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 force Windows 7 to play only through headphones?

Okay to make things clear; I'm going to give a step by step of what happened. I've got a brand new laptop, and while installing stuff everything was fine. When I'd plug in headphones in the 3.5mm ...
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Is there anyway to reduce bandwidth usage of Skype for business?

We use a lot of 'Skype for Business' (i.e. the new Microsoft Lync), that I use while consuming expensive roaming data. Was wondering, if there are options (similar to various VLC clients) that lead to ...
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How do I setup a recurring Skype meeting?

I would like to setup a recurring meeting using Skype. I tried to Google it but only received a closed question from Superuser with no answers(here).
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Maximum amount of users in a Skype (Free) Group Video chat

A group of users in my office would like to use Skype for some regular meetings when they are out of the office. Is there a hard limit to how many users can be in a group video call with the Basic ...
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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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Features blocked when Skype for Business web app plug-in not allowed through firewall

If a user attempts to join an Office 365 Skype for Business web conference and they don't have the native client installed (inc. the older Lync client), they have the option to install the Skype for ...
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Error Code 0xc0000018 when trying to direct dial in Skype

I am trying to use Skype on my Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series laptop to click to call directly from websites, but keep getting a windows error message: Skypelcon.exe Application Error - the ...
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How to copy Skype text without timestamp?

Skype is so annoying to me when I try to copy text from my chat; i.e. it alsway include the timestamp when pasted. How to copy only the plain text?
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Decrease time of skype notification visibility

When new message from my contact appears in Skype it shows orange circle with number of events over its icon and inside contact toolbar: The problem is that If I want this notification be ...
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Skype doesn't always sign me in automatically

I have Skype set up to sign me in automatically on startup, but it doesn't always do so. Sometimes, it opens and just sits at the login screen until I find out about it a few hours later when my ...
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Why does Skype now show up as Skype[3]

The Skype icon on my task bar shows up with the S logo and a number 3 in it in gold. Does it mean 3 copies of Skype are open or that I am using version 3 of Skype? I only want to run 1 copy of Skype ...
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Can I make Skype not show popup notifications near the clock?

I run Skype on Windows desktop (not the Metro UI). When a Skype instant message comes in, Skype shows a notification in the bottom right corner of the screen. Can I turn them off? I already tried ...
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Skype stopped automatically marking instant messages as “read” after I view a message. Can I change this?

When someone sends me an instant message in Skype, Skype icon (in the taskbar on Windows 10) changes to display a message count. I then bring up the Skype window and see message count (usually 1) next ...
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How can I read Skype log files (chatsync)?

I've got Skype log files in the current chatsync/**.dat format. How can I read them? They are from a Skype user account for which I don't have the password, and if I try to move them and all ...
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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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How program a pause when automatically dialing a conference call number with Skype

I am sure I am not the only one that asked this question. we have a daily conf call that tanks place in a foreign country. too early to attend so I decided to use skype and record it automatically. I ...
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How would I create individualized Skype URLs for private chat without a server?

I want to offer free support on a community I belong to to help other users. Right now I'm offering support by private messaging on the community (some users would rather not post publicly), but it's ...
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Skype audio becomes distorted after other programs make sounds

I have an HP laptop, HP 250 G4. It came with Windows 8.1 and Skype but I've now upgraded it to Windows 10. The version of Skype that came with the laptop was so old that it didn't work at all with ...
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How to remove annoying photo from skype desktop?

I always see unknown girl photo in my Windows version Skype in its "desktop" with caption: How to make free voice and video calls I don't know this person and I'm slightly tired see her face ...
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Audio output comes through my input device

Whilst using Skype/TS all of my computers outputs are being sent as my input. What I've tried so far: Turning it on and off again Disabling sound mixer Uninstalling realtek Made sure my ...
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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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Why is Skype memory usage so high?

