Hi, I'm new to Skype. I find that when I download Skype the icon disappears from my desktop after I shut down, so I need to download Skype afresh every time I use it. This can't be right?
Skype seems to have disappered completely from my mac, not just from the desktop, a search suggests.
Maybe, I don't need to downloand the Skype app to make calls. Do I? is it sufficient just to log in at Skype.com?
Even if that's so, I'd find it handier to fire up the app from my mac.
Can anyone help me, pls.: how do I keep Skype on my desktop?
I assume that I have to open the Skype app. every time I call?
attempting to post a related ques. but can't see how to. I'm trying to connect to British Telecom's teleconferencing service using 'Skype Out' but my mac doesn't recognaise it (BT provides a link that won't work).
Can someone please help me by replying here or helping me find the elusive, promised 'new post' button? thanks.
To answer the easier question first: yes, you do need the Skype application to make calls. You cannot make them via a browser.
Now as to where Skype is lurking: It sounds as if you have downloaded the application but not installed it. The download should be in your Downloads folder (near the right end of the Dock) unless you've told your computer to stash it somewhere else. I'll assume it's there. If it isn't, download it from Get Skype at the top of this forum page.
Double-click the Skype .dmg file wherever it may be hiding. You should then see a window with the Skype application on the left side, a right-facing arrow in the middle, and an Applications folder icon on the right. There are also instructions that say to drag the application icon onto the Applications folder icon IN THE WINDOW. This will install Skype onto your hard drive. It's easier to do than to describe. You will then be able to launch Skype from your Applications folder in the Dock. Once Skype is up and runnning, you'll be asked to enter your username and password. Finally, right-click (or click & hold) the Skype icon in the Dock while Skype is running. Select Options, then choose to keep Skype in the Dock. That way, it'll always be easy to find. Of course, this last step is not required. Once Skype is installed, you can launch it from your Applications folder.