I know Skype is proprietary, but it would be awesome if it were to be integrated into messaging menu much like Pidgin, Empathy, etc. Is there a plug-in that does that?
How to add Skype to the Ubuntu Messaging Menu:
- Install Skype : http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/linux/
- Download and install the .deb package @ http://ubuntuone.com/p/nl1/
- Run the commands below in a Terminal to place a shortcut to Skype in the Messaging even when its not running (just like ‘Chat’ or ‘Broadcast’):
mkdir -p ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications/ && cp /usr/share/skype-wrapper/skype ~/.config/indicators/messages/applications/skype
Remove Skype from the systray whitelist by entering the following command into a Terminal or Alt-F2 dialog: –
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'hp-systray']
Log out/Log in Click the Messaging Menu icon, Click Skype. You will be promoted to ‘allow’ permission for the menu entry to work as intended.
There is also the "Skype API Plugin for Pidgin/libpurple/Adium"by Eion Robb at http://eion.robbmob.com/