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Remove annoying Skype HOME !!!!!

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Novel Adventurer

I need to REMOVE immediately this annoying Skype Home window.

How to do this?

 

It's very convenient for Skype not to able to contact them directly to ask them about this, they removed all contacting info from website - so you simply can't bother them for services they sell.

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Novel Tourist

I have the same problem. I read in an older forum that the window is related to 3rd party advertising so they made it un-removable. But the thing is... I pay for skype services. I should be exempt from these popups and advertising. And more to the point, advertising on the call window would be MUCH more affective rather than a popup when you start skype.

 

I start skype when I start my computer so EVERY time I start my computer I get the popup of several windows and its killing me. Skype should start minimized in teh system tray like I specified a couple years ago. I am really starting to dislike skype because its no longer a convenient "only-what-I-need" service. Its killing me.

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Power User

 

you can see some suggestions, workarounds, and the bloody discussion regarding the same issue here;

 

Disabling Skype Home Autostart

 

moreover, a request was also already passed in the developers' page.  you can check the progress and enter your own comments here;

 


Skype 5.5 should have an option to disable the Home screen popup in Compact view

 




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Novel Tourist

I am using the brand new Skype 5.3.0.120 for 7. The Skype window, as well as the (useless to me) Skyp Home Window both open at start-up. 

 

At each Start-up, Skype and Skype home appear on my desktop. Each time I start my Computer, I have to close two windows! If all my programs were doing the same, I would spend 30 seconds clicking  every homepage away before being able to start working!!

 

My request is simple: a Skype that opens in hidden mode (tag in toolbar), and without any Skype Home pop-up, as it did before

 

For the time being, I have removed Skype from my Start-Up. I will reactivate it when the problem is solved. 


If I wanted my Computer to dictate how I should work, I would already be running Apple stuff, less prone to bugging.

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Novel Tourist

Uninstalled here too.  I have other chat/IP phones that don't annoy me.

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Casual Adventurer

I tried the hack from Andrew Worcester, that exactly what I was going to do myself!  Works like a charm.

 

blog.amwmedia. com/post/8428110053/kill-skype-home-get-rid-of-that-annoying-skype-home

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Novel Adventurer

Hi Please remove the SKYPE HOME page and SKYPE MAIN window at startup. Really annoying!

 

I haven't tried this yet, but it might work! Use Google and search for: "kill skype home get rid of that annoying skype home" since I'm not allowed to post links!

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Casual Tourist
Guys this is an old issue they wont allow me to post the link to the other topic but google "How to get rid of Skype Home page in beta "it has been unresolved for about a year. Maybe it is time to try something else. Skype got infected by the the "we don't give a **bleep** about customers"virus Try "vbuzzer" its not as developed as skype yet but it has most features and cheaper rates. well it's an alternative don't have to use it
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Casual Tourist

A solution (for version 5.3) how to get rid of Skype Home is to:

  1. Exit Skype
  2. in directory \Documents and Settings\ find subdir "shared_dynco"
  3. In this directory open file "dc.db" using Notepad or any relevant text editor, clear all the contents, save the file, set file attributes to RO (Read Only)
  4. in directory \Documents and Settings\ find subdir "shared_httpfe"
  5. In this directory open file "queue.db" using Notepad or any relevant text editor, clear all the contents, save the file, set file attributes to RO (Read Only)

After new launch of Skype the Shype Home should not be displayed...

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abn
Casual Adventurer

Hi, I write from Italy. Same problem, and the Skype Support wrote to me in e-mail that it's impossible to remove this stupid window of Skype Home at the start of Skype. **bleep**!

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