Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Why Customizing Skype Options?

When you’ve started to get used to Skype, you may want to fine-tune some of the details regarding how it works in your digital world. The more you know about making your Skype settings suit your daily needs, the better Skype will serve you.
These pages guide you through choosing your general settings, privacy options, notifications and alerts, sound effects and sound devices, hotkeys, connection options, and advanced features. We cover these option groups in the same sequence as they appear in the menu pane of the General options menu.
Use this chapter to help you define how you interact with the Skype community and what you will (and won’t) let the software do. To get started, choose Tools➪Options to open the Skype Options menu, which contains all the options covered in this chapter. You can see the option groups listed in the pane on the left side of the screen. Click the top one, General, to open the General menu.
General options are grouped into three categories:
  • Telling Skype to start a chat or start a call when you double-click a contact
  • Emoticon behavior
  • Online status timeouts

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