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  1. Please add prevent unauthorized contacts messaging to me...

    Please add prevent unauthorized contacts messaging to me...

    12 votes
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  2. contact list visible by default

    give us a choice of what list is default - I prefer to see contacts, not chats or calls

    7 votes
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  3. Add and Remove options for Suggested and Alpha sorted contacts

    I am trying to list all of my existing contacts at the top of the left panel, however the Suggested lists (which display first) contains only some pre-determined contacts, not all. 'The only setting allows just Favorites, which displays below Suggested, but does not allow removing the Suggested ones, so that favorites will display first. Below that, the contacts are displayed by an Alpha sort, which if you include Favorites, can display contacts 3 separate times. How about options allowing adding or removing contacts for all 3 options, Suggested, Favorites and/or Alpha sorting so user can display contacts as desired…

    7 votes
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  4. Update Skype Contacts from Outlook

    Both outlook and skype use contact lists for phone nos, yet you cannot import or update skype from outlook !! I would expect this to be seamless and easy, yet you cannot do it. I have seen this request numerous times so if Microsoft has customers first, WHY ?????

    28 votes
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  5. Share screen

    I need Share Screen

    17 votes
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  6. When dialing a new number ask if user wants to add it to contacts... simple right?

    When dialing a new number ask if user wants to add it to contacts... simple right?

    6 votes
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  7. 6 votes
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  8. Contact list addition

    Would like to have section on contacts page to allow personal notes to be stored about the contact.

    10 votes
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  9. To share skype contacts

    In old version we can easily share skype contacts to other contacts.

    17 votes
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  10. how can i exclude contacts that do not have a phone number*? id like to see contacts like skype 7.4

    how can i exclude contacts that do not have a phone number*? id like to see contacts like skype 7.4

    5 votes
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  11. Naming phone numbers for easier managing of multiple calling daily!

    So basically old skype had this function where you could save a phone number as a contact(basically naming it any name you want).Me working with skype and calling a lot of numbers daily this was so much easier since I could just search the name I've already assigned to someone and their contact-number would pop up.New skype doesn't support that.

    14 votes
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  12. Separate First Name/Last Name/ Company Name in the contact listing and allow sort by first or last name.

    Enter contacts as First Name/ Last Name/ Company Name and allow contact list to be ordered by Last/First or First/Last

    10 votes
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  13. Total contacts

    Please display total number of contacts under the head "contacts"

    8 votes
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  14. Why is the shared screen option missing , bring it back

    The button which gave a list of sharing screen and sound etc . This is missing and we I can have meetings sharing screen .

    7 votes
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  15. You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skyp latest version of

    You need to allow the user to modify information about individuals on their contact list. One is unable to do that in Skype's latest version.

    15 votes
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  16. add SMS phone contact

    Need to add a phone # to send an SMS. OR, to change that persons Skype profile phone # so that I can send an SMS. WITH this feature I could contact the person and text "PLS TURN ON SKYPE"

    10 votes
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  17. Managing non Skype contacts

    A sort for non Skype contacts and not have them mixed in with Skype contacts with the "all" sort.

    19 votes
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  18. Import contacts from Ms Outlook. Worked before the 8.2 and 8.3 updates

    Import contacts from Ms Outlook. Worked before the 8.2 and 8.3 updates

    17 votes
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  19. Use standard scroll bar control

    The scroll bar does not work correctly. Standard windows scroll bars have a rich set of behavior, but the custom control used in Skype is missing some of it.

    Clicking above or below the thumb should scroll up or down by one page. It does not.

    It disappears when the mouse leaves the window.

    It changes width on mouse-over, making it harder to hit (Fitts' law)

    It does at least capture the mouse.

    13 votes
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  20. Suggested contacts tab needs to go.

    Suggested contacts tab needs to go. Nobody needs sugested in contacts they already know. It is just a waste of time and space.

    18 votes
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