Latest 'update' to Skype Mac client broke the ability to login

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by beebarb, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. beebarb, Mar 24, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2016

    beebarb macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    I've been using Skype for Mac for years, never really had more than a minor hiccup with it.
    Then, today I find an update needs to be installed.

    Okay then...
    After installing the update my VALID LOGIN DETAILS are not accepted.

    I can no longer access Skype using the Mac client.

    I am forced to login on Skype Web just to use my account.

    Update: Definitely a bug with Skype 7.24 (335), I reverted to 7.19 (407) using the following link, and the application is usable again:
  2. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    Seems like almost every update of Skype breaks something (on the Mac).
  3. jlevy73 macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2015
  4. beebarb, Mar 27, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016

    beebarb thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    I'm guessing there's a bug involving certain characters in the user name or password.

    Update: I changed my password to see what would happen, and I could login using 7.24.
    Seems like what is going on is Skype 7.24 is rejecting passwords that don't fit some new undeclared criteria.
  5. mag01 macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2011
    Well, 7.24 is really quite messy. Though I didn't have login issues with it myself, I encountered some strange behavior when attempting to adjust the sidebar style (this has changed in this version). In short, I was unable to effectively switch to a different one (there are 3 available: Standard, Compact, Detailed) as nothing changed upon selecting one of them. It was also impossible to adjust the sidebar width. But then after switching to the full screen mode both things (sidebar style selection & resizing) miraculously started to work. Very funny. :-D

    By the way if anyone's interested, URL of the previous version (7.21):

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