Re: Problem with Skype

David Moore


The Skype app has become much more accessible!

Here is a table of key commands for the skype app.

The table gives the Windows and the Mac command for each action.

Here it is:

What are hotkeys and how do I use them in Skype?

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.

Hotkeys in Skype (version 8) for Windows Desktop, and Mac

Windows desktop Hotkey

Mac Hotkey


Not applicable


Open the main Skype window

Ctrl + I


Open Notification panel

Ctrl + , (Ctrl + comma)


Open app settings

Ctrl + H

Not applicable

Open Help in default browser

Ctrl + D


Launch main dial pad

Ctrl + N


Start new conversation

Ctrl + G


New group

Ctrl + F


Search for all contacts, messages and bots

Ctrl + Shift + S


Search within selected message

Alt + 1

Not applicable

Navigate to recent chats

Alt + 2


Open contacts

Alt + 3


Open contact screen to bots

Ctrl + O


Send feedback

Ctrl + R


Refresh the app

Ctrl + T


Open themes

Ctrl + Shift + T


Toggle between light and dark mode

Use Alt + V to bring up the View menu to zoom in, out, or return to actual size

Ctrl + Shift + = to zoom in

Ctrl + - to zoom out

Ctrl + 0 for actual size

Use the View button to zoom in, out, or return to actual size

[Command]+[+] to zoom in

[Command]+[-] to zoom out

[Command]+[0] for actual size

Zoom in, zoom out, or view actual size

Up arrow after sending a message


Edit the last message sent

Ctrl + P


Show conversation profile

Ctrl + Shift + A


Add people to conversation

Ctrl + Shift + U


Mark as unread

Ctrl + Shift + K


Start a video call

Ctrl + Shift + P


Start an audio call

Ctrl + Shift + F


Send a file



Start a PSTN call

Ctrl + Shift + G


Open gallery

Ctrl + S


Take a snapshot

Ctrl + E


Hang up

Ctrl + M


Toggle mute

Down Arrow

[Command]+[Down Arrow]

Select the next message in the chat list

Up Arrow

[Command]+[Up Arrow]

Select the previous message in the chat list


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From: P. Otter
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 2:12 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problem with Skype


hi, tell me about it!
for a long time from the begin it was'nt accessible.
for example, it was'nt possible to pickup a call with a shortcut.
also to end a call.
if it is changed, tell me about it.
as far i know it was not accessible.
thanks in advance
paul otter

Op 12-7-2018 om 23:16 schreef David Moore:


The Skype app for Win10 is very accessible, and so is Web Skype where you do everything right on a Skype website!

David Moore

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From: Marco Oros
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Problem with Skype


OK, maybe You didn't understand My pleasure. I would like to use

accessible version of Skype, but I can't log in to previous version,

which seens to be accessible.

Note: Skype 8 isn't very well accessible.






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