Skype 5

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  1. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I'm sorry, but Skype 5 is just a lousy piece of software to use. Anyone know where I can get 2.8 again? It appears the Skype webpage only lets you download 5 now (even though it says you are downloading 2.8).
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Try this from MacUpdate (clicking starts the download)
     
  3. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

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    Isn it just?! It is atrocious!

    I have no idea what's going on when using it. The interface is TERRIBLE!
     
  5. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

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    They updated Skype? Is this the update they promised that was released for the windows version couple of months ago?
     
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  7. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

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    Agreed.

    I have no idea apart from the update provides webcam conferences and a disgusting UI.
     
  8. PaperQueen macrumors 6502

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    2.8 not working either

    I’m about at the end of my rope, having posted about this repeatedly in Skype’s forums, with no response.

    I didn’t do the update, and am still running 2.8.0.851 on my MBP. Lately, it’s quit dialing phone numbers. Doesn’t matter if I dial manually or click on the little green phone button to dial direct from my Skype address book. Nothing dials out (and yes, the 1+ is selected for U.S. calls).

    Anyone have a clue as to what’s going on and how to fix it? This is driving me nuts.
     
  9. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

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    The download on Skype's website is the same as the version I have installed: 2.8.0.866 --> looks like you just need to update:

    http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/
     
  10. PaperQueen macrumors 6502

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    Still no luck. When I click on a listing in my Skype address book, the dial out window flashes for a millisecond, then disappears. When I manually dial a call, the keypad works, but clicking the green dial button does nothing. Exact same pattern as before the update.

    (Side note: when clicking “Check for updates” from inside Skype, it told me I had the most recent version before I followed the link you kindly provided. Go figure.)

    This is really driving me nuts. Next idea, anyone...?
     
  11. roadbloc thread starter macrumors G3

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    You could try the 5.0 beta.... I doubt you'll want to stick with it though.
     

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