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Interruptions - Do you minimize Skype distractions?

Last updated by Tiago Araujo on 18 May 2020 11:19 pm (12 months ago) See History

Dealing with distractions is a fundamental rule to a successful project. Skype is a great way to get distracted. Following these options helps you to minimize messaging/communication distractions:

  1. Set your status to Busy - people will think twice before messaging you
  2. Don't display an alert when a contact comes online or goes offline
  3. Don't play a sound when you receive an email. Remember - you do need a sound when you receive an IM in case you're not looking at your PC when it arrives.

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Figure: Minimize Skype alerts you receive

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