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Why I cant download skype for Mac OS X 10.7.5 ?!

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Casual Adventurer

tonychemman , This may be because when you run a different version of Skype it has to update files (usually it says when it is doing this and happens if you are going to a newer or older version) and until that happens Skype may still see the old data and not know what version you are running. The second time you start up this is not a problem as the files are updated. I ran into this when I was trying different versions of Skype too.

 

By the way I tried the little snitch fix and 2.8 would not sign in because it could not contact Skype servers. If I allowed contact either via little snitch or manually I got the please update BS. Apparently Skype is checking what version you are using before it allows you to sign in.

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Novel Adventurer

Today, my Skype refused me access for similar reasons telling me to download the latest version.  However, the latest Mac version requires 10.9 and I am running 10.5.8.  I am not going out to spend hundreds of $$ upgrading to a higher operating system which then in turn would create problems with other programs that would not run on it.  I have two computers now locked out of Skype.  Is this a direct plan by Microsoft to force users into expensive alternatives?  I can not even find a link to contact them for assistance?  As such, I can not longer use Skype to stay in touch with my family and friends.  Why would a company be so short-sighted as this??????

 

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Novel Tourist

So what if like me, I'm perfectly happy with my mac 10.5.8 version ? No more skype ? And what about my credit, I just lose it ? I'd prefer to be able to use an older version of skype. Is that not possible at all ?

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Casual Adventurer
This solution doesn't work. When the client tells you to download Skype, you get the version for OSX 10.9 when on OSX 10.7. What you download has a strike-through sign on it signalling that it doesn't work on 10.7.5. I really tried. In the end the only solution is to block access to ui.skype.com in the firewall or /etc/hosts and then use the old client. (I had first copied that to another name so it would not be overwritten). The solution doesn't work or no longer works.
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Casual Adventurer

RogerWilco_  I don't know why you cannot download Skipe 6.15.xxx which works with OS 10.7.5 as several of other have reported (tonychemman for example). I went to the Skype download page to get my copy rather than click on the Skype message to update to 6.3.xxx. Maybe that's the difference. That way I was only given the choice to download 6.15.xxx.

 

If you go here you can manually choose 6.15 to down load:

 

http://macdownload.informer.com/skype/download/

 

Also I tired the solution to block only the "ui.skype.com" connection using little snitch and that does work for me too - I'm able to use 2.8.xxx this way. Before I had blocked all connections which did not work. Anyway now I can use 2.8.xxx or 6.15.xxxx which ever I choose. I choose 2.8.xxx.

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Casual Tourist
Cedusa: just a heads up that snow leopard (10.6, compatible with Skype) is $29 (search for snow leopard at store.apple.com) and once you have that installed, if you want to go up to Mavericks. It's a free download from the Mac App Store (you get the App Store once you install snow leopard)
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Novel Adventurer

imazmaz wrote:

[Removed for privacy] , This may be because when you run a different version of Skype it has to update files (usually it says when it is doing this and happens if you are going to a newer or older version) and until that happens Skype may still see the old data and not know what version you are running. The second time you start up this is not a problem as the files are updated. I ran into this when I was trying different versions of Skype too.

 

By the way I tried the little snitch fix and 2.8 would not sign in because it could not contact Skype servers. If I allowed contact either via little snitch or manually I got the please update BS. Apparently Skype is checking what version you are using before it allows you to sign in.


Thanks imazmaz for the possible reason why it took 2 attempts to get version 6.15 to work.  

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Novel Adventurer

What about if my MAC is OSX 10.5.8?

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Casual Tourist

Hi there, the same story, I downloaded Skype_6.15.0.334 for my Mac OSX 10.7.5 and every time it stops working while trying to start skype.. Allready spent several  hours no result. Before indtalling I clean the system with CleanMyMac. Please help. Thanks

Routine Adventurer

If you are running an earlier version of skype for mac, try this.

 

In Applications, right click on Skype.app, Show Package contents. In Contents, make a backup copy of info.plist, then edit the original info.plist, use Xcode.app, textedit, vi, vim, whatever.

Look for CFBundleVersion, change it to 6.15.0.334 and save the info.plist.

Skype will now think it is the latest version, and will not prevent you from signing in.

 

Skype 6.15 is the latest version it forced me to download on OS X 10.7.5. I edited the info.plist on the earlier version I had. If you have a different OS version, it may force you to download a different version. I only have my own system to experiment with, but its all working just as it did previously now.

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