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Skype Utility Project


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/18/2015.

The Skype Utility Project is a plugin for Skype for Windows Desktop, adding some useful functionality the original developers were too lazy to implement.
(Please note that this plugin works only with the Windows Desktop version of Skype, other platforms are not supported.)

This plugin allows you to hide advertisement banners above conversations, customize the positioning of notification popups, and turn off formatting tags in chat messages, among other things.
Check out the project description on GitHub for a full list of features.

Please note that updates take a very long time to get approved by the Chocolatey mods. If you are having problems, try manually checking for a new version of SUP.

To install Skype Utility Project, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install skype-utility-project

To upgrade Skype Utility Project, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade skype-utility-project


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'skype-utility-project'
    $url = ''
    $skypeRegistry = "HKLM:\Software\Skype"
    if (Test-Path HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Skype)
        $skypeRegistry = "HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Skype"
    $skypeFolder = (Get-ItemProperty -Path ($skypeRegistry + "\Phone")).SkypeFolder
    $process = Get-Process skype -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    $wasOpen = $process -ne $null
    if ($wasOpen)
        $success =  $process  | % { $_.CloseMainWindow() }
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage $packageName $url $skypeFolder
    #Something like this would be cool, but you don't want to start it as a different user.
    #if ($wasOpen)
    #    Start-Process (Get-ItemProperty -Path ($skypeRegistry + "\Phone")).SkypePath

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • David Lehn
  • Moritz Kretz
  • NDS


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Skype Utility Project 1.3.8 466 Tuesday, June 2, 2015 approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.7 329 Monday, April 20, 2015 approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.6 301 Saturday, March 7, 2015 approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.5 230 Thursday, February 26, 2015 approved
Skype Utility Project 1.3.4 374 Monday, January 26, 2015 approved

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