In Skype, during every call there is this incredibly annoying message that permanently sits on the right hand side:

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Every 2 seconds the face smiles, blinks and waves. It's insanely obnoxious.

Is there any way to get rid of it? (Or at least stop the animation.)


Hooray, there is a way. In Preferences > Messaging, set "Emoticons" to "Don't show".

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Now it looks like this:

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There is also "Standard" which prevents the animations.

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