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It seems silly to waste all that screen real estate.

Mximized Skype window

You can expand the Skype screen to full width, but the text area maxes-out and does not use it. In lengthy chats it would be useful to be able to see more of the conversation. There is no obvious reason for a hard text width.

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could you please accept the answer? – carlosmaciel Apr 23 '15 at 16:14

As noted in this bug report, you can change the width of the text view by dragging the edges of the input box:

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This way you can make the text view much wider: enter image description here

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Thank you sooo much! – Dan Feb 7 '14 at 16:53

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