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 use headless Skype over DBUS on Debian

I installed Skype on Debian and ran it headless, however, I cannot interact with it over dbus. Some context of what I have so far: Installed Debian 6 on VMware fusion box from netinst CD Skype ...
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How to copy Skype text with timestamp and names in MacOS

When I select and copy some text from Skype chat, it does not include timestamp and name if I take only one message from one user. If it is two or more messages, timestamps and names are there. For ...
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Override Skype's “close” (X) button

I use Skype quite frequently and there is something that has bugged me for quite a while. I recently started looking around for a fix to the issue for a relative that also uses Skype. The problem is ...
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Skype doesn't always notify about new chat messages

So we are both online and sending each other messages in skype from time to time. I get notifications, answer, and some time later I switch to the Skype window and there are new message about which I ...
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Disable unread count in the Skype taskbar icon

This is a Windows-equivalent question of this OSX question here on SuperUser: Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon. Rationale: sometimes I don't want to be disturbed by incoming Skype messages ...
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Synchronize groups in skype across computers

I am using skype on three different computers (same account). Is there any way to synchroize favourited chat groups and favorite contacts? UPD: not even using dropbox? I'm on OSX if that matters
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Total removal of contact from skype

I want to totally remove any reference to an old contact in skype. It currently is listed as "Contact Name is not in your contact list". The only options I have are to Block, or to Add to Contacts. ...
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How to share local network links with team messenger?

I'm working in advertising agency, and we often need to share local links within Windows 8 and 10 network. Files are big, so you can't attach them to messages. For communication we use slack and ...
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Windows 10 Skype freezes when using keyboard layout shortcuts

I have Windows 10 installed on my machine. I am using the keyboard shortcuts for switching between keyboard languages(layouts). For instance, I use Ctrl+1 to switch to my primary language. If I press ...
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Saving Skype voicemail messages on a Mac

I would like to save two voicemail messages that I received today through Skype. I would like to do this quickly and get the source file if possible, or at least get the source file to open in an ...
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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 to build a “skype” window (standing connection)

I'm looking to build a sort of window between two offices separated by... oh, I don't know, a couple of oceans, mountain ranges etc... The idea is to keep a team connected by placing an always-on bi-...
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Skype for Business & Lync 2010 Compatibility

I am looking at upgrading to Skype for Business (which is part of Office 2016) with my MSDN license at work. Currently we are using the 2010 version of Lync Server. Will Skype for Business connect to ...
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Windows 10, virtual desktops. Is it possible to share some apps between the desktops

I'm just starting to use virtual desktops and I use it to split work & non-work activity. However, some application I want on both virtual desktops like Skype, outlook,.. . Outlook allows you to ...
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How do I set up the ARChon custom runtime on Chromebook?

Most of my friends use Skype, and I wanted to use it on my Chromebook. If was searching for how to install it, and I found this article. I followed the steps in the article and on it's linked pages, ...
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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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Skype doesn't connect through OpenVPN

I have an OpenVPN server running on a VPS. When I connect to the VPN using the redirect-gateway option to route all traffic from the client through the VPN, Skype loses its connection. As soon as I ...
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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 disable widescreen video in Skype?

Since the latest (forced) update, Skype insists on displaying my video in widescreen (16:9) format. The problem with this is that it has a lower vertical resolution: in the old 4:3 mode, the video ...
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Delete several people at once from a group conversation

I need to delete several people from a Skype conversation group. The context menu that appears when I select several people in a group and right-click on the selection doesn't contain an option to ...
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Skype conference with two people in the room

How to organize skype conference with two people in the room and avoid two microphones input overlay? Each user must have his own headphone to hear audio from his own PC. Should I buy specific ...
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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 co-...
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Cannot change Skype password

I wanted to update my personal data on my Skype account, so I clicked the Manage button in the Skype UI. That took me to https://secure.skype.com/portal/profile where I could edit the information. ...
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Muting individual landlines and skype lines so that people can answer questions in a class or conference

I want to conference call in people on landlines and Skype and then mute / unmute certain ones. It seems that this can be done to Skype users on the conference call but not landlines. I've read ...
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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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Is it possible to merge Skype and Windows Live contacts?

