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Re: Skype won't connect

Sarah k Alawami
 

Yeah I'm not too happy as I teach ESL and do it through skype. I don't want to quit my job due to accessibility, but I'm afraid I'll have to schedule a meeting with my boss and we will have to discuss other ways such as zoom etc. I really do want to keep my job as I really love it and am making very good progress with the company and all of my students, but zoom and accessibility also need some work as  I can't access a contact list to start a meeting with a student. Of corse they can always call in but sending chats is a bit annoying as they don't get a copy of the history. We'll see what happens.

On Feb 14, 2018, at 11:45 AM, cecropia64 <cecropia64@...> wrote:

I'm good for now.  But got a feeling it won't be long before I can't connect either.  I'm on Win 7 64bit and Skype ...?  Leave it to Microsoft t to play with things, AGAIN!


On 2/14/2018 2:38 PM, Jerry Pryde wrote:
Doug:
If there’s a way you can complete the scripts for Skype 8, it would be greatly appreciated.
None of us can guess how much longer we’ll have an accessible version of skype.
 
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype won't connect
 
Wow, um, not a fair move as  skype for mac, at least for me and skype 8, it's very hard to use and not like what skype 4 was. It is a horrible interface and I'm not sure why they decided to go the way they did in terms of the interface. Bad move on skype's part.

On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Léonie Watson <tink@...> wrote:
 
I've just been told by Skype support that this is a deliberate move by Microsoft. They're stopping people from accessing Skype on the old 7.x desktop versions, in order to push everyone onto the 8.x and/or Win10 app versions.

By the looks of things you'll be ok as long as you don't log out and/or try to reinstall Skype. For the time being at least. No idea how long it'll be before even that is stopped.



On 14/02/2018 13:17, Léonie Watson wrote:
Hello,
Skype 7.4 won't connect. The default installer wouldn't work so I had to download the offline installer. That installed it, but now when I enter my username and password, it just says it can't connect.
I've completely removed Skype and reinstalled it. I've removed 7.4 and installed 8.1 in compatibility mode, and this lets me connect without difficulty. I've also tried the Win10 app and this too lets me connect ok. It's just 7.4 that won't.
Using Skype 8 and/or the Win10 app isn't something I want to do. Any suggestions on what's happening with 7.4 gratefully received... I'm tearing my hair out.
Thanks.

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Re: Skype won't connect

cecropia64
 

I'm good for now.  But got a feeling it won't be long before I can't connect either.  I'm on Win 7 64bit and Skype ...?  Leave it to Microsoft t to play with things, AGAIN!


On 2/14/2018 2:38 PM, Jerry Pryde wrote:
Doug:
If there’s a way you can complete the scripts for Skype 8, it would be greatly appreciated.
None of us can guess how much longer we’ll have an accessable version of skype.
 
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype won't connect
 
Wow, um, not a fair move as  skype for mac, at least for me and skype 8, it's very hard to use and not like what skype 4 was. It is a horable interface and I'm not sure why they decided to go the way they did in terms of the interface. Bad move on skype's part.

On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Léonie Watson <tink@...> wrote:
 
I've just been told by Skype support that this is a deliberate move by Microsoft. They're stopping people from accessing Skype on the old 7.x desktop versions, in order to push everyone onto the 8.x and/or Win10 app versions.

By the looks of things you'll be ok as long as you don't log out and/or try to reinstall Skype. For the time being at least. No idea how long it'll be before even that is stopped.



On 14/02/2018 13:17, Léonie Watson wrote:
Hello,
Skype 7.4 won't connect. The default installer wouldn't work so I had to download the offline installer. That installed it, but now when I enter my username and password, it just says it can't connect.
I've completely removed Skype and reinstalled it. I've removed 7.4 and installed 8.1 in compatibility mode, and this lets me connect without difficulty. I've also tried the Win10 app and this too lets me connect ok. It's just 7.4 that won't.
Using Skype 8 and/or the Win10 app isn't something I want to do. Any suggestions on what's happening with 7.4 gratefully received... I'm tearing my hair out.
Thanks.

-- 
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Re: Skype won't connect

Jerry Pryde
 

Doug:
If there’s a way you can complete the scripts for Skype 8, it would be greatly appreciated.
None of us can guess how much longer we’ll have an accessable version of skype.
 

Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype won't connect
 
Wow, um, not a fair move as  skype for mac, at least for me and skype 8, it's very hard to use and not like what skype 4 was. It is a horable interface and I'm not sure why they decided to go the way they did in terms of the interface. Bad move on skype's part.

