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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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How to minimise apps on startup

I have 3 apps set to "Launch on startup": Mail, Messages, and Skype. All 3 of them have "Hide" on in "Login Items". Skype and Mail ignores "Hide" attribute and ...
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Share iPad screen to Skype on MBA

I have a few collaborations that I work with and chat over Skype. Our conversations frequently involve discussions over calculations but with Skype I haven't been able to find a way to share my iPad ...
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skype for bussiness-mac

Using my Mac I'm trying to join a conference call hosted using Skype for Business Server. I try to install the plug-ins for Skype for Business App Web-only for me (the only available option), but the ...
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How can I use the rear facing camera on video conferencing apps like Skype and Zoom?

I use an iPhone 8. By default, Skype and Zoom use the front camera. But my rear camera has higher resolution and quality, correct? How can I order video conferencing apps like Skype and Zoom to use ...
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Does Skype work better through Chrome than through desktop app on the M1 chip?

I heard that Skype for desktop uses node.js. However it seems like all node.js apps for now run as Intel apps. But since node.js is based on Chrome, and Chrome runs natively on m1, is it more ...
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How to stop Skype from being terminated during sleep?

Recently, when I wake up my MacBook from sleep I often have to restart Skype. It seems that it was terminated somehow. Any hints on what might be causing this? Skype version 8.72.0.82 macOS Mojave 10....
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Why does Skype want to use a "Xcode Server Builder Identity" key?

While examining some features of XCode, I briefly enabled the XCode Continuous Integration Server. The following dialog box now pops up: Skype wants to sign using key "Xcode Server Builder ...
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Remove SKYPE HELPER popup easy way Mac OS X [duplicate]

I found this and tested it on MacBook. No need to open the terminal. Just do it before the Skype update to be installed. Go to Skype prefs and check for Update. If it is available, the popup window ...
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How do I remove my birthday from Skype for iPad?

A while ago I was fiddling with my birth date on Skype for iPad (version 8.68), and I accidentally pressed save. However, I do not want it to be visible. I’ve tried changing my birth date to (day, ...
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To to stop Skype on iPhone & Mac competing for AirPods' connection?

I long for the days of 3.5mm connections and headphones that connect directly to the audio source. Very often (~20%) on a Skype call, my AirPods fail to connect to the correct device. Which leaves me ...
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Guests notifications from Skype

Recently, my phone began to constantly send notifications from Skype, as if someone was calling me. Moreover, the call lasts less than a second, and if I go to Skype in the "Call list" ...
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Connecting an external camera to iPhone XI, then using it for Skype and Zoom using a smart TV as a screen

My boss asked me this question but I think that's entirely impossible. He wants to replicate his iphone screen on a Samsung Smart TV, then, using his Skype / Zoom / Teams app in the Iphone, call ...
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How do I disable the redirect to Skype when I click "call via iPhone" in safari?

I installed Skype because I need it and it auto-routes the click to call function to Skype now on my MacBook (Catalina 10.15.6). How do I disable the routing to Skype?
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How to give one time only camera access to Skype app

I want that everytime a videocall starts on skype, MacOS asks for my permission to give access to Skype. I don't want to give permanent camera access to Skype. I am on macOS Catalina 10.15.5
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Can video input over thunderbolt connection be used for Facetime and Skype?

I have a HD camera. It outputs HDMI to a device (a Blackmagic Intensity Extreme) which then outputs the signal through a thunderbolt cable and into my iMac running Catalina. I can capture video from ...
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How to join call using "Skype for Business Web App" on macOS Catalina?

Using my Mac I'm trying to join a conference call hosted using Skype for Business Server. But every time I try, it seems to send me in loops with the same prompts to install the plugin again and again....
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on iOS, will reinstalling Skype delete my chat history?

I'm having an issue with Skype on my iPhone, that appears to have been solved for many people by deleting and reinstalling the app. But I'm hesitant to do this for fear I will lose all my ...
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How to disable sidetone (voice feedback) on USB headset on macOS Monterey / Catalina?

I have a Plantronics C5220 USB-C headset and when I use it on Skype I can hear myself in the headset speakers, that's what they call "sidetone" (or voice feedback). Apparently there is a native ...
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Suddenly see "get the latest update to continue using skype" in Skype. Will it stop working by April 2020?

I'm on macOS High Sierra with no interest in updating further at this time. In Skype, I regularly get notifications of updates being available, which I ignore unless I have a personal issue that ...
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Skype won't open on macOS Catalina

I'm on macOS Catalina. Recently Skype has stopped opening. It appears to work then immediately quits. I tried look into privacy, I see nothing there. I tried reboot same result. I tried reinstall ...
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How can I remove Skype 8's icon from the menu bar?

Skype 8 does not allow to remove its icon from the menu bar in their settings anymore. How can this be done?
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How to remove Skype menu bar icon from macOS?

I want to remove the Skype status icons from the menu bar of my MacBook, when the app is running. I see that Microsoft has been ignoring the same question from many user, for years. MS Forum. There is ...
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Manage iOS automatic connection to public Wi-Fi

I use Skype to make some international calls. This works well if I am at home/office and connected to Wi-Fi. However if I am on move, I prefer to turn off Wi-Fi to prevent connection to public Wi-Fi ...
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Skype notifications disappear while there are unread messages, on iPhone

I have an iPhone SE with iOS 13.2.2 and latest Skype. Today I noticed, that notification about new messages in Skype are not shown on the lock screen. What happened was that I has a chat with a ...
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How do I fix a microphone problem in Skype?

