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Windows 8.1 in the latest operating system of Microsoft today. And because Skype is dedicated to give its users the best and the latest communication experience available, you can also use Skype in Windows 8.1.
But there are steps that you should know to make your life easier when using Skype in Windows 8.1 operating system. These are the following Windows 8.1 Skype Shortcuts:
- There are keyboard shortcuts that you can use to be able to access Skype in Windows 8.1. First thing that you must know is how to go back to the previous screen without breaking a sweat. This can be done by just simply using the “Backspace” button in your keyboard.
- To answer calls easier, you can set your keyboard to focus on the notifications of Skype; this can be done by using the “Windows button” and “V” at the same time.
- If you want to hide or show the application bar, just press “Alt” and “Z” buttons at the same time.
- When dialing a number, you can easily call a person without using or tapping the “Call” button. You can do this by going first in the dialer screen, then typing the number and pressing the “Enter” button.
Another thing that every Skype user should know is that if you use Skype in Windows 8.1 for the first time, Skype will ask permission to use the microphone and webcam of your device or computer.
When you want to enable Skype to use your webcam and microphone, just select “Settings” by swiping the right edge of the screen, after that, select the “Permissions” tab and then select “Allow access to your camera and microphone”, and then you are ready to use Skype.
If your screen suddenly freezes while in a Skype video call when you navigate to other applications or make a one-finger flick gesture, just make sure that your contact end the Skype call first. To prevent this from happening in the first place, just use a three-finger flick rather that single-finger gesture.
It is also a great idea to record Skype video calls so that you can save those precious moments with your family and loved ones. You can do this by downloading a simple but powerful Skype Recorder, and that is Supertintin Recorder. You can visit their website at supertintin.com to know more about this product and how to download it.