In This Chapter
Setting up basic Skype behavior
Protecting your privacy
Setting your sounds
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.
To get started, choose Tools
Figure 4.1. Set your General settings by choosing Skype Tools