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

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Is there a way to stream certain sounds through my mic?

So for example, if I wanted to stream music from youtube through my headset to the people in my skype call, is there any way I can do that?
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Hipchat 2.2.1080 on ubuntu 64bit 12.04 flashes webcam on startup

I recently updated to hipchat version 2.2.1080 and everytime I start it up it flashes the webcam. By this, I mean the light on my cam flashes. It flashes only for a second then turns off. Does ...
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Truly terrible streaming video (Netflix/Skype) quality over fast wi-fi

I have Verizon FIOS with a 50/25 plan. Speedtest.net reports 21/28 over my 802.11n wi-fi connection. I can reliably pull over 4MB/s when downloading Ubuntu. But watching Netflix on my wi-fi enabled ...
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Windows 7/Bluetooth Headset : Microphone has disappeared

Windows 7/64 using Skype with H800 Logitech Headset. I can still hear through the headset but the microphone does not work and as far as Windows is concerned the H800 no longer has a microphone. This ...
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Free solution to create a virtual sound device in Windows? (Skype speakers both virtual and real)

Trying to learn how to record a Skype conversation, I found here that this can be done on a Mac with Audacity and other free applications (by adding an aggregated device and a multi-output device in ...
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Two Linux Mint 16 systems Skyping--one can see both parties on webcam, the other can see neither

I installed Linux Mint 16 32-bit edition on my netbook and a friend's laptop. When we Skype, I can see her live image, and I can see my own live image, so everything looks and sounds right on my end. ...
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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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How do I voice-chat with my friend on PC, sharing my screen and game audio without mixing in their voice?

I consider myself a tech-savvy person, but this audio-related problem I don't know how to solve. Imagine the following situation: You're chatting with a friend using Skype to show them what's on your ...
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Skype screen sharing

With skype premium there is a possibility to share screens among a group of people. But what I wonder is if a free account can let one person share her screen to all others. The web site does not ...
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Skype calls not resolved

I'm facing the following problem with skype : despite being online, seeing my contacts online and being able to chat with them, I can't call them and they can't call me either. When someone tries, it ...
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Using an existing telephone system with Skype home service [duplicate]

I'm interested in migrating my current telco-based phone service to a more affordable VOIP solution. Because of this, I've decided to settle on Skype, which I've used for years and has been my choice ...
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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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Keyboard spacebar hiccup when using Skype

I'm using Windows 7 x64 in an AD environment. I've downloaded the most recent version of Skype. However, when I start up the program my spacebar does not work as smooth anymore as it was before the ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded os) to remote machine(windows 7) via rdp. The problem is once I try to test the audio via skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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About skype chat history

I asked skype to delete 2 weeks of chat history from just one contact and skype deleted it all from all contacts. There is no more any history saved. I am very frustrated because I wanted all the ...
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Prioritize computers/traffic on a home network?

I have a Cisco EA2700 router hooked up to a Thompson DCM476 modem in my home network. There is one user on a mac that hosts Skype and google hangout calls on a nightly basis and whenever this happens ...
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Skype corrupted on Windows, not showing Login menu option

I had installed Skype on Windows 7 and it was working fine for a while. Recently, I downloaded some other utility for Windows, and it required the MS VC runtime redistributable, which I also installed ...
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Prevent a windows update from ever installing

I have downgraded my Skype from version 6.14 to 5.8 but windows keeps trying to run the upgrade back to 6.11 (a version that doest even work...). So I usually can keep 5.8 for a few days and suddenly ...
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Waiting for background programs to close- fix?

I have this problem: I've had it for a couple of years, but now my computer always does this, and the only program which is ever shown on this screen is Skype. I've tried to reinstall Skype, but ...
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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 cutting out and skipping my voice

In Skype calls, sooner or later my voice starts cutting in and out; mid sentence my voice will go silent for several seconds, with no quality loss outside of the cut out. Sometimes instead my voice ...
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Windows 8.1 App (Skype) Default Window Location

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a non-touch Lenovo laptop. Every time I turn on my computer, the Skype Windows 8 App starts full-screen on my primary monitor. I then drag it to the secondary monitor, move it ...
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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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skype calls using more than one devices at the same time?

can I participate in the same skype call using two devices at the same time? and logged in the same account? I have not tried it but I really need to know Thank you
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Video camera is not available after waking up from sleep on macbook pro

There is a problem on my mac with skype. When mac wakes up after sleep and I want to do a video call video is not available. Restarting skype doesn't help. After a very long time every time restarting ...
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Highlight Skype window when I receive a message

I'm using Linux Mint 16 (Cinnamon desktop). Is it possible to make Skype window be highlighted in the bottom panel when I receive a message (like on Windows 7)? I want to do this because sometimes I ...
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Is it possible to move Skype's file / chronology to another folder?

