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Make calls from your computer – free to other people on Skype, cheap to phones and mobiles across the world. And the sound quality is great, too – keep it running all day, and it’s like you’re in the same room as the person on the other end.

Features


* Free Skype-to-Skype calls to people anywhere in the world.
* Free video calls - plus get more detail than ever before with High Quality Video.
* Call phones and mobiles at pretty cheap rates per minute.
* Instant message when it’s not a good time to talk.
* Forward your calls and get text messages when you’re not online.
* Search the web with the Google Toolbar (optional install).

New in this version

High quality video

High Quality Video
Clearer, crisper, sharper - our best ever video call quality.

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

5.3.0.108 [04-11-11]

Changes Category Description Calling Improved surfacing of ‘Add Contact’ and ‘Create a Group’ functions Video Calling Video calls now always start in 640×480 resolution Video Calling Video calls on powerful computers start in 30 frames per second mode
Fixed issues Category Description Accessibility Skype failed to detect screen reader software Accessibility Accessibility fix for selecting chat messages Call Phones Improved scaling for low resolution displays Call Quality Feedback Call quality feedback form was nor properly displayed in Arabic and Hebrew Call Quality Indicator Unplugging a audio device in use during a call was not handled properly, Skype could have crashed or then did not switch to remaining audio device Call Quality Indicator Call Quality Indicator was sometimes displayed partly out of the screen Call Quality Indicator On clicking Call Quality tray alert message then the call quality indicator was not focused on compact mode Call Quality indicator Rarely Call Quality indicator reported a good internet connection to user when he actually did not had a working connection Call transfer Skype crashed when transferring already transferred call Call view Ampersands were not displayed properly in callview Call view Incoming call notification after recently ended previous call had wrong messaging Call view Call Toolbar did not re-appear when critical issue was discovered during a call Call view On call recovery sometimes call view settings were changed Calling Enabling Skype’s Microphone controlling feature did not take effect during active call when microphone was muted Calling Audio playback from devices which used 16k or 32k sampling rate was choppy Calling Skype audio was played back only from right ear-piece with Logitech headsets G35 and G930 Generic Skype window on dual monitor configuration was not remembered when using compact mode Group Video Calling Skype crashed when quiting it in middle of Group Video call Group Video Calling After holding and resuming a Group Video call sometimes not all video streams were resumed Options Open chats were not cleared after deleting chat history from Options Options User selected ringing device was sometimes changed to speaker device Options Clipped receive files folder name in IM settings Options SMS options text did not fit to screen on some languages Options Skype crashed on audio devices changing in options when user selected some specific device affected with the issue Profile Improved scrolling profile area while in edit mode Welcome screen Welcome screen test call button was not accessible for screen readers Welcome Screen Take a video snapshot button did not work on Welcome Screen Welcome screen Seldom Welcome screen was not top-most Skype window when launching Skype Video calling Few users saw their own video on both video preview and on incoming video area Video calling Fixed delayed video startup when user used Standard VGA adapter as display device Video calling Improved video smoothness on low quality network connection

Other versions : 5.2.0.113 5.1.0.104 5.0.0.152 5.0.0.123 5.0.0.105 4.2.0.155 4.2.0.152 4.2.0.141 Beta 4.1.0.179 4.1.0.166 4.1.0.141 4.1.0.136 4.1.0.130 Beta

v5.2.0.113 [03-24-11]

Changes Category Description Calling Improved surfacing of ‘Add Contact’ and ‘Create a Group’ functions Video Calling Video calls now always start in 640×480 resolution Video Calling Video calls on powerful computers start in 30 frames per second mode
Fixed issues Category Description Accessibility Skype failed to detect screen reader software Accessibility Accessibility fix for selecting chat messages Call Phones Improved scaling for low resolution displays Call Quality Feedback Call quality feedback form was nor properly displayed in Arabic and Hebrew Call Quality Indicator Unplugging a audio device in use during a call was not handled properly, Skype could have crashed or then did not switch to remaining audio device Call Quality Indicator Call Quality Indicator was sometimes displayed partly out of the screen Call Quality Indicator On clicking Call Quality tray alert message then the call quality indicator was not focused on compact mode Call Quality indicator Rarely Call Quality indicator reported a good internet connection to user when he actually did not had a working connection Call transfer Skype crashed when transferring already transferred call Call view Ampersands were not displayed properly in callview Call view Incoming call notification after recently ended previous call had wrong messaging Call view Call Toolbar did not re-appear when critical issue was discovered during a call Call view On call recovery sometimes call view settings were changed Calling Enabling Skype’s Microphone controlling feature did not take effect during active call when microphone was muted Calling Audio playback from devices which used 16k or 32k sampling rate was choppy Calling Skype audio was played back only from right ear-piece with Logitech headsets G35 and G930 Generic Skype window on dual monitor configuration was not remembered when using compact mode Group Video Calling Skype crashed when quiting it in middle of Group Video call Group Video Calling After holding and resuming a Group Video call sometimes not all video streams were resumed Options Open chats were not cleared after deleting chat history from Options Options User selected ringing device was sometimes changed to speaker device Options Clipped receive files folder name in IM settings Options SMS options text did not fit to screen on some languages Options Skype crashed on audio devices changing in options when user selected some specific device affected with the issue Profile Improved scrolling profile area while in edit mode Welcome screen Welcome screen test call button was not accessible for screen readers Welcome Screen Take a video snapshot button did not work on Welcome Screen Welcome screen Seldom Welcome screen was not top-most Skype window when launching Skype Video calling Few users saw their own video on both video preview and on incoming video area Video calling Fixed delayed video startup when user used Standard VGA adapter as display device Video calling Improved video smoothness on low quality network connection

v5.1.0.104 [01-08-11]

Changes Category Description Calling Improved surfacing of ‘Add Contact’ and ‘Create a Group’ functions Video Calling Video calls now always start in 640×480 resolution Video Calling Video calls on powerful computers start in 30 frames per second mode
Fixed issues Category Description Accessibility Skype failed to detect screen reader software Accessibility Accessibility fix for selecting chat messages Call Phones Improved scaling for low resolution displays Call Quality Feedback Call quality feedback form was nor properly displayed in Arabic and Hebrew Call Quality Indicator Unplugging a audio device in use during a call was not handled properly, Skype could have crashed or then did not switch to remaining audio device Call Quality Indicator Call Quality Indicator was sometimes displayed partly out of the screen Call Quality Indicator On clicking Call Quality tray alert message then the call quality indicator was not focused on compact mode Call Quality indicator Rarely Call Quality indicator reported a good internet connection to user when he actually did not had a working connection Call transfer Skype crashed when transferring already transferred call Call view Ampersands were not displayed properly in callview Call view Incoming call notification after recently ended previous call had wrong messaging Call view Call Toolbar did not re-appear when critical issue was discovered during a call Call view On call recovery sometimes call view settings were changed Calling Enabling Skype’s Microphone controlling feature did not take effect during active call when microphone was muted Calling Audio playback from devices which used 16k or 32k sampling rate was choppy Calling Skype audio was played back only from right ear-piece with Logitech headsets G35 and G930 Generic Skype window on dual monitor configuration was not remembered when using compact mode Group Video Calling Skype crashed when quiting it in middle of Group Video call Group Video Calling After holding and resuming a Group Video call sometimes not all video streams were resumed Options Open chats were not cleared after deleting chat history from Options Options User selected ringing device was sometimes changed to speaker device Options Clipped receive files folder name in IM settings Options SMS options text did not fit to screen on some languages Options Skype crashed on audio devices changing in options when user selected some specific device affected with the issue Profile Improved scrolling profile area while in edit mode Welcome screen Welcome screen test call button was not accessible for screen readers Welcome Screen Take a video snapshot button did not work on Welcome Screen Welcome screen Seldom Welcome screen was not top-most Skype window when launching Skype Video calling Few users saw their own video on both video preview and on incoming video area Video calling Fixed delayed video startup when user used Standard VGA adapter as display device Video calling Improved video smoothness on low quality network connection

v5.0.0.152 [10-15-10]

