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  1. Add "tag for status change Alerts" to all

    Currently it is only possible to "tag for status change Alerts" when searching for someone in the main window.
    Most of the time this person has already a session opened with me and he/she has changed status since last time we exchanged.

    Please add the possibility to "tag for status change Alerts" from any skype window.

    thks!

    2 votes
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  2. Visible notification for desktop needs to be far more visible. Red dot is not enough!

    I often miss incoming conversations because the tiny red dot is not visible and flashy enough. Big, pulsing, flashy notification is badly needed at least as an option.

    3 votes
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  3. make some chats notifications still active in do not disturb state

    We use skype group chats at work and sometimes it's necessary to set state to do not disturb (for working without distracting). But at the same time some chats need constant attention, and also some private chats. Can we set some chats still active while do not disturb state is chosen?

    1 vote
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  4. 1 vote
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  5. Orange background still gets displayed on desktop app in the task bar, even if I have seen the message on my mobile device.

    If I view Notification on my phone, I don't want to see the orange background on desktop app in the task bar on my Windows Machine. As I have already seen it on my phone.
    What is the point of still displaying the orange background?

    1 vote
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  6. For those of us that are a little hard of hearing a volume control on notifications to make it much louder would be nice

    For those of us that are a little hard of hearing a volume control on notifications to make it much louder would be nice Right now we could save this one is low and medium and loud would be very nice. I can barely hear it right now. So I have to keep checking it every few minutes to see if I’ve got a message

    3 votes
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  7. How can I delete old notifications on Skype?

    Make a delete feature..why isn’t there one there to begin with!

    1 vote
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  8. Why you changed TrayBaer icon?? how to return it back?

    Why you changed TrayBaer icon?? how to return it back?
    when you introduce something new, give us possibility to return old UI back.

    3 votes
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  9. 4 votes
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  10. Bring back Custom Notification settings!!!!

    I recommend Skype to restore the feature for notification that is DO NOT show a preview banner at the right corner and keep the sound when having a notification or separate those options. Currently, when I turn off "Chat Notification", I can't hear the sound when having a notification, but if I turn on "Chat Notification", a banner shows at the right corner with chat content. It's really inconvenient function.

    17 votes
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  11. notofication

    Return the red dot to notification area and task bar. I've missed a lot of message because task bar doesn't change and the little bitty small blue dot on a blue background is not a notification indicator easily noticed. Notifications as it is now is the cause of me missing messages and before the lates

    4 votes
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  12. Stop the unwanted notifications

    stop giving me unwanted notifications several times a day. Thanks for making me delete your app

    1 vote
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  13. Set 'Do not disturb' time

    Let users set a time frame for DO NOT DISTURB to be active. As in Do not disturb from say 18:00 to 9:00.

    Just add it please. There is no question about it. It's a required feature.

    6 votes
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  14. able to change sound for notifications

    Be able to change the sound that you want for notifications on Android phones

    14 votes
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  15. Sound alert before auto-answering

    In auto-answering mode it would be great to alert me about incoming call before answering or realize 2 seconds delay before answering call. I feel myself scared when suddenly somebody starts talking to me from speakers. In general this feature is very useful for me but needs to be adjusted.

    3 votes
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  16. contact becomes "active" from "away status"

    many contacts do sign out, audio notification when they change status from "away" to "active" would be extremely helpful!!!

    3 votes
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  17. When on "Do not disturb" disable incoming call banners

    When on "Do not disturb" and getting an incoming call from a group while on another call, disable the banner at the top of the screen that is displaying the incoming call.

    5 votes
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  18. Ability to clear notifications

    Notifications can hold privacy sensitive data. There seems currently no way to clear those notifications. It's a must-have.

    4 votes
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  19. Notification when my contacts goes offline

    please bring back the notification when someone goes offline

    6 votes
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  20. Make notification on icon skype at the taskbar and option don't show new messages at bottom right corner

    Make notification on icon skype at the taskbar and add option don't show new messages at bottom right corner

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