Skype is a software application that allows users to make voice calls, instant message, and video conference over the Internet.

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Forwarding some ports and websites from “eth0” to “wlan0” with IPTables

I have eth0 and wlan0 devices in my work laptop. eth0 access the company's network and it comes with the whole firewall rules and so on. So I’m unable to use Skype, Google Hangouts and other things I ...
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How can I send a file to myself using Skype?

I have Skype running on two (Windows) computers using the same account. I would like to transfer a file from one computer to another computer using Skype file transfer, but I can't start a chat with ...
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Windows 7 - Unable to connect to internet or skype

I am having issues connecting to the internet. Eariler today I scanned my computer with malwarebytes antimalware and deleted what it detected. I did this because theses ads were popping up when I was ...
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Copy Skype logs from Windows to Debian

I want to install Debian but I'd like to keep my Skype chat history. I don't know if it's possible to just copy from %appdata% the skype folder and put it into the Debian's one. How could I do? I ...
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How can you disable the Skype Alerts (status updates) Screen?

When first opened the left sidebar shows a list of contacts/recent conversation, whilst the main pane shows a "How to make free voice and video calls" video, an advert for their Facebook integration, ...
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How can I make a call with/to multiple people on the same public IP?

I need to set up a Skype call in a net cafe. The problem is that every PC in the net cafe uses the same IP address and because of this, no more than two people can join the same call on Skype. (I ...
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How to shorten Skype Group urls?

How do I shorten a Skype Group links? I have looked all over the internet for answers but have not been able to find any answers. I have tried lots of different websites that offer to shorten links. ...
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Skype showing different online statuses for same person across desktop and mobile versions

I am running Skype version 7.1.0.105 on my desktop and Skype version 5.2.0.62296 on my mobile Android device. I have come across the following inconsistent behavior: When contact X running Skype on ...
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Chrome saves autofill data from another computer

Recently I had some conversation with a coworker and we ware using Skype desktop share and TeamViewer. I saw that I have his username, bank account email and etc (in short: auto-fill data) in my ...
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Windows 7 won't close programs even in task manager

Last week I noticed this happening for the first time. Firefox froze up and wouldn't load any new pages. The internet was working fine but the browser was stuck. So I closed the window and when I ...
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I cant install Skype on Kali Linux x64

root@kali:~/Desktop# dpkg -i skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb (Reading database ... 316914 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace skype 4.3.0.37-1 (using ...
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [closed]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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Skype Bandwidth Usage

I am wondering if anyone can tell me the average bandwidth usage for a Skype to Skype call (PC to PC) per hour (voice only), as well as calls that would include screen sharing. I have tried searching ...
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Hiding just Skype behind CyberGhost?

I have two Skype accounts; one personal, that I use for friends/family, and another one I use on the Internet, with strangers etc. Also, I frequently give it to people in online games, using the chat, ...
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Skype 7.1 crashes at startup on Windows Enterprise

I downloaded the latest skype on my workstation, which is a Windows 7 Enterprise (Version 6.1, Build 7601: SP1). The problem is that it crashes every single time on Skype startup. I can't even write ...
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does Skype use the same password for my Skype name and my Microsoft account?

AFAIK Skype is now owned by Microsoft. When i log on with my Microsoft account, my Microsoft account password works. When i log on with my Skype name, my Microsoft account password does not work. ...
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What happens with my local account when I switch to Microsoft Account?

My computer nags all the time on me signing in using Microsoft Account. I've chosen not to do that but e.g. Skype (the modern app) requests that before it starts up. I want to keep using my local, old ...
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How to copy Skype text with timestamp and names in MacOS

When I select and copy some text from Skype chat, it does not include timestamp and name if I take only one message from one user. If it is two or more messages, timestamps and names are there. For ...
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How to disable Skype social messages?

Now Skype (version 7) also wants to be Facebook: Is there a way to disable these social messages? I think I've gone through all options, but I can't find it.
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Default telephone links on OSX open with Hangouts instead of Skype

How can I change the default opening action for telephone links in Chrome? I can't get rid of Google Hangouts - I only have Skype credit so I'll never call a normal phone number with Hangouts. I ...
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How do I set up the ARChon custom runtime on Chromebook?

Most of my friends use Skype, and I wanted to use it on my Chromebook. If was searching for how to install it, and I found this article. I followed the steps in the article and on it's linked pages, ...
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How to make a skype settings file?

Is there a way to make a settings file for skype on a windows 7 (home) laptop which will select the default audio input device, default audio output device and always answer using video mode ? For ...
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Override Skype's “close” (X) button

I use Skype quite frequently and there is something that has bugged me for quite a while. I recently started looking around for a fix to the issue for a relative that also uses Skype. The problem is ...
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Deleting Skype history not deleting from main.db

I'm using Windows 7, and have deleted my history from Skype via privacy tab in the options. Whilst this has succesfully removed them from the Skype user interface, I've noticed that the main.db file ...
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Possible to silently monitor Skype group conversation?

