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Re: is there any way to stop that from coming up?

Sarah k Alawami
 

I'm having that issue on mac os. If you pay attention to the sign out dialogue like I didn't, Yeah I didn't, you will hear "forget the settings and log in items on this device" If you click yes, you will have to go through the tutorial again and again and again. It sucks but there you go. I think it wipes the config file upon sign out.

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On 30 May 2019, at 7:31, ken lawrence via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi skype users every time I launch skype and switch to our radio station skype the stupid test your audio and test your video comes up then sometimes tips and tricks come up.  Is there any way to stop that from happening? It’s a real pain in the but feeling like a first timer each time I use it. 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

Accepting a contact request

Michele Barbi
 

Hello guys, one person told me she sent me contact request, but I am unable to find it in the conversations list by pressing alt+1. Do you think I need to go somewhere else, or for some reason it did not go through?

I am using JAWS 2019 latest build under Skype 8.46, Windows 10, and scripts revision 102 with italian translation.

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Accepting a contact request

Lino Morales
 

You need to go the notifications tab.

 

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From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Michele Barbi <barbi.michele@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:26:41 PM
To: Skypeenglish list
Subject: [skypeenglish] Accepting a contact request
 

Hello guys, one person told me she sent me contact request, but I am unable to find it in the conversations list by pressing alt+1. Do you think I need to go somewhere else, or for some reason it did not go through?

I am using JAWS 2019 latest build under Skype 8.46, Windows 10, and scripts revision 102 with italian translation.

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: Accepting a contact request

Jerry Pryde
 

Actually, I think you need to go to the Contacts tab, Enter, tab twice and find Add Contact.

But, if someone in the group knows something I don't, I'll gladly stand corrected.

On 2019-06-08 8:11 p.m., Lino Morales wrote:

You need to go the notifications tab.

 

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From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Michele Barbi <barbi.michele@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:26:41 PM
To: Skypeenglish list
Subject: [skypeenglish] Accepting a contact request
 

Hello guys, one person told me she sent me contact request, but I am unable to find it in the conversations list by pressing alt+1. Do you think I need to go somewhere else, or for some reason it did not go through?

I am using JAWS 2019 latest build under Skype 8.46, Windows 10, and scripts revision 102 with italian translation.

Bye!

Barbuz

Skype Microphone Not Working on Windows 10? 8 Ways to Fix It

 

Skype was probably the first successful cross-platform video conferencing app in the world that really took off. It's a pity that even after so many years, it continues to slow Windows computers down and cause all sorts of problems. Skype has always been plagued with some of the other issues. Case in point: the microphone. There are many users who have been facing the Skype microphone not working issue on Windows 10 PC.
To check if your microphone is working properly on Skype, you can make a test call to Echo, it'll record your message and play it back to you. If you can't hear your voice back, then there is a chance, your Mic is not working. In this post, we will take a look at some settings that you should enable in order for it to work and some troubleshooting steps that will help resolve the issue.
Let's begin.

Skype Microphone Not Working

1. Reinstall

Why? When you install Skype for the first time, you are asked to give some necessary permissions that help Skype function correctly. One of those permissions is access to the microphone.

I know what you are thinking. There is no need to reinstall Skype to give necessary microphone permissions. True. But reinstalling an app can also remove bad and corrupted files from the system. A fresh install can solve quite a few software problems. This is why it is the first step.
Don't worry about your contacts and other data as they will all appear once you log back in using your Microsoft account.

2. Install Directly

Microsoft got a lot of things right with the Windows 10 and Windows Store is one of them. All Microsoft owned and developed software are now available in a single place which is reliable and pre-installed on all licensed Windows PC. The thing is that many users have reported that installing software directly from the developer's site solves the microphone issue. To do so, visit the Skype site using the link below and select Skype for Windows and not Skype for Windows 10 from the drop-down menu.
Install it and see if the microphone on Skype is working or not.

