Im a new user and recently downloaded Skype. Im using it right now, and when I try to click on anything in the programs login window it launchs Firefox to a index page showing the contents of the install directory.. I can't sign in or anything. Im not sure whats going on right now but its kind of odd. I can't use the program what so ever either.
I think there are a few issues here. As far as I know, Skype was taken over by Microsoft fairly recently. I imagine this is a new marketing strategy that has been introduced. The periodic startup is probably buried deep in the program and there will be no way to stop it happening. In reality, the insignificant number of people who complain about it, or just accept it without complaining, is of little interest to Skype. With hundreds of millions of users it's like whistling in the wind. I agree totally with people who complain they are just being fobbed off with, try this, or try that. I think we are being fobbed off. Perhaps if they tried switching the computer off and on it might help? Anyway, I am by nature a skeptic but this is business and if Skype thinks it can get more revenue with this sort of irritating behaviour they will continue to do so. It's only when their users desert them in droves will they change their minds, and I doubt if that is going to happen. In any case, you will just be switching from one Microsoft product to another.
20-08-2011 09:29 - edited 20-08-2011 09:31
it's doing it to me too and im at a complete loss...
after i had a skype call with a friend, my skype crashed and when i reopened it it started downloading the newest version of skype.
whenever i try to login it opens a new tab in chrome and gives me a :
Index of C:\ProgramData\Skype\Apps\login\
i tried to reinstall skype from skype.com but it is still giving me this same stupid error!!!
It's still not working!
Is there anyone who has ANY idea how to fix this? It's kind of sad that they haven't addressed or fixed this.. I'm trying to actually make use of the program and because of this error I literally cannot use the program!
come on skype. i cant believe this. ive been using this program for the last 3 years, never having a problem and when i do have a problem i get absoluetely no help.
It's doing the same exact thing to me and being a college student (with Skype being the only way I can talk to my mom) it's very annoying...anyone have any ideas?!
I think the problem you are experiencing is the same or similar to the one being discussed in the thread below. please visit the thread to see if the suggestion there would also work in your case.