Changes Category Description Calling Removed post call experience Contact list Added an option to disable avatar pictures in contact list.
Fixed issues Category Description Accessibility Accessibility in Call Phones tab was not properly supported. Accessibility Accessibility was not fully supported in Call View. Accessibility It was not possible to accept or reject a contact request via keyboard. Accessibility Labels in Add people widget were not visible to Jaws. Audio When the user redialed within 10 seconds the audio was sometimes silent. Browser plugin During Skype update it was impossible to change language for Skype browser plugin. Browser plugin Skype browser plugin was wrongly interpreting US vanity numbers that exeed 11 digits. Browser plugin Sometimes the browser plugin dropdown menu was shown in the wrong place on the screen. Call phones Call Phones tab showed wrong information about subscriptions when user did not have reccurring payments enabled. Call Phones Call to invalid number message was not cleared. Call phones Calling rates under subscriptions were sometimes not correctly shown. Call phones Header area in call phones tab sometimes showed some messages in text format instead of graphical. Call Phones Numberpad on call phones was not displayed properly on low screen resolutions. Call phones Sometimes the rates lookup drop down list appeared in wrong place when using Skype in compact mode. Call Quality Indicator Call Quality Indicator did not warn user if he mutes microphone in Windows settings. Call Quality Indicator Call Quality Indicator stated unknown connection speed. Call Quality Indicator Call restablishment message will remain on a call which appears to be fine, though available bandwidth is very low. Call quality indicator The call quality indicator sometimes incorrectly reported medium quality when in fact the video call was in high definition. Call transfer Call transfer to a phone number not in contact list did not work. Call Transfer Video was not transmitted after call transfer. Call view Occasionally the call view had white boxes instead of texts. Calling In rare occasions Skype crashed after changing microphone. Contact List Creating a Skype Out contact from recently dialled numbers was malfunctioning. Contact list There were some text formatting errors in Recents list. Contact search Avatar picture was not displayed in Public profile view. Contact search Sometimes, Add contacts buttons text was only partially visible. Contact search User search, based on e-mail and phone number, did not display partial results if full matches were present. File Sending On rare cases file receiver saw a erroneous message ‘The file isn’t available’. File transfer Skype sometimes stopped responding when accepting File Transfer in group conversation. Group video call Message box that appears so users can activate a free trial remained even after trial is activated. Group video call Often when adding a third participant to a video call the host was not notified about the need to activate a free trail in order to use group video calling. Group video call Placing a group video call with no free trial appears to other participants as missed conversation. Group video call Video could sometimes freeze for some participants on Group video calls. Localization There was no support for languages read right to left in profile view. Login/Logout Skype opened in focus if Skype was set to autostart. Miscellaneous Skype sometimes crashed when switching Windows user under Windows 7. Miscellaneous Skype was starting as maximized during autostart process. Miscellaneous When opening main menu Skype asked user to install Flash player if user did not have it previously installed. Screen sharing During screen sharing, the shared area may be partially cropped when resizing it. Screen sharing Netbooks with Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Graphics Chipset and Windows 7 sometimes had problems when receiving large screen sharing resolutions beyond 1322 × 823. Screen sharing Receiving a large resolution screen share could have artefacts on screen. Screen sharing When receiving screen sharing from Skype for Mac version 2.8, sometimes the screen does not load on the 5.0 side. Skype Access The Skype Access connection display did not pop-up correctly when trying to connect to supported hotspot after starting Skype up. Skype Home In some cases, avatar pictures were missing from Skype Home feed. Skype Home Occasionally mood message update displays may be disrupted when the network connection is momentarily lost. Skype Home Skype Home is not scaling very well to small and big window Skype Home Sometimes there was a connection error when trying to open account panel from client alert in Skype Home. Skype Home Un-sent mood message updates within Skype Home will not be saved when navigating away from Skype Home. Video Clicking on the webcamera settings may cause Skype to crash. Video In rare cases users video may not start correctly when using Logitech webcam pro 9000. Video In rare cases, video may not be received by the other party even if the local preview is working correctly Video Skype crashed if user quit Skype during an active call. Video Skype may not work properly with virtual cameras Video Switching between USB camera and HP Virtual webcam locks the camera Video The call receiver may not see HQ logo on their side during HQ call Video The receiver may not see HQ logo in the local preview while the receiver sees the logo on his side. Video The Skype video snapshots feature is not working on Windows XP SP3. Video This version of Skype (5.0) has increased CPU usage which may effect video quality on some computers. Video Under some circumstances upon ending a Skype Video call the webcam can still be capturing video even though it is no-longer in use. Video Video call picture quality was sometimes lower than expected in good conditions. Video Video calls may not work with virtual machines. Video Video calls on a secondary display causes higher CPU load compared to usage on the primary display. Video Video may stop if you lock and unlock your computer while on a call Video Video might freeze in calls with H.264 devices. Video in mood DailyMotion videos which have been added to a mood message are not being displayed to other contacts. Voicemail Calls go to Voicemail for offline users even if they have disabled it from Options. Voicemail Message that display’s “Item has been deleted from conversation history.” sometimes appeared after sending Voicemail. Voicemail itself will be sent without problems.

v5.0.0.123 [09-10-10]

