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  1. Updates

    Please allow me to have some control over update settings. I would like to update at my convenience, maybe weekly at a time I choose. Automatic updates disrupt my communication. I am considering other platforms due to this issue.

    12 votes
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  2. 6 votes
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  3. Fix Skype Settings, please.

    Can you make this handicap Skype 8 at least to REMEMBER the chosen settings?

    Every time we start it, we have to set it again on Contacts, because most obviously Skype 8 has Arteriosclerosis, and does NOT remember anything,
    It just goes again and again on Chats.
    Please DO NOT IMPOSE your smart ideas on the users. and leave them with some choice, about what they want to see first, when they open the application.
    Thank you.

    7 votes
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  4. Folder for contact categorization

    Hi Skype Team, i have lots of join groups. Its ideal if I can create a folder to separate related groups for me to easily find it. Thanks

    4 votes
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  5. stay online

    In classic version there was an option show me away if i am in-active and can set an option for never and customize timing accordingly, Pleas bring back this option would be great

    8 votes
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  6. Share a window or a region feature NOT the entire screen for share screen feature

    I miss the Classic Skype wherein you are free to sharescreen only a region of the screen that you want. Not all the time you want others to see what files displayed on your desktop. And most of the time you can even open your notepad and take notes while sharing a window without viewers seeing your notepad!

    4 votes
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  7. Kanji

    Can you add a setting to make the type a little larger? When reading Japanese Kanji, especially, it is difficult to discern some of the smaller strokes at the current type size.

    1 vote
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  8. Ability to 'Sign out' of skype from Outlook

    Since Skype is now integrated with Outlook, it would be great to be able to select either your status (away, busy, online, etc) or the ability to sign out.

    2 votes
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  9. Bot-friendly logs, so we can extend skype features with own apps/scripts.

    Ability to dump incoming interface-visible actions (ALL interface-visible actions, including exact chat words, transfered files in base64 dumps, etc) to a log, so that various user-editable scripts can do a variety of useful things, such as:

    -Ring a different kind of ring when certain users try to contact (aka the "Girlfriend/boss distinctive warning sound" feature half the users want. This should come by default as an example script.

    -sound notifications for keywords (several keyword lists, each list having its distinct sound). Good for sellers, parental control software, and law enforcement types.

    -Actual local history files (chat and files)

    -Antivirus file…

    2 votes
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  10. General Setting for logging in or not automatically.

    How about letting me set skype to not start up with my computer like it did when I wasn't forced to download it through the Microsoft store.

    Crazy right? Must be impossible, why else wouldn't it be a setting under the General Tab. sigh Maybe I'm just a dreamer, wishing for the impossible.

    5 votes
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  11. 11 votes
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  12. Option to disable keyboard shortcuts

    Option to disable keyboard shortcuts

    7 votes
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  13. the setting allows set auto update all new version all time.

    the setting allows set auto update all new version all time.

    5 votes
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  14. Please return the setting in 8.34 version in downloading files in certain contacts.

    Please return the settings of 8.34 in downloading files. Start from 8.36 up to this latest version we feel so embarrass because we need to wait the file has been downloaded before proceeding to another contacts.

    2 votes
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  15. Please return the setting in 8.34 version in downloading files in certain contacts.

    Please return the settings of 8.34 in downloading files. Start from 8.36 up to this latest version we feel so embarrass because we need to wait the file has been downloaded before proceeding to another contacts.

    0 votes
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  16. Uninstall Skype

    Uninstall Skype

    6 votes
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  17. Ability to close skype

    Allowing us to close the application like every other non essential app. Skype is not instrumental to the functionality of my device, therefore I should be able to close it without having to enter task manager.

    9 votes
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  18. A way to review the history of contacts for an account

    A permanent accessible history of those contacted for an account

    3 votes
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  19. sound option disabling automuting of host computer sound

    As far as i have found out Skype will recognize that a piece of audio is coming from the host computer and mute "the sound from the computer" even if you try to loop it around into the input (scroll down).
    my setup is as follows 1. my input is an external soundcard.

    I am trying to get my youtube to go into the computer via my external soundcard like this: computer output (youtube)>mixer>external soundcard>computer imput.

    i cannot use the "share screen and sound" option, because then the sound from the computer and my guitar are out of sync, since…

    3 votes
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  20. Have option to get rid of the sound when a call cuts out (dropped call or ended call)

    Have the option to get rid of sounds of call ending/dropped call!

    3 votes
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