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  1. embolden text for people with bad eyesight

    it wpuld be helpful to have texg in bold for oldies like me with poor egtesight

    1 vote

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  3. implement shift+click please

    My account was hacked 3 days ago. Luckily, the hacker only used my account to spam Russian financial fraud messages which I suppose nobody is going to answer and he left my friend list untouched. But here comes the problem

    I can only delete conversation 1 by 1 and that ******* started hundreds of conversation just to spam the message.

    I'm really lucky since there's only a couple hundred of messages spammed which indicates the hacker didn't use script. but a simple shift+click isn't implemented in skype is just.....hmmmm....omg.

    2 votes

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  4. Mojis

    Instead of writing an expression to search an moji/emotion in the Expression Picker, Skype should find them automatically if the user selects or right-click a expression written already in the message box/conversation history.
    So we could write "happy", for instance, then right-click it and then click the option to "search expressions".

    1 vote

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  5. 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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  6. 2 votes

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  7. ribbon

    The current user interface is difficult. Try switching rapidly between video and a screen share then back again ... too many clicks.

    Why not use the MS Office ribbon interface with tabs for: contacts/current conversation/screenshare etc?

    1 vote

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  8. Skype Web Control UI is a step in the WRONG DIRECTION. The "Flyout Panel" Layout on version: 1.125.43 is SO MUCH BETTER.

    Please return Skype on Outlook.com to the Flyout Panel style from Skype version 1.125.43. It integrates with the design and overall UX of Outlook.com, and should be used as the engine to turn into a PWA for the Microsoft Store "Desktop PC", Android, and iOS Skype Apps.

    Please ditch the chopped up, bad UI and UX of the "new" Skype Web Control

    2 votes

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  9. Left panel is for SUMMARIES, not for DETAILS.

    Prior versions, the left panel said Contact A, 3 messages, Group B, 10 messages, Contact C 4 messages, so on and so forth. That's useful.

    New version, the left panel says "You sent XA", "Contact A sent AY", "Contact A sent Z", "Group B sent BA", "You sent XB", "You sent XC", "Contact A sent ZA".... and we've only got FOUR messages (of 17) so far.

    Get the point? DETAILS ARE USELESS on the left panel. SUMMARIES, as per prior versions, are USEFUL.

    And if people do (I don't know how) find details useful, provide a method of SWITCHING.

    2 votes

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  10. Add a custom theme store

    Add the ability for others to make themes and add theme to a theme store.

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  11. 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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  12. 2 votes

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  13. personalize

    Contacts list should be the way it was in 7.41, let me remove the letters and keep it sorted by status rather than the alphabet

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  14. 1 vote

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  15. Allow Dragon Naturally Speaking to work with Skype in a seamless manner.

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking is one of the premier voice to text applications on the market. I can use it here to enter this suggestion, and yet I cannot use it properly in Skype.

    Please do whatever is required to make these two programs work together seamlessly.

    1 vote

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  16. Theme

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

    11 votes

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  17. 11 votes

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  18. VIDEO ONLY

    Hello I want to use Skype on my website and I would like it to be Video ONLY! no Chat is there a workaround with the code to use Video ONLY? or another solution
    Aaron Vega

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  19. Submit

    Modify the chat screen setting. Because the screen. is preventing you from seeing the pictural of the contact you’ré talking to.

    1 vote

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  20. skype cheat users

    Skype cheat users by charging you a monthly fee even you are not using it.

    Skype did not show a policy of monthly payment when I first time to use it, Skype only asked me to download the APP, then, pay and go, this is cheating.
    Users are difficult to find this trick and can not find the way to cancel this monthly payment. is there a moral stand for Skype? skype is not user friendly, I deleted this APP in my mobile phone, Skype company still charged me for the whole year. Users can not cancel their account until…

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