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Re: Answers regarding Windows Skype

John Gassman
 

I firmly believe that these attempts to create apps for the blind when the mainstream ones are not as accessible as they should be is wrong.
We should be working to help make these apps completely accessible. It is not easy but, in doing so, we're far better off than settling for a skype blindness substitute.
John
At 07:08 AM 7/17/2018, you wrote:
I am not aware of a way to create an app like that at this time. I also don't consider it either necessary or wise, though: I consider it unnecessary because Microsoft is working on making this Skype accessible. I consider it
unwise because (1) it could reduce Microsoft's incentive to do that, and (2) the new app would very likely have trouble keeping in sync with new features of the Microsoft offerings as they become available.

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 09:40:32AM -0400, Joseph Machise wrote:
dug, is it possible, that someone will make another program like GW, you no
we should talk to microsoft about this maybe we should go to these consumer
organizations,it doesn't matter how hard you try dug, it just doesn't work,
please except my input from Joseph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Lee" <dgl@...>
To: <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Answers regarding Windows Skype


Which browser you use or have installed will not affect Skype 8. Skype 8
is an Electron app, and Electron is basically web content in a Chrome
control that does not run inside an actual browser.

On Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 02:28:02PM +0200, Michele Barbi wrote:
Many thanks for these infos Doug, I think they're useful for everyone.
Mostly
I did not expect Skype 8.x to be compatible with Windows 10, I knew it
only
worked with Windows 7 and 8.
Now a question for those who can help. Opening the link for the Skype 8
scripts, and the manual afterwards, I read this on the system requirements
section:
"These scripts require JAWS 17.0 or greater. (JAWS versions prior to 17.0
do
not support web site specific scripts, and Skype 8 runs inside a Google
Chrome
window.)"
I didn't install Google chrome in my desktop machine, I am running Firefox
instead. Will this cause any kind of problems when using Skype 8?
Bye!
Barbuz



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Re: Skype 8.25

Joseph Weakland
 

how would you check skype voicemails with nvda with 8.25?

On 7/18/2018 7:24 PM, Josephine Hirsch wrote:
Hi all,


Thanks to Mr. Phoenix, he showed me to how check my voicemail on the new version of Skype. I guess that at the beginning, I wasn't able to do that part. Time went on, Doug Lee made it so accessible with JAWS and NVDA, I will give him 5* rating for making Skype version 8.25 more accessible for users who are currently either using NVDA or JAWS as their main screen reader, even though, not everyone have Windows 10 as their computer's OS, and basically people still have Windows 7 as their computer's OS.

Thanks,

Josephine



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Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Octavian Rasnita
 


I just got a kind of notification from Skype Classic announcing a birthday. I don't know if it is the same kind of notification, however nothing happened after pressing Windows+V.
 
I think that answering a call is the most important action in Skype, because unlike the call initialization, it should be done fast.
 
--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

it doesnt' exist in win7, you stil get the help balloons, and I believe win+v accesses those aswell.



On 20/07/2018 12:48, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK, sounds better. How can we access that tost notification? (Under Windows 7)
I mean, what hotkeys do we need to use to access it and then accept the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:03 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

you misunderstand. on windows, skype puts up a tost notificaation when a call comes in. it's only on the mac and on the iPhone and iPad and iEverything else and android devices that the initial call controls are popped up as a window.



On 20/07/2018 02:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com





Re: how to you clear the chatt list in skype 8?

inamuddin khan
 

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From: Mich Verrier
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 6:50 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] how to you clear the chatt list in skype 8?

 

Hi all. I am wondering how do you clear the skype list in skype 8? The chatt list I meen. In skype 7 I used to be able to just hit the deleate key and the conversations would just go away and now this key doesn’t work. Many thanks. From Mich.

 


Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Shaun Oliver
 

it doesnt' exist in win7, you stil get the help balloons, and I believe win+v accesses those aswell.



On 20/07/2018 12:48, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

OK, sounds better. How can we access that tost notification? (Under Windows 7)
I mean, what hotkeys do we need to use to access it and then accept the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:03 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

you misunderstand. on windows, skype puts up a tost notificaation when a call comes in. it's only on the mac and on the iPhone and iPad and iEverything else and android devices that the initial call controls are popped up as a window.



