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Skype 7.29.0.101 for Windows Desktop

The new version of Skype for Windows Desktop is ready for download (but not recommended yet), and no doubt will please users who do not like the links preview feature. The fact is that Skype 7.29.0.101 for Windows Desktop adds a new option to disable or enable this feature. Do disable links preview go to Skype → Tools → Options → IM & SMS → IM appearance and uncheck the «Show link previews» option.

Have not yet known any other changes in this version (except some edits of UI strings). If you have noticed something new, let me know in the comments.

Skype 7.29.0.101 for Windows Desktop

File size:

41.7 MB

Operating system:

Windows Desktop

Skype version:

7.29.0.101

Release date:

Total downloads:

1 706


Changelog

The following table contains the list of known changes in version Skype 7.29.0.101 for Windows Desktop. This will help you to find out what's new in Skype for Windows Desktop, which errors have been fixed, what work did developers, and a lot of other interesting things.

Fixed Text formatting is retained while editing comments
Tuned Option to disable or enable links preview
Fixed Fixed a bug due to which the button «Turn off/on automatic updates» sometimes does not work properly
Changed Removed the edging around own name at the left top corner
Improved Skype.exe process takes less memory
Improved Translator button, as well as the conversation name and avatar became smaller, resulting in more text into the chat window
Strings sF_OPTIONS_SMS_LB9:
= My Skype Name (%s) or Caller ID.<br />Recipients can send SMS replies only when Caller ID is selected.<br />Settings for this option are available in <a href='%s'>My account at Skype.com</a>
Strings sZAPBUTTON_CLOSEWHITE:
= Close
Strings sMAINMENU_HELP_PRIVACY:
= Privacy Policy
= Privacy Statement
Strings sCOEX_PROMO_HEADER:
= Say hello to the new Skype Preview
= Try the latest version of Skype for Windows
Strings sCOEX_PROMO_PARA_1:
= We're building the next version of Skype for Windows, and we'd like you to give it a try today. Let us know what you think of the app by selecting 'Send feedback' from the main menu in the sidebar.
= Your computer has a brand new version of Skype that's built in and designed especially for Windows 10. Simply select 'Try Skype Preview' and sign in to your account to get started.<br /><br />Note: You may only be signed into one version of Skype for Windows at a time.
Strings sCOEX_FEEDBACK_HEADER:
= To help improve your Skype experience in the future, we'd like to hear why you switched back to Classic Skype.
= To help improve your Skype experience in the future, we'd like to hear why you have chosen to use Classic Skype instead of Skype Preview.
Strings sCOEX_FEEDBACK_LINKS:
= <a href='%0:s'>Terms of Use</a>%separator%<a href='%1:s'>Privacy Policy</a>%separator%<a href='%2:s'>FAQ</a>
= <a href='%0:s'>Terms of Use</a>%separator%<a href='%1:s'>Privacy Statement</a>%separator%<a href='%2:s'>FAQ</a>
Strings sCOEX_PROMO_HEADER_2:
= Welcome back
= Welcome back to Skype
Strings sCOEX_PROMO_PARA_1_2:
= We hope you've enjoyed using the new Skype Preview app. Don't forget to let us know what you think by selecting 'Send feedback' from the main menu in the sidebar.
= Just a reminder that your computer has a brand new version of Skype that's built in and designed especially for Windows 10. Simply select 'Try Skype Preview' and sign in to your account to get started.<br /><br />Note: You may only be signed into one version of Skype for Windows at a time.
Strings sCOEX_PROMO_PARA_2_2:
= Alternatively, switch back to your previous version of Skype by selecting 'Use Classic Skype'.
= If you don't want to try the preview right now, you can continue to use Classic Skype.
Strings sACC_NAME_ADVERTISEMENT_PANEL:
= Advertisement
Strings sF_OPTIONS_CB_SHOW_INLINE_MEDIA:
= Show images and other media previews
Strings sF_OPTIONS_CB_SHOW_INLINE_LINKS:
= Show link previews
Strings sF_OPTIONS_CALL_IDENTIFY:
= When I call from Skype, identify me by
Strings sF_OPTIONS_CALL_IDENTIFY_TEXT:
= Unknown number or Caller ID.<br />Settings for this option are available in <a href='%s'>My account at Skype.com</a>

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.

8 comments

  1. 0 0 0
    Katherine,
    I've been having trouble receiving and sending image/files with my computer window 7 ultimate 64 bit. I've tried installing different version of skype but still the problem occurs. I even tried to reformat my computer hoping that it will resolve the problem. I also installed the latest version of Skype7-29-0-101 but it also won't do the trick. I desperately needed it for work. I usually have to send a screenshot of something but lately it won't work. Any tips? Thanks in advance.
    1. 0 0 0
      Administrator,
      Hello Katherine! Can you please explain what happens when you send a file (loads continuously, error occurs or something else)? Also is important to know what type of file you are trying to send (images, music, video, archives or others) and if problem occurs for all file types or only with specific ones (ie, you cannot send any files at all, or you can send only archive files while not images). And the last question, you cannot send files to anyone, or only to certain contacts?

      Also, please using browser Internet Explorer (very important to use this browser) open this page, press «Check» button and at the completion of test copy the URL of the report and paste it here.
  2. 0 0 0
    Sean,
    I had the same problem with 7.28.2.103 behind webmarshal proxy, without proxy it works fine. I confirmed old version I had 6.18.59.105 worked OK behind proxy, and then jumped to version 7.27.101 which also works fine behind proxy. Microsoft must have changed some handshaking or ports...
    Symptoms, all appeared on line and OK, but unable to receive or make calls, just never connects.
    Thanks for your site, I could get this later working version.
    Sean
    1. 1 +1 0
      John,
      Have same issue. If you manually set the proxy in IE, it works on calling. If you don't and have autodiscover (wpad.dat) or explorer.pac listed, then it logs in, works for IM but you cant make calls.
  3. 0 0 0
    fred,
    When someone calls it no longer leaves a message who called and if i try to click on the button when the call is coming in i cannot get it to answer

    Every trime you make changes you mess up something that was working before
  4. 0 0 0
    Administrator,
    Hello everybody! If you cannot make or receive calls, please read this article.
  5. 0 0 0
    Paul,
    Have Skype 7.29.0.102 installed on Windows 10 and now unable to connect. Any ideas appreciated. It did work on earlier versions.
  6. 1 +1 0
    kb80,
    The long standing GDI leak problem seems to be fixed, too. It was present in range 7.6-7.28 (more than 1 year!). Consumed approx. 1000 GDI objects after login, and then didn't release them at logout, so at re-login additional ~1000 GDI were used. Tested on XP and WIN7 systems. At normal operation the program uses not more than 500 GDI objects.

    https://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-archive/Starting-with-version-7-6-Skype-can-not-render-its-window/td-p/4020351

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