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  1. Outgoing call Skype ring tone is very annoying and too loud. No option to make it silent or switch to a different sound.

    Change the outgoing call ring tone and make an option to make it silent or at least calmer

    10 votes
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  2. 1 vote
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  3. chat manager history

    chat history manager hat enables you to store and manage conversations, filter chats, and search through saved conversations according to the date… when will be possible?

    4 votes
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  4. FIX Spell check. Cannot switch it off!!! Please fix it. RED SQUIGGLES all the time is maddening.

    FIX Spell check. Cannot switch it off!!! Please fix it. RED SQUIGGLES all the time is maddening.

    5 votes
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  5. Ability to disable hardware acceleration

    We should be able to turn off Hardware Acceleration - as available in most other apps that have video capabilities!

    I have a particular problem with this as an AMD graphics card user I do not have the ability to do this globally so I do it in each app individually (as keeping Hardware Acceleration on gives me a green flashing screen and eventually crashed my computer). I have searched for a fix to turn this off but it does not seem to be available.

    5 votes
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  6. 3 votes
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  7. Skype ringtone changeable

    I have lots of Skype call everyday and i felt irritated when i heard Skype ringing sounds. Could you add an option to choose another rings

    6 votes
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  8. basic skype

    Include a setting so the user can can remove all the useless functionality like emoticons, money transfers, locations, polls and just have it as a phone and conference tool. For most users, this is all they are looking for from Skype.

    4 votes
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  9. Clearing correspondence (conversations) on Skype -8.5 .... all at once

    Sveiki!
    Noriu klausti, kaip visiškai išvalyti visus susirašinėjimus ir žinutes iš karto, jų yra daug „Skype -8.5“ ... naujoje versijoje? ieškojau nustatymuose ir niekur neradau. Prašau pagalbos
    Ačiū

    (Google Transfer) Hello ,
    Tell me how to completely clear all correspondence and messages all at once there are a lot of them in Skype -8.5 .... on the new version? looked everywhere, not where in the settings did not find ...
    Thank you very much in advance

    4 votes
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  10. It is not possible to mutate your interlocutor

    It is not possible to mutate your interlocutor

    1 vote
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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Disabling System sound while in call

    I feel like you should be able to turn off your system sounds so the other person in the call won't hear your notifications/videos/music playing...etc

    2 votes
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  13. udostępnij ekran powinno być na 460p. jakosc

    Bo z powodu
    nie wszyty bendzie dobrze widac np 1080p mam lagi rozmowa z film udostepnij
    i chciałbym żeby było normanie ogladac i rozmawiac
    bo inaczej uzywam manycam :)
    i chce żeby było równo bo nie wszyty maja dobry internet

    1 vote
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  14. 3 votes
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  15. Settings

    Everytime I open the app in my laptop, it starts as online instead of keeping the same status as I chose. It just takes away the control of users in their own status.
    Not to mention the annoying calling sound with no posibility of changing it or muting it. Choosing facebook messenger or whatsapp over Skype.

    2 votes
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  16. a bug with the last update

    Hello, there's a bug with the last update. When I restart my computer I see a message like that: https://d.radikal.ru/d35/1908/25/06950f9b1c50.png There are many people with the same problem: https://answers.microsoft.com/ru-ru/skype/forum/all/ошибка/1f92b0a8-4141-4119-ba01-da9990b7f90c I tried to reinstall an application but I get this message anyway. Can you do anything about that?

    1 vote
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  17. please add a image upload option in you bug report web page, this is easy to take screenshot and notify you.

    please add a image upload option in you bug report web page, this is easy to take screenshot and notify you.

    3 votes
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  18. being able to disable skype when not hardware supported

    it would be great to be able to turn off skype completely when no hardware, cameras microphones ect.

    1 vote
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  19. Change the look of Skype – make it look like a regular desktop phone.

    Change the look of the Skype so it looks like a regular phone on your desktop. You can leave it loaded in Windows and place it in the top left corner of your desktop. Out of the way and ready for it to ring. When it rings you click in the answer

    1 vote
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  20. Select different directory for each downloaded file

    Option to decide where received files should be downloaded to. As it stand you can have one default directory, but since I have subfolders, it's better to have the option to manually decide each and every time, where the file should end up

    2 votes
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