Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

Q: Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

Preferred Solution: Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

Read other 19 answers

skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,

Read other 1 answers

I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win8:
- not able to show screen,
- terrible design,
- very slow response (i.e. when I click RMB, the menu shows up in several seconds, and I expect to see it immideately),
- doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype:?chat&blob=blahblahblah, when I click it nothing happens.

I've also tried skype for desktop, it was even worse:
- when I changed online status to invisible (i've also tried with N/A), skype stopped to receive and send messages,
- when this or another error occurs, I try to kill skype process via task manager, TM then firstly says that skype is not responding (so i am trying to kill process), after that TM stops responding as well.
So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about 5 times in a day.

Now I've installed skype from Store back, but I still need to go to skype chat.

Could anyone please help me either make skype 5.x/6.x work on win8, or enter the chat which i need?

Here's my system: http://i.imgur.com/Fu65f57.png

Thanks in advance!

Read other answers

Skype-Modern App

Ok, I'm using the Modern Skype app and I want to change my picture.
So I click on my user pic and I am taken to My Pictures folder.
But I don't wanna be there, so I "Go Up" to the Users Folder and
click/open Play. But I do not see App Data listed.

What I would like to do is browse to this specific folder
without leaving the Modern Skype app.


Because that is where the picture I wish to use is located.

I am well aware that I could drop out of the Modern interface
and copy/move the file from there to the My Pictures folder.
But why is one 'forced?' to take that extra step?

So I guess the bottom line question is this....

How does one SHOW hidden files and folders and then
NAVIGATE to them within the Windows 8 Modern interface???

A:Skype-Modern App

Hello WinD....

First off, I'm not a Metro person so could you explain how you were able to get that view? I can't seem to duplicate it?

Next, have you tried enabling "show hidden files and folders" in the explorer view? Maybe those settings are global and will carry over to Metro? See screenshot:

Read other 3 answers

so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

A:Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.

Read other 5 answers

Windows 7 32 Bitand Skype 5.0 new version of Skype no more freezing lost other topic. I am so happy finally skype works on Windows 7 32 Bit Home Premium

Read other answers

I noticed that skype has send to all skype contacts a certain link, to one contact even multiply links.
this all happens on the same day: 17th december from 14:30 -14:39.
I haven't seen any spam send anymore after that.
Skype support told me to reset my password, I did, and to download safety scanner from microsoft. they proviced me with the link.
when I try to open the link, the browser cannot load the page, it is stuck in a loop:  sometimes I see a page, but just for a second or even less, then mostly white page, and browser keeps trying to load the page. and in chrome : a  little shield symbol on the right side of the address bar says that it's trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources. this message dissappears very quickly.
I have skype installed on two laptops, and on my smartphone (iphone).
The problem I told about, is on one laptop that has no antivirus. I did not yet checked the other laptop, if the microsoft page opens or not. but I do have bitdefender internet security (paid) installed on the second laptop.
I want to be sure the laptop that has the problem, is virusfree.
Scanresultaten van Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Versie:31-12-2015
Gestart door Momo (Beheerder) op MOMOSONYLAPTOP (31-12-2015 17:11:28)
Gestart vanaf C:\Users\Momo\Desktop
Geladen Profielen: Momo (Beschikbare Profielen: Momo & Nora & MomoSurf)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premiu... Read more

A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
This is really not clear anymore.

Read other 34 answers

My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version

A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

Read other 3 answers

Not so much a software support question, but this is the best I could figure it'd go into... but if I have an Office 365 subscription that includes 60 minutes of Skype calling a month, do I still need to purchase a Skype number so people can call me and for people to know who's calling them?

I tested it out as it is right now and when I call my dad's phone, says "Unknown caller."

Read other answers

I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
control panel, but it comes back and re-installs itself.  
Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
says, "close Chrome browsers to uninstall".   I've tried doing that and still get that same message.
I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.

A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

Read other 3 answers

so i downloaded skype 2 days ago. i installed it but when i try to start it it just says:serious error during installation,and closes.i try to uninstall it for re-install byt then it says:installer has insufficient privileges to modify file c/program file/skype/desktop.ini.i go to that location and it has no desktop.ini named file.i try to start it again it says something like path doesnt exist. help? i am administrator on computer i have vista.suggestions,question etc. is mostly welcome here

Read other answers

So simply put, I cannot use skype for desktop. The app version that is preinstalled, I can't use because it drives me insane so uninstalled it, however, it IS STILL blocking skype for desktop from working. I've attached a screeenshot to show you what I mean.

