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I've installed Windows 8 and Skype from Windows Store. It now occupies the entire screen and misses a lot of features. I would say that for a normal computer, the previous "regular" Skype was much more desirable.

Should I now install one more Skype? "Metro" and "regular"? Or can I use the Modern UI Skype in a regular way?

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I believe that you will have to install the "regular", desktop, version of Skype if you would like to run it in desktop mode.

You can download the original installer from here.

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why do I need "metro skype" on laptop? it seems useless... – javapowered Oct 28 '12 at 17:57

You can get the regular desktop skype from this link

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