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Skype No Longer Notifies Me When Any Contact Comes Online

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Default
  • Displays
  • Skype
By default Skype displays a notification in the bottom right corner of the screen every time a contact in your contact list comes online. The earlier versions of Skype also used to do the same, but with an additional default configuration in which they also used to display the notification every time a user in your contact list used to log off.

In latest version of Skype, since no log off notifications are displayed, sometimes it might be an annoying situation when you expect a person to remain online and the person goes offline without any notification. Likewise, if you are not notified whenever a user logs on to the Skype account, you might never be able to know when a person is available for communication. This might happen when you are logged on to Skype but are doing something else while keeping the Skype window minimized.

As discussed above, by default Skype always displays a notification every time a user in your contact list signs in to the Skype. However situations might differ, i.e. you might not be notified about this if the settings have been tampered.

In this tutorial you will learn how to rectify the issue in case you are no longer displayed with a notification every time a user logs on to the Skype account. You can explore further and extend your experience using the interface described in this tutorial. As a result you will also be able to learn how to enable log off notifications so that you can be notified every time a user in your contact list signs off from Skype.

Below are the instructions that will guide you through the process of enabling or disabling Skype notifications:

  1. Log on to the computer using appropriate account credentials.

  2. Initialize Skype using the account credentials of the profile on which the modifications are to be made.

  3. On the opened interface, go to Tools > Options.



  4. On the opened Skype Options box, from the left pane, click to select Notifications category.

  5. From the expanded list, ensure that Notification settings option is selected.

  6. From the right pane check the comes online checkbox to re-enable the notifications.

  7. In order to enable the log off notifications, check the goes offline checkbox as well.



  8. Once done, click the Save button to save the changes.

  9. Finally click the Close button to close the Skype Options box.

  10. Restart Skype to allow the changes to take effect.


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