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Windows 7: Skype 5.3.0.108

10 Apr 2011   #11
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Am using what I believe to be the latest version here -
5.3.0.108
Try it to see if it makes a difference.



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11 Apr 2011   #12
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
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I've looked EVERYWHERE for this screen and I don't think I have it. Please tell me where to find it. I looked first under Tools, Options and couldn't find it anywhere. Then I opened up an IM to see if I had any screen like that in my IM settings --- and I don't. I even checked the 'Help' link, and unfortunately, all it says is go to Tools, Options --- but doesn't tell you where to go next. Can you help?
Sue -
Try this -
Skype Contacts > Tools > Options > IM & SMS > IM appearance > right hand side click change font > and voila! - you have it.
Confirm that it works please.
Jan.
Finally, I think I've gotten it to be as good as it's going to get. I've now downloaded the upgrade to the latest version and followed your instructions, Jan. It still isn't perfect, because much of the generalized Skype text apparently can't be changed, but the good news for me, is that the IM text CAN, so IMs are now easily readable, as I've been able to increase them to a size 12 font. This is Heaven!!!
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11 Apr 2011   #13
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Glad that your problem is solved. :)
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11 Apr 2011   #14
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Imperfect1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote:
I've looked EVERYWHERE for this screen and I don't think I have it. Please tell me where to find it. I looked first under Tools, Options and couldn't find it anywhere. Then I opened up an IM to see if I had any screen like that in my IM settings --- and I don't. I even checked the 'Help' link, and unfortunately, all it says is go to Tools, Options --- but doesn't tell you where to go next. Can you help?
Sue -
Try this -
Skype Contacts > Tools > Options > IM & SMS > IM appearance > right hand side click change font > and voila! - you have it.
Confirm that it works please.
Jan.
Finally, I think I've gotten it to be as good as it's going to get. I've now downloaded the upgrade to the latest version and followed your instructions, Jan. It still isn't perfect, because much of the generalized Skype text apparently can't be changed, but the good news for me, is that the IM text CAN, so IMs are now easily readable, as I've been able to increase them to a size 12 font. This is Heaven!!!
Good to hear Sue.
Are you using Skype with Vista there?
I note my Vista computer Skype Version is 5.1.0.112. No updates apparently available there - yet!
My Win 7 computer Skype Version as per the topic of this thread.
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12 Apr 2011   #15
Imperfect1

 
 

Yes, I'm using Skype with Vista, and I was able to update to version 5.3.0.108 by using the update mechanism available internally within my Skype app (rather than downloading it from www.Skype.com). Thanks again for your help, Jan! (And thanks to you too, zigzag!)
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13 Apr 2011   #16
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

There also seems to be some issue with certain types of font sets. What families (of fonts) are giving you grief?

There may be a generic that might be able to be shoe horned into skype. I have a eye problem so am constantly tinkering with fonts, kerning, and anything else to get it readable for the amount of posts I read daily.


Ken
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13 Apr 2011   #17
Imperfect1

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
There also seems to be some issue with certain types of font sets. What families (of fonts) are giving you grief?

There may be a generic that might be able to be shoe horned into skype. I have a eye problem so am constantly tinkering with fonts, kerning, and anything else to get it readable for the amount of posts I read daily. Ken
It isn't the "type" of font that's giving me grief. It's the fact that the only font size I was able to increase is the font used for IMs. All of the other text that exists everywhere else in Skype is still very tiny and almost unreadable for me. I am grateful that I can now, at least, read the IMs comfortably, but everything else causes major eye strain.
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21 Apr 2011   #18
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Skype 5.3.0.111


Change Log
information   Information
* Contacts list
- Skype was adding echo123 to the contact list on every Skype startup
* Video Calling
- Skype video was freezing sometimes on group video calls.
* Friend Finder
- Skype seldom crashed when adding a friend
* Skype Home and Facebook Channel
- Skype displayed "script error" pop-ups sometimes to the user


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