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Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

Cristóbal
 

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: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

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?

Thanks,

Cristobal

Richard Turner
 

Try alt-a...
That is what it used to be.


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On Jul 17, 2018, at 4:08 PM, Cristóbal <cristobalmuli@...> 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: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

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?

Thanks,

Cristobal

Dave Durber
 

Hello Cristóbal:
 
Try the following, to answer and end calls, using Skype.
 
ALT+PAGEUP, to answer a voice call;
 
CTRL+ALT+PAGEUP, to answer a video call;
 
ALT+PGDN,  to end both types of calls.
 
I hope these commands work for you.
 
Sincerely:
 
Dave Durber
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:07 AM
Subject: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

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: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

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?

Thanks,

Cristobal

James Malone
 

Sounds like not for Skype 8.2. Just downloaded it, and I can’t find it either.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

 

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: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

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?

Thanks,

Cristobal

Lisa
 

Try control+shif+o

 

Lisa Heberger

Alternative Media Center

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Phone: (804) 916-8862

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

 

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: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

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?

Thanks,

Cristobal

James Malone
 

Hi Dave, The shortcut keys are there. However, it’s not the Alt Page up or Down like you might be used to. After downloading the scripts, I found that the alt plus Page up and down  worked. Can’t say if it was because of the Scripts though. The scripts I’m referring to are Doug Lee’s scripts. Just do a google search for them.  I’m going to paste the table below that I got off the web site that you posted on the list, and you will find the start a audio call as control shift F  as the hot key. Both Mac and windows commands are within this table, with the windows key that is first. Just keep in mind that the command key is for the mac. It is also explained that some of the hotkeys are not applicable.

I’m also forwarding this message to a client of mine who saw your post as well.

Best:

James

 

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

Windows desktop Hotkey

Mac Hotkey

Action

Not applicable

[Command]+[1]

Open the main Skype window

Ctrl + I

[Command]+Shift+[O]

Open Notification panel

Ctrl + , (Ctrl + comma)

[Command]+[Comma]

Open app settings

Ctrl + H

Not applicable

Open Help in default browser

Ctrl + D

[Command]+[2]

Launch main dial pad

Ctrl + N

[Command]+[N]

Start new conversation

Ctrl + G

[Command]+[G]

New group

Ctrl + F

[Command]+[F]

Search for all contacts, messages and bots

Ctrl + Shift + S

[Command]+Shift+[S]

Search within selected message

Alt + 1

Not applicable

Navigate to recent chats

Alt + 2

[Command]+Shift+[C]

Open contacts

Alt + 3

[Command]+Shift+[B]

Open contact screen to bots

Ctrl + O

[Command]+Option+[O]

Send feedback

Ctrl + R

[Command]+[R]

Refresh the app

Ctrl + T

[Command]+[T]

Open themes

Ctrl + Shift + T

[Command]+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

[Command]+Shift+[E]

Edit the last message sent

Ctrl + P

[Command]+[I]

Show conversation profile

Ctrl + Shift + A

[Command]+Shift+[A]

Add people to conversation

Ctrl + Shift + U

[Command]+Shift+[U]

Mark as unread

Ctrl + Shift + K

[Command]+Shift+[K]

Start a video call

Ctrl + Shift + P

[Command]+Shift+[R]

Start an audio call

Ctrl + Shift + F

[Command]+Shift+[F]

Send a file

Enter

Return

Start a PSTN call

Ctrl + Shift + G

[Command]+Shift+[G]

Open gallery

Ctrl + S

[Command]+[S]

Take a snapshot

Ctrl + E

[Command]+Shift+[H]

Hang up

Ctrl + M

[Command]+Shift+[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

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

 

Hello Cristóbal:

 

Try the following, to answer and end calls, using Skype.

 

ALT+PAGEUP, to answer a voice call;

 

CTRL+ALT+PAGEUP, to answer a video call;

 

ALT+PGDN,  to end both types of calls.

