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  1. Activate or Deactivate spell checker when taping message

    Add the option "Spell Checker on/off" when taping messages

    25 votes
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  2. There should be a way to click onto the home page after you have been in a chat so that you only see your welcome/home page

    There should be a way to click onto the home page after you have been in a chat so that you only see your welcome/home page

    5 votes
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  3. save the file to..

    make a saving more easy, like the classic version. its much more easy and convenient. In the classic version of skype I can easily save my file to whenever I like it to be save. pls. bring back this saving option of classic version on your new version of skype.

    11 votes
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  4. Bring back click and call option! Where you can click on the number and call happens.

    Please bring back this click and call option, as It is time-consuming for us to copy and paste every number to make a call. Please bring it back asap. Otherwise, give me access to skype classic.

    13 votes
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  5. reinstate skype-to-phone calls of outlook contact

    One way or another allow your skype-to-phone subscription members to direct dial their outlook contacts.

    Either 1) allow skype to read outlook contacts so that we can one-click dial phone numbers from within skype (like skype used to do since pretty much version 1),
    or 2) allow access to skype from outlook so that we can right click dial via skype from within outlook

    Option 1) is preferable as one can then review calls in the skype history by contact name - And you already have the code from version 7 and before.

    20 votes
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  6. SKYPE RINGS OFF TOO SOON

    MY WIFE AND I ARE BOTH IN OUR EIGHTIES AND WE CANNOT REACH OUR COMPUTER BEFORE IT RINGS OFF WITH MESSAGE NOT AVAILABLE. THE COMPUTER IS QUITE CLOSE BUT OUR OLD AGE SHUFFLE JUST PREVENTS US REACHING IT IN TIME. PLEASE MAKE THE RING TONE FOR ARRIVING SKYPE MESSAGES ADJUSTABLE SO THAT WE CAN LET IT RING FOR LONGER AND GIVE US TIME TO ANSWER IT. JOHN & DAWN PLIMMER

    9 votes
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  7. 8 votes
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  8. I'm really ****** off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that **** of 8, the chat became limited to the

    I'm really off! I had over 10 years of chat history, after you forced me to update to that of 8, the chat became limited to the last year! *******!

    21 votes
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  9. Audio

    Please change the Dialling tone to the old version

    Please have Continuous ringing tone as opposed to Visual phone.

    Not happy or impressed with latest version

    8 votes
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  10. Dear skype team , please bring back the feature to disable the skype call from getting integrated with phone call recent call view list, IOS

    Dear skype team , please bring back the feature to disable the skype call from getting integrated with phone call recent call view list, IOS

    16 votes
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  11. 8 votes
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  12. Stop making credit inactive

    There's no justification for making credit inactive after a few months. Please end the policy.

    9 votes
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  13. find messages and chats from specific dates.

    Being able to find messages from a specific date, so making it easier and avoiding an hour of scrolling down the chat to find the right date.
    Making it so you can find message from a month or a year ago in an easier way

    14 votes
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  14. You need to be able to disable the autostart. Not everyone uses this. sometimes I get two skypes going at once

    Need to be able to disable auto start up. It eats resources, not everyone uses skype all the time. Also some prefer a different version. Which then results in double messages and double calls sometimes.

    I get that they want folks to upgrade, but when the newest version isn't as usable as the last. Making the new version override the previous is kind of a distastesful move.

    7 votes
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  15. The ability to change the color of text bubbles for different people/chats.

    The ability to change the color of text bubbles for different people/chats.

    12 votes
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  16. Voting Yes or No

    While Voting on skype, When Someone Votes Yes or no, The text is too small to recognize. Either make the YES OR NO bigger & prominent, or just replace the right side icon with yes and no written in it.

    5 votes
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  17. Gallery

    Please can you re - implement the full gallery because I was looking for an image and realised you had limited the amount of photos stored there after the last update - help on this matter would be my h appreciated

    5 votes
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  18. Ability to "Sort by Active" for desktop version

    Please ad a feature you used to have; CONTACTS ACTIVE NOW, The phone app has this feature, but not the computer Skype program.

    16 votes
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  19. UI Scaling

    Please add the ability to scale UI size, so as to also enable full UI on splitting with low resolution screens.

    6 votes
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  20. UI Scaling

    Please add the ability to scale UI size, so as to also enable full UI on splitting with low resolution screens.

    5 votes
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