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  1. Add soviet union flag to emojis

    The Flag of the Soviet union and other historical flags should be added to the emoji list

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  2. Kanji

    Can you add a setting to make the type a little larger? When reading Japanese Kanji, especially, it is difficult to discern some of the smaller strokes at the current type size.

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  3. Add regular non-moving emojis as well as the moving

    Can you add normal emojis to Skype? I keep having to go to the "touch keyboard" for normal emojis if i don't want the moving ones. don't get me wrong, I like the moving ones, but the non-moving ones i like too. Idk. its an idea

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  4. VERY VERY POOR support! how about some clear instructions or are you just a bunch of illiterates?

    simple. learn how to write in you mother tongue. Clear instructions and clear interface to delete and type in corrections to a contact. I do not give a shite about my contacts, contacts or any of your other stupid ideas. All I want is to make a bloody international call and I can't with all; your assinine bells and whistle.

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  5. File should be downloaded in background thread

    Any file downloading should be happened in background thread. Currently If someone sends me a file and I pressed download and if any message arrives from another conversation and if I leave that conversation window, it stops downloading so User has to download again from the start.

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  6. How much monthly to call everywhere in the world?

    If you are an international company can we have a deal to call mobile and landlines all over the world?

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  7. Transparent window after resize

    If you resize the main window to a larger size, the window becomes transparent in the new larger area. For example, if the Skype window starts at 800x600, and I increase the width of the window to 1200x900 there will be 400px of space on the right and 300 on the bottom that do not render and are completely transparent to the background content. Not even the window control icons for minimize or close are displayed, only the window border. If I close the app at this size and then restarted, the new size is kept and the window rendered…

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  8. password

    Allow sign in after successfully changing password. I was using a Skype account I'd used for years, on the same device I've been using it for several years. I'm so annoyed right now. I successfully changed my password and then got LOCKED OUT of my account. Even entering the new password doesn't work (confirmed by support person). NOWHERE does it tell me that I'm locked out and I need to wait 24 hours before trying again. So I'm entering my new password over and over, from multiple devices, and guess what? It doesn't let me in! How hard is it…

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 1 vote
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  12. Warn/Stop DND users when calling Queues

    Issue: When a caller with a status set to Do Not Disturb calls a call queue (hunt group) the answering agent call never connects. Both users are left with ringing call windows. In addition, the caller gets dozens of emails showing a missed call when the agent attempted a single to answer.

    Support Response: In case 14508750 the Technical Adviser stated:
    "Here the caller's client is cancelling the call. As checked with my Technical advisor and found that this is a known behavior with Microsoft.
    Microsoft's supporting argument would be that your status is a direct reflection of your willingness…

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  13. How to share system sounds with screen sharing with Mac OS High Sierra (10.13.6) using Skype for Desktop version OR Skype for Windows 10?

    How can I incorporate system sounds with screen sharing using Mac Desktop (Mac OS High Sierra - 10.13.6) OR Skype for Windows 10?

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  14. Make the navigation bar disappear until you tap the screen or have an option for a dark bar

    Currently, while on call, the navigation bar like the home and back button are whit. I think it would be nice to have the bare disappear until you tap the screen or have a dark option as well. It strains my eyes a bit with the white bar currently.

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  15. Allow user to dump a previous contact's face and recent call.

    I want to delete a person in my People section and I want to delete a Recent Call and not see that person or call. Deleting them out of my Contacts did not get rid of them on my Skype.

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  16. sound option disabling automuting of host computer sound

    As far as i have found out Skype will recognize that a piece of audio is coming from the host computer and mute "the sound from the computer" even if you try to loop it around into the input (scroll down).
    my setup is as follows 1. my input is an external soundcard.

    I am trying to get my youtube to go into the computer via my external soundcard like this: computer output (youtube)>mixer>external soundcard>computer imput.

    i cannot use the "share screen and sound" option, because then the sound from the computer and my guitar are out of sync, since…

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  17. Bonjour,

    La nouvelle version de Microsoft du 18/5 a modifié le son de ma voix de cruelle façon J'ai cherché longtemps car ce j'est pas la première fois que j'ai ce problème avec une nouvelle version. J'ai enfin trouvé d'où le problème venait. Le programme DTS SOJUND+ colonne enregistrement, "Suppression d'écho acoustique était décochée, pourquoi ??question pour Microsoft. j'ai recochée la case et le son Skype est redevenu normal. Si cela peut vous aider!!!
    !bien cordialement.
    Paul Lèques,
    Il faut informer Microsoft de ce réel et récurent problèume.

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  18. "Great Britain"

    Add ability to call mobile numbers in the United Kingdom (Great Britain), New Zealand, and Australia in your monthly subscriptions (calling plans)

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  19. Would like to have same number on business and personal account.

    Ability to have a business and personal account on same number.

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