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Windows 7: Can't get SKYPE to RUN AS another user..

11 Jan 2010   #1
GINTER

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Can't get SKYPE to RUN AS another user..

I'm trying to get TWO Skype windows to run in the same session. I added another account to my Win 7, and when I try to RUN AS another user (providing the credentials) it just switches focus to the main window, instead of launching another. I used to be able to do that in XP.

Thoughts?


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14 Jan 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi GINTER,

First check out Brink's tutorial to make sure you're doin' it right: Run as Different User

Then see this page for a walkthrough on multiple instances of Skype. I'm guessing if you've gotten this far you've probably seen such a page before, but it can't hurt. Try commenting on that blog post to elicit a response from the author.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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16 Jan 2010   #3
GINTER

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Actually I found something much simpler. Make 2 shortcuts on the desktop, "Skype 1" and "Skype 2" and in the properties of the second, add /secondary to the run command.

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16 Jan 2010   #4
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

That is a win. Gotta remember that one.
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19 Jan 2010   #5
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GINTER View Post
Actually I found something much simpler. Make 2 shortcuts on the desktop, "Skype 1" and "Skype 2" and in the properties of the second, add /secondary to the run command.

Good call! Glad it's working for you now

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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