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  1. 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

    6 votes
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  2. let us pick our own ringtones >- /

    let us pick our own ringtones >- /

    6 votes
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  3. 6 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Notification when my contacts goes offline

    please bring back the notification when someone goes offline

    6 votes
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  6. Persistent Notifiations.

    Keep notification on screen until clicked! This i basics of IM. Why to have IM if you can see notifications because you were loking somewhere else for 10 seconds (skype notification disappears after few seconds)? ICQ had it in 1997 or 1996. An previous version of SKYPE had it. Other applications have it. Whats wrong with skype team? I am here because I missed another message from coworker

    6 votes
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  7. audio notification when contact goes to active from th

    bring back old skype audio notification for contact going active from away, or invisible

    6 votes
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  8. audio notification when contact goes to active from th

    bring back old skype audio notification for contact going active

    6 votes
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  9. Bring back NUDGE

    Bring back NUDGE

    Skype used to have NUDGE. Do you remember it.
    I press Nudge and a sound sounds on their and the window shakes to let you know someone is trying to converse with you.

    If you don't want to call/video but chat and you need to attract someone's attention .. it is not EASY to know that someone is trying to reach you .. NUDGE was very useful for this.
    No idea why it was removed.
    People often have sounds turned off .. so the shaking was a good way to draw their attention if that allowed Nudges.

    6 votes
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  10. Skype should resume the noticification when someone mentioned specified keywords. This feature exists in the old classic Skype

    Skype should resume the noticification when someone mentioned specified keywords. This feature exists in the old classic Skype

    6 votes
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  11. IM notification

    Please bring back the bright colored (red or yellow) chat notification that pops up in the task bar at the bottom of the screen. I don't have the audio notification on because it dings all the time and the little numeral doesn't catch my eye.

    6 votes
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  12. 6 votes
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  13. Reply in Notification

    Please bring back the thing in old Skype where you could reply to a message in the notification when it showed up on the screen (in the Mac version). I really miss it and it would make life a bit easier.

    6 votes
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  14. Incoming Missed calls

    Hi, we need the record of incoming missed calls with the time stamp. (not just a notification on the right top corner flashing for few seconds) this was a feature of classic Skype.

    6 votes
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  15. notifications

    Please bring back the option to have the call audio coming from a headset and messages notifications coming from a speaker. It is not all day I am wearing a headset so it i would need to check my pc from time to time just to check.

    6 votes
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  16. It would be good to have possibility to hide chat until new message with quote or @mentions

    It would be good to have possibility to hide chat (mostly it relates to group chats with friends) not until any new message come, but until new message with quote or @mentions

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 5 votes
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  20. Message status Notification

    There is no proper way to know that your message is delivered to other person or not and there is not surity that he read your message or not.
    Please add a proper way to know your message status like whatsapp or imo etc or maybe you can a an option when we right clike on skype message here is info to check status of message (Send, delevered and Read )

    5 votes
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