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Re: Skype 8 JAWS script updates

Lino Morales
 

OK it still says revision 86 on your site.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Doug Lee <dgl@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:43:15 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] Skype 8 JAWS script updates
 
The revision is now 102.

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:23:56PM +0000, Lino Morales wrote:
   Doug would this be revision 87 then? I'll try these under Skype 8.39
   Insider build and email you off list to let you know how goes it.


   Sent from [1]Mail for Windows 10

     __________________________________________________________________

   From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Doug
   Lee <dgl@...>
   Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:21:29 PM
   To: skypeenglish@groups.io
   Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype 8 JAWS script updates

   I made an update to the Skype 8 JAWS scripts recently, but I just made
   another one today. Go to [2]https://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/ for
   details and the update itself. Example items included so far:
   * Typing indicator sound.
   * Quick Settings options for the scripts (JAWSKey+v).
   * Support for the checkbox lists seen during the construction of a
   group chat. Warning: This works best under JAWS 2019 and may be very
   slow and require frequent SayLine commands in older JAWS versions, for
   reasons not fully * understood.
   * Possibly better support for loading the scripts under JAWS versions
   older than 2019.
   More details are in the Release Notes section of the guide at the above
   URL, as is the download link for the script installer.
   --
   Doug Lee                 dgl@...
   [3]http://www.dlee.org
   Level Access             doug.lee@...
   [4]http://www.LevelAccess.com
   "When your best-laid plans have turned to dust, vacuum!"
   - Whoopi Goldberg

  

References

   1. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
   2. https://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/
   3. http://www.dlee.org/
   4. http://www.LevelAccess.com/
   5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3743
   6. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Skype%208%20JAWS%20script%20updates
   7. mailto:linomorales001@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Skype%208%20JAWS%20script%20updates
   8. https://groups.io/mt/29775338/409874
   9. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
  10. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
  11. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
  12. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
  13. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee                 dgl@...                http://www.dlee.org
Level Access             doug.lee@...    http://www.LevelAccess.com
"Pray devoutly, but hammer stoutly."
--Sir William G. Benham




Re: Skype 8 JAWS script updates

Doug Lee
 

The revision is now 102.

On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:23:56PM +0000, Lino Morales wrote:
Doug would this be revision 87 then? I'll try these under Skype 8.39
Insider build and email you off list to let you know how goes it.


Sent from [1]Mail for Windows 10

__________________________________________________________________

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Doug
Lee <dgl@dlee.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:21:29 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype 8 JAWS script updates

I made an update to the Skype 8 JAWS scripts recently, but I just made
another one today. Go to [2]https://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/ for
details and the update itself. Example items included so far:
* Typing indicator sound.
* Quick Settings options for the scripts (JAWSKey+v).
* Support for the checkbox lists seen during the construction of a
group chat. Warning: This works best under JAWS 2019 and may be very
slow and require frequent SayLine commands in older JAWS versions, for
reasons not fully * understood.
* Possibly better support for loading the scripts under JAWS versions
older than 2019.
More details are in the Release Notes section of the guide at the above
URL, as is the download link for the script installer.
--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org
[3]http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com
[4]http://www.LevelAccess.com
"When your best-laid plans have turned to dust, vacuum!"
- Whoopi Goldberg



References

1. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
2. https://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/
3. http://www.dlee.org/
4. http://www.LevelAccess.com/
5. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3743
6. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Skype%208%20JAWS%20script%20updates
7. mailto:linomorales001@gmail.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20Skype%208%20JAWS%20script%20updates
8. https://groups.io/mt/29775338/409874
9. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
10. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
11. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
12. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
13. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"Pray devoutly, but hammer stoutly."
--Sir William G. Benham


Re: Skype 8 JAWS script updates

Lino Morales
 

Doug would this be revision 87 then? I’ll try these under Skype 8.39 Insider build and email you off list to let you know how goes it.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Doug Lee <dgl@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:21:29 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] Skype 8 JAWS script updates
 
I made an update to the Skype 8 JAWS scripts recently, but I just made another one today. Go to https://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/ for details and the update itself. Example items included so far:
* Typing indicator sound.
* Quick Settings options for the scripts (JAWSKey+v).
* Support for the checkbox lists seen during the construction of a group chat. Warning: This works best under JAWS 2019 and may be very slow and require frequent SayLine commands in older JAWS versions, for reasons not fully * understood.
* Possibly better support for loading the scripts under JAWS versions older than 2019.

