Skype has recently released Skype version 188.8.131.52, which – finally – fixes the bug where Skype Home appears every time the program launches.
If you downloaded the KillSkypeHome applet, you’ll now need to remove that from your system after installing the update.
The update is available through Skype’s own update system, or from FileHippo.
This is an issue that seriously irritated me for some time. I could run iTunes absolutely fine on both my Desktop PC and my netbook, but on both, as soon as I closed iTunes it would automatically reopen itself again.
It might repeat this process three or four times before it actually stopped reopening. I was beginning to think it was Apple ignoring a bug in the software, but I think I’ve found the problem.
If you regularly use Windows Live Messenger on your desktop machine, try this solution.
Go to Windows Live Messenger, click your profile name (below your display picture), and then click “More options”. Then untick the checkbox “Show information about the song I’m listening to”.
This will, of course, stop WLM from showing any song you are playing as your personal message. However, I’m not hugely fussed as I just use last.fm to note all the music I listen to.
That fix seemed to work for me. iTunes doesn’t seem to automatically reopen any more. Let me know if this fix works for you.
PS – sorry I haven’t posted in ages. I took a bit of a break in April!
What’s up with Windows 7 standby?
I have a real problem with Windows 7 at this point in time. It has a really annoying bug that drives me insane!
It seems to be an issue that occurs with ATI drivers – and since I have an ATI Radeon HD 4550, I get the issue.
When you standby your computer, the system goes into standby as normal. However, when you wake the system the Aero glass interface mysteriously disappears. For some reason, the DWM (desktop window manager), which deals with the Aero management, crashes. The only resolution to the problem is to reboot the PC – you cant fix it any other way.
It slightly defeats the point of using standby on Windows. The problem doesn’t seem to occur if you hibernate the system, but it’s still very annoying.
I tried contacting ATI but their customer support didn’t seem to understand the issue.
Is it just me or is the problem common with other systems as well?