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  1. Data and Time fomat (critical)

    The user MUST have option to change Data and Time format in the app (Skype).

    4 votes
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  2. Be able to change colour of text

    Be able to change colour of text

    5 votes
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  3. Re-add the ability to change chat and call sounds separately

    Please make a separate sound toggle for the chat notifications and the ringing / calling sounds... I want to mute the chat and only get visual notification in the form of the orange blinking in the taskbar, but I want to keep the call sounds in order to hear when someone is calling. It would also be good if I can toggle the sound when I am calling someone separately as well...

    I see no reason of removing functionality in the favor of minimalism... Yeah the look is good, but with less functionality it seems more of a DOWNGRADE rather…

    9 votes
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  4. What happened to the status remaining the way we set it? Now when I log off my machine for the day and reboot in the AM I show available.

    What happened to the status remaining the way we set it? Now when I log off my machine for the day and reboot in the AM I show available. I want to remain away until I personally set it as available. SKYPE used to be this way until more recent versions. I don't always want to just pop on as available, sometimes I want to be on by shown as away as to not be poked.

    7 votes
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  5. Delete button so that I Can delete a conversation or a person on my laptop.

    A button or switch to delete old conversations or people I no longer need to contact but don't want to block. I can do this on my iPad but can't do this on my laptop. I have two different accounts, one for business and one for social. It's absolutely stupid the way you have things set up for the laptop if I can't delete a conversation that I no longer need

    5 votes
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  6. please give a boss key

    aad a boss key so that we can quicky hide it and open it when needed

    1 vote
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  7. custom sounds

    Custom Sound like in classic skype

    29 votes
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  8. allow larger font size for us older users!

    allow larger font size for us older users! it sucks to have to keep leaning forward to read what's been typed!

    7 votes
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  9. make the friggen window smaller for God sake

    Why does the window have to be so friggen big?

    7 votes
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  10. Envio de vídeos longos

    Allow to send videos with longer time, videos with up to 10 minutes

    1 vote
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  11. open image in new window

    open image in new window, skype close when I want to close window image, don't integrate window image into skype window.

    13 votes
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  12. Proxy autodetect problem in corporate network

    We have proxy autodetection settings in our network, and version 7 works find with this setting - proxy configuration use wpad.dat file and comes to workstation through DHCP.... but version 8 can't take this settings and say - not internet connection available... and strage, that it's not possible to change these settings manually... could you correct autodetection behavier of the skype or give possiblility to set proxy manually? thank you!

    1 vote
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Refresh Skype Page

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

    1 vote
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  19. 5 votes
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  20. 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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