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    SKYPE IM Notification

    Business recently converted to Outlook 2013 and Skype for Business 2015 from Lotus Notes and Sametime. As of now, my Skype settings are such that when I receive an IM, the notification appears in the lower right corner of the screen and then vanishes. I am not noticing my notifications and am responding late to messages. It does not matter where I put the notice on the screen as I keep missing them. I am also using multiple monitors. I do know that other users are having the same issues.

    Is there a way to have VBA Code running in the background such that when an IM is received, it is triggers a response that provides a message box or other pop-up form to open and indicate that a message is received? The notification does not vanish until recognized by pressing an OK button. Thanks in advance.

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    Gary
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    Gary
    (It's been a while!)

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    In searching for a solution to this problem, I found two ways that resolve it.

    (1) There is a program called SuperToast that can be downloaded and installed. It provides the ability to generate a popup whenever an IM is received. Plus, it has a free version that works well. I am using this and am pleased with the way the program works.

    (2) Assumed that there must be a way to have a program running in the background that would detect when an IM is received and provide a message. (In theory!) Determined that after installing an AutoHotkey program, it can be programmed to determine when an IM is received and provide the message. This works but is not as clean as the program. Also determined that some Virus software think the AutoHotKey program file is a virus and removes it. (Small issue!)

    Either way works, however, it is easier to just install a program that already works.
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    Gary
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