Skype login screen missing or blank

After researching a bit I come to know that this issue is due to Internet Explorer v10 in which there’s Javascript issue because latest version of skype uses javascript to show login screen.

1. I manage to resolve this issue after downgrading the Internet Explorer version 10 to version 9. Follow this link to uninstall IE v10 update and return back to IE 9:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/software/3465137/downgrade-from-internet-explorer-10-ie-9/

2. There’s an other work around with limited skype functionality, if you don’t want to downgrade to IE 9.

Create a new shortcut of skype.exe and append /legacylogin to the shortcut target or path such as:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe” /legacylogin

References:

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Skype-Login-Screen-Missing/td-p/1947823

 

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