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Skype 1.9 Alpha released with dark theme support and mute notifications

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Skype 1.9 for Linux Alpha now released, and this comes with it a couple of few improvements and bug fixes to improve on its needed users experience. One notable feature is the ability to mute notifications from specific conversation
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Highlights of Skype 1.9 for Linux Alpha

  • Added the ability to mute notifications from specific conversation
  • Added dark theme support (Settings->Personalisation->Dark theme)
  • Added the option to disable emoticons completely
  • Added support for /me command
  • Added support for system HTTPS proxy
  • Improved message quoting – now works even with Ctrl+C
  • Hovering message time reveals the full date/time as a tooltip
  • Electron update to 1.3.6
  • Logger performance and security fixes

How to Install Skype 1.9 for linux Alpha on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)

sudo apt-get install gdebi

wget https://go.skype.com/skypeforlinux-64-alpha.deb

sudo gdebi skypeforlinux-64-alpha.deb
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