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    Anyone know how to prevent skype messages from coming in through the Skype app AND the messaging hub? Everytime someone skypes me, it's like the fourth of july at my desk.

    On my desktop computer, I get a notification from my skype for desktop, another one from my windows 8 messaging hub, and a third one from the skype metro app.
    Then my wp8 starts buzzing, the message comes in through the Messages app, and also through the skype app.

    To top it all off, after I read the message in one of those 5 places, the "new message" icon does not go away in any of the other places!

    So, i've solved this issue on my desktop (I removed skype from the messaging hub and uninstalled the metro skype, so i only get it once on my skype for desktop), but I'm still getting it twice on my phone (once on skype and once on the messages app)

    Little help?

    :)

    Thanks!
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    In for a solution...with my **** goes bonkers too!
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    I think you'll find this is the point of having Skype everywhere... ;)

    Perhaps there needs to be a bluetooth proximity module that senses all devices are in the same room and so only sounds one. Something to patent. Except this is now prior art.
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    You can turn the notifications off.in the Skype app options under preferences in windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enever View Post
    You can turn the notifications off.in the Skype app options under preferences in windows 8
    but the issue is getting the notifications on the device you are currently using, not ALL of them that are linked to the account....not jut turning them off on some devices.
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    same issues with other IM's I have on desk/phone, both go off (yahoo, gtalk, jabber, etc) I don't use Skype right now so I'm now sure how it would know which device you are infront of.. if both are background and you get a message, the point is for it to tell you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyCricket View Post
    same issues with other IM's I have on desk/phone, both go off (yahoo, gtalk, jabber, etc) I don't use Skype right now so I'm now sure how it would know which device you are infront of.. if both are background and you get a message, the point is for it to tell you...
    Guys! come on..the solution to this is to disable your account on the device you least use! I mean i have Nokia L920, Windows 8 PC and iPhone 4.. if i set Skype on all 3 plus an extra account on the desktop skype ill go nuts! therefore disable skype on Merto and other devices u dont need.

    About IM, same thing disable ur accounts and keep only in one device and make ur life much easier
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    I need Skype on my phone as I use it for calling internationally. My problem is that I get notifications on both the Skype app and the messaging app, and also reading it in one place does not mark it as read on the others
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bilal_Fakih View Post
    Guys! come on..the solution to this is to disable your account on the device you least use! I mean i have Nokia L920, Windows 8 PC and iPhone 4.. if i set Skype on all 3 plus an extra account on the desktop skype ill go nuts! therefore disable skype on Merto and other devices u dont need.

    About IM, same thing disable ur accounts and keep only in one device and make ur life much easier
    Well Skype for desktop knows if your idle on your PC or not. At that point it should forward to your mobile. That way you can stay signed into both. Problem solved, except for you Metro users, no idea about that version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandogonzalez View Post
    I need Skype on my phone as I use it for calling internationally. My problem is that I get notifications on both the Skype app and the messaging app, and also reading it in one place does not mark it as read on the others
    how did you configure your phone to have notifications on both skype app and messaging app? I only receive new messages on skype app. i use lumia 820 by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacejovi View Post
    how did you configure your phone to have notifications on both skype app and messaging app? I only receive new messages on skype app. i use lumia 820 by the way.
    I didnt meant to! I just installed Skype, and the messages just started showing up in my messaging app aswell. I rather they didnt actually, becuase if someone skypes me and goes offline, when i go to reply (via messaging app) i have to switch from "messenger" to "text". I've looked in skype settings and messaging settings to see if I can break the link, but havent figured it out yet :S
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    Yup. this is very annoying. The same happens to me with facebook messages as well.

    God damnit Microsoft. Fix it. Once I noticed on facebook "Notifications are disabled as your are using Facebook Chat on another device"... Or something like that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandogonzalez View Post
    I didnt meant to! I just installed Skype, and the messages just started showing up in my messaging app aswell. I rather they didnt actually, becuase if someone skypes me and goes offline, when i go to reply (via messaging app) i have to switch from "messenger" to "text". I've looked in skype settings and messaging settings to see if I can break the link, but havent figured it out yet :S
    looks like you linked your Facebook account with your Skype account. So whenever your Facebook friends talk to you, it goes to your Skype app and messaging app if you turned your status to available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcagga View Post
    looks like you linked your Facebook account with your Skype account. So whenever your Facebook friends talk to you, it goes to your Skype app and messaging app if you turned your status to available.
    Nope, my facebook chats dont go to my skype account. You may be onto something though, i have my Skype connected to my MS Live account. Maybe that's how it happened...
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    I've got the same issue here. In the MSN Messenger day once it sensed you were replying on desktop it would stop buzzing on the phone, Now it buzzes everywhere and like you on the Phone for both Skype and Live account message notification. I don't see an option in Skype to play nice. I'm sure we're not alone here and hoping GDR2 addresses this. lol....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funky Cricket View Post
    same issues with other IM's I have on desk/phone, both go off (yahoo, gtalk, jabber, etc) I don't use Skype right now so I'm now sure how it would know which device you are infront of.. if both are background and you get a message, the point is for it to tell you...
    I don't have a windows phone, I have an android. But I do use skype and I have the same problem. The thing is, google talk knows where I am active. That is, if I'm typing replies on my computer, it stops showing notifications on the phone, and if I open the phone app and start replying there, then it starts notifying my phone (and stops notifying the computer)...So it is possible, its just a matter of implementation I guess.

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