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  1. 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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  2. Have skype classic back for web!

    I'd love to have the old Skype Classic back from 2016. It's look nice even on the web as 2020 Skype isn't my favourite! 2016 Skype is my fave

    Vote if you'd love to have 2016 back in action

    9 votes
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  3. Date format

    Use the date format dd-mmm-yy. It is then very clear what the date of the last message was.

    9 votes
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  4. Option to turn off animated emojis

    I'd like to be able to turn off animated emojis to reduce lag. I know other people would like this option too.

    9 votes
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  5. Please ALLOW USERS to turn OFF THE ANNOYING FEEDBACK MSG.

    Please ALLOW USERS to turn OFF THE ANNOYING FEEDBACK MSG.

    9 votes
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  6. DD = DISASTROUS DESIGN

    Omigod where do I start from. The design is a PURE DISASTER!!!!! So difficult to understand on an iPhone. Probably designed for a desktop computer.

    9 votes
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  7. Slim Sidebar mode

    Slim sidebar mode. I'm a Classic Skype User, I usually run it on OSX, but I think it's interface (minimum sized window) takes a great amount of screen space, and since the last update it has become even larger. I'd like to keep skype in the left side of my second screen all the time, but as a sidebar, just to keep track of all my incoming messages. Right now the interface takes about 20% of my screen, that's a lot of space that could conveniently be turned into a slim sidebar when you drag the window size to minimum.

    9 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Reintegrate Windows high-contrast mode

    I am a visually disabled person. I was recently forced to update to the latest version of Skype and imagine my shock when the high-contrast settings I use on my computer are no longer effecting Skype. I’ve of course seen that Skype itself has a Dark Theme setting and have tried it. It is absolutely horrible. Not only does the centre of the screen were you see who you are calling with stay a colour gradient instead of turning black, the chat does not fully change either. Only my own messages turn black with white lettering. Other people’s messages stay…

    9 votes
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  13. light colored icons (e.g. the camera, phone and contacts) on a light background (light gray circle) make it difficult for vision impaired

    Create icons that vision impaired people (i.e. macular degeneration) can see. It is not easy or intuitive to find settings that can help with making the screen larger and making icons more visible.

    For vision impaired people, keeping the screen layout simple and keeping it the same is very helpful (because they tend to memorize where things are located on the screen).

    I am submitting this on behalf of my neighbor who has macular degeneration. he uses Skype weekly to keep in touch with his sister-in-law

    9 votes
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  14. It would be great to have the option to record "full screen" instead of split screen 50/50. I'm a journalist recording interviews for news

    It would be great to have the option to record "full screen" instead of split screen 50/50. I'm a journalist recording interviews for news

    8 votes
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  15. Customized Emojis

    Emojis with 'ADD TO FAVORITE' option,
    Increase or decrease the 'EMOJI SIZE' for fun experience,
    'CUSTOMIZED REACTION' emojis and also
    'ENABLE OR DISABLE EMOJI' option for individual chat (considering business, family, friends accordingly)
    will be highly appreciated.

    8 votes
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  16. you should have a feature that gives a choice in having the look of the classic skype set up!

    This feature could be a big help to us who are confused about using the new Skype but know the classic and know how to use it.

    8 votes
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  17. Skype programmers should look at Skype classic source code, and duplicate EVERY non-objectionnable user-visible behavior.

    Skype programmers should look at Skype classic source code, and duplicate EVERY non-objectionnable user-visible behavior.

    This way the ideas list wouldn't be full of "fix copy-paste of multiple lines", "add enter at the end of every chatunit when doing the 'copy' of copy-paste", "we need louder sounds", "we need the ability to change sounds", "we need the typing to..."

    For every 40% issues that are about "if only users were habituated to the new way from using an alternate-universe skype classic that was always that way, it wouldn't be a problem, devs hope 'users grow up' and users hope 'devs…

    8 votes
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  18. 8 votes
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  19. Add a Compact Chat Mode SETTING.

    Add Compact Chat Mode setting, which doesn't affect font size, but removes a lot of empty space, so it's similar to older Skype chat views. YOu can move date and contact name/icon to the side of the messages as opposed to above each one.

    8 votes
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  20. Your version 8.39.0.175 update SUCKS .... it will not let me minimize the window of skype to be as small as i would like.

    Your version 8.39.0.175 update SUCKS .... it will not let me minimize the window of skype to be as small as i would like.

    8 votes
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