We bought an HP desktop computer two weeks ago as well as an HP Webcam HD-3100 to go with it (for Skype). Upon installing the application on the Start screen, we tried to search for our friend and couldn't find him. He told us he found us and tried to add us, but he needed us to add him back. We didn't get any notification of his adding us whatsoever. Finally, his username popped up after we tried searching it again and after clicking "add to contacts", he accepted. We called him (as a green phone button) and we only saw him. Our HP Webcam HD-3100 was turned on, but he couldn't see us. He told us to click on the green video button next to the green phone button. However, we see no such thing. There is no green video button. There is only a green phone button and a blue "+" sign. Why is there no such green video button for video chatting?
12-01-2013 08:12 - edited 12-01-2013 08:18
Which version of Skype do you use?
Run Skype >> WinKey + C >> Settings >> About.
Please see the above FAQ.
In order to search for video settings on Skype, I need to locate the menu bar, which the Windows 8 application does not have. In fact, the Windows 8 Skype application from the store doesn't have much. Just the logo, my recent calls, my favorites, and "people". This is it. I do not know how to locate a menu bar, seeing (or lack thereof) as that I do not have one. Also, while trying to go onto Skype for the desktop version on the internet, it leads me straight to downloading the Skype from the Windows store. I am ultimately led to use ONLY the application.
You can use this link to install Skype desktop client
I have saved and ran Skype for desktop, thank you, however upon locating it in my "Downloads" and double-clicking it, it does nothing after I hit "Yes" (when asking if I'd like Skype to make changes to my computer. I don't know what to do.
Please use this direct link to download the latest versions of skype
i gave you the MSI installer. just click on the link i have given above, and download it on your "desktop"
when you got it, double click on it (run) and start installation. then Join it.