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I am trying to integrate Skype with Ubuntu. I am using skype wrapper (link to OMG ubuntu) to have it in the messaging menu after turning it on as well as this solution on ask ubuntu to remove the icon from the panel.

When I open skype-wrapper, skype sits nicely in the messaging menu only. However, when I completely exit Skype, it isn't in the messaging menu. The question is: How can I permanently keep skype-wrapper in the messaging menu (so that I can turn it on from there), like I can with empathy and friends?

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The /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications directory holds a list of text files each containing the path to the desktop launcher of the application the text file is named after.

To add Skype-Wrapper, simply write following command (all one line):

echo "/usr/share/applications/skype-wrapper.desktop" | sudo tee /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/skype-wrapper

This is, of course, assuming that the Skype-Wrapper launcher is at /usr/share/applications/skype-wrapper.desktop.

Logout, log back in and you are set.

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I don't know what I did wrong when I tried the same thing, but it worked this time! Thx. I can't award my bounty for another 4 hours, but you'll get it. – MarkovCh1 Aug 4 '12 at 0:41

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