Skype Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

Skype Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

Skype has long been a favorite online calling and meeting app for many users. If you’re one of these users, it’s a good idea to learn some of Skype’s keyboard shortcuts. This way, you can perform many tasks in this app without having to head into any setting menus.

Here’s a cheatsheet describing some of the useful keyboard shortcuts for Skype.

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Global Keyboard Shortcuts

These shortcuts should work even when Skype is not the active window. You can perform these keyboard shortcut tasks when Skype is running in the background.

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + MCommand + Shift + MMute/unmute
Ctrl + Shift + HCommand + Shift + HDisconnect a call
Ctrl + Shift + PCommand + Shift + RAccept a call

Regular Keyboard Shortcuts

These shortcuts should work when Skype is running and is your active program.

WindowsmacOSFunction
Ctrl + /N/AAccess keyboard shortcuts
Ctrl + , (comma)Command + , (comma)Access the settings menu
Ctrl + HControl + HView Help in the default browser
Ctrl + OCommand + Option + OSubmit feedback
Ctrl + TCommand + TView themes
Ctrl + Shift + TCommand + Shift + TEnable/disable dark mode
Alt + 1Option + 1Access recent chats
Ctrl + ICommand + Shift + OView notifications
Ctrl + Shift + SCommand + Option + FSearch for contacts, bots, and messages
Ctrl + TabControl + TabGo to next conversation
Ctrl + Shift + TabControl + Shift + TabGo to previous conversation
Ctrl + Shift + +Command + Shift + +Zoom in
Ctrl + –Command + –Zoom out
Ctrl + 0 (zero)Command + 0 (zero)View original size
Ctrl + NCommand + NStart a new chat
Ctrl + GCommand + GStart a new group chat
Alt + 2Command + Shift + CAccess contacts
Ctrl + PCommand + IView conversation profile
Ctrl + Shift + ACommand + Shift + AAdd people to chat
Ctrl + Shift + FCommand + Shift + FSend a file
Ctrl + Shift + GCommand + Shift + GAccess gallery
Ctrl + Shift + UCommand + Shift + UMark as unread
Alt + Shift + EControl + Shift + EBring Message Composer in focus
Ctrl + Shift + LCommand + Shift + LSelect multiple messages
Ctrl + Shift + ECommand + EArchive the selected chat
Ctrl + FCommand + FFind in selected chat
Ctrl + Shift + PCommand + Shift + RAccept incoming call
Ctrl + Shift + HCommand + Shift + HDisconnect a call
Ctrl + Shift + KCommand + Shift + KNew video call
Ctrl + Shift + PCommand + Shift + RNew voice call
Ctrl + MCommand + Shift + MMute/unmute
Ctrl + Shift + KCommand + Shift + KEnable/disable camera
Ctrl + DCommand + 2Access dialpad
Ctrl + Shift + ACommand + Shift + AAdd users to a call
Ctrl + SCommand + SCapture a screenshot
Ctrl + Shift + JCommand + Shift + JChange the camera preview size
Ctrl + Alt + MN/AAnnounce microphone status in a call
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + KN/AAnnounce video status in a call
Up Arrow after sending a messageCommand + Shift + EEdit the sent message
Ctrl + RN/ARefresh Skype
Ctrl + WCommand + WExit windows
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