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

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Is there anyway to reduce bandwidth usage of Skype for business?

We use a lot of 'Skype for Business' (i.e. the new Microsoft Lync), that I use while consuming expensive roaming data. Was wondering, if there are options (similar to various VLC clients) that lead to ...
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Maximum amount of users in a Skype (Free) Group Video chat

A group of users in my office would like to use Skype for some regular meetings when they are out of the office. Is there a hard limit to how many users can be in a group video call with the Basic ...
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Features blocked when Skype for Business web app plug-in not allowed through firewall

If a user attempts to join an Office 365 Skype for Business web conference and they don't have the native client installed (inc. the older Lync client), they have the option to install the Skype for ...
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Decrease time of skype notification visibility

When new message from my contact appears in Skype it shows orange circle with number of events over its icon and inside contact toolbar: The problem is that If I want this notification be ...
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Can I make Skype not show popup notifications near the clock?

I run Skype on Windows desktop (not the Metro UI). When a Skype instant message comes in, Skype shows a notification in the bottom right corner of the screen. Can I turn them off? I already tried ...
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Why does Skype now show up as Skype[3]

The Skype icon on my task bar shows up with the S logo and a number 3 in it in gold. Does it mean 3 copies of Skype are open or that I am using version 3 of Skype? I only want to run 1 copy of Skype ...
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Skype stopped automatically marking instant messages as “read” after I view a message. Can I change this?

When someone sends me an instant message in Skype, Skype icon (in the taskbar on Windows 10) changes to display a message count. I then bring up the Skype window and see message count (usually 1) next ...
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How would I create individualized Skype URLs for private chat without a server?

I want to offer free support on a community I belong to to help other users. Right now I'm offering support by private messaging on the community (some users would rather not post publicly), but it's ...
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How to remove annoying photo from skype desktop?

I always see unknown girl photo in my Windows version Skype in its "desktop" with caption: How to make free voice and video calls I don't know this person and I'm slightly tired see her face ...
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Skype audio becomes distorted after other programs make sounds

I have an HP laptop, HP 250 G4. It came with Windows 8.1 and Skype but I've now upgraded it to Windows 10. The version of Skype that came with the laptop was so old that it didn't work at all with ...
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Audio output comes through my input device

Whilst using Skype/TS all of my computers outputs are being sent as my input. What I've tried so far: Turning it on and off again Disabling sound mixer Uninstalling realtek Made sure my ...
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Error Code 0xc0000018 when trying to direct dial in Skype

I am trying to use Skype on my Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series laptop to click to call directly from websites, but keep getting a windows error message: Skypelcon.exe Application Error - the ...
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Calendar icon is went missing in Skype for Business 2015

calendar icon is missing in Lync AKA Skype for Business 2015. Windows 7 64bit enterprise. Part of Office 2013. Steps I tried: Cleaned Lync cache ...
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Skype crashes every 3 mins since upgrading to win10

I had windows 8.1 and skype 7.17 and upgraded to win10. Since then skype crashes every 5-10 minutes (some days not at all on other days 5-10 mins max then it crashes). Now I have updated to the ...
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How to set custom notification sound on Skype on Android [migrated]

I believe the question is pretty self explanatory but I'll repeat myself regardless. Is there a way I can change the notification sound on Skype, on Android, from the default one? With or without the ...
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Skype - generate link for guest

article: way to start a Skype conversation and invite anyone to join Is possible to generate these links for contact with defined people? E.g. on page refresh generate new link to start chat with ...
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How can I disable keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+S in Skype for Business (formerly called Lync)

I noticed this person had a similar issue and was able to resolve it with a regedit key to disable a specific shortcut - Disable control+enter when typing a message in Lync. Does anyone happen to ...
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How can I update Skype for desktop to the latest version?

I currently got Skype 7.7 installed on my Windows 10 machine, and I want to update to the most recent version, which is currently 7.18.0.103 according to SUMo. however, no matter what I do, I always ...
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In Google Hangouts, is there a way to keep the video window on top of my other windows? [migrated]

I recently made the switch from Skype to Hangouts having found it in many ways outperforms the former for what I use it for. The one thing I miss is the little video window that would pop up whenever ...
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Can a person I sent messages on Skype but it is not in my skype contact see when I was online and when I was last time online [closed]

I sent some messages and contact request which is deleted i guess, to this one person, can that person see when I was online or timestamp when I was online last time on Skype. So Im not on his contact ...
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How to redirect text-to-speech output to microphone input in Windows?

I have a lot of social anxiety involving my voice and would like to reply back to people in Skype/TeamSpeak/Discord. Using text chat isn't always an option because the people I talk to don't often ...
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Skype for Business - Disable “ESC” Keyboard Shortcut

Someone asked this question already but regarding CTRL+ENTER shortcut (OR Ctrl+Shift+Enter). (Post here) I wanted to follow up on there but i don't have enough reputation, so here goes: In Skype for ...
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Incoming connections to Skype in 50656 and 45623 ports

I've seen many attemps connections from different and unknown IP's to my mac computers (two different Macs) to 45623 and 50656 ports. Little Snitch says it's trying to connect to Skype but I can't ...
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Why are Skype messages showing up out of order?

