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Re: latest skype update

Jerry Pryde
 

Hi all.

I'm using Skype 7.4 now, on Windows 7 with the new scripts.
It's working fine.
And, that's the problem. Microsoft can't seem to leave well enough alone.
it's working, and they still seem to want to fix it; vary annoying.

-----Original Message-----
From: James Malone
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 7:20 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] latest skype update

Hi Sarah, I guess like you we are also. I had a client that downloaded the
windows version, and we ended up downloading the desktop version from the
web site.
Many things will be going away with windows 7, at least what I'm hearing.

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 12:45 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] latest skype update

I'm behind, but what shall we say evidence leads you to believe the ditch
might be sooner then 2020? Just trying to see big picture here.
On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Doug Lee <dgl@dlee.org> wrote:

My apologies, I somehow missed part of your message when I sent that
reply.

As I said, I have not scripted that one. I need to hear if anyone has
solid evidence of when Microsoft plans to ditch Skype Desktop. My
assumption so far is that we have about three years before that happens, but
I'm starting to wonder.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
for win 10.


I can't see a skype icon, nor does skype show as running in the
window list though it activates when a call comes in.


I see no menus...


Thanks, Tom




References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
2.
mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20sk
ype%20update
3.
mailto:tom.reid21@virginmedia.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5
D%20latest%20skype%20update
4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
http://www.LevelAccess.com
Time is the friend of one who is true, and the enemy of one who isn't.
(02/05/2010)



Re: latest skype update

James Malone
 

Hi Sarah, I guess like you we are also. I had a client that downloaded the
windows version, and we ended up downloading the desktop version from the
web site.
Many things will be going away with windows 7, at least what I'm hearing.

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sarah k Alawami
Sent: Friday, September 8, 2017 12:45 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] latest skype update

I'm behind, but what shall we say evidence leads you to believe the ditch
might be sooner then 2020? Just trying to see big picture here.
On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Doug Lee <dgl@dlee.org> wrote:

My apologies, I somehow missed part of your message when I sent that
reply.

As I said, I have not scripted that one. I need to hear if anyone has
solid evidence of when Microsoft plans to ditch Skype Desktop. My
assumption so far is that we have about three years before that happens, but
I'm starting to wonder.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
for win 10.


I can't see a skype icon, nor does skype show as running in the
window list though it activates when a call comes in.


I see no menus...


Thanks, Tom




References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
2.
mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20sk
ype%20update
3.
mailto:tom.reid21@virginmedia.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5
D%20latest%20skype%20update
4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
http://www.LevelAccess.com
Time is the friend of one who is true, and the enemy of one who isn't.
(02/05/2010)



Re: latest skype update

Octavian Rasnita
 

No strong evidence, but I'm afraid that Microsoft won't maintain 2 types of Skype if the new Skype is working under Windows 7 already.
Those who need it just for personal chat might not find this a very big issue, but those that need it for work and need performance from it might suffer.

--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Lee" <dgl@dlee.org>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 08, 2017 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] latest skype update


My apologies, I somehow missed part of your message when I sent that reply.

As I said, I have not scripted that one. I need to hear if anyone has solid evidence of when Microsoft plans to ditch Skype Desktop. My
assumption so far is that we have about three years before that happens, but I'm starting to wonder.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
for win 10.


I can't see a skype icon, nor does skype show as running in the
window list though it activates when a call comes in.


I see no menus...


Thanks, Tom




References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
3. mailto:tom.reid21@virginmedia.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
Time is the friend of one who is true, and the enemy of one who isn't.
(02/05/2010)


Re: latest skype update

Sarah k Alawami
 

That's true. I thought the end of life for 2007 was 2019 not 2020. They upped it by one year? After end of life for windows 10 what will happen? I heard microsoft are not building anymore windows versions. I guess it's not time to worry as of yet though.

Take care all.

On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:52 PM, Doug Lee <dgl@...> wrote:

I thought 2020 because that's end of life for Windows 7 and Skype for Windows 10 initially didn't run there I think. But now, it does run on
Windows 7; so I no longer see a clear reason Microsoft has to support both Skype versions. It's not proof, but it is reason to pay
attention.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 12:44:41PM -0700, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I'm behind, but what shall we say evidence leads you to believe the ditch might be sooner then 2020? Just trying to see big picture here.
On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Doug Lee <dgl@...> wrote:

My apologies, I somehow missed part of your message when I sent that reply.

