Questions tagged [skype]

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

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Microphone not working on 18.04 for any web or desktop conference app: No one can hear me

Hi I already tried most of the troubleshooting posts for making sure the microphone is not muted on alsamixer and for making sure the built-in microphone is selected under chrome settings, but when I ...
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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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Why does apt-get install Skype easily while aptitude complains about MAJOR dependency errors?

I was trying to install Skype on Ubuntu 13.04, from the Canonical repositories. With apt-get it worked easily, while aptitude had a huge problem with dependencies and proposed a complicated solution. ...
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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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Auto login and run skype for linux without Keyring prompt

I use Ubuntu 16.04 I also use auto login. I have set Skype for linux to auto start, but it asks for Keyring password. Is it possible to start without this prompt? I mean only for Skype, I don't ...
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Configure skypeforlinux to use kwallet keyring

How to configure Ubuntu to get Skype to autologin by using KWallet? Looks like skypeforlinux uses gnome-keyring as a default keyring, while for skype 4.6 there where a possibility to define it.
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Getting invisible menus in LibreOffice, Skype, and Gimp

I am randomly getting clear menus and other working windows while working in LibreOffice and Gimp. I think I get them with Skype, but since it doesn't show a frame, there is nothing to make an image ...
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Video display problems Ubuntu on Asus UX305: Skype (and VLC and other programs)

I'd greatly appreciate any help with the following. I have problems with video display, occurring in VLC, SMPlayer and in Skype. For VLC and SMPlayer I have found a workaround, for Skype not. The ...
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Decrease skype icon in xubuntu tray

Hello I am using Xubuntu 14.04. And skype in my tray looks like this: In 13.10 icon looks well: Is it possible to decrease size of it? Thanks. Is this problem fixed in 14.10? Could someone check?
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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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Disable Auto Adjust microphone in Skype for Linux Beta

My question is similar to How to disable microphone from auto adjusting it's Input volume, but the new Skype for Linux Beta lacks any of the advanced settings about audio or video. This is how ...
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Camera not detected although it worked before

I have problems with camera on my Lenovo G510 with Ubuntu 16.04. Camera used to work before, but it stopped working. I installed Skype and tried to make a call. At the first try camera was working ...
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Hide the CONTENT of a Pidgin Notification Only

I'm looking for a way to hide only the content of a Pidgin notification, e.g. the message body for a Skype message. I'd like the notification to still pop up, but it should be more discreet in the ...
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Problem with screen sharing in Skype on Ubuntu 16.04

I have a problem with sharing my screen and seeing other people's screen in Skype 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 16.04, the button is grayed out for me and when other people try to share their screen just nothing ...
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Why does my webcam mess up like this?

Most of the time (but not always) when I am in a video call, the video has two sorts of overlay images, like in the examples below (cropped from original whole program window). One overlay is a ...
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Tray icons dissapeared ubuntu 15.10

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm experiencing some issues related to tray icons not appearing in the top right corner. For example, programs such as Skype or Dropbox initiate on startup, as i ...
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Trying To Install Skype On Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I have a machine on Ubuntu 12.04LTS I was looking to install skype on this system. I've tried all the possible solutions from getting the file from the official site to using Terminal. I seemed to be ...
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Skype and Steam won't load - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a newbie with Linux but have just installed a 32 bit version of Ubuntu onto a old laptop. Whenever I try to run steam I get this message in the terminal: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "...
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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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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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How to fix the sound in Skype after starting TeamSpeak 3?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 64b. I installed Skype for Linux (4.1 from Skype site for Ubuntu 12.04 multiarch) and then installed TeamSpeak 3 (downloaded, extracted and run ts3client_linux_amd64) My ...
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Fuzzy audio when Skype makes sound

I am having trouble getting my sound to work properly in Skype. Every time Skype makes noise, all of my audio goes crackly, including anything else that's coming from other programs, even when the ...
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Why does Skype consume 100% CPU?

