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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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140 views

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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2answers
200 views

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 calls not resolved

I'm facing the following problem with skype : despite being online, seeing my contacts online and being able to chat with them, I can't call them and they can't call me either. When someone tries, it ...
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1answer
136 views

Prevent a windows update from ever installing

I have downgraded my Skype from version 6.14 to 5.8 but windows keeps trying to run the upgrade back to 6.11 (a version that doest even work...). So I usually can keep 5.8 for a few days and suddenly ...
2
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1answer
190 views

Skype can't hear me

This is driving me crazy. My friends can't hear my voice when I make a call using Skype. Here's the scenario: Windows Sound Recorder correctly records my voice and I can hear my voice when I ...
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1answer
2k views

Alternative UI for Skype on Windows?

I know that there is no full-scale alternative client as the Skype protocol is closed, but perhaps there is an alternative UI for the official Skype client?
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1answer
155 views

Is it possible to install an earlier version of Skype on Windows 8?

Windows 8 skype is terrible. They've removed many buttons, most of the preferences, and have in general made it impossibly oversimplified and difficult to use. Old Skype was fine when I had windows ...
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1answer
954 views

Where does Skype store the avatar pictures of my contacts?

I'd like to know where does Skype running on Windows 7 store the profile pictures of my contacts and how can I access them on my PC?
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87 views

Skype can't use the webcam because Skype is using it

I can answer a call with audio or make a call with audio, but when I try to enable video, Skype complains that something else is using the webcam. I track that down with Process Explorer only to find ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 8 Freezes At 100% Disk Usage [duplicate]

I've read that a lot of people are having this problem, but nothing I try works. Disk usage will remain low until I launch a program like Skype. When I do, it will say that Skype uses around 1 ...
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3answers
642 views

A network error occurred while attempting to read from file … SkypeSetup

Can't install Skype for Desktop on Windows 8.1 While installing, the following error message occurs: if press OK then the following appears and installation stops. The GUID name of the folder ...
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2answers
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How can I separate my speaker and headphones sound?

I am using Windows 7, and I want to separate the sounds of my headphones and speakers so I can talk to my friends on Skype while my parents are listening to music on the speakers. Is there any way I ...
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3answers
3k views

Skype does not work after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I upgraded my Windows 8 to 8.1, but now Skype does not start. I downloaded Skype again, but the symptoms are the same - after starting Skype it disappears after a few seconds. What should I do?
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1answer
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How to share Skype group chat link to allow friends to join?

I know there is a Skype command to get a link for my group chat: /get uri It will return a link like: skype:?chat&blob=GPswtk_abc...def_kvPikkUFUWzoA36MbIURXc But when I share this link with ...
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1answer
3k views

Stream PC audio to Skype [duplicate]

Is there any simple solution to stream the output system/application sound to Skype, as the microphone input? For example - I want my contact to hear the YouTube video being played at the same time. ...
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1answer
136 views

Browsing not possible when Skype is running

Often I find myself in a situation where no web browsing is possible while Skype is running. Every browser page hangs or says "no data received". This occurs even when accessing local pages like ...
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1answer
421 views

On windows 7 (at least) screen sharing from skype is distorted

Whenever I get screen sharing from my clients I see their screen distorted. Like is split in 8-10 fragments each showing a different part of the screen. When I share my screen everything is ok for ...
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0answers
83 views

Install Multiple Skypes on same Pc

Is there any possible way to install multiple skypes to different folders each? And have them run independently? I know i can run two instances of one installation using skype.exe /secondary but I ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Playing music through skype with a USB headset

I want to be able to play music through skype and listen to it at the same time, aswell as talk and hear others but i dont want any echo as i tried a process bu it ended up with everyone hearing an ...
0
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0answers
66 views

How to view current history in Skype chat window with keyboard shortcut?

When editing a conversation in conversation window, you normally have to refer back to what the other talker just mentioned. You can do it by rolling up a bit by mouse, but you have click first in ...
4
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2answers
93 views

Windows adds a 'slash' at the end of Run dialog input

In Windows 8 you can call someone over Skype by using a simple command in the Run dialog: skype://username This will run the Skype and start calling the given username automatically. Here funny ...
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3answers
808 views

Why is Skype uploading data when I'm not even using it?

Why is Skype uploading and downloading data when I'm not even using it? It stays between .25 KB/s - 1.5 KB/s up and .30 KB/s - 1.2 KB/s down. (I'm streaming music with Chrome.)
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6answers
66k views

How to disable the skype ads (advertisement)?

The Skype client shows a disturbing colored ad at the bottom of the client. The ad is unnecessary and only takes away important space for the contact list. How can I remove that permanentely? Even ...
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235 views

Disable unread count in the Skype taskbar icon

This is a Windows-equivalent question of this OSX question here on SuperUser: Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon. Rationale: sometimes I don't want to be disturbed by incoming Skype messages ...
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1answer
458 views

Can I use a Bluetooth headset with my Windows desktop/laptop for Skype or other VOIP applications?

Can I use a Bluetooth headset with my Windows desktop/laptop for Skype or other VOIP applications? I am considering purchasing a MOTOROLA H730
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1answer
2k views

Is it possible to receive SMS text messages on the computer?

