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

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Microphone does not work in Skype but does in other apps

Ubuntu 18.04 Skype version 8.58.0.93 (current deb from official Microsoft webpage) The USB microphone works fine with other apps such as audacity. In Skype the microphone is detected but can't be ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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I Want to Split My Ubuntu Display Screen But Unable to Do It

I was really needed to split several applications while working on Ubuntu and I was tried with Super+ left/right shortcuts to operate it properly and it was worked on various applications like Skype, ...
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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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Headsets mic not working on skype Ubuntu 19.10

I have a problem using skype and my headset, I'm using ubuntu 19.10 and skype is on version 8.58.0.93 the headsets I'm using is Aventree ANC032 my problem is that my bluetooth headset's mic is not ...
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Can't hear others (Skype and Discord) and other programs but they can hear me

I recently switched to Linux and I'm having an issue with audio when calling people on Skype and Discord. My audio works for both recording and playing sounds but if i'm calling my friends on Skype or ...
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Citrix - Unable to use Skype for Business audio on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I'm having issues with Citrix HDX Media Engine. I'm able to connect to my workstation virtual machine just fine using Citrix Receiver. However HDX Realtime Connector can't connect for some reason. ...
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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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Camera issues with skype and cheese

Running Ubuntu 18.04. Just tried using the camera again after not using it for a year or more. Cheese and Skype not recognizing the camera. Cheese used to recognize it. Skype is newly installed. ...
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How can I open Skype without entering a keyring password each time?

I use Kubuntu 17.04 with Auto Login. My Login password is different than my Keyring and Kwallet passwords. Each time I open Skype for Linux Beta 5.5.0.1 a dialog box opens saying Enter password ...
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NexBase 212 Full HD USB dashcam gives black screen in Skype etc

lsusb in terminal gives the device listed as: Bus 002 Device 008: ID 1b3f:7000 Generalplus Technology Inc. In Skype, I see it listed (next to my defunct cover camera) as GENERAL - UVC: GENERAL - ...
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skypeforlinux recognises external webcam but gives black screen

Situation Ubuntu 16.04, skypeforlinux 8.53.0.85 The external webcam works in all respects with Cheese The external webcam is recognized by Skype as per screenshot below the vendor and product ID ...
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How to have chromium appear as chrome to web sites?

I would like to use skype on an old netbook with a 32bit-only atom processor (N270). The skype linux client is only available for 64 bit linuxes. But they have a web app. However, their web app is ...
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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 to join Skype for Business meeting on Ubuntu (without Skype for Business account)?

Following topic describes how I could connect to Skype for Business account under Linux: Free software to connect to Skype for Business However, what if I do not have a Skype for Business account? ...
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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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Unable to install skype

I am unable to install Skype. Everytime I get this error: bilal@bilal-HP-ProBook-4520s:~$ sudo dpkg -i getskype-* (Reading database ... 143630 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to ...
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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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Disabling or changing language for spell checking on Skype

Skype is drawing red lines under non-English words I type. How to disable it, or change the spell checking language? Apparently, the spell checker is not a part of Skype itself. Using Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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How do I stop skype from auto-launching

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon. When I login skype auto launches and I want to stop that. I looked in Startup Applications but cannot find it.
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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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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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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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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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Skype new install not working on updated 16.04.4 LTS

I was having problems answering a call in Skype, no answer button, and so I decided to reinstall Skype from scratch. This is Xubuntu with lsb-release showing DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=16.04 ...
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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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lsb_release command not found

I am new to ubuntu OS. I am trying to install skype on ubuntu 12.04. I am following a tutorial that says sudo apt-add-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner” but ...
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Skype no longer recognises camera

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just updated Skype. The microphone of my Logitech C615 webcam still works. The camera still works in Cheese and guvcview, but is no longer recognized in Skype
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Thunderbird Chat - Additional Chat Protocols

In Windows I have the chat client Trillian, that supports multiple chat protocols (Facebook, Google+, Skype, AOL, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo and many others). Skype does not need to be installed, just Trillian. ...
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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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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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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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Skype and screen sharing

Last time I decided to use Ubuntu 17.10. When I installed skype from official site of Skype (I downloaded .deb package) I can do almost everything without one important feature for me. I can't share ...
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Using Alt Codes in Skype?

In Skype 4.2.0.11 I can't seem to enter Alt Codes with my setup Compose Key that I enabled under Keyboard Layout, my Compose Key is setup to use Left Win key, but when I try to use it in Skype to type ...
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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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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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Skype crackling audio during Test Call?

I have a problem with Skype 4.2 during the Test Call that I don't think it matters on client side, but during the test call after the recording and then playback the audio is crackling. Now I fixed ...
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How to access settings of new Skype for linux to set proxy?

I am unable to access settings from tools in the new Skype. I am using ubuntu 17.04. I need it to set proxy which it is not automatically set. I have to set proxy along with username and ...
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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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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 do I install Skype?

I want to install Skype, but I can't locate it in Software Center or by using Synaptic Package Manager. Can anyone help me?
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How to remove Skype?

Can anyone please tell me how to completely remove Skype from Ubuntu 18.04? There's lots of advice on how to install Skype, but none on how to uninstall it. Skype came with the upgrade I think. ...
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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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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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Skype only logs in as root

I just installed Skype on my Ubuntu 12.04 again and somehow I can only login if I start Skype via root (sudo skype) in the terminal. If I try otherwise via dash or just "skype" without sudo permission ...

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