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Skype 5.8 for Mac

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. Based on the valuable feedback you have sent to us, significant efforts have been made to improve overall usability in this release. Please download the latest Skype for Mac to ensure you’re having the best Skype experience on your Mac.

New features and improvements in Skype 5.8 for Mac include:

  • More Compact Contacts Monitor
  • Improved Screen Sharing (Premium)
  • OS X Mountain Lion Ready
  • Resizable Contact List Columns
  • Improved SMS Usability
  • Improved automatic reorientation of mobile video calls
  • Keyboard shortcut for Volume Control

More Compact Contacts Monitor
We have improved Contacts Monitor and you can now make your contact list more compact while using other applications. In addition, you can easily make calls or send SMS messages by using the contextual menu.

Improved Screen Sharing (Premium)
If you are a Skype Premium subscriber, your video call and screen sharing are shown simultaneously so that you can see the reaction of the person or people you’re sharing with. Check out Group Screen Sharing.

OS X Mountain Lion Ready
Skype 5.8 for Mac is compatible with the upcoming release of OS X Mountain Lion.

Resizable Contact List Columns
Columns in your Contact List window can be resized to their minimum width so that users can make the best use of space on their desktop.

Improved SMS Usability
We have enabled the SMS button in the conversation input field to improve usability when a contact is offline.

Improved automatic reorientation of mobile video calls
We have improved the automatic reorientation of mobile video calls when switching between landscape and portrait mode and vice versa.

Keyboard shortcut for Volume Control
We have added a volume control keyboard shortcut (cmd+opt+up/down) so users can adjust the volume not only from preferences, but also from anywhere in the app.

Please update to the latest version of Skype for Mac and leave us feedback by visiting our Support Network or by reporting issues on our public issue tracker.

Resolved Issues:

Category Description
Video Video is not started for recipient after switching webcam on sender side
Conversation When editing a conversation message, â character displays as å
Localization Spanish alert message localization error when deleting conversations

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