Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


1790 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 126


Topic # 239554 23-Jul-2018 18:54
Send private message quote this post

Anyone else been updated to the latest Windows version of Skype?  Talk about going backwards to less usability!


Create new topic
3806 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 807


  Reply # 2061180 23-Jul-2018 19:16
Send private message quote this post

The Android version is horrible. I found it forced an upgrade on me about a month ago and I immediately stopped using it. Looks look a job to keep some design student in employment.

 

I tried Skype Lite instead. Much better and looks very close to the proper Skype.


1905 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1052


  Reply # 2061204 23-Jul-2018 19:28
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Google Hangouts.




Location: Dunedin

3806 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 807


  Reply # 2061206 23-Jul-2018 19:33
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

All good unless the person doesn't use Hangouts :(


1905 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1052


  Reply # 2061210 23-Jul-2018 19:37
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

It's the same issue with all products of this type.

Try convincing them, Skype has been getting worse for a long time now.




Location: Dunedin

BDFL - Memuneh
61022 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11851

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2061236 23-Jul-2018 19:49
Send private message quote this post
2734 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 287


  Reply # 2061343 23-Jul-2018 21:01
Send private message quote this post

Older HW with 3G ram.. 98% CPU when you load it.

 

Remove, reinstall.. same again

 

Find a link for the old non desktop app 'classic' version.. Issue be gone. Just lots of 'we think you should update!' nags.

 

 

 

Ahh crap.

 

And now that is going to be toast

 

https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/16/upgrade-to-the-latest-version-of-skype-for-desktop/ 


3371 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1874

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2061415 23-Jul-2018 23:50
Send private message quote this post

Stopped using Skype after an update about 4 months ago utter crap now!

 

John





Ex JohnR VodafoneNZ 17 years 4 days

34 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 2061944 24-Jul-2018 20:49
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

It's one of those services / products that was innovative (P2P routing in the early days), then Microsoft, probably for some reasons that we'll never know centralised it and now would rather not have to support it at all.  


xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8854 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1304

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2062050 25-Jul-2018 09:48
Send private message quote this post

freitasm: It got to the point where I have now removed Skype from my laptop and smartphone.

 

 

 

This. 

 

 

 

Latest version UI is god awful, cant find what I want and if I hit close, it usually kills the app completely instead of leaving it running in the background as it use to. 





XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz


17607 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5066

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2062059 25-Jul-2018 10:01
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I hate the new Skype. I mean, seriously hate it. I don't use it a hell of a lot, but I have about 6 people I communicate semi-regularly with. Some have switched to messenger which I don't want to support, but it works surprisingly well. I have asked the others if they have an alternative platform. If I can find another common platform, I am gone. 

 

 

 

I don't understand what MS is thinking or what focus groups they are consulting about UI developments in their products. It's been going on 5 years. I can't recall the last bit of MS Software I thought was an improvement UI wise from the one before it. Sure, you can get used to it. 

 

/me smh

 

I want my UI enhancements to make my life easier, stuff easier to find and LESS CLICKS. There should be golden rule in all UI development (I know companies who are actually like this) where anything that changes and requires more clicks has to be passed to a committee for usability.

 

 


BDFL - Memuneh
61022 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 11851

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 2062136 25-Jul-2018 10:51
Send private message quote this post

The whole idea of Skype having "status updates" and making it hard to not have people from your contact book showing up is stupid.

 

I just want to see my Skype contacts, no one else, I don't need to communicate by voice with everyone in my Outlook contacts.





Glurp
7814 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3639

Subscriber

  Reply # 2062141 25-Jul-2018 11:05
Send private message quote this post

Isn't this what Microsoft does? Didn't they do the same thing with Hotmail and other innovative services they slurped up? Yet it doesn't seem limited to them. I am also having similar issues with Google, particularly YouTube. They just can't seem to leave something that works perfectly well alone.

 

Back to Microsoft: Suddenly I have been getting BSOD seizures on my desktop. Never had a problem before. Removed a couple of recent Windows updates and the problem seems to be solved. Don't they check these things before they release them? This kind of thing is why I tend to be very wary of updates in general. You are constantly being pushed to accept them, but in my experience they more often make things worse by removing functionality and introducing new errors. 

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


111 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 44


  Reply # 2062247 25-Jul-2018 12:59
Send private message quote this post

I used to run Skype for Linux. About a year ago it suddenly stopped working. Microsoft had literally killed it, and my only option was to install a later version that relied on some setup I didn't have and didn't want. I don't understand why the old version couldn't keep working as I expect the underlying protocol hadn't changed.

Anyway, that's business as usual for them. They ruin everything they touch (including the PC on your desk). I'm just waiting for them to bollox GitHub up.

361 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 75


  Reply # 2062634 25-Jul-2018 21:41
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Back to Microsoft: Suddenly I have been getting BSOD seizures on my desktop. Never had a problem before. Removed a couple of recent Windows updates and the problem seems to be solved. Don't they check these things before they release them? This kind of thing is why I tend to be very wary of updates in general. You are constantly being pushed to accept them, but in my experience they more often make things worse by removing functionality and introducing new errors. 

 

 

Definitely do not install the "preview" optional updates they put out the month before - they often cause BSODs.  And driver updates can be really bad - somehow Microsoft seems able to install drivers that are not compatible with my hardware and makes things completely stop working.

 

The other thing that frequently causes BSODs for me is overheating when I have forgotten to clean my PC fans - but usually that happens in summer, not at mid-winter.


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.