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

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How to install Skype 4.3? [duplicate]

Note: The legacy Skype for Linux application (v4.*) is now discontinued and was removed from Canonical’s partner repositories, so this question and its answers are obsolete. Please refer to a newer ...
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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 install skype in ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

How to install skype in ubuntu 16.04? Please provide step by step process for installation.
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How to add a Skype indicator? [duplicate]

I've installed Skype, but the icon is not shown at the top panel (tray). As "tray-whitelist" was removed from dconf, I can't add icon by myself.
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What FLOSS skype alternatives are available? [closed]

Given Skype's slow development speed for the GNU/Linux version and its recent acquisition by Microsoft, I am looking for alternative softwares. What FLOSS (free/libre/open-source software) Skype ...
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How do I get the Skype status icon back? (on panel/tray) [duplicate]

I installed Skype 4.0 following this guide. However my little Skype icon in the unity status bar (in the top right corner with clock, volume, etc.) is gone. How do I get it back?
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How to install Skype with Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

jovan@jovan-HP-ProBook-4540s:~$ sudo apt-get install skype Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This ...
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Skype can't connect

After I restarted my computer to finish a upgrade, I could not log in at Skype anymore. It only shows the message: Skype can't connect. If I try web version it works. I'm using Skype 4.2.
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Is there an alternative Skype client?

I love Ubuntu, but one thing I think is a pain is skype for it. It's outdated, buggy and generally just not as smooth as a lot of the other Ubuntu software. Is there an alternative for it? I'm not ...
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Skype update error when running apt update [duplicate]

When I run sudo apt-get update to update the system I get this error on the bottom of the console: W: GPG error: https://repo.skype.com/deb stable InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be ...
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How to make Skype use notify-osd?

How do I make Skype use the default Ubuntu notify-osd to display notifications (incoming messages, users connecting, etc.) instead of the Skype's own "ugly" message box?
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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How can I prevent Skype from starting automatically on boot?

My girlfriend logged into her Skype account from my Xubuntu 12.10 netbook, and ever since then Skype starts automatically every time I boot. How do I prevent this from happening? Things I've tried: ...
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Unable to install Skype on 64bit Ubuntu [duplicate]

Note: The legacy Skype for Linux application (v4.*) is now discontinued and was removed from Canonical’s partner repositories, so this question and its answers are obsolete. Please refer to a newer ...
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How to integrate Skype into Pidgin?

How to connect to one’s Skype account with Pidgin?
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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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How can I remove the Skype panel icon?

As I use the Docky Skype indicator, and the green Skype icon doesn't look good next to all the grey ones -- it would be nice to remove the icon from the system tray. Is this possible? How can I do ...
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How do I upgrade Skype using terminal on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I need to upgrade my skype version using terminal. Right now I have the Skype version 8.11.0.4 and the notification icon I am getting the text, i.e. A new update is available. Install latest version ...
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How to change font size in Skype 4.x?

I tried using "qtconfig" but that didn't help. (Even changing the style in Skype, then using Qtconfig won't show any effect.) Where could I make the fonts larger? (Ubuntu's accessibility settings ...
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Copy skype chat history to text files?

I'd like to convert my Skype chat history to a collection of text files for archival purposes. Ideally, I'd like to have a command (e.g. script or app) so that I could do this on a regular basis. ...
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How to change skype default browser

I use Ubuntu 18.04 and I have the following problem. When I try to open links via Skype it opens Mozilla firefox also I have set google chrome as my default browser. I tried to find something in ...
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How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype?

I'm trying to listen to the audio output of a specific process (A) and another process (B) while redirecting A's audio output to B's audio input. This would be the equivalent of playing music into ...
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skype crashes after logging in [duplicate]

In my 64 bit Ubuntu 16.04.1 skype crashes (disappears) after logging in and no error message is displayed. Previously this problem was not present. What could be the reason?
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Skype shows “Virtual device” for Microphone, speakers and ringing

I have Ubuntu 14.04.1 and Skype 4.03.0.37. my audio devices are working fine but when I make Skype calls I can't hear the other person neither they can hear me. when I checked Skype audio settings ...
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Will Skype be removed from the Canonical Partner repository? [closed]

I just learned that Microsoft has taken over Skype. Will this affect the availability of Skype in the Canonical Partner repository?
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Skype Crashes with a Segmentation fault [closed]

Under 13.04, Skype is crashing with a seg fault. $ skype Segmentation fault (core dumped) $ How can I fix this?
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Can't install Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit

First of all, I think this question is not duplicated, because I have tried all other solutions I found here, but nothing solved my problem. I use Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I have tried until now: sudo ...
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How to start Skype 4 with Ubuntu 12.10?

