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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

    15 votes
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  2. Show more contacts on the screen

    I can fit 12 contacts or 15 chats on my 13.5 inch Surface Book screen. Under 7.34 I could fit 26, making it MUCH more user-friendly. Please make Compact view genuinely compact and allow us to turn off profile pictures. Also separate Skype and phone contacts, and active/inactive. Ie, bring back the 7.34 display of contacts. In hope.

    15 votes
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  3. Reactivate the manual update feature.

    Reinstall the manual update feature.

    15 votes
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  4. Need privacy setting

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

    15 votes
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  5. open image in new window

    open image in new window, skype close when I want to close window image, don't integrate window image into skype window.

    14 votes
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  6. 14 votes
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  7. Caller ID Confirmation to IP or Land Line

    There REALLY needs to be an option to confirm the Caller ID setup with a code to a non SMS phone (IP or Land Line), or via email. Or have the option to send a text to a different number than you're putting in as the Caller ID.

    Many users DO NOT want their mobile/cell phone# as the Caller ID for their Skype account. This is really poor design and it should never have been set up this way, but since it was, it needs to be fixed ASAP.

    14 votes
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  8. Determine your own Ringtone and adjust the Volume settings manually

    There are two things that Skype really needs to change to the new Skype


    1. That youre customers who use skype world wide

    get an option where they themselves can adjust the incoming ringtone sound by means of a volume control how loud or soft they want it ...


    1. that your customers worldwide can choose their own ringtone and choose to apply

    With all due respect this is starting to become a very irritating problem worldwide

    I myself, like many others around the world, now start using discord

    The reason why people around the world ask this is Because sometimes with…

    13 votes
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  9. 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.

    13 votes
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  10. Allow automatic download of images

    In Skype 7 all images are downloaded automatically and stored in a received files folder. Some users didn't like this, and it is no longer in Skype 8. However, some users, like myself, found it quite useful as all images sent across Skype were automatically saved, removing the hassle of having to manually save images.

    In Skype Preview (8.36), there is an option in the settings to allow users to automatically download files - this only works for files, however, and it does not automatically download images. I think within this option in the settings, or through a new option,…

    13 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Alow switching accounts

    Instead of having to sign out every time you wanna switch a Skype account there could be a list of all of your accounts saved on it! All you have to do to switch is just click on the account you wanna switch into! Now that's easy!

    12 votes
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  13. Having the invisible setting stay on til user changes.

    I would like to be able to keep setting of " Invisible " constant until I switch it off.

    12 votes
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  14. Status swtiching

    Wouldnt want to go "online" everytime I use my mobile device for skype while I have already set my status as "do not disturb" on my computer. This is really annoying.

    12 votes
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  15. show skype contacts only

    show Skype contacts only .

    12 votes
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  16. 12 votes
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  17. Hide Skype icon in macOS menu bar

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

    12 votes
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  18. Allow to select if if your own messages appear on the right or left in chat and allow font style selection.

    In Skype for windows 10, an option would be nice to be able to select which side your own messages appear. As it is, other contacts (aside from yourself) appear on left, and you appear on right. This is in it's own way very uncomfortable.

    By allowing the option to select if your messages appear on the right or left, people uncomfortable with the current setting can change it and still read better, say those with large screens who maximize their chat window as the large gap between messages can be frustrating to have to jump between. This keeps messages…

    12 votes
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  19. where is privacy in your new version?

    You removed all privacy setting, now every time I call somebody the history of calls come out...
    Guys, what did you do to good program in the beginning like Skype?
    it's become a Monster with a lot of arguably gimmicks.
    It had to be a good tool for communication, not a overwhelming monster that does not even leave you the choice to stay anonym and I have to check every time the "magic icon"
    Very very very bad done.
    Full revers to ol' good times, please!

    12 votes
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  20. 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.

    12 votes
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