20-12-2012 20:57 - edited 20-12-2012 22:15
You can create a new desktop shortcut for Modern Skype.
Right click on the desktop >> create a new shortcut
Type: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "skype:"
Type: ModernSkype in Type a Name for this shortcut field.
Then Click Finish.
You now have a shortcut to Skype apps.
You can create an icon for this shortcut.
Log on to ICO converter
Cick Choose File and search for .png in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.SkypeApp_184.108.40.206_x86
Then Click Convert. New icon will be downloaded.
Now Right click on ModernSkype desktop shortcut and click Propeties then Click Change Icon and locate the downloaded icon file, Click OK.
Now drag the icon to the taskbar and it should be pinned.
The solution that worked for me was to go to the Skype homepage, or better http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-c
Wow! Just, wow!
thanks for the tip. It saved lots of my lifetime. I like to see the Skypa status and calls missed in the task bar as before, and sometimes I do think Microsoft people are not aware that not every change is to teh better. Your tip woked easy and fast.