As I said, I have not scripted that one. I need to hear if anyone has solid evidence of when Microsoft plans to ditch Skype Desktop. My
assumption so far is that we have about three years before that happens, but I'm starting to wonder.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
 Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
 for win 10.


 I can't see a skype icon, nor does  skype  show as running in the
 window list though it activates when a call comes in.


 I see no menus...


 Thanks, Tom




References

 1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
 2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
 3. mailto:tom.reid21@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
 4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
 5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
 6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
 7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
 8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
 9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

-- 
Doug Lee                 dgl@...                http://www.dlee.org
Level Access             doug.lee@...    http://www.LevelAccess.com
Time is the friend of one who is true, and the enemy of one who isn't.
(02/05/2010)







-- 
Doug Lee                 dgl@...                http://www.dlee.org
Level Access             doug.lee@...    http://www.LevelAccess.com
"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."
--African Proverb



Re: latest skype update

Doug Lee
 

I thought 2020 because that's end of life for Windows 7 and Skype for Windows 10 initially didn't run there I think. But now, it does run on
Windows 7; so I no longer see a clear reason Microsoft has to support both Skype versions. It's not proof, but it is reason to pay
attention.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 12:44:41PM -0700, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
I'm behind, but what shall we say evidence leads you to believe the ditch might be sooner then 2020? Just trying to see big picture here.
On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Doug Lee <dgl@dlee.org> wrote:

My apologies, I somehow missed part of your message when I sent that reply.

As I said, I have not scripted that one. I need to hear if anyone has solid evidence of when Microsoft plans to ditch Skype Desktop. My
assumption so far is that we have about three years before that happens, but I'm starting to wonder.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
for win 10.


I can't see a skype icon, nor does skype show as running in the
window list though it activates when a call comes in.


I see no menus...


Thanks, Tom




References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
3. mailto:tom.reid21@virginmedia.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
Time is the friend of one who is true, and the enemy of one who isn't.
(02/05/2010)





--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."
--African Proverb


Re: latest skype update

Sarah k Alawami
 

I'm behind, but what shall we say evidence leads you to believe the ditch might be sooner then 2020? Just trying to see big picture here.

On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Doug Lee <dgl@dlee.org> wrote:

My apologies, I somehow missed part of your message when I sent that reply.

As I said, I have not scripted that one. I need to hear if anyone has solid evidence of when Microsoft plans to ditch Skype Desktop. My
assumption so far is that we have about three years before that happens, but I'm starting to wonder.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
for win 10.


I can't see a skype icon, nor does skype show as running in the
window list though it activates when a call comes in.


I see no menus...


Thanks, Tom




References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
3. mailto:tom.reid21@virginmedia.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
Time is the friend of one who is true, and the enemy of one who isn't.
(02/05/2010)



Re: latest skype update

Doug Lee
 

My apologies, I somehow missed part of your message when I sent that reply.

As I said, I have not scripted that one. I need to hear if anyone has solid evidence of when Microsoft plans to ditch Skype Desktop. My
assumption so far is that we have about three years before that happens, but I'm starting to wonder.

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
for win 10.


I can't see a skype icon, nor does skype show as running in the
window list though it activates when a call comes in.


I see no menus...


Thanks, Tom




References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
3. mailto:tom.reid21@virginmedia.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
Time is the friend of one who is true, and the enemy of one who isn't.
(02/05/2010)


Re: latest skype update

Doug Lee
 

If you mean Skype Desktop version 7.40, I'm running it without problems.

If you mean he new Skype for Windows 10, I did not script that; but you can still use Skype Desktop, which I did script.

What problems are you seeing?

On Fri, Sep 08, 2017 at 09:29:12PM +0200, Tom Reid wrote:
Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype's latest update
for win 10.


I can't see a skype icon, nor does skype show as running in the
window list though it activates when a call comes in.


I see no menus...


Thanks, Tom




References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1881
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
3. mailto:tom.reid21@virginmedia.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20latest%20skype%20update
4. https://groups.io/mt/6001138/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"It is not the mountain in the distance which makes you want to stop
walking; but the grain of sand in your shoe." --Anon


Re: latest skype update

Sarah k Alawami
 

Is this using the deskt op app fromthe  app store or is this uusing the skype that just came with windows  10? I am a part of the windows 10 insider program but I have yet to try skype on it. Not good as I have to use skype for my job  and such lol!

