skypeWhen Microsoft said they’d be pushing out new versions of the new Skype for Linux they plainly weren’t joking.

Barely a week after Skype for Linux 1.2 hit, which added a ‘close to tray’ option and audio and video settings, comes version 1.3.

This update is modest compared to the last update with only a small batch of (still needed) bug fixes included:

  • Menu items are now disabled when you’re not signed in
  • ‘Log Out’ from the menu now works
  • Post-install script fixes on all supported distributions
  • Fixed the ‘minimize to tray’ function on the Cinnamon desktop
  • URL links that are sent in a chat now open in the default browser
  • Redo shortcut for Linux added: CTRL + Y

“Thanks to all of you who continue giving us valuable feedback. We listened to you and fixed some of the issues you reported. Here are some of the improvements you can find in Skype for Linux Alpha 1.3 that we are releasing today,” the team writes on the Skype Community Support forum.

You’ll find Skype for Linux Alpha 1.3 installers at the link below.

Download Skype for Linux Alpha for Ubuntu

If you already have Skype for Linux installed you don’t need to download anything. You’ll be notified of this update through your distribution’s software update mechanism, which in Ubuntu’s case is Software Updater.