add skype to task bar in windows 8

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add skype to task bar in windows 8

I have skype in my start menu but can't figure out how to put a short cut in the task bar in windows 8

mattrice74
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Re: add skype to task bar in windows 8

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You can create a new desktop shortcut for Modern Skype.

 

Try This.

 

Right click on the desktop >> create a new shortcut

 

Type: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "skype:"

 

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Click Next

 

Type: ModernSkype in Type a Name for this shortcut field.

 

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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_1.3.0.112_x86__kzf8qxf38zg5c\images\s_logo_30x30.png

 

Then Click Convert. New icon will be downloaded.

 

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Now Right click on ModernSkype desktop shortcut msicon3.PNG and click Propeties then Click Change Icon and locate the downloaded icon file, Click OK.

 

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Now drag the icon to the taskbar and it should be pinned.

 

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Tamim
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Re: add skype to task bar in windows 8

I'm 76 years of age and there must be an easier way that this to put a Skype icon on the taskbar or desktop.

 

Confused123
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the ICO converter will not accept a cut/paste of your C:windowsapp/microsoft address for linking to the skype icon. also, I can't find windows Apps.microsoft.skype on my computer. please advise. thanks for your help!
etphonehome
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I am 79 years of age and i agree with you..ridiculous how difficult to create a skype shortcut!!!

sontag650
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Re: add skype to task bar in windows 8

The solution that worked for me was to go to the Skype homepage, or better http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/, and instead of clicking on the green button that says Get Skype for Windows 8, I looked below at the other versions, specifically Windows Desktop. I clicked on the Learn More link and then saw another green button, but this one said Get Skype for Windows Desktop. I downloaded that package, installed it and walked thru the setup wizard which then opened Skype for me in the familiar fashion. Once it was open, I could then click on the icon on the taskbar and select Pin to Taskbar!

 

Wow! Just, wow!

PaliBaacsi
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Re: add skype to task bar in windows 8

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ This is the page you want to download Skype for Desktop.
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PaliBaacsi
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Re: add skype to task bar in windows 8

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.

johna_b
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Re: add skype to task bar in windows 8

I agree with you all folks. Thaks for the solution. Very easy and this way I was able to use the programa as always.

maricab17
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