 

I hope these commands work for you.

 

Sincerely:

 

Dave Durber

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Cristóbal

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:07 AM

Subject: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

 

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: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

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?

Thanks,

Cristobal

Cristóbal
 

SO anyway, to answer my own question since it seems no one had the answer.

The command to answer an incoming call with Skype 8.x desktop is control plus shift plus P. This was actually listed in the link I provided as the command to start a call.

Still though, it seems you have to be in the Skype window to execute any of these commands. Be it answer, hang up, mute, etc. This is a rather needless annoyance since before, the hotkeys were universal no matter where you may have been in the machine.

It may seem like a minor thing, but I often work in different virtual desktops with lots of programs and windows open at the same time and having to scramble to get to the right window/desktop and then perform the action when before a simple alt plus pg up or pg down worked fine comes off as a pointless step backwards.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Malone
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:08 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Cc: marlogreen@...
Subject: Re: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

 

Hi Dave, The shortcut keys are there. However, it’s not the Alt Page up or Down like you might be used to. After downloading the scripts, I found that the alt plus Page up and down  worked. Can’t say if it was because of the Scripts though. The scripts I’m referring to are Doug Lee’s scripts. Just do a google search for them.  I’m going to paste the table below that I got off the web site that you posted on the list, and you will find the start a audio call as control shift F  as the hot key. Both Mac and windows commands are within this table, with the windows key that is first. Just keep in mind that the command key is for the mac. It is also explained that some of the hotkeys are not applicable.

I’m also forwarding this message to a client of mine who saw your post as well.

Best:

James

 

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

Windows desktop Hotkey

Mac Hotkey

Action

Not applicable

[Command]+[1]

Open the main Skype window

Ctrl + I

[Command]+Shift+[O]

Open Notification panel

Ctrl + , (Ctrl + comma)

[Command]+[Comma]

Open app settings

Ctrl + H

Not applicable

Open Help in default browser

Ctrl + D

[Command]+[2]

Launch main dial pad

Ctrl + N

[Command]+[N]

Start new conversation

Ctrl + G

[Command]+[G]

New group

Ctrl + F

[Command]+[F]

Search for all contacts, messages and bots

Ctrl + Shift + S

[Command]+Shift+[S]

Search within selected message

Alt + 1

Not applicable

Navigate to recent chats

Alt + 2

[Command]+Shift+[C]

Open contacts

Alt + 3

[Command]+Shift+[B]

Open contact screen to bots

Ctrl + O

[Command]+Option+[O]

Send feedback

Ctrl + R

[Command]+[R]

Refresh the app

Ctrl + T

[Command]+[T]

Open themes

Ctrl + Shift + T

[Command]+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

[Command]+Shift+[E]

Edit the last message sent

Ctrl + P

[Command]+[I]

Show conversation profile

Ctrl + Shift + A

[Command]+Shift+[A]

Add people to conversation

Ctrl + Shift + U

[Command]+Shift+[U]

Mark as unread

Ctrl + Shift + K

[Command]+Shift+[K]

Start a video call

Ctrl + Shift + P

[Command]+Shift+[R]

Start an audio call

Ctrl + Shift + F

[Command]+Shift+[F]

Send a file

Enter

Return

Start a PSTN call

Ctrl + Shift + G

[Command]+Shift+[G]

Open gallery

Ctrl + S

[Command]+[S]

Take a snapshot

Ctrl + E

[Command]+Shift+[H]

Hang up

Ctrl + M

[Command]+Shift+[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

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:05 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

 

Hello Cristóbal:

 

Try the following, to answer and end calls, using Skype.

 

ALT+PAGEUP, to answer a voice call;

 

CTRL+ALT+PAGEUP, to answer a video call;

 

ALT+PGDN,  to end both types of calls.

 

I hope these commands work for you.

 

Sincerely:

 

Dave Durber

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Cristóbal

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:07 AM

Subject: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

 

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: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

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?

Thanks,

Cristobal