Skype 5.6

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  1. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    #1 Nawzil, Oct 12, 2011
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  2. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    Seriously? :wassat: That's not exactly an incentive to upgrade, is it o_O Geez, they just stop at nothing...
     
  3. johnnygt

    johnnygt MDL Senior Member

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    Microsoft ..... that why !!!!:mad:
     
  4. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    Um, that deal hasn't actually gone ahead yet. It's still the same people coding Skype...
     
  5. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

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    Skype is silently turning Adware thats it.
     
  6. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    That's why I still use v.3.2.0.175 which works perfect on win7 x86 :p
     
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  7. acyuta

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    I have been on Skype 5.6 and the intrusiveness is as much or as less as in previous versions.
    All I need to do is to cut/disable somethings that pop up sometimes.
    For all its shortcomings, I still find Skype the best and easiest to configure. Plus all the people I talk to are on Skype definitely but some are on yahoo messenger too. That is a bit more time consuming to configure.
     
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  8. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

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    Yeah the Skype guys just replaced the unacceptable Home screen by incall advertising which now may look more moderate but is basically the same.
     
  9. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    I think if one really wants to be rid of all the annoying popups and home screen, one can go to 5.2 (March 2011) or maybe 5.3 (June 2011).
    My video calls went through well on those versions too. If I can recall, this annoying stuff started from 5.5.
     
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  10. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

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    5.3 is working fine and 100% ad-less for me. Since then Skype is going worse and worse (eg. removed volumecontrol from conversation panel without which I can't live),
     
  11. mohamedkamel

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    Great Dareck ;)
    I'm using the 3.5.0.202 version which works great on Windows 7 x64, I thought I'm the only one who use an old version...lol

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  12. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    #14 Nawzil, Oct 16, 2011
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    Not on the same day. Skype 5.6.0.105 was released before that.

    Windows 8 Developer Preview users can't use older versions of Skype.
     
  13. acyuta

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  14. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    Why are you people trying to download the old ones while the new one is much better?
    Is that little ads bothering you?
     
  15. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    what bothers me in new skype is that "transfer-progress file window" which they should left it out as a separate window! you cant really see the progress/speed if you type with someone, it scrolls up automatically along with text. Many times the transfer stopped and I didn't even knew! So I stayed with an older version :p
     
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  16. acyuta

    acyuta MDL Expert

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    After killing all the unwanted stuff in skype 5.6, when one is in a video call, apart from the main video screen, there is a little inset screen which remains. It has to be closed everytime.
    No thanks, I am already back to 5.5 which was bad but not as much as 5.6
     
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  17. JOY14

    JOY14 MDL Novice

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    thanks for the update