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I installed downloaded skype from official website "Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch)" and installed it. Then I followed these steps:

Quit Skype if running

Uninstall Skype IF you installed it from the repositories.


Choose your Skype version (32/64 Bit) to download and install it

Make sure you added the repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa

In terminal console, run

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper python-skype After that, run in terminal console

Acknowledge the pop up authorization requests (don't forget to check the boxes to remember the selection)

Restart and done!

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But sadly none of the functions of Skype Wrapper are working. Is there a way to fix this?

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Link to the thread that fixed this problem

Ubuntu Forums:

I dragged and dropped this version


from this location /usr/share/application/

onto the Launcher.

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