Changing theme color of Skype

Welcome to the Skype community. To get started please read our short welcome post. Thanks!
Reply

Changing theme color of Skype

Hey all,

 

Just a suggestion.  I know that it's not available in the current version of Skype, but I would LOVE to be able to change the color of skype to match my desktop theme.  Perhaps incorporating the possibility to change colors schemes and themes would be a welcome addition to the next edition of Skype.  My desktop and windows theme is Gray/Black and as much as I like the legendary "Skype Blue", I really wish I could get skype visually integrate into my current windows theme.  Maybe a feature similar to Gmail's "themes".

 

 

Just my 2 cents.

 

Greetings from Madrid,

Plaifender
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 33
Posts: 1
Registered: 22-08-2011
Message 1 of 16 (32,332 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

I would like to see them allow themeing for as is, the current theme makes it hard for me to read. Matching or having the ability to match my theme for my Windows or allow the ability to change the colors to me would be great.
DreAdeDcoRpSE
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 10
Posts: 1
Registered: 22-11-2011
Message 2 of 16 (31,710 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

I'm not an expert at Marketing but I think I understand why Skype has fixed colors.  Also from an international point of view, colors and icons are understood better than words. I continue to be thankful that Skype is as free as it is.  Now, I've been annoyed that the IM/SMS Pane is so white and bright so my suggestion is for the boffins to create a 'dimmer' function.

Desm64
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 1
Posts: 1
Registered: 08-01-2012
Message 3 of 16 (31,001 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

Just contrast would be great. Dial pad is very difficult to read (letters, not numbers).
biosonicssales
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 4
Posts: 1
Registered: 09-05-2012
Message 4 of 16 (28,085 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

Yes.The contrast changing will be very useful, like in a new version of Photoshop - CS6 for exmpl..

They must do something with that, cause ppl have different screens and for most default/fixed white background is to much white. And its harmful for eyes. Best/most readable contrast is about 30% dark background and 70% dark text. 


(how do u feel while reading green?)

twiggyra
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 2
Posts: 1
Registered: 01-08-2012
Message 5 of 16 (25,264 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

Giving us options to use a higher contrast combination or at least a less brilliant-white background all over would be awesome

traductor3
Casual Adventurer
Kudos: 1
Posts: 7
Registered: 27-11-2012
Message 6 of 16 (20,994 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

[ Edited ]

I've managed to change my skype theme and now im using a dark one. I just download the skype theme i like thru this site www. skypeskins. com

Just choose what theme do you like from that site and download it, its easy to apply on skype.

 

I hope that helps.

Descented
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 1
Posts: 3
Registered: 19-09-2012
Message 7 of 16 (20,983 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

www .skypeskins.com

 

Fake site. You will download a virus that will force you to go to a download page where you have to pay to download a code that will unlock the machine, but it will start sending data (spyware).

 

Scanned with Avast!, Avira, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Microsoft...

kabbe
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 5
Posts: 1
Registered: 26-01-2013
Message 8 of 16 (17,623 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

It would be great if skype had the option to change themes. I have a dark theme on my PC and it is really annoying that Skype is white and black at some points (like in the search box). Also it would be be better if someone could change it's theme in something that is friendly for his/her eyes!

sAnideos
Casual Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 20-08-2013
Message 9 of 16 (3,361 Views)

Re: Changing theme color of Skype

While I understand what you are saying that Skype is used internationally, it would only be a simple settings change. A theme setting. If companies using it do not wish to use a different color theme, all they have to do is stick with the basic colors. But for those like us who use Skype for more personal connections such as staying in contact with friends and or family, I would very much appreciate themes. Also, even if a company decided to choose colors, that doesn't mean the people they are connected to will see it, its only for their side of the screen.

October.Night
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 4
Posts: 3
Registered: 10-02-2014
Message 10 of 16 (3,151 Views)
Reply

© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft. The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" logo are trade marks of Skype or related entities. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie policy.

No emergency calls with Skype
Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling