The new UI of Skype is too bulky? Here's a series of modifications that can be applied to make things simpler.
Compact the Chat View:
Click on the Tools menu > Options
Go to IM settings and check Compact Chat View.
Click on the Save button.
Hide profile pictures and message previews:
Click on the Tools menu > Options.
Go to General Settings.
Clear the following options:
Show profile pictures.
Show message previews in the side bar.
Compact the Sidebar View
Click on the View Menu > Compact the Sidebar View
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