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On the Windows Skype for Business client, to the right of each tab there is an X that allows closing the tab so it no longer shows in the list. I have not been able to find a way to close tabs in the Mac client, despite extensive searching.

(It is possible to re-use exiting tabs when continuing to talk to someone, but if they start a new conversation with you or switch to a different device, it creates a new tab. After using the client for one day, I have 5 tabs from one co-worker. I'd like to make the old ones go away.)

OS X 10.11.6 / El Capitan and Skype for Business 16.0.3638

  • Too bad, tabs are gone now with the latest public release :( – Annjawn Feb 9 '17 at 6:06
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I found that clicking the tab once selects the tab and moves the cursor to the chat box. A second click on the tab selects the tab, then you can press the delete key to delete the tab.

  • That does it! I had someone else tell me too, and was coming back to answer my own question. Some very odd UI interactions in this app; not quite Mac-standard, but not exactly like the Windows version either. Someday I'll figure out how to send an image... not worth cluttering here. – Rob Walsh Nov 15 '16 at 22:08
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Double-click. It opens in another window. Then you get the normal interactions.

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