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  1. Less wasted UI space and many more options, and act on complaints!

    I now hate Skype. Why? Because it takes up so much space and no longer has a proper conpact mode. I hate the update nags and the drastic UI deterioration, from version to version. Why don't you simply allow more options? Then, you could foist whatever UI you want on new users, but show some respect/loyalty to long-term users (been a user for prob 20 years) by allowing UI tailoring as they want. It's not exactly a new idea. What IS new is the "we know best" approach that is so evident. What is this "Suggest" thing for, and why…

    13 votes
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  2. Hello 1) I am ****** that I am forced to install this new version instead of the old 7.xxxxx which was 1000 times better and user friendly.

    Hello
    1) I am ****** that I am forced to install this new version instead of the old 7.xxxxx which was 1000 times better and user friendly.
    You keep try to emulate Apple and lose your identity.

    2) I was the first NDA betatester worldwide for Skype since 2003, and this version is the worst of all times.

    Yo do not listen to your users/customers and you have turned this wonderful program to something peopla are leaving in the thousands. If read the reviews and feedback, you will find that 9 out of ten users do not like version 8......

    23 votes
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  3. Dear Team, There should be an option to delete all the contacts.

    In the previous versions, we had an option to select all the contacts and delete at once. can we have an option?

    13 votes
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  4. Make Skype tab flash for new messages

    In Windows 7 --- when I minimize Skype and get a message, make the Skype tab FLASH to indicate a new message arrived (now its too small)

    9 votes
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  5. Good day. In the old Skype there was a function - "Hide the text input indicator" = where to find it in Skype version 8.36.0.52 or ask to ad

    Good day. In the old Skype there was a function - "Hide the text input indicator" = where to find it in Skype version 8.36.0.52 or ask to add this function!

    5 votes
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  6. PRIVACY

    YOU MUST BE FORCED BY COURT TO OFFER A PAID VERSION WITHOUT ANY TRACKING, GADGETS, LINKS to Offers and ensured privacy with high penalty!!

    6 votes
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  7. Older verison of skype

    I like the older version of skype and I've read about plenty of other people that refer the older version skype 7.40 or 7.41. I liked the layout of it because it was easier to find what I was looking for and whenever somebody was online I knew they were online instead of guessing if they're online or not it is frustrating to me, I do like that we are able to personalize the newer version of skype but I don't like anything else about it.

    32 votes
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  8. Video feed (of myself and the other person) in the upper part of the window, instant messenger in the lower part of the window

    Classic Skype (when minimized) had the text messenger in the lower part of the window and the video feed in the upper part of the window (of both my video partner and myself - resizable). This is a feature that was important to me and I wish it would be back.

    Right now, I can only choose between video call and text messenger, but not text messenger with video in it just like Classic Skype had.

    10 votes
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  9. Copying format

    When copying chat from window make it so it's the same text format as Skype7. It was easier to archive it this way in a neat format :(
    So:
    [Date][User][Message]

    Right now the text is all scattered, making the copying function useless. Please, bring it back.

    7 votes
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  10. We need size control of programme windows

    SKYPE's Windows' needs to be more RESIZABLE. It is 500+ pixels wide and 750+ pixels long at its MINIMUM size. This is outrageous because it uses more than 33% of my screen real estate. The same is true for an open contact window. If you need a minimum size it should be 350 pixels for BOTH width AND length. What if I want to speak to two different people? What about three? Stop being so GREEDY so that your programme is the ONLY program that will fit on the screen, crippling any other ongoing work.

    12 votes
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  11. Allow us to turn off automatic updates in Skype 8.34.0.78.

    Not all of us want Skype to automatically update. There are reasons for this. Please give us the option to disable automatic updates. I have checked over and over for this option in settings and it's not there.

    27 votes
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  12. Organize groups into a custom top-level object

    Now I have access to my favorites and other contacts and groups.

    I have groups of conversations with different sets of participants but united by a common goal.

    For example, I need a Concrete plant, which contains a group of "Energy room", "Accounting", etc.

    6 votes
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  13. Allow copy and paste for numbers to call and the use of dialing strings

    Should be able to use dialing strings, commas and # when making conference calls. That is a basic need. If this doesn't fixed, I'll be moving to Zoom when the enable voice calls soon.

    5 votes
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  14. Implement HUD-free video calling

    User "anonymous" created this request: https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-welcome-to-skype-ideas/suggestions/35324896-add-the-full-screen-function-back-and-give-us-hud

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    Add the Full-Screen function back, and give us HUD-free video calls again!

    What I loved about Skype 7, and what made it the apotheosis of all messaging apps, was its great and reliable video calling. I was able to toggle in and out of full-screen, resize the picture to the size I wanted, and I had the option of a disappearing HUD by simply moving the mouse - not even the person's profile picture could be seen -- it was great! But in Skype 8? You have all kinds of clutter on the…

    7 votes
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  15. I do not want to be forced to use the compact view

    I want the split view back. I woke up early to do some work today and you forced me to update and i lost the morning now.
    Give me back split view please.

    This is horrible, now i understand why most people want to switch off skype

    unreal..i feel like you robbed me today

    15 votes
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  16. Disable Advanced text formatting.

    Please, please put the ability to disable advanced text formatting from skype 7 back into skype 8. It's literally the only reason I used skype 7! It's so extremely frustrating that there isn't even a workaround anymore for it.!!

    12 votes
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  17. I really miss being able to edit something I just typed by pressing space and the up arrow.

    I really miss being able to edit something I just typed by pressing space and the up arrow.

    6 votes
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  18. Space for writing message

    It is not possible to remove all those icons in chat window. It would be better to choose which one should appear. I have a little space for writing message

    7 votes
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  19. emoji notifications

    Please do not notified emoji to me, when someone reply emoji at my comments.

    5 votes
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  20. Group Setting

    For running and managing group properly I need your help too:
    1. Limiting members from adding other users to the group chat.
    2. Kicks the user out from the group and ban them for rejoining the group in future (/kickban is not working)
    3. Hide group members Id show people are not able to steal id ( many are here/net for fun or for girls so they join groups so they can get girls id only with the help of one simple command ​​​​​"showmembers" possible you can get all group members id I think your team need to reserve few…

    4 votes
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