On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Léonie Watson <tink@...> wrote:
 
I've just been told by Skype support that this is a deliberate move by Microsoft. They're stopping people from accessing Skype on the old 7.x desktop versions, in order to push everyone onto the 8.x and/or Win10 app versions.

By the looks of things you'll be ok as long as you don't log out and/or try to reinstall Skype. For the time being at least. No idea how long it'll be before even that is stopped.



On 14/02/2018 13:17, Léonie Watson wrote:
Hello,
Skype 7.4 won't connect. The default installer wouldn't work so I had to download the offline installer. That installed it, but now when I enter my username and password, it just says it can't connect.
I've completely removed Skype and reinstalled it. I've removed 7.4 and installed 8.1 in compatibility mode, and this lets me connect without difficulty. I've also tried the Win10 app and this too lets me connect ok. It's just 7.4 that won't.
Using Skype 8 and/or the Win10 app isn't something I want to do. Any suggestions on what's happening with 7.4 gratefully received... I'm tearing my hair out.
Thanks.

-- 
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Re: Skype won't connect

Sarah k Alawami
 

Wow, um, not a fair move as  skype for mac, at least for me and skype 8, it's very hard to use and not like what skype 4 was. It is a horable interface and I'm not sure why they decided to go the way they did in terms of the interface. Bad move on skype's part.

On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Léonie Watson <tink@...> wrote:

I've just been told by Skype support that this is a deliberate move by Microsoft. They're stopping people from accessing Skype on the old 7.x desktop versions, in order to push everyone onto the 8.x and/or Win10 app versions.

By the looks of things you'll be ok as long as you don't log out and/or try to reinstall Skype. For the time being at least. No idea how long it'll be before even that is stopped.



On 14/02/2018 13:17, Léonie Watson wrote:
Hello,
Skype 7.4 won't connect. The default installer wouldn't work so I had to download the offline installer. That installed it, but now when I enter my username and password, it just says it can't connect.
I've completely removed Skype and reinstalled it. I've removed 7.4 and installed 8.1 in compatibility mode, and this lets me connect without difficulty. I've also tried the Win10 app and this too lets me connect ok. It's just 7.4 that won't.
Using Skype 8 and/or the Win10 app isn't something I want to do. Any suggestions on what's happening with 7.4 gratefully received... I'm tearing my hair out.
Thanks.

-- 
@LeonieWatson @tink@... Carpe diem


Re: Skype won't connect

Léonie Watson <tink@...>
 

I've just been told by Skype support that this is a deliberate move by Microsoft. They're stopping people from accessing Skype on the old 7.x desktop versions, in order to push everyone onto the 8.x and/or Win10 app versions.

By the looks of things you'll be ok as long as you don't log out and/or try to reinstall Skype. For the time being at least. No idea how long it'll be before even that is stopped.

On 14/02/2018 13:17, Léonie Watson wrote:
Hello,
Skype 7.4 won't connect. The default installer wouldn't work so I had to download the offline installer. That installed it, but now when I enter my username and password, it just says it can't connect.
I've completely removed Skype and reinstalled it. I've removed 7.4 and installed 8.1 in compatibility mode, and this lets me connect without difficulty. I've also tried the Win10 app and this too lets me connect ok. It's just 7.4 that won't.
Using Skype 8 and/or the Win10 app isn't something I want to do. Any suggestions on what's happening with 7.4 gratefully received... I'm tearing my hair out.
Thanks.
--
@LeonieWatson @tink@... Carpe diem

Re: Using the Win10 app

Sarah k Alawami
 

Have you spoken to Ms about this? Maybe if you can established a contact between them and yourself this might be implemented in the future, I hope?

On Feb 14, 2018, at 9:57 AM, Doug Lee <dgl@...> wrote:

I tried to implement that but had the same problem I have in Skype For Business (SFB): I get more announcements than I want because LiveRegionChange events fire not only for new messages but also for messages as they scroll
onto the screen. My normal way around that sort of thing is to watch the message list for additions; but again like in SFB, the list is not all available to me at any given time, and my view of it is too dynamic for me to
establish what is a new message versus just a newly rendered one.

I don't currently have a timeline for the feature of in-window message announcements. I honestly thought Microsoft might get to it before I did. Skype 8 natively says "Message sent" when you send a message, so clearly Microsoft
knows how to implement a real-time announcement like this...

