Questions re: using Skype on my netbook with lid closed

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by cook, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. cook

    cook New Member

    Jan 31, 2010
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    I want to use Skype on my netbook with the lid closed and need help with appropriate settings:
    1) I set closing the lid when on battery to do nothing. (My netbook is in my briefcase and the lid must stay closed)
    2) Do I need to set sleep settings? I'm fine with it going to sleep if Skype will wake it in time for me to answer the phone.
    3) I want to use voice commands to control Skype. Is there anything tricky in that?

    Thank you.
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    2. You need Wake-on-LAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia if it's implemented on your motherboard and if Wake-on-LAN must be enabled in the Power Management section of a PC motherboard's BIOS setup utility.

    Intel to Add Wake-on-VoIP Technology to Mobos - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

    In theory, you can achieve the same with an external device if it is properly recognized in bios and if the bios has the option "Wake up on external device interruption".

    3. As for controlling Skype with voice, check there:
    UmeSkype - Use your voice to control Skype!
    Speakables for Skype

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