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Skype for Windows

Skype continues correct its bugs and errors, and today it appears to us even more stable than ever before! Version 5.3 of Skype for Windows has a lot of various issues fixed: some are about the interface (e.g. too long labels in some languages), others could make you mad (e.g. Skype crashing or cleaning up the message field). Fortunately, the problems listed above won't annoy you anymore. Just like those that are listed on this page below.

Among other things, the Extras Manager has been removed from Skype for Windows. It provided access to various third party applications in some way integrated with Skype. For example, you could play sea battle with your friend just picking him from your contact list. But its developing was stopped on September 2009 due to the low popularity of this service, and now it's time to remove it directly from Skype. Extras Manager will continue to function for a while, so if you want to continue using it (or you heard about the service for the first time and want to try it out), you have to download the old Skype 5.2 on the official site. Or you can download it on our unofficial blog.

Skype for Windows

File size:

20.3 MB

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Skype version:

Release date:

Total downloads:

1 373


The following table contains the list of known changes in version Skype for Windows. This will help you to find out what's new in Skype for Windows, which errors have been fixed, what work did developers, and a lot of other interesting things.

Tuned Skype Extras Manager has been removed
Improved Improved video quality receiving from the mobile devices
Improved Better work and speed of the Facebook tab
Tuned Users' presence icon will shown on collapsed contact profile area now
Tuned Editing topic button is always available on the conversation header now
Tuned Disabled the SMS button for emergency numbers
Fixed Skype crash on closing the call quality dialogue with the Esc key
Fixed Inability to log in due to previous Skype 5.3 release
Fixed Occasionally video streaming doesn't starts with the automatically answering incoming calls option turned on
Fixed Fixed the problem with calling to Outlook contacts without country code
Fixed Fixed the call quality indicator's duplication on switch from default mode to compact mode when it opened
Fixed Fixed the dial pad issues
Fixed Fixed the message field cleaning up on switch to SMS mode
Fixed Fixed issues with the screen sharing to contacts not from contact list
Fixed Fixed issues with calls in compact mode
Fixed Corrected too long labels in some languages
Fixed Inability to delete contacts with the Delete key
Fixed Attempt to replace quote another turns all the incoming messages into quotes
Fixed It's impossible to stop screen sharing on a recovered call
Fixed Incorrect appearing of some chat elements on right-to-left languages
Fixed Attempt to append phone number to contact information plays error sound without any reason
Fixed Fixed the possible issue that can crash Skype on group calling
Fixed Sometimes the installer forcibly switches its language to English
Unresolved Sometimes Skype may display Internet Explorer “Script error” message
= Remove read conversations
= Hide read conversations
= You are hosting this call
= Call this person on their mobile or landline number.
= Show Facebook Contacts
= Hide Facebook Contacts
= Professional account
= %s • <a href='skype:?go#skype.manager.request-products'>Request more credit</a>
= Low on credit!
= You have %d subscription
= You have %d subscriptions
= <a href='skype:?go#skype.manager.request-products'>Request a subscription</a>
= Choose country code for this phone

Of course, we could miss something, but we are happy for any help in drawing up the complete list of changes, so if you know any details about this version, or have noticed a mistake leave a comment and we will complement or correct the information.


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