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  1. #1

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    Mar 25, 2007
    disable the built-in ISight Skype?

    I downloaded today the latest version of Skype (mac)

    and in the preference there isn't any option to enable/disable camera...
    could you tell me how can I disable the built-in ISight Skype camera please?

    thank you

  2. #2

    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Do you want to disable it so that you can use an external webcam? If not another webcam, for what purpose do you need to disable the camera?

    June 2007
    July 2009

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    robduckyworth's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    if you dont want video to start when you are starting a call:

    go to Skype - preferences

    click the "calls" tab and uncheck "Start video Automatically."

    if you want to use a different camera, go to audio/video and pick your camera from the drop down menu.

    if your camera isnt there, make sure you have correctly installed the drivers for it.
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  4. #4

    Zurfyvision's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 25, 2010
    I had the same issue. Just restart your computer. The camera should show up again.

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