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

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How do you zoom in and out while on a Skype call?

I am using a Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 and Skype 2.2.0.25 and Ubuntu 11.04. I can not figure out how to zoom in and out during a video chat, although it is possible under windows using Logitech's ...
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Why does apt-get install Skype easily while aptitude complains about MAJOR dependency errors?

I was trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, from the Canonical repositories. With apt-get it worked easily, while aptitude had a huge problem with dependencies and proposed a complicated solution. ...
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Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.04 won't open in nVidia Optimus Laptops

Actually this is an answer. Im not asking a question. Last day, I tried to install skype 4.2 on my dell N5110 with nvida Optimus, after the installation when I tried to open skype from dash it didn't ...
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Adding Skype Chat in Thunderbird

I would like to set up Skype on my Thunderbird software. However I do not see any way to add Skype. This would be really useful and interesting, particularly for professional purposes. I know it is ...
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How to fix the sound in Skype after starting TeamSpeak 3?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64b. I installed Skype for Linux (4.1 from Skype site for Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch) and then installed TeamSpeak 3 (downloaded, extracted and run ts3client_linux_amd64) My ...
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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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Skype incoming call problem

When I receive a video call from my contact and press the button to except there call, the skype dies. It end by itself. But when I call to my contact, it works fine. Also after 40 to 50 min, the ...
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How to install lib32-libpulse on 64 bit Ubuntu system?

I have a problem with Skype. So I found that the solution to it is to install lib32-libpulse-4.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar library. I found that I should install ia32-libs. So I installed it without any ...
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Merging chat history from Windows to Linux (.db to .lock)

I want to merge my Skype chat history from a Windows version, which comes in a file called main.db inside my personal folders, with my main.lock file, found in my hidden Skype folders on my home ...
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Skype+Gnome 3 Answer directly in systray?

Is there a way (as the pidgin integration plugin) to answer directly to skype conversations via the systray ? Thanks.
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Why does Skype consume 100% CPU?

Skype (4.0.0.4) consumes on my Zenbook with 12.04 everytime I make a call 100% CPU. Does anybody know what to do?
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Can I Use Ubuntu Server As A Desktop?

an older relative of mine still has Windows XP. The hardware is ok for XP, but definetively too weak for Windows 7. Also, I think, Ubuntu would be a nice OS for him to work with, since it's easy and ...
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Can't restore Skype window

on 13.10, my skype seem to be properly installed, I have the skype icon in the task bar and it starts automlatically after boot. I normally go into the taskbar icon to open my contact window. This ...
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Using Alt Codes in Skype?

In Skype 4.2.0.11 I can't seem to enter Alt Codes with my setup Compose Key that I enabled under Keyboard Layout, my Compose Key is setup to use Left Win key, but when I try to use it in Skype to type ...
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apt-get install -f seems to purge too much

I've been trying to install skype to the 12.04 64bit. Installing ai32-libs doesnt work at all (something about held packages and none of recommendations hasn't helped). I've installed package ...
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Skype Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

When I try to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04 I get the following error: error cannot install 'libasound2:i386' from ubuntu software center If I try through terminal I get: the following packages ...
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When using Skype all other audio is muted

As the title says, whenever I use Skype all other audio on my computer is muted. As well as that, if sound is playing from anything else and I try and make a Skype call, it won't let me.
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Skype 4.2.0.11 Crashes on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit During Video Call After Receiving IM

Having an issue with Skype crashing while in a video call when anyone sends me an IM. I can have a Skype video call without any problems for any duration just as long as I don't receive any IM's ...
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Skype and VLC icons disappear from the menu bar

I started using Ubuntu 3 days ago, but I don't know how to open Skype and VLC programs because their icons disappeared from the menu. I have already read answers to other people with similar problems, ...
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Skype wont load on 12.10

I installed Skype onto my laptop and it wont start at all. I Installed it from the Ubuntu Software Center. Not sure what I did wrong. Any ideas?
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How to achieve Echo Cancellation with Pulse Audio?

I want to use Echo cancellation for my Skype calls and Empathy on Ubuntu 12.10 (pulseaudio 2.1). Anyone knows how to do that?
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I can't install Skype on Ubuntu 11.10 from the Software Center

I have my new dell inspiron 5520 factory pre installed ubuntu 11.10 i really liked it but I didnt knew any thing about it first it download or intall everything from software center after 3 days i ...
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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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Skype shuts down when the other person tries sharing their screen

I have installed skype on my 11.10 and it keeps shutting down as soon as the other person switches of its video. While I have read that I need to delete the shared.xml file I cant seem to locate the ...
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How do I install Skype for Windows in Ubuntu using wine

As I had there are no means use my facebook account to login into skype using Ubuntu, I tried to install Skype for Windows on Ubuntu using wine but the installation fails. Can I know why ? And also ...
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Skype sounds and other audio sources can't be played at the same time

If I am in a Skype conversation I can only hear the sound from Skype. But if I already started another audio source, video, music, videogame, it does not matter, I can't hear the sound from Skype. I ...
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Skype 4.2.0 log?

