I have read many threads regarding the ugly green icon that haven't yet been changed to black in the menu bar when running Skype on Mac OS X. If you try to modify images in the Skype/Contents/Resources/Presence*, Skype refuses to start due to integrity check.
Is it so hard to give us at least the opportunity to change it to black in the next update?
So a few people complain loudly and want an essentially useless black menu bar icon.
Skype listens to those few, and changes it.
Ruining what was previously a useful icon that indicated status nicely for the millions of people who didn't complain and were quite happy with it.
(Yes I know it still indicates status, but now you have to actually stare directly at it and decipher a squiggle, instead of just looking at the colour).
"But it was green! It wasn't bland grey like all my favourite icons! And I don't like colour, I prefer black and white like the good old days!".
So now to be reminded of what my status is, I have to squint at the exact orientation of a tiny line in the middle of a black cloud? Seriously? OK, there were a few people who wanted a black icon apparently. Couldn't you have given them (and us) a choice, instead of just making the thing black for everybody? Or at least have changed the icon *more* so that it was easy to get a quick read on status? Changing the existing icon to black without any other changes was a bad idea.
Yes - there should be a choice! I loved that green thing as it was not only an indication for my status but also a clear signal that I am online... I will of course get used to the ugly black one but hey - a choice would make this so much nicer... Thank you skype!
I loaded new version 126.96.36.1997 (Mac) and I noted a couple things that are different that could use correcting.
1. Task Bar "status" icon is black and I believe it should be green, gold, red, etc. as older versions. Could the color at least be an optional setting in preferences?
2. "Startup" page (after login) is on Skype Home which asks you (if you want) to connect to Facebook. Can this be changed to the startup at the last page open when shut down?
Would appreciate feedback.
Agreed it should be an option, I couldn't figure out what the hell was going on, I thought I was offline! Black is a variation on Grey, which means OFFLINE... duh!!
the black thing on top is very not Skype. How the hell they listened to the minority of idiots ???
Black color is good only for text, and also not everywhere.
The icon was GREEN always since day one.
It was clear, nice and convenient.
Please change back to green.
If people don't like green, then BLUE is even nicer.
This way Skype can make some refreshing changes, because otherwise since Mikrozoft paid them billions of greenies there are no developments in Skype. Just minor shuffles.