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  1. 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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  2. 5 votes

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  3. Misleading skype free minutes to Indonesia with office 365 account

    Misleading on free minutes to Indonesia... it took me over an hour to reconcile why I couldn't get thru to Indonesia for free using my office 365 free minutes ...https://www.skype.com/en/offers/office365/ shows that it is only for Jakarta whereas https://secure.skype.com/portal/settings/package?planId=recur.calling-office-world-mixed-60.1.0 shows the minutes are free to Indonesia

    It is like saying calling to US is free whereas to find on another site that it is only to Los Angeles.

    3 votes

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  4. Appearance

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

    5 votes

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  5. The video call feature in android is different from the one in your desktop or computer. You will not be able to send a message if you are o

    The video call feature in android is different from the one in your desktop or computer. You will not be able to send a message if you are on a video call, if you are using a mobile device. You have to switch to the chat feature to send instant messages.

    Wish that would change.

    3 votes

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  6. I want resize-able left column

    I want resize-able left column

    3 votes

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  7. progress indicator when uploading a file

    For crying out loud people, kindly return the "rotating circle" you had before that indicates the progress of a file being uploaded to a conversation! why the **** did you get rid of it?? IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT, MICROSOFT!!!

    2 votes

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  8. 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.

    11 votes

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  9. make skype 8.0 more accessible for visually impaired people,

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a visually impaired user of skype, with the assistive technology called JAWS Screen Reader, can skype 8 be more user friendly for visually impaired people please?

    I have tested skype 8 and it's no where near skype 7. the nenues are so difficult to access and it's so harder to make audio and video calls

    3 votes

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. SKYPE ASSIST mode

    A mode for Baloons should exist for mousing over symbols with HELP CONTEXT SENSITIVE ASSISTANCE for those not familiar with skype operations

    2 votes

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  13. 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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  14. Window width is too wide.

    Now minimum size is 600 dots however I prefer less than 400 dots at least.

    1 vote

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  15. Removing account(s) from login screen of "Skype For Desktop" app on Mac

    There should be a feature of removing account(s) from login screen of "Skype for Desktop" app on Mac.
    Not sure why a popular app like Skype(from a tech giant like Microsort) does not have this feature.

    1 vote

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  16. Dark theme more black

    Dark theme of Android app should be totally black, for energy saving at AMOLED displays.

    14 votes

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  17. 1 vote

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  18. Chat input field too small and too low on a PC screen. Move it the towards the center of the screen, or allow resizing it.

    Move the chat input field towards the center of the PC screen (when maximized)

    When you type on a PC it is more natural to look at the center of the screen not at the very bottom.

    Sometimes, when maximized and auto show for Windows taskbar is turned on, the taskbar hides the chat input partially. This happens when another program has notification and Windows shows the taskbar with the blinking program.

    The previous version of Skype had the possibility to resize the chat input field, so this issue was not there.

    2 votes

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  19. Honor the setting to lower volume of other apps when a call starts like the old version did

    The older version of Skype used to lower the volume of my music apps, and anything that might have been running the in browser but this newer version no longer honors this setting. For me it's currently set to lower other apps by 80% (the default) but it does nothing to lower other volume apps. I suspect that Skype is not properly registering itself with Windows when a call comes in and Windows no longer knows to lower volume but in wither case, this functionality NEEDS to be restored.

    2 votes

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  20. Fix UI intesface

    Try to resize Skype window and you will see a hole on the right side. Is it feature or bug?

    2 votes

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