How to locate webcam icon

  ponytail 11:32 16 Nov 2013

How do I locate the key or icon to open the webcam

  lotvic 11:48 16 Nov 2013

How do we locate the rest of your post with the details of your laptop/pc/OS ?

  Woolwell 12:06 16 Nov 2013

Skype will launch the webcam automatically (or it should do).

  alanrwood 13:25 16 Nov 2013

Search for and download AMCAP.

It should detect any webcam and give you the ability to activate it when you want to.

  alanrwood 13:27 16 Nov 2013

PS. You can't just open a webcam you need a program to do it for you. You should see an icon for it in Control Panel\Devices and Printers.

  ponytail 13:28 16 Nov 2013

Apologies for forgetting to give Laptop make and O/S which are.


Windows 7

  ponytail 13:29 16 Nov 2013

What if I did not have Skype

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:43 16 Nov 2013

Then what are you using the webcam for?

  rdave13 13:56 16 Nov 2013

I've just downloaded Debut Video Capture Software from the free version link here. I unticked the boxes for their toolbar, DVD burner, file converters etc and just installed the tiny program. As I don't have a web cam it showed the desktop 'live' as it were. I then uninstalled it. Worth a look to see if its something you're looking for.

  ponytail 15:09 16 Nov 2013

I am in control panel and devices and printers now but there is no icon for web cam there.There was a icon on the desktop but it is not there now

  rdave13 15:25 16 Nov 2013

Anything showing in 'all programs' list?

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