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I'm running Openbox on Debian, and I don't use any panels or docks because I don't really need them.

I installed Skype (from here: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-linux/downloading/?type=debian32), but after starting it via terminal, it's window doesn't show up at all. Why is that?

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Sometimes these issues can be solved by running the program again, it might become visible (i.e. un-minimized) then... no idea if this works with Skype. – sr_ Apr 27 '13 at 8:16
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Skype seems not to display itself by default, or at least by some of my previous settings.

If I run tint2 prior to trying to run Skype, I can see Skype's icon in the panel.

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Is it even running -> is it showing up in top/ps?

Have you tried to switch windows with alt-tab? I had this issues aswell with openbox and fluxbox back in the day and could mostly solve it this way.

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