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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 18:49

Skype 5.6 for Mac

Today, we are pleased to announce the release of Skype 5.6 for Mac. Please download the latest Skype for Mac to ensure you're receiving the best quality from Skype on your Mac.

New features and improvements in Skype 5.6 for Mac include:

  • Automatic Updates
  • Improved UI for group video calling
  • New full screen mode in OS X Lion
  • Ability to delete conversations
  • Ability to disable Audio Gain Control
Automatic Updates

Skype will now automatically upgrade to newer versions when minor and critical updates are released. This will keep you on the cutting edge with Skype's newest features.

UI improvement in group video calling


Switch between dynamic mode and non-dynamic mode in group video calls with 5 or more participants. With dynamic mode on, the person who is speaking is automatically moved to the top of the screen.

Support for full screen mode in OS X Lion


Now, you can take advantage of full screen mode in Skype. This feature eliminates distractions from the Dock and Menu bars, while enhancing your interaction with your loved ones.

Ability to delete conversations


Delete messages within a conversation, as well as remove conversations from the sidebar and your history.

Ability to disable Audio Gain Control from Preferences


Disable the automatic adjustment of your microphone setting in your preferences in order to reduce the background noise during conference calls.

Download the latest version, Skype 5.6 for Mac today and share your feedback by commenting on our Skype Support Network or by filing issues on our public issue tracker.



Source: Skype Garage blog
Download: Skype 5.6.0.143 for OS X


#2 Rudy

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:55

I have 5.3 right now....is 5.6 a good update (I've heard some of the newer versions are not as good?)

#3 OP +Frank B.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:45

I have no problems with 5.6 at all.

#4 gian

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:51

Are there ads in 5.6?

#5 Xtreme $niper

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:29

Any reason to upgrade from 2.8 yet?

#6 Lunfai

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:39

Are there ads in 5.6?


Nope, not seen any and I've been running it for the past hour.

Any reason to upgrade from 2.8 yet?


Not really, just subtle upgrades that aren't really necessary.

#7 shamilbear

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:57

I wish I could control the volume of a call. This is probably about my only gripe with the software right now.

#8 .Neo

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 00:39

Every time I launch Skype v5.6 I'm being logged out on Facebook in Safari (v5.2). :s

I thought I was going insane...

#9 Richard C.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:32

I have skype 5.3 and I get this:

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#10 BoredBozirini

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:47

I wish I could control the volume of a call. This is probably about my only gripe with the software right now.


Indeed, mine too.

#11 .Neo

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 14:22

I have skype 5.3 and I get this:

So just download and replace it manually. :p



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