I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Remix on my laptop and I need to be able to share my desktop for a Skype call. Does anyone know how to get this done?
When you are in a video call, you can share your desktop by click on the video button (as in the picture) then click share your screen>choose what to share.
With the latest version of Skype for Ubuntu, sharing your screen is activated differently.
You can either:
In a call: hit the + button in the call window > Share screens
Right click on a contact name > Share your screen... > Share full screen or Share selection
With Skype 188.8.131.52 I have found that you - apart from finding the right menu item in Skype - also need to be on a connection with sufficient speed. Otherwise transmission will be very slow or freezes, as if congestion occurs.
When I was on my private fairly low-speed ASDL connection screen sharing did not work, but when I switched to a fast university connection there was no problem with Skype screen sharing from my Ubuntu Linux to a Windows computer.