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  1. I have a Microsoft branded webcam that only works with Skype 7.x, does not work with FORCED 8.x version

    Guess what? I found a workaround to run 7.x even after the Jan 2019 update. I'll gladly switch to other software before running Skype 8.x, which is still half-baked. But now, I'm incredibly resentful of Microsoft's strongarm approach against users. MAKE A BETTER PRODUCT instead of making users pay for your failures.

    8 votes
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  2. 7 votes
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  3. In the previous versions you knew who was on line by a green dot! Now you dont have any way of knowing?

    In the previous versions you knew who was on line by a green dot! Now you don't have any way of knowing?

    13 votes
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  4. The contact Status needs to be on here.

    You cannot see who is online and who is not with this new version.

    16 votes
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  5. search contact with a number

    Finding if a number correspond to one of my contact. Before I could write a number and find out immediately if it corresponded with one of my contacts.

    7 votes
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  6. Please provide the date when the contact request has been sent.

    Please provide the date when the contact request has been sent.

    14 votes
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  7. People who are not in your contact list should not be allowed to contact you.

    As the title says, people are (annoyingly) able to message or call you, even before being added. This also prevents them from understanding that you deleted them from your contact list, which is even more annoying. It shouldn't be necessary to block everyone. This is not how things functioned in version 7.X. Please fix it.

    19 votes
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  8. Enable notification sounds, when someone leaves and joins a group call

    I'm not aware when someone leaves or joins the group call. A small message doesn't help me, the old Skype used to do this, why remove this feature?

    16 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Save my username and password!

    I'm sick and tired of having to put in my username and password every time I open up the program! Store my credentials again!

    11 votes
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  11. 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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  12. skype lite for desktop pc - for low usage memory and cpu

    Hello.

    will be downloading a "lite" version of skype that will not demand HW with limited features? just chat and a simple video. to handle the operating memory as much as the previous 7.41 (about 70MB) and not as 200MB now. and was unbeatable for CPU performance. then why not know in the new version who is online and who is not? why can not people who are not online? why can not I use the frightening image-free display as it was in the 7 version so that the window was as small as possible and what the most information?

    18 votes
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  13. Please add the icon flashing in orange when someone writes to you but you don't want to receive a pop-up notification.

    Please add the icon flashing in orange when someone writes to you but you don't want to receive a pop-up notification.

    19 votes
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  14. Protocol Specification

    Please release your protocol specification and allow others to implement that. Public audit is the best way to increase security/privacy of your customers (if it is important for you)

    7 votes
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  15. 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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  16. NEEDS THE ABILITY TO DRAG/EXPAND MESSAGE BOX VERTICALLY AND HORIZONTALLY

    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)

    15 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 89 votes
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  19. ditch skype 8

    get rid of skype 8 or instal all user settings as before, i would like to see multiple chat boxes, a seperate contact list, be able to decide when i am away not automatically showing away after 5 mins of not chatting and so. This version takes over my screen so i am ditching and moving on, bye bye skype.

    3 votes
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  20. 6 votes
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