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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 For Business cannot find Lync.ww\LyncWW.cab

I can't install Skype For Buissnen on Windows 8 32 bit. I get an error during installation: Lync.ww \ LyncWW.cab kann von setup nicht gefunden werden(cannot find Lync.ww \ LyncWW.cab) I already ...
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Skype not lowering sounds (audio ducking) of other applications on a call

Skype in previous versions of Windows 8 if I recall correctly could reduce the volume of sounds (eg music) when on a call. I'm using Windows 10 Pro 1903 18362.778 and Skype 8.58.0.93; my ...
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Why is my webcam not detected during a Skype video call?

When I open Skype, Settings->Audio and Video, I see my camera working, and I see the sample video from it. Yet as soon as I join a video call, then suddenly Skype says it can't detect a camera. Can ...
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How do you add another group admin in Skype?

I created a Skype group but now I want to add another person as admin. How can I do that?
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laptop camera dead after 30 minutes of video call

I'm using Lenovo Thinkpad E480 (i5-8250U), Windows 10 64bit. Recently, I started having a lot of video calls (via Zoom, Skype, etc.), and strangely, my camera goes off after half an hour of ...
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(Windows 10) How can I disable Skype popping up on startup? [duplicate]

Whenever I startup my Windows 10 laptop and then log in, the second the home screen appears, Skype starts up, covering up the home screen completely. I need to keep on closing the Skype window to get ...
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Is it still possible to run two Skype accounts on the new Windows App version of Skype? (Windows 10)

As documented over here: How to run two Skype accounts at the same time in Windows-10?, it used to be possible to run 2 Skype EXEs simultaneously with separate accounts. Skype got bought and re-...
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Any way to get notified of a incoming lync/skype message?

I am looking for a quick hack. While working with other programs (on a windows 10 desktop), you receive an incoming skype message, or, an outlook meeting reminder, (if that app is still in the ...
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Is it possible to receive incoming video call in Skype on a computer without camera and microphone?

After a long time I have tried using Skype again and found it to be unusable. I cannot receive video calls from another person. I do see an incoming call notification, but when I click "Accept" the ...
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How to get Skype Old Messages in Mac OS

I want to get Skype messages of my particular contact around the years 2015 starting months. If I manually do a scroll back then I reached in January 2018 and around one hour get passed and I become ...
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skype changes the style of the text to italic if i use underscores inside a string [duplicate]

javascript code "ELG_introduction of leaving process" this the javascript string ouput of the above string on skype ELGintroduction of leaving process this is what the output for the above string ...
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Badge Number Notification Skype on Windows 10

I used to have a badge with the number of messages unread on Skype in my Windows10 taskbar. Maybe I modified something but I am now unable to find back the initial settings. I have tried many ...
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Skype cannot call (phone icon does not appear)

I have a problem with my Skype. I have 2 accounts, and I would like to switch the phone from one account to another account. In one of the accounts, it appears like this And the other one I tried ...
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All the conversations are gone after 1 month of containment

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I did not go to work but I staid at home during one month since the 23rd of march 2020. Today I go to work. When I launch my computer then there was a windows console ...
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Skype desktop app AND WEB blocked by something on my computer, working in other devices on the same network

I did an interview over Skype which was recorded. The file ended-up having 800mb. The recording was playing fine on Skype app. I tried to download it and the file was incomplete, less than half of the ...
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skype alias, redirect or merge?

A friend got two skype accounts, lets say j.doe and john.doe on different devices. I guess he forgot his password or account name, and just created another. So when I want to contact him, I usually ...
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Unable to delete Skype contacts

Very simple question that is proving to be infuriatingly difficult to solve for me. Is there a way to delete a skype contact? This does not solve it for me. In fact, I don't ever even see an option to ...
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Call button on headset defaults to skype. How to make it work with MS Teams?

I am using a headset which has 4 hardware buttons: Volume + Volume - Microphone mute/unmute Call While my company worked with Skype this headset worked out of the box without the need to configure ...
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How to remove “Share with Skype” from the Windows Explorer context menu

The thread at https://www.reddit.com/r/skype/comments/fkxbhw/q_context_menu_share_with_skype/ had some confusion.
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Voice Over Microphone Sometimes Unintelligible

I've used Skype for a while and recently started using Zoom too. 3 times in the last 2 weeks (maybe 1/3 of the times I've used these 2 apps) the other people on the call say my voice is garbled so ...
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Skype ''Pending Contact''

Apologize in advance, first time poster here and I couldn't find specific categories. I used to talk on skype, opened the old convo and it showed Pending Contact Request. I understand this means the ...
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Skype For Business user can not see (regular skype) screen share, but everything else works

There are three users in the call, two regular Skype users and one Skype for business user. Both regular Skype users can each other screen sharing, but the SFB user can not see either. The audio and ...
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How to automatically start Skype from MS Store?

