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Old 01-19-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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activate skype already running in taskbar instead of opening new instance


I am setting up a laptop for an old person who has trouble locating the skype icon in the notification bar.
I want clicking on the skype desktop icon to open the window of already running instance instead of a new one (like it happens in Window$).
I am using Lucid puppy 520.


I want the icon to link to script which checks if skype is already running, and if it is, it de-iconifies the skype window; otherwise opens a new instance.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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I am setting up a laptop for an old person who has trouble locating the skype icon in the notification bar.
I want clicking on the skype desktop icon to open the window of already running instance instead of a new one (like it happens in Window$).
I am using Lucid puppy 520.


I want the icon to link to script which checks if skype is already running, and if it is, it de-iconifies the skype window; otherwise opens a new instance.

Thanks
Uhh, have you actually *TRIED* this?? Double-clicking the icon already DOES bring back the instance that's running in the taskbar, at least it does for me on openSUSE.
 
Old 01-24-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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Puppy is an entirely different distro. OpenSuse, Mint, PCLOS etc have this functionality.
I am setting up a really old laptop 256 Mb RAM and 1.6 GHz processor. Only puppy is fast enough out of the box.

I have *TRIED* it and clicking on the icon does open a new instance.
 
  


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