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

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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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How do you unblock a contact in Skype?

I've had a problem with Skype for the desktop for a while now, and I've asked on the Skype community how to resolve it, but no one has answered my question. Here's the problem. Somehow I have blocked ...
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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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Using Skype on Linux. Is it usable, my system is Fedora 20 [closed]

I used Skype 4.2 on Linux and it has been buggy, but I could use it all summer. Then came the update to 4.3 and I haven't made one successful call since. My system is Fedora 20 on a Dell Inspiron ...
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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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What's a good way to baby proof (or cat proof) a laptop used for video calls?

Currently I'm separated from my wife and daughter by several thousand miles. To keep in contact we have regular video calls via Skype. When we're in the same country, we still use Skype to communicate ...
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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 ...
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Skype and media player causing windows explorer to crash

When there are 2 or more Skype windows on screen, windows explorer will instantly crash and it will keep crashing after restart as long as there is more than one skype window on the screen. When I ...
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How to see the friend's Skype avatar in Ubuntu

I am using Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I cannot see what is in the avatar image of a friend. Is there a possibility to see it larger? I have this: And I want to see the images, because I cannot ...
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Problems with webcam

My friend is using Windows 8.1, and he has a webcam. He says it is working very well even without installing drivers. Webcam is A4tech - PK-331F. I asked for this webcam for use. I plugged in the ...
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The newest version of Skype doesn't work. How do I get a previous version?

A member of my family has a machine under Windows XP SP2. I tried to upgrade it to SP3 a few times in the past, but the upgrade failed. Moving to a newer OS is not an option either. Recently, the ...
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Windows 8 lowering down volume of applications when it detects communications - yet setting is set to “Do nothing.”

Title pretty much explains everything. In my sound settings under the "Communications" tab, I have Windows set to "Do nothing" when communications are detected, yet it still lowers other applications. ...
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Use IP Camera for Skype / Hangout?

How can I use IP cameras (connected by Ethernet) for Google Hangout / Skype cameras? I'd like to have the quality of those IP cameras and use them both as they were meant to and for Web Conference ...
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Microphone echos in Skype on Logitech G430 Headset

My Logitech G430 Headset has just randomly started echoing in Skype. I don't have any other voice chat software, so I don't know if it's just Skype. When I select Listen to this device in the Sound ...
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How can I keep using older versions of Skype?

Skype discontinued support for older versions of their Mac desktop software. This morning, my desktop software stopped letting me log in and forced me to upgrade. But I'm relying on a previous ...
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Centos 6.5( Desktop edition ) - Skype 4.0 login issue

I have installed Skype 4.0 on Centos 6.5. When I am trying to log into Skype, it tells me that the server failed to connect. Note: I also removed the ~/.Skype directory under the home directory. I'm ...
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How to find out who is receiving files or cancel old transfers in Skype?

Every once in a while I hear the sound "file received" in Skype. I haven't sent any files recently but there are probably files I sent earlier to group chats and it's probably some members of group ...
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Unable to run skype 4.3 on ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently upgraded skype 4.2 to 4.3 on ubuntu 12.04, but it is crashed within some seconds. This crash is happening each time. can any body suggest me some workaround.
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Pulseaudio shared library error in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 12.04 I get the following, whenever I try to use pulseaudio (e.g. when typing pulseaudio --version) /usr/bin/pulseaudio: error while loading shared libraries: libpulsecommon-1.1.so: cannot ...
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“Always-on” video chat?

I would like to set up an "always-on" video chat between two locations displayed on a TV. The hosts that will do the work will be running Linux. Skype is too low quality and runs poorly on Linux. ...
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How to disable widescreen video in Skype?

Since the latest (forced) update, Skype insists on displaying my video in widescreen (16:9) format. The problem with this is that it has a lower vertical resolution: in the old 4:3 mode, the video ...
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How to disable Handsfree for Skype?

How do I disable Handsfree for Skype? I need to so that I can use my bluetooth speaker on Windows Media Player. I've tried to looks through the settings and remove the speaker from Skype audio, but ...
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Is there a way to control the volume of the Skype App in Windows 8.1?

So I'm using the Skype app in Windows 8.1 and my wife stepped away from her computer. Her TV is on and whatever show is on turned to a loud car chase. I could just mute my whole computer, but I'd like ...
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any software to receive sounds uninteruptly from remote PC

I have used team Viewer but the problem is when I access remote PC it uses more processing for desktop sharing. in the process it occupies more than 10-30% of processing. But enabling the call feature ...
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Prevent users from adding more users in Skype's group chat

I'm a creator of a Skype chat group and I have never left this group, nevertheless I can't demote anyone to "User" to prevent them from adding more users to the group. I can promote them to "Master", ...
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Smart dns resolving and routing

I am running mac os x. The os has two network interfaces. LAN (restricted to be used only for intranet) and WIFI. As LAN is restricted, it blocks traffic like skype. The issue is, if I make WIFI as ...
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WAMP server: Cannot get localhost to work

When i click on the local host tab of my WAMP server it opens up the webpage but gives a blank page with the following error: HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found. I have researched ...
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Sound redirected to speaker output

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 - 180 laptop with Win7 64-bit. The problem is that when Skype is open (especially during a call) and I start playing a Youtube video all sound is redirected to the ...
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How to automatically receive files in Skype Windows?

When I used Skype in Ubuntu 13, there was an option to automatically receive files from our contacts. There was a checkbox & I had to just check it & after that files will be automatically ...
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Skype shows online status even when I changed password and loged out

I suspected my account may have been signed in elsewhere, so I changed my password to force sign out, but nothing improved; my status still appears online to my contacts. Please Help me. Thanks,
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Skype closes immediately after opening

My Skype stopped running since a few weeks ago, and it doesn't want to open. The process stays open for a while, then it just dies, without showing any UI. There's no errors related to this issue in ...
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Protected from attacks through Skype

I know that people can find your IP through Skype and try to DDOS it and take your Internet down for a couple of minutes or hours. What I would like to know is: How many people need to DDOS you at ...
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How to enable unread Skype message counter on Mac

When I used Ubuntu or Windows it was very comfortable to see count of unread skype messages in the system tray. Bun here, in the MacOS, I can't find how to enable this nice option. The only what I can ...
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How to prevent software(skype) stays on foreground

My Skype stuck on foreground and I can't minimize it, unless I click on Minimize Button or Close Button. The normal is when you click in other window or program this will be on foreground and the ...
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Skype spellchecker

I would like to know if it's possible to add a spell checker on Skype with an add on from Skype or with a 3rd party program that works on Skype as well. I have a spell checker on Chrome but obviously ...