Package Details: skypeforlinux-preview-bin 8.16.76.8-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/skypeforlinux-preview-bin.git (read-only)
Package Base: skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Preview/Insider Version
Upstream URL: http://www.skype.com
Keywords: skype
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-beta-bin, skypeforlinux-bin, skypeforlinux-stable-bin
Provides: skypeforlinux
Replaces: skypeforlinux-bin
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 393
Popularity: 27.927564
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:54
Last Updated: 2018-02-17 01:38

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bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 21:38

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top.

Note that AUR package skypeforlinux-stable-bin is the version Microsoft release as their "stable" version. AUR package skypeforlinux-preview-bin is the version Microsoft release as their preview version and will always be a later version than the stable version.

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NeoTheo commented on 2018-02-17 09:38

I am pleased that with the most recent update, skypeforlinux_8.16.76.8_amd64.deb, my webcam is finally detected by Skype again and works properly. My webcam is a Logitech, Inc. HD Pro Webcam C920

In case anyone else here was experiencing this issue.

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 21:38

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top.

Note that AUR package skypeforlinux-stable-bin is the version Microsoft release as their "stable" version. AUR package skypeforlinux-preview-bin is the version Microsoft release as their preview version and will always be a later version than the stable version.

fettouhi commented on 2018-02-13 07:18

@PhotonX: Seems like things are a real mess with gnome-keyring and other DE's.

PhotonX commented on 2018-02-13 07:07

Some further reading regarding gnome-keyring in non-Gnome environments: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/users-are-choosing-to-store-secrets-in-plain-text-due-to-the-gnome-key-ring-spamming-them/40124/10

Marcel_K commented on 2018-02-12 22:15

I managed to store my Skype password using gnome-keyring using the Wiki [1]. First, I installed gnome-keyring, libsecret and seahorse. Then I created a new password keyring (using seahorse) called 'login' (which is needed when using GDM or LightDM to automatically unlock the keyring). After this, I logged in to Skype once, quit the application and re-opened it, and I was still logged in.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GNOME/Keyring

Marcel_K commented on 2018-02-12 22:01

Ah, I thought I read that somewhere. I'm not using a DE, only a simple window manager, so how does it work?

EDIT: nevermind, see above.

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-12 21:44

I'm on GNOME, reboot at least every day, and update to every skype preview version. I can't even remember when I last had to log in to skype.

fettouhi commented on 2018-02-12 21:29

@Marcel_K: That cannot be. I am using the same version of Skype on Solus OS with the Budgie desktop and here autologin works fine. I don't have to retype my credentials again and again.

Marcel_K commented on 2018-02-12 17:53

As far as I can tell autologin (or simply remembering your credentials) is not possible with the current Skype.

fettouhi commented on 2018-02-12 17:23

Can anybody get autologin working in Skype on KDE Plasma 5? Everytime I log into my Arch Linux box and I start Skype it never seems to remember my credentials and I have to type them in again. I have gnome-keyring installed as well and I am using SDDM as my login manager.

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