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  1. Highlight, copy, paste from Skype

    It needs to be possible to highlight, copy and paste a series of IM's, etc., -- including date and time timestamps -- from Skype 8 (Skype 7 supported this), I would be able to save the history information locally. Not being able to do so jeopardizes court cases in which I am a party.

    16 votes
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  2. why not have an option to print skype conversations?

    Would be a great idea if you had an option to print skype conversations. I personally would need this option to provide evidence to Immigration services to show that I regularly chat with my US Fiancee. She would need this option too to submit her evidence. Hope you can implement this idea soon. And make it so can print out conversations from the past as well.

    8 votes
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  3. Exact Expression in Search

    Search seems to have become worse than the previous versions of Skype.

    Now, it doesn't find exact expressions anymore, but instead will find messages containing any of the words I typed in the Search box.

    Please give us an option to choose how we want Search to behave.

    13 votes
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  4. Be able to delete chat, you can never be safe enough

    I would like to be able to delete my messages as I want my chat private and no let the scammers take advantage of my posts

    5 votes
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  5. Don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat

    Please, don't close the Skype window, when closing an image from a chat! This is annoying!!!

    When I close an image, I expect to go back to chat window, instead, skype is being minimized to tray.

    17 votes
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  6. NEEDS THE ABILITY TO DRAG/EXPAND MESSAGE BOX VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY

    THE NEW SKYPE (ON BROWSER) NEEDS THE ABILITY TO DRAG/EXPAND MESSAGE BOX VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY (WHICH ALSO HORIZONTALLY STRETCHES THE MESSAGES ABOVE) FOR BETTER VIEWING ON MONITORS LIKE OLD SKYPE 7.41
    Also restore 7.41 features like the Muppet Mojis, AWAY STATUS, and ability to pop out chat window (separate from contact list)

    15 votes
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  7. 89 votes
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  8. background picture

    I would like the option of selecting different backgrounds/images for each chat window. As many times i end up chatting in the wrong window as they all look the same ie white background.

    16 votes
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  9. delete

    deleted message does not show " Message is removed " in Chat or group.

    17 votes
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  10. image preview

    Why have you removed the option to enable/disable image preview in chat??? There is just web ink preview and no other option. Like seriously?? You are making Skype more painful instead of improving it :|
    Please add back the option to enable/disable image previews.

    7 votes
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  11. Skype icon should blinking different color on Taskbar

    Skype icon on taskbar should blink color when receive notification like it happened on Skype Classic so I know that someone sent me message

    30 votes
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  12. Let users resize the Text Char Sidebar

    On Desktop when I'm on call with another person, I can't resize the text chat sidebar. This is very inconvenient since they don't currently have a microphone making about 75% of my client's screen completely useless. I did set the text size to larger, but it's not large enough. If they'd let me resize the sidebar like on Skype 7 I would have no problems anymore. Thanks.

    20 votes
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  13. need classic features back

    make visible on left side under contacts names so we can see their status message without having to click on names - very inconvenient the way it is - make it appear like the classic version was please

    32 votes
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  14. Option for turning off the emoticons in conversation window

    In classic skype you could turn off any emoteicons. Now they just disturb while reading and replaces text in unexpected places. Plase bring that option back.

    12 votes
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  15. Good day. In the old Skype there was a function - "Hide the text input indicator" = where to find it in Skype version 8.36.0.52 or ask to ad

    Good day. In the old Skype there was a function - "Hide the text input indicator" = where to find it in Skype version 8.36.0.52 or ask to add this function!

    5 votes
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  16. I do not want to be forced to use the compact view

    I want the split view back. I woke up early to do some work today and you forced me to update and i lost the morning now.
    Give me back split view please.

    This is horrible, now i understand why most people want to switch off skype

    unreal..i feel like you robbed me today

    15 votes
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  17. Disable Advanced text formatting.

    Please, please put the ability to disable advanced text formatting from skype 7 back into skype 8. It's literally the only reason I used skype 7! It's so extremely frustrating that there isn't even a workaround anymore for it.!!

    12 votes
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  18. I really miss being able to edit something I just typed by pressing space and the up arrow.

    I really miss being able to edit something I just typed by pressing space and the up arrow.

    6 votes
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  19. Space for writing message

    It is not possible to remove all those icons in chat window. It would be better to choose which one should appear. I have a little space for writing message

    7 votes
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  20. Are you cutting or adding features ? I am unable to share My Desktop with the others like i was able to do in previous version !

    Are you cutting or adding features ? I am unable to share My Desktop with the others like i was able to do in previous version !

    5 votes
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