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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Skype and network indicators missing from

Recently I lost network and Skype indicators from top panel. I still have language, and battery indicators and clock, but these two are gone. When I tried to run nm-applet i got this message using ...
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How do I report a bug directly to Skype?

Skype supplies updated packages for Ubuntu via their website and via their partner repository in Ubuntu. How do I report a bug directly to the Skype team? Is the Launchpad packaging team the same ...
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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No sound on Skype

I use Skype for Ubuntu , but there is a problem: I cannot send and receive sound. When I open the Skype's options window in the Sound Devices it says that in all (microphone, speakers and ringing) I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped, reinstall alsa, pulseaudio not helping

I have recently successfully upgraded my ubuntu to 14.04. However, I've realized today that the sound is not properly working. The sound stopped working while skyping. I logged out and still no ...
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Skype video not working on 64-bit Ubuntu

Can't get video to work in Skype! When I go into my Video Options to test video I get a black screen. I know that there is an LD_PRELOAD thing that I have to add, but for some reason it never works ...
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Noise suppression of incoming audio signal in skype by pulseaudio

I use Lubuntu and I have installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol already. I have managed to fix the problem with my microphone noise by launching Skype from terminal: PULSE_PROP="filter.want=echo-cancel" ...
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My microphone recording volume automatically changes

Whenever I do talk on Skype I can watch with alsamixer, how the setting: Internal reduces its volume. Sadly the volume goes so much down, that I get muted. I do have to constantly watch my recording ...
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Uninstalling skype

I installed skype on my ubuntu 12.10 computer, but after opening the program I discovered that I can't log in with facebook, witch is my skype account. so i'm trying to uninstall it. I followed this ...
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Skype is not using pulseaudio

After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc. I tried to reinstall ALSA and ...
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How to get my webcam working on Skype?

My HP webcam doesn't work on Skype. I have Ubuntu version 14.01 and I don't really want to buy an external webcam. Can anybody please help?
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Is Ubuntu 12.04.1 windows wubi installer broken?

I installed the newest release of Ubuntu 12.04 with the wubi installer. The computer is up and running with Ubuntu, I am typing this in Firefox and I can use all the software that was supplied with ...
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How to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04LTS?

When trying to enable multiarch in Ubuntu 12.04 in order to install skype gives "error: Unknown option" dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture Type dpkg --help for help about installing and ...
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Skype 4.3 is not logging in on ubuntu 14.10

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 recently. And I have installed Skype using this command in Terminal: sudo apt-get install skype But now when I try to sign into Skype I get the following error: You ...
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How can i export Skype Chat history to a text file or other readable file in Ubuntu 13.04

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 camera not working

I have a 32-bit system and Ubuntu 14.04. My Skype camera isn't working. I've tried editing /usr/share/applications/skype.desktop and: starting skype with ...
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How to change font size in Skype 4.x?

I tried using "qtconfig" but that didn't help. (Even changing the style in Skype, then using Qtconfig won't show any effect.) Where could I make the fonts larger? (Ubuntu's accessibility settings ...
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Skype prevents login because it believes another instance of Skype is already running

Skype 2.1 has been working in Ubuntu 10.10 but now stops me from logging in - it says there maybe another instance of Skype running. There is not, so I can't use Skype. I have changed passwords ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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How to clear Skype chat history?