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 05:26:59PM +0000, L??onie Watson wrote:
Hello,

Further to my message about Skype 7.x no longer connecting, I've been trying
to use the Win10 app with Doug's scripts.

Is there a way to get Jaws to announce messages as they appear in the current
chat window? Looking at the release notes, I think this feature isn't
currently implemented n the scripts, so I wonder if there's any timeline on
this?

Thanks
L??onie
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Level Access doug.lee@... http://www.LevelAccess.com
"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."
--African Proverb


Re: Using the Win10 app

Doug Lee
 

I tried to implement that but had the same problem I have in Skype For Business (SFB): I get more announcements than I want because LiveRegionChange events fire not only for new messages but also for messages as they scroll
onto the screen. My normal way around that sort of thing is to watch the message list for additions; but again like in SFB, the list is not all available to me at any given time, and my view of it is too dynamic for me to
establish what is a new message versus just a newly rendered one.

I don't currently have a timeline for the feature of in-window message announcements. I honestly thought Microsoft might get to it before I did. Skype 8 natively says "Message sent" when you send a message, so clearly Microsoft
knows how to implement a real-time announcement like this...

On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 05:26:59PM +0000, L??onie Watson wrote:
Hello,

Further to my message about Skype 7.x no longer connecting, I've been trying
to use the Win10 app with Doug's scripts.

Is there a way to get Jaws to announce messages as they appear in the current
chat window? Looking at the release notes, I think this feature isn't
currently implemented n the scripts, so I wonder if there's any timeline on
this?

Thanks
L??onie
--
@LeonieWatson @tink@... Carpe diem



--
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

Using the Win10 app

Léonie Watson <tink@...>
 

Hello,

Further to my message about Skype 7.x no longer connecting, I've been trying to use the Win10 app with Doug's scripts.

Is there a way to get Jaws to announce messages as they appear in the current chat window? Looking at the release notes, I think this feature isn't currently implemented n the scripts, so I wonder if there's any timeline on this?

Thanks
Léonie
--
@LeonieWatson @tink@... Carpe diem

Skype won't connect

Léonie Watson <tink@...>
 

Hello,

Skype 7.4 won't connect. The default installer wouldn't work so I had to download the offline installer. That installed it, but now when I enter my username and password, it just says it can't connect.

I've completely removed Skype and reinstalled it. I've removed 7.4 and installed 8.1 in compatibility mode, and this lets me connect without difficulty. I've also tried the Win10 app and this too lets me connect ok. It's just 7.4 that won't.

Using Skype 8 and/or the Win10 app isn't something I want to do. Any suggestions on what's happening with 7.4 gratefully received... I'm tearing my hair out.

Thanks.





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@LeonieWatson @tink@... Carpe diem

Re: being locked out of skype account. failure of account recovery process

Sarah k Alawami
 

I just checked my work account and so far it's fine. We'll see what happens though. I hope I don't get locked out of that account or I won't be too happy.

Take care all. And hope that problem gets solved.

On Feb 12, 2018, at 10:25 AM, Gary Jackson <gljackson@...> wrote:

I also just had that experience and couldn't  recover my account.
 
Gary
 
 
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 4:46 AM
Subject: [skypeenglish] being locked out of skype account. failure of account recovery process

Hi all
My account has been locked out as got hacked.
I have tried unsuccessfully to go through the account recovery process.
The form is complex at best. Once you get passed filling out your personal details and audio capture, then nominating another email address to be contacted at, you then have to provide details of 3 contacts and 3 recent email subjects you have sent to them. Also details about any purchases. After doing this, the feedback was I had not sent sufficient information to recover my account.
I’m interested to know if anyone has done this successfully. if so, how was this done.
Otherwise it will mean creating a new account.
 
Thanks and regards
Jennifer Parry

Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: Could you give me the direct download link for Skype scripts for Jaws

John Christie
 

Thanks Jerry. I got it.

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 1:15 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Could you give me the direct download link for Skype scripts for Jaws

 

Here’s the link.

 

 Take care.

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 10:03 AM

Subject: [skypeenglish] Could you give me the direct download link for Skype scripts for Jaws

 

                Could you give me the direct download link for skype scripts for Jaws. I am using Jaws 2018, Skype 7.4 and Windows 7. Thanks a lot. 

Re: being locked out of skype account. failure of account recovery process

Gary Jackson <gljackson@...>
 

I also just had that experience and couldn't  recover my account.
 
