Note that simply installing the latest Skype version now will in fact uninstall WLM. But sure enough, there is one change that all WLM users will want to make to Skype immediately: Enable Compact View.
By default, Skype presents a single application window.
Maybe this transition doesn’t have to be so horrible after all.
Skype do provide a direct download link for its Skype software and the installer is packaged as an MSI file. We are using version 188.8.131.52 Download Skype MSI from the following link : Skype MSI Open a folder on your computer and save the msi downloaded.
But it provides a separate conversation window, with tabs for each conversation, helping you keep track of what’s happening.
You can make Skype work like WLM in this regard with Compact View. When you do, Skype redisplays with two windows, one for the contact list—just like WLM—and one for that Skype Home display, which you can simply close.
Now, when you engage in conversations with your contacts, each conversation appears in its own windows.
Which in many ways is actually even better than the tabbed conversation window in WLM. There are a lot of things you’ll probably want to do beyond this.
As a recap, Microsoft announced in late 2012 that it would be retiring its Windows Live Messenger application in Q1 2012 and replacing it with Skype.Microsoft has announced March 1 as the deadline for users to migrate to the latest version of Skype clients on the desktop, explaining that older releases would no longer log in beyond this date.The termination of the old Skype versions comes as a part of the company’s shift to a more modern architecture for the Vo IP platform, which enables more advanced features, such as video message saving, cloud file sharing, and mobile group calling.(I’m always trying to do more with less, if you will, and have a smaller application install footprint.) But I found Skype to be woefully inadequate for regular instant messaging, and I returned to using WLM.With this pending forced switch, however, I decided to take the painful step of using Skype so that I could examine ways in which Skype can be bent to my needs/wants, and hopefully be made to work more like WLM (in those areas where it makes sense; there’s plenty I don’t like about WLM too).