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  1. when signing out, make the dialkogue to appear on top of other applications

    When you sign out, the window with the dialogue remains hidden by the other applications that are running. This is annoying because w never know for sure whether Skype has been disconnected or not...

    1 vote

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  3. Low Vision Icons

    icons on people are hard to see, the recently online icon should be green with a black spot in the middle rather than white. It's hard for low vision users, and users with small screens and high resolution to see.

    2 votes

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  4. Bring back old Skype

    We know you guys just want data from us and sell it to third parties, but please Microsoft just bring old Skype back atleast fire up the servers again.

    Nobody likes Skype 8 and even your employes hate it.

    Just please bring it back because it's just sad to see Skype being destroyed because you made a horrible version of Skype that everyone hates.

    5 votes

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  5. Bring back old Skype

    We know you guys just want data from us and sell it to third parties, but please Microsoft just bring old Skype back atleast fire up the servers again.

    Nobody likes Skype 8 and even your employes hate it.

    Just please bring it back because it's just sad to see Skype being destroyed because you made a horrible version of Skype that everyone hates.

    2 votes

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  6. Bring back old Skype

    We know you guys just want data from us and sell it to third parties, but please Microsoft just bring old Skype back atleast fire up the servers again.

    Nobody likes Skype 8 and even your employes hate it.

    Just please bring it back because it's just sad to see Skype being destroyed because you made a horrible version of Skype that everyone hates.

    2 votes

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  7. Bring back old Skype!

    We know you guys just want data from us and sell it to third parties, but please Microsoft just bring old Skype back atleast fire up the servers again.

    Nobody likes Skype 8 and even your employes hate it.

    Just please bring it back because it's just sad to see Skype being destroyed because you made a horrible version of Skype that everyone hates.

    3 votes

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  8. Bring back old Skype!

    We know you guys just want data from us and sell it to third parties, but please Microsoft just bring old Skype back atleast fire up the servers again.

    Nobody likes Skype 8 and even your employes hate it.

    Just please bring it back because it's just sad to see Skype being destroyed because you made a horrible version of Skype that everyone hates.

    3 votes

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  9. Hide the bottom command bar when mouse is inactive for a while

    The bottom command bar with mic, video, cancel call ...... Chat, Share screen, React More takes up good real estate that is wasted.

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    When the mouse is inactive for a while, hide this bar. Show the bar when the mouse is active.

    Bonus: This is especially true in share screen mode.

    1 vote

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  10. Hide control bar during videocalls

    During a call the control bar at the bottom should be transparent or hidden so that the visible area is larger. Changed with one of the last updates. Would be great to be able to change that back in the settings.

    2 votes

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  11. Increase the number of account choices listed in the login page

    Skype Windows App:

    The current limit of 2 accounts offered on the login page is ridiculous. We have my own, wife's and son's account. I use a password manager so the passwords are big and randomised. They can't be remembered. We have to find them and copy and paste every time to log in.

    We have had our accounts a long time and have a history of contacts and chats. When you bought Skype you gave me a new UNWANTED Skype account. This is now your default despite the fact that I never use it so it has no contacts…

    2 votes

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  12. button design

    Would it be possible to change the color and size of the camera, phone and group creation buttons that appear in the upper right-hand corner of the screen once we choose a contact? They are small and grey on white. I often help two persons who have a bad eyesight to call someone on Skype (I do it over the phone), and they have problems seeing these buttons. Black camera and phone on sky-blue buttons would be nice! Thanks!

    3 votes

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  13. windows live messenger theme

    a theme that makes it look like windwos live messenger

    7 votes

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  14. Skype classic FE

    My idea is to make seperate version of skype named skype classic FE (fan edition) and it will look like old skype classic 7.0 :) because as you all know microsoft disabled those versions so it will be pretty fun to have skype classic . sorry but skype 8 sucks :/. i dont like that this new skype 8 look, it seems excatly the same as snapchat.... and this interface is HORRIBLE!
    Hope you like it! and more poeple will finally use skype as good old days :>
    Thank you for reading this and bye!

    My favorite old skype classic…

    2 votes

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  15. 1 vote

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  16. Skype window themes & Add on Tools

    I think it would be awesome to upload custom background themes for skype windows like contacts window to have background themes. Also It would be a nice idea for skype to have add on tools and plugins useful for business and other things. Maybe maps add on?

    3 votes

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  17. backing picture

    Can you please bring back the backing picture. Some of the older versions have it.
    Thanks

    2 votes

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  18. Take off the grey bar at the top of video calls!

    It takes up a lot of space on my screen and there’s no setting for it.

    2 votes

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  19. allow contact to hear info from my harddrive

    allow contact to hear music or voice from my harddrive

    2 votes

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  20. Ansicht

    Skype startet automatisch im Zweisamkeitsmodus bzw. wechselt kurz nach dem Start der Besprechung in den Zweisamkeitsmodus und lässt sich vom Besprechungsmaster nicht zurück stellen. Wie lässt sich das Problem lösen?

    1 vote

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