Skype crashes every time for me in 13.04 after recieving any call. It doesn't answer the call either it just crashes. I'm trying to figure out this issue. Does skype 4.2.0 dump it's errors to a log ...
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How to fix Skype problems?

When I'm using Skype the Internet is shutting down every 2nd minute. After 10 Secs reconnecting its working without me doing sth. Why is that like this and what can I do to prevent it?
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Is it possible to install the Windows version of Skype?

Is there any way to install the Windows version of Skype? Maybe using it with Wine? I just prefer that version of Skype since it's updated and I do use it quite often. The Ubuntu version is a bit ...
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Microphone needs to be unplugged and plugged back to work. Why?

I'm running 13.04, cleanly installed, reformatted, updated with all the latest packages. When I run skype and make a call, the person cannot hear me until I unplug the microphone (manually from the ...
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Can't change Skype mood message

No matter where I edit it, I can not edit my Skype mood message. It always reverts back to what I had back on Windows. Is this a bug? Does it have a fix?
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Asus X52F Camera upside down

Yes, I know that it was asked already but no solution is not work for me and most popular links are not working. Most popular think seems to be a following var but no matter what I've done I'm ...
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I was trying to install skype but an error appeared and the computer reset itself

Now when I try to download any app it says Error:BrokenCount>0... I entered apt-get autoclean as said in a forum (to erase the last download) but still everytime that I open Ubuntu Software Center ...
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Webcam not recognized

I installed the new version the ubuntu 13.04 but my webcam is not detected. I use social networks like Skype to communicate with my family and people at work. I do not think solution of my problem. I ...
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No video call with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS + Skype 4.1.0.20 + Logitech C910

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Skype 4.1.0.20 which both work fine but with my Logitech C910 USB web-cam I am unable to get my video working in Skype. If I go to Skype/options/Video devices I ...
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Skype - no sound untill I go to skype sound options

I had to create a script in order to make my skype acknowledge my microphone. It's a simple code: #!/bin/bash echo "autospawn = no" > ~/.pulse/client.conf killall pulseaudio skype It indeed ...
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Skype ports on Ubuntu 12.04.2 64 bit

I installed Skype by using the instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Skype i.e. sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" followed by sudo ...
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How to open multiple skype accounts on ubuntu 12.04

i have ubuntu 12.04 and i was wondering if someone could give me a step-by-step guide of how to run multiple instances on skype. i am new to ubuntu so i do not understand the terminal and command ...
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Audio problems using Skype while calling?

I have downloaded skype and I have tested my audio and speakers, it all works fine but I am unable to call friends as it has an audio problem. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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How to integrate facebook video calls with pidgin or empathy?

I am using Ubuntu 12.10LTS and pidgin. I have also integrated skype with pidgin. I am searching any way to make video calls to my facebook friends.
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can I talk with gtalk users using skype?

I want to talk with gtalk contacts using skype. I followed all steps below and in windows live at People section I can see all my google contacts but I can't talk with these users and also I don't see ...
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I had re-installed ubuntu 11.10 on my Dell vostro 64 bit

After I completed a Ubuntu re-installation, I was not able to see any drivers for wireless in additional drivers. Plus, I was not able to install Skype from Ubuntu Software Center. Please share me ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 x64: skype install - even through “partner” reps (held packages)

I've tried installing official web-site version, but it didn't install. Then I read throught some manuals and now I have partner section in Software Center > Software Sources, made ...
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Wrong architecture 'i386'

I have 64-bit Ubuntu (this is weird, because I can't install 64-bit Windows). I wanted to install Skype, but Ubuntu Software Center returns an error Wrong Architecture 'i386'. I tried to install other ...
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Laptop's integrated webcam is detected, but doesn't work

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 on a Samsung NP350V5C series notebook. When I try to use the integrated webcam in skype, guvcview or cheese, it shows up in the settings menu as "Webcam SC-13HDL11939N ...
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How to resize Skype's Full Screen Window?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. My Skype window became full screen and I can't find any way to re-size it. Here is a link for how my deskTop look like (this is the full desktop) I can't see anything just ...
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Skype has stopped working :(

Sometimes I face the specific problem with Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. After I log in, it remains hanged. Also, my webcam doesn't work properly in Skype.
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Webcam does not work on Skype

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal my Genius GE111 webcam does not work on Skype. It works fine on Cheese. Can somebody please help?
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Panasonic webcam does not work

Panasonic HM-TA2 does not work with linux or skype as a webcam. Any ideas? Camera monitor detects it. Camorama could not connect to video device (/dev/video0). Which cameras are known to be ...
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Skype installing problem depends

i trying install skype in software center and i get a mesaage : libpurple0: Depends: perlapi-5.14.2 but it is a virtual package skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package i am using ...