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

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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I've been trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version. There are two methods that Skype uses to request an upgrade: First is "Windows Upgrade", as KB2876229. ...
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How to make a group consisting of one or more skype groups? In other words, does Skype support hierarchy of groups?

I am often feel the need for posting messages to a set of groups. But I am not able to add a set of groups to a single group. This notion is present in ms-exchange aliases and is quite useful. I am ...
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How To Get Chrome To Open Skype For Business When Clicking On A Lync Url

Just got switched over to "Skype for Business" today. I have a standing meeting with an external client that I connect using a standard Lync meeting url: ...
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Unable to choose the Version of Skype to use

I have Skype which is from the Microsoft Store and I haven't download it as a separate software from the site then why is Microsoft Windows update giving me an update for a desktop version 7.0? ...
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Listen to Mac audio in a PC

I have a $200 Apogee MiC that I want to plug into my PC for Skype, but it is only usable through a Mac (I have a 2009 iMac and a gaming PC I built, side-by-side). So, I plugged my MiC into the iMac ...
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Computer sounds playing through Skype

Whenever I have a Skype call with someone else they always end up hearing my PC sounds through Skype (Game music, sound effects etc...). I've looked through all of the options I can find to try and ...
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Android spammy ad highjacking [migrated]

This past day my Android tablet has been showing me invasive fullscreen ads (for Candy Crush, as it turns out, which I've never downloaded) while I've been using skype and gmail app. About one ...
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How to find a file I've been sent through Skype in linux?

I've sent a file to my friend in Skype a year ago. All of history is saved, How can I get file from it?
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What purpose does C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia serve?

What purpose do the C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia\*.* folder and files serve? It appears to be related to Skype and potentially Windows Live Messenger according to random forum posts. Also ...
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Bluetooth headset won't play audio

I have a Trust GXT 320 Bluetooth headset. I wanted it to use with Skype so I didn't have to keep swapping my not very good wired headset with my headphones whenever someone wants a Skype call. I'm ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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Applications like Skype, Steam, Spotify, etc are able to access the internet but web browsers are not

this might get a little long as I have tried to gather as much information that I possibly can. I have trawled through the internet and many forums to find out which information might be useful. ...
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My mic volume is too quiet I tried everything

I am using Windows 7 and my laptop has a built-in mic which has got to be super quiet when I start conversation with somebody or even a test in Skype. I have to shout so the others can hear me well. ...
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Can't see messages in Skype

I am experiencing a peculiar issue where I can't see new messages that got sent to me nor messages that I sent to someone else. I am running Windows 8.1 and Skype 7.1.0.15. I can see some old ...
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Skype automatically adjusts my microphone volume Windows 7

A little preface: I know this question has been asked over and over, but the archived answers unfortunately don't solve my problem. Skype automatically increases my volume to ear-deafening levels ...
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How to route 2 (or more) audio channels to one headphone

I recently had one of those "gaming" headsets where you could control voice and game volume separately but obviously they aren't that good. I was hoping if someone could guide me how to run 2 audio ...
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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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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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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 ...