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

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Skype shows I'm online when I don't have any Skype instance running

Recently Skype shows me as online to my contacts even when I do not have any instance of Skype running on my desktop I signed out of Skype on my mobile Apparently, this is a feature not a bug. ...
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Keyboard spacebar hickup when using Skype

I've downloaded the most recent version of Skype. However, when I start up the program my spacebar does not work as smooth anymore as it was before the start-up of Skype. Is there some hidden feature ...
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Is Skype a valid solution in a corporate environment? [on hold]

I have been managing the IT function in a small software development company that has grown from 10 users to 70 users in 5 years. Most users in the company are office based, but some key users work ...
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how to enable microphone redirection in remote desktop

0 down vote favorite Is there a way to redirect the Microphone connected to my Local Machine to the Remote Server (hp thin client 5730w with embedded windows xp as local machine/ windows 7 as a ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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Microphone High Pitch on First Call

Usually when I start into a Skype call the microphone makes me sound like a chipmunk. To fix the problem I have to exit the call and restart the call which fixes the issue. Changing the quality of the ...
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Skype for Modern Windows Stuck at Splash Screen

When I open Skype for Modern Windows, I see the splash screen, but seconds later it minimizes to Start. If I try to go back to Skype, it just minimizes to Start again after a few seconds. What's the ...
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Skype is online all the time?

I have an iPhone 4, and one of their recent updates added an 'always online' feature, where the user can receive messages even if Skype isn't open on their device. Lately I've been using Skype on my ...
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I want to remove Skype chat history from Outlook.com [migrated]

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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About skype chat history

I asked skype to delete 2 weeks of chat history from just one contact and skype deleted it all from all contacts. There is no more any history saved. I am very frustrated because I wanted all the ...
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Prioritize computers/traffic on a home network?

I have a Cisco EA2700 router hooked up to a Thompson DCM476 modem in my home network. There is one user on a mac that hosts Skype and google hangout calls on a nightly basis and whenever this happens ...
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Skype corrupted on Windows, not showing Login menu option

I had installed Skype on Windows 7 and it was working fine for a while. Recently, I downloaded some other utility for Windows, and it required the MS VC runtime redistributable, which I also installed ...
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Prevent a windows update from ever installing

I have downgraded my Skype from version 6.14 to 5.8 but windows keeps trying to run the upgrade back to 6.11 (a version that doest even work...). So I usually can keep 5.8 for a few days and suddenly ...
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Waiting for background programs to close- fix?

I have this problem: I've had it for a couple of years, but now my computer always does this, and the only program which is ever shown on this screen is Skype. I've tried to reinstall Skype, but ...
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Why is Skype memory usage so high?

According to TaskManager on W7, Skype is using 72Mb of memory. I'm not in a call or anything - it's just logged in. Is this anything to care about?
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Change port Number of Skype n Windows 8 Desktop Application

Is there any possibility to change the Port number of skype from 80 to other (lets say 81) since my XAMPP and Skype are conflicting with each other? I found an option to change the port numbers in ...
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Skype cutting out and skipping my voice

In Skype calls, sooner or later my voice starts cutting in and out; mid sentence my voice will go silent for several seconds, with no quality loss outside of the cut out. Sometimes instead my voice ...
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Windows 8.1 App (Skype) Default Window Location

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a non-touch Lenovo laptop. Every time I turn on my computer, the Skype Windows 8 App starts full-screen on my primary monitor. I then drag it to the secondary monitor, move it ...
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How do i fix skype desktop installer returning 1603 on windows 8

I run into this issue sometimes and always end up on a google search spelunking trip until I find whatever workaround forces skype to install this time. So how do I fix skype installer failing with ...
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skype calls using more than one devices at the same time?

can I participate in the same skype call using two devices at the same time? and logged in the same account? I have not tried it but I really need to know Thank you
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Video camera is not available after waking up from sleep on macbook pro

There is a problem on my mac with skype. When mac wakes up after sleep and I want to do a video call video is not available. Restarting skype doesn't help. After a very long time every time restarting ...
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Highlight Skype window when I receive a message

I'm using Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon desktop). Is it possible to make Skype window be highlighted in the bottom panel when I receive a message (like on Windows 7)? I want to do this because sometimes I ...
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Skype stopped working Appcrash

Skype stopped working, does not install at all. Never saw such problem. Tried all the options on the forum. Corrected Nvidia settings, removed the shared.xml file, tried to install the beta version ...
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Can non msn merged skype account add msn contact?

If I have a new skype that isn't merged with msn, can I add the msn contact of a person that have msn merged with skype? I mean I don't want to add the skype contact but the msn contact of that ...
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How to enable Skype presence within the Colleague Tracker web part

I am currently working at a site where they had MSN Messager installed on everyones client. Presence awareness worked at that point within the Colleague Tracker web part. At some point it stopped ...
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Is it possible to move Skype's file / chronology to another folder?

I want to change the default folder where Skype put it's file. I mean the files of the chat cronology which Skype puts here: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Skype How can I do that?
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Web cam not working or is it a software/driver issue?

