Enable and Customize Skype Keyboard Shortcuts

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Like other messenger, Gmail and Yahoo etc. Skype has also Keyboard Shortcuts but in Skype you do not have to remember them by heart as you are able to fully customize Skype Keyboard Shortcuts according to your requirement. There are three default Skype Keyboard Shortcuts. But you can change them also.

Functions for which you can Customize Skype Keyboard Shortcuts :

1. Answer a call
2. Answer a call with video
3. Ignore a call
4. End a call
5. Take a snapshot during video calls
6. Focus on Skype
7. Search for people on Skype
8. Mute your microphone
9. Toggle mute (Push-to-talk)
10. Switch view
By default hotkeys are disabled that is Skype keyboard shortcuts are not working. To activate (enable) and customize them you have to go through some simple steps
Related: Skype Emoticons and Smileys Codes

Steps to Enable and Customize Skype Keyboard Shortcuts:

1. Sign in to Skype with your username and password

2. Go to Menus Tools —- navigate to the Options

Set up keyboard shortcuts for Skype
Set up keyboard shortcuts for Skype
3. Click the Advanced tab in Option

4. Select Hotkeys, a window will open next to the Options… with title- Hotkeys – Set up keyboard shortcuts for frequently used functions

5. Here you have to check the checkbox next to Enable Keyboard Shortcuts to activate shortcut keys

Enable Keyboard Shortcuts to activate shortcut keys
Enable Keyboard Shortcuts to activate shortcut keys
6. Check the checkboxes next to the function you want to add shortcut key for
7. Click Change selected Shortcut if you want to change the default shortcut
8. A pop-up window will appear with three options Ctrl , Shift and Alt with checkbox to select any one of the three options or two of them or all of them with a text entered in the textbox
9. Simply enter your new Skype Keyboard shortcut and click OK
Enter your new Skype Keyboard shortcut
Enter your new Skype Keyboard shortcut
10. Once you have customized shortcut to your preference, click “Save” at the bottom of the window.
Once you enable and customize keyboard shortcuts for Skype then hotkeys will make your task easy and less time consuming.

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