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  1. Bring back all the configuration/options possibilities we know from the classic skype version

    In the redesigned Skype client you limited the possibilities to adjust and configurate the Skype client. (options menue)
    I need to have the full access to all the adjustments to make Skype a usefull tool again.

    171 votes
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      21 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the option to disable Automatic Updates.

      The option to disable Automatic Updates is incredibly important for business users of Skype. We have a number of users in a domain environment that utilise Skype for contacting customers and these users are frequently unable to use Skype until it is updated by a member of the IT team.

      At least the option to defer minor updates is required. Causing such disruption for minor UI tweaks and content updates is madness.

      136 votes
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        10 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • PLease have an indicator to show who are online currently.

        Just to find out which contact are currently online so that i wont bother to message one by one to found out who are online at the moment.

        35 votes
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          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bring back picture-in-picture mode during video calling (resizable & movable own video feed!)

          During video calling, Skype 7 had a picture-in-picture mode, where I could resize and move around the window of my own camera feed. It was possible to resize to a decent size (where I could see my own video feed pretty clearly), and also to move to one of the four corners.

          Skype 8 replaces this with one of two barely usable modes:
          - Either my own video is TINY, and only in the upper right corner. I cannot see my own video feed, due to the tiny size, and it's taking extra vertical space! Completely useless.
          - Or I…

          103 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Stop Forcing The Update

            Skype 7 works fine for me and all my needs. The new update does not function for me on my desktop. It works like an annoying app. I hate it. Most people do. Stop forcing everyone to update and allow us to use the old version if we want to.

            79 votes
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              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group. Roles. Chat Commands.

              Group Moderation. Remove Message. Banlist. Mute Member or Group.
              Its very important for Skype Safety to be able to make a Skype room group Moderated (seems this should be by default). Allow room creator or admin to remove inappropriate messages/links/files/pics of group members. Admin/Creator should be able to create a Banlist so the wrong people (abusers) can not join or be added by members, despite if Joining/link to join is enabled or not. Admin needs to be able to add other admins though Creator role would be better. I have recently been asked about muting an individual in a group,…

              64 votes
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                13 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring back USERNAMES

                Bring back USERNAMES

                66 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Profile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Why can I not see if any of my contacts are 'active' or 'online' and ready for me to call them. In the DARK!!

                  PLEASE mark a Contact with a symbol or word like 'Online' that shows that they are OK for a call. New version shows nothing and do not know if I call a Contact whether that Contact can take the call or not. No point in me calling someone if they are 'off the line". Go back to "online'...."offline"......."away"....PLEASE!!

                  24 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Contacts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Leave it to the user´s choice if he chose to install Skype as an app or as a classic desktop software.

                    I dont like apps at all - so please leave it to the user´s choice if he choses to install Skype as a classic desktop software or the app version.

                    48 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I want to keep version 7.4

                      I do not like version 8

                      47 votes
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                      • I want the compact version with multiple chat windows. This version sucks!

                        Get back the compact version with multiple chat windows, This one is horrible, there is nothing I like. And please get rid of that annoying Cortana. Seems to me that Microsoft is doing its best to push customers out of using Skype.

                        15 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Keep Skype 7 for desktop with all its options. Particularly the choice for Return to start a new paragraph without sending.

                          Keep Skype 7 for desktop with all its options. Particularly the choice for Return to start a new paragraph without sending. Also keep the number of lines on the screen. PC monitors have the space and having more of a conversation visible is highly useful.

                          49 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Recognize who is speaking during meetings

                            It would be REALLY helpful to recognize who is actively speaking during a meeting. For example, if I am on a call with ten different people who I may or may not have met it would be nice to know who specifically is meeting.

                            WebEx and ZOOM can do this and from the interface they make it very obvious who is speaking by showing their name or indicating audio is coming through their side of the call/meeting.

                            42 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 49 votes
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                              • Add the Full-Screen function back, and give us HUD-free video calls again!

                                What I loved about Skype 7, and what made it the apotheosis of all messaging apps, was its great and reliable video calling. I was able to toggle in and out of full-screen, resize the picture to the size I wanted, and I had the option of a disappearing HUD by simply moving the mouse - not even the person's profile picture could be seen -- it was great! But in Skype 8? You have all kinds of clutter on the screen like the call button, toggle screen button, both caller and receiver profile pictures, emojis, microphone icon, dropdown menu…

                                24 votes
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                                • Reinstate Per-Window Share in Screen share

                                  In Skype 7, screen share not only allows sharing your entire screen, but also sharing a window of your choice. Personally it is one of the few features left tying me to Skype 7, but I'm sure it would be well-received to reinstate per window sharing.

                                  26 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Audio and Video Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow to select more than single message

                                    In Skype 7 I was able to select multiple lines of conversation, copy them and paste. In current Skype 12.1815 I can only select single message. This limitation is annoying and unbelivable...

                                    51 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Here is an idea

                                      Stop making "Microsoft Style Innovations" and calling them "upgrades" -- THEY ARE NOT UPGRADES!!! Return Skype back to the original product that it was that attracted all its users away from the crap you called "MS Messenger". We went to Skype because the creators understood what we wanted and designed it accordingly.

                                      Now, while you are at it, please try to keep in mind the biggest problem here. You cannot keep removing features that attracted us to Skype in the first place (before you bought it) and keep calling those omissions "upgrades" -- Upgrade means "Adds-To". It does not mean…

                                      28 votes
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                                      • Do not uninstall Skype 7 when installing Skype 8

                                        Currently, if I want to install or upgrade(!) Skype 8, it automatically uninstalls Skype 7.
                                        I can then install Skype 7 manually every single time, but that's just awfully annoying.

                                        Do not uninstall Skype 7 when installing Skype 8!

                                        If you ever want the community to give decent feedback for whatever improvements you may (hopefully) implement, you need competent people using your product. All such people have reverted to Skype 7 wherever possible.

                                        To put it bluntly: I would like to occasionally check out Skype 8, to see if it has gotten better. But I won't, because it will kill…

                                        8 votes
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                                        • 13 votes
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