86 Shortcuts for Skype for Business (Lync) 2016

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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