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

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Where is skype profile location path in windows 10 (Pre Installed Skype Of Win 10)

In windows 10 skype exists by default. Where is the location of it's profiles in windows 10. I searched many places for that and failed. In regular installation of skype this path is like this : %...
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Make old Skype work (7.*, 6.*, 5.* or older)

I would like the old Skype to start working again. I really really need it, and I've been trying to make it work for 3 months now, but all to no avail.. Maybe there is some enthusiast who can make the ...
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Skype: Unable to receive message but able to send out message

Currently I am not able to receive a message from Skype. When my friend tries to send me a message, it appears as loading (forever). But when I send a message to them, they are able to see it. What is ...
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Losslessly compressing screenrecording of video chat [duplicate]

I have a screenrecording of a video chat I had and the filesize is massive because the screen recording itself was done at 59.93 fps. However, I think the video chat was something like 15-30 fps. Plus ...
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Why must I reselect my USB microphone on Skype every time I load Skype?

My (USB Audio Device) microphone works normally on other software like Zoom. But after every time I close Skype, Skype no longer recognizes my USB microphone and this USB microphone no longer works ...
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How can I halt Windows from forthwith switching to Google Chrome, after I click on URLs on Skype?

Whenever I click on an URL in Skype, Windows opens up Google Chrome straightaway with the webpage. How do I halt this, so that Windows stays focussed on Skype? I like to click and open URL's — that ...
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How do I stop Skype playing my own sound back to me?

I just got a new headset and when making a call, Skype plays my own voice in the headset. It's not echo, there's no delay, and the voice is crystal clear. I believe this is to help people not shout, ...
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Integrated webcam not working - Displayed as Unknown USB video device on Device Manager

Anyone have any ideas on this issue? My integrated webcam is displaying under "Unknown" as a USB device. It's not working on Skype or Zoom. Confirmed it's working on Windows 10 camera app. A ...
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Skype web-client stuck displaying (1) in title, indicating new message that does not exist

Posted as Q&A after finding a solution. The Problem Using web.skype.com, die client got stuck displaying the title as (1) Skype even though there are no new chat notifications. Logging out and ...
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Unable to blur Skype background (Linux)

The Skype desktop app has a toggle to blur the background. This used to work on my Linux machine but it stopped working a few month ago. I can still see the toggle but I can not activate it anymore. ...
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Windows update keeps getting installed "successfully" over and over again daily since 2017... How can I stop it?

Since 2017 the Windows update KB3191937 ("Security Update for Skype Business 2015 64(KB3191937) -Bit Edition" keeps getting installed. The Windows Update update history UI always says "...
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Why is there an @ character at the top of some Skype messages?

Often when I chat with colleagues in chat groups on Skype, their messages are preceded by one first line that includes only the @ character. When I ask my colleagues about that, it seems they didn't ...
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Windows 10 Audio Issues Since Recent Update - My Headset Doesn't work with Skype or Zoom

I have a Scarlett Focusrite headset that used to work fine with all applications. Recently It's stopped working with Skype and Zoom, and the only change I can think of is a windows update (I think I'm ...
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Skype does not make a call (windows 10)

Trying to make a call from Skype and click the call button but nothing happens. Please advise how to troubleshoot. A several days back, it was working and I made a few call. OS Name: ...
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Block video calls with Mikrotik

I have created a simple firewall filter rule on Mikrotik router to disable internet access on certain ip addresses at a certain time. Everything works fine, but if the user is currently on a video ...
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Remote Connection and Sound Sharing

I have a computer at location A, and I am in Location B with another computer, and I have a headset with a microphone. I use Chrome remote desktop to remotely access the computer at location B without ...
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Skype/jitsi not working properly in some cases. Routing issue?

(I originally posted this in the wrong place and was directed here, but honestly I'm still not 100% sure where a good place to ask this is) This is a pretty strange scenario -- it appears that when ...
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How to export the full skype chat history of skype 8 on windows 10?

I would like to export and view my complete skype chat history without using skype somehow. I tried skype's online chat history exporter (https://secure.skype.com/en/data-export) in combination with ...
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Skype crashes on logon

Something I cannot understand, Skype crashes when it logs to my profile. I have uninstalled and deleted all related files and folder I can find. I've ran processmonitor to see what is happening, but ...
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"Skype" is trying to authenticate user. / Enter PIN to allow this

I'm using Skype version 8.75.0.140 on macOS Big Sur 11.6 (20G165) and this just appeared on my screen... I'm not exactly sure why all of the sudden Skype decided that it needs to authenticate, ...
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Webcam partially doesn't work on Windows 7

My no-name USB webcam doesn't work in Windows 7 in Zoom and Skype. It works perfectly in a web-based test website. In Device Manager it's properly recognised as "HD WebCam" under Imaging ...
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Error when install Skype on Xubuntu 20.04

I download and install Skype on Xubuntu 20.04 I use this command sudo apt install -f ./skypeforlinux-64.deb But got this error: sudo apt install -f ./skypeforlinux-64.deb Reading package lists... ...
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How can I tell if a user is blocked?

I have recently had to remove and block a contact from Skype (Skype 8, Windows 10). Now, as is supposed to be they are no longer in my contacts list. Good. However, I don't remember if I actually ...
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Can't control Skype Notifications volume on Windows 10 Pro

I have Skype for Windows 10. There are no options to control the volume for notification sounds either in app or the Volume Mixer on Taskbar. What am I missing? Shouldn't the Volume Mixer show a ...
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How to migrate customer skype to microsoft teams?

