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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I automatically used <control><-> to resize not just the window, but the entire screen. What actually happened is the text shrunk. Now I cannot get it back. This is very discriminatory to people with vision issues. Frankly I am rather ticked off about this. I'm looking at a 3pt font on my screen right now. How do I fix this?
I see a suggested fix above, written in 2017. Apparently we have different versions here in 2020 (duh), because I don't see any of the elements mention in that solution on my Skype. Is there an updated fix?
BTW - I'm seeing multiple questions like this in the comments below, but no solutions. Seriously, Microsoft has really been going downhill.
Again, how do I fix this bug?
my sype window is too TALL. i can make it skinny but i cannot make it shorter. it wasn't always this way either so if it can grow TALL, i should be able to make it shorter. it's in the way.
CANNOT SEE A"...". ON THE LOWER LEFT SIDE OF SKYPE
That [f@#*] "..." menu keeps disappearing and even when I'm quick enough to change text size the entire window still resizes back to one monitor periodically, no matter how many times I drag any border horizontally across monitors. Extremely frustrating!
My cat walked across my keyboard and both the list of contacts and the conversation windows has shrunk to an illegible size, how can I fix this please
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