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My camera does not show my end

When I make a video call I have always had a small screen showing me,ideal if there are two of us to make sure we are in a good position , this has now gone but the person I am calling can see me fine, any ideas please

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Re: My camera does not show my end

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Please see these:

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Also, you can use the Skype client program window at anytime and do:


Hellp -> Call Quality Guide -> Sound Check Wizard


Note: The Sound Check Wizard also supports Video as well.

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This new version is to check what version you have, using the main Skype client window please do:


Help -> About Skype

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shrimper wrote:

When I make a video call I always had a small screen showing me, this has now gone

If you are talking of Skype 5.5.x, the self video is dark and small when you first see a conversation window. After you found it, you may drag it anywhere and resize it from one of its corners. Compare a small and a big self video on this screenshot:




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What the OP reports is most likely how Skype 5 versions up and incl. 5.5beta behave. The small video picture becomes visible upon hovering with the mouse over the bottom of the video screen and disappears as soon as the mouse is moved away. However, it was possible to keep the picture always visible by clicking on the small arrow on the top of the picture. The behaviour is changed in the final 5.5. The small picture is always visible but in two basic states: as a miniature in the upper right corner or as a “normal” size somewhere at the bottom of the screen. As suggested by kicks-mobil, you can drag and resize the picture but it’s also enough to double click on it, which will result in changing of the display state.
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Hello.  I've used Skype a few times and I always have my camera's picture of me in a small box on the same screen as the person I'm speaking with.  The last time I Skyped, the person's video picture was small and my box was obscuring them, so I dragged it off to the side.  After doing this, the person I was Skyping with said they couldn't see me anymore and I was unable to retrieve my box.  Do you know what happened?  I logged out, re-started everything and the problem remained.  I'm thinking there has to be an easy fix to this.  Thank you.

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