Every time I start and login to Skype (188.8.131.52 !) the "Home" window pops up. There is no option to disable this. I realize that this is probably the 1000th forum post about this issue. However, I think that the users should make it very clear through all available channels that this is unacceptable behaviour by the Skype developers or, more probably, management. I recommend commenting in this Jira (support) ticket: jira.skype.com/browse/SCW-3132 Thank you.
15-08-2011 12:42 - edited 15-08-2011 13:24
This was just posted in the Jira ticket section:
Vasyl Yablonsky added a comment - 15/Aug/11 9:51 AM
Hello, thanks for the info. Work on this issue started. ID WIN-20876
We passed this info to our developers team.
However, the issue seems to be extremely easy to fix and exists at least for weeks now. Additionally, there is the viciousness of adding the always-popup home window to older versions of Skype. Can you give us any proof that the issue is actually worked on right now?
Edit: His reply: I will post an updates about this issue here. I passed info and complains to our developers team. Proof is ID WIN-20876 of issue in our internal jira.
Well, let's see if something magically happens.
you are one of the recently appearing reports that also 184.108.40.206 is concerned.
For curiosity: did you revert from a 5.5.x ?
The potential workarounds under discussion are, of course, the same
16-08-2011 01:32 - edited 16-08-2011 12:50
I did not revert.
I wrote about "viciousness of adding that window to older versions" before: It doesn't just go as far as them adding it to the 220.127.116.11 installer that is on their servers right now (you can download this version from the Skype website). No, it goes as far as them adding it to my 18.104.22.168 running on my computer.
17-08-2011 11:03 - edited 17-08-2011 11:08
at least the main executive file "skype.exe" version 22.214.171.124 remains completely unchanged.
popping up Home screen and Main window seeems to be under the sole control of skype servers.
I have uninstalled Skype until that absolutely stupid "Skype Home Page" stops popping up every time I sign on. I realise that the ad-men feel short-changed if they haven't taken over 100 % of my screen and time, but this imposition is excessive... Like spam, junk mail, junk SMS, junk fax and malware, this kind of thing is not worth the price.