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Microsoft is redesigning Skype once again and killing its Snapchat-like feature

John Holcomb II
 

Re: Reassign command key not working

Léonie Watson
 

Thank you Doug. That's sorted it out. Much appreciated.

On 31/08/2018 15:11, Doug Lee wrote:
I updated the Skype electron scripts at http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/ to fix this issue.
On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 01:41:47PM +0100, L??onie Watson wrote:
Thanks Doug.
I can confirm your findings. The config was in index.jcf, and copying it to
the skypeelectron.jcf file does the trick.
Thanks for this workaround.
On 31/08/2018 13:35, Doug Lee wrote:
I have confirmed your issue. This is an unexpected side effect of changes made to support the latest update to JAWS 2018. In fact the entry for your change is being created, but in the wrong file, probably Index.jcf in your
JAWS user folder. Placing that entry (with its section name if necessary) into skypeelectron.jcf should work until I can fix this.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 08:56:54AM +0100, L??onie Watson wrote:
Hello,

Using the most recent two versions of the scripts for Electron/Skype 8 (47 and
59), I'm no longer able to reassign the command key.

I'm using [ (left bracket) then capslock c (on a laptop), which up until now
has worked in all previous versions. To all intents and purposes it appears to
work now, Jaws confirms that the reassignment has been made, but it just
doesn't actually seem to have happened.

My preferred assignment for the command key is the ` (graav/back tick)
character, but I've tried several different keys and can't get the
reassignment to stick with any of them.

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.


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Re: Reassign command key not working

Doug Lee
 

I updated the Skype electron scripts at http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/ to fix this issue.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 01:41:47PM +0100, L??onie Watson wrote:
Thanks Doug.

I can confirm your findings. The config was in index.jcf, and copying it to
the skypeelectron.jcf file does the trick.


Thanks for this workaround.

On 31/08/2018 13:35, Doug Lee wrote:
I have confirmed your issue. This is an unexpected side effect of changes made to support the latest update to JAWS 2018. In fact the entry for your change is being created, but in the wrong file, probably Index.jcf in your
JAWS user folder. Placing that entry (with its section name if necessary) into skypeelectron.jcf should work until I can fix this.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 08:56:54AM +0100, L??onie Watson wrote:
Hello,

Using the most recent two versions of the scripts for Electron/Skype 8 (47 and
59), I'm no longer able to reassign the command key.

I'm using [ (left bracket) then capslock c (on a laptop), which up until now
has worked in all previous versions. To all intents and purposes it appears to
work now, Jaws confirms that the reassignment has been made, but it just
doesn't actually seem to have happened.

My preferred assignment for the command key is the ` (graav/back tick)
character, but I've tried several different keys and can't get the
reassignment to stick with any of them.

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.


--
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Re: Reassign command key not working

Léonie Watson
 

Thanks Doug.

I can confirm your findings. The config was in index.jcf, and copying it to the skypeelectron.jcf file does the trick.


Thanks for this workaround.

On 31/08/2018 13:35, Doug Lee wrote:
I have confirmed your issue. This is an unexpected side effect of changes made to support the latest update to JAWS 2018. In fact the entry for your change is being created, but in the wrong file, probably Index.jcf in your
JAWS user folder. Placing that entry (with its section name if necessary) into skypeelectron.jcf should work until I can fix this.
On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 08:56:54AM +0100, L??onie Watson wrote:
Hello,
Using the most recent two versions of the scripts for Electron/Skype 8 (47 and
59), I'm no longer able to reassign the command key.
I'm using [ (left bracket) then capslock c (on a laptop), which up until now
has worked in all previous versions. To all intents and purposes it appears to
work now, Jaws confirms that the reassignment has been made, but it just
doesn't actually seem to have happened.
My preferred assignment for the command key is the ` (graav/back tick)
character, but I've tried several different keys and can't get the
reassignment to stick with any of them.
Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.
Thanks.
--
@LeonieWatson @tink@... Carpe diem

Re: Reassign command key not working

Doug Lee
 

I have confirmed your issue. This is an unexpected side effect of changes made to support the latest update to JAWS 2018. In fact the entry for your change is being created, but in the wrong file, probably Index.jcf in your
JAWS user folder. Placing that entry (with its section name if necessary) into skypeelectron.jcf should work until I can fix this.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 08:56:54AM +0100, L??onie Watson wrote:
Hello,

Using the most recent two versions of the scripts for Electron/Skype 8 (47 and
59), I'm no longer able to reassign the command key.

