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

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Invert colors of Skype / any program

In past people were able to set custom skins to Skype. For a longer time this is not possible anymore. I'm totally messed up by its white interface as my whole windows looks different. I know that I ...
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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 ...
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Skype thru SSH tunnel not working

At school, many ports but 21, 25, 80 and the ones for IMAP and POP3 are closed by a firewall, preventing students to go into "malicious" places. Obviously, this has turned into an issue. As it ...
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Skype (on windows) lowers the volume of my microphone while I talk

Skype (on windows) dynamically lowers the volume of my microphone while I talk. People cannot hear me unless I keep moving it up, but then it goes down again. I ticked off "allow applications to take ...
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Skype doesn't always notify about new chat messages

So we are both online and sending each other messages in skype from time to time. I get notifications, answer, and some time later I switch to the Skype window and there are new message about which I ...
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How to set Last Name equal empty in Skype? [closed]

Is there some way to set last name field as empty in Skype? I tried write   in last name textbox, but It is does not work.
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Prevent webcam from automatically adjusting white balance

When I try to video chat on Google Hangouts or Skype the image keeps changing colors - it looks like the camera is trying to pick the right white balance, but it isn't locking in. This only happens in ...
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How do you close Skype?

Whenever i try and close Skype on Windows, whether through the X on the top bar, or by right-clicking on the taskbar, it just minimizes it, instead of closing it. How are you supposed to just quit??
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My voice on skype skips/cuts outsooner or later, recurring

I have posted this before on multiple sites, I'm hoping another go may lead to better results. Luckily it more or less stopped five months ago, now sadly it has started again. As the title says, my ...
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Windows 8 - Skype Opens Whenever ALT-TAB Key Combination

I just installed Skype version 6.21.0.104 on my laptop running Windows 8. I notice that every time I us the key combo ALT-TAB it opens up Skype. I do not want Skype to open when I use this key ...
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Skype doesn't connect through OpenVPN

I have an OpenVPN server running on a VPS. When I connect to the VPN using the redirect-gateway option to route all traffic from the client through the VPN, Skype loses its connection. As soon as I ...
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Windows - Output Audio to 2 Devices (Using JACK)

I have a bit project I'd like to setup, but am a little stuck on how to go about it. On Windows 7, how would one go about outputting audio to 2 devices? Essentially, I'm using Studio One for ...
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Where does Windows 8's “REFRESH your PC without affecting your files” Save SKYPE Conversations and how to recover them?

Just recently "Refreshed" the PC, Sent me back to Win8... Had to upgrade back to win8.1 which took quite some time (like 7hours). Now just reinstalled Skype but it seems to be Blank... there are some ...
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Win 8.1 - Want to be available in Skype, not in Messenger

Just got a new machine with Windows 8.1. Everytime I login into Skype, a Messenger account also shows up available to my contacts who use Win 8.1. Edit: to make things clearer, I´m adding a print ...
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Skype for Windows 8.1 not working

I can't login to Skype for Desktop on Windows 8.1. Login works on Skype.com, also works on other computers. I deleted %appdata%/skype, ran CCleaner, reinstalled Skype, still not working. Any ...
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Installing skype in Slackware x86_64

I'm trying to install skype in my Slackware 14.1 x86_64, but I'm don't a super user in this system so I need some help. When I start in command line the output is... skype: error while loading ...
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Remote synchronized TV show watching [closed]

My significant other and I want to watch recorded TV shows together. Problem is: we live a few hundred kilometers apart and only see each other on the weekends, which we want to use for seeing mutual ...
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isight not working, lost it after upgrade

right now i am running the OS X Yosemite 10.10, after upgrading my OS X i lost my camera, i tried everything in the forums, but nothing helped. i can't FaceTime, or Skype or anything. normally i ...
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How to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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What happens if I select “Block” a user in Skype 6.21 on Windows?

I'm using Skype 6.21 on Windows 7. I have a contact in my list that I would like to silently delete so that I'd appear as offline to them (but not as if I removed them!). Can anyone tell for sure is ...
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Headphone stops working when I start using Skype

When I start using Skype my headphones stop working and laptops loud speaker starts to work. What could cause this? EDIT: Whenever someone calls, the issue again occurs and I have to unplug and plug ...
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Skype pending messages

Skype was always showing pending messages (i.e. messages which cannot be sent to the user because he's offline) with a rotating indicator. I don't know exactly why, but it is not showed anymore. ...
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Re-routing audio into skype with a separate program on windows

Recently skype stopped working with my microphone (what I hear is sent, not what I say). It works fine in everything else, but skype doesn't work well with it and I use skype to communicate with a lot ...
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why my Skype layout change after update?

