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  1. I would to EASILY find a button to turn the app off since it it used rarely and doesn't need to load everyday.

    I would to EASILY find a button to turn the app off since it it used rarely and doesn't need to load everyday.

    1 vote
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  2. Add more ways to adjust the appearance of the app

    Add more ways to adjust the appearance of the APP. For example, like the old Windows Program you could scale the width and some heights of views like the contacts view, text size, sounds, overall scale.

    The reason I favor the web browser Skype over the new app for desktop is because I can zoom out on the browser so it don't feel as claustrophobic.

    Please add some kind of menu at the top off the app it feels odd just having it go into the minimize, maximize, and exit bar.

    2 votes
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  3. Allow us to disable emoticons

    I can't figure out a single good reason why this option was removed.

    1 vote
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  4. ********

    Here's an idea... GET RID OF THE FEATURE THAT POPS UP EVERY FIVE MINUTES SAYING "UPDATE YOUR BACKGROUND APPS SETTING: YOU MAY BE MISSING SKYPE CALLS." I don't even have a skype??? My microsoft account made one for me and is now PUSHING to make me let it run in the background. ********.

    1 vote
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  5. Stop trying to turn Skype into a modem MSN messenger and just return it to a perfectly good Voice and Video platform.

    Skype 'was' a great platform / app that focused on quality audio and video.

    Now that Microsoft owns it, it's slowly turning into a modern MSN messenger.

    It now has far too many bells and whistles, but little focus on the core elements.

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    Ensuring audio is clear and can be routed to nice headset, for clearer call quality.

    If I'm calling a client, it is VITAL that they hear me clearly and more importantly that I can clearly hear every fine detail of the conversation.
    If I miss something important, it could cost my company thousands to put right.

    5 votes
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  6. Add "Share to Skype" in Windows "Snip and Sketch" app

    In Windows Snip and Sketch app, I can share screens shots to lots of apps , but not Skype.

    Between them, I hope Microsoft's Windows group and Skype team can find a way to fix this.

    2 votes
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  7. please make the bookmarks button more visible in the skype window thx (a quicker access)

    please make the bookmarks button more visible in the skype window thx (a quicker access)

    3 votes
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  8. Sub Chats

    Smaller chats for different topics under the main chat

    2 votes
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  9. Enable Multitasking in iPad

    As much as I know Skype is going out of support.. Can you please enable ipad multi tasking please.
    Its frustating that skype only works in full screen and if I want to do some work while in a call and see a presentation or just chat with a colleague while looking at some document in split view.. and I can not do that.

    1 vote
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  10. Make it possible for a person to hve 2 different Skype accounts without having to have another email address and telephone number

    Make it possible for a person to hve 2 different Skype accounts without having to have another email address and telephone number

    1 vote
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  11. Link with CMS platforms or other team management apps

    add a feature to link skype with CMS platforms or apps like Asana, salesforce, zoho etc. this can help business to quickly add tasks from their conversations and also help in team management and commusnication between clients and customers

    1 vote
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  12. Hide call button option

    Hi, on skype for mobile, please add an option to hideor move the call and video call buttons while chatting. I use those features rarely, but because of where it is, i hit the call button by accident roughly once a week

    1 vote
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  13. Kindly do add stick kays option as it was in the old version

    Kindly do add stick kays option as it was in the old version

    3 votes
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  14. 1 vote
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  15. Add option to hide the menu bar

    The menu bar itself not needed for everyday skype use, please add an option to hide it (and could be re enabled with a shortcut)
    advantages : more vertical space and more consistent design

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. 5 votes
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  18. UI Needs Tweaking

    Skype UI should have an OPTION to be smaller/compact with additional organization options. Example is the Contacts menu. I should be able to:
    - sort the way I want (so not alphabetical) and put people in groups
    - make the rows smaller by reducing the picture and/or name text
    Overall UI:
    - allow just small icons to appear instead of name + icon (Chats, Calls, Contacts, etc). It's nice when starting out, but I need my screen space.

    Everything is just super bulky now without a compact option.

    3 votes
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  19. More space devoted to the user status.

    The user status icon is hard to see on a high resolution monitor, only 14x14 pixels and it is very important information. There is enough room to add a much more visible flair for a user's state and even make the status icons a bit more differentiated just so its easier to see who is online at a glance.

    4 votes
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  20. divide and conquer

    divide and conquer on windows 7 too plz

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