I do not have a mobile phone. However, I would like to send and receive SMS text messages to friends' mobile phones using my computer (Windows) and the Internet. Skype allows me to send SMS ...
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1answer
82 views

Unsilent skype chat

i have a group chat in skype with four people. Somehow i happend that the chat became silent. By silent i mean that when skype i closed to the system tray and someone says something in the chat, the ...
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1answer
1k views

Skype is causing sound to come from different audio source

I'm running Spotify for music as well as Skype to chat with a friend, and for the duration of the Skype file transfer start/end sounds audio will play out my speakers if I have headphones plugged in. ...
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1answer
5k views

How can i make the minimum Skype window size smaller?

So in Skype you can either choose compact view or standard view. I like the compact because it enables me to have several chat windows open at the same time. Problem is the default minimum window ...
2
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1answer
729 views

Edit group in Skype

I created a group of contacts in Skype. It is now in my contact list. How can I edit this group (add and remove members) without the need of dropping and recreating the group? I use Skype 5.8.0
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1answer
595 views

How to create a virtual input in windows from an audio stream

Great to find this forum full of knowledge. I was wondering if anyone knew of an application or other work around to create a virtual input device in windows. I have a IP cam app on my android ...
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2answers
4k views

How do I open a second Skype instance with a Batch file?

I want to launch a 2nd Skype instance from a Batch file. I have done that successfully with the run window: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\skype.exe" /secondary But for the life of me I ...
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1answer
9k views

How to color text in Skype?

I have stumbled upon a weird feature in Skype - colored text: How do I achieve this? Are there available any special tags?
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2answers
1k views

Webcam effects for Windows 7

I need a software that can creates effects in webcam for video chat in Google and Skype. I can do effects with HP touchsmart softwares. but not able to do the same for Google talk or Skype. EDIT: ...
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2answers
609 views

Skype keeps crashing when trying to write a message

Skype keeps crashing when I open it and try to write a message. It's been getting progressively worse within the past hour. At first it would just crash randomly, but now I just can't send messages, ...
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1answer
8k views

Skype 5.5 - How do I clear the “username” field so that nothing is shown when I start Skype under Windows?

For Skype 5.5 under Windows (Vista), every time I start the program the username is filled in. How do I get rid of this 'cache' such that it is completely empty every time I start the program? Or, at ...
2
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0answers
105 views

Skype audio device batch file

I need to create a .bat that will change my Skype mic input to a virtual audio cable and the speakers output to a different virtual audio cable, and it cannot affect the Windows default devices in any ...
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4answers
5k views

Unable to kill Windows 7 Processes [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot end Windows 7 process, even tried pskill I have always been a fan of Windows but lately on multiple occasions including skype32.exe and Microsoft Lync I have been ...
2
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1answer
177 views

What exactly do I need to enable to get Skype Home to work?

I'm using Skype 5.5.0.115 for Windows. The Skype Home window only ever shows the big blue circle, i.e. the "loading" animation, but never actually shows the Skype Home page. I think this has to do ...
3
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1answer
101 views

Why would Bluetooth Atheros want to access Skype?

I downloaded Skype and after running it, it says Bluetooth Atheros wants to access Skype. Why?
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395 views

When login to Skype, a webpage is opened, listing files of C:\

I have downloaded the latest version of Skype for Windows from the official website and when I login with my existent user/password, a website is opened on Chrome, listing the directories of ...
3
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1answer
339 views

Web GUI for Skype? Or portable Skype?

I need to use Skype without installing it. Are there any choices for doing this, such as a web GUI? Or are there any non-trojaned portable versions? I'm looking for anything that will work on Windows ...
3
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2answers
573 views

Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4

I realize that this might be a tough one but I thought I'll try nonetheless for there are many knowledgeable people here. Skype recently shipped out an update which automatically installed a games ...
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2answers
10k views

mute individual Skype text chat?

My workplace uses Skype exclusively for individual and group chats. Messages are posted to the group chats several times a minute. I would like to mute the constant audible notification for group ...
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1answer
1k views

Playback a video file to Skype to simulate a webcam

Is there any software that allows me to simulate a webcam and playback video files to another party on Skype?
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1answer
298 views

Skype call recording with real-time annotation / markers?

There are plenty of applications to record Skype calls, but I am looking for one that allows you to place "chapter markers" or any sort of bookmarks or annotations at certain points in the call in ...
5
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3answers
12k views

Skype: How to delete an account completely?

I'm looking for a way to delete a Skype account? using Skype 5.x and Windows 7..
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1answer
687 views

Skype can't access sound card in Windows XP connected via RDP

I'm on Windows XP Professional. From this machine, I'm connecting via RDP to another Windows XP Professional machine. Now when I go to Skype to place a voice call on the remote machine, it says that ...
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0answers
536 views

How do I relay output from a soundboard into input on skype?

I'm trying to find a way to play audio from flash soundboards to people on skype. I apparently do not have Wave/Stereo mix/What u hear supported on my soundcard (I have windows 7 professional). I only ...