It would be really nice to see more hotkeys in Skype in general, but at the very least volume up/volume down hotkeys. Being able to adjust the volume of Skype while you're in another application such as a game can be crucial if the audio from the application is unexpectedly louder than Skype. Both Skype and Windows' volume controls require using the mouse and tabbing out of fullscreen applications, which can be very inconvenient
Imagine my disgust seeing some tall cat thing when I try to type out ":3". And the horror when I find out that (fubar), (finger), (wtf), and (hollest) don't do anything either.
My idea for the Windows client is for Skype to restore the (fubar), (finger), (wtf), and (hollest) smileys and remove the ":3" smiley (and reverting any other changes that were made that I haven't listed). Put the emote set back to the way it was in version 6.13, please!
I think you should be able to chance your Skype usernname, for instance, like on Twitter, you can change your @ name, and on Instagram, you can change it on there too, on pretty much everything really. I know many people that want to change their name including myself, it's annoying that we have to create a whole new account and re-add all of our friends on there to the new one, it's annoying for both myself and my friends and I do not wish to have to do it again.
It can't be too hard can it? So many people want to change their name, it could be a name that they made when they were like 12 years old and they look back at it feeling ashamed and embarrassed to add new friends cause of their name. There are a number of reasons that people could want to change their name, it'd be a great improvement and I really hope it happens some day, I don't know how much attention gets paid to any of these but please if you see it, at least take it into consideration? Pretty please? (:
My idea is, get rid of the new advertisement feature which has been put in and appears at the top of the screen when you're typing in chat with someone
Person you're typing to info here
Chat log here
The ad up top is HUGELY distracting. I don't mind ads on the contact list or on the status updates page, but when it's where I'm typing to someone its just unbearable.
This just started today for me and quite honestly it's making me want to switch to another provider for chat like things.
If there was an option to choose where you saw ads that would be acceptable as well, but right now this new thing with the ad popping up up top when I'm typing to someone is horrendous.
I am tired of having spammers ask to be added to my contact list.
Although I have in my settings "Allow IM's from = people in my contact list only" I still get the spammers who want to either spam me, defraud me.
I never chat to these people and always immediately report them as spam and decline the request. But I should not have to do this.
We need REAL privacy settings like we had in messenger as right now the current settings do not give you this.
I dont want people who are not in my contact list have the ability to pop up and ask to be added to my contact list - period!
Please make Skype for Desktop compatible with Windows RT so that people can log in using Skype accounts other than the one linked to their Windows account. Windows RT users are stuck using the Modern UI app, which requires us to log in only using the account linked with our Microsoft account.
If making an RT-compatible desktop app is too much to ask, then at least make it possible to log in using non-linked accounts in the Modern UI App.
So I just came back to the office from the weekend just to figure that some stupid music is playing - gladly enough I know how to use the Volume Mixer.
And what was it? Skype happily played some stupid ad, seemingly over several hours, including music.
That's completely unacceptable and I recommend you refrain from such attrocities in the future.
Imagine I don't use headphones, then my colleagues have to deal with a notebook that happily plays music for no reason.
So, I came here to complain (like many others) about the Skype update that changed :3 to a cat. I used the face ALL THE TIME to express a happy attitude, but now I type it and people say "why the cat emoticon?" Sometimes, emoticons won't get the proper message across. For example, I used >_< to give off a negative "whoops" feeling, but on some random site (not Microsoft), they made that **bleep** face have a smile, and it forces me to type out what I'm feeling.
Instead of just removing the emoticons directly (like many people want), why can't you just have some sort of delimiting character that forces everything before the next whitespace to be interpreted as literal text? Maybe like, /:3 would print out as :3 instead of that cat. And maybe make an option to flip it around in the Options for IM appearance, like "Type / before characters to display as plain text" OR "Type / before characters to display as emoticon (if applicable)"? This will allow people to ALSO type :3 for just the plain text, and /:3 for the option of displaying it as an emoticon.
