Since the newest version of Skype updated on my computer (running Windows Vista) I have only tried to use it a handful of times. I am at the point that I am so frustrated with it though that it's not even worth it. I'm not sure what my previous version of Skype was or even where to find it, but it worked just fine.
Since the update any time that I log into Skype now it will connect just fine (whether I'm already running Firefox or not), once I try to do anything within Skype or within a minute or two just being idle it loses connection. It also kicks me off of my internet connection which is the really weird part. I've checked my network settings and I still have connection, but my browsers will not work.
Then I end up having to restart my computer just to get my browsers working again. I'm really am frustrated with this since I need Skype for working online. Plus I'm really confused as to how exactly Skype ends up messing up my browsers. I've tried downloading the Beta version that was brought up in another thread and it did nothing to help.