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Enable users to resize the content and IM windows in Skype for Business.

I am frequently challenged to read things which are being presented. I'm always trying to zoom in before I remember that zoom doesn't exist in Skype.
Maximizing the window or collapsing the message window doesn't help, since so much of the screen real estate is devoted to other elements. And I usually don't want to collapse the IM window altogether, just change the proportions so I can see everything.

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    Molly Barley shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello Molly,

    I’m not sure exactly what you are referring to as it appears you are aking about resizing text in the IM window. This is easy to do.

    1. First in the Skype session, click on the IM icon at the lower left of the screen.
    2. At the lower-right hand side of the window, click the icon that looks like “…”.
    3. From the menue that appears, select, “IM Text Size”.
    4. There you can select the percentage of size of text to display in the IM window.

    With regard to the other isue, are your referring to zooming inon a shared screen or destop? If not, can you give us the exact scenario that is cuasting the difficulty?

    Thank you for contacting us, andif there is anything further we can do for you, please feel free to reach out to us.

    Sincerely,

    The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You work for microsoft and this is your answer? Surely you jest. The Skype screen does not scale between monitors. This has been reported thousands of time. Pretending you do not know this is proof of professional delinquency.

      • Kim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's not the size of the text, it's the ENTIRE WINDOW. Suddenly today it was half the size it was yesterday, and nothing I do will make it return to its formerly readable size.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't see anything when i use skype on my surfacebook pro laptop! and the icons described in this thread don't exist. i wish i could paste the screen shot.

        its soo frustrating, i have good eyes and i can't use skype - we're considering moving to hangouts for all corporate communications via chat because of this!!!!

      • Why_Skype commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When will you add a variable screen zoom feature to the Skype meeting product? Head ******* frustration when a product doesn't have this simple feature. More head ******* since everyone looks for this feature after using the product once or twice and it is still not implemented after so many years.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It doesn't matter what I do, if I type y (lowercase), it shows up as a v. If I type uppercase Y, then i see it. But if I always type in uppercase, people will think i am yelling at them. Nobody seems to be able to figure this out. I tried changing font's, changing the IM text display size. it is as if the typing window was reduced to one row. If i paste or type something that goes over one row, i can only see the last row where before i could see everything that would fit in the previous text input window which was about 3 rows. The space is till there, but only focuses on one row. Frustrating AH.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I sure hope you are looking at this again. "Fit to window" is too small and "Actual size" too large. This was just rolled out where I work and NO ONE likes this problem - especially when looking at spreadsheets

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There might be a slight flaw in the way the Skype window resize works. There's a left panel, with the list of other users, and there's the main panel to the right. Sometimes, if you move the window around to make room for other things, if you accidentally touch the left border, the left panel squishes down and cannot be retrieved. You thereby lose your list of people that you have an active conversation with. Can you fix this in the next version?

      • dlowman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have the same issue that when on "actual size" i can see the shared document in full but very small. Then when using "Fit to Window" makes it oversized where it displays about 25% screen as it becomes too large.

      • Nunya commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need to display pane to go full screen. Every other collaborative tool does this. I am trying to choose between Skype and Webex. Webex does this very well. Come on Microsoft!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is not what she is asking ... we all want the ability to zoom content that is being shared in a Skype for Business meeting.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        don't need to zoom IM. Need to zoom window being shown by presenter. "fit to window" is too small, "actual size" too large

      • AdminMicrosoft Accessibility (Team Manager, Microsoft Accessibility) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Molly,

        I talked to one of our product managers about your comment and wanted to relay the following:

        Skype for Business today has limited controls over the size of shared content:

        • There is a button to toggle between “fit to window” and “actual size”. Actual size will display the shared content at the same pixel resolution as the shared screen. If the sharer has a high resolution screen, this can make things larger.
        • There is a full-screen command that makes the SfB window fill the screen and moves the call control buttons into a Windows 8-style app bar. The area where shared content is displayed gets larger in this mode.

        I do agree that a zoom feature would be most welcome for all users.

        We'll keep you updated as to the release of this new feature as it's being looked into.

        In the future, if you have any comments, suggestions, issues, or questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

        Sincerely,

        The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

      • AdminMicrosoft Accessibility (Team Manager, Microsoft Accessibility) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        That's what I figured. I wanted to be sure that's exactly what you were saying. I'll forward this to one of our product managers for further review on this.

        Thanks again for contacting us at the Disability answer Desk; and if there is anything we can do for you in the future, please feel free to reach out to us.

        Sincerely,

        The Microsoft Disability Answer Desk team.

      • Molly Barley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My request is specifically for the ability to zoom in on the window where content is shared. (I know how to resize IM text). The space allowed for sharing content is not large enough to see details of most of the content people share with me, i.e., spreadsheets with 12 pt font (on their end) or ppts with a moderate amount of detail.
        Thanks for your attention here. My eyes and head ache at the end of a day of Skype calls!

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