And if you're ambitious, have options to enable and disable specific emoticons? Cmon, it shouldn't be too hard, and for people that don't go in calls often, this would be a HUGE benefit for them.
If / is typed before something that isn't an emoticon, display the /, and if it is typed before emoticon text, make it disappear and show whatever is determined by the options, and if for god knows what reason someone wants to type /:3, they'll just type //:3 or whatever (programmers will see a familiarity with this).
I bring this up because of the other side of the conversation (the people who you talk to). This will give you control over whether OTHERS see :3 or the cat. I know you can uncheck "Show emoticons", but what are the chances that you'll get tens, possibly hundreds, of people, to do that if you use Skype with a lot of other people? Slim to none.
I know that things like "literal text interpretation" don't seem user friendly, but think of it in a practical sense.... they're merely typing "/" to change the behavior of something. Not too hard, right?
I want you to please listen and consider this idea. Thanks.
Basically, when setting yourself to Do Not Disturb mode, it would ask you if you wanted to receive notifications from certain people, or from nobody. This change would be useful if you don't want to receive notifications from everyone on your Contact List at a certain time, and just wanted to receive them from a few that you could select.
Hi, I have seen this system on "Facebook". It tells you if the person has read your message. It is a really useful feature. Just avoids spamming, harassing etc. It would also show you if the person/user is ignoring you or not.
Could you please add the same feature to Skype? It would be great.
How is the system working?:
You pm someone, If he saw your message without reply = It'll display this small line/message "Seen 00:00 PM/AM"
Thank you so much!
Since the new awful updates that introduced aberrations like the new :3 emoticon, sometimes we dont want to upgrade but the message box annoys everytime we start Skype. An option to turn that notification is so obvious that I dont know why it hasnt implemented yet.
It would be great if skype can "cut image program" and send a picture and it "automatically views the image" without having to press Save File and going to press Open File. I am saying this because it is quite annoying having to do step by step to just view the image, Unless it is a file for a missing program(For example: .dll , .txt , .exe and etc.), it would be okay but for image I find it annoying always having to press Open File when you can just Cut image, Send, Viewed on the other person's screen. Also it would be nice to have an option to set weather you want it to be "Automatically View Image" or "Open File".
I have many contacts and would like to be notified only when certain people come online or go offline. But, Skype currently only allows for an "all or nothing" notification, so I am frequently notified about people that I really don't care about!
When users double-click on a contact to instant message them and then start typing, their typing is interrupted after a couple of characters by the loading of one of these new ads in the top of the chat window, and the focus and cursor are removed from the text entry box. So the only way to continue typing is to click in the text entry area a second time.
This is a hassle, it is totally unintuitive, and if users aren't looking, they can lose an entire message that was typed after the ad loaded and focus was lost from the text entry box.
Here is an entire thread devoted to complaints about this bug: http://community.skype.com/t5/ideas/v2/ideapage/bl
This is a duplicate of the following: http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-clie
Skype is very strainful on the eyes. As someone who constantly uses computers, it is painful to constantly have to look at skype's completely white theme.
Some people, just absolutely hate emoticons. I am one of these people. And ever since I tried to use ":3" and got a freaking cat, I've finally gotten tired of it.
What I'm asking for it not for Emoticons to be removed completely, but the option to make it so your ":3" "" and the likes do no turn into and other emoticons.
I know there's an option to make it so you yourself can't see them as emoticons, but it sickens me knowing that I might send these disgusting emoticons to other people when I type. I don't want to do that to people.
Please take my heavily biased suggestion seriously.
It is inevitible that different people have different input audio levels. As such, I perceive that it is necessary to have control over individual volume levels for group call situations. Sometimes, certain people overwhelm others and the ability to adjust the individual volume levels would be really really useful. Even a mute function for when some people might be away but in a call and have unbearable background noise.