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How to Use the Built In Laptop Video Camera


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:28 AM

Hello. I have an HP Pavilion laptop. It is running Windows 7. It has a built in video camera. The driver is Cyberlink Webcam.

 

I've never really  used one of these. How do I work it? How do I know it's not on all the time broadcasting live video of me? That sounds like a silly question, but it is important to me.

 

Thanks.

 

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:06 AM

You will need software to use the video camera, something like SkypeYou don't know that if it is broadcasting all the time or not.  Some people cover it with a post it note so that it can't see anything unless they know about it.

 

I'm amazed that the manufacturers haven't started putting a manual shutter on the cameras as this has been a known issue for years.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:47 PM

Thanks, Kilroy. I appreciate the information!






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