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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

This could happen when you're logged into your account using multiple devices, so the statuses could be not in sync.

For workaround there are some cloud-based chat commands which allows you to see where you're logged in and you can logout from the remote sessions.

  1. Create an empty conversation.
  2. Type command in the message textbox:


    Lists other endpoints that can receive push notifications for calls and IMs for this Skype account.

  3. If you want to logout from remote online endpoints, then execute:


    Sign out all other instances except the current one. This will also stop push notifications on all other instances.

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