Skype is a commercial application and system for text, voice, and video chat over the Internet, and for using a computer to make telephone calls to conventional telephones around the world.

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Where do applications store local settings?

Where does OS X store local settings for applications such as license keys, Skype favorite contacts, etc. Yesterday I was troubleshooting an issue with an Apple rep and he had me delete a bunch of ...
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macbook pro led light flashing

My LED light on my MacBook Pro flashes off for about 0.1 second then turns back on and will flash off again for the same amount of time while I'm using Skype. Is someone spying on my camera?
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Mavericks based VOIP solution needed

I am traveling and as usual, I brought my Vonage box. It blew. So I have a Vonage account and no means to connect to it. Any ideas? The Vonage App - SoftPhone stopped with 10.4! Vonage Companion ...
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how to play local video files in thumbnail overlay (similar to skype video calls)?

I am very new to OSX, so far loving it. I really like how when you use Skype video call on OSX, and you change the primary focus to an app other than Skype, your video call is persistently visible on ...
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iMac Multi-user and notifications

I always used my iMac alone and now I'm about to share it with someone but the multi-user thing is quite new to me. I know we can't have more than one Apple ID (iCloud, itunes etc..) by session so we ...
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Skype is online all the time?

I have an iPhone 4, and one of their recent updates added an 'always online' feature, where the user can receive messages even if Skype isn't open on their device. Lately I've been using Skype on my ...
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How can I run multiple Skype accounts in one computer?

I would like to run multiple Skype accounts in one computer at the same time. Is there an option to do that? It is just to separate personal Skype from business Skype. Thanks in advance
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Skype video call taking a lot of battery power on mavericks

I have got mavericks 10.9.2 and latest Skype version 6.14(351) on a MBA 2013. Whilst on a video call with one person only both cameras turned one and very good wifi signal Skype drained about 18% of ...
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How can I edit contacts at Skype iPad version?

It just seems nonsense that you can't edit contacts at Skype iPad version, I know less is more, but perhaps too less is actually less. So how can you edit contacts at Skype iPad version?
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skype microphone does not work on my ipad

I have ensured tha the acces to the microphone is allowed or turned on on the privacy settings. The mic works fine on other apps, ie face time. So that rules out hardware failure. have tried ...
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Callnote on Skype doesn't record Mic

Callnote doesn't record any audio from the microphone (i.e. whatever am speaking). I can record the other person though. I am using a Mac Mini (Mid 2009) running OS X 10.9, Mavericks. I am using an ...
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Can't find skype photos captured on skype on my macbook air

I have OSX 10.9.1, I captured a photo using skype (skype 6.12) and i cannot find the folder holding my images.. I've tried looking for the answer on this website but couldn't find it.. help
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How do I turn off push notifications without turning off notifications in iOS 6?

I want to turn off push notifications for a single app (Skype, in this case) because I accidentally said "Yes" when it prompted me to receive push notifications. I do not want to turn off ...
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No Camera in Skype

I have Retina MBP with 10.9.1 installed Mac OS X. I have Skype 6.12. I'm not using video camera everyday ;) but I'm using Skype every day, and someday when I need it in Skype I saw that it was not ...
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How do I edit OS X Skype's default window size and starting location?

I'm running OS X Skype and have two displays. When I double click on a contact, their window separates from the main Skype window I always have to drag the corner to resize it smaller, move it the ...
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Video Output as iSight Input

I'd like to be able to display videos and pictures through my MacBook Pro's webcam on Skype and other online chat sites. I previously used programs such as ManyCam to emulate a webcam, however, many ...
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How to change Skype language on iPad

I have an iPad with Settings->General->International->Language set to Hungarian. Still, my Skype is in Chinese and I have no idea how to change that. I tried to change the iPad's language, to change ...
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Why do certain apps fill the background of Mission Control in Mavericks?

Certain apps (Skype, Office for Mac 2010 or something like that) fill the background of the screen when I open Mission Control. When Mission control is focused on the space the app is in, all is well. ...
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Skype doesn't shows the previous days chat

Hi Am using two PCs MAC MINI and ordinary Windows machine, I have installed SKYPE on both also login with same account. I did lot of chats on windows machine using my account, But i can't view the ...
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Force resolution/framerate/color-depth of webcam?

I have a third-party video input device that only works if you specify resolution, frame rate and color depth perfectly when beginning capture. I therefore need a way to specify system-wide that this ...
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iOS 7 Skype problems

Frequently I find myself in the situation when I receive push notifications of new Skype messages. I can see the text and read it. Although, when I open actual Skype app I don't see any updates. ...
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Skype video not playing

For some reason, shared desktops and streaming video do not display on my install of Skype. They simply display as a black rectangle. Sometimes, if I change the application, Skype's floating window ...
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How to share Mac audio over Skype with the microphone?

System: 2011 iMac, built-in microphone, Mountain Lion. This is a two part question. First the more basic scenario, second the more-niche scenario that I hope to ultimately solve. I want to share ...
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Skype hangs since upgrading to Mavericks

Since upgrading to Mavericks the latest version of the Skype app (6.9 rev 701) hangs frequently, pretty much every time on wake after the laptop goes to sleep. I've heard some suggestions about ...
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iPod Touch 4G Video to External Screen

We have an iPod Touch 4th Gen. which we use regularly for Video Skype calls to the family. I usually place the iPod on the TV stand in the living room, connect the audio to the stereo receiver and let ...
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My mic is not working on Skype (iOS)

This morning I update my iPad 2 to iOS 7 and when I went to do a call on Skype, they are not hearing me. Is there something wrong with the settings or is it something else?
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Where is the latest Microsoft Messenger (or alternative) that works with Exchange?

