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

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Unable to choose the Version of Skype to use

I have Skype which is from the Microsoft Store and I haven't download it as a separate software from the site then why is Microsoft Windows update giving me an update for a desktop version 7.0? ...
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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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Skype corrupted on Windows, not showing Login menu option

I had installed Skype on Windows 7 and it was working fine for a while. Recently, I downloaded some other utility for Windows, and it required the MS VC runtime redistributable, which I also installed ...
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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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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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Listen to Mac audio in a PC

I have a $200 Apogee MiC that I want to plug into my PC for Skype, but it is only usable through a Mac (I have a 2009 iMac and a gaming PC I built, side-by-side). So, I plugged my MiC into the iMac ...
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Computer sounds playing through Skype

Whenever I have a Skype call with someone else they always end up hearing my PC sounds through Skype (Game music, sound effects etc...). I've looked through all of the options I can find to try and ...
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Network issues when connecting to certain people/networks [closed]

My problem is pretty unique to say the least. Me and my friend noticed this problem a couple months back but i didnt really care about it. Okay so the problem is that im only laggin to certain ...
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Android spammy ad highjacking [migrated]

This past day my Android tablet has been showing me invasive fullscreen ads (for Candy Crush, as it turns out, which I've never downloaded) while I've been using skype and gmail app. About one ...
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Cant screen share on skype for Windows 8.1?

How do you share your screen on the windows store version of Skype? When I was using Win7 and had a desktop version I had the ability but can't find it in Win8.1
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How secure Skype accounts from DDOS? [closed]

Looks like our official Skype account of support web-shop has been DDoSed, I dont know how maybe its happens by too much contacts request or something like that. Skype loads at least half an hour but ...
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How to find a file I've been sent through Skype in linux?

I've sent a file to my friend in Skype a year ago. All of history is saved, How can I get file from it?
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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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What purpose does C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia serve?

What purpose do the C:\USERS\%username%\Tracing\WPPMedia\*.* folder and files serve? It appears to be related to Skype and potentially Windows Live Messenger according to random forum posts. Also ...
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Bluetooth headset won't play audio

I have a Trust GXT 320 Bluetooth headset. I wanted it to use with Skype so I didn't have to keep swapping my not very good wired headset with my headphones whenever someone wants a Skype call. I'm ...
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How may I get a list of all groups I belong to in Skype

For Group (conversations) that are not in my Contacts, how would I get a list of them in Skype? The only way that I've seen so far to know which of these conversations I'm in, is when someone types a ...
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Skype is auto increasing volume

Ok I have an odd issue going on here. Skype keeps increasing my volume despite having automatically adjust microphone settings unchecked. I have unchecked give applications exclusive control in sound ...
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Applications like Skype, Steam, Spotify, etc are able to access the internet but web browsers are not

this might get a little long as I have tried to gather as much information that I possibly can. I have trawled through the internet and many forums to find out which information might be useful. ...
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Video conferencing software that allows a participant to mute individual users [closed]

Have a few people working in an office and then a few more people working from home. We would all like to video chat skype-style, but for the people in the office, everything that is said by someone ...
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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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Skype cutting out and skipping my voice

In Skype calls, sooner or later my voice starts cutting in and out; mid sentence my voice will go silent for several seconds, with no quality loss outside of the cut out. Sometimes instead my voice ...
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How to disable the skype ads (advertisement)?

The Skype client shows a disturbing colored ad at the bottom of the client. The ad is unnecessary and only takes away important space for the contact list. How can I remove that permanentely? Even ...
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Skype - remove from contacts or block user?

I have temporary contacts in Skype that I want to remove when I no longer need them. So, if I just delete the user via Remove from Contacts option, will he be able to see me in his contacts after I ...
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Does Skype handle file transfers over LAN without consuming my Internet bandwidth if both users are on the same LAN?

