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Skype's top shadow removal


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#1 Bellzemos

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 02:22 PM

Hi,

 

some days ago I finally updated Skype to the latest version and now when I video-chat over Skype I see some kind of a shade on the top side of the video window.

 

That wasn't the case in the previous version. Do you know what I'm talking about and how to make that annoying thing disappear?

 

Thanx!



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 03:16 PM

Hi Bellzemos :)

Can you go in a video chat with someone, then take a screenshot of the video window so we can see exactly what you're referring to?

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 03:58 PM

The dimmed upper part:

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:03 PM

I think it's normal, I could try to video chat with someone and see if it's there or not. We could always try to update your graphic card drivers to see if it makes a difference. Are you running Skype is full screen?

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 10:03 AM

I am running Skype in both modes and the shading is always present. It is "normal", it's how Skype set it in the last version(s) - but I don't like it. I would like to get rid of it, is there a way?



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Posted 17 February 2015 - 11:20 AM

The only options I can find related to that on Skype are for your own webcam, so I doubt that it'll affects other people webcam when you go in a video chat with them.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:02 AM

Well then I guess I'll have to live with that stupid Skype shade. I don't know what were they thinking, but anyway, thank you for your help.



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 09:21 AM

I cannot find anything about this online as well and from the look of it it comes from Skype so no solution for that. Sorry and no problem!

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