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Webcams and headphones from Microsoft (like for example the LifeChat ZX-6000, in my case) have a button which can be used only with Windows Live Messenger, to answer a call.

zx 6000

There is no option provided to configure it so that it would launch a program, or work in another communicator, in the given drivers.

Is there a way to make it work with Skype, so that I can answer a call by pressing this button? Maybe there are other drivers?

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It took me some time to find this little program, so I thought that I would share on SU, in case someone else needs it. – Gnoupi Jun 13 '10 at 10:31
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There is a small utility created by Jonathan Kay named Skype Call Button, which can be used in this purpose. It runs in background, and catches the button press events, and you can configure what it will do:

skype call button screenshot

It integrates with Skype (which will ask you if you authorize this program), so that you can answer an incoming call by pressing the button.

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