Questions relating to Microsoft's Skype VOIP application and services.

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Copy skype chat history to text files?

I'd like to convert my Skype chat history to a collection of text files for archival purposes. Ideally, I'd like to have a command (e.g. script or app) so that I could do this on a regular basis. ...
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How to reduce noise in Skype?

According to Alsamixer I do have a HDA Intel soundcard with Nvidia MCP77/78 HDMI chip (Realtek sound card on MSI notebook). When I use Skype under Ubuntu 12.04 for video calls, the other side hears ...
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How do I activate full screen mode when using Skype?

I'm using the version of Skype from the Ubuntu Software Centre (skype 2.2.0.35-0precise3) but I can't for the life of me see how to make a video call full screen. All I have is a small window, ...
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How can I automatically kill a process when it's memory use exceeds a specific limit?

Sometimes when i run skype it takes an enormous amount of memory so much in fact that i can't close it and everything just lags like CRAZY. But this is only sometimes is there a command that can ...
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Webcam not working in skype

Both of my webcams work in cheese on 11.10 & 12.04 ok. Skype recognizeses the cameras but will not show any output when I click on test video. Yet my friend's machine which uses a Philips ...
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lsb_release command not found

I am new to ubuntu OS. I am trying to install skype on ubuntu 12.04. I am following a tutorial that says sudo apt-add-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner” but ...
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Skype installed or not installed, that is the question

After upgrading 11.10 to 12.04, I noticed that Skype 2.2.0.35 was no longer on the sidebar of icons. Found it in Dash and it runs but no sound. Figured I'd check Ubuntu Software Center and reinstall ...
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1answer
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can't see myself in Skype video call

I'm running 12.04 and I've installed skype via the software centre. As with 11.10 everything works fine with 12.04 as well. There is only one thing that does not work. I can't see myself in Skype ...
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Can someone tell are there any bug fixes to skype on ubuntu 12.04?

Can someone tell me,are there any bug fixes to Skype on ubuntu 12.04? when i closed Skype without signing off then after when i needed to reopen it before i restart the computer it won't work,"Already ...
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skype: no mic under kde

It seems that I can use my mic under gnome, but not under kde. There must be a setting somewhere under KDE that will allow me to use the mic that is built into my web cam, but I can't find it ...
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How do I get my (UBUNTU certified) Dell N5050's webcam to work with google video chat and Skype using version 12.04?

I changed the OS on my Dell N5050 to UBUNTU 12.04 from Windows 7, and nowo cheese is the only thing willing to talk with the laptop's camera. Is there a download or "sudo apt-get" command set I can ...
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Skype resets and forgets password, EULA signing after reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Skype EULA pops up at every startup I have Xubuntu 12.04 running on a MacBook Air 4,1. I use Skype (installed via downloading the .deb and sudo dpkg -i <skype>.deb (...
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Skype on 12.04 x64 does not start even after purging and reinstalling it

I am wondering if there's anyone here who managed to use Skype on 12.04. It used to work (ever since I first tried Ubuntu 10.04) flawlessly, but after upgrading to 12.04, it just doesn't start. If I ...
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What is the difference between skype static and dynamic?

What is difference between skype static and dynamic? which package is the best for Ubuntu 12.04 on aspire one (d255e-mic issues). Static newest version - 2.2.0.99 Dynamic and .deb - -2.2.0.35 cheers
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Panel notifcation - how can i update gsettings to add 'skype'

gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist shows ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', 'Wine', 'hp-systray', 'scp-dbus-service'] How can I make it be ['JavaEmbeddedFrame', 'Mumble', '...
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Still no success to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 from Software Centre, nor from terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? Two questions have been posted reporting difficulties to install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 Advice given for how to do this from terminal and by using ...
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Scrambled video when using Logitech USB headset

When I make a Skype video call and the Logitech USB headset is selected as sound device, the video is scrambled. It normalizes even during the call as soon as I select the built-in sound device. Is ...
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How to adjust Skype webcam resolution

I have finally gotten my webcam (philips spc 300nc) working in Skype, and i thought i was all set. But the resolution is to low (176x144) so it zoomz in on the side of my face. I downloaded guvcview ...
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Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? I've lost my Skype application after upgrading to 12.04 LTS. I wanted to download it from Skype.com to reinstall, but they don't have a version for ...
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USB plugin webcam with Skype 2.2 beta

I have a pretty generic USB webcam (it is a generic sphere shaped webcam i got from IBM, it says IBM on it) that I want to work with skype. In past installations of ubuntu, I could get this webcam ...
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Alt-tab does not display all applications [closed]

So far I'm loving 12.04. I have read about several Alt-Tab issues, but none that sound like the one I'm encountering. When I have Skype running, I can't alt-tab back to it. I can get back to it ...
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Sound sometimes disappears, definitely when skype is installed

After I upgraded to Xubuntu 12.04 from 11.10, I noticed skype was uninstalled, so I reinstalled it with aptitude. Now if I install skype I don't have sound any more in my mp4 clips. If I uninstall ...
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How do I change the chat font in Skype 2.2.0.35?

