disable the built-in ISight Skype?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chihiro, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. chihiro macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I downloaded today the latest version of Skype 5.0.0.7980 (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. simsaladimbamba, Feb 7, 2011
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    You mean you want to engage in video chats, but the other party should not be able to see you, but you want to see the other party?
     
  3. chihiro thread starter macrumors regular

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    no
    i mean i would like to disable any cameras in skype
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    I haven't found anything on MR yet, but just out of curiosity, why do you want to disable cameras if they aren't even enabled, only during a video chat?
     
  5. chum, Jul 7, 2011
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    chum macrumors newbie

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    I would certainly like to do this. If others V-chat me, and they want to enable cameras, that's their business, but I'd rather have a choice as to whether or not they see me, or what's behind me.

    This is especially true of meetings, where the manager thinks video-chat is a great idea, but I'm telecommuting and not always in "proper office attire", if you get my drift ;)

    But, really, the decision is based on "yes, I'd like to accept your chat request, but I don't want you poking a camera into my room." Hence, disable cameras.
     
  6. chum macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that's sort of the solution I'm using now. Was looking for something more elegant :)
     
  7. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Le tape du canard?

    Actually, I wouldn't use duct tape. Painter's masking tape has an adhesive that's less likely to leave sticky residue after removal.


    I vaguely recalled hearing of a lens-cover product, so I did some googling and found this:
    http://www.theipatch.com/
    I have no idea if it'll fit your machine or anything else.

    The google search terms I used were:
    isight cover
    isight lens cover
     
  8. Twixt macrumors 6502

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    Any viable solution for that ?
    I also have this problem with skype enabling incoming video calls even if I stated in privacy settings i dont accept any...
     

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