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 pending messages

Skype was always showing pending messages (i.e. messages which cannot be sent to the user because he's offline) with a rotating indicator. I don't know exactly why, but it is not showed anymore. ...
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Re-routing audio into skype with a separate program on windows

Recently skype stopped working with my microphone (what I hear is sent, not what I say). It works fine in everything else, but skype doesn't work well with it and I use skype to communicate with a lot ...
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(contact) can't be added until they accept your contact request

I'm trying to add a contact to a group chat, but I'm getting this error message: (contact) can't be added until they accept your contact request. I've tried removing (contact) from my list and ...
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Use IP Camera for Skype / Hangout?

How can I use IP cameras (connected by Ethernet) for Google Hangout / Skype cameras? I'd like to have the quality of those IP cameras and use them both as they were meant to and for Web Conference ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Browsing not possible when Skype is running

Often I find myself in a situation where no web browsing is possible while Skype is running. Every browser page hangs or says "no data received". This occurs even when accessing local pages like ...
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Sound not working after a few minutes

I've been having this error recently and I thought it was due to Skype since when I had Skype open I couldn't hear sound. After the call I had to reboot to get sound. Then I was just watching a ...
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My USB head phoness only let me use skype

My USB headphones (microsoft lifechat LX-3000) only let me here skype and my computers programe to test if your speakerss/ headphones are working. i can get it to sound off a browser or my games ...
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How do I prevent Skype notifications during a call

If I am on a Skype call with a person (with Share Screen Option switched ON), I don't want to get notified if someone calls me or messages me. They shouldn't know who my contacts are. What should I do ...
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How to migrate conversation history to metro Skype?

Is it possible to migrate conversation history from 1) old Skype 2) Messenger to new Metro version of Skype?
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Playing music through skype with a USB headset

I want to be able to play music through skype and listen to it at the same time, aswell as talk and hear others but i dont want any echo as i tried a process bu it ended up with everyone hearing an ...
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Skype blocks web access

Running basic and updated Skype on Windows 7. Whenever I have Skype in my Toolbar or when I am using it, I am not able to access any other websites. I use IE, Firefox and Chrome, but problem occurs in ...
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Skype: How to make it text chat only?

I would like that my Skype contacts can contact me over text chat only. Is that possible? If so - how to set that up? Thank you.
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Is there anyway to review my voice after recording it in Skype?

In Skype after recording a voice message I don't find any option to hear it, I wonder if I am missing something or this in fact doesn't exist ?
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VOIP (Skype, Lync) 'stutters' with my ISP. How can I prove it?

When I am on VOIP calls (Skype or Lync) most of the time the calls suffer quality issues where the person on the other end cuts out. 4 perfect seconds, then 1 to 1/2 a second of what the other person ...
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Skype mutes In-game sounds

When I launch Skype at the same time as a game (Killing Floor), all my in-game sounds are muted. I can still hear my friends on Skype, but I can't hear any in-game sounds. I'm using Windows 8 and ...
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Skype and Gtalk crash but Ventrilo works

"Skype crashes and ends up crashing all the other applications. Gtalk works fine except when i make a call. This happens on both of my laptops. Anyone know what the reason could be? I haven't been ...
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How to receive a transferred file on skype on Windows XP system using keyboard?

I generally hate to use a mouse,it interrupts my working flow really, somehow couldn't download a transferred file sent by other people, anyone knows how to?
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How to change time format in Skype

I would like the time to be displayed in AM/PM format, not the 24 hour format.
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How can I see the time and charges of my latest Skype call?

How can I see the time and charges of my latest Skype call? You would think Skype would make this easy...but no. I sometimes see the duration but never the charges.
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Outputting and Inputting audio from two headsets on OSX 10.6

Is there any software or tool that will allow me to use two headsets (both logitech), effectively as one device? Both work on their own, and I tried creating an aggregate device, but when I try to use ...
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Skype Sound Device issue

When I get a ping in my Skype, the sound immediately plays in Laptop's sound card and switches back to the jack plugged in. How to control this behavior?
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How to create a virtual input in windows from an audio stream

Great to find this forum full of knowledge. I was wondering if anyone knew of an application or other work around to create a virtual input device in windows. I have a IP cam app on my android ...
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Skype recorder with speach to text recognition?

I need a Skype conversations recorder with 2 features: 1. Group meetings recording. 2. Speech to text recognition. Does anybody knows about such software?
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Win7/x64 Skype freeze repeats itself strangely when using Win2003 VMWare guest

For some reason, after resetting Winsock cache with netsh, weird hangs started to happen. Each time I try to log into skype from either host machine (Win7 x64) or guest (Win2003 under VMWare x64), ...
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Skype is getting crashed even after removing the shared.xml

I am also facing the same problem. It crashed even after removing the shared.xml. I tried all possible ways like re-start the machine, re-install the application etc. etc. But, nothing helped. If ...
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Skype does not disappear from task manager after ending session

Why sometimes when I click exit Skype it closes but it's in task manager eating my RAM? Process don't eat. I mean it wont use CPU cycles and wont take more/less RAM. Process takes about 150 mb. ...
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How to rotate Skype incoming video stream?

One of my Skype pal's video webcam which is built into the notebook is somehow trasferring frames upside down. She can't really do much to fix it. Therefore I have to find a way to flip incoming video ...
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Skype can't access sound card in Windows XP connected via RDP

I'm on Windows XP Professional. From this machine, I'm connecting via RDP to another Windows XP Professional machine. Now when I go to Skype to place a voice call on the remote machine, it says that ...
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Is there a way to make Skype show my contacts instead of my history in the sidebar?

<rant> that new Skype on OSX is so amazingly awful its not even funny...</rant> Alright then, so, the most amazing feat of the new Skype version 5 is that whenever it starts up, it ...
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My mic volume is too quiet I tried everything

I am using Windows 7 and my laptop has a built-in mic which has got to be super quiet when I start conversation with somebody or even a test in Skype. I have to shout so the others can hear me well. ...
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Using the Kinect for video conferencing

Two years ago I bought a Kinect for my XBox 360 in the naive hope that Microsoft would release Skype for the console. Sadly they didn't but I would still like to use the Kinect for video conferencing ...
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Centos 6.5( Desktop edition ) - Skype 4.0 login issue

I have installed Skype 4.0 on Centos 6.5. When I am trying to log into Skype, it tells me that the server failed to connect. Note: I also removed the ~/.Skype directory under the home directory. I'm ...
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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 ...