Video Monitor Window

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Video Monitor Window

When I first start a video call, there is a video monitor window that comes up when I minimize the call.  This window is always on top of other windows on my desktop so I can continue to view the call as I'm performing other tasks.  I've figured out how to close this window but I dont' see any way to get it back once you closed it. 

 

Any thoughts on how I can get this window back?

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by g4pilut

Once you manually close that window the only way to get it back is to end and then re-start the call.

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acosgrove
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Once you manually close that window the only way to get it back is to end and then re-start the call.




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Thanks, that's what I was afraid of. It's a great feature so hopefully they implement a solution in a future release.
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how do you close the window.

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the saRe: Video Monitor Window

I have the same question, six months has passed since that and nobody from skype technical team give the answer. It's very troublesome if several time I have to hang up and then ask the collocutor to pick up the call again.

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You don’t need to ever close the pop-out window. It will disappear whenever Skype is again in focus. However, if you want to be able to manually show and close this window, then you can do this:

 

Go to Tools -> Options -> Call settings -> Show advanced options. Uncheck the option: “Show call controls when Skype is in the background”.  You will now be able to manually activate the pop-out window using the monitor icon on the call toolbar.

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This solution doesn't work for version 6.6.0.106.

davehp
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None of the solutions for getting back the video monitor window that I've seen here work, except for ending the call and re-starting it.
I'm using Skype version 6.6.0.106 on Windows Vista.

This is such a stupid bug that I can't believe the Skype developers haven't figured it out.  Come on, people, get this fixed.

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This has always been like this since Skype 5.7 version.

 

You can revert to a manual control of the pop-up window by changing the option in Tools -> Options -> Call settings -> Show advanced options.

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Miniature-video-window-always-on-top-how-to-tur...

 

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No, this does not work. The sequence of menu options you give does not exist in version 6.6.0.106.

If you go to Tools -> Options -> Calls -> Call Settings -> Show Advanced Options, there is NOTHING about the video monitor.
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