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 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 we have up to 1.75 mbps data speed from our ISP. This is our problem everyday if ...
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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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Can I give my friend possibility to listen my skype call? [on hold]

Can I give my friend possibility to listen my skype call and how he can talk to me unbeknownst to my first companion? Are there any utils?
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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 ...
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How to group chat with upto 1000 people?

We are a newly formed housing society with around 400 houses and upto 800 members. We want to set up a group chat among us via any app which is cross platform (Windows, Android, iOS). We have tried: ...
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Where to download skype 4.2.0.13 [closed]

I installed latest skype to my centos 7.1 box however there is only virtual devices. The problem is described here ...
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How to block counter strike ports on router?

I have Cisco E2500 router and I need to block Counter Strike ports so that user would not be able to connect to it. Also, is it possible to block Skype ports so user would not be able to call to ...
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Hiding “speaker gallery” in Skype For Business?

Now that Microsoft have forcibly "upgraded" Lync to Skype For Business, it looks like I can no longer hide the "speaker gallery" when I'm on a voice call. I get a list of big pictures of the people ...
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How do I fix the sound of my game when I start a Skype call? [duplicate]

Whenever I am playing a game, and I call my friend on Skype, the sound on my game goes super low, to where I can barely hear it, and it remains the same all through the Skype call. However, though, ...
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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I'm trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version from version 6.21.0.104. There are four methods that Skype uses to flag or request an upgrade: "Windows ...
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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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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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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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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.