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

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Greenscreen (aka chroma key) effect with a webcam?

This is not the blue screen of death I am speaking of, but the process called bluescreening (also known as green screen, or Chroma Key). It removes a particular colored background from an image so ...
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How do you record a Skype conversation on Windows?

Is there an app or plugin for Skype to record a conversation? Or can you use an audio application like Sonar or Sony Vegas Studio to do this?
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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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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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Secure video chat program as an alternative to Skype [closed]

I'm looking for something similar to skype but basically just for me to video chat with my girlfriend. Skype has been kind of buggy lately with its recent iterations and doesn't seem to be progressing ...
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How do I create and save a group of contacts in Skype?

How can I create and save a group of contacts in Skype?
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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 much data (MB) does Skype consume in a 1 minute call?

How much data (in megabytes) does Skype consume in a 1 minute audio call? And how much data does Skype consume in a 1 minute video call? Is it fixed or does it vary with the mobile version or PC ...
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Search via all Skype history

How to search given string at all chat histories? СTRL+F - search inside one chat, but I have a lot them, so I want find something in all saved chats?
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Appearing visible to selected contacts in Skype

How can we appear visible to selected contacts while remaining invisible to others?
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How to stop windows 8 from muting your running apps?

When having a phone call running on skype and whenever I switch to another app, the Skype app mutes itself. I can work around it by doing the "snap left" or "snap right" option and open the other app ...
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Scheduling a task before sleep in Windows 7 and hold off the sleep event until task runs

Note that this is different than the other questions I found (I did search), like: Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid? I used the same trick of scheduling a task ...
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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 can I get Skype to not stay minimized in the task bar?

Since two or three updates Skype insists taking up a taskbar slot for its main window (I set it to use the “Compact View”, but it applies to the default view as well). Since I don't need the main ...
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How to send a Skype message from the Windows command line?

I would like to send a message to group chat from the Windows command line. I know the chat name from skype, lets say it is 'TestChat'. What is the easiest way to do that?
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Hide programs (such as Skype) from Windows 7 taskbar

I have my windows 7 taskbar with no pinned applications, and a quick launch. Because I have windows set to show their title rather than just the icon they take up quite a bit of room. I have skype ...
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How to clear the Skype chat history

how clear the skype chat history ?
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Teleconference between three or more people on Skype

Skype is great for 2-way video conferencing, but for my work I need to be able to patch in more than two people to the video conference. Is it possible to hook up three or more people into a Skype ...
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Migrating from Skype 4.2 to 4.3 on Ubuntu

I have a lot of history in Skype v 4.2, but now it is deprecated cause of "cloud" conversations in new Skype versions. Now I installed Skype 4.3.0.37-1 on Ubuntu 14.04 (and my co-worker on his Debian ...
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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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Skype crashes when I login

When I open Skype, it crashes when I log in. I've re-installed, restarted, and tried deleting the directory C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Skype\MySkypeUsername, all to no avail. It will start up and ...
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How can I uninstall skype for business?

I would like to keep "normal" Skype installed. I have seen many options for "disabling" it such that it doesn't start online, but is there any way to simply uninstall it completely? edit: thanks to ...
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How can I sign out of Skype from everywhere logged in to my account?

When using Skype, we can log in to the same account from multiple PCs. Currently I have one PC logged into Skype with my account. The problem is that it was a laptop of my relatives and I cannot ...
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Using Skype Business version

The Skype Business version page says its easy to install on your network because of MSI. How can I really use this? what need additional MS software do I need to easily install it on all PCs on my ...
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Is it possible to send messages to an offline Skype contact?

I have done a bit of research, but I haven't found a satisfactory answer to this question. Basically, I'd like to know what happens if I send a message to an offline Skype contact; will the message ...
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Skype MSI installation fails

I'm trying to install skype_6.0.0.120.msi to my Windows xp (32 bit) laptop. But if I double click the setup, it shows the message like This installation package could not be opened. Contact the ...
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VOIP/Skype/GoogleVoice solution without a PC

In short, I'm looking to drop current VOIP provider (Cablevision/Optimum Voice) and go with cheaper standalone package BUT want to keep existing standard phone that plugs into their box. Does anyone ...
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Remove username suggest function in Skype 4.2, Windows Vista?

My dad currently uses one of my old machines for chat and email and such and most recently, Skype. However, there are a bunch of old suggested screennames belonging to other people who may have used ...
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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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Viewing the full Skype chat history

I have Skype 2.8 on Mac OS X 10.5.8. Under the the chat menu is an option called "Recent Chats". This allows me to see logs of recent chats, but not of older ones. I know the older ones are ...
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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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Does Skype have a keyboard shortcut for switching among conversations?

Does Skype have a keyboard shortcut for switching among conversations? I've searched the web and through Skype forums, and can't find anything. There's something under the Tools → Accessibility ...
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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio, only ALSA. 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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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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Where does Skype save my contact's avatars in Linux?

I'm using Skype on Linux. Where can I find images cached by skype of my contact's avatars?
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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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Remember skype image opening program in windows 10

I have upgraded to windows 10 and skype started asking which image viewing program to use when you click on the image someone sent to you. The problem is that I cannot figure how to "remember" this ...
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How to log out from skype app?

I have installed the Skype-App for Windows 8 and a friend logged in first with his account. Now I want to log him out to log in myself with my account but there is no Logout option. I tried to ...
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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 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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How do I make Skype not use port 80?

I need this port for apache, how do I forbidden Skype from trying to use this port any more?
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Getting desktop (not Metro) Skype for Windows 8

I have Windows 8, and I want regular Skype, not Metro Skype. Metro Skype doesn't support many features that the desktop version does, and it's buggy. I tried to go to http://beta.skype.com/en/...
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How to sync stored Skype conversations between machines?

Skype stores recent IM conversations on the local machine. I find this very inconvenient when I have a Skype conversation with someone on my work machine, get home, and the history of that ...
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regex edit in skype?

Ok, I am not a big skype user, but I was chatting with my sister, made a typo and habitually typed tpyo s/tpyo/typo/ to my surprise it actually changed the history. I am using the linux skype ...
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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 re-...
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How to hide(not remove) any contact from Skype list?

How to hide(not remove) any contact from Skype list? I just want to hide the user from list don't want to remove contact of that user permanently. Same like "Never Show" option in gmail. I just want ...
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How to merge Microsoft account with skype account [duplicate]

I accidentally used the "Log in with Microsoft account"-function in the skype app for windows 8. Now I don´t know how to merge my real skype account with the microsoft account? I use two different e-...
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How do I relay output from a soundboard into input on skype?

I'm trying to find a way to play audio from flash soundboards to people on skype. I apparently do not have Wave/Stereo mix/What u hear supported on my soundcard (I have windows 7 professional). I only ...
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How do we uninstall windows store apps under Windows 10?

I'm having a heck of a time uninstalling some Windows Store apps. It has become a pain point because the operating system is basically lying to me. Its telling me it has uninstalled the app and then ...
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Can't start video. Try closing other programs that might be using your webcam

My webcam doesn't work, I installed the camera driver. Camera option in Skype: I closed all programs but camera not work