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  1. 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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  2. Logging in

    The Classic Skype had a setting whereby automatic logging in could be disabled, please bring it back. I know one can sign out, but it is an extra step.
    Thanks

    10 votes
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  3. HOW TO REMOVE ANY CALL HISTORY? and conversations. Removing one at a time is very difficult

    HOW TO REMOVE ANY CALL HISTORY IN 2020? and conversations. Removing one at a time is very difficult
    I just want to clean my skype, how is it even possible to do this ??? NOT ONE CONTACT

    9 votes
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  4. Flip/Mirror the Camera

    Like in older versions, give an option to flip the screen Horizontally and Vertically. Though you could chalk up this issue to what webcam your using, I am unable to change my webcam setting and therefore am unable to use video call without everything being reversed. Be a lot easier if I could just click off a box and flip how I need to.

    9 votes
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  5. Верните пожалуйста поддержку старых версий Skype

    Вернуть поддержку старых версий Skype

    9 votes
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  6. 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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  7. idle time setting needed

    There should be an option to set idle time to change the status to away automatically like which already exist on previous versions 7.x.

    9 votes
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  8. 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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  9. What happened to the status remaining the way we set it? Now when I log off my machine for the day and reboot in the AM I show available.

    What happened to the status remaining the way we set it? Now when I log off my machine for the day and reboot in the AM I show available. I want to remain away until I personally set it as available. SKYPE used to be this way until more recent versions. I don't always want to just pop on as available, sometimes I want to be on by shown as away as to not be poked.

    9 votes
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  10. Appearance Setting

    Opinion about Apperance setting

    I suggest that Skype can add more color options for theme so that the user can have more options to choose

    9 votes
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  11. Make Notifications work

    Notifications actually come through to the computer

    9 votes
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  12. 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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  13. 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 ...

    9 votes
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  14. Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved

    Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved without having to hold down on the attachment and click save or download

    9 votes
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  15. Add setting to use external browser on mobile

    Please provide a setting that lets users open all links in their default browser/designated app on mobile Skype. I want the functionality of the default app (YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, chrome, etc) when I open links. It's cumbersome to have to click 'open in browser' for each and every link, when it should be a setting users are able to change for all links.

    The Gmail app has this feature. It's a check box that says 'open links in Gmail' that users can uncheck. Please implement something similar for the Skype mobile app.

    9 votes
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  16. how to delete all recent chats on Skype with ONE click

    how to delete all recent chats on Skype with one click

    8 votes
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  17. FIX Spell check. Cannot switch it off!!! Please fix it. RED SQUIGGLES all the time is maddening.

    FIX Spell check. Cannot switch it off!!! Please fix it. RED SQUIGGLES all the time is maddening.

    8 votes
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  18. Ability to disable hardware acceleration

    We should be able to turn off Hardware Acceleration - as available in most other apps that have video capabilities!

    I have a particular problem with this as an AMD graphics card user I do not have the ability to do this globally so I do it in each app individually (as keeping Hardware Acceleration on gives me a green flashing screen and eventually crashed my computer). I have searched for a fix to turn this off but it does not seem to be available.

    8 votes
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  19. filters for the camera!

    Please add filters for the camera- like black and white (think snapchat or instagram filters) I want to look more flattering when I look dead

    8 votes
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  20. Schedule Skype calls

    Calendar integration to schedule Skype calls and issue invites.

    8 votes
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