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Changes for v6.5.0.158 - v6.6.0.106

  • Optimizations to the video messaging experience



Changes for v5.9.32.123 - v5.10.0.114

  • Select and pin your favorite contacts
  • Facebook and Skype contacts combined into one Contacts list
  • Easier to understand Premium subscription notices
  • Possibility to control Skype video rendering technology for backward compatibility for people who have trouble with video calls
  • Remove 'Video in Mood' functionality



Changes for v5.9.0.115 - v5.9.32.123

  • Skype used excess amount of system resources on Windows 8 Release Preview



Changes for v5.9.0.114 - v5.9.0.115

  • Start downloading Skype 5.9 for Windows now and let us know what you think on our Support Network. Or in case you notice any issues, then please report them to our public issue tracker



Changes for v5.8.0.158 - v5.9.0.114

  • A new confirmation message when sending a contact to a group conversation
  • A new Hotkey for taking snapshots during video calls
  • Improved non-standard international phone number recognition for Australian users
  • The ability to opt-out from silent updates



Changes for v5.8.0.154 - v5.8.0.156

  • Generic Fix crash bug
  • Login Improved messaging for blocked users



Changes for v5.6.0.105 - v5.6.0.110

  • Removed Google product bundling
  • Added attribution of used third party software
  • Click-to-Call: There was a memory leak in Firefox plugin
  • General: Sometimes Skype crashed at startup on Windows 8



Changes for v5.5.0.113 - v5.6.0.105

  • Screen sharing improvements
  • New 'getting started' experience
  • Small changes to the call controls
  • The 'Call Phones' button has been moved
  • Updated 'Click to Call' browser plugins
  • In call advertising



Changes for v5.5.0.110 Beta - v5.5.0.113

  • Resolves Skype login issue for new installations that have UDP blocked on the network
  • Resolves video calling issue on some HP/Palm devices



Changes for v5.3.0.120 - v5.5.0.110 Beta

  • Facebook integration
  • Improved call controls
  • Improved video calling reliability
  • Plus several bug fixes



Changes for v5.3.0.116 - v5.3.0.120

  • Generic: Removed Extras Manager from Skype
  • Call Quality Indicator: Skype crashed when trying to close Call Quality Indicator with pressing 'esc'.



Changes for v5.3.0.113 - v5.3.0.116

  • Skype crashed on startup for users who were affected by Skype issue on 26.05.2011



Changes for v5.3.0.111 - v5.3.0.113

  • Group video calling: Fixed potential Skype crashing scenario while participating in Group Video Call
  • Install: Skype started up in English instead of users local language if it was ran under different user account, than installed



Changes for v5.3.0.108 - v5.3.0.111

  • Contacts list
  • Skype was adding echo123 to the contact list on every Skype startup
  • Video Calling
  • Skype video was freezing sometimes on group video calls
  • Friend Finder
  • Skype seldom crashed when adding a friend



Changes for v5.0.0.152 - v5.0.0.156

  • Call Phones: Skype crashed on Call Phones area when user had more then one recently expired subscriptions
  • Contact requests: Contact requests sent from Skype for Windows in Cyrillic letters were shown as "?" marks on incoming contact request view on Skype for Android
  • Login: Skype crashed on login for users who had two or more dots ("..") in their username in row.
  • Screen sharing: Full screen sharing selection was not updated when selecting second monitor for screen sharing
  • Video: Fixed the issues with Freetalk Everyman webcam and FaceVsion Touchcam N1 not going into HD video calling mode. Note! Camera firmware needs to be upgraded as-well, see instructions for Freetalk and FaceVsion.



Changes for v5.0.0.105 Beta - v5.0.0.123 Beta

  • 10-way group video calling
  • Skype Home experience
  • New contact search and add experience
  • Offline instant messaging support
  • Improved experience during network-compromised calls
  • Automatic call recovery
  • Post call experience
  • General User Interface refresh



Changes for v4.2.0.166 - v5.0.0.105 Beta

  • New features:
  • Video - Up to 5-way group video call
  • Calling - Redesigned calling experience
  • Video snapshots - Improved video snapshots gallery
  • Browser plugin - Improved browser plugins performance on some websites.
  • Browser plugin - Reduced false positives on browser plugin phone number recognition.
  • Changes:
  • Calling - Call host is not displayed anymore in the user interface
  • Windows 2000 is not supported in this Beta version
  • Fixed issues:
  • Video - Microsoft Lifecam Show webcamera crashed Skype
  • Video - CPU usage was high on low-end computers during video calls when using a TouchCam N1 or Twincam encoding camera
  • Call quality indicator - 'Test' button name was changed to 'Record' after testing
  • Calling - Skype did not always ring on all audio devices when it was selected to.
  • Accessibility - Accessibility was always turned on
  • Browser plugin - Skype browser plugins for Internet Explorer and Firefox ignored meta tags not to highlight phone numbers.
  • Browser plugin - Skype browser plugin may have hanged or frozen Internet Explorer browser.
  • Browser plugin - Refreshing webpage turned off phone number highlighting in Internet Explorer browser.
  • Browser plugin - Skype browser plugin highlighting tags become visible in webmail
  • Browser plugin - The Skype browser plugin highlighted phone numbers and names while creating content on various popular websites.
  • Contact import - Skype sometimes crashed when importing contacts through welcome screen.
  • Contacts - Only one field change was saved when editing phone contacts.
  • Miscellaneous - Skype sounds were not working over remote desktop



Changes for v4.2.0.158 - v4.2.0.163

  • Fixed issues:
  • Audio
  • Deactivated the keyboard tapping removal feature during conference calls because of complaints from blind people and gamers.
  • Calling
  • Improved call stability between two Skype 4.2 for Windows users.
  • Fixed issue causing consecutive call drops right after call start.
  • Call Quality Indicator
  • The preferred microphone settings were not saved when the device was set from the Call Quality Indicator device selection list.
  • General
  • In some languages Skype showed an error message "unterminated tag" which prevented users from logging into Skype.
  • IM
  • The IM notification icon was not correctly displayed during a full screen video call.
  • Screen sharing
  • Screen sharing from Skype 4.2 to Skype 4.0 or lower did not show video to the receiver if their computer had Pentium 4 or Pentium 3 processor.
  • Video
  • The High Quality Video logo sometimes flashed during a video call.
  • Outgoing video froze when Skype raised the outgoing video quality.
  • When on a video call to an Asus Videophone users, the local video preview sometimes froze and the other side saw a green still image after some time into call.
  • Voicemail
  • In rare cases it was not possible to listen to old Voicemails which were received through Online Number.



Changes for v4.2.0.155 - v4.2.0.158

  • After upgrading to 4.2, some users were notified of old authorization requests.



Changes for v4.2.0.152 - v4.2.0.155

  • Fixed issues:
  • Payments: It was not possible to make payments with a credit card that had not already previously been used for any Skype purchases.
  • Installation: Skype crashed for some users after installation.
  • Security: Fixed Skype URI handler security vulnerability.



