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  1. Support for USB handset functionality

    Before Microsoft took over Skype, the application had support for functionality on USB phones such as answering and ending calls, adjusting volume control, mute and so on. This is Remote Call Control (RCC). This was really useful and I used it with my Jabra USB handset. This functionality has been removed for some reason - a real retrograde step. Please can it be restored ASAP?

    8 votes
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  2. Not just the Windows Store App Verion, but Skype DESKTOP version

    Please make the desktop version NOT THE APP version, be able to split the contacts from the chat window.

    8 votes
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  3. 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.

    8 votes
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  4. Option to close the app when we sign out

    Hello. When I sign out of Skype on Android, the app closes and then reopens to a sign in window. I find this annoying. Could we have an option in settings to close the app when we sign out. Thank you.

    8 votes
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  5. 8 votes
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  6. Don't have Skype Running all the time

    I like Skype - it's a great app. I just don't want it running all the time in the background on my computer. I want to use it to make calls etc but when I'm done I want the capability to exit the program completely. There is no option to quit from the taskbar.
    Asa a result I am uninstall Skype on my computer.

    8 votes
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  7. 8 votes
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  8. ALLOW CALLER-ID FOR LANDLINES, AT LEAST THOSE W/SMS CAPABILITY

    ALLOW CALLER-ID FOR LANDLINES, AT LEAST THOSE W/SMS CAPABILITY

    RIGHT NOW IT FAILS TO REGISTER LANDLINES AND WEBSITE FAILS TO EVEN NOTIFY USER

    ALSO, THE NEW SKYPE (ON BROWSER) NEEDS THE ABILITY TO DRAG/EXPAND MESSAGE BOX VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY (WHICH ALSO HORIZONTALLY STRETCHES THE MESSAGES ABOVE) FOR BETTER VIEWING ON MONITORS LIKE OLD SKYPE 7.41

    Also restore 7.41 features like the Muppet Mojis, AWAY STATUS, and ability to pop out chat window (separate from contact list)

    8 votes
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  9. Contacts

    Trash the "Suggested" in Contacts so the "Favourites" is at the top of the list when that screen is displayed.

    8 votes
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  10. changing background

    how to change background

    7 votes
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  11. Please add Custom sounds back to skype please

    Please add the custom sounds back please

    7 votes
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  12. Vorrei proporre che venisse modificata la possibilità di eliminare partecipanti o mutarli durante il corso di una videochiamata. Grazie.

    Sono uno studente e vorrei proporre che venisse modificata la possibilità di eliminare partecipanti o mutarli durante il corso di una videochiamata. Ciò ostacola gli alunni e i professori nel pieno svolgimento delld loro funzioni. Grazie per la vostra attenzione

    7 votes
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  13. Option to change chat time info to 24 hour time

    Please make an option for chat time info and any time info to be changeable to 24 hour time, thanks!

    7 votes
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  14. NEED LARGER TEXT

    I am 65 with old eyes....REALLY need to be able to enlarge text more...I have it on the largest setting, still not large enough
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, GIVE US OPTIONS FOR LARGER TEXT !

    7 votes
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  15. allow users to disable emojis.

    allow users to disable emojis.

    7 votes
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  16. Please restore to Skype the option to turn off automatical updates!

    Please restore to Skype the option to turn off automatical updates! With this option gone, all Skype users are hostages of all bugs that keep appearing with new and unstable (but now mandatory) versions.
    E.g. I have constant problems with Skype since the program updated itself from 8.49 to 8.50 and then 8.51 - so much that either I shut down Skype and go without it, or it irritates me with every Windows startup.

    7 votes
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  17. chat manager history

    chat history manager hat enables you to store and manage conversations, filter chats, and search through saved conversations according to the date… when will be possible?

    7 votes
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  18. Schedule Skype calls

    Calendar integration to schedule Skype calls and issue invites.

    7 votes
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  19. Please add the proxy settings back for Skype

    Please add the proxy settings back for Skype, we need to change between two proxies and also using the internet directly without proxy

    7 votes
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  20. Fix Skype Settings, please.

    Can you make this handicap Skype 8 at least to REMEMBER the chosen settings?

    Every time we start it, we have to set it again on Contacts, because most obviously Skype 8 has Arteriosclerosis, and does NOT remember anything,
    It just goes again and again on Chats.
    Please DO NOT IMPOSE your smart ideas on the users. and leave them with some choice, about what they want to see first, when they open the application.
    Thank you.

    7 votes
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