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  1. 8 votes
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  2. Remove the "Ongoing call" notification after a call is finished.

    After finishing a skype desktop to skype desktop call I get a notification on skype lite for android that says "Ongoing call".

    I suggest that this notification is removed after the call is finished.

    Yes, this is a bug report in the form of a Skype idea.

    15 votes
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  3. bring back the skype games!

    BRING THE GAMES BACK #CHECKERS

    28 votes
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  4. being able to turn on your video and your screen at the sametime, so the other person can see your screen and face at the sametime

    Have the ability to turn on your video and share your screen at the same time, so the other person can still see you, but also see your screen.

    11 votes
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  5. When dialing a new number ask if user wants to add it to contacts... simple right?

    When dialing a new number ask if user wants to add it to contacts... simple right?

    6 votes
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  6. Start video automatically when answering a call

    have a Samsung tablet just for Skype.

    My mother has dementia and cannot operate any controls.

    Her Skype is set to answer video calls automatically.

    The trouble is that her video is always switched off, so I can never see her.
    yPlease enable video send in Skype when a call is automatically answered.

    16 votes
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  7. I can no longer see how to share screens with another Skype user. I'll have to resort to Team Viewer if this functionality has been removed

    I can no longer see how to share screens with another Skype user.

    I'll have to resort to Team Viewer if this functionality has been removed.

    8 votes
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  8. w

    Compact view of SKYPE is what I miss.

    16 votes
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  9. PRINT option

    worst skype version! please bring back the feature where I can open the image on a 3rd party app so I can print it directly without saving it first...or you can add a print option. or you can just bring back the previous version.. you don't need to upgrade or DOWNGRADE.. previous version works just fine..

    6 votes
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  10. Add Do-Not-Disturb. Skype does not respect the iPhone DND, which is not good.

    Since Skype does not respect the iPhone DND settings, we need a way to block callers during specified times.

    9 votes
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  11. Refine your compromised account detection system.

    Non-compromised accounts of English as a Second Language tutors of RareJob Inc. who use personal skype accounts in contacting students who use personal accounts are being suspended/deactivated for sending contact requests.

    Their line of business via Skype should not be violations of the Fair Use Policy.

    RareJob Inc. Can be considered as one of your loyal customers for 11 years and counting.

    You already messed up with the UI. Will you also mess up the usage itself of Skype?

    87 votes
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  12. Ability to copy numbers again

    I get a lot of calls from numbers that I need to register. In the last version I was able to simply copy the number from the top of the screen. in this version you seem to be trying to go out of your way to hide the number so I can't use skype for my job. Please add that back. For god's sake you can't even right click in the recent calls tab

    5 votes
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  13. Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved

    Skype should make a feature in the settings were all sent and received images and videos are automatically saved without having to hold down on the attachment and click save or download

    8 votes
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  14. BRING BACK SPELL CHECK + add translator and a grammar option


    • Please bring back spell check but also option to turn it off

    • add a grammar option or even a option to turn it off and on !!

    • improve auto correct

    200 votes
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  15. Remove the video crop feature.

    The video size should be maintained.
    If the camera has a wide angle, Skype should show the full size video and not a cropped version.
    I don't think a setting will be required, just avoid to crop the video.

    It is like buying a book and then cutting it to have the same size of my other books. At the end it will fit but it is unreadable.

    14 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 6 votes
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  19. 6 votes
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  20. 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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