Can anyone tell me how to resize the video popout window on version 22.214.171.124?
Is it even possible anymore? Should I try to find an older version of skype?
Thanks to anyone for any help.
21-08-2011 13:21 - edited 21-08-2011 13:24
I find this a huge irritation too.. When using the normal (rather than popout) video chat, can I force it to be always on top? I would consider this an alternative solution if it is possible.
EDIT: Just to add to this for anybody who is reading an involved in developing Skype. Usually I like to keep all my software up to date. However, in this case, this is such a massive screw up, removing this feature, that if I can't find a work around then I will be downgrading to the previous version.
For 1:1 video, there is no Skype version more appropriate than 4.2.
With reservations, 5.0 is still usable.
For group videoconferencing, 5.5 is indispensable.
So your best bet is to have 4.2. and 5.5 side by side.
I'm not going to install 2 versions :\ I'm going to stick with the old one until this gets fixed. I like the new popout window, I wont deny that... it looks cleaner, and shows more video/less menu, but the fact it cant be resized? It totally ruins skype... I'm on skype 20+ hours a day doing video chat 1:1, and this just makes it useless.
I'm going back to the old one - If they never fix this in an upcoming release, I'll more than likely look elsewhere for a different video client. Skype so far has been the best, but it just removed one of the best features from the client.
How do you revert to an earlier version?
I have been fortunate to NOT have the newer version. I have 126.96.36.199. However, my wife (9000 miles away) must have a newer version, since she has been frustrated with not being able to resize the popout window.
I would really like to thank the people at Skype. For years, I had my pop-out very large on my 17" screen. I had no idea that it needed to be so small. (Arrrggg).
This was posted by someone else on one of my comments, I found it very useful (Thank you TheCeej):
Step 1: Uninstall Skype.
Step 2: Download Skype 4: http://www.oldapps.com/skype.php?old_skype=82
Step 3: Blacklist the following IP address in your firewall: 188.8.131.52 (This is the address that Skype looks at to attempt to autodowngrade on you. By blocking your computer from accessing it, you are effectively preventing Skype from noticing there are updates. This does not also block the communication servers or the website.)
Step 4: Install the software you just downloaded.
Voilà! You now have a pre-Microsoft version of Skype permanently installed on your computer. No adverts, no annoying layout, no attempting to auto-downgrade to a post-Microsoft version. Just Skype at the peak of its existence.
08-12-2011 08:43 - edited 08-12-2011 08:48
kwpare wrote: 184.108.40.206 is the address that Skype looks at to attempt to autodowngrade
kwpare wrote: 220.127.116.11. By blocking your computer from accessing it, you are preventing Skype from ... updates.
A useful precaution for PCs without activated UAC, that means in any case for XP and earlier.
As long as the PC remains in a home network, the firewall setting can be done in the router. However, for mobile use, an appropriate personal firewall on the PC is required. You need one that allows outgoing packet filtering (which is not a standard feature in many freeware firewalls).