If you are like me and download the latest version of Skype for Mac on to your Apple machine last week, you might have noticed some strange problems with other applications and sites that require access to your web camera.For example sites like DailyBooth won’t work as you cannot access your webcam with any program or service that uses Flash with Skype loaded.
According to Skype this has been coded into the new version by design, but it still seems very unclear why Skype would implement this. A response on the Skype support forums says: Currently, this is by design. However I’ll report to Mac team about the issue you have. Thank you.
The problem was spotted in the pre-release version of Skype 5.0 for Mac but was expected to be fixed when the final Mac 5.0 version was launched. If you have experienced problems and its causing you problems you may want to revert to an older version.