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  1. Fix Volume Control on Skype 8 for Mac

    The fact that I can't even change the volume on Skype independently from my system volume level is ridiculous, and, frankly, the sole reason I don't use Skype 8. This seems like a MASSIVE oversight to me, and as long as it remains unfixed, I will either continue to hunt down Skype classic workarounds or stop using Skype altogether (and I'm sure MANY others will agree). Please make Skype for Mac useable.

    6 votes
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  2. Don't have Skype Running all the time

    I like Skype - it's a great app. I just don't want it running all the time in the background on my computer. I want to use it to make calls etc but when I'm done I want the capability to exit the program completely. There is no option to quit from the taskbar.
    Asa a result I am uninstall Skype on my computer.

    8 votes
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  3. "Always on top" dialpad

    Now we need an option "always on top" so that we can keep that dial pad always on top while working on other documents.

    1 vote
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  4. Okay. Please. Make. An. Option. To. Disable. The. Emojis. For. 2019. PLEASE.

    Pretty much. When you type :P

    iT DOESNT GIVE YOU AN EMOJI. Please. I dont like the emojis and while everyone else does I dont, please make an option to disable them in 2019

    8 votes
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  5. Make it possible to turn autoupdate off!

    Make it possible to turn autoupdate off!

    25 votes
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  6. Turn off auto-correct

    Hello, Everyday I communicate with my contacts in four different languages. I don't need you to correct my spelling every time. Please turn the auto correct feature off.

    9 votes
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  7. I'd like to see a way to delete chat messages by grouping rather than one by one.

    the chat window get clogged up quite easily. I'd like to see a "select all" feature letting users delete as required.

    7 votes
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  8. change install directory

    Every time Skype installs a new version it automatically installs on my C drive. I don't want Skype on my C drive, I want it on a different drive. I don't see anywhere in settings where to change the automatic install location.

    8 votes
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  9. show skype contacts only

    show Skype contacts only .

    12 votes
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  10. Please add the proxy feature back for Skype 8.39.***

    Please add the proxy feature back to skype. I use a proxy at home and cannot bypass from some laptops behind proxy. Manual proxy settings in the old skype was great!

    11 votes
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  11. please enable turning off of skype without signing out like it used to be in windows 7

    When you close skype with an X at top right have the option to actually close it and sign you out (like it used to be in windows 7). You could do this in windows 7 you selected an option to close skype and actually close it rather than leave it running.

    9 votes
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  12. Removing the option to prevent Skype from starting with Windows is INSANE! Put it back!

    Removing the option to prevent Skype from starting with Windows is INSANE! Put it back!

    It has clearly been removed from the Skype store app v8.38.0.138, app v14.38.138

    8 votes
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  13. Reinstall the old Sounds Menu to customise how Skype used to sound it the good old days.

    The old Sounds you could chose to customise Skype actions, like the old fashioned bell when the phone rings.

    28 votes
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  14. Need an option to turn AutoStart ON/OFF - WHILE signed OFF!

    I Really need an option to turn AutoStart ON/OFF - WHILE signed OFF!
    Thanx a lot.

    PC Technician / IT Support

    5 votes
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  15. Add Changelog - list changes also before Updating

    Allow review changes before and after Updating Skype

    7 votes
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  16. LOG OUT

    Allow us to log out.. I HATE having it constantly running in the background and there's no way to log out/sign out. This is honestly just stupid and forces people to have this program running. I uninstalled it due to this issue.

    19 votes
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  17. In old skype there was an option to hide photo of contact

    In old version of Skype a user was able to hide photo of contacts without much of a fuss.

    6 votes
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  18. customizable hotkey: especially "Focus on skype"

    customizable hotkey: especially "Focus on skype" which is now only in hotkeys for Mac and not for Windows.
    It was so comfy to open/hide skype. Please customizable!

    6 votes
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  19. Bring back the option to use alternative ports for Skype connections

    In the Skype settings, there used to be an option to "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections". This no longer exists and is causing port conflicts for me on my network.

    7 votes
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  20. 8 votes
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