Skype Version: 8.56.0.102 App Version: 14.56.102.0 Windows 10 fully up-to-date. There is no auto start flag under settings - general, there's no skype entry in autostart section in Task Manager, so ...
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Need to regularly unplug and plug in the headset for Skype to recognize it

I have the problem that regularly when I get a Skype call, it starts using the laptop speakers instead of the headset. I need to unplug the headset, then plug it back in for Skype to recognize it. ...
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How to make Microsoft Teams client the default when a Skype user chats with me

Our company has just started using Microsoft Teams and we are still running Skype for business. Not everyone has begun to use the new system. I can start chats etc fine from within Teams but when ...
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Cursor constantly jitters when sharing screen in a Remote Desktop session

I am using Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 10 to remote into my work PC. There, I have programs such as Skype, Hangouts and GoToMeeting installed. When I use the screen-sharing feature of any of ...
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How to pass computer sound output to Skype without cables and air? [closed]

My foreign language teacher wants to play digital sound over Skype session. Is it possinble to redirect some program output to Skype without air or cables?
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Images look horrible when sharing screen in Skype

We are investigating moving our camera club meetings to online. I have used Skype for Business at work, so I am attempting to use Skype (non-business) first. It is imperative that images on a shared ...
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How do you set up admin rights for Skype conference call?

This my scenario. All of the participants are ordinary, non-business users. One of them is a teacher, and the other participants are students (we're talking kids aged 10-15). The whole thing is setup ...
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How can I reduce the quality of my video (to reduce upstream bandwidth usage) when calling on Skype?

Due to the Coronavirus situation (too many people staying at home), my colleague and I are experiencing problem with Skype video calls. When we enable the webcams, we cannot hear each other anymore. I ...
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Only include “Smart notifications” in Skype Dock badge?

Is there any way to set Skype to only show the Dock notification badge for direct messages, @mentions or quotes? It's bizarre that this option exist on individual groups ("Smart notifications"), but ...
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Can I hide Skype conversations permanently?

I know one can hide conversations in skype, but they always come back when you get another message from it. Is there a way to prevent this behaviour?
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Possible to use arbitrary online webcam for skype video?

Is there an (easy-ish) way to configure skype to use an external video feed as its "camera"? I am generally opposed to showing my face during online meetings, preferring that the whiteboard be the ...
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See when someone was last online. Skype For Business

On skype most the time I can see when someone was last online, as their status will say Offline 14 hours However this morning I went to see if a certain person was in work, and if not when were they ...
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What resolution is used by Skype when one is sharing the screen or having a video conference?

Skype for business (win 10) can share your screen when you are having a voice chat. So people can see what you are doing on your computer. Alternatively, one can use a camera to let others see his/her ...
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How can I remove my ID from Skype?

Usually skype displays in a list all signed in ID's in a list at the log in screen. I have a personal ID in skype to communicate with few persons only but after using it on a shared computer my ID ...
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Use hotkey to answer call in Skype for Business for Office 365

My office recently went from full DECT phones to a combination of DECT phones and headsets via Skype for Business. We were wondering if it is possible to answer our incoming Skype calls by using some ...
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Two Skype Windows [duplicate]

The latest bizarreness of Skype I noticed recently: When there is an unread message and a notification in the systray icon and I doubleclick it, two Skype windows appear. They have the same content. ...
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Doubled Skype window when clicking notification in Windows 10

I have a weird experience with Skype installed on one of my Windows 10 1903-based computers. Whenever: I have Skype opened and minimised to tray bar (notification area / clock), I see some Skype ...
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Setup Outlook application to use custom email that is created on Skype's site

I am trying to add an email Account on Outlook application (Windows 10) that came with my Office 365 subscription. But it throws the "Something wrong" error: "Something went wrong and Outlook ...
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Is there any way to recover deleted messages from Skype?

I've been looking for it and can only find the old files from before some update. I've looked here: C:\Users\name\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.SkypeApp...\LocalState\name and here: C:\Users\...
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Voice chat application mutes sound of all other applications when using Bluetooth headsets on Windows 10

I'm having the same problem as this question: Can't hear other programs' sound when using Bluetooth headsets with voice chat applications on Windows 10 I have tried all the solutions ...
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How to give Screen Recording permission to Skype for Business on MacOs Mojave?

I'm using Skype for Business on MacOs Mojave 10.14.6. When I try to do Screen Sharing, I get message that I need to give permissions to Skype. From what I could gather, I'm supposed to select Screen ...
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I can barely hear other people during videoconferencing

On a brand new Windows 10 laptop, when I connect to people with videoconferencing tools, I can barely hear them when I use the laptop's built-in speakers. They can hear me and see me and I can see ...
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Bizarre Skype automatic logout issue

I am having this problem since a few months: on my home PC (windows 8.1) when I start the Skype desktop app, it logins into my Skype account, but after a second it logs out and shows the starting ...
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How do I securely type a password on somebody else's Windows/Linux computer that I am controlling via TeamViewer/Skype

I need to type a password on somebody else's computer as I control that computer via Skype / TeamViewer. The computer can be Windows, Mac or LInux. The password will be in stars (***) as I type, so ...
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How can I enlarge my webcam on Skype?

I use Skype software installed on Windows laptop. Currently when I video-chat with someone, my webcam (red arrow) is teeny. How can I enlarge it? Nothing happened after I double clicked the other ...
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Skype autostart can't be disabled? [duplicate]

Skype appears to have done something to prevent stopping it from auto-running on startup. There is no longer a setting to prevent it from starting on boot. The settings that remain mean I can hide it ...
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Skype connections breaks often

For some weeks, I still have the problem of breaking a Skype call. So sometimes up to 5 times per hour, the calls to different partners ends without any reason. We can immediately redial with success....
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Skype is still uppercasing even with disabled spell check

Even though I disabled every possible spell correction, Skype is still uppercasing automatically ("cyber monday" becomes "cyber Monday", etc.) I want the freedom to write all lower case in my chat ...

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