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I'm using the version of Skype from the Ubuntu Software Centre (skype 2.2.0.35-0precise3) but I can't for the life of me see how to make a video call full screen. All I have is a small window, dragging to the edges of the screen doesn't 'aero-snap' it larger.

Am I missing something really obvious, I can't see any full screen button, or work out a keyboard shortcut. Is it even possible to have a full screen video call?

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I am not sitting in front of my Ubuntu machine, but for sure it is possible and there is a full screen button –  bettyboo Jun 6 '12 at 8:31
    
Have you tried pressing F11, the keyboard shortcut for fullscreen? –  Tom Brossman Jun 6 '12 at 9:15
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Turns out I was being a bit blind! When you are in a video call click the blue video button and select Full Screen. The keyboard shortcut is F

None of the commonly used fullscreen keyboard shortcuts for other applications work (like F11) Also the full screen option is not available when using the test call function which explains why I was struggling to find the option.

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Double-click into the video window. This should do it! (As it commonly does with many video players.)

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