I was trying to know if I send a file through Skype to friend who is in same LAN as me then whether it will get transferred via LAN or it will consume some my internet bandwidth also. I have searched ...
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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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Installing Skype failed; code 1638 when trying to upgrade Skype

My Skype version is 6.20.0.104. When I open it on Windows 8.1 with Update, it cues me to upgrade: The latest version of Skype is ready to install now. It won't take long to upgrade - and you'll ...
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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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Where does Skype store the avatar pictures of my contacts?

I'd like to know where does Skype running on Windows 7 store the profile pictures of my contacts and how can I access them on my PC?
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Can't see messages in Skype

I am experiencing a peculiar issue where I can't see new messages that got sent to me nor messages that I sent to someone else. I am running Windows 8.1 and Skype 7.1.0.15. I can see some old ...
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webcam problem with skype on linux

I am runing ubuntu 9.10 and the latest version of skype but I have problem with webcam. When I trie the webcam with cheese it works fine but when I try to use the web on skype , skype crashes. can any ...
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Skype automatically adjusts my microphone volume Windows 7

A little preface: I know this question has been asked over and over, but the archived answers unfortunately don't solve my problem. Skype automatically increases my volume to ear-deafening levels ...
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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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Deleting Skype history not deleting from main.db

I'm using Windows 7, and have deleted my history from Skype via privacy tab in the options. Whilst this has succesfully removed them from the Skype user interface, I've noticed that the main.db file ...
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How to route 2 (or more) audio channels to one headphone

I recently had one of those "gaming" headsets where you could control voice and game volume separately but obviously they aren't that good. I was hoping if someone could guide me how to run 2 audio ...
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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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Forwarding some ports and websites from “eth0” to “wlan0” with IPTables

I have eth0 and wlan0 devices in my work laptop. eth0 access the company's network and it comes with the whole firewall rules and so on. So I’m unable to use Skype, Google Hangouts and other things I ...
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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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Skype always shows up as weird number on caller id

When using Skype, It always shows up as a different number on caller ID. Sometimes it shows up as a weird number i.e.: 123456789 and sometimes it shows up as a correct number with a random area code. ...
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How can you disable the Skype Alerts (status updates) Screen?

When first opened the left sidebar shows a list of contacts/recent conversation, whilst the main pane shows a "How to make free voice and video calls" video, an advert for their Facebook integration, ...
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Windows 7 won't close programs even in task manager

Last week I noticed this happening for the first time. Firefox froze up and wouldn't load any new pages. The internet was working fine but the browser was stuck. So I closed the window and when I ...
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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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How can I make a call with/to multiple people on the same public IP?

I need to set up a Skype call in a net cafe. The problem is that every PC in the net cafe uses the same IP address and because of this, no more than two people can join the same call on Skype. (I ...
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How can I view a Skype conversation that is older than 3 months?

I need to view an old Skype conversation. This conversation is older than 3 months, Skype only allows me to select "Show messages from: Yesterday - 7 days - 30 days - 3 months" I need to see ...
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windows 8 - how does one avoid signing into email account

Can one avoid signing into the email account that Windows 8 constantly requests. To open any applications (games, skype or download from the app store) there is that prompt to input Microsoft email ...
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Skype showing different online statuses for same person across desktop and mobile versions

I am running Skype version 7.1.0.105 on my desktop and Skype version 5.2.0.62296 on my mobile Android device. I have come across the following inconsistent behavior: When contact X running Skype on ...
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Chrome saves autofill data from another computer

Recently I had some conversation with a coworker and we ware using Skype desktop share and TeamViewer. I saw that I have his username, bank account email and etc (in short: auto-fill data) in my ...
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Address Book contacts in Skype

Why do some of my Address Book contacts show up in Skype, but not others? I would give more info but I haven't been able to find a pattern.
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Skype screen sharing

With skype premium there is a possibility to share screens among a group of people. But what I wonder is if a free account can let one person share her screen to all others. The web site does not ...
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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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How to ask for help using Skype

I'm using Skype (latest version 2014). There's some problem with my computer so I want to ask for help. How to give full access (view screen, control inputs) to my friend on Skype?