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

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Black screen in skype with wayland

screen shot Black screen in skype using wayland. Please help solve the problem.
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Sky for Linux (a Skype client) Crashes

I have a problem with Sky for Linux. This is an application that works with Skype for Business. The issue is that the program closes on its own, crashing constantly. Not being an expert in these ...
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How can I make Skype to retain at least 2 accounts?

After I log out from my main account, then it will be retained if I click «Yes» to keeping application settings. But if I log in to my second account, then I will lose the saved settings of the main ...
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Why can't I access the Skype website (error NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID)?

Whether I use Firefox or Chrome, I'm not able to access the https://skype.com/en/ website. I get the following on Chrome: Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to steal your ...
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Skype not listed in Startup Applications

I checked similar questions and didn't see anybody having the same problem. Skype launches every time on startup. I wanted to stop doing it. The most obvious solution didn't work in my case, which was ...
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SkypeForBusiness Call in Citrix (Windows Client, Ubuntu host) calls get disconnected

In my work Environment we have Windows Clients / Virtual Machines which we connect to via Citrix Workplace. After some updates on my Ubuntu 20.04 Host - Skype For Business Calls in Citrix get ...
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Unable to uninstall skype on Ubuntu 20.04.2

I have skype installed and running at startup. I would like to remove it altogether. I've seen some advice online, but none of them work. I can see several skypeforlinux processes running in the ...
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Can't use my kinect 2 for skype and zoom but it works with ffmpeg

Hello ubuntu lovers, I have compiled and loaded the kernel driver module "gspca-kinect2" on the github below because I wanted that my kinect 2 was detected as webcam for skype,but it did not ...
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Internal cameras not detected

I recently installed Ubuntu (20.04) on my Surface pro (2017). I had to install this kernel thing to stabilize some stuff that's probably unrelated to the camera issue and followed this guide to even ...
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Microphone not working with microsoft snaps?

I use a work laptop (XPS-15-7590? ) on ubuntu 20.04. I have been using it for months with no issue. I have skype and teams installed via snap, and they've worked fine up until now. On Friday my team ...
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Permission problems with applications writing on/accessing exFat formatted USB Stick

I use this 128GB Samsung USB Drive (exFat formatted) on Kubuntu 20.04 (and occasionally on Windows and Linux Mint). I use the drive on a daily basis and store all my work-related files on it. It ...
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Unable to find main.db file in my Local system

I am unable to find the main.db file where the Skype Conversations gets stored. I use Ubuntu 18.04 OS and the latest version of Skype. Can someone please help me out to find the main.db file in Ubuntu ...
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How to remove Skype second instance?

how can I remove the second instance of skype? created the second instance by skype --secondary command.
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Skypeforlinux official ppa to Ubuntu doesn't have a valid keyword

I use Ubuntu-Studio 20.04.2 LTS. Since a while (2 months, aprox.), I get a "not valid key from Skypeforlinux ppa" message, each time I perform a system update. Is it some personal mistake? ...
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Get stuck with expired key of a removed package

After accidentally switching my repository, I got the failed to download repository information error from Software Updater. I tried to do $ sudo apt-get update And found that I have an expired ...
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Skype Camera No device found

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 on MacBook. I tried different thread of this problem, but I'm not able to solve the problem. How can I fix this problem so that I can use a camera with Skype.
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Kubuntu 20.04 -- Skype for Linux needs key ring password every system restart

For the past few months, Skype for Linux (kept up to date via its own repository/PPA) has asked for my password to access my keyring the first time it's opened after each cold start or reboot. Nothing ...
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Black squares in Skype Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Screen Example Can anyone explain the attached image? Only happens in Skype. Used to occur in Chromium until I turned off hardware acceleration in Chromium settings. All packages and snaps are up-to-...
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T440p internal mic works for every app but Skype

My mic doesn't work on Skype for Linux (8.73.0.92) on Ubuntu 20.04.02, but it works with all other apps, including Zoom and Audacity. Skype also works on the same laptop when I run Windows. I tried ...
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sudo apt update get a warning issue with PPA Skype [duplicate]

I get a warning when I execute the next command sudo apt update W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG ...
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Invalid signature from repo.skype.com: how can I clear this? [duplicate]

Today I did sudo apt upgrade and then, as a double-check, did sudo apt update. The latter terminated with: Hit:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease ...
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Why isn't `apt upgrade` getting a new software key signature for skype?

After a recent apt update && apt full-upgrade I started getting the following error when running apt full-upgrade subsequently: Get:4 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease [4,502 B] ...
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Removed skype still have apt get update errors about skype

I've completely purged Skype from ubuntu 20.04 since I kept receiving the following error whenever apt-get update and couldn't find a solution: Err:4 https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease ...
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I can't share individual windows during skype/GoogleMeet video calls (Ubuntu 20.04)

During video calls, Skype and Google Meet only let me share the whole screen (desktop) rather than specific windows. The only option it shows is the Desktop screen as if I didn't have any other ...
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Can't install Skype in Cinnamon 19.3 , 32bit [closed]

I am very new at this. A friend gave me an hp mini Compaq notebook from 2001. I put Linux Mint 32 bit. I now want to install Skype. All the versions I find are for 64 bit. As I understand the last one ...
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Unreadable charaters on Skype (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) add file

When I try to add a file to a Skype message I get a screen similar to one I've attached. Thank you
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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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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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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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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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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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