Turn Skype High Contrast Dark Background On or Off with Microsoft Lumia 535

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to switch the high contrast, or dark background, On or Off in the Skype application when using a Microsoft Lumia 535.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on the right-hand side of the phone
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    Once the phone is activated, swipe the lock screen up to get to the home screen
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    On the home screen, find the Skype tile
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    It has a light blue background with the Skype "S" logo in the middle. If the Skype tile has not been pinned to the home screen, swipe left to find it in the Apps menu.
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    Once Skype has been located, press down on it to enter the application
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    Next, press the ellipsis, or three white dots in a row, at the bottom right corner of the screen
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    This will open a menu.
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    Tap on "settings", the second option up from the bottom
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    The "High-contrast (dark)" option is at the bottom of the screen
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    There is a switch directly across from this on the right side of the screen.
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    Swipe across the switch from left to right until it turns blue to turn the option on
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    A message will appear stating that it is necessary to restart Skype to "enable high-contrast mode"
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    It is not necessary to do this immediately, but Skype must be restarted in order for the new option to take effect.
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    To close and restart Skype, press on "close Skype" on the blue rectangle
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    Once again, locate Skype and press to open it
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    Now, the dark background has been enabled
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    To turn the high contrast dark background off, press on the ellipsis again in the lower right corner of the screen
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    It is now three black dots.
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    Tap on "settings" again, the second option from the bottom
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    At the bottom of the next screen, swipe across the switch from right to left to turn the "High-contrast (dark)" option off
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    The message about restarting Skype will appear again.
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    Press down on "close Skype" at the top to close the application
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    Find and press on the Skype tile to open it again
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    Now, the screen background is white again, as the high contrast option has been turned off
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to switch the high contrast (dark background) on and off in the Skype application when using a Microsoft Lumia 535
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    If you have any questions or comments about this video or about the application itself, then please them in the comment section below, and we shall answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Questions and Answers

How do I turn the high contrast mode on Skype for Windows?

We have a new employee who is sight-impaired and needs to view everything using high contrast - how do I turn this on for Skype on Windows for him to use on his desktop?. I have tried: Going through the Options Menu, Right clicking, Turning the underlying Windows to high contrast

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Skype does not provide this functionality on a desktop computer from within its menu. You will need to change the contrast in Windows to add accessibility features to Skype.

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    Press the Windows key.
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    Type "ease of access center" and press "Enter".
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    Click "Make the computer easier to see".
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    Click "Choose a High Contrast theme" at the top.
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    Under "Basic and High Contrast Themes", select the best theme.
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    Close the window.
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    You can check "Turn on or off High Contrast when left Alt + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN are pressed" and "Turn on Magnifier".
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    You can click "Change the size of text and icons" too.
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    You can pick "Large", for example.
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    Your employee can now work in Skype.
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