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Download of the Day: Skype

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By: Steve Dougherty from Mar 12, 2009 @ 22:36 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is Skype

We all love something for nothing. With Skype's free software - by the way, it works seamlessly with your internet connection - you can chat away with free Skype-to-Skype calls and never worry about cost, time or distance. Share the love and get your friends to download Skype so you can talk, instant message (IM) or make video calls for nothing. You can also make local, long distance and international calls to phones and mobiles at great rates too.

Download of the Day: Skype

The latest version includes the following changes:

Changes in Version

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

The full release notes can be located here.

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