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Re: Can't share screens with Skype Windows 8

Im on Windows 7 pro x64 Pro, Skype v. 6.11.0.102. I have the same problem:

When in a voice call, the Share screen option is disabled (grey).

Now Sharing screens used to work up to about a month ago, when Skype updated automatically.

Which version do I need to reverto to, to get it working again? 

BeumerE
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Re: Can't share screens with Skype Windows 8

Do a search for the desktop version of Skype, and when you have it working like I have, don't let MS update it or you will be using the crappy windows 8 version wjhich looks very much like a beta version to me. They seem to be testing it on their customers. Shortly you will have to have a subscription to use what has always been free to most people.

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BeumerE wrote:

Im on Windows 7 pro x64 Pro, Skype v. 6.11.0.102. I have the same problem:

When in a voice call, the Share screen option is disabled (grey).

Now Sharing screens used to work up to about a month ago, when Skype updated automatically.

Which version do I need to reverto to, to get it working again? 


Share screen option is enabled on any recent Skype desktop version. However, it’s only possible to share screen when on a call to another Skype client installed on a computer. If you are on a voice call to mobile or land line phone, then sharing screen is of course not possible.

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Re: Can't share screens with Skype Windows 8

Ruwim, you are right. Thanks a lot for your sharing. Even Help in Skype does not answer this issue.

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Re: Can't share screens with Skype Windows 8

Not being able to view others share screen

My os is 8.1, I have installed the skype for desktop. I have also set, Video Settings==>Automatically receive video and share screens with anyone

 

Yet when my friend click on share screen, I cant view his screen, whilst if I click on share screen he could. My skype version=6.11.0.102. I have also click on updates and all is latest. I also set for automatic update

 

Able to block video calls but enable share screen


Pls advise how can I block all video calls yet able to allow anyone to share screen with me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Except spell check! which is kind of big if you use it for work

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Skype can be frustrating. When I click on check updates it tells me that its the latest version. Later while searching around skype, I managed to find v6.11.60.102 (previously my version was v6.11.0.102)

 

I am not sure whether this will solve the issue I have to try it w my friend again! Anyone having same issues may search for this version, its last update was Nov 2013. Installed that and hopefully it shld work!

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[Except spell check!] May I know what you r referring to? Did i spell something wrongly?

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WNewquay wrote:

Please add support for screen sharing in Windows 8.1 version.
I'm running Surface (RT)  which is a great machine - but I REALLY need the screen sharing feature.

On Surface (RT) and Surface 2 - only Windows Store apps are supported. This rules out the desktop version.

 


I'm having the same problem on the Surface Win 8.1 RT.  I can only install microsoft store applications and don't have solution.

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Re: Can't share screens with Skype Windows 8

I Have windows 8.1, and Im really not used to the built-in version, nor that you cant leave groups, and you cant share screens, is the desktop version safe to download? 

http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype/skype-for-windows/

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