Thanks for the replies guys.
At the moment I am too scared to try any of the 400 or so updates waiting as I still don't know which one will break it!
I'll probably wait for F11 now as I'm guessing that will work out of the box as well as my F10 did
I have ongoing problems using skype and pidgin at the same time - but I just use one at a time and that seems stable. Not really a solution I know...
I'm going to start one or two more threads for other issues. If you think you can help please take a look.
Big love to the Fedora community for all the support they offer.