3. Microphone Permissions

It is also possible that even after you gave the necessary permissions to Skype to use and communicate via the microphone, due to a bug or change in setting, it was toggled off in the Windows Settings itself. To check, press the Ctrl+I keys on the keyboard and select Privacy.
Select Microphone from the left window pane and scroll a little to find a list of all the apps that need to use the microphone. Find Skype in the list and make sure it is toggled on.
Check if Skype microphone is working on your laptop.

4. Skype Audio Settings

Just like Windows 10 settings, there are audio settings inside Skype that you need to check to make sure that volume, speakers, and the correct microphone are selected. To do that, open Skype on Windows 10 and click on the menu icon to go to Settings.
Select Audio and Video in the left-pane and you will see different options. Make sure that the correct Microphone device is selected. Sometimes, there are more than one. For example, in my laptop, there is Realtek High Definition Audio and Default communications device. Do not select the default one as it won't work in most cases.

To be on the safer side, select Automatically adjust microphone settings option. This will tell Skype to manage settings to the optimum level. Alternatively, if it was already selected and the microphone was not working, you may try and deselect that option. Maybe Skype was not managing it the right way?

5. Sound Drivers

Drivers are a necessary component of every software that you install on a Windows computer. The job of a driver is to allow the software to connect and communicate with the hardware device, in our case, it is the sound card. If the drivers are out of date or the files are corrupted, it may lead to irregularities in the functioning of the microphone on Skype. Open Device Manager by searching for it in the Windows Start button menu. Find and double-click on Sound, video, and game controllers option.
Your sound card should be listed here. Scroll down a little to find and select the same sound card that you had selected in the Skype settings above and right-click on it to select Update drivers option.
This will take some time and I recommend you to close Skype and reboot your computer once before testing if Skype microphone is working properly or not.

6. Restart Windows Audio Service

For every software or app installed on Windows, there is a respective service that runs in the background and does the heavy lifting. For the microphone and other audio services, it is the Windows Audio service. Make sure it is running and if not, start it. To do so, press the Windows key+R on your keyboard to open the Run command prompt. Type services.msc and hit Enter.
Search for Windows Audio in the list and right-click on it to Start it. If it is already running, the option would be grayed out. In that case, you should click on the Restart option. This should jump start things.

If the service was not running when you checked, it is possible that by default, it is set to not run when the computer reboots. We don't want that because that would mean you going through all the steps all over again. So, click on Properties on the same menu. Under the General tab, Select Automatic in the Startup type drop-down menu.
Click on Apply and OK when done. Check if Skype microphone is working on your Windows 10 computer.

7. Exclusive Control

Skype is not the only software on your computer that needs to use the microphone. There can be a number of services other than Skype. Sometimes, some apps will go a step further and take exclusive control over the microphone, disallowing any other app to use it. Sad. In our world, it's called a monopoly which is always bad for the end users.
To check, open Control Panel and navigate to the following settings screen.
Control Panel > Sound > Recording tab. There, double-click on the Microphone option to reveal a popup. Select the Advanced tab here and make sure that both the options under the Exclusive mode are unselected.
  • Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device
  • Give exclusive mode applications priority

8. Configure Bluetooth Devices

Are you using a Bluetooth device to communicate using Skype? This can also be a solution if the default microphone on your laptop is not working due to any other reason. In that case, try a headphone or an earphone with a Bluetooth. If that is not working either, search for Manage Audio Devices in the Windows Search. Under the Playback tab, you will see that your connected Bluetooth device is listed twice.
The first option is the hands-free option which should be disabled if you want to use the connected headphone's microphone. If it is not disabled, to do so, right-click on the hands-free Bluetooth headphone option and select Disable to disable it. Note that the second listing should stay enabled.
There is also an option to make the connected Bluetooth device as your default device. That way, you won't have to go through all the troubleshooting steps the next time you open Skype to chat with your friends and relatives. To do so, in the same menu, you will find Set as default device option. If it is available, click on it then enable it.

