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 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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Does skype transfers files over LAN without consuming my internet bandwidth?

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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Windows 8 lowering down volume of applications when it detects communications - yet setting is set to “Do nothing.”

Title pretty much explains everything. In my sound settings under the "Communications" tab, I have Windows set to "Do nothing" when communications are detected, yet it still lowers other applications. ...
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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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How to disable Handsfree for Skype?

How do I disable Handsfree for Skype? I need to so that I can use my bluetooth speaker on Windows Media Player. I've tried to looks through the settings and remove the speaker from Skype audio, but ...
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WAMP server: Cannot get localhost to work

When i click on the local host tab of my WAMP server it opens up the webpage but gives a blank page with the following error: HTTP Error 404. The requested resource is not found. I have researched ...
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How to prevent software(skype) stays on foreground

My Skype stuck on foreground and I can't minimize it, unless I click on Minimize Button or Close Button. The normal is when you click in other window or program this will be on foreground and the ...
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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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Prioritize computers/traffic on a home network?

I have a Cisco EA2700 router hooked up to a Thompson DCM476 modem in my home network. There is one user on a mac that hosts Skype and google hangout calls on a nightly basis and whenever this happens ...
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skype calls using more than one devices at the same time?

can I participate in the same skype call using two devices at the same time? and logged in the same account? I have not tried it but I really need to know Thank you
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Why Skype consumes huge percentage of CPU?

I have searched this a lot using Google. I have found numerous people having the same problem as me, but I could not find any good answer anywhere. That's the reason I am asking it here as well. ...
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Bluetooth headset turns off when Skype call ends

For about 6 months, I haven't been able to use Skype because when I end a Skype call, my Plantronics Callisto headset gets turned off. I'm paralyzed so I can't turn it on manually. I have a Sony VAIO ...
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How can I hear music through my notebook speakers when the earphones are plugged in

I have HP folio 13-1020us with original windows 7. When the earphones are plugged in. music played on the web goes to the earphones. I want it to go to the speakers. I know its possible because when ...
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Skype can't use the webcam because Skype is using it

I can answer a call with audio or make a call with audio, but when I try to enable video, Skype complains that something else is using the webcam. I track that down with Process Explorer only to find ...
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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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“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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How to set skype advanced connection Options on fedora 19

I have switched from Ubuntu 12.10 (mint nadia(14) cinnamon) to fedora 19 (gnome). So far so good. I installed skype via the fedorautils. Now that I am testing it using a Vodafone usb modem, it ...
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Anyway to have Audio output come through 2 headsets?

So I have a pretty unique sound setup for my YouTube recording... I have Virtual Audio Cable installed with 3 cables (PC Audio, Skype and an Output), I don't use the Audio Repeaters, instead I use ...
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How to get Outlook 2013 to show Skype account for IM

I have Outlook 2013 linked to my Windows Account, which is in turn linked to my Skype account. If I click my Windows Account in Outlook, it takes me to a page where I can view my Skype friends list, ...
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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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Mpeg2 decode on a webcam?

I've got a situation here. I'm trying to use a camera hooked up to a capture card as a webcam, however the capture card stream is MPEG2 encoded. Which basically means, since no webcam-using programs ...
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Control game audio and chat audio separately with keyboard shortcuts

I have Logitech G510 Keyboard with all of these extra "G-Buttons" on the side, is there a way I can put these buttons to use by controlling game/chat volume separately when pressing the buttons? ...
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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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Skype “notify me only” on some emoticon

In Skype Conversation Settings, there is an option to "Notify me only if these words are mentioned" ("Enter single words separated by spaces"). However, this does not work for me if I enter (*), the ...
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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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skype outlook 2010 integration using different email ids

I am on outlook 2010 and skpye 6.2. I have many contacts in outlook and skpype. But they have diffrent email id used in outlook and skype. how can I intrigate them ? When I try to ping someone from ...
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Does Skype status ever automatically change to Offline?

Can Skype go into "offline" status when the computer shuts down via sleep mode? If this is possible, can it awaken into "online" mode by a click of the mouse or keyboard?
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Ubuntu - not able to fix broken package

I'm trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 12, x64. but it is not working. When I try to fix the broken packages I'm getting the following errors: $ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done ...
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Why does Skype continue to freeze when launching?

This began happening when I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8. Upon launching Skype, sometimes the interface just freezes and is shown as "not responding" on its own after a few seconds, then sometimes it ...
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Skype putting messages in random places/times

I am skyping someone who is on an iPhone (I am on Windows 7), and his messages are getting placed in random places in the conversation window (as if he is time travelling and messaging me). The times ...
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I don't receive contact invitations on Skype

I'm using Skype 6.0.0.126 on Windows 7 (64 bits) and this morning a friend of mine sent me an invitation to add her as a contact but I didn't received it, so I send her back an invitation. but again ...
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WIN7 media play facility disabled by installation of Skype

I have been using Skype for some time successfully, but it just stopped, even the call test facility was disabled. On investigation I found that media play via WinMedia, MediaMonkey and Itunes didn't ...
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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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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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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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Unlink BlueSoleil and Skype

For some reason BlueSoleil and Skype are somehow linked. If I open Skype it also opens automatically BlueSoleil and even if I close it manually, it opens it again. I disabled 1Support VoIP but it ...
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How can I block a bunch of contacts in Skype on Linux?

I am using Skype (Beta) 2.2.0.35 on my Ubuntu and after some trial I believe that it is not possible to block a whole bunch or group of contacts all in one move. It would be a very handy feature: ...
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How to create a shortcut or automate file in calling a contact in skype

What are the option in creating a quick access to dialing a contact in Skype? and How? Example I want to bind a custom key in calling my friend, let say "cmd" + "0" or cmd + "9" . I'm ...