Recently, I saw a one-line Skype message dated 7:36 AM. I saw and responded to this message with one line at 9:39 AM. The other person wrote three lines back again in the early afternoon, which I did ...
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Cannot Change Sound Input, Runtime Error rundll.exe

After trying to pip my audio into skype so people can hear my sound, (Using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDQxqD2N8yQ) I now cannot set my default recording device. When I try to I ...
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Problems with opening pictures on Skype

For some reason, when ever someone sends me a picture on Skype, I can click it once to make the image visible, but if i click it again to open the picture a pop up appears telling me this word for ...
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How to completely remove Skype add-ons

The question is pretty self explanatory I believe but I'd like to clarify something. I know how to remove the add-ons from appearing. The problem is that after I remove them the extremely annoying ...
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wireless broadband (dongle) suitable for Skype?

I am an "oldie" (but goodie) ... new to computers ... have been asked to use Skype by the family . I am windows 7 32 bit ... 2 gig machine Asus Laptop... I did a speed test . Ping ..99ms ... Download ...
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How to download skype video message from the cloud?

I need to forward a video message from a contact to another contact. Skype (v. 7.14.85.106) gives me this link which opens in a browser window. After examining the streams through Chrome's network ...
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Can I get Skype to not crop pictures I post?

Whenever I post a picture on Skype from my hard drive it always crops it to a 3:4 ratio. Is there any way to get it to show the whole picture?
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How do I get rid of a skype groups that I'm no longer part of?

I was an admin in some of them, for the others I was just a member but all the participants already left. The said groups are still searchable and i can see them in my contacts
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How do I permanently delete Skype groups I've left?

I have several defunct Skype groups of which I am/was an admin. I've already kicked the members and for some of them, left the group myself. However, I still see the groups on my contact list. I've ...
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How can I send a single message to multiple services at once (Email, Skype, Twitter, etc)? [closed]

I'd like to be able to notify my friends when I'm about to stream live. The problem is that there isn't really one messaging service that they all use. Some use Twitter, some only go on Skype or ...
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Skype for Ubuntu - pictures sharing broken

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 x64 and have skype 4.3.0.37. It is a well-known issue that with this old version all pictures sent by the other party are received as links like this: ...
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How to get rid of Skype for Business? [duplicate]

How do I uninstall ? I don't remember having installed it and it doesn't even work: There is no entry under Programs and Features in the Control Panel: I also checked the my Microsoft Office ...
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Skype for business group calls (HD and non HD) possible with online plan 1?

I think about using Skype for business in our company. After comparing their licensing models I came across one feature which is called "Group HD video calling" which is obviously not possible with ...
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Block hotkeys in a specific program (Skype)

I am looking for a way to block hotkeys built-in a specific program – in my case it's Skype. See, Skype has some built-in hotkeys which are un-reassignable, i.e. rAlt + R that calls a contact. This ...
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How to disable the option for deleting and editing from Skype

I want to disable the option in Skype to prevent anyone from editing or deleting messages in my company's network. We are using Windows 7. And, we also have Cyberoam in our network Firewall. Does ...
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How i can restore my skype chat history after system reinstallation?

Is there way to restore skype chat history after system reinstallation or history cleaning? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.
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Random microphone crackles

I have recently experienced some problems with my microphone. When I play in a game, my microphone randomly starts crackling. As far as I know this happens cross-platform (Skype, TS), and haven't ...
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Broken icon of Skype in the Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

Usually, I have Skype pinned to the taskbar on Windows 7 and its icon prints normally. For a few days, this icon has seemed broken/not found : If I un-pin the program from the taskbar, the icon ...
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Photoshop can not open screenshots from Skype

I am using Photoshop CC 2015 on my PC and also Skype. Whenever someone shares a screenshot ( Alt PrintScreen then paste into chat ) with me via Skype, I have to go ahead and save is in my personal ...
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How can I auto-reply with skype only to certain messages?

Commonly at work I return from being away to a rather useful message on Skype: hi Once such a greeting is returned the individual will continue with what they're actually looking for, but until ...
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How can I uninstall skype for business?

I would like to keep "normal" Skype installed. I have seen many options for "disabling" it such that it doesn't start online, but is there any way to simply uninstall it completely? edit: thanks to ...
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Using Voicemeeter to stream game audio through Skype

I'm looking to share a game with friends over Skype. Skype provides the voice chat and screen share functionalities natively, but has no way to capture game sound. After some digging, I found this ...
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How do we uninstall windows store apps under Windows 10?

I'm having a heck of a time uninstalling some Windows Store apps. It has become a pain point because the operating system is basically lying to me. Its telling me it has uninstalled the app and then ...
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When in voice call and mic is active my headset has severely reduced quality

I have a steel series Siberia headset and the sound quality is great when I'm not in any sort of VOIP call. Once my mic is active though, even when the option to listen to the mic when I speak, the ...
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Check installed MS Lync version from the registry

To check the version of outlook that is installed, we have a nice 'centralized' registry key: HKCR\Outlook.Application\CurVer = "Outlook.Application.XX" By 'centralized', I mean that the key's path ...
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Delete old Skype contact data from Windows 8

How do I delete the Skype contact user list from the Windows contact list when they are no longer in my Skype contact list? I tried the standard way. Windows 8 said to do it but I could not find the ...
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Is it possible to combine two audio sources from my PC into one audio source?

I would like to combine an audio source (like stereo mix) and my microphone into one single audio source which can then be used as a microphone is a program such as Skype. So in essence I would like ...