I'm using [ (left bracket) then capslock c (on a laptop), which up until now
has worked in all previous versions. To all intents and purposes it appears to
work now, Jaws confirms that the reassignment has been made, but it just
doesn't actually seem to have happened.

My preferred assignment for the command key is the ` (graav/back tick)
character, but I've tried several different keys and can't get the
reassignment to stick with any of them.

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.



--
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Reassign command key not working

Léonie Watson
 

Hello,

Using the most recent two versions of the scripts for Electron/Skype 8 (47 and 59), I'm no longer able to reassign the command key.

I'm using [ (left bracket) then capslock c (on a laptop), which up until now has worked in all previous versions. To all intents and purposes it appears to work now, Jaws confirms that the reassignment has been made, but it just doesn't actually seem to have happened.

My preferred assignment for the command key is the ` (graav/back tick) character, but I've tried several different keys and can't get the reassignment to stick with any of them.

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.



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

Re: A Very Bad News

inam din
 

Dear friends, until today I have been using Skype 8 but after a tweet from Skype support, I have uninstalled Skype 8 and installed Skype 7 in order to know what will happen with me on September 2018 which will be tomorrow!

At the moment I’m on 9 30 am on Friday August 31st 2018.

I think that Microsoft will allow us to sign Skype 7 until April 2019.

I’m using Skype classic in order to experience the actual policy of Microsoft in this regard!

As far rumour is concern, no it is not rumor at least more than one tweet from Skype support confirming that Microsoft will no longer support Skype classic after September first 2018.

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike DeZinno <mike@...>
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2018 8:53:36 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News
 
Good evening all,
I thought this topic of Skype 7 going away September 1st was debunked as a roomer,  and the April 2019 target date was still in place?

But in any case, from the conversations we have seen hear in our group, Skype 8. is workable as a valid upgrade with only a few minor glitches.

Either way I've been planning to up grade this weekend since Skype 7 is going away anyhow eventually I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year when we all would be forced into the change anyway.

Between Doug Lee's advice and what we share openly between all our capable members this is just another one of those transitions we go through from time to time until we get to the other  side an put all our concerns behind us.

If I may share a little personal experience;
I first came into the world of screen readers back in 1987 when all we had was external speech boxes running on DOS 2.0. LOL
When DOS was going away they were telling all of us in the blind community to buy up all the latest versions of any DOS software we could get because the blind will never be able to use windows with its GuI interface of all pictures and graphics.

Well in hind sight we all know what nonsense  that turned out to be.

I rely upon Skype for earning a living and my global communications and don't look forward to the learning curve and the hours or days of inventing new work-arounds for all the tasks I must accomplish each day;  But if change is coming then I must be willing to embrace that change along with the rest of the world.

If we all continue to communicate and share our discoveries we will all be ok in the end.

For those of us here in the USA, have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend,
For our members outside the States, have a blessed weekend also,

Mike from SC






also  At 04:48 PM 8/30/2018, you wrote:
This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

Mike DeZinno
 

Good evening all,
I thought this topic of Skype 7 going away September 1st was debunked as a roomer,  and the April 2019 target date was still in place?

But in any case, from the conversations we have seen hear in our group, Skype 8. is workable as a valid upgrade with only a few minor glitches.

Either way I've been planning to up grade this weekend since Skype 7 is going away anyhow eventually I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year when we all would be forced into the change anyway.

Between Doug Lee's advice and what we share openly between all our capable members this is just another one of those transitions we go through from time to time until we get to the other  side an put all our concerns behind us.

If I may share a little personal experience;
I first came into the world of screen readers back in 1987 when all we had was external speech boxes running on DOS 2.0. LOL
When DOS was going away they were telling all of us in the blind community to buy up all the latest versions of any DOS software we could get because the blind will never be able to use windows with its GuI interface of all pictures and graphics.

Well in hind sight we all know what nonsense  that turned out to be.

