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  1. 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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  2. make it obvious and easy to delete calls and contacts as used to be the case in earlier versions

    make it both obvious and easier to delete calls chats and contacts --- as used to be the case

    12 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 11 votes
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  7. Disable Feedback Requests after nearly every call.

    Provide a feature to disable the automatic request for feedback. Requesting feedback after nearly every call is disrespectful of our time and very irritating. If we feel the need to submit feedback, we'll initiate the feedback submission.

    11 votes
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  8. 11 votes
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  9. Have a rotate feature for video.

    In the settings add a rotate feature to the video settings. Skype made a change yesterday the video of me is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. The camera video shows correct in the Windows camera app. There is no way in the Skype Settings to rotate the video to the correct orientation.

    11 votes
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  10. Turn off auto-correct

    Hello, Everyday I communicate with my contacts in four different languages. I don't need you to correct my spelling every time. Please turn the auto correct feature off.

    11 votes
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  11. Please add the proxy feature back for Skype 8.39.***

    Please add the proxy feature back to skype. I use a proxy at home and cannot bypass from some laptops behind proxy. Manual proxy settings in the old skype was great!

    11 votes
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  12. no features to apply custom background color

    no features to apply custom background color

    11 votes
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  13. skype meet now everyone can kick each other

    in skype meet now everyone can kick eachohter even the admin! bring a setting to this

    10 votes
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  14. Create an option to independently adjust ringer and call volume. Ringer volume is a LOT louder than call volume - causing issues.

    Create an option to independently adjust ringer and call volume. The ringer / ring tone volume when a call is connecting is a LOT louder than the call connection volume during conversations. This creates frustration as users have to manually adjust the volume due to the jarring volumes.

    10 votes
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  15. UPDATING SKYPE MADE EASY

    UPDATING SKYPE.

    -When the Help & Feedback window opens in Skype there is NO option listing Update Skype . this should be fixed. Also I cannot find it when I open Skype The Help option is necessary to click on the dots on the tp , that is not helpfull for beginners and others , It should be clearly shown separately. thanks.

    10 votes
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  16. Make it easier to copy/export a chat transcript with date and time stamps.

    Have an option to export a chat history (including date and time stamp) without having to "Request a copy of your files and chat history".

    10 votes
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  17. Okay. Please. Make. An. Option. To. Disable. The. Emojis. For. 2019. PLEASE.

    Pretty much. When you type :P

    iT DOESNT GIVE YOU AN EMOJI. Please. I dont like the emojis and while everyone else does I dont, please make an option to disable them in 2019

    10 votes
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  18. change install directory

    Every time Skype installs a new version it automatically installs on my C drive. I don't want Skype on my C drive, I want it on a different drive. I don't see anywhere in settings where to change the automatic install location.

    10 votes
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  19. Removing the option to prevent Skype from starting with Windows is INSANE! Put it back!

    Removing the option to prevent Skype from starting with Windows is INSANE! Put it back!

    It has clearly been removed from the Skype store app v8.38.0.138, app v14.38.138

    10 votes
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  20. Bring back the option to use alternative ports for Skype connections

    In the Skype settings, there used to be an option to "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections". This no longer exists and is causing port conflicts for me on my network.

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