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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?

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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.

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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,
Shawn

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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!

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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.

c:\Users\Play\AppData\Roaming\Skype\Pictures\

Why?
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:

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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.

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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
 

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Dear
 
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.
 
 
 
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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.

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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 6.3.60.105
Thanks 

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.

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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."

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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.
 
Regards, 
Len

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

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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
 

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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.

A:W8 app blocks SKYPE FOR DESKTOP

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

Code:
/remotelogout


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

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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.

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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.
 

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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 ?
 

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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

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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!!
Rod

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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.

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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 -_-

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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.

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Q: Skype

I was surprised when I just received an email notice from Skype that they had charged my PayPal account for another annual fee. I have never used Skype, because of problems with the telephone hardware that I had purchased. I didn't know that they would automatically charge this payment, and when I went to my account, the only thing that I could find was an automatic feature to keep a minimum balance for call charges, which I had never enabled.

Of course, it has been a year since I setup the account, and my memory doesn't work very well that far back, but I don't recall any provisions for an automatic annual payment authorization...was there one?

A:Skype

You sure it's not a phishing mail?

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Sometimes I am unable to make calls with skype out. It freezes and then I get an error saying tha Skype has detected a problem and needs to close. This happens like 60% of the Skyp Out calls. I get the options. Sometimes I don`t even have the problem.

A:Skype Out

are you using a usb phone or headset? or a router phone?

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hey guys i have a huge problem with skype,when i open it for the first 2 min drives my pc crazy(cpu 90%).
skype.exe is doing this, i hope its no virus or something,i also updated skype so that i wont have problems but i still have.
now its making all the time my pc crazy

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Q: skype

am using windows 8,
have a landline for all my local calls...using skype for long distance
.when i'm on skype and talking......if i get an incoming call on my landline, it immediatley knocks me off skype.

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks,

herb
 

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Q: Skype

I have suddenly lost access to skype and everytime I try to connect it comes up with: "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations panel."
So how do I go about doing this? I've had skype on my laptop for years and all of a sudden this has happened!! Helllllpppppppppp....
 

A:Skype

Can you open all other programs without any problems??
Try downloading skype and reinstalling it
 

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I'm unable to register with Skype when using AOL. When following the sign up instructions it says "not connected" at the bottom of the skype window, despite AOL Broadband being connected ok. The "sign up" button isn't lit as a result of this.

Anyone seen this before?

Thanks.
 

A:Skype & AOL

Try using a different browser.
 

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Q: Skype

Hello!
I Need Your Help I Have Norton 360 On My Xp Windows And I Can Run Skype On My Computer Can You Help Me To Solve This Problem Thank You.

A:Skype

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Originally Posted by pregunton157


Hello!
I Need Your Help I Have Norton 360 On My Xp Windows And I Can Run Skype On My Computer Can You Help Me To Solve This Problem Thank You.




so what is the problem you dont want to run skype? If you are having problems, you need to post the error messages you are getting or if no errors, exactly what problems you are having.

My only suggest at this time is to uninstall skype and reinstall.

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Q: Skype

How do unfreeze skype that says 50%

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Q: skype

using windows 8.1 and ie 11
suddenly........................am not able to get Skype to open fully
cannot make calls
they keep asking me to sign in ove and ove again
am afraid to un-install and then e-install for fear of losing my address book
what's the answer ????
herb
 

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Q: Skype

Hi, Complete newbie here!!

Sorry if I am posting in the wrong place.

I have been looking for a voip phone that will work with vista x64 there seem to be plenty about ebay etc. but much disagreement as to which ones will actually do the job - can you advise?

Thanks

A:Skype

I have used Skype for last 3 years and so far so good...
No problems to report on this free program.

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Hi Guys,

I run a small business from my home and I need to set up Skype so I can have multiple incoming phone numbers all on 1 PC and using 2 IP phones.

I only want to use Skype on one PC in the office space, but I need phones on 2 different desks, so I need to set up some IP phones using skype. I need to be able to see which phone number (business) the incoming call is going to so we can answer the phones appropriately.

I have tried but I do not know how to set up "Skype Business" to have it so I can have 3 phone numbers on PC

So in a nut shell, I need 3 skype numbers on 1 pc, and using 2 IP phone. I need this done quick so any response from you guys will be helpful.
 

A:Skype Help?

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Hi All

Well the things (Skype) is not even installed and I keep getting notification about being added to some very unsavoury people.

How do I protect myself from this please, as it is becoming very annoying.

Thx People.

A:Help Skype

I haven't tried this yet, but someone on the Skype forums said to set your age to 13. Microsoft protects anyone under 16 from unwanted contacts. But you have to be at least 13 to use the service. It might work.

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Q: Skype

Hello
My brother has both a smart phone an an iPad but is a total non tech.
Is there any way we can Skype without his having an email address. We have tried to set up an email address but it is to no avail.
TY

A:Skype

Don't think so as it requires either an original Skype login or a Windows Live login which includes @Live.com, @Hotmail.com, @msn.com, @Outlook.com to work.

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Q: skype

don't know whether i'm in the right forum...........but let's try.
how do i get rid of the questionnaire that i get from skype each time i finish my call.
it keeps asking me how was the quality of the call......good, bad, etc...............
ABSOLUTE PAIN.
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thanks,
herb
 

A:skype

if it gives u the option of do not ask me again check it and see what happens. hope this helps.
 

