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  1. Hide control bar during videocalls

    During a call the control bar at the bottom should be transparent or hidden so that the visible area is larger. Changed with one of the last updates. Would be great to be able to change that back in the settings.

    1 vote

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  2. Increase the number of account choices listed in the login page

    Skype Windows App:

    The current limit of 2 accounts offered on the login page is ridiculous. We have my own, wife's and son's account. I use a password manager so the passwords are big and randomised. They can't be remembered. We have to find them and copy and paste every time to log in.

    We have had our accounts a long time and have a history of contacts and chats. When you bought Skype you gave me a new UNWANTED Skype account. This is now your default despite the fact that I never use it so it has no contacts…

    1 vote

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  3. button design

    Would it be possible to change the color and size of the camera, phone and group creation buttons that appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen once we choose a contact? They are small and grey on white. I often help two persons who have a bad eyesight to call someone on Skype (I do it over the phone), and they have problems seeing these buttons. Black camera and phone on sky-blue buttons would be nice! Thanks!

    2 votes

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  4. windows live messenger theme

    a theme that makes it look like windwos live messenger

    6 votes

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  5. Skype classic FE

    My idea is to make seperate version of skype named skype classic FE (fan edition) and it will look like old skype classic 7.0 :) because as you all know microsoft disabled those versions so it will be pretty fun to have skype classic . sorry but skype 8 sucks :/. i dont like that this new skype 8 look, it seems excatly the same as snapchat.... and this interface is HORRIBLE!
    Hope you like it! and more poeple will finally use skype as good old days :>
    Thank you for reading this and bye!

    My favorite old skype classic…

    2 votes

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  6. 1 vote

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  7. Skype window themes & Add on Tools

    I think it would be awesome to upload custom background themes for skype windows like contacts window to have background themes. Also It would be a nice idea for skype to have add on tools and plugins useful for business and other things. Maybe maps add on?

    3 votes

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  8. backing picture

    Can you please bring back the backing picture. Some of the older versions have it.
    Thanks

    2 votes

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  9. Take off the grey bar at the top of video calls!

    It takes up a lot of space on my screen and there’s no setting for it.

    2 votes

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  10. allow contact to hear info from my harddrive

    allow contact to hear music or voice from my harddrive

    2 votes

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  11. Ansicht

    Skype startet automatisch im Zweisamkeitsmodus bzw. wechselt kurz nach dem Start der Besprechung in den Zweisamkeitsmodus und lässt sich vom Besprechungsmaster nicht zurück stellen. Wie lässt sich das Problem lösen?

    1 vote

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  12. Automated text and phone call for App application

    I don't subscribe to cell phone services. I am using Skype second phone no. as my main mean of communication. However, since Skype cannot receive automatic text or phone call, I cannot register with many App which utilize 2 way verification by sending text messages to the Skype no. For truly being forward thinking and using Internet as the main mode of communication, this challenge should be overcome.

    1 vote

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  13. Please add monochrome icons for ubuntu cllient

    almost all ubuntu apps have a settings for monochrome icons. pls add it so the skype client can adhere to the system theming.

    1 vote

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  14. Take profile picture using webcam

    You used to be able to take a profile picture with skype through the webcam.
    can't find how in the latest edition

    1 vote

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  15. Get rid of the loud sound when you call someone

    When you call someone on Skype it plays a loud little jingle until the other person answers. I feel like it could either be quieter, replaced, or just completely gotten rid of

    2 votes

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  17. Change background in chat

    Change background in chat

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  18. Chat customisation

    It would be awesome if we could:

    (1) Change the background of our chat, like custom images.

    (2) Change the theme color from blue to something else, like red or orange.

    (3) Change ringtone for incoming calls

    3 votes

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  19. change name

    have a button to change your name

    4 votes

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  20. Have a feature in the setting called background theme

    like for example, I want my background theme red on skype I go to settings, and I get it with 2 clicks

    1 vote

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