Skype 2.8.0.659 Update Released

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Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2009, 04:37
Category: News

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On Monday, Skype released version 2.8.0.659 of its popular Voice over Internet Protocol communications program.
The new version, a 42.4 megabyte download, adds the following fixes and features:

  • An incorrect notification message appeared “This Wi-Fi hotspot does not support Skype Access” when users tried to connect to Skype Access when Airport was set to off.
  • Text was not visible within the chat input field that contained a certain Unicode character.
  • Platform specific – Skype for Mac OXS 10.3 (Panther); Skype froze after deleting unread missed events.
  • Mood message appeared blank after playing iTunes.
  • Contacts were still visible in the “Manage Contact Groups” after deleting them from the Contact List.
  • Video appeared blank between Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac.
  • A video error message appeared at the beginning of a video call.
  • Video and screen sharing functionality did not work after a multiÃ?¢?? chat
  • Recipients screen remained black after screen sharing was resumed.
  • A green line appeared when screen sharing between Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac OXS 10.4 (Tiger). Screen sharing
  • Skype froze when screen sharing between Skype for Windows and Skype for Mac.
  • An incorrect informative message appeared when entering more than 20 characters for a password.
  • The Show in Finder option was not available after cancelling a file transfer.
  • Platform specific – OSX 10.3 (Panther); Skype could not connect to the network.
  • Skype froze when selecting “Quit Skype”.
  • The typing indicator appeared within a Multi-chat even though no one was typing.
  • An incorrect informative message appeared when trying to call an emergency number.
  • Commas were not visible in mood messages.
  • A users name and password field appeared blank after selecting the option “Remember my name and password on this computer”.
  • An error message appeared when dragging and dropping a participant to an SMS group.
  • An error message appeared when closing the SMS window after sending to multiple recipients.
  • SMS functionality did not recognize newly updated telephone numbers associated to Skype Out contacts.
  • Ringing sound was not available on incoming calls.

Skype 2.8.0.659 is available for free and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to install and run.

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