Re: Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1-

Doug Lee

Alt+1 is a native Skype 8 keystroke in 8.25 for jumping to the Conversations list.

On Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 11:22:02AM +0300, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK, the edit field might be easy to find using web nav keys as you said. But
how do you find the list of chats in order to be able to switch to another
This might be different on Skype 8 than in Skype Classic, and I hope that is
easier, because in Skype Classic I need to press the tab key for 15 times.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Sarah k Alawami" <marrie12@...>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:25 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on September 1-

I can actually see the anem of the person I???m chatting wiht once I hit
enter, I see them outside the window then I hit enter and Im in the chat.
After that I use my web nav keys such as f for edit field and stuff to find
the edit field if I want to.

On Jul 21, 2018, at 9:48 AM, Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...> wrote:

OK, if the conversation list is easy to access, it can be acceptable,
although it is harder to not see the name of the person in the title of
the window.

Can you please tell me how you access the conversation list?

I made a test and configured Skype Classic to use a single window, and
then I start tabbing around in that window, with the hope that I will find
a way of changing the current chat. But I found only the following
- input text field
- send image button
- send file button
- send video message button
- send contacts button
- insert emoticon or emogi button
- select to change status drop down button
- [my user name] button
- search text field
- see updates from your contacts in Skype home button
- call mobiles and landlines from the dial pad
- create a new conversation that anyone can join
- contacts tab (the other tabs are:recent, all)
- show unread conversations button
- recent messages (here appear: today, the list of recent chats,
- advertising frame
- [remote user] (I don't know what is this for)
- Add [remote user] to favourites button
- video call button
- call button
- add people button
- list of chat messages

I've seen that I can change the current remote user from "recent messages"
above, after tabbing for 15 times, which is not really nice.
Plus that I need to select the user with up and down arrows, and when
doing this, the focus can also move to other things like "today", or

Is there an easier method of selecting the remote user when a single
window is used?
Or maybe in Skype 8 is easier than in Skype Classic?


----- Original Message ----- From: "Doug Lee" <dgl@...>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
September 1-

Clarification: All Skype versions allow multiple simultaneous chats,
but only Skype Classic allows chats to appear in separate windows. In
Skype classic's default view and in all other Skype clients for
Windows, you switch
among chats by choosing different conversations in the conversation
list. I was doing that in Skype Classic for years already and have not
used separate windows in a very long time, so admittedly I'm quite
used to this.

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 01:32:12PM -0500, Gary Jackson wrote:
Only chat with one person at a time? That's a foreign idea to me. I
often have several chats going.


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

From: [1]Sarah k Alawami

To: [2]

Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:40 AM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
September 1-

It works and works well. You only chat with one person at once
anyway, and you do't want too many resources to be taken up, so take
it, or uninstall skype and never use it.

I use skype 8 every day for my jobs and don't mind that it is only 1
chat, it always has ben one chat and always will be one chat.

On Jul 16, 2018, at 11:38 PM, Octavian Rasnita <[3]orasnita@...>

OK, but then how it can be considered OK, or even acceptable?
We might accept this limitation and not start chatting with more than
one person concomitently, but other people might start chatting us.
What can we do in that case? Can we distinguish somehow the source of
chat messages? Can we decide to whom we want to type to if this thing

The very bad policy of forcing us to use another worse application
doesn't make me have the courage of trying Skype 8, see if I like it,
and if not, return to Skype 7 at least for the next one month and a
half, because I'm afraid that this might be impossible and I might need
to start using the worse solution right now.


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

From: [4]inamuddin khan

To: [5]

Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:00 AM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
September 1-

The matter of fact is that there is no possibility of more than one
chat at the same time in Skype 8 therefore we cannot do anything!
I'm very sorry to let you know that I was forced to update Skype 8.25!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
You can contact me via gmail:
Add my Skype ID:
Meet me on facebook:
Follow me on my twitter ID:
Call me on my cell numbers:

From: [12]Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:23 AM
To: [13]
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
September 1-
I understood that Skype 8 doesn't offer the possibility of opening
windows for separate chats. How can we solve this problem?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sarah k Alawami" <[14]marrie12@...>
To: <[15]>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 10:19 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Microsoft is Killing Skype Classic on
1 -
I believe it is both. I personally am loving skype 8. d I can do so so
with it that I could not do wiht skype 7. The interface is very smooth
easy to use.
> On Jul 16, 2018, at 12:18 PM, Michele Barbi
> wrote:
> Hello guys,
> I just read the article but I don't know if the information is
> to Windows or also to Mac.
> Bye!
> Barbuz


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