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Unhappy with Microsofts forced Skype Update on Mac?

I am still using a very old Skype version from 2009 (version, which was beautiful and simple. Just as expected. I really dislike the newer versions. So far no problem, but today Skype started forcing me to update!  Skype hides and all you can do is either install the update (which i dont want), or you press Alt+Cmd+Escape and kill the process.

To stop Microsoft from forcing your Skype update, simple open a Terminal window and do:

sudo vi /etc/hosts

and add this line:

Voila! – Skype stops updating !

However, i am expecting that the old Skype version will stop working somewhen soon. If this happens, you won’t find me on Skype anymore. Sorry guys!

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