Basic usage of Skype

This webpage describes the basic usage of Skype (Ver. 8.28.0.41) when using it for attending the online Japanese school.

 

Here is the screen right after launching Skype.

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Here, we will explain the minimum necessary usage in attending a lesson at the online Japanese school.

In addition, please refer to this page for “Basic setting of Skype“.

 

  1. Insert a photo into your icon
  2. Change your display name
  3. Change your profile
  4. Confirm your Skype name
  5. Change display name of opponent
  6. Check the recipient’s Skype name
  7. Receive a call from the other party
  8. How to operate the on-call screen
  9. Place a call to the partner from here

Please refer to this page for “Add to Contact“.

 

Insert a photo into your icon

The following icons are also displayed for the other party so let’s add photos and illustrations so that the other party can easily recognize yourself.

 

Click the icon below.

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When the following screen opens, click inside the red frame.

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When you upload a photo or image saved on your computer, the picture is inserted as shown below.

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Change your display name

The names displayed in the following places will be displayed as they are on the partner, so change them if necessary.

First, click on the name.

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Click the pencil mark on the right side of the name.

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When you change to the name you like, press “Enter” key to finish.

In addition, if you are connected to the other party, the other party will also be changed automatically when you change the name.

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Change your profile

If you set your profile on Skype, it will be seen by others as well.

 

Those who do not mind being seen by other people do not need to change as it is, but those who do not want to be seen by others should change their profile.

 

To change the profile, first click “” → “Settings“.

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When the following screen opens, click “Your profile“.

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Then the following page opens, so click the “Edit profile” button.

 

When the next page opens, delete the part that you do not want others to see, and click the “Save” button in the upper right.

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Confirm your Skype name

In order to apply free trial lesson etc. to the online Japanese school school, it is necessary to communicate this Skype name, so please follow the procedure below.

 

First, click around your name.

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The one next to “Skype Name” below will be your Skype name.

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Change display name of opponent

There are times when you want to change to a descriptive display name, such as when the display name of a person registered in a contact is difficult to understand.

 

I am changing the display name of the instructor who is taking an online Japanese school at once.

 

To change the display name of the other party, first right-click the name of the person displayed in “Chats” or “Contacts” and click “View profile” from the pull-down menu.

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Click the pencil mark on the right side of the name.

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After entering edit mode, change the display name and press the Enter key.

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The display name was changed as follows.

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Check the recipient’s Skype name

If you need to check the Skype name of the other party, first right-click on the name of the person displayed in “Chats” or “Contacts” and click “View profile” from the pull-down menu.

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When the following screen is displayed, scroll down a little.

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You can check your opponent’s Skype name in the following places.

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Receive a call from the other party

When a call is received from the other party, a notification of incoming call is displayed at the top of the Skype screen as follows, so click “Voice call (handset mark)” or “Video call (camera mark)” at the upper right Then I will respond.

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If the screen is minimized or closed even when Skype is online, the following display will appear, so click “Voice call (handset mark)” or “Video call (camera mark)” in the same way Then I will respond.

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* Even if the other party calls by video call, if this is answered by voice call, this image is not visible to the other party, so please respond with a voice call if you do not want to put out your face.

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How to operate the on-call screen

The screen below is a video call.

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The operation of each icon is as follows.

Audio / video settings

 

Add another user to this call

 

Speaker volume change

 

Mute microphone sound (ON / OFF)

 

Video ON / OFF

 

End call

 

Share screen

* Careful! This desktop display will be visible to your opponent!

Snap shot

* The snapshot taken here is also displayed on the message of the other party.

Show reaction

 

* You can display the following response display on the other side.

Other options (for example, holding a call)

 

Open chat window

 

* The chat area is displayed on the left side of the screen as shown below.
* Even if the chat screen is not open, it will be displayed when the other party sends a message.

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Place a call to the partner from here

First make sure that the person you want to call is active (online) and click on the name of the other party.

If the name of the other party is not displayed on the initial screen, click “Contacts” and search from there.

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When you change to the screen below, do not call it suddenly, let’s send a message such as “May I call you now?

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When a reply of OK is returned from the other party, click the video call or voice call icon at the upper right of the screen to call the other party.

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