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  1. Chat with others with using capture board connected with normal PTZ camera(Not with webcam)

    Most people use webcam for live chat.
    But some place, like where has already camera systems, the user in this place would want to use their camera while using PTZ(Pan/Tilt/Zoom) with capture board.
    In this case, the camera resolution wouldn't be improtant.
    The importan thing would be the compatibility with their camera systems.
    If they use multiple cameras with switcher, that would be very useful.

    1 vote
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  2. Appearance Setting

    Opinion about Apperance setting

    I suggest that Skype can add more color options for theme so that the user can have more options to choose

    8 votes
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  3. I would like to fix contacts from favorites on the desktop - on the 3rd empty monitor - only one click

    Ich möchte gern Kontakte aus den Favoriten auf den Desktop bringen; es müsste nur einmal geklickt werden - es spart Zeit

    2 votes
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  4. reciving files with in skype using voiceover for mac, and jaws for windos and NVDA

    Hey this is stephen from tennessee, one of the features that was in Skype, before you took Skype over, was being able to receive files. There used to be commands for this, for voice over for Mac, and jaws for windows, and,NVDA. I was told that this feature was not available yet. And correction, it was, and I would like to know why it was taken out? Please by all means, if you would bring this back, that would be really helpful. Thanks.

    1 vote
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  5. some hotkeys for windos for jaws and nvda do not work with in skype, as well as voiceover.

    Hey this is stephen Owen, some of the hotkeys in skype do not work.

    For instance, opening the main Skype window, it says, four windows, it is not applicable. If someone could fix this, that would be great. and this is for jows and nvda

    another issue, is, the open help and default browser for voiceover for Mac command is not applicable. If someone could fix this, that would be great.

    another issue on the mac side is, opening recent chats, does not work on the Mac. It says that it is not applicable. If someone could fix this, that…

    1 vote
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  6. Refresh Skype Page

    You are able to refresh the Skype page like you would a website.

    1 vote
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  7. 5 votes
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  8. Provide a way to turn "update" off.

    This new version of Skype doesn't allow turning update off, and with it now being automatic when you try to start Skype, that update always occurs at a most inconveinient time (for me anyway). I can appreciate your programmers tend to think us users are incompetent, but that isn't always the case. The older version had a number of good features you eliminated, inhibiting update is just one very useful feature.

    22 votes
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  9. Option to close the app when we sign out

    Hello. When I sign out of Skype on Android, the app closes and then reopens to a sign in window. I find this annoying. Could we have an option in settings to close the app when we sign out. Thank you.

    8 votes
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  10. Skype message

    When sending a message to mobile via Skype. The receiver gets a message titled SKYPE. Please can you give us the option to put our name instead, as the receiver has no idea who the message is coming from. Thank you.

    1 vote
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  11. Push-only System Tray Icon

    System tray icon should only be shown to those who allow push notifications This would allow unread message notifications to be shown on the task bar icon again as well.

    1 vote
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  12. Need to set call forwarding on an adjustable timer, Like 10-15 seconds or even 20 seconds.

    Need to set call forwarding on an adjustable timer, Like 10-15 seconds or even 20 seconds. I have missed calls by less than a second by there not being an adjustable time before it forwards to my cell phone. This used to be in an earlier released version and I would like to see it come back.

    2 votes
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  13. 8 votes
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  14. Speaker switching

    Why can 't I switch speakers from the main screen on Skype for desktop?
    Now I have to click 5 times to switch.

    2 votes
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  15. Have a rotate feature for video.

    In the settings add a rotate feature to the video settings. Skype made a change yesterday the video of me is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The camera video shows correct in the Windows camera app. There is no way in the Skype Settings to rotate the video to the correct orientation.

    4 votes
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  16. Make Notifications work

    Notifications actually come through to the computer

    8 votes
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  17. Benutzer sollten in der Lage sein, ihren eigenen Benutzernamen selbst zu bestimmen

    Es ist einfach hinderlich, wenn der Name, unter dem man auf Skype gesucht werden MUSS nicht seriös ist

    1 vote
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  18. Being able to update program during the day not on starting computer when I need to get access quickly.

    Program Update at a time more convenient for the user not the providing company

    2 votes
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  19. Exit Skype

    Make it so you can exit skype. The cross top right means "exit", not minimize....
    Restore the "feature" to quit Skype by right clicking in task bar.

    18 votes
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  20. Auto Logout

    Some people use skype officially everyday they login skype on there desk sometime they forget to logout.
    So I'm suggesting an idea to create an option to auto sign out from specific pc at given time regularly
    Thank you
    Maruf Hasan

    15 votes
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