How do I change my profile photo, windows 8

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How do I change my profile photo, windows 8

I am using windows 8 & cannot change my profile picture, any ideas?

Also I have no way to search for new skype users?

I guess from what I have read here I need a task bar which I do not Have?

Icefox
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Re: How do I change my profile photo, windows 8

In the initial screen of Skype for Windows 8 (the one listing recent conversations, favourites, contacts, etc.) a thumbnail of your current picture, with your subnick and a coloured dot indicating your current online status should appear. Look for it at the top right of the Skype screen, it's there even if you dock Skype to a side of the desktop. If you click that, a side panel appears with your account information, a textbox to change your subnick, etc. Clicking on your current picture (above the subnick textbox) will open a file selector to replace it with a new one.

 

If you are not at the initial Skype screen, right click and two bars will appear; the top bar will have a Skype icon that should take you to the initial screen.

Habbit
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Click on your current image and you will see where your current image's location (which path on your computer).  There is a 'down' arrow "ν" on the right of "Files".  Click on the arrow and you'll see a list of paths on your computer.  Then you may look for any images on your computer to replace your current one.  It took me a while to figure out.  I don't like SKYPE on Window 8 at all.  There are only "online" and "invisible" for status.  No other options.

KittySun
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I just installed the Skype Desktop and regained all of my capabilities.  apparently I was trying the use the pre-installed version on 8.1.  The self-installed  desktop version works much better. 

jjames7118
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Skype on Windows 8 is a huge disappointment, I mean HUGE! I don't know where to start....basically you have little or no control over anything!!!  Let's see...an AGILE development methodology with a lot of offshore resources where no one is held accountable for anything and at the bottom of the priority list is customer satisfaction....SOUND ABOUT RIGHT!

walkersj09a
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Have you tried to install the normal desktop version? The currently latest Skype 6.14.0.104 desktop version can be installed using this msi-installer:

 

http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.14.0.104.msi

ruwim
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I got so frustrated trying this that I eventually resorted to changing my photo on my i-phone - it worked perfectly - you click on the photo in your profile and can choose a save photo to replace it.

If you have another smartphone other than i-phone I would suggest trying the same thing if you have skype installed as an app - windows 8 is a pain.

 

ralf_b
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Thank you, your step by step was sooooo easy. :happy:

BettyAudish
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In windows 8.1 is real easy just go to your top right coner and click on the little cecle than a window shoud come over from the right click on the pictur on top and chuse a pictur from you PC thaks =]

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