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Skype toolbar causing headaches for Firefox users

40,000 crashed browsers can't be wrong

| Software News | Posted: Jan 22, 2011 5:22 am

Skype and Firefox haven't really been on the same page lately. The Skype toolbar that was developed for Mozilla's popular browser has been causing a ton of problems for users with a reported 40,000 browser crashes in the last week alone. This has caused Mozilla to put a blok on the Skype toolbar while they figure out what the problem is.


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The toolbar mostly allows easier Skype usage by identifying phone numbers on web pages and pushing them straight to Skype for easier call making. This is being referred to as a "soft block," which means Firefox is disabling the toolbar by default unless you go it and turn it back on; putting you at risk of the headaches a ton of other users are having. Just one more reason to avoid toolbars altogether.



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