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  1. Automatic updating on skype 8

    Hi. it would be nice if you add an option to disable automatic updates for skype, because for example newer versions might have some issues temporarily and we prefer to stay on older versions untill the problem solves in the next versions. Thanks for listening to my feedback. Have a great day.

    21 votes
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  2. 12 votes
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  3. Auto start disable

    Give us the ability to not have Skype run at startup again. You leave us with Uninstall as the only option. Nice work.

    3 votes
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  4. Hide Skype icon in macOS menu bar

    On macOS, add ability to hide the Skype icon from the top menu bar.

    10 votes
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  5. Bring Back Old Menus Across Screen with Settings

    I don't like the way the Settings menu in the new version of Skype I just downloaded is hidden under the "More" 3 dots menu and the Privacy menu is hidden under several sub-menus. Many options in the previous menu are no longer available, especially privacy-related ones. Is this a deliberate attempt to mine more of people's data, especially as happened with Windows 10? Please bring back the OLD SKYPE with the OLD Settings on MENUS GOING ACROSS THE TOP OF THE SCREEN, accessible with only one or two mouse clicks, like I grew up using! The only new feature…

    18 votes
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  6. Improvements for people with eye dysfunctions

    People with Macular Degeneration and Blood Vessels Thrombosis are not able to change to font to the desirable size nor to bold it nor nothing!
    Very close relative of mine has these terrible conditions and makes the usage a real struggle!
    It is ridiculous and can be considered as a discrimination - it is surprising how your team can change the settings without considering such disabilities?!
    Please do your best as this requires almost no efforts to be adjusted!
    Thanks in advance!

    5 votes
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  7. Remove Suggestions Options From Skype Because It Show MY Clients To My Other Contacts. It is very bad feature for me remove this feature ot

    Remove Suggestions Options From Skype Because It Show MY Clients To My Other Contacts.

    It is very bad feature for me remove this feature otherwise I uninstall skype.

    18 votes
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  8. Automatic Updates

    Please give us the option to turn off automatic updates. At the current way, it doesn't even ask permission to install the updates. We as users need more control over the update process. We don't want Skype controlling us.

    47 votes
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  9. 14 votes
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  10. Make ONLINE-People at the TOP of FAVORITS, Please

    Make ONLINE-People at the TOP of FAVORITS, Please

    6 votes
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  11. make it obvious and easy to delete calls and contacts as used to be the case in earlier versions

    make it both obvious and easier to delete calls chats and contacts --- as used to be the case

    11 votes
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  12. RESTORE SHARE SCREENS HAS THIS WAS A VERY GOOD THING TO HAVE.

    RESTORE SCREEN SHARING WAS A VERY USE FULL TOOL

    6 votes
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  13. Bring back the option to choose whether to receive or not video. This was a very useful option. Why did you take it out???????????

    Restore the option to choose whether to receive video or not. Also even the latest 8.37.0.98 version, still "forgets" the user's settings. Pity and very unprofessional ...

    9 votes
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  14. We want Old Version Options in this new Update

    Can you add in the audio video Section... the option - to share video with your contacts "Yes" or "No" option like the old Skype versions had

    36 votes
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  15. Show more contacts on the screen

    I can fit 12 contacts or 15 chats on my 13.5 inch Surface Book screen. Under 7.34 I could fit 26, making it MUCH more user-friendly. Please make Compact view genuinely compact and allow us to turn off profile pictures. Also separate Skype and phone contacts, and active/inactive. Ie, bring back the 7.34 display of contacts. In hope.

    15 votes
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  16. Integrated calling on/off iOS again so doesn’t show in call log

    Integrated calling on/off iOS again so doesn’t show in call log

    6 votes
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  17. Make settings icon always visible in latest desktop app, as it is in Windows 10 Skype app

    In Windows 10 Skype UWP app, settings dots are displayed in conversation pane, even when window size is reduced to show conversation only. Why is latest desktop version not consistent? Settings dots displayed only when Contacts pane is visible.

    5 votes
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  18. ALLOW CALLER-ID FOR LANDLINES, AT LEAST THOSE W/SMS CAPABILITY

    ALLOW CALLER-ID FOR LANDLINES, AT LEAST THOSE W/SMS CAPABILITY

    RIGHT NOW IT FAILS TO REGISTER LANDLINES AND WEBSITE FAILS TO EVEN NOTIFY USER

    ALSO, THE NEW SKYPE (ON BROWSER) NEEDS THE ABILITY TO DRAG/EXPAND MESSAGE BOX VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY (WHICH ALSO HORIZONTALLY STRETCHES THE MESSAGES ABOVE) FOR BETTER VIEWING ON MONITORS LIKE OLD SKYPE 7.41

    Also restore 7.41 features like the Muppet Mojis, AWAY STATUS, and ability to pop out chat window (separate from contact list)

    7 votes
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  19. Restore remote logout feature on all platforms

    You have removed most /commands but you have left /showplaces. This is useless without /remotelogout

    Please restore remotelogout which is a great security feature

    5 votes
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  20. 7 votes
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