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  1. We need size control of programme windows

    SKYPE's Windows' needs to be more RESIZABLE. It is 500+ pixels wide and 750+ pixels long at its MINIMUM size. This is outrageous because it uses more than 33% of my screen real estate. The same is true for an open contact window. If you need a minimum size it should be 350 pixels for BOTH width AND length. What if I want to speak to two different people? What about three? Stop being so GREEDY so that your programme is the ONLY program that will fit on the screen, crippling any other ongoing work.

    12 votes
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  2. 5 votes
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  3. Please allow old skype accounts with same hotmail email to be merged with hotmail account so we can see and use everything under 1 account.

    Allow for merging information under old skype account with hotmail account so I dont need to have 2 skype accounts.

    22 votes
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  4. Put the date on the messages, not just the day

    I have a 27" monitor . . . Screen space is not at a premium anymore . . . This would be important, anyway

    7 votes
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  5. Please give the split window feature. It's the only thing keeping me from ditching skype and just using discord.

    Now that I've been forced to update, split window is gone. It's the only thing that Skype had that I preferred over discord, so if it doesn't have it there's really no reason for me to use skype.

    14 votes
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  6. Appearance

    Maybe different color for the conversation text box for each chat participant

    5 votes
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  7. Allow a spelling to be added to your dictionary.

    If Skype thinks a word is misspelled and its correct let me add it to the dictionary!

    6 votes
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  8. Make the Layout customizable

    Please don't force the user to accept an unchangeable, yet ever-changing layout. Give them options like the following ones:


    • Let them chose where the chat is during a call. It used to be below, then you put it to the right, now it's on the left. For me, below works best by far.


    • Make the chat's size (width or height if below call) customizable. This also applies to only having the chat without a call.


    • Make your own chat texts left aligned in a fixed sized bubble, as it has been. Just like Lamborghini doesn't adopt the appearance of the…

    9 votes
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  9. Ability to put disconnect video from the message area and manage size and position independently (even put on 2nd monitor)

    The new windows application is too much phone-oriented. A real PC needs more control than a phone: need to be able to size the video and messages indepentently, ability to put message window on separate screen, or at least float it without connecting to video.

    Note: Skype 8 app is SLUGGISH! compared to the desktop application. Today i was forced to downgrade to Skype 8 Windows app ( can't call it an upgrade)

    6 votes
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  10. 8 votes
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  11. Voting Yes or No

    While Voting on skype, When Someone Votes Yes or no, The text is too small to recognize. Either make the YES OR NO bigger & prominent, or just replace the right side icon with yes and no written in it.

    5 votes
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  12. UI Scaling

    Please add the ability to scale UI size, so as to also enable full UI on splitting with low resolution screens.

    6 votes
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  13. UI Scaling

    Please add the ability to scale UI size, so as to also enable full UI on splitting with low resolution screens.

    5 votes
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  14. make all message bubbles black on the dark theme

    Please make all message bubbles black on the dark theme, and/or speech bubble color customable on my side for both messages I receive and send. I appreciate the black background in 8.34 and my speech bubbles are black, but other people's come across as various bright colors I can't read due to glare sensitivity. So I won't be able to read messages people send me until this option is implemented. We had all speech bubbles black in 7.37 with windows high contrast mode on, but you all forcibly removed 7.37 repeatedly when I tried to reinstall. Need you all to…

    6 votes
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  15. Simplify Main Window view (remove your extras)

    Hi! Thanks for adding Automatic Call Pickup feature. That was my most wanted feature for my mom.

    Now the next step. Simplify the Main Window.

    1) Remove the search string abive - it is irriratating that you forice it on us!

    2) Remove the buttons for Chats, Contacts, Notifications. These should be accessible in the menu. I hate this bar!

    3) Stop converting every **** call into an empty chat! This confuses and clutters the view. Why show empty chats???

    4) Please stop pulling all the Contacts. I don't want that. Do not mix all contacts!

    The new interface is…

    6 votes
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  16. actually have a ringing sound when someone calls you, is this just too difficult for your junior high programmers????

    add the ability to have a ringing sound when someone calls.
    currently there is none.

    your software is worst written in last 50 years.

    8 votes
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  17. Make the contact bar on the left hand side collapsible

    The side bar that shows all contacts along th left hand side of the window is fine but when using sky on IPad or anything else with a smaller screen it takes up almost half the chat area.
    Would be more convenient to be able to collapse it so just contact icons are visible while chatting to extend the size of the actual chat box

    9 votes
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  18. snapshot

    When I take a snapshots on skype the pic automatically goes to the person I'm having a conversation with. There should be a picture totake a snapshot of the person and go to a skype file rather than to the person via a text message. Previous skype editions had this feature. Bottom line: improve snapshot function

    8 votes
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  19. 7 votes
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  20. Chat - Not Text Msgr

    Bring back "compact view" or at least the ability to adjust the chat "bubble" heights. Also provide the option to put all text aligned left. This is a chat program, not text messenger.

    6 votes
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