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0answers
76 views

Skype for Modern Windows Stuck at Splash Screen

When I open Skype for Modern Windows, I see the splash screen, but seconds later it minimizes to Start. If I try to go back to Skype, it just minimizes to Start again after a few seconds. What's the ...
0
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1answer
130 views

How do i fix skype desktop installer returning 1603 on windows 8

I run into this issue sometimes and always end up on a google search spelunking trip until I find whatever workaround forces skype to install this time. So how do I fix skype installer failing with ...
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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 ...
0
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1answer
204 views

Windows 8.1 a lot of programs stopped responding

I am using windows 8.1, and I cant play any video's? I have tried opening the video with: Windows media player, standard windows video app(in windows 8), and VLC player. Also, when I am starting amd ...
1
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2answers
359 views

How can I answer calls with desktop Skype instead of Windows 8 Skype?

How can I answer calls with desktop Skype instead of Windows 8 Skype? Do I need to uninstall Windows 8 Skype?
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0answers
201 views

New OS and WebCam black and white only?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143) which I bought without an operating system. Back then I installed Windows Vista and then Ubuntu...I don't remember exactly in which OS I did it, but I changed ...
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1answer
116 views

Need access to daughters Skype [closed]

I'm admin on my teenage daughters laptop, but need to access her Skype ideally without her realising. If I just change her win8 password will that reset all the others? Is there a local cache file I ...
2
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0answers
1k views

How to force Skype links to open in desktop mode on Windows 8.1?

I have a Windows 8 computer recently upgraded to 8.1, and any Skype link I click on the web (in desktop mode) open Skype in metro mode. Metro mode, for some reason, won't allow me to place any call, ...
7
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6answers
7k views

Skype - Unable to use Webcam

This question might already exist the answer to be frank, wasn't very helpful and the only answer was a response to a comment the author made. As far as I am concerned it's not a duplicate of this ...
0
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0answers
83 views

JavaScript missing in IE10

Here is a related question: Javascript issue & IE10 in Win8 I came to the same issue as him that my Skype isn't working (plus all my Metro apps too). This is very clear to me that IE is somehow ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Can't use skype desktop on windows 8

I just bought a new pc with windows 8 and have been using the skype app for windows 8 until I needed the features of the desktop version. I got the desktop version and tried signing in and it says "we ...
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2answers
3k views

windows 8 - how does one avoid signing into email account

Can one avoid signing into the email account that Windows 8 constantly requests. To open any applications (games, skype or download from the app store) there is that prompt to input Microsoft email ...
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2answers
219 views

Which one Skype is normal (old), Skype for Desktop or just Skype?

Have problems running Skype. Tray icon is either gray or green but no context menu can be called. So I wonder, how to run old-fashion Skype (not one refactored by MS for Windows 8), what is it's name? ...
1
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0answers
92 views

Control game audio and chat audio separately with keyboard shortcuts

I have Logitech G510 Keyboard with all of these extra "G-Buttons" on the side, is there a way I can put these buttons to use by controlling game/chat volume separately when pressing the buttons? ...
4
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2answers
89 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 ...
1
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0answers
19 views

How to merge Microsoft account with skype account [duplicate]

I accidentally used the "Log in with Microsoft account"-function in the skype app for windows 8. Now I don´t know how to merge my real skype account with the microsoft account? I use two different ...
0
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0answers
830 views

How may I get a list of all groups I belong to in Skype

For Group (conversations) that are not in my Contacts, how would I get a list of them in Skype? The only way that I've seen so far to know which of these conversations I'm in, is when someone types a ...
2
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1answer
3k views

How to delete, edit and quote chat messages in Skype Metro?

I can't find a context menu for individual chat messages in Skype's MUI. Are they no longer available? To be precise, I want to be able to delete, edit and quote individual chat messages like it is ...
1
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0answers
170 views

Why does Skype continue to freeze when launching?

This began happening when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8. Upon launching Skype, sometimes the interface just freezes and is shown as "not responding" on its own after a few seconds, then sometimes it ...
0
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1answer
437 views

Skype mutes In-game sounds

When I launch Skype at the same time as a game (Killing Floor), all my in-game sounds are muted. I can still hear my friends on Skype, but I can't hear any in-game sounds. I'm using Windows 8 and ...
1
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1answer
455 views

Why does Skype on Windows 8 not recognize my user name?

My brother started to configure the PC with his own Microsoft account and from now every time anyone tries to start a Skype session Skype automatically wants to fuse their accounts (my brother's ...
4
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2answers
220 views

Skype Metro for Windows 8

In Skype Metro, how can you change the setting to run the app as Administrator? I'm using Windows 8. I thought you only had to right click the tile.
0
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1answer
186 views

Since updating to today's version of Skype on Win8, Skype won't even log in

I am using the desktop (win32 not appstore) Skype on Windows 8. I accepted an auto-update today which now will not let me log into skype at all. I wiped out the AppData\Roaming\Skype folder because ...
2
votes
2answers
704 views

How can I send a file using Skype for Modern UI?

I tried to send some files to my friend using Skype for Modern UI. But there are no buttons for doing it! You can make a call, add more friends to a conversation, but you still can't send a file! I ...
12
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2answers
3k views

Skype message sync and notifications - Windows 8

The problem is that my messages don't seem to sync and neither do I get notifications from the Windows Store App. I have both, the desktop program and the Windows Store App, the problem is that ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

Making a shortcut for the Skype Metro application

In the accepted answer to this question, it is described how to make a shortcut for any Metro app, which you can then place in the startup folder. Example: By making a shortcut, People.url, ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Adding Windows Store apps to startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run Metro application on startup? Is there a way to add a Windows Store/Metro/Modern/Whatever app to the Windows startup? E.g., the Skype desktop application could be ...
8
votes
3answers
30k views

Getting desktop (not Metro) Skype for Windows 8

I have Windows 8, and I want regular Skype, not Metro Skype. Metro Skype doesn't support many features that the desktop version does, and it's buggy. I tried to go to ...
7
votes
4answers
8k views

Multiple Skype Accounts in Windows 8

We use Skype at work and I use Skype at home, however I have two accounts so clients can't call me at home and I'm not distracted when I'm at work. I've just upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to ...
8
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5answers
39k views

How to stop windows 8 from muting your running apps?

When having a phone call running on skype and whenever I switch to another app, the Skype app mutes itself. I can work around it by doing the "snap left" or "snap right" option and open the other app ...
10
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2answers
791 views

How can I make myself invisible in Skype for Windows 8 without becoming invisible in Messenger?

I'd prefer for my Skype contacts not to know when I am online. But if I mark myself as "invisible" in skype, it also marks as "invisible" accross the entire OS. Among other things, this signs me out ...
0
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0answers
197 views

Skype Modern UI app - message sync acts strange

Sometimes when I come back to Skype Modern UI App (pressing Start -> Skype icon) and send message to one of my friends (any of them), I receive several messages that were sent before my message. Those ...
25
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4answers
23k views

How to log out from skype app?

I have installed the Skype-App for Windows 8 and a friend logged in first with his account. Now I want to log him out to log in myself with my account but there is no Logout option. I tried to ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 Skype app not showing “away” and “busy” contacts and IM's from those contacts

The Skype Windows 8 app doesn't list red and yellow contacts (busy and away). In my short 24 hour usage experience, it also fails to show incoming messages from these contacts. Is this a bug or are ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How to change the Modern UI Skype to a normal window

I've installed Windows 8 and Skype from Windows Store. It now occupies the entire screen and misses a lot of features. I would say that for a normal computer, the previous "regular" Skype was much ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

Skype for Windows 8 (Metro) not staying logged in using Microsoft credentials

I installed Skype through the App Store yesterday (I'll refer to it as Metro Skype). During installation, it prompted me to merge my old Skype username with my Windows 8 account, which happens to end ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I prevent volume changes by the playback manager?

The problem is that starting a Skype call in the Modern UI app lowers the volume of anything else I have running, including other apps that are running in the foreground alongside it. I already know ...