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
In terminal console, run
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper python-skypeAfter 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!
link to the original answer http://askubuntu.com/a/123304/42591
But sadly none of the functions of Skype Wrapper are working. Is there a way to fix this?