I have both Skype and Windows Live Messenger accounts. Then, Microsoft told me to merge, so I did and only use Skype for both. I also have contacts on both lists, and they now show up twice; one ...
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Skype notifications repeat themselves endlessly

For some notifications Skype gives me, even after I close them and mark them as read, they come back again the next day. Even after several weeks, notifications of the same event keep on appearing ...
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Skype font size too small

After installing new updates for Win7, the font sizes of Skype went very small. How can i change it (font of settings, profile names etc)? Thanks!
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Skype audio device batch file

I need to create a .bat that will change my Skype mic input to a virtual audio cable and the speakers output to a different virtual audio cable, and it cannot affect the Windows default devices in any ...
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windows 7 or Skype ignores microphone's boost at EACH conversation

Using REaltek codek and Windows 7. Microphone becomes silent since the begining of every Skype conversation. It forces me to set mic boost on 0db and then again on 20db EVERY single conversation. ...
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How to disable skype chat syncing?

So Skype will let you (in the preferences) disable your chat history. If the other user also does the same, no chat history is saved, anywhere. However, it's a little impossible to ask every one of my ...
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Skype - larger video screen?

I was wondering when using skype, is there a way when you are video chatting with someone to make your video screen larger? The person I'm talking to has a much larger screen.
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sony DCR-SX40 with skype?

Can I use my Sony DCR-SX40 with Skype? Sony website says driver is included in XP. When connecting, USB Connect shows up in two modes. One looks as if it is a "hard drive" the other doesn't seem to do ...
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Chrome doesn't open links from third-party software

I have weird problem, not latest Chrome, nor Chromium doesn't open links from third-party applications, like skype (I've tested on latest stable and latest beta versions). It's easy reproducable, if I ...
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Is it possible to get Skype to show video side-by-side instead of picture-in-picture?

I want to do some live broadcasting of video calls and I'd like to have the two video boxes from a Skype call be side by side instead of picture in picture. Is this possible on either Mac or PC?
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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 ...
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Why isn't the mic volume and receiving volume working?

When I join a group call, host a group call, or call the Echo/Sound Test Service my mic starts to increase in volume as I speak and the volume of my friends is maxed out. I can't lower it. The ...
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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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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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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 "C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\...
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How to make Skype ring on all connected devices?

I've heard that Skype has a "feature" where if you are connected on multiple devices and someone calls you, it guesses which device it thinks you are closest to, and then only that one device rings. ...
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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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Prevent Lync 2010/Skype for business from auto muting me when joining conference call

So my headset at work has an inline switch to mute the microphone, which I've gotten into the habit of using to talk when doing conference calls. My employer has switched all conference calls to Lync/...
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Does removing someone from Skype also “un-share” your contact details?

I've accidentally added an unknown person on Skype, and immediately after, in the chat box, I saw this, as usual: [Me] has shared contact details with [Stranger] I've immediately removed them, ...
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Skype keeps disconnecting on OSX

I'm having a problem with Skype on OS X Yosemite.. after logging in Skype it keeps disconnecting... I've tried it on 2 different Macs... on multiple different networks... So basically the problem is ...
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Skype keeps asking for password and recreates local account settings

Since 2 days skype is suddenly asking for my password whenever I start skype (despite me clickingo n save my settings). Furthermore it recreates my local account settings as if I were a first time ...
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Skype Account Display Name

My friend and I chatted through skype using the chat option/vchat. I have since changed my display name on the site. Will the chat history display my old or new display name? It's difficult to get ...
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How to stop skype crashing when loading large chatroom with thousands of messages?

I'm a member of a skype chatroom with a few hundred members that is used for general discussion of a certain technical field so we can all help each other. The chatroom is never closed but rather ...
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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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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 ...