Skype (4.0.0.4) consumes on my Zenbook with 12.04 everytime I make a call 100% CPU. Does anybody know what to do?
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Two launcher entries for Skype after Skype-wrapper installation

I installed skype-wrapper because the Skype default icon looks awful with the rest of the unity bar (and I like the integration), and uninstalled the sni-qt package to remove the normal Skype icon. ...
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How to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10 (broken dependencies)

I'm sure this is a duplicate candidate, but I have looked at the answer for 64bit 12.10, but it doesn't seem to work for my 13.10 installation. I have enabled 32bit architecture, ie. sudo dpkg --add-...
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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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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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Skype system tray icon size smaller than others on Ubuntu 18.04 with KDE installed

I've decided migrate to KDE from gnome finally. I use pure Kubuntu on my home copmuter, but at work I've decided just to install kubuntu-desktop. Everything seems to be well, except my favorite app... ...
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Skype snap won't connect

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04 as a snap package. Skype will start but it won't connect, giving me a network error. I'm behind a proxy server. How can I make Skype recognize my proxy server? ...
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gspca_zc3xx webcam does not work with skypeforlinux

I have an old Creative NX Pro webcam. In short, guvcview and v4l2ucp work perfectly; cheese can't find the webcam; and Skype can find the webcam but shows a black screen. Diagnostics: $ cat /etc/lsb-...
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Skype closes when I try to update my profile picture

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I'm using the Cinnamon desktop. I recently downloaded Skype (not from the terminal). I have an interesting problem when I try to change my profile picture, Skype just shuts ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 program not starting and not shown in software center

Today after I reached my desk, suddenly apps shortcut in dock didn't work for few programs like 'skype', 'atom', 'system monitor' etc. They were fine earlier. I checked 'Software center' and there ...
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Skype minify under Ubuntu-Mate

I am running Skype 8.20 under Ubuntu-MATE 16.04. It automatically starts after boot, but unlike defined in the settings: not minified / in-the-background, but as a regular window: My question would ...
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Mouse Pointer Not Showing In Skype Screen Sharing

I am using Ubuntu 17.10 with the Gnome 3.26.2 desktop. Skype screen sharing works but the mouse pointer does not show. Is there any way to enable this? There are no options in Skype but I wonder if it ...
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Mac Webcam not working on skype for linux

I am trying to get skype for linux working, however it is not finding the built in webcam that my MacBook Air came with. I ran lsusb and received this as my output: Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 ...
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Portable Web Cam Not Working on Skype Video Call

I use Ubuntu 16.04, and I try to make video call using Skype via my portable web cam (Logitech C525). But even the web cam already plugged in, Skype prefers my built-in front camera rather than the ...
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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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PulseAudio is recording in slow mo

When I try to record my voice by micrphone, the software is start working in "slow motion". Audacity is lagging at the moment of record, terminal arecord -f cd -d 1 test-mic.wav is the same result. 1 ...
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How can I access Skype for Web on Ubuntu phone?

WebRTC should be working fine on Ubuntu phone, so I want to access Skype for Web on it. When I attempt to access https://web.skype.com using the default browser, I am presented with the Skype message: ...
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How to install skype for linux alpha version in ubuntu 14.04 32 bit architecture

There is no problem of installing skype for linux alpha version for 64-bit ubuntu, but there is no .deb packages have been released for 32bit
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In Skype my microphone doesn't work

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 500S laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 on it. When I use Skype 4.3 for Linux, my mic just doesn't work. When I open the sound setting it shows that it uses PulseAudio. I also have ...
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Unable to install Skype despite following earlier thread(s)

I have been bashing my head against a wall with this one; despite having trawled several relevant threads and asked in freenode, I'm still stuck. The following thread is the closest to my issue: Can&#...
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Skype and Teamviewer do not run any more

Have Ubuntu 14.04I was using SKYPE and Teamviewer up to the latest versions and then nothing, I can run every single application in my setup but those two. I uninstalled twice already click on their ...
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Screen Flicker after using Skype

Last week I got a new Asus Zenbook ux303ua, which I proceeded to install Ubuntu onto (my first time running Ubuntu or Linux). Everything has gone pretty smoothly over the last week however today I ...
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Activiating integrated webcam on Toshiba Chromebook

We are having trouble activating the Chicony integrated web cam in a Toshiba CB30 - 102 Chromebook. It did not work with Ubuntu 14.04 and is still not working with Ubuntu 15.10 after trying many fixes:...
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how to reset skype?

How can I reset my skype configuration? I think this could be done by removing or modifying its configuration folder. Will this work and where is it?
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Skype windows broke

This is what I see when I open a new skype chat: Why ? And how can I resolve ?
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Cannot install Skype - broken packages

STORY: skype wasn't working properly, so i removed it to install it again. sudo apt-get remove skype sudo apt-get autoremove PROBLEM: when i sudo apt-get install skype it gives an broken ...
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how to limit skype bandwidth?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I need to limit skype bandwidth so I could solve problem with video calls. I have same problem with skype as guy from this link http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-archive/...
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Allowing multiple programmes to access /dev/video0 simultaneously?

I've just recently noticed that video from my webcam does not always work in a programme, so long as something else is accessing it. Let's explain this with some usage examples: I'm running uTox (a ...

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