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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What software has the features I need to replace Skype?

For the past few years Skype has been getting progressively worse with each iteration. Skype 5 moved away from the compact 2.X era interface to an interface that's much more wasteful and less usable. ...
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Where is my Skype profile picture stored on OS X?

I took a profile picture for Skype using the "Capture a picture from a video camera" button found in the Skype profile dialog. Now I want to use the picture for other things but I cannot find where ...
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Can I run multiple instances of Skype on one computer?

I am a heavy Skype user - I use it for work and to communicate with friends. Little by little my contact list grew to almost 800 people. It's really difficult to handle my contacts and put them in ...
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Skype is showing up in Launchpad twice — why? How do I fix it?

Skype is showing up in Launchpad twice. It's been acting like this for a while but if I remember correctly I think it first started when I let Skype auto-update itself a while back. Any ideas why ...
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Associating skype contacts with address book

After installation of new Skype version for Mac, each time I search for a contact - it gives me few choices for one person: the skype contact; the contact from address book with phone number Is ...
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How can I use my iPad with a Bluetooth headset or hands-free?

I'm looking to ditch my iPhone for my iPad. Apps I've tried are: Skype, Google Voice, Talkatone & Whisper. I've solved the incoming call problem, all that remains is the Bluetooth hurdle. When ...
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Skype way too quiet. How to get louder Skype audio output on my MacBook Pro?

My girlfriend and I are getting really irritated with how quiet Skype is on my new MacBook Pro. Even with the volume turned up to the max, I can still barely hear her even with my air conditioning ...
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How can I use an audio device's other channel for input to iChat and Skype?

I have an external microphone setup that I like to use for audio and video chats. My audio interface has four input channels, and my primary inputs to this interface happen to be its channels 3-4. ...
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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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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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How to stop skype from automatically starting?

After installing skype it will always start whenever I login. I'd rather it didn't do that. How do I stop Skype from automatically starting?
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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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Does Skype/Google Voice use 3G or wifi on my iPhone?

I'm just curious to know if there is an easy way to tell if your calls coming in on an app like google voice or skype are routed through the data plan or if they are using minutes.
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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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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 ...
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Why is Skype using 100% of my CPU or more and how can I fix it?

Today I used the Mac version of Skype for the first time on my new MacBook Air 11" running Lion - v10.7.2. To my surprise, the process was using more than 100% CPU, the CPU temperature went high, ...
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What is the last version of Skype that will run on OS X 10.5 for a PPC Mac?

I've got a G4 Mac Mini that is running 10.5.8 and the latest version of Skype (v 5.3) will not install on my machine because it is Intel only. What is the last version that would work on PowerPC?
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Skype two way screen sharing

Is it possible to do two-way screen sharing on Skype mac? if I share my screen with someone, the other person is unable to share theirs with me (thought their camera works). Is this a Premium feature? ...
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HD webcam for iChat

I've seen a couple of Mac compatible HD webcams for sale, but they often come with the caveat of falling back to VGA resolutions when used with any application not supported by the camera ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I prevent an iPad app ever being updated?

The latest version of Skype for the iPad has commercials. It will probably be necessary to upgrade at some point, but until then I want to stay with the commercial free version. Is there any way I ...
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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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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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Auto-launch apps at iDevice startup

In another question I asked, Graeme suggested using alternatives like Skype instead of FaceTime for its support for audio-only calls. Skype has the advantage of being cross-platform, but is there a ...
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How can I route two audio sources simultaneously as inputs to Skype?

I am attempting to route my mic audio and system output so both can be heard through Skype. Any ideas?
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Multiple skype instances on iphone

Is is possible to run multiple instances of skype client on an iphone. I would like to be able to to login to two separate skype accounts and have the run simultaneously. Is it possible? For ...
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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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Best webcam to use with Skype and a Mac mini?

My users are requesting that we set up a conference room Mac mini (2009) for videochats using Skype. Since iSights are no longer reliably available (and I'm not going to give up my personal one), ...
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Does Skype work for the Guest login?

Skype works fine when I launch it on my Login. When I switch to the Guest login, though, Skype launches but does not connect after 90 seconds. Does it eventually connect if I give it more time, or ...
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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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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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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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iPhone 4 heats up

When I use Skype on my iPhone 4 for more than 15 minutes, it heats up to the point that I cannot even hold it in my hands - I have it on a holder to avoid movement so I didn't notice the gradual rise ...
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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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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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I can't change my skype status to online

After installing Lion, I have had trouble setting my status to Online. It will stay on Away. I can changed it to the other values, but it will not stay in "Online". I contacted Skype about it and ...
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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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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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Logic Studio 9 : Is it possible to use tracks or buses as “virtual devices”

Inside Logic Studio, you can re-map all your track output to specific buses and use those buses as inputs for other tracks. I was wondering if it was possible to somehow use those buses outside of ...
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Is there a way to use Skype on ipad with audio chat only?

I'm having first version of ipad and a USB headphone. is it possible to use skype on ipad? I'm on Wi-Fi.
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What port does Skype for iPhone use?

I want to set up Skype to have priority on my router whem I'm skyping from my iPhone, but I can't figure out which port the app uses. Any ideas?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...