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 do I edit OSX Skype's default window size and starting location?

I'm running OSX Skype and have two displays. When I double click a contact so their window separates from the main Skype window, I always have to drag the corner to resize it smaller, move it the ...
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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 ...
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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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Reduce Skype CPU utilization

Skype (v.6.11.0.102) is consistently using ~50% of my CPU (Windows 7 32 bit) while idling. This causes my system to be less responsive and my overall CPU utilization hovers in the 80-90% (or higher) ...
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Skype makes my processor thrash at about 25% and my fan stay on

When I start Skype, task manager shows skype.exe constantly using 25% CPU and the fan on my laptop comes on and stays on. My default browser is Chrome. How can I stop this happening?
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Does Skype determine which user on ones contact list is connected over the same network?

This has happened several times with me. If I am talking (call) to someone on Skype who also happens to be over my inranet/LAN and both of us are using the same internet, even if the internet for some ...
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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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Don't display phrases with certain words in them

I remember in an older version of skype you could do this, but I don't see it anymore. Anyway, I want to not see any phrases with this logo in it: It is referenced by skype as (flag:gb). However ...
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Skype for 8.1 login fails - “Oops, please check your details.”

I can log into skype just fine from several different devices including Windows 7 and Android. I can see my account details on the skype website. But attempting to log in to the Windows 8.1 version ...
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OSX accessibility: Allow Skype to control your computer

This question is related to another question: "Google Software Update would like to control this computer..." What? only I'd like to know why Skype would like access to control my computer? ...
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Can't install Skype on Debian through dpkg

This is my terminal output: # dpkg -i skype-debian_4.2.0.11-1_i386.deb Selecting previously unselected package skype. (Reading database ... 148114 files and directories currently installed.) ...
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Skype event never goes away

I seem to have an "immortal" event - when I start Skype I always get an event that one of my contacts has called me. Clicking on "Mark All Viewed" will remove it, until next time I start Skype, and ...
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How can I hear music through my notebook speakers when the earphones are plugged in

I have HP folio 13-1020us with original windows 7. When the earphones are plugged in. music played on the web goes to the earphones. I want it to go to the speakers. I know its possible because when ...
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Skype can't use the webcam because Skype is using it

I can answer a call with audio or make a call with audio, but when I try to enable video, Skype complains that something else is using the webcam. I track that down with Process Explorer only to find ...
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Face2Face C8.0 (Rev.3.0) Webcam used by Another application

Well this is frustrating, I don't know if the problem is with the software or hardware but I'm facing it with Iball WebCam Face2Face C8.0 (Rev.3.0), was using it on windows 7, With skype and even with ...
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Talk to Google Talk/Hangout contacts and Skype/MSN contacts from one client

I have some friends only available on Google Talk and some others who use Skype. I use the old Talk client because the new Hangouts client requires a Chrome installation. Now, theoretically, ...
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Linux as a VMWare Player Guest - Audio Performance?

I would like to be able to make phone calls in a Linux guest under VMWare Player. At this point I have a Linux Mint (Olivia, Cinnamon) in which both Skype and Google Chat phone calls are choppy, ...
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Delete several people at once from a group conversation

I need to delete several people from a Skype conversation group. The context menu that appears when I select several people in a group and right-click on the selection doesn't contain an option to ...
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Delete skype name from mac

Ok. So my question is little different. Actually, I successfully removed all skype names from Skype folder. But I made an instance of skype (let's called it second instance) using sudo ...
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How can I run Skype under an SELinux sandbox?

I would like to run Skype under an SELinux sandbox, to protect my computer. However I get the following error: usr/bin/skype: error while loading shared libraries: /lib/libQtWebKit.so.4: cannot ...
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Skype crashes on Windows 8,1

I installed skype for desktop on windows 8,1. It seemed it worked fine but it continues to crash and to use tons of resources. How could it be? Thank you!
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I cannot send Skype Messages

I have a problem with my skype on my laptop. I can receive messages (not sms) from my friends but I cannot reply them. When I send messages but it shows "pending" . I uninstalled Skype and ...
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Solved: How can I playback a mp3 file through the microphone in a chat software [duplicate]

I'd like a way to be able to play mp3 files on top of my voice (using the microphone) to chat in any program like Skype. Is there any way to, in the middle of a conversation, play a music for the ...
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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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Why can't Viber connect but Skype can?

I heard that Viber is a great alternative to Skype so I'm trying it out. I discover that it connects just fine on 3G but never on Wifi. On my wifi-only tablet it won't ever connect, nor on my desktop ...
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Windows 8 Freezes At 100% Disk Usage [duplicate]

I've read that a lot of people are having this problem, but nothing I try works. Disk usage will remain low until I launch a program like Skype. When I do, it will say that Skype uses around 1 ...
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Random Skype Disk I/O Errors

The Problem: For a couple months now, my girlfriend has been receiving Disk I/O errors on Skype that cause the application to crash. She has tried quite a few solutions available online, but none ...
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Windows 8.1 a lot of programs stopped responding

I am using windows 8.1, and I cant play any video's? I have tried opening the video with: Windows media player, standard windows video app(in windows 8), and VLC player. Also, when I am starting amd ...
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How to run Apache Server and skype together?

I am unable to start apache server while my skype is running. I am using xampp control panel to start apache server.
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How to send message in Skype 6 with mouse click

I know I can send messages with the keyboard pressing the Enter key but is it possible to use the mouse? I can only see a smiley sign and no Send message or any other area, see the picture. Can you ...
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Is it possible to re-route my incoming cellphone calls to Skype or to similar Internet call services? [closed]

I have a local mobile cellphone line/number and I'm going to travel outside my country for 3 months. I want to know if is possible to re-route my incoming cellphone calls to my Skype (or any other ...
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A network error occurred while attempting to read from file … SkypeSetup

Can't install Skype for Desktop on Windows 8.1 While installing, the following error message occurs: if press OK then the following appears and installation stops. The GUID name of the folder ...