Skype has been an integral part of a lot of people’s everyday lives. In just a couple of years, Skype has easily replaced the once famous Yahoo! Messenger as our go-to instant messaging service. Back in the day, most of us only use IM’s for chatrooms and occasional video calls to our loved ones, especially those abroad. But now, we use Skype not just for personal purposes, but also for work.
It is a total nightmare when suddenly Skype starts acting weird. Just like the screenshot pictured above, Skype’s login window is nowhere to be seen.
If you’re on a Windows 8 machine and you’re experiencing the same issue, then you have came to the right page as we’ll teach you the fix for this problem.
We then tried changing Skype’s target field to: C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /legacylogin to try and force Skype to use the old login window also known as the “legacy login window”.
And as expected, it worked like a charm. It’s a temporary solution, but at least it works. The difference between the new Skype login window and the legacy is that the latter does not require the Internet Explorer for it to work properly.
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A self confessed gadget enthusiast, Phillip Joanino is a Registered Nurse by profession. He graduated with BS in Nursing from Centro Escolar University in Manila, circa April 2013. He’s a certified Apple fanboy, the go-to person when it comes to the latest tech updates and knows the hippest and trendiest places and events around the Metro.
What makes Phillip an Apple fan boy? Currently, he’s got a Black iPod Nano 3rd Gen, a White iPad with Retina display, a White iPhone 4S, a Gold iPhone 5S and a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air. He’s also got a BlackBerry 9700 on the side, as well as a Intel Core i5 Samsung QX-410 notebook.