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Skype dose not show picture of self

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Skype dose not show picture of self


    Ever since I upgraded to Windows 8 I see a black box where there used to be a picture of myself when I talked to other people. When I go to video settings there is just a black box that shows my camera. When I talk to other people they can see me fine and in video settings I can see a picture of the people I'm talking to when I should see a picture of myself. I am using a laptop computer so I cant unplug the camera.

    Please help me get back the picture of myself when I'm Video Calling on Skype.

    thanks

    timetrekker

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  2. #2


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro


    I tried uninstalling Skype and downloading the newest version and reinstalling it and still the same problem.
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  3. #3


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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    Desktop Skype or Modern UI Skype?
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Desktop Skype
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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    See if you have the same issue with the Modern UI version.
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    Windows 8 Pro


    ok that works. thank you Kebero!

    now I have another question.

    How do you access your Photos in one window and drag them to The Skype Chat Bubble. With windows 7 I used to be able to do 2 or 3 or 4 things all at the same time. I have 2 screens and I could copy and past and drag things all over the place. Windows 8 will only let me run one app at a time.
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    Windows Server 2012 Standard w/Hyper-V


    You can run more than one Modern UI app at the same time in the foreground by using the snap feature. However, I don't think that the Modern UI version of Skype maintains that same level of functionality. There may be a way to embed images into the chat bubble, but this is never something I've done (in fact, I didn't know you could do that until I read your post).
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  8. #8


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Thanks for your reply's Kebero. I am not sure windows 8 has the same level of functionality as windows 7. I have started another thread. https://www.eightforums.com/general-d...same-time.html
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    Windows 8 Pro
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Skype dose not show picture of self
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