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  1. Como nao temos mais horario de verao no brasil, o skype nao voltou pro horio antigo, nas conversas, o horario esta uma hora adiantado.

    Como nao temos mais horario de verao no Brasil, o skype nao voltou pro horario antigo, nas conversas, o horario esta uma hora adiantado.

    1 vote
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  2. When activating Skype window immiediately type in "type message" field

    It's often the case I activate the window, type and it turns out there is no text written. If the last area to be typed in, was the message area go back with the cursor there.

    1 vote
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  3. Notify when a user changes status to active

    Hi,

    There is a very important feature which is missing in Skype for personal use (andriod app).

    If it is possible to include a feature where if any of my contacts changes status from one state to another i should be notified instantly at what time it changed the status, then old and new status. It will help a lot.

    I will really appreciate if skype includes this feature.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Abhishek J

    1 vote
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  4. 1 vote
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  5. The ability to switch default browser

    Please provide the ability to change default browser for opening links(hyperlinks), because for now I can't switch it from Firefox to Chrome. (I'm using the Ubuntu OS, and I bet Skype app sets browser similar to default system, but I have changed it after installation of Skype, so as user I want to be able to change default browser for Skype as well as for System)

    1 vote
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  6. Must have an option on 'settigs' to block special keystrokes using only plain keyboard alphabet, numbers & speciall characters.

    Must have an option on 'settigs' to block special keystrokes using only plain keyboard alphabet, numbers & characters.

    1 vote
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  7. Color Messages or give a Status

    I often have a client send through an entire array of messages regarding the obligatory, Hi, how are you, hows the family, etc. Within the messages they will ask for something like, please change a word on my brochure or website etc.
    It would be wonderful if there was a way to mark those messages with the actual instructions as a ToDo or give them a unique color or status, that i could change from ToDo to Done, to Pending or something like that. Would certainly make it a better production tool.

    2 votes
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  8. Insert more countries to the list of Skype telephone

    I am trying to buy a Skype telephone number but Israel is not in the list.
    I hope you can add it to the list...
    thanks.
    Sigal.

    2 votes
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  9. Low data mode

    There could be an additional low data mode for people with limited data usage, so that we can talk for longer times on skype!

    2 votes
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  10. Add Join Dates To Skype (account creation date)

    Join dates of yourself and others on profile

    2 votes
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  11. Settings menu is confusing

    Redesign the settings menu.

    3 votes
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  12. Turn Off Pop Up Notifications

    This feature is terrible. There are so many times when it is inappropriate for a message to pop up. Many people stand behind me while we work through things. There has got to be a way to keep this feature private. Please, please fix this. A blinking yellow icon on the task bar is plenty.

    3 votes
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  13. Quit changing Skype. You are ruining it!

    Quit changing Skype. You are ruining it!

    3 votes
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  14. when including apple contacts keep the same sorting as set up ie if in surname sequence keep it that way.

    when including apple contacts keep the same sorting as set up. ie.
    if in surname sequence keep it that way.

    1 vote
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  15. change id name

    For several years I have tried to change my id name!!!

    This should not be so painful to do!

    6 votes
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  16. Collect Leads Phone Numbers to do SMS Marketing Campaign Management

    Phone Number Capturing Form HTML Embed Code that Can Collect Leads Phone Numbers to Do SMS Marketing Campaign Management

    2 votes
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  17. 4 votes
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  18. Allow IPad users to have larger fonts on iPad

    Althoughnyou allow users to increase font sizes on desktops, you don’t have this feature on IPad. Please add it for iPad users. Have you any idea how ridiculous it is to have to use a magnifying glass to read rhe text in this day andnage

    2 votes
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  19. a record feature inside skype

    add record feature and button inside skype application

    3 votes
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  20. allow us to change our skype id

    i'd like to be able to change my skype id so that it isn't just a long string of numbers and letters anymore.

    10 votes
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