Playing around with Skype recently drawing out my curiosity to discover more and more of its emoticons.
At first, I think Skype’s emoticons are limited only to 72 default emoticons. Who knows that Skype actually has more hidden in depth.
Shown above : 72 Skype default visible emoticons.
Digging inside your Skype application, you can find 89 emoticons (according to my version). The path is :
- Finder ▸ Applications ▸ Skype
- Show Contextual Menu ▸ Show Package Contents
- Choose Contents ▸ Resources ▸ Emoticons ▸ Emoticons.SkypeEmoticonset
- Show Contextual Menu again ▸ Show Package Contents
- Now, you’re inside
Search for Emoticons.plist at the bottom of the list (still inside the last pane). Open it with TextEdit and you will see a lot of “alien” words there. Look for
Too complicated, isn’t it? Let’s go to example. You want to customize shortcut for Smile emoticon, which is by default
The emoticon filename is
emoticon-0100-smile.png. Search for it and you will find something like
These will be the initial lines :
After adding new shortcut becomes :
Note that you will need administrator’s authorization to do this.