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I get a message that audio and video calls are not supported on my os










Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:why cant i use skype with my os

Yes, Skype is still not supporting video or calls on Chromebooks.Skype issue.

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Q: Skype

I have installed Trust Internet Phone Station ST-1200. so I can use my cordless phone for Skype calls and ordinary landline calls and I have connected the relevant wires, but my phone is not working. I am running Windows XP
 

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Q: skype

using vista
funny situation................my computer is always on but it goes into sleep mode after a while
people call me on skype and they can see my room and hear me talking even though i'm not in the room.
how do i stop access to my webcam when i'm not there????

HELP !!!!!

herb
 

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I've been told how to set up Skype, so I can watch my TV card, anywhere in the world, by setting the card up in Skype as my Webcam. Although Skype recognises the card (Hauppauge HVR=1100), I can't seem to get a signal through Skype. I know for certain that my card is working. Has anyone had any success, or can recommend another way (besides buying a Slingbox)
 

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Q: Skype

I have an elderly couple who have missionary friends in Russia. Can SKYPE be used for free video phone calls from the US to Russia? Is there something that might work better. The US side will be using Windows XP with an older Logitech web cam. The Russian side is (this is somewhat unclear at this time) using a Samsung laptop. No other info is available. Would the Logitech HD video software be usable for this? I believe that the FPS for these video calls will be practically non-existent and likely more like still photos, however it will mean a lot to both parties if this can be done at all.
I have never used SKYPE and have no idea what/how to set it up, but it will probably be fairly simple for me. I don't know about the Russian end
Thanks
 

A:Skype

Skype should work just fine.
 

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Q: skype

How to stop that Skype metro popup when in desktop mode when some one is responding/replying pm's.

A:skype

did you try to turn off notification in the setting win+C

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Q: skype

Hi it may be a silly question but i have just brought my nephew a laptop and he wants to use skype but has just found out it has to be paid for can i pay for it on my credit card and is there more than one type of skype thanks if you can help ?Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:skype

Hi johnyjohn Skype is free to use when you call other users using the Skype application. However, if you want to call phone numbers, you have to pay, yes (because you need credit for calls). You can download and install Skype for free from the official website:https://www.skype.com/en/

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Q: Skype

Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me out.

I installed Skype from the Microsoft Store, went through the installation process, and then it brought me to the Skype home screen (where you can see your contacts, ect.) However, as soon as it gets to that screen and makes the Skype start up noise, it brings me back to the Windows Home Screen. It shows the app is running in the left side bar (if you put the mouse in the upper left corner of the screen and view all running programs) but when I click on it, it just opens for a quick second and then closes back out.

Anyone else run into this problem?

Thanks

A:Skype

Just a side note about your message. From what I understand, the app bar on the left is only recently opened apps, not running apps.

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Skype 5.10 for Windows: Now with Favorite Contacts & Contact List Design Updates
We have just released a new version of Skype for Windows: Skype 5.10 for Windows.
In this updated release we have focused on making it easier to find the contacts you truly care about. We've introduced the ability to pin your Favorite contacts to the top of the Contacts tab, as well as merged your Facebook and Skype contacts into a single list.

Improvements we've made to Skype 5.10 for Windows:
Select and pin your favorite contactsFacebook and Skype contacts combined into one Contacts listEasier to understand premium subscription noticesPossibility to control Skype video rendering technology for backward compatibility for people who have trouble with video calls
Here's a bit more detail about the improvements.

Select and pin your favorite contacts
There are probably a handful of people who you talk to most frequently using Skype. To make it easier to talk with those people you care about most, we have introduced a new Favorite contacts feature, which lets you easily pin these people to the top of your Contacts list. Now, they are always available to you, without needing to search for them.

View one Contacts list with all your Facebook and Skype contacts
The new version of Skype comes with an improved Contacts list design. We have merged your Skype and Facebook contacts into a single list, so they are all in one place. We have also changed how we display the Contacts list wit... Read more

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As someone completely new to Skype and considering using it for small business purposes, I would ideally like to experiment with this means of communication between a couple of my own laptops connected through my wireless router. Can anyone familiar with Skype please explain whether this is possible and, if so, how it can be achieved. Any constructive advice and assistance gratefully appreciated.
 

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Okay so.Since I got my laptop in December, skype hasn't worked on it. When I say it doesn't work, I mean it loads up fine, responds quickly, I can send messages fine, but the moment I call somebody, the audio of not only the skype call but also every other program on my computer becomes slow, robotic and unintelligable. Along with this, my skype partner can't hear my voice unless they turn their audio to 100%. You'd think this is a skype problem as when I call on google hangouts or something similar, I don't have this issue. I contacted skype support but that was about as useful as talking to a brick wall with a representative badge. Someone even suggested it was my skype account that was causing this, but it works perfectly on my mobile, on other laptops and on my desktop. (I know you'll say just use skype on those! but I don't have the patience to sit beside a power outlet all day as skype drains mobile charge in 0.2 seconds, and my desktop headphone input is broken.)Pleeeeease somebody help as it's incredibly frustrating being unable to use skype on my laptop!   

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Q: Skype

All of a sudden I get an email telling me 'thanks' for installing Skype. I did not intentionally install Skype. When I look in the add and remove programs list I do not find it. When I use the 'search' command I find several references to it. How do I get rid of Skype the right way??

Thanks,
Jim
 

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