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  1. Have a feature where the taskbar/toolbar light up the app when a new notification has been received

    Have a feature where the taskbar/toolbar light up the app when a new notification has been received

    2 votes
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  2. Make a Control to alert a User that they are being summoned to come online.

    I always have a problem trying to anounce to my friends that I want to talk to them. Also there is no way to BUZZ someone or anounce that you are waiting online for an individual.
    It would also be good to allow a user to be able to "allow screen notification bar" popup so it can be seen that a user is waiting to talk. This control should have several methods of on screen notification... including blinking and a popup on Center Screen. Also a feature that allows a user to BEEP or BUZZ another user... with a setup…

    3 votes
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  3. A notification option to override speaker off on user device to avoid missed calls.

    It is sometimes necessary or preferable to work with the speaker of a device switched off, for example Graphic design work. With Skype active and logged to the anticipated caller there is no option to alert the user when they are working on another screen. Another option would be a pop up screen to alert the user to an incoming call.

    4 votes
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  4. it would be great to control the notification sounds and leveling options for those sounds

    have the ability to add new custom alerts and the ability to control the sound level of those alerts. on my work PC, i can barely here my email notification, but everyone in the office can hear my Skype notification. So all of my skype sounds are turned off. i miss stuff, thus the notifications.

    new and personalized sounds per contact and the ability to control the volume level of those sounds.

    Please and thanks

    Joshua

    2 votes
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  5. Please

    Please hide or remove notifications.

    1 vote
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  6. Please

    Please hide or remove notifications.

    1 vote
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  7. Please introduce feature for changing notification sound

    Please introduce feature for changing notification sound

    1 vote
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  8. Notification for an incoming, existing or pending reply messages/calls

    A notification (both with visual and audio/sound- maybe with a You've got mail/text/missed call) to inform that you have a Skype message

    4 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. Adaptive active endpoint

    Active Endpoint prevents all devices from being notified. However, it also makes people miss a lot of urgent messages.
    So, if users still don't read the new messages after 1 minute, please push the notification to all devices.

    2 votes
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  11. Allow people to change there notifications

    In stead of the classic Skype call and notifications you choose yourself

    2 votes
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  12. Quote

    Unfortunately, i cannot quote photos and sounds except for texts. It is indeed necessary for me as a teacher to provide the exclusive feedback for the students who have uploaded a pic or recorded voice.

    1 vote
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  13. Allow to modify notification settings for "Invisible/Away" status

    I want to modify notification settings for status "Away" so that I can turn off chat notification for the same.
    Once I am done with the office work, I want to set status as "Away" so I can receive messages but don't want to receive notification.

    With the current skype only allow to modify notification settings for "Do Not Disturb".
    But the problem is, if I set status as "Do Not Disturb" then people are not sending messages thinking I will be busy.

    3 votes
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  14. kicked out you

    It does not look good if some one remove you from call and Skype notify by using this phrase, kicked you out fro the call. Please use some other phrase than saying KICKED OUT.

    1 vote
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  15. There should be an option to choose your ringtone

    Hello Skype Team if you are reading this, so there should be an option to choose a ringtone you can like, you can choose Skype premade sounds, or you can upload a sound, the default one should be the 2019 Skype Ringtone. You can find a ringtone changing option in settings in skype, the very bottom is where you can find the option, and I think you can make the ringtone changer support .ogg, .mp3, .mus, and a new file option, .skypesound.

    7 votes
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  16. Please let us turn off the blinking notification.

    I would like to turn the blinking off when I get a new message. I am already alerted by a sound. If I would like to turn sound off and blinking back on then that should be an option too. Please allow us to turn the blinking off!

    2 votes
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  17. Change of brightness for notification

    Can the notification setting be controlled by a slider to increase and decrease brightness?
    Can it be extended to messaging window also?
    This feature is available in pidgin.

    1 vote
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  18. Have color change on newly received messages and float to top of the chats

    Want to ensure new messages are grouped at the top in time order so easy to find and then also have a colored text to highlight that they need attention.

    1 vote
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  19. Go on "Do not disturb" when OS is in Do not Disturb

    In macOS and presumably Windows, there is the option to go Do Not Disturb. It would be nice to have the option to change your Skype status to "Do Not Disturb" as well to notify team members that you're in Deep Work mode.

    Then have the option to go back to Available when Do Not Disturb is disabled in the OS.

    4 votes
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  20. Allow changing the ringtone like it used to be!

    I have been Paying for a Phone Number & Calling on skype so the past several years, I am looking for a new service for Only because of the Ringtone issue!
    I HATE the ringtone as it distorts my headset speaker & is VERY annoying and crazy loud!

    I set the volume to 3 EVERY day & EVERY day it is back to 10

    Why did you guys break this great program for the windows 10 release?

    7 votes
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