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  1. being able to disable skype when not hardware supported

    it would be great to be able to turn off skype completely when no hardware, cameras microphones ect.

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  2. Change the look of Skype – make it look like a regular desktop phone.

    Change the look of the Skype so it looks like a regular phone on your desktop. You can leave it loaded in Windows and place it in the top left corner of your desktop. Out of the way and ready for it to ring. When it rings you click in the answer

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  3. Select different directory for each downloaded file

    Option to decide where received files should be downloaded to. As it stand you can have one default directory, but since I have subfolders, it's better to have the option to manually decide each and every time, where the file should end up

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  4. Alow switching accounts

    Instead of having to sign out every time you wanna switch a Skype account there could be a list of all of your accounts saved on it! All you have to do to switch is just click on the account you wanna switch into! Now that's easy!

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  5. Its a joke that one cannot delete all the hsitory in one move.We now with your new update have to do this one by one. Very unsatisfactory

    ts a joke that one cannot delete all the history in one move.We now with your new update have to do this one by one. Very unsatisfactory

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  6. Add more colour appearances

    In Settings > Appearance > Colour, there is only purple, pink, blue, red and orange. Can you please also add green and yellow? Thanks!

    4 votes
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  7. 2 votes
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  8. Manual User Update Function

    Manual update button needs to be brought back and incorporated in the Settings again , Reason for this is simple, the current automatic update function does not work on every update.

    Currently I have version 8.50.0.38, but I know that there is an update to this and has been out for a while this being 8.51.0.72, a manual update function would eliminate this annoyance immediately, automatic this and that is OK BUT only if it works EVERY time.

    Now I have supplied the proof of the flaw in th update system, please could you fix it

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  9. Give option to cancel Skype membership.

    Since I no longer use this id on Skype, I don't understand why I am automatically signed in to this one when ever I go to use Skype under a different id here. I only use Microsoft Hotmail for e-mail only but never Skype too.

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  10. SKYPE not working

    I can not hear any sounds when trying to call. I have never had this problem. I recently downloaded windows 10 update. It wont let me report the problem to you..

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  11. Turn off

    I have bought a Skype phone number but don't want people phoning me outside office hours.

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  12. copy chat outside of the Skype application space. Duh

    I can select text from a chat, and copy it within skype, but a user should clearly be able to copy chat text and paste it outside of the Skype application space. Duh

    Using 8.50.0.38 Release for Mac, Latest...

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  13. Change the Windows 10 desktop notification back to yellow. I can't see it on my black taskbar

    The notification bubble that appears on the skype icon needs to be brighter, yellow would be great, I can't see it on my black taskbar and always miss messages.

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  14. Resizing (enlarge) of the incoming call notification pop up window

    It would be very helpful if the incoming call notification window could be enlarged. On our grouping I end up answering calls that are not for me because all I can see is "Incoming call - Mr...……. which means some days I am acting more as a switchboard operator. It would be much more user friendly if the size of the notification window could be enlarged so that we can see the name of who the call is for.

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  15. Is there a way to turn off replies in a group chat. Like if I just want to make an announcement, but don’t want 100 people replying.

    Make a way to turn off replies in a group chat. Like if I just want to make an announcement, but don’t want 100 people replying.

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  16. It would be helpful to have an option that allows skype to recognize when you are using a second languauge but still keeps your native lang.

    I would like skype to recognize when I am using a second language so that accents are properly used while still keeping my settings on my native language. I use this site to do on line language classes.

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  17. Security feature

    It's time to create a feature on Skype so nobody can add you to groups without your consent.

    3 votes
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  18. Reactivate option "Automatically start Skype" Answer below from Petr is incorrect!

    Reactivate option "Automatically start Skype" Answer below from Petr is incorrect!
    Option is still available but not functioning!

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  19. 1 vote
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