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Fred Krogh
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:29 pm    Post subject: No pop-up in skype for incoming calls -- FIXED Reply with quote

I'm running skype 4.1.0.20. The option menu shows "Display pop-up notification", but that is grayed out. There is an option to "Execute the following script", but I have no idea what to put in a script that would allow me to see who is calling. Has anyone managed to get the pop-up to work, or know how to write a script that would give this functionality? I know some people have had problems with dual monitors, but I have a single monitor. I'm running an xfce4 desktop if that makes a difference. There was time in the past when this worked, and then it worked every once in awhile, now never! Thanks,
Fred


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CrankyPenguin
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it working and I believe it makes use of separate notification libraries that are not mentioned in the ebuild. I'm sorry I don't recall which ones but I think that if you install them separately it will function correctly.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I came across this: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/skype-libnotify-linux/

So under options/notifications, highlighting "Incoming Call Ringing", and then then clicking on advanced, I put this
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notify-send "Skype Call" "%sname is calling" -i skype
No calls yet, but a simple test seems to indicate that this works.
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