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 prevent notifications from a skype group?

I'm a member of a high-traffic skype group, which is often too much noise for me to concentrate with. Can I prevent messages to the group from popping up as new notifications?
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How do I disable ads on Skype? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the ads in the contact list, but in the chat window, there are still ads popping up overhead. These are from Google Ad Choices and there is no way to close them. I can't get ...
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How can I get Skype to not stay minimized in the task bar?

Since two or three updates Skype insists taking up a taskbar slot for its main window (I set it to use the “Compact View”, but it applies to the default view as well). Since I don't need the main ...
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How to eleminate duplicate contact lists in Skype and prevent duplicates?

Recently I`ve opened Skype as usual and have seen this: All my contact lists have been duplicated. I guess this is a bug in Skype. How to purge redundant contact list entries? How to prevent this ...
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Do VoIP packets travel through the internet link in LAN calls?

or do they leave the LAN if they don't really need to? If both parties in a call are in the same LAN, does the SIP/Skype call voice packets travel in and out through the internet? If so, how do I to ...
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Hide programs (such as Skype) from Windows 7 taskbar

I have my windows 7 taskbar with no pinned applications, and a quick launch. Because I have windows set to show their title rather than just the icon they take up quite a bit of room. I have skype ...
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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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Skype audio always goes 'robotic' for the same user?

Someone I talk to on Skype a lot has a very persistent issue, where after a few minutes their voice goes very 'robotic'... still understandable but annoying. We can restart the call and it's fine, but ...
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How to hide your birthday year in Skype?

I recently discovered a person in Skype, whose birthday reminder only showed that the person in question was celebrating his birthday, but didn't have any info on the person's age. I've seen on the ...
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Disable Skype Windows 7 integration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide programs (such as Skype) from Windows 7 taskbar Running the latest version of Skype on Windows 7 (starting with Windows), Skype integrates with the Windows 7 taskbar, ...
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Replacing my home phone with a VOIP solution?

I'm considering replacing my expensive home phone line with a VOIP option, but want to make sure I'm prepared for what to expect. I have a high-speed internet connection, and a (nearly) always-on ...
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Windows 7 Skype shifts audio to speakers

I have noticed a strange feature on my Dell Latitude running Windows 7 and Skype. When I am listening to music on the headphones, and Skype rings, then the audio I was listening to is redirected to ...
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How to clear the Skype chat history

how clear the skype chat history ?
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In Skype, how to block “User requests your details”?

In Skype, I've set my privacy settings to be as strict as possible: However I still get a few alerts every week requesting my details. For example, a small red flag that says "5 new events" and a ...
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How To Get Chrome To Open Skype For Business When Clicking On A Lync Url

Just got switched over to "Skype for Business" today. I have a standing meeting with an external client that I connect using a standard Lync meeting url: https://meet.TheirInHostName.com/FirstName....
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Skype: how to make notifications bigger

I have a big screen (30 inch) and I usually miss when someone is writing me a message in Skype. That's important because I must notice the message and answer immediately. How can this be solved? Any ...
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Skype prevents computer from idling?

When using Skype, it prevents the computer from idling, going into sleep mode and turning the monitor off. I notice on my laptop if I use a tool like Monitor Off to manually turn my monitor off, ...
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I have nice headphones. Need a wireless USB microphone so I don't have to switch to a headset to make a call

Right now, I have a pair of Sennheiser HD595 headphones. They are plugged into a DAC/headphone amp. I spend all day listening to music through them and they sound awesome. Then, for making calls, I ...
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How can I see participant volume levels on Skype version 5?

The old version of Skype used to show volume levels for each participant in a call, but the new version does not. Is there a way to get these back? I could install the old version again, but I feel ...
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How can we prevent Skype accounts repeatedly going offline and online again?

Several of my Skype contacts appear to spend all day logging out and in again. I've asked them and they're not really doing anything, but my Skype app continually notifies me that they've just come ...
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Blocking Skype using snort and iptables

I am trying to block Skype using snort and iptables. I read a lot of papers and blocked the port, keywords and patterns which Skype uses. But it is still not blocked. My question is: if Skype uses ...
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Lock in Skype call screen

What is the significance of the little lock on the top of a Skype call screen on Mac OS X?
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How to get the current value of /alertson in Skype?

I am using the /alertson [text] command of skype to only get alerts on some keywords. Sometimes, I would like to temporarily enable/disable all alerts and later restore the previous /alertson. ...
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What is Skype - Business Version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using Skype Business version The page on Skype is so full of marketing jargon and such and I have trouble distinguishing what really is the difference between the regular ...
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How to send a Skype message from the Windows command line?

I would like to send a message to group chat from the Windows command line. I know the chat name from skype, lets say it is 'TestChat'. What is the easiest way to do that?
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Linux: Install Skype 4.0 but keep 2.2?

Skype 4.0 for Linux has been released. I would like to test the new version but keep the old 2.2 around just in case. I cannot find the 2.2 installation .deb, even though I thought that I did save one ...
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Skype Disk Full Error

I have searched around online for an answer to this one without any luck. Every couple of days, on my PC I get an error with Skype, that says Disk Full. I have plenty of HD space so I know that is ...
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How secure is Skype?

I use Skype at work though sometimes for personal use and I am worried anyone can sniff network packets and find out what I'm typing or maybe the network admin can read conversations on the port Skype ...
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Teleconference between three or more people on Skype

Skype is great for 2-way video conferencing, but for my work I need to be able to patch in more than two people to the video conference. Is it possible to hook up three or more people into a Skype ...
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How can I stop Skype updating itself automatically?

I don't want Skype to update itself whenever it wants. I did some research and found that some people went back to SkypeSetupFull 4.2.0.187 and reported that this version doesn't update itself. I ...
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Using Skype Business version

The Skype Business version page says its easy to install on your network because of MSI. How can I really use this? what need additional MS software do I need to easily install it on all PCs on my ...
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How to remove skype extras from Skype?

How to remove "skype extras" from Skype 4.1 for Windows
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Clear history of usernames in Skype [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove username suggest function in Skype 4.2, Windows Vista? I'm looking for a way to clear the login name history on my Skype (Windows 7). I don't know where it is ...
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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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Do you know of a browser that won't hog bandwidth?

Every time I use a browser when I'm on Skype, my Skype connection loses power and it's hard to hear the person on the other end of the call. Do you know of a Mac browser that won't hog up bandwidth ...
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How can I uninstall call recorder for Skype?

How can I uninstall call recorder for Skype? I had my OS reinstalled last week, and I found that call recorder for Skype was installed along with other programs by the technician. I don't need a call ...
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Call Failed vs No Answer on Skype?

What's the difference between those 2 on Skype? They both don't work to call but what's the difference between that?
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How to disable emoticons in Skype

I don't like emoticons. I especially don't like graphical, animated emoticons. My personal distaste aside, I use Skype as part of my job and find them unprofessional. Worse, we'll occasionally paste ...
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Problems with Skype sound

I have this problem with Skype that annoys me and my co-workers. During the day I listen to online radio during work time, and now the company requires us to have our Skype on at all times. The ...
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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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Skype blocks the audio of other applications during call with headphones

I am trying to play a sound and talk on Skype at the same time. The problem is that Skype seems to be blocking the line, so when I am on Skype talking to someone and playing a game, the sounds from ...
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Free software for group video chat

Skype has recently started charging $10/month for group video chat, which neither me nor my friends wish to pay. Are there any free, cross-platform (Windows and OS X) applications which can do video ...
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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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How do Skype resolvers work? [closed]

I'm wondering how Skype resolvers work. Can someone explain? A Skype resolver is a tool that allows you to determine a user's IP from a Skype username.
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Skype account migration / username change

Some time ago now I created myself a Skype account. I've since amassed a number of contacts, and also realised that the username I chose really isn't one I wish to continue using, for a variety of ...
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Can I place my Skype notifications on my secondary monitor?

I've just upgraded my Skype to version 5. I get the new notifications in the top right of my primary monitor. My main Skype window is always on my secondary monitor. I had a look at the options... ...
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How to Minimize Skype to Windows 7 System Tray (Notification Area) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get Skype to not stay minimized in the task bar? Due to the new design behavior guideline for Windows Taskbar on Windows 7, more and more software application has ...
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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy [amd64]

Yes, yet another question about how to install Skype on Debian Wheezy (7.4) amd64. Seen countless similar articles and forum threads on how to do it, but it doesn't for me :( Here is what I do: dpkg ...
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Is there a CLI client for Skype chat conversations?

I'm looking for an interface to Skype that I can run in a CLI on windows (cmd.exe). All I really need is access to my IM conversations. Is there such a beast? Or is there an API for creating such a ...
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How can I uninstall Call Recorder for Skype if I don't know the location of the uninstaller?

Someone has already asked this: How can I uninstall call recorder for Skype? and the answer is to use the disk image uninstaller. The same (terse) advice is given in the official Call Recorder FAQ. ...