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

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Where Skype save cached images?

I need to recover a picture sent me on skype but the message have been deleted from the other user. Does Skype keep a copy of that picture somewhere?
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Titlebar Min/Max/Close Buttons Stuck in Taskbar

Sometime recently the min/max/close buttons for applications started appearing the taskbar, to the right of my clock. I didn't enforce this setting this deliberately, and I think it started happening ...
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Is there a way to see details of past notification in ubuntu 20.04 LTS Gnome desktop

The issue is I would like to see and dismiss every notification on my own time. But certain notifications hang around in the notification center and some just dissapear (like skype notifications for ...
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white screen on Skype video

The same problem (Ubuntu20.04) $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 008: ID 046d:0825 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270 $ guvcview GUVCVIEW: version 2.0.6 V4L2_CORE: (...
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Problem Installing Skype libgtk-3-0 (>= 3.21.5)

I tried to install skype from terminal. (i'm newbie on ubuntu) First: wget https://repo.skype.com/latest/skypeforlinux-64.deb Second: sudo apt install ./skypeforlinux-64.deb Finally: sudo apt ...
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Microphone doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04

It's very frustrating to get my microphone working on different software. It works well for Zoom, but then it doesn't work on the web version of Zoom, Skype or Meet. I usually get a background white ...
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Cannot maximize application window of Skype and Anydesk in ubuntu 20.04

I am not able to maximize the application window of Skype and Anydesk apps to full height and width just like other apps in Ubuntu 20.04. This problem seems to be for the Ubuntu 20.04 version because ...
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Mic not working in Skype in Ubuntu 20.10

Both mics (internal and from headset) works perfectly with other software like Meet, Zoom, Team but not with Skype. I installed Skype from the software store and directly from the Microsoft site. Used ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 window flickering/strobing white for specific applications

I've been having lots of graphical issues with specific applications on Ubuntu 18.04 using my Dell Latitude 7490. For instance on GitKraken: The same thing happens on: Zoom Slack Signal Skype ...
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Is there a way to use Threema on a Ubuntu desktop?

The secure and private Threema messenger app (based in Switzerland) with end-to-end encryption is a great open source alternative for WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, WeChat, FB Messenger, Telegram. Is there a ...
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Flatapak Skype webcam & audio input & output issue

I am unable to setup audio & camera on skype. Skype webcam & audio input & output issue with the permission. I tried with command line flatpak override --user com.skype.Client --socket=...
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Gnome Keyring password prompt does not move, is it normal?

When opening Skype, Gnome Keyring password prompt does not move, is it expected behavior, in Xubuntu 20.10, Skype downloaded and installed in December, 27? I googled for "gnome keyring password ...
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ubuntu 20.04:webcam video flickering issue in chrome only

i have updated my ubuntu from 18.04 lts to 20.04 lts when i access my webcam in chrome using this extension i can see my video is black and white and is flickering i am using janus video room plugin ...
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Safe and convenient recovery short of reboot

It has been my experience in recent weeks that 20.04 hangs much more than 16.04. The most recent incident involved editing in gedit while Firefox and a gnome-terminal were also open. Often Skype is ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - White screen on skype when sending doc or pdf files?

A strange issue appeared today while I was using Skype (snap version) and it looks persistent, since logging out and reboot didn't fix it. When I send a document to another person, Skype turns white ...
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Ubuntu 20.04, Skype unable to properly record sound

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed Skype on it. When I am calling a client, I am able to hear client's voice but client is unable to hear my voice. The test call feature of Skype returns ...
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Microphone not working in Zoom and Skype

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and have been using both Skype and Zoom Desktop app on it. But couple of weeks ago (probably after some system upgrade) my mic stopped working in both apps. The ...
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How to share screen in Skype with audio in Ubuntu 20.04?

How to share screen in Skype with audio in Ubuntu 20.04? Screen sharing works but system sound cannot be heard from other computer. How to fix it?
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Microphone doesn't work with Skype and pulseaudio

The microphone doesn't work with Skype. When I delete pulseaudio from the system the microphone works well, but in this case the audio disappears in the browsers. Audio works with Skype, works with ...
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Skype duplicates an icon on the dock

After updating from 18.04 to 20.04 Skype started to duplicate icon on the dock: The first icon has been added as a favorite. So when I click it the second, below with poor quality, appears. Expected ...
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Ubuntu change the left, right microphone sound card's level

I have some problems with my sound card which is solved by unbalancing the left and right mic level via pulse audio input level option as you can see: But it will be adjusted automatically after some ...
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Webcam works with FFMPEG but nothing else

I have a 0c45:6270 usb webcam. It is not recognised by any program I've tried (Cheese, Kamoso, Guvcview, Skype). However, if I use the following command: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -s 640x480 -i /dev/...
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skype freezes on 20.04

I had to reinstall my laptop with (pretty much) vanilla Ubuntu 20.04 and I am unable to use skype now; it asks me for my credentials, seems to accept them and then stops doing anything, only shows a ...
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Double Skype Launcher

I added the skype launcher to the dock but every time I launch the app another launcher is created, like this: This is really annoying to me and can't find a solution. In older ubuntu versions this ...
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Having trouble sharing screen in ubuntu 18.04

I'm using ubuntu 18.04. Whenever I want to share my entire screen with third party applications, it just shows the cursor and blank black screen. At first I thought that the problem is with my ...
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Is it possible to run XSplit?

