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  1. Sounds to notify me when one of my contacts come on line.

    How about a sound to notify us when one of our contacts come on line?

    3 votes
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  2. Check Previous History

    Previous Skype was easy to look back previous history we can select time period and check but now it's very difficult to go back ..manually check take long time

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  3. Showing skype notifications

    I suggests adding a notification feature back. I don't receive skype notifications at all on my macbook, I should guess either I have new messages or not. This is very annoying.
    I used to have them in previous skype version. Why on Earth did you remove them?!

    3 votes
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  4. Message sound

    Allow ability to change notification sound. Messaging currently to soft to hear

    2 votes
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  5. Would like the audible notification when chat messages or files are received reinstated please! ;)

    Skype used to send an audible notification when someone either replied to or sent a chat message - this also happened when files were sent/arrived. This was brilliant and I do not understand why you disabled this feature. It could be (it used to be) a choice in the settings. PLEASE PLEASE bring it back! (All other chat facilities have this as far as I can tell (Messenger/WhatsApp/iMessage/texts etc.) so why not Skype any longer????

    2 votes
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  6. iTunes

    In a previous version of Skype... while I was listening to iTunes, it would automatically pause when I answered a Skype call. As soon as I disconnected the Skype call, iTunes would automatically start playing again exactly where it left off. Same for making Skype calls... it would automatically pause iTunes while connected to a Skype call.

    Please bring this feature back.

    2 votes
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  7. notification sound when contact goes from away to active mode

    please give notification "SOUND" when contact goes from "AWAY' to "ACTIVE" as unless you are looking at the skype page, you do not know when they are available again. This would be very helpful.

    5 votes
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  8. Notification tone

    Please include a notification tone for chats in the UI. Its annoying to check phone constantly for any new chat.

    2 votes
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  9. Seria ótimo conseguir chamar a atenção do contato que estamos conversando e não nos responde.

    Seria ótimo conseguir chamar a atenção do contato que estamos conversando e não nos responde.

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  10. 1 vote
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  11. I have two Skype numbers. Please include the last four digits of covered numbers on subscription renewals. Thanks.

    I have two Skype numbers. Invoices for subscription renewals should include the last four digits of covered numbers. (As of now, there is no indication on invoices as to which phones relate to renewals.)

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  12. Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon .

    Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon

    7 votes
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  13. Open skype window minimized when a new message or call comes

    Open a Skype window minimized when a new message or call comes

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  14. Impending New User to Chat notification(s)

    It happens all the time when I am waiting for a chat friend to come online... and I go out in another room and cannot see a popup...
    It would be great if there would be a "User Definable Beep Notification" and "User Definable Popup (at user defined location for popup)".
    So I don't miss important calls or chats, or when a chat partner comes online.

    User features like were formally available in the (notable) "Yahoo Messenger" app. If MS would put some effort into user definable notifications then Skype would be a really useful application. Right now it is…

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  15. Submit

    I typically have my USB headset plugged in but am not wearing it. When a Skype call comes in I often cannot hear it ringing. I would like to have my Skype default mic & playback be set to the USB headset but also have an option for the ringing sent to my speakers when someone is calling me on Skype.

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Верните уведомления о Дне Рождения контактов Skype.

    Верните уведомления о Дне Рождения контактов Skype. Я всегда забываю их поздравить...

    2 votes
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  18. Mac that cannot have the OS updated, as it is from 2011 is not allowed to use skype.

    OS X 10.9 is not compatible with the new version of skype. My mac that cannot have the OS system updated as it is from 2011 is not allowed to use skype.

    2 votes
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  19. Rate this Call!

    Please give the option to stop with RATE THIS CALL after every chat. It's incredibly annoying.

    2 votes
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  20. INCLUDE SOUND(S) TO NOTIFICATIONS.

    I would be great if I could easily assign a unique sound to some of my contacts or when I receive a message. I couldn't find where to do this .

    5 votes
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