Changes for v4.2.0.141 Beta - v4.2.0.152

  • Known Issues Category/Description/Current Solution
  • Video
  • Skype may experience problems when running Cyberlink YouCam video decoration software. Upgrade Cyberlink YouCam to version 3 or close the software before making Skype video calls.
  • In some rare cases when sending video from a Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000, the local preview may freeze. The other side will still receive video normally. None available at this time
  • When on a video call to Asus Videophone users the local video preview might freeze and the other side sees a green still image after some time into call. Redial the video call.
  • The Skype video snapshots feature is not working on Windows XP SP3. None available at this time
  • The High Quality Video logo sometimes flashes during a video call. None available at this time
  • Calling
  • It rarely happens that calls are not successful when two users call each other at exactly the same time. None available at this time
  • The microphone mute functionality is not restored after finishing a Skype call when using Windows Vista. None available at this moment, this is Windows Vista behavior.
  • Call Quality Indicator
  • The Call Quality Indicator shows medium quality for web-cameras although it should show high quality. None available at this time
  • The Call Quality Indicator shows a false error message that your webcam is in use by other application, even if it is not in use anymore. Ignore the message.
  • The preferred microphone settings are not saved when the device is set from the Call Quality Indicator device selection list. Select the microphone from Tools->Options instead
  • Call Transfer
  • Transferring a call message, on calls which originated from an older Skype version, is not shown to the caller. None available at this time
  • Transferring a call to a phone contact and Skype user at the same time will cause the call to disconnect for the Skype user when the phone contact answers the call. None available at this time
  • Contacts
  • Only one field change is saved when editing phone contacts. For saving more than one field, editing must be repeated.
  • Screen sharing
  • Screen Sharing from Skype 4.2 to Skype 4.0 or lower does not show video to the receiver if their computer has Pentium 4 or Pentium 3 processor. Upgrade the receivers Skype to latest version.
  • Skype Access
  • The Skype Access connection offering does not pop-up correctly when trying to connect to supported hotspot after starting Skype up. Connect to supported Wifi hotspot before running Skype.
  • Instant Messages
  • No warning message is being displayed when closing a conversation with the close button in compact mode. None available at this time
  • Presence
  • The automatic 'Away' status setting doesn't work if it has been set a long time ago. Change the auto away time in options to something else and then back.
  • Accessibility
  • Browsing history is slow while running Jaws. None available at this time
  • Skype fails to detect some screen readers when they are started after running Skype. Workaround: restart Skype. None available at this time
  • Authorization requests
  • Users with screen readers may have problems noticing the new authorization requests in the Notification tab. None available at this time
  • Browser plugin
  • Skype browser plugins for Internet Explorer and Firefox ignore meta tag not to highlight phone numbers. None available at this time
  • When a user opens their web browser with no network connectivity, Skype displays an error message that SkypeNames.exe wants to use Skype. This happens when opening Firefox for the first time after installing Skype with the IE and Firefox add-ons. None available at this time
  • Skype's Firefox browser plugin can not be uninstalled from the Firefox Extensions panel on Windows Vista and 7. Uninstall Skype web features from Add or Remove programs dialogue.
  • The Skype browser plugin highlights phone numbers and names while creating content on various popular websites. Disable Skype browser plugins on affected webpages.
  • Video in mood
  • DailyMotion videos which have been added to a mood message are not being displayed to other contacts. None available at this time
  • Localization
  • The country drop down list in the call phones tab is not localized to Russian. None available at this time
  • 3rd party issue
  • Having "IM Magician" installed on your computer may cause Skype to crash. If you are affected by this issue then please uninstall "IM Magican" until the vendor provides patch for this issue.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Netbooks can experience problems displaying some of the Skype windows. None available at this time
  • Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time
  • Improvements: Category/Description
  • Video
  • Improved video quality in low bandwidth conditions
  • Video
  • Skype now supports 720p video calls with the new encoding web-cameras that will available soon
  • Authorization requests
  • Incoming authorization requests are now shown when a users returns to Skype after having been away for a while
  • Call Quality Indicator
  • The Video call button is now always visible, even if there isn't a web camera detected.
  • Privacy
  • The default privacy settings for Instant Messages changed from "anyone" to "people in my contact list only"
  • Contact Import
  • Improved contact importers
  • Localization
  • Improved the localization of Arabic and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Fixed issues: Category/Description
  • Video
  • Holding and resuming a video call sometimes caused a black screen to appear instead of the actual video.
  • An Asus GSB virtual video device used for capturing a screen caused Skype to freeze when attempting to make a call.
  • Skype rarely crashed when clicking the "show messages from" button during a video call.
  • Video froze on specific hardware for user.
  • Calling
  • An incoming call from a mobile to an online number was not mapped to the Skype contact that the mobile number was saved for.
  • When user received a call and wanted to transfer the call to a Skype contacts phone number, the number could be selected from the drop-down menu, but the call still went through to the contact's Skype account.
  • Users on the "lite version of Skype" were displayed as "Unknown" in Conference calls.
  • Call Quality Indicator
  • The "Learn about call quality" section was empty when viewing the client in Portuguese Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.
  • A big 'Test now' button that was displayed during a call, did not work.
  • The Call Quality Indicator showed a misleading message: "Your speakers seem to be working fine".
  • The Call Quality Indicator displayed an empty message about the computer speed whit computer that ran on batteries.
  • Skype sometimes displayed double call failure messages. For example when a user had no credits and a slow computer while making a call to a phone.
  • The Call Quality Indicator showed the webcam quality for phone contacts.
  • Screen sharing
  • When screen sharing in full screen mode the cursor sometimes blinked.
  • It was possible to start screen sharing while a call was on hold.
  • Accessibility
  • The online presence status was not accessible when using screen readers.
  • It was not possible to access all the items on the welcome screen when using a keyboard.
  • Browsing the 'Getting started Wizard' with a keyboard was not working properly.
  • The keyboard command 'alt+spacebar' did not respond correctly.
  • Contacts
  • Dragging and dropping contacts to the contact categories sometimes caused user interface distortion.
  • Conversations
  • It was sometimes not possible to scroll in the conversation list with mouse.
  • File Transfer
  • When hovering over the file transfer icon or status text, the displayed tooltip wasn't updated.
  • History
  • When changing the language while being on the history panel, not all text was changed to the new language.
  • Emoticons
  • Emoticons were not animated in the emoticon selection list.
  • Notifications
  • The notification count indicator changed only when the notification tab was opened while being in the 'Do not disturb' mode.
  • Online notifications were blinking when more than three contacts came online at the same time.
  • Profile
  • The contact phone number dropdown menu showed question marks in non-Latin languages.
  • The 'get new pictures' link was being re-directed to the English language webpage.
  • Settings
  • Skype's audio settings were sometimes being reset after Skype was restarted.
  • SMS
  • Sent SMS' showed the Skype username instead of the phone number.
  • Browser plug-in
  • The installer sometimes didn’t install or even offered to install the Firefox browser plug-in even though Firefox was installed on a users computer.
  • With Internet Explorer it was possible to open multiple settings dialogs by clicking on the toolbar button several times.
  • With Internet Explorer it was impossible to open the settings dialog on some websites where phone number recognition is blocked.
  • With Internet Explorer the phone number dropdown appeared in the wrong position.
  • Internet Explorer and Firefox web pages with very high number of phone numbers some times made the browser freeze and certain phone numbers would appear to be free even though they were not.
  • The tooltip for free phone numbers was wrong on Internet Explorer and Firefox.
  • With Internet Explorer and Firefox, when sending an SMS message to a recognized Outlook contact a call was initiated instead of an SMS message.
  • Phone numbers were sometimes being duplicated on certain pages, highlighting appeared twice for the same number.
  • Video in mood
  • Viewing videos from a contacts profile view gave an error message.
  • Localization
  • In Russian the Welcome screen was not aligned properly.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Skype displayed Disk IO error when the data directory was in the read only folder.



Changes for v4.1.0.166 - v4.1.0.179

  • Fixed Issues
  • Video: Video was freezing approximately 30 seconds after changing the screen resolution. Note: if the sender is using an older version of Skype, the video they receive can still appear to freeze – something that can only be addressed by updating their version.
  • Extras Manager: Updated to version 2.0.0.67
  • Fixed a security vulnerability in the Extras Manager. Recommendation to users: use virus protection services in case of any problems.



