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

inamuddin khan

Dear friend, last time when the script was revised on August 30th 2018 which is JAWS version 60 for skype electron!

Since then skype was updated from Skype 28 to Skype 31.0.92!

I’d like to request you to please revise it so you’ll add another feature or two in term of accessibility!

I sincerely hope that my request will be dealt with sympathetic consideration!

Thanking in anticipations

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From: Doug Lee
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2018 4:23 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 -Microsoft Community


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.



>     Sent from [1]Mail for Windows 10


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>     Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 2:55:23 PM

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>     Subject: [skypeenglish] More info on the update to Skype version 8 -

>     Microsoft Community


>     From the skype forums This is VIP


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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

>       [7]

>       sion-of-skype-for-desktop/ to keep you up to speed on the latest

>       info.


>       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

>       quickly.


>       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

>       [8]

>       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

>       improvements

>       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

>       contacts

>       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

>       backlogs.


>       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

>       reported.


>       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

>       app.


>       UserVoice [9]

>       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

>       [10]

>       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]

>       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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