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  1. Bring Back Compact View as it was in Skype 7

    Bring Back Compact View.......I will re using the old version until you do

    110 votes
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  2. Why can't I bulk delete Recent Chats? What a rubbish!

    Why can't I bulk delete Recent Chats? What a rubbish!

    23 votes
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  3. do not disturb

    Do Not Disturb should allow you to prevent audible ringing of incoming calls. We can turn off chat notifications, but not call notifications. This makes no sense. And there is no way to stop the ringing without answering or actively rejecting the call. Previously, a user could exit the calling window to quiet the call sound without rejecting the call.

    9 votes
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  4. Skype for Linux

    Please make a Skype for Linux 32 bit version available and functional again.
    If Skype can work on Windows 32 bit then certainly it can work on Linux too.
    Also, if Skype Web can work on 32 bit so can it work with a Direct Client.
    The Web Client is not sufficient, uses more memory and CPU. Also the Web Client remains in Beta with its less than full capabilities.

    19 votes
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  5. Uncouple Skype update from Office 365 update

    For the second time I ran an update of the Office 365 software, the Skype 7 client was replaced with Skype 8. Skype (personal) must not be part of the Office update package and replace the existing version without asking. Especially as Skype 8 is still if at all an alpha version or torso of the software it should be and was with older versions. Please uncoubple / remove Skype (I don't have a problem with Skype for Business updates) from the Office updates immediately. As long as most options from Skype 7 are still missing in Skype 8, I…

    7 votes
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  6. Call an Outlook 2016 Contact Using Skype for Windows 10

    Outlook is configured to call an Outlook 2016 Contact using Skype for Business. We would like to request to have an option to use Skype Personal/Commercial.

    14 votes
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  7. Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    Allow to Pin message in a group like Telegram

    34 votes
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  8. 8 votes
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  9. Share screen

    I need Share Screen

    18 votes
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  10. skype indicator logo

    id like the skype logo indicator "lit up". on my lower left side of my lappy..to see if i am online or skype is reconnecting....just like in skype 7.40...thats why i keep coming back to the old skype!dont like the new skype it sucks!!!!

    7 votes
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  11. Cortana integration

    Cortana should be opt-in only and the option to remove or opt-out available.

    It's that simple.

    106 votes
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  12. Separate PROXY configuration skype for windows 8.33.x

    Actualy I don't have IE proxy and I need to use a proxy for exit from lan to inetrnet and 8.x (also last version) not work! please add tools -> conncetion -> proxy manual settings to skype for windows . thanks

    21 votes
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  13. 8 votes
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  14. 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.

    21 votes
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  15. bring back the skype games!

    BRING THE GAMES BACK #CHECKERS

    42 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    20 votes
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  19. 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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  20. w

    Compact view of SKYPE is what I miss.

    16 votes
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