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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype Apps
Nothing fancy, but nice. Control-click on the Skype icon and choose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. Navigate into Contents -> Resources -> Emoticons. Control-click on Animated Emoticons.SkypeEmoticonset and choose Show Package Contents again. In the new window that opens, down at the bottom you'll find Emoticons.plist. Open it with a text editor (back it up first), and make sure Skype isn't running.

Now scroll down to the end of the document and find the first emoticon with the line <key>Hidden</key> (starting after the emoticon "star"). Simply delete the lines...
<key>Hidden</key>
<true/>
...under every hidden emoticon, save the file, and you're done. The hidden emoticons will now show as a regular option in Skype. The Emoticons may vary depending on your version of the program.
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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: hsinha on Oct 23, '06 08:13:44AM

Nice! I do not know if I will be using some of the hidden icons though :)



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: dragrace7 on Mar 13, '07 04:49:56PM

Pretty good one, I have tried without any problems. Just wondering if I can add my own animations ... tried but kind of not working.. once all saved and restarted, I don't get to see the pop up window with the icons..
I know, doing something wrong :) any hint?
Thx!



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Reveal **animated** emoticons in Skype
Authored by: SinceEBCDIC on Nov 22, '08 08:34:39AM

I have a similar problem. I can't see any **animated** emoticons; Mac rev 2.7.0.330.

My son, using a slightly earlier rev, sees them animated in -- I believe -- both (1) the pop-up menu and (2) in the IM body before he sends it to me.

What have I cleverly disabled, sometime ago in the mists of time?



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: emoticon-addict on Jan 11, '10 08:20:22AM
Can we use the secret codes to reveal the emoticons? I found a list of codes for the hidden emoticons on this page http://www.sherv.net/hidden-skype-emoticons.html and it says to just type them into the chat. Is there any difference between the methods?

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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: ros4world on Feb 01, '10 12:16:35PM

No those are not secret codes.. what are u thing magic or somthing. lol... Those are the words that make easy for skype to recopies or for user to type for the real icon/emoticon.. like domain... when u type ;), (dance), even for the hidden ones they do the same thing..

Edited on Feb 01, '10 12:18:26PM by ros4world



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"Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype" Update version LoL
Authored by: ros4world on Feb 01, '10 12:11:55PM

Ya it was a nice try dude, If u have a Xcode then u can open that file with Xcode Rather than open in Textedit and change hidden Emoticons.

Actually u have to change the both of files in those two.

AnimatedEmoticons.SkypeEmoticonset
Emoticons.SkypEmoticonset

..go to both of those files. Open those files that have .plist extensions and open in textedit. click command + f then Copy this to "Find"

Hidden


then for the "Replace with" just type a space, not space word just space... then click "Replace All" that will make it error free and faster way to do.. ;) good luck...

Edited on Feb 01, '10 12:13:25PM by ros4world



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: petri71 on Mar 11, '11 07:19:28PM

Hello,

Thank you for your post, it has helped me a few times already (I always forget how to do it so I come back here :-) )

The problem is that since I installed Skype 5 on my new iMac running OS 10.6.6, after customizing the plist file, Skype does not start anymore.

Anyone has the same problem ?



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: akp0808 on Dec 24, '11 03:01:12PM

yes having the same problem; frustrating isn't it? anyone know how to help with this problem?



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: McCouszinsky on Mar 30, '11 02:19:42AM

Having the same problem since upgrading. Cannot change the plist, else Skype will not start.



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: angelo83 on Aug 11, '11 02:40:05AM

Works like charm



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: aschuh on Sep 27, '11 01:34:24AM

Same problem - Skype does not open anymore after changing the string...



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Reveal hidden emoticons in Skype
Authored by: akp0808 on Dec 24, '11 02:59:33PM

The <key>hidden</key>
<true/>
No longer works. If I remove this skype does not open, anyone got any hints as to how to do it?

alison



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