How To Remove Skype Ad Placeholders or Get Rid of Skype Ad Placeholders

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how to remove skype ad placeholders or get rid of skype ad placeholders - How To Remove Skype Ad Placeholders or Get Rid of Skype Ad Placeholders

After Removing Skype Ads or Block Skype Ads you might find blank space in your Skype app, these blank blocks are the former Skype ad spaces. Follow the steps below to remove those blank or white spaces.

Lets Find How to Remove Skype Ad Placeholders or Get Rid of Skype Ad Placeholders:

 

  • run appdata skype - How To Remove Skype Ad Placeholders or Get Rid of Skype Ad PlaceholdersOpen your Skype profile folder. You can also access it by pressing Win + R hotkeys and typing the following text in the Run box:
    %appdata%\skype
  • Locate the folder with your Skype profile ID.
  • Inside that folder, you will find a file called config.xml. Open it with your favorite editor, I recommend the text editor Notepad++ or Sublime Text.
  • Find the line which contains this text:
    <AdvertPlaceholder>1</AdvertPlaceholder>
  • Change its value from 1 to 0 and then save the file:
    <AdvertPlaceholder>0</AdvertPlaceholder>

 

skype ad placeholder remove config xml - How To Remove Skype Ad Placeholders or Get Rid of Skype Ad Placeholders

 

You are done! Now you can enjoy your ad-free Skype.

Note that after every updates to Skype you have to make these changes in the “config.xml” because the file might be overwritten.

Another note you cannot just remove the ads placeholder without blocking the ads. That won’t work. Skype will try to reinstate the placeholder and grab contents from the ads URL. So make sure you have used both to remove the little ads rectangle.

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