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  1. 16 votes
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  2. 7 votes
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  3. Double click entry automatically dials number

    Allow double clicking a phonebook entry to dial the number.

    9 votes
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  4. 9 votes
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  5. screen share

    Robust screen sharing should be implemented without dependency on a phone call. I should be able to share my screen and communicate via messaging / chat. Why do I need to be on call to share screen. Should be robust feature in and of itself. Also, you should integrate the whiteboard app with Skype. That is awesome.

    36 votes
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  6. 15 votes
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  7. 44 votes
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  8. hard to find a group or contact

    It's hard to find a group or Contact if I didn't remember or couldn't input the correct name of a group or contact with the new version

    7 votes
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  9. 如果可以選擇不要自動登錄會比較好。

    如果可以選擇不要自動登錄會比較好。

    43 votes
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  10. Support Microsoft family account parental controls in Skype

    Microsoft should add basic parental controls to Skype that allows a parent to (a) pre-approve all contacts on a child's contact list; (b) view chat history; and (c) not allow a child to delete the chat history.
    Microsoft already has a verifiable parental consent mechanism through the Microsoft Account family accounts feature. https://account.microsoft.com/family/
    I would like my child to contact me while I'm at work (I have Skype installed on my work computer and phone) as well as chat with his grandmother and a cousin who is his age.

    9 votes
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  11. UAC - Least permissions - not with Skype?

    Why does Skype need Administrative rights to install? What functionality are you tapping into that justifies this? Practice what you preach!

    8 votes
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  12. Make Skype 'Window' snap correctly

    All Windows applications, at least the ones on my system, correctly snap to a corner of the screen (Windows Key - Right, Windows Key - Down). Skype snaps as well, but doesn't become the correct size, it is actually quite a bit taller than other snapped windows.

    There appears to be some arbitrary minimum size for the window as I cannot make the window shorter by dragging it, even though there is plenty of free room in the application.

    This only happens in the Skype Windows Desktop application. The UWP application snaps fine, but has reliability issues, which is why…

    7 votes
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  13. Skype should never, under any circumstances hit/call any urls found in a message

    There is no way for skype to know what will happen when these urls are called. It could be anything from displaying a normal webpage to shutting down a nuclear plant.

    Testers often prepare and set up a test environment in such a way that when an url is run a specific problem they found is triggered. They can have spend hours setting it ll up so when the developer checks on the issue he only needs to run the url.
    If that url is sent to the developer by skype, and then skype decide to hit that url it…

    14 votes
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  14. There should be an option to make Skype wake up a Sleeping computer on an incoming call

    Skype should tightly integrate with the operating system and when there's an incoming call when the computer is is sleeping or turned of, it should wake up the computer.

    9 votes
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  15. Allow files and images to be dragged out of skype and dropped in another application

    It should be possible to....


    1. ... Drag a file you have received or are receiving to another application, for example Windows Explorer or an email in Outlook.


    2. ... drag and drop an image you have received or are receiving to another application. When dropped in an imaging application, like dotNET Paint, it should show/insert the image into that application. If dragged into an applikation like Windows Explorer it should provide the image as a file.


    NOTE: This should work and complete successfully even if you close Skype before the operation is complete.

    20 votes
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  16. Add option to bring back beautiful icons from first version of the Skype 8

    New icons in Skype 8 is so usual but old version of that was so sexy. Please add option to switch between them.

    11 votes
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  17. Reintroduce custom menus

    Good evening,

    Since version 8.16.76.8 of Skype released last February, the "custom menus" present in Skype, have been removed and the only one that is still present concerns only the change of avatar:
    https://i57.servimg.com/u/f57/11/54/95/77/34794_10.jpg

    These gave a nice side to Skype which is not the case now:
    https://i57.servimg.com/u/f57/11/54/95/77/status10.png

    Could you reintroduce them in an upcoming Skype update please?

    Thank you in advance.

    9 votes
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  18. Integrate Live Surveys and Polling during Meetings

    This feature is available in some competitive tools to do audience polling or live questions (not just chat) but more classified for interactive real time meetings. More useful during townhalls

    8 votes
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  19. Remove the Skype Highlights on mobile, or at least let us completely hide them in the app

    I understand why Microsoft wants to make Skype a more social platform, but nobody asked for Skype Highlights, and nobody use them. At its core, Skype is a messaging/Voip app, we don't need it to become the new Snapchat. Thanks.

    5 votes
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  20. I would like back the way I could signal my absence with yellow color. This is convenient because I use Skype for work, when I have break...

    I would like back the way I could signal my absence with yellow color. This is convenient because I use Skype for work, when I have break... I use to just change my color to yellow, and when I was back I could change it back to green. Sometimes I ofcourse forget to do it, so it would be nice if there was an option to set it on auto, so that if Skype detecs that I am using computer it would auto set it to green and vice versa. But ofcourse this should only be an option, since sometimes…

    14 votes
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