I want to use XSplit as a webcam in skype, so that I can have 2 people screen-sharing in a meeting. If this is possible, what libraries would be required? I have already tried, but the installer just ...
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How to show skype notification badge in ubuntu (more attention grabbing)

I am new to ubuntu, i installed skype in ubuntu. But when i receive a new message i got an instant pop up message on screen. But if i miss that pop up notification, i will not be able to know that any ...
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Skype for Linux does not launch itself in the background

Since version 8.62.0.85 (released July 2020) Skype for Linux does not honor the setting "Launch Skype in the background" under Tools -> Settings -> General. A Skype window always pops ...
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Skype: Install Latest Version Notification

In Skype notifications I have the following : 'A new update is available. Install the latest version via your package manager, then restart Skype'. I have done the following: sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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My bluetooth headphones stop reproducing sounds when I have Skype running

I am recently annoyed by a problem between my bluetooth headphones and Skype. I face this issue on my Kubuntu 20.04. The problem arises in the following way: I connect my bluetooth headphones to the ...
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Webcam in Ubuntu 20.04 works partly

My webcam works in some applications and does not work in another. For example, it works in skype and guvcview but does not work in cheese (cheese was reinstalled, no effect). >lsusb Bus 001 Device ...
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Webcam not working in 20.04

I am using a pretty old laptop and installed Ubuntu 20.04 The only problem that I had is the Webcam that is detected in Skype/Cheese as "Webcam SCD1100" but just can show a black screen. I'...
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How can I share computer audio on Skype

I would like to be able to share my computer sound on Skype. This option seems not to be available in Skype for Linux, but I understand (from an answer I read on this forum - "Share computer ...
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Skype is not working after installing lxqt on ubuntu 19.10

I had this huge issue with my ram ussage so I decided to install lxqt. After switching to lxqt desktop my skype and some other applications were not working fine so I decided to uninstall lubuntu-...
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Remote upgrade from Ubuntu

My mother has an old Lenovo laptop (bought I think in 2010) with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. It was 14.04 but I upgraded it the last time I was at her place. Her laptop has become very sluggish recently ...
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Redirect a programm audio stream to skype as microphone output

I wanted to ask if its possible to stream the output only from Chrome or other programm to skype using pulseaudio. If I choose the monitor of my playback device, the skype user hears himself, because ...
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Skype keeps microphone open after call ends

After a call ends, Skype (8.60.0.76) for Linux keeps the microphone open on my Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) machine. This is visible by the icons in the status bar (the microphone icon disappears as soon as ...
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Can skype app copy, open or delete my personal files?

I just wanted to install Skype but it says that this app can access to all my personal files and system resources. What does this mean? Does this means that somehow Skype can copy, delete or open my ...
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Video calling (grandparents)

I need an extremely simple solution for video calling. I'm planning to use an old laptop with webcam. My goal is that my grandparents only need to turn on the machine and it would automatically start ...
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Logitch 9000 with Ubuntu

I have a Logitech 9000 Pro which works fine with Wi.10 and Win.7 and also works with both OSs in Skype. However, I now wish to use it with Ubuntu, which I downloaded a couple of days ago (I think vers....
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No audio (microphone and speakers) on Snap version of Skype

I installed the snap version of Skype (it seems to be the recomended way to install Skype on Ubuntu). Neither microphone nor speakers work, though. I tried the pavucontrol trick I read somewhere ...
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Microphone is only working in zoom conference

I hope you can help me as this is quite frustrating. The microphone is only working properly with zoom conference. It doesn't work with soundrecorder, it doesn't work with skype, it doesn't work while ...
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Skype internal mic problem

i have problem in my mic when i using this king of setting in my pulse-audio settings (my sound become week and hard to hear from receiver side): but by changing the balance of left and right mic in ...
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How do you keep the internal microphone switched on by default and accessible by apps?

Dell Vostro 2520 laptop Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) 2- Cirrus Logic High Definition Audio, model CS4213 Ubuntu 18.04.4 Windows 10 Home, v. ...
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Skype on Ubuntu 18.04 - People cannot see me available

I have a problem with Skype installed on Ubuntu 18.04. When I open Skype, it does not show me available to my contacts. It is like I'm always invisible. I've tried to log out and re-login, update and ...
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ubuntu skype lifecam vx-700 mic random issue

I'm currently experiencing some annoying random issue with a Microsoft Lifecam VX-700 webcam, my Ubuntu 18.04 (updated regularly) and skype (skypeforlinux) at its latest version (ver 8.59.0.77 at ...
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Services like Skype, Netflix, Steam are not accessible

I have a very interesting situation. I am able to connect to Skype, Steam, Netflix on a seperate computer with Windows 10, using my home internet. However using the same home internet, I cannot login ...
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Why does skype show only “connecting”? Call cannot be received also, although messaging works fine

I tried with Linux DEB from https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/. I am using ubuntu-20.04 LTS. I am behind a proxy server. Call can't be received but miss call notification is shown at the end.
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How can one resolve the problem regarding the network connection to skype downloaded from snap store behind a proxy server from ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

All other things related to internet, such as browsing, installing, and uninstalling using sudo command are working fine. I have provided the proxy server details through /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/proxy....
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share computer sound on skype?

I would like to be able to play an audio file from my computer so that the person on another end will hear it via Skype. I don't want to use the computer's microphone because as soon as I switch to it ...

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