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Skype resizer

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:30 pm
by Legu
I want to be able to resize skype-chat-windows as much as I want. Normally there is some limit for them...400*600 or something like this, and it would be convenient to be able to do something about this.
Thanks.

Re: Skype resizer

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:47 pm
by Sethioz
skype-resize.png


I did that using memory editor (cheat engine). It's 400 width and 475 (i think) height.
Search for 400, you end up with 800 - 1000 addresses and then you have to manually find it. you can either debug and write a script (not sure if skype likes it) or you can do pointer scan. either way, you would have to run a small "trainer" to apply this each time skype starts, i tried reshacker on skype, but skype somehow knows it has been tampered with and doesn't start.
Maybe hex edit on skype.exe would do, but i don't know how to convert memory location to a physical .exe location.

Edit: pointer scan works on ALL convo windows'. If i do pointer scan and freeze that point to like 200, then any window i open will have resize limit of 200.
I'm sure there's easier way using a debugger, like debug .exe using olly and then write those changes into .exe, but i'm not so good with .exe debugging.

Re: Skype resizer

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:22 am
by Legu
Search for 400, you end up with 800 - 1000 addresses and then you have to manually find it.


Im not a lazy person but i just can not bother with that and then i had to write a trainer for something as silly as resizing windows on stupid skype. It is just too much hassle really. Instead of after googling for quite a time, I found some programs that are capable of resizing windows that use windows aero. (Perhaps working with other wins like xp too, idk)

Program in attach., it is legit, but obviously scan it for your own safety.

EDIT: It works in a sense. But it can not minimize the chat-windows more than 400*600. It can however go beyond the limit if it comes to the main window from Skype. Strange. Anyhow Skype is total garbage and it gets worse every single year/update. But most of my friends are too much of convenient faggots to go IRC. Such a shame.

Re: Skype resizer

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:30 am
by Sethioz
I'm good in making Proof of Concepts, but rarely write a commercial/public version, cuz i lack the "pure programming" skills that are needed to put all that into a simple package (that for example starts only with skype).


Bit offtopic here, but ..
Skype is good, you just have to use older version.

IRC? LOL ... seriously that makes me laugh (no offence). lot of "hackers" and "programmers" try saying .. oh wowowo IRC is best, use that, but they FAIL to understand that 99% of world have never even heard of IRC and they are not going thru 100000 billion options and commands just to set their name.
I've tried IRC only once, back in the hacker days when some hacker-wannabes wanted me to join IRC, that was the first and last time i used/use it. I had to go thru like 10 commands just so that i could get my name from the default to what i wanted and then another like 10 commands to remember it in THAT server. i laughed, then i laughed some more and deleted that piece of crap.

Skype is easy and it supports msn + facebook messengers. i can see all my contacts in skype. i do hate certain things about Skype, but older version with some "sorcery" works perfect.
i was very pissed about the automatic update, that was still automatic even if you turned it OFF, it still kept WASTING my bandwidth and downloading the update and after the download it asks if i want to update.
I solved that by making read-only file where skype update is, set the size to 0 and done. skype is unable to write anything and won't show any errors either.
other way is blocking all skype update servers, but there can be hundreds, if not thousands of IPs.
or block skypeupdate program from running or connecting.

Re: Skype resizer

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:55 am
by Legu
See IRC has its use...imagine a huge group of ppl, lets say 40- 100. They all wanna talk with eachother but they also want to be able to talk with ppl 1on1 or just say stuff to specific members. IRC does allow you to do that. With skype you can create group conversations, but its limited. You ofc have some commands but it is not what it meant to be. Also can you add bots to skype? No. If you wanna DDoS some servers, with irc, you can do it too? WIth Skype? No. Does Skype support SSH? No. See for most users, skype is the way to go. Simple, does what it should. But once you need something more, Skype just wont cut it. If you dislike commands you can use GUI's for IRC...the times where you had to type everything are long gone. (Eventhough you still need some basic knowledge like join, whois etc)

Re: Skype resizer

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:53 pm
by Sethioz
anyway it's offtopic, but Skype is the retard way to go nowdays, but i like it because it supports facebook and MSN at same time and ofcourse skype is not meant to DDoS lol, it's meant for communicating, it isn't a chatroom, while IRC is mainly a chatroom, there's a huge difference.