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#1 IronSkull

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:49

Just checked out Skype 6.0 for Windows, and I'm disappointed by the UI of it. It's got a very metro-ish look to it which I'm guessing is them gearing up for Win8, but there's no more visual appeal in Skype.

I'm contemplating downgrading just because of this. :p


#2 +Brando212

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:54

other things about skype 6

inconsistencies everywhere now since MS didn't change everything, only the main window UI (go figure)
also, why did microsoft get rid of the 'ring on all devices' option? you have to pick a specific device now (was wondering why i wasn't getting a ding when someone IM'd me then i noticed the change)

#3 +warwagon

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:56

ya the UI does sorta look like someone **** in a bucket and added a cup of barf. But i'll wait and judge it once I install it on windows 8.

#4 grayscale

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:11

Can I get a screenshot from Windows 7?

#5 +devHead

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:11

Skype 6? I'm running the BETA for 5.15 and it says there's no newer version.

#6 articuno1au

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:13

It seems pretty consistent on 8.

When I read about the inconsistencies in the new version, I was like... What?

The only thing that really stands out is that the menu bar is really REALLY inconsistent. It's an old XP style menu whilst everything else is metro'esque.

The menu page is a little out of sorts, but not terribly.

#7 +Brando212

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:16

It seems pretty consistent on 8.

When I read about the inconsistencies in the new version, I was like... What?

The only thing that really stands out is that the menu bar is really REALLY inconsistent. It's an old XP style menu whilst everything else is metro'esque.

The menu page is a little out of sorts, but not terribly.


the about dialog box and the settings window and a few other things are still the skype 5.x style


Can I get a screenshot from Windows 7?


here's a picture of skype 6 on windows 7, also another pick of the settings window to show some of the inconsistencies

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#8 Marshall

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:28

Can I get a screenshot from Windows 7?


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#9 articuno1au

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:53

The menu bar and page were the ones I was trying to say >.<

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#10 +Brando212

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:55

^might have something to do with the RP theme, the menu bar looks just fine in RTM

#11 Nightwind Hawk

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:14

Skype (before and after MS) is really on it's way to becoming as bloated and ugly as Windows Live Messenger...

#12 qdave

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:29

It looks almost the same. really just minor ui change.

Skype (before and after MS) is really on it's way to becoming as bloated and ugly as Windows Live Messenger...


Not really. use compact view.

#13 +Audien

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:38

It's fine; you'll live.

#14 HawkMan

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:07

Skype (before and after MS) is really on it's way to becoming as bloated and ugly as Windows Live Messenger...


Skype manage to bloat just fine on it's own, MS is gradually removing some of the bloat.

#15 moloko

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:57

I am not looking forward to upgrading.