new unwanted blinky thing in skype
April 21, 2010 1:00 PM   Subscribe

This new orange box keeps turning up in my skype window, and it is annoying! I can't find any option to get rid of it forever; have you gotten rid of it? This has only started in the last few days. I have not upgraded Skype (
posted by whatzit to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
The advert at the bottom? It's an advert.

No, you can't get rid of it.
posted by Mwongozi at 1:11 PM on April 21, 2010

Yeah, the advert is the only orange box I see there. Clicking (X) will only get you a different advert.
posted by unixrat at 1:26 PM on April 21, 2010

I don't skype but, is it java? Do you have NoScript?
posted by Some1 at 1:29 PM on April 21, 2010

Yes, thanks, it's an advertisement, I have used the internet before. The x closes it for about 15 minutes before it comes back. Since I use ad-blockers on fire-fox, and used them 10 years ago on AIM, I thought it not beyond the realm of possibility that there was a way to block the Skype ones.

Some1, I will look into that. I don't use NoScript.
posted by whatzit at 1:40 PM on April 21, 2010

The newest version of Skype (and as far as I remember older ones, too) has an option under Tools > Options > Notifications > Alerts & messages to turn off Promotions. That should help.

Do upgrade Skype nonetheless, your version might not be safe.
posted by oxit at 1:49 PM on April 21, 2010 [1 favorite]

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