86 Shortcuts for Skype for Business (Lync) 2016

Jump to: General, Main Window, Contacts list, Conversation window, Instant Messaging, Call Control, Conversation or Meeting Stage, Conversation Environment, PowerPoint Sharing, Tabbed conversations, The Rest

1. General

win, then type 'skype'

Usually gets to start Skype

Win+Shift+O

Accept an incoming invite notification

Win+Esc

Decline an invite notification

Win+F4

Mute/unmute audio

Win+F5

Turn camera on/off

Ctrl+Shift+Space

Put focus on the application sharing toolbar

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+3

Open the main window and put focus in the search box.

Ctrl+Alt+Space

Take back control when sharing your screen

Ctrl+Shift+S

Stop sharing your screen.

2. Main Window

Ctrl+1

Move to the Contacts list tab

Ctrl+2

Move to the persistent chat tab

Ctrl+3

Move to the Conversation list tab

Ctrl+4

Move to the Phone tab

Alt+Space

Open the System menu. Alt opens the menu bar

Alt+F

Open the File menu

Alt+M

Start Meet Now

Alt+T

Open the Tools menu

Alt+H

Open the Help menu

3. Contacts list

Delete

Delete the selected custom group or contact.

Alt+Arrow Up/Alt+Arrow Down

Move the selected group up/down

Alt+Enter

On the shortcuts menu - open the selected contact or group contacts card

Space

Collapse or expand the selected group

Shift+Delete

Remove the selected contact from the Contacts list

4. Conversation window

Alt+C

Accept any of the invite notifications

Alt+L

Ignore any of the invite notifications

Alt+S

Save as for files sent in Conversation Window

Alt+V

Invite a contact to an existing conversation.

Alt+R

Rejoin audio in a meeting.

Alt+F4

Close the Conversation window

Ctrl+S

Save the contents of IM history

Ctrl+W

Show/ hide instant message area

Ctrl+F

Send File

Ctrl+N

Take Notes with OneNote

Ctrl+R

Show/ hide the participant list.

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Navigate right /left to the next element in the Conversation window

Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Add video/end video.

Ctrl+Shift+H

Hold or resume an ongoing audio conversation.

Ctrl+Shift+I

Mark conversation Important

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Show or hide the sharing stage

Ctrl+Shift+P

Switch to compact view

Ctrl+Shift+K

Switch to content-only view

Ctrl+Enter

Add audio/end audio

5. Instant Messaging

Ctrl+Shift+M

Focus to your IM input area.

Shift+Enter

Add line break

Ctrl+A

Select all content

Ctrl+B

Format bold

Ctrl+i

Format italic

Ctrl+U

Format underline

Ctrl+Shift+F

Change Font Color

Alt+P

Open a file that’s been received.

Alt+D

Decline a file that’s been sent.

Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y

Undo / Redo

Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V

Cut/ Copy/ Paste

F12

Save the IM conversation.

F5

For Video - Switch to Full Screen

Esc

For Video - Exit full-screen video.

Ctrl+Shift+O

For Video - Toggle Pop-Out Gallery

Ctrl+Shift+L

For Video - Lock video for everyone in the meeting

6. Call Control

Ctrl+Shift+D

Display the Dial pad

Alt+Q

End a call

Ctrl+Shift+H

Put a call on hold

7. Conversation or Meeting Stage

Alt+T

Stop sharing.

Ctrl+Shift+E

Manage presentable content.

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Show or hide the sharing stage.

Ctrl+Shift+A

Force pending L1 alert into view in full screen.

Ctrl+Shift+J

Switch to speaker view.

Ctrl+Shift+L

Switch to gallery view.

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Right/Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Left

Tab out of the sharing region in a forward direction, and/or tab out of the sharing region in a backward direction.

F5

Switch to Full Screen

Esc

Exit full-screen video.

8. Conversation Environment

Delete

Delete selected items

Home/End

Move top / move to bottom of list

Page Up/Page Down

Move one page up / move one page down

Arrow Up

Move up / move down in conversation.

9. PowerPoint Sharing

Tab

With slide in focus - Access controls (Prev arrow, Next arrow, Thumbnails, and Notes)

Arrow Right/Arrow Left

With slide in focus - Move to previous slide / next slide (or next click)

Left /Arrow Right

With thumbnails in focus - Move to next/ move to previous thumbnail

Home/End

With thumbnails in focus - Move to first / move to last slide thumbnail

10. Tabbed conversations

Ctrl+Shift+T

Set focus on tab item in tabbed conversation view

Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Switch to the next tab / switch to previous tab

Ctrl+19

Switch to a specific tab number and put keyboard focus in that conversation. Ctrl+1.

Ctrl+O

Undock/dock conversation from/to the tab window

Esc

Close a tab.

Alt+Space

Open tab window’s system menu

11. The Rest

Ctrl+1/Ctrl+Shift+1

In Main Window - As a delegate, transfer a call to someone else’s work number

Ctrl+Shift+T

in Calls - Transfer: Open the contact picker during a peer-to-peer call. (Not available in Lync Basic or with all Office 365 subscriptions.)

Created by max on 11/30/2015. Last updated by yugr on 6/19/2019

 

2 Comments for 'Skype for Business (Lync) 2016'   

 
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Comment #2 by Yury Gribov Jun 19, 2019 at 04:54 am  Reply

Hi, Shortcut for italics is wrong: it's ctrl+i, not ctrl+L.

Comment #1 by Catlin Jan 18, 2016 at 08:03 pm  Reply

Hello, What is the short cut to give control to someone who you are having a covnersation with. You only have the shortcut for stoping/taking back control.

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