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  1. 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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  2. 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…

    105 votes
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  3. Allow automatic download of images

    In Skype 7 all images are downloaded automatically and stored in a received files folder. Some users didn't like this, and it is no longer in Skype 8. However, some users, like myself, found it quite useful as all images sent across Skype were automatically saved, removing the hassle of having to manually save images.

    In Skype Preview (8.36), there is an option in the settings to allow users to automatically download files - this only works for files, however, and it does not automatically download images. I think within this option in the settings, or through a new option,…

    13 votes
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  4. stop messing with my sound settings when a call happens

    hey Microsoft, STOP TRYING TO BE HELPFUL, I can perfectly well manage my sound settings so do us all a favour and STOP AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING MY PC SOUND SETTINGS.

    Thanks, a discord user.

    6 votes
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  5. Enable international date (dd/mm/yy) and time (24h/12h) format

    Add an option for time and date formatting

    169 votes
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  6. Separate PROXY configuration skype for windows 8.33.x

    Actualy I don't have IE proxy and I need to use a proxy for exit from lan to inetrnet and 8.x (also last version) not work! please add tools -> conncetion -> proxy manual settings to skype for windows . thanks

    21 votes
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  7. Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved

    Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved without having to hold down on the attachment and click save or download

    9 votes
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  8. Remove the video crop feature.

    The video size should be maintained.
    If the camera has a wide angle, Skype should show the full size video and not a cropped version.
    I don't think a setting will be required, just avoid to crop the video.

    It is like buying a book and then cutting it to have the same size of my other books. At the end it will fit but it is unreadable.

    21 votes
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  9. where is privacy in your new version?

    You removed all privacy setting, now every time I call somebody the history of calls come out...
    Guys, what did you do to good program in the beginning like Skype?
    it's become a Monster with a lot of arguably gimmicks.
    It had to be a good tool for communication, not a overwhelming monster that does not even leave you the choice to stay anonym and I have to check every time the "magic icon"
    Very very very bad done.
    Full revers to ol' good times, please!

    12 votes
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  10. Allow Update settings recently removed. Nobody wants these surprise updates, and nobody needs a shortcut placed on their desktop.

    How simple it would be, as most programs offer, as Skype used to, to have a setting for updating preference, eh?

    The more Microsoft controls user experience and constantly jacks around with updates and interface, the more Google and Apple are empowered.

    17 votes
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  11. Set a Macro to use as a Mute/End Call button on keyboard!

    Allows you to bind a key to use when the Skype app is open and in calls so that you can mute yourself or end the call when tabbed out! It's frustrating when I am in game and need to mute, but have to tab out of the game to mute myself - especially since my mic doesn't have a mute switch!

    10 votes
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  12. video settings back

    I would like the video settings back. The control of the whiteness balance, brightness, background lighting, etc.

    28 votes
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  13. Need privacy setting

    Earlier version used to have Options and within it had the option for Privacy setting. Can't find the feature anymore.

    15 votes
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  14. to be able to automatically be signed in as invisible

    to have an option to be able to be invisible when you are signed in in settings

    26 votes
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  15. Bring back the possibility of chat settings! In earlier version one could set the time for for how long a chat log was kept. This is no long

    Bring back the possibility of chat settings! In earlier versions one could set the time for how long a chat log was kept. This is no longer available.
    Why make changes all the time and remove well working functions from earlier versions? Really annoying!

    20 votes
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  16. Make it easier to find update for Skype!

    Have an update setting on Skype window.

    6 votes
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  17. Logging in

    The Classic Skype had a setting whereby automatic logging in could be disabled, please bring it back. I know one can sign out, but it is an extra step.
    Thanks

    10 votes
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  18. Be able to lock chosen default speakers.

    I want to be able to lock my default speaker choice. I use blue tooth headphones and when I turn them off, it sets the speaker setting back to the computer speakers. Every time I want to use my headphones, I have to go back to settings, and reset for my blue tooth headphones.

    7 votes
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  19. Add setting to use external browser on mobile

    Please provide a setting that lets users open all links in their default browser/designated app on mobile Skype. I want the functionality of the default app (YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, chrome, etc) when I open links. It's cumbersome to have to click 'open in browser' for each and every link, when it should be a setting users are able to change for all links.

    The Gmail app has this feature. It's a check box that says 'open links in Gmail' that users can uncheck. Please implement something similar for the Skype mobile app.

    9 votes
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  20. Fix the "adjust microphone automatically" button

    Last time I updated to Skype 8, whenever I was in a call, Skype would automatically raise and lower my mic volume REGARDLESS of whether the setting was turned off. This makes recording my voice while in a call all the more difficult because I have to amplify certain sections more than others based on how Skype adjusted the volume.
    Thanks!

    13 votes
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