I want to migrate customer skype accounts to teams. I want import contacts and messages. Google give answers for Skype for business but I dont find way to import messages. If it possible to copy data ...
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Microphone issues: Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, Windows Voice Recorder but not MS Teams

I'm doing a lot of onine meetings lately, using multiple platforms. But in general the other party complains that they can't hear me very well. It appears that the sound is being chopped off most of ...
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Web Conferencing programs turn off Dolby Advanced Audio

Programs like GoToMeeting, Zoom, Skype turn off Dolby Advanced Audio (DAA) on my laptop when a call starts (why?). This makes the sound volume drop significantly. Later I have to turn it on manually. ...
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How to keep Skype signed in

Skype keeps logging me out, every time I turn my computer off. I don't want Skype to open automatically when starting the PC, but I would like to be able to launch Skype without having to sign in ...
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Skype for Business Microphone Settings

I have a very specific setup and a very weird symptome: My microphone headset (does not matter which, I have tried multiple of them) is connected and on my Windows machine I have a reasonable control ...
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How to permanently disable audio enhancement in windows 10?

When using Skype, the volume lowers down after a second. I found out that unchecking "audio enhancement" (see picture) solved the problem, but only for a while. When my PC enters into sleep ...
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Depstech 2K webcam shows mirrored image to others from my Mac

When I am having a video call with someone-- whether on Skype, Zoom, or Google Meet, everyone sees a mirror image of me. I am on a MacBook Air (manufactured in 2015) on Mac OS Big Sur. I am using an ...
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Skype "Automatically start Skype" Setting Keeps Turning Off

I am trying to set Skype to start with Windows with the setting: setting dialog -> General -> Automatically Start Skype -> Settings -> (Startup Apps Dialog) -> Skype -> Switch On ...
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Change background in Skype "Together mode"

Today I got to experience the "Together mode" in Skype version 8.67.0.97 in Windows 10. While that was very fascinating, I'd like to change the background photo so that it looks like we're ...
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How can I share a photo with skype using the default photo app (Windows 10)?

On Windows 10, there used to be an option in the default photo app to share a photo with skype. If you clicked on "share", you could select "Skype" which would open a small dialog ...
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Skype video chat : how to enlarge one participant's video?

I am taking online dance lessons with Skype. There are usually 5 participants plus the teacher, so each video is fairly small (I am using a laptop with a 14" screen, I don't have anything else). ...
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How to share screen (PDF) and webcam (of me) and tablet pen input (from surface)?

I am looking to teach a language, and need to share three things at once: Screen (usually PDF, but also video and/or audio streamed from web) I can do this on skype or zoom Webcam of me, concurrent ...
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difficulty removing skype for business and installing regular skype

this is very strange. I used to use Skype. At some point maybe I needed to uninstall and reinstall it but things went downhill from there. If I click the bottom left(the orb), I see this So I look to ...
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Skype (not installed) launch attempted at user login on Windows 10 computer

Windows 10 Skype NOT installed. A short list of actually installed software. Main use: LibreOffice Write, Calc and Thunderbird. Some use of Firefox to browse the web. Just recently this dialog has ...
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I don't want my contacts/friends being shown as suggested contacts. Are these right settings?

I don't want my contacts/friends being shown as suggested contacts and I want people can find me using my Skype ID. So, I turned off "Appear as suggested contacts" and turned on "Appear ...
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Where's the Skype Client spellchecking dictionary on Ubuntu

When typing in the Skype Client for Linux / Ubuntu, the spell checker makes a lot of mistakes. Being based on Electron, it should allow adding words to the dictionary in the same way that Chromium ...
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Some call participants can't see shared screen

When having group calls and someone shares the screen, some of the members in the call are able to see it and others not. All have the Skype 8.64.0.83 and it's not the version from Microsoft Store. ...
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Why can only one person talk at a time over internet voice chat?

It seems like this is a somewhat localized problem. When using any of a variety of chat applications: whereby, Skype, teamviewer, zoom - it seems as though only one individual can transmit data at a ...
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Skype sometimes crashing whole system

I suffered this thing already twice in this weeek. It looks like this: I'm calling someone through voice only Skype call, at the moment my call answered - my PC starts to produce distructing repeating ...
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Recording System Audio using WASAPI and Port Audio doesn't record Skype but records others

I have developed a program that records my system audio in Python using PyAudio. However, I notice that it records everything except for Skype call audio (and that is really the audio I want to record)...
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How can I forward my computer's webcam to a remote computer so that programs on the remote computer can view it as if it was a local webcam?

How can I forward my computer's webcam to a remote computer so that videoconference programs (e.g., Skype) on the remote computer can view it as if it was a local webcam (i.e., the webcam should show ...
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How can I use computer 1's webcam on computer 2's videoconference program (e.g., Skype)?

How can I use computer 1's webcam on computer 2's videoconference program (e.g., Skype)? Computer 1 runs Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and computer 2 runs Microsoft Windows 10 18.03 x64 ...
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Recover Skype deleted message and deleted conversation history in Win 10

When referring to messages when using Skype, a deleted message means a deleted single message, in contrast to a deleted conversation which means that the user has deleted an entire conversation by ...
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Where is the Skype chat history in Win 10, 2020?

The online sources told me it is in a main.db file under my Skype username under the user folder. However, for the windowsapp win10 version of Skype, I cannot find either a folder named after my ...
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Why does Skype video only work from behind a second router/gateway?

I recently have been having a very strange network issue after starting to work from home. My network topology is as follows: [Modem] -- [Router 1] -- [Router 2] 192.168.0.1 192.168.1.1 192....
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Is it possible to install plugin for Skype and Teams in Outlook 2016?

I would like to install plugins for Skype and Teams Meetings in Outlook 2016, is it possible and how can I do that?
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