On 20/07/2018 02:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com





Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Sarah k Alawami
 

That  I don’t know. I never used skype on windows 7. Anyone else who uses windows 7 can chime in here?

On Jul 19, 2018, at 8:18 PM, Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...> wrote:

OK, sounds better. How can we access that tost notification? (Under Windows 7)
I mean, what hotkeys do we need to use to access it and then accept the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:03 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

you misunderstand. on windows, skype puts up a tost notificaation when a call comes in. it's only on the mac and on the iPhone and iPad and iEverything else and android devices that the initial call controls are popped up as a window.



On 20/07/2018 02:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com





Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Shaun Oliver
 

that is my assumtion, as I said a day or so ago, it's something I have yet to test.



On 20/07/2018 11:56, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Ah, so if you hit windows v to get to that notification you can either hit space on accept or just ignore it, if I remember my windows 10 keystrokes right eh?

Take care

On Jul 19, 2018, at 7:03 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

you misunderstand. on windows, skype puts up a tost notificaation when a call comes in. it's only on the mac and on the iPhone and iPad and iEverything else and android devices that the initial call controls are popped up as a window.



On 20/07/2018 02:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com






Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Octavian Rasnita
 


OK, sounds better. How can we access that tost notification? (Under Windows 7)
I mean, what hotkeys do we need to use to access it and then accept the call?
 
--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 5:03 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

you misunderstand. on windows, skype puts up a tost notificaation when a call comes in. it's only on the mac and on the iPhone and iPad and iEverything else and android devices that the initial call controls are popped up as a window.



On 20/07/2018 02:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com




Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Sarah k Alawami
 

Ah, so if you hit windows v to get to that notification you can either hit space on accept or just ignore it, if I remember my windows 10 keystrokes right eh?

Take care

On Jul 19, 2018, at 7:03 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

you misunderstand. on windows, skype puts up a tost notificaation when a call comes in. it's only on the mac and on the iPhone and iPad and iEverything else and android devices that the initial call controls are popped up as a window.



On 20/07/2018 02:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com





Re: how to you clear the chatt list in skype 8?

Doug Lee
 

I believe deleting a conversation in Skype 8 removes the data as well, not just the list entry. You can remove a conversation from its Context menu though. I am not aware of a hotkey for this.

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 09:50:14PM -0400, Mich Verrier wrote:
Hi all. I am wondering how do you clear the skype list in skype 8? The
chatt list I meen. In skype 7 I used to be able to just hit the deleate
key and the conversations would just go away and now this key doesn't
work. Many thanks. From Mich.



References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/2748
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20how%20to%20you%20clear%20the%20chatt%20list%20in%20skype%208%3F
3. mailto:michv@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20how%20to%20you%20clear%20the%20chatt%20list%20in%20skype%208%3F
4. https://groups.io/mt/23750425/409874
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
6. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
8. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
9. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
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Level Access doug.lee@... http://www.LevelAccess.com
The very smart may feel they have nothing to learn from anyone;
The very wise will find something to learn from everyone. (7/14/01)


Re: Fw: Skype issue

Shaun Oliver
 

I would like to comment that Microsoft did not terminate GWConnect, that was a decision taken by the then GW Micro, as at the time that decision was taken Skype had taken the decision to deprecate their API.



On 20/07/2018 04:38, Joseph Machise wrote:

List here is a e-mail that my friend sent to me, he would like me to send it to the skype list, thanks from Joseph e-mail follows.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Branco
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:51 AM
Subject: Skype issue

Hi, Everyone,

 

I don’t know if all of you have Skype, but I’m sure some of you do. Several people that I’ve spoken with believe that when Microsoft terminated GW Connect, Skype was not as accessible for the blind as it used to be. I can only say that there are certain features in Skype that JAWS can’t read which prove rather frustrating.  JAWS is my screen reader.

 

Before I give you my example, let me say that there are several different configurations of Skype, depending on each individual setup.  In other words, I can call some people on Skype by simply hitting the call button, while in other cases, a submenu comes up with options to either call the office, the home phone or Skype. Every week, I do a group Skype call when doing Sports Round Table. In my group, I can call two people by simply clicking on the call button, but the other two people have that submenu. When I make the first call to a recipient of Skype with that submenu, JAWS is able to read it just fine. However, if one person is already on the Skype call, and I try calling a second recipient with that submenu, JAWS will not read it, requiring a sighted person to use the mouse to get the person on the group Skype call.

