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Solved: Can't unsync Skype on XP computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Blindy8, Jan 19, 2013.

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  1. Blindy8

    Blindy8 Thread Starter

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    It is more than annoying that Skype takes all my phone numbers in my address book and on anything on my PC that appears in phone number format and converts it to a Skype link. I did not authorize this and it's ridiculous because if you are not careful when looking to copy a phone number, connects the link and starts making a call you don't want to make.

    I went to the pathetic "support forums" on Skype where you can't find anything useful and Skype has no actual, legitimate customer support.

    All I want to do is unsync Skype from my phone numbers on my pc but there doesn't appear any obvious way of doing this other than to uninstall Skype, which I might do because I"m disgusted with them. I'm sure there's some cooking lurking on my computer somewhere in a Skype folder that'is the culprit and needs to be deleted but I don't see where.

    Originally, I sent this to the Internet forum, assuming it would be the most appropriate forum but got only one response that didn't address the issue so I figure it may be more focused in how xp interfaces with Skype.
     
  2. SoftMaster

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    Hi Blindy8,

    It seems that you have the callto:// option enabled. Please go to:

    1.- Sign in to Skype.
    2.- Click Tools > Options... > Advanced.
    3.- Check Use Skype to call callto: links on the web.

    Tell me if this was helpful.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  3. Blindy8

    Blindy8 Thread Starter

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    Unfortunately, after unclicking the boxes for that and the Skype watermark, Skype keeps syncing my phone numbers with their annoying links. I even rebooted the computer to no avail after doing what you suggested. I find that if I send myself a test message with the phone number template xxx-xxx-xxxx using 1's, the Skype link isn't synced, but when I send out a legitimate number, Skype picks it up and links it. I am infuriated with them and see this as completely invasive!!! I didn't ask for this. If I'm trying to copy the number and am not careful, the link is activated and I have to wait for Sype to load then I get a requester to make a call. Ridiculous. Skype has no customer service per se and their forums do not address this issue. It's as though they are trying to force you to buy minutes.

    I can't believe this is so difficult to solve but I have nowhere to search for solutions. I have looked over all the skype links including the one you sent me and if there is something that addresses It, I can't find it. I have wasted hours with this stupid issue and am disgusted. I appreciate your efforts to help, however, and I'm sure there is a simple solution but I can't find it.
     
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