Attention crazy people:
The app you really want is called "Skype for Windows Desktop" and you can get it just like normal from www.skype.com -- It works just like you were always used to.
The app you are using is called "Skype for Modern Windows" - it is made for tablets and is built-in to Windows 8. Just uninstall it... but you can imagine that it works well for touchscreens, so of course it's going to be full-screen... how can you blame the devs for this?
If anything, I would blame the staff who replied to your answer and didn't explain why this app is fullscreen and that there is a normal desktop version like everyone wants. It's just a separate download
28-07-2014 14:13 - edited 28-07-2014 14:16
hmm i have this same prob so thanks but just one thing you could of suggested a way round this problem if you know one ? or you could have said you had know idea how to get round it
this is meant for the person who replied first a staff mod
This full-screen thing is so annoying - the Surface 3 is supposed to be a laptop, and does anyone want to have their whole screen [or half of it] taken over by Skype or anything else? ... luckily there's an easy solution - go install Skype for Desktop.