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Questions tagged [skype]

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 run old good classic Skype 7.41.0.101 after January 2019? [on hold]

Everybody knows how ugly is Skype 8. Until recently, it was possible to refuse Microsoft's offers to update the last good Skype 7.41.0.101 to version 8.X. But since today, when I try to run Skype 7 ...
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WINDOWS 10 how to stop “Skype for Business” from starting

A couple weeks ago, "Skype for Business" started popping up when I logged in. I opened its settings and unchecked Tools > Options > Personal > [] "Auto start when I log on to Windows" and it stopped ...
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Does the web version of skype save chat history or caches any images received in a chat? [migrated]

I'm logging into the Web version fo Skype with a Microsoft account. I'm wondering if the web version of Skype does any of the following on your computer: caches images; saves chat history; Any ...
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Remove/Delete Skype 7.41.0.101 Home Page/Screen

Could anybody advise please, if there are any ways to remove the entire Home Screen from Skype 7.41.0.101 or change the hard-coded (as far as I understand) picture that it has on it as per screen shot ...
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Skype: voice on one device and screen share on another?

I want to talk and share screen of my PC to another person whose PC has no microphone, but has Skype on mobile phone. Is it possible to share the screen to the PC and have the voice chat with the ...
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Force Skype for Business on OS X to use a single conversation per contact

I'm using Skype for Business (16.23.64) on OS X Mojave. It has an annoying habit of not grouping conversations: The List View has a similar "feature". Is there a setting that will stop this?
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How can I install the PowerShell module for SkypeforBusiness?

Trying to install the PowerShell module called "SkypeforBusiness" The PowerShell module is installed on the server where Skype is currently running but I want to install the module on a different ...
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Why am I seeing a red box around messages in Skype after upgrading?

I have recently upgraded to a new Windows 10 PC and the 'new' Skype. Version details, in case it is relevant: There's a new 'feature' that is driving me crazy. I'm not sure if it's a Skype ...
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How to change default skype font in linux?

The default font in linux skype has some problems while displaying Chinese(Some are bold, some are not). Gnome Tweaks can change system font and GTK-based application's font, AFAIK. But it cannot ...
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How to uninstall Skype for Business from Office 365 package?

I have installed on my Windows 10 PC, Office 365 Pro package for students (https://products.office.com/pl-pl/student/office-in-education). With this package on my PC in addition to Word, PowerPoint ...
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How to find Skype in Windows automatic startup

I'm currently trying to rid a Windows 10 computer of all unnecessary automatic startup programs, because it had problems with being terribly slow even without starting any programs manually. One such ...
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How to export call history chat data from Skype

I recently wanted to export all of my Skype chats / calls in order to be able to process them elsewhere (get some statistics on time spent calling, messages sent...). However I found that most ...
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Save full Skype chat history including photos

I am moving to a new computer and Skype account and would like to make a backup of a specific chat in the old account including the files shared in the conversation. The files that Skype saves in the ...
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Prevent Skype from automatically updating

Running Skype v8.34.0.78 on Windows 8.1. There does not appear to be any option to disable automatic updates. Is this possible, perhaps via a registry hack or by disabling some service?
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Skype on Mac prompts to install helper tool and requires administrator login

I have Skype installed on Mac OS 10.14.1. This also was happening on previous versions of the OS. When there is an update available for Skype and a standard user is logged in, they get prompted with "...
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Skype 7.40; Remove Home Screen Notification; This version of Skype will be discontinued

Just have followed all instructions here and prevented Skype 7.40 from updating or popping up with please update notices. Would like remove the home screen which still asks for upgrade; here is a ...
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How to change Skype ringtone on Windows 10 in 2018

Is there a way to change the ringtone in Skype on Windows 10? Old version of Skype used to have a setting that allowed customizing the ringtone per contact. If I remember correctly, one could also ...
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Editing Skype main.db

I have download DB Browser for SQLite to open main.db, I did some changes to the database and saved but nothing is happening. When I open the application again. I don't see the changes applied. I ...
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Skype doesn't show audio/video devices after installing Office365 + Skype for business [closed]

Skype desktop doesn't identify my microphone/speakerswebcam - audio/video options say "no device found". Skype desktop used to work, until I replaced my Office 2016 with Office 365, which includes ...
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Skype For Buisness Auto-Reply Add-in Suggestions

Are there any decent Skype Add-ins or a feature in Skype that I can set up an auto-reply for incoming chats? I looked at Pamela For Skype, but it didn't work and checked for features built within ...
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How do you uninstall Skype?

The old way of uninstalling a program doesn't apply anymore. That is, Skype is not listed under Control Panel > Uninstall a Program. I did a little googling and I found what some people said was ...
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Skype still receiving calls after terminating process

Skype on Windows 10 will still receive incoming calls even after terminating the process. There are no services to disable under the names 'Skype' or 'Microsoft Skype'. How can I prevent Skype from ...
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Where does Skype Desktop 8.x for Windows store its messages, it stopped using main.db [duplicate]

On my machine, since 24 July 2018, Skype Desktop 8.x for Windows 7 (Skype version 8.29.0.50) does not store its messages anymore in C:\Users\UserNameHere\AppData\Roaming\Skype\SkypeUserNameHere\main....
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Skype keeps logging-out after every reboot

I am on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I have install Skype version 8.28.0.41 through snap. After successful login, my Skype is getting logged-out after every reboot of my system (See here): I tried ...
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Windows 10 taskbar doesn't show number of messages received by Skype App

I am using Windows 10, and the Skype App that came with it. (Not Skype for Business.) I have its icon in the taskbar. But when I get a message, the taskbar icon doesn't change to show me that I ...
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Skype for Windows automatic upgrade keeps recreating desktop shortcut icon

