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  1. 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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  2. video settings back

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

    29 votes

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  3. Need privacy setting

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

    17 votes

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  4. 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

    29 votes

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  5. 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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  6. Make it easier to find update for Skype!

    Have an update setting on Skype window.

    6 votes

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  7. 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.
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    11 votes

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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    10 votes

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  10. 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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  11. Spelling: It should be possible to set the default communication language for each contact in Skype

    Each contact should have a setting for the language you use communicating with this contact.

    25 votes

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  12. Skype should allow users to select display language

    Skype should, when installed, give the option to select the display language used to display the User Interface in Skype.

    There should be no assumptions made regarding Culture based on this selection (culture is the setting which dictates how time, date, numbers, decimal points, thousand separators and so on should be used).

    Either Culture should be picked up from the underlying Operating System or it should have it's own setting.

    13 votes

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  13. Add other languages to Skype

    Hi
    I'm a Persian native and I suggest in languages section adding the Persian option. It's relatively easy and even I can help you with that, though by knowing Microsoft I'm sure that's really ready for you.
    Thanks

    25 votes

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  14. Bring back privacy settings

    Allow me to define who can send me messages. Either only people on my contact list or everyone.

    174 votes

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    17 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi everyone, thanks so much for this request. We have thought this through and due to other high priority engineering that the product needs we decided to prioritize other user-requested items for now. Please keep continue supporting this Idea and we will review it again later. I’ll let you know if anything changes.

    - Petr

  15. Support and respect the reginal settings of the OS

    Skype should use the Operating Systems setting for Culture and UICulture.

    What that mean is that the display language has NOTHING to do with how to format and display dates. Times currency and so on.

    37 votes

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