Why Skype Hates Google Maps

Skype is a great way to communicate for free over the internet.  Free, good quality calls, real time video calling and real time chat functions make it a fantastic tool for today's budget strapped charity.

Skype also comes with a neat little plug-in for Firefox, which highlights phone numbers on any web page you are viewing, figures out the country they are in and allows you to launch a call with Skype to that number by clicking on it.

So far so good.

However, as I discovered recently, this plug-in breaks Google Maps.  If you have the plugin installed and try to search, Google Maps hangs, claiming to be "Loading".  Forever.

 So, for me, anyway, there is no contest.  Given a choice, Google Maps wins hands down.  Skype's handy plugin is disabled (Choose Tools>add ins>Skype>disable) and all is well with the world.

Thankyou to http://techtipdaily.com for the solution to that mystery!