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  1. Naming phone numbers for easier managing of multiple calling daily!

    So basically old skype had this function where you could save a phone number as a contact(basically naming it any name you want).Me working with skype and calling a lot of numbers daily this was so much easier since I could just search the name I've already assigned to someone and their contact-number would pop up.New skype doesn't support that.

    13 votes
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  2. Separate First Name/Last Name/ Company Name in the contact listing and allow sort by first or last name.

    Enter contacts as First Name/ Last Name/ Company Name and allow contact list to be ordered by Last/First or First/Last

    8 votes
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  3. Total contacts

    Please display total number of contacts under the head "contacts"

    8 votes
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  4. Why is the shared screen option missing , bring it back

    The button which gave a list of sharing screen and sound etc . This is missing and we I can have meetings sharing screen .

    7 votes
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  5. You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skyp latest version of

    You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skype's latest version.

    16 votes
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  6. add SMS phone contact

    Need to add a phone # to send an SMS. OR, to change that persons Skype profile phone # so that I can send an SMS. WITH this feature I could contact the person and text "PLS TURN ON SKYPE"

    10 votes
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  7. Managing non Skype contacts

    A sort for non Skype contacts and not have them mixed in with Skype contacts with the "all" sort.

    16 votes
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  8. Import contacts from Ms Outlook. Worked before the 8.2 and 8.3 updates

    Import contacts from Ms Outlook. Worked before the 8.2 and 8.3 updates

    17 votes
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  9. Use standard scroll bar control

    The scroll bar does not work correctly. Standard windows scroll bars have a rich set of behavior, but the custom control used in Skype is missing some of it.

    Clicking above or below the thumb should scroll up or down by one page. It does not.

    It disappears when the mouse leaves the window.

    It changes width on mouse-over, making it harder to hit (Fitts' law)

    It does at least capture the mouse.

    13 votes
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  10. Suggested contacts tab needs to go.

    Suggested contacts tab needs to go. Nobody needs sugested in contacts they already know. It is just a waste of time and space.

    17 votes
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  11. Contacts.

    CONTACTS.
    Version 8 Skype is most unpleasant to use. It does not show contacts who are online and NOT ACTIVE but are available to call.
    Make Skype so that I can see who is AVAILABLE to call because they are online but not busy.

    39 votes
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  12. 5 votes
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  13. 11 votes
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  14. editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    editing a existing contact. How do we do it ? it was so simple in previous versions.

    23 votes
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  15. contact list

    I have a few names in my contact list that are dead. How do I delete their names?

    31 votes
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  16. Keep Active Now selected

    When I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now (to display only the currently active contacts), I want that selection to be preserved even if I select another tab and come back to the Contacts tab. Example, I go to the Contacts tab and select Active Now. Then I go to the Chats tab. When I select the Contacts tab again, it should display my previously selected choice, eg only the ones that are Active Now. Currently it defaults to All every time I go back to the Contacts tab. That is not what most people want. Most…

    15 votes
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  17. how to add contacts

    On the older versions it was easy to find and add a contact from different points on the screen, But lately Ive been spending frustrating hours just to add a contact name to a number I dialed or create a new one from previous history , in all of the late versions are AWFUL and the problem is that I have 4 accounts with automatic recharge for more than several years now , and I'm about to cancel all of my accounts if this issue isn't updated to show clearly and or pop up from different points around the screen;…

    18 votes
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  18. sending of contacts in a skype chat should be possible

    sending of contacts in a skype chat should be possible

    9 votes
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  19. Allow to delete contacts without having to search through the entire contact list on Skype for iOS

    Allow to delete contacts without having to search through the entire contact list on Skype for iOS. Its soooo annoying having to search through my entire contact list to have to delete a contact instead of just being able to delete them from their open conversation tab. This problem only exists on the Mac versions of skype from my experience, so just change it asap thanks.

    60 votes
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    Working on it  ·  Paul responded

    If you tap on the conversation header, there should be an option to delete the contact there (unless the contact is a contact from your phone/device, in which case you will need to delete the contact off of your phone first). Is this what you are looking for?

  20. 6 votes
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