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  1. Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer

    Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the Skype network after the 1st of September 2018, they need to enhance Skype 8's functionality to get at least some of Skype 7's functionality to it. One of those missing and crucial for the visually impaired users functions are the global hotkeys for answering and rejecting a call, and similar ones. |They should be restored to Skype 8 as they are in Skype 7. Otherwise, answering or rejecting a call for visually impaired keyboard users is practically a nightmare at the moment. Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the…

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      2 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make an affordable Surface Phone

      I think Microsoft has a huge chance of making new found success in the mobile industry. Hear me out, all the successful companies that offer full a full line of products has some sort of connected ecosystem that merges all services as seamlessly as possible i.e Apple* and I believe in the computing industry Microsoft still remains dominant but to get more people using the services I think they should push a new product ...a surface phone. A key to tying that into their product portfolio should be Skype. Just like Apple remains dominant with iMessage. The Surface phone should…

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        1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Adjustable font size in Skype

        Please let us freely adjust font size in conversation area of skype, and don't limit us at 24 pts, font sizes of 60+ points are very welcome

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix Image Resizing Issue Please

          Skype has been resizing images sent to other users with at least the last two versions of it. I emailed support a while ago about this, and my Skype just updated to version 8.27.0.85 today. Hoping they fixed this issue, but they did not. When I send an image, lets say at 2560 x 1440 resolution, or when someone sends me when, Skype is resizing it to 2048 x 1152 automatically. Why? Please fix this.

          2 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Stop Reading the chat message as I type it in Skype 8 for Mac

              I am using Skype 8 on macOS High Sierra with VoiceOver. When I type into the chat box, VoiceOver reads what I have typed up to the current point as I press each character. If this is a feature, it needs to be removed asap! The only workaround seems to be disabling VoiceOver which is not ideal.

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                1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • NEW skype version 8, put back the 2 status options taken away, everyone I know, is not happy they are not included in the NEW Skype.

                  New Skype version 8 has removed 'away' and 'invisible' - please put them back, Everyone I know is resisting the new up-date, and staying with 'classic' as long as possible. The new version should have more options, not less. Everyone is used to them, why were they removed?
                  'away' still allows messages to pass through, 'do not disturb' and off-line do not ... ? Green / Yellow / Red and OFF, what is the problem?
                  VOTE - we want them back.

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                    1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • GroupMe

                    Hi,

                    I know that GroupMe is part of the Skype Family, but can you add it to this list for Microsoft feedback accessibility? This would help me to send it directly to developers about accessibility issues like bugs.

                    I gave some feedback regarding accessibility issues to developers on App Store (under Review), but hasn't fixed the issues for a while.

                    Thank you,
                    Otto

                    8 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Accessibility issue for GroupMe

                        Hi,

                        Regarding GroupMe on iOS app and Website, users liked my messages, but screen readers could not read likes. I wanted to know who liked my messages. I know sighted people can see likes, but I don't.

                        Also, Voice-Over cannot see date and time for messages on iOS app.

                        Unfortunately, I'm not sure about Android app because I don't have it, but you should investigate it.

                        Can you please fix the issue?

                        Thank you,
                        Otto

                        4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remove the often inappropriate smile in the :O emoticon animation

                          Please change the :O animation so the in-between state is no longer a smile.

                          The :O smiley is used in a lot of occasions where a smile is simply wildly inappropriate (e.g. legitimate shock and surprise over a bad event), so the current animation is very out of touch with the actual use. If you need to keep the silly animation, revert between a neutral face and the open mouth, and not a smile and an open mouth.

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                            1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • allow paste into skype uwp keypad during calls

                            Skype desktop app allows you to paste in both the number you are calling and any pin codes you need once connected; the windows store skype app doesn't let you paste into the dialpad in a call so you have to type out long conference calling codes by hand, much less convenient!

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Extend Skype Translate to Group Chats so the Deaf can Read What is Being Said

                                There is no current solution for a blind person, a deaf (but can speak) person, and a paraplegic (can speak, but can not type quickly) person to telecommunicate. Skype Translate could solve this. Skype translate turns speech into text of another language displayed on the screen. It only allows two people to use this function at a time though. I propose that Skype Translate be extended to allow larger group chats for this purpose.

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Rather than go through the pretence of trying to treat disabled people with respect, Microsoft needs a UK support email address

                                  The Skype support team have augh at disabled people by promising to get back to us with a new password and then ignore us. Microsoft can disempower disabled people even more plus give UK staff a good laugh if you have a UK email address British disabled people can use but are then of course completely ignored by Microsoft.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • improve accessibility in skype

                                    Make skype more accessible with screen readers. The desktop app is not usable anymore, and I went to remove two versions and couldn't install skype desktop on the PC anymore. The app from the store is usable, but you can't type numbers using the dialpad. Can't sign out of skype either.

                                    5 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Skype Accessibility on the desktop versions of Skype for Mac and Windows

                                      Skype version 8 is horrible for screen reader users. The new web interface is very sluggish and extremely difficult to navigate and use with VoiceOver on the mac or a Windows screen reader. Please either revert back to Skype 7 which had a much better UI or significantly improve the accessibility of these new versions.
                                      I will continue using Skype 7 on macOS and Windows until they either stop working or the accessibility of the new versions returns to the state it was in Skype 7.

                                      13 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Update for Users

                                          Please update the social networking sites include the Skype, Share it, and Imo. That will be very useful to users.

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