I've installed Skype and it's running all OK but I want it to start automatically when I log with my user. How can I do that?
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Unable to do group video call and group screen share using Skype 4.3

For those who duplicated my previous question - Skype 4.3 on Ubuntu; am NOT asking how to install Skype for God's sake!! The question was rather - I already have Skype installed, the thing is there ...
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/fix-for-skypepidgin-icon-missing-from-ubuntu-15-...
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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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How can I share my desktop using Skype?

I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook Remix on my laptop and I need to be able to share my desktop for a Skype call. Does anyone know how to get this done?
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skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am using ubuntu 11.10 64bit, skype was working however after running sudo apt-get autoremove skype is throwing skype: error while loading shared libraries: libXss.so.1: cannot open shared object ...
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Install Skype on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit

Since weeks ago I'm trying to install Skype on my computer. I imagined it would be a straight forward task but it is becoming a nightmare. What I have tried so far: Installing from command line with ...
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Skype on 12.04 x64 does not start even after purging and reinstalling it

I am wondering if there's anyone here who managed to use Skype on 12.04. It used to work (ever since I first tried Ubuntu 10.04) flawlessly, but after upgrading to 12.04, it just doesn't start. If I ...
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Installing Skype on Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

Here is what I tried: $ sudo apt-get install skype [sudo] password for umpirsky: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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How can I share my screen with Skype for Linux 5.3?

How can I share my screen via Skype 5.3? The “+” menu contains only two item: adding another communication participant and changing the audio and video settings. Nothing about screen sharing. Is this ...
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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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Why are there so many 32-bit dependencies for Skype?

When installing Skype, whether it's by running (after enabling the partner repository): sudo apt-get install skype Or installing it from the .deb file that you get from the Skype website. I always ...
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How to Install Skype for Linux in Ubuntu 16.04 Via Console only? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 I want to install Skype for Linux through the console. Is it possible? If I try to install via Software Installer, it closes automatically.
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How can I get the Skype notification back in the system tray?

I am running 11.04. I have Skype running but it does not show up in the notification tray. It was working until I added Skype to auto-start when I log in. Does anyone know how to make it reappear?
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Open source Skype application

I'm looking for an open source Skype application that I can use instead of the current beta we have to install.
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Installation of Skype for Ubuntu 14.04 x64 with Terminal

I'm new to Ubuntu and try to install the latest version of Skype from terminal windows. Can anybody help me please, How to do this?
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Ubuntu 12.10 Skype webcam microphone not working

This is making me crazy. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10, Skype 4.1.0.20 can't use my web cam microphone anymore. I can record correctly from the web cam microphone using the sound recorder the web ...
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Skype 2.2.0.25 keeps switching off

After my computer crashed, my Skype doesn't stay on any more. I start it, the window opens up, but after 5 seconds Skype exits again by itself. I already reinstalled it four times.
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How can I record Skype conversations?

We are a small company and we have a help desk service to support our clients. We want to use Skype to provide voice live support. This is the easy part. What we need also, is to be able to record ...
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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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How do I get Skype 4.0 to open multiple chat windows?

Since Skype 4.0 I'm not able to open more than one chat window. If I want to chat with more than one person I have to close person one's chat window and open one with person two. Even if I click on ...
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Redirect real webcam to a virtual webcam via terminal

Is there a way to redirect a real webcam to a virtual webcam from the command line, for example using the v4l2loopback module with ffmpeg ? Details I have an old webcam which works with most ...
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How to clear Skype chat history?

It seems that in the Window version of Skype, there is an option to clear chat history. It is supposed to be Tools > Options > IM & SMS > Clear history button but effectively nothing ...

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