Changes for v4.0.0.226 - v4.1.0.130 Beta

  • feature: Screen sharing
  • feature: Accessibility
  • feature: Skype name highlighting on webpages
  • feature: Free call phone number highlighting on webpages
  • feature: Contacts sending
  • feature: Birthday reminders
  • improvement: Audio and Video engine updated
  • improvement: Ability to import more contacts from more source
  • improvement: Updated Skype for Internet Explorer plugin
  • improvement: Updated Skype for Firefox plugin
  • bugfix: Skype Internet Explorer plugin did not work with Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7
  • bugfix: New Audio device communicator message appeared on every start-up
  • bugfix: Dialpad did not open when starting a call, but opened when call was connected
  • bugfix: Some menu items in Hebrew and Arabic language showed out as ????
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on shutdown sometimes
  • bugfix: GDI+ error was displayed when running Skype on Windows 7
  • bugfix: Not all audio devices were shown out under audio options
  • bugfix: When copying longer text message from one Instant Message to another then you did not have possibility to edit it's controls
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when dragging and dropping quoted chat messages
  • bugfix: Quick-filtering sometimes highlighted contacts incorrectly
  • bugfix: Profile text was cut off when person has emoticon on their 'about me' text
  • bugfix: A user was unable to edit contacts phone number more than once
  • bugfix: Skype showed that webcam is present, but busy when it was disconnected for some Creative webcams
  • bugfix: It was not possible to remove duplicate entries from audio devices list
  • bugfix: On client upgrade "View technical release notes for this update" link did not work.
  • All language localizations updated: Bulgarian - Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov, Czech - Petr Silon, Dutch - Kees Koenders, Estonian - Viljar Sepp & Eve Loopere, Greek - Panagiotis Sidiropoulos http://www.magenta.gr, French - Fabrice IMPERIAL & Bruno Lépaulard, German - Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli, Hungarian - Mark Bender & Laszlo Koncz & Gabor Stefanik, Italian - Daniele Conte, Latvian - Intars Students, Lithuanian - Viktoras Kriukovas, Norwegian - Stig Auestad, Polish - Karol Szastok, Portuguese-Portugal - Francisco Ferreira, Romanian - Péter Henning and Mónika Iancu, Simplified Chinese - Della Wang (TOM.com), Traditional Chinese - Carlos Lee (PChome), Turkish - Ömer Emin Dede



Changes for v4.0.0.224 - v4.0.0.226

  • bugfix: Extras Manager was not installed to some users
  • bugfix: Skype incorrectly advised users of new Audio Devices available
  • bugfix: When adding a new number the phone type was incorrectly labeled
  • bugfix: Re-adding contacts to a existing conversation did not display the contact in the Add contacts drop down menu
  • bugfix: Video did not always scale correctly
  • bugfix: Skype occasionally crashed when uPnP port forwarding failed
  • bugfix: Improved uPnP handling for Linksys WRTG54G owners
  • bugfix: When dialing certain numbers some digits were erased from the beginning and the number became invalid
  • bugfix: Audio device was reset for some users on each Skype start
  • All localizations updated



Changes for v4.0.0.216 - v4.0.0.224

  • Optional install: Google Chrome browser
  • bugfix: Skype menus were blank in Hebrew localization
  • bugfix: Skype hung when making video calls to clients which do not support video



Changes for v4.0.0.215 - v4.0.0.216

  • Skype Extras Manager was not installed



Changes for v4.0.0.206 - v4.0.0.215

  • change: Full text quote will be shown only after sending instant messages
  • bugfix: Informative messages appeared multiple times even when closed
  • bugfix: Disk I/O error message appeared intermittently
  • bugfix: Skype sometimes failed to install when Firefox was set as the default browser in the United States
  • bugfix: Compact view window positioning fixed
  • bugfix: Some USB dual-phones did not detect Skype correctly
  • bugfix: Some full-screen applications minimized automatically when Skype was running with the Skype visual style enabled
  • bugfix: If a user has Compact View enabled, opening a conversation from the tray alert does always open
  • bugfix: 'Ignore' option in the 'Call' menu was greyed out when receiving an incoming call
  • bugfix: Help menu was sometimes displayed incorrectly in Compact View
  • bugfix: Tools menu was not fully visible in compact view on some window sizes
  • bugfix: Echo123 was incorrectly re-added to contacts when opening Getting Started Wizard
  • bugfix: SMS failure reason messages were missing
  • bugfix: Instant messaging entry area showed vertical scroll bar after changing font size
  • bugfix: Add people to group conference call was not disabled when host was using Skype 3.8 for Windows
  • bugfix: Opening a file without file association triggered error message instead of a menu to choose application with which to open it
  • bugfix: Adding contact to a category via right click menu caused contact list display disruption
  • bugfix: Incorrect error message appeared when no entries were found within history search
  • bugfix: Contact list was not always sorted correctly
  • bugfix: Personalize button appeared blank - intermittent
  • bugfix: Unable to take a video snapshot when selecting the option from the drop down menu
  • bugfix: Call dropped when adding a participant to a conference call
  • bugfix: Setting number type was not possible when editing contact phone number
  • bugfix: More button on users video mood message did not work
  • bugfix: Call Quality feedback link "Issues with this call" was not visible - intermittent
  • bugfix: // link did not work with Firefox
  • bugfix: Skype did not start after installing on Vista when computer was running on batteries
  • bugfix: A new message notification was not generated when sending an instant message using the /me command
  • bugfix: Call were not started automatically to a contact who was added to an ongoing call
  • bugfix: Menus flickered when using Skype with Arabic or Hebrew language
  • bugfix: Double click on a contact did not focus the instant message entry box
  • bugfix: Dates were not shown in old conversations
  • bugfix: Disabling contact import feature via registry did not work
  • bugfix: Phone number type was not being saved
  • bugfix: End call sound was played when user joined group call
  • bugfix: Links to domains .rs, .me, .kp, .xn did not work
  • bugfix: Incoming contact request were not shown correctly in compact view
  • bugfix: Closing conversation from menu did not work
  • bugfix: Clicking on Skype links on web pages did not bring the Skype window to foreground
  • bugfix: Adding phone contacts to group conversations was not possible
  • bugfix: Accessibility: Tab order corrected in options
  • All localizations updated



Changes for v4.0.0.181 Beta 3 - v4.0.0.206

  • feature: New style when copying and pasting text in an instant message (text quoting)
  • feature: Video Call in separate window
  • improvement: Skype now creates thumbnails of display pictures
  • change: Get more ringtones and custom sounds link removed from options panel
  • change: Removed display bandwidth usage option
  • change: Dial pad will be opened automatically on call to landlines or mobiles
  • change: Increased minimum window size in compact mode
  • bugfix: Hot keys did not work
  • bugfix: Call button was sometimes greyed out after ending a call
  • bugfix: Registry keys under HKCU for disabling some features did not work
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on startup when router did not specify some details via uPnP
  • bugfix: Forward Error Correction did not work
  • bugfix: File sending was slow after changing profile picture
  • bugfix: When history was disabled then profile picture and mood were lost with restarting Skype
  • bugfix: Previously set call forwarding options were not shown after fresh installation of Skype
  • bugfix: Wrong error message was displayed when user tired to register a Skypename containing more than 32 characters.
  • bugfix: Skype did not maximize correctly when user had non-standard Windows taskbar placement
  • bugfix: In compact view it was not possible to start a call from main menu
  • bugfix: Skype did not remember chosen window size
  • bugfix: Skype crashed sometimes on changing between default and compact view
  • bugfix: It was not possible to resize Skype window if it was placed on second monitor which was on left side of main screen
  • bugfix: Prices in Japanese Yen on call phones tab were not displayed correctly when the price was either 0 or contained more than 1 decimal point
  • bugfix: Wrong call button was displayed for Outlook contacts
  • bugfix: It was not possible to unblock Outlook contact from SMS input field
  • bugfix: Executing menu items when pressing the enter key did not work
  • bugfix: Instant message entry box content was cleared when switching between compact and default view
  • bugfix: & sign was not displayed on instant message window header in compact view
  • bugfix: Incoming instant message notification was not cleared on full screen video call after reading the message
  • bugfix: In conversations list clearing quickfilter took focus from instant message input area
  • bugfix: It was not possible to add Outlook contacts to conversations
  • bugfix: SMS rate did not update when changing persons phone numbers in profile
  • bugfix: Remove read conversations was greyed out while on a call
  • bugfix: Creating new group conversation from single conversation did not take focus on participants side
  • bugfix: Some conversations were not marked as read after using "Mark all as read" option
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when opening dial pad on very small call window
  • bugfix: It was possible to try to open in progress file receiving
  • bugfix: After editing your contacts phone number type was forgotten
  • bugfix: Link to connect MySpace profile was missing on Personalize menu
  • bugfix: Changing client language did not take effect immediately
  • bugfix: Invite to conference context menu was available while recording voicemail
  • bugfix: Clear history did not work instantly
  • bugfix: It was not possible to remove last contact from custom category
  • bugfix: History showing missed calls showed also attempted calls
  • bugfix: Conversations were not marked as read correctly on group conversations
  • bugfix: Online status on focused conversation was not updated on time
  • bugfix: First contact in Choose contacts from was not visible by default
  • bugfix: Adding a call, which was on hold, to a conference did not work
  • bugfix: In profile contacts country was not localized
  • bugfix: Context menus in conference did not work correctly
  • bugfix: Installation failed with error 1638 in case upgrading Skype and the previous MSI packages were removed
  • bugfix: Login and Welcome screen in Arabic localization were misaligned
  • bugfix: Disabling API via registry key did not remove option to manage other programs access
  • All language localizations updated: Bulgarian - Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov, Czech - Petr Silon, Dutch - Kees Koenders, Estonian - Viljar Sepp & Eve Loopere, Greek - Panagiotis Sidiropoulos http://www.magenta.gr, French - Fabrice IMPERIAL & Bruno Lépaulard, German - Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli, Hungarian - Mark Bender & Laszlo Koncz & Gabor Stefanik, Italian - Daniele Conte, Latvian - Intars Students, Lithuanian - Viktoras Kriukovas, Norwegian - Stig Auestad, Polish - Karol Szastok, Portuguese-Portugal - Francisco Ferreira, Romanian - Péter Henning and Mónika Iancu, Simplified Chinese - Della Wang (TOM.com), Traditional Chinese - Carlos Lee (PChome), Turkish - Ömer Emin Dede



