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  1. Ability to 'Sign out' of skype from Outlook

    Since Skype is now integrated with Outlook, it would be great to be able to select either your status (away, busy, online, etc) or the ability to sign out.

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  2. Bot-friendly logs, so we can extend skype features with own apps/scripts.

    Ability to dump incoming interface-visible actions (ALL interface-visible actions, including exact chat words, transfered files in base64 dumps, etc) to a log, so that various user-editable scripts can do a variety of useful things, such as:

    -Ring a different kind of ring when certain users try to contact (aka the "Girlfriend/boss distinctive warning sound" feature half the users want. This should come by default as an example script.

    -sound notifications for keywords (several keyword lists, each list having its distinct sound). Good for sellers, parental control software, and law enforcement types.

    -Actual local history files (chat and files)

    -Antivirus file…

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  3. Please return the setting in 8.34 version in downloading files in certain contacts.

    Please return the settings of 8.34 in downloading files. Start from 8.36 up to this latest version we feel so embarrass because we need to wait the file has been downloaded before proceeding to another contacts.

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  4. Импорт контактов

    Верните функцию ИМПОРТА контактов и чатов из предварительно сохраненных файлов от предыдущей учетной записи!

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  5. option to start minimised/background

    Add an option to start minimised/background.
    When auto started at login, allow skype to start minimised.
    Does Not have to be a setting, just a command line option would be sufficient

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  6. appearance settings changes

    After Login the second time after choosing not to remember my account details at the first log out, all the appearance settings arranged goes back to default. It should remain the same unless the user decides to change by itself.

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  7. Skype needs multi-function can be promoted by using All contact automatic reply & AI robot reply,

    Me and my development team (3 people) found that the current skype needs multi-function can be promoted. All contact automatic reply, AI robot reply, these functions have been actually manipulated, can be practically applied, by using Azure Bot connection, grammar JS write
    Mailbox: klaus@toppath.tw
    Welcome to contact me
    Klaus

    2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Auto hide Skype on startup on MacOS Mojave

    There is no way to hide Skype on startup on MacOS Mojave

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  10. personalize

    Advanced settings to let power users setup their skype the way they want to: anything from actual advanced settings to a json file or whatever works, just give us the option to personalize our skype the way we need it to be

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  11. Make permanent

    Please make it permanent change for "enable compact list mode" and "show user and conversation icon". I need to change these 2 every single time after log in bcz it keeps change to original after i log out.

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  12. Скайп при закрытии оставляет ярлык в трее

    Скайп при закрытии в трее с ярлыка правой кнопкой мыши в контексте закрыть скайп оставляет ярлык в трее.Убить его можно только в диспетчере задач убить процесс скайпа.Иначе при запуске нового приложения будет новый ярлык и так до бесконечности.

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  13. a full copy of highlighted dialogs

    possibility to save full conversation in a designated directory of highlighted senteces

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  14. I would like to fix contacts from favorites on the desktop - on the 3rd empty monitor - only one click

    Ich möchte gern Kontakte aus den Favoriten auf den Desktop bringen; es müsste nur einmal geklickt werden - es spart Zeit

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  15. Skype message

    When sending a message to mobile via Skype. The receiver gets a message titled SKYPE. Please can you give us the option to put our name instead, as the receiver has no idea who the message is coming from. Thank you.

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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

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  19. Preference to allow to change status from away to active whe ncopmuter wakes from sleep/boots

    As some people want skype to keep their status set to "away" even after a reboot, and others would like it to automatically switch to active after a reboot (or when the computer wakes from sleep), it's probably not a bad idea to make a preference to allow the user to choose what happens in those cases.

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  20. Skype for desktop version 8.62.0.83 is not launching in the background on system startup even though the option is checked in settings.

    Skype for desktop version 8.62.0.83 is not launching in the background on system startup even though the option is checked in settings.

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