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I have noticed that despite having configured Skype to not access video, during startups it continues to access the webcam momentarily. Skype is not a user, so I am unsure how to modify its permissions. Is there any simple way to truly disable it from accessing video?

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    You could enable an apparmor profile to block such access. – Rob W Dec 12 '13 at 22:24
  • A reasonable suggestion. My impression of apparmor was to expect a learning curve, which is fine, but possibly not simple. I will have a look at a tutorial for it. – HiPhi Dec 12 '13 at 22:38
  • Which OS are you using? – Rob W Dec 13 '13 at 10:10
  • OS = Mint (ubu based). I would prefer to accomplish this without 3rd party software. – HiPhi Dec 13 '13 at 16:22
  • Do you consider apparmor third-party? – Rob W Dec 13 '13 at 16:39

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