Skype is a proprietary voice-over-Internet Protocol service and software application originally created by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, and owned by Microsoft since 2011.

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Is there a third-party application that can communicate over Skype's network?

Is there a program in the official Scientific Linux repositories that can communicate with people over Skype? I'm worried about Skype's security, but I want to be able to log in to my Skype account ...
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Skype install - debian amd64. libdbus issues

I have looked quite thoroughly for an answer to this question to no avail. I am trying to install Skype on Debian amd64 (with Xfce, which shouldn't make any difference...). After installing Skype ...
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Fix Skype audio input in Mint 17 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon (Ubuntu 14.04) HDA Intel PCH The microphone works well (tested with VLC's capture mode), but Skype won't catch any sound. Only PulseAudio is listed in Skype's configuration as ...
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Can't input non-latin characters into skype on OpenSUSE 13.1

I'm currently having an annoying issue with the latest version of Skype 4.3.0.37 (installed from the RPM on a 64bit machine following the official documentation). For some unknown to me reason, I'm ...
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dark image in Skype but without a problem in other apps

I've just moved to Linux Family. I installed Elementary OS 64bit (based on Ubuntu). I try to configure my Skype, but the video image is really dark. It is working, but it is low in contrast. I've ...
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Centos 6.4 (64) skype 4.2 no sound notification

Everything works fine. I can hear and others can hear me. But no sound notification. In options -> sound devices "Make a test sound" button is disabled. Other button show "PulseAudio server (local)". ...
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pulse-audio does not recognise my Logitech mic and my Webcam mic

I use the (great) AK5370 microphone for Skype, but it is not recognized by my archlinux i86_64. It also fails to recognize the mic on my Logitech Webcam (PTZ, which I do not use). Both are connected ...
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Why does the Skype incoming call window disappear in Awesome WM?

Skype used to work OK on Awesome WM for some months, but recently incoming call windows do not show up at all. I've checked all the tabs and tried to minimise all the other windows, and there is no ...
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Why does skype not pick up my microphone?

I've got skype running (32 bit mode) on Slackware64 — the sound is fine but my mic is not able to be detected. KMIX shows that my mic is enabled, and I can hear myself when I test it. Some ...
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Howto reduce skype video outgoing traffic?

Issue background I'm having having problems with skype under linux. My video calls are all the time non-continuous and they're getting stuck. The situation is the same whether I use skype alone, or ...
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Can't Install Skype on Zorin OS 9

I visited the Skype download page and selected the Ubuntu Multiarch distribution package. It gave me a .deb file. I opened the package and it brought me to the software center, and I thought "all ...
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How to prevent dwm from tag switching when launching Skype

I'm running dwm and Skype included in it's tag rules: static const Rule rules[] = { /* class instance title tags mask isfloating monitor */ <snip/> { "Skype", ...
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Getting logged out of user account upon execution of a program

On my friend's computer when Skype is launched either via terminal or GUI the current user is forced to log out of the system. Purging and reinstalling Skype did not work and we are using the same ...
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Downloading files in Skype and Firefox stops Audacious under Gnome

Strangely, when someone sends me a file on Skype and I click to open it, my music player Audacious stops playing and the playlist gets messed up (some random mp3s appear inside) and the file on skype ...
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Skype won't start on xfce with Slackware 64 bit multilib

I'm trying to install Skype under Slackware 14.0 x64 multilib with xfce 4.10 but I get issue that I can't resolve. I have installed various versions of Skype (static, dynamic, newer, older, etc.) but ...
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How Can I make SIP Video to match Skype video in terms of quality?

This is a video connection between a Linux PC and an Android tablet. I really, really don't want to use Skype, but the quality through SIP is just not good enough. Trying to change codecs enabled on ...
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Video and audio lagging on Skype 4.3

Skype's video does work, but it's lagging horribly on the other end. It's not an issue of the computer on the other end, since I've had conversations before on Skype while using windows and never had ...
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Skype/Video drivers problems on Linux Mint 16

If I or the people I'm talking with turn on the camera, my system becomes so sluggish that nothing can be done (I can't even hang up the call). Event after the other party hangs up, the system keeps ...
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Google Hangouts (and Skype) does not see custom null-sinks

In an attempt to turn PulseAudio to a soundboard, I cannot make Google Hangouts or Skype see the null-sinks that I made. Do I need to trick them into thinking their inputs or something? Code for the ...
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fix webcam problem by changing its file in /dev/

At Ubuntu-Gnome 13.10, My webcam can be accessed by cheese; Also Skype determined the webcam, But it does not show any output for webcam at options window (Webcam also doesn't turn on). Skype ...
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Issues with Skype, ia32-libs and Qt apps in elementaryOS

I just installed elementaryOS Luna. After updating my system, drivers etc. I added the Canonical Partners and installed skype immediatly. This worked just fine, but when I wanted to install apps such ...
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Skype notifications with dual monitors

I went and installed Arch Linux with XFCE4 and it all went fine until I installed Skype. It went to the tray etc but I had 2 problems really. Once I right clicked the icon on the tray, half of the ...
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Skype hangs on Slackware when terminating the call

I have Skype 4.0.0.8, installed on Linux Slackware 14.0, kernel 3.7.0-smp+. It works, but every time when I click upon stop conversation button, skype hangs and I have to kill it. How can I debug it ...
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Skyping (video) on Linux

Ever since I have been running Linux I have not been able to use Skype video messages. Even the program I have downloaded for Skype is telephony, and I don't want Skype telephony. What am I doing ...
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Macbook pro 8,1 skype audio

I cannot seem to get skype to use my microphone on this macbook pro 8,1. I've used alsamixer to set all speaker/mic setting to unmute with max volume, nothing. (although when I set the "digital" ...