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

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Webcam mounted on /dev/video0 and usable by VLC but nothing else detects it

I have a rather old Logitech webcam which I have been testing on Ubuntu 18.04. The camera gets mounted automatically on /dev/video0 and I can use it via VLC ("open capture device" then specifying /dev/...
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How do you upgrade Skype to the latest version?

My Skype does not automatically upgrade to the latest version and it is not obvious how to upgrade it. Can someone explain how to do this? I use Ubuntu 18.04 and my Skype version is 8.56.0.103. ...
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ubuntu webcam light stays on after call skype ends

I have a problem with skype on ubuntu. After each call ends, the light on the webcam stays on. Verison I have are as follows: ubuntu 19.04 skype 8.58.0.93 webcam logitech c170
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Citrix Workspace for Linux, Skype Enterprise and TalkBase not fully working as Streaming Sound only works for sound, not recording

Managed to open Citrix Workspace through a F5 Firwall in Firefox (had to fix the path in terminal first) and Chromium (same specific fix). Distant session in Windows 10 opens, with system sounds but ...
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Integrated webcam not working - Ubuntu 18.04

Because of the whole Covid-19-situation I need to be able to use Skype on my relatively new Dell Vostro 5590 laptop. Unfortunately I can't get the webcam to work. It shows me a black screen (in Skype ...
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Skype doesn't recognise v4l2loopback + gstreamer

I recently bought a full HD webcam and I'm running into some troubles using it on Ubuntu 19.10. The main issue is that I get very low fps (about 5-7) unless I run the webcam on relatively low ...
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Problem installing skype on 14.04 [closed]

I get an error installing skypeforlinux-64.deb on ubunutu 14.04. dpkg: problemas de dependencias impiden la configuración de skypeforlinux: skypeforlinux depende de libsecret-1-0 (>= 0.18); sin ...
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Webcam incorrectly identified in Ubuntu 18.04

I have two webcams that I have used for a number of years (more than ten) in different versions of Ubuntu, without any problems (just plug and play). The last time they worked was about six months ago ...
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Can't see shared screen in Skype

I am using Skype v8.57.0.116 in Ubuntu 16.04. Neither via the Skype app, nor via the Skype web interface can I see the screen shared by other persons in meetings. Sharing my screen appears to work ...
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Using a dual input sound card with skype

I am a singing and piano teacher and I need to use Ubuntu to do online lessons. I have my Focusrite Scarlett 18i18 USB multichannel mixer-preamp and 2 inputs, one for the vocal microphone and the ...
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Skype alternative

My son is to follow his school lessons from the computor through a chat client. He is advised to use Skype for this. His teacher will be using Skype on Windows. What is the best option which would ...
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Skype screen sharing option missing

I'm having a problem with Skype screen sharing. The option is missing. I read similar questions and: vino is installed. I tried enabling screen sharing and activating it to no avail. I tried ...
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All-in-one app for communicators and JIRA

is some application which would use one interface for all communicators (Skype, Slack, Teams, Hangouts), and transfer only data through some API? I believe this is how exactly works these ...
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Skype 4.3 can not connect on Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04 x86_64, I installed Skype 4.3 from snap. After setting the username and password (I checked them), any login attempt fails after a long wait: "Skype can not connect". Then, I ...
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double problem: updating Skype and installing Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure

So today I was trying to update my Skype. I typed on the terminal: sudo apt-get upgrade skypeforlinux and I got: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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In a SkypeForLinux call, the other hears strong noise in background

(created March 3, 2020) I use SkypeForLinux on a notebook for many years now, and I install all released updates rapidly. In the last 10 days or so, the other hears strong noise in background, making ...
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Lenovo thinkpad E460 keyboard issue after skype call

I have Lenovo thinkpad E460 model laptop with Ubuntu 18.04. Whenever I do a skype call just after disconnect skype call my keyboard behaves strange. To fix this I have to attach external keyboard and ...
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HP Pavilion G7 webcam not working

I installed Ubuntu 19.10 on this HP Pavilion G7 laptop and the built in camera is not working. I have tried installing Cheese several times and no luck. I don't have an external switch on this ...
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skypeforlinux crashes the keyboard

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.0.4 and after that skypeforlinux in several ways. I can use Skype to type messages, everything its OK, but when I make a call it crashes the keyboard. After that, I can'...
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Issue with microphone during skype call

Randomly there is an issue with the microphone while using skype application. It gets fixed once we restart our system. My ubuntu distribution Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS.Please suggest a permanent fix
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How permanently remove or disable HSP/HFP bluetooth profile

I really don't like that, like Skype changes my bluetooth profile automatically to very low quality HSP profile and then just muted the high quality A2DP profile. So i want to know, is it possible ...
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How to install Skype for Business via Wine?

I just wanted to install the Skype for Business Windows application using wine. But somehow the installer crashes all the time. Not sure if this has something to do with the fact that it seems that ...
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isight camera (mac) works on hangouts, not skype in 18.04

I installed the isight camera drivers according to this thread: How do I get the MacBook Pro isight camera working on 18.04? The camera works on Google Hangouts but not with Skype. Skype audio and ...
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Files/Nautilus: Folders and files mixed together (after Skype-use?)

I am quite sure that until recently Files/Nautilus showed all folders/directories at the top of the window and all the files below them. But now they are mixed together - sort strictly on the column-...
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Latest Skypeforlinux 8.54.0.91 mutes all other sound sources on 18.04 LTS

Whenever a call is initiated or answerd with the latest version of Skypeforlinux-8.54.0.91, it mutes all other currently active sounds (totem rhythmbox etc). Sound Preferences does not allow these to ...
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How can I add only Skype to the Indicator applet in Ubuntu Mate?

