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Is there any way to limit Skype Growl notifications to specific users?

I don't care about when everyone in my friend list is going online or offline, especially when that thing happens when they go on and off every like 2 minutes (probably due to network problems).

Using another Skype client is not an option, I like the official one.

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Skype registers the following notification types with Growl:

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You cannot distinguish between contacts here, so that's a dead end.

Skype only allows global configuration about which events spark a Growl notification in its preferences:

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There is no contact-specific configuration e.g. in a contact's profile. You also cannot open an arbitrary shell script when an event occurs, so that you could call growlnotify yourself.

In conclusion: It's not possible with the official Skype client.

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You could try using Contact Alerts for Skype, it's an add-on that lets you create alerts for specific contacts:

Disclosure: This is a commercial app & I know the author

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Looks useful, but looks a bit like a advertisement? Ryan, any disclosure information you might want to add? – Daniel Beck May 5 '11 at 18:00
Good call, done – Ryan Bell May 6 '11 at 14:00
I don't care if it's an advertisement, it looks awesome, thanks! Just installed it, let's see how it goes. – Lea Verou May 6 '11 at 16:05
Let us know how you get on... I'll be happy to pass on any feedback you've got to the developer too. – Ryan Bell May 12 '11 at 0:21
Is there going to be support for platforms other than Mac OS? – Zoltán Mar 26 '14 at 8:34

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