Take care

On Sep 8, 2017, at 12:29 PM, Tom Reid <tom.reid21@...> wrote:

Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype’s latest update for win 10.

 

I can’t see a skype icon, nor does  skype  show as running in the window list though it activates when a call comes in.

 

I see no menus…

 

Thanks, Tom

 



latest skype update

Tom Reid
 

Hi folks, has anyone got round the problems with skype’s latest update for win 10.

 

I can’t see a skype icon, nor does  skype  show as running in the window list though it activates when a call comes in.

 

I see no menus…

 

Thanks, Tom

 


Re: Latest scripts. Was. Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

Michele Barbi
 

Ok guys, delete the previous message because my friend already sent me the updated package and I did not realize till now.
Bye!
Barbuz


Latest scripts. Was. Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

Michele Barbi
 

Hello listers and happy sunday.
Doug, can you confirm that this scripts update is only to fix the installer issues? My friends just made the zip package for rev 981 yesterday (because in Italy we only have this one and not the installer), and so if there are no other changes in the scripts code I think we can jump this revision, right?
Bye!
Barbuz


Re: Hi from Denmark

Owen Palamountain <owen72b@...>
 

Hi Doug,

It was my antivirus program that was the problem and I now have the scripts
in stalled ok thanks.

Kind regards
Owen Palamountain
Email: owen72b@gmail.com
Phone: +64 4 569 1592
Mobile: +64 21 390 750

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Doug Lee
Sent: Sunday, 3 September 2017 6:02 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

If you mean it is corrupted, try again in case the download failed. If you
mean an antivirus program considered it a problem, it may have just been
telling you it is not a recognized or popular file. The file works here; I
just downloaded it from my own web site.

Let us know if this problem continues or goes away.

On Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 01:51:55PM +1200, Owen Palamountain wrote:
Hi Doug,

I have just tried down loading the scripts for the Jaws 2018, but it will
not download as windows 10 says that the file is badd for my system.

Kind regards
Owen Palamountain
Email: owen72b@gmail.com
Phone: +64 4 569 1592
Mobile: +64 21 390 750

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Doug Lee
Sent: Sunday, 3 September 2017 11:09 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

For anyone with a 32-bit Windows system for whom my updated Skype script
installer could not find JAWS: Grab today's update from
http://www.dlee.org/skype/ and try again. I upgraded the installer build
system, NSIS; and the function of one of the commands in the code changed
and required me to adapt the code a bit for 32-bit Windows computers.

On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 07:56:48PM +0200, Brian Olesen wrote:
HI all,

Well I've been on this list for quite some time now, and I certainly
appreciate it.I hope you all saw the new updates for the scripts for
Skype that will handle the Jaws 2018 beta.


Best regards

Brian



References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1852
2.
mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20from%2
0Denmark
3.
mailto:brian@blindkom.dk?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20
from%20Denmark
4. https://groups.io/mt/5934554/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
http://www.LevelAccess.com
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."
--Helen Keller







--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
http://www.LevelAccess.com
"It's not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish
it after the age of six." --John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese


Re: Hi from Denmark

Jerry Pryde
 

Hi.
I just downloaded the latest scripts to my Windows 7 with no problem at all.

-----Original Message-----
From: Owen Palamountain
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2017 9:51 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

Hi Doug,

I have just tried down loading the scripts for the Jaws 2018, but it will
not download as windows 10 says that the file is badd for my system.

Kind regards
Owen Palamountain
Email: owen72b@gmail.com
Phone: +64 4 569 1592
Mobile: +64 21 390 750

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Doug Lee
Sent: Sunday, 3 September 2017 11:09 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

For anyone with a 32-bit Windows system for whom my updated Skype script
installer could not find JAWS: Grab today's update from
http://www.dlee.org/skype/ and try again. I upgraded the installer build
system, NSIS; and the function of one of the commands in the code changed
and required me to adapt the code a bit for 32-bit Windows computers.

On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 07:56:48PM +0200, Brian Olesen wrote:
HI all,

Well I've been on this list for quite some time now, and I certainly
appreciate it.I hope you all saw the new updates for the scripts for
Skype that will handle the Jaws 2018 beta.


