Package Details: skypeforlinux-stable-bin

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Package Base: skypeforlinux-stable-bin
Description: Skype for Linux - Stable/Release Version
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Keywords: skype
Licenses: custom
Conflicts: skype, skypeforlinux, skypeforlinux-beta-bin, skypeforlinux-bin, skypeforlinux-preview-bin
Provides: skype, skypeforlinux
Submitter: bulletmark
Maintainer: bulletmark
Last Packager: bulletmark
Votes: 295
Popularity: 7.36
First Submitted: 2018-01-11 03:56
Last Updated: 2021-06-09 21:18

Pinned Comments

bulletmark commented on 2020-04-30 10:01

To get automatic login, install a package that provides org.freedesktop.secrets, e.g. gnome-keyring.

To get a systray icon, install libappindicator-gtk3. On GNOME, then install the appindicator extension.

bulletmark commented on 2018-02-15 12:21

Please don't post here (or on any other AUR packages) about out of date versions. Use the "Flag package out-of-date" link at the top. Also, BEFORE flagging this package out of date please check that it has not already been updated here to the new version.

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 is always a later version than the stable version. PLEASE DO NOT FLAG THE STABLE VERSION OUT OF DATE WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THIS!

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manjaro_loover commented on 2020-12-08 22:50

I've installed gnome-keyring, but every time I reboot, keyring asks for my Skype password again. Is this normal? Is there no way to make it always remember the username and password without having to renter it again?

bulletmark commented on 2020-11-10 22:05

allexj, plenty would complain if we forced some GNOME software as a dependency. Also, read the sticky comment. You don't have to install gnome-keyring.

allexj commented on 2020-11-10 20:14

I suggest to add gnome-keyring to dependencies. If it is not installed, Skype will ask every time for credentials when you open it.

mozo commented on 2020-08-25 16:28

Singularity, this bug is easily fixed on Linux with Devilspie 2. I'm using it for Viber and now for Skype too :D

Singularity commented on 2020-08-25 15:25

Regarding the bug with launching in background, I downgraded to 8.61.x and stick with that version until Microsoft fixes it (and until I get to know they fixed it). You can use the git history of this package to get the old version.

mozo commented on 2020-07-16 07:33

Same here. Microsoft...

dolour commented on 2020-07-16 06:37

@bulletmark, weired the bugreport says this would be an issue on windows as well, while thats working fine over here. good thing ive cleared my cache and dont have the old package anymore. :p

bulletmark commented on 2020-07-16 06:26

@dolour, yes that has been a bug in the preview versions for the last few versions so the bug has now trickled to the stable version. See

dolour commented on 2020-07-16 06:14

No longer starts minimized after the last update.

Hi-Angel commented on 2020-07-08 13:52

Guys, apparently you are getting an "out of date" notification for Skype stable version but note that version is still the latest so there is nothing I can update to. Skype version notifications just seem to be broken atm. A similar problem is occurring for the preview version (see

Thank you! I'd also add: please report the problem by pressing Help → Report a problem. Latest Skype version can be seen on this page, and it clearly says the one you have is the latest.

I already reported. This same problem was a few versions ago, and apparently they didn't fix it. The more reports they'd get, the faster it get fixed.