More details are in the Release Notes section of the guide at the above URL, as is the download link for the script installer.

--
Doug Lee                 dgl@...                http://www.dlee.org
Level Access             doug.lee@...    http://www.LevelAccess.com
"When your best-laid plans have turned to dust, vacuum!"
- Whoopi Goldberg




Skype 8 JAWS script updates

Doug Lee
 

I made an update to the Skype 8 JAWS scripts recently, but I just made another one today. Go to https://www.dlee.org/skype/electron/ for details and the update itself. Example items included so far:
* Typing indicator sound.
* Quick Settings options for the scripts (JAWSKey+v).
* Support for the checkbox lists seen during the construction of a group chat. Warning: This works best under JAWS 2019 and may be very slow and require frequent SayLine commands in older JAWS versions, for reasons not fully * understood.
* Possibly better support for loading the scripts under JAWS versions older than 2019.

More details are in the Release Notes section of the guide at the above URL, as is the download link for the script installer.

--
Doug Lee dgl@dlee.org http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
"When your best-laid plans have turned to dust, vacuum!"
- Whoopi Goldberg


locked Re: The Skype 8 Challenge

Sarah k Alawami
 

I've ben using this app for about year now on windows and love it. And by the way your challenge was probably not excepted as we are all right that it is easy to use, so yeah, enough with this challenge business.

On 11 Feb 2019, at 11:18, Lino Morales wrote:

Well I’ve not heard a peep from anybody out here all weekend. My deadline for this challenge has past. So I guess none of you downloaded and installed Skype 8? Did you do it? Were you too chicken? If you did, how did it go?

 

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locked The Skype 8 Challenge

Lino Morales
 

Well I’ve not heard a peep from anybody out here all weekend. My deadline for this challenge has past. So I guess none of you downloaded and installed Skype 8? Did you do it? Were you too chicken? If you did, how did it go?

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Scripts translation (unreadble symbols)

Alkor
 

I compiled revision 73 in english jaws 18. on the virtual machine.
Launched on the host in Russian jaws 18.
Everything worked fine and all characters were readable.
Apparently the problem is something else.
Sorry for the line in Russian at the end of the previous letter, it was a message from Jaws virtual viewer, I just forgot to delete it.


Re: Scripts translation (unreadble symbols)

Alkor
 

I will check it.
I will try to build the old version of the script in English JAWS.

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Re: Scripts translation (unreadble symbols)

Doug Lee
 

Not sure what you're suggesting. JAWS saves the jsb file; I don't have a way to tell JAWS what encoding to use for a jsb file. I took the jsm file directly from Dropbox without any changes, so that file would be in whatever
encoding you used to save it.

If I actually have to have a Russian JAWS to build the jsb file, we have a problem lol

On Sat, Feb 09, 2019 at 04:45:39PM +0700, ???????? ???????????????????????? wrote:
Hello!
I downloaded skypeelectron.jsb from DropBox.
The scripts work, but instead of the translated text there are unreadable
characters.
I guess the problem is in the wrong encoding.
Please try saving the file in Win Cp1251 encoding.

Best regards
alkor




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Level Access doug.lee@LevelAccess.com http://www.LevelAccess.com
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chain letter and a shouting match." -Andrew Kantor


Re: Scripts translation (unreadble symbols)

Alkor
 

Hello!
I downloaded skypeelectron.jsb from DropBox.
The scripts work, but instead of the translated text there are unreadable characters.
I guess the problem is in the wrong encoding.
Please try saving the file in Win Cp1251 encoding.

