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  1. Push-only System Tray Icon

    System tray icon should only be shown to those who allow push notifications This would allow unread message notifications to be shown on the task bar icon again as well.

    1 vote

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  2. Need to set call forwarding on an adjustable timer, Like 10-15 seconds or even 20 seconds.

    Need to set call forwarding on an adjustable timer, Like 10-15 seconds or even 20 seconds. I have missed calls by less than a second by there not being an adjustable time before it forwards to my cell phone. This used to be in an earlier released version and I would like to see it come back.

    2 votes

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  3. 8 votes

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  4. Speaker switching

    Why can 't I switch speakers from the main screen on Skype for desktop?
    Now I have to click 5 times to switch.

    3 votes

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  5. Have a rotate feature for video.

    In the settings add a rotate feature to the video settings. Skype made a change yesterday the video of me is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The camera video shows correct in the Windows camera app. There is no way in the Skype Settings to rotate the video to the correct orientation.

    18 votes

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  6. Make Notifications work

    Notifications actually come through to the computer

    9 votes

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  7. Benutzer sollten in der Lage sein, ihren eigenen Benutzernamen selbst zu bestimmen

    Es ist einfach hinderlich, wenn der Name, unter dem man auf Skype gesucht werden MUSS nicht seriös ist

    1 vote

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  8. Being able to update program during the day not on starting computer when I need to get access quickly.

    Program Update at a time more convenient for the user not the providing company

    2 votes

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  9. Exit Skype

    Make it so you can exit skype. The cross top right means "exit", not minimize....
    Restore the "feature" to quit Skype by right clicking in task bar.

    20 votes

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  10. Auto Logout

    Some people use skype officially everyday they login skype on there desk sometime they forget to logout.
    So I'm suggesting an idea to create an option to auto sign out from specific pc at given time regularly
    Thank you
    Maruf Hasan

    23 votes

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  11. Return top drop-down main menu in 'Skype for Desktop' version. Thanks

    Please return main menu on top in 'Skype for Desktop' version.
    Since smartphone version is separate, this should not be a problem.
    The drop-down menu should include all items that had been included in classic version of desktop Skype before smartphones/tablets, such as:
    Skype (Online status, Profile, My Account, Privacy, Notifications, Audio Settings - with sound bar, Video settings - with ability to take and save a picture, Sounds, IM & SMS, Buy Credit, Change password, Sign out, Close),
    Contacts, Conversation, Call, View, Tools and Help.
    These are just a few very useful menu items that I still remember having…

    17 votes

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  12. Ability to disamle emoticons

    Ability to disable emoticons

    9 votes

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  13. sign in automatically

    let me sign in automatically when i open the program

    5 votes

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  14. 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.

    7 votes

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  15. 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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  16. "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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  17. Make it possible to turn autoupdate off!

    Make it possible to turn autoupdate off!

    30 votes

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  18. 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.

    11 votes

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  19. 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.

    9 votes

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  20. 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.

    10 votes

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