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  1. Chat history in plain text files

    Vital for searching, archiving, backups and audits !

    Chat history should be stored in flat text files, one directory per contact, files should have starting timestamp in the filename.

    26 votes
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  2. Bring back the search functionality as it was in previous classic version + add/improve other search features

    Bring back the Search functionality. (as it was in previous classic version)

    Currently the searching functionality is not up to the mark. As in earlier skype versions a user can search anything in a particular chat, but currently it seems very distracting as it search the whole skype history and user can not find the exact results for which he/she is searching.

    412 votes
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  3. Microsoft has ruined Skype. Why strip out Ctrl Find, Jump Back, and emasculate Ctrl C so it only copies 20% of what you select and "copy"?

    Why ruin prior Skype? Even fundamental software conventions (that were put in place 20 years ago by Microsoft) have been stripped out of the "new and improved" Skype. Please provide a safe pathway back to a prior version of Skype and seriously, what were you thinking? Epic fail.

    8 votes
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  4. If someone is in your chat let me know when they come on skype.

    When one of my friends come on skype it lets me know so if I want I can chat with them.

    18 votes
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  5. how to know when theres a message on skype

    have the same on old skype where a yellow dot is left on tray icon please

    7 votes
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  6. Please add a MENU on the top with which one can get to any feature that are incorporated in the SKYPE. Such as "add new contact" when clickt

    You should make it more user friendly. Current version of SKYPE is difficult to use and understand all the features - plus it lack many features. Best thing will be to add a Main MENU on the the top which has all items like ADD NEW CONTACT, ADD NEW PHONE NUMBER TO A CONTACT, DELETE CONTACT, CHANGE THE PROFILE, BLOCK THE CONTACT, ETC. These all should be on the Main MENU on the top so that it simplifies all the features that are mostly used. The current version has lot of flaws and complications that even a genius cannot understand…

    17 votes
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  7. When Skype 8 is started, remember previous position and dimension of window

    Let skype 8 remember position and resizing of previously closed skype.

    In Skype 7, my skype always opens on the left side of my monitor and hover 1/2 of the whole monitor. Now in Skype 8 it remembers that 1/2 of the monitor but its place in the center on every start.

    This will improve my daily moving window and improve my multitasking.

    30 votes
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  8. On X don't close window, minimize it

    In version Skype 7.* when you click on X window just got minimized not closed. It will be good feature to have settings to choose what will happen to window.

    34 votes
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  9. bring backchat with contacts

    Bring back separate chat windows option. There is too much to do now when chatting with more than one person at a time. The separate chat windows allowed us to multi-task in skype.

    8 votes
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  10. Bring back the ability to block incoming calls. Getting a lot a spam calls.

    Bring back the ability to block incoming calls. Getting a lot a spam calls.

    18 votes
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  11. Improve the user interface so we know what will happen when we take an action.

    The user has no idea what will happen when clicking a button.

    There is text that is clickable and it is not at all obvious it is a button.

    Some buttons with the arrow > open the next level and others go to a browser window.

    Some buttons allow changes and other buttons make a call when this was not what the intention.

    This assumes the user knows which are clickable buttons and which are not.

    Very confusing interface with lots of basic function missing or hidden.

    I do not have time to play adventure games with work software to…

    15 votes
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  12. SAVE USERNAME. NOT PASSWORD.

    GIVE OPTION TO SAVE YOUR USERNAME, BUT NOT PASSWORD.
    THIS IS BASIC SECURITY.

    17 votes
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  13. Prevent contact filter reset on tab change

    Current behavior (on desktop)
    - Activate Contacts tab
    - Filter by online (list only online contacts)
    - Go to Chats tab
    - Come back to Contacts tab
    - Filter by online did reset to all
    Expected behavior:
    - Filter remain to online
    - Sort by online contacts instead of filtering

    9 votes
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  14. make auto-download an option

    I use skype at work and recieve a number of files on a daily basis. It's quickly become tedious to have to manually download every single thing, I would just like the option for skype to automatically download files, images, etc. recieved and be able to designate a folder for it all to go into

    9 votes
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  15. Compact contact list / home window

    I would like to have a * compact * contact list as * own * window on my right screen edge.

    54 votes
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  16. Blocking and invisible

    If someone has blocked you there should be a explanation next to their profile pic saying "you have been blocked" plain and simple, I've heard that if someone has their status set to "seen days ago" this could mean you are blocked, invisible or have not been on Skype for days it's very confusing, I spoke to a technician about it and they said that when someone has blocked you you can't search their name anymore, but you can as I tested it with my friend, I got her to block me, but I had no indication that she had…

    25 votes
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  17. keep skypemate usb phone working in new skype version

    keep skypemate usb phone working in new skype version 8 as well as existing 7.41.

    8 votes
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  18. /kickban user Bans members for joining or being added to your group chat Skype room.

    This command by admin in a Skype Group chat adds users to a Ban list. Even if you make a room not joinable, others can still add people. This never made sense. In Moderated rooms (which should be the default - its not in Classic on Cloud rooms), Admin can make it possible with the /set banlist or the /kickban commands to ban users from either joining or being added by others (even if joining is not enabled).

    You really should add Group as a category for these Skype Ideas!

    13 votes
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  19. Stop forcing the update and keep Skype 7 alive!

    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.

    1,475 votes
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    We realize moving away from older versions of Skype is an inconvenience and we’re sorry for that. We wouldn’t be moving everyone forward if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. Watch this site for news about features we’re adding to the current version of Skype and reach out to @SkypeSupport on Twitter if you need help getting settled in the new app.

    Thanks all for all the comments and votes around this topic.

  20. 13 votes
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