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23 views

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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3answers
111 views
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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 ...
0
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1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
107 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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1answer
208 views

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 ...
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0answers
21 views

Skype hanging with sync Icon

I just started my machine and I have a lot of start up files that run from the start up folder, such as two networked folders, Microsoft Outlook and a few excel Spread sheets. My Skype is set to ...
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1answer
59 views

Windows 7/Bluetooth Headset : Microphone has disappeared

Windows 7/64 using Skype with H800 Logitech Headset. I can still hear through the headset but the microphone does not work and as far as Windows is concerned the H800 no longer has a microphone. This ...
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4answers
916 views

Free solution to create a virtual sound device in Windows? (Skype speakers both virtual and real)

Trying to learn how to record a Skype conversation, I found here that this can be done on a Mac with Audacity and other free applications (by adding an aggregated device and a multi-output device in ...
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1answer
42 views

Keyboard spacebar hiccup when using Skype

I'm using Windows 7 x64 in an AD environment. I've downloaded the most recent version of Skype. However, when I start up the program my spacebar does not work as smooth anymore as it was before the ...
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0answers
47 views

how to enable microphone redirection in remote desktop

0 down vote favorite Is there a way to redirect the Microphone connected to my Local Machine to the Remote Server (hp thin client 5730w with embedded windows xp as local machine/ windows 7 as a ...
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1answer
250 views

how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
0
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1answer
188 views

Skype corrupted on Windows, not showing Login menu option

I had installed Skype on Windows 7 and it was working fine for a while. Recently, I downloaded some other utility for Windows, and it required the MS VC runtime redistributable, which I also installed ...
1
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1answer
126 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 ...
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1answer
209 views

Waiting for background programs to close- fix?

I have this problem: I've had it for a couple of years, but now my computer always does this, and the only program which is ever shown on this screen is Skype. I've tried to reinstall Skype, but ...
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3answers
2k views

Why is Skype memory usage so high?

According to TaskManager on W7, Skype is using 72Mb of memory. I'm not in a call or anything - it's just logged in. Is this anything to care about?
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0answers
280 views

Web cam not working or is it a software/driver issue?

I was using windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron N4010 and my webcam worked fine. I used dell webcam central and everything was fine. sometimes I reinstall my OS and I don't know from when my web cam stopped ...
2
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1answer
148 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 ...
0
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0answers
50 views

Windows 7 with two paired bluetooth devices only lists one in Sounds

Due to my wired-ocd tendencies I recently purchased: a bluetooth stereo speaker a bluetooth headset with in-built microphone a usb bluetooth dongle I use Skype daily and would like to use the ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Running skype at the same time as certain other applications disconnects internet

If I'm running skype and try to run certain other applications at the same time, I lose my wifi connection, and it only reconnects when I close the other program. It happens especially with virtualbox ...
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0answers
257 views

Windows 8.1 does not fully recognize plug & play webcam

I recently bought a Sandstrøm 720P HD webcam (S1337CAM)(Plug & Play), which worked just fine the first couple of days of usage. But today when I was going to talk on Skype I was told that I could ...
0
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1answer
531 views

Skype “couldn't find” USB camera on Windows 7

First ever post on Stack Exchange, although I have been using it for a long time. I'm trying to help a friend get a Logitech Messenger USB webcam working on her Windows 7 Professional (update 1) ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I view a Skype conversation that is older than 3 months?

I need to view an old Skype conversation. This conversation is older than 3 months, Skype only allows me to select "Show messages from: Yesterday - 7 days - 30 days - 3 months" I need to see ...
0
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1answer
472 views

skype consumes 100% cpu on idle unles it has admin privileges

on my rather old ,6yo core two duo intel machine, skype consumes 100% CPU Resources, when i start it without admin rights. Otherwise it will consume the usual amounts of cpu. How can i prevent skype ...
0
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1answer
1k views

change Skype background color in WIndows 7

I am running Windows 7, I think the White background in Skype (contactlist and chat window) are way to bright and it annoys me. But I find no way to change the color of it. A work around I ...
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1answer
852 views

Reduce Skype CPU utilization

Skype (v.6.11.0.102) is consistently using ~50% of my CPU (Windows 7 32 bit) while idling. This causes my system to be less responsive and my overall CPU utilization hovers in the 80-90% (or higher) ...
0
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1answer
199 views

Skype makes my processor thrash at about 25% and my fan stay on

When I start Skype, task manager shows skype.exe constantly using 25% CPU and the fan on my laptop comes on and stays on. My default browser is Chrome. How can I stop this happening?
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0answers
68 views

How can I hear music through my notebook speakers when the earphones are plugged in

I have HP folio 13-1020us with original windows 7. When the earphones are plugged in. music played on the web goes to the earphones. I want it to go to the speakers. I know its possible because when ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Skype profile picture is too blurry

Everytime I add a new skype image (even in the expected resolution - 480x480 pixels) Skype resizes it and the picture becames blurred. Is there a way to fix it using Windows 7? I read somewhere else ...
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2answers
726 views

Random Skype Disk I/O Errors

The Problem: For a couple months now, my girlfriend has been receiving Disk I/O errors on Skype that cause the application to crash. She has tried quite a few solutions available online, but none ...
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0answers
65 views

Why is Skype putting a file-lock on Chrome's Preferences file?

