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Stopping ads on Skype
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:08:24 PM »
Just in case anybody else is getting annoyed by ads on Skype, the following action works

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=blocking+ads+on+skype

You get a barely visible pale blue box at the top of the Skype window

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Re: Stopping ads on Skype
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 11:59:33 AM »
Thank You Dorsetmike....having limited bandwidth removing the ads might make skype work better  :thankyousign:
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Re: Stopping ads on Skype
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 12:15:48 PM »
When Microsloth took over Skype and started to make big changes I stopped updating, I'm still running V6.22.81.105 dated 2014 about the last of the uncluttered versions, every morning I get the Update Skype pop up and click Not Now!

You may be able to download earlier versions from this site, you'd probably need to erase the current version. I have no problem communicating with users of current versions.

http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php

Quite a few old versions of other apps on the site, (some handy if you are running older Windows versions)

http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php


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Re: Stopping ads on Skype
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 01:46:38 PM »
Be aware that they do block or cripple older versions, I was happy on the "traditional" pre-Microsoft version on OS X for years but they forced me to upgrade a while back :(. The other week they also removed some functionality for group calls on Linux, which is a problem in my company as there are a lot of Linux users (and oddly enough a few ex-Skype employees who jumped ship after they were bought by Microsoft).
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Re: Stopping ads on Skype
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 10:48:01 PM »
I'm still using V6.22.81.110. of 2014. Keep hitting "Not now" on the update window every morning.
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Re: Stopping ads on Skype
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2016, 01:26:19 PM »
I'm still using V6.22.81.110. of 2014. Keep hitting "Not now" on the update window every morning.

Sooner or later, Mike, you'll get a message saying that you must upgrade to continue using Skype. When I got that message I removed the software entirely and haven't used it since.

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Re: Stopping ads on Skype
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2016, 02:26:40 PM »
When Skype started getting the so-called enhancements back in 2014 I spent about half an hour on the Skype help chat line & explained that I did not want that upgrade nor any subsequent ones and was then talked through downloading the version I have. I and the friend I talk with mostly on Skype have been using that version since, we get an "upgrade now" pop up when booting, but just click "not now"

Maybe I have a special Luddites version. If/when they do send me an "upgrade or else" I will ignore it, or if necessary find a suitable alternative.
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