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  1. I brand new user interface - the existing one is appalling.

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    Too many icons in too many places doing too many things with no tool tips.

    When adding someone to a call - show that person is being called, or not.

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  2. Bring back the blue start up background whie is terrible to the eyes and does not jive well with dark mode

    White background was introduced in v. 8.51
    It used to be blue.

    Bring back the blue.

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  3. Skype icon at top of mobile screen .

    Please put Skype icon at the top of the screen on smart phone.

    1 vote
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  4. After the update I cannot resize the Skype Window. Fix it

    After the update I cannot resize the Skype Window vertically. Fix it.

    Also, get back 'Font Size' and 'Message Entry Area Resize' options.

    2 votes
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  5. separate chat window for each contact

    Please have ability to chat separately with each contact, currently the chat window is fixed and we have to select manually for each contact, this becomes troublesome while chatting with multiple people, it also results in posting message to a wrong window. Earlier versions had this ability and it is extremely useful, it was the most important features which had skype stand out from other chatting applications like WhatsApp, telegram etc.

    3 votes
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  6. "Go Back" to the question "Allow Skyp camera access".

    "Go Back" to the question "Allow Skyp camera access". When installing a user mistakenly presses NO while answering the question "Allow Skype access to webcam". Would like the option of going back and clicking YES.

    1 vote
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  7. The new logo SUCKS! It's giving me mass OCD, its smaller than all other logs both on MACOS and iOS.

    The new logo SUCKS! It's giving me mass OCD, its smaller than all other logs both on MACOS and iOS. How could you let your UI team do this

    4 votes
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  8. Blur

    Eliminate the blurred visual effect when tapping the speaker icon. Very annoying especially given how tough on eyesight/vision smartphone use is.

    1 vote
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  9. interactive emojis

    (time), (wait) , (waiting) the clock that appears on it should have current time of the region we are in! it gives much more appeal.

    2 votes
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  10. Skype timer

    I am very unsatisfied with a new version of Skype. It all begun from the version 8. I work as a tutor and when I share my screen to show my students PDF book with study material, it's impossible to see a timer (how many seconds and minutes were passed after the Skype call) Why you dislabled this function? On old Skype versions (up to 7th) it worked!

    4 votes
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  11. 2 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. status change times to inactive or away

    The user should be able to set the time after which the status changes to inactive or away. It would be useful both at android app and desktop versions

    3 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. reorder thread view on interface

    Morning, Skype.

    Is there a way I can move the message box up to the top of the screen in Skype desktop?

    Having the input box at the bottom of the screen is, ergonomically speaking, a problem waiting to happen from a health and safety aspect.

    My screen is positioned at the correct height. But after a long Skype chat, I feel my neck/nape really beginning to feel the strain of constantly looking at the bottom of the screen.

    How difficult would it be to 'flip' the message thread so that new messages enter at the top of the screen,…

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  17. Create a menu to bookmark message

    Need a option to star a message as favorite for accessing easily from menu

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  18. I need a way to keep all Skype meeting participants windows minimized and only the speaker maximized!

    I need a way to keep the windows of all Skype meeting participants minimized, and only the chosen speaker maximized!

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  19. Contact Panel

    I would like to see a contact panel on the left, like they use on Facebook Messenger.

    2 votes
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  20. you should have a feature that gives a choice in having the look of the classic skype set up!

    This feature could be a big help to us who are confused about using the new Skype but know the classic and know how to use it.

    4 votes
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