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

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How to set up Skype on a HiDPI system?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Retina MacBook Pro. Everything works great, and the HiDPI is great in most apps. However, Skype is one app that doesn't scale properly. Is there any way to fix ...
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Conference Call using Skype Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. With Skype Linux version 4.3.0.37 when I try a conference call, my friends can hear me, but there is no video. They receive a notification saying I need to upgrade Skype. ...
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Running Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro error

So I am trying to install skype on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 distro and I am getting this error when I try to run it after its done installing: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
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Skype crashing on Ubuntu mate 14.04

Sometimes Skype silently crashes. When I open the windows, they are just grey. I have to close them with xkill, and can't reopen Skype. When I try, I just get the clicking sound and see some ...
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Skype sign in: Server Connect Failed

When I try signing in to skype , I get the message "Sign in Failed - Server Connect Failed". To resolve this issue I tried almost everything, from removing Skype completely to install Skype again and ...
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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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Skype video captures with green static noise

Recently I've put 64-bit Ubuntu 15.04 on my Dell Inspiron 15 5548. I am experiencing big troubles with the video in Skype. It is capturing with big green static noise, while with other programs such ...
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Is ubuntu not good enough for skype?

I just want to know if skype is not good enough for ubuntu.. When ever i am using other applications my system is responding properly but when ever i use skype it is getting stuck most of the ...
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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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delete skype history from windows account does not delete history from ubuntu account

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 version.. I would like to know where does the Skype chats are saved? I tried to delete chat history from Skype using How to clear Skype chat history? and could not succeed. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS: problem with Skype [duplicate]

eventually I have made the decision to get rid of windows and go for ubuntu!! I had been thinking to do so for long time, but I was keeping putting it off. So, I am excited, but I have also started to ...
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Skype 4.3.0.37 stopped working after installation of Nvidia 340.32 drivers

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and tried skype, it worked. Now I decided to install the video driver from NVIDIA website, install went successful but now Skype is not starting anymore, no ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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ubuntu 12.04, on Dell E6530, specify dock microphone as default

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Latitude E6520. When I use, say, skype with the internal microphone, everybody complains that I'm at the other end of a long tunnel. The dock microphone ...
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Install Skype for Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed, but I can't find Skype in it. Can someone tell me how to download and install it, please! Because on Skype site there's only Skype for Ubuntu 12.04, and in the Software ...
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Microphone records desktop and not my voice

My mic records my desktop sounds, tried with skype test call. I want the mic to record my voice and not my sound output. I have a new ubuntu 15.04 installation and I want to know if this is a hard or ...
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Unable to upgrade/install Skype 4.3 - it automatically reverts to 4.2

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am trying to upgrade from Skype 4.2 to 4.3. Downloading the deb file doesn't seam to upgrade and same goes for Ubuntu repository. I tried every single solution ...
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skype and thunderbird indicators missing after 14.04 updates

I recently (max 5 days ago) installed few updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 and now both thunderbird and skype indicators are missing from my top bar. I were using dconf editor and I inserted 'All' (lowcase ...
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Microphone stop work on long skype call

Occasionally, when I talk via skype in 30-40 minutes my partners can hear me. If there is more voice char programm opened (eg raidcall, steam chat, built-in voice chats in games ) my collocutors cant ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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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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Force exit when closing from Unity Dock

Is there a way to ensure that apps you close from the unity dock really close, by which I mean an "Ubuntu" setting rather than application specific ones. The two applications I notice this most with ...
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Lenovo G50-30 mic built in volume problem

my built in mic (the laptop is a lenovo g50-30) is too low and a bit distorted. I've tried it on skype and even in the audio settings the orange bars are pretty low. The mic is pre-amplificated above ...
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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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while removing skype to install skype on ubuntu 14.04 I have all my files deleted

Please help me... I never use rm command but stupidly I did use this one below and as a result have all my files deleted including chrome bookmarks and settings.I lost a huge amount of my scientific ...
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Install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How can I install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 with synaptic? I don't want to download from the site
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Can someone help me escape Skype and use Ekiga?