New features and Improvements

  • 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 Category Description Localization Support for three new languages: Ukrainian, Vietnamese, IndonesianNew languages added: Call View Skype now remembers dial-pad view user preference on the call toolbar Fixed issues Category Description Accessibility Skype 5.0 Beta 1 for Windows did not fully support accessibility. Improved in Beta2, check individual known issues for remaining problems in this area Browser plugin Error message appeared regarding a failed Skype browser plugin downgrade during Skype downgrade Browser plugin It was not possible to navigate in the Skype browser plugin for Internet Explorer window using Tab and Shift-Tab keys Call Quality Indicator All web links from the call quality guide directed to the English language site rather than localised pages Call Quality Indicator During a group video call the call quality indicator sometimes did not display video quality descriptions. Call Quality Indicator Call Quality Indicator said “Medium” for a high quality video call between two Logitech pro 9000 webcameras Calling Changing audio or video devices during a call was not supported in Beta1 Calling It was not possible to enter DTMF tones on the dialpad using copy-paste. Calling The Skype user interface sometimes froze when starting a call. Calling The call volume slider in the call quality indicator and in the call view were not always synchronized. Calling There were sometimes user interface issues when using Skype over a remote desktop connection Calling The “Call dropped” error message persisted for some time even if the next call was successful Calling On calls with high echo level, it was sometimes hard to hear the other side Calling It was sometimes difficult to find the Dialpad for entering touchtones in Skype to Skype calls Calling The Skype ringtone sometimes persisted after a call had already been picked up. This 3rd party issue got fixed. Calling The country drop down list in the call phones area became inactive when inserting an incorrect number Calling Calls were sometimes not successful when two users called each other at exactly the same time Calling The dialpad activation button was missing from the call window if the conversation window was minimised to the maximum extent Contact list Skype was crashing when selecting multiple contacts from the contact list. Group video call Incoming group video call did not ring Group video call One or more participants were sometimes unable to start their video in a group video call Group video call Webcam was sometimes switching off during a group video call Group video call The call quality indicator said “Video not available” during a group video call. Group video call Messaging around the maximum number of particpants allowed on a group video call was sometimes wrong. Localization Hebrew and Arabic text was incorrectly displayed in the user interface. This is mostly fixed now, some small problems remain. Localization For people who use Skype in Traditional Chinese the “Give feedback” form was displayed in Simplified Chinese. Localization The country drop down list in the call phones tab was not localized into Russian. Miscellaneous ‘Full Screen’ menu option under View menu was always grayed out Presence The automatic ‘Away’ status setting didn’t work if it had been set a long time ago. Screen sharing “Fit screen” button gave actual size on receiver side when screen sharing from a multi-screen setup Screen sharing Screen sharing sometimes sent distorted screen Screen sharing Screen sharing buttons sometimes didn’t work Screen sharing Sharing a larger area of your screen than 1696 × 1056 sent a distorted and cropped image to other participants Screen sharing Screen sharing from a multiple desktop setup lead to a compromised display on the receiver side Screen sharing Taking snapshots of a shared screen produced two identical images Skype Access When exiting from Skype Access, a false message was displayed about disconnection. Video Wrong video capture error message was shown when camera was not accessible Video Webcam sometimes remained on after video call Video User was sometimes unable to switch between webcams or unplug/replug webcam Video Skype 5.0 crashed when using MS Live Show Video Callee did not receive video if caller unplugged/replugged webcam during call Video Incoming video and local video preview sometimes appeared upside down. Video Video could not be resumed after placing a call on hold. Video Some old graphics cards models such as ATI RAGE Pro, NVIDIA Riva TNT2 or NVIDIA Vanta were not rendering Skype video streams. Video Skype sometimes crashed when viewing video preview in Options. Video After holding and resuming a Skype call the video quality was sometimes degraded Video preview When receiving screen sharing or sending video, then the video preview feature was not aligned correctly Video snapshots Video snapshots from cameras with a 16:9 aspect ratio were displayed as 4:3 aspect ratio

v5.0.0.105 [08-07-10]

New features and Improvements Category Description 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 Category Description Calling Call host is not displayed anymore in the user interface Windows 2000 is not supported in this Beta version Fixed issues Category Description 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

v4.2.0.155 [03-11-10]

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

v4.2.0.152 [02-27-10]

