Skype for PPC

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jackryan172, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. jackryan172 macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just wanted to say thanks to everybody for helping me get Skype running on my iBook G4. way cool. now I can use this box as a backup for my other machines at work when I have to take them offline.

    I do have a small request, how do I get skype to not start when I reboot the machine. I just want to run it when its needed not all the time.

    Thanks,
    Sean
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Check if Skype is listed in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items. If so, remove it and it should stop coming up when you log in.
     
  3. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    It's actually simpler than that. If you have Skype on the Dock right-click on it and uncheck "Open at Login".
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Yes, that method works as well.
     

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  5. jackryan172 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys,

    Once again the knowledge on this forum is amazing. I am continued to be amazed at how this machine can still be a useful and productive machine. I just installed a 5400 Mah battery so I shall be good to go for a while. I maxed out the ram and put an SSD in it so its pretty darn fast to boot.

    Sean
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Sounds like quite a nice computer and I am glad that you are enjoying it.
     
  7. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    So... Whose guide did you use, mine or Gavin's? They are basically the same, but according to some, mine is easier to follow along.
     
  8. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    *pictures
     
  9. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I find it odd that people are having an easier time with just text than text with pictures...
     
  10. jackryan172 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I actually read both. I understood the process at that point and just vi'd the file, and made the changes required. I also did the ui.skype.com 127.0.0.1 change so I didn't get the annoying upgrade message. Without both docs it wouldn't of been as easy. Thanks to both of you.

    Sean
     
  11. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    No problem :)
     
  12. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Where is the guide to get Skype working on PPC?
     
  13. redheeler macrumors 603

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