I really want to escape from Skype because its Linux support is abysmal and its ethics questionable. The most prominent alternative seems to be Ekiga, but I just can't get it working. Could someone ...
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sudo apt-get update Not Working | Malformed Line [duplicate]

I was attempting to Install Skype on my system. As some of you already know, Skype is only available for 32-bit Linux systems. So I was following a tutorial online when I attempted to install 32-bit ...
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Installation of Skype 4.3. xx.yy. to Ubuntu 14.10. 64 bit

Thank you for many replies and great interest to this topic, but I would like to repeat my original question: Can I use without problems Synaptic for this installation. Reason: I would like NOT to ...
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Installation of Skype 4.3.with Synaptic to Ununtu 14.10 [duplicate]

My question is: Installation of Skype 4.3.0.37... with Synaptic to Ubuntu 14.10 - does Skype work OK with this installation ? In my Synaptic screenshot I see now following packets of Skype ...
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Can't see incoming messages in Empathy and Skype

I have stalled Skype for empathy but only outgoing messages work. When I try to chat to friends I can't see their messages. How do I fix this?
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Skype no video in 13.04

Recently I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04, after struggling a lot, I finally managed to install and run Skype, but no matter what I do, there is no video at all. I have tried every solution from this ...
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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 ...
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Skype Not Working. Ubuntu 13.04

I've been using Skype for Linux for a while now. When I tried to use it today, it would freeze and force quit every time I did anything. I am also getting the error message that Skype is not ...
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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 can my audio input always be the webcam microphone?

Each time I want to use Skype, I have to go in the sound preferences. And there, turn the audio-in to "webcam" and uncheck the "mute" button. It's quite annoying. Is there a way to always keep the ...
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How to let Skype start silently without welcome screen?

I would like to let Skype start without welcome screen, everything what I need to see is a green icon of connected Skype. What and where should I set to reach that? I have checked to log-in ...
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Uninstalling Skype 4.1 from 12.10

I want to completely uninstall Skype 4.1 from the terminal. How do I do that. Also, do I have to delete anything else to make sure I have removed it completely?
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Skype 4.3 IM does not display attached photos

Skype 4.3 IM does not display attached photos. It only shows a weblink. There is also a download window that pops up when Skype is started and nothing seems to download. I think these are some of the ...
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Random character input starts after typing during short freezes

I've been experiencing a weird behavior with some applications (e. g. Skype), since I updated my Ubuntu to 13.10 and now to Ubuntu 14.04. When my computer "freezes" due to high CPU usage and I happen ...
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Modify Skype's Contacts Contextual Menu

I did not come to the forum before googling my question, and I did my best to insure that my issue was not addressed here before I do it. Here is my question : Is it possible to change the order of ...
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Webcam's Image Upside Down and with Zoom

I'm trying do my notebook's webcam works on Skype 4.1, but I am not having success. The problem is that the webcam's image appears upside down and with zoom. This problem don't happen on Skype ...
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Open-source & Brandable Skype Alternative platform with Webinar functions? [on hold]

BRANDABLE OPEN SOURCE OR FREE WebRTC PLATFORM FOR A SOCIAL NETWORK WEBSITE Must be able to be integrated into a Social Networking website where each member can have access. Must be brandable & ...
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Sound and video are slow

Whenever I opened google chrome today, everything seemed normal. I played one of my favorite games, and that's when stuff got weird. The sound on the game was slow. Not a major problem. I muted the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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How to forward calls to Skype through an Ubuntu system?

I want to use my iPod for phone conversations. Is it possible to receive cell phone calls by a netbook with SIM slot that is running Ubuntu and then forward it with Skype to my iPod? (Please don't ...
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Skype - 1 in/out jack

I've been trying to configure Skype 4.3 audio on elementary 0.2. I've updated kernel and played around with ALSA as described in various threads here. Uninstalled and reinstalled skype. That fixed all ...
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How can i export Skype Chat history to a text file or other readable file in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I want to be able to export my chat history so I can read it outside of Skype and save it permanently somewhere else. I have seen many suggestion about main.db file in skype directory but unable to ...
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skype install on ubuntu 14.04 dependency hell

im trying to install skype since empathy and pidgin doesnt work so im stuck in the installation, anything seems to work, i tried using synaptics, gdeb with the packages from the page, even tried ...
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integrated webcam issues lenovo t430u ubuntu 12.10

I am fairly new user to Ubuntu. I have a fresh install of 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 with the gnome remix. The laptop is Lenovo thinkpad T430u. The issue is my integrated laptop webcam is not working with ...