Re: Which version is which?

Doug Lee

Ctrl+JAWSKey+V announces a version number if you type it while in Skype. If it starts with 8, you have the Electron version. If it starts with a two-digit number like 14 or 16, you have the UWP version. I don't remember the
current UWP version, but I know it is two digits and the Electron version is 8.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 09:21:08AM -0400, Don & Cher wrote:
If you read through the messages below, you will see that there is some
confusion about the versions. I'm still not sure if there are 2 or 3
different ones- and if you are correct, it's a toss-up as to which one
I have ;)


From: [] On Behalf
Of inam din
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 10:46 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Which version is which?

Skype 8 is Skype electron!

Skype UWP and Skype electron are different programs, therefore the
scripts are different!

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:


It is nice to be important but it is more important to be nice!

You can contact me via gmail:




Add my Skype ID:


Find me on facebook:

Follow me on twitter:

Call me on my cell:



From: <> on behalf of Don
& Cher <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 5:15:29 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Which version is which?

Mine says "Skype 8 settings are loaded. The application being loaded is
Skype.exe." So, I guess I'm not using Electron. So, is Skype 8 and
Skype WUP the same thing? Thanks for your helpful response.


From: [] On Behalf
Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Which version is which?

With JAWS, if you press JAWS Key plus Q and here a message about Chrome
settings being loaded, you are using the Skype Electron application. Go
directly to [1] and pick up the
scripts for this version of Skype. While Doug has scripts for this one
and the Universal Windows platform version, the Electron version's
script support seems to work better.

On 10/29/2018 5:12 PM, Don & Cher wrote:

I have 8.33 but no idea if it is `Electron' WUP, or whatever the
difference is supposed to be. The FS memo advising JFW users said to
turn the virtual cursor off. Inamuddin says to definitely turn virtual
cursor on- and he seems to be talking about the Electron version.

Can someone clarify and explain how to find out the source of my
version? I was running 7.41 and used the `update button' when the
program launched. Thanks for helping untangle the many versions. .




Doug Lee
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