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Group Guidelines #guidelines-notice

main@skypeenglish.groups.io Group Moderators <main@...>
 

Hello all. It's that time again, where a reminder is sent out  once a month regarding the rules so here they are.
 
Hello to all.  Hear is this month's reminder of the Skype English rules. taken right from the welcome message
 
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.


Re: subscribe

Joseph Hudson
 

Hi Mike, we are here.

On Mar 31, 2021, at 12:03 PM, Mike Bernard via groups.io <mbern6516=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:



subscribe

Mike Bernard
 

 


Re: Has Skype 8.69 for Windows really been retired?

Michele Barbi
 

Ok Jerry and Doug, thanks for your replies. We'll see what happens of that, since I think you're not certain...

Bye!

Barbuz

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Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10


Re: Has Skype 8.69 for Windows really been retired?

Doug Lee
 

I have repeatedly looked but never seen Skype 8.69 offered directly by Microsoft, though I have checked the Microsoft Store and the "Check for Updates" in Desktop Skype more often than I checked the skype.com website.

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 09:08:01PM +0100, Michele Barbi wrote:
Hi there, I was waiting for a scripts update since I encountered that Skype
8.69 broke some fixes that Doug already made in the past. I recently figured
out though, that when I go to Skype's download page I get version 8.68 once
again. There is an hotfix for the Mac version, but in Windows the situation is
like I described. Do you have some news on it?

I already had Skype 8.68 installer so I decided to downgrade for now, and when
I go to check for updates I get the message saying that I have the latest
version.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10






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Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
Reality is not what we see. Reality is what is, whether we see it or not.
(03/01/09)


Re: Has Skype 8.69 for Windows really been retired?

Jerry Pryde
 

I'm using Skype for Windows version 8.68.0.96, the latest version I'm aware of.

I actually did a fresh download recently, and that's what I got from skype.com

Not sure this is helpful.

On 2021-03-19 4:08 p.m., Michele Barbi wrote:
Hi there, I was waiting for a scripts update since I encountered that Skype 8.69 broke some fixes that Doug already made in the past. I recently figured out though, that when I go to Skype's download page I get version 8.68 once again. There is an hotfix for the Mac version, but in Windows the situation is like I described. Do you have some news on it?

I already had Skype 8.68 installer so I decided to downgrade for now, and when I go to check for updates I get the message saying that I have the latest version.

Bye!

Barbuz


Has Skype 8.69 for Windows really been retired?

Michele Barbi
 

Hi there, I was waiting for a scripts update since I encountered that Skype 8.69 broke some fixes that Doug already made in the past. I recently figured out though, that when I go to Skype's download page I get version 8.68 once again. There is an hotfix for the Mac version, but in Windows the situation is like I described. Do you have some news on it?

I already had Skype 8.68 installer so I decided to downgrade for now, and when I go to check for updates I get the message saying that I have the latest version.

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10


Possible confusion on Skype UWP scripts for JAWS

Doug Lee
 

Inamuddin today caused me to realize that I never removed from my website the old JAWS scripts for Skype UWP, which were revision 123. I have now removed them. The URL was https://www.dlee.org/skype/uwp/ and it now points to
the main scripts that work with both Skype UWP and Skype for Windows Desktop identically.

If you have Skype script revision 123 and are using Skype UWP, go to https://www.dlee.org/skype/ and grab an update. The current script release for both Skypes is revision 185. This upgrade should fix problems such as JAWS
saying "control not found" when you type Alt+2.

Sorry for any confusion.

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Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum."
Bishop Desmond Tutu


Re: inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Kimmie
 

And it worked too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@skypeenglish.groups.io [mailto:main@skypeenglish.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Kimmie
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:38 AM
To: main@skypeenglish.groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype.

You and me both. Thanks so much for that tip.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@skypeenglish.groups.io
[mailto:main@skypeenglish.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Michele Barbi
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:47 AM
To: main@skypeenglish.groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype.

Hi Kimmie,

I recently reported it to the list, I think that Skype 8.69 broke the
fix that Doug already made for this in the past. For the time beeing,
when you hear this message press windows+up arrow, or if the window is
already maximized, press before windows+down and then windows+up. I
hope
that there will be a new fix soon.

Now that we're on topic, since you're using JAWS 2019, if it's lower
than the august 2019 update, you should also install the scripts load
manager which you can find at www.dlee.org/slman

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10







Re: inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Kimmie
 

You and me both. Thanks so much for that tip.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@skypeenglish.groups.io [mailto:main@skypeenglish.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Michele Barbi
Sent: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:47 AM
To: main@skypeenglish.groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype.