Skype Microphone Not Working Issue

Skype is a great software however not without its flaws. The microphone issue is not something new however some of the solutions mentioned in this guide are. So make sure to go through all the steps mentioned in the guide to resolve the issue.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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Camera Not Working on Skype Windows 10? Here's How to Fix It

 

I recently did a post on Skype's microphone issue and how it is not working for so many users. After reading that post, some of our users asked us to do a similar post for Skype's camera issue. See, the camera is not working on Skype for many Windows 10 users. Users are frustrated because they can't attend meetings and had a video conference calls. Don't worry, we got you covered.
There can be multiple reasons behind why the camera is refusing to connect with or give permission to Skype to use it. Let's take a look at them one by one.

Camera Not Working on Skype

1. Skype is Down

Different apps and software can go out of service for a number of reasons like DDoS attacks, malware, bugs, and so on. While I would recommend Down Detector to check service outages on any given day, for Skype, Microsoft has created a dedicated page themselves.
Follow the link below to check if Skype is facing any issues.
Visit Skype

2. Updates

Has Microsoft released a new update for Skype? Before moving on, there are two ways to install Skype. If you have installed it from the Windows Store, then you can check the updates section to see if there is one available. If so, update it immediately.
If you have installed the Skype app directly from the official site, then you will have to either launch the app to if there is an update prompt, or you can go back and download Skype again. This is why it is better to download from the Windows Store unless it is giving you troubles.

3. Network Connection & Troubleshooting

Check your Internet and WiFi connection and make sure that it is working. Skype video calling can consume a lot of bandwidth and needs a high-speed Internet connection to work without any lags. One thing you can do is to visit Speedtest site and check your download and upload speeds. Another thing you can do is connect a smartphone or some other device to your WiFi network and check if it is working right. This way, you will know whether the issue is with WiFi or your laptop/computer where you can use Skype.

Windows 10 computer comes with a network troubleshooter that will check your network connection and test it for various errors. If you have reason to believe that there is something wrong with the network connection, search for network troubleshooter in the Windows search and run it. Follow the on-screen instructions if an error is found. You may also visit the Microsoft help page where they explain, in detail, why Skype can't detect webcam on Windows 10.
Visit Speedtest

4. Reinstall

Reinstalling any software or app can solve a lot of problems including bad and corrupted files, bugs, and so on. Having said that, reinstalling is just part of the process. You need to remove old files too. First, right-click on Skype to uninstall it.
When you uninstall an app, it leaves left-over files on your system which can be corrupted. To delete them before you reinstall a fresh copy of Skype, press Ctrl+R to open the Run prompt and type "%appdata%" without the quotes before hitting Enter.
Delete the Skype folder found here.

Now you can either visit the Microsoft Store to download Skype which is what we suggest or download directly from the site. Many users have reported that installing from the site actually solved the camera not working on Skype issue for them. Maybe it is worth a shot so do try. Note that updating apps is a lot easier if you install it via the Store. Click on the Get Skype for Windows 10 button to choose an alternative, Get Skype for Windows to download the file on your hard drive.
Also note that when you do a fresh install of Skype, the app will ask you to give it necessary permissions to use the microphone and the camera. This will help it provide audio and video.
Download Skype

5. Webcam Permissions

You did everything right and have given the app necessary permissions to use your camera but still see the 'no device found' error in Skype. It is possible that the settings have failed to register the change due to some bug. To check, press Windows key+I keys on your keyboard to launch Settings and select Privacy here.
Select Camera in the left window pane and scroll a little to find a list of all the apps that have permission to use the camera. Find Skype here and make sure that it is toggled on.
Check if camera is working on Skype in Windows 10.

6. Skype Cam Settings

Apart from Windows 10 settings, each app comes with its own settings and Skype is no different. Launch Skype and click on the menu button to open Settings.
Select Audio and Video in the left window pane here and you should see your webcam working. If it is not working, use the drop down menu above to select the correct camera device. Maybe you have more than one installed?