Is there a way to get rid of the app version of skype since clearly uninstalling it did nothing.

Just to provide a bit more info, no, I am NOT already signed in on my pc.

EDIT: More info, once it "breaks" it starts a skype process which I cannot kill until reboot.


Sign in to Skype on any other computer or smartphone, open chat with anybody and send:


That should log you out from all sessions except for the current one.

Read other 6 answers

Must turn microphone on & off to maintain voice on Skype.  Picture will start to flash after a period of time.  Have spent much time with Dell representative on this audio problem ( their solution is to back up files then do a total reset on the machine.  This is ridiculous.

Read other answers

I have been using Skype paid calls for business usage and have huge problems with the Other side not hearing me well or at all. It used to work OK but now I have to restart hub or reconnect or just wait . This is for calls to International. If I call skype to skype it is OK most of time. My provider BT has checked all hub settings and network seems fine. I am about to give up on skype to non skype as a business option and the fact I am spending good money and cant get instant support really doesnt help. I am out of ideas
Using Vista with Broadband wireless hub and have good connection with other devices.

Read other answers

My It guru just reinstalled Skype for me, and is now somewhere far away.
I just realized that this fragment from Skype's dropdown for Tools is now stuck firmly on my desktop, and it overrides everything - or perhaps I mean it stays on top of everything I open.
Does anyone have any understanding of this, please ? - and can you advise me how to get it off the desktop ?

Read other answers

So I have a problem with a fake update pop-up. It's the last thing that's left from something else, I do not recall exactly what it was, but Mobogenie does sound familiar. I wanted to download a program that allowed me to open a file (I thought it was some sort of text file I needed for a thesis in school, but it turned out to be a frikkin picture, so I got nothing for my troubles!), and apart for letting me open the file, it installed a bunch of other crap. It messed with my Chrome, and made their own search engine my primary. I removed all of it (using what little skill I have: basic search, CCcleaner and Norton Antivirus scan, and after that everything seemed fine. 
However, I have these pesky pop-ups that tells me to download the latest updates for various programs, and I can't seem to find where this program is hiding?! 
It pops up every now and then (I use Skype quite a lot, and it seems to pop up after I quit the program. Not always though.), and it's a greyish pop-up in the right-hand corner of my desktop. It says that there are new updates available, and it's clickable. I did click it once to see where it took me, and I landed on a download page for a bunch of crap. So no, it doesn't even send me to a fake Adobe/Skype page. I can click the "x", which I have been doing for a while now. I thought I would be able to find the .exe, but so far I've come up empty handed.I am on Windows 7 Ultimate, and this pop-up does NOT appear whilst browsing, it ... Read more

A:Bullbleep "Download Adobe/Skype update!" pop-up on my desktop?!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

Read other 11 answers

For the past week my desktop icons (only those that are viewed from the desktop and not from within Explorer) are showing up with a Skype logo over top of the correct icon associated with the file (pdf, mp3, txt, and folders) but not exe files, shortcuts,
Recycle Bin, Computer, or Network.  Oddly enough I just realized that some of the icons for folders on the desktop are correct and some are with the Skype icon and 2 mp4 files are not overwritten...weird!

Of course, I've uninstalled Skype, replaced the shell32.dll with the one from the Windows 7 CD, deleted the IconCache.db file after editing the registry to increase the max icon cache to 2048. I've run Norton AV and MalwareBytes scans with nothing found
(rebooting after each previous step, btw).  I've wasted several days on this to no avail...can anyone help me?! TIA!!

Read other answers

When I double click any of the following to open them, I immediately get the message:
"[program] has stopped working Windows is checking for a solution to the problem."
Followed soon after by: "[Program] has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."
So far, I have found that each of the following all experience the same when I try to
start them: Skype, McAfee, Desktop Windows Manager and Microsoft Help & Support.
It was suggested that I try to remove malware. I have not paid for a program to do so yet.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Skype but not the others. I first noticed this when I
tried to use Skype yesterday. I hadn't used it since July.

A:(McAfee/Skype/Desktop Windows Mgr/MS Help&Support) has stopped working

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Read other 32 answers

i have tryed to log in to skype to day but all it does is log in for ages then come up with an error "skype can't connect" i have tried everything to fix it but nothing works. i have uninstalled it, restarted pc, restarted modem. i can connect to everything else but skype and it was working earlier today.

A:skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

Read other 9 answers

I recently did an unusually long Windows update that took about an hour in total, and once my computer was running again, Windows gadgets said "Windows Desktop Gadgets has stopped working" and then I tried to open Skype which also said "Skype has stopped working". I tried updating Java, a second Windows update, uninstalling and reinstalling Skype, advanced uninstalling Skype and reinstalling, but nothing I'm doing seems to be having any effect. I'm completely out of ideas, and was hoping someone could help me to solve this?

A:After Windows update Skype and Windows Desktop Gadgets no longer run.

Bump. This is at 100 views with no one offering any advice. I'm really stuck here, I've exhausted everything that I know how to do to fix faulty computers. I would really appreciate any advice. Thank you in advance.

Read other 7 answers
Q: skype

using vista home premium.
don't know whether this is software or hardware issue.
i use skype with a cordless phone connected to a usb adapter and hub for many years.
suddenly, i lost the ability to do this.
deleted the usb drive and audio drive in device manager...rebooted....both got re-installed.but no change.
can put my printer in the usb port and printer works.
have done a system restore .......no luck.
HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Read other answers
Q: Skype

I have asked in Skype community last week, I am still waiting on a reply.
My issue is...
When i turned on my laptop it loaded accept Skype it told me there was bad sectors within the program, so i proceeded to uninstall it and re-install it, then that's where things got worse.
After unstalling it, i tried to instal it i got a 1603 error so after doing some research i then started to get rid of everything to do with skype, i got stuck on this one issue, when i went on to this part "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone" the skype.exe could not be deleted because of this message.
"The action can't be completed because the file is open in Base Filtering Engine.
Close this file and try again."
I have tried everything to get rid of it or at least stop the service, to no avail, i even tried to delete it through the command prompt and i got the same results. As a last resort i downloaded the Mocrosoft Fix It program i saw that skype was not listed so i went to others and it asked me for a product code which i cannot find, so i am stuck with this part.
Then i thought i would just install over it i just get the same message of the 1603 error.
So i need a solution to this, as i am out of ideas, I would like very much to use skype again but unitl further notice I am without it.
A little info that may help you.
OS Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit)
File Version (Skype)
Product Version 16.13 (Skype)
Thanks in advance
... Read more


Boot into safe mode and try uninstalling again.
If that doesn't work try using Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Read other 3 answers
Q: skype

using vista home premium.
many times when i connect using skype, i'm asked if i know the parties extension to please type it in.
skype doesn't let me do it.
is there a work around to enter extensions after the phone is connected????

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Read other answers
Q: skype

using xp.
every time i finish making a phone call, i get a page asking me to give feedback as to the quality of the phone call made.

how do i get rid of it.

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



lilaco said:

using xp.
every time i finish making a phone call, i get a page asking me to give feedback as to the quality of the phone call made.

how do i get rid of it.

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

herbClick to expand...

Quit using Skype??

Seriously, those are quality control services and shouldn't appear with every call. I usually only see them when i have had some problems with the call.

On the next forms, tell them you are having problems with them always asking for feedback

Read other 2 answers

Hi I just installed a sound and audio program it is based in the UK and it is used all over the world it downloaded fine it is called Skype.com .I have a friend that uses it to talk and also watsh her families in Australia ,Scotland and Texas and they say it is really great,I am in the process of checking if I have all the necessary equipment in my computer as I read somewhere I would maybe need to have a dual core processor and I am not sure if I do I have a pretty up to date computer about maybe 2,1/2 to 3yrs old it is a dell intel[r]pentium[r]4cpu 2.53ghz versionx86family 15 model 2 stepping 4 speed 2519 mhz windows xp home 2 gig memory 300gig hd bios version can I run this Skype program I am just a learner can any of you guys help me ,thank you matsui 55.


You should be able to run the Skype

Read other 3 answers
Q: Skype

I have downloaded Skype several times using different computors and both XP and nowVista. I get problems when i try to use it . the siz e of the sreen image becomes enormous so that it can't be viewed and my camera ,
icrosoft, does not connect. Can you help please



Read other 1 answers
Q: Skype

When i had the original Acer software i could use Skyype,now i havs Vista Business,i set Skype up but the sound wont work .The computer works with voice recognition,but when i try Skype it cancels the microphone,when i reset,there is no Apply button highlighted,so no microphone/sound. This was never a problem with the Acer installed version.

