Oct 08

OCS / Lync shortcuts

These are commands which will be available to use with Microsoft Lync Server 2010, however some work with Office Communications Server 20007 R2 client – e.g. bringing Communicator to the foreground, the devious one to quickly hide IM window text, sending files, etc. 

Below are the shortcut keys that can be used irrespective of which window has focus.

Shortcut key

Description

Windows Key + Q

Brings Lync main window to foreground

Windows Key + A

Accept an incoming toast invitation

Windows Key  + X

Declines toast invitation and change your status to ‘Do not disturb’

Windows Key + Esc

Decline toast invitation

Ctrl + Shift + Space

Sets focus on the application sharing toolbar

Ctrl + Alt + Space

Take back control when sharing your screen

Ctrl + Shift + S

Stop sharing your screen

Table 1: Global Hotkeys

Below are the shortcut keys that can be used on the main window when it is in foreground.

Shortcut key

Description

Ctrl + 1

Go to the contact list tab

Ctrl + 2

Go to the activity feeds tab

Ctrl + 3

Go to the conversation list tab

Ctrl + 4

Go to the phone tab

Alt + A

View all conversations when in conversation list tab

Alt + D

View missed conversations when in conversation list tab

Alt + C

View missed calls when in conversation list tab

Table 2: Main Window Shortcuts

Below are the shortcut keys that can be used on a conversation window when it is in foreground.

Shortcut key

Description

Ctrl + W

Show/Hide IM area

Ctrl + R

Show/Hide participant list

Ctrl + Shift + Y

Show/Hide left region when sharing stage is visible

Alt + I

Invite a contact to an existing conversation

Ctrl + F

Send a file

Alt + P

Open a file received

Alt + C, Alt + D

Accept or decline an invitation to share, audio or video modalities

Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Start or end phone call

Ctrl + Shift + H

Hold/Resume an ongoing audio conversation

Ctrl + M

Pause/Resume video (only if already in progress)

Alt + R

Rejoin audio in a conference

Escape

Exits fullscreen view if present. Else, will close the conversation window only if it has no audio, video or sharing.

Ctrl + Shift + <, Ctrl + Shift + >

Increase/Decrease selected text font size in IM input

Ctrl + ], Ctrl + [

Zoom in/Zoom out the text in IM input and history

Table 3: Conversation  Window Shortcuts

 

 

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2 comments

    • Ralph Thompson on 18/10/2010 at 06:58

    great post thanks

    • Zach on 06/03/2015 at 23:47

    Thank you for sharing this information. Is there a shortcut key combination to start sharing your desktop?

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