7. Webcam Drivers

Webcam on your Windows 10 computer is a hardware device which needs drivers in order to connect and work with Skype and other apps that uses it. Are you using the latest drivers? Are they corrupt? To search for and install an update, open the Device Manager and look for webcam device that is installed on your computer. Usually, it should be under Imaging Devices. Double-click to open it and right-click on the camera hardware to update the drivers.
Once done, reboot your Windows 10 PC to check if the camera on Skype is working again or not.

8. Run Troubleshooter

Windows 10 comes with a troubleshooter that will hunt for bugs and other problems that are plaguing your computer and will recommend necessary solutions for them. Search for Troubleshooting in Windows search open it in Settings. There are a lot of troubleshooting options but I am going with Windows Store Apps since I have installed Skype from there and as mentioned earlier, it is a known issue.
Follow the on-screen instructions in case it finds some error. You may try other related troubleshooters based on your hardware and software configuration. Check if Skype can detect the webcam now or is it still not working.

9. Webcam Compatibility

Unlike Apple's Macs, Windows computers come in a variety of configurations which involve different processors, webcam units, sound devices, RAM from companies that manufacture them. How do you know that the webcam installed in your system is compatible with Skype or not?
Fortunately, someone over at Ubuntu has compiled a list of all the known computer models with webcam units that are compatible with Skype. Please go through the list and note that even if your's is not in the list, it is possible that the list was not updated or is incomplete.

10. Reset Skype

Resetting Skype is a much better option than say, formatting or resetting Windows 10. The latter will delete all apps, software, and data stored on your computer leaving you with an empty canvas. Taking backups and reinstalling everything can be an arduous task. To reset Skype, press the Windows key+I keys on your keyboard and select Apps.
Select Apps & features and find Skype in the list. when you do, click on it once to reveal the Advanced options button.
Scroll a little to find two options. One is Repair and the other is Reset. I would suggest here to first go with the repair option and see if it resolves the camera not working on Skype issue. If it fails to work, go for the reset option which will delete all settings and data from your computer.
When you log back in, it will download fresh files and data from the web. What this will do is clear all corrupted files and create new ones.

Camera Not Working on Skype in Windows 10

The camera and microphone issue in Skype is nothing new. There are many different ways to solve these errors as I explained to you in the post above. I do not suggest formatting your computer as that can be cumbersome and the error may return again.

Cheers,
Marcio AKA Starboy

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Re: Accepting a contact request

Michele Barbi
 

Ok guys, thanks for your suggestions. I forgot to mention that I also checked on the notifications tab with no luck, so I probably need to ask for her Skype username and add her again.

Jerry, maybe you confused between accepting contact requests and adding new contacts.

Bye!

Barbuz

To Doug, Skype UWP scripts won't install

Hamid
 

Hello List and Doug,


I tried to install the Skype UWP scripts  on my windows ten machine multiple times to no avail. the log file is pasted below.. Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks Doug in  advance,

beginning of the log file:

Install into JAWS folders 2019.
Preparing for JAWS script compilation.
2019:
User folder: C:\Users\Hamid\AppData\Roaming\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\2019\Settings\enu
Shared folder: C:\ProgramData\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\2019\Settings\enu
Output folder: C:\Users\Hamid\AppData\Roaming\Freedom Scientific\JAWS\2019\Settings\enu
Installing files.
JAWSUtil command: compile skypeuwp skypeuwp_jcpdict
Command returned 1.
Output:
SCompile exited with code -1

Compiling skypeuwp.jss

file skypeuwp.jss, line 171, column 44: Error: Unknown variable UIA_PositionInSetPropertyId

file skypeuwp.jss, line 171, column 94: Error: Unknown variable UIA_SizeOfSetPropertyId

file skypeuwp.jss, line 1135, column 42: Error: Unknown variable UIA_SizeOfSetPropertyId

Compiling skypeuwp_jcpdict.jss



End of output.
Restoring this JAWS folder to its original state.
JAWSInstallDirs is .
All installations failed!
Writing log file.