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. 10.12.2009 Skype 4.2.0.141 Beta for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling An incoming call from a mobile to a Online number is not mapped to the Skype contact that the mobile number is saved for, instead an "Unnamed Contact" conversation is opened. None available at this time. Call transfer User receives a call and wants to transfer the call to a Skype contacts landline/mobile number. Number can be selected from the drop-down, but call still goes to the contact's Skype account. None available at this time. Video People with a computer that supports sharing a webcam over a Bluetooth wireless connection sometimes experience that Skype crashes while on a video calling. The problem occurres when Adobe Flash attempts to access the webcam. Renaming the file that causes the problem (BtwVdpCapFilter.dll) will solve this issue. There is a rare possibility that Windows crashes with an error "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE" when using the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 WebCam with drivers 12.10.1110.0. Revert to a slightly older driver version or wait for a new driver from Logitech. During a video call "Hide my video preview" functionality has a 10 seconds delay. None available at this time. The HQ (High Quality) logo is sometimes missing in local preview. None available at this time. Holding and resuming video calls (especially calling older versions) can sometimes cause the video to have a black screen. None available at this time. Call Quality Guide Call -> "Learn about call quality" section is empty when viewing the client in Brazilian Portuguese. None available at this time. A big 'Test now' button is being displayed during a call, it is supposed to measure the connection speed but is currently not working. Ignore the “Test now” button during a call. Call Quality Guide content might not load during the first try after installing Skype. Close the Call Quality Guide window and open it again, the content will be displayed properly. Check Settings Network Component: Manual network test result is being cashed for 30 minutes and any subsequent test ran in that period reflects the cashed result, not the measured network conditions at that moment None available at this time Screen-sharing During screen sharing in full screen mode the cursor can sometimes blink which can cause some difficulties when moving the mouse. The blinking will only stop after closing Skype. Miscellaneous "Detailed rates for all countries" is not accessible in the client after changing the language and restarting the client. No workaround, it doesn't work even after the restart of Skype. Sometimes an ActiveX error can be displayed when playing the Dailymotion videos in the mood message. None available at this time. Authorization requests might not be noticed in the new Notifications tab. None available at this time. The number dropdown menu of Skype contacts shows question marks instead of non-numeric characters for non-Latin languages. None available at this time. Accessibility in the Getting Started Wizard has problems, for example the ability to move around with the Tab key. None available at this time. Annoying blinking of the online status notifications when 3 or more contacts come online at the same time. None available at this time. Netbooks can experience problems displaying some of the Skype windows. None available at this time. Skype will auto sign-in on startup even if Skype automatic update has been started. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description Video The Video resolution is now changing accordingly based on the available bandwidth allowing up to QQVGA/8fps with low bandwidth conditions. Video quality was not great after hosting a video call. The "Take video snapshot" button was always enabled on Win 2000 Users with Intel 965 Express onboard graphics cards had artefacts on screen Skype crashed in video options or when on a video call for users with Sony Vaio notebooks with virtual Bluetooth video cameras If a camera was in use by another application no message was being displayed in the Video Settings at the appropriate time Screen sharing did not stop working when the sharing partner closed Skype during the session. Video froze for some users A still image was sometimes displayed Calling It was possible to add the same contact several times to a group conversation The DTMF tones were not transmitted on Skype-to-Skype call transfer It used to be possible to leave people voicemails who had blocked your contact request in the past Auto-answer did not work for unauthorized contacts. A group call that included at least one participant on a mobile phone or landline could not be put on hold Chat In compact mode the focus of the cursor was sometimes not in the Instant Messaging area after the conversation window was restored from the taskbar. Contacts Outlook contacts were saved together with Skype contacts when backing up the contact list. Improvements Improved incoming authorization requests handling. Added 'Answer', 'Ignore' and 'Hang up' functionalities to the Skype system tray icon. Added 'Try again' button for failed SMS. Miscellaneous Skype froze in cases of high level disk activity or when hard drive was busy. Improved client robustness against Disk IO related errors Clearing History did not clear the File Transfers until the Skype client had been restart An error message was displayed when hovering over the Default/Compact view, Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons while the Skype windows were out of focus. Skype did not fully honour 'MemoryOnly' switch. When more than one identical USB device was connected only one was listed in the devices list. Improved online status reliability. Initiating file transfer using drag and drop to active the field did not work. Keyboard navigation was not fully working in installer window When reconnecting a device to the computer, Skype detected it as a new device Skype sometimes did not remember the preferred audio settings. Improved online status reliability for people on the same network Skype crashed for some people when opening the video options Users with a large amount of Skype history sometimes found that Skype took longer than normal to start. Wrong error message displayed on the avatar of group call participants The eBay Browser Highlighter has been removed from the Skype installer. 4.1 12.10.2009 Skype 4.1.0.179 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Using YouCam to change special affects on a Skype video call will cause Skype to freeze. None available at this time. Skype may freeze when starting video if the Creative Webcam NX Pro (VFW) normally used is not plugged in. Workaround: This is a third party software issue and users are advised to ensure the webcam is plugged in before selecting the option to “Start video” Known Third Party issue Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls, which include one or more landline or mobile participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the users on their landline or mobile are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plug-in for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Extras Manager Skype Extras Manager sometimes doesn’t work on Windows 2000 Users need to update their IE to IE6 from http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=931125 Miscellaneous 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. Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description 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. 3.09.2009 Skype 4.1.0.166 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Using YouCam to change special affects on a Skype video call will cause Skype to freeze. None available at this time. Skype may freeze when starting video if the Creative Webcam NX Pro (VFW) normally used is not plugged in. Workaround: This is a third party software issue and users are advised to ensure the webcam is plugged in before selecting the option to “Start video” Known Third Party issue Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls, which include one or more landline or mobile participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the users on their landline or mobile are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plug-in for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description Instant Messaging Text moved on screen when something was added to conversation while user was scrolling it. Users were unable to copy and paste text from instant messaging (IM) text field into another application Audio / Video Some webcams were not detected by Skype Video froze with some webcams A long delay occurred when a user opted to start video during a call Skype occasionally froze when selecting video options. Accessibility Skype crashed when focusing, with alt+tab, communicator message in compact view Some controls were inaccessible via keyboard navigation Miscellaneous An incorrect informative message appeared when selecting the option “Make a test call” from the Welcome Screen An incorrect informative message was displayed when creating a Skype account starting with a numeric symbol Users were not able to enter a password which contained the same characters used in their Skype name The Link “Learn more about SMS” was pointing to an incorrect help page. Users were advised incorrectly of the Password length. Skype froze when selecting the option Ctrl+Alt+Delete followed by Task Manager. When editing a phone number on an existing landline or mobile contact, the entry was deleted and replaced with the new number Skype crashed on startup on CPU's which did not support SSE technology Authorization Requests URL Links are no longer clickable within authorization requests Toolbars The Firefox Add-On would slow down page rendering even when highlighting was switched off The games Mafia Wars http://www.myspace.com/zyngamafiawars was not available when Skype plug-in was installed Account Names which contained two characters or less were not recognised. Localization All localization files associated with the abovementioned fixes have been updated 21.07.2009 Skype 4.1.0.141 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Toolbars Improved stability and performance to the IE Add-on 30.06.2009 Skype 4.1.0.136 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Calling Call status was sometimes displayed as “Ringing” after the call had started. Error message sometimes appeared when selecting the “Learn about Call Quality” link from the Call toolbar. Users were unable to call a contact again after rejecting the same contact from a previous conference call. No sound was heard when connecting a second USB device, even when it was selected as the default option. Skype automatically adjusted user’s microphone levels during a call even when they had disabled this option. Skype did not warn users when they tried to answer a call without any active audio devices being available.  Auto-answer of incoming calls failed after multiple calls in quick succession Dialpad is now visible when starting a call rather than when a call is connected. Instant Messaging Users were not notified when a file had been sent in a group IM conversation. When copying and pasting a web address (URL) links within the same instant messages, the URL appears as a blank line. When copying a large amount of text, (approximately 20 lines) from the same IM, and pasting it to the text input field, users no longer had the ability to scroll or edit that particular text Users were unable to copy and paste from an SMS message. The copy/paste menu did not appear when right clicking in the IM input field area Dragging and dropping quoted text to the chat text box caused Skype to crash for some users. No message displayed when two users were calling at the same time, only the end call button was displayed. Contacts Users were not re-displayed in the contact list after they had been unblocked. After renaming a contact, the name would revert back to its original name following a restart. Some users were unable to drag and drop a contact to a group conversation. It was not always clear that MySpace contacts had been found during contact search. Quick filter results were displayed incorrectly after previously selecting two contacts at the same time. Echo 123 was sometimes not available for newly created accounts. Blocking users was ineffective in some cases. No tooltips were visible for participants in a group conversation. Unable to edit a SkypeOut contact’s phone number more than once.  Contact categories were ordered differently from the contact list.  History Links to previous IM’s within an existing chat (Yesterday, Last 7 days, etc) did not show in some scenarios SMS When an SMS was sent to a SkypeOut contact whose profile contained  multiple phone numbers, the SMS would always go to the first number even if the user had selected an alternate phone number tab. Formatting of “quoted text” was displayed incorrectly. Users were unable to copy / paste from SMS messages. Audio / Video Skype detected a Creative Live webcam even though the device was not connected.  A “New Audio Device” Communicator message appeared on every start up for some users Nothing happened when clicking the “remove” button to delete multiple devices from Audio Settings drop down menu. Only one USB device was visible in the drop down menu when more than one was available. When receiving video calls from a Skype for Mac user, the Windows user saw an “On Hold” graphic when the incoming video was stopped. Some users were unable to undock from a docking station when a webcam was in use. The “Video Call” option was incorrectly made available when users made a SkypeOut call. Video was still displayed when user turned off video while a call was on hold. Video snapshot images appeared black when saved. Fixes for a small number of webcams that were not detected. Video did not start, if Skype was running on a secondary screen. When two identical USB audio devices were plugged in, only one device is displayed in the list in Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Advanced. Compact / Default view switching When switching from Compact View to Default View the display position was incorrect. Accessibility Voicemail and File Transfer are now accessible via keyboard navigation. Miscellaneous Fix for “Disk I/O error”. If user still experiences this ensure that the appdata/skype/username directory is not read-only, if this does not resolve the issue please contact Customer Support. Emoticons were still displayed even when this option was disabled. Skype crashed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Error message: “Unterminated entry” sometimes displayed when starting Skype. Users on the "LITE” version of Skype will be displayed as "Unknown" in Conference calls. 27.05.2009 Skype 4.1.0.130 Beta for Windows Release Notes Document

  • 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

v4.2.0.141 Beta [12-11-09]

Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling An incoming call from a mobile to a Online number is not mapped to the Skype contact that the mobile number is saved for, instead an "Unnamed Contact" conversation is opened. None available at this time. Call transfer User receives a call and wants to transfer the call to a Skype contacts landline/mobile number. Number can be selected from the drop-down, but call still goes to the contact's Skype account. None available at this time. Video People with a computer that supports sharing a webcam over a Bluetooth wireless connection sometimes experience that Skype crashes while on a video calling. The problem occurres when Adobe Flash attempts to access the webcam. Renaming the file that causes the problem (BtwVdpCapFilter.dll) will solve this issue. There is a rare possibility that Windows crashes with an error "DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE" when using the Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 WebCam with drivers 12.10.1110.0. Revert to a slightly older driver version or wait for a new driver from Logitech. During a video call "Hide my video preview" functionality has a 10 seconds delay. None available at this time. The HQ (High Quality) logo is sometimes missing in local preview. None available at this time. Holding and resuming video calls (especially calling older versions) can sometimes cause the video to have a black screen. None available at this time. Call Quality Guide Call -> "Learn about call quality" section is empty when viewing the client in Brazilian Portuguese. None available at this time. A big 'Test now' button is being displayed during a call, it is supposed to measure the connection speed but is currently not working. Ignore the “Test now” button during a call. Call Quality Guide content might not load during the first try after installing Skype. Close the Call Quality Guide window and open it again, the content will be displayed properly. Check Settings Network Component: Manual network test result is being cashed for 30 minutes and any subsequent test ran in that period reflects the cashed result, not the measured network conditions at that moment None available at this time Screen-sharing During screen sharing in full screen mode the cursor can sometimes blink which can cause some difficulties when moving the mouse. The blinking will only stop after closing Skype. Miscellaneous "Detailed rates for all countries" is not accessible in the client after changing the language and restarting the client. No workaround, it doesn't work even after the restart of Skype. Sometimes an ActiveX error can be displayed when playing the Dailymotion videos in the mood message. None available at this time. Authorization requests might not be noticed in the new Notifications tab. None available at this time. The number dropdown menu of Skype contacts shows question marks instead of non-numeric characters for non-Latin languages. None available at this time. Accessibility in the Getting Started Wizard has problems, for example the ability to move around with the Tab key. None available at this time. Annoying blinking of the online status notifications when 3 or more contacts come online at the same time. None available at this time. Netbooks can experience problems displaying some of the Skype windows. None available at this time. Skype will auto sign-in on startup even if Skype automatic update has been started. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description Video The Video resolution is now changing accordingly based on the available bandwidth allowing up to QQVGA/8fps with low bandwidth conditions. Video quality was not great after hosting a video call. The "Take video snapshot" button was always enabled on Win 2000 Users with Intel 965 Express onboard graphics cards had artefacts on screen Skype crashed in video options or when on a video call for users with Sony Vaio notebooks with virtual Bluetooth video cameras If a camera was in use by another application no message was being displayed in the Video Settings at the appropriate time Screen sharing did not stop working when the sharing partner closed Skype during the session. Video froze for some users A still image was sometimes displayed Calling It was possible to add the same contact several times to a group conversation The DTMF tones were not transmitted on Skype-to-Skype call transfer It used to be possible to leave people voicemails who had blocked your contact request in the past Auto-answer did not work for unauthorized contacts. A group call that included at least one participant on a mobile phone or landline could not be put on hold Chat In compact mode the focus of the cursor was sometimes not in the Instant Messaging area after the conversation window was restored from the taskbar. Contacts Outlook contacts were saved together with Skype contacts when backing up the contact list. Improvements Improved incoming authorization requests handling. Added 'Answer', 'Ignore' and 'Hang up' functionalities to the Skype system tray icon. Added 'Try again' button for failed SMS. Miscellaneous Skype froze in cases of high level disk activity or when hard drive was busy. Improved client robustness against Disk IO related errors Clearing History did not clear the File Transfers until the Skype client had been restart An error message was displayed when hovering over the Default/Compact view, Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons while the Skype windows were out of focus. Skype did not fully honour 'MemoryOnly' switch. When more than one identical USB device was connected only one was listed in the devices list. Improved online status reliability. Initiating file transfer using drag and drop to active the field did not work. Keyboard navigation was not fully working in installer window When reconnecting a device to the computer, Skype detected it as a new device Skype sometimes did not remember the preferred audio settings. Improved online status reliability for people on the same network Skype crashed for some people when opening the video options Users with a large amount of Skype history sometimes found that Skype took longer than normal to start. Wrong error message displayed on the avatar of group call participants The eBay Browser Highlighter has been removed from the Skype installer. 4.1 12.10.2009 Skype 4.1.0.179 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Using YouCam to change special affects on a Skype video call will cause Skype to freeze. None available at this time. Skype may freeze when starting video if the Creative Webcam NX Pro (VFW) normally used is not plugged in. Workaround: This is a third party software issue and users are advised to ensure the webcam is plugged in before selecting the option to “Start video” Known Third Party issue Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls, which include one or more landline or mobile participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the users on their landline or mobile are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plug-in for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Extras Manager Skype Extras Manager sometimes doesn’t work on Windows 2000 Users need to update their IE to IE6 from http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=931125 Miscellaneous 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. Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description 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. 3.09.2009 Skype 4.1.0.166 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Using YouCam to change special affects on a Skype video call will cause Skype to freeze. None available at this time. Skype may freeze when starting video if the Creative Webcam NX Pro (VFW) normally used is not plugged in. Workaround: This is a third party software issue and users are advised to ensure the webcam is plugged in before selecting the option to “Start video” Known Third Party issue Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls, which include one or more landline or mobile participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the users on their landline or mobile are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plug-in for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description Instant Messaging Text moved on screen when something was added to conversation while user was scrolling it. Users were unable to copy and paste text from instant messaging (IM) text field into another application Audio / Video Some webcams were not detected by Skype Video froze with some webcams A long delay occurred when a user opted to start video during a call Skype occasionally froze when selecting video options. Accessibility Skype crashed when focusing, with alt+tab, communicator message in compact view Some controls were inaccessible via keyboard navigation Miscellaneous An incorrect informative message appeared when selecting the option “Make a test call” from the Welcome Screen An incorrect informative message was displayed when creating a Skype account starting with a numeric symbol Users were not able to enter a password which contained the same characters used in their Skype name The Link “Learn more about SMS” was pointing to an incorrect help page. Users were advised incorrectly of the Password length. Skype froze when selecting the option Ctrl+Alt+Delete followed by Task Manager. When editing a phone number on an existing landline or mobile contact, the entry was deleted and replaced with the new number Skype crashed on startup on CPU's which did not support SSE technology Authorization Requests URL Links are no longer clickable within authorization requests Toolbars The Firefox Add-On would slow down page rendering even when highlighting was switched off The games Mafia Wars http://www.myspace.com/zyngamafiawars was not available when Skype plug-in was installed Account Names which contained two characters or less were not recognised. Localization All localization files associated with the abovementioned fixes have been updated 21.07.2009 Skype 4.1.0.141 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Toolbars Improved stability and performance to the IE Add-on 30.06.2009 Skype 4.1.0.136 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Calling Call status was sometimes displayed as “Ringing” after the call had started. Error message sometimes appeared when selecting the “Learn about Call Quality” link from the Call toolbar. Users were unable to call a contact again after rejecting the same contact from a previous conference call. No sound was heard when connecting a second USB device, even when it was selected as the default option. Skype automatically adjusted user’s microphone levels during a call even when they had disabled this option. Skype did not warn users when they tried to answer a call without any active audio devices being available.  Auto-answer of incoming calls failed after multiple calls in quick succession Dialpad is now visible when starting a call rather than when a call is connected. Instant Messaging Users were not notified when a file had been sent in a group IM conversation. When copying and pasting a web address (URL) links within the same instant messages, the URL appears as a blank line. When copying a large amount of text, (approximately 20 lines) from the same IM, and pasting it to the text input field, users no longer had the ability to scroll or edit that particular text Users were unable to copy and paste from an SMS message. The copy/paste menu did not appear when right clicking in the IM input field area Dragging and dropping quoted text to the chat text box caused Skype to crash for some users. No message displayed when two users were calling at the same time, only the end call button was displayed. Contacts Users were not re-displayed in the contact list after they had been unblocked. After renaming a contact, the name would revert back to its original name following a restart. Some users were unable to drag and drop a contact to a group conversation. It was not always clear that MySpace contacts had been found during contact search. Quick filter results were displayed incorrectly after previously selecting two contacts at the same time. Echo 123 was sometimes not available for newly created accounts. Blocking users was ineffective in some cases. No tooltips were visible for participants in a group conversation. Unable to edit a SkypeOut contact’s phone number more than once.  Contact categories were ordered differently from the contact list.  History Links to previous IM’s within an existing chat (Yesterday, Last 7 days, etc) did not show in some scenarios SMS When an SMS was sent to a SkypeOut contact whose profile contained  multiple phone numbers, the SMS would always go to the first number even if the user had selected an alternate phone number tab. Formatting of “quoted text” was displayed incorrectly. Users were unable to copy / paste from SMS messages. Audio / Video Skype detected a Creative Live webcam even though the device was not connected.  A “New Audio Device” Communicator message appeared on every start up for some users Nothing happened when clicking the “remove” button to delete multiple devices from Audio Settings drop down menu. Only one USB device was visible in the drop down menu when more than one was available. When receiving video calls from a Skype for Mac user, the Windows user saw an “On Hold” graphic when the incoming video was stopped. Some users were unable to undock from a docking station when a webcam was in use. The “Video Call” option was incorrectly made available when users made a SkypeOut call. Video was still displayed when user turned off video while a call was on hold. Video snapshot images appeared black when saved. Fixes for a small number of webcams that were not detected. Video did not start, if Skype was running on a secondary screen. When two identical USB audio devices were plugged in, only one device is displayed in the list in Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Advanced. Compact / Default view switching When switching from Compact View to Default View the display position was incorrect. Accessibility Voicemail and File Transfer are now accessible via keyboard navigation. Miscellaneous Fix for “Disk I/O error”. If user still experiences this ensure that the appdata/skype/username directory is not read-only, if this does not resolve the issue please contact Customer Support. Emoticons were still displayed even when this option was disabled. Skype crashed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Error message: “Unterminated entry” sometimes displayed when starting Skype. Users on the "LITE” version of Skype will be displayed as "Unknown" in Conference calls. 27.05.2009 Skype 4.1.0.130 Beta for Windows Release Notes Document

