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  1. CLEARANCE OF HISTORY PRIVACY MODE SHOULD BE RE-INTRODUCED

    CLEARANCE OF HISTORY (PRIVACY TAB) SHOULD BE RE-INTRODUCED

    9 votes
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  2. Limit number of simultaneous notification-windows to 1 (instead of the current 3)

    Currently constant messages can fill up large area of the screen while being stacked. I suggest adding option to limit it to single one (which may increase in contents with the following notifications).
    For an example and further improvements for UI, please refer to the now obsolete "Skype classic".

    2 votes
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  3. start up WITHOUT needing to install AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN

    start up WITHOUT needing to install AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN

    2 votes
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  4. group video calling how many can people can I have in one conversation

    linking up with 3 other people in a group video chat

    2 votes
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  5. Skype should offer a search feature using Bing to look up ememrgency numbers

    Dear Techies, My husband was having a heart attack and even though I knew I could not use Skype for emergency calls but during the panic I ran to my laptop anyway. It was the only phone I had. It would have been nice if I could have clicked into a search feature so I could search for the number I needed. the search feature should open up in its own window allowing the user to search using Bing.

    2 votes
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  6. 14 votes
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  7. Move speaker icon

    Please allow the speaker icon to be moved away from where people's ears will touch their phone screens on Android phones. Even when I hold my ear an inch away from the screen, the app goes into speaker phone mode and the other person can no longer speak privately. This is not OK. Another good way to resolve this would be to create an option control that allows the speaker phone to be permanently disabled until that option is changed back again.

    1 vote
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  8. macOS Mojave Accessibility Keyboard Issue

    When using the builtin macOS accessibility keyboard in Skype for Mac, if I select an auto-recommended typing suggestion, the text field locks up and I'm not able to hit the backspace key either on the physical keyboard or the accessibility keyboard.

    1 vote
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  9. changing font size for Skype mobile!

    changing font size for Skype mobile!

    3 votes
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  10. 3 votes
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  11. bring back the old skype

    i would of prefered if support could of been continued for skype 7, because skype doesn't work for visually impaired people, what's being done to address skype 8 compatibility with JAWS Screen reader please? why do microsoft make decisions like this? many visually impaired people don't want to upgrade skype due to it's incompatibility with JAWS

    3 votes
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  12. adding the old keyboard shortcuts from skype 7 to skype 8

    i would like to ask if the old keyboard shortcuts can be included from skype 7 in skype 8 please?

    and also why is skype 7 support no longer available? this is really annoying.

    please can my feedback be posted in this forum please?

    I'm a visually impaired user of skype and i don't like how the new skype looks i wish the classic version can be brought back.

    please can this be taken into consideration please?

    I'm visually impaired and i use JAWS Screen Reader.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Tolga Karatas.

    can also the skype menu be broughyt back as well…

    3 votes
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  13. skype 8 improvements accessibility

    i am a visually impaired user of skype and i would really appreciate it if skype 8 can be made like skype 7 because this version isn't really accessible for people with visual impairments.
    please can this be taken into consideration and the menues, video calls, voice calls, cannot be made using the standard keyboard shortcuts for visually impaired users that were available in skype 7.40 please can the classic skype menue, be brought back in skype 8 please?

    Regards,

    Tolga.

    3 votes
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  14. make skype 8.0 more accessible for visually impaired people,

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am a visually impaired user of skype, with the assistive technology called JAWS Screen Reader, can skype 8 be more user friendly for visually impaired people please?

    I have tested skype 8 and it's no where near skype 7. the nenues are so difficult to access and it's so harder to make audio and video calls

    3 votes
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  15. Voting and description for chats

    Add the voting +1/-1 to every message.
    Allow to create the poll.
    Add ability to add text info about chats group.

    3 votes
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  16. image/file review

    Hi, whenever we are dropping some image or file in skype then it posts directly.

    So it should show preview than ask confirmation to send.

    web.whatspapp.com use the same thing and we love it.

    sometimes we choose the wrong file and we never get a chance to review it.

    So preview is better than send only.

    3 votes
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  17. Voting Yes or No

    While Voting on skype, When Someone Votes Yes or no, The text is too small to recognize. Either make the YES OR NO bigger & prominent, or just replace the right side icon with yes and no written in it.

    5 votes
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  18. Automatic authorization in Skype

    The way to enable automatic authorization in Skype version 8.42:
    Logout> Remember your account ... - Yes
    retains authorization for a short time, approximately 10 hours, and then at the entrance it is necessary to re-enter credentials.
    The request to the developers to make this authorization method reliable or add the "Automatic authorization enable / disable" switch to the Skype settings.

    3 votes
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  19. 1 vote
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  20. 3 votes
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