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Well, a bit more research and I may have found a solution. * Proceed with caution. Backup files. Be smart. This worked for me YMMV. * The Easy Solution The most straight forward way to fix this problem seems to be to delete the SQLite database that stores Launchpad's data. To do this simply open the following folder, ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock ...


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Try the Boom system-wide volume booster tool. While it's not free, it is cheap: $6.99. See reviews here, here, and here. Below is the description from the product page, and a screenshot: Boom is a simple volume booster and system-wide equalizer that lets you boost the volume of your Mac and your music files. Using Boom is simple. You know the ...


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Skype and Google Voice act very differently in the way that calls are received on your phone. Skype is VOIP (Voice Over IP) software, and all calls made using Skype will use your data plan when you're not in a WiFi area. However, if you have Skype Call Forwarding configured to forward to your iPhone you will be charged per minute just like a regular cell ...


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Well, seems like I just had to think about it a little bit more. My workaround is not possible using only system utilities. I used Soundflower and LineIn from Rogue Amoeba software. Using LineIn, I could select channels 3-4 specifically from the PreSonus device and route those to the two-channel Soundflower device. Then, I simply selected the Soundflower ...


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Apple limits what can run in the background to ensure battery life is not dramatically reduced. Skype will be constrained to the same restrictions that all other App Store apps must follow. Given this, it is fair to assume Skype uses no more than any other Internet telephony app running in the background on your iPhone. Fraser Speirs's article may be ...


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As this was an upgrade install, you had used Skype already for quite a while, right? I assume that Skype is simply displaying its own database which it build-up before Mountain Lion. I myself don't use Skype, so I just installed it and used my firewall to monitor what files Skype accesses: During the setup I was also prompted by Mountain Lion if I wanted ...


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multiple copies of Skype can only run under separate user accounts, making for some unfortunate but not critical overhead. create another user account on your Mac, either business or personal. then from the other one, open Terminal and do: $ su - [your other username] $ /Applications/Skype.app/Contents/MacOS/Skype & after which you can close the ...


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Do you have it connected to a dock connector at the same time? I know in my experience with an iPhone 4 it does heat up when the screen is On while charging. However, this was in a period of an hour or two. 15 minutes shouldn't cause the phone to overheat like that, even on Skype. I suggest to take it to an apple store like @glenstorey said. Explain the ...


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See iPad: Using Bluetooth headsets and keyboards in Apple’s Knowledge Base: Bluetooth car kit functionality is limited to audio output. Additional car kit features are not supported on iPad. The article on supported Bluetooth profiles on iOS might also be of interest. As you can see, the first-generation iPad doesn’t support the Hands-Free Profile (HFP ...


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Did you try the screen share? It does require you typing, but not in the Skype field. You could use excel or word to type, and then share your screen with others. More details HOW to: https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA10022/how-do-i-share-my-screen-in-skype-for-mac-os-x You will also need a digital sketch pad like the : ...


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Skype is a VOIP app so it is in the class of apps that actually do run in the background. However you need to start it manually. There's no facility in iOS to start a non-Apple app every time the device starts.


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The tweak Phone GV Extension integrates Google Voice into the normal Phone app. I haven't tried it myself, but it's pretty popular and has a free trial available. Here's a Lifehacker post that recommends it and also suggests an App Store app: GV Mobile +.


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SoundFlower This is the traditional solution, and it is free. Although I am not sure if it's compatible with Lion. Once you have it installed, you'll need to get familiar with the Mac OS X system utility, Audio MIDI Setup, in the Utilities folder.


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Took me a lot of time to discover you have an option in iPhone (iPad) Settings app, you scroll down until you find Skype, and there you have the option to go offline automatically. Make sure this is set appropriately (e.g. to Never). I'm running last version available today, 23rd of may 2012, both IOS and Skype. Solved my problem few weeks ago.


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There is an app for that :) ManyCam will allow you to use the iSight camera over multiple applications. I haven't had the chance to test it myself, but according to the app description, it should work just fine. Some customers complain about a slow Mac, some don't. So please give feedback about this app. EDIT: CamTwist should do the same.


