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  1. Changing shown name (not username)

    I don't want to change my username, only my shown name. I have completely different name on my MS account and Hotmail. It is just few lines of code. Why is this so hard for your programmers? It is known issue for years now.

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  2. Access camera features

    I have a Logitech C920 webcam. In a previous version of Skype, I could access the Pan and Zoom features of this webcam from within Skype, but no longer can. Can that be reinstated?

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  3. ******** guys, with all my heart! ********! You destroyed Skype in many many ways. Now I cannot find a way to type lowercase i.

    guys, with all my heart! ! You ruined Skype in many many ways. Now I cannot find a way to type lowercase i in chats. The contrast between your market cap and your level of stupidity is revigorating for all the morons in the world.

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  4. would be nice to have real settings options, so i dont have to uninstall it when i dont want it running in the bg

    would be nice to have real settings options, so i dont have to uninstall it when i dont want it running in the bg. you know, like it used to have.

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  5. iTunes

    In a previous version of Skype... while I was listening to iTunes, it would automatically pause when I answered a Skype call. As soon as I disconnected the Skype call, iTunes would automatically start playing again exactly where it left off. Same for making Skype calls... it would automatically pause iTunes while connected to a Skype call.

    Please bring this feature back.

    2 votes
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  6. File Formats, Voice messages recording times, Skype Web version voice and video calls for Firefox and Opera browser

    1_ Would you add sending .exe and .apk and the other formats messages to Skype please ?

    1_ Would you add voice messages recording times more than 5 minutes per voice message record ?

    3_ Would you support Firefox Browser and Opera Browser for Skype's Web version's Voice Calls and Video Calls please ?

    I'm waiting for your response and answer.

    Kind regards

    Nima Panahi Aram

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  7. Allow disabling incoming/outgoing call sound effects

    Just what the title says. Odd that this setting doesn't exist.

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  8. Block Incoming Calls without Caller ID.

    Previous versions of Skype had the capability to block incoming calls that did not have a Caller ID.

    It would be very useful to restore this capability to the current version of Skype.

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  9. Mc Hammer

    for Skype messagine. NEED a cartoon MC Hammer (with Hammer pants) dancing across the message box, side to side. like the 'dancing' emoticon that is available now. with the song playing 'cant touch this' would be the cherry on top. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otCpCn0l4Wo the move at 2:00. the fast legs and him going side to side!!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make this happen!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED THIS!!!!!!!!! it's for work!!!

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  10. skype hesabım kilitli açılmasını istiyorum

    skype hesabım açılsın artık

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  11. notification sound when contact goes from away to active mode

    please give notification "SOUND" when contact goes from "AWAY' to "ACTIVE" as unless you are looking at the skype page, you do not know when they are available again. This would be very helpful.

    2 votes
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  12. record video call full screen

    when we record video call it splits the screen to 4 person but we only need one of them in full screen

    i searched a lot and found nothing how to do that

    please make it adjustable so we can choose which camera we want to record and add full screen option

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  13. Make Texting / SMS Worth Using

    I do not know why anyone would pay so much to be able to send texts / SMS to mobile phones. There must be more to it that I do not understand. It would seem to me that if texting cost nothing or would be part of a subscription plan that Skype would have many more users.

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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Headset

    Please can you enable the Skype iPad App to work with an external headset which is plugged in via the Apple USB to lightening camera adapter. The headset works in other apps plugged in via the adapter but not Skype :-(

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  16. Notification tone

    Please include a notification tone for chats in the UI. Its annoying to check phone constantly for any new chat.

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  17. Skype? Ideas?

    LOL! Skype deletes posts where there are no more than 5 votes in 5 months! Hysterical! Everyone actually interested in Skype left since Microsoft took over...

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  18. Hot keys

    Hi,
    Could you please add the Hot Keys and the possibility to customize them from settings.

    Best regards,
    Ovidiu

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  19. Asssign Personal Sounds For Incoming Messages And Calls

    I can't hear your bubble noise when a message comes in, I want to be able to insert a sound I CAN hear.

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  20. Call summary

    How can I reverse the call summary order. Last call at the top?

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