Best regards

Brian



References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1852
2.
mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20from%2
0Denmark
3.
mailto:brian@blindkom.dk?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20
from%20Denmark
4. https://groups.io/mt/5934554/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
http://www.LevelAccess.com
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."
--Helen Keller


Re: Hi from Denmark

Doug Lee
 

If you mean it is corrupted, try again in case the download failed. If you mean an antivirus program considered it a problem, it may have
just been telling you it is not a recognized or popular file. The file works here; I just downloaded it from my own web site.

Let us know if this problem continues or goes away.

On Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 01:51:55PM +1200, Owen Palamountain wrote:
Hi Doug,

I have just tried down loading the scripts for the Jaws 2018, but it will
not download as windows 10 says that the file is badd for my system.

Kind regards
Owen Palamountain
Email: owen72b@gmail.com
Phone: +64 4 569 1592
Mobile: +64 21 390 750

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Doug Lee
Sent: Sunday, 3 September 2017 11:09 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

For anyone with a 32-bit Windows system for whom my updated Skype script
installer could not find JAWS: Grab today's update from
http://www.dlee.org/skype/ and try again. I upgraded the installer build
system, NSIS; and the function of one of the commands in the code changed
and required me to adapt the code a bit for 32-bit Windows computers.

On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 07:56:48PM +0200, Brian Olesen wrote:
HI all,

Well I've been on this list for quite some time now, and I certainly
appreciate it.I hope you all saw the new updates for the scripts for
Skype that will handle the Jaws 2018 beta.


Best regards

Brian



References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1852
2.
mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20from%2
0Denmark
3.
mailto:brian@blindkom.dk?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20
from%20Denmark
4. https://groups.io/mt/5934554/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
http://www.LevelAccess.com
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."
--Helen Keller







--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"It's not easy to be crafty and winsome at the same time, and few accomplish
it after the age of six." --John W. Gardner and Francesca Gardner Reese


Re: Hi from Denmark

Owen Palamountain <owen72b@...>
 

Hi Doug,

I have just tried down loading the scripts for the Jaws 2018, but it will
not download as windows 10 says that the file is badd for my system.

Kind regards
Owen Palamountain
Email: owen72b@gmail.com
Phone: +64 4 569 1592
Mobile: +64 21 390 750

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Doug Lee
Sent: Sunday, 3 September 2017 11:09 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Hi from Denmark

For anyone with a 32-bit Windows system for whom my updated Skype script
installer could not find JAWS: Grab today's update from
http://www.dlee.org/skype/ and try again. I upgraded the installer build
system, NSIS; and the function of one of the commands in the code changed
and required me to adapt the code a bit for 32-bit Windows computers.

On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 07:56:48PM +0200, Brian Olesen wrote:
HI all,

Well I've been on this list for quite some time now, and I certainly
appreciate it.I hope you all saw the new updates for the scripts for
Skype that will handle the Jaws 2018 beta.


Best regards

Brian



References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1852
2.
mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20from%2
0Denmark
3.
mailto:brian@blindkom.dk?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20
from%20Denmark
4. https://groups.io/mt/5934554/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
http://www.LevelAccess.com
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done."
--Helen Keller


Re: Hi from Denmark

Doug Lee
 

For anyone with a 32-bit Windows system for whom my updated Skype script installer could not find JAWS: Grab today's update from
http://www.dlee.org/skype/ and try again. I upgraded the installer build system, NSIS; and the function of one of the commands in the code
changed and required me to adapt the code a bit for 32-bit Windows computers.

On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 07:56:48PM +0200, Brian Olesen wrote:
HI all,

Well I've been on this list for quite some time now, and I certainly
appreciate it.I hope you all saw the new updates for the scripts for
Skype that will handle the Jaws 2018 beta.


Best regards

Brian



References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/1852
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20from%20Denmark
3. mailto:brian@blindkom.dk?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Hi%20from%20Denmark
4. https://groups.io/mt/5934554/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/static/tos
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was
done." --Helen Keller


Re: Skype Preview for Desktop

Octavian Rasnita
 

Yes, Lino is right. Positive feedback returns positive feedback, but of the same type.
If we nicely tell MS that the new application is great, but not for the blind, they will tell us nicely, with the same grace, some positive and nice words, but finally they will still follow their interests.
Even we would bring all honey in the world and flood Redmond, they wouldn't agree to make an operating system with an interface as accessible as Windows 2000, which was even more accessible than Windows XP.

I think that we need to be polite, but let them know that the newSkype is horrible for the blind.