I rely upon Skype for earning a living and my global communications and don't look forward to the learning curve and the hours or days of inventing new work-arounds for all the tasks I must accomplish each day;  But if change is coming then I must be willing to embrace that change along with the rest of the world.

If we all continue to communicate and share our discoveries we will all be ok in the end.

For those of us here in the USA, have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend,
For our members outside the States, have a blessed weekend also,

Mike from SC






also  At 04:48 PM 8/30/2018, you wrote:

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

bad news.

Kimmie
 

Well I’m halfway through September first and have still got skype seven. I don’t think they know where their whatsit is.

Re: A Very Bad News

James Malone
 

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

James Malone
 

I thought Microsoft was going to extend the sky classic. What happened?


On Aug 30, 2018, at 11:08 AM, inam din <inam092@...> wrote:

Respected friends, today I’d like to share with you a very bad news specially for those who are using Skype 7.

According to Skype support, Skype classic will be retired on September first 2018 here is a tweet from Skype support:

Skype Support,  @sean_t_ellis Hi. Good day. You are right, Skype Classic (version 7.x) will be retired on 1st of September 2018. Is there anything that you would like to bring up or share? an hour ago,  Sprinklr Prod1

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 

Re: A Very Bad News

Shaun Oliver
 

this does not surprise me either.



On 31/08/2018 04:01, Sarah k Alawami wrote:

Wait, I’m now very confused. they said they would not do this and now they back tracked, again? Why am I not surprised!

On 30 Aug 2018, at 11:08, inam din wrote:

Respected friends, today I’d like to share with you a very bad news specially for those who are using Skype 7.

According to Skype support, Skype classic will be retired on September first 2018 here is a tweet from Skype support:

Skype Support,  @sean_t_ellis Hi. Good day. You are right, Skype Classic (version 7.x) will be retired on 1st of September 2018. Is there anything that you would like to bring up or share? an hour ago,  Sprinklr Prod1

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 


Re: A Very Bad News

Sarah k Alawami
 

Thanks. Yeah I’m very curious as to why they reneged on the statement that they said that it would ot die for some time.

On 30 Aug 2018, at 11:38, Doug Lee wrote:

This is all coming from a tweet. I tweeted back asking for verification as to whether that tweet represents old and outdated info or an actual policy change. I'll report when I know more.

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:31:32AM -0700, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Wait, I'm now very confused. they said they would not do this and now
they back tracked, again? Why am I not surprised!

On 30 Aug 2018, at 11:08, inam din wrote:

Respected friends, today I'd like to share with you a very bad news
specially for those who are using Skype 7.

According to Skype support, Skype classic will be retired on September
first 2018 here is a tweet from Skype support:

Skype Support, @sean_t_ellis Hi. Good day. You are right, Skype
Classic (version 7.x) will be retired on 1st of September 2018. Is
there anything that you would like to bring up or share? an hour ago,
Sprinklr Prod1

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1


You can contact me via gmail:
[1]inamuddin09@...

[2]Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
[3]inam092@...

yahoo:
[4]inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
[5]www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
[6]www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598

+92-334-3348409





References

1. mailto:inamuddin09@...
2. mailto:Inamuddin.ronaque@...
3. mailto:inam092@...
4. mailto:inamuddin2010@...
5. http://www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
6. http://www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3085
8. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20A%20Very%20Bad%20News
9. mailto:marrie12@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20A%20Very%20Bad%20News
10. https://groups.io/mt/25119667/409874
11. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
12. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
13. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
14. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
15. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

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Re: A Very Bad News

Doug Lee
 

This is all coming from a tweet. I tweeted back asking for verification as to whether that tweet represents old and outdated info or an actual policy change. I'll report when I know more.

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:31:32AM -0700, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
Wait, I'm now very confused. they said they would not do this and now
they back tracked, again? Why am I not surprised!

On 30 Aug 2018, at 11:08, inam din wrote:

Respected friends, today I'd like to share with you a very bad news
specially for those who are using Skype 7.

According to Skype support, Skype classic will be retired on September
first 2018 here is a tweet from Skype support:

Skype Support, @sean_t_ellis Hi. Good day. You are right, Skype
Classic (version 7.x) will be retired on 1st of September 2018. Is
there anything that you would like to bring up or share? an hour ago,
Sprinklr Prod1

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1


You can contact me via gmail:
[1]inamuddin09@...

