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Enhancing Skype
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Once Festoon is installed, you will notice that the Festoon icon is located at the top of the Skype window (see Figure 3).

Figure 3
Figure 3. The Festoon icon, in a previous incarnation as vSkype

To make a video call to a friend, click on the Festoon icon and select the participant(s). Click the Add>> button to add participants. When you are ready, click Start (see Figure 4).

Figure 4
Figure 4. Adding participants to a video call

Here, I am calling another user (Margaret Tan; which is a test account I created). On Margaret's end, she will see a message indicating the video call invitation (see Figure 5).

Figure 5
Figure 5. A pop up indicating the video call invitation

Margaret will also see the invitation in the Chat window (see Figure 6). To answer the call, simply click on the hyperlink in the Chat window.

Figure 6
Figure 6. Respond to the invitation by clicking on the hyperlink

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