Skype is a free software program that allows you to communicate with other Skype users all over the world. You can do this through traditional instant messaging--where you both type out what you want to say--or through using a webcam or a microphone, allowing you to talk directly to the person. Skype allows you to customise your experience, changing both the audio noises the program makes and the program's appearance.
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Things you need
Start Skype. If Skype is set to auto-launch when your computer starts, there will be a little blue "S" icon that you need to click on. If not, you will have to launch the program manually by finding the Skype icon and double-clicking it.
Log in using the username and password you registered with.
Once Skype is open, click on your username. This will bring up a different menu.
On this menu, click on "Personalize." A separate window will pop up.
Click on "Change Wallpaper." Your wallpaper is the background used by the Skype program. A new box titled "Set Your Skype Wallpaper" will appear.
Select "Pick a Preset Color." This will open a new window which will show you a host of different colours.
Choose black. Click "OK." Your Skype background will now be black.
Tips and warnings
- You can use these steps to choose a custom wallpaper as well.
- You cannot set a custom wallpaper if you're using Skype on a Mac or Linux operating system.
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