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How to get automatic keyboard layout switching in windows 10

After updating to Windows 10 I have noticed that I don't have automatic keyboard layout switching anymore. In Windows 7 when I typed in skype e.g. in one language it remembered the choice and did ...
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Remember skype image opening program in windows 10

I have upgraded to windows 10 and skype started asking which image viewing program to use when you click on the image someone sent to you. The problem is that I cannot figure how to "remember" this ...
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Skype switches from *invisible* or *busy* to *online* for no apparent reason

The title really says it all. I have Skype on Windows 7 Professional, and I routinely set it from online to busy/don't disturb, invisible or offline depending on how much I can't answer to incoming ...
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How to receive invites on Skype from Skype for Business

After searching the Skype Community forums I could not find an answer, but I did find this post, to which I replied. While I’m waiting for an answer there, which could take some time, I figured I’d ...
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How do I join a Lync/Skype for business online meeting without a microphone?

The meeting is a presentation rather than a conference call and therefore no microphone is needed to provide feedback. Joining the call results in a Lync/Skype For Business error that there is no ...
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How do I change my IPV6 adress and protect myself from DDOS attack?

So recently I accepted a random person on skype, this person started DDOS'ing me (atleast I think this is what itis) the person told me he was gonna DDOS me. The first thing I did was removing him, ...
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After leaving my PC alone for as little as 5 minutes, I come back to an error where the enter key seems to be constantly pressed

This is a bit of a strange question, so I will try and give as much information as I can. Let me start by saying that the enter key on my keyboard is absolutely fine, physically. I am writing this ...
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How to i find in skype if my friend removed me if dont? [closed]

How to i find in skype my friend if removed me if not ?..
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In Skype, can I use a camera installed on another computer?

I have two laptops: one has a camera but it is too slow to make a video call; another if fast enough but its camera is broken. How can I make Skype on the fast one to use the camera from the other ...
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On Windows 7, when user1 logs in, user2's skype account signs in, how can this be prevented?

user2's skype account is set to autoconnect when user2 logs in. However when user2 is logged off and user1 logs in, user2's skype also logs in. This is obviously undesired behavior. It's on Win7 x64....
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Debian launches Skype when root terminal is opened

I installed Skype on Debian "Jessie". Now every time I launch the root terminal (or type "su" in normal terminal), Skype will open and often my system will eventually freeze, such that I can only move ...
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Skype shows me “away” as soon as I close application

Today I noticed a strange Skype behaviour: It reflects user status change in other Skype clients of other users properly, but as soon as I close Skype or kill Skype process intentionally (to not ...
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Unable to participate in skype group chat [closed]

Iam unable to send/receive any messages from sepcific groups in Skype.Any common problems attributable to ?
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How to delete skype chat history? [duplicate]

Is there any way to clear my Skype chat history in Fedora.My skype version is 4.3.0.37 and the fedora version is Version 3.14.2.
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Weird message in group chat

As shown below, skype just put in a "MT 100" into my group chat. Anybody got any ideas?
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Weird high ping when another user on the same lan uses Skype

Well, this is not happening to me but my flatmate. He is having a high ping while playing(League of legends) as soon as I use skype (I've tested it by shutting it down and his ping was lowering ...
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Skype keeps disconnecting on OSX

I'm having a problem with Skype on OS X Yosemite.. after logging in Skype it keeps disconnecting... I've tried it on 2 different Macs... on multiple different networks... So basically the problem is ...
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Skype Bandwidth usage for online teaching

We are online teaching via skype, we use Video and screen sharing. We have 15 Teachers. Details of our Data we have up to 1.75 mbps data speed from our ISP. This is our problem everyday if all 15 ...
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Skype keeps asking for password and recreates local account settings

Since 2 days skype is suddenly asking for my password whenever I start skype (despite me clickingo n save my settings). Furthermore it recreates my local account settings as if I were a first time ...
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Send formatted text in Skype for Linux

Is it possible to use formatting (italics, bold, preformatted) in Skype for Linux as it is on Windows? How? I'm running Skype 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 15.04.
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Skype Microphone voice too quiet

Firstly, I would like to specify that my problem only exists in Skype, I have tried Audio Recorder, Teamspeak, RaidCall and in those applications my microphone works very fine. However in Skype, the ...
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How to stop Skype periodically asking default association for URL:Callto / URL:Skype protocol

Every now and then, perhaps weekly, I'm getting a pop-up from Skype after boot asking me to set associations for the program. If this is a Skype issue or a Windows (8.1) issue I'm not sure - but it is ...
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How to add a contact using their Skype ID?

How to add a contact using their Skype ID? When I do: and look for the Skype ID dom_marshall I don't have one but several results: I use Skype on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Skype Account Display Name

My friend and I chatted through skype using the chat option/vchat. I have since changed my display name on the site. Will the chat history display my old or new display name? It's difficult to get ...
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How to stop skype crashing when loading large chatroom with thousands of messages?

