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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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      12 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        3 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Control panel on Skype goes out of sight when 'the size of the text, apps, and other items' is increased through Display Settings

        When the size of the text, apps, and other items is increased through Display Settings, Skype gets inconsistently scaled - for instance, at 175% level or more on 24inch monitor (or 150% level or more on 15 inch laptop), control panel at the bottom of the Skype meeting window (with buttons to make calls, share screen, etc) disappears from the view. This forces the users to work in lower zoom levels (125% or less) which may be not be ideal for some users with low vision. The same phenomenon (disappearance of control panel on Skype while in a meeting) observed…

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          1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Save call captions to transcript file

          When I use the automated captions or CART to provide real-time captions during a call, I want to have the complete transcript available to edit and use afterwards.
          This would be brilliant for writing minutes/notes or creating transcripts for videos or blogs posts etc.
          For these purposes, it would be ideal if it could label the speaker too.

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

            Please add the option from earlier versions of Skype to have a compact view and the ability to have separate or tabbed chat windows. The current UI makes it difficult to position the Windows Onscreen Keyboard.

            2 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Skype Feedback

              Hi! I work with several groups on Skype. A big reason I've been reluctant to switch to the new Skype is that I've had a hard time figuring out how to do simple things like adding and removing people in a conversation. Is there an easy way to do these things that I'm not aware of, besides attempting to write it into the chat?

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                1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to use alt f4 to close Skype. At the present time, completely closing Skype is very difficult for blind keybard users.

                At th present time, there is no easy way hor a visually ipaired keyboarduser to completely close Skype. The only way it’s possible is t go ino the task nager and force clse it tat way. I have raised this issue several times, but o oneha one anything about it, so I am asking again, Please Fix This. Every other application can be exited with alt f4, so there’s no reason Skype should be any differnt. I’ve resortd t usin te Skpeapp on my iphon bcase of thisstupid issue with the desktop app.

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                  1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • extending support for skype and windows 7;

                  hello;

                  I have posted these feedback on this forum before; but; can my feedback please be taken seriously for Skype 7.40; and extending support for windows 7 for visually impaired people;

                  1. please can support be extended for Skype 7.40; because the newer version of Skype doesn't work for visually impaired users who use assistive technology;

                  2. windows 7:

                  can support be extended beyond January 14th; 2020; for visually impaired users please; for windows 7; because windows 10; keeps causing problems for windows users who are using assistive technology software;

                  I would urge for my feedback to be taken seriously;

                  3 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.

                    16 votes
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                      13 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support RTT (Real-Time Text, the replacement for TTY) in Skype

                      I'd like to be able to use Skype (home or enterprise versions) as full-feature communications systems. To do that I'd need RTT support. The main differentiator is (possibly optional) real-time chat where each character is sent separately, simultaneously with voice and/or video. But this would also mean support for TTY (with Skype In or Out).

                      Background info:

                      http://www.realtimetext.org/rtt_in_detail
                      https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/60001388386.pdf
                      http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=18521
                      https://tap.gallaudet.edu/IPTransition/Real-Time%20Text%20and%20TTY%20interworking%20in%20various%20technical%20environments.pdf

                      8 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide CSP ability to add Communication Credit for O365 Customer

                        Currently, CSP's do not have the technical ability to add Communications Credits to a customer's O365 E5 subscription to allow capability of assigning a 1-800 toll-free number. As a CSP and reseller, asking the customer to purchase an O365 E5 subscription outside of the CSP can cause confusion when providing support (for both the CSP & Customer), can cause concern from a reseller's perspective, and only complicates IT support. Request the product group enable the capability for a CSP to procure/provision Communication Credits on behalf of customers.

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                          2 comments  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • font size

                          Why you made the Skype chat area as useless as google hangouts.
                          We need to adjust the font size. Not everybody has perfect eyesight.
                          You default font size is to small and makes using Skype chat impossible for many people.

                          2 votes
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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

                            6 votes
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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 →
                              • 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.

                                3 votes
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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.

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Skype  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Gostaria que a versão do Skype 12.1815.210.0 permitisse usar mais de uma sessao.

                                      Gostaria que a versão do Skype 12.1815.210.0 permitisse usar mais de uma sessao.

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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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                                          3 comments  ·  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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