How to Shake the Other Person's Screen in "Skype Bowling"

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Skype's main functions include chatting with your friends, calling phones from your computer and engaging in voice and video calls with other Skype users. One of its lesser-known functions is the option to play games with your Skype contacts. One of these games, All-Star Bowling, is a bowling game that you can play against a friend. As in real bowling, you can send the ball straight or add curve, and aiming correctly is vital to getting a good score. To distract your friend during his shot, or to remind him that it's his turn, shake his Skype screen.

  • Click "Tools" and then hover your mouse over "Extras" within Skype. This opens a list of options. Click "Games" in this list to open a list of games.

  • Click "All-Star Bowling" and then select the friend with whom you wish to play. Click "Continue." Wait for your friend to accept the invitation and for the game to begin.

  • Click "Commands" in the upper left corner of the screen. This opens a list of options.

  • Click "Shake It!" in the list of options. This shakes your opponent's Skype screen while making a squeaking nose.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your opponent shakes your screen and you do not wish to be distracted, click "Commands" and then "Enable shakes that I receive" to remove the check by this option. This means your opponent can no longer shake your screen.
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