Skype Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ellen, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Ellen macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have Skype set to open when I start my iMac, and use the "compact" screen mode. I like to move it over to the right side of the screen while I'm working, and was wondering if there is a way to permanently "pin" the program there so it returns to the same location each time I turn on the computer. Unlike my desktop icons, Skype always reverts to its original location, which is more towards the center of the screen. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Do you mean the Contact list when you say "compact" view, and do you quit Skype before you shut down your computer, or do you just let Finder quit it for you on shutdown? Either way, Finder should 'remember' where the "compact" window of Skype was last parked, and reopen it there.

    However, when a caller window becomes active with an incoming call, by default it appears in centre screen. You need to shift it to the side, and as long as Skype is active thereafter, any new calls should also appear at the side. I don't think it will be there next time you start your computer though.
     
  3. Ellen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, it's compact view for Contacts. And Finder shuts it down. But still, it reopens closer to the center of the screen and I like to move it to the very far right.
     
  4. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Okay, try quitting Skype with the window where you want it before shutting down your computer. I too like the contact window to one side, in my case the left, where the Dock is, so I can shrink it to the Dock, or close it.
     
  5. raggedd macrumors newbie

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    How can I compact Skype window (version 2.7)

    Similar to this thread, but not quite the same. My Skype window opens briefly in compact, then extends full screen. I wish to keep it compact, showing contacts etc. How can this be done.
     
  6. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Missed your post earlier, so if you've figured it out, ignore this. I've replicated your experience. When Skype opens to display the full screen, mouse-grab the bottom right corner of the window and resize it to what you want. Then close or quit Skype. Reopen it, and the display should be how you left it.
     

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