I've noticed that, for a while now, Skype is keeping a file-lock on Chrome's Preferences file. This prevents Chrome from saving preference changes and also causes the "Chrome did not shutdown ...
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2answers
13k views

Disable advertisements on Skype?

An ad titled "Two friends who've never met" recently appeared on my girlfriend's Skype. The ad appears above the name of the contact she is currently speaking to and can't be disabled via the ad ...
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1answer
722 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
460 views

Unable to dial 0800 numbers since Skype prepends country code

I've being trying to use Skype (version 6.9.0.106) to make a Brazilian tollfree call but it is unable to complete since Skype prepends Brazilian country code to the dialed number. I'm dialing 0800 ...
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3answers
13k views

How do I force Windows 7 to play only through headphones?

Okay to make things clear; I'm going to give a step by step of what happened. I've got a brand new laptop, and while installing stuff everything was fine. When I'd plug in headphones in the 3.5mm ...
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0answers
245 views

windows auto lower the microphone boost

I'm using Windows 7 and I have an issue with the microphone boost. With every restart the boost is decreased to 0 db but the control says I'm still on 20 db yet people can't hear me. To fix the issue ...
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1answer
1k views

Disable Skype “Click-to-Call” add-in from IE only

On updating skype, "Click-to-Call" add-in is installed on windwos XP. I disable that add-in by following criteria on this link. But, when next time computer is started/re-started this add-in is ...
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0answers
249 views

Import chat history from Skype in Windows to Skype in Ubuntu

I have a backup of my skype history from Windows using this guide https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA413/how-do-i-back-up-my-configuration-and-instant-message-history and now I want to use that one ...
0
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5answers
939 views

Removing skype.dat malware permanently

Every time i boot the PC, i am not able to surf the net as most of the sites do not open even when there is no problem with the internet connection. I searched for a solution online and found out that ...
0
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1answer
477 views

Sound not working after a few minutes

I've been having this error recently and I thought it was due to Skype since when I had Skype open I couldn't hear sound. After the call I had to reboot to get sound. Then I was just watching a ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Can't start video. Try closing other programs that might be using your webcam

My webcam doesn't work, I installed the camera driver. Camera option in Skype: I closed all programs but camera not work
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Camera issues on Acer Aspire Timeline

I have strange issues with my webcam. In browser it works just fine (in Flash, for example). But when I go to Skype options it says I don't have any webcams. I can see webcam in device manager and it ...
0
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1answer
44 views

My USB head phoness only let me use skype

My USB headphones (microsoft lifechat LX-3000) only let me here skype and my computers programe to test if your speakerss/ headphones are working. i can get it to sound off a browser or my games ...
2
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0answers
540 views

Skype doesn't always sign me in automatically

I have Skype set up to sign me in automatically on startup, but it doesn't always do so. Sometimes, it opens and just sits at the login screen until I find out about it a few hours later when my ...
3
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3answers
5k views

Sound goes through speakers eventhough headphone is plugged in on HP notebook

I have a HP Pavilion dv4-1101tu notebook. Currently it is running on Windows 7. All devices are installed correctly with their driver softwares. When I make a call over Skype with my headphone ...
2
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1answer
581 views

Scheduling a task before sleep in Windows 7 and hold off the sleep event until task runs

Note that this is different than the other questions I found (I did search), like: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I used the same trick of scheduling a task ...
2
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3answers
3k views

How do I stop Skype putting presence indicators in Outlook 2010

Skype has started putting little squares next to people's names in Outlook indicating whether they are online or not. I would like to turn this off, yet I cannot find it as an option in Skype ...
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0answers
62 views

Lenovo webcam ignores blue color

By software based error, my webcam often sets itself to ignore blue in my room. If I force different resolution then 640x480, the problem is fixed. But if I return back to normal resolution, the ...
1
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0answers
291 views

Skype putting messages in random places/times

I am skyping someone who is on an iPhone (I am on Windows 7), and his messages are getting placed in random places in the conversation window (as if he is time travelling and messaging me). The times ...
1
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0answers
159 views

I don't receive contact invitations on Skype

I'm using Skype 6.0.0.126 on Windows 7 (64 bits) and this morning a friend of mine sent me an invitation to add her as a contact but I didn't received it, so I send her back an invitation. but again ...
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0answers
18 views

WIN7 media play facility disabled by installation of Skype

I have been using Skype for some time successfully, but it just stopped, even the call test facility was disabled. On investigation I found that media play via WinMedia, MediaMonkey and Itunes didn't ...