Read other answers
Q: Skype

Hi, Every time I do a call on Skype it decides to not respond, they can hear me and i can hear them it just says not responding. I have updated and downgraded with no luck. If anyone can help me I will be grateful.


Try Uninstalling it and then using ccleaner to clean the registry. Then reinstall it.

Read other 2 answers
Q: Skype

Hi, I have windows 8.1 on my desktop and laptop, once a day I get skype stopped responding and was closed messages in action center, event log report wwahost hang.
I never actually use skype, however, if I launch it it works fine?
Anyway I can disable this un-needed buggy bloat?


if you don't use it you can uninstall it ,just to start/apps and right click the Skype icon and choose uninstall it ,I just did ,I didn't even know it was installed

Read other 3 answers

There is a new version of skype out....

A:new vs of skype

well there's even a newer version..

Read other 1 answers


OK, I already installed Skype a couple of months ago.
Then yesterday, I received an email telling me about the better new quality video of Skype 2, and encouraging me to download it which I did

But, the new Skype 2 'box' has appeaered on my Desktop but when I go intall it it doesn't seem to happen...? Am I supposed to delete the earlier version?

Not sure how to proceed.

A:what do do about SKYPE 2...?

hmmmmm. not sure why this hasn't been replied to?

Read other 1 answers

using windows 8.1.............ie 11
had a problem with all my software not opening..............many delays and hour-glasses
got everything working except skype
software opens but then says (skype not responding)
how do i get it up and running???
HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Read other answers

Change Log

* Removed Google product bundling
* Added attribution of used third party software
# Fixed issues:
* Click-to-Call
- There was a memory leak in Firefox plugin
* General
- Sometimes Skype crashed at startup on Windows 8
Download from FilleHippo


Thanks for the info.

Read other 2 answers

can i use phone cards with skype

and does anyone knoe any 1 800 toll free numbers that connect for skype

ex. I use collect but i want different ones for USA and Canada

A:Need Skype Help

you might find this article interesting about the VoSky Call Center

The VoSky Call Center from ActionTec connects a Windows PC to your phone line for use with the Skype Internet calling service. It can even route calls to and from your cellphone.
Yet somehow, Skype is changing everything. Twenty-five million people are using it to make free calls, much to the annoyance of the phone companies. College students call home and friends with it. Business travelers keep in touch with the family. Visitors to the United States chit-chat with their buddies in Europe, Japan or wherever. The software free from skype.com and available for Mac, Windows, Linux and PocketPC is pitifully easy to use, and the sound quality is more like FM radio than a phone call.

Skype's popularity has caused some impressive ripples in the fabric of business and society. The word is now a verb, la Google ("Have your people Skype my people"). Last fall, eBay bought Skype for $1.3 billion and 32.4 million shares of eBay stock. And most intriguing of all, an entire industry of Skype accessories has sprung up.

But one niggling footnote continues to dog Skype: to make free calls, you and your conversation partner must both sit there in front of your computers, nerdlike, wearing headsets. You can call regular telephones, but that's not free. (Rates are complicated, but 2.1 cents a minute is typical.) And you still have to sit handcuffed to your computer.

Wouldn't it be nic... Read more

Read other 2 answers
Q: Skype

I was wondering if anyone could help me with this.For some reason I have noticed that when I log onto my computer Skype no longer seems to come online automatically.The icon in my desktop tray just remains in black and white and it just says connecting when I hover the mouse over it.If I try to change my status to online nothing seems to happen.This has only seemed to come about recently.

Thanks for your help.

Q: Skype

I recently opened up a new Skype account as I wanted to get rid of the old one for a particular reason. My new Skype account works fine and have all my contacts. The only thing is with just 1 of them I can't see their profile photo and they can't see mine. For my other contacts I can see their profile photo and they can see mine. Any solutions for just that 1 contact photo problem? Thanks for any tips. cordeiro


I see you have marked your thread as solved, what did you end up doing to fix it? It's good to post the solution as it provides a resolution to the the thread and may help others.