I have updated my Skype to version 6.21.59.104 on Windows 7. After update my Skype layout has changed. It looks like on the picture below. I tried checking for updates and that gives a message that my ...
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How can I prevent Skype automatically using a headset/mic when connecting by Bluetooth?

If I connect my Bluetooth headset, Skype takes it over as the default speakers and mic. I can change the Skype audio options, but I'd prefer to prevent it becoming the default device.
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USB headset audio out garbled only during game playing

I just purchased a SteelSeries Siberia V2 Arctic USB Headset, and the audio quality is fantastic for both input and output unless I'm playing a video game. The sound quality will drop as if the ...
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Voxal Voice Changer Lag/Slow mo

I bought Voxal Voice Changer few mounts ago.It works great, but now when i use an effect with pitch it's kinda lag, i hear my voice (on preview mode) and anyone else on skype in Slow Motion. But only ...
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Webcam for video call - eye level

I've begun doing video calls with a Logitech webcam. Problem is that mounting on top or bottom of monitor looks awful - can't make eye contact with the person, the angle is up or down my face. How ...
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I can't install skype in fedora 20-64bit

I am newbiew in the world of Linux. I have fedora 20 (64 bit) installed in my system. I am trying to install skype in my system. However it throws an error /opt/skype/skype: error while loading ...
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Fixing bad timestamps on Skype 6.19

I was doing a bit of testing of a javascript app that had me changing my timezone all over the place. While that was happening, I got a couple of Skype messages that got assigned bad timestamps. Now ...
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(contact) can't be added until they accept your contact request

I'm trying to add a contact to a group chat, but I'm getting this error message: (contact) can't be added until they accept your contact request. I've tried removing (contact) from my list and ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...
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Are there any serious obstacles to using an old netbook as a long-term home server?

I have an old ASUS Eee Pc 901. Not much use as a portable PC nowadays with tablets and 5" mobiles. So I'm thinking of using it as a simple 36W whisper-silent home server. For a skype-to-sip bridge, ...
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How to make sure Skype call with share desktop work smoothly between two countries?

Skype has a special user called Skype Test Call which helps us to test whether we can make a call normally with our headphone - the speaker and microphone is working. Though I often have problem with ...
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Why is skype message count orange rather than red

Whenever a skype message is received a message count appears on the taskbar item, and a red number appears against the person who sent the message For the last few days when one person sends me a ...
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Set custom background image in videocall, it's possible?

it's possibile to set up a custom image in the videocall with Skype? I want set a static image during videocall.
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Skype : is there a way to autofocus the field text when you navigate between conversations?

It's actually pretty anoying. You know, you get a message from your coworker, you click on his name to see the message, and, like a idiot, you start typing in order to answer him, and .. NO. Skype ...
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Escape Skype Messages to Use Special Character Combinations

In a technical environment it's more than common to copy/paste configuration files, URLs, code samples and such in order to inform the other chat participant about something. In that case all kinds of ...
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Why is my webcam showing a surrealist version of the normal video?

Here's a screen capture of what my webcam is showing: I think it is a driver problem, so I headed for my laptop manufacturer's website: http://acer.com/ and found 3 different drivers for my laptop ...
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control panel not working

I have a lot of apps installed on my Windows 8 PC like Skype, chrome, etc. I want to uninstall those applications, but when I open uninstall a program from control panel, all apps are not shown in ...
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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio. Any options?

I have been using Skype for over 10 years now, almost since the initial release, and most of my friends/family/colleagues use it too. So switching IM is not an option. Microsoft has recently changed ...
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Using the Kinect for video conferencing

Two years ago I bought a Kinect for my XBox 360 in the naive hope that Microsoft would release Skype for the console. Sadly they didn't but I would still like to use the Kinect for video conferencing ...
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How do I enable small window displaying my own camera view in Skype?

I have upgraded my version of Skype to the version 6.18.64.106. Running on Win 8.1. Ever since the upgrade I can't see my own camera view (the small window) when making a video call. I can't figure ...
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Audio / video conferencing and joining of calls?

I am needing to join two office locations such that they are essentially always connected by a high quality audio and perhaps video link. The purpose of this is to allow two personal offices to ...
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Making phone calls in Linux

Is there a way I can call toll-free numbers in something other than Skype? Skype removed support for alsa and even if I install pulseaudio and use the pulseaudio mixer to adjust volume, I still get no ...
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Skype is auto logout after login at Windows 7 and Android

My Skype latest version today is started logout me in a 2 seconds after login. I am using Windows 7 x64 on 2 PCs, 1 is with full windows updated and other is not. I tried to reinstall it and reset ...
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Getting Skype Chat Log back

I had Skype on my Windows 7, and it had all chat-log for Skype. Then, I faced some Issues with the OS, so I deleted it and Installed Windows 8.1. I now have Skype Desktop on my PC, but It doesn't have ...
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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...