And BTW, regarding the best way of attracting the flies at Microsoft, maybe a better way would be to do it in the good cop/bad cop way, so... go ahead and write them some nice words also. For writing very nice words, and not just some technical terms, require native knowledge of English, which I don't have. :-)

--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Kaufman" <tomcat53@comcast.net>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2017 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Lino and list: I think I do get what you are saying; you've heard the saying "you can draw more files with honey than you can with vinegar?" In other words, don't write or call Microsoft; then start ranting and raving and cussing; just state your problem politely (but firmly) hopefully enough people do this...and maybe they'll listen! I can recall an incident (and I'm straying slightly off-topic...but am only doing this to illustrate a point: several years ago, I had a program I enjoyed listening to that aired over what was known as the Music Country Radio Network, something that several country music stations here in the U.S.A. carried. The show was a "classic country" show that aired overnights; my guess is that whoever was running the board at the local station I was listening to this show on was probably not really happy to have to babysit this program! So listeners would hear all kinds of fiddling with the volume; this dude would even break in and play something that had nothing to do with what was being played on Music Country! After a couple of weeks of encountering this, I decided to write a letter to the station that I was listening to and complained (nicely) but I did tell of what I was hearing! Result: well...I don't know if the guy got his butt chewed out or nowt; what I do know is those incidents of the program becoming over-modulated and stuff going on that shouldn't have been didn't happen anymore! Maybe a coincidence; maybe not; my point is...if enough people get in touch with Microsoft, (but do it in a respectful manner) it might accomplish the desired result!
Tom Kaufman...apologizing for wandering off-topic!

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:10 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

You all are missing the point! Feedback positive feed feedback! We all
know Skype in all flavors of it have gone downhill since the Estonians
sold to eBay then they to MS. Help me out here our modness!


On 9/1/2017 12:15 PM, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Yep. But where to send the bombs? :)

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Pryde" <jpryde1@cogeco.ca>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Well, in that case, let's bombard them with concerns about skype and
accessability.
you might be right, Octavian.
If enough of us give them a mygrane, it might work.
Jerry.

-----Original Message----- From: Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 9:25 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

Well, I contacted Microsoft's tech support for OneDrive a few weeks
ago, and
they answered and were very nice.
OneDrive is paid and Skype is not, but the cost for OneDrive is pretty
cheap, so I don't think that cost made them be so nice. :-)

You may be right that they don't care and that they won't answer, but it
doesn't matter if they answer or not. We don't need their answer. We
need to
make them care, and if more blind people will start complaining, they
might
be thinking that this is a problem and they might start caring.

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Pryde" <jpryde1@cogeco.ca>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Don't waste your time contacting microsoft, especially via email.
They don't reply, and they don't care.

-----Original Message----- From: Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

Does anyone know if Microsoft has an email address or a web page
where we
can complain about this change?
If the new Skype would be considered good for Windows 7, the classic
Skype
might disappear much time before the support for Windows 7 ends.

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andre Polykanine" <andre@oire.org>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 2:25 AM
Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Hi everyone,
Strange enough that two weeks passed and nobody spoke about it (or I
didn't see any mention)... anyway.
Microsoft brings its (rather ugly) new Skype experience to desktops:
https://blogs.skype.com/news/2017/08/17/hello-desktops-meet-skype-preview/

Those of you who did see newest Skype versions on mobile platforms
already have the happy (where is my irony punctuation?) opportunity to
get a look on what's going in there.
In short: it is an Electron-based application. Microsoft did all its
best for its accessibility, and it is really 90% accessible with some
tiny bits that cannot be reached. But it is one single web-based
window with no possibility to separate chats in any way. More than
that, there are virtually no settings, no sound selection between
modern and classic, no font size selection for our sighted or visually
impaired fellows with remaining vision, nothing. You can't even surely
remain in a call window when in a voice conversation, because when
someone else calls you - boom, you are out of that window where the
hang up button is.
So is it accessible? Yes, mostly. but is it usable? No, should I say,
because when my boss would send me a message, I won't be able to
quickly find his message, because... well, because it's one huge web
page. Most like Slack, if you get what I mean. And yes, it does
consume memory like a monster, both on mobile and on desktop.
Microsoft says our good old Skype is about to die since this new
beast-thing can be installed on Windows lower than ten (I did install
it on a Windows 7 PC).
I think we need to discuss it thoroughly here and probably write to
Microsoft and to ask them to do something with it: either not to
discontinue the good old Skype we love or to provide us with an API
that would allow us to develop our own client with basic functionality
like audio calls, IM and file sending/receiving.
If you have read this far, thank you very much for your attention.

