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

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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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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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My latest Skype does not support group video call in hp ubuntu 16.04 lts?

I have installed upgraded version of skype in my ubuntu 16.04 desktop. Nobody can't add me to the group call! I can only make group call to them, but i can't see them.
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I'm a noob at ubuntu and linux need help

every time I try to update anything or install any program onto my computer like skype and simple things, I cannot find them like in the tutorials. I can see they have downloaded but I can not find ...
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Dell XPS 12 built-in camera not working in skype and cheese

So the integrated camera on my XPS 12 doesn't work with Skype. However, when running $ vlc v4l2:///dev/video0 I do see the video output displayed correctly. Skype is set to use /dev/video0 In cheese I ...
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Skype Will Not Send Messagees

I've just installed skype:i386 and every time I try so send a message to people, a little yellow triangle with an exclamation point appears that indicates that the message has not sent. Has this ...
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Error with ttf-mscorefonts-installer when installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04

I got this error after using one of the askubuntu articles to install skype on my ubuntu: Data files for some packages could not be downloaded The following packages requested additional data ...
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Open image sent via Skype in the image tool directly?

Right now, Ubuntu does not support displaying images in Skype, but we see the link instead As we cannot change this, is there a way that I click on the link and the local image app opens instead of ...
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Ubuntu desktop issues/overall systematic issues

I have installed skype on my Ubuntu 14.04.2 version and after I restarted the computer the normal Login window popped up. After typing in the password the desktop was on but the sidebar was missing ...
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Webcam not working on Skype 14.04

My webcam does not work on Skype and I'm trying in vain to figure it out. In 'options' in the 'video-devices' my camera is working but when I call someone, I can't press the camera button nor does it ...
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skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol:

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit, skype used to work, but suddenly it stopped. Now when I try to execute through terminal I am getting this error: skype: symbol lookup error: skype: undefined symbol: ...
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Problem with video after upgrade to 14.04

I upgrade my computer from 13.10 to 14.04. It is a 32 bits system with a Radeon HD6400 series. After upgrading skype crash when video is connected and VLC also crash when I try to play a video. On the ...
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Sound Input Works in Audacity but not in PavuControl

I have a weird problem with my sound input. Namely the internal microphone of my laptop does not work with Skype, but it does work with Audacity. When I tried to configure everything, I installed ...
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How do I stop skype from auto-launching

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon. When I login skype auto launches and I want to stop that. I looked in Startup Applications but cannot find it.
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Using skype 4.3 in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install and use Skype 4.3 in ubuntu 14.04 (I upgraded both recently). I kept gettign the "skype can't connect" error so I followed the instructions here to the letter: How to install ...
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Skype video freeze

Ubuntu 12.04 been skype(ing) with skype version 4.2something and its been fine, Had an an email from skype saying that I needed to update to new version skype-ubuntu-precise_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb if I ...
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Change skype text alignment when language changes

I know Skype for Linux isn't the same as Skype for Windows. In Windows, if I change the language to Hebrew, it changes the text alignment to "right to left" as it should and it's all fine. I recently ...
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Integrated Webcam Stopped Working Ubuntu 14.04

I've been on Ubuntu 14 for maybe 2 months. When I first installed it I was on unity until I switched to gnome, and then I removed unity, lightdm, and gnome and now I use i3wm. My built in webcam ...
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Problem in skype

I use Skype on my computer and when I try to call my friend so we can CoOp on MineCraft I have the problem of not being able to hear him and he is unable to hear me. I am using the Skype that is from ...
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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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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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Skype doesn't show video fine on Acer Aspire S5 (ubuntu 16.04)

I have a strange behavior during skype calls. When the other party doesn't send video, the video from my webcam looks ok. When I don't send my video, I see other's video semi-ok (in a small box inside ...
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Skype issue : not getting my voice back while testing with echo calling

I have issue with Skype. It's not getting my voice back while testing with echo calling.
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Skype installation? Failure!

I have been trying to install Skype for the terminal, I cant get past trying to give it a pass word. It will not even let me type one in. Good thing this computer is set to log-in automatically. john@...
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I can't install i386 arch on ubuntu 14.04.3

I've the same problems with Trusty. Can I receive the commands to resolve my problem ? I can't install Skype, wine and all software with 386 libraries.(Always problems of depends). I'm sorry for my ...
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Skype Sound Devices Limited To PulseAudio Only

Versions: Ubuntu 15.10, Skype 4.3.0.37 In Skype->Options->Sound Devices I want Ringing=rear speakers and Speakers=headphones, for, I think, obvious reasons. However, there is only one device ...
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mic stopped working for some applications

I have a very strange issue with my microphone. I was playing around with an external USB sound card (it didn't end up working with ubuntu, but that's not what I'm asking about). When I unplugged it,...
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VirtualBox and Skype are bad rendered after sometime

In Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 with A10 (Radeon HD7660) and Intel i5 (Integrated Graphic) respectability, the ui of VirtualBox and Skype are not rendered rightly after sometime. I researched and ...
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Microphone not working correctly on Lenovo B50

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a brand new Lenovo B50. Everything works fine except for the built-in microphone. I found a partial solution here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=...
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Lenovo G50-80 Ubuntu 14.04 low sound input

Good afternoon. I've bought a Lenovo G50-80, and I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and my sound input is too low, so I can't use skype. I've read several posts about it, testing with alsamixer's ...
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How to install older skype version?

How to install older skype version? Group chats not working in ubuntu,but working in live, and windows current version.
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Skype-wrapper Ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to get to work skype-wrapper on Ubuntu 15.04x64. I followed this steps to install it on Ubuntu 15.04x64. But this don't help me. Can anyone help me with this problem? I'm trying to ...
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Skype not get dependency libQtNetwork.so.4

When I try to run skype command it gives me error skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtNetwork.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory located libQtNetwork.so.4 ...
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Skype issue with Ubuntu 14.04

For some days now I have a problem with Skype. It just didn't launch at all, even when I was logged in. So I removed it and now I want to install it again but, after having followed all the steps, ...
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Crackling during Skype calls, what can I do?

I've been trying to find tutorials or bug fixes to help with this, but no matter what I do I keep getting complaints that my input is "staticky" (their word, not mine lol) Specs: Computer Summary ...
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Error installing skype

enter code hereI got this wile doing the first step to installing skype on my comuputer-(saucy) dj@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install libqt4-dbus libqt4-network libqt4-xml libasound2 [sudo] password ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...