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Disable pop-up notifications

Allow users to disable desktop pop-up notifications at all times rather than only when status is set to do not disturb.

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      • DawsonDawson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Skype is trash since its invasive so I switched to Discord. Hey Microsoft! If you want better reviews stop invading our trust and giving us annoying pop ups. You bugged me for 2 weeks to review my settings then gave me no option when I logged on! Shame on you I will switch to Apple

      • Sean EllisSean Ellis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When I'm working on code, every distraction impairs my efficiency. Add an option to turn these off.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Skype for business keeps popping up on my computer sscreen I have never used Skye and never intend to How can I get rid of it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ugh! This is so annoying!! Please give us the option to get rid of this stupid feature!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is unbelievable, that this function is not available.

        I am so angry on how Skype is disturbing me while work.

        Such a simple function not implemented is absolute unintelligible.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Lets add more useless feature and remove useful ones. It's clear that hiding pop up completely regardless of status functionality is needed. Dont just hide in your meeting room and imagine what is best for the world, best thing is to just ask.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I totally agree with Cindy Saenz message of 5-2-17. Not only is someone going to get someone else's message, it may be a message that was intended to be encrypted. I see this as a HUGE HIPAA and Privacy Act potential violation and SKYPE will most likely be named in any settlement if they don't fix it. It should be set to NOT to this and you can enable it for select recipients, not the other way around!

      • WesWes commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It doesn't have to be done one by one as previously mentioned. You can do it in masses via groups. In my case, I had a group called "My Group" that had 8 contacts. I selected the first contact in that group, then scrolled down to last contact pressed and held down SHIFT key then clicked the last contact - this will select all 8 contacts. Then I was able to right-click and click "Tag for Status Change Alerts" to uncheck it. Ta-Da! No more alerts. You can't just hit Ctrl + A to select all and you can't select multiple groups to make this work - or at least it didn't give the option during my test. Hopefully this will at least make it easier for some.

        -Wes

      • Candee EmswilerCandee Emswiler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My group just got started with Skype for Business TODAY and the constant status change popping up was already driving everyone crazy after just an hour!!! Thank you to Anonymous for helping me avoid homicide in the office!!!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This "feature" is infuriating. It distracts people from what they're doing for no good reason. I have a hundred contacts on my list, and my screen flashes all day. And there's no way to turn this off, other than doing it one by one?!? This is **** software design. I am finding many such "features" in my journey into Office 2016 ****.

      • LooyLooy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Have a nice from skype tool diagnostic tool pops up about 10 times when I connect to a meeting then repeatedly again when I go on and off mute. This is so annoying. i'd love to disable skype diagnostic tool. How?

      • WoodyWoody commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Wow, no popups! The lync enabled phone still works. This is great, what a feature.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's easily disabled but it has to be done one by one. Go to the contact, right-click, and go to "Tag for Status Change Alerts" and uncheck it. That's it

      • BusterBuster commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YES!!! Allow users to disable desktop pop-up notifications at all times rather than only when status is set to do not disturb.

      • Cindy SaenzCindy Saenz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I commented on community who referred me to this feedback link. The feature to allow the Skype for Business window to come to the front, or primary focus, when one does not respond to an IM to accept or ignore should be a bug not a feature. The problem being for example, when you are focused on doing your work such as typing in Word, Outlook or other IM session, is that when you are truly focused you may not always see the pop up that says accept or ignore. When you don't respond, next thing you know, your text from your Word, Outlook or IM chat are now in the new chat Window. This also happens when you are on a Skype call. The support team says set to do not disturb but the idea is to have it available to respond when you decide to, not by being forced. Please fix this. Someone is going to end up with someone else's email text, or IM text when you are focused.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I work with several people who come and go often. The "Person X is now available" note is basically a constant presence in the lower right of my screen. Is there a way to turn this off?

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How do I disable the popup window on microsoft lync. Do not tell me how to do it after the pop-up appear or about put on Do Not Dissturb, i dont want them at all, let the messages come and stay where they are.

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