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  1. 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

    10 votes
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  2. 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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  3. 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…

    33 votes
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  4. 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.

    9 votes
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  5. /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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  6. 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.

    1,493 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.

  7. 13 votes
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  8. 16 votes
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  9. 7 votes
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  10. Double click entry automatically dials number

    Allow double clicking a phonebook entry to dial the number.

    11 votes
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  11. 9 votes
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  12. screen share

    Robust screen sharing should be implemented without dependency on a phone call. I should be able to share my screen and communicate via messaging / chat. Why do I need to be on call to share screen. Should be robust feature in and of itself. Also, you should integrate the whiteboard app with Skype. That is awesome.

    47 votes
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  13. 15 votes
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  14. 46 votes
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  15. hard to find a group or contact

    It's hard to find a group or Contact if I didn't remember or couldn't input the correct name of a group or contact with the new version

    7 votes
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  16. 如果可以選擇不要自動登錄會比較好。

    如果可以選擇不要自動登錄會比較好。

    43 votes
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  17. Support Microsoft family account parental controls in Skype

    Microsoft should add basic parental controls to Skype that allows a parent to (a) pre-approve all contacts on a child's contact list; (b) view chat history; and (c) not allow a child to delete the chat history.
    Microsoft already has a verifiable parental consent mechanism through the Microsoft Account family accounts feature. https://account.microsoft.com/family/
    I would like my child to contact me while I'm at work (I have Skype installed on my work computer and phone) as well as chat with his grandmother and a cousin who is his age.

    12 votes
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  18. UAC - Least permissions - not with Skype?

    Why does Skype need Administrative rights to install? What functionality are you tapping into that justifies this? Practice what you preach!

    8 votes
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  19. Make Skype 'Window' snap correctly

    All Windows applications, at least the ones on my system, correctly snap to a corner of the screen (Windows Key - Right, Windows Key - Down). Skype snaps as well, but doesn't become the correct size, it is actually quite a bit taller than other snapped windows.

    There appears to be some arbitrary minimum size for the window as I cannot make the window shorter by dragging it, even though there is plenty of free room in the application.

    This only happens in the Skype Windows Desktop application. The UWP application snaps fine, but has reliability issues, which is why…

    7 votes
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  20. Skype should never, under any circumstances hit/call any urls found in a message

    There is no way for skype to know what will happen when these urls are called. It could be anything from displaying a normal webpage to shutting down a nuclear plant.

    Testers often prepare and set up a test environment in such a way that when an url is run a specific problem they found is triggered. They can have spend hours setting it ll up so when the developer checks on the issue he only needs to run the url.
    If that url is sent to the developer by skype, and then skype decide to hit that url it…

    14 votes
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