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.


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

  • Not working on mac client. – Evgeni Petrov Nov 18 '16 at 12:22
  • @EvgeniPetrov Late reply but for the Mac client you can do the same by dragging the edge of the blue line between the messages and the text input. – kaba Jul 12 '17 at 13:42

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