Best regards
alkor


Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Lino Morales
 

I’m just sick and bloody tired of hearing about the massive amount of complaints I’ve seen in the past 7 or 8 months. I’m about to exercise the mute posting feature if this keeps up. I read the same damn thing on FB also. BTW, I think you’d make a great mod if you had the time with Sarah’s approbal.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Doug Lee <dgl@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 5:28:30 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users
 
I am not a moderator here, and some of your points are valid if you take the barbs out of them; but Lino, do you really have to throw hammers and/or insults like "Mikey," "suck it up," etc. to make valid points? Not a mod here,
no; but I think the list would do better with a less caustic tone.

As for Skype 7's lifespan, I actually wonder if 7.37 will last a while. I am using 8 exclusively on Windows, but my Mac still runs a Skype 7 version and even runs Clisk, which I use to track events until that ability dies. My
personal opinion is that learning Skype 8 is an extremely good idea now, we've said that loudly enough already in here to make the walls of subterranean chambers crack and crumble from the noise, and what each person does after
that is their own business.

On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 09:08:36PM +0000, Lino Morales wrote:
   Overly complicated? OK Mike I challenge you to install Skype 8 this
   weekend and report to me on Monday by noon EST and prove to me that its
   complicated. Anyone else up for this challenge can take it also. I
   shall remain silent till then unless someone needs help with anything
   Skype 8. Have fun Mikey.


   Sent from [1]Mail for Windows 10

     __________________________________________________________________

   From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike
   Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
   Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:54:09 AM
   To: skypeenglish@groups.io
   Cc: skypeenglish@groups.io
   Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

   Well I'm glad to see that there are at least some people on this list
   who actually appreciate my assistance. For the rest of you who feel
   that the old versions are gone, and that we should just put up with
   overly complicated software, you need to understand that not everyone
   is a quick study like you are. Learning new things can be difficult for
   some of us and we can't all just dive head first into things like the
   rest of you can. Especially when it comes to software with
   accessability issues. The scripts are there to help yes, and that's
   great, but the scripts can only go so far. It's not that we don't want
   to learn something new, it's just that there are times when things get
   really difficult, sometimes there's nothing else you can do but revert
   back to a prior version for the sake of accessability. We as blind
   people aren't the only ones who were affected negativly by skype 8. Our
   sighted counterparts have difficulty with it too. Finally, for those
   who have installed 7.36, once installed, be sure to go into the options
   menu, and turn off the automatic updates option. If you aren't
   familliar with this option, you can get there by doing the following.

   1.       Log into skype and go to tools menu

   2.       Select options

   3.       Arrow down to where it says, "automatic updates" then tab once
   to get to the button marked turn off automatic updates. Press spacebar
   on this button to turn it off.

   4.       Then tab to save and press spacebar and you'll be all set.

   I appologize for the long post, but I felt that I had to come forward
   and speak my peace and to say that I'm glad that Jerry, Mario and
   others have found my suggestion helpful. Yes, version 7.36 may be old,
   but it's a work around for now and I too am glad that it works for us.
   Have a nice day everyone.

   Sincerely,

   Mike


   From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf
   Of Jerry Pryde
   Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39 AM
   To: skypeenglish@groups.io
   Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users


   It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough
   to keep things going normally until then.

   That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update
   is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

   It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost
   seamless.

   On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:

     ¿

   this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.
   Oran

   ----- Original Message -----

   From: [2]Lino Morales

   To: [3]skypeenglish@groups.io

   Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM

   Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users


     Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it
     won't work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up
     buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without
     any problems.

     Sent from [4]Mail for Windows 10
    _____________________________________________________________________

   From: [5]skypeenglish@groups.io <[6]skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf
   of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <[7]mbern6516@...>
   Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
   To: [8]skypeenglish@groups.io
   Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users


   Hi guys,

   For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of
   skype that we can use in a mannor that we're used to, here's a link to
   skype_7.36.0.101:

   [9]https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011
   017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&actio
   n=locate

   All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down
   the page till you see a link that says: "skype_7.36.0.101.exe Jan 16"
   Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you'd like to
   either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button
   and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like
   normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have
   installed prior to doing this. If you can't download the file for some
   reason, contact me off list and I'll send you a copy of the .exe file.

