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

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Difference between Lync Basic and Lync Regular when upgraded to Skype for business

I have 10 workstations that had Lync Basic, and 10 workstations that had the full Lync client. Now that I deployed patches, they are both Skype For Business. Is there any difference between the ...
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Windows 10, virtual desktops. Is it possible to share some apps between the desktops

I'm just starting to use virtual desktops and I use it to split work & non-work activity. However, some application I want on both virtual desktops like Skype, outlook,.. . Outlook allows you to ...
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Can't install “Skype for Business” with “Office Click-to-run” installer

My employer has Office 365, and I'm trying to install "Skype for Business" on my home computer (which already has office). When I try to download and install the software, I get the error message: We ...
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CRAZY issue with headset audio volume/quality and skype

So I have a cheap logitech oem headset with normal audio jack and for some reason whenever I have a skype call it goes nuts. I have to jiggle the cable around for the audio to sound normal. If I turn ...
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Is there a way to trustworthily say that certain phone number is a Skype number?

I was given a phone number. I suspect that a person doesn't directly own this number and/or isn't present in the country where this number has been registered (bound by country code), so I want to ...
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Skype crashes at start even after deleting all settings

I've got latest Skype 7.10 on Yosemite 10.10.3. I used it last week and it worked flawlessly but today it 'quits unexpectedly' every time I start it. I already went to ...
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How to hide my profile from search in Skype?

I'd like to hide my contact from search in Skype. I mean if anyone search for me using my contact or name, will not be able to find me.
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Skype message history

Edit: I had my skype hacked and then restored password by email. Is it possible that my message history was downloaded and what if it contains some password?
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Way to switch keyboard layout with a hotkey without crashing Skype on Windows 10

Prior to Windows 10 I was using something similar to Autohotkey scripts mentioned in this question. After upgrading to Windows 10, PostMessage to a Skype chat window causes Skype to freeze. Is here ...
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How can Skype display targeted ads based on searches?

My girlfriend made a series of very specific product searches yesterday, mostly on Google and Amazon, using Google Chrome. Today, Skype shows an ad banner that matches those searches. I checked that: ...
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How to install Skype on Fedora 22 64 bits

I have searched hour for posts about this subject and have found many posts about possible solutions but have yet failed to manage to install skype on Fedora 22 with a 64 bits machine Post like this ...
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Windows 10 freezes altogether after manual upgrade from 8.1

I installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo Y50 laptop 2 days ago and it was working pretty sloppy the first day. So whatever, I stuck at it and then it started working exceptionally fast for some reason. All ...
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How to get automatic keyboard layout switching in windows 10

After updating to Windows 10 I have noticed that I don't have automatic keyboard layout switching anymore. In Windows 7 when I typed in skype e.g. in one language it remembered the choice and did ...
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Remember skype image opening program in windows 10

I have upgraded to windows 10 and skype started asking which image viewing program to use when you click on the image someone sent to you. The problem is that I cannot figure how to "remember" this ...
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Skype switches from *invisible* or *busy* to *online* for no apparent reason

The title really says it all. I have Skype on Windows 7 Professional, and I routinely set it from online to busy/don't disturb, invisible or offline depending on how much I can't answer to incoming ...
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How to receive invites on Skype from Skype for Business

After searching the Skype Community forums I could not find an answer, but I did find this post, to which I replied. While I’m waiting for an answer there, which could take some time, I figured I’d ...
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How do I join a Lync/Skype for business online meeting without a microphone?

The meeting is a presentation rather than a conference call and therefore no microphone is needed to provide feedback. Joining the call results in a Lync/Skype For Business error that there is no ...
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How do I change my IPV6 adress and protect myself from DDOS attack?

So recently I accepted a random person on skype, this person started DDOS'ing me (atleast I think this is what itis) the person told me he was gonna DDOS me. The first thing I did was removing him, ...
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After leaving my PC alone for as little as 5 minutes, I come back to an error where the enter key seems to be constantly pressed

This is a bit of a strange question, so I will try and give as much information as I can. Let me start by saying that the enter key on my keyboard is absolutely fine, physically. I am writing this ...
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Programmatically send Skype messages

Is any way to programmatically send Skype messages to other accounts from Linux ? I want to react on some events in my system and automatically notify other users via Skype.
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How to i find in skype if my friend removed me if dont? [closed]

How to i find in skype my friend if removed me if not ?..
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How to find the Skype for Business command line options? [closed]

I want to open a 'chat' window in "Skype For Business" in an automated way (from a Powershell-script or BAT/CMD file). However, Googling for this only gave me: the command line options for Lync ...
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In Skype, can I use a camera installed on another computer?

I have two laptops: one has a camera but it is too slow to make a video call; another if fast enough but its camera is broken. How can I make Skype on the fast one to use the camera from the other ...
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On Windows 7, when user1 logs in, user2's skype account signs in, how can this be prevented?

user2's skype account is set to autoconnect when user2 logs in. However when user2 is logged off and user1 logs in, user2's skype also logs in. This is obviously undesired behavior. It's on Win7 ...
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Default encoding for Lync 2013/Skype for Business

My company uses Lync 2013 for its intra-office messaging system. I work on service tickets and often interact with those who file the tickets through Lync. Part of my job is documenting the ...
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Debian launches Skype when root terminal is opened

I installed Skype on Debian "Jessie". Now every time I launch the root terminal (or type "su" in normal terminal), Skype will open and often my system will eventually freeze, such that I can only move ...
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Skype shows me “away” as soon as I close application

Today I noticed a strange Skype behaviour: It reflects user status change in other Skype clients of other users properly, but as soon as I close Skype or kill Skype process intentionally (to not ...
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How do I mirror my camera feed in Windows?

