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  1. Bring tight view back!

    Bring "tight view" option back

    5 votes
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  2. Messaging - Window too big due to wasted empty spaces

    I know everyone is moaning about the size of the desktop window in Skype V8, it really is clunky and massive so why not:-


    1. Move the "+" button for Content and Tools to the left, bottom, or above the message box so that it doesn't have to make the whole window wider just for that one button.


    2. Make the indentation of messages (between sent and replies) smaller, they really don't need to be that big.


    3. Put a splitter bar between the contacts and the messages so users can decide how wide (with some limits) the contacts and messages need to…

    11 votes
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  3. create an erase conversation button nd allow it to edit

    go back to the old skype as this one is ****

    5 votes
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  4. You´re skype 8.0 and newer versions are terrible. it does not let me copy and paste the call history with the call information

    You´re skype 8.0 and newer versions are terrible. it does not let me copy and paste the call history with the call information

    27 votes
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  5. Pictures no longer open in an external image viewer, please fix this because your viewer sux

    Pictures no longer open in an external image viewer, please fix this because your viewer sux

    16 votes
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  6. Window Sizes!

    Where is the problem to set the maximum width of the window to a smaller amount and resize the buttons automatically. This is on of the biggest points why people didn't want to change from Skype7 to Skype8 but you st***d developers has nothing else to do except making the application usable with the finger on a touch screen!

    NOT EVERY ONE USES A TOUCH SCREEN ON WINDOWS 10 !

    THERE ARE people outside who wants to use Skype but use a mouse as they did the last 20 years!

    Where is the problem to make a small "sidebar" mode…

    14 votes
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  7. copy big block (conversation etc.)

    copy(select and copy) big block (conversation etc.) should be easy and no pain **********

    11 votes
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  8. know how hateful it is that they've hidden all the information under layers and layers and layers of menus with disappearing scrollbars so

    know how hateful it is that they've hidden all the information under layers and layers and layers of menus with disappearing scrollbars so you dont' even know it's there

    1 vote
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  9. Bring back the colourful theme!

    The new colours are plain and hideous! The original colourful theme was better as you could have each person a unique gradient.

    11 votes
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  10. Squiggles and custom colors

    I think there should be options to toggle squiggles-- I came to really like them.

    I also liked it when I could have the little send button and MINOR ACCENTS in baby pink on the dark, high-contrast theme. I really don't like picking between no color and so much color in the other person's messages. I write PARAGRAPHS AT A TIME back and forth, so seeing a huge pink bubble with all white text.

    Tl;dr I wish you guys would stop changing things, and instead let us have more personalization options for color, the amount of it, and how it…

    5 votes
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  11. listen to the people

    well I've seen so many complaints about the emoji's not staying animated and yet you won't fix it. May I ask why? we have the CPU power so ?

    11 votes
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  12. 13 votes
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  13. just update security on old skype

    yeah old skype has horrible security flaws and loopholes but this new update is just complete TRASH so instead of ruining it for everyone jsut update the old one

    36 votes
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  14. redesign the whole thing, it's awful (Skype version 8.38.76.114)

    pay attention to ALL the THOUSANDS of users complaining about new skype 'preview' (whatever that is supposed to mean!).

    it really is RUBBISH!

    36 votes
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  15. Screen Footprint

    The "new format" has Far too big a footprint on my screen & there does't seem to be any way to make it smaller. Want to have a "compact" vesion - About the same size as before.

    19 votes
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  16. Copying the message/quote from one's windows and pasting it as *Quote Paste* instead of the plain message

    In older Skype versions, we had option of pasting a message from one window to other as Paste as a Quote. Which is missing in this latest version of Skype.

    Consider it in the updated version.

    9 votes
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  17. Classic view!

    Classic Skype view...split windows for contacts and active messages.

    43 votes
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  18. remove list of robots from skype browser

    remove the list of robots from skype browser. seriously, why doesn't anyone want a list of robots?!

    13 votes
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  19. Go back to the option to view in 2 different windows. This takes up way too much screen space and makes multitasking impossible.

    Go back to the option to view in 2 different windows. This takes up way too much screen space and makes multitasking impossible.

    35 votes
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  20. Please put the messages back under the photo when making a call and allow resizing of the messages box.

    Please put the messages back under the photo when making a call and allow resizing of the messages box like it was in the Classic Skype.

    9 votes
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