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  1. Share screen

    Sharing screen in the previous version were better because window were borderless / transparent opacity 0%.

    Please, add the possibility to hide profile picture in the call, they take a lot of screen space.

    Remove window mode version (I have to click on float mode each time the other person share screen).

    I want my mouse to disappear when I don't move for a while.

    10 votes
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  2. where is privacy in your new version?

    You removed all privacy setting, now every time I call somebody the history of calls come out...
    Guys, what did you do to good program in the beginning like Skype?
    it's become a Monster with a lot of arguably gimmicks.
    It had to be a good tool for communication, not a overwhelming monster that does not even leave you the choice to stay anonym and I have to check every time the "magic icon"
    Very very very bad done.
    Full revers to ol' good times, please!

    12 votes
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  3. 6 votes
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  4. 6 votes
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  5. The new version does not allow to keep chat active when you close it (X).

    Before I could close it and I was able to receive callsa and messages. Same with mobile version.

    5 votes
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  6. Contact list addition

    Would like to have section on contacts page to allow personal notes to be stored about the contact.

    8 votes
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  7. Keyboard Shortcuts

    Please put back the keyboard shortcuts!

    29 votes
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  8. I don't like the sign in screen that does NOT require a password! Anyone can sign in to my account on my pc, how is that a good thing??

    What happened to the password on the sign in screen?? Anyone can sign into my account with one click....this is not good, no privacy. Might have to dump skype.

    20 votes
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  9. CALLER ID USING YOUR FRENCH SKYPE NUMBER & NEW COUNTRIES !!!

    Can we have a date on when Caller ID using Skype number will be available for new countries such as France?

    It is good to offer Skype numbers for a lot of countries BUT if you cannot use the number you paid FOR OUTBOUND CALLS it is really depreciate your offer. You would benefit from many professional users using other apps much worst in terms of mobile experience for example. A juicy market you are unfortunately missing...

    Currently we are only limited to:
    USA
    UK
    Chile
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Poland
    Sweden
    Switzerland

    6 votes
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  10. Allow the option to backup history and chat in android

    Please allow the option to backup and may be export in chats on Skype android

    13 votes
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  11. Do not want to see myself in every snap shot please!!!

    If I take a snapshot my intention is to take photos of the other person NOT myself, please make snapshots single not double only that other person.

    9 votes
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  12. 11 votes
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  13. filter contacts

    Filter contacts by who is online or not.

    6 votes
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  14. Skype Classic - Premium Subscription

    Make Skype Classic a paid product, with the promise of no further 'updates' or 'support', it is literally money for nothing, the demand for it is huge, we can split the $$$, I'd take like 10% for the idea!!!!

    13 votes
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  15. CLEARANCE OF HISTORY PRIVACY MODE SHOULD BE RE-INTRODUCED

    CLEARANCE OF HISTORY (PRIVACY TAB) SHOULD BE RE-INTRODUCED

    9 votes
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  16. To share skype contacts

    In old version we can easily share skype contacts to other contacts.

    16 votes
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  17. how can i exclude contacts that do not have a phone number*? id like to see contacts like skype 7.4

    how can i exclude contacts that do not have a phone number*? id like to see contacts like skype 7.4

    5 votes
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  18. Allow Update settings recently removed. Nobody wants these surprise updates, and nobody needs a shortcut placed on their desktop.

    How simple it would be, as most programs offer, as Skype used to, to have a setting for updating preference, eh?

    The more Microsoft controls user experience and constantly jacks around with updates and interface, the more Google and Apple are empowered.

    17 votes
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  19. Set a Macro to use as a Mute/End Call button on keyboard!

    Allows you to bind a key to use when the Skype app is open and in calls so that you can mute yourself or end the call when tabbed out! It's frustrating when I am in game and need to mute, but have to tab out of the game to mute myself - especially since my mic doesn't have a mute switch!

    10 votes
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  20. Naming phone numbers for easier managing of multiple calling daily!

    So basically old skype had this function where you could save a phone number as a contact(basically naming it any name you want).Me working with skype and calling a lot of numbers daily this was so much easier since I could just search the name I've already assigned to someone and their contact-number would pop up.New skype doesn't support that.

    13 votes
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