Use the side-by-side view

If you want to work in Lync and other programs at the same time, you can run Lync side by side the other programs, by doing one of the following:

  • Swipe in from the top of the screen and curving either to the right or the left.

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  • If you’re using a mouse, move the pointer to the top of the screen where it will change to a hand. Click and drag the mouse down to shrink the Lync window, and then drag the resized window either to the right or the left of the screen.

A smaller size of the Lync window snaps to the side you choose, but you are no longer limited to the old 320 pixel size. Depending on your screen resolution, you can have up to four windows and resize them by selecting and dragging the bar in the middle of the windows.

Screen shot of Lync side by side view

In the side-by-side view, you can do the following.

To Do
Start and resume an IM, audio, or video conversation. In the snapped view Contacts list (if you’re not there, in the snapped view, select the back arrow, and then select Contacts), select the contact you want to start or resume a conversation with, and then select the appropriate icon: IM, audio call, or video call.
View details about your contacts In the snapped view Contacts list (if you’re not there, in the snapped view, select the back arrow, and then select Contacts), you’ll see your contacts and their presence information. To open their contact card, select a contact, and then select the contact card icon Contact card icon.
Manage your Contacts list In the snapped view Contacts list (if you’re not there, in the snapped view, select the back arrow, and then select Contacts), select the contact you want to move to a new group or remove from your list, select the contact card icon, select the three dots Three dots, and then select your option.
Use the dial pad In the snapped view, swipe from the top or bottom or right-click, and then select the Dial pad icon on the bottom of the screen.

You can access other Lync features—conversation history, voice mail, and meetings—from the snapped view home screen, but when you do, the snapped view will “unsnap,” that is, you’ll return to the full-size Lync screen. Other tasks, including searching for contacts and having conversations with more than one person, you can do only from the full-size Lync screen.

To return to the full-size Lync screen, from the snapped view, just slide or drag the snapped view sidebar across the screen.

 
 
Applies to:
Lync Windows Store app