Display full width of everyone's video feed
Please make it so that everyone's full video is displayed horizontally by default when in a group video call with two or more users. It's incredibly annoying to have 66% of someone's video hidden on the UI when all video feeds are shown in the main window since they are displayed in a vertical orientation.
I understand this is implemented to "fill" the user's screen but it's a bad approach in my opinion. Skype 7 would show the full width of everyone's video when their cameras were enabled. Now however, someone's video feed is always cropped to display in a vertical orientation as if they are using Skype on a mobile device.
TL;DR: The desktop version of Skype should always show the full width of a user's video feed with no cropping.
Shawn Obery commented
This is so annoying - Why would you not want to see the full video feed?
Surely this can be fixed with an option in Settings to "Always show full video feed"
Oleg Gorfinkel commented
So, it's been almost a year since this suggestion was posted, and no action from Microsoft yet? Come on, guys, please respond. It's ridiculous to have to select the "Show full video feed" option on EVERY CALL! I don't understand who your user interface designers are to even have thought of such a thing in the first place. But, to go from that to ignoring so many users who have brought this to your attention is to add insult to injury. How difficult is it to put this option in Settings and with the default for cropping set to OFF?
The old version of Skype use to show all the faces of my group call. Now i only see half o the faces of each participant if there is more that two peoplel in a group call. The only version was better and easier to use