softpedia: According to the official changelog...Skype 1.7 for Linux is still part of the alpha development stage, but it includes several important improvements, such as fixes for the reconnection of the app that occurred every once in a while when it was suspended for a longer time. By Bogdan Popa
'There were plenty of complaints from users that Skype for Linux was reconnecting automatically when not using the app for a certain amount of time and Microsoft has already acknowledged the bug. This new version fixes the problem, so everything should work correctly after applying the update.
'Additionally, Skype for Linux 1.7 introduces a new grid layout of the group calls, but also fixes the standard behavior of unread messages. According to Microsoft, this means that “when opening chat with unread messages, the view will focus on the first unread message and as you scroll, messages will be marked as read.”'