--
With best regards from Ukraine,
Andre
Skype: menelion_elensule
Twitter: @m_elensule; Facebook: menelion

















Re: Skype Preview for Desktop

Lino Morales
 

Unless you want to talk to some so called genius in the Philipines. That's where your call goes to.


On 9/2/2017 2:30 AM, Jerry Pryde wrote:
Hi all.
I’m not sure I explained myself clearly, so here it is, just in case.
I actually went to the skype site, found their feedback page, and sent an email about a problem I was having, complete with JAWS information.
I got an auto reply, saying it was an unmonitored account.
So, they’ve set up an email account for feedback, or tech support, and it’s not monitored.
Maybe the Microsoft disability line could be useful.
1-800-935-5900.
Otherwise, I’m wondering how to contact them effectively.
 
Jerry.
 
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop
 
Actually Jerry has a point. I've contcted them about skype for years now and they don't respond, not via email, forum, their blog or twitter, yet they will respond and help us with our xboxes and windows machines. But yeah let's all try  and contct them anyway and see what happens. The preview for mac really sucks major and I will be out of a job if they don't fix it soon ish..
 
Take care
On Sep 1, 2017, at 4:30 PM, Lino Morales <linomorales001@...> wrote:
 
Boy how I love people being negative. Not. Seriously if you all including myself in the blind and disabled community worldwide want anything accessible and yes Skype we might get somewhere if we send them feedback. With this type of tude as Jerry has presented we'll get nowhere. I've said enough.


On 9/1/2017 7:16 AM, Jerry Pryde wrote:
Don't waste your time contacting microsoft, especially via email.
They don't reply, and they don't care.

-----Original Message----- From: Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

Does anyone know if Microsoft has an email address or a web page where we
can complain about this change?
If the new Skype would be considered good for Windows 7, the classic Skype
might disappear much time before the support for Windows 7 ends.

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andre Polykanine" <andre@...>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 2:25 AM
Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Hi everyone,
Strange  enough  that two weeks passed and nobody spoke about it (or I
didn't see any mention)... anyway.
Microsoft brings its (rather ugly) new Skype experience to desktops:
https://blogs.skype.com/news/2017/08/17/hello-desktops-meet-skype-preview/ 
Those  of  you  who  did see newest Skype versions on mobile platforms
already have the happy (where is my irony punctuation?) opportunity to
get a look on what's going in there.
In  short:  it is an Electron-based application. Microsoft did all its
best  for its accessibility, and it is really 90% accessible with some
tiny  bits  that  cannot  be  reached.  But it is one single web-based
window  with  no  possibility  to separate chats in any way. More than
that,  there  are  virtually  no  settings, no sound selection between
modern and classic, no font size selection for our sighted or visually
impaired fellows with remaining vision, nothing. You can't even surely
remain  in  a  call  window when in a voice conversation, because when
someone  else  calls  you - boom, you are out of that window where the
hang up button is.
So  is it accessible? Yes, mostly. but is it usable? No, should I say,
because  when  my  boss  would  send  me a message, I won't be able to
quickly  find  his message, because... well, because it's one huge web
page.  Most  like  Slack,  if  you  get  what I mean. And yes, it does
consume memory like a monster, both on mobile and on desktop.
Microsoft  says  our  good  old  Skype  is about to die since this new
beast-thing  can be installed on Windows lower than ten (I did install
it on a Windows 7 PC).
I  think  we  need to discuss it thoroughly here and probably write to
Microsoft  and  to  ask  them  to  do something with it: either not to
discontinue  the  good  old Skype we love or to provide us with an API
that would allow us to develop our own client with basic functionality
like audio calls, IM and file sending/receiving.
If you have read this far, thank you very much for your attention.

