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What is the typing indicator in Skype for Mac OS X?

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The typing indicator is the little dot animation that appears in the conversation area when a contact is typing you an instant message. When a contact stops typing or deletes what they’ve written, the animation will disappear.

This feature is turned on by default, but can be turned off. To do this:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. From the menu bar, click Skype > Preferences and then select Messaging.
  3. At the bottom of the Messaging panel, uncheck Show when Contacts are typing.

You may also want to turn off the visual notifications that appear in the top right of your screen.

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