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  1. Allow us to move the chat box, adjust the skype picture size during call, and revert all new changes if we wish to.

    I hate having to deal with new changes on Skype without being allowed to reject any updates, and having to see and readjust to the "new" and "better" format. I now keep accidentally sending snapshots instead of opening chat windows. I also can't adjust it to make the screen of the caller, or my own video change to half or full screen size.

    11 votes
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  2. Option to hide favourite friends and chats (So only have recent chats open)

    Option to hide favourite friends and chats (So only have recent chats open)

    11 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Navigation bar and Status bar color

    When we switch between the dark and light theme, navigation bar and Status bar should be change...

    11 votes
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  7. Theme

    I would like more colours setting ( and personalizing ), like for example "green" or another colour!

    11 votes
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  8. 11 votes
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  9. Skype dont have background option. please incorporate it,

    Skype dont have background option. please incorporate it,

    10 votes
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  10. Remake the old Skype design and disable Microsoft sign in! Thank you

    Remake the old Skype design and disable Microsoft sign in! Thank you

    10 votes
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  11. I would like to be able to create a personalised background.

    Create your own personalised background from your album's.

    10 votes
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  12. Add more colors to choose from for chat bubble colors.

    It would be great if we could have more color options for our chat bubbles! Maybe even the option to make it gradient or not?
    I personally think that allowing each user to choose whatever color they want, perhaps by a color dial of sorts, would make for a more enjoyable experience.
    Maybe even having the ability to change your chat bubble color for different chats as well?

    10 votes
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  13. Video feed (of myself and the other person) in the upper part of the window, instant messenger in the lower part of the window

    Classic Skype (when minimized) had the text messenger in the lower part of the window and the video feed in the upper part of the window (of both my video partner and myself - resizable). This is a feature that was important to me and I wish it would be back.

    Right now, I can only choose between video call and text messenger, but not text messenger with video in it just like Classic Skype had.

    10 votes
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  14. 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…

    10 votes
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  15. Add an option for the small preview window when in calls to show messages along side or instead of the video

    Having the option to view these in the smaller video window would make it a lot easier than having to tab out when gaming or doing other things full screen.

    10 votes
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  16. I need compact and simple chat UI for PC.

    I need multi windows on PC without overrappig each other. so skype message window should be placed side with small and simple.

    10 votes
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  17. Sane resizing options

    The most common user behaviour when using desktop messengers is to snap them to the side/corner of the screen and make the user list as thin as possible to allow people to keep the user list permanently on top but not take up too much desktop space.

    Right now if you resize the window as thin as possible it's over double the width of the steam messenger. There's simply no need to waste peoples desktop space, most of that area is just white space inside the user list, totally arbitrary restriction that needs to be removed. If you must have…

    10 votes
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  18. Update Skype UWP to Skype 8.0 design with fluent design

    Skype UWP is so outdated. Please update the Skype UWP with fluent design for Windows 10. MS should give priority to Windows users and work on apps for windows first and release as feature complete rather than half baked one

    10 votes
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  19. Ability to show all participants ala Zoom

    Ability to show all participants ala Zoom to make the video more engaging

    9 votes
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  20. Skype Classic back. Please, Please

    Please have the old Skype Classic back. The new one is too hard to use. I miss the old Gui, and the sounds.

    9 votes
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