Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skype. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How can you two run two instances of Skype on PC?

I have to separate work contacts and family in skype, so I need two Skype instances on my PC.

Here is how you can do. Once you install you will get a skype shortcut on your desktop. Now do the following to create another instance of skype.

Step1: Copy skype shortcut and paste again on desktop. This will create another shortcut.

Step2: Rename new shortcut to your choice. I have renamed it to Skype II


Step3: Now go to properties of Skype II short cut that was created recently and update


Step 4: Update Target path like below from

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe"


"C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /secondary

Now apply and click Ok.

This should work now. I have tested this on Windows 7, 8 and 10

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

iPad microphone not working with Skype

Recently I ran into this issue as all of a sudden my Skype microphone stopped working. I tried to re install it and that doesn’t work for me. Later I realized that I have recently updated my iPad to iOS 7 which could cause some privacy settings.

So I looked into settings and found that my micro phone setting for Skype were blocked. Here is how we can un block it again

Go to Settings > Privacy > Microphone > Skype

Hope this helps for users like me..

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Skype Adds Video Calling to iPhones, iPad, iPod touch

Skype today announced that the new version of its iPhone application adds video call support, allowing users to make video calls over 3G and Wi-Fi networks. This means that users of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are now able to make and/or receive free video calls with one another, as well as with anyone else running Skype software that supports video calling.