It seems that in the Window version of Skype, there is an option to clear chat history. It is supposed to be Tools > Options > IM & SMS > Clear history button but effectively nothing ...
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How to activate group chat in Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have installed skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything seems normal but group chat not working. How to enable group chat skype 4.3? Thanks in advance
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I am unable to install skype on ubuntu 14.04

When trying to install skype using aptitude I get the following error : The following NEW packages will be installed: libaudio2:i386{a} libavahi-client3:i386{a} libavahi-common-data:i386{a} ...
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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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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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Is there a system setting to reduce nvidia-331 overheats when playing video (14.04)

I recently upgraded to 14.04 with the nvidia-331 driver (Dell Latitude E6430). The performance is lightning fast with the exception of playing video like YouTube or Skype. According to ...
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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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Problems with Logitech Orbicam webcam image

I have a problem with this webcam (ID - 046d:0892, driver gspca) on Acer Travelmate 8200 with Ubuntu 14.04. When using cheese or skype with preloaded v4l1compat.so library, it has bad image - it has ...
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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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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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Configure webcam

I see a garbled image when using my web cam using Cheese or Skype using uvcvideo kernel module. I am aware that this is a known bug, but does it have a solution yet? Links: Kernel modules with ...
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Skype install on 14.04 Tried to trace the problem

I tried to install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04. I think i traced the problem back and need help. First i checked if multiarch is enabled. localhost@localhost-W54-55SU1-SUW:~$ dpkg --print-architecture ...
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sudo apt-get install -f is not working [duplicate]

I tryed to install Skype and then this http://pastebin.com/e9VxKFwN Website works fine,I rebooted but it still does not work I also imported their certificate.Is there anything I can do? Here's the ...
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Skype plugin for Pidgin not working

I have tried all kinds of solutions proposed here and in the wild, however, I cannot add my Skype account to Pidgin. When I open "add new account" dialogue, I can choose between Skype and Skype-Dbus ...
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older web cam wont work on skype but cheese works

the device is picked up and works on cheese but when i run skpe 4.3 it reads the cam is their but the screen is black the cams NO: B012756 it doesnt say name brand but id like to make it work for ...
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Group Chat of Skype in pidgin

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, Pidgin 2.10.9, Skype 4.3.0.37 and skype-pidgin 20130613+svn660+dfsg-1. I am able to do individual chats of skype on pidgin without issues. However, whenever a group chat is ...
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windows/mac users often cannot see that I added them to skype

So I add some Windows or Mac User to Skype, I can see his profile and image. There is also a "cloud with question mark" next to his name meaning that he did not add me back. I send users some ...
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I want to split sound

I would like to split sound between skype and games/music/system. I want skype to use headphones plugged in, and system to use speakers. Is that possible? Microphone - mic in PINK Headphones - audio ...
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audio problems with vlc

i've installed linux on my chromebook and then installed vlc player. but if i play any media file then pause and play again, the audio jumps back and forth a few seconds between the moment i paused ...
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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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When I start my camera in video call on Skype 4.1. incoming video is flashing blue?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS trough Wubi on Win7. Later have installed Skype 4.1. When I make a video call I can hear and see the other person fine, but when I start my camera, the image of the ...
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problem running Skype on Trusty Tahr (64 bits)

I have successfully installed Skype using Ubuntu Software Center. When I tried running from command line, I received the following error message: $ skype skype: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Skype is installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but i can't start it in dash

Skype is installed on Ubuntu 14.04 but I can't start it in dash. No error message is shown but running via terminal I get below error message: skype: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: ...
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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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Trying To Install Skype On Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I have a machine on Ubuntu 12.04LTS I was looking to install skype on this system. I've tried all the possible solutions from getting the file from the official site to using Terminal. I seemed to be ...
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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Built-in Webcam not working on Ubuntu 14.04

my webcam on my ASUS N750JV-T4033H isn't working in Cheese or Skype. I'm not sure if it's getting recognized, on Skype it tells me that it found a USB2.0 UVC HD Wecam on /dev/video0 but my lsusb ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Google Hangouts video upside down

I am using Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71 (64-bit) on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop is ASUS A52F. The problem is that by default the webcam video is inverted everywhere (Skype, Hangouts). When launching ...
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How to run an application on a sandbox? [duplicate]

I'm interested in running Skype on a sandbox. I don't want to use a virtual-machine however, since it's overkill just for a program. I don't need Skype's video or voice capabilities to work, chat ...