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Hi all,

 

Recently installed Skype Beta 5.7.  One new feature I like is that when you are on a call and you open another window (such as Firefox), a small chat window pops up and remains on top of everything else.  I find this useful as I can instantly see when someone has switched their video on.

 

The problem I have is that I accidentally closed that window by pressing the X in the corner when I was trying to reposition it.  I now for the life of me cannot find the setting to get it back.

 

Where is it?  Why is it not more obvious?  Hope someone can help.

 

Regards, Ben.

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Please do a Skype reset:

 

1. Ensure that "Show hidden files and folders" is switched on.

Click Start and then Run Type "control folders" and click OK. In the View tab, ensure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled

 

2. Exit Skype : From the system tray >> right click on the skype icon and click "Quit Skype"

 

3. Click Start >> Run Type: %appdata% Rename folder "Skype" to "Old_Skype"

 

4. Re-run Skype

 

Check if the issue persists.

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helifella wrote:

Hi all,

 

Recently installed Skype Beta 5.7.  One new feature I like is that when you are on a call and you open another window (such as Firefox), a small chat window pops up and remains on top of everything else.  I find this useful as I can instantly see when someone has switched their video on.

 

The problem I have is that I accidentally closed that window by pressing the X in the corner when I was trying to reposition it.  I now for the life of me cannot find the setting to get it back.

 

Where is it?  Why is it not more obvious?  Hope someone can help.

 

Regards, Ben.


Unfortunately, this is how the new pop-out window works now in Skype 5.7 Beta. Nothing will change if you try to reset Skype settings. Whenever you close this window using the “x” button, the only way to re-establish this pop-out is to restart the call. This behaviour was actually already introduced in Skype 5.6. See more explanation here:

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Video/Skype-5-6-59-110-Video-Pop-out/m-p/284818/highlight/true#M2668

 

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Actually you can re-open the call window after you closed it by clicking on the rightmost button in the call toolbar. The button's icon looks like two monitors.

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Claudius wrote:
the rightmost button in the call toolbar.
The button's icon looks like two monitors.

not sure what icon you are seeing. are you referring to skype  5.7.0.137 ?

 

in this version, during a video call, I am seeing in the call toolbar ...

 

1. ... either an icon like 1 monitor with black fill,

skype-5.7.0.137-popout-old.jpg

 

 

2. ...or an icon like 1 monitor with white fill and two embedded arrows

skype-5.7.0.137-popout-new.jpg

 



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Claudius wrote:
Actually you can re-open the call window after you closed it by clicking on the rightmost button in the call toolbar. The button's icon looks like two monitors.

Claudius. You are not obeying the orders from Skype, and are still using version 5.3 or older. :wink:

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[ Edited ]

I think my my skype has been hacked ,as when call people to land line or cell .
The skype caller id shows a pirate number showing on my caller id?
*edited for privacy* which is not my number, the found this number to be some scam number?

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cherrymaster wrote:

I think my my skype has been hacked ,as when call people to land line or cell .
The skype caller id shows a pirate number showing on my caller id?
*edited for privacy* which is not my number, the found this number to be some scam number?



this is a duplicate post, and that is not allowed in these forums

 

your post also has nothing to do with the topic of this thread, and attempting to hijack someone else's thread is also not allowed -- this thread is 'owned' by the person that created it

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Neil
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i need to talk to some right now about my accout and I want to be noticed now
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I want to talk to someone right now
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