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  1. Show unread count badge on taskbar button (not in the system tray)

    While some users like the icon in the system tray, I believe that notifications belong with the actual taskbar button for a more unified feel. Skype for Desktop supports this notion and adds an unread count badge to the taskbar button. I would like to see this feature ported to Skype for Windows 10, please.

    2 votes
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  2. Better notification for unread messages

    Could we have a slightly more obvious indicator in the taskbar tray as to unread messages. The current one (a red dot that seems barely larger than one pixel) does not really grab the eye. Perhaps the current icon could get a complete colour change from green to red.

    3 votes
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  3. notification

    If we can customize the notification icon on the task bar(eg: color) for person or group wise will help prioritize the chat.

    as a example if skype is minimize while we are working on important task notification will appear on the task bar might not important (some chat not need to reply immediately) but we have to stop the task and need to check it.

    3 votes
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  4. Ability to turn off message previews and notifications during a call

    Thousands of teachers use Skype for online classes each and every day.

    It would be very helpful for teachers to block all message previews and notifications during a call, so that they can focus on the class fully.

    Message previews and notifications should still be active for the student they are teaching at that moment, because teachers switch to other programs while screensharing with the student and cannot see the chat at all times.

    8 votes
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  5. Out of office for Skype

    Out of office for Skype - you set up a time to set your status automatically to away (lunch hour, vacation, etc)

    2 votes
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  6. Moving Chat Notification Window

    We should be able to drag and drop the notification to any place on the screen and Skype would store this as default. Usually current place of notification disturbs other programs on the screen.

    2 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. you should be able

    everyone should get a nonification whenever you are on

    1 vote
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  10. let us pick our own ringtones >- /

    let us pick our own ringtones >- /

    6 votes
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  11. private Conversations and notifcations of same

    when a private conversation has either not been utilized prior to being expired and the user no longer wants that type of conversation or it has expired, there needs to be only one notification about each of these circumstancesl Moreover, the notification in question needs to be easily deleted just like the non-private chats.

    1 vote
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  12. why did u stop showing a preview of the utube videos we send on skype .Please show it again

    Please put utube preview back so we can see the utube we send.

    1 vote
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  13. Customize Ringtone

    Ringtone change option is mission because of which many of my friends have uninstalled this app from their desktop.

    7 votes
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  14. Allow us to lower the volume of the ringing!

    Seriously, I have to use headphones if I don't want to wake other people up with it, only to find out that even then it just about destroys my eardrums! Why did you toss the ability to lower the ringtone volume for mobile?? What were you thinking?!

    4 votes
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  15. Cannot change message notification sound

    Could you please add a configuration to change the chat notification sound.
    With new Skype 8 we unable to change the notification sound and the default sound is really low. so we cant even hear the sound.

    12 votes
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  16. Decline option on group calls in IOS devices AND Status that does not change when set to DO NOT DISTURB, AND a notification MUTE button!

    A mute button that blocks all notifications.
    A status that does not change and is synced with other devices whenever (e,g a group call appears)
    Decline option on IOS devices whenever the status changes to available somehow and the notification pushes through to your phone.

    1 vote
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  17. Dont show indication for muted chats

    I have several chats that is muted (or enabled smart notification). I dont want see any notifications from its, number of unreade messages, indication in tray and task panel, any notification besids of mentions and quotes.

    2 votes
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Tag for status change

    Allow tagging a contact for status change like we can do this for skype for business.

    1 vote
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  20. For any Calls, I suggest to write the call notification on the chat under the caller Messages not write it in the center.

    For any Calls, I suggest to write the call notification on the chat under the caller Messages not write it in the center.

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