Chapter 4. Customizing Skype Options to Suit Your Style

In This Chapter

  • Setting up basic Skype behavior

  • Protecting your privacy

  • Receiving notifications

  • Setting your sounds

  • Customizing hotkeys

  • Dealing with specialized connectivity settings

  • Setting advanced 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. (We skip the call forwarding, voicemail, and video categories here, however, because those topics are covered in detail in Chapters 7, 9, and 10.)

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.

Fine-Tuning Your General Options

To get started, choose Tools

Fine-Tuning Your General Options
Set your General settings by choosing Skype ToolsOptions.

Figure 4.1. Set your General settings by choosing Skype Tools

Set your General settings by choosing Skype ToolsOptions.

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