Changes for v4.0.0.176 Beta 3 - v4.0.0.181 Beta 3

  • feature: Silk audio codec
  • feature: MySpaceIM with Skype (functionality carried over from 3.8)
  • feature: Option to disable uPnP and Nat-PMP
  • feature: eBay browser highlighter bundled
  • feature: Added Philips SPC 1330 NC as High Quality Video camera
  • improvement: Instant Messaging layout improved
  • bugfix: History did not show all entries
  • bugfix: Outlook contacts were not always displayed correctly
  • bugfix: Resize area was missing from Shop panel
  • bugfix: Chrome could not be switched off in some scenarios
  • bugfix: Skype Call and SMS URI did not focus Skype
  • bugfix: Changing language settings on sign-in screen did not always update language
  • bugfix: Links in form of username:password@something were not clickable
  • bugfix: Crash in Vista, when last audio device was removed during a call
  • bugfix: Quickfilter took focus while writing an instant message
  • bugfix: Incorrect tooltip displayed when a call was put on hold
  • bugfix: After switching Custom Chrome off through menus no visual style was selected in options
  • bugfix: 'Add to contacts' right-click menu missing for Outlook contacts
  • bugfix: Close menu did not work in Compact mode conversation window
  • bugfix: Recently closed conversations menu did not truncate long conversation names
  • bugfix: Wrong file transfer status was shown after other side cancelled sending file
  • bugfix: US Number +15416 was shown as Canadian
  • bugfix: Emoticons were not shown in profile area
  • bugfix: Emoticons were not shown when exchanging contact details
  • bugfix: Conference call sometimes continued ringing after answering
  • bugfix: Checkbox to show online users count was missing from Tools > Options
  • bugfix: Conversations were not consumed when user was blocked
  • bugfix: Video error message was not displayed when webcam was in use by another application
  • All language localizations updated



Changes for v4.0.0.169 Beta 2 - v4.0.0.176 Beta 3

  • feature: Abuse reporting - allow users to report unwanted contact requests and Spam
  • feature: Call Quality Feedback button
  • feature: Skype Prime payments support
  • feature: Outlook Contacts
  • feature: Custom Chrome
  • feature: History
  • feature: My Account in Client 2
  • improvement: Options panel updated
  • improvement: improved layout of profile area in group conversations
  • improvement: Instant Messaging display
  • improvement: Call Toolbar
  • improvement: More visible button to switch between default and classic view
  • improvement: Improved bandwidth allocation methods
  • improvement: Changes to file sending design
  • change: Getting Started Wizard improvements
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 2.0.0.65
  • change: Removed AMR-WB audio codec
  • bugfix: Skype occasionally crashed on login on Windows XP SP1
  • bugfix: When entering the symbol & into your mood message then it changed to &
  • bugfix: Call cost for calls to phones was not displayed
  • bugfix: When resuming download wrong estimate was shown
  • bugfix: The confirmation page for Adding a phone number contact showed html code
  • bugfix: Light Installer did not show plugin installing options on re-install
  • bugfix: Right hand blue canvas placement fixes
  • bugfix: Instant message sound notifications did not always play
  • bugfix: The duration of your voicemail recording was displayed incorrectly
  • bugfix: Jpeg error was shown when viewing profile
  • bugfix: First character in Cyrillic was displayed incorrectly in quickfilter
  • bugfix: Instant message windows in compact view were not always in focus
  • bugfix: High Quality Video call logo overlapped some call controls
  • bugfix: Webcam not available message not displayed
  • bugfix: Links to webpages which contained @ were not clickable
  • bugfix: Incoming message notifications did not always clear
  • bugfix: In compact view, instant message windows sometimes popped up when they shouldn't
  • bugfix: In compact view, new incoming instant messages did not pop up
  • bugfix: Local network contacts online status showed incorrectly on occasion
  • bugfix: Japanese language input was problematic
  • bugfix: Web links caused "unable to launch web browser" error for people who have AOL broswer installed
  • bugfix: Group conversations did not act consistently with contact categories
  • bugfix: Occasionally Skype crashed on login
  • All localizations updates



Changes for v4.0.0.168 Beta - v4.0.0.169 Beta 2

  • feature: Light Installer



Changes for v4.0.0.161 Beta - v4.0.0.166 Beta

  • feature: Compact view
  • feature: Scalable profiles
  • feature: Contact categories (previously known as contact groups)
  • feature: Support for Vista Core Audio
  • feature: Call quality feedback and indicator
  • feature: Ability to login to Skype via command line
  • feature: Events and notifications (tray and sound alerts)
  • feature: Added High Quality video support for Logitech Vision Pro
  • feature: Added mjpg webcam support
  • improvement: Now possible to copy mood and paste elsewhere
  • improvement: Confirmation screen added to new contact flow
  • improvement: What's New Guide updated
  • improvement: Better scalability for smaller window sizes
  • improvement: Conversation and contact tabs layout
  • improvement: Better visibility of video rezise icon
  • improvement: Online status (presence) improved for persons with long contact lists
  • change: Firefox plugin updated to version 2.2.0.102
  • change: Internet Explorer plugin updated to version 2.2.0.205
  • change: Language localisation updates
  • bugfix: Video in Mood
  • bugfix: Video calls occasionally caused Skype to crash
  • bugfix: Occasionally, the minimized parameter didn't work
  • bugfix: API - Get avatar command did not work
  • bugfix: API - Over time, Audio API datastream lost synchronisation
  • Features not supported in 4.0.0.166 Beta 2 for Windows
  • Skype Prime
  • Accessibility (keyboard navigation and screen reader functionality)
  • History
  • View Outlook contacts in my Contact list
  • Call transfer
  • Creating new Shared Groups
  • Sending contacts
  • Send Money
  • Partner alerts (eg eBay, Paypal, Free411)
  • Public chats (IM)
  • Auto redial
  • IRC chat style
  • Speed dial



Changes for v4.0 Beta - v4.0.0.150 Beta

  • bugfix: Renaming a contact did not work correctly
  • bugfix: New audio device notification was sometimes wrongly presented for SoundMax devices
  • bugfix: Incoming chat notification was played when it should not have been
  • bugfix: Changing ringing device also changed speakers
  • bugfix: No sound was played when sending a chat message
  • bugfix: It was not possible to remove echo123 from the contact list
  • bugfix: Skype sometimes crashed when recording voicemail
  • bugfix: Getting Started Wizard sometimes misbehaved after making a test call



