Windows 8 App and Windows Desktop on Windows 8

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Windows 8 App and Windows Desktop on Windows 8

OK.. The Skype WIndows 8 App, does not allow my to share my desktop or use two monitors.  So I downloaded the desktop version.  It works fine, however the only way to "kill" it is to go the the task manager and shut it down.  I do not use it regulary enough to warrant leaving it run in the background.  Will the Windows 8 App ever be acceptable for multi monitors or desktop sharing.?

huperetes1
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Re: Windows 8 App and Windows Desktop on Windows 8

Try Below:

 

reset skype in safe mode w/n, run Skype and disable uPnP.

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-8/Can-t-login-to-skype/m-p/1351451/highlight/true#M6208

 

you can also try to disabling automatic startup of Skype.

Tools >> Options... >> General settings >> Uncheck "Start Skype when I start Windows."

 

Restart to Normal Mode.

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Re: Windows 8 App and Windows Desktop on Windows 8

I also want to use the desktop sharing and the "normal skype". how can i download the desktop version?

thank you!

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Re: Windows 8 App and Windows Desktop on Windows 8

You can install the currently latest Skype 6.3.0.107 version using this msi-installer:

 

http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.3.0.107.msi

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