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Is there a way to make Skype smarter?

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    Blue Ink

    For the first time in a long while, I used "Metro" messaging for more than a few lines and it almost drove me nuts.

    The problem is I have a Hotmail account that got merged with Skype, and I was chatting with someone in a similar situation. The net result was that every message sent on messaging was echoed via Skype (which produces a flurry of blue notification toaster) and on my phone, complete with notification sound and vibration (and often badly out of sync). Closing Skype didn't help and turning off my phone wasn't an option.

    Ideally, I would like Skype to notice I'm following the conversation on a different app/device and be quiet, but I would settle for being able to turn it off manually.

    I assume there's a problem with my configuration, but I cannot figure out what. Any clues?

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    Craig_​Matthews

    There's likely no problem with your configuration. The entire instant messaging industry is apparently dumbfounded with confusion when they need to write code to determine which device the user is actually typing from and thus where subsequent responses should be routed. Happens with every IM program that allows login from multiple locations.

     

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    Sven Groot

    One of the worst is that if I get a call on Skype and I answer it on my PC, my phone will merrily keep ringing for a few more minutes.

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    GoddersUK

    @Sven Groot: Similarly with Skype Metro and Skype Desktop on the same device. I mean, they're on the same friggin' device.... can't they talk to each other somehow!?

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    blowdart

    , GoddersUK wrote

    @Sven Groot: Similarly with Skype Metro and Skype Desktop on the same device. I mean, they're on the same friggin' device.... can't they talk to each other somehow!?

    Naw, modern apps are highly isolated.

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