Changes for v3.8.0.139 - v4.0 Beta

  • feature: Calling and conference calling
  • feature: Instant messaging (IM) and group instant messaging (group IM)
  • feature: DTMF Tones
  • feature: Video calling
  • feature: Contact profiles
  • feature: Contact list
  • feature: Conversations list
  • feature: IM, conference call and group participants lists
  • feature: File sending (including multi-file sending)
  • feature: Shop
  • feature: Directory
  • feature: Audio device configuration
  • feature: SMS
  • feature: Welcome screen
  • feature: Import contacts
  • feature: See what’s new
  • feature: Incoming call alerts
  • feature: Call phones
  • feature: Menus
  • feature: Contact requests
  • feature: Partner tab
  • feature: Automatic upgrades
  • feature: Presence icons
  • feature: Flashing alerts in your taskbar
  • feature: Extras Manager
  • feature: Detaching conversation from mainform
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Call quality feedback indicator
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Skype Prime
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Linking of MySpaceIM with Skype and Skype accounts
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Ability to turn alerts off
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Accessibility (keyboard navigation and screen reader functionality)
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Saving groups
  • Feature missing from 3.8: History
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Video in mood
  • Feature missing from 3.8: View Outlook contacts in my Contact list
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Call transfer
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Contact groups
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Creating new Shared Groups
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Sending contacts
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Send Money
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Skypecasts
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Alerts (eBay, Paypal, 411)
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Public IM
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Auto redial
  • Feature missing from 3.8: IRC chat style
  • Feature missing from 3.8: Speed dial



Changes for v3.8.0.139 - v3.8.0.180

  • feature: Added mjpg webcam support
  • feature: Added High Quality video support for Logitech Vision Pro
  • feature: Command line login
  • change: Live tab (Skypecasts) removed
  • change: Klonie Avatars and Emotive Ringjam ringtone links removed
  • change: Firefox plugin updated to version 2.2.0.102
  • change: Internet Explorer plugin updated to version 2.2.0.205
  • bugfix: Video devices with non-Latin characters in name did not display correctly
  • bugfix: Video calls occasionally caused Skype to crash



Changes for v3.8.0.115 - v3.8.0.139

  • security fix: Skype File URI Security Bypass Code Execution Vulnerability
  • change: Internet Explorer plugin updated to version 2.2.0.181
  • change: Firefox plugin updated to version 2.2.0.87
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 2.2.0.58
  • change: Google contacts importer removed
  • bugfix: Skype occasionally crashed on Vista after disconnecting power cable from PC
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on Windows 2008
  • bugfix: Skype occasionally crashed when importing contacts from several Sources



Changes for v3.8.0.96 Beta - v3.8.0.115

  • change: Updated Extras manager to version 2.0.0.55
  • change: Firefox plugin updated to version 2.2.0.80
  • change: Internet Explorer plugin updated to version
  • bugfix: Account creation without a valid email address was not communicated correctly
  • bugfix: Skype occasionally crashed on startup when some specific sound cards were set as windows default
  • bugfix: Skype did not always go to "Away" and "Not Available" status automatically
  • bugfix: After locking the screen, video froze or went blank
  • bugfix: When user was not able to connect he was forwarded to wrong webpage
  • bugfix: Windows Vista screensaver was not disabled during video call
  • bugfix: Any link containing "+" was not clickable in a chat
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when set web cookies got damaged
  • bugfix: Video resolution did not scale up correctly in some instances
  • bugfix API: App2App transfers were disabled when File Transfer was disabled
  • All localizations updated



Changes for v3.6.0.248 - v3.8.0.96 Beta

  • known issue: Sending Voicemail to not authorized user fails
  • feature: New UPnP implementation
  • feature: Extras Manager 2.0
  • feature: Profile picture hidden by default on authorization request
  • Improvement: Audio call quality
  • Improvement: Internet Explorer add-on updated
  • Improvement: Firefox add-on updated
  • Improvement: Skype4COM updated
  • change: Default video resolution for Pentium 3 and slower computers is 160x120 pixels
  • bugfix privacy leak: Moodmessage and online status exposure to web browser via internal interface
  • bugfix: Rarely contacts were lost after upgrade
  • bugfix: Public chat links did not work on Vista
  • bugfix: My video was froze on video call for some users
  • bugfix: Call went to Voicemail even if not selected it in options
  • bugfix: Sometimes video was black for receiver
  • bugfix: Sometimes video preview was frozen
  • bugfix: High Quality Video was not possible with Core2Duo E8200 CPU
  • bugfix: Users who have not logged in for long time were not found with search
  • bugfix: Skype sometimes crashed during file transfer
  • bugfix API: It was not possible to forward call if username had a comma in it



Changes for v3.6.0.244 - v3.6.0.248

  • feature: Public API access whitelist/blacklist
  • improvement: Improved connection speed to Skype network from restrictive network environment
  • bugfix: Skype cross-zone scripting vulnerability
  • bugfix: Skype crashed sometimes when leaving groupchat
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when current Skypename field was empty
  • bugfix: Contacts were occasionally lost when synchronisation failed
  • bugfix: MySpace tab was not reachable via keyoard navigation
  • bugfix: Editing avatar resulted “Cannot focus a disabled or invisible window” error
  • bugfix: It was not possible to answer second incoming call
  • bugfix: Dynamic Content message overlaying contact list toolbar and group controls on reduced Skype window
  • bugfix: Check update web link was incorrect
  • bugfix: Call on hold image was wrongly displayed
  • bugfix: USB webcam plugged in while on call did not allow to start video
  • bugfix: It was not possible to open video settings panel while on video call
  • bugfix: Skype crashed sometimes when expanding chat history
  • bugfix: Presence were shown wrongly to conference call participants sometimes
  • bugfix: Incorrect message was shown when when sender cancelled file transfer
  • bugfix: Voice Mail greeting playes again when viewing profile
  • bugfix: Wrong flag was displayes for Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • bugfix: File Transfer relayed message was displayed after File Transfer had finished
  • bugfix: Language name for Belarusian was wrong
  • change: Language files updated



Changes for v3.6.0.216 - v3.6.0.244

  • change: Internet Explorer plug-in updated to version 2.2.0.147
  • change: Audio device checking before placing a call and changing to windows default if previous device is non existent
  • change: Re-enabled config.xml keys for higher resolution and frame rate video
  • bugfix: Skype generated high amount of page faults
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when unknown PSTN number was added to conference call
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on occasionally when computer was locked
  • bugfix: Skype crashed infrequently on shutdown
  • bugfix: Contact search window was incorrectly drawn when there were zero results
  • Localizations updated



Changes for v3.6.0.127 Beta - v3.6.0.159 Beta

  • feature: Linking MySpace profile in Skype
  • feature: Display MySpace avatar in Skype
  • Improvement: Improved audio quality on low speed internet connections
  • Improvement: Improved presence
  • change: Computers with Dual Core CPU's will send 640x480 by default on video call.
  • bugfix: Audio settings not displayed correctly
  • bugfix: Microphone level adjustments made during the call were not remembered for next calls
  • bugfix: Full screen video windows was movable
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when user enabled and disabled video many times in short timeframe



Changes for v3.5.0.239 - v3.6.0.127 Beta

  • known issue: Skype may crash if user starts and resumes video many times in short time frame
  • feature: High Quality Video calls
  • feature: User notification if he has old Logitech driver version
  • feature API: Check and set Skype window status
  • feature API: Notification for opening and closing Skype CHAT windows
  • feature API: Notification for changing state of the Skype main window (minimized, maximized, normal, hidden)
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 1.5.0.5
  • Numerous bug fixes
  • Updated language files: Arabic (Eriksen Translations Inc.), Bulgarian (Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov), Czech (Petr Silon), Danish (Eriksen Translations Inc), German (Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli), Estonian (Eve Loopere), Greek (Panagiotis Sidiropoulos http://www.magenta.gr), French (Fabrice IMPERIAL & Bruno Lépaulard), Italian (Daniele Conte), Japanese (Mayu Shimizu), Hungarian (Mark Bender & Laszlo Koncz & Gabor Stefanik),Latvian (Intars Students), Lithuanian (Viktoras Kriukovas), Norwegian (Stig Auestad), Dutch (Kees Koenders), Polish (Karol Szastok), Portuguese-Portugal (Francisco Ferreira, Portuguese-Brazil (Leslie Predrotti), Finnish (Heino Keränen), Swedish (Anders Olsson), Russian (Eriksen Translations Inc), Romanian (Péter Henning and Mónika Iancu), Turkish (Ömer Emin Dede)



