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  1. 11 votes
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  2. 11 votes
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  3. Do not Reset settings after logout (without remember login info)

    When we logout with out saving login info, please keep the settings atleast the appearance settings(it is not a sensitive info!) .
    I'm using the same machine daily, and I need to signout from it daily. In this case I need to configure my settings daily. Its totally wasting my time.

    11 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    11 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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

    10 votes
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  9. 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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  10. no features to apply custom background color

    no features to apply custom background color

    10 votes
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  11. Set a Macro to use as a Mute/End Call button on keyboard!

    Allows you to bind a key to use when the Skype app is open and in calls so that you can mute yourself or end the call when tabbed out! It's frustrating when I am in game and need to mute, but have to tab out of the game to mute myself - especially since my mic doesn't have a mute switch!

    10 votes
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  12. Mute ring sound incoming calls

    it would be very useful to have the mute incoming call option available. The ring sound is very annoying when you use Skype to stream meetings and somebody call during the meeting.

    9 votes
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  13. Updates

    Please allow me to have some control over update settings. I would like to update at my convenience, maybe weekly at a time I choose. Automatic updates disrupt my communication. I am considering other platforms due to this issue.

    9 votes
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  14. Ability to close skype

    Allowing us to close the application like every other non essential app. Skype is not instrumental to the functionality of my device, therefore I should be able to close it without having to enter task manager.

    9 votes
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  15. Re-add the ability to change chat and call sounds separately

    Please make a separate sound toggle for the chat notifications and the ringing / calling sounds... I want to mute the chat and only get visual notification in the form of the orange blinking in the taskbar, but I want to keep the call sounds in order to hear when someone is calling. It would also be good if I can toggle the sound when I am calling someone separately as well...

    I see no reason of removing functionality in the favor of minimalism... Yeah the look is good, but with less functionality it seems more of a DOWNGRADE rather…

    9 votes
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  16. Make Notifications work

    Notifications actually come through to the computer

    9 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

    9 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.

    9 votes
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  19. please enable turning off of skype without signing out like it used to be in windows 7

    When you close skype with an X at top right have the option to actually close it and sign you out (like it used to be in windows 7). You could do this in windows 7 you selected an option to close skype and actually close it rather than leave it running.

    9 votes
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  20. Bring back the option to choose whether to receive or not video. This was a very useful option. Why did you take it out???????????

    Restore the option to choose whether to receive video or not. Also even the latest 8.37.0.98 version, still "forgets" the user's settings. Pity and very unprofessional ...

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