 

Microsoft is constantly updating Skype. I must admit that when I see the updates, I ignore them for fear that they will set me back considerably. Where I do two weekly podcasts using Skype, I can’t afford not to be familiar with any new updates unless I have a tech support person on hand to guide me during this process.

 

Being that many blind people use Skype on a regular basis, and where Microsoft doesn’t prioritize our needs, I am hoping that the two major blind advocacy organizations in this country are recognizing these problems and are willing to work with Microsoft in order to make sure that blind people can operate Skype. I’m sure that some of us use Skype professionally, so that’s very important.

 

I would like to hear from you regarding this issue. Perhaps there is something that I am missing.

 

Bob Branco

 



Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Shaun Oliver
 

you misunderstand. on windows, skype puts up a tost notificaation when a call comes in. it's only on the mac and on the iPhone and iPad and iEverything else and android devices that the initial call controls are popped up as a window.



On 20/07/2018 02:27, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com




how to you clear the chatt list in skype 8?

Mich Verrier
 

Hi all. I am wondering how do you clear the skype list in skype 8? The chatt list I meen. In skype 7 I used to be able to just hit the deleate key and the conversations would just go away and now this key doesn’t work. Many thanks. From Mich.


Re: my friend wants to join this list

Simon w <gonws2000@...>
 

Hi, have him send a blank message to

On Jul 19, 2018, at 7:30 PM, Joseph Machise <josephmachise@...> wrote:

how can bob join this list, will send this e-mail to him also.       


my friend wants to join this list

Joseph Machise <josephmachise@...>
 

how can bob join this list, will send this e-mail to him also.       


Re: Skype issue

Sarah k Alawami
 

1. tell bob I said hi.
2. have him subscribe to this list.
3. if he wants a better sounding thing and a more easier interface for now tell him to use zoom.. People can just click a link and call into the podcast and he can record it direct to his computer and edit later. and the quality is stunning.

for the jaws issue, ask him, does  this work with nvda as well, if it does and not with jaws something is a miss. also ask him what version of the scripts he is running.

Take care

On Jul 19, 2018, at 12:08 PM, Joseph Machise <josephmachise@...> wrote:

List here is a e-mail that my friend sent to me, he would like me to send it to the skype list, thanks from Joseph e-mail follows.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Branco
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:51 AM
Subject: Skype issue

Hi, Everyone,
 
I don稚 know if all of you have Skype, but I知 sure some of you do. Several people that I致e spoken with believe that when Microsoft terminated GW Connect, Skype was not as accessible for the blind as it used to be. I can only say that there are certain features in Skype that JAWS can稚 read which prove rather frustrating.  JAWS is my screen reader.
 
Before I give you my example, let me say that there are several different configurations of Skype, depending on each individual setup.  In other words, I can call some people on Skype by simply hitting the call button, while in other cases, a submenu comes up with options to either call the office, the home phone or Skype. Every week, I do a group Skype call when doing Sports Round Table. In my group, I can call two people by simply clicking on the call button, but the other two people have that submenu. When I make the first call to a recipient of Skype with that submenu, JAWS is able to read it just fine. However, if one person is already on the Skype call, and I try calling a second recipient with that submenu, JAWS will not read it, requiring a sighted person to use the mouse to get the person on the group Skype call.
 
Microsoft is constantly updating Skype. I must admit that when I see the updates, I ignore them for fear that they will set me back considerably. Where I do two weekly podcasts using Skype, I can稚 afford not to be familiar with any new updates unless I have a tech support person on hand to guide me during this process.
 
Being that many blind people use Skype on a regular basis, and where Microsoft doesn稚 prioritize our needs, I am hoping that the two major blind advocacy organizations in this country are recognizing these problems and are willing to work with Microsoft in order to make sure that blind people can operate Skype. I知 sure that some of us use Skype professionally, so that痴 very important.
 
I would like to hear from you regarding this issue. Perhaps there is something that I am missing.
 
Bob Branco 
 


Fw: Skype issue

Joseph Machise <josephmachise@...>
 

List here is a e-mail that my friend sent to me, he would like me to send it to the skype list, thanks from Joseph e-mail follows.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Branco
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:51 AM
Subject: Skype issue

Hi, Everyone,

 

I don’t know if all of you have Skype, but I’m sure some of you do. Several people that I’ve spoken with believe that when Microsoft terminated GW Connect, Skype was not as accessible for the blind as it used to be. I can only say that there are certain features in Skype that JAWS can’t read which prove rather frustrating.  JAWS is my screen reader.