Changes for v3.5.0.229 - v3.5.0.234

  • known issue: Video preview may not display on computers with Windows 2000. Video calls will work though.
  • bugfix: Web URI Skype?chat did not work
  • bugfix: Upgrade dialogue did not open on Skype restart
  • bugfix: Skype freeze on rare cases on start-up
  • bugfix: Skype may have crashed when making a call for small number of users



Changes for v3.5.0.214 - v3.5.0.229

  • bugfix: Skype crashed when ending a call and Do More menu is open at the same time
  • bugfix: Send Money did not work
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when call was finished during call transfer attempt
  • bugfix: Skype crashes on Windows 98 when receiving video
  • bugfix: Video call freeze with some rare webcam's
  • bugfix: Skype crashed sometimes when not supported video capture device was used
  • change: Updated language files



Changes for v3.5.0.178 Beta - v3.5.0.202

  • feature: Safety and Privacy Improvements
  • feature API: SET_INPUT for recording Voicemail
  • change: IE plugin updated to version 3.3.0.105
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 1.5.0.2
  • change: Dial tone changed
  • change: Updated all localizations
  • bugfix: Add video to mood message button was not clickable in entire lenght
  • bugfix: Incoming chat message notification displayed video messages wrongly
  • bugfix: Error message displayed when shutting down Windows while Skype was running on some occasions
  • bugfix: Wrong payment rejection cause displayed when person called from not compatible client
  • bugfix: Send contacts button was active after leaving chat
  • bugfix: Call was put on hold when screen saver activated
  • bugfix: Audio devices with the same name where displayed incorrectly
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when ending a call in some circumstances
  • bugfix: On some rare cases opening chat resulted 100% CPU usage



Changes for v3.5.0.158 Beta - v3.5.0.178 Beta

  • feature: Video Snapshot: Edit video snapshot should use system's PNG editor
  • feature: Added fields in Options to allow Auto Redial on/off and delay between redials
  • feature: Video Snapshot: right click on snapshot should provide a menu
  • feature: Public API: Silent Skype confirmation dialogue, when SET GUI OFF command.
  • change: U3: Chinese Simplified/Singapore removed from manifest file (LCID 4100 not supported anymore)
  • change: all lang files updated
  • change: IE Plugin ver 2.2.0.101
  • change: Alerts and Messages: “Learn more” link was broken
  • change: U3: skype.ico updated to 32x32
  • change: U3: Updated min size requirement in manifest file
  • change: U3: U3Action.exe updated to version 1.6.4.0
  • change: Feedback form should open automatically for SO calls
  • change: Vista Logo: active call should be put on hold in fast user switching
  • change: Non-Pro user attempting to transfer a SkypeIn call
  • change: Error when applying/saving language file
  • change: Safety and Privacy improvements: re-enable "Show that I have video"
  • bugfix: Skype is not able to import contacts from Windows Mail
  • bugfix: Options|Privacy: Link at bottom is only half visible
  • bugfix: Win98: Runtime error 216 on Startup
  • bugfix: Conference call hangs with infinite loop
  • bugfix: Video sub options do not care about main options
  • bugfix: Autoredial was turned off in options, but autoredial is offered with redial every 0 minutes.
  • bugfix: Transfer of an outgoing call should not be possible
  • bugfix: Dial tab: entering phone number with mouse doesn't work properly when scrollbar is visible
  • bugfix: Crash when using find in empty chat
  • bugfix: U3: Soft eject while Skype is running gives errors
  • bugfix: Video Snapshot: Image view screen should show hang-up button
  • bugfix: Fixed AV when Windows session was locked
  • bugfix: Saving mood message didn't work, when hitting enter or clicking away
  • bugfix: Linebreaks in mood message were removed, when editing message
  • bugfix: When sending a File to a contact, I got sent the file
  • bugfix: Some multichat problem
  • bugfix: Redial is not is put on temporarily hold when the user is in another call
  • bugfix: “Send Money” menu item opens browser
  • bugfix: Myself Capture: buttons are partly hidden in myself capture window
  • bugfix: Skype crashed while opening Options tab
  • bugfix: Setting video to fullscreen render desktop useless
  • bugfix: Ringing continued after busy tone received, via some PSTN providers
  • bugfix: Crash in What's New wizard
  • bugfix: Mouseover on name in chat underlined too much
  • bugfix: Wallpaper border around Chat window was incorrect, when Chat window first opened
  • bugfix: There was no animation during sign in process
  • bugfix: AC: List index out of bounds error when searching for users
  • bugfix: Public API: fixed saving plugin ACL settings for plugins whose file name contained characters with ascii code >127 (note that user has to reauthorize all such plugins)



Changes for v3.5.0.107 Beta - v3.5.0.158 Beta

  • feature: Add video to mood and chat message
  • feature: Video snapshot
  • feature: What's New Guide
  • feature: Support for Firewire Digital cameras
  • change: Change SkypeMe status to Online for users under 16
  • change: Updated all language files
  • change: IE Plugin updated (2.2.0.98)
  • bugfix: When menu was opened it needed 2 clicks to answer a call on tray notification
  • bugfix: Latvian installer did not work
  • bugfix: Installer did not remember custom install location
  • bugfix: Profile phone number text was cropped
  • bugfix: Autoredial attempts were wrongly counted
  • bugfix: Skype contacts were shown as SkypeOut contacts when sending SMS
  • bugfix: Accessibility: Not all buttons in profile were selectable via Tabstop
  • bugfix: Multiple device indicators were overlaying sometimes
  • bugfix: Status icon was shown wrongly on some machines
  • bugfix: Unable to copy emoticons while writing chat message
  • bugfix: Chat did not open from right place when person has extended keyboard navigation enabled
  • bugfix: Selecting text with double click did not work as expected when there were links in message
  • bugfix: Skype sometimes crashed on call transfer
  • bugfix: Duplicate entries in contact list
  • bugfix: Contact groups scrollbar visible when groups not expanded
  • bugfix: Voicemail event count does not decrease after listening to it
  • bugfix: Sound error not played on some actions
  • bugfix: German match case option in chat shown in black
  • bugfix: Cyrillic characters were shown wrongly on some places
  • bugfix: Chat messages were shown with too much indent
  • bugfix: Long usernames displayed wrongly in Events Panel
  • bugfix: Skype displayes blanks under Audio Settings
  • bugfix: Name not shown on tray alert on 1680x1050 resolution
  • bugfix: Call forwarded icon not displayed
  • bugfix: Changing participants view was not possible in chat window
  • bugfix: Add to SkypeOut did not work as expected on some rare cases
  • bugfix: Options accessibility has usability problems with screen readers
  • bugfix: Chat window content was too wide
  • bugfix: Chat controls did not appear instantly
  • bugfix: Video calls should be better on relayed connections
  • bugfix: Video calls with integrated Intel video cards had green flicker
  • bugfix API: It was not possible to select default audio device



