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

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How to avoid a skype block by internet provider

Maybe this question could look a bit dodgy: I'm in the need of using Skype for an online meeting. However I've discovered that starting from this year my IP won't allow Skype connections anymore ...
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I logg off skype but my friends still see me online

After I log out of my skype account on my computer, My friends still see me online, and I have checked that all my other devices are logged out of skype too, why is this? I changed my password 2 days ...
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How to block skype using self-control?

After searching google, I think blocking dsn[number].d.skype.net or dir[number].sd.skype.net will block skype connections. How to add them to self-control blacklist? ref1 ref2
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How to login with Microsoft Account on Skype while logged in as a non administrator user

I'm experiencing problems trying to login in Skype using my Microsoft Account. Whenever I click the Windows Account login option, Skype freezes. I noticed this only happens when I'm logged in Windows ...
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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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Send an instant message to offline contact [duplicate]

This is my situation: Yesterday, I sent a message to an offline contact from my home laptop and logged off. Today I logged in to my Skype account on work and 10 minutes later the contact came online. ...
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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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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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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, ...
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Set filter for certain contacs in skype

Is there a way to set filter and receive messages only from certain contacts e.g. during working hours and check the rest of the messages later?
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No way to answer an incoming call on skype?

I am using Skype 4.2.0.11 on Ubuntu 12.04. When someone and I were talking on Skype, he accidentally ended the call. When he called back to me, there is a window similar to the following (except mine ...
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Skype command line options

The purpose of this question is to get a list of command line options for Skype, as many as possible to get. I know there are more options than the Skype site lists, as is the case with /secondary and ...
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Have skype notify me only when some people go online?

My skype has 124 contacts. I don't want to remove any contacts, however I only want to be notified of when some people go online. Is this possible?
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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 ...
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Merged Skype account still saying 'messenger'

I merged my MSN and Skype accounts quite a while ago. I've just noticed that on a friend's contact list it says 'Messenger' next to my name. I thought because I had merged, that I'd now be using the ...
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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 ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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Skype mutes all other sounds [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS]

When I start up Skype, my audio is fine. But once a sound comes out of skype, all other sounds get muted. Skype isn't playing a sound or anything. It just mutes all other sounds until I restart. HP ...
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Sync skype unread count

This drives me up the wall. I use skype a lot (both text and audio/video) and I have about 4 devices I use it on a lot. Every day I need to clear the unread count down so I see new messages. So for ...
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Skype chat history and web browsing history [closed]

In an office work place, can a network admin have access to my Skype chat history and web browsing history without logging in to my pc since all pc's are connected with the same network?
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What is the british flag in skype and how do I get rid of it?

Randomly, when someone sends a message, I get this: And These happen to be from the same person however that's not a point I'm trying to make. Ignore the name. These are things I've noticed ...
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How to install skype on CentOS without root access

So I'm trying to install Skype on my office computer which has CentOS6.4 and where I have no root access. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ only offers binaries for Ubuntu, ...
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Razer tiamat 2.2 microphone

I have a problem with my Razer Tiamat 2.2. I don't know if it's the headset itself or the microphone, but whenever I'm on skype, my friends can hear everything that I can hear. Almost as clearly as I ...
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How to set skype advanced connection Options on fedora 19

I have switched from Ubuntu 12.10 (mint nadia(14) cinnamon) to fedora 19 (gnome). So far so good. I installed skype via the fedorautils. Now that I am testing it using a Vodafone usb modem, it ...
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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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Need to login to Skype with a proxy

I'm in a boarding house as a student and my internet connection is established with a LAN cable. We were told to configure Firefox or IE with that specific proxy server (example 154.36.2.332) and port ...
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Internal microphone: no sound level in pavucontrol but record with arecord, pacat -r and audacity work - Skype doesn't

My internal microphone is not working in Skype. The first thing I did was checking if the microphone was found by pulseaudio. I opened up pavucontrol and recognized that the microphone was there but ...
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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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How to block HTTP and HTTPS ports in Skype for OS X

How I can configure Skype on OSX to not use port 80? In the Windows version of Skype, you can configure the main port (80 by default) and the alternative (443 by default). Windows Options ...
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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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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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How to control microphone volume in Sony Wireless Stereo Headset?

I have a Sony Wireless Stereo Headset. There isn't any option to lower the microphone volume in Windows controls. And in Skype I can't change the microphone volume Is there some software I have ...
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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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How do you un-edit a nickname on Skype?

If you edit a contact's name on Skype, how can you un-edit it? I gave one of my contacts a nickname, but they change their Skype name frequently and I'd like to be able to see that without having to ...
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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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Skype video turns off

I've been having a problem with Skype on a Mac System running 10.8. Whenever I start a video call with a contact, my video feed turns itself off after various amounts of time. The option to turn the ...
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Anyway to have Audio output come through 2 headsets?

So I have a pretty unique sound setup for my YouTube recording... I have Virtual Audio Cable installed with 3 cables (PC Audio, Skype and an Output), I don't use the Audio Repeaters, instead I use ...
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Where and how can i view skype logs (Chat and Voice history)?

Where and how can i view skype logs (Chat and Voice history)? Does it get saved somewhere in PC by default? Can i choose a folder location myself to start saving voice and chat history?
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What are the requirement for smooth voice chat with Skype?

In our country, Internet is very expensive. In comparison to that, I have a fair Internet connection. However, I experience choppy sound, lagging, etc. when making voice calls using Skype. I use a ...
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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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How to pass stream to Skype?

Is it possible to pass arbitrary video stream to or from Skype? For example, can VLC Player simulate video source or sink? Specifically, I would like to show my daughter some augmented reality ...
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Changing Office 2010 to integrate with Lync instead of Skype

I have Office 2010 installed on my computer alongside Skype. Whenever I want to start a chat with a contact in Office, it opens up Skype. More recently, I installed Lync (also 2010), but Office will ...
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How to get Outlook 2013 to show Skype account for IM

I have Outlook 2013 linked to my Windows Account, which is in turn linked to my Skype account. If I click my Windows Account in Outlook, it takes me to a page where I can view my Skype friends list, ...
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Is it possible to send messages to an offline Skype contact?

I have done a bit of research, but I haven't found a satisfactory answer to this question. Basically, I'd like to know what happens if I send a message to an offline Skype contact; will the message ...
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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 ...
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Skype chats and missed calls keep reappearing

I have Skype 4.2.0.11 on Ubuntu 12.04 I have a recurring problem that a set of skype chats and missed calls keep reappearing as notifications when I startup skype, even though I delete them every ...
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How to show all contacts on Skype

I enabled a setting that hides my Skype contacts when they are not online. I want to undo this setting - how can I do this on Skype?
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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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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 ...
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Adium not connecting to MSN any more

I had been using Adium for a while and had no problems connecting to MSN. Understand that MSN had ceased operation and is forcing us to use Skype. That I suppose is the reason why I'm not able to ...