Re: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?


All alt plus F gets me in Skype 8.25 for desktop is:

New Group... Ctrl+G
New Chat... Ctrl+N
New Call...
View profile...
Sign Out
Quit Ctrl+Q


There are the applications settings, audio/video, help and feedback options if pressing spacebar on more options, but even if you click on the audio/video, there’s nothing about answering or handling phone calls. Just the microphone and speakrs stuff.

Odd that no one’s really got a definitive answer to this or has dealt with this scenario of having to answer a phone call in Skype. Having to locate an accept button to click on it instead of invoking a simple hotkey that would work in any window you may find yourself in would be a major step backwards. Forget about accessibility, but simpl functionality in general. I hope this isnt’ the case and I’m just overlooking something.


From: <> On Behalf Of Gene New Zealand
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?




I have just been looking at skype 8 and how it is setup.

I will put together a tutorial later on today or tomorrow.


I did find the section for answering calls in skype 8 it is under your profile then calling and then answer incoming calls. You need to use alt key + letter F then go down the menus to get tto those other sections.


Gene nz



On 7/18/2018 12:34 PM, Cristóbal wrote:

I guess that’s a solution, but that’s not exactly encouraging. You figure for such an essential command, there would be a hotkey for it that would work outside of the program itself. I mean it already existed in older versions (alt plus pg-up).

I’m going to have to try tomorrow with it on my laptop. I haven’t updated my main desktop where I do nearly all of my calls so we’ll see.

From: <> On Behalf Of Gene New Zealand
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?


Hi If i remember right when the call comes in it lands on i think it is the accept button then press the enter key and start talking.

I am not sure if it was read out by nvda though.



I would have to get some one to give me a call to confirm again as i use voip alot now.


Gene nz






On 7/18/2018 11:08 AM, Cristóbal wrote:

Hello list,

So, I upgraded Skype for desktop on a laptop to try to get used to it before MS kills Skype classic in September. I came across some short cut keys from:

What I’m not finding is the hotkey to answer an incoming call. I can’t believe that there isn’t one for such a  basic function, but it’s not listed in the table. Start a call, hang up, mute, that’s all fine, but nothing for answering a call. Am I missing something or is this really not included as a shortcut key?





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