  • 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

v4.1.0.179 [10-13-09]

Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Using YouCam to change special affects on a Skype video call will cause Skype to freeze. None available at this time. Skype may freeze when starting video if the Creative Webcam NX Pro (VFW) normally used is not plugged in. Workaround: This is a third party software issue and users are advised to ensure the webcam is plugged in before selecting the option to “Start video” Known Third Party issue Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls, which include one or more landline or mobile participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the users on their landline or mobile are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plug-in for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Extras Manager Skype Extras Manager sometimes doesn’t work on Windows 2000 Users need to update their IE to IE6 from http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=931125 Miscellaneous 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. Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description 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. 3.09.2009 Skype 4.1.0.166 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Using YouCam to change special affects on a Skype video call will cause Skype to freeze. None available at this time. Skype may freeze when starting video if the Creative Webcam NX Pro (VFW) normally used is not plugged in. Workaround: This is a third party software issue and users are advised to ensure the webcam is plugged in before selecting the option to “Start video” Known Third Party issue Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls, which include one or more landline or mobile participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the users on their landline or mobile are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plug-in for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description Instant Messaging Text moved on screen when something was added to conversation while user was scrolling it. Users were unable to copy and paste text from instant messaging (IM) text field into another application Audio / Video Some webcams were not detected by Skype Video froze with some webcams A long delay occurred when a user opted to start video during a call Skype occasionally froze when selecting video options. Accessibility Skype crashed when focusing, with alt+tab, communicator message in compact view Some controls were inaccessible via keyboard navigation Miscellaneous An incorrect informative message appeared when selecting the option “Make a test call” from the Welcome Screen An incorrect informative message was displayed when creating a Skype account starting with a numeric symbol Users were not able to enter a password which contained the same characters used in their Skype name The Link “Learn more about SMS” was pointing to an incorrect help page. Users were advised incorrectly of the Password length. Skype froze when selecting the option Ctrl+Alt+Delete followed by Task Manager. When editing a phone number on an existing landline or mobile contact, the entry was deleted and replaced with the new number Skype crashed on startup on CPU's which did not support SSE technology Authorization Requests URL Links are no longer clickable within authorization requests Toolbars The Firefox Add-On would slow down page rendering even when highlighting was switched off The games Mafia Wars http://www.myspace.com/zyngamafiawars was not available when Skype plug-in was installed Account Names which contained two characters or less were not recognised. Localization All localization files associated with the abovementioned fixes have been updated 21.07.2009 Skype 4.1.0.141 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Toolbars Improved stability and performance to the IE Add-on 30.06.2009 Skype 4.1.0.136 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Calling Call status was sometimes displayed as “Ringing” after the call had started. Error message sometimes appeared when selecting the “Learn about Call Quality” link from the Call toolbar. Users were unable to call a contact again after rejecting the same contact from a previous conference call. No sound was heard when connecting a second USB device, even when it was selected as the default option. Skype automatically adjusted user’s microphone levels during a call even when they had disabled this option. Skype did not warn users when they tried to answer a call without any active audio devices being available.  Auto-answer of incoming calls failed after multiple calls in quick succession Dialpad is now visible when starting a call rather than when a call is connected. Instant Messaging Users were not notified when a file had been sent in a group IM conversation. When copying and pasting a web address (URL) links within the same instant messages, the URL appears as a blank line. When copying a large amount of text, (approximately 20 lines) from the same IM, and pasting it to the text input field, users no longer had the ability to scroll or edit that particular text Users were unable to copy and paste from an SMS message. The copy/paste menu did not appear when right clicking in the IM input field area Dragging and dropping quoted text to the chat text box caused Skype to crash for some users. No message displayed when two users were calling at the same time, only the end call button was displayed. Contacts Users were not re-displayed in the contact list after they had been unblocked. After renaming a contact, the name would revert back to its original name following a restart. Some users were unable to drag and drop a contact to a group conversation. It was not always clear that MySpace contacts had been found during contact search. Quick filter results were displayed incorrectly after previously selecting two contacts at the same time. Echo 123 was sometimes not available for newly created accounts. Blocking users was ineffective in some cases. No tooltips were visible for participants in a group conversation. Unable to edit a SkypeOut contact’s phone number more than once.  Contact categories were ordered differently from the contact list.  History Links to previous IM’s within an existing chat (Yesterday, Last 7 days, etc) did not show in some scenarios SMS When an SMS was sent to a SkypeOut contact whose profile contained  multiple phone numbers, the SMS would always go to the first number even if the user had selected an alternate phone number tab. Formatting of “quoted text” was displayed incorrectly. Users were unable to copy / paste from SMS messages. Audio / Video Skype detected a Creative Live webcam even though the device was not connected.  A “New Audio Device” Communicator message appeared on every start up for some users Nothing happened when clicking the “remove” button to delete multiple devices from Audio Settings drop down menu. Only one USB device was visible in the drop down menu when more than one was available. When receiving video calls from a Skype for Mac user, the Windows user saw an “On Hold” graphic when the incoming video was stopped. Some users were unable to undock from a docking station when a webcam was in use. The “Video Call” option was incorrectly made available when users made a SkypeOut call. Video was still displayed when user turned off video while a call was on hold. Video snapshot images appeared black when saved. Fixes for a small number of webcams that were not detected. Video did not start, if Skype was running on a secondary screen. When two identical USB audio devices were plugged in, only one device is displayed in the list in Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Advanced. Compact / Default view switching When switching from Compact View to Default View the display position was incorrect. Accessibility Voicemail and File Transfer are now accessible via keyboard navigation. Miscellaneous Fix for “Disk I/O error”. If user still experiences this ensure that the appdata/skype/username directory is not read-only, if this does not resolve the issue please contact Customer Support. Emoticons were still displayed even when this option was disabled. Skype crashed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Error message: “Unterminated entry” sometimes displayed when starting Skype. Users on the "LITE” version of Skype will be displayed as "Unknown" in Conference calls. 27.05.2009 Skype 4.1.0.130 Beta for Windows Release Notes Document

