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Skype — No Winamp Pause, No redial?!

posted 29 Apr 2011, 02:03 by Phil Burchill

January 7th, 2010

So I’ve been using Skype for years now since 0.2 or something and it had been getting better and better. But they seem to be removing features now.

No More Redial
I was trying to call someone today and autoredial has been removed :(

No more Winamp Pause
I got a replacement laptop recently the Winamp pause feature was gone :(fortunately it is still there just not on the GUI.

To add it you need to modify the Config.xml file. You can do it like this.

  • From the start menu select run then type in the text “%AppData%\Skype”
  • Open the directory which is your skype username
    and there is config.xml
  • Backup the file so if you break it you can revert
  • Edit the file with your favourite text editor
  • Look for this tag <general>
  • Insert the following, before this tag </general>


  • Save the file
  • Restart Skype so it re-reads it
  • As if by magic the entry should be back in the GUI

So why are Skype annoying their users, removing useful features?