Skype Hotkeys, Shortcuts and Chat Commands

1. General

win, then type ‘skype’Usually gets to start Skype
Win+Shift+OAccept an incoming invite notification
Win+EscDecline an invite notification
Win+F4Mute/unmute audio
Win+F5Turn camera on/off
Ctrl+Shift+SpacePut focus on the application sharing toolbar
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+3Open the main window and put focus in the search box.
Ctrl+Alt+SpaceTake back control when sharing your screen
Ctrl+Shift+SStop sharing your screen.

2. Main Window

Ctrl+1Move to the Contacts list tab
Ctrl+2Move to the persistent chat tab
Ctrl+3Move to the Conversation list tab
Ctrl+4Move to the Phone tab
Alt+SpaceOpen the System menu. Alt opens the menu bar
Alt+FOpen the File menu
Alt+MStart Meet Now
Alt+TOpen the Tools menu
Alt+HOpen the Help menu

3. Contacts list

DeleteDelete the selected custom group or contact.
Alt+Arrow Up/Alt+Arrow DownMove the selected group up/down
Alt+EnterOn the shortcuts menu – open the selected contact or group contacts card
SpaceCollapse or expand the selected group
Shift+DeleteRemove the selected contact from the Contacts list

4. Conversation window

Alt+CAccept any of the invite notifications
Alt+LIgnore any of the invite notifications
Alt+SSave as for files sent in Conversation Window
Alt+VInvite a contact to an existing conversation.
Alt+RRejoin audio in a meeting.
Alt+F4Close the Conversation window
Ctrl+SSave the contents of IM history
Ctrl+WShow/ hide instant message area
Ctrl+FSend File
Ctrl+NTake Notes with OneNote
Ctrl+RShow/ hide the participant list.
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Arrow Right/Arrow LeftNavigate right /left to the next element in the Conversation window
Ctrl+Shift+EnterAdd video/end video.
Ctrl+Shift+HHold or resume an ongoing audio conversation.
Ctrl+Shift+IMark conversation Important
Ctrl+Shift+YShow or hide the sharing stage
Ctrl+Shift+PSwitch to compact view
Ctrl+Shift+KSwitch to content-only view
Ctrl+EnterAdd audio/end audio

5. Instant Messaging

Ctrl+Shift+MFocus to your IM input area.
Shift+EnterAdd line break
Ctrl+ASelect all content
Ctrl+BFormat bold
Ctrl+iFormat italic
Ctrl+UFormat underline
Ctrl+Shift+FChange Font Color
Alt+POpen a file that’s been received.
Alt+DDecline a file that’s been sent.
Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+YUndo / Redo
Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C/Ctrl+VCut/ Copy/ Paste
F12Save the IM conversation.
F5For Video – Switch to Full Screen
EscFor Video – Exit full-screen video.
Ctrl+Shift+OFor Video – Toggle Pop-Out Gallery
Ctrl+Shift+LFor Video – Lock video for everyone in the meeting

6. Call Control

Ctrl+Shift+DDisplay the Dial pad
Alt+QEnd a call
Ctrl+Shift+HPut a call on hold

7. Conversation or Meeting Stage

Alt+TStop sharing.
Ctrl+Shift+EManage presentable content.
Ctrl+Shift+YShow or hide the sharing stage.
Ctrl+Shift+AForce pending L1 alert into view in full screen.
Ctrl+Shift+JSwitch to speaker view.
Ctrl+Shift+LSwitch to gallery view.
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Right/Ctrl+Alt+Arrow LeftTab out of the sharing region in a forward direction, and/or tab out of the sharing region in a backward direction.
F5Switch to Full Screen
EscExit full-screen video.

8. Conversation Environment

DeleteDelete selected items
Home/EndMove top / move to bottom of list
Page Up/Page DownMove one page up / move one page down
Arrow UpMove up / move down in conversation.

9. PowerPoint Sharing

TabWith slide in focus – Access controls (Prev arrow, Next arrow, Thumbnails, and Notes)
Arrow Right/Arrow LeftWith slide in focus – Move to previous slide / next slide (or next click)
Left /Arrow RightWith thumbnails in focus – Move to next/ move to previous thumbnail
Home/EndWith thumbnails in focus – Move to first / move to last slide thumbnail

10. Tabbed conversations

Ctrl+Shift+TSet focus on tab item in tabbed conversation view
Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+TabSwitch to the next tab / switch to previous tab
Ctrl+1…9Switch to a specific tab number and put keyboard focus in that conversation. Ctrl+1.
Ctrl+OUndock/dock conversation from/to the tab window
EscClose a tab.
Alt+SpaceOpen tab window’s system menu

11. The Rest

Ctrl+1/Ctrl+Shift+1In Main Window – As a delegate, transfer a call to someone else’s work number
Ctrl+Shift+Tin Calls – Transfer: Open the contact picker during a peer-to-peer call. (Not available in Lync Basic or with all Office 365 subscriptions.)

Rahul Yadav

Rahul Yadav is a Digital Marketer based out of New Delhi, India. I have built highly qualified, sustainable organic traffic channels, which continue to generate over millions visitors a year. More About ME

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *