Quick fix for skype not opening in Ubuntu 13.04

This is a quick fix for a little bug which occurs when using Skype + Ubuntu 13.04 X64 (bug #1097773).

Bug details : Even if you have installed Skype in your Ubuntu machine Skype won’t start up. Instead of starting up properly it will ends up with a crash saying



If you comes up with this error,

1. Open terminal and type

2. It will open up Skype’s Unity Dashboard icon properties. In that file replace


3. Then open up skype. It should work properly 🙂