  • 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

v4.1.0.166 [09-04-09]

Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Using YouCam to change special affects on a Skype video call will cause Skype to freeze. None available at this time. Skype may freeze when starting video if the Creative Webcam NX Pro (VFW) normally used is not plugged in. Workaround: This is a third party software issue and users are advised to ensure the webcam is plugged in before selecting the option to “Start video” Known Third Party issue Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls, which include one or more landline or mobile participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the users on their landline or mobile are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plug-in for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Certain graphical components may be misaligned when running Skype with a high graphics DPI setting. None available at this time. Fixed issues: Category Description Instant Messaging Text moved on screen when something was added to conversation while user was scrolling it. Users were unable to copy and paste text from instant messaging (IM) text field into another application Audio / Video Some webcams were not detected by Skype Video froze with some webcams A long delay occurred when a user opted to start video during a call Skype occasionally froze when selecting video options. Accessibility Skype crashed when focusing, with alt+tab, communicator message in compact view Some controls were inaccessible via keyboard navigation Miscellaneous An incorrect informative message appeared when selecting the option “Make a test call” from the Welcome Screen An incorrect informative message was displayed when creating a Skype account starting with a numeric symbol Users were not able to enter a password which contained the same characters used in their Skype name The Link “Learn more about SMS” was pointing to an incorrect help page. Users were advised incorrectly of the Password length. Skype froze when selecting the option Ctrl+Alt+Delete followed by Task Manager. When editing a phone number on an existing landline or mobile contact, the entry was deleted and replaced with the new number Skype crashed on startup on CPU's which did not support SSE technology Authorization Requests URL Links are no longer clickable within authorization requests Toolbars The Firefox Add-On would slow down page rendering even when highlighting was switched off The games Mafia Wars http://www.myspace.com/zyngamafiawars was not available when Skype plug-in was installed Account Names which contained two characters or less were not recognised. Localization All localization files associated with the abovementioned fixes have been updated 21.07.2009 Skype 4.1.0.141 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Toolbars Improved stability and performance to the IE Add-on 30.06.2009 Skype 4.1.0.136 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Calling Call status was sometimes displayed as “Ringing” after the call had started. Error message sometimes appeared when selecting the “Learn about Call Quality” link from the Call toolbar. Users were unable to call a contact again after rejecting the same contact from a previous conference call. No sound was heard when connecting a second USB device, even when it was selected as the default option. Skype automatically adjusted user’s microphone levels during a call even when they had disabled this option. Skype did not warn users when they tried to answer a call without any active audio devices being available.  Auto-answer of incoming calls failed after multiple calls in quick succession Dialpad is now visible when starting a call rather than when a call is connected. Instant Messaging Users were not notified when a file had been sent in a group IM conversation. When copying and pasting a web address (URL) links within the same instant messages, the URL appears as a blank line. When copying a large amount of text, (approximately 20 lines) from the same IM, and pasting it to the text input field, users no longer had the ability to scroll or edit that particular text Users were unable to copy and paste from an SMS message. The copy/paste menu did not appear when right clicking in the IM input field area Dragging and dropping quoted text to the chat text box caused Skype to crash for some users. No message displayed when two users were calling at the same time, only the end call button was displayed. Contacts Users were not re-displayed in the contact list after they had been unblocked. After renaming a contact, the name would revert back to its original name following a restart. Some users were unable to drag and drop a contact to a group conversation. It was not always clear that MySpace contacts had been found during contact search. Quick filter results were displayed incorrectly after previously selecting two contacts at the same time. Echo 123 was sometimes not available for newly created accounts. Blocking users was ineffective in some cases. No tooltips were visible for participants in a group conversation. Unable to edit a SkypeOut contact’s phone number more than once.  Contact categories were ordered differently from the contact list.  History Links to previous IM’s within an existing chat (Yesterday, Last 7 days, etc) did not show in some scenarios SMS When an SMS was sent to a SkypeOut contact whose profile contained  multiple phone numbers, the SMS would always go to the first number even if the user had selected an alternate phone number tab. Formatting of “quoted text” was displayed incorrectly. Users were unable to copy / paste from SMS messages. Audio / Video Skype detected a Creative Live webcam even though the device was not connected.  A “New Audio Device” Communicator message appeared on every start up for some users Nothing happened when clicking the “remove” button to delete multiple devices from Audio Settings drop down menu. Only one USB device was visible in the drop down menu when more than one was available. When receiving video calls from a Skype for Mac user, the Windows user saw an “On Hold” graphic when the incoming video was stopped. Some users were unable to undock from a docking station when a webcam was in use. The “Video Call” option was incorrectly made available when users made a SkypeOut call. Video was still displayed when user turned off video while a call was on hold. Video snapshot images appeared black when saved. Fixes for a small number of webcams that were not detected. Video did not start, if Skype was running on a secondary screen. When two identical USB audio devices were plugged in, only one device is displayed in the list in Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Advanced. Compact / Default view switching When switching from Compact View to Default View the display position was incorrect. Accessibility Voicemail and File Transfer are now accessible via keyboard navigation. Miscellaneous Fix for “Disk I/O error”. If user still experiences this ensure that the appdata/skype/username directory is not read-only, if this does not resolve the issue please contact Customer Support. Emoticons were still displayed even when this option was disabled. Skype crashed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Error message: “Unterminated entry” sometimes displayed when starting Skype. Users on the "LITE” version of Skype will be displayed as "Unknown" in Conference calls. 27.05.2009 Skype 4.1.0.130 Beta for Windows Release Notes Document

  • 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

v4.1.0.141 [08-16-09]

Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Toolbars Improved stability and performance to the IE Add-on 30.06.2009 Skype 4.1.0.136 for Windows Release Notes Document Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Calling Call status was sometimes displayed as “Ringing” after the call had started. Error message sometimes appeared when selecting the “Learn about Call Quality” link from the Call toolbar. Users were unable to call a contact again after rejecting the same contact from a previous conference call. No sound was heard when connecting a second USB device, even when it was selected as the default option. Skype automatically adjusted user’s microphone levels during a call even when they had disabled this option. Skype did not warn users when they tried to answer a call without any active audio devices being available.  Auto-answer of incoming calls failed after multiple calls in quick succession Dialpad is now visible when starting a call rather than when a call is connected. Instant Messaging Users were not notified when a file had been sent in a group IM conversation. When copying and pasting a web address (URL) links within the same instant messages, the URL appears as a blank line. When copying a large amount of text, (approximately 20 lines) from the same IM, and pasting it to the text input field, users no longer had the ability to scroll or edit that particular text Users were unable to copy and paste from an SMS message. The copy/paste menu did not appear when right clicking in the IM input field area Dragging and dropping quoted text to the chat text box caused Skype to crash for some users. No message displayed when two users were calling at the same time, only the end call button was displayed. Contacts Users were not re-displayed in the contact list after they had been unblocked. After renaming a contact, the name would revert back to its original name following a restart. Some users were unable to drag and drop a contact to a group conversation. It was not always clear that MySpace contacts had been found during contact search. Quick filter results were displayed incorrectly after previously selecting two contacts at the same time. Echo 123 was sometimes not available for newly created accounts. Blocking users was ineffective in some cases. No tooltips were visible for participants in a group conversation. Unable to edit a SkypeOut contact’s phone number more than once.  Contact categories were ordered differently from the contact list.  History Links to previous IM’s within an existing chat (Yesterday, Last 7 days, etc) did not show in some scenarios SMS When an SMS was sent to a SkypeOut contact whose profile contained  multiple phone numbers, the SMS would always go to the first number even if the user had selected an alternate phone number tab. Formatting of “quoted text” was displayed incorrectly. Users were unable to copy / paste from SMS messages. Audio / Video Skype detected a Creative Live webcam even though the device was not connected.  A “New Audio Device” Communicator message appeared on every start up for some users Nothing happened when clicking the “remove” button to delete multiple devices from Audio Settings drop down menu. Only one USB device was visible in the drop down menu when more than one was available. When receiving video calls from a Skype for Mac user, the Windows user saw an “On Hold” graphic when the incoming video was stopped. Some users were unable to undock from a docking station when a webcam was in use. The “Video Call” option was incorrectly made available when users made a SkypeOut call. Video was still displayed when user turned off video while a call was on hold. Video snapshot images appeared black when saved. Fixes for a small number of webcams that were not detected. Video did not start, if Skype was running on a secondary screen. When two identical USB audio devices were plugged in, only one device is displayed in the list in Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Advanced. Compact / Default view switching When switching from Compact View to Default View the display position was incorrect. Accessibility Voicemail and File Transfer are now accessible via keyboard navigation. Miscellaneous Fix for “Disk I/O error”. If user still experiences this ensure that the appdata/skype/username directory is not read-only, if this does not resolve the issue please contact Customer Support. Emoticons were still displayed even when this option was disabled. Skype crashed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Error message: “Unterminated entry” sometimes displayed when starting Skype. Users on the "LITE” version of Skype will be displayed as "Unknown" in Conference calls. 27.05.2009 Skype 4.1.0.130 Beta for Windows Release Notes Document 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

v4.1.0.136 [07-01-09]

Known issues: Category Description Current solution Calling When a user has multiple USB audio devices plugged in, and removes the active device, they will see a message for a couple of seconds informing them that no devices are available. This is rectified automatically within a couple of seconds if another device is found. Audio devices Some types of Broadcom Bluetooth audio hardware need to contact Skype in order to operate – in which case the following message is displayed: “BTSTAC~1.EXE wants to use Skype” If you have a Broadcom Bluetooth device and experience this issue, then you should try to update the drivers for that hardware. Otherwise, it is safe to Allow access. The issue has been reported to the manufacturer. Audio devices If a participant in a conference call is using a Bluetooth enabled device from Broadcom, the conference call will be terminated when they hang-up the call. Disable btstack.exe (Tools > Options > Advanced > Manage other programs’ access to Skype). Video Digital video cameras cannot be used to make video calls on Skype. None available at this time. Busy hard disk Skype can become unresponsive when the hard drive is busy. Users are advised to wait for a few seconds for the hard disk activity to reduce. Busy hard disk / startup Users with a large amount of Skype history may find that Skype takes longer than normal to start. Reducing the number of items in the Conversations tab helps alleviate this problem slightly – our engineers are currently working on further solutions. Conference calling Conference calls which include one or more SkypeOut participants are not placed on hold correctly. The call host and the SkypeOut users are not placed on hold – however all other users are. None available at this time. Installation Users cannot uninstall the Skype browser highlighter for Firefox (Vista only). Users are advised to install a patch provided by Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951847 Upgrade When upgrading Skype, and installing the Skype plugin for Firefox, users may experience a crash in Firefox if it is running during the upgrade Close Firefox before attempting to install Skype. Screen sharing Resizing selected area (constantly dragging mouse for more than 20 seconds) causes the system to freeze This is resolved by Microsoft Hotfix #954436, and included in Vista Service Pack 2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954436. Miscellaneous Emoticons in a mood message appear with plain text Ensure there is a space either side of the emoticon. Fixed issues: Category Description Calling Call status was sometimes displayed as “Ringing” after the call had started. Error message sometimes appeared when selecting the “Learn about Call Quality” link from the Call toolbar. Users were unable to call a contact again after rejecting the same contact from a previous conference call. No sound was heard when connecting a second USB device, even when it was selected as the default option. Skype automatically adjusted user’s microphone levels during a call even when they had disabled this option. Skype did not warn users when they tried to answer a call without any active audio devices being available.  Auto-answer of incoming calls failed after multiple calls in quick succession Dialpad is now visible when starting a call rather than when a call is connected. Instant Messaging Users were not notified when a file had been sent in a group IM conversation. When copying and pasting a web address (URL) links within the same instant messages, the URL appears as a blank line. When copying a large amount of text, (approximately 20 lines) from the same IM, and pasting it to the text input field, users no longer had the ability to scroll or edit that particular text Users were unable to copy and paste from an SMS message. The copy/paste menu did not appear when right clicking in the IM input field area Dragging and dropping quoted text to the chat text box caused Skype to crash for some users. No message displayed when two users were calling at the same time, only the end call button was displayed. Contacts Users were not re-displayed in the contact list after they had been unblocked. After renaming a contact, the name would revert back to its original name following a restart. Some users were unable to drag and drop a contact to a group conversation. It was not always clear that MySpace contacts had been found during contact search. Quick filter results were displayed incorrectly after previously selecting two contacts at the same time. Echo 123 was sometimes not available for newly created accounts. Blocking users was ineffective in some cases. No tooltips were visible for participants in a group conversation. Unable to edit a SkypeOut contact’s phone number more than once.  Contact categories were ordered differently from the contact list.  History Links to previous IM’s within an existing chat (Yesterday, Last 7 days, etc) did not show in some scenarios SMS When an SMS was sent to a SkypeOut contact whose profile contained  multiple phone numbers, the SMS would always go to the first number even if the user had selected an alternate phone number tab. Formatting of “quoted text” was displayed incorrectly. Users were unable to copy / paste from SMS messages. Audio / Video Skype detected a Creative Live webcam even though the device was not connected.  A “New Audio Device” Communicator message appeared on every start up for some users Nothing happened when clicking the “remove” button to delete multiple devices from Audio Settings drop down menu. Only one USB device was visible in the drop down menu when more than one was available. When receiving video calls from a Skype for Mac user, the Windows user saw an “On Hold” graphic when the incoming video was stopped. Some users were unable to undock from a docking station when a webcam was in use. The “Video Call” option was incorrectly made available when users made a SkypeOut call. Video was still displayed when user turned off video while a call was on hold. Video snapshot images appeared black when saved. Fixes for a small number of webcams that were not detected. Video did not start, if Skype was running on a secondary screen. When two identical USB audio devices were plugged in, only one device is displayed in the list in Tools > Options > Audio Settings > Advanced. Compact / Default view switching When switching from Compact View to Default View the display position was incorrect. Accessibility Voicemail and File Transfer are now accessible via keyboard navigation. Miscellaneous Fix for “Disk I/O error”. If user still experiences this ensure that the appdata/skype/username directory is not read-only, if this does not resolve the issue please contact Customer Support. Emoticons were still displayed even when this option was disabled. Skype crashed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Error message: “Unterminated entry” sometimes displayed when starting Skype. Users on the "LITE” version of Skype will be displayed as "Unknown" in Conference calls. 27.05.2009 Skype 4.1.0.130 Beta for Windows Release Notes Document 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

v4.1.0.130 Beta [06-13-09]

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

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