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  1. 23 votes
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  2. date and time

    It seems that the format of date and time is set by Skype 8, rather than using the users settings (as defined by the user in Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region [Win7]), which is weird.... It would be better is, like in Skype 7, time and date formats would be those set for the computer, since then it would be homogeneous throughout all applications. Please, have Skype 8 to read the date and time format of the computer rather than imposing its own.

    23 votes
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  3. 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

    21 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    21 votes
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  7. 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

    20 votes
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  8. 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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  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.

    19 votes
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  10. PLEASE have a clear and obvious DELETE a CONTACT feature - many contacts are short term and it's ridiculous leaving them on my list.

    Please introduce a clear DELETE CONTACT feature - otherwise a number of short term contacts build up and clutter the list - there appears to be no way of deleting

    19 votes
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  11. split view

    After updating Skype for Windows 10 from the windows store the split view isn’t work anymore, I hope you help me out very soon,thanks

    18 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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.

    18 votes
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  14. You must allow to delete messages or contacts

    You must allow to delete messages or contacts

    18 votes
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  15. Skype Should Add A Custom Ringtone Option

    Skype should add a custom ringtone option because it'd be a lot more easy to identify contacts who are calling, identify group chats who are calling, and honestly listen to some nice music before answering a call.

    17 votes
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  16. 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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  17. Conversation history

    Provide for permanently DELETING the ENTIRE conversation history AT ONE GO! Deleting one at a time is sheer waste of time and efforts.

    17 votes
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  18. Reactivate the manual update feature.

    Reinstall the manual update feature.

    17 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Dear skype team , please bring back the feature to disable the skype call from getting integrated with phone call recent call view list, IOS

    Dear skype team , please bring back the feature to disable the skype call from getting integrated with phone call recent call view list, IOS

    16 votes
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