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  1. bring back the FIND feature that can search & find with my words that i type EXACTLY!

    new version Skype doesn't recognize "positivity" as a correctly spelled word. they come out related words that i type only and did not highlight the words that we find and very hard to see.

    7 votes
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  2. Proposition for new Polish voice for Echo Sound Test

    Sorry, but I'll get it streight: Polish Echo Sound Test voiceover is just terrible (bad articulation, mounching, terrible voice tone...)
    But I am an voicover actor and instead of lamenting, I have recorded my own version, and I wanted to share it with you.
    I am asking for an answer, because my ears are bleeding :D
    Piotr

    7 votes
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  3. 22 votes
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  4. Allow us to turn off automatic updates in Skype 8.34.0.78.

    Not all of us want Skype to automatically update. There are reasons for this. Please give us the option to disable automatic updates. I have checked over and over for this option in settings and it's not there.

    26 votes
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  5. Group Setting

    For running and managing group properly I need your help too:
    1. Limiting members from adding other users to the group chat.
    2. Kicks the user out from the group and ban them for rejoining the group in future (/kickban is not working)
    3. Hide group members Id show people are not able to steal id ( many are here/net for fun or for girls so they join groups so they can get girls id only with the help of one simple command ​​​​​"showmembers" possible you can get all group members id I think your team need to reserve few…

    2 votes
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  6. date and time

    It seems that the format of date and time is set by Skype 8, rather than using the users settings (as defined by the user in Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region [Win7]), which is weird.... It would be better is, like in Skype 7, time and date formats would be those set for the computer, since then it would be homogeneous throughout all applications. Please, have Skype 8 to read the date and time format of the computer rather than imposing its own.

    21 votes
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  7. Conversation history

    Provide for permanently DELETING the ENTIRE conversation history AT ONE GO! Deleting one at a time is sheer waste of time and efforts.

    14 votes
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  8. I want to activate or deactivate automatic updates

    Allow the users to deactivate automatic updates..or at least automatic installation of updates

    23 votes
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  9. checkbox not to remember sign in credentials

    introduce checkbox "not to remember sign in credentials". It is frustrating to sign out picking a choice to forget details all the time with bunch of prompts for "yes" and "no"

    6 votes
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  10. Dear skype team , please bring back the feature to disable the skype call from getting integrated with phone call recent call view list, IOS

    Dear skype team , please bring back the feature to disable the skype call from getting integrated with phone call recent call view list, IOS

    16 votes
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  11. You need to be able to disable the autostart. Not everyone uses this. sometimes I get two skypes going at once

    Need to be able to disable auto start up. It eats resources, not everyone uses skype all the time. Also some prefer a different version. Which then results in double messages and double calls sometimes.

    I get that they want folks to upgrade, but when the newest version isn't as usable as the last. Making the new version override the previous is kind of a distastesful move.

    7 votes
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  12. PLEASE have a clear and obvious DELETE a CONTACT feature - many contacts are short term and it's ridiculous leaving them on my list.

    Please introduce a clear DELETE CONTACT feature - otherwise a number of short term contacts build up and clutter the list - there appears to be no way of deleting

    19 votes
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  13. Reactivate the manual update feature.

    Reinstall the manual update feature.

    14 votes
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  14. Contacts

    Trash the "Suggested" in Contacts so the "Favourites" is at the top of the list when that screen is displayed.

    8 votes
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  15. Caller ID Confirmation to IP or Land Line

    There REALLY needs to be an option to confirm the Caller ID setup with a code to a non SMS phone (IP or Land Line), or via email. Or have the option to send a text to a different number than you're putting in as the Caller ID.

    Many users DO NOT want their mobile/cell phone# as the Caller ID for their Skype account. This is really poor design and it should never have been set up this way, but since it was, it needs to be fixed ASAP.

    13 votes
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  16. You must allow to delete messages or contacts

    You must allow to delete messages or contacts

    18 votes
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  17. Show away when not using the mobile app, but keep app live

    The possibility to have the mobile app running while not using it (personal setting), and have the option to select after how many minutes it can go to “Away” status

    6 votes
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  18. no features to apply custom background color

    no features to apply custom background color

    7 votes
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  19. Options to stop anything that the app would otherwise do automatically. For example: Exclusive microphone usage, ordering contact list, etc

    Add options to disable all automatic features that Skype has. This includes exclusive microphone usage, lowering volume in other applications, ordering contacts in a certain way or removing them entirely from the general screen, etc.

    6 votes
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  20. 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…

    96 votes
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