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I keep getting made invisible automatically by skype. It doesn't even appear to happen at consistent intervals. Sometimes it doesn't happen at all, sometimes it happens every 5 seconds. I don't want this to happen, but I can't find an option to disable it. Does anybody know if it's possible to disable the invisible status or prevent the timer at all? Or is there a hotkey that I am inadvertently pressing that activates invisible mode?


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To answer if there is a Skype hotkey or not, the answer is maybe - it can be customized so it depends on your copy of Skype.

It is possible you've received a malicious script which does this as well (see the same link as above which shows how to write a custom script) - although I think unlikely.

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I'm using the mac version and there's no tools menu. I looked for a keyboard shortcuts section but couldn't find anything. I'm wondering if I perhaps missed something. – Jon Aug 16 '12 at 8:22
Windows machinery has Tools. Macs have Preferences. – Dave Aug 29 '12 at 10:25

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