Hi Kimmie,

I recently reported it to the list, I think that Skype 8.69 broke the
fix that Doug already made for this in the past. For the time beeing,
when you hear this message press windows+up arrow, or if the window is
already maximized, press before windows+down and then windows+up. I
hope
that there will be a new fix soon.

Now that we're on topic, since you're using JAWS 2019, if it's lower
than the august 2019 update, you should also install the scripts load
manager which you can find at www.dlee.org/slman

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10




Re: inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Sarah k Alawami
 

I changed the subject line to better reflect what was really going on. Please make your subjects more clearer guys so the archive can remain organized. If you have any replies, please use this one if using email.

Thanks.


Re: inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Michele Barbi
 

Hi Octavian, I am using Windows 10 latest build, I tested your way of a double press of alt key and it works fine here as well, so it's not a matter of OS as I already thought.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10


Re: inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Octavian Rasnita
 

I also found useful to press Alt key to open the menu, then immediately press Alt key again to close it.
The window is accessible again after that, and I can press Insert+Control+E to move the focus to the text field etc.
But I still use Windows 7.

--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michele Barbi" <barbi.michele@gmail.com>
To: <main@skypeenglish.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2021 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] skype.


Hi Kimmie,

I recently reported it to the list, I think that Skype 8.69 broke the fix that Doug already made for this in the past. For the time beeing, when you hear this message press windows+up arrow, or if the window is already maximized, press before windows+down and then windows+up. I hope that there will be a new fix soon.

Now that we're on topic, since you're using JAWS 2019, if it's lower than the august 2019 update, you should also install the scripts load manager which you can find at www.dlee.org/slman

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10





Re: inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Michele Barbi
 

Hi Kimmie,

I recently reported it to the list, I think that Skype 8.69 broke the fix that Doug already made for this in the past. For the time beeing, when you hear this message press windows+up arrow, or if the window is already maximized, press before windows+down and then windows+up. I hope that there will be a new fix soon.

Now that we're on topic, since you're using JAWS 2019, if it's lower than the august 2019 update, you should also install the scripts load manager which you can find at www.dlee.org/slman

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10


Re: inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Jerry Pryde
 

I think Dough fixed that.

Download the latest scripts here.


https://www.dlee.org/skype/

On 2021-03-01 9:41 a.m., Kimmie wrote:
Hi there. I have jaws 2019 and I have the JFW.skype1 but for the life of me
I can't seem to find my contacts and it keeps saying Chrome Legacy Window
and it just won't budge anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.





inability to use the alt key at first when launching skype

Kimmie
 

Hi there. I have jaws 2019 and I have the JFW.skype1 but for the life of me
I can't seem to find my contacts and it keeps saying Chrome Legacy Window
and it just won't budge anywhere. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Re: Skype 8.69, problem with the scripts

Michele Barbi
 

Ok, I see. So we need to wait... Smile.

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10


Re: Skype 8.69, problem with the scripts

Doug Lee
 

I removed the Dropbox folders for translation work when I switched to the XML approach for localization. I am using the Desktop version rather than the Store version now so I will get updates sooner, but I don't install
updates except via Skype itself or via the official website. I actually prefer to use "Check for Updates" in Skype itself because I figure an update is most likely stable when it can be found there.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 11:17:15PM +0100, Michele Barbi wrote:
Ah ok. I personally never wait for autoupdate, I always download the
installer, but of course that's a matter of personal use...

Do you still have our Dropbox ita folder? If so, I can share the installer for
you if needed.

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"There's no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he
doesn't mind who gets the credit." Ronald Reagan?


Re: Skype 8.69, problem with the scripts

Michele Barbi
 

Ah ok. I personally never wait for autoupdate, I always download the installer, but of course that's a matter of personal use...

Do you still have our Dropbox ita folder? If so, I can share the installer for you if needed.

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10


Re: Skype 8.69, problem with the scripts

Doug Lee
 

Oops... I meant to point out that I've been using the Desktop Skype version instead of the Store version for a few weeks now, because it seemed to get updates sooner. But it still does not show this update.

On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 06:49:34PM +0100, Michele Barbi wrote:
Allright, thanks for telling me. I actually saw the update through ninite.com
and manually updated as always. Remember though that I use the one for Windows
desktop, not from Micorosft store.

Bye!

Barbuz

--
Inviato da Thunderbird su Windows 10


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

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