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

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Getting invisible menus in LibreOffice, Skype, and Gimp

I am randomly getting clear menus and other working windows while working in LibreOffice and Gimp. I think I get them with Skype, but since it doesn't show a frame, there is nothing to make an image ...
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Why does my webcam mess up like this?

Most of the time (but not always) when I am in a video call, the video has two sorts of overlay images, like in the examples below (cropped from original whole program window). One overlay is a ...
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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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Fuzzy audio when Skype makes sound

I am having trouble getting my sound to work properly in Skype. Every time Skype makes noise, all of my audio goes crackly, including anything else that's coming from other programs, even when the ...
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Two launcher entries for Skype after Skype-wrapper installation

I installed skype-wrapper because the Skype default icon looks awful with the rest of the unity bar (and I like the integration), and uninstalled the sni-qt package to remove the normal Skype icon. ...
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Skype and Teamviewer do not run any more

Have Ubuntu 14.04I was using SKYPE and Teamviewer up to the latest versions and then nothing, I can run every single application in my setup but those two. I uninstalled twice already click on their ...
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Screen Flicker after using Skype

Last week I got a new Asus Zenbook ux303ua, which I proceeded to install Ubuntu onto (my first time running Ubuntu or Linux). Everything has gone pretty smoothly over the last week however today I ...
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Skype windows broke

This is what I see when I open a new skype chat: Why ? And how can I resolve ?
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how to limit skype bandwidth?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I need to limit skype bandwidth so I could solve problem with video calls. I have same problem with skype as guy from this link http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-archive/...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 - Integrated Webcam not found with lsusb but it shows up in usb-devices?

This is an Alienware Area-51 m15x laptop, pre-2009 so not a Dell product. The integrated webcam worked under Ubuntu 10.x and I actually had it working briefly and could see my face in guvcview after ...
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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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Skype on one sound card, other sounds on second sound card

I need to be able to listen to Skype through headphones and other sounds through the speakers. I want to talk with a friend with a headset and listen to music through speakers at the same time. I have ...
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Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time?

Can a webcam be used by more than one applications at the same time? I would like to use it simultaneously under Skype and under guvcview, but it can't do that. Thanks!
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Why is Skype is not sending live video?

I am using Lubuntu. When using Skype I can't send video, but I can receive video. What do I have to do to get this working? Does it need any additional driver software?
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Problem with font in Skype

Has anybody experienced problems like the below in Skype: The font of the time is broken. I have googled all day and found nothing similar to it. All other font in Skype is okay except the time. I'...
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how to avoid skype showing chat window when using pidgin?

I may miss the forest for the trees, but I don't know how I can force the skype-pidgin-construct to only show pigding-chatwindows when a new message comes in. There is always the pidgin AND the skype ...
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What can I do against microphone noise in Ubuntu 12.04 with Soundcard VT1708S?

I've got a little problem: my microphone input makes some noise if I try to talk. On Windows it works perfect, so it can't be damaged. My Mainboard is an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. Following Output: lspci ...
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Hide Skype from panel with apparmor and keep links in chat openable

To hide Skype from unity panel we can add file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.skype with such content: # Last Modified: Tue Jun 12 03:49:49 2012 by izx # REPOSITORY: http://apparmor.test.opensuse.org/...
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Opening skype chat history file

how to open skype chat history file in any editor. I have a file named file256.dbb
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Flipped image on webcam CNF129

I'm using CNF129 Chicony webcam, which is built in to my ASUS K50IJ notebook, with Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. Skype shows a flipped image. I've tried every solution on the web but none works. Any new ideas ...
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Skype video not working in 12.04

Hi I have installed Skype in Ubuntu 12.04 and I am able to check video option in Options / Video devices.I am able to test video.But while making calls it could not display the Video of me.Please help ...
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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 for Xubuntu 16.04

I have little problem with my skype client (Xubuntu 16.04). On skype.com we can download skype but for Ubuntu 12.04 or 10.04. My system version is not available but ok, I just downloaded version 12.04....
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Skype audio input - Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit

I have run into a problem that I have seen a lot round here. I have Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit installed and I trying to get Skype to work. It installed without hassle, but when calling anyone I can hear ...
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Audio Output being piped through audio input in Skype