By mirrored I mean like "flip horizontal". For example video from my camera (live or otherwise) would read: MIRROR = ЯOЯЯIM (Only the mirror image/video is required) Are there any driver changes ...
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Unable to participate in skype group chat [closed]

Iam unable to send/receive any messages from sepcific groups in Skype.Any common problems attributable to ?
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How to delete skype chat history? [duplicate]

Is there any way to clear my Skype chat history in Fedora.My skype version is 4.3.0.37 and the fedora version is Version 3.14.2.
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Skype glitches when typing in Chrome's omnibox

I have a very reliable glitch: when talking on Skype (whether with video or without), any time I type in Chrome's omnibox (triggering Google search), the sound glitches out on Skype (and video pauses ...
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Screensharing between Skype for Business and older versions of Lync

Microsoft's Lync messenger is being replaced by Skype for Business. Skype for Business is supposed to be a seamless, backwards compatible transition and is often referred to as Skype for Business ...
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Weird message in group chat

As shown below, skype just put in a "MT 100" into my group chat. Anybody got any ideas?
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Weird high ping when another user on the same lan uses Skype

Well, this is not happening to me but my flatmate. He is having a high ping while playing(League of legends) as soon as I use skype (I've tested it by shutting it down and his ping was lowering ...
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Skype keeps disconnecting on OSX

I'm having a problem with Skype on OS X Yosemite.. after logging in Skype it keeps disconnecting... I've tried it on 2 different Macs... on multiple different networks... So basically the problem is ...
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Skype Bandwidth usage for online teaching

We are online teaching via skype, we use Video and screen sharing. We have 15 Teachers. Details of our Data we have up to 1.75 mbps data speed from our ISP. This is our problem everyday if all 15 ...
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Is there an easy way to reduce background noise in skype (such as through a voice activation detection meter)?

Is such a thing built in to skype or has a program been made so that your mic only activates once the sensor detects past a certain threshold? I know it is common in almost every other VOIP service ...
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Skype keeps asking for password and recreates local account settings

Since 2 days skype is suddenly asking for my password whenever I start skype (despite me clickingo n save my settings). Furthermore it recreates my local account settings as if I were a first time ...
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Send formatted text in Skype for Linux

Is it possible to use formatting (italics, bold, preformatted) in Skype for Linux as it is on Windows? How? I'm running Skype 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 15.04.
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Skype Microphone voice too quiet

Firstly, I would like to specify that my problem only exists in Skype, I have tried Audio Recorder, Teamspeak, RaidCall and in those applications my microphone works very fine. However in Skype, the ...
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UCWA return different presence under different logins

I use UCWA in my project to get presence information from Lync (Skype for business). The problem is, when i use one login to get access to UCWA, I get all the presence info I get when a using Lync ...
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How to stop Skype periodically asking default association for URL:Callto / URL:Skype protocol

Every now and then, perhaps weekly, I'm getting a pop-up from Skype after boot asking me to set associations for the program. If this is a Skype issue or a Windows (8.1) issue I'm not sure - but it is ...
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How to add a contact using their Skype ID?

How to add a contact using their Skype ID? When I do: and look for the Skype ID dom_marshall I don't have one but several results: I use Skype on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Skype Account Display Name

My friend and I chatted through skype using the chat option/vchat. I have since changed my display name on the site. Will the chat history display my old or new display name? It's difficult to get ...
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How to stop skype crashing when loading large chatroom with thousands of messages?

I'm a member of a skype chatroom with a few hundred members that is used for general discussion of a certain technical field so we can all help each other. The chatroom is never closed but rather ...
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How to have call history list with latest first

How can I reverse the call history display order in Skype? Currently the newest addition goes to the bottom, I would like to have the latest at the top and oldest at the bottom.
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Why does Skype on Ubuntu need the mysql-common package?

When installing Skype on Ubuntu 15.04 a plethora of other packages is installed, too. Among these is mysql-common which piqued my interest. Can somebody explain what Skype might need that package for? ...
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Prevent USB device to be used by specific application in Windows 7

I am developing a Windows 7 application that uses Microsoft Kinect, plugged via USB. This device also includes a microphone, and everytime I use Skype and plug in the Kinect, Windows 7 automatically ...
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How do you recover a Skype account by using a Microsoft account?

I created a Skype account using email way. Then I had linked to Microsoft account. Over time I forgot my password to Skype and lost access to primary email. Now I can sign into Skype only using my ...
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How to force Skype for Business as a front-end?

I use (as an end-user) Lync 2013 with a Lync 2013 Server infrastructure. A recent Windows update brought Skype for Business as a replacement/alternative for the Lync 2013 client front-end. I ...