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  1. CREATE A SETTING WHERE I CAN UNISNTALL SKYPE SO IT STOPS RANDOMLY SUCKING UP ALL MY PROCESSOR POWER.

    WELL THIS THING KEEPS WASTING ALL MY PROCESSOR POWER AND MY COMPUTER RANDOMLY GOES STUPID FOR A MINUTE WHILE I WAITE FOR SKYPE TO STOP DOING WHATEVER ITS TRYING TO DO EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NEVER PURPOSEFULLY OPENED THE APPLICATION OTHER THAN TO FIND A WAY TO CLOSE IT. (BTW I KNOW THIS IS ALL CAPS AND ITS FOR A REASON.

    7 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. Ability to create "notes" on a contact

    I often forget why i talked with someone... by just having the ability to add some notes on that person in the contact list it would be super great!

    8 votes
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  4. 6 votes
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  5. PASSCODE FOR. SKYPE ON ANDROID

    Please provide a PASSCODE for SKYPE on Android just like ONE DRIVE. This request is overdue. Nothing is done yet despite repeated reminders. This is URGENT for Security Reasons. Thanks

    6 votes
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  6. Option to move chat from left to right

    Please make an option to move the chat when in a call from the left side of the screen to the right? Classic skype (I know how much you guys hate it but still) had the chat to the right, and the contacts to the left. This lit my screen up more which made it easier for people to see me when in a call in a dark room. This also makes it easier to switch between contacts, and I'm just more used to it, along with basically everyone I ask. I don't really mind if you keep it on…

    6 votes
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  7. Hi the thinking emoji is not that great i beleave this is much better ?

    Hi the thinking emoji is not that great i beleave this is much better ?

    9 votes
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  8. Why can I not separate (or popout) a contact window separae from main window? FIX PLEASE!

    Why can I not separate (or popout) a contact window separae from main window? FIX PLEASE!

    19 votes
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  9. Bring tight view back!

    Bring "tight view" option back

    5 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. copy big block (conversation etc.)

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

    12 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 13 votes
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