I want to change the default folder where Skype put it's file. I mean the files of the chat cronology which Skype puts here: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Skype How can I do that?
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Skype can't hear me

This is driving me crazy. My friends can't hear my voice when I make a call using Skype. Here's the scenario: Windows Sound Recorder correctly records my voice and I can hear my voice when I ...
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Prevent myself from sending more than one message every 2 seconds in skype

I have this bad habit Of talking in skype Like this And it annoys people. I figured that if I did something like this: It will basically force me to stop typing like that. Is there a way to add a ...
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Alternative UI for Skype on Windows?

I know that there is no full-scale alternative client as the Skype protocol is closed, but perhaps there is an alternative UI for the official Skype client?
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Is Skype delivering off-line messages now? [closed]

as far as I know, for a message in skype to be received by other side. both sender and receiver need to be online at the same time. But recently it seems like this is not the case. For example a ...
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How to prevent that Outlook starts session in Skype?

When I access to my mail on the Outlook page, automatically it starts my session in Skype so in the Outlook page I can receive all the messages that the people send me via Skype, the problem is that I ...
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Running skype at the same time as certain other applications disconnects internet

If I'm running skype and try to run certain other applications at the same time, I lose my wifi connection, and it only reconnects when I close the other program. It happens especially with virtualbox ...
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Skype leaves its prints Linux Mint 15

I am having problems while using Skype on Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon (64 bit). Skype is leaving its prints behind and I have to restart my system to get rid of them. The prints always stay on top of all ...
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Skype (linux) won't connect after being killed by signal -9

Sometimes i kill apps using killall -9, including Skype. This is usually not an issue, but sometimes Skype doesn't connect to a network until i reboot a machine. It starts, then infinitely performing ...
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Windows 8.1 does not fully recognize plug & play webcam

I recently bought a Sandstrøm 720P HD webcam (S1337CAM)(Plug & Play), which worked just fine the first couple of days of usage. But today when I was going to talk on Skype I was told that I could ...
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Is connection from skype to skype encrypted?

Is skype to skype audio and video calling secured?I mean are the connections encrypted? And when I call from skype to skype then is it connects to any server?or the connection is Peer to Peer?If I use ...
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Pensioner and Skype setting up laptop to work automatically

I want to set up a laptop (Windows Vista Home Premium) to my 84-year-old mother's living room to use Skype with it. The problem is she has mild dementia and is incapable of using the laptop. She ...
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Skype “couldn't find” USB camera on Windows 7

First ever post on Stack Exchange, although I have been using it for a long time. I'm trying to help a friend get a Logitech Messenger USB webcam working on her Windows 7 Professional (update 1) ...
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Is it possible to install an earlier version of Skype on Windows 8?

Windows 8 skype is terrible. They've removed many buttons, most of the preferences, and have in general made it impossibly oversimplified and difficult to use. Old Skype was fine when I had windows ...
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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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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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Why Skype consumes huge percentage of CPU?

I have searched this a lot using Google. I have found numerous people having the same problem as me, but I could not find any good answer anywhere. That's the reason I am asking it here as well. ...
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Bluetooth headset turns off when Skype call ends

For about 6 months, I haven't been able to use Skype because when I end a Skype call, my Plantronics Callisto headset gets turned off. I'm paralyzed so I can't turn it on manually. I have a Sony VAIO ...
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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 can I view a Skype conversation that is older than 3 months?

I need to view an old Skype conversation. This conversation is older than 3 months, Skype only allows me to select "Show messages from: Yesterday - 7 days - 30 days - 3 months" I need to see ...
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Skype - ActionScript error message

Long time my Skype worked well. This morning, on loading, I got a popup window with this message: Adobe Flash Player An ActionScript error has occurred SecurityError: Error #2060: Security sandbox ...
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skype consumes 100% cpu on idle unles it has admin privileges

on my rather old ,6yo core two duo intel machine, skype consumes 100% CPU Resources, when i start it without admin rights. Otherwise it will consume the usual amounts of cpu. How can i prevent skype ...
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change Skype background color in WIndows 7

I am running Windows 7, I think the White background in Skype (contactlist and chat window) are way to bright and it annoys me. But I find no way to change the color of it. A work around I ...
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How much data (MB) does Skype consume in a 1 minute call?

How much data (in megabytes) does Skype consume in a 1 minute audio call? And how much data does Skype consume in a 1 minute video call? Is it fixed or does it vary with the mobile version or PC ...