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  1. 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.

    48 votes
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  2. 14 votes
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  3. Make ONLINE-People at the TOP of FAVORITS, Please

    Make ONLINE-People at the TOP of FAVORITS, Please

    6 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 7 votes
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  14. Allow to select if if your own messages appear on the right or left in chat and allow font style selection.

    In Skype for windows 10, an option would be nice to be able to select which side your own messages appear. As it is, other contacts (aside from yourself) appear on left, and you appear on right. This is in it's own way very uncomfortable.

    By allowing the option to select if your messages appear on the right or left, people uncomfortable with the current setting can change it and still read better, say those with large screens who maximize their chat window as the large gap between messages can be frustrating to have to jump between. This keeps messages…

    11 votes
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  15. bring back the FIND feature that can search & find with my words that i type EXACTLY!

    new version Skype doesn't recognize "positivity" as a correctly spelled word. they come out related words that i type only and did not highlight the words that we find and very hard to see.

    7 votes
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  16. Proposition for new Polish voice for Echo Sound Test

    Sorry, but I'll get it streight: Polish Echo Sound Test voiceover is just terrible (bad articulation, mounching, terrible voice tone...)
    But I am an voicover actor and instead of lamenting, I have recorded my own version, and I wanted to share it with you.
    I am asking for an answer, because my ears are bleeding :D
    Piotr

    7 votes
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  17. 22 votes
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  18. Allow us to turn off automatic updates in Skype 8.34.0.78.

    Not all of us want Skype to automatically update. There are reasons for this. Please give us the option to disable automatic updates. I have checked over and over for this option in settings and it's not there.

    26 votes
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  19. Group Setting

    For running and managing group properly I need your help too:
    1. Limiting members from adding other users to the group chat.
    2. Kicks the user out from the group and ban them for rejoining the group in future (/kickban is not working)
    3. Hide group members Id show people are not able to steal id ( many are here/net for fun or for girls so they join groups so they can get girls id only with the help of one simple command ​​​​​"showmembers" possible you can get all group members id I think your team need to reserve few…

    2 votes
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  20. date and time

    It seems that the format of date and time is set by Skype 8, rather than using the users settings (as defined by the user in Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region [Win7]), which is weird.... It would be better is, like in Skype 7, time and date formats would be those set for the computer, since then it would be homogeneous throughout all applications. Please, have Skype 8 to read the date and time format of the computer rather than imposing its own.

    22 votes
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