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Skype shortcuts in the new version

Skype shortcuts, also known as Skype hotkeys, are a combination of keyboard keys that allow you to execute certain commands or actions. Most actions can be performed using the mouse (the only exception is “Display the menu bar” and “Toggle full-screen” commands), but as rule keyboard shortcuts are more convenient.

In the new version, as in the classical one, Skype shortcuts are supported, although they are slightly different. Unfortunately, their customization is not yet supported, so you should get used to them.

Action Windows macOS
Display the menu bar Alt -
Switch to the “Recent” tab Alt+1 Alt+1
Open the contacts panel Alt+2 Cmd+Shift+C
Show contacts that are online Alt+3 Cmd+Shift+B
Zoom out (reduce the scale of the UI) Ctrl+- Cmd+-
Open application settings Ctrl+, Cmd+,
Reset the scale of the UI Ctrl+0 Cmd+0
Toggle the sidebar Ctrl+Alt+1 -
Open dial pad Ctrl+D Cmd+2
Hang up or reject the call Ctrl+E Cmd+Shift+H
Search contacts, messages or group chats Ctrl+F Cmd+F
Create new group chat Ctrl+G Cmd+G
Open the Skype Help in the default browser Ctrl+H -
Open the notification panel Ctrl+I Cmd+Shift+O
Switching the microphone (mute or unmute) Ctrl+M Cmd+Shift+M
Start a new conversation Ctrl+N Cmd+N
Send feedback to Skype developers Ctrl+O Cmd+Alt+O
Show profile of a user or group chat Ctrl+P Cmd+I
Take videocall snapshot Ctrl+S Cmd+S
Zoom in (increase the scale of the UI) Ctrl+Shift+= Cmd+=
Add contacts to group chat Ctrl+Shift+A Cmd+Shift+A
Add contacts to group call Ctrl+Shift+A Cmd+Shift+A
Send a file in the current chat Ctrl+Shift+F Cmd+Shift+F
Toggle the gallery panel Ctrl+Shift+G Cmd+Shift+G
Start a video call Ctrl+Shift+K Cmd+Shift+K
Toggle camera (start or stop) Ctrl+Shift+K Cmd+Shift+K
Selecting multiple messages Ctrl+Shift+L Cmd+Shift+L
Start an audio call Ctrl+Shift+P Cmd+Shift+R
Accept incoming call Ctrl+Shift+P Cmd+Shift+R
Search messages in the current chat Ctrl+Shift+S Cmd+Shift+S
Switch between light and dark theme Ctrl+Shift+T Cmd+Shift+T
Mark as Unread Ctrl+Shift+U Cmd+Shift+U
Choose the theme Ctrl+T Cmd+T
Switching to chats Ctrl+Y Cmd+Y
Enable or disable full-screen mode F11 -

14 comments

  1. 0 0 0
    Karl Seidel (karma: 0),
    I don't see the setting to turn off the camera...it's set to automatically use the webcam. How do I make the default to have no camera on?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1147),
      You must answer to the audio option, not the video one. That is, press Ctrl+Shift+P.
  2. 0 0 0
    JAMIE (karma: +7),
    hot do you clean history and chats you had ?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1147),
      You can not delete the whole story at once. You should delete conversations one by one.
      1. 0 0 0
        JAMIE (karma: +7),
        OK THANK YOU I HAVE DELET THE OLD CHATS IN NEW SKYPE NOW.
  3. 1 +1 0
    Pawan Prajapati (karma: +1),
    Zoom out (reduce the scale of the UI) - Shortcut key is (CTRL + - ) not CTRL + SHIFT + -
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1147),
      Thank you. I'll fix it soon.
  4. 0 0 0
    Keith (karma: 0),
    Can I know is the select Today , Yesterday , 7 Days , Month Features still available in Skype 8.25 ?
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator (karma: +1147),
      I'm not sure if I understood you correctly, but you can not navigate through history.

      I recommend you to send feedback to developers and ask them to implement this feature in the new Skype. Please read here how to do it.
  5. 1 +1 0
    BiggirDe (karma: +1),
    M$ removes hotkeys. Specifically one that brings up the Skype interface. Is there anyone in the f******g company who actually uses this POS software or their brain? The hotkeys were customizable for years!

    HOW ABOUT FORCING USERS TO UPDATE YOUR CRAP ONLY AFTER YOU AT LEAST HAD THE DECENCY TO MAKE SURE IT'S AS GOOD AS THE VERSION YOU'RE REPLACING!!!

    And thanks for the ability to send money! I still have to link it to my PayPal!! Did you morons know that it already works directly from PayPal to Paypal???

    IT STILL WORKS ON MAC!!!! I mean, I am sure that removing a global hotkey is very necessary, it must be saving vast amounts of code....

    MICSROSOFT, YOU ALWAYS FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BE USELESS!!
  6. 0 0 0
    gail johnson (karma: +3),
    what is the shortcut key for answering a call?
  7. 0 0 0
    Don B. (karma: +3),
    Ctrl+Shift+P only works to answer a call if the focus is on Skype. If Skype is open but is either minimized or "behind" another program when a call comes in, the Skype box will pop up containing the red and green buttons, but Ctrl+Shift+P will not answer the call. What can done to fix this?
  8. 0 0 0
    Philip (karma: +3),
    How can I adjust the framing of a snapshot in skype? I want to take a snapshot without the picture splitting and showing me as well. I just want the person speaking to. Thanks.
  9. 0 0 0
    Juppen (karma: 0),
    Is there no shot key for sending a chat mssg? I just started using Skype because new work does and it indeed is fraught with frustrations. It's absurdly difficult to simply NOT have to drag my mouse over to the send button, or my hand over to the mouse. When I'm 15 mssgs deep in a chat, as I type I just also want to send the chat mssg right on the keys...this list implies this is not possible. Seriously?

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