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  1. show skype contacts only

    show Skype contacts only .

    12 votes

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  2. Please add the proxy feature back for Skype 8.39.***

    Please add the proxy feature back to skype. I use a proxy at home and cannot bypass from some laptops behind proxy. Manual proxy settings in the old skype was great!

    12 votes

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  3. please enable turning off of skype without signing out like it used to be in windows 7

    When you close skype with an X at top right have the option to actually close it and sign you out (like it used to be in windows 7). You could do this in windows 7 you selected an option to close skype and actually close it rather than leave it running.

    9 votes

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  4. Removing the option to prevent Skype from starting with Windows is INSANE! Put it back!

    Removing the option to prevent Skype from starting with Windows is INSANE! Put it back!

    It has clearly been removed from the Skype store app v8.38.0.138, app v14.38.138

    10 votes

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  5. Reinstall the old Sounds Menu to customise how Skype used to sound it the good old days.

    The old Sounds you could chose to customise Skype actions, like the old fashioned bell when the phone rings.

    36 votes

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  6. Need an option to turn AutoStart ON/OFF - WHILE signed OFF!

    I Really need an option to turn AutoStart ON/OFF - WHILE signed OFF!
    Thanx a lot.

    PC Technician / IT Support

    6 votes

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  7. Add Changelog - list changes also before Updating

    Allow review changes before and after Updating Skype

    7 votes

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  8. LOG OUT

    Allow us to log out.. I HATE having it constantly running in the background and there's no way to log out/sign out. This is honestly just stupid and forces people to have this program running. I uninstalled it due to this issue.

    24 votes

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  9. In old skype there was an option to hide photo of contact

    In old version of Skype a user was able to hide photo of contacts without much of a fuss.

    8 votes

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  10. Bring back the option to use alternative ports for Skype connections

    In the Skype settings, there used to be an option to "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections". This no longer exists and is causing port conflicts for me on my network.

    13 votes

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  11. 8 votes

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  12. Automatic updating on skype 8

    Hi. it would be nice if you add an option to disable automatic updates for skype, because for example newer versions might have some issues temporarily and we prefer to stay on older versions untill the problem solves in the next versions. Thanks for listening to my feedback. Have a great day.

    26 votes

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  13. 12 votes

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  14. Auto start disable

    Give us the ability to not have Skype run at startup again. You leave us with Uninstall as the only option. Nice work.

    5 votes

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  15. Hide Skype icon in macOS menu bar

    On macOS, add ability to hide the Skype icon from the top menu bar.

    13 votes

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  16. Bring Back Old Menus Across Screen with Settings

    I don't like the way the Settings menu in the new version of Skype I just downloaded is hidden under the "More" 3 dots menu and the Privacy menu is hidden under several sub-menus. Many options in the previous menu are no longer available, especially privacy-related ones. Is this a deliberate attempt to mine more of people's data, especially as happened with Windows 10? Please bring back the OLD SKYPE with the OLD Settings on MENUS GOING ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SCREEN, accessible with only one or two mouse clicks, like I grew up using! The only new feature…

    18 votes

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  17. Improvements for people with eye dysfunctions

    People with Macular Degeneration and Blood Vessels Thrombosis are not able to change to font to the desirable size nor to bold it nor nothing!
    Very close relative of mine has these terrible conditions and makes the usage a real struggle!
    It is ridiculous and can be considered as a discrimination - it is surprising how your team can change the settings without considering such disabilities?!
    Please do your best as this requires almost no efforts to be adjusted!
    Thanks in advance!

    5 votes

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  18. Remove Suggestions Options From Skype Because It Show MY Clients To My Other Contacts. It is very bad feature for me remove this feature ot

    Remove Suggestions Options From Skype Because It Show MY Clients To My Other Contacts.

    It is very bad feature for me remove this feature otherwise I uninstall skype.

    19 votes

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  19. Automatic Updates

    Please give us the option to turn off automatic updates. At the current way, it doesn't even ask permission to install the updates. We as users need more control over the update process. We don't want Skype controlling us.

    56 votes

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  20. 14 votes

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