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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 4 votes
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  4. 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…

    100 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Skype 8.59.xx - Give Users Option to stop Auto Updates

    Its annoying that skype forcibly auto updates, without any concern for user's condition.
    Whether the user is on low speed mobile data, has to make a call when laptop starts after2-3 days, has slow speed.
    It's irritating to find that there seems to be no way to disable Skype's updated, which happens atleast once a week.

    Skype is a good tool, dont irritate the user so much that the user starts to look for alternatives.

    Few more forced updates and I will definitely loose my patience.

    Hope the team listens to it and drops one update, letting user to control…

    2 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 2 votes
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  15. Have a setting option within Skype to make Skype knock out all other internet use on the same broadband internet line

    It'd be useful to be able to stop others using the internet simultaneously so as to maintain required band width for Skype to avoid increased latency & loss of sound/video quality from another application trying to use the same line.

    2 votes
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  16. Option to change chat time info to 24 hour time

    Please make an option for chat time info and any time info to be changeable to 24 hour time, thanks!

    6 votes
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  17. You must to change the issue of selection for a user name. Be cause I want to change mine, I follow the steps but NOTHING

    Must to change the issue of selection for a user name, I stuck with manuel_barbich when I want to put my NGO name in My account.

    3 votes
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  18. BRING VIDEO SETTINGS BACK! SKYPE IS NOW USELESS AND NEVER BUYING MICROSOFT CAMERAS AGAIN, THEY LOOK BAD WITHOUT VID SETTINGS FOR SKYPE

    SKYPE WORKED PERFECTLY WHEN U HAD VIDEO SETTINGS, NOW THAT THEY DONT EXIST IM NEVER USING IT AGAIN THE SECOND I FIND A STABLE PROGRAM, I BOUGHT A MICROSOFT LIFECAM SPECIFICALLY FOR SKYPE, WHEN U TOOK AWAY VIDEO SETTINGS IT MADE THE LIFE CAM UTTERLY USELESS AND LOOKED HORRIBLE, WILL NEVER BUY MICROSOFT PRODUCTS AGAIN UNLESS U FIX THIS!

    2 votes
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  19. sign out option

    on sign out command, the choice of remember sign in credentials should be placed somwhere in settings as a check box. not to read each time all the text
    I want to have a one button press sign out ! with coming back settings, set before

    3 votes
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  20. Automatic dark mode

    I would like the option for Skype’s dark theme to change based on the system theme.

    4 votes
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