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4. Tweak and Tune Skype > 45. Tweak Skype by Editing config.xml

Tweak Skype by Editing config.xml

config.xml is where Skype stores many of its configuration settings, and by editing it directly, you can have greater control over how Skype works.

Works with: all versions of Skype.

A word of caution. Hacking around with Skype’s config.xml file can cause problems, especially if you tinker with settings not discussed in this hack. Skype, however, has the ability to rebuild a default—but valid—config.xml file when it encounters a problem with the existing config.xml file. This is the case even if you rename or delete config.xml—Skype simply builds a new one. Under such circumstances, Skype tries to restore as many of your personal settings and preferences in the new config.xml as possible, but it’s always wise to make a backup of your current config.xml before you make any changes. That way, if things go wrong, you can restore the old version or copy across selected settings from the old to the new. You have been warned!


  

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