Skype Not Working. Stuck “Connecting” and Blue Status Icon

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Skype stopped working. The classic app won’t connect to the network and sign in to the user account (February 2018)

Skype has been glitching for at least a week by now. When you launch the classic app (UWP) it shows you a blue icon and displays Connecting… in the status bar but won’t connect and shows your contacts as offline. Here is 4 solutions to fix Skype sign-in and connectivity issues that you can face in February 2018.

How the Skype Connectivity Issue Looks Like

I think that many of those who use the classic Skype application now are confronted with the fact that it stopped working and does not connect to the Internet. The program starts, but below it says “Connecting…” and instead of green icon a blue one with animated arrows is displayed. If you click Help > Check for updates, it offers to download a new version, even supposedly it downloads it, but after clicking “Install Now”, the installation does not start. And the problem is not solved accordingly. In this article, read how to get Skype to connect to the server and work so that you can call, exchange messages, send and receive files.   Continue reading

How to Enable Opera Turbo in the New Version of Opera

Opera Turbo is a feature that serves to compress web pages, load them more quickly and preserve traffic if you have metered of slow connection. Some people loved to use it to change IP address (not working anymore on desktop browser, but today you can use the built-in VPN feature for that purpose). Since Opera version 46 there is no “Opera Turbo” item in the main menu and the feature appears to be hidden from your eyes. But here is how to enable the Turbo mode and continue using it in 2017.  Continue reading

Merge Skype Account With Microsoft Account To Change Skype Password

Many users encountered a problem while they tried to change Skype password in June 2017. If your account is not connected to your Microsoft Account and you select “Change password” in Skype desktop app, you will be directed to Microsoft login page at . The thing is that Microsoft has recently taken the step to merge Skype accounts with Microsoft LiveIDs.  Continue reading