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  1. Stop hijacking the menu bar on Mac OS

    Mac OS allows the removal of menu bar items by command + dragging it away, yet Microsoft has decided to make it persistent. This is terrible UI and should be changed.

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  2. images

    In the past I could copy images in skype app..... Now I can´t even do that. I have an image in clipboard and it won´t allow me to paste. Nor can I drag and drop. Seems the program has been downgraded.

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  3. Better UX flow or making landline calls

    My main use-case for Skype is making calls to landline and mobile phone-numbers.
    In the native mobile app, this is pretty annoying and repetitive:
    * Open Skype app
    * Tap pen
    * Tap new call
    * Tap dial pad icon

    That's three clicks once inside the app just to start typing the number.
    Allowing going straight to dialing from the home screen would make this a lot less frustrating.

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  4. Skype for web as an installable PWA

    Hello,

    As a chromebook user it would be great if I could install Skype (web.skype.com) - as a PWA! I've currently got Skype bookmarked as a frameless window... But this is missing the native app feel (ie: cached static site resources, notifications, etc).

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  5. Remove pretext when no answer.

    Remove pretext when no answer

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  6. Please allow us to hide some contact's avatar

    Please allow us to hide some contact's avatar. They in friendlist as contact needed, but that does not mean we like them. It's all for work. Surely there are people whose face at work you do not want to see.

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  7. Knowing if a call will be placed right away or if a choice will be given first.

    Before I click on a button to place a call to one of my contact I want to know from the design of the button itself if I'll be given a choice of phone number(s) or Skype id or if the call will start immediately (because there is no choice with that identity / contact, only one possibility). Right now it is not possible to know except by going back and checking the profile.

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  8. 在宅勤務用機能の拡充

    Skype およびSkype for bussinessへの要望です。
    在宅勤務やテレワークをするとき、以下の機能をもったビデオ会議を可能としてください。
    ① Windows,IOS,MacOSなど、OSに依存せずビデオ会議ができること。
    ② ビデオ会議では、自分物以外の背景をぼかすことができること。
      ※ Microsoft skypeなどでは可能です。
        なぜか、Skype for bussinessでは出来ないようです。
    ③ ホワイトボード機能があること
    ④ 以下の画面が同時に見れること。
      相手の顔(小さく表示で良い)
      エクセルやワードなどの画面共有
      ホワイトボード
    ⑤ ホワイトボードへのエクセルやワード、PDFの貼り付け

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  9. macOS High Sierra vs 8.85

    Please can you change the fact that I can no longer use Skype I have used it for decade and wish to continue esp in this current global crisis !!!!

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  10. Corona Virus Icon / Emoji

    Hi,

    Could Skype please get a Coronavirus emoji or some icon depicting as such?

    Best wishes to you and the Skype team.

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  11. Matching the new Electron app with the rest of Windows 10

    I've been using the new Skype preview from the Microsoft Store (the one built with Electron). While I don't have a problem with it performance-wise, I do think it can be better integrated with the rest of Windows 10. For instance, the context menus can match those of other Windows apps, and more Fluent Design aspects can be incorporated. I also suggest tying Skype notifications to the Action Center like other apps/websites.

    Thank you!

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  12. Go back to React Native

    Please go back to Skype app with React Native, Electron it's not good for accesibility and it's slow. Thanks

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  13. Make it easier to learn Skype 101. I'm opening the app and I have no idea how to use it

    Make it easier to learn Skype 101. I'm opening the app for the first time and I don't know how people can call me. I don't know the first thing about it

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  14. elderly

    I'm trying to see if Skype on an android tablet (with an appropriate home screen e.g. "BIG Launcher") could be of some use for non-tech savy elderly with poor eyesight.
    But the answer as far as I can tell is no because the UI is way too detailed and complicated. It must be possible to propose an interface that has large fonts and only a few big buttons: e.g. one button per contact with a clear ID picture and an answer and hangup button. The process of calling and being called has to be simplified to the max. (see also …

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  15. keyboard shortcut to share screen

    Use of a keyboard Shortcut to be able to share screen. too much time is wasted clicking and moving your mouse to do this

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  16. Customize Skype with different themes

    Thought it would be a cool idea to customize skype with different themes

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  17. Two profiles with the same account

    It would be great to maintain two profiles, one for personal contacts and conversations and one for business (or academic) contacts and conversations

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  19. Compatibility issue on iPhone XR (v12)

    Issue description: i am having a compatibility issue on my iphone XR.
    Left and right side top corners are over lapping and making difficult for the user to close by clicking on the x icon in left side.

    Defect Severity - Major with work around
    Model - iPhone XR (v12)
    Expected Result - Its better to resolve the overlap issue or have new implementation by dragging the screen from the centre of screen

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