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Skype Screen sharing – doesn’t work

Hmm… Interesting little problem here.

My Mum’s running Skype 5.1.0.104 on Windows XP. She told me that she couldn’t share her screen in a call, because it was greyed out.

I logged in using LogMeIn, and set up a Skype call with myself on my Win7 x64 laptop. I went to View->Share your screen, and saw that it wasn’t greyed out. However – clicking it yielded… nothing. No shared screen. No error.

Annoying. Of course, Googling for this problem doesn’t really find anything useful.

 

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Categories: Computing
  1. Dario
    January 26, 2011 at 5:31 am

    It sounds like a bug. I’ve had the same problem and to fix it I had to re-install an older version of Skype. Currently I reverted back to 4.2 something.

    Hope it helps.
    Dario

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