Read other 2 answers

Change Log

# Improvements:

* Improved quality of video received from Skype on mobile devices
* Skype shows users' presence icons on collapsed contact profile cards
* Conversation topic editing button is now always available on the conversation header
* If a phone number is added to a profile after a failed call attempt, Skype starts a call automatically
* Automatically switch to SMS entry after user adds mobile phone number to profile after failing to send SMS due to lack of phone number

# Fixed issues:
* Video
- Video sending was sometimes not started if user had set computer to auto-answer and to start sending video.
* Outlook contacts
- Outlook contacts without country code gave an error message triggered error message when trying to call them after adding country code
* Call Quality Indicator
- Two call Quality Indicators were opened if user change from default mode to compact mode when Call Quality Indicator was visible.
* Call Phones
- Call Phones number suggestion made it hard to call short numbers
* Instant Messaging
- Long, not yet sent, IM entry was getting deleted when switching to SMS mode in conversation
* Call Phones
- Call Phones number suggestion made it hard to call short numbers
* Screen sharing
- In case user who is not in your contact list tried to share a screen with you and then receiver declined, the sender was still seeing that he is sharing a screen.
* Calling
- In compact mode call was not... Read more



Read other 9 answers
Q: skype

using windows 10 and ie 11
how do I erase on the left side of skype, the column showing all my previous calls???



Read other answers

will skype work with win98? the download site says win2000 or XP required

A:skype & '98?

Sorry, it doesn't sound like Windows 98 will support Skype.

System requirements

PC running Windows 2000 or XP. (The new video feature requires Windows XP.)
Internet connection (broadband is best, GPRS is not supported for voice calls, and results may vary on a satellite connection).
Speakers and microphone built-in or separate.
A webcam, if you want to make video calls.
We also recommend that you have at least 400 MHz processor, 128 MB RAM and 15 MB free disk space on your hard drive.

Read other 3 answers
Q: Skype

Using Win 7 Professional.

I installed Skype on my laptop last week so that I could participate in a meeting.

Whenever I turn on my laptop, Skype is loaded in the background. Because I do not foresee using Skype on a regular basis, I must manually turn it off by positioning the cursor onto the icon in the tray and click "quit".

Is there a way to stop Skype for automatically being launched?


Start->Run->msconfig .Under tab StartUp unselect Skype.

Read other 3 answers
Q: Skype

Skype App just been upgraded via updates.
Have not had time yet to see what improvements there are.
Anyone else had this app upgraded if so have you found out yet what improvements it has made


My last update to Skype occurred on 17 Dec 2015. So far I have not seen any new update since then. My version is Skype video 2.12.15004.0

Read other 0 answers
Q: skype

Ok i had to delete skype and then i redownloaded it with new user name and now i can't get signed in on it . what can i do ?

Read other answers
Q: Skype

Is anyone else having trouble getting Skype to connect when using windows 7 Home Premium?
It seems when you click on it, it will either not load or state their is a problem and not connect.
I have uninstalled it, done a registry scan for errors and have reinstalled it but I am still having connection issues when I go to use it.
I never used Skype before, but I do not have these issues with Aim, Yahoo or Windows Messenger.


Quote: Originally Posted by kb7uar

Is anyone else having trouble getting Skype to connect when using windows 7 Home Premium?
It seems when you click on it, it will either not load or state their is a problem and not connect.
I have uninstalled it, done a registry scan for errors and have reinstalled it but I am still having connection issues when I go to use it.
I never used Skype before, but I do not have these issues with Aim, Yahoo or Windows Messenger.

I use skype and talk to my friend fine but when she moves into her room the call drops. Try restarting your modem?

please fill out your pc information better, so we can help more.

Read other 3 answers

hey guys i downloaded skype 4.0 recently and man it looks nothing like it does on the preview,i have it on my lap top and it looks like this (peview)
Skype 4.0 for Windows - Download the latest version of Skype and get free computer calls

but on the downloaded version it looks likr this

A:skype 4.0

Hi skript Kiddie,

I have deleted your other identical thread.

Please do not post identical threads in different forums, pick the appropriate forum and post one thread on a particular subject. And no cross linking identical threads either.

Read other 1 answers
Q: skype

using vista home premium.
installed 4.0 after using 3.8 for over a year.
am using regular phone with usb adapter to make my calls. never a problem
am now told by skype that 4.0 has major problems with vista.
uninstalled 4.0...............went back to 3,8.
my phone is no, longer working...get connecting...ringing....connected and then get cut off.
HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read other answers
Q: skype

my video calls have been disabled and the button has beengreyed out

Read other answers