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  1. 8 votes
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  2. Voting Yes or No

    While Voting on skype, When Someone Votes Yes or no, The text is too small to recognize. Either make the YES OR NO bigger & prominent, or just replace the right side icon with yes and no written in it.

    5 votes
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  3. UI Scaling

    Please add the ability to scale UI size, so as to also enable full UI on splitting with low resolution screens.

    6 votes
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  4. UI Scaling

    Please add the ability to scale UI size, so as to also enable full UI on splitting with low resolution screens.

    5 votes
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  5. make all message bubbles black on the dark theme

    Please make all message bubbles black on the dark theme, and/or speech bubble color customable on my side for both messages I receive and send. I appreciate the black background in 8.34 and my speech bubbles are black, but other people's come across as various bright colors I can't read due to glare sensitivity. So I won't be able to read messages people send me until this option is implemented. We had all speech bubbles black in 7.37 with windows high contrast mode on, but you all forcibly removed 7.37 repeatedly when I tried to reinstall. Need you all to…

    6 votes
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  6. Simplify Main Window view (remove your extras)

    Hi! Thanks for adding Automatic Call Pickup feature. That was my most wanted feature for my mom.

    Now the next step. Simplify the Main Window.

    1) Remove the search string abive - it is irriratating that you forice it on us!

    2) Remove the buttons for Chats, Contacts, Notifications. These should be accessible in the menu. I hate this bar!

    3) Stop converting every **** call into an empty chat! This confuses and clutters the view. Why show empty chats???

    4) Please stop pulling all the Contacts. I don't want that. Do not mix all contacts!

    The new interface is…

    6 votes
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  7. actually have a ringing sound when someone calls you, is this just too difficult for your junior high programmers????

    add the ability to have a ringing sound when someone calls.
    currently there is none.

    your software is worst written in last 50 years.

    8 votes
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  8. Make the contact bar on the left hand side collapsible

    The side bar that shows all contacts along th left hand side of the window is fine but when using sky on IPad or anything else with a smaller screen it takes up almost half the chat area.
    Would be more convenient to be able to collapse it so just contact icons are visible while chatting to extend the size of the actual chat box

    9 votes
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  9. snapshot

    When I take a snapshots on skype the pic automatically goes to the person I'm having a conversation with. There should be a picture totake a snapshot of the person and go to a skype file rather than to the person via a text message. Previous skype editions had this feature. Bottom line: improve snapshot function

    8 votes
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  10. 7 votes
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  11. Chat - Not Text Msgr

    Bring back "compact view" or at least the ability to adjust the chat "bubble" heights. Also provide the option to put all text aligned left. This is a chat program, not text messenger.

    6 votes
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  12. Add an option for the small preview window when in calls to show messages along side or instead of the video

    Having the option to view these in the smaller video window would make it a lot easier than having to tab out when gaming or doing other things full screen.

    10 votes
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  13. Why is the accept calls in skype for business not green?

    It may be that I only have this problem, but when someone calls me, I always press the red button.

    I believe I expect a green button to hit when someone calls me.

    Is there someone else who has this problem?

    I think it's a little odd that Skype does not have a green answer button.

    All phones have a green answer button or a red button when you do not want to answer.

    I suggest you make the reply button in skype green.

    7 votes
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  14. 19 votes
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  15. Bring Close button [X] on right

    Some popup window like "Settings" shows Close button [x] on left. In Windows OS, it should be right side. It is very irritating to click sometime left , sometime right.

    21 votes
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  16. Navigation bar and Status bar color

    When we switch between the dark and light theme, navigation bar and Status bar should be change...

    9 votes
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  17. Create your own color scheme for profile background

    Instead having just 5 simple backgrounds for the profile, pull up an actual color dial with pretty much any color you want to pick from. As for the gradient scheme to it, have more options plus just the plain single color background. I just want red, or dark red. Thats all.

    16 votes
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  18. Reintegrate Windows high-contrast mode

    I am a visually disabled person. I was recently forced to update to the latest version of Skype and imagine my shock when the high-contrast settings I use on my computer are no longer effecting Skype. I’ve of course seen that Skype itself has a Dark Theme setting and have tried it. It is absolutely horrible. Not only does the centre of the screen were you see who you are calling with stay a colour gradient instead of turning black, the chat does not fully change either. Only my own messages turn black with white lettering. Other people’s messages stay…

    9 votes
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  19. light colored icons (e.g. the camera, phone and contacts) on a light background (light gray circle) make it difficult for vision impaired

    Create icons that vision impaired people (i.e. macular degeneration) can see. It is not easy or intuitive to find settings that can help with making the screen larger and making icons more visible.

    For vision impaired people, keeping the screen layout simple and keeping it the same is very helpful (because they tend to memorize where things are located on the screen).

    I am submitting this on behalf of my neighbor who has macular degeneration. he uses Skype weekly to keep in touch with his sister-in-law

    9 votes
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  20. More contrasting system tray icon

    Can you make the system tray icon use a solid color instead of the current gradient? Now, when in DND, it's very hard to notice the yellow dot for missed events.

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