I use Skype on Windows 10. Skype frequently automatically installs updated versions of itself. Whenever it does such an update, it recreates a shortcut (icon) for Skype on the desktop. How do I ...
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Restore Skype view with my correspondent's video in full screen and my video in a small window

With the new Skype for Windows10 (v8.29.0.50), Microsoft has introduced an annoying feature: during video calls, the screen is split in half with my video on the right side and my correspondent's ...
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How to Stop Skype auto updates for Skype version 8.29.0.50

I recently updated skype to the Skype version 8.29.0.50. Ever since this update, skype forces updates every week. I wanted to disable auto updates, but could not find an option to do so. Please ...
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Unable to resize “Skype for business” contact list

Yo, I am unable to resize the contact list. When I hover over the divider line the cursor changes to the "Horizontal resize" cursor (the double ended arrow), but when I drag side to side it only ...
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How to change Skype download directory

I have a skype 8.28.0.41 for linux. Cannot find a setting to setup download directory and by default, all files saved to my home directory. Is there a way to change this?
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Skype taskbar notification icon appears as 2 smaller skype icons

I use the Mate Panel, version 1.16.2, as part of the Cinnamon desktop environment (but in fall-back mode because of Graphics issues). When I start Skype for Linux (I keep it up-to-date, so 8.28.0.41 ...
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After upgrading to Skype 8.25, ditto always crashes when Skype is launched. Why?

After upgrading to Skype 8.25, ditto always crashes when Skype is launched. Why? I use Skype 8.25 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. I didn't have such issues before upgrading from Skype 7 to Skype 8....
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How to save / access audio file, sent by Skype?

I got MP3 file sent Unfortunately, I can only play it withing Skype. I can't find it in %appdata%/Skype/My Skype Received Files neither I can save it with Skype context menu or drag-n-drop. Is it ...
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How do I resize the chat in Skype 8?

I can't seem to resize the chat portion in the call/chat UI mode of the new Skype 8 user interface. (See image for example) How do I make the chat section bigger? How do I navigate to a "full-screen ...
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Is there a way to show 24 hour time format in Skype 8?

After upgrading Skype 7.x to 8.x, the timestamps of messages are shown in the "American" format (like "8:55 PM") instead of 24 hour format ("20:55"). I have Windows 7 and all other software uses the ...
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Unable to find Skype chat history on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I'm using Skype (not for Business) on Windows 10. I want to export my chat logs to a text file. I read Where and how can i view skype logs (Chat and Voice history)? and other posts which say I should ...
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Skype version 8 moved the main.db file. Is there a way to read this database now?

I need an app or method to read the main.db file now that skype converted me to version 8.xxx. they moved the file to the skylib folder and I don't have any app now that can read the data.
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Remove someone from a skype group without the public notification

I want to know if there is any way possible at all, to remove someone from a skype group without the public notification that I did so Thanks
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Windows: Unused software has been updated

The notification "Skype has been updated" just popped up in my Windows 10 notification center. This windows install is about 4 months old, I've never used Skype before and cannot find anything ...
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Firefox remembers logins but they are not stored in Saved Logins

I have just gone to www.skype.com in my FF 60 (the last time I did it was several reboots ago), and it turns out that FF automatically entered my account, so it remembered my username and password. ...
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Definition of Skype Log terminology

What do the following terms found in Skype Log mean? Can they be used to tell who initiated the call? Started, Missed, No Answer, Call Back
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microphone has two channels: the right with my voice and the left purely with white noise, recognized by skype and some other apps

Microphone has two channels: the right with my voice and the left with purely white noise, recognized by Skype and some other apps, Discord, on the contrary, recognizes only left with my voice, in ...
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Can I see the video feed of a person who shares the screen with me in Skype (Windows Store)?

I am using Skype on Windows 10, the version which comes from Windows Store. Say, someone shares their screen with me during a video call. Now, I can only see this person's screen and myself in the ...
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blank images in firefox

I have Firefox Quantum 60.0.1 (64 bit) in Linux Mint 17 - 64bit Symptom is that some images doesn't load. For example, when I try to access whatsapp web I get this instead of the QR code. and ...
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Why are most Skype chatsync .dat files missing?

I've been trying to find out what I said in an old deleted Skype message, and I've tried different SQLite programs, such as Skyperious and Skype Log Viewer, but the deleted messages come up blank. I ...
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Is skype lowering the sound quality or randomly changing the output? [closed]

I have a high end sound system and whenever I'm in a skype call I notice that the sound output may be changing randomly, like lowering the quality or something, maybe it's not the quality but just one ...
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launching skype on desktop keeps asking for admin user rights then reinstalls every time

I use Skype in a networked institution. Anytime I try to open Skype, there is a popup to enter network administrator credentials before I can launch. After entering these credentials and moving on, ...
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Is there a way to control the volume of Skype App in Windows 10?

I followed this post titled, "Is there a way to control the volume of the Skype App in Windows 8.1?" here: Is there a way to control the volume of the Skype App in Windows 8.1? It seems that what is ...
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Is it possible to disable the interlocutor's video in Skype?

Is it possible to disable all videos for anybody in the call in Skype when in a videoconference? The motivation is to reduce the network usage. I use Skype on Microsoft Windows.
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How to turn off any message interpretting in Skype? [duplicate]

I would like to send line of programming code via Skype plot(res.dates, res.dtDays * mulFactor * 1.45, 'r', 'DisplayName', 'Downtime'); Unfortunately it tries to interpres asterisk as formatting ...