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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 messenger for Linux Console

I am, for quite some time already, searching for a linux console (e.g. BASH) programm that offers the Instant Messenger functionality of Skype. What I really do not need is microphone/call/listening ...
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Remove that ugly skype banner

How can I remove that ugly banner in Skype? It showed up in the latest version but I think it is pretty annoying. I know I can go back to the latest version but I would rather keep my software up to ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 to remove skype extras from Skype?

How to remove "skype extras" from Skype 4.1 for Windows
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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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Skype: Don't show me as active when I turn my PC on

I don't want to be inundated by "Hello's" every time I boot my PC. Is there a way of showing me as 'off-line' until I choose to change my online status?
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Block skype contacts without signing in

Is it possible to block a contact without first signing in to the skype client? How
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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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Web GUI for Skype? Or portable Skype?

I need to use Skype without installing it. Are there any choices for doing this, such as a web GUI? Or are there any non-trojaned portable versions? I'm looking for anything that will work on Windows ...
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Showing Skype's Main Window in Ubuntu

If I use Alt+F4 on Skype's main window in Windows-XP, it goes to the Windows System-tray, where I can still see and access it, but in Ubuntu, it simply disappears and I can't get it back. Skype is ...
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Skype Event Icons

What do the Skype event icons mean? Is there a cheat sheet?
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How I can run 2 Skype accounts at same time?

I would like to use private skypeid and some company skypeid at same time. I see that some people do this, so I guess it is pretty simple. Any ideas?
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Merge two Skype chat archives

I have two computers – both of them are Windows XP SP3 32-bit and running the same version of Skype and login with the same account. How can I merge the chat histories of these two accounts into one ...
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Can I use Skype To Go to call other Skype users?

I already used Skype To Go to call regular phone phone numbers, but never to call another Skype user. I would use this to call other Skype users over the regular phone network when on the road.
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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 to disable microphone auto increase in volume?

My friend on Skype constantly has his microphone volume increased automatically. After he says something in a loud voice the microphone goes back to normal. This also happens on RaidCall. It seems ...
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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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Getting rid of Skype's watermark on video call

The new Skype shows an annoying "Skype" watermark on video calls in the top-right corner of the screen. Is it possible to get rid of it?
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Skype behaviour in the Windows 7 Superbar

The new version of Skype is always stuck on my Super-Bar(unless i exit the program), which is really annoying. There is not option to minimize it to the tray at least in Skype options. Has anyone had ...
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Skype stops responding after a while

I've got a weird problem with Skype running on Ubuntu 9.04. I installed skype, it starts perfectly and works 100% for a while, then after a while it stops responding, with stop responding I mean it ...
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Are the notifications sounds in Skype configurable based on who is calling, coming on-line etc.?

In Skype (under Tools -> Options... -> Sounds) I can configure what sounds are played when someone is calling or when one of my contacts comes online. In order to more easily notice when certain ...
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Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4

I realize that this might be a tough one but I thought I'll try nonetheless for there are many knowledgeable people here. Skype recently shipped out an update which automatically installed a games ...
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Skype messages are not getting delivered

Since I installed Skype last week at work (we use it for in-office communication) I have been receiving an error in Skype when I try and send a message which manifests itself as a little rotating ...