Prevent the discontinuation of Skype Classic

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moopy doopy
2 years ago
I'm signing this. I'm desperate to get Classic Skype back, and will not stop until I do. Help us out please.

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Михаил Тен
3 years ago
I have just supported the campaign and sent some money to help. Long live good interface!

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Johannes van Nieuwkerk
3 years ago
Split windows for chats and a small size are essential on desktops

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Михаил Тен
3 years ago
Let me support this petition one more time. I do not want Microsoft to kill the beautiful and user-friendly version of Skype. Their design looks tasteless—it’s not a tool for communication, the new one is a toy. Man, those stupid gradients! Designers from Microsoft, learn about light and shadow! Learn about materials and typography!

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Ronnie H
3 years ago
My elderly dad was used to and very handy with Classic. Skype 8's changes completely destroyed his ability to use the messaging features that enabled him to let me know if, when, and with what he needed help. The "features" are incompatible with his sight and tactile disabilities. Skype 8 replaced Classic on my spouse's employer's computer at work and from the first moment when it overwhelmed the monitor, has hated everything about it. But only his employer's IT department, half a continent away, can re-install Classic, which would mean someone travelling to do that -- which they won't do. For me, I tried Skype 8, and like so many others, hated it from the first. And, I hated the continual update notifications when I re-installed Classic -- so much so, that I disabled the update notifications. Put 8 in the w8stebasket, return everyone to Classic, and learn from your mistakes.

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Julie Wolf
3 years ago
#KeepClassicSkype as an option for thousands of users who passionately prefer the Skype we know and love and despise the new Skype 8 with so many features and functions we use everyday missing. . Keep Classic Skype 7 features in Skype 8+ and future updates because users will find alternatives and leave Skype. My favorite feature to keep is Skype Room (aka group Chat) Moderation. See my explanation with images here: http://member.seeyouonskype.com/keep-classic-skype-v7-stop-forced-upgrade/ and tell MS you want this (and oterh missing features in New Skype 8) at Skype UserVoice Forum: https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-skype-ideas/suggestions/35264152-group-moderation-remove-message-banlist-mute-me We need to be able to control our own grups on Skype. Here is a video on YouTube I made yesterday with more ideas of how to participate to Keep Classic Skype : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxPVFypiDhE&t=2s And did you know there are at least 2 more Petitions like this one? https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-microsoft-keep-the-desktop-version-of-skype-alive-for-professional-users and also https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-save-classic-skype-and-accessibility-from-the-evil-claws-of-deletion

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Михаил Тен
3 years ago
I want to have a program that looks like a useful tool, and not like a stupid game for a mobile device. Also! I like to use Ctrl + Enter to send a message. The new Skype prevents me from using this shortcut.

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Martin Purdy
3 years ago
Likewise, I downloaded the latest version and found it far less user-friendly than the previous versions, so reinstalled the old version quite quickly again.

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Mike Sethfield
3 years ago
I have always used this version of skype. to be frank, the new update is horrible and I made the mistake of downloading it. no worth-the-time features and a horrible layout. will not be continuing to use and will be removing it from my pc and finding other alternatives. not happy...