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 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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How to remove unwanted contacts on Skype

I have a big privacy problem with unwanted address book contacts showed in skype for windows desktop. What I did is: Logged in with the skype account (a work account) on my personal Android ...
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Could SkyHistory change Skype into a type of organizer utility?

I've recently installed SkyHistory (http://scand.com/products/skyhistory/index.html) and still getting around on how to use it not only to categorize all my chats and highlight the most important ones ...
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Where and how can i view skype logs (Chat and Voice history)?

Where and how can I view my skype logs (Chat and Voice history)? Does it get saved somewhere in PC by default? Can I choose a folder location myself to start saving voice and chat history?
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Contacts and chat history of skype was lost

First, my skype didn't have sound effects so I uninstalled it then I reinstall the skype. The sound effect still not working so I downloaded the new version of skype ( beta one), I installed it then ...
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Video calls on Samsung smart TV with Tizen OS [on hold]

Unfortunately Skype is no longer supported on smart TV's. Is there any other application available for video calls? or is there any workaround to bring Skype back to TV. Thank you
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Change Skype Shortcut

does anyone know how to change a shortcut for Skype? Ctrl+Alt+Shift+3 Open the main window and put focus in the search box. I only found a regkey to disable shortcuts
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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 does Skype gain access to port forwarding?

Whenever I go to my router's configuration > NAT > Virtual Servers, I see many entries titled "Skype UDP at 10.0.0.X:< port> (< port>)". I believe that these are being made by the Skype client ...
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How to get the current value of /alertson in Skype?

I am using the /alertson [text] command of skype to only get alerts on some keywords. Sometimes, I would like to temporarily enable/disable all alerts and later restore the previous /alertson. ...
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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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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 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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Dell M6400 100% CPU usage in Google Talk and Skype

We've just upgraded the OS on a Dell M6400 from the factory Windows Vista x64 to Windows 7 x64. Through observing with Process Explorer I have found that the system is experiencing close to 100% CPU ...
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Does Skype use only Ipv4 or also IPv6?

A simple question. Does Skype use IP version 6? If yes, how can i set it to use this type of addresses? Are there other VOIP application using IP version 6 (like VIBER or Whatsapp)? Thanks
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Some online applications and websites not working properly on Mac OSX

Some websites and some online applications are working and some are not. Skype and Discord do not connect, for example. I assumed this would be a DNS problem and tried changing it to another one, ...
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Skype prevents computer from shutdown

Skype is preventing the computer from shutting down. This error dialog appears on the shutdown screen (the one where you can only take pictures of the screen) and without user interaction, leads back ...
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Does Skype automatically save chat history to the cloud?

I am not sure, but months ago I installed Skype in Ubuntu and it automatically pulled chat history from the cloud which means it did. However, lately my hard disk installed with Windows 7 broke. Now ...
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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 to keep Skype open on multiple virtual desktops on Windows 10

I am using Windows' 10 new virtual desktop feature (which is neat). Now, I have Skype running on the virtual desktop 1 and switch over to virtual desktop 2. Whenever I get a new message and try to ...
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How do I find out who initiated a group call?

How can I figure out who initiated a Skype group call? I am getting various unwanted group calls, and the call logs simply says "Group call" and "Missed group call."
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Send preformatted text in Skype

Sometimes I send pieces of code using Skype. Very often the text is messed up with smileys, and some brackets show up doubled. Can I somehow send text that will not be transformed? Something like &...
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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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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually disconnect....
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Mute conversations on Skype

I'm in a conversation and I don't really want to leave because the people there keep adding me back so it's just whatever. But I would like to mute the conversation or something like I do on Facebook ...
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Searching chat history in Skype For Business

I had chat conversations (text) with my friend Adam 50 times over the past 200 days. Skype for Business does not collate all these conversations into one conversation across time. Instead, I literally ...
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Skype starts on boot, ignoring the option setting

For the last two days, Skype has been starting when I boot my computer. This is happening on both of my computers (both of which are Windows 7). Up until that point, Skype did not display this ...
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Skype Disk Full Error

I have searched around online for an answer to this one without any luck. Every couple of days, on my PC I get an error with Skype, that says Disk Full. I have plenty of HD space so I know that is ...
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Skype default log in name changes itself

On my Skype there are 4 log in names, two are mines and 2 are ones friends have used in the past when using skype on my computer. I only use one of the log in names and usually it is always the ...
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Multiple Skype clients on Mac OS X?