   Mike

   P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the
   "Update Skype Today" message, as it bypasses it automatically.

   Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s
   Hiphop, Or today's slammin hits? If so, check out my show every
   Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

   [10]www.acbradio.org/interactive


   [11][LINK]

   Virus-free. [12]www.avast.com

  

References

   1. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
   2. mailto:linomorales001@...
   3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
   4. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
   5. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
   6. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
   7. mailto:mbern6516@...
   8. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
   9. https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate
  10. http://www.acbradio.org/interactive
  11. https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=icon
  12. https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=link
  13. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3731
  14. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20an%20atempt%20to%20help%20my%20fellow%20skype%20users
  15. mailto:linomorales001@...?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20an%20atempt%20to%20help%20my%20fellow%20skype%20users
  16. https://groups.io/mt/29675020/409874
  17. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
  18. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
  19. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
  20. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
  21. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

--
Doug Lee                 dgl@...                http://www.dlee.org
Level Access             doug.lee@...    http://www.LevelAccess.com
"Pray devoutly, but hammer stoutly."
--Sir William G. Benham




Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Doug Lee
 

I am not a moderator here, and some of your points are valid if you take the barbs out of them; but Lino, do you really have to throw hammers and/or insults like "Mikey," "suck it up," etc. to make valid points? Not a mod here,
no; but I think the list would do better with a less caustic tone.

As for Skype 7's lifespan, I actually wonder if 7.37 will last a while. I am using 8 exclusively on Windows, but my Mac still runs a Skype 7 version and even runs Clisk, which I use to track events until that ability dies. My
personal opinion is that learning Skype 8 is an extremely good idea now, we've said that loudly enough already in here to make the walls of subterranean chambers crack and crumble from the noise, and what each person does after
that is their own business.

On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 09:08:36PM +0000, Lino Morales wrote:
Overly complicated? OK Mike I challenge you to install Skype 8 this
weekend and report to me on Monday by noon EST and prove to me that its
complicated. Anyone else up for this challenge can take it also. I
shall remain silent till then unless someone needs help with anything
Skype 8. Have fun Mikey.


Sent from [1]Mail for Windows 10

__________________________________________________________________

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike
Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:54:09 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Cc: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Well I'm glad to see that there are at least some people on this list
who actually appreciate my assistance. For the rest of you who feel
that the old versions are gone, and that we should just put up with
overly complicated software, you need to understand that not everyone
is a quick study like you are. Learning new things can be difficult for
some of us and we can't all just dive head first into things like the
rest of you can. Especially when it comes to software with
accessability issues. The scripts are there to help yes, and that's
great, but the scripts can only go so far. It's not that we don't want
to learn something new, it's just that there are times when things get
really difficult, sometimes there's nothing else you can do but revert
back to a prior version for the sake of accessability. We as blind
people aren't the only ones who were affected negativly by skype 8. Our
sighted counterparts have difficulty with it too. Finally, for those
who have installed 7.36, once installed, be sure to go into the options
menu, and turn off the automatic updates option. If you aren't
familliar with this option, you can get there by doing the following.

1. Log into skype and go to tools menu

2. Select options

3. Arrow down to where it says, "automatic updates" then tab once
to get to the button marked turn off automatic updates. Press spacebar
on this button to turn it off.

4. Then tab to save and press spacebar and you'll be all set.

I appologize for the long post, but I felt that I had to come forward
and speak my peace and to say that I'm glad that Jerry, Mario and
others have found my suggestion helpful. Yes, version 7.36 may be old,
but it's a work around for now and I too am glad that it works for us.
Have a nice day everyone.

Sincerely,

Mike


From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf
Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users


It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough
to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me. I still get the notice that an update
is available. For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost
seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:



this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.
Oran

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

From: [2]Lino Morales

To: [3]skypeenglish@groups.io

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users


Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it
won't work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up
buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without
any problems.