-- 
With best regards from Ukraine,
Andre
Skype: menelion_elensule
Twitter: @m_elensule; Facebook: menelion












 


Re: Skype Preview for Desktop

Tom Kaufman
 

Sorry...I didn't realize that I had gotten a ccouple of letters crossed up; that was supposed to have said "you can draw more "flies" with honey!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:42 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

Lino and list: I think I do get what you are saying; you've heard the saying "you can draw more files with honey than you can with vinegar?" In other words, don't write or call Microsoft; then start ranting and raving and cussing; just state your problem politely (but firmly) hopefully enough people do this...and maybe they'll listen! I can recall an incident (and I'm straying slightly off-topic...but am only doing this to illustrate a point: several years ago, I had a program I enjoyed listening to that aired over what was known as the Music Country Radio Network, something that several country music stations here in the U.S.A. carried. The show was a "classic country" show that aired overnights; my guess is that whoever was running the board at the local station I was listening to this show on was probably not really happy to have to babysit this program! So listeners would hear all kinds of fiddling with the volume; this dude would even break in and play something that had nothing to do with what was being played on Music Country! After a couple of weeks of encountering this, I decided to write a letter to the station that I was listening to and complained (nicely) but I did tell of what I was hearing! Result: well...I don't know if the guy got his butt chewed out or nowt; what I do know is those incidents of the program becoming over-modulated and stuff going on that shouldn't have been didn't happen anymore! Maybe a coincidence; maybe not; my point is...if enough people get in touch with Microsoft, (but do it in a respectful manner) it might accomplish the desired result!
Tom Kaufman...apologizing for wandering off-topic!

-----Original Message-----
From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lino Morales
Sent: Saturday, September 02, 2017 12:10 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

You all are missing the point! Feedback positive feed feedback! We all
know Skype in all flavors of it have gone downhill since the Estonians
sold to eBay then they to MS. Help me out here our modness!


On 9/1/2017 12:15 PM, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Yep. But where to send the bombs? :)

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Pryde" <jpryde1@cogeco.ca>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Well, in that case, let's bombard them with concerns about skype and
accessability.
you might be right, Octavian.
If enough of us give them a mygrane, it might work.
Jerry.

-----Original Message----- From: Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 9:25 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

Well, I contacted Microsoft's tech support for OneDrive a few weeks
ago, and
they answered and were very nice.
OneDrive is paid and Skype is not, but the cost for OneDrive is pretty
cheap, so I don't think that cost made them be so nice. :-)

You may be right that they don't care and that they won't answer, but it
doesn't matter if they answer or not. We don't need their answer. We
need to
make them care, and if more blind people will start complaining, they
might
be thinking that this is a problem and they might start caring.

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jerry Pryde" <jpryde1@cogeco.ca>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Don't waste your time contacting microsoft, especially via email.
They don't reply, and they don't care.

-----Original Message----- From: Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop

Does anyone know if Microsoft has an email address or a web page
where we
can complain about this change?
If the new Skype would be considered good for Windows 7, the classic
Skype
might disappear much time before the support for Windows 7 ends.

--Octavian

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andre Polykanine" <andre@oire.org>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2017 2:25 AM
Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype Preview for Desktop


Hi everyone,
Strange enough that two weeks passed and nobody spoke about it (or I
didn't see any mention)... anyway.
Microsoft brings its (rather ugly) new Skype experience to desktops:
https://blogs.skype.com/news/2017/08/17/hello-desktops-meet-skype-preview/

Those of you who did see newest Skype versions on mobile platforms
already have the happy (where is my irony punctuation?) opportunity to
get a look on what's going in there.
In short: it is an Electron-based application. Microsoft did all its
best for its accessibility, and it is really 90% accessible with some
tiny bits that cannot be reached. But it is one single web-based
window with no possibility to separate chats in any way. More than
that, there are virtually no settings, no sound selection between
modern and classic, no font size selection for our sighted or visually
impaired fellows with remaining vision, nothing. You can't even surely
remain in a call window when in a voice conversation, because when
someone else calls you - boom, you are out of that window where the
hang up button is.
So is it accessible? Yes, mostly. but is it usable? No, should I say,
because when my boss would send me a message, I won't be able to
quickly find his message, because... well, because it's one huge web
page. Most like Slack, if you get what I mean. And yes, it does
consume memory like a monster, both on mobile and on desktop.
Microsoft says our good old Skype is about to die since this new
beast-thing can be installed on Windows lower than ten (I did install
it on a Windows 7 PC).
I think we need to discuss it thoroughly here and probably write to
Microsoft and to ask them to do something with it: either not to
discontinue the good old Skype we love or to provide us with an API
that would allow us to develop our own client with basic functionality
like audio calls, IM and file sending/receiving.
If you have read this far, thank you very much for your attention.

--
With best regards from Ukraine,
Andre
Skype: menelion_elensule
Twitter: @m_elensule; Facebook: menelion
















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