# Can I run numerous circumstances of Skype on one computer system?

I am a hefty Skype customer - I utilize it for job and also to connect with close friends. Bit by bit my call list expanded to virtually 800 individuals. It's actually hard to manage my contacts and also placed them in various checklists. Searching for contacts is additionally not instinctive and also very easy job - individuals like to make use of weird usernames for Skype.

I require to separate my contacts and also make use of 2 circumstances of Skype - for organisation and also individual usage. Do you recognize a means I can do that and also remain online in both accounts at the very same time?

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2019-05-07 10:13:02
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You can absolutely release numerous circumstances of the application. I think there will not be a trouble with logging right into the remote solution two times from one computer system, though I have not examined that component.

To release a 2nd instance of any kind of application, no matter whether it is presently running, open the terminal and also type:

/Path/To/Application.app/Contents/MacOS/Application &


In your instance, type this specifically:

/Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype &

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2019-05-09 05:52:06
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Is it feasible to replicate Skype.app to PersonalSkype.app and afterwards running both?

I have actually attempted this with VLC (one variation was 32bit and also various other was 64bit+older variation), and also they functioned penalty.

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2019-05-09 05:30:37
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numerous duplicates of Skype can just run under different customer accounts, creating some unfavorable yet not essential expenses. create an additional customer account on your Mac, either organisation or individual. after that from the various other one, open Terminal and also do:

$su - [your other username]$ /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype &


after which you can close the terminal.

modify : after running this after a little bit, i need to keep in mind that you will certainly face enjoyable concerns like different clipboards, web links opening up in different internet browsers, and also perhaps various other multi - customer concerns which i have not face yet.

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2019-05-09 03:41:43
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If you do not intend to mess around with "su" and also the command line, attempt Peek-o-Matic, made for this sort of common scenario, yet it shows up from the programmer comments that it is greatly made use of by Skype customers desiring numerous circumstances equally as you do.

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2019-05-07 23:40:33
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Although replicating your duplicate of skype will absolutely run 2 duplicates (or even more ), both will certainly make use of the very same buildings and also will certainly share a great deal of points, consequently developing feasible disorder.

If it aids, you can create teams in skype and also drag calls to the teams. I have actually divided individuals I recognize, organisation and also unfamiliar people from video games or individuals I do not recognize.

Skype's solution is actually excellent, yet their application is much from excellent and also instinctive.

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2019-05-07 20:17:42
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