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Skype has to be full screen in Windows 8!? HO NO!

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I couldn't believe this but I found out this is true after I used it and google around. The best is just making something called snap works and make it share half of the screen with another app. I cannot believe skype and micosoft create and force users to have this experience. I use this at work so I finally uninstall this skype version for windows 8 and install the windows desktop version for windows 7, vista, xp, and it works as it used to be. I am sure this desktop version is officially supported for windows 8 too just they want to promote windows 8 app so they only offer the skype app if they detect your system is windows 8.rolleyes.gif
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I keep the installers to a lot of my programs (in case an update comes out that I don't like - for example the new side-bar less iTunes)
I never had this issue, installed the Skype 'app' it would drop calls or go silent when I switched to desktop, so I uninstalled and straight to the desktop app smile.gif
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Been using the desktop version of Skype on Win8 for ages without a hitch on a laptop and desktop smile.gif
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Just download the set up and dont use the app. The app is garbage.
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post #5 of 5
Here's a tip: Don't use any app that is specifically designed for Windows 8 metro because they are all fullscreen trash. I always download the older Skype that says for desktop.
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