Skype "answer incoming call" popup sometimes doesn't work

Petr Zelenka zelenp at
Mon Jul 20 21:31:05 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Mike McNally<emmecinque at> wrote:
> I've used the Skype Linux client (2.0.72) under fvwm, enlightenment
> (e16), and now Xfce.  Since I switched to Xfce, there's an
> intermittent problem with the little popup window that Skype shows (or
> tries to show) at the bottom right of the screen.  The problem is that
> sometimes it doesn't show up at all.  I don't have any Xfce panels
> down there.
> The irritating thing is that as far as I can tell that's absolutely
> the only way to answer an incoming call. In other words, neither the
> Skype UI main window nor the Skype panel gadget provide an "answer"
> button.
> I strongly suspect this is just a problem with the Skype client, but
> I'd be grateful if any other Xfce users would share a workaround if
> one's been found.

The same version of Skype together with Xfce 4.6 on up-to-date Xubuntu
Jaunty works here just fine. I know this isn't much helpful but hey,
at least it proves there is one working instalation.


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