Locked Re: More info on the update to Skype version 8 - Microsoft Community

Doug Lee

Alt+1 for Conversations list. Alt+2 for popup contact list. Tab will find the Emoticon button in an active chat. With my scripts, the sequence [ e goes to the chat input box; and the sequence [ h goes to the chat history list
for the current conversation.

Not sure that covers all of your issues, but it should at least help with some. :-)

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 06:15:28PM -0500, Josephine Hirsch wrote:
navigating across the Skype version 8. I can't find my contact, recent calls,
the amogi, my IM messages neither

On 9/27/2018 6:12 PM, Doug Lee wrote:
Curious what was hard for you in Skype 8.

As far as adding people to calls, I'd like to know more about this supposed Plus sign myself. I do think Microsoft is improving things, but sometimes it takes a while for a particular issue to get addressed.

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 05:38:57PM -0500, Josephine Hirsch wrote:
For my opinion on that, I tried to use it along with Skype scripts, no
go and was very extremely difficult to use with JAWS 2018, and I will
wait for JAWS 2019 will come out. The version of Skype is way too hard
for me to use.

On 9/27/2018 5:32 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:

This is nothing but propaganda. Almost all the functional stuff that
message addresses existed in Skype 7. The window-dressing ... don't
know and don't care for obvious reasons.

I had a talk with the Microsoft Disability Help Line today about the
loss of a feature conference coordinators need--the ability to add
more people to a running/open Skype call. One person told me there's
a plus button on the screen to allow answering third and successive
callers, but not even Microsoft could find it. MS did tell me that,
for now, what I have to do is reject the incoming caller, then use
the "Add People" button and call them back! I tried that, and it
doesn't always work the way one would think it does, or should,
therefore,it's unreliable. The MS DL person took my info and said it
would be passed on to the developers.

In my unhumble opinion, development implies forwar/ positive
movement. Skype 8 is none of those things.

On 9/27/2018 4:21 PM, Lino Morales wrote:

I read this post and all I can say is let Skype 7.x die! Time to
finally time to move on with 8.x and beyond. Now for them to bring back
the beautiful audio quality we all enjoyed if 4.x and later.

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More info on the update to Skype version 8

Hello, Skype community! We hope you're all enjoying the latest
updates to Skype version 8 for desktop, mobile, and tablet devices.
We wanted to share a few more details on the ongoing update to Skype
version 8
sion-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest

Why update everyone to Skype version 8?

The update from version 7 to version 8 allows us to unify the
experience of using Skype across all desktop and mobile platforms.
Unlike older versions, all version 8 applications are optimized to
work in conjunction with our modern, mobile-friendly cloud services
architecture, which has allowed us to deliver features such as video
messaging and mobile group video calling over the past couple years.
With a unified experience and with all applications now no longer
having to support legacy architecture, our engineering teams can
deliver features and quality improvements to customers much more

What can you expect over the next several months?

We're sending an email to people still using older Skype versions so
they know the update is coming. We published a blog post and have
communicated the change in this forum, but we want to be sure
everyone who might be impacted by this change is well-informed. We
expect everyone who might be impacted to receive an email
notification by the end of October.
Then we'll start requiring people to update to Skype version 8 in
waves over the next several months. Not everyone will be required to
update at once.
Desktop: First wave begins on 11/1/2018
Mobile devices and tablets: First wave begins on 11/15/2018
We strongly recommend you update now, prior to being required to do
so, to avoid any interruption in service. Find out how to download
the latest Skype versions here
Skype version 14 is available for Windows 10 PCs in the Microsoft
Store for Skype Insiders. It is based on version 8, but has
additional features to better integrate with the platform. You can
run version 8 for desktop and version 14 for Windows 10 PCs at the
same time on your PC. We'll keep releasing updates to version 14 as
we update version 8.
We'll continue to update Skype version 8 and version 14 based on
your feedback and communicate what's changing as we go.
Your feedback on the update to Skype version 8

Many of you have taken the time to share your thoughts on this
update. Thank you. We appreciate it! We learned how important it is
to you to maintain feature parity with older Skype versions and
we're working towards that goal. Here's a few examples of features
we've already brought back based on your feedback and a few more
we're going to work on next.
Working on these now These are next

Fundamentals Performance improvements
Keyboard shortcuts guide
Show Skype version on sign-in screen Even more performance
Resizable left pane on desktop
Swipe actions on mobile
Calling Setting for a secondary ringing device
Advanced webcam settings
Separate Skype volume control on Mac
Setting for incoming call notifications when in Do Not Disturb mode
Indicator for who's talking in large calls
Easier switch between cameras
Select which app or window to share when screensharing
Messaging Find within current conversation
Setting to change font size on desktop
Share a Skype contact
Global conversation search shows more than 20 results
Customize "Enter" or "Return" to send message or add a line
Save-as for audio files like mp3
Hide conversations in chat list
Setting to disable link previews Find in current conversation shows
more than 30 results
SMS connect
Contacts/people Setting for allowing Skype to Skype calls only from
Improved availability status
Add phone number as a contact
Global people search shows more than 20 results Add phone number to
an existing contact
More control over availability status
Setting for allowing calls to your Skype Number only from contacts
Address book sync on Mac
Store app for Windows 10 PC Improve copy-paste to dialpad
App icon in system tray Split view
Contributing to the Skype community

Have feedback of your own to share? New to the Skype community?
There are many places where you can tell us what you think about
using Skype! Join the community wherever you're most comfortable and
we'll be there.

Reporting problems in Skype

If you need to report a problem and are a Skype Insider using a
preview build of Skype, you can submit in the app using the Skype
Support Bot to easily submit screenshots and logs for the problem
you're experiencing. Use this option when Skype isn't behaving to
help us investigate.

Giving feedback in Skype

You can provide feedback on using Skype within the app in the "Help
and feedback" section of Settings. Use this to tell us what we
should build next.

Surveys in Skype

From time to time, you'll be prompted to provide more information on
the Skype experience within Skype. This information is shared with
the Skype engineering squads as they prioritize work on their

Ratings and reviews in the app stores

This information is retrieved on a regular basis and reported out to
the Skype engineering squads to ensure we're trending upwards and to
understand what is top of mind for you. You can expect a response
from us only when we need more information about a problem you've

Windows Feedback Hub

This is the best place to go if you can consistently reproduce a
problem using Skype on Windows 10. It supplies Skype engineers with
rich information which makes investigating your problem easier. Be
sure to check out the "Recreate my problem" option in the
"Additional details" section when submitting your feedback in this

UserVoice [9]https://skype.uservoice.com/forums/914527-skype-ideas
This site was created recently to ensure everyone can share ideas on
how to improve Skype regardless of which platform you use. As we
release updates to the Skype experience, we'll update the
submissions on this site to keep you informed. Register today and
join the discussion.

Skype Community Forum on Answers
Visit this site to get technical support from support agents or
participate in discussions with the Skype engineering team. This is
where we post the most detailed information about new experiences as
they are released to Skype Insiders and then to others within the
Skype community.

Twitter [11]https://twitter.com/skypeinsider
Follow @SkypeInsider for all the latest info on new features coming
to Skype. Tweet at us if you see anything broken in newly released
updates or want to share ideas you have for improving Skype.

Detailed feedback on what you love or hate about Skype is always
appreciated. Personal insults or threatening comments are not. As we
work together to shape Skype's future, the Skype customer success
squad is going to spend more time moderating our feedback channels
to ensure they are a positive environment for everyone.

Thank you for supporting Skype.


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