There is a Skype group where people involved in a project discuss technical issues. Is there a way that I can add another person to this group who will be able to view the conversation, but other ...
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Open multiple Skype instances

I managed to use the /secondary parameter to run multiple Skype instances. But when no instance is running and I execute it, it opens with latest profile I used. And when I execute it again, it asks ...
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Reset Skype password not possible when email is microsoft account but not linked

I forgot my Skype password and was trying to reset it with the form at https://login.skype.com/recovery but it redirects me to the account/password recovery of my microsoft account. (Probably because ...
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How to select (highlight) text in Skype chat without using a mouse?

Recently I started learning to use keyboard shortcuts almost for everything I'm doing on the laptop (os win7) but soon enough after I started, I bumped into the problem of being unable to highlight ...
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Easily switch between a Front Headset and my Rear plugged in Speakers without physically unplugging my headset?

I have a PC running Windows 7. My Lion Li case has a front jack for a headset (headphone speakers and microphone plugins). I have a phone number connected with a Skype account and use Skype as my ...
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Why is mic audio not working one-way in Google Hangouts on Windows 7 and Chrome

I am using Google Hangouts via Chrome on Windows 7. Video is working fine both ways, i.e. when in a hangout call, I am able to see the other person and they are able to see me. Audio was also working ...
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Does 'Pending Contact Request' under a contact in skype mean that they have blocked me?

Ive got several contacts in Skype that are showing up as 'Pending Contact Request' as per the image below, some just have the place holder image as their profile picture, some actually still have a ...
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Unable to change IM font in Skype: “All of your fonts are hidden” because of directory redirection issues

I can't change chat font in Skype after downgrade from v. 6.22 to 6.20 on my Windows 7 x64. I get the following message: All of your fonts are hidden. To show fonts in this program, open ...
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Record videostream from own webcam during Skype talk on Linux

Is there a way on Linux to record the videostream from my own webcam (but not from the other party) during a Skype videochat?
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How to “hide” VoIP traffic?

I'm pretty soon gonna be punished by my telecom operator for using WhatsApp,Tango,Skype etc. From now on not only will I be charged for the 3G Connection that makes services like WhatsApp,Skype etc ...
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How to edit options logged out in Skype for Linux?

I need to edit my Skype preferences without logging in, but I don't see "Options" in any menu. What to do? In my case, I have to edit proxy settings to be able to connect to Skype. There is no ...
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How to work around Skype 7's notice that a hotkey is “probably” used by another application?

I've been using a particular hotkey for Focus Skype for years and years. I'm pretty used to it. Then, Skype 7 comes out and tells me this: Can I somehow tell Skype to use it anyway?
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Skype Desktop Win 8.1 Notifications Bubbles Broken?

I cant seem to get skype desktop on windows 8.1 to show bubbles for notifications like it did in previous windows versions. I have already set "Control Panel--->All Control Panel ...
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MSN messenger contacts not showing up in pidgin with skype plugin

I Have the skype plugin active on pidgin. It shows my skype contacts, but not my MSN contacts in the buddy list. I've only ever used MSN on pidgin or trillan, so with the recent merging of MSN with ...
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Skype URI: How to send an instant message through URI [closed]

Skype claims on their development site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn745878) that: Currently supported Skype URIs include: - Sending instant messages to an individual or ...
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Moving the shared screen image to the center on Skype

I'm skyping Bob. We both shared our WebCam. Bob has also shared his screen. How can I move his screen at the center? I tried to drag and drop but was unsuccessful. I use Skype 6.18.0.106 on Windows ...
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Lync Contacts on Skype not found via AppleScript

When I run the following AppleScript my Lync contacts (added to Skype and visible in my contacts list) are not returned, only native Skype contacts: tell application "Skype" ...
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Shutdown program with right click or something

I have Skype on my Windwos 8.1 computer and everytime I want to close the program I have to confirm twice that I really want to shut the program down. If I right-click on the Skype icon on the ...
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How to copy skype user id with windows version of skype?

This should be e pretty easy question. I want to copy my friends' skype. I click profile. Double click the profile id. Tada I can't select or copy that to clipboard. So there is no easy way to ...
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Installing Skype failed; code 1638 when trying to upgrade Skype

My Skype version is 6.20.0.104. When I open it on Windows 8.1 with Update, it cues me to upgrade: The latest version of Skype is ready to install now. It won't take long to upgrade - and you'll ...
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Moved to Africa: Skype audio fast, Hangouts audio unusably slow(?)

I recently moved to Nairobi, Kenya (from San Francisco). I have daily standups with people back in SF, and I'm having peculiar downstream issues with SOME audio/videoconferencing solutions. ...
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Sorting out headphones and speakers sound

Basically I want everything but windows media player to go through the headphones, I can get skype to go through the headphones, and the music to go through the speakers, but I also need video game ...
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Any way to disable coded text on Skype?

With one of the recent updates on Skype, we got introduced to a few new codes that we are able to use in order to change our text. For example putting "!!" in front of a text will change it or by ...
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Skype LAN capabilities

My roommates and I were playing a game online; we were all in the same Skype call. Our ISP went down due to weather conditions, and our router lost internet access. We all lost connectivity to the ...
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Where are skype profile data saved (age, location etc.)

I know part of it is probably cloud based but it probably is saved on disk too. Where can I find this? Thanks
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Change role of RETIRED user in Skype group chat

In existing Skype group chat, i cannot add one specific user. When i enter /showmembers , it gives: andrew USER bobby ADMIN catrin USER diana RETIRED in this case: i'm bobby the ...