Skype - Switch to a compact view

December 2016


Skype - Switch to a compact view


The new UI of Skype is too bulky? Here's a series of modifications that can be applied to make things simpler.

Compact the Chat View:

  • Click on the Tools menu > Options
  • Go to IM settings and check Compact Chat View.
  • Click on the Save button.

Hide profile pictures and message previews:

  • Click on the Tools menu > Options.
  • Go to General Settings.
  • Clear the following options:
    • Show profile pictures.
    • Show message previews in the side bar.

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Compact the Sidebar View

  • Click on the View Menu > Compact the Sidebar View

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