I had to laugh at all the posts I saw where ppl can't find their menu bar...I have the opposite problem. I see clients all day on Skype and the stupid menu bar is right in front of their faces most of the time. Is there any way to hide it? I've searched to no avail. Thanks.
I have the same problem. I thought it was happening because I didn't have the latest version of Skype but I just downloaded the upgrade to the 126.96.36.199 and it is still not dissappearing.
The toolbar at the bottom of the Skype window should become hidden in a few seconds after you're not moving your mouse cursor over the Skype window.
One thing that will keep it in view, though, is an unread IM waiting.
Please note: I do not respond to requests for help via Private Message.
I have been facing the same problem since I upgraded to Version 188.8.131.52. I don't have a good bandwidth which results in turning of the call quality icon to red and the menu bar stays forever.I am unable to see the lower portion of other person's cam at all coz of this nearly opaque bar.Is there any solution to hide this? Its irritating and compels me to switch to some other service for video calling.Please help Need a solution desperately..
24-06-2012 18:05 - edited 24-06-2012 18:06
To everyone who has been having this problem, I've spent quite a few calls frustrated myself because of this and I think I've got a solution. Make sure there is no unread IM, and then minimize the skype window. Leave it minimized for about 30 seconds or so and then maximize it again. The gray toolbar should've disappeared and will not reappear until you hover your cursor over the Skype video again. Hope this manages to help you guys out.
This totally sucks. I never liked Skype but I of course use it since so many other peopole use it. Some time ago there were no (major) issues regarding video calling, now they keep showing this annoying bar (yes, I noticed red signal bars, so supposedly that's the reason. so what am I supposed to do now, huh?). And every once in a while they think of something so annoying that you have waste time, search for solutions in forums, etc., for things that used to work with old versions? What the heck! I'm so annoyed.
I often face the same problem when this status bar won't hide even when the mouse is not pointing on it. A little trick that atleast works for me is to hover the mouse onto the top where we have the 'x' button to close skype, and wihtin a few seconds the irritating status bar appearing on the video will drop down and dissapear! Works everytime for me