Contact Alarm v0.2

March 26th, 2008


Today I released an updated version of my Skype plugin “Contact Alarm“. It introduces a new setting, which will let you replace the default alarm sound with one of your own .wav files. In addition, the license bug was (hopefully and finally) resolved.

So if you experience any problems, or if you have any questions or suggestions for the next release, feel free to let me know in the comments or drop me an e-mail.

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14 Responses to “Contact Alarm v0.2”

Hi, I tried this Skype Extra in Skype 3.8.096 without any success! Nothing changes in Skype and not Contact Alarm menu appears. What can be wrong here?

Hi Chris,

what OS are you running? XP or Vista? Do you have the .NET Framework 2.0 installed?

Hi, is says after downloading in Skype, that “Lizenzen werden überprueft” and then stopps working. What is wrong with it?

Sorry, forgot about OS: XP SP2 and Net framework 3,5!

What is wrong with it?

I’m beginning to ask myself the same question :-( I had an issue with the previous version, because the license was messed up. “Lizenzen werden überprüft” means “licenses are being checked/verified”, but I’m wondering why the output is in german, since I published the extra with an english freeware license…

Could you do me a favor and go to Extras->Manage Extras->Options, then double-click on the second icon from the top (the one with the little flower and the “L” in it) and send me the .support file that you get there? You can get my e-mail address form the Contact page (top menu).

Thanx in advance and sorry for the inconvenience!!!

Thanks, Sebastian, but in my Skype version 3.8.096 beta I can’t find such a “Manage Extra” option. There is just an Extra button and that’s it. No log file available…!

Hey Chris,

sorry for taking so long to respond. I guess the problem is that you’re running a beta version of Skype 3.8. I haven’t tested the plugin for that version and I guess the people who provide the Extras Manager haven’t customized their product to the new version yet. So unfortunately you’ll have to wait for the “real” 3.8 version to be released or downgrade to the current stable 3.7 release :-(

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It doesn’t work with my Skype and my Vista Ultimate. It says “ExlporingSkypeCall has stopped working”

Hey kalin,

I’m sorry, but I haven’t gotten a chance to test the app under Vista, yet. I will do so, however, in the next few weeks and hopefully find a way to fix the issues.


Hello Sebastian,

I like the plugin, it’s making life easier. One problem – I can’t disable the Popup Window for a alarm. So I have popup and sound or only popup. I would like to get only sound. Is this a feature or a bug? And I can not disable the notification of a user coming online.


Do you plan a Vista release ?

Thanks and ciao

it’s not a bug :-( so far you’re not able to disable the notification. the next release will however have that feature! so hold still only a little longer :-)

Have you tried running it under Vista? Some of the users have reported that it runs flawlessly.
The next release will also be fully Vista-compatible.

Hey Sebastion-
I’ve used Contact Alarm on w/Skype on XP with no problems, but it DEFINITIELY does not like Vista 64. Fails right out of the gate, unfortunately. This is a new Vista install, with UAC and a few other “security features” of Vista disabled.

I’d like to help resolve the Vista issues-I can also test in Vista 32 via a Virtual Machine.

Let me know what I can do to contribute.


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