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  1. 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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  2. 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

    34 votes
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  3. 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.

    14 votes
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  4. 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!

    6 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Sound Alert for Incoming Messages while skype and a chat is opened in skype for windows desktop

    There was a useful feature in skype8 that it can indicate incoming messages with a sound even when the application/or/chat is currently opened, but in v8.3.4, there is no such option remains in the skype settings, nor under notifications or sounds. Why have you removed that feature? there is no logic to remove this option without any solid reason in skype desktop client. It was very helpful for a VI user to know about new message with an audio alert. Kindly do something positive and bring that feature back to skype8 series. so we can try to use it with…

    25 votes
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  11. Bring back copy/paste quoting.

    Basically what the title says. I can't think of one good reason to keep the current "right click, select quote" method of quoting when ctlr+c/ctrl+v worked perfectly well in the past and let me copy more than just messages, but / commands (such as member roles or emotes or whatever) and the text they would produce with ease.

    19 votes
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  12. Add Auto-Translate or Instant Translate

    Current flow for communicating with people who don't speak English is not convenient.
    Include an option to translate a message on right click and add a translation bellow the message.

    12 votes
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  13. Activate or Deactivate spell checker when taping message

    Add the option "Spell Checker on/off" when taping messages

    27 votes
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  14. save the file to..

    make a saving more easy, like the classic version. its much more easy and convenient. In the classic version of skype I can easily save my file to whenever I like it to be save. pls. bring back this saving option of classic version on your new version of skype.

    13 votes
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  15. I'm really ****** off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that **** of 8, the chat became limited to the

    I'm really off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that of 8, the chat became limited to the last year! *******!

    22 votes
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  16. find messages and chats from specific dates.

    Being able to find messages from a specific date, so making it easier and avoiding an hour of scrolling down the chat to find the right date.
    Making it so you can find message from a month or a year ago in an easier way

    19 votes
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  17. Gallery

    Please can you re - implement the full gallery because I was looking for an image and realised you had limited the amount of photos stored there after the last update - help on this matter would be my h appreciated

    5 votes
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  18. copy and paste feature more convenient

    please bring back the old copy and paste feature.

    10 votes
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  19. Permit sent message edit and delete on both ends as in e.g. Discord...The lack of this functionality in Skype is unacceptable.

    Permit sent message edit and delete on both ends as in, e.g., Discord...The lack of this functionality in Skype is unacceptable and indicates a very poor user interface design or even, possibly, malicious intent...

    6 votes
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  20. Disable special format

    Allow the option to disable special formatting.

    10 votes
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