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  1. Active Users - Default View on startup

    Have a default view after startup to show only ACTIVE contacts ONLINE like it used to do. I don't care about historical conversations that display many contacts not online.

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  2. Allow Skype customer service/chat to add old number back to my account

    I am trying to retrieve an old number that has expired. I spoke to Skype customer service online chat, they said the number is still available. But they are unable to add it back to my account. Please add a simple function that allows the Skype customer service representatives to reserve the number on my account. For example, through the normal process of me adding a number, when I select a number, the number will be reserved to my account for a set number of minutes/hours before I make the payment. However as a user it is not possible to…

    1 vote
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  3. Search function for specific number to purchase

    I am trying to get back an old Skype number that has now expired. It would make it much easier to be able to search for a specific number, instead of having to scroll through. Customer support has told me they can see the number I want is still available, but they are not able to add it to my account. By scrolling/refreshing the numbers to choose from it is impossible to find the number I am looking for as there are thousands. adding a simple search facility should be quite easy to add to the purchase process. please add…

    2 votes
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  4. Bug

    Hey, let me send in "a bug" screenshot. Don't tell me you can't or whatever cause I'm a programmer and a former tester who doesn't give a f***.

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  5. 4 votes
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  6. Hope you can develop a button to direct it to the first conversation

    Hope you can develop a button to direct it to the first conversation

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  7. Skype for Kai OS

    Please bring Skype to Kai OS platform

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  8. select all to remove chats and previous calls made

    similar to email function "select all " to remove chat or calls made

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  9. The ability to see previous group names

    As simple as it sounds! A place in the group profile where we can see a listing of its previous titles.

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  10. Need delte

    Able to delete old videos

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. plz add shortcut keys like mute unmute keys

    plz add shortcut keys like mute unmute keys

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Click the top left X to be shown that I'm offline !

    I would like to have the feature when I click on the top left X so it turns of so others can see I'm off. Cause once I'm on my laptop people can still see I'm on just away. When I click the X others see I'm offline. Though I'm still online accept I'm doing other things like work. So when I sign in it's green when I click the X then it shows I'm offline ! In invisible mode people can still see that and they know I'm online.

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  15. Please add an option to call in. And at least make the chat option easier... It's like breaking into Fort Knox to get a hold of someone help

    How about a call option to call in for support... or at least make the chat more accessible. I spent 20 minutes clicking around before even getting to WAIT IN LINE to chat with someone... Horrible horrible horrible support, Skype... Get it together!

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  16. don't charge another connection fee every new minute...

    Do not charge a connection fee for every minute a call is connected. That is a gratuitous and sneaky way to make more money that does not seem to be very obvious. In some cases, this triples the cost of a call!
    A connection fee is to connect a call. Once it is connected, there should be no reason to continue charging this extra rate.

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  17. 2 votes
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  18. When activating Skype window immiediately type in "type message" field

    It's often the case I activate the window, type and it turns out there is no text written. If the last area to be typed in, was the message area go back with the cursor there.

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  19. The ability to switch default browser

    Please provide the ability to change default browser for opening links(hyperlinks), because for now I can't switch it from Firefox to Chrome. (I'm using the Ubuntu OS, and I bet Skype app sets browser similar to default system, but I have changed it after installation of Skype, so as user I want to be able to change default browser for Skype as well as for System)

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  20. Quit changing Skype. You are ruining it!

    Quit changing Skype. You are ruining it!

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