Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

So Skype has a silent mode: e.g. it won't alert you in any way about incoming calls/messages. I'd like to use that mode while working to keep Skype from distracting me. I'd rather not quit the program or signoff during that time.

Is there a simple way to put Skype in that mode? There's an option for it in their SDK but not in the software. There are third party apps that do it (among other things), but there doesn't seem to be a simple solution for this.

Help please!

share|improve this question

Yes. There is the mode. Just change Skype Online Status to "Do Not Disturb" (the red one).

If new message comes you'll see icon in the System Tray changed a bit. Nothing else. No sounds, no windows, no notifications.

By the way... "Do Not Disturb" mode is designed for working activities.

share|improve this answer

Better yet...go to Tools > Options > Notifications > select what you want to hear a sound for. And for even great keyword the menu go to Conversation > Notification settings and choose the "don't notify me" option.

Alternatively if you're just trying to avoid group mass activity alerts, type in keywords like "your first name" so that you will only get that sound if someone types your name. This ensures that you won't be bothered unless it's really for YOU.

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .