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 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 to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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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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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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Skype command line options [closed]

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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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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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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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 ...
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Why doesn't Skype want to turn on?

What's the problem with Skype that doesn't want to turn on? So yes, I have installed Skype and when I run it it shows up as normal but at the point that it is logged in the process suddenly ...
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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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Escape Skype Messages to Use Special Character Combinations

In a technical environment it's more than common to copy/paste configuration files, URLs, code samples and such in order to inform the other chat participant about something. In that case all kinds of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 x64 cannot kill Skype

Skype got stuck, and Windows was unable to kill the process even when the UI had disappeared. I had to restart the computer to get Skype again working. Running as administrator: ...
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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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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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How to clear the Skype chat history

how clear the skype chat history ?
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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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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 ...
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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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Skype silent chat message

Reason: I have a contact that I know is busy, but still want notifications so he is in "online"-mode and not DND-mode. I want to write "OK" to him, without having to disturb him (having him to open ...
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Skype messages from more than 3 months ago

If skype deletes messages from as far back as February from an account is there anyway to recover these or are they gone for ever? The reason for this question is that a friend is involved in a court ...
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Skype keeps popping itself to front of focus

With one of the recent updates to Skype v5.1.0.112 for Windows 7, the application now randomly forces itself to the front and distracts me from my task at hand. It appears to be for advertising ...
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Cross platform group video?

I'm looking for a free Skype alternative that supports group video calls and is cross platform (Windows, OSX, Linux). Any ideas?
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Linux Skype issue. How to work with Pulseaudio in Ubuntu Karmic and/or Hardy?

I'm trying to use Skype with Ubuntu Karmic and I just don't understand how to configure Pulseaudio properly. The previous version of Skype allowed me to talk through and hear the voice on my USB ...
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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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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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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.
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Skype - How to disable the comfort noise?

Is it possible to disable the Skype comfort noise ?
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Skype notification script: get chat message recipient

I'm writing a notification script for Skype event notifications. (As far as I know, that feature is Linux-only; go to "Options", "Notifications", select an event and fill in "Execute the following ...
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Podcasting: Pipe internet audio to conference calls

I have a podcast and we use Skype and Audio Hijack to record all of us. How would I go about piping audio so the other people on the Skype conference call can hear it real time? I would like a ...
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How to use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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Skype shows I'm online when I don't have any Skype instance running

Recently Skype shows me as online to my contacts even when I do not have any instance of Skype running on my desktop I signed out of Skype on my mobile Apparently, this is a feature not a bug. ...
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How does skype send files directly? [closed]

I'm wondering how skype can send files directly to users that are usually behind a firewall? How does this work since I need to develop something similar where one local webserver (behind a firewall) ...
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how can I share an app using skype?

Does Skype allow app or desktop sharing? If so, how?
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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 ...