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  1. Made notification tray icon large

    I use Windows 10 with small font size. It's ok for me. But the only setting for notification tray icons size is system font size. So it is completely impossible to see new message notification in icon tray compared to windows 8 tray. I see new message arrival as a white dot on the small blue skype icon.

    I suggest creating other notification possibilities than notification tray icon. Other taskbar buttons are large. So application icon in task bar would be better.

    3 votes
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  2. Option to ring a bell

    Team working in closed environment . there is a requirement to get attention of someone who may busy on work or headphones . if you provide option like calling bell or look at me notification which pops up in front of screen ( not opening entire app instead pop u as like notification ) . it would be great

    1 vote
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  3. Custom sound for incoming messages

    It would be nice to have the ability to change the notification sound for an incoming message on the Skype APP. It is hard to hear the low blip that we get now for an incoming message so it would be nice to be able to do custom sounds

    26 votes
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  4. Notification appearance create problem on inspect element

    Can you please customize notification display so it can also appear on user's choice i.e. bottom left, top left, top right

    1 vote
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  5. contact goes active from away mode or do not disturb, please notify

    Would really like a pop-up in the bottom tray when a contact goes to "active" from "away" or "do not disturb" mode. Not just contact on/off line. This would be very helpful

    11 votes
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  6. Fix Ukrainian translation

    There are too many issues in wording (when the password is replaced): "Задля вашої безпки ми вкионали вихід з облікового запису Skype. Щоб продовжити використання, виконайте вкід повторно."

    Fixes needed to be done:
    безпки -> безпеки

    вкионали -> виконали

    вкід -> вхід

    2 votes
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  7. Bring back audio and visual notification when someone goes offline with skype desktop!

    The classic Skype version hat a visual and audio notification when someone went online or offline. Now I see you brought back at least the online notification, but can you bring both notifications back when someone goes ONLINE AND also the OFFLINE and also with SOUND?? then the new skype woule be nearly as good as the old one!
    Thanks!

    20 votes
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  8. Please remove "Set your caller ID prompt." This is annoying. We are not interested and we do not want to see this every time we make a call.

    Please remove "Set your caller ID prompt." This is annoying. We are not interested and we do not want to see this every time we make a call.

    1 vote
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  9. Give us clear chat notifications!!!

    If I am not present at my PC and someone messages me at that time, I have no way to know i had a new message unless I actually open skype! Find a way to let people know they have a new message without having to open skype.

    There is really no purpose for a messaging app if I don't know I have new messages!!!

    7 votes
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  10. Allow "Comes Online" notifications PER Contact. (Not for all contacts)

    I know the "Has Come Online" notification option has just been introduced. But it would be a lot more useful if we can select WHICH contacts we want to receive these notifications for.
    Allow enabling this by right clicking on a specific contact, and selecting "Receive notification when this contact comes online"

    15 votes
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  11. If a contacts status goes to "away" do I get an audio notification? This would be helpful

    Some of my contacts just click on the "X" at the top right of the skype page, and this puts them in "away" status. For this I do not get an audio notification. It would be helpful to "hear" that they are no longer "active" even though they may not have gone "offline" technically. Could you treat this the same as going offline.

    10 votes
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  12. SO DISINGENUOUS - DONT COME NEAR ME

    QGY DO THE NEW NOTIFICATIONS BOT FOLLOW THE DESIRED SETTINGS CHOSEN - I JUST WANNA FEED YOU TO CCEOCODILES

    1 vote
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  13. 1 vote
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  14. There should be a bell indicating a new message

    There should be a bell indicating a new message. It was initially there, why have you guys removed it.
    Joan

    2 votes
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  15. Android notification for Incoming Calls

    I am using the latest Android version of Skype, 8.43.0.53

    Is there are an Android notification for Incoming Calls?

    When there is an incoming call I would like to flash an external Wi-Fi connected lightbulb. Why? If my phone is in the other room, I will not see or hear that there is an incoming call, but I will see a bright light flashing.

    I have written Android software that successfully listens for the Skype notification of a missed call. I then flash a light, but it's a missed call, the caller has already hung up.

    I do not see…

    4 votes
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  16. MUTE ALL SOUNDS

    ON THE LATEST SKYPE, NO MATTER WHAT I DO I CANNOT MUTE ALL NOTIFICATION SOUNDS. DURING MY LIVE SHOW, WHILE TAKING CALLS, THE NOTIFICATIONS SOUNDS IS VERY ANNOYING AND FRUSTRATING.

    14 votes
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  17. 2 votes
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  18. 1 vote
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  19. Reply to a message in desktop notification itself without switching windows

    reply to a message in the desktop notification itself but the reply won't open the app in background . So that we could continue what we are working on and still reply to our messages . Hassle Free Replying ....

    Right now if we click on Skype notification it will open the app , app will update conversations (loading..) the we reply ... and in between task windows needs to switched

    5 votes
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  20. 4 votes
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