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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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“Skype” is trying to authenticate user. / Enter PIN to allow this

I'm using Skype version 8.71.0.45 on macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 and this just appeared on my screen... I'm not exactly sure why all of the sudden Skype decided that it needs to authenticate, especially ...
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Is their a way to programatically Stop or require a password to be entered for Skype process to run

I have [as far as I know]. the latest updates & version of windows 10 running on a home pc, soley used for browing the internet, viewing deviantart, banking stuff & various other day to day ...
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Have recovered my deleted Skype message .cache files - now how do I read them

I recently managed to recover all my deleted Skype files from my Lenovo Thinkpad using a recovery software, and have saved them to an external drive. They are now there for the reading as .cache files:...
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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 can I run a time-based rule in Outlook 2016/365?

First problem is we still use Skype for Business AND Teams. Nothing I can do about that. Main issue is Skype for Business saves all conversations periodically and they get sent to the 'Conversation ...
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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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Is it possible to view a participant on multiple devices during a two person skype call?

Is it possible to run separate instances of skype on multiple devices and see a call participant's video stream on each device? My guitar teacher claims that he runs multiple instances of skype using ...
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How to not get signed out from skype because of inactivity

If I am not using skype for some days, can't say how long, I get a message that I was logged out for my own security. How do I stay logged in without being active? For my own security, the service ...
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People tell me they can't hear the audio when I screenshare a video over Skype on my new ASUS mini tower as opposed to my old laptop

I just bought an ASUS ExpertCenter D500SA Small Form Factor Desktop PC and my friends tell me they can barely hear the audio when I screenshare a video with them (for example, youtube or Amazon Prime)....
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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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Automate setting call forwarding in Skype

I'd like to be able to issue a single command (click an icon, run a shell script, execute a programme written against some API, whatever) which would configure a few Skype accounts to redirect calls ...
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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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A Lobby/Waiting-Room for Skype - does it exist? (non-business Skype)

Clicking on the Meet-Now button on Windows 10 sends you to Skype meetings. Is there a way to control who enters a meeting that I start, or can anyone with the link join (and kick others off too, but ...
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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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Bluetooth call issues ,Skype for business

I have a bluetooth headset paired with my office laptop for taking calls, as I am WFH , I am in calls most of the time so decided to use bluetooth headsets, but every once in a while people keep ...
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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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Skype overtaking microphone volume settings

Skype is overtaking microphone volume settings even with the following settings: Skype options: "Automatically adjust microphone settings" OFF Headset's microphone recording sound options: &...
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skype call pauses as headphones plugged in/out

I recently got a new PC, producer = HP OS = windows 10 enterprise When I am in Skype call with my headphones plugged in, as I remove my headphones, my skype call automatically switch to "pauses&...
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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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Asking a copy of the Skype conversation

When I am asking a copy of my Skype conversations (for backup reasons), do the other members, get informed? Does skype ask them or inform them that I ask for a copy for our between conversation? To ...
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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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How remove other party's name, time, and “Gallery” when webcam in Skype?

Original pic here. Pls see yellow arrow below. How do remove all that "Bubba Loo. 0:25. Gallery"? They are blocking my view of other person! I'm running most updated version Skype.
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Recording System Audio using WASAPI and Port Audio doesn't record Skype but records others

I am not sure if this is a Windows OS question, or a programming issue, so figured I'd ask the OS experts first, before going down the programming route. I have developed a program that records my ...
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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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Skype Message History - How to quickly access messages from years ago?

I'm on Windows 10, using: Skype version 8.61.0.100 Application version 15.61.100.0 I need to access messages from few years ago, but using the search option doesn't get any matches since it's probably ...
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Does Skype continue transferring video to clients that choose not to consume it?

I attempt to find any information on whether Skype continues to download video streams in conference calls, when I close/minimize the video window, thus effectively downgrading the conference to an ...
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How to set default background on Skype?

Is it possible to set a default background on Skype? Ever since I added a few custom backgrounds using "Add image", whenever I restart Skype and take a call, the call initiates with a custom ...
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how to make Skype Profile Photo public?

I use Skype on both my Mac desktop and my iPhone. Unlike most introverts, I'd actually like to be more extroverted and I'd like to make my Skype profile photo truly public, but it looks like the 2020 ...
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FFMPEG — mix two audio sources when screencasting

This question is a logical continuation of this post of mine. Command below successfully records my desktop along with every sound that any kind of applocation makes. It can be used to record Skype ...
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Skype's big and small in-call windows

During a call with regular Skype on Windows 10 I typically see two windows: the main one that would contain the other party's video or shared screen, and a small one that just has the other party's ...

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