Version History of Skype 1.5.0.48 Beta

  • Feature: complete main window ui overhaul
  • Feature: skypeout dial helper window
  • Feature: configurable contact views in contact list and chat window
  • Feature: quick-filter in main window and contact list
  • Feature: calls in separate windows
  • Feature: dialpad in the call window
  • Feature: complete chat window and drawer ui overhaul
  • Feature: chat style overhaul, skype modern
  • Feature: new gui graphics for better mac-like experience, some new emoticons
  • Feature: import contacts from address book and entourage
  • Improvement: new translations: french, german, italian, spanish, dutch, portuguese
  • Improvement: updated tranlsations: japanese and traditional chinese
  • Improvement: unified encryption messaging in calls, chat, file transfers
  • Improvement: updated and improved eula
  • Improvement: skype didn't recognize certain skypeout numbers (i.e. (925)323-7624)
  • Improvement: call history is now sortable
  • Improvement: drag one call to another call to create a conference call between these calls
  • Improvement: added local time of remote user to remote contact card
  • Improvement: (re)enabled chat web view context menu commands like 'search in spotlight', 'search in google', 'copy', etc
  • Improvement: avatar drag&drop in self panel
  • Change: former events prefs panel is now called notifications
  • Change: new search and add contact dialogs
  • Change: all contacts shown in one list
  • Change: sort contacts by kind (view menu -> sort contacts by kind)
  • Change: confirmation on hanging up a call
  • Change: sign-in screen re-designed
  • Change: improved conference call window
  • Change: added shortcut keys to quickanswer panel: apple+o answers, esc rejects
  • Change: removed hangup button from file transfer windows
  • Change: supports 3frame chat styles again
  • Change: new compact pop-up button for changing online status
  • Bugfix: it was not possible to leave voicemail
  • Bugfix: it was not possible to receive contacts
  • Bugfix: hanging up incoming conference call sometimes crashed skype
  • Bugfix: when a user dropped out of a conference call, it was sometimes not possible to add him again
  • Bugfix: confirmation dialog was not shown when user tried to quit skype while a call was in progress
  • Bugfix: some public api commands were not working, therefore some 3rd party apps & devices didn't work properly with latest versions
  • Bugfix: fixes to animated emoticons
  • Bugfix: start conference call command didn't work in the context menu of chat drawer
  • Bugfix: if multiple contacts were selected in the contact list and "return" or "enter" key pressed, then a chat or a call with only one of the selected contacts was created
  • Bugfix: start conference window did not show maximum number of participants
  • Bugfix: avatar was not saved if you drag & dropped an image from the web
  • Bugfix: currency of skype credit was not displayed correctly
  • Bugfix: manual sorting of chats in drawer for 1:1 chat did not work
  • Bugfix: echo123 didn't appear authorized and online before you called her
  • Bugfix: skype name and password fields were empty in the main window when signing in with a newly created account
  • Bugfix: rejecting an incoming call by using quickanswer panel hung up an ongoing call instead
  • Bugfix: scrollbars of the contact list were sometimes not shown or hidden as expected
  • Bugfix: sometimes skype crashed after sign-in or when trying to pause or resume itunes
  • Bugfix: sometimes skype crashed after recording a voicemail
  • Bugfix: main window toolbar was messed up or hidden after a downgrade
  • Bugfix: sometimes main window toolbar remained hidden after user signed in
  • Bugfix: echo123 avatar got huge in the contact list
  • Bugfix: contacts with unknown status were shown as offline
  • Bugfix: it was not possible to clear missed calls
  • Bugfix: removed several bugs that cause crash or exceptions on closing chat win/quitting app
  • Bugfix: removed weird appearance of a drag image when initiating a chat or a call from contact list
  • Bugfix: contact list not always displayed correctly.

A big thank you to skype localizers:

  • French - hakim kriout, jonathan van parys
  • German - kai lippok, claudius henrichs
  • Traditional chinese - carlos lee
  • Italian - alessandro venturi
  • Dutch - alexander henket
  • Spanish - carola clavo
  • Portuguese - francisco miguel ferreira
  • Japanese - mayu shimizu