Skype 7.x for PC features a new revamped UI, better UI customization and touch support.
This version of Skype works very unreliably under Wine: you cannot login normally, it often crashes, video calls do not work, it may open a certain website multiple times. Your best bet will be to use a native, albeit very old version or use its web browser version at web.skype.com.
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Skype 184.108.40.206 1. SKYPE SETUP with q4wine in "prefixes" tab create a skype prefix - name "Skype" - architecture "win32" note by default 1.9.4 wine creates an "xp" environment in "setup" tab in winetricks > dlls install IE8 you can install ie8 only with "xp" environment don't restart at the end of the install of ie8 in "programs" tab right click on "skype" select "run" in "run program" > program click on the folder icon and go to "drive_c/Program Files/Internet Explorer/" select "iexplore.exe click on "ok" to run ie8 a dialog windows opens follow the dialog this update ie8 after that quit ie8 in "programs" tab click on "skype" > "system" launch winecfg change "windows version" to "windows vista" in "programs" tab right click on "skype" select "run" in "run program" > program/username:"yourname" /password:"yourpassword" click on the folder icon and go to the folder where you download SkypeSetupfull.exe and select it click on ok to run it unselect all options during install (not "create desktop icon") at the end don't care about connexion pb close the install windows by clicking "x" note : the Complete and offline installer is here: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full don't use any other site to avoid danger you neeed the latest winetricks to install ie8 with wine 1.9.4 q4wine installs as last winetricks an old winetricks ! in ~/.config/q4wine/ put the lastest winetricks after that refresh winetricks application list you can get "winetricks" file here https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks winetricks site https://github.com/Winetricks/winetricks 2.SKYPE LAUNCH 2.1. first time launch open the properties of the skype desktop icon in "application " tab > "command" add /username:"yourname" /password:"yourpassword" 2.2. next launches you don't need /username:"yourname" /password:"yourpassword" if you quit skype without disconnecting
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 23 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Kacper|
|Show||Fedora 25 x86_64||Feb 12 2017||2.0||No||Not installable||Garbage||Iain Wilson|
|Show||CentOS 6.8||Feb 10 2017||2.0||Yes||No||Garbage||Artem S. Tashkinov|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 08 2016||1.9.24||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Fabian Maurer|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 16 2016||1.9.11||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Kacper|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|28457||Gecko incorrectly renders Skype's login page (affects Skype 5.5 and higher)||NEW||View|
|37559||Skype cannot access audio devices unless Windows version is set to 8/8.1||RESOLVED||ABANDONED||View|
|37564||Skype's Help -> About window is totally black||RESOLVED||ABANDONED||View|In order to run Skype 7 in Wine you have to modify Skype's lnk file and add /legacylogin parameter or you won't be able to login. In order to enable audio in Skype you have to change Windows version to 8.1 using winecfg. Updated how-to for most recent Skype releases:
For best results create a separate fresh wineprefix.
1. Download and install Skype.
2. Install Internet Explorer 8.0 using winetricks. Opt out of the improvement survey and do not install updates (it won't work anyway).
3. Run winecfg and set Windows version to 8 or 8.1.
4. Modify Skype's lnk file to include your username and password:
Currently video calls don't work in Skype 7.