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  1. Quit option in menu

    There's a common feature in applications that skype is missing. It's usually under a file menu. It's called a QUIT option so you can fully exit the application you don't want running.

    Stop "optimising" the app and making it harder to use

    7 votes
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  2. Please update the Skype for Linux (Snap)

    I'm getting notified that there's a new version of Skype, but the Snap version's latest version in the stable channel is from 6 months ago, and the insider/stable channel isn't even the latest version.

    7 votes
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  3. Make feature like change time format 12h / 24h in chat options.

    Make feature like change time format 12h / 24h in chat options.

    4 votes
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  4. Disable auto-start

    Just give an option to not auto-start when the computer boots. How hard is that?

    11 votes
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  5. The persons we call are experiencing my voice breaking up after a few moments of conversation

    the persons we phone are experiencing my voice breaking up after a few moments of conversation.

    2 votes
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  6. 3 votes
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  7. How can I integrate Skype Contacts with Outlook for Mac..

    I Would love to be able to connect/call/chat with my Skype contacts from Outlook.
    In that way , Outlook and Skype ( both from same company) can work together to be a integrated communication... Outlook for Mac as email and contact and calendar.. while Skype for instant comms as well as Calling feature.. .. walla...

    2 votes
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  8. 2 votes
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  9. Minimise the call (Read the Description)

    My idea is that let's say you are on a call and instead you want to minimize so the chat is bigger [ http://bit.ly/2W2Q5zy ]. For example, when you are not in the call, you have a big sized chat, and then you can have a 'Go Back On Call button.' Because I do not like when it is a small chat.

    2 votes
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  10. Back to the app, that runs Skype for sharing

    Please return to the app that runs Skype for sharing directly.
    Now after sharing it opens shared user's chat and after that returns to the user list - every time it requres 2 senseless typings just to return to the caller apps.
    By the way, Skype is very slow and UI for sharing ups several seconds.
    All these things make sharing through Skype awful.

    3 votes
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  11. Raspberry Pi version for Raspbian Stretch compiled for the 64-bit ARM architecture.

    Provide a Raspbian Stretch (variation on Debian) compiled for 64-bit ARM CPUs. There are already 25 million Raspberry *** in circulation and use. I have switched to that as my primary development platform.

    3 votes
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  12. Ban other people add to group has left

    I want to skype have features ban other people add me to group that I left that group

    1 vote
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  13. I want the old skype back!

    So let me put this as politely as I can. The new version of Skype you are forcing us to use? It sucks massive balls. I mean really, compared to the old skype it's just about as useful as a stinking ****.

    I mean why are you not listening to your users? This is what every single one of your users are saying? We don't like your new version!

    Why?


    • No separate chat windows (you would think something so frickin basic would be in there)


    • Can't organize contacts in a neat little list and filter them to only exclude people…

    13 votes
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  14. Logging out of skype erases all the settings

    When I use Skype (current version 8.42.0.60, app version 14.42.60.0), I log in, make the calls, log out and close the program. Why has it been made so stupid that it forgets ALL the settings and I need to implement them from the beginning next time I use it, over and over, from necessary equipment to visual appearance?

    If MS has any decency left, don't show sympathy, small talk, make excuses etc., but take action and take care of the problem, otherwise this is just another nail in the coffin the corp. just being to fat to diet and not…

    1 vote
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  15. get rid of start page and go to login direct

    when you open skype open with the login page so you don't waste time then once you log in and have checked notifications don't keep showing them every time you login allow user to set what is allowed by skype not the program some of us have proprietary information on the computer that should not be open to anyone contacting us plus there are things in the room that should not be seen by others. Easier to use the competition because you don't have to fight the system

    5 votes
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  16. Let us set IDLE time to auto swtich status from ONLINE to any other status we choose if we go away for a preset of time

    Let us set IDLE time to auto swtich status from ONLINE to any other status we choose if we go away for a preset of time

    7 votes
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  17. Screen sharing

    I want a screen sharing option in my device

    5 votes
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  18. voting

    I cannot find anywhere that Skpe features - specifically, voting - are listed by Skype product (free Vs. cost). Is voting included in the free version?

    1 vote
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  19. Similar to Snapchats new feature you should add a spot where anything shared (such as links, photos, and audio) can be easily accessed.

    Similar to Snapchats new feature you should add a spot where anything shared (such as links, photos, and audio) can be easily accessed. Like have a tab in the chat where you can look at everything sent of that manner. Maybe even saved messaged that are important.

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    Hi :) Thank you for your feedback!
    This is a Skype Gallery feature that helps you easily retrieve shared content including media, links, and files. The Gallery pane displays all shared content from the beginning of the chat, so you can quickly find a picture you shared weeks ago, or a link sent to you in the chat. Just click Gallery under the chat name :)

    - Petr

  20. Skype was perfect until MS took it over, fix the random sign-outs & the over-active noise suppression

    Skype was perfect until MS took it over,
    fix the random sign-out.
    fix the over-active noise suppression.
    give us back a useable interface (text & video in one window)
    LISTEN TO YOUR USERS !!
    STOP MAKING SKYPE WORSE !!

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