Sent from [4]Mail for Windows 10
_____________________________________________________________________

From: [5]skypeenglish@groups.io <[6]skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf
of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <[7]mbern6516=aol.com@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: [8]skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users


Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of
skype that we can use in a mannor that we're used to, here's a link to
skype_7.36.0.101:

[9]https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&;cid=97BE058011
017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&actio
n=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down
the page till you see a link that says: "skype_7.36.0.101.exe Jan 16"
Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you'd like to
either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button
and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like
normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have
installed prior to doing this. If you can't download the file for some
reason, contact me off list and I'll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the
"Update Skype Today" message, as it bypasses it automatically.

Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s
Hiphop, Or today's slammin hits? If so, check out my show every
Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

[10]www.acbradio.org/interactive


[11][LINK]

Virus-free. [12]www.avast.com



References

1. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
2. mailto:linomorales001@gmail.com
3. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
4. https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986
5. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
6. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
7. mailto:mbern6516=aol.com@groups.io
8. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io
9. https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&;cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate
10. http://www.acbradio.org/interactive
11. https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&;utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=icon
12. https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&;utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=emailclient&utm_term=link
13. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/message/3731
14. mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io?subject=Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20an%20atempt%20to%20help%20my%20fellow%20skype%20users
15. mailto:linomorales001@gmail.com?subject=Private:%20Re:%20Re%3A%20%5Bskypeenglish%5D%20an%20atempt%20to%20help%20my%20fellow%20skype%20users
16. https://groups.io/mt/29675020/409874
17. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/post
18. http://www.dlee.org/skype/
19. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/editsub/409874
20. mailto:skypeenglish+owner@groups.io
21. https://groups.io/g/skypeenglish/leave/defanged

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--Sir William G. Benham


Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Jerry Pryde
 

Won't be long now.

I'll be completely upgraded before too long.

That's the plan.

Going for the whole deal; W10 complete with new version of JAWS.

Shouldn't be too much longer.

      

Jerry dude why not upgrade? The installer is a piece of strawberry shortcake sir. Just let it do it’s thing the next time that dialog comes up. What you waiting for Christmas 2020? LOL! Just be sure if you want them to get Doug’s scripts beforehand.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Pryde <jpryde1@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users
 

It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:

this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.  Oran
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it won’t work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without any problems.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users
 

Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of skype that we can use in a mannor that we’re used to, here’s a link to skype_7.36.0.101:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down the page till you see a link that says: “skype_7.36.0.101.exe  ‎Jan‎ ‎16” Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you’d like to either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have installed prior to doing this. If you can’t download the file for some reason, contact me off list and I’ll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the “Update Skype Today” message, as it bypasses it automatically.

Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s Hiphop, Or today’s slammin hits? If so, check out my show every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

www.acbradio.org/interactive


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Sarah k Alawami
 

I did it in about 2 minutes and learned the app in about 10 or 20. It is much easier to learn than skype 7, trust me. And I don't really use skype for windows much, but when I do I now love it.

On 7 Feb 2019, at 13:08, Lino Morales wrote:

Overly complicated? OK Mike I challenge you to install Skype 8 this weekend and report to me on Monday by noon EST and prove to me that its complicated. Anyone else up for this challenge can take it also. I shall remain silent till then unless someone needs help with anything Skype 8. Have fun Mikey.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:54:09 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Cc: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users
 

Well I’m glad to see that there are at least some people on this list who actually appreciate my assistance. For the rest of you who feel that the old versions are gone, and that we should just put up with overly complicated software, you need to understand that not everyone is a quick study like you are. Learning new things can be difficult for some of us and we can’t all just dive head first into things like the rest of you can. Especially when it comes to software with accessability issues. The scripts are there to help yes, and that’s great, but the scripts can only go so far. It’s not that we don’t want to learn something new, it’s just that there are times when things get really difficult, sometimes there’s nothing else you can do but revert back to a prior version for the sake of accessability. We as blind people aren’t the only ones who were affected negativly by skype 8. Our sighted counterparts have difficulty with it too. Finally, for those who have installed 7.36, once installed, be sure to go into the options menu, and turn off the automatic updates option. If you aren’t familliar with this option, you can get there by doing the following.