According to TaskManager on W7, Skype is using 72Mb of memory. I'm not in a call or anything - it's just logged in. Is this anything to care about?
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WAMP server: Cannot get localhost to work

When i click on the local host tab of my WAMP server it opens up the webpage but gives a blank page with the following error: HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found. I have researched ...
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Skype Whiteboard

According to Skype's blog, a whiteboarding feature was added in Skype 3. Using Skype 5 on Windows, I can't find this feature. Is it present?
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Skype for Ubuntu - pictures sharing broken

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 x64 and have skype 4.3.0.37. It is a well-known issue that with this old version all pictures sent by the other party are received as links like this: ...
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Calendar icon is went missing in Skype for Business 2015

calendar icon is missing in Lync AKA Skype for Business 2015. Windows 7 64bit enterprise. Part of Office 2013. Steps I tried: Cleaned Lync cache ...
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Skype crashes every 3 mins since upgrading to win10

I had windows 8.1 and skype 7.17 and upgraded to win10. Since then skype crashes every 5-10 minutes (some days not at all on other days 5-10 mins max then it crashes). Now I have updated to the ...
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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 to set custom notification sound on Skype on Android [migrated]

I believe the question is pretty self explanatory but I'll repeat myself regardless. Is there a way I can change the notification sound on Skype, on Android, from the default one? With or without the ...
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Skype - generate link for guest

article: way to start a Skype conversation and invite anyone to join Is possible to generate these links for contact with defined people? E.g. on page refresh generate new link to start chat with ...
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How can I disable keyboard shortcut Control+Shift+S in Skype for Business (formerly called Lync)

I noticed this person had a similar issue and was able to resolve it with a regedit key to disable a specific shortcut - Disable control+enter when typing a message in Lync. Does anyone happen to ...
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How to install Skype on Fedora 22 64 bits

I have searched hour for posts about this subject and have found many posts about possible solutions but have yet failed to manage to install skype on Fedora 22 with a 64 bits machine Post like this ...
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How can I update Skype for desktop to the latest version?

I currently got Skype 7.7 installed on my Windows 10 machine, and I want to update to the most recent version, which is currently 7.18.0.103 according to SUMo. however, no matter what I do, I always ...
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Random microphone crackles

I have recently experienced some problems with my microphone. When I play in a game, my microphone randomly starts crackling. As far as I know this happens cross-platform (Skype, TS), and haven't ...
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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In Google Hangouts, is there a way to keep the video window on top of my other windows? [migrated]

I recently made the switch from Skype to Hangouts having found it in many ways outperforms the former for what I use it for. The one thing I miss is the little video window that would pop up whenever ...
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Is it safe to delete the Skype entry in PATH?

Skype installer adds this directory to the PATH environment variable: C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone This is frustrating, my PATH is already cluttered enough. So, I tried removing this entry, ...
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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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Can a person I sent messages on Skype but it is not in my skype contact see when I was online and when I was last time online [closed]

I sent some messages and contact request which is deleted i guess, to this one person, can that person see when I was online or timestamp when I was online last time on Skype. So Im not on his contact ...
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How to redirect text-to-speech output to microphone input in Windows?

I have a lot of social anxiety involving my voice and would like to reply back to people in Skype/TeamSpeak/Discord. Using text chat isn't always an option because the people I talk to don't often ...
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Skype for Business - Disable “ESC” Keyboard Shortcut

Someone asked this question already but regarding CTRL+ENTER shortcut (OR Ctrl+Shift+Enter). (Post here) I wanted to follow up on there but i don't have enough reputation, so here goes: In Skype for ...
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Incoming connections to Skype in 50656 and 45623 ports

I've seen many attemps connections from different and unknown IP's to my mac computers (two different Macs) to 45623 and 50656 ports. Little Snitch says it's trying to connect to Skype but I can't ...
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Skype putting messages in random places/times

I am skyping someone who is on an iPhone (I am on Windows 7), and his messages are getting placed in random places in the conversation window (as if he is time travelling and messaging me). The times ...
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Why are Skype messages showing up out of order?

Recently, I saw a one-line Skype message dated 7:36 AM. I saw and responded to this message with one line at 9:39 AM. The other person wrote three lines back again in the early afternoon, which I did ...
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How do I export the history of Skype?

Is it possible to export Skype v4 chat history into some readable plain-text format? (.txt, .xml, .html) Alternatively, is it possible to backup/restore skype chat history? (I wouldn't mind backup to ...
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Cannot Change Sound Input, Runtime Error rundll.exe

After trying to pip my audio into skype so people can hear my sound, (Using this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDQxqD2N8yQ) I now cannot set my default recording device. When I try to I ...
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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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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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Problems with opening pictures on Skype

For some reason, when ever someone sends me a picture on Skype, I can click it once to make the image visible, but if i click it again to open the picture a pop up appears telling me this word for ...