I find the automatic conversion of any phone number appearing on a webpage into a Skype action bar to be extremely annoying. As a web designer, I find it unacceptable, because it messes with my layout, and I can't see what "non-Skype" people see.
I hope that there is some way of telling it to stop doing this, or I will be forced to uninstall Skype on my main work computer. Please let me know how to stop it. Thank you.
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Uninstall the Click-to-Call addon.
19-11-2012 07:44 - edited 19-11-2012 07:53
The solution posted here removes the skype number formatting only on that specific machine where you have removed the skype toolbar. However, other people who visit your website will have the skype formatted number (if they are skype users who didn't uninstall the toolbar).
To solve this without un-installing the toolbar, just add this meta tag to the head section of your web page. It basically tells skype toolbar not to format any numbers
<meta name="SKYPE_TOOLBAR" content="SKYPE_TOOLBAR_PARSER_COMPATIBLE" />
I found this solution long time ago when I had this issue and it worked for me. Hope this helps!