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  1. 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…

    12 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Bring back the option to invite a 3rd person to an existing call .

    Bring back the option to invite a 3rd person to an existing call by r-click>"Invite to Join". This existed in older versions.

    7 votes
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  4. Give Us Contacts where you can choose the order how pepole stay on the list

    When I press that Book icon it gives me some Favorites category which I don't need. I have to go to pop up menu and I have to switsh All->Skype
    Even if I turned it to Skype list I want to create contatcs list in my way like it previous verion. But I can see it only by Alphabet. I have to rename all contacts to A1 A2 A3 before actual names.

    8 votes
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  5. Make it possible to use the text chat during a video call

    Classic Skype had this neat compact design where the video call was in the upper part of the window and the text chat was right below it.
    It made it easy to text messages while simultaneously seeing the person on video call, all very compact on the right side of my screen. Since Skype 8, I can only switch between pure video call and pure text messaging (unless I go into full screen where both is available).

    Please bring back this split view of video in the upper part and text chat in the lower part of the window, without…

    26 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 23 votes
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  8. Being able to recover Skype-ID from earlier Skype-account

    Being able to keep old Skype-ID from earlier Skype account to keep all contacts list & be visible to my earlier Skype contacts instead of getting a new one automatically assigned by MS resulting in all contacts lost & not being visible to my previous friends, family, colleagues ....

    9 votes
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  9. windows xp

    many older people can't afford upgrades so still have winXP its the only way to keep in contact with family you have taken that away from them please bring it back

    7 votes
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  10. Where is the snapshots gallery ?, where is the Close button. ?

    It should have the snapshots gallery like it used and also the close button like it used to have.

    5 votes
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  11. Less wasted UI space and many more options, and act on complaints!

    I now hate Skype. Why? Because it takes up so much space and no longer has a proper conpact mode. I hate the update nags and the drastic UI deterioration, from version to version. Why don't you simply allow more options? Then, you could foist whatever UI you want on new users, but show some respect/loyalty to long-term users (been a user for prob 20 years) by allowing UI tailoring as they want. It's not exactly a new idea. What IS new is the "we know best" approach that is so evident. What is this "Suggest" thing for, and why…

    13 votes
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  12. Hello 1) I am ****** that I am forced to install this new version instead of the old 7.xxxxx which was 1000 times better and user friendly.

    Hello
    1) I am ****** that I am forced to install this new version instead of the old 7.xxxxx which was 1000 times better and user friendly.
    You keep try to emulate Apple and lose your identity.

    2) I was the first NDA betatester worldwide for Skype since 2003, and this version is the worst of all times.

    Yo do not listen to your users/customers and you have turned this wonderful program to something peopla are leaving in the thousands. If read the reviews and feedback, you will find that 9 out of ten users do not like version 8......

    24 votes
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  13. Dear Team, There should be an option to delete all the contacts.

    In the previous versions, we had an option to select all the contacts and delete at once. can we have an option?

    13 votes
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  14. Make Skype tab flash for new messages

    In Windows 7 --- when I minimize Skype and get a message, make the Skype tab FLASH to indicate a new message arrived (now its too small)

    10 votes
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  15. Good day. In the old Skype there was a function - "Hide the text input indicator" = where to find it in Skype version 8.36.0.52 or ask to ad

    Good day. In the old Skype there was a function - "Hide the text input indicator" = where to find it in Skype version 8.36.0.52 or ask to add this function!

    6 votes
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  16. PRIVACY

    YOU MUST BE FORCED BY COURT TO OFFER A PAID VERSION WITHOUT ANY TRACKING, GADGETS, LINKS to Offers and ensured privacy with high penalty!!

    6 votes
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  17. Older verison of skype

    I like the older version of skype and I've read about plenty of other people that refer the older version skype 7.40 or 7.41. I liked the layout of it because it was easier to find what I was looking for and whenever somebody was online I knew they were online instead of guessing if they're online or not it is frustrating to me, I do like that we are able to personalize the newer version of skype but I don't like anything else about it.

    33 votes
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  18. Video feed (of myself and the other person) in the upper part of the window, instant messenger in the lower part of the window

    Classic Skype (when minimized) had the text messenger in the lower part of the window and the video feed in the upper part of the window (of both my video partner and myself - resizable). This is a feature that was important to me and I wish it would be back.

    Right now, I can only choose between video call and text messenger, but not text messenger with video in it just like Classic Skype had.

    11 votes
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  19. Copying format

    When copying chat from window make it so it's the same text format as Skype7. It was easier to archive it this way in a neat format :(
    So:
    [Date][User][Message]

    Right now the text is all scattered, making the copying function useless. Please, bring it back.

    8 votes
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  20. We need size control of programme windows

    SKYPE's Windows' needs to be more RESIZABLE. It is 500+ pixels wide and 750+ pixels long at its MINIMUM size. This is outrageous because it uses more than 33% of my screen real estate. The same is true for an open contact window. If you need a minimum size it should be 350 pixels for BOTH width AND length. What if I want to speak to two different people? What about three? Stop being so GREEDY so that your programme is the ONLY program that will fit on the screen, crippling any other ongoing work.

    12 votes
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