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The bottom line problem here is that you are not properly installing applications, you are trying to run them from the disk image, which as you've discovered is not correct.

Sometimes, DMG files mount PKG installers, and sometimes (as with Skype), the disk image opens to a pictorial representation of the program's icon and an alias to your Application folder. Drag the icon to the app folder and it will be copied to your Application folder.

Then you can eject the image and trash the DMG. You don't need them anymore.

From now you, you launch Skype from your Application folder, the Lauchpad if you use it, or by dragging the Application folder Skype icon to the dock and launching it from there.

This applies to all other downloaded programs.
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