Changes for v3.2.0.163 - v3.5.0.107 Beta

  • feature: Auto redial
  • feature: Call Transfer
  • feature: Device Indicators
  • feature: Edit chat messages
  • feature: Message history loading granulated
  • feature: Private Telephone Numbers
  • feature: Send contacts inside chat
  • feature: Visual indicators for Audio In / Audio Out in options
  • feature: Show examples of notifications / alerts in options
  • feature: Added Latvian localization - Intars Students
  • feature: In-Client Hardware store button
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 1.2.0.261
  • change: Options categories smoothly slide open and close when changed
  • Updated language files: Arabic (Eriksen Translations Inc.), Bulgarian (Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov), Czech (Petr Silon), Danish (Eriksen Translations Inc), German (Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli), Estonian (Eve Loopere), Greek (Panagiotis Sidiropoulos http://www.magenta.gr ),French (Fabrice IMPERIAL & Bruno Lépaulard), Italian (Daniele Conte), Japanese (Mayu Shimizu), Hungarian (Mark Bender & Laszlo Koncz & Gabor Stefanik),Latvian (Intars Students), Lithuanian (Viktoras Kriukovas), Norwegian (Stig Auestad), Dutch (Kees Koenders), Polish (Karol Szastok), Portuguese-Portugal (Francisco Ferreira, Portuguese-Brazil (Leslie Predrotti), Finnish (Heino Keränen), Swedish (Anders Olsson), Russian (Eriksen Translations Inc), Romanian (Péter Henning and Mónika Iancu), Turkish (Ömer Emin Dede)



Changes for v3.2.0.158 - v3.2.0.163

  • feature: Added Latvian localization done by Intars Students
  • improvement: Audio calls improved
  • change: Do not accept multichats from not authorized contacts
  • change: IE plugin updated
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 1.2.0.261
  • bugfix: CCleaner removed 2 Skype related registry entries
  • bugfix: Tray icon menu not translated during login
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on password change notification
  • bugfix: On rare occasions Skype crashed when opening options.
  • bugfix: Skype may have crashed in large multichats
  • bugfix: NTLM proxy authentication did not work



Changes for v3.2.0.152 - v3.2.0.158

  • feature: Getting Started Wizard improvement
  • bugfix: Installer error 1603
  • bugfix: Sound setting not saved on Vista
  • bugfix: Accessibility problems with screen readers resolved
  • bugfix: Delay when playing notification sounds
  • bugfix: Incoming call is not sent to Voicemail if user rejects it
  • bugfix: On some rare cases conference call participants were muted
  • bugfix: Skype crashes sometimes when ending a call
  • bugfix: NTLM proxy authentication did not work
  • bugfix API: App2App transfers did not work as expected
  • Language files updated



Changes for v3.2.0.148 - v3.2.0.152

  • change: Call forwarding setup banner
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 1.2.0.257
  • bugfix: Error 2739 while installing Skype



Changes for v3.2.0.145 - v3.2.0.148

  • bugfix: Options has compatibility issues with screen readers
  • bugfix: Upgrading from Skype did not work
  • bugfix: No voice heard on some services



Changes for v3.2.0.115 Beta - v3.2.0.145

  • feature: "Save as" possibility in My Pictures
  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 1.2.0.255
  • change: Video icon in contact card is now clickable
  • change: Blue background for "Start my video" button
  • change: Video capability icon is shown in profile windows also
  • change: New call forwarding status icon
  • change API: API plugin will be banned for current session if user closes ACL form 3 times
  • bugfix: Audio related small fixes
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when conference starting windows was opened with incorrect telephone number
  • bugfix: Start Skype when I start Windows doesn't match with settings on Sign-In screen
  • bugfix: Links in account panel were not clickable
  • bugfix: Advanced options were not displayed if user saved settings on them
  • bugfix: Video preview in options were on wrong resolution
  • bugfix: Options buttons had white boarders around them
  • bugfix: In conference call host was not marked as host
  • bugfix: Learn more link in privacy options was misaligned
  • bugfix: On rare occasions Skype was not displayed in taskbar
  • bugfix: Contact card displayed sometimes wrongly in compact mode
  • bugfix: Changing display mode to compact while chat open was not fully acknowledged
  • bugfix: Volume widget in options was not accessible from keyboard
  • bugfix: Typing indicator has sometimes in compact mode box around it
  • bugfix: File Transfer windows had 2 unnamed links for screen reader
  • bugfix: Unable to start conference call from menu
  • bugfix: Tray icon warning was not cleared when user logged out and right after in with another user
  • bugfix: Special characters in SMS deleted other content in some occasions
  • bugfix: Volume slider was reset after call by Skype if user had changed it
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on rare cases when ending conference call
  • bugfix: Privacy settings for incoming call did not work always
  • bugfix: Call quality feedback link did not work
  • bugfix: Cyrillic characters displayed as question marks on some cases
  • bugfix API: "API Attachment Successful" event was not received from Skype client
  • bugfix API: Pending plugins were not notified about authorization changes
  • updated language files



Changes for v3.2.0.82 - v3.2.0.115 Beta

  • known issue: Options - some incoming calls from people who haven't been authorized
  • known issue: Options - Audio settings sliders and feedback indicators not working correctly
  • known issue: Options - Advanced settings sometimes return to Basic settings next time you go into options
  • known issue: Options - Start Skype when I start Windows doesn't match with settings on Sign-In screen
  • feature: Call forwarding improvements
  • change: Options overhaul
  • change: New offline warning banners for 1:1 chats
  • change: New RichText based hint window
  • bugfix: Calls between Skype 3.2 beta versions had during silence strange background noise
  • bugfix: Myself capture buttons were misplaced
  • bugfix: Call duration was showed wrongly for very long calls
  • bugfix: Chat guidelines were messed up when using double quotes in them
  • bugfix: Importing Gmail contacts for non-English Gmail failed sometimes
  • bugfix: File size was not displayed before accepting File Transfer
  • bugfix: Skype changed IE6 text size to medium automatically
  • bugfix: Link in chat topic was not clickable sometimes
  • change: updated language files



Changes for v3.2.0.63 - v3.2.0.82

  • known issue: On calls between Skype 3.2 beta version on during complete silence there is odd background noise
  • feature: MSI installer
  • feature API: New command OPEN LIVETAB
  • improvement: Video user interface
  • bugfix: Skype crashed when doing quick logout after login
  • bugfix: On one to one call receiver could not add third party to call
  • bugfix: Quickfilter added country prefix to contacts search
  • bugfix: Contacts card displayed wrong information after quitting conference card to conference partners
  • bugfix: Rich mood message line breaks
  • bugfix: Contact List was messed up on some occasions
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on conference call when it was turned into regular call and then back to conference call
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on Vista when unplugged USB headset during a call
  • bugfix: Audio handling on Vista improved



Changes for v3.2.0.53 - v3.2.0.63

  • change: Extras Manager updated to version 1.1.0.246
  • bugfix: Deleting history sometimes gave "List index out of bounds" error
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on some occasions when deleting history
  • budfix: Rich mood message formatting was lost on some occasions
  • bugfix: File transfer was not resumed correctly sometimes
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on some occasions when logging out right after login
  • bugfix: Skype may have crashed when disabling Live Tab
  • Updated language files for German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Czech, English, Estonian, Spanish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Turkish and Chinese-traditional.



Changes for v3.1.0.147 - v3.2.0.53

  • feature: Send Money
  • feature: Skype's own audio codec
  • feature: Skype improved conference mixer
  • feature: Skype Jitter Buffer and concealment
  • feature: Skype audio preprocessing components
  • feature: Account in Client
  • feature: Import Contacts from MSN Hotmail, Yahoo! and GMail added
  • feature: Multi-Device presence
  • feature: Myself Capture
  • feature: Call Quality feedback in client
  • feature: Voice Mail playback pauses Winamp
  • change: Extras Manager updated
  • change: Menus overhaul
  • change: My Pictures - grid replaced with list
  • change: Own mood message displaying chaged
  • change: Myself panel and contact cards layout updated
  • change: Options: SMS validation - check the phone number automatically after submitting valid code
  • change: Updated EULA and added Turkish EULA
  • bugfix: API: CLEAR CALLHISTORY command did not work
  • Updated language files: Arabic (Eriksen Translations Inc.), Bulgarian (Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov), Czech (Petr Silon), Danish (Eriksen Translations Inc), German (Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli), Estonian (Eve Loopere), Greek (Panagiotis Sidiropoulos http://www.magenta.gr ),French (Fabrice IMPERIAL & Bruno Lépaulard), Italian (Daniele Conte), Japanese (Mayu Shimizu), Hungarian (Mark Bender & Laszlo Koncz & Gabor Stefanik), Lithuanian (Viktoras Kriukovas), Norwegian (Stig Auestad), Dutch (Kees Koenders), Polish (Karol Szastok), Portuguese-Portugal (Francisco Ferreira, Portuguese-Brazil (Leslie Predrotti), Finnish (Heino Keränen), Swedish (Anders Olsson), Russian (Eriksen Translations Inc), Romanian (Péter Henning and Mónika Iancu), Turkish (Ömer Emin Dede)



