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    What are keyboard shortcuts and how do I use them in Skype?

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    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 for Windows 10 (version 14) is minimized or not in focus. Global hotkeys is enabled by default in Skype. To disable them:

    1. Click your Profile picture.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Click General.
    4. Toggle Enable global hotkeys off.

     

    Available Global Hotkeys

    Key combination Action
    Ctrl+M                                             Toggle mute
    Ctrl+E Hang up
    Key combination Action
    Ctrl+Forward slash View keyboard shortcuts
    Ctrl+Comma Open app settings
    Ctrl+H Open Help in default browser
    Ctrl+O Send feedback
    Ctrl+T Open themes
    Ctrl+Shift+T Toggle between light and dark mode
    Alt+1 Navigate to recent chats
    Ctrl+I Open Notification panel
    Ctrl+Shift+S Search for all contacts, messages and bots
    Ctrl+Tab Next Conversation
    Ctrl+Shift+Tab Previous Conversation
    Ctrl+Shift+Plus Zoom in
    Ctrl+Minus Zoom out
    Ctrl+Zero View actual size
    Ctrl+N Start new conversation
    Ctrl+G New group chat
    Alt+2 Open contacts
    Ctrl+P Show conversation profile
    Ctrl+Shift+A Add people to conversation
    Ctrl+Shift+F Send a file
    Ctrl+Shift+G Open gallery
    Ctrl+Shift+U Mark as unread
    Alt+Shift+E Focus the message composer
    Ctrl+Shift+L Multi-select messages
    Ctrl+Shift+E Archive selected conversation
    Ctrl+F Search within selected conversation
    Ctrl+Shift+P Answer incoming call
    Ctrl+E Hang up
    Ctrl+Shift+K Start video call 
    Ctrl+Shift+P Start an audio call
    Ctrl+M Toggle mute
    Ctrl+Shift+K Toggle camera
    Ctrl+D Launch dial pad
    Ctrl+Shift+A Add people to call
    Ctrl+S Take a snapshot
    Ctrl+Shift+J Resize camera preview
    Ctrl+Alt+M Announce microphone status during a call
    Ctrl+Alt+Shift+K Announce own video status during a call
    Up arrow after sending a message Edit the last message sent
    Ctrl+Shift+Tab Open chat above
    Ctrl+Tab Open chat below
    Ctrl+R (Windows Desktop only) Refresh the app
    Key combination Action
    Command+Comma                         Open app settings
    Control+H Open Help in default browser
    Command+Option+O Send feedback
    Command+T Open themes
    Command+Shift+T Toggle between light and dark mode
    Option+1 Navigate to recent chats
    Command+Shift+O Open Notification panel
    Command+Option+F Search for contacts, messages and bots
    Control+Tab Next Conversation
    Control+Shift+Tab Previous Conversation
    Command+Shift+Plus Zoom in
    Command+Minus Zoom out
    Command+Zero View actual size
    Command+N Start new conversation
    Command+G New group chat
    Command+Shift+C Open contacts
    Command+I Show conversation profile
    Command+Shift+A Add people to conversation
    Command+Shift+F Send a file
    Command+Shift+G Open gallery
    Command+Shift+U Mark as unread
    Control+Shift+E Focus Message Composer
    Command+Shift+L Multi-select messages
    Command+E Archive selected conversation
    Command+F Search within current conversation
    Command+Shift+R Answer incoming call
    Command+Shift+H Hang up
    Command+Shift+K Start video call 
    Command+Shift+R Start an audio call
    Command+Shift+M Toggle mute
    Command+Shift+K Toggle camera
    Command+2 Launch dial pad
    Command+Shift+A Add people to call
    Command+S Take a snapshot
    Command+Shift+J Resize camera preview
    Command+1 Open the main Skype window
    Command+Shift+E Edit the last message sent
    Control+Shift+Tab Open chat above
    Control+Tab Open chat below
    Key combination Action
    Ctrl+Shift+Comma Open app settings
    Ctrl+Shift+H Open Help in default browser
    Alt+1 Navigate to recent chats
    Ctrl+I Open Notification panel
    Ctrl+Shift+F Search for People, Groups and Messages
    Ctrl+Shift+Plus Zoom in
    Ctrl+Minus Zoom out
    Ctrl+Zero View actual size
    Ctrl+Shift+G New group chat
    Alt+2 Open contacts
    Ctrl+Shift+A Add people to conversation
    Ctrl+Shift+U Mark as unread
    Alt+Shift+E Focus Message Composer
    Ctrl+Shift+E Archive selected conversation
    Ctrl+F Find in current conversation
    Ctrl+Shift+K Start video call

    Note: Ctrl+Shift+K will launch Accessibility Insights for Web if you have it installed. It will not start a video call in Skype.
    Ctrl+Shift+P Start an audio call
    Ctrl+M Toggle mute
    Ctrl+Shift+K Toggle camera
    Ctrl+Shift+D Launch dial pad
    Ctrl+Shift+A Add people to call
    Alt+Shift+J Resize camera preview
    Ctrl+Shift+R Refresh the app
    Up arrow after sending a message Edit the last message sent
    Key combination Action
    Command+Shift+Comma               Open app settings
    Control+Shift+H Open Help in default browser
    Command+Option+O Send feedback
    Option+1 Navigate to recent chats
    Command+Shift+O Open Notification panel
    Command+Shift+F Search for all contacts, messages and bots
    Command+Shift+Plus Zoom in
    Command+Minus Zoom out
    Command+Zero View actual size
    Command+Shift+G New group chat
    Command+Shift+C Open contacts
    Command+I Show conversation profile
    Command+Shift+A Add people to conversation
    Command+Shift+U Mark as unread
    Control+Shift+E Focus the message composer
    Command+Shift+L Multi-select messages
    Command+E Archive selected conversation
    Command+F Search within selected conversation
    Command+Shift+H Hang up
    Command+Shift+K Start video call 

    Note: Command+Shift+K will launch Accessibility Insights for Web if you have it installed. It will not start a video call in Skype.
    Command+Shift+M Toggle mute
    Command+Shift+K Toggle camera
    Command+Shift+2 Launch dial pad
    Command+Shift+A Add people to call
    Option+Shift+J Resize camera preview
    Command+Shift+R Refresh the app
    Command+Shift+E Edit the last message sent

    No emergency calls with Skype
    Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling