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  1. Microsoft has ruined Skype. Why strip out Ctrl Find, Jump Back, and emasculate Ctrl C so it only copies 20% of what you select and "copy"?

    Why ruin prior Skype? Even fundamental software conventions (that were put in place 20 years ago by Microsoft) have been stripped out of the "new and improved" Skype. Please provide a safe pathway back to a prior version of Skype and seriously, what were you thinking? Epic fail.

    9 votes

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  2. stop signing me in automatically

    stop signing me in automatically

    22 votes

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  3. Being able to bring up any chat with any person, no matter how old the messages

    I have messages from chats I’d like to reread but Skype has deleted them, and it’s heartbreaking that I can never have those again.

    5 votes

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  4. WTF?

    Why in the hell did you get rid of the standard DTMF tones when dialing from the keypad? Bring them back! Changing them is NOT a useful innovation.

    20 votes

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  5. If someone is in your chat let me know when they come on skype.

    When one of my friends come on skype it lets me know so if I want I can chat with them.

    18 votes

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  6. Video calls are not working for a lot of people in the new version. When a person goes back to 7, it works fine, yet again.

    A lot of people are complaining that there have been issues. I know, I, for one could not do a video call on the new version. The person could not hear me, until I switched back to our precious Classic. Keep Classic Skype, alive!

    20 votes

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  7. Please keep all messaging history, but have this *include* video messages. Even on Classic, they started removing them, automatically.

    This is an awesome idea because I really wish I still had my video messages from some lost loved ones that were automatically deleted after a certain period of time. At the very least, we need our history and the way it's organized and kept on Classic Skype, along with how we can search through it. Something to consider with the video messages. Thank you. And, they certainly need to be longer than 20 seconds!! Even 3 minutes didn't seem to be enough. I'm not sure what anyone was thinking with this "upgrade".

    12 votes

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  8. Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7.

    Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7. For example:

    [9/11/2018 10:07:09 PM] Amanda Harris: As you can see. I have my hands full at the moment.
    [9/11/2018 10:07:29 PM] Dom Dzake: ok no problem

    How it is "organized" on V8:

    I'll keep you posted.

    7:52 PM
    Ok

    Amanda, 9:39 PM
    Almost finished.

    Phew!

    I think everyone can see the difference. It's hard to follow, whereas in Classic, it was organized perfectly, with the time AND the date, along with the person's full name.! On V12, you can't even copy a thread of conversations at all.…

    80 votes

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  9. how to know when theres a message on skype

    have the same on old skype where a yellow dot is left on tray icon please

    7 votes

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  10. Please add a MENU on the top with which one can get to any feature that are incorporated in the SKYPE. Such as "add new contact" when clickt

    You should make it more user friendly. Current version of SKYPE is difficult to use and understand all the features - plus it lack many features. Best thing will be to add a Main MENU on the the top which has all items like ADD NEW CONTACT, ADD NEW PHONE NUMBER TO A CONTACT, DELETE CONTACT, CHANGE THE PROFILE, BLOCK THE CONTACT, ETC. These all should be on the Main MENU on the top so that it simplifies all the features that are mostly used. The current version has lot of flaws and complications that even a genius cannot understand…

    17 votes

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  11. Allow me to save a whole conversation as a text file

    Allow me to save a whole conversation (all history) as a text file on my local computer

    149 votes

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  12. 7 votes

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  13. 6 votes

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  14. Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available.

    Expand the text box in messaging. In old Skype this was simple, in new Skype it does not appear available. This allowsa person to proof their entire message.

    12 votes

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  15. When Skype 8 is started, remember previous position and dimension of window

    Let skype 8 remember position and resizing of previously closed skype.

    In Skype 7, my skype always opens on the left side of my monitor and hover 1/2 of the whole monitor. Now in Skype 8 it remembers that 1/2 of the monitor but its place in the center on every start.

    This will improve my daily moving window and improve my multitasking.

    45 votes

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  16. On X don't close window, minimize it

    In version Skype 7.* when you click on X window just got minimized not closed. It will be good feature to have settings to choose what will happen to window.

    35 votes

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  17. visual notification

    in the new skype there is no visual notification anymore (the yellow one for instance). We need it back.

    31 votes

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  18. bring backchat with contacts

    Bring back separate chat windows option. There is too much to do now when chatting with more than one person at a time. The separate chat windows allowed us to multi-task in skype.

    8 votes

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  19. Make it easier to find update for Skype!

    Have an update setting on Skype window.

    6 votes

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  20. Logging in

    The Classic Skype had a setting whereby automatic logging in could be disabled, please bring it back. I know one can sign out, but it is an extra step.
    Thanks

    11 votes

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