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  1. notification sound when contact goes from away to active mode

    please give notification "SOUND" when contact goes from "AWAY' to "ACTIVE" as unless you are looking at the skype page, you do not know when they are available again. This would be very helpful.

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  2. Notification tone

    Please include a notification tone for chats in the UI. Its annoying to check phone constantly for any new chat.

    2 votes
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  3. Seria ótimo conseguir chamar a atenção do contato que estamos conversando e não nos responde.

    Seria ótimo conseguir chamar a atenção do contato que estamos conversando e não nos responde.

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  4. 1 vote
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  5. I have two Skype numbers. Please include the last four digits of covered numbers on subscription renewals. Thanks.

    I have two Skype numbers. Invoices for subscription renewals should include the last four digits of covered numbers. (As of now, there is no indication on invoices as to which phones relate to renewals.)

    1 vote
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  6. Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon .

    Play a sound to notify me when I receive a message. Light up the Skype tray icon. Hard to see that microscopic number in the icon

    4 votes
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  7. Open skype window minimized when a new message or call comes

    Open a Skype window minimized when a new message or call comes

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  8. Impending New User to Chat notification(s)

    It happens all the time when I am waiting for a chat friend to come online... and I go out in another room and cannot see a popup...
    It would be great if there would be a "User Definable Beep Notification" and "User Definable Popup (at user defined location for popup)".
    So I don't miss important calls or chats, or when a chat partner comes online.

    User features like were formally available in the (notable) "Yahoo Messenger" app. If MS would put some effort into user definable notifications then Skype would be a really useful application. Right now it is…

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    I typically have my USB headset plugged in but am not wearing it. When a Skype call comes in I often cannot hear it ringing. I would like to have my Skype default mic & playback be set to the USB headset but also have an option for the ringing sent to my speakers when someone is calling me on Skype.

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  10. 1 vote
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  11. Верните уведомления о Дне Рождения контактов Skype.

    Верните уведомления о Дне Рождения контактов Skype. Я всегда забываю их поздравить...

    2 votes
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  12. Mac that cannot have the OS updated, as it is from 2011 is not allowed to use skype.

    OS X 10.9 is not compatible with the new version of skype. My mac that cannot have the OS system updated as it is from 2011 is not allowed to use skype.

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  13. Rate this Call!

    Please give the option to stop with RATE THIS CALL after every chat. It's incredibly annoying.

    1 vote
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  14. INCLUDE SOUND(S) TO NOTIFICATIONS.

    I would be great if I could easily assign a unique sound to some of my contacts or when I receive a message. I couldn't find where to do this .

    3 votes
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  15. Show unread count badge on taskbar button (not in the system tray)

    While some users like the icon in the system tray, I believe that notifications belong with the actual taskbar button for a more unified feel. Skype for Desktop supports this notion and adds an unread count badge to the taskbar button. I would like to see this feature ported to Skype for Windows 10, please.

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  16. Better notification for unread messages

    Could we have a slightly more obvious indicator in the taskbar tray as to unread messages. The current one (a red dot that seems barely larger than one pixel) does not really grab the eye. Perhaps the current icon could get a complete colour change from green to red.

    2 votes
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  17. notification

    If we can customize the notification icon on the task bar(eg: color) for person or group wise will help prioritize the chat.

    as a example if skype is minimize while we are working on important task notification will appear on the task bar might not important (some chat not need to reply immediately) but we have to stop the task and need to check it.

    3 votes
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  18. Ability to turn off message previews and notifications during a call

    Thousands of teachers use Skype for online classes each and every day.

    It would be very helpful for teachers to block all message previews and notifications during a call, so that they can focus on the class fully.

    Message previews and notifications should still be active for the student they are teaching at that moment, because teachers switch to other programs while screensharing with the student and cannot see the chat at all times.

    8 votes
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  19. Out of office for Skype

    Out of office for Skype - you set up a time to set your status automatically to away (lunch hour, vacation, etc)

    2 votes
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  20. Moving Chat Notification Window

    We should be able to drag and drop the notification to any place on the screen and Skype would store this as default. Usually current place of notification disturbs other programs on the screen.

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