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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Denise51, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Denise51

    Denise51 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have just upgraded to this latest skype for my Galaxy S3. I am beginning to wish I never did.

    I cannot switch it off, its running all the time. There seems to be no quit or exit for this version. Also there seems to be no settings either on the menu button. I have had to restart my phone to stop skype, and then it automatically signs me in if a open the application again.

    And the whole process starts again restart the phone to kill it, I have now also done a Force Stop through the applications manager.

    Is there any other way beside uninstalling it for good. Thank you.

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Far upper right, little circle with you in it.

    Tap that, shows your availability, etc etc.

    Tap menu from there - you can sign out, and get to settings.

    The only way I know how to prevent apps from auto-starting is if your phone is rooted. If yours is, let me know and I can help with that.

    Welcome to the forums! :)
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  3. gtbarry

    gtbarry Android Expert

    (DANG YOU EARLYMON and your being a ninja!)

    Settings and logging out are: Profile > Settings (fyi profile is your icon in upper right now)

    This is something they need to fix. From the home screen it is now three taps to exit (IF you know what to do). Before it was one tap on the homescreen + a confirmation.

    That needs to be fixed.... and I can't seem to make the enter button "send" like it was before. So now I have a bunch of messages that just sit there that I thought I sent cause I hit enter on the keyboard and didn't press that unassuming little arrow above the keyboard
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  4. Denise51

    Denise51 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you that did it, was able to disable automatic sign in and i've signed out now and killed it from task manager. Phew this was getting right up my nose, thanks
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  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Since being bought by Microsoft they've really been improving it.

    They've improved the desktop version practically into the ground.

    Good points on usability, gt!
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    TBH I think Skype for Android has improved since MS bought it, one thing video calls are now no longer restricted to select handsets and carriers, which is good. And Skype for Linux has really improved recently as well, it's actually stable now.
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  7. inghutajo

    inghutajo Lurker

    Since a couple of days ago was automatically updated the skype, on my android samsung this have not worked well, because when I launch the call the other person not listening or opposite, I think that instead to improve the version, this has been damaged.

    It is the worse.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
  8. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    No, it hasn't. Wouldn't run on Mint 14. Either the mike would work or the speakers. Not both at the same time. Wasn't the computer, either. Unlike Windows, there isn't an "Oldversion" easily available.

    Speaking of which, we could use an "Oldversion" for Android. Just in case some developer "updates" all the extras in a program and you don't like it.
    Especially if you bought the app.
  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I'm using the latest version of Skype with Mint 13 Maya LTS on a Lenovo laptop, and it seems to be fine, audio is ok and it's stable.

    However when you do have an issue, it does show a serious problem with proprietary software. Probably the only people who can fix it are Microsoft.

    I found the old version 2.x of Skype for Linux would often crash seemingly at random.


    There never was a version 3.x for Linux, it suddenly seemed jumped to 4.x...and that's when I found it was more stable with Ubuntu or Mint.
  10. crossmr

    crossmr Well-Known Member

    I can barely talk about this app while containing my rage. Why in all that is holy do they kick you out of the call screen when you put the phone to your ear? There is no in app button that I can find to get back into the current call. If you are calling someone who doesn't pick up, you're stuck. You can't do anything. The only thing you can do is sign-out of the app. If the person has voice mail, fine it'll pick up and you can get into the call, but my grandparents don't. It just rings and rings and there is no way to make it stop..
    hitting the call button just tries to make two calls at once which hacks the matrix and everything just goes to crap. Even sign-out won't make the phone stop dialing.. yes i just did this. I had to restart my phone.
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Skype worked very well in Ubuntu 11.04. Did not change any computer components or peripherals. Everything else worked in Mint. So it had to be Skype. What's his face from MS thinks Linux is a cancer anyway.

    Has anyone tried Viber since they went to computer app? They don't have Linux yet.
  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Viber might be a possibility, of course all your contacts must using Viber as well. It says "free calling" is that United States only?...and not China?

    I keep on hearing great things about Google Voice, except for one problem,...United States only. :rolleyes:
  13. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    I use Viber talk and text on phone. Kid is in the UK. Works pretty good.

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