skype problems on windows 8

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skype problems on windows 8

I just bought a windows 8 laptop. I logged into Skype but I can not see where to add contacts. There is no tool bar at the top of the screen.

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by Tamim

Try Below:

 

Run Skype and right click on Home screen then click add contact.

 

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Alternatively, Run Skype >> WinKey + C >> Search

 

Type your contacts name in the search bar.

 

add a contact ms.PNG

 

Select the contact then Click add to contacts.

 

add a contact ms1.PNG

 

You may Refer:

Adding contacts (Windows 8 )

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tgbraman
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

Try Below:

 

Run Skype and right click on Home screen then click add contact.

 

add a contact ms2.PNG

 

Alternatively, Run Skype >> WinKey + C >> Search

 

Type your contacts name in the search bar.

 

add a contact ms.PNG

 

Select the contact then Click add to contacts.

 

add a contact ms1.PNG

 

You may Refer:

Adding contacts (Windows 8 )

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Tamim
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

One solution was to right click on Home screen then add contact. What exactly is the "Home Screen"? Do you right click on your My Account page? I tried this and it didn't work - where exactly do I right click?  I am set up on Skype and I just got a new laptop with windows 8 and I cannot locate the menu bar to add a contact.

 

Thank you in advance for any help.

lmbm
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

[ Edited ]

lmbm,

 

Please moved to your own thread.

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-8/I-cannot-locate-the-menu-bar-to-add-contacts-on-windows-8/m-...

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Re: skype problems on windows 8

As far as I know, there is no menu bar... no easy way to add contacts.. so preferences to show if you want to appear 'available' or other options like previous versions.
cmae915
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

I also bought a laptop that came with W8. Skype does not show my contacts list!!!!! I cannot find where they are to call them either using my account and credits or by  skype online WHERE DO I GO TO GET THEM BACK??????? I had Windows XP before.....HELPPPPPP! I need some of those phone numbers attached to Skype contacts...... Thanks...anyone!

mariliza_callaw
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

Seriously Microsoft What Are You DOING?????\

 

Stop maximizing everything in Windows 8 and making it hard to find stuff and totally ruining my user experience, at first I loved Windows 8, but it's annoying control of how I use my PC is absoutely crap, FFS, let me change Skype from Full Screen DAMMM

testerj
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

You could just install the desktop version of skype, since skype app for windows 8 is kind of limited in functionality at the moment. But MS is preparing new releases and updates in the near future to the skype app.

 

 

coolithelp
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

I signed up for SKYPE and COmmunity and I wish to add contacts --I signed in but the add friends icon does NOT appear. My profile is 80% completed but the other 20% shows link to Microsoft account --it will not let me click on it !!! How can I solve the problem. I am signed in to my SKYPE account..PLease this is day number 2 trying to solve this.

 

highflyer
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Re: skype problems on windows 8

it is hard for me to belive the ms people were able to f... u...p the perfect program skype

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I am using windows pad and it is almost impossible to figure skype if you linl it with windows 8

I am amaced they could mess the program so well.

I am considering to throw all my windows gear to the dump and get APPLE FOR EVRYTHING.

SAD BUT TRUE.

Pekka
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