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

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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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Windows 8 Skype app not showing “away” and “busy” contacts and IM's from those contacts

The Skype Windows 8 app doesn't list red and yellow contacts (busy and away). In my short 24 hour usage experience, it also fails to show incoming messages from these contacts. Is this a bug or are ...
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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 w/ DLNA, it covers most of the Chromecast capabilities anyway, but I wanted wireless means to mirror my Nexus 7 ...
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How can I send screenshots more quickly in Skype?

It's so long and complicated to open Paint/Photoshop/whatever and saving a file somewhere, then dragging it to Skype just send a screenshot to a friend through Skype! How can I speed up the process? ...
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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 ...
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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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Headphone stops working when I start using Skype

When I start using Skype my headphones stop working and laptops loud speaker starts to work. What could cause this? EDIT: Whenever someone calls, the issue again occurs and I have to unplug and plug ...
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Play music in a Skype call

I'd like to be able to play music in a Skype call so everyone can hear it. Here's everything I tried: Setting the microphone device to Stereo Mix. People can hear music but obviously can't hear me ...
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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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PC trouble with intrenet (hard to solve) [closed]

I cant download without a pvn cause the speed of the thing im downloading is droping to 0 and i have always 30 mbps speed without droping plus im lagging when i use camera on skype I rebooted my pc ...
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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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Is there a one click way to quit Skype in Windows 7?

How can I quit Skype (for Windows 7) with one click? Presently I use the four click method: Close Right click on the taskbar Skype icon Quit Quit I know they are afraid of Amazon's one-click ...
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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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why my Skype layout change after update?

I have updated my Skype to version 6.21.59.104 on Windows 7. After update my Skype layout has changed. It looks like on the picture below. I tried checking for updates and that gives a message that my ...
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Skype always shows me online even when it's not running

A few days ago, I downloaded Skype for Android. I made the mistake to uninstall it without logging off first, and now on the desktop version I am always shown as online even if there is no instance of ...
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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: see who's talking

Running Skype 6.15.330 on OSX 10.8. During a conference call, if I onhover and keep moving the mouse cursor, I can see the names of the people and they become blue when they're talking. Is there any ...
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How can I prevent Skype automatically using a headset/mic when connecting by Bluetooth?

If I connect my Bluetooth headset, Skype takes it over as the default speakers and mic. I can change the Skype audio options, but I'd prefer to prevent it becoming the default device.
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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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USB headset audio out garbled only during game playing

I just purchased a SteelSeries Siberia V2 Arctic USB Headset, and the audio quality is fantastic for both input and output unless I'm playing a video game. The sound quality will drop as if the ...
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Voxal Voice Changer Lag/Slow mo

I bought Voxal Voice Changer few mounts ago.It works great, but now when i use an effect with pitch it's kinda lag, i hear my voice (on preview mode) and anyone else on skype in Slow Motion. But only ...
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Installing Skype on Debian Wheezy [amd64]

Yes, yet another question about how to install Skype on Debian Wheezy (7.4) amd64. Seen countless similar articles and forum threads on how to do it, but it doesn't for me :( Here is what I do: dpkg ...
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Does my Skype status ever change to 'Away' automatically?

Does my Skype status ever automatically change to Away? If so, when does this happen?
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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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Where does Skype save its chat history & contacts?

I'm aware that there is a main.db file that is stored in a Windows directory. On XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<windows user>\Application Data\Skype\<username> But I just downloaded ...
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I can't install skype in fedora 20-64bit

I am newbiew in the world of Linux. I have fedora 20 (64 bit) installed in my system. I am trying to install skype in my system. However it throws an error /opt/skype/skype: error while loading ...
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How to pass stream to Skype?

Is it possible to pass arbitrary video stream to or from Skype? For example, can VLC Player simulate video source or sink? Specifically, I would like to show my daughter some augmented reality ...
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How do I voice-chat with my friend on PC, sharing my screen and game audio without mixing in their voice?

I consider myself a tech-savvy person, but this audio-related problem I don't know how to solve. Imagine the following situation: You're chatting with a friend using Skype to show them what's on your ...
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Fixing bad timestamps on Skype 6.19

I was doing a bit of testing of a javascript app that had me changing my timezone all over the place. While that was happening, I got a couple of Skype messages that got assigned bad timestamps. Now ...
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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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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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(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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How do you unblock a contact in Skype?

I've had a problem with Skype for the desktop for a while now, and I've asked on the Skype community how to resolve it, but no one has answered my question. Here's the problem. Somehow I have blocked ...
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Skype shows I'm online when I don't have any Skype instance running

Recently Skype shows me as online to my contacts even when I do not have any instance of Skype running on my desktop I signed out of Skype on my mobile Apparently, this is a feature not a bug. ...
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how can I use internal speakers on a thinkpad?

I want to use an external mic (regular headphone jack) and internal speakers. when I connect the microphone, it works well, but then I can't hear a thing (I use Skype). I tried to change input/output ...
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Skype: Any way to hack an “autosave” function for unsent IMs?

Skype saves sent chat messages into a SQLite database, but often I'm editing a given message for an extended period of time before sending. Crashes/accidents can happen, so I've taken to periodically ...
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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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Are there any serious obstacles to using an old netbook as a long-term home server?

I have an old ASUS Eee Pc 901. Not much use as a portable PC nowadays with tablets and 5" mobiles. So I'm thinking of using it as a simple 36W whisper-silent home server. For a skype-to-sip bridge, ...
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Unable to run skype 4.3 on ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently upgraded skype 4.2 to 4.3 on ubuntu 12.04, but it is crashed within some seconds. This crash is happening each time. can any body suggest me some workaround.
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Sending text with formatting in Skype 6 and older

It was possible to use html tags to format text in Skype before. As of version 5.8 that feature has been discontinued, but Skype still displays this text correctly if sent from an older version of a ...
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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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Why is skype message count orange rather than red

Whenever a skype message is received a message count appears on the taskbar item, and a red number appears against the person who sent the message For the last few days when one person sends me a ...
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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio. Any options?

I have been using Skype for over 10 years now, almost since the initial release, and most of my friends/family/colleagues use it too. So switching IM is not an option. Microsoft has recently changed ...
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How to make sure Skype call with share desktop work smoothly between two countries?

Skype has a special user called Skype Test Call which helps us to test whether we can make a call normally with our headphone - the speaker and microphone is working. Though I often have problem with ...
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Set custom background image in videocall, it's possible?

it's possibile to set up a custom image in the videocall with Skype? I want set a static image during videocall.
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Multiple Skype Accounts in Windows 8

We use Skype at work and I use Skype at home, however I have two accounts so clients can't call me at home and I'm not distracted when I'm at work. I've just upgraded my laptop from Windows 7 to ...
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Import chat history from Skype in Windows to Skype in Ubuntu

I have a backup of my skype history from Windows using this guide https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA413/how-do-i-back-up-my-configuration-and-instant-message-history and now I want to use that one ...
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Using Skype on Linux. Is it usable, my system is Fedora 20 [closed]

I used Skype 4.2 on Linux and it has been buggy, but I could use it all summer. Then came the update to 4.3 and I haven't made one successful call since. My system is Fedora 20 on a Dell Inspiron ...
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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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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 ...