[2]Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
[3]inam092@...

yahoo:
[4]inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
[5]www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
[6]www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598

+92-334-3348409





References

1. mailto:inamuddin09@...
2. mailto:Inamuddin.ronaque@...
3. mailto:inam092@...
4. mailto:inamuddin2010@...
5. http://www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
6. http://www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
7. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3085
8. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20A%20Very%20Bad%20News
9. mailto:marrie12@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20A%20Very%20Bad%20News
10. https://groups.io/mt/25119667/409874
11. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
12. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
13. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
14. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
15. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

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Re: Microsoft Backtracks, Classic Skype Lives to See Another Day - Thurrott.com

inam din
 

Dear, you have shared something about 15 days old or something but I’m letting you know the news of about an hour a go!

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Josephine Hirsch <animalsloversjh@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:29:34 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] Microsoft Backtracks, Classic Skype Lives to See Another Day - Thurrott.com
 
I checked on Skype Classic, and Microsoft backtracked until sometimes in
April 2019 or so. i heard stories that sighted world and those of who
uses JAWS, NVDA, System Access To Go, and otehr screenreaders do not the
Skype Electron because it is hard to use if you got Windows 7 as your
computer OS or earlier

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/165295/microsoft-backtracks-classic-skype-lives-see-another-day





Re: A Very Bad News

Sarah k Alawami
 

Wait, I’m now very confused. they said they would not do this and now they back tracked, again? Why am I not surprised!

On 30 Aug 2018, at 11:08, inam din wrote:

Respected friends, today I’d like to share with you a very bad news specially for those who are using Skype 7.

According to Skype support, Skype classic will be retired on September first 2018 here is a tweet from Skype support:

Skype Support,  @sean_t_ellis Hi. Good day. You are right, Skype Classic (version 7.x) will be retired on 1st of September 2018. Is there anything that you would like to bring up or share? an hour ago,  Sprinklr Prod1

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 

Microsoft Backtracks, Classic Skype Lives to See Another Day - Thurrott.com

Josephine Hirsch
 

I checked on Skype Classic, and Microsoft backtracked until sometimes in April 2019 or so. i heard stories that sighted world and those of who uses JAWS, NVDA, System Access To Go, and otehr screenreaders do not the Skype Electron because it is hard to use if you got Windows 7 as your computer OS or earlier

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/165295/microsoft-backtracks-classic-skype-lives-see-another-day

A Very Bad News

inam din
 

Respected friends, today I’d like to share with you a very bad news specially for those who are using Skype 7.

According to Skype support, Skype classic will be retired on September first 2018 here is a tweet from Skype support:

Skype Support,  @sean_t_ellis Hi. Good day. You are right, Skype Classic (version 7.x) will be retired on 1st of September 2018. Is there anything that you would like to bring up or share? an hour ago,  Sprinklr Prod1

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786

Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1

Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598 

+92-334-3348409

 

 

Re: skype bug

Doug Lee
 

I did try it myself before writing last time. :-) It took me to the site to edit that information, so I said I think that's just what it does. Not sure why you got signed out though.

My specific sequence for comparison, both then and now:
- Space on my name in main screen.
- Space on my location button (the button's name is my current location).
- Select "Edit" from the resulting menu.
- The website opens for me to edit there.

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 03:52:06PM +0930, Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi. okay, I press on my name, and the settings, when it has the name of
my location, and a button, town and country, then hear the menu, and
the edit field and the copy link, then I put it in, press enter, the
menu comes up, press enter, then either takes me to the site or signs
me out. Thanks.

Ps: try doing that yourself.

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References

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1. https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient
2. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3081
3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20skype%20bug
4. mailto:neilmarvin@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20skype%20bug
5. https://groups.io/mt/25071545/409874
6. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
7. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
8. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
9. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
10. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

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skype bug

Marvin Hunkin <neilmarvin@...>
 

Hi. okay, I press on my name, and the settings, when it has the name of my location, and a button, town and country, then hear the menu, and the edit field and the copy link, then I put it in, press enter, the menu comes up, press enter, then either takes me to the site or signs me out. Thanks.

Ps: try doing that yourself.


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