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#226164 23-Dec-2017 15:46
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Just installed the new macOS version of Skype - version 8.*.* and what a S**T load of rubbish. Even the Skype macOS forum is upto 50 pages since December 2. The list of problems let alone the comments concerning the new UI is way to numerous to list here.


My biggest problem (and for a lot others) is Skype did not recognise my 10 year old log in details.


In the end I just reverted to my last version 7.59 (37) which Microsoft are calling "Classic Skype". For those who want to downgrade:


You can download and install Skype Classic from there.:


Be sure to look for a white menu arrow inside the blue download button - select Skype Classic from within that menu.

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  #1927344 31-Dec-2017 13:55
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I "accidently" hit the download button for the new Skype for Win10 .... like you say, BLERK!!


Fortunately, both versions stay installed and the Classic works fine still wink

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  #1927347 31-Dec-2017 14:19
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Yes sure is a load of rubbish




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  #1927351 31-Dec-2017 14:38
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Why Oh Why do software developers insist on "improvements" that no one likes or wants. Microsoft seem to have this art perfected.

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  #1927390 31-Dec-2017 17:03
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Even worse (to a degree) is that when MS took over Skype, any laptop/netbook less then 1GHz was automatically locked out ... caused a few headaches for quite a number of users in 2011.  The use of DirectX9 or higher also hamstrung some too (many were/still using WinXP for some considerable time).



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  #1927404 31-Dec-2017 17:53
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Not sure if it's a solution to your issues or not but I have reverted to using Skype via browser which seems to work quite well

Try Skype for Android if you really want some pain :P

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