Re: To Doug, Skype UWP scripts won't install

Michele Barbi
 

Hello Ahmid,

effectively I went to the Skype UWP scripts page and figured out that the latest update has been released in 2017, so chances are they're not compatible with JAWS 2019.

But, if you're using Skype 8 electron instead, use the scripts for said version which are more updated and work ok with JAWS 2019. Here it's the direct download link: http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/jfw_skypeelectron.exe

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: To Doug, Skype UWP scripts won't install

Doug Lee
 

First, yes the scripts are old and no longer equipped to work with the current version of Skype UWP. I recently looked into updating them but determined that this would be a significant job, because the interface appears to
have been basically replaced since I scripted UWP.

That said though, your compile error is not caused by the scripts being old. I'm betting you have a file called uia.jsh in your JAWS user folder. Removing that file is likely to let you install the scripts, and is a good idea
anyway because that file, which is an outdated copy of a file that comes with JAWS, can cause compilation problems for other scripts as well.

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 05:58:13PM +0200, Michele Barbi wrote:
Hello Ahmid,

effectively I went to the Skype UWP scripts page and figured out that
the latest update has been released in 2017, so chances are they're not
compatible with JAWS 2019.

But, if you're using Skype 8 electron instead, use the scripts for said
version which are more updated and work ok with JAWS 2019. Here it's
the direct download link:
[1]http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/jfw_skypeelectron.exe

Bye!

Barbuz



References

1. http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/jfw_skypeelectron.exe
2. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/4026
3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20To%20Doug%2C%20Skype%20UWP%20scripts%20won%27t%20install
4. mailto:barbi.michele@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20To%20Doug%2C%20Skype%20UWP%20scripts%20won%27t%20install
5. https://groups.io/mt/32084796/409874
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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Re: To Doug, Skype UWP scripts won't install

Hamid
 

Michelle. Thank you. I have noticed   that the scripts haven't been updated in a long time, but since I have not noticed any  one mentioning it  here in the list, I thought they still work.

How can I get Skype electron though?

Doug, thank you very much, you  are right as I failed to install the scripts on jaws eighteen as well.

Thank you very much,

On 6/16/2019 8:16 PM, Doug Lee wrote:
First, yes the scripts are old and no longer equipped to work with the current version of Skype UWP. I recently looked into updating them but determined that this would be a significant job, because the interface appears to
have been basically replaced since I scripted UWP.

That said though, your compile error is not caused by the scripts being old. I'm betting you have a file called uia.jsh in your JAWS user folder. Removing that file is likely to let you install the scripts, and is a good idea
anyway because that file, which is an outdated copy of a file that comes with JAWS, can cause compilation problems for other scripts as well.

On Sun, Jun 16, 2019 at 05:58:13PM +0200, Michele Barbi wrote:
Hello Ahmid,

effectively I went to the Skype UWP scripts page and figured out that
the latest update has been released in 2017, so chances are they're not
compatible with JAWS 2019.

But, if you're using Skype 8 electron instead, use the scripts for said
version which are more updated and work ok with JAWS 2019. Here it's
the direct download link:
[1]http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/jfw_skypeelectron.exe

Bye!

Barbuz


References

1. http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/jfw_skypeelectron.exe
2. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/4026
3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20To%20Doug%2C%20Skype%20UWP%20scripts%20won%27t%20install
4. mailto:barbi.michele@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20To%20Doug%2C%20Skype%20UWP%20scripts%20won%27t%20install
5. https://groups.io/mt/32084796/409874
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

Re: To Doug, Skype UWP scripts won't install

Michele Barbi
 

Here it's the direct link for Skype 8 for Windows desktop: https://go.skype.com/windows.desktop.download

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: To Doug, Skype UWP scripts won't install

Hamid
 

Thank you very much Michelle. Now it's all set. this one is  better in terms of the accessibility.

