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How to stay invisible? Can I make it a permanent setting?

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Novel Adventurer

It seems like I need to keep setting myself to invisible. But that is not useful since it lets people see that I am online as I sign on. I would like to sign on as invisible and remain that way. Is there a way to do this?

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Power User

when you select the invisible status, other users will see you as offline.  though there may be ways to check if a user is really offline or just in invisible status, it will be up to the users themselves to train their contacts on how respect the possible reasons a user chose to be in invisible status.

 



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carrielee2112 wrote:

It seems like I need to keep setting myself to invisible. But that is not useful since it lets people see that I am online as I sign on. I would like to sign on as invisible and remain that way. Is there a way to do this?



Also, please see this for what each status means and does: https://support.skype.com/en-us/faq/FA3501/What-is-a-status-setting-and-how-do-I-change-it

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Novel Adventurer

I just set my online status to invisible and it has stayed that way. I have skype set to automatically open when I turn on computer and it automatically makes me invisible.


tiaria57 wrote:

I just set my online status to invisible and it has stayed that way. I have skype set to automatically open when I turn on computer and it automatically makes me invisible.



Yes your last status will be used next time.

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Power User

just to add up, if you login as invisible at sign on, i think your contacts will not be seeing any notifications that you just login ( at least based from my own tests).



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Novel Tourist
I also have this problem - I keep going "Invisible", but Skype sets me to "Online" automatically on restart, and also sometimes just randomly while logged in. Also I keep telling Skype to not start up automatically, but something always sets it to start up automatically. I now have a startup script using SysInternals "pskill" that waits for Skype to start and immediately kills it!
Novel Adventurer
nonsense! im not on skype to train contacts...
this is driving people crazy, with everyone i talk they keep saying the same thing.
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Pall_Mall,

 

As you have revived an otherwise older thread, please post back with explicit details:

 

  • What is the series of events in which this occurs?  What steps have you performed in the Client software to enable invisible status?
  • What version of the Skype software you are using and on what platform (computer as in Windows, iOS, etc. or mobile as in Android, iOS, etc.)
  • Confirm you are or are not signed on to Skype multiple times such as on your computer and a mobile device.  If you are signed on more than once, please detail on which computer and device(s).
  • Please provide any other pertinent details which may assist in unraveling this mystery and resolving.  Reminder, please do not post personally identifiable information here as this is a public Community.

Thank you,

Elaine

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Casual Adventurer

See this post:

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-8-from-Windows-Store/Skype-changes-status-from-quot-Invisible-...

 

Quote:

Tools > Options > Notifications > Alerts & Messages. Untick "Promotions".

 

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