Is there a way to change the font used by Skype for chat?
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When I install Xubuntu 12.04, the Qt-applications font is horrible

What is the proper way to set up fonts in Skype, VLC, and so on?
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Skype video not working after upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04

I used Skype with this command on Ubuntu 11.10: LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype But since I upgraded to 12.04 it dosn't work and I can't use my video (Webcam). I have latest libv4l ...
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1answer
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Webcamera and microphone not working after upgrade from 10.04, microsoft VX-1000

I have also tried env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype Skype recognizes the camera, but when I press test, only a black screen. Cheese is working fine, the microphone is listed to be ...
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Skype core dump

I got this issue after upgrading to 12.04 from 11.10: sometimes, it is not clear what trigger the problem, i start skype and I got this: :~$ skype Segmentation fault (core dumped) If I uninstall ...
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How to get Skype's indicator on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray) After upgrading to 12.04 (64bit), I've started installing the programs that I used to have on 10.04, one of them is ...
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1answer
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How do I prevent skype from starting another instance when it's already running?

Update This problem is finally fixed with Skype 4.0.0.7 for Linux. This makes the question obsolete for every one who installed Skype directly from the website. Version 4.0+ will be included in the ...
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2answers
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What is the command line for skype installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? I am wondering what the command line is for the installation of skype-ubuntu_2.2.0.35-1_i386.deb from the terminal?
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Change font size in Skype messaging

Is there a way to change the size of the font in the chat/messaging used in Skype on Ubuntu? I'm using Skype Beta 2.2.0.35, and Ubuntu 11.10. Currently the font is too small for me, and there doesn't ...
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Remove close button on specific application

I would like to remove the close button only on selected applications. Is it possible? My expected result would be deactivating Skype's tray ugly-icon and removing the close button from his window, ...
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Microphone not working in Skype unless I switch off autospawn in Pulseaudio

I have a clean install of Precise with Gnome fall-back desktop on an Acer Aspire lappie. The mic won't work on Skype unless I switch off 'autospawn' in pulseaudio. That solution kills all audio ...
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Is there an alternative Skype client?

I love Ubuntu, but one thing I think is a pain is skype for it. It's outdated, buggy and generally just not as smooth as a lot of the other Ubuntu software. Is there an alternative for it? I'm not ...
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How do I get Skype Wrapper working?

I am trying to get to work skype-wrapper on Ubuntu I tried to follow these steps http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/how-to-add-skype-to-the-ubuntu-messaging-menu/ Also I tried to download and ...
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I'm looking for a skype phone that works with ubuntu 11.10 any suggestions?

Just looking for something basic on which I can receive and make calls as if it were a normal house phone. My international calls are killing me on my mobile.
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How do I remove the Skype icon from the system panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I remove the Skype panel icon? I have been trying for some time to remove the Skype icon in the upper panel in Ubuntu 11.10, but to no avail. I have went into dconf, ...
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How to properly install Skype on 11.10 64bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Skype? I wanted to install Skype on my fresh Ubuntu 11.10. I'm running on a 64 bit machine. When I go to the software center I only find skype:i386 but ...
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1answer
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Skype doesn't work through Empathy 3.4 but works in Pidgin

I'm trying to connect to Skype throught Empathy 3.4 in Ubuntu 12.04 i386 (last update installed) I installed the pidgin-skype plugin, but there is no bigbrownchunx-skype-dbus protocol in list. It ...
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Can't fix broken packages [closed]

I am too dumb but determined to use Ubuntu that I paid a professional to install it for me (dualboot 11.10 with Win7). When I came home I got a lot of things from the software center. Skype did not ...
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Skype autostart with Empathy in Ubuntu [closed]

I'm using the Empathy and installed the 'pidgin-skype' package to use Skype in Empathy. It's work just perfect, but when I open the Empathy it doesn't start skype automatically. In settings it's ...
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Is there a way to avoid Skype and Pidgin windows to show up at startup

I have both Skype and Pidgin set up to automatically launch and sign in at startup and I do want that. However, what I hate is that every time I boot or reboot, both window show up open and I have to ...
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How do I get a SPC 300nc working on a 64-bit system?

It seems that this solution to webcam problems in Ubuntu 11.10 doesn't work in the 64 bit version. If i run the following command: "LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l1compat.so skype" ...
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Skype notification in gnome shell

I have 11.09 ubuntu on my pc , I have installed gnome 3 . when i login , I can see notification of skype in the tray , but i want to keep watching it, i cant do as tray hides by it self , in older ...
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Skype on 11.10 x64

Why Skype crashes on 11.10 x64 architecture? And why the weird font ? Why its not using the system font, like it's set in Options ? The same problem is in 12.04, but that's forgivable for pre-realese ...
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Horribly Bad Static In Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I've searched around the askubuntu site and no seems to be having a similar issue. Everyone's having problems with Skype, etc.. me? I'm just having a problem with REALLY bad microphone static. I ...
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Skype Video Call Not Working Ubuntu 11.10

Am having issue with Skype 2.2 (Beta), wherein am not able to make video calls on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. Any solutions for having this issue fixed?
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Skype causes Ubuntu to freeze

I got two PCs (one a little bit older Desktop and a new HP Probook 5330m LG719 Laptop), both running Ubuntu 11.10. When I log in on either of them, sooner (sometimes right after login) or later (...
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Where to find/install libpulsecore-1.0.so? Pulse audio problem

My skype is crashing silently. I tried to follow advice here: What to do when Skype freezes silently? and here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11653257 But it suggests giving permission ...
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How can I join a Skype Public chat via links?

In Windows, I can join a Skype Public chat by pasting a Skype chat link into a web browser's address bar (or clicking a link which contains that URI), but it doesn't work in my Ubuntu 10.04 using ...