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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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Alternatives to SkyPE that can call “real” phone numbers

I currently pay SkyPE $3/month to make unlimited calls across the USA and Canada (ie, the NANPA "1" international dialing code), and, less importantly, pay them about $4 month for an inbound ...
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Skype speakers output muted

Whenever I login my speakers volume are automatically reduced to zero. During calls other people are able to hear me but I don’t hear anyone. Speakers muted icon keeps appearing, and even after I push ...
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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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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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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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Skype on Debian 8 (Jessie) runs but no window is showing

I have "succesfully" installed skypeforlinux 8.57.0.116 on my machine running Debian 8 (Jessie) using the instructions provided here. An icon appears in the menu, and when I click that icon six ...
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KDE Plasma: Skype messages opens up panel and won't close until clicked

I'm using KDE Plasma on ubuntu and I have aproblem with skype. Whenever someone messages me, the panel opens up and won't close until I read the message. Please take a look at these gifs: In the ...
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how autopause clementine on skype call?

With kde-connect is possible: when come a call, clementine autopause; with VLC is possible: on Skype call the music is autopaused. How can get this in clementine? Autopause music on skype call? I see ...
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how to pass audio input stream to skype?

Is it possible to pass arbitrary input stream to skype? I have a server where skype is installed(skype 4.3 version). Server has Ubuntu 14.10 distro, xorg and openbox packets installed for X Window ...
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How do I join a chatroom in Skype?

I'm unable to find the option to join a chatroom in Skype. I've downloaded the latest .deb and it still doensn't show the option to join a chatroom anywhere! I'm on Linux Mint 17.2. Does skype require ...
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Running Skype through Wine

So many of you probably know how the linux version of skype does not support a video conference call, for unknown reasons to me. So to handle this I have tried running it through Wine. I applied the ...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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How to change keyboard layout for skype from docker?

I deployed skype according to this document. However, i do not understand how to add keyboard layout and map.
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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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Skype not refreshing, still running, on Debian; opening menu unfreezes it

I'm running Skype 8.71.0.36 on Debian Testing. It works well but the window doesn't refresh; when initialising, it freezes on the login stage. If I open a menu it unfreezes and I can continue working; ...
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Arch Linux: Webcam Virtual Background Setup

I have tried various tools like fakecam and blog posts like this (https://elder.dev/posts/open-source-virtual-background/), however, I just can't get anything to run on my setup (Arch Linux). Can ...
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Where can I download secure-skype (skype-secure/sskype)?

In the last year or so I ran into a secure (sandboxed) version of Skype called Secure-Skype or Skype-Secure. I can't remember which name is correct. Essentially, it made the user space _skype and ...
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How to capturing the video of an individual in a Teams meeting?

thank you for reading this question. The situation of this problem is as follows, due to the Corona Pandamic all lectures of my university are streamed via Microsoft Teams and are recorded via Teams. ...
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Skype for linux won't launch

I am trying to launch the newest skype versions (~)8.57.0.116-r1 (~)8.58.0.93 on my Gentoo and it won't launch, the only error being this line in dmesg traps: skypeforlinux[17278] trap int3 ip:...
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Docker: use app - Skype from container instead of host

I want to maintain host machine that installed docker with minimal packages as possible - I'm using archlinux that is rolling-based system, currently I have 142 packages. But when I'm at work, I ...
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Skype Installation error on ubuntu 14.04

I want to install latest version of skype on my laptop with ubuntu 14.04 version. But when I install skype from latest deb file I receive following error Wrong architecture "amd64" My system ...
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Fontconfig error causes SEGFAULT in skype

One day running old 4.3 skype in openSUSE Tumbleweed accidentally got error: > skype Fontconfig error: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/10-hinting-slight.conf", line 13: mismatched tag Segmentation fault (...
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Delayed script to boot exagear and skype using RPI3 on debian

I'm using Exagear desktop to run Skype on RPI3 (Raspbian/Debian). I have some naive users also using the system because of which I want to load both of them on boot (maybe delayed startup service). I ...
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Skype installation on Debian Jessie

I tried to install Skype - yes, I've read what the Debian wiki says about it, but unfortunately convincing every "friend" (like i have any, lol), family member and colleague to get on the '...
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Skype GUI messed up - Mint 17 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) and Skype 4.3

My Skype GUI is completely messed up (elements invisible, above each other or other artefacts). This is true for all Skype windows (main, chat, pop up window when being called). Some items will ...
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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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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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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" ...
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I need help to install Skype on Kali 2020

I wasn't lucky with all of the Google help so I came here. I installed the latest version of Skype on my Kali 2020 with sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb, and it all went correctly and installed with ...