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Disable pop-up notifications

Allow users to disable desktop pop-up notifications at all times rather than only when status is set to do not disturb.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Note: I know that the below is not a fix, as it disables ALL notifications for that user, but at least it is a way to stop from being notified about messages from one particularly talkative Skype contact while still seeing notifications for all other users.

        That said, it's still a mystery / annoyance that MS hasn't implemented the ability to disable the Desktop Notification pop-up messages without turning off notifications completely...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There IS a way for individual Contacts, but it took forever to find this information:

        Turning Off Pop-ups With a Single User
        1. Launch Skype and sign in to your account.

        2. Locate and select the conversation for which you'd like to turn off pop-up notifications in your "Recent" tab on the left panel.

        3. Click "Conversation" in the main menu, and then select "Notification Settings" in the drop-down menu.

        4. Check the box next to "Do Not Notify Me" and click "OK" to make the change permanent. You will no longer receive any notifications of that user's actions.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow us to disable desktop notifications - these are ridiculously disrupting.

      • koykoy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        complete garbage "feature-set", i hate that my org uses this piece of flaming dumpster pile ware for comm, they done nothing but make it less and less enjoyable to use over the years, yay! this is so clearly a simple feature to enable, they just want to constantly grab your attention throughout your workday!!! they'll never change this cause they don't have to listen to their users. end of rant. let my crying begin.

      • John CottonJohn Cotton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        *ANY* intelligent human being would understand that when we click the X in the upper right corner of the Skype window, that you only have to tell us 30 or 40 thousand times that Skype is still running before we get it and you stop telling us. What moron developer thought this was a good idea to begin with? What's worse, is what moron developer's supervisor hasn't counseled the moron on poor design? Clearly, this is one of the most user UNfriendly features of all time. Thanks for continually thinking of new ways to make us less productive with useless and distracting "features" like this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I came looking for help on how to activate "disable pop-up" as I thought I was missing something. I can't believe it's not even a feature, unless you set your status to DND!

      • Apeksha NatuApeksha Natu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make disable Auto Pop up notification. which really disturbs in your working when it suddenly comes from nowhere. It has to be available only a person wish to chat with anyone.

      • Francisco FernandesFrancisco Fernandes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this would enable our Skype bot to answer the query 2 to 3 seconds faster. Please do have an option for the user to be able disable the popup and enable the window to be directly opened.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this would enable our Skype bot to answer the query 2 to 3 seconds faster. Please do have an option for the user to be able disable the popup and enable the window to be directly opened.

      • Christopher AdamsChristopher Adams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's disheartening to see that other people have been complaining about this for months with no movement.

        I can't set myself to Do Not Disturb because my job involves receiving messages from other staff, often including information which needs to be acted upon within seconds.

        The popup notification serves no purpose for me except introduce a delay between my computer receiving the message and the message opening up into a window where I can actually read it. The popup preview isn't long enough for me to reliably get enough information to act upon.

      • Christopher AdamsChristopher Adams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ideal situation for my working environment would be for any new IM window to open minimised and flashing on my task bar.

        I'd also be fine with the IM window opening non-minimised automatically, without going through the intermediate step of showing me an alert that is, basically, useless to me.

        I find that the small alert "window" frequently freezes or becomes otherwise unresponsive when I try to click on it to open the IM window.

        This causes a delay not only in opening the new chat that seems longer than the time it would take for the IM window to open if I had ignored the alert in the first place, but also prevents interaction with other chat windows.

      • Patrick ThompsonPatrick Thompson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you already have a conversation with the person, then it doesn't pop up. It just makes the Skype logo flash.. so if you have a minimized conversation, you don't have to see the popup. This is not ideal, but if your office friend is prone to sending stuff, then this is a temporary solution until they fix this.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I dislike the distraction of the pop ups. Also, I don't want anyone who is looking at my computer to see the messages I'm receiving. Sometimes it is sensitive information.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This "function" is stupid as f**k or dare I say as the idiots that are ruining Skype for years now!

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