screenshotApp for Skype™ Web  |  Download Open Skype web app in a simple and standalone window.

Some of the important features of the App for Skype™ Web addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn't find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with App for Skype™ Web.

In short, App for Skype™ Web is a lite addon that provides easy access to your Skype wep page via toolbar button. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

4 Reasons to Use App for Skype™ Web

  • Opens a lite and detached panel which renders Skype web UI.

  • Features all Skype app functions in a resizable popup.

  • Lite addon as when the popup is closed, there won’t be any background activities.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers.

YouTube Tutorial

This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is App for Skype™?

    App for Skype™ is the easiest way to open and use Skype web from your desktop machine (PC, MAC or Linux). Clicking on the toolbar button, renders Skype web UI in a standalone window. Moreover, the window is re-sizable to your desired choice. Note, to start using this App, you need to have a skype account. Simply click on the toolbar button to open Skype in a simple popup window. Once the UI is closed all background activities are halted. Please note that, this addon does not have any settings or options to adjust.

  • 2. Why App for Skype™ is a lite Addon?

    App for Skype™ is designed to operate similar to Google Chrome Apps. In other words, it opens in a simple and stand-alone popup window (as opposed to the toolbar-popup or sidebar), and once closed, completely clears-off and will not have any further background activities. Having this behavior, it is considered a very lite Addon and does not add any additional burden to your browser.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for App for Skype™ Web?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Can I make calls with this app?

    Yes, but you need to install a separate plug-in to make the call. Simply click on the call button within the UI (top right corner) and follow the instructions on the screen to setup the call. Please note that the separate call plug-in is made by Microsoft/Skype corp and has nothing to do with this app.

  • 5. When I resize the popup window, can I save it to the memory for next time usage?

    Yes, once you resize the window it will store the new size to the memory. Next time when you open the UI it will open in a new window.

  • 6. Does this addon provide any badge icon text?

    No, this addon does not have notifications. It is just designed to gain you an easy access to your skype page.

  • 7. Can I have more than one detached panel (with Skype UI rendered in)?

    No, you can only have one detached window. Every time you click on the toolbar button, the window will be focused, if it is already open. If not, it opens a new window.

  • 8. When I click on the toolbar button, can I make the popup to attach to the toolbar?

    No, currently there is no way to attach the popup to the toolbar (mini UI). In fact, this extension is designed to operate similar to chrome apps which opens a standalone and detached panel.

  • 9. Is App for Skype™ the same as my skype web page?

    Yes, App for Skype™ renders exactly your skype page. In other words, it just opens your skype page in a standalone and simple UI.

  • 10. Does this addon has any settings or options to adjust?

    No, currently this addon does not have any settings to adjust. However, in future versions, an options page will be added.

  • 11. Is this addon available for mobile browsers?

    No, currently this addon is not available for mobile browsers. Only desktop version for Chrome, Firefox and Opera are supported.


Reporting Bugs

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