How can I run multiple Skype clients on Mac OS X?
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Skype for Business - Disable “ESC” Keyboard Shortcut

Someone asked this question already but regarding CTRL+ENTER shortcut or CTRL+SHIFT+ENTERer (post Disable control+enter when typing a message in Lync). This is a follow up on that question. In Skype ...
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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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Microphone echos in Skype on Logitech G430 Headset

My Logitech G430 Headset has just randomly started echoing in Skype. I don't have any other voice chat software, so I don't know if it's just Skype. When I select Listen to this device in the Sound ...
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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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Always appear online with “active” (green dot) status on Skype for Business w/o losing messages

I would like to always appear online and active in Skype, so that if I forgot to login or have a glitch with it people won't assume I'm not working, etc, etc. It seems like some of my co-workers have ...
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Skype app video not visible while in chat

Regarding possibly bug in Skype app. Android User, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. As the title to my question explains my video turns off. When I video chat with my fiance and switch to the chat window the ...
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How to disable microphone auto increase in volume?

My friend on Skype constantly has his microphone volume increased automatically. After he says something in a loud voice the microphone goes back to normal. This also happens on RaidCall. It seems ...
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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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Skype for business federation difficulty, federation works to limited partners

Maybe just a simple question but for me, it's quite a brain breaker at this moment. Situation: We have a working Lync 2013 server environment, including an (I think) properly set up Edge server. ...
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Webcam for video call - eye level

I've begun doing video calls with a Logitech webcam. Problem is that mounting on top or bottom of monitor looks awful - can't make eye contact with the person, the angle is up or down my face. How ...
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How do I disable ads on Skype? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the ads in the contact list, but in the chat window, there are still ads popping up overhead. These are from Google Ad Choices and there is no way to close them. I can't get ...
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Skype - Unable to receive group chat messages

My Skype is working almost completely. I can send files, make and receive calls and chats normally. However, I don't receive messages from chat groups that have been created recently. What I have ...
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Virtual Audio Cable and skype

I need a way to send computer sound AND microphone sound through Skype. I have had a set up in the past that involved using Virtual Audio Cable and like 3 or 4 instances of its repeaters, but I have ...
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Skype: Display more than one contact list at the same time

Is there a way that i can display more than one contact list at the same time? I remember the old MSN where i could have multiple custome made, contact lists, but now Skype will only display one list ...
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How can I get Skype to show all chat messages on the left?

I have a problem with the horizontal alignment of chat bubbles in Skype. I am using Skype on various computers. So far all Skype installations have shown messages aligned to the left (chat partners ...
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Synchronized video playback over the network

I would like to play the same video on two different computers, and synchronize them approximately over the internet. I'd like to watch videos together with my friend while talking on Skype. It'd be ...
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Setting default apps for skype [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the default apps to use with Skype? I am very annoyed at how stupid Bing is when handling addresses compared to Google maps and would like to use Google maps as my default. ...
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Setting default apps in skype

Is there a way to change the default apps to use with Skype? I am very annoyed at how stupid Bing is when handling addresses compared to Google maps and would like to use Google maps as my default. ...
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How to resize the upper part of skype chat view window?

I find the GUI in the chat view incredibly wasteful of screen estate especially on smaller monitors. Is it possible to resize the whole upper part of the chat view, or resize the buttons or reduce the ...
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Recoding volume very low when using RHA MA750i headset with Microsoft's Surface Book

I have an RHA MA750i headset which work perfectly as a headset with my Android phone, and to listen to music on my Core i7 Surface Book. However, when using them with Skype or Skype for Business on my ...