At least you all can use SKYPE if not very well. I can't even do that. All I can get when I login is my own profile and the service information pages. If I click on any links I get asked to Login. I can't access my contacts or open a video chat window or sms link or anything. Thankfully I still have my windows laptop next to my iMac so I will just keep using that till it finally craps out.
21-04-2012 05:13 - edited 21-04-2012 05:35
Here is one more complaint from a Mac user agreeing with all the previous complaints. The current Skype window takes up too large a large portion of the screen, and I cannot reduce the size as I could with previous versions. Those on-line are not now at the top of the listing. Also, the status icons in the menu bar were previously the same as on the skype screen, but now, instead of the green blob with the yellow check mark, its a black blog with a white check mark. None of these changes were improvements.
Previous versions were better designed. The transparent Online Contacts window helps, but its not as good as the previous main window design.
To get all on line contacts to the top just click on the Status bar and they'll go there. The same with names. Click on the name bar and you'll get alphabetical starting with A or Z.
I couldn't agree more about the status icon on the menu bar though but that was because of other inveterate moaners on this forum and Skype gave in to their wishes. Shame. A choice would be good to please everyone.
There are still lots of bad things with 5.7 but I'd not go back to 2.8 because the video is far better.
22-04-2012 10:46 - edited 22-04-2012 10:47
This is the worst interface ever. THE WORST.
Why is the contacts bar with the message window, it whores up the entire screen without reason. Why is the "contacts bar" now a history bar. Why can't I have all my contacts listed without giant bloody pictures from A-Z on the sidebar instead of a "history" of people I recently chatted with. And even if I have to go through my contacts to see who's online the lines are huge for ZERO reason: they're fat and large, as if skype thinks I'm blind. Why can't we have a seperate window for who's online and a seperate window for who we're chatting with. Why is the top bar so freaking huge? Why on earth does it have to be this terrible? I want to physically harm whoever was responsible for this garbage (no I don't).
I don't understand what's going through your heads UI devs of skype, but nothing here is innovating or user friendly. This is a mess and it needs to be fixed.