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.
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?
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Double click the shared content window or press F5 will solve all your troubles :) Shame microsoft did not think to have a dedicated button for this in the UI.
Bill Xing commented
It is not about resizing text in the IM window. It is the main presentation window that is often too small to see, especially on the 4k laptops.
I hear about this problem in every meeting I host or attend. WebEx allows participants to zoom in or out, but Skpe does not. It has only 2 sizes: Fit to Window and Actual Size. Actual Size usually makes things a tiny bit larger, but still very difficult to read. Today, I discovered the Actual Size button was disabled, which is something new.
What would be WONDERFUL is more control over the size of the shared screen/presentation, so I could zoom in and read the screen as needed. This would accommodate people on different screen sizes and resolutions.
It actually has nothing to do with the Chat/Participants window, thought I agree more control there would be good too. It appears to allow you to resize it by displaying the <--> arrow when you hover over the border, but it has a rather large minimum size.
Haije Zijlstra commented
Please change the participants window view from icons to a simple list of names that can be set to appear on either side of the screen and being able to resize or even close/minimize. Take a look at some good examples from GoToMeeting and Webex.
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I'm always surprised that the Microsoft team will change a feature without warning. After updating Skype the option (which I used all the time) to have resize the window is absent. I want Skype re-sizable windows back. How can I fix this?
The old version of Skype has resizable windows:
But this feature disappears in the new version. I want to have it back.
Yes! Please allow the users to resize the width of the left column!
I am not sure if it is difficult toundestand. People massively want to SET FONTS LIKE IN ms WORD. Is this difficult to understand. I is offered s sytem fonts.Some people are not happy about eliminating this basic option
To zoom in, try to click Ctrl + shift + (+). To zoom out, try to click Ctrl + (-).
Ack! I used control(-) to shrink the chat screen content and am unable to reverse the content to be big enough to read using control+. All other screens on this pc work that way. Why not Skype??. Please help!
https://i.postimg.cc/d1HLXnnC/Screenshot-2018-10-17-14-56-21.gif this is what they were talking about.
hey, it's microsoft, what can you expect?
Note - WHEN SELECTING [ACTUAL SIZE] WE DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE THE SLIDERS TO PAN THE ENLARGED IMAGE. SELECTING [FIT TO WINDOW] DOESN'T FIT TO WINDOW.. WHATEVER PREVIOUS VERSION OF EITHER SKYPE OR WINDOWS 10 - WE HAD THE ABILITY TO MANAGE THIS.
-ALLOW ADDITIONAL SCALING/SIZING OPTIONS
-RESOLVE THE BUG THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS ALLOW SLIDERS TO PAN THE ENLARGED SCREEN IMAGE WHEN USING [FIT TO WINDOW]
Can you please fix the skype window scaling. It's annoying and in the way. The only way to get it out of the way is to completely minimize it. Not a fan
Kevin Staker commented
Applications designed for business should not impede productivity but this is exactly what Skype for Business does. Having to constantly resize/restore the size of the message window whenever conversations begin or are removed is a REAL hassle. It's the worst example of window management I've ever come across. Ridiculous when you consider the name of Microsoft's primary product is "Windows". How can they not get this right?
David Allen commented
Unfortunately, SfB (Lync) is a poorly architected and implemented product. Many of its short comings are a direct result of its architecture and will probably not be rectified without a major refactoring, or better still scrapping the current product and adapting/integrating Real Skype, which is completely different and a much better product. In the meantime, we will all either have to live with the inadequacies of SfB or choose an alternative product. The latter is the better option as hopefully if MS see usage dropping off, they might actually get their act together.
RESIZE the contacts WINDOW. It takes up half the screen at it's smallest size. It used to be a small window that could stay open. Now there's no choice than to shut it down or minimize so it's no longer visible. Dumb move
I have the same issue frequently and can clarify if someone can provide a solution.
When someone presents a shared document to view during a Skype meeting, the text displayed in the shared document is often too small and very difficult to read. Is there a way to zoom in or resize the screen where a document is shared?
I don't need to resize the IM text Size. I need to be able to read a Word doc or other doc someone shares when the text is made smaller by the act of sharing it.
Maximizing the Skype meeting session screen does not get the text large enough for me to read it when someone shares content during a meeting.
I basically need a digital magnifying glass when the software shrinks the view of shared content even at full screen expanded.
i do not see any IM icon