Gary
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 4:46 AM
Subject: [skypeenglish] being locked out of skype account. failure of account recovery process

Hi all

My account has been locked out as got hacked.

I have tried unsuccessfully to go through the account recovery process.

The form is complex at best. Once you get passed filling out your personal details and audio capture, then nominating another email address to be contacted at, you then have to provide details of 3 contacts and 3 recent email subjects you have sent to them. Also details about any purchases. After doing this, the feedback was I had not sent sufficient information to recover my account.

I’m interested to know if anyone has done this successfully. if so, how was this done.

Otherwise it will mean creating a new account.

 

Thanks and regards

Jennifer Parry


Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: Could you give me the direct download link for Skype scripts for Jaws

Jerry Pryde
 

Here’s the link.
 
 

Sent: Monday, February 12, 2018 10:03 AM
Subject: [skypeenglish] Could you give me the direct download link for Skype scripts for Jaws
 

                Could you give me the direct download link for skype scripts for Jaws. I am using Jaws 2018, Skype 7.4 and Windows 7. Thanks a lot. 

Could you give me the direct download link for Skype scripts for Jaws

John Christie
 

                Could you give me the direct download link for skype scripts for Jaws. I am using Jaws 2018, Skype 7.4 and Windows 7. Thanks a lot.  

being locked out of skype account. failure of account recovery process

jennifer parry <music334@...>
 

Hi all

My account has been locked out as got hacked.

I have tried unsuccessfully to go through the account recovery process.

The form is complex at best. Once you get passed filling out your personal details and audio capture, then nominating another email address to be contacted at, you then have to provide details of 3 contacts and 3 recent email subjects you have sent to them. Also details about any purchases. After doing this, the feedback was I had not sent sufficient information to recover my account.

I’m interested to know if anyone has done this successfully. if so, how was this done.

Otherwise it will mean creating a new account.

 

Thanks and regards

Jennifer Parry

I m messages

Gary Jackson <gljackson@...>
 

Does anybody have any idea about why  some of my contacts do and  some don't have an I m  option? about half of them only have a send sms option. it's skype 7.4 with windows 10.
 
 
Gary
 
  

Re: skype problem with I m's

Gary Jackson <gljackson@...>
 

Here's an update. I saw, with the jaws curser, a message in one of the windows saying that i m was disabled until the  request was actually accepted. but, seems as though these contacts in question have indeed accepted  my request.
 
Gary
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

OK the apps key should have worked. I don’t use that version of Skype anymore. I use the WIN UWP Skype app.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Gary Jackson
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

This is  skype 7.4 on windows10.

 

Gary

 

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

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:45 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

Gary. What version of Skype are you using on your PC? This might thelp us all.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Gary Jackson
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:28 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

I just set up skype  with a new account. i have one problem. when i highlight a contact and press the application key i don't get an option to send i m, only sms. These contacts are ones that indeed have accepted my request and are showing online. appreciate any ideas.

 

Gary

 

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

Re: skype problem with I m's

Lino Morales
 

OK the apps key should have worked. I don’t use that version of Skype anymore. I use the WIN UWP Skype app.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Gary Jackson
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

This is  skype 7.4 on windows10.

 

Gary

 

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

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:45 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

Gary. What version of Skype are you using on your PC? This might thelp us all.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Gary Jackson
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:28 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

I just set up skype  with a new account. i have one problem. when i highlight a contact and press the application key i don't get an option to send i m, only sms. These contacts are ones that indeed have accepted my request and are showing online. appreciate any ideas.

 

Gary

 

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 

Re: skype problem with I m's

Gary Jackson <gljackson@...>
 

This is  skype 7.4 on windows10.
 
Gary
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

Gary. What version of Skype are you using on your PC? This might thelp us all.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Gary Jackson
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:28 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

I just set up skype  with a new account. i have one problem. when i highlight a contact and press the application key i don't get an option to send i m, only sms. These contacts are ones that indeed have accepted my request and are showing online. appreciate any ideas.

 

Gary

 

 

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com

Re: skype problem with I m's

Lino Morales
 

Gary. What version of Skype are you using on your PC? This might thelp us all.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Gary Jackson
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2018 1:28 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] skype problem with I m's

 

I just set up skype  with a new account. i have one problem. when i highlight a contact and press the application key i don't get an option to send i m, only sms. These contacts are ones that indeed have accepted my request and are showing online. appreciate any ideas.

 

Gary