- Current version
- v0.1, 2010-03-25
- Download skypeMoodText-0.1.zip (274KB), Java main source and binary included.
- freeware, open source
- skypeMoodText is a command line utility to set the mood text and status. You can use it in your autostart folder to distinguish different Skype-installations. For instance “at home” and “work”.
- Operating systems/languages
- All running Java.
I was looking for a simple solution to the following problem: I have one Skype installation at home and one at work. At work, there’s no microphone and no speaker. And I don’t want to be disturbed there. So I always set my mood to
at work, no microphone and no speaker and the status to DND. At home, I don’t. So with Skype 4, they decided that it’s a bug that you can have Skype using two moods in tow different locations and they changed it. So when I come from work and turn on Skype at home, it still says that I was at work. I hated that. And that’s why there’s skypeMoodText 🙂
There’s no installer. Simply unzip the downloaded archive to any folder you like. All you need, is a Java Runtime installation.
java -jar skypeMoodText.jar from the command line with the desired options. You can use the batch file I shipped with it (for Windows, of course). Just create a shortcut to the shipped skypeMoodText.bat file in your autostart folder and add the desired options to its properties!
You’ll need some Java Runtime installed on your system. Chances are, you already have one. If not go to the official Java homepage and download your JRE (Java Runtime Environment).
- Command line options
- Usage: java -jar skypeMoodText.jar [-t secs] [-s status] [-k] [moodText]
The parameters are:
-t secwait for ‘sec’ seconds before attempting to set mood/status
-s statusset the status. Possible values are: AWAY, DND, INIVISIBLE, LOGGEDOUT, NA, OFFLINE, ONLINE, SKYPEME
-kkeeps the current mood (only changes status)
moodTextthe new text to be set