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No sound alert on incoming messages in Skype 4

That's it really. No sound alert when messages come in. In options, when I try to set sounds, there is no playback when I click 'play this sound'. Sound alert for IM is ticked. I have XP Professional.

Thanks for any help.

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  • guy2134 Feb 11, 2009

    Thanks - but I think I am using the latest version (4.0.0.206). There is a sound alert when a call comes in but just a pathetic little exclamation mark in the system tray for messages - so I miss them all.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    I have the same problem and I have the latest version of skype 4.0.61.169 Beta

  • tttriton Feb 25, 2009

    no sounds available even the ringtone.... please fix !!!



  • Christine Job Mar 01, 2009

    I have beta 400206 and no sound alert on incoming messages please fix the problem as I am missing IM's


  • SpikeSmudik Mar 05, 2009

    I had the same problem with 4.0.0.206. I played around with mute/enable in Options/sound and Options/audio settings. I changed to ringing to my laptop speakers and now it all works. Go figue

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    my sound has got all mixed up between all my speakers since i installed skype 4 it was bad enough the last version used to mute my microphone every time there was a call come in or go out

  • MyNickname10 May 22, 2009

    No sound for incoming IM messages. XPPro Skype 4.0.226



    Can't play sounds from options area either.

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Here is my experience. This drove me nuts for a while but it works now.

I had the same problem with 4.0.0.206. I played around with mute/enable in Options/sound and Options/audio settings. I changed to ringing to my laptop speakers and now it all works. Go figure.

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Hi

You can enable it on notification in the option bar

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Try to use the latest version of skype:

http://www.skype.com/intl/en/download/skype/windows/downloading/

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