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Version history for Skype for Mac OS X

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Changes for v2.6.0.151 - v2.7.0.49 Beta

  • Group contacts – organize your contacts into as many groups as you need. While there are some pre-defined groups (like Online, Waiting Authorization, Recently Contacted), you’re free to add new ones that suit your life. This should be a godsend to those whose contact list has ballooned to hundreds of Skype users. Explore this nifty feature under the cogwheel icon on the main screen.
  • See your Apple Address Book contacts in Skype - easily call or SMS anyone who has a phone number in their address-book profile. When texting, just make sure the number is one that belongs to a mobile phone.
  • Create and manage public chats by clicking on Chats in the menu bar and choosing Start Public Chat. A public-chat assistant will walk you through the necessary steps.
  • Auto Redial for busy or unconnected calls. When your call hits the busy signal, Skype will give you the option of automatic redial every two minutes until the call goes through. This setting can also be adjusted in Skype > Preferences > Calls.
  • Easy sound-level controls – when you need to tweak the sound level during a call, use a simple slider in the call window
  • Overhauled file transfer – wearing a more fashionable jacket, file-transfer now looks elegant and acts even nicer, especially when receiving many files at once

Changes for v2.6.0.72 Beta - v2.6.0.72

  • Improved audio quality
  • Transfer calls to your Skype contacts – effortlessly

Changes for v2.5.0.38 - v2.5.0.63

Changes for v2.0.0.6 - v2.5.0.38

  • new feature: SMS :)
  • new feature: improved history list in main window
  • new feature: ripple animation effects (Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) only)
  • new feature: ringing device selection to audio preferences
  • change: video resolution for G5 machines is now the same as Intel machines (increased)
  • change: view chat history with links for 1day, 1week, 1month...
  • change: upgraded Growl framework to 0.7.4
  • change: SkypeOut contacts and contacts with call forwarding are placed in front of offline contacts in the contact list (sorting)
  • change: removed Insert Emoticon submenu from Edit menu of main menu
  • change: quickfilter is cleared when toolbar is hidden
  • change: quickfilter is cleared when switching between history and contact list
  • change: picture-in-picture view is always fully visible
  • change: full screen video controls are always fully visible
  • change: improved error message when user tries to make a call while offline
  • change: improved error message in case of misc error #8401 (when user is signed out of Skype and tries to make a call)
  • change: contact will not be added to the contact list if user presses "cancel" button in the send auth request window
  • improvement: screensaver disabled when in full screen video mode
  • improvement: pressing ESC key in contact list will return focus to address bar
  • improvement: other call related sounds like busy, outgoing call etc are now sent to Skype output device (instead of system output device)
  • improvement: incoming call and incoming call waiting sounds are now sent to ringing device
  • improvement: new multichat leave icon
  • improvement: all other notifications sounds are now sent to system alert device instead of system output device
  • improvement: "Start Conference" window improved
  • improvement: "Leave Chat" dialog includes chat topic
  • bugfix: voice level indicator of self was not working on Panther
  • bugfix: sometimes two Skype items appeared on the system status bar
  • bugfix: sometimes icon for "mute" was shown instead of icon for "hold", while call was both held and muted
  • bugfix: SkypeOut calls were not hung up when user went offline
  • bugfix: setting front chat of chat window did not work if main chat win was closed before (grey blank chat window bug)
  • bugfix: Send File and Send Contacts menu items were sometimes disabled in conference call windows
  • bugfix: Send Contacts now accepts space (instead of comma) as separator for multiple recipients
  • bugfix: placeholder text on default avatar image was not localizable
  • bugfix: picture-in-picture view in video calls disappeared under certain circumstances
  • bugfix: number of missed events in the red badge was not updated when in "Do Not Disturb" mode
  • bugfix: number field of the SkypeOut Caller window was messed up on Panther
  • bugfix: it is not possible to accidentally reject an incoming call by pressing space-key when Full Keyboard Access is turned on for all controls
  • bugfix: invalid handling of "Incoming connections port" setting.
  • bugfix: incorrect display name shown in conference call window if there is a SkypeOut contact in the contact list and another Skype contact has the same phone number in her profile
  • bugfix: incoming conference calls crashed when the host hung up the call quickly
  • bugfix: incoming conference call was often shown as 1-on-1 call
  • bugfix: if you set an image with high dpi as your avatar then it was not resized properly
  • bugfix: if URL was followed with a comma or period, it was considered as part of the link
  • bugfix: icon was missing from send auth request sheet
  • bugfix: fixed a crash on sign in as another user with same username as already being logged in
  • bugfix: file transfer window labels were not clickable
  • bugfix: editable chat topic didn't blur on mouse clicks elsewhere
  • bugfix: default ringtone of incoming calls was wrong (it was "call waiting" ringtone instead)
  • bugfix: crashes on plug-unplug headset
  • bugfix: crash when changing ringing device in preferences while incoming call is ringing
  • bugfix: contacts dragged into chat window drawer went to message centre not to the window they were dragged into
  • bugfix: contact list was messed up in certain cases when switching between compact and extended contact view
  • bugfix: chat window toolbar was hidden by default
  • bugfix: busy tone was played when an incoming call was declined
  • bugfix: bookmarked chat was not removed from Chat > Bookmarked Chats after leaving the chat
  • bugfix: after resuming a held full screen video call, background was green
  • bugfix: 1-on-1 chats were sometimes shown as multichats
  • API change: sendSkypeCommand returns info synchronously whenever possible (previously all info was returned by asynchronous callback skypeNotificationReceived)
  • API bugfix: quickfiltering was not performed after BTN_RELEASED commands
  • API bugfix: MUTE commands were not working
  • API bugfix: BTN_RELEASED NO didn't end voicemail recording
  • Known issue: Video quality on G4 has been reduced
  • Known issue: Problems with Japanese Input
  • Known issue: Mute/Hold buttons do not work 100% of the time in Full screen Video calls
  • Known issue: SMS window may display incorrect graphics after copy/paste text
  • SMS number verification does not work always

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