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 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 ...
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I cant install Skype on Kali Linux x64

root@kali:~/Desktop# dpkg -i skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb (Reading database ... 316914 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace skype 4.3.0.37-1 (using skype-debian_4.3.0....
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How can I deliberately create and echo in my headset's microphone? [closed]

As odd as it may seem, I actually want someone I'm communicating with via VoIP (namely Skype) to hear what I'm hearing out of my headset's speakers. Is there a program that will allow me to do this ...
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Skype Bandwidth Usage

I am wondering if anyone can tell me the average bandwidth usage for a Skype to Skype call (PC to PC) per hour (voice only), as well as calls that would include screen sharing. I have tried searching ...
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Hiding just Skype behind CyberGhost?

I have two Skype accounts; one personal, that I use for friends/family, and another one I use on the Internet, with strangers etc. Also, I frequently give it to people in online games, using the chat, ...
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does Skype use the same password for my Skype name and my Microsoft account?

AFAIK Skype is now owned by Microsoft. When i log on with my Microsoft account, my Microsoft account password works. When i log on with my Skype name, my Microsoft account password does not work. ...
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What happens with my local account when I switch to Microsoft Account?

My computer nags all the time on me signing in using Microsoft Account. I've chosen not to do that but e.g. Skype (the modern app) requests that before it starts up. I want to keep using my local, old ...
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How to copy Skype text with timestamp and names in MacOS

When I select and copy some text from Skype chat, it does not include timestamp and name if I take only one message from one user. If it is two or more messages, timestamps and names are there. For ...
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How to disable Skype social messages?

Now Skype (version 7) also wants to be Facebook: Is there a way to disable these social messages? I think I've gone through all options, but I can't find it.
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How do I set up the ARChon custom runtime on Chromebook?

Most of my friends use Skype, and I wanted to use it on my Chromebook. If was searching for how to install it, and I found this article. I followed the steps in the article and on it's linked pages, ...
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How to make a skype settings file?

Is there a way to make a settings file for skype on a windows 7 (home) laptop which will select the default audio input device, default audio output device and always answer using video mode ? For ...
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Override Skype's “close” (X) button

I use Skype quite frequently and there is something that has bugged me for quite a while. I recently started looking around for a fix to the issue for a relative that also uses Skype. The problem is ...
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Deleting Skype history not deleting from main.db

I'm using Windows 7, and have deleted my history from Skype via privacy tab in the options. Whilst this has succesfully removed them from the Skype user interface, I've noticed that the main.db file ...
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Possible to silently monitor Skype group conversation?

There is a Skype group where people involved in a project discuss technical issues. Is there a way that I can add another person to this group who will be able to view the conversation, but other ...
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Open multiple Skype instances

I managed to use the /secondary parameter to run multiple Skype instances. But when no instance is running and I execute it, it opens with latest profile I used. And when I execute it again, it asks ...
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Reset Skype password not possible when email is microsoft account but not linked

I forgot my Skype password and was trying to reset it with the form at https://login.skype.com/recovery but it redirects me to the account/password recovery of my microsoft account. (Probably because ...
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How to select (highlight) text in Skype chat without using a mouse?

Recently I started learning to use keyboard shortcuts almost for everything I'm doing on the laptop, but soon enough after I started, I bumped into the problem of being unable to highlight (select) ...
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Why is mic audio not working one-way in Google Hangouts on Windows 7 and Chrome

I am using Google Hangouts via Chrome on Windows 7. Video is working fine both ways, i.e. when in a hangout call, I am able to see the other person and they are able to see me. Audio was also working -...
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Does 'Pending Contact Request' under a contact in skype mean that they have blocked me?

Ive got several contacts in Skype that are showing up as 'Pending Contact Request' as per the image below, some just have the place holder image as their profile picture, some actually still have a ...
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Unable to change IM font in Skype: “All of your fonts are hidden” because of directory redirection issues

I can't change chat font in Skype after downgrade from v. 6.22 to 6.20 on my Windows 7 x64. I get the following message: All of your fonts are hidden. To show fonts in this program, open ...
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How to “hide” VoIP traffic?

I'm pretty soon gonna be punished by my telecom operator for using WhatsApp,Tango,Skype etc. From now on not only will I be charged for the 3G Connection that makes services like WhatsApp,Skype etc ...
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How to edit options logged out in Skype for Linux?

I need to edit my Skype preferences without logging in, but I don't see "Options" in any menu. What to do? In my case, I have to edit proxy settings to be able to connect to Skype. There is no ...
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How to work around Skype 7's notice that a hotkey is “probably” used by another application?

I've been using a particular hotkey for Focus Skype for years and years. I'm pretty used to it. Then, Skype 7 comes out and tells me this: Can I somehow tell Skype to use it anyway?
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Skype Desktop Win 8.1 Notifications Bubbles Broken?