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I am running Skype 5.7 on a Mac without Flash installed. It does not complain about its absence. The 'Home' screen initially showed a blank box which was clearly a Flash video with a demo for something. That has now disappeared. It looks like Skype will use Flash if its installed but it is not required.


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On Skype 6.3.xx the avatars are stored in ~/Library/Caches/com.skype.skype/(your skype name)/SKAvatarCache in TIFF format. You can view them by in Preview by opening Terminal and running open ~/Library/Caches/com.skype.skype/(your skype name)/SKAvatarCache/(name of the file)


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BaiBoard BaiBoard is a free white board tool that allows you to share and collaborate on a virtual white board. It allows the use of free hand drawing, typing, lines, etc. There is a free Mac and iOS app. I find it works really well with google talk for audio chatting whilst a Wacom Graphics tablet for input.


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Screen sharing on Skype is one-way only. Only one person in the call can share their screen with the other callers at one time. With the free accounts the sharing is limited to one-to-one. With the premium accounts you can do a one-to-many broadcast and share your screen out to multiple people at the same time. This does make some sense, two-way sharing has ...


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At the moment, I am sticking with uninstalling "new Skype" and going back to the old Skype. But, VBuzzer is also a very good choice. They are based on open standards and can do most of the above, including video conferencing without a download (i.e.; in browser). (No Skype-in type number though). They also have mobile applications for both iOS and Android. ...


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In the Skype Preferences, under the Notification tab, you can set the Skype icon to bounce, play a sound and display a built-in visual notification when you receive new messages. Click on the "Event" dropdown to select the events you require. Is this the sort of thing you were after?


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I found this fix on a Skype community thread: Quit Skype, then in your home directory, look for a folder called Library/Caches/com.skype.skype and delete or rename that folder then start Skype... cpu usage should be back to normal. If you can't find that folder, open your Terminal and simply type: $ open ~/Library/Caches/com.skype.skype


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You're probably looking for Skype 2.8.0.866 (PPC), which you can find searching the OldApps website. It was released on 29 November, 2010. Supported Systems: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (PowerPC)


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If you are having an application issue on Mac OS X, and it is not something that is expected behavior, a good first step is to quit the program, remove the user specific .plist files for that application, and then relaunch it. If regenerating the .plists doesn't work, it is probably time to reinstall Skype. If this change is just a result of intended ...


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iTunes has a separate volume control that seems to run independently of the master volume control. It's in the top-left corner, press ⌘↑ or ⌘↓ in iTunes to adjust. Yours may be too low relative to the master volume. Skype too has a separate volume control. In the Skype app press ⌥⌘↑ and ⌥⌘↓ to adjust call output volume only.


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Apple issued a patch to go on top of the 10.8.5 update that didn't ship both a 32bit and 64 bit file that Skype, Apple's iMovie and other apps need to run the internal camera. After some investigation, we have found that the OSX 10.8.5 update is missing a specific file that would allow some apps such as Skype or iMovie to access the built-in facetime ...


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When you have Skype running, and you see either slow charging or fast battery draining (depending on whether or not it's plugged in), launch an application called Activity Monitor. You can launch it from Spotlight, or from the Finder when you go to the /Applications/Utilities folder, or from Launchpad if you go into the Utilities folder. With Activity ...


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Another choice which works nicely with OS X is the Logitech c910. in order to have 720p work, as well as a fast connection, you need a relatively fast computer. For example, 720 didn't work on my first gen Macbook Air but does work on my new 11 inch model.


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Most modern USB webcams support a generic interface called UVC (Universal Video Class). OSX supports most UVC drivers out-of-the-box (true for me in Snow Leopard) so sometimes there aren't even any third-party drivers to install. (In fact, most third-party webcam "drivers" only install useless add-ons that bloat your system.) Logitech is very good at ...


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Just drag the Skype icon from iTunes to your desktop (or every other location for that matter) and you are all set. Next time you get an update simply drag Skype from your desktop back into iTunes and you will have the original version again. But for your original question: no it is not possible to prevent updates if you clicked the 'download all updates' ...



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