I have a problem that my voice sounds stutterred or certain bits are skipped when using Skype. I found the solution here: https://superuser.com/questions/728164/skype-cutting-out-and-skipping-my-...
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Stuttering on video conference

I am using a Mac Mini with the newest macOS. The Mac Mini itself is also relatively powerful and has 8 GB of memory. It was recently bought (maybe a few months ago). Yet, whenever I try to use Skype ...
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Skype for business's share my screen shows only skype screen and desktop background

Whenever I share my screen using Skype for business(SFB), only SFB's window and mac background image is visible nothing else. Is it a bug from SFB or Catalina ? Anyways to resolve this bug ? P.S ...
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Skype does not work for a given account

I installed Skype on my MacBook Air with macOS Mojave 10.14.6. The computer has two user accounts. Skype does not work in my user account, but in another user account it works well. This is what I ...
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Recovering a Skype password from the Keychain

I lost my computer and Skype was tied to an email account I no longer have access to because I graduated. I recovered the Keychain from a backup and I can see these items, all with kind application ...
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Logitech C920 - Follow my face support for OSX 10.14

I have had a Logitech C920 sitting on my shelf for over a year now and I just unpacked it to try it out. I thought I would try the Follow My Face feature out because I noticed it working on other ...
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Using iPad as a shared drawing board in a Skype meeting

I use Skype daily for work meetings. My collaborators work in different places around the world and this is the only way to stay connected and work together with them. We are theoretical physicists. ...
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Skype for Business has no sound and I am not able to make calls

So first of all I have checked sounds settings, tested normal Skype client, updated Skype for Business, uninstalled and re-installed it, etc. and my microphone and speaker are working as expected in ...
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Skype on iPhone - does phone have to be awake / unlocked to receive calls?

I have just installed the Skype app on my iPhone 5 running iOS 10.3.3. To recieve Skype calls does the phone have to be awake/unlocked? Does the Skype app have to be open/launched? I periodically ...
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skype wants to export "Apple ID Authentication" from the keychain

Today, I came back from having a coffee, unlock my Macbook (12" 2017, running Skype version 8.39.0.175 in Mojave 10.14.3 and I see this: Does anyone have any idea what is this and why would Skype ...
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cannot remove com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist

I am on High Sierra (MacOS 10.13.6) and I am failing to remove com.skype.skype.shareagent.plist which is in ~/Library/LaunchAgents ls -l -rw-rw-r--@ 1 me staff 1 8 Oct 17:57 com.skype.skype....
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Skype font size

Ever since Microsoft spend 9 Billion to buy Skype, they have been messing with it making it less and less user friendly. End of Rant ! How do I change Font size in Chat window, it is ridiculously ...
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What would be a good application on macOS to record calls and meetings in Skype, Hangouts, etc?

I want to be able to record all kinds of calls and video conferences, such as those done in Hangouts, Skype and more.
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annoyance: latest version of Skype under Standard (non-admin) user on macOS 10.13

I always run my systems under an Admin \ Standard user dichotomy. In other words, I always use my system as a Standard user and never login to the Admin user (except when doing the initial clean ...
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Skype switches to discrete graphics card and shows blank settings

When I force Mac to use integrated graphics card, Skype displays blank page when clicking settings. Skype works fine with discrete graphics card, but I cannot use it since I have a faulty discrete ...
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Is there a way to download a Skype broadcast on Mac?

I was sent a link to the video recording made in Skype, and can watch it on the web-based player. I'd like to download the broadcast to play it on a different device, process it via other tools. Is ...
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Skype texting on iPhone no longer makes any sounds at all

No idea what's going on here, but sometime within the last week or so Skype on my iPhone SE has stopped making any text-related sounds. Phone calls are fine including ringing and speaking/listening, ...
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How to run secondary Skype after recent Microsoft update?

After an update from Microsoft, /secondary Skype stopped working as mentioned in How can I run multiple Skype accounts in one computer?. I think they willfully want only one Skype should be working on ...
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Skype Crash Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1 - How to fix this?

To start by saying that I fixed the 'first crash' by disabling the notification within skype it was crashing as soon as someone send a message while Skype was in the background. I thought I'll just ...
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Turn off Skype 8.11 chat notification sounds

I upgraded to Skype 8.11 from 7.x and found that I am now getting audio notifications when I receive a chat message. In the previous version of Skype you had fine-grained control over the notification ...
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Brew cask. Hold Skype update

You know new Skype even for Mac is written on Electron and working slow. But old native version is still working. Unfortunately brew cu -a https://github.com/buo/homebrew-cask-upgrade updates it to ...
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Can't login to Skype

I can't login to skype it tells me service not available right now. However, I can log into Skype on other devices that are connected on the same network. I Already tried, but didn't work: Signing ...
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Skype on MacOS keeps 600Mb caches, are these both deleteable?

Skype (7.56.0.776) on MacOS (10.10.5) keeps 600Mb in the two caches below, are these both deleteable without any negative effects? Can I prevent Skype doing this with any (Skype or MacOS) config ...
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If I buy an Iphone in Dubai, will I be able to install and use Skype/Whatsapp in other country?

I am from Brazil and I am planning to buy an iPhone 7 in Dubai. I know that iPhones bought in Dubay have Facetime blocked at the hardware level. But, I would like to know if I will be able to install ...
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Use applications as video sources for apps like Skype?

Is there a solution out there that can screen record 1 application and "stream" it through a fake virtual camera, so the video can be sent live through apps like Skype? Just wondering if it's ...
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Is it possible to change ringing sound of Skype for iOS

Does anybody know how to change the default ringing sound of Skype for iOS? Their standard sound is too soft and hard to hear. I've complained to their support several times and asked on their forum -...
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