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Pro Tip – Make laptop integrated microphone sound great!

Posted in Computer, How to, Skype, Sound with tags , , , , on August 6, 2015 by Sirusdark

I was having a Skype voice chat with a friend not too long ago and my friend’s voice sounded better than usual. I couldn’t resist but ask what brand/model of notebook it was. Then as the conversation went on, I discovered what made it sound so great!

Privacy please!

That paranoid friend had a little piece of paper covering the webcam! Coincidentally, it also covered the microphone (location may varies from model to model). It all then made perfect sense: a piece of paper will indeed block a certain amount of high frequencies, thus making the sound sound “smoother”, “warmer” and even block a certain amount of background “hissing” noise.

Give it a try! Make that cheap mic sound better by covering it with a little piece of paper!

Enjoy!

Sirus

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Windows 8 – Skype desktop version

Posted in Skype, Software, Windows 8 on December 6, 2013 by Sirusdark

Hey, I don’t mind the cool new menus, but I’m a power user and I hate dumbed down interface. I was trying to install Skype on my newly installed Windows 8 and all I was getting what that @!$?%* Skype app version…

After searching how the heck I could get Skype to work in a normal sane way (aka desktop version) I found it. So let me spare you the pain and get Skype installed and working just like you’re used to, in Windows 8!

Desktop Skype for Windows 8

Download & install here: http://www.skype.com/go/getskype

Enjoy!

Sirus
sirusdark.ca

References
-www.skype.com/go/getskype
-https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12162/how-do-i-get-the-desktop-version-of-skype-windows-8-or-above

How to remove unused logins in Skype

Posted in Skype on April 29, 2013 by Sirusdark

Here’s another quick how-to:

How to remove unused logins in Skype

-Close Skype.
Start > Run (or WinKey+R) >
-Type :

%AppData%\Skype

// This is a simple shortcut code to your Application Data folder in your user profile.

-In that Skype folder, simply look for the folder(s) with identical name(s) of the user you wish to get rid of.
-Delete folder(s).
-Restart Skype and you’ll now only see the logins you want displayed.

 

Enjoy!

Sirus
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