I installed downloaded skype from official website "Ubuntu 12.04 (multiarch)" and installed it. then I followed this steps Quit Skype if running
Uninstall Skype IF you installed it from the repositories.
Choose your Skype version (32/64 Bit) to download and install it
Make sure you added the repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa
In terminal console, run
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper python-skype After that, run in terminal console
skype-wrapper Acknowledge the pop up authorization requests (don't forget to check the boxes to remember the selection)
Restart and done!
link to the original answer http://askubuntu.com/a/123304/42591
but sadly non of the functions of skype weaper are functioning
on the launcher skype start icon shows default menu when I right click on it
is there a way to fix this thank you in advanced