SkypeMenuX provides a System Extra menu for Skype.
This menu allows you to:
* View and change your Skype user status
* Launch or Quit Skype
* See which of your Skype buddies are online
* Start a Voice call or Instant Message to one of your online Skype buddies
* Have Skype and SkypeMenuX launch at startup
NB: Somewhat defunct as much of this functionality is now in Skype itself. (You know what they say about imitation ;)
These details are provided for information only. No information here is legal advice and should not be used as such.