Version History of Skype 1.4.0.27 Beta

  • New feature: support for call forwarding
  • New feature: support for mood messages
  • New feature: auto-answer calls option
  • New feature: automatically pause itunes during calls
  • New feature: remember open chats after quit
  • Improvement: now easily switch between user names
  • Improvement: new sounds for event notification (w/ bonus ringtone)
  • Improvement: font size for individual chats now adjustable
  • Improvement: remote contact's timezone is showed in contact list tooltip (if the contact permits it)
  • Improvement: "sort contacts by status" added to the view menu
  • Improvement: chats show skype: url's as links
  • Improvement: events & services panels now open and close faster
  • Improvement: new chat / commands, enter /help in chat window to learn more
  • Improvement: skype crash reporter, reports crashes to skype
  • Improvement: redesigned call preferences panel
  • Improvement: new login screen
  • Improvement: new alert for custom ringtone while in a call
  • Improvement: upgraded audio for improved call quality
  • Change: scrollbar added to the dialpad tab
  • Change: chat text send button removed
  • Change: cmd-= and cmd-_ also increase and decrease chat font size
  • Change: fade-out animation of the blue login screen (tiger-only feature)
  • Change: new icon, buttons and graphics
  • Change: skype icon can be replaced with candybar
  • Change: skype sound test (echo123) is now added to the contact list of new skype users by default
  • Bugfix: contact groups now expanded from first install
  • Bugfix: fixed chat handling of email addresses with dot in name
  • Bugfix: fixed long delay on quit
  • Bugfix: icon for blocked skypeout contacts was incorrect
  • Bugfix: muting conference calls failed in some cases
  • Bugfix: add a contact menu option didn't work when a chat window was the front window
  • Bugfix: online status was not saved
  • Bugfix: selected contact in the contact list was unselected after the status of a contact had changed
  • Bugfix: sign in as another user didn't perform fast switch between two accounts when both accounts had passwords saved
  • Bugfix: skype api: get/set mute didn't work
  • Bugfix: skype name and display name of a conference call participant were in some rare cases not shown
  • Bugfix: many fixes related to sign-in process
  • Bugfix: skypein status was in some cases inaccurate
  • Bugfix: titlebar name now sync’d better to recent changes in profile
  • Bugfix: chat drawer redraw problems addressed
  • Bugfix: under certain circumstances hang up failed
  • Bugfix: skype now runs from unix volumes too
  • Bugfix: better support for firewire devices
  • Known issue: some problems with firewire device as input still exist, working to correct