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

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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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Skype suddenly keeps crashing with eaccessviolation in module mshtml.dll right after start

I had skype working for a long time. Like month or two ago it started to crash just after I started it with: Exception eaccessviolation in module mshtml.dll at 00209898. Access violation at ...
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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 ...
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MSN messenger contacts not showing up in pidgin with skype plugin

I Have the skype plugin active on pidgin. It shows my skype contacts, but not my MSN contacts in the buddy list. I've only ever used MSN on pidgin or trillan, so with the recent merging of MSN with ...
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Skype URI: How to send an instant message through URI [closed]

Skype claims on their development site (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/dn745878) that: Currently supported Skype URIs include: - Sending instant messages to an individual or ...
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Moving the shared screen image to the center on Skype

I'm skyping Bob. We both shared our WebCam. Bob has also shared his screen. How can I move his screen at the center? I tried to drag and drop but was unsuccessful. I use Skype 6.18.0.106 on Windows ...
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Lync Contacts on Skype not found via AppleScript

When I run the following AppleScript my Lync contacts (added to Skype and visible in my contacts list) are not returned, only native Skype contacts: tell application "Skype" ...
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Shutdown program with right click or something

I have Skype on my Windwos 8.1 computer and everytime I want to close the program I have to confirm twice that I really want to shut the program down. If I right-click on the Skype icon on the ...
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How to copy skype user id with windows version of skype?

This should be e pretty easy question. I want to copy my friends' skype. I click profile. Double click the profile id. Tada I can't select or copy that to clipboard. So there is no easy way to ...
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Installing Skype failed; code 1638 when trying to upgrade Skype

My Skype version is 6.20.0.104. When I open it on Windows 8.1 with Update, it cues me to upgrade: The latest version of Skype is ready to install now. It won't take long to upgrade - and you'll ...
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Moved to Africa: Skype audio fast, Hangouts audio unusably slow(?)

I recently moved to Nairobi, Kenya (from San Francisco). I have daily standups with people back in SF, and I'm having peculiar downstream issues with SOME audio/videoconferencing solutions. ...
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Sorting out headphones and speakers sound

Basically I want everything but windows media player to go through the headphones, I can get skype to go through the headphones, and the music to go through the speakers, but I also need video game ...
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Any way to disable coded text on Skype?

With one of the recent updates on Skype, we got introduced to a few new codes that we are able to use in order to change our text. For example putting "!!" in front of a text will change it or by ...
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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 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 ...