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

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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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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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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 ...
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When I disable my microphone device, I can no longer hear Skype

When I disable the microphone device, I can no longer hear a conversation in Skype. I also can't use my microphone. I have a microphone and speaker device set in skype. Also, sounds on my PC ...
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Open Skype in Visual Basic 2010

How to open Skype in Visual Basic 2010. If Skype is installed open it and if it isn't download it. Private Sub skype_Click(sender As System.Object, e As System.EventArgs) Handles skype.Click ...
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I can't hear my boyfriends speakers when he's sharing his screen to show a video

So ever since the new update Skype has been pretty bad. My boyfriend likes to share his screen with me so we can watch the video together, but now because of the update I can't hear the sound from his ...
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“Compacting” a SQL database after deleting records with SQLiteMan

I'm using SQLiteMan to edit/delete Skype message history, as described in numerous guides on the Net. I.e. I open Skype's main.db file in my profile folder using SQLiteMan and selectively delete some ...
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Skype conference with two people in the room

How to organize skype conference with two people in the room and avoid two microphones input overlay? Each user must have his own headphone to hear audio from his own PC. Should I buy specific ...
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Disable advertisements on Skype?

An ad titled "Two friends who've never met" recently appeared on my girlfriend's Skype. The ad appears above the name of the contact she is currently speaking to and can't be disabled via the ad ...
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Internet Constantly Disconnects (Skype works, browers do not)

My internet connection seems very unstable. I'm on cable, and for my internet just keeps going down for no reason. Sometimes: Everything goes down Browers just stop working but skype works I ...
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How can I answer calls with desktop Skype instead of Windows 8 Skype?

How can I answer calls with desktop Skype instead of Windows 8 Skype? Do I need to uninstall Windows 8 Skype?
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How can I separate my speaker and headphones sound?

I am using Windows 7, and I want to separate the sounds of my headphones and speakers so I can talk to my friends on Skype while my parents are listening to music on the speakers. Is there any way I ...
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New OS and WebCam black and white only?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E520 (1143) which I bought without an operating system. Back then I installed Windows Vista and then Ubuntu...I don't remember exactly in which OS I did it, but I changed ...
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Skype can not find libssl.so.10 on 64-bit Fedora Linux

Skype will not start: $ skype & skype: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.10: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64 $ ldd /usr/bin/skype |grep ssl libssl.so.10 => not found OK, missing ...
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Need access to daughters Skype [closed]

I'm admin on my teenage daughters laptop, but need to access her Skype ideally without her realising. If I just change her win8 password will that reset all the others? Is there a local cache file I ...
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Mikrotik server networks and Cain & Abel

I'm connected to the internet via a mikrotik server network. Recently, I read about that scaring application named Cain & Abel and all the capabilities it offered for malicious users. I don't ...
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How to avoid a skype block by internet provider

Maybe this question could look a bit dodgy: I'm in the need of using Skype for an online meeting. However I've discovered that starting from this year my IP won't allow Skype connections anymore ...
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I logg off skype but my friends still see me online

After I log out of my Skype account on my computer, my friends still see me online and I have checked that all my other devices are logged out of Skype too. Why is this? I changed my password 2 days ...
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How to login with Microsoft Account on Skype while logged in as a non administrator user

I'm experiencing problems trying to login in Skype using my Microsoft Account. Whenever I click the Windows Account login option, Skype freezes. I noticed this only happens when I'm logged in Windows ...
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Skype does not work after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I upgraded my Windows 8 to 8.1, but now Skype does not start. I downloaded Skype again, but the symptoms are the same - after starting Skype it disappears after a few seconds. What should I do?
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Send an instant message to offline contact [duplicate]

This is my situation: Yesterday, I sent a message to an offline contact from my home laptop and logged off. Today I logged in to my Skype account on work and 10 minutes later the contact came online. ...
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How to share Skype group chat link to allow friends to join?

I know there is a Skype command to get a link for my group chat: /get uri It will return a link like: skype:?chat&blob=GPswtk_abc...def_kvPikkUFUWzoA36MbIURXc But when I share this link with ...
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Unable to dial 0800 numbers since Skype prepends country code

I've being trying to use Skype (version 6.9.0.106) to make a Brazilian tollfree call but it is unable to complete since Skype prepends Brazilian country code to the dialed number. I'm dialing 0800 ...
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How to force Skype links to open in desktop mode on Windows 8.1?

I have a Windows 8 computer recently upgraded to 8.1, and any Skype link I click on the web (in desktop mode) open Skype in metro mode. Metro mode, for some reason, won't allow me to place any call, ...
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Set filter for certain contacs in skype

Is there a way to set filter and receive messages only from certain contacts e.g. during working hours and check the rest of the messages later?
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No way to answer an incoming call on skype?

I am using Skype 4.2.0.11 on Ubuntu 12.04. When someone and I were talking on Skype, he accidentally ended the call. When he called back to me, there is a window similar to the following (except mine ...
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Skype command line options

The purpose of this question is to get a list of command line options for Skype, as many as possible to get. I know there are more options than the Skype site lists, as is the case with /secondary and ...
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Have skype notify me only when some people go online?

My skype has 124 contacts. I don't want to remove any contacts, however I only want to be notified of when some people go online. Is this possible?
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Skype - Unable to use Webcam

This question might already exist the answer to be frank, wasn't very helpful and the only answer was a response to a comment the author made. As far as I am concerned it's not a duplicate of this ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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Skype mutes all other sounds [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS]

When I start up Skype, my audio is fine. But once a sound comes out of skype, all other sounds get muted. Skype isn't playing a sound or anything. It just mutes all other sounds until I restart. HP ...
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Skype chat history and web browsing history [closed]

In an office work place, can a network admin have access to my Skype chat history and web browsing history without logging in to my pc since all pc's are connected with the same network?
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What is the british flag in skype and how do I get rid of it?

Randomly, when someone sends a message, I get this: And These happen to be from the same person however that's not a point I'm trying to make. Ignore the name. These are things I've noticed ...
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How to install skype on CentOS without root access

So I'm trying to install Skype on my office computer which has CentOS6.4 and where I have no root access. http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-computer/ only offers binaries for Ubuntu, ...
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Razer tiamat 2.2 microphone

I have a problem with my Razer Tiamat 2.2. I don't know if it's the headset itself or the microphone, but whenever I'm on skype, my friends can hear everything that I can hear. Almost as clearly as I ...
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How to set skype advanced connection Options on fedora 19

I have switched from Ubuntu 12.10 (mint nadia(14) cinnamon) to fedora 19 (gnome). So far so good. I installed skype via the fedorautils. Now that I am testing it using a Vodafone usb modem, it ...