Split screen personality

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Split screen personality

Just got a new computer, installed Skype, and now I have not one simple Skype screen in the middle of my display, but two, separate screens, one on the left with my contacts, and the other on the right with whatever call I have. I hate this!

 

How do I change settings to change the current display to one simple Skype screen with everything there, that I can minimize it after a call connects so that I can continue to work online while talking? (and yes, I have searched high and low thru the settings and the help sections to find this, but no luck.)

BurtFigby
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click menu View >> Default View to combine the two windows.

 


 

 



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Primemover
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Actually, while waiting for a response, I dumped this new 5.5 Skype piece of crap and went back to version 5.3. If I need to rely on either Skype or Microsoft to think they can "protect" me, I will switch to Linux and a different carrier. Skype 5.3 will work for me (and so will my firewall and 3rd party security software). Thanks for responding though.

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BurtFigby wrote:

Actually, while waiting for a response, I dumped this new 5.5 Skype piece of crap and went back to version 5.3. If I need to rely on either Skype or Microsoft to think they can "protect" me, I will switch to Linux and a different carrier. Skype 5.3 will work for me (and so will my firewall and 3rd party security software). Thanks for responding though.



Please be aware not only are there new features in newer Skype clients, there are also new security fixes as well. So, please understand the "Total" risk involved when deciding to use/stay on, older versions.

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