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  1. customize notification sounds

    Need to have the ability to change the notification sound for an incoming message on the Skype PC app. It is hard to hear the blip that we get now for an incoming message so it would be nice to be able to do custom sounds. Also same for the Iphone mobile App.

    32 votes
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  2. 3 votes
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  3. 2 votes
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  4. Block Skype from running on start-up

    You have coded something which cannot be blocked from running on start-up.

    There is;

    *No setting under General (contrary to what your documentation says) - https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA34869/how-can-i-customize-the-startup-and-close-options-in-skype-on-desktop

    *Nothing is registered in the Start-Up folder

    *It does not display under system settings>Start-up apps in Win10

    I will uninstall this app until and unless I need it since that is the only way to minimise boot impact, and I must say that a MS product not conforming to normal start-up procedures on an OS built by MS is sketchy.

    It's such a shame that your decision to do this distracts from the excellent…

    2 votes
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  5. Viewing changes

    It would good if you could adjust the video setting whilst still viewing the picture and seeing what effect the changes are having to the image.

    3 votes
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  6. 3 votes
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  7. Stop the auto updates on mac please. Not all of us wish to upgrade our OS for reasonable reasons

    Stop the auto updates on mac please. Not all of us wish to upgrade our OS for reasonable reasons

    2 votes
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  8. Add Video Relay Service screen for Deaf? (Sorenson, Sprint, Purple)

    Add 2nd or 3rd screen for the Video Relay Service agent to interpret in sign language and to voice between Deaf and Hearing caller/recipient.

    2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. 4 votes
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  11. refresh screen to update Last Seen and other options

    My contacts and I have been confused on certain screen objects, but mostly how the Last Seen option is updated. Apparently, when opening Skype, that option and others remain as they were when closed down. From trial and error, I found that clicking on another contact, and then back to the first one, that the screen refreshed and the Last Seen updated. I ask that possibly an option to refresh the screen (right clicking the mouse provides nothing), be added or that the screen automatically refresh whenever it is opened.

    2 votes
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  12. Properly restore ability to vary the font and font size of chat

    The thread "Ability to vary the font and font size of chat" was wrongly marked as "Complete". (https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-welcome-to-skype-ideas/suggestions/35074219-ability-to-vary-the-font-and-font-size-of-chat)

    Since users cannot reopen closed threads, our only recourse is to create a new thread.

    In Skype 7, it was possible to set the choice of font and the precise size of the font to be used for chats. In Skype 8, this was removed.

    Skype 8 has added a choice of five vaguely-named sizes but does not allow selection of the font or proper control of the font size.

    We therefore request the restoration of the actual settings available…

    99 votes
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  13. Ability to delete groups no longer required or have no use for

    I have a number of groups that are no longer required as they are finished with ……
    I can remove app participants, BUT can not DELETE group …
    I am left with a group id with zero participants cluttering up my side bar ..
    This should be an option in settings ..

    And I can not believe this has not been an option...???

    3 votes
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  14. Asssign Personal Sounds For Incoming Messages And Calls

    I can't hear your bubble noise when a message comes in, I want to be able to insert a sound I CAN hear.

    4 votes
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  15. Adjusting Volume Controls

    Full control audio control panel;

    Perhaps something with a simplified and an advanced panel that allows certain options to adjust audio levels in Skype, as well as adjust sounds (ie. reconnecting sounds and calling sound) to be disabled, adjusted or changed to a visual representation only.

    2 votes
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  16. have spell check on text

    i am not a very good speller it would be less embarasing for me to have spell check

    2 votes
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  17. Habilitar permisos de administrador en grupos de skype

    Al hacer grupos con alumnos, estos se silencian y se expulsan contínuamente entre ellos, haciendo imposible una videollamada con skype.
    Pido por favor solventen este problema y permitan que una sola persona administre el grupo y que los demás no puedan silenciar ni expulsar gente de dicho grupo.
    Gracias.

    2 votes
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  18. Meet Now should allow "Share Invite" in Outlook 365. It allows gmail but not Outlook

    Meet Now allows "Share Invite" e-mail via Gmail but not Office 365 Outlook. When trying to select Outlook under Share Invite one is asked to sign in. When using the sign in feature even though one is signed into the office account a message is given "You can't sign in here with a personnel account. Use your work or school account instead." It does not make sense that a Gmail account can forward and invitation but a 365 Office subscription cannot.

    2 votes
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  19. Maybe it could be helpful to see and have access to history of actions made by any user (individual/business). Example: History of kicking.

    I think it would be helpful for group admins to see what other users are doing, as You introduced the option of kicking people and muting them during a conversation, it could be abused by some, making the conversation not pleasurable. By saying "see what other users do" i mean an activity log with described action and information about time and date of it.
    Thank You for considering that idea.
    Best regards.

    2 votes
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  20. 2 votes
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