You have more than one Skype account and need to be able to login to both accounts simultaneously.
- Navigate to the Skype folder. Usually something like: C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone
- Right click on Skype.exe > Click Create shortcut. If necessary save the shortcut to the Desktop
- Right click on the newly created shortcut > Click Rename and give the shortcut an appropriate name (e.g. Personal)
- Once again right click on the shortcut > Click Properties and enter the following into the Target field, changing USERNAME and PASSWORD for your Skype username and password:
"C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary /nosplash /username=USERNAME /password=PASSWORD /legacylogin
***Note – Make sure this is pasted without any line breaks
/legacylogin is only necessary for Windows XP and Vista
- Change the Run field to Minimized
- Click Apply and then Click OK
- Repeat the process above for any other Skype accounts you have
- Finally, right click on each of the shortcuts created and Click Pin to Taskbar
- Your shortcuts should now be operational
Understanding the Target command
“C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /secondary
/nosplash /username=USERNAME /password=PASSWORD
The first part of the command is the full path to the Skype programme and must be surrounded with inverted commas.
The first command option is /secondary. This option allows you to open an additional instance of Skype.
The second command option is /nosplash. This option prevents Skype’s splash screen displaying on start-up.
The third command option is /username. This option allows you to set your username.
The forth command option is /password. This option allows you to set your password.
The fifth command option is /legacylogin. This option has become necessary since Skype 22.214.171.124 on Windows XP and Windows Vista