Few days ago Skype stopped working normally in my laptop. Each time after starting the window opened, then signing in… then crash. It was not solven even after remove-install. I investigated the problem and quickly found a simple solution. And this simple solution is also available for other OS-es. So if your Skype craches during signing process, you can solve it easily with removing shared.xml file. Location of shared.xml: Ubuntu: ~/.Skype folder. Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\_username_\Application Data\Skype folder Mac OS: ~/Library/Application\ Support/Skype/ folder Windows 7: C:\Users\_username_\AppData\Roaming\Skype folder

That’s all. Good luck.

Question: Skype has been disappeared from GNOME top panel. So after closing it, it stays running, but invisible. Reopening it from application menu gives crash, because it is running. Answer: It has very simple solution. Look at top panel, there must be a little gray icon of Notification area. If it exists, remove it from panel, thenr restore it with right click->add to panel->Notification area. If it doesn’t exist, then do same thing, add it to panel. Then quit from Skype, and then reopen. Everything must be ok.