As stated in the title, my audio output seems to be piped into my audio input, and I'd like to change this. (For example, if I am talking to someone on Skype, not only is what they say being piped ...
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Message and groups are not on sync : Skype 4.3.2 Ubuntu 12.04 and https://web.skype.com

Since few days Skype is not syncing groups and messages on Ubuntu 12.04 sent from https://web.skype.com/en/ I did below things to resolve Removed Skype Download latest http://www.skype.com/en/...
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Skype problems with 14.04

Whenever I run skype on ubuntu 14.04 with the most recent kernel, I get around 7000 ms roundtrip ping, and it's impossible to have a call with it, and it also wrecks my latency. However, whenever I ...
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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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Skype does not sign me in on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try to sign in to Skype, I get a message about a JavaScript problem. Here is a screenshot. I already tried re-installing Skype and deleting all lock files as well as shared.xml but the problem ...
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Unmet dependencies while installing Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

I followed this article. I have tried both method multiple times. But i ended with following error. I am struggling since last night. Can you help me please. Thanks The following packages have unmet ...
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Unmet dependency issue after failed Skype install

I'm pretty new to linux/ubuntu so I have no idea what is going on. I tried searching some of the errors I'm having online, and I tend to see similar information that hasn't helped. I figure I should ...
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sharing screen in a group skype meeting

I am trying to share my screen for a skype group call, but when I add the second one to the call, the share screen stops. I cannot share the screen for more than one people. can you help me with this? ...
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Webcam problem Ubuntu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu and I have a problem with my webcam. I have this Intel Realsense 3d Cam. So, there are basically two webcams, one is a normal colored one and the other one is green-coloured. ...
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Activiating integrated webcam on Toshiba Chromebook

We are having trouble activating the Chicony integrated web cam in a Toshiba CB30 - 102 Chromebook. It did not work with Ubuntu 14.04 and is still not working with Ubuntu 15.10 after trying many fixes:...
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Ubuntu 15.10 webcam upside down google chrome

I am quiet new in Ubuntu world. I found lots of solutions for skype flipped image. Actually lots of them are not working properly or you have to do same process again and again. My problem is about ...
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Tray icons dissapeared ubuntu 15.10

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm experiencing some issues related to tray icons not appearing in the top right corner. For example, programs such as Skype or Dropbox initiate on startup, as i ...
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Can I get access to Ubuntu apps on Ubuntu touch if I allow read write access?

Okay so I'm an impatient bastard who realises he should have waited but purchased the BQ HD5 Ubuntu mobile phone back in June whilst being fully aware it didn't have that many apps available as was ...
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Is it possible to detect the facial expressions during a video chat like skype, and show the smiley face with the same expression of the person?

what I meant was detect the facial expressions of user 1 and show the emoticons to user 2 instead of the face, with the same expressions of user 1 during a video chat through skype, face time etc. Its ...
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Cannot install Skype - broken packages

STORY: skype wasn't working properly, so i removed it to install it again. sudo apt-get remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove PROBLEM: when i sudo apt-get install skype it gives an broken ...
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Skype: Very high ping while using webcam

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I'm using Skype daily while working. The problem I'm facing is very high ping while my camera's video is open. Normally my ping is around 45ms while Skype ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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New Dell Inspiron 3451 system freezing (totally)

My new laptop keeps freezing after random amount of time (1 hour to 1 day). It seems to happen when playing videos (youtube) or skyping. As if it had something to do with graphics or wifi? I can only ...
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Allowing multiple programmes to access /dev/video0 simultaneously?

I've just recently noticed that video from my webcam does not always work in a programme, so long as something else is accessing it. Let's explain this with some usage examples: I'm running uTox (a ...
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Problem with headset communication

Can I use headset only for communication with skype? I want to hear skype on headphones, but other sounds (youtube for example) on speakers. Is this possible?
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Broadcast Skype and USB return in same time

I'm using butt http://butt.sourceforge.net/ for broadcast audio, from a MP3 player and my micro - plugged into my Behringer mixer. In Skype, all is good and my contacts hear my mic and sounds. And ...
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Lenovo G50-70 Microphone Doesn't work with Skype/Hangouts on Ubuntu 15.04

I have not tried this on other versions of Ubuntu, I tried calling through Skype and Hangouts, but the problem persisted- No Sound was emmited. I increased the values of the input device tab and the ...
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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 "stripes"...
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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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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 ...