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 disable Handsfree for Skype?

How do I disable Handsfree for Skype? I need to so that I can use my bluetooth speaker on Windows Media Player. I've tried to looks through the settings and remove the speaker from Skype audio, but ...
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Is there a way to control the volume of the Skype App in Windows 8.1?

So I'm using the Skype app in Windows 8.1 and my wife stepped away from her computer. Her TV is on and whatever show is on turned to a loud car chase. I could just mute my whole computer, but I'd like ...
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any software to receive sounds uninteruptly from remote PC

I have used team Viewer but the problem is when I access remote PC it uses more processing for desktop sharing. in the process it occupies more than 10-30% of processing. But enabling the call feature ...
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Prevent users from adding more users in Skype's group chat

I'm a creator of a Skype chat group and I have never left this group, nevertheless I can't demote anyone to "User" to prevent them from adding more users to the group. I can promote them to "Master", ...
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Smart dns resolving and routing

I am running mac os x. The os has two network interfaces. LAN (restricted to be used only for intranet) and WIFI. As LAN is restricted, it blocks traffic like skype. The issue is, if I make WIFI as ...
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WAMP server: Cannot get localhost to work

When i click on the local host tab of my WAMP server it opens up the webpage but gives a blank page with the following error: HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found. I have researched ...
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Sound redirected to speaker output

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755 - 180 laptop with Win7 64-bit. The problem is that when Skype is open (especially during a call) and I start playing a Youtube video all sound is redirected to the ...
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How to automatically receive files in Skype Windows?

When I used Skype in Ubuntu 13, there was an option to automatically receive files from our contacts. There was a checkbox & I had to just check it & after that files will be automatically ...
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Skype shows online status even when I changed password and loged out

I suspected my account may have been signed in elsewhere, so I changed my password to force sign out, but nothing improved; my status still appears online to my contacts. Please Help me. Thanks,
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Skype closes immediately after opening

My Skype stopped running since a few weeks ago, and it doesn't want to open. The process stays open for a while, then it just dies, without showing any UI. There's no errors related to this issue in ...
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Protected from attacks through Skype

I know that people can find your IP through Skype and try to DDOS it and take your Internet down for a couple of minutes or hours. What I would like to know is: How many people need to DDOS you at ...
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How to enable unread Skype message counter on Mac

When I used Ubuntu or Windows it was very comfortable to see count of unread skype messages in the system tray. Bun here, in the MacOS, I can't find how to enable this nice option. The only what I can ...
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How to prevent software(skype) stays on foreground

My Skype stuck on foreground and I can't minimize it, unless I click on Minimize Button or Close Button. The normal is when you click in other window or program this will be on foreground and the ...
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Skype spellchecker

I would like to know if it's possible to add a spell checker on Skype with an add on from Skype or with a 3rd party program that works on Skype as well. I have a spell checker on Chrome but obviously ...
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How can I chat (by mikrofon) on linux debian [closed]

I would like to talking with other people on skype, but I can't because the other person uses linux debian. Unfortunatelly the skype isn't supported in debian, therefore we can't talk eachother. We ...
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Skype from computer to mobile

How can a friend Skype from their computer to my skype enabled mobile? Should I leave my own computer online or offline? Computer is XP and mobile is HTC One S. When skyping from mobile, computer not ...
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Mute conversations on Skype

I'm in a conversation and I don't really want to leave because the people there keep adding me back so it's just whatever. But I would like to mute the conversation or something like I do on Facebook ...
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How can I put my skype notification settings in a public git repo

I maintain key configuration files in a public git repo - I'd like to put my skype configuration in it too, because I find the default configuration way too noisy. The newer version has started ...
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Cant screen share on skype for Windows 8.1?

How do you share your screen on the windows store version of Skype? When I was using Win7 and had a desktop version I had the ability but can't find it in Win8.1
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Mac: Skype cancel file transfer without starting skype

I accidently dragged and dropped the wrong file into the wrong group Panicked and closed down skype. I deleted the original file, but the file is still sending when I log on. I assume this means its ...
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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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Skype: see who's talking

Running Skype 6.15.330 on OSX 10.8. During a conference call, if I onhover and keep moving the mouse cursor, I can see the names of the people and they become blue when they're talking. Is there any ...
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Migrating from Skype 4.2 to 4.3 on Ubuntu

I have a lot of history in Skype v 4.2, but now it is deprecated cause of "cloud" conversations in new Skype versions. Now I installed Skype 4.3.0.37-1 on Ubuntu 14.04 (and my co-worker on his Debian ...
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What controls the Skype availability display in Outlook?

The other day, I installed Outlook 2013 at home and it started displaying avatars for my contacts and showing if they are online in Skype. I did not install any add-in or change any settings in ...
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Voice Activation Microphone

I wondered if any of you knew any ways to activate your microphone on a specific level of volume, so that it will disable if the volume is lower than X. If any of you have TeamSpeak, it's built in ...
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Disable file sharing in Skype

I am unable to find a way to disable file sharing option for Skype in Ubuntu, I did do it for windows by using registry editor. I would like to know if there is a way to do this in Ubuntu and Mac OS ...
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Skype always shows me online even when it's not running

A few days ago, I downloaded Skype for Android. I made the mistake to uninstall it without logging off first, and now on the desktop version I am always shown as online even if there is no instance of ...
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How to ask for help using Skype

I'm using Skype (latest version 2014). There's some problem with my computer so I want to ask for help. How to give full access (view screen, control inputs) to my friend on Skype?
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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 ...