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  1. More contrasting system tray icon

    Can you make the system tray icon use a solid color instead of the current gradient? Now, when in DND, it's very hard to notice the yellow dot for missed events.

    8 votes
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  2. contact list visible by default

    give us a choice of what list is default - I prefer to see contacts, not chats or calls

    8 votes
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  3. Colors

    Pls add more colors for the messaging like green and red.
    That would be really cool.

    14 votes
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  4. activate voice message on desktop please

    activate voice message on desktop please , because it isn't allowed on desktop

    22 votes
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  5. Please bring back the option to disable typing indicator

    We should be able to turn off whether or not another user can see when we are typing an IM

    84 votes
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  6. X button should minimize

    When Skype is closed by pressing the "x" button, it's not minimized on the task bar, it disappears completely and if push up notifications are closed, you don't know when you received a message. The old Skype had this feature working.

    14 votes
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  7. Skype in SysTray

    It would be great if Skype had the option to go to the SysTray (notification area) when dismissed, rather than exiting entirely and missing skype calls.

    9 votes
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  8. Improve the way video calls work with text chat functionality

    The current state of things:
    Using text "Chat" option in video calling/group video calling in Skype 8.0+ is discouraging to chat users. Presently the video takes up a HUGE area and is not resizable. in Skype Classic (7.0+) the video takes up a rectangular area at the top of a chat window. In Skype 8.0 the video takes up the side and is resized. If the screen is too small, there is no chat at all. There is no way to display the camera and the chat window simultaneously when the window is at minimum width.

    Feature request:
    Provide a…

    19 votes
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  9. What's really important

    Dear developers, what do you think is really important when we open skype. Is it the 10 weeks old conversation or whos on line? I'm interested to know because millions of people asked the same question and we still see totally unimportant yadayada first than we have to start digging deep just to find out if a contact we want to talk to is online or not. Using your scale of importance maybe seven layers of ads would improve the search for whos online.

    7 votes
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  10. Dial pad for extension

    After making a phone call, I can not dial the extension number coz now the “dial pad” disappear. Bring back the “dial pad” when I touch my profile just like the older version of of Skype Mobile.

    7 votes
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  11. Pin conversation

    Hi,

    I very like your Gallery feature.
    But if u guys can develop a additional as "Pin Message*. It would be awesome.
    Because in some situations, we can share a lot of links, but I only want to pin one of them into top.
    I hope this ideal very make sense, If u can make a beta, for sure I and my team would like to be very first candidates.

    Thank you so much.
    Anh

    10 votes
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  12. Add and Remove options for Suggested and Alpha sorted contacts

    I am trying to list all of my existing contacts at the top of the left panel, however the Suggested lists (which display first) contains only some pre-determined contacts, not all. 'The only setting allows just Favorites, which displays below Suggested, but does not allow removing the Suggested ones, so that favorites will display first. Below that, the contacts are displayed by an Alpha sort, which if you include Favorites, can display contacts 3 separate times. How about options allowing adding or removing contacts for all 3 options, Suggested, Favorites and/or Alpha sorting so user can display contacts as desired…

    7 votes
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  13. LET ME SHUT OFF THE DAMN RINGER!!!!!!!!!!!

    GIVE ME A SWITCH TO SHUT OFF THE RINGER!!! IT HAD ONE BEFORE PUT IT BACK!!!

    7 votes
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  14. New Skype is not minimizing to the notification, but is quitting once the X is pressed. The old version would stay on instead of quitting.

    Skype should minimize to the notification area instead of quitting. The old version would stay on, unless we sign it off.

    13 votes
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  15. Full screen.

    Add full screen option for video calls.

    14 votes
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  16. Add more emoticons


    • please add more emoticons/emojis

    • option to turn off emoji conversations

    • support for touch bar on Macbook Pro

    • possibility to use native system emoticons

    • possibility to import emoticons

    165 votes
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  17. Update Skype Contacts from Outlook

    Both outlook and skype use contact lists for phone nos, yet you cannot import or update skype from outlook !! I would expect this to be seamless and easy, yet you cannot do it. I have seen this request numerous times so if Microsoft has customers first, WHY ?????

    31 votes
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  18. you are blocked notification

    When a contact has blocked you I would like to see a clear indication next to their user name indicating you have been blocked by this person. Like a red circle with a slash through it right next to there user name.

    12 votes
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  19. SHOW THE MENU BAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SHOW THE MENU BAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 votes
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  20. 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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