shift + T [19659009] Navigation
    • Open Settings: Cmd +,
    • Open Notifications: Cmd + Shift + O
    • Open Themes: Cmd + T
    • Open recent chats: Option + 1
    • Open contacts: Cmd + Shift + C
    • Open Conversation Profile: Cmd + I
    • Open Gallery: Cmd + Shift + G
    • Open Skype Main Window: Cmd + 1
    • Open Dial Pad: Cmd + 2
    • Open Feedback: Cmd + Option + O
    • Open Message Composer: Ctrl + Shift + E

    Controls [19659007] Edit Last Sent Message: Cmd + Shift + E

  • Toggle Mute: Cmd + Shift + M
  • Toggle Camera: Cmd + Shift + K [19659008] Hang Up: Cmd + Shift + H [19659008] Start video call: Cmd + Shift + K
  • Start audio call: Cmd + Shift + R
  • Answer incoming call: Cmd + Shift + R
  • Search contacts, messages and bots : Cmd + Option + F
  • Search Conversation: Cmd + F
  • Next Conversation: Ctrl + Tab
  • Previous Conversation: Ctrl + Shift + Tab [1 9659008] Zoom in: Cmd + Shift + Plus
  • Zoom Out: Cmd + Minus
  • Restore Default Zoom: Cmd + Zero
  • Cmd + N
  • New Group Chat: Cmd + G
  • Add Peop le to Conversation: Cmd + Shift + A
  • Send File: Cmd + Shift + F
  • Mark as Unread : Cmd + Shift + U
  • Take Snapshot: Cmd + S
  • Messages with Multiple Selections : Cmd + Shift + L
  • Conversation Archive: Cmd + E
  • Close Windows: Cmd + W

Default Keyboard Shortcuts for the Skype Web App on Mac

The Skype Web app uses almost all the same keyboard shortcuts as the Skype App for Mac. There are some minor differences for the keyboard shortcuts used in the web app, as mentioned below:

  • Open Settings: Cmd + Shift +,
  • Open Help : Cmd + Shift + H [19659008] Open Feedback: Cmd + Option + O
  • Skype Refresh: Cmd + Shift + R

Disable General Skype Shortcuts

All default Skype shortcuts are enabled by default. Unfortunately, you cannot disable or customize these shortcuts. However, you can disable the two global hotkeys from the Settings menu. Open this menu by clicking on your profile picture at the top right and then & # 39; Settings & # 39; select.

  Skype Settings

Click the & # 39; General & # 39; tab on the left and make sure the setting 'Enable general shortcuts' is toggled

  Skype Disable global hotkeys


You can easily create your own cheat sheet by copying and pasting the hotkeys that are most relevant to you and then placing them in a convenient place like a note file on your computer or a printed sheet on your desk.



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