 

Before I give you my example, let me say that there are several different configurations of Skype, depending on each individual setup.  In other words, I can call some people on Skype by simply hitting the call button, while in other cases, a submenu comes up with options to either call the office, the home phone or Skype. Every week, I do a group Skype call when doing Sports Round Table. In my group, I can call two people by simply clicking on the call button, but the other two people have that submenu. When I make the first call to a recipient of Skype with that submenu, JAWS is able to read it just fine. However, if one person is already on the Skype call, and I try calling a second recipient with that submenu, JAWS will not read it, requiring a sighted person to use the mouse to get the person on the group Skype call.

 

Microsoft is constantly updating Skype. I must admit that when I see the updates, I ignore them for fear that they will set me back considerably. Where I do two weekly podcasts using Skype, I can’t afford not to be familiar with any new updates unless I have a tech support person on hand to guide me during this process.

 

Being that many blind people use Skype on a regular basis, and where Microsoft doesn’t prioritize our needs, I am hoping that the two major blind advocacy organizations in this country are recognizing these problems and are willing to work with Microsoft in order to make sure that blind people can operate Skype. I’m sure that some of us use Skype professionally, so that’s very important.

 

I would like to hear from you regarding this issue. Perhaps there is something that I am missing.

 

Bob Branco

 


Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Octavian Rasnita
 


Hi Sarah,
 
This is pretty bad news, because we might be pressing space while we are typing something else, and we might answer a call even if we don't want to do this.
Even if space will be somehow blocked by default in the window that appears and we would need to use another hotkey which is not used very often, it would be a little better, but still frustrating that the focus was stolen by another application. It was even a software design recommendation to not create applications that steal the focus.
 
It would be also worse if we'll need to press Insert+F11 and start searching in the list of system tray applications or do many Alt+Tab to reach the Skype window for beeing able to answer the call, because until we would finish all these movements, the other party might stop calling.
 
The new Skype version should be an improvement, it should be better than the previous one, not worse, because otherwise it would be a downgrade, not an upgrade.
The new Skype might be acceptable and enough accessible to use it, but from what I see, it is worse than Skype Classic from almost all points of view.
And it is not the first program made by Microsoft that follow this root.
 
--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:40 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com



Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Sarah k Alawami
 

Yes it does, it pops up right in your face all you do is hot space, or vo space on answer. I hear for example incoming call from student. I hit space and begin my class. To hang up I cmd tab to skype and hit cmd shift h to hang up.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 10:04 PM, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:
OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.
 
From: skypeenglish@groups.io[mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
 
Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts
 

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

 

 
On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:
Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?
James
James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com
 



Re: ending a call using latest scripts

Shaun Oliver
 

I have yet to test this, but, I suspect it will pop up a tost notification. in the case of Mac, IOS and Android, they pop up a window whereby you can click the answer button.



On 19/07/2018 13:04, Octavian Rasnita wrote:

OK. Thank you. Sounds worse and worse.
 
This is the big disadvantage of Skype 8 I found until now.
 
What is the procedure of answering a call if we hear that somebody is calling?
Does a Skype window pops-up and we need to switch to it, or we need to press Insert+F11 and open Skype from system tray?
 
And, how can we find who is calling, before answering the call?
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

No.

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Octavian Rasnita
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:09 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

 

Is it possible in Skype 8 to answer/end a call with a hotkey when the focus is in another application, like in Skype Classic?

 

--Octavian

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

From: Shaun Oliver

Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 11:53 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] ending a call using latest scripts

 

answering the call is a matter of tabbing to the button and pressing it. ending a call you do by pressing ctrl+e. that, is a Skype shortcut, not, a screenreader related one, scripted or otherwise.

 

 

On 19/07/2018 06:15, James Malone wrote:

Hi all, two questions. First off, I don’t have a problem selecting a name in the contacts list. However, when a in coming call comes in, how do you answer it? And second off, How do you end the call?

James

http://www.cdbaby.com/jamesmalone

James Malone, (916)212-5397http://www.tunecore.com

 


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