I cant seem to get skype desktop on windows 8.1 to show bubbles for notifications like it did in previous windows versions. I have already set "Control Panel--->All Control Panel Items--->...
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MSN messenger contacts not showing up in pidgin with skype plugin

I Have the skype plugin active on pidgin. It shows my skype contacts, but not my MSN contacts in the buddy list. I've only ever used MSN on pidgin or trillan, so with the recent merging of MSN with ...
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Moving the shared screen image to the center on Skype

I'm skyping Bob. We both shared our WebCam. Bob has also shared his screen. How can I move his screen at the center? I tried to drag and drop but was unsuccessful. I use Skype 6.18.0.106 on Windows ...
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Shutdown program with right click or something

I have Skype on my Windwos 8.1 computer and everytime I want to close the program I have to confirm twice that I really want to shut the program down. If I right-click on the Skype icon on the taskbar,...
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How to copy skype user id with windows version of skype?

This should be e pretty easy question. I want to copy my friends' skype. I click profile. Double click the profile id. Tada I can't select or copy that to clipboard. So there is no easy way to ...
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Installing Skype failed; code 1638 when trying to upgrade Skype

My Skype version is 6.20.0.104. When I open it on Windows 8.1 with Update, it cues me to upgrade: The latest version of Skype is ready to install now. It won't take long to upgrade - and you'll ...
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Moved to Africa: Skype audio fast, Hangouts audio unusably slow(?)

I recently moved to Nairobi, Kenya (from San Francisco). I have daily standups with people back in SF, and I'm having peculiar downstream issues with SOME audio/videoconferencing solutions. ...
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Sorting out headphones and speakers sound

Basically I want everything but windows media player to go through the headphones, I can get skype to go through the headphones, and the music to go through the speakers, but I also need video game ...
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Any way to disable coded text on Skype?

With one of the recent updates on Skype, we got introduced to a few new codes that we are able to use in order to change our text. For example putting "!!" in front of a text will change it or by ...
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Skype LAN capabilities

My roommates and I were playing a game online; we were all in the same Skype call. Our ISP went down due to weather conditions, and our router lost internet access. We all lost connectivity to the ...
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Where are skype profile data saved (age, location etc.)

I know part of it is probably cloud based but it probably is saved on disk too. Where can I find this? Thanks
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Change role of RETIRED user in Skype group chat

In existing Skype group chat, i cannot add one specific user. When i enter /showmembers , it gives: andrew USER bobby ADMIN catrin USER diana RETIRED in this case: i'm bobby the ...
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Skype thru SSH tunnel not working

At school, many ports but 21, 25, 80 and the ones for IMAP and POP3 are closed by a firewall, preventing students to go into "malicious" places. Obviously, this has turned into an issue. As it evolves,...
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Skype doesn't always notify about new chat messages

So we are both online and sending each other messages in skype from time to time. I get notifications, answer, and some time later I switch to the Skype window and there are new message about which I ...
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How to set Last Name equal empty in Skype? [closed]

Is there some way to set last name field as empty in Skype? I tried write   in last name textbox, but It is does not work.
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How do you close Skype?

Whenever i try and close Skype on Windows, whether through the X on the top bar, or by right-clicking on the taskbar, it just minimizes it, instead of closing it. How are you supposed to just quit??
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Skype doesn't connect through OpenVPN

I have an OpenVPN server running on a VPS. When I connect to the VPN using the redirect-gateway option to route all traffic from the client through the VPN, Skype loses its connection. As soon as I ...
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Windows - Output Audio to 2 Devices (Using JACK)

I have a bit project I'd like to setup, but am a little stuck on how to go about it. On Windows 7, how would one go about outputting audio to 2 devices? Essentially, I'm using Studio One for ...
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Win 8.1 - Want to be available in Skype, not in Messenger

Just got a new machine with Windows 8.1. Everytime I login into Skype, a Messenger account also shows up available to my contacts who use Win 8.1. Edit: to make things clearer, I´m adding a print ...
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Skype for Windows 8.1 not working

I can't login to Skype for Desktop on Windows 8.1. Login works on Skype.com, also works on other computers. I deleted %appdata%/skype, ran CCleaner, reinstalled Skype, still not working. Any ...
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Installing skype in Slackware x86_64

I'm trying to install skype in my Slackware 14.1 x86_64, but I'm don't a super user in this system so I need some help. When I start in command line the output is... skype: error while loading ...
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Remote synchronized TV show watching [closed]

My significant other and I want to watch recorded TV shows together. Problem is: we live a few hundred kilometers apart and only see each other on the weekends, which we want to use for seeing mutual ...
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isight not working, lost it after upgrade

right now i am running the OS X Yosemite 10.10, after upgrading my OS X i lost my camera, i tried everything in the forums, but nothing helped. i can't FaceTime, or Skype or anything. normally i ...
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How to cast Skype audio to TV from Nexus 7 via Chromecast?

I just unwrapped and plugged in my new Chromecast dongle. Owning a Samsung Smart TV with DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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What happens if I select “Block” a user in Skype 6.21 on Windows?

I'm using Skype 6.21 on Windows 7. I have a contact in my list that I would like to silently delete so that I'd appear as offline to them (but not as if I removed them!). Can anyone tell for sure is ...