I'm using Microsoft Messenger for Mac 7.0.2, but it crashes every time the network connection is lost and has to be force quitted. I'm looking for an alternative that is more stable. It seems ...
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Camera will not work in Skype in 10.8.5

I have a MacBook Air 13", bought about a month ago, running OS X 10.8.5. The camera is recorded in System Information as: FaceTime HD Camera: Model ID: Apple Camera VendorID_0x106B ...
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Using a Creative Live Chat Cam with Skype

I am trying to set up a Creative Live Chat Cam on a Mac mini to use with Skype. How do I get this combination to work?
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Skype integration in OSX Messages

Just curious to see if there is any possible way to do this but is it possible to get Skype chats to work in OSX Messages? Since I already use 3 other chat methods in Messages (iMessage, Facebook and ...
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What does Skype on Mac do with Webcams?

I don't know if many of you have had this problem: After starting Skype, you can no longer use the webcam you specified for Skype to use in other applications such as Quick Time Player. Even ...
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Math via Skype on a Mac?

I find myself needing to explain math via Skype (to nephews, nieces in high-school or college, etc.) with increasing frequency, enough so that the clumsy approach of holding a pad of paper up to the ...
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where are the pictures of the skype contacts saved (see if someone is invisible)

i just thought you could see if someone is invisible in skype, if you just delete (reset) his profile picture. Because i know if you install skype on a new device the profile pictures are saved only ...
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How do I use screencapture for capturing floating windows?

I am trying to automate the periodic capture of a floating window. Specifically, of the floating 'Current Call' window which is used by Skype when the main window is off-screen. By googling, I found ...
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Skype crash in Mac OS X 10.8.3

I am facing the problem on the login of skype, I've searched on the Skype site and found this link. However, I'm not able to figure out what causes this issue. I'm using Mac OS X 10.8.3 Here is ...
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Organizing skype downloads in subfolders with contact names

I always wondered why skype don't put all my accepted downloads in subfolders with the name of my contacts! If anybody have own solutions, share)
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Skype doesn't output to speaker while dialing

When I dial a contact in Skype the speaker can't be activated until the call connects. This means you either have to watch your phone or have it up against your ear which is cumbersome. Anybody know a ...
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iTunes automatically stops/starts music whenever I start/stop Skype call

Couldn't find any similar questions. So I like that my iTunes music automatically pauses when I accept a Skype call, but usually during a Skype call I turn up the volume. Then when my Skype call ...
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Stream video from external video interface in sykpe

I would like to now whether it is possible to stream a video from another video input as the face time webcam. I mean with a video interface like the "elgato video capture" where I can input analog ...
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Built-in iSight camera in MacBook Pro stops working in Skype

I'm using macbook pro mid 2009. Everything is working good but my camera. The problem is camera stops working after 1-2 minutes in skype chat. And during the conversation I can't close my camera ...
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Can OS X apps access my contacts even if I don't give them permission?

After I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I noticed that apps have started asking for permission to access my contacts. Very cool. When Skype initially asked for permission to access my contacts, I decided ...
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Why does Skype 5.7 on Lion require Adobe Flash?

Does anyone know why Skype requires Flash? Is this new? Are there any "recent" versions of Skype that do not? I'm guessing it requires it solely for it's "Skype Home" section, which is pretty ...
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Using FaceTime and Skype (both open at the same time)

I would like to use both Skype and FaceTime at the same time (not while calling just having them both open). When I start FaceTime it switches on the camera and keeps it on. If I hide the application ...
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Does Skype running in the background use more battery life than other background running iPhone apps?

I have noticed that I can receive skype calls and messages on my iPhone for a while now. Does Skype simply stay sign-ed in until I restart my iPhone and does it use the same amount of battery as other ...
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Built-in mic on MacBook reacts in Sound System Prefs, but not in Skype (calls & audio settings). Can anyone help me?

I can hear the person on the other side, but they can't hear me. In System Prefs, the blue bar reacts when I clap, but the same bar in Skype Audio/Video settings doesn't react. I've had this problem ...
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Skype on iPad won't stay online

The Skype app requires me to constantly launch it if I want to receive any messages on my iPad. Switch away, and a couple of hours later it goes offline and stops receiving messages/calls. There is of ...
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Wi-Fi voice calling methods on a jailbroken iPhone?

I have a jailbroken iPhone 4S on AT&T in Cambridge, MA. My location has unreliable AT&T coverage, and I can't use Verizon or Sprint (too much coverage = pilot pollution). It's got to the point ...
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Using Skype in TV mode on a Mac Mini

I've got my mac mini hooked up as a media centre - using Plex - and it's great! I control everything with a Logitech Harmony One. One thing I've wanted to get going is Skype on the TV. I have a ...
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Webcam for Mac Mini with Zoom?

I use a 2011/12 Mac Mini(Lion)on my big screen TV in my media room, sitting a dozen feet back, so I need a webcam that can ZOOM (optical). Have tried the Logitech C910, it has NO CONTROLS & is ...
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Better Skype taskbar icon?

One thing I miss from Windows is that I always had a Skype icon at the bottom of my screen that would tell me when I had new messages. Right now, the Skype icon in the Mac taskbar only lets me click ...