Thank you Doug for the Scripts. Your work is much appreciated.

One other thing; in both Skypes I still didn't manage to make the ariving messages play a sound even though I turned all the notifications on in the settings window. What am I missing here?

On 6/16/2019 9:08 PM, Michele Barbi wrote:

Here it's the direct link for Skype 8 for Windows desktop: https://go.skype.com/windows.desktop.download

Bye!

Barbuz

calling sequence

Steve Gladstone
 

Hello,

 

Here are 2 questions relating to the latest version of Skype 8:

 

Question #1:

What are the quickest and specific steps to make a call to “Joe” from your contact list?

 

Question #2:

 

Let’s say you have 2 numbers for Joe in your contact list, home and mobile. You call the home number and find that Joe is not home so you want to call his mobile number. What is the quickest way to call his mobile from this point?

 

Thx

Steve

 

 

are the

locked #modnote: the rules have changed just a bit

Sarah k Alawami
 

Sorry I have to do this to all of you but the rules have changed. This will make for even cleaner archives which can be searched. I will make this sticky so everyone joining and reading the website can make note of the new rules and regulations. You can thank a list mod on a list I'm a part of for the idea. I just added my own twist shall we say.

Hello and welcome to the Skype English list. Here our goal is to have fun discussing various things related to skype and the screen
readers such as jaws and others. Remember the following:

  1. flaming of any kind, virus warnings, spam, or anything off topic will not be tolerated.

  2. Posting in HTML is aloud, but no links will work. The message will hopefully be converted to plain text. Let me know if you see
    any attachments. i doubt you will.

  3. Absolutely no attachments are aloud on this list. Security comes first and this will minimize the chance of viruses spreading.

  4. Keep all intro threads to at least 3 or 4 messages before the thread is taken off list. That way we don't drift off topic. I
    know this is going to be hard for most of us including this mod here but if we keep the messages on topic the archives will look
    a lot cleaner and people will be able to find info on what they need.

  5. speaking of clean archives absolutely no discussion of anything other than Skype and its use with screen readers will be tolerated on this list. If the admin notices any other topics such as google talk on this list they will close the thread immediately. I hate to do this but this is to keep the archives easier to find for old members as well as new ones.

  6. When you first join this list it's normally customary to send out an intro message. Since this list is growing by leaps and bounds this will cease and desist. The new comer will now if they want to send out a question regarding the scripts, skype, gw connect, anything that this list covers. any "hello" messages and "I'm new. here is my info" messages will no longer be tolerated. We want to keep the searchable archives at the mail archive as clean as possible.

  7. Before you post your question(s) to the list, please search the group archives or do a google search. This prevents the cycle of repeated messages. It also teaches you the user to search before asking for help. Oly when you have exhausted yoru resources should you come to this list. We get a lot of messages, so the archives are full of stuff dating back to at least 2005.

. Have fun and happy skyping.

Failure to abide by any of these rules, especially the last one, will get you 3 strikes then the member is band from said list.
Take care all.

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For stuff we sell, mac training materials and  tutorials go here.
and for hosting options go here
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Re: calling sequence

Stephen Troy
 

Hi steve

 

Useful tips from Mr Lee’s website.

 

A fast way to start a new conversation:

  • Type Ctrl+Shift+s to focus the "Search Skype" box.
  • Type the name or partial name of your intended contact, then Tab several times to reach the search results.
  • Use Up and Down arrows to find your intended contact. If at first you do not find the contact, go through the results again as the list may be updated over time as more matches are found.
  • Press Enter to open a conversation and focus the input edit box. If focus does not land in the input box, use the scripted Command e sequence to move focus there.
  • To call the contact immediately once the conversation is displayed, type Ctrl+Shift+P for a voice call or Ctrl+Shift+K for a video call.

 

In regards question 2. There are several options.

You can locate joe in your contacts and tab to his profile and find his mobile number in there.

Having found joe in your list of chats press the applications key and arrow down to profile.

