Keyboard shortcuts are specific combinations of two or more keys on your keyboard. They make it easier and faster for you to use commands that you would otherwise have to access via the menus. You can use keyboard shortcuts to easily quit Skype, send a file, copy text and a lot more.
Global hotkeys allow you to use Skype keyboard shortcuts while Skype is minimized or not in focus. Global hotkeys are enabled by default in Skype.
To disable global hotkeys:
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