Application Details:

Version: 5.0.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.23

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Free Download Skype for Windows 5.0 beta

Test Results

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What works

Logging in, chats, file sending, editing user profile, changing user picture, visual styles of skype and windows.

What does not

Extras - menu option in tools was grayed out. Sound notifications when receiving message


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

Displays message about crash during load, but works fine. After logging in displays access violation error and works fine later. Sometimes edit boxes (in chats, user signature, profile) become unresponsive Installer failed every time I launched it, but running skype copied from windows installation worked Compact view (when all chats are displayed in one window) makes writing chat messages impossible - the text boxes are inresponsive. systray messages are displayed at upper side of screen

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 03 20141.7.23Yes Yes Platinumnis 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 12 20141.7.18Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 11 20141.6.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowCentOS 6.4Sep 16 20131.7.1Yes Yes SilverArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 15 20131.7.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25600 Skype crashes after login. CLOSED WONTFIX View
34531 Web camera is not detected and/or used in Skype CLOSED WONTFIX View
34532 Double mouse click on a Skype's systray icon or right click it -> Open Skype doesn't bring Skype's window on top if it's already unhid CLOSED WONTFIX View
34533 View profile option doesn't work in Skype CLOSED WONTFIX View
34534 On a second invocation Skype cannot start CLOSED WONTFIX View

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HowTo / Notes

Native version available
There is a native Linux version of Skype available at the official Skype website.

Also you can use Skype for a web browser.
Set Windows mode to Windows 8 in winecfg.