Changes for v3.1.0.144 - v3.1.0.147

  • Known Issue: API: cannot set default video device
  • Known Issue: API: app2app connection is not established if other party is not in your buddy list
  • bugfix: API: OPEN CHAT command was not working
  • bugfix: My pictures gave wrong error message when broken picture was used
  • bugfix: Adding a png image as a profile image caused repeated error message
  • bugfix: High CPU and an error message with double-byte languages when creating public chat



Changes for v3.1.0.112 - v3.1.0.134

  • feature: Skype Prime
  • change: Plugin Manager updated 1.1.0.237
  • bugfix: SkypePM.exe may have shown a 'DLL Initialization Failed' error message on shutting down Windows.
  • bugfix: SkypeFind: search for umlaut characters from tab did not work
  • bugfix: SkypeIn call trayalert was wrong
  • bugfix: Typing indicator: behaviour incorrect when typing was stopped
  • bugfix: API: sometimes GROUPS gave wrong data about USERS and NROFUSERS



Changes for v3.0.0.217 - v3.1.0.112

  • feature: Skype Find
  • feature: Account Panel redesign feature: Alerts Platform
  • feature: Typing indicator feature: API: possible to get contact's avatar and get and set own avatar
  • feature: API: GET CONTACTS_FOCUSED
  • feature: API: SET RINGTONE STATUS ON|OFF feature.
  • API: GET PREDICTIVE_DIALER_COUNTRY feature:
  • API: CALL property TARGET_IDENTITY bugfix:
  • API: after joining calls to conference VIDEO_(SEND|RECEIVE)_STATUS RUNNING was erroneously sent
  • bugfix: API: ongoing call was not put on hold while answering another incoming call
  • bugfix: API: notification of clicking MENU_ITEM in Tools returned user_id
  • Known issue: SkypePM.exe may show a 'DLL Initialization Failed' error message on shutting down Windows.



Changes for v3.0.0.216 - v3.0.0.217

  • known issue: MSI installer gives warning message when upgrading from non-msi versions older than 3.0.0.210.
  • bugfix: API ACL form was misaligned on high dpi setting
  • change: IE/FF Plugins updated



Changes for v3.0.0.209 - v3.0.0.214

  • Known issue: Skype Extras Manager displays error messages on launching some of the plug-ins under Windows' Limited User account
  • bugfix: SkypePM.exe crashes on first start after installation
  • bugfix: Russian language display problems in updater
  • bugfix: Groups panel stayed open when user was changed
  • bugfix: Contact list focus was lost when using some toolbar buttons



Changes for v3.0.0.205 - v3.0.0.209

  • bugfix: Cannot send SMS from contact menu in Chat window
  • bugfix: Updated Internet Explorer and Firefox plugins
  • bugfix: ActiveX objects cannot be created in eBay tab
  • bugfix: SkypeCheck did not work on clean 3.0 install



Changes for v3.0.0.190 - v3.0.0.198

  • change: API: re-allowed app2app incoming connections from non-authorized buddies
  • bugfix: e-mail validation pattern did not allow numbers before @ sign
  • bugfix: Skype crashed on SMS number verification
  • bugfix: Skype may crash on rare cases after ending video call
  • bugfix: API: setting call forwarding did not work



Changes for v3.0.0.123 Beta - v3.0.0.137 Beta

  • known issue: Extras Manager: Installer shows an error message if some of the components that have to be rewritten are locked
  • change: new button for 'leave' in chat window
  • change: Do More Menu' active even when Extras Manager not running
  • change: updated all translations
  • bugfix: in some cases there was low voice quality in a video call
  • bugfix: http/socks proxy connections did not work
  • bugfix: sometimes video was not shown in incoming video call
  • bugfix: Sometimes Extars Manager produced an Access Violation on start up
  • bugfix: ViewProfile: divider was missing before contact count
  • bugfix: LOGIN: no user name was selected and password field was not focused by default when Skype started
  • bugfix: Public Chat: Wrong timestamp for remove message action
  • bugfix: Sometimes there were overlapping phone numbers in contact card
  • bugfix: Public Chat: Distinguish between Host and Creator in UI
  • bugfix: Accessibility: MSAA for tab control added again
  • bugfix: wrong flag was displayed for Ireland
  • bugfix: Public Chat: Chat not ended if a promoted Host chose 'End Chat'



Changes for v2.6.0.105 Beta - v3.0.0.106 Beta

  • known issue: call quality in video call can be low
  • known issue: http/socks proxy connections do not work
  • feature: Public chatrooms
  • feature: Extras Manager
  • feature: Sound Settings Widget
  • feature: API: MENU_ITEM and EVENT objects
  • feature: API: Command GET MAX_CONFCALL_PARTICIPANTS
  • change: UI redesigned
  • change: Improved Video device detection
  • change: New Language files: Arabic (Eriksen Translations Inc.), Bulgarian (Nikolina Filipova & Nikolay Filipov ), Chinese Simplified (Leon Yang from TOM Online Inc), Chinese Traditional (Carlos Lee from PChome Online), Czech (Petr Silon), Danish (Eriksen Translations Inc), German (Claudius Henrichs & Dick Schiferli),Estonian (Eve Loopere), Spanish (David Reche), Greek (Panagiotis Sidiropoulos http://www.magenta.gr ), French (Fabrice IMPERIAL & Bruno Lépaulard), Italian (Daniele Conte), Japanese (Mayu Shimizu), Korean (Susan Joo), Hungarian (Mark Bender & Laszlo Koncz & Gabor Stefanik), Norwegian (Stig Auestad), Dutch (Kees Koenders), Polish (Karol Szastok), Francisco Ferreira (Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brasil) (Leslie Predrotti), Finnish (Heino Keränen), Swedish (Anders Olsson), Russian (Eriksen Translations Inc), Romanian (Péter Henning and Mónika Iancu)
  • change: new Language Lithuanian (Viktoras Kriukovas)
  • bugfix: API: Command OPEN OPTIONS did not function for Updates page
  • bugfix: API: Workaround to handle usernames with comma in CALL, CHAT and SMS commands (use quotation marks for them)



Changes for v3.0.0.154 Beta - v3.0.0.190 Beta

  • known issue: Skype may crash on rare cases after ending video call
  • feature: Rich Mood Messages
  • feature: Connection Wizzard
  • feature: API: rich moodmessages
  • feature: API: public chat support
  • feature: API: FILETRANSFER object
  • change: Video quality improvements on low bitrate (128 kbit upload links)
  • change: Updated Extras Manager
  • change: Updated Internet Explorer and FireFox plugins
  • change: API: changes in USER LASTONLINETIMESTAMP, GROUP NROFUSERS_ONLINE and GROUP USERS are no longer sent to clients, GROUP NROFUSERS is sent when GROUP USERS property changes
  • change: API: application can connect to oneself
  • bugfix: Livetab: Fixed some rare crashes
  • bugfix: Livetab: Improved error handling
  • bugfix: Webcam detection did not return error message
  • bugfix: Deleted shared contact did not disappear from CL
  • bugfix: Public Chat: link was missing from PC wizard
  • bugfix: Public Chat: Keyboard support for creating public chats
  • bugfix: Public Chat: Choose Picture did not working in PC wizard
  • bugfix: Compact Mode did not show contact card correctly
  • bugfix: API: after sending ALTER CALL START_VIDEO_SEND in UI 'Start my video' button did not change
  • bugfix: API: if event was killed without DELETE EVENT command, it still remained on Events panel
  • bugfix: API: improved detection who is hosting the conference (there were random Skypecasts drops)



Changes for v3.1.0.112 - v3.0.0.218

  • bugfix: 1st attempt to log into Skype with an existing username after a clean installation caused Skype to crash



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