I'm a member of a skype chatroom with a few hundred members that is used for general discussion of a certain technical field so we can all help each other. The chatroom is never closed but rather ...
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How to have call history list with latest first

How can I reverse the call history display order in Skype? Currently the newest addition goes to the bottom, I would like to have the latest at the top and oldest at the bottom.
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Why does Skype on Ubuntu need the mysql-common package?

When installing Skype on Ubuntu 15.04 a plethora of other packages is installed, too. Among these is mysql-common which piqued my interest. Can somebody explain what Skype might need that package for?
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Prevent USB device to be used by specific application in Windows 7

I am developing a Windows 7 application that uses Microsoft Kinect, plugged via USB. This device also includes a microphone, and everytime I use Skype and plug in the Kinect, Windows 7 automatically ...
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How do you recover a Skype account by using a Microsoft account?

I created a Skype account using email way. Then I had linked to Microsoft account. Over time I forgot my password to Skype and lost access to primary email. Now I can sign into Skype only using my ...
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How to force Skype for Business as a front-end?

I use (as an end-user) Lync 2013 with a Lync 2013 Server infrastructure. A recent Windows update brought Skype for Business as a replacement/alternative for the Lync 2013 client front-end. I ...
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How to group chat with upto 1000 people?

We are a newly formed housing society with around 400 houses and upto 800 members. We want to set up a group chat among us via any app which is cross platform (Windows, Android, iOS). We have tried: ...
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Where to download skype 4.2.0.13 [closed]

I installed latest skype to my centos 7.1 box however there is only virtual devices. The problem is described here http://community.skype.com/t5/Linux/After-4-3-0-37-the-divices-only-show-up-as-quot-...
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How to block counter strike ports on router?

I have Cisco E2500 router and I need to block Counter Strike ports so that user would not be able to connect to it. Also, is it possible to block Skype ports so user would not be able to call to ...
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Hiding “speaker gallery” in Skype For Business?

Now that Microsoft have forcibly "upgraded" Lync to Skype For Business, it looks like I can no longer hide the "speaker gallery" when I'm on a voice call. I get a list of big pictures of the people ...
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How do I fix the sound of my game when I start a Skype call? [duplicate]

Whenever I am playing a game, and I call my friend on Skype, the sound on my game goes super low, to where I can barely hear it, and it remains the same all through the Skype call. However, though, ...
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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I'm trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version from version 6.21.0.104. There are four methods that Skype uses to flag or request an upgrade: "Windows ...
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How To Get Chrome To Open Skype For Business When Clicking On A Lync Url

Just got switched over to "Skype for Business" today. I have a standing meeting with an external client that I connect using a standard Lync meeting url: https://meet.TheirInHostName.com/FirstName....
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Unable to choose the Version of Skype to use

I have Skype which is from the Microsoft Store and I haven't download it as a separate software from the site then why is Microsoft Windows update giving me an update for a desktop version 7.0? ...
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Computer sounds playing through Skype

Whenever I have a Skype call with someone else they always end up hearing my PC sounds through Skype (Game music, sound effects etc...). I've looked through all of the options I can find to try and ...
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How to find a file I've been sent through Skype in linux?

I've sent a file to my friend in Skype a year ago. All of history is saved, How can I get file from it?
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What purpose does C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia serve?

What purpose do the C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia\*.* folder and files serve? It appears to be related to Skype and potentially Windows Live Messenger according to random forum posts. Also ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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Applications like Skype, Steam, Spotify, etc are able to access the internet but web browsers are not

this might get a little long as I have tried to gather as much information that I possibly can. I have trawled through the internet and many forums to find out which information might be useful. ...
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Can't see messages in Skype

I am experiencing a peculiar issue where I can't see new messages that got sent to me nor messages that I sent to someone else. I am running Windows 8.1 and Skype 7.1.0.15. I can see some old ...
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Skype automatically adjusts my microphone volume Windows 7

A little preface: I know this question has been asked over and over, but the archived answers unfortunately don't solve my problem. Skype automatically increases my volume to ear-deafening levels ...
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How can I send a file to myself using Skype?

I have Skype running on two (Windows) computers using the same account. I would like to transfer a file from one computer to another computer using Skype file transfer, but I can't start a chat with ...
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How can you disable the Skype Alerts (status updates) Screen?

When first opened the left sidebar shows a list of contacts/recent conversation, whilst the main pane shows a "How to make free voice and video calls" video, an advert for their Facebook integration, ...
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How can I make a call with/to multiple people on the same public IP?

I need to set up a Skype call in a net cafe. The problem is that every PC in the net cafe uses the same IP address and because of this, no more than two people can join the same call on Skype. (I ...
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Chrome saves autofill data from another computer

Recently I had some conversation with a coworker and we ware using Skype desktop share and TeamViewer. I saw that I have his username, bank account email and etc (in short: auto-fill data) in my ...
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Windows 7 won't close programs even in task manager

Last week I noticed this happening for the first time. Firefox froze up and wouldn't load any new pages. The internet was working fine but the browser was stuck. So I closed the window and when I ...