If you have called his mobile at any time, if you arrow down your list of chats, his number will appear there and you simply follow the above steps for making a video or audio call.

 

Below are two links; the first is  to doug’s  website and the second to Microsoft’s “what are hot keys and how do I use them in skype” page.

 

http://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/skypeelectron.htm  

 

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-keyboard-shortcuts-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Gladstone
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 9:52 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] calling sequence

 

Hello,

 

Here are 2 questions relating to the latest version of Skype 8:

 

Question #1:

What are the quickest and specific steps to make a call to “Joe” from your contact list?

 

Question #2:

 

Let’s say you have 2 numbers for Joe in your contact list, home and mobile. You call the home number and find that Joe is not home so you want to call his mobile number. What is the quickest way to call his mobile from this point?

 

Thx

Steve

 

 

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SayWindowTitle not totally working, test required from English Skype users

Michele Barbi
 

Hello guys,

I read on the Skype electron scripts user's guide that JAWSKey+t should also report the currently active conversation if there is one, or home if not. This part is not working for me, it only reports me Skype and the number of unread conversations.

Since I am using Skype, JAWS and scripts into Italian, I'd like to know if this depend on localization or what else. So I invite people who use Skype in English to test this command and report here what they hear.

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: SayWindowTitle not totally working, test required from English Skype users

Stephen Troy
 

Hi barbuz

 

If I press jaws key plus t on the most recent active contact in my list, it reads there name and mood meesage if there is one.

 

However, what may be considered a glitch is this. If I open another chat in the list, and that person isn’t currently showing as active, jaws key plus t will read their name but the mood message of the most recent contact.

 

Regards

 

Steve

 

 

 

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Michele Barbi
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:20 AM
To: Skypeenglish list <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: [skypeenglish] SayWindowTitle not totally working, test required from English Skype users

 

Hello guys,

I read on the Skype electron scripts user's guide that JAWSKey+t should also report the currently active conversation if there is one, or home if not. This part is not working for me, it only reports me Skype and the number of unread conversations.

Since I am using Skype, JAWS and scripts into Italian, I'd like to know if this depend on localization or what else. So I invite people who use Skype in English to test this command and report here what they hear.

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: SayWindowTitle not totally working, test required from English Skype users

Michele Barbi
 

Thank you Steve, there must be a localization problem then.

Bye!

Barbuz

Re: SayWindowTitle not totally working, test required from English Skype users

Doug Lee
 

Things work here exactly as you describe, including the mood text anomaly. I found that one a few weeks ago; and to my surprise, it's actually a Skype bug - which I reported via the Skype Feedback system. The wrong mood text
actually remains in MSAA and is just being announced as it is found.

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 09:07:24AM +0100, Stephen Troy wrote:
Hi barbuz


If I press jaws key plus t on the most recent active contact in my
list, it reads there name and mood meesage if there is one.


However, what may be considered a glitch is this. If I open another
chat in the list, and that person isn't currently showing as active,
jaws key plus t will read their name but the mood message of the most
recent contact.


Regards


Steve





From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of
Michele Barbi
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:20 AM
To: Skypeenglish list <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: [skypeenglish] SayWindowTitle not totally working, test
required from English Skype users


Hello guys,

I read on the Skype electron scripts user's guide that JAWSKey+t should
also report the currently active conversation if there is one, or home
if not. This part is not working for me, it only reports me Skype and
the number of unread conversations.

Since I am using Skype, JAWS and scripts into Italian, I'd like to know
if this depend on localization or what else. So I invite people who use
Skype in English to test this command and report here what they hear.

Bye!

Barbuz



References

1. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/4035
2. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20SayWindowTitle%20not%20totally%20working%2C%20test%20required%20from%20English%20Skype%20users
3. mailto:stephentroy1961@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20SayWindowTitle%20not%20totally%20working%2C%20test%20required%20from%20English%20Skype%20users
4. https://groups.io/mt/32104429/409874
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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