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  1. Timer to turn off Do Not Disturb

    It would be cool to be able to set a timer when turning on Do Not Disturb so that status changes back to Active when timer runs out

    11 votes
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  2. Put back the "check for updates manually"button back under the "help" button.

    Put back the "check for updates manually"button back under the "help" button.

    19 votes
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  3. Home Button in Skype Version 8.30

    Hello

    I am using Skype Version 8.30 & I want to inform you that One Feature is missing, which I get after Skype Classic Version 7.

    if we Open a Chat and we want to close (Minimize) that Chat then we can't do that, for that we need Home button which was given in Skype Classic, which was a much better option for users to close or minimize the Chat.

    please Add this Feature ASAP.

    Waiting for your Valuable reply,

    18 votes
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  4. bring back the small chat window

    bring back the minimized small chat window so that everyone in the office cant see my private chats with my wife

    30 votes
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  5. Why can't we have screen sharing features

    Please provide the screen sharing features

    7 votes
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  6. Improve skype for blind people

    My uncle is blind and this latest versions of skype are not easy at all for him to navigate. make better default keyboard shortcuts

    8 votes
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  7. 434 votes
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  8. Automatic connect to Skype on sign-in

    In the past it was easy to see if one of your contacts was online and people were generally signed into Skype when they turned on their computer. Now contacts can be on-line and at their computer but not show as being there and if you call them they do not respond. If I need to talk to someone on Skype I now need to tell them to be ready by email or phone so I tend to use Skype far less. If someone has Skype the default should surely be they are signed-in when they turn on their computer.

    8 votes
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  9. THERE NEEDS TO BE A CALL OPTION VERIFICATION FOR CALLER ID SMS DOES NOT WORK WITH EVERY SERVICE PROVIDER.

    The Caller ID change option needs have a call option since SMS does not work with every provider. This is something every other service provider has long figured out eg. Whatsapp etc.. I understand you are Microsoft and always about ten years behind the eight ball but add this standard feature!

    8 votes
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  10. Unify version numbering on Skype 8 and Skype for Windows 10

    Now we have basically same Skype but two version numbering: Skype Desktop also know as Skype 8 and Skype for Windows 10 also know as Skype 14.

    Please, unify version numbering to same so it's easy for customers to choose the right one. For example Skype 14 would be same as Skype 8.

    Then it would be just Skype 8 beside Skype for Windows 10.

    13 votes
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  11. An automatic push button on skype, that permanently deletes your skype account

    For people who just don't use skype anymore. Haven't you always wanted to delete your skype account permanently, but don't want to go through all the steps. Save time with with a push of a button. A permanent delete your skpe button.

    25 votes
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  12. Given multi-device use, support screen sharing on one instance while voice chatting on another

    I find myself frequently in scenarios where I'm having a conversation on a speaker (e.g. Invoke) or mobile phone but want to share my screen or receive a shared screen on another device (say my computer, tablet, or xbox). Essentially I have multiple devices running skype and want some easy configurability on how I use it (audio channels on device, screenshare another, etc).

    The screen sharing out to others, shouldn't be a big deal UI wise since I should just be able to click to share the screen (but don't see this option unless I'm in an active audio/video session…

    10 votes
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  13. Please give an option to delete groups

    we are unable to delete groups. If you give option to delete group it will be helpful

    9 votes
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  14. resizable sidebar

    make it that we can resize the sidebar wether to display only icons or with text with the length we wanted

    13 votes
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  15. Open new IM conversations in new windows or make program smaller

    Allow the new version of Skype to have IM conversations open in new windows or allow us to make the program smaller. It takes up way to much space on my monitor.

    36 votes
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  16. 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.

    27 votes
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  17. 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.

    421 votes
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  18. 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.

    9 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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