I was using windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron N4010 and my webcam worked fine. I used dell webcam central and everything was fine. sometimes I reinstall my OS and I don't know from when my web cam stopped ...
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SQLite3 header and source version mismatch plus Skype Clash

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and I am trying to use SQLite3. After installation, I get $ sqlite3 SQLite header and source version mismatch 2011-11-01 00:52:41 ...
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Skype can't hear me

This is driving me crazy. My friends can't hear my voice when I make a call using Skype. Here's the scenario: Windows Sound Recorder correctly records my voice and I can hear my voice when I ...
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Prevent myself from sending more than one message every 2 seconds in skype

I have this bad habit Of talking in skype Like this And it annoys people. I figured that if I did something like this: It will basically force me to stop typing like that. Is there a way to add a ...
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Alternative UI for Skype on Windows?

I know that there is no full-scale alternative client as the Skype protocol is closed, but perhaps there is an alternative UI for the official Skype client?
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Virtual Audio Cable prevents other applications from using line 2

So I have VAC setup like this: http://imgur.com/a/Pxkq2 This setup runs perfectly, however, when I try to set my skype/teamspeak/etc to output to line 2, so that it's 2 seperate channels when I ...
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Windows 7 with two paired bluetooth devices only lists one in Sounds

Due to my wired-ocd tendencies I recently purchased: a bluetooth stereo speaker a bluetooth headset with in-built microphone a usb bluetooth dongle I use Skype daily and would like to use the ...
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Is Skype delivering off-line messages now? [closed]

as far as I know, for a message in skype to be received by other side. both sender and receiver need to be online at the same time. But recently it seems like this is not the case. For example a ...
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How do I edit OSX Skype's default window size and starting location?

I'm running OSX Skype and have two displays. When I double click a contact so their window separates from the main Skype window, I always have to drag the corner to resize it smaller, move it the ...
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How to prevent that Outlook starts session in Skype?

When I access to my mail on the Outlook page, automatically it starts my session in Skype so in the Outlook page I can receive all the messages that the people send me via Skype, the problem is that I ...
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Running skype at the same time as certain other applications disconnects internet

If I'm running skype and try to run certain other applications at the same time, I lose my wifi connection, and it only reconnects when I close the other program. It happens especially with virtualbox ...
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Skype leaves its prints Linux Mint 15

I am having problems while using Skype on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon (64 bit). Skype is leaving its prints behind and I have to restart my system to get rid of them. The prints always stay on top of all ...
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Skype (linux) won't connect after being killed by signal -9

Sometimes i kill apps using killall -9, including Skype. This is usually not an issue, but sometimes Skype doesn't connect to a network until i reboot a machine. It starts, then infinitely performing ...
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Windows 8.1 does not fully recognize plug & play webcam

I recently bought a Sandstrøm 720P HD webcam (S1337CAM)(Plug & Play), which worked just fine the first couple of days of usage. But today when I was going to talk on Skype I was told that I could ...
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Is connection from skype to skype encrypted?

Is skype to skype audio and video calling secured?I mean are the connections encrypted? And when I call from skype to skype then is it connects to any server?or the connection is Peer to Peer?If I use ...
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Pensioner and Skype setting up laptop to work automatically

I want to set up a laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium) to my 84-year-old mother's living room to use Skype with it. The problem is she has mild dementia and is incapable of using the laptop. She ...
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Skype “couldn't find” USB camera on Windows 7

First ever post on Stack Exchange, although I have been using it for a long time. I'm trying to help a friend get a Logitech Messenger USB webcam working on her Windows 7 Professional (update 1) ...
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Is it possible to install an earlier version of Skype on Windows 8?

Windows 8 skype is terrible. They've removed many buttons, most of the preferences, and have in general made it impossibly oversimplified and difficult to use. Old Skype was fine when I had windows ...
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Remove that ugly skype banner

How can I remove that ugly banner in Skype? It showed up in the latest version but I think it is pretty annoying. I know I can go back to the latest version but I would rather keep my software up to ...
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How do I disable ads on skype? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the ads in the contact list, but in the chat window, there are still ads popping up overhead. these are from Google Ad Choices and there is no way to close them. I can't get ...
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Why Skype consumes huge percentage of CPU?

I have searched this a lot using Google. I have found numerous people having the same problem as me, but I could not find any good answer anywhere. That's the reason I am asking it here as well. ...
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Bluetooth headset turns off when Skype call ends

for about the last six months I canNot use Skype because when I End a Skype call my Plantronics Callisto headset gets turned off. I'm paralyzed so I can't turn it on manually. I have a Sony VAIO ...
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Call Failed vs No Answer on Skype?

What's the difference between those 2 on Skype? They both don't work to call but what's the difference between that?
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How can I view a Skype conversation that is older than 3 months?

I need to view an old Skype conversation. This conversation is older than 3 months, Skype only allows me to select "Show messages from: Yesterday - 7 days - 30 days - 3 months" I need to see ...