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New ads / Ad choices

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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

ie:

ADVERTISEMENT HERE

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.

143 Comments
NerdyCanuck
Novel Tourist

I just want to chime in on this - I don't mind ads in my chat windows, but please do something about how they steal focus from the text entry area. It is extremely annoying.

Philip75
Casual Tourist

Almost three months and no fix...Skype is dead to me.

cb900crdr
Novel Tourist

Add me to the list of people annoyed that focus keeps being lost.

electrofox
Casual Tourist

Seriously Skype/Microsoft, wtf? This is driving me nuts. Really infuriating to constantly get focus taken away from the text box when I'm typing, over and over. Absolutely ridiculous. Thanks in advance for fixing as soon as possible. (It's already been out-standing too long, to be honest. Get this taken care of please.)

_DR_
Novel Tourist

I'm close to looking for another chat tool. All day long, i start typing and then have to click in the chat box to start typing again... I've abandoned apps for less than this but I held out thinking it would be a quicker fix. About to bail and take my clients with me to a new app.

KazRiprock
Novel Tourist

This really needs to be fixed.  Stealing focus from the text box pretty much invalidates the entire reason I opened a message window.

Cream_
Novel Tourist
I dont care about the ad, I care about it refreshing or loading and stealing my text boxes focus. Thats really annoying!
Cream_
Novel Tourist
Il give it one month and if this isnt fixed I am talking to all my friends about moving to a different platform. This is ludicrous.
Pete123456
Novel Tourist

The worst thing about this is that the Ads are for Skype.. the very product we already have, the very product we are TRYING to use!
They want us to spend money on the product that doesn't work correctly because of the advert telling us to spend money on the product!

How about NO!

cherinicol
Novel Adventurer

Out of curiosity, has anyone seen any type of reply from Microsoft/Skype on this??

 

Look, I don't  care about the stupid ads.  I don't look at them, I don't care what they are for and I don't care what they say.  I also understand that I am using a free product, HOWEVER, it is incredibily annoying that EVERYTIME (as CesarTheKing friend so gracefully explained) annoying to lose focus while typing. (Actually, I'm typing, but....  NOT REALLY, only the first few letters are there and everything is missing because focus has been lost)