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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style Apps
You can Control-click and select Edit Message from the contextual menu on any previously sent message in Skype to edit its content. What I discovered by accident is that you can type s/old/new/ in the text field and submit to have Skype edit your last-sent message accordingly. Regular expressions are not officially supported, but nevertheless it's pretty convenient.

Note that this does not work in Skype on Windows.
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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style
Authored by: shok on Mar 19, '09 10:06:21AM

I <3 this hint!
thx



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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style
Authored by: palahala on Mar 19, '09 10:59:26AM

Note that not all clients seem to support displaying the changed message. Some time ago I've been trying to figger out why some colleagues never see my changes, but I could not find the answer...



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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style
Authored by: mwesten on Mar 19, '09 03:14:42PM

I can confirm the regex replacement is not working on Skype (beta) 2.8.0.324 for OSX. I was looking for that functionality though.....



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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style
Authored by: shok on Mar 20, '09 10:39:31AM

works for me (skype 2.8.0.324)



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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style
Authored by: unforeseen:X11 on Mar 20, '09 01:11:25PM

Yeah, I'd love to use true RegExp, but just replacing strings this way is already cool. :)

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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style
Authored by: afulki on Mar 20, '09 05:00:18AM

Thanks for the great hint! On my work PC I use CTRL+UP to get the previous line back for editing. But this is even better!

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Edit previously sent Skype message RegEx-style
Authored by: palahala on Mar 20, '09 03:23:26PM

> On my work PC I use CTRL+UP to get the previous line back for editing.

Earlier I wrote:

> Note that not all clients seem to support displaying the changed message.

I actually meant to say: it may seem that you have changed the message you have sent earlier (which is odd), but some recipients might not see your changes, so would only see the original message.



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