If I add the Indicator Applet to my panel I get Skype and some other notification icons but is there way to only get Skype? Is there a different applet I should be using? Pidgin doesn't seem to ...
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Listeners report distorted sound when I call with Skype

I'm using Skype on Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS and for the past several weeks, when I call someone, they say they can't understand me because the sound is very distorted. I hear them just fine, though. I ...
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Latest version of Skype app from their website doesn't work

I’m using Ubuntu 18.04, and the latest version of Skype from their website. It installs fine, but whenever I try and make a call I get an error saying “oops, something went wrong”. I know it is not ...
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Skype Meeting for Ubuntu?

What is the best way to connect to Skype Meeting on Ubuntu? I am successfully able to connect to a regular Skype call, but Skype Meeting is not working. Alternatively, what could I use to connect ...
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No sound in various apps on 19.10

I've recently installed 19.10 and am having trouble with sound in various applications. The system sounds work fine, which I guess means pulseaudio is up and running correctly. But Skype and Slack ...
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Skype for 32 bit computers? [duplicate]

I'm using Lubuntu 18.04 LTS 32 bit and need to know what choices I have, if any. Thanks!
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Skypeforlinux and Google earth ask to unlock Passwords Deposit

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.3 (two PCs) and 19.04 (one PC). With both system installations, each time I use SkypeforLinux and/or GoogleEarth appears a box asking me to unlock some "Passwords Deposit". ...
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Skype loses focus when changing keyboard layout with ALT+SHIFT

This happens only in Skype on Ubuntu 18.04. I have used Skype on other platforms (Ubuntu and others) and this does not happen. I use ALT+SHIFT to switch keyboard layout to another language. When I use ...
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Camera and Mic no longer detected (Kubuntu 18.04)

I tried to get on a Skype call yesterday, but it said I had neither a camera, nor a microphone. I had just had a working Skype call last week, so this is a new problem. This happened after a (very ...
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Skype does not find integrated camera but Cheese does

I experience a problem where Skype does not recognise the integrated camera on my InfinityBook Pro 14v4 running Ubuntu 19.04. Cheese, however, does find the cameras and can take photos and videos. Any ...
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How to get rid of Skype? [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 19.04: Tried: But it still appears under Activities: Any idea how to get rid of it?
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Skype web client, call button is always disabled

Before latest Skype update (months ago), I was able to make calls from the Skype web-client. Now the call button is always disabled. This is happening on Chromium 75.0.3770.90 on Kubuntu 18.04. When ...
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telegram, slack, skype won't run if I put them on startup applications

I have run telegram, slack, skype on startup application ubuntu 16.04 But, the icon doesn't appear in taskbar (notification area). Howver, it appear as run application $ ps ax | grep skype 3854 ? ...
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How can I Join a Skype for Business Web Conference?

I have customers who are using Skype for Business for web conferencing (meetings). In the past I've been able to join these from a browser, but recently it started to force the use of a .msi plugin ...
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Maximizing Skype Sometimes Does not work properly

My problem is when I maximize Skype, it does not fully maximize the windows of Skype. There is an empty part in the screen. Screenshot is shared here. Notice that, this is supposed to be the maximum ...
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How to clear Skype cache?

My ubuntu is 4.15.0-50-generic #54-Ubuntu x86_64 and I've updated skypeForLinux up to skypeforlinux_8.45.0.41_amd64.deb Now I have an issue that when I run the skype it tells me that "for the security ...
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Can't open several applications using GUI on Lubuntu

I'm facing many problems with my computer since I upgraded my Lubuntu (with LXQT) to 18.10 and 19.04. I believe all this problems are, somehow, related since they happened immediately after the ...
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Screen sharing issue on Ubuntu 19.04

Recently I've upgraded my Ubuntu to 19.04. But there I am facing the issue with sharing screen. On Skype: I installed the latest version of skype. But I can't see any screen sharing option. First I ...
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Where is the Gnome 3 Skype tray icon?

I installed Skype using Flatpak and I would like to change my Skype tray icon with a monochrome one but I can't find it on disk. I changed all the *.png files in /var/lib/flatpak/app/com.Skype.Client ...
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Why skype doesn't launch in Ubuntu 16.4?

I had installed Skype in my Ubuntu 16.4 and it doesn't launch I installed it using commands below: sudo dpkg -i skypeforlinux-64.deb sudo apt install -f any help ?
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Is there a skype “engine”, not GUI, for 32bit, so that one can use pidgin or alike for video-calls?

I just wonder, if Is there a skype "engine", not GUI, for 32bit, so that one can use pidgin or alike for video-calls? chromium for 32 bit exists, I can still get to skype web, see my contacts, but ...
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Skype online shows arabic letters in google chrome

When I try to use Skype online web.skype.com with google chrome or chromium browsers, it shows only arabic letters. How can I fix this?
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Skype SQLite DB empty and not sure how to read IndexedDB

I have Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Desktop and Skype 8.34.0.78 and there's /home/{user_name}/.config/skypeforlinux/databases/Databases.db that opens up in SQLiteStudio and I see the familiar table structure ...
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Four /dev/video entries but just one camera

I have a Dell XPS 9370, which is known to have only one camera. But ls /dev/video* results in /dev/video0 /dev/video1 /dev/video2 /dev/video3, so four different camera devices. These four cameras ...
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Is there a software that can screen share under Wayland?

I've read that even screenshots may be a problem under Wayland. But I tested it in Sway, works perfectly (grim -g "$(slurp)" - | wl-copy). The only problem is Skype. I can not show my screen. And the ...

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