Re: skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the better for accessibility


Doug Lee
 

Answering at least three emails from this thread in one:

To Jerry and Octavian, on Skype 7 showing Online or Away for offline contacts:

When an iPhone, and possibly other mobile technology, is set up to send notifications regardless of whether the app is running, this is represented in at least Skype 7 by the "Away" status. Logically this makes some sense: To
receive notifications, you have to be somewhat reachable but not so directly as if you were online. :) I don't like this alteration, but I sort of understand it.

To Michael, on the "Away" status being caused by people forgetting to log out of Skype:

You would not only have to log out but also disable push notifications, on iOS at least. Most of us don't do that I'm sure. :)

On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 08:37:33AM -0800, Michael Amaro wrote:
I think that that has to do with how ever many devices one is loged in to.
I have several contacts that say away on there status. They forgot to log
out of there mobile device.

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From: "Jerry Pryde" <jpryde1@cogeco.ca>
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:33 AM
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the better
for accessibility

Exactly.
But, I've noticed something with Skype 7.
Sometimes, it shows a contact as online, or Away, when said contact is
actually offline.
It seems the older versions were more reliable on that score.

-----Original Message-----
From: Doug Lee
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2018 9:31 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the
better for accessibility

I consider it useful to know if someone is online, and even how long it's
been since a status was known, which has occasionally been possible for us
to see in Skype. When a friend of mine is going through storms, for
example,
this may help tell me if there is a power loss at that end.

Skype 7 showed us presence indicators but they lost reliability as phones
started showing up and setting up push notifications. I think that may be
why presence indication has been changing lately.

Skype 7 sometimes says "Online" beside a contact name, as I said before;
but not always, and I've never seen "Offline" or another status there yet.

Skype UWP uses the term "Active" to denote someone that is online, as far
as I can tell.

So I think we will get presence indicators back, in some form. I just
don't know exactly how they will work.

On Thu, Mar 08, 2018 at 03:53:57PM +0200, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
If you are right, it means I'm right. :-)



With other words, if you want to see if somebody is online, you just
need to call him/her. So no need to see this somewhere else.



As you said, if the computer is shut down and somebody calls, Skype
won't ring, so the caller will find that the other person is offline.



Some people may say that it is nice to know if the other person wants
to appear online or not, because he/she might be online but might not
want to be called, and this is the reason that person has set Skype to
invisible. In this case, that person might be called, because he/she
also has the possibility of answering or not.

It is also nice if the caller also knows if the other person is on the
computer but doesn't want to talk.



--Octavian

----- Original Message -----

From: [1]Jerry Pryde

To: [2]skypeenglish@groups.io

Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2018 2:07 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the
better for accessibility

If the computer's shut down, you're offline.
As long as skype's running, if you're in Invisible mode, someone can
still call you and it will ring, and you can take the call.
I never call anyone unless it shows the contact as online.

From: [3]Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2018 6:45 AM
To: [4]skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the
better for accessibility

I didn't know that. So did I understand correctly that if I am set to
invisible and somebody will call me, that person will hear Skype
ringing no matter if my computer is shut down, or the computer is on
and Skype is logged in?

--Octavian

----- Original Message -----

From: [5]Sarah k Alawami

To: [6]skypeenglish@groups.io

Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:56 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the
better for accessibility



No, I can be invisible. If you call me it will till ring. I can
chose to answer if I want to.



Take care

On Mar 7, 2018, at 12:20 PM, Octavian Rasnita <[7]orasnita@gmail.com>
wrote:



OK, I thought that calling them can be a way to see if they are online.
If they are online it will ring, otherwise the connection will be
broken.

--Octavian

----- Original Message -----

From: [8]Sarah k Alawami

To: [9]skypeenglish@groups.io

Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:14 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the
better for accessibility



I might need to send them a message or start the class with them. I
need to make sure hey are on line before calling them so they can
pick up etc.

On Mar 7, 2018, at 5:29 AM, Octavian Rasnita <[10]orasnita@gmail.com>
wrote:



By curiousity, why do you want to know if somebody is online?

--Octavian

----- Original Message -----

From: [11]Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io

To: [12]skypeenglish@groups.io

Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 8:07 AM

Subject: [skypeenglish] skype 8 and skype windows 10 which is the
better for accessibility



Hi. Which is better, skype 8, run in compattability mode for windows 10
or the native windows 10 app and accessibility. And also did hear new
conversations in my group and jaws announced the name of the
conversation or contact, announced I had 2 updates, so thats what I was
talking about. Pity, not able to know if they are online or not.
Thanks.

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