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How to remove the animated grey cat emoticon on Skype that appears when typing a message?

The grey ‘typing’ cat would randomly appear in place of the Skype ‘pen’ on your chat partner’s screen and that can create certain issues for serious business chats. I was wondering if anyone here can provide me with a step-by-step guide on permanently removing the grey cat that usually appears on chat windows. In the best case, I would be glad if nothing appears on my chat partner’s window when I am typing. Thanks a lot for your help and I am looking forward to reading your valuable tips on that issue! Valeri

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Re: How to remove the animated grey cat emoticon on Skype that appears when typing a message?

what you have discovered is known as an 'easter egg' (some programmers seem to have too much time on their hands) and it appears because of the way you type

imagine a cat walking across your keyboard and managing to hold down more than one key at a time

there's no way that I know of to disable this

all I can suggest is that you slow down a bit and avoid try to avoid hitting adjacent keys in sequence

there's another one than involves two hands breaking a pencil, and, iirc, it involves holding down many keys at once, but spread out more across the keyboard -- can't recall the exact details
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