1.       Log into skype and go to tools menu

2.       Select options

3.       Arrow down to where it says, “automatic updates” then tab once to get to the button marked turn off automatic updates. Press spacebar on this button to turn it off.

4.       Then tab to save and press spacebar and you’ll be all set.

I appologize for the long post, but I felt that I had to come forward and speak my peace and to say that I’m glad that Jerry, Mario and others have found my suggestion helpful. Yes, version 7.36 may be old, but it’s a work around for now and I too am glad that it works for us. Have a nice day everyone.

Sincerely,

Mike

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:



this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.  Oran

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

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it won’t work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without any problems.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of skype that we can use in a mannor that we’re used to, here’s a link to skype_7.36.0.101:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down the page till you see a link that says: “skype_7.36.0.101.exe  ‎Jan‎ ‎16” Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you’d like to either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have installed prior to doing this. If you can’t download the file for some reason, contact me off list and I’ll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the “Update Skype Today” message, as it bypasses it automatically.

Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s Hiphop, Or today’s slammin hits? If so, check out my show every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

www.acbradio.org/interactive

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Lino Morales
 

Overly complicated? OK Mike I challenge you to install Skype 8 this weekend and report to me on Monday by noon EST and prove to me that its complicated. Anyone else up for this challenge can take it also. I shall remain silent till then unless someone needs help with anything Skype 8. Have fun Mikey.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 8:54:09 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Cc: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users
 

Well I’m glad to see that there are at least some people on this list who actually appreciate my assistance. For the rest of you who feel that the old versions are gone, and that we should just put up with overly complicated software, you need to understand that not everyone is a quick study like you are. Learning new things can be difficult for some of us and we can’t all just dive head first into things like the rest of you can. Especially when it comes to software with accessability issues. The scripts are there to help yes, and that’s great, but the scripts can only go so far. It’s not that we don’t want to learn something new, it’s just that there are times when things get really difficult, sometimes there’s nothing else you can do but revert back to a prior version for the sake of accessability. We as blind people aren’t the only ones who were affected negativly by skype 8. Our sighted counterparts have difficulty with it too. Finally, for those who have installed 7.36, once installed, be sure to go into the options menu, and turn off the automatic updates option. If you aren’t familliar with this option, you can get there by doing the following.

1.       Log into skype and go to tools menu

2.       Select options

3.       Arrow down to where it says, “automatic updates” then tab once to get to the button marked turn off automatic updates. Press spacebar on this button to turn it off.

4.       Then tab to save and press spacebar and you’ll be all set.

I appologize for the long post, but I felt that I had to come forward and speak my peace and to say that I’m glad that Jerry, Mario and others have found my suggestion helpful. Yes, version 7.36 may be old, but it’s a work around for now and I too am glad that it works for us. Have a nice day everyone.

Sincerely,

Mike

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:



this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.  Oran

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

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it won’t work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without any problems.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of skype that we can use in a mannor that we’re used to, here’s a link to skype_7.36.0.101:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down the page till you see a link that says: “skype_7.36.0.101.exe  ‎Jan‎ ‎16” Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you’d like to either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have installed prior to doing this. If you can’t download the file for some reason, contact me off list and I’ll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the “Update Skype Today” message, as it bypasses it automatically.

Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s Hiphop, Or today’s slammin hits? If so, check out my show every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

www.acbradio.org/interactive

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Lino Morales
 

Jerry dude why not upgrade? The installer is a piece of strawberry shortcake sir. Just let it do it’s thing the next time that dialog comes up. What you waiting for Christmas 2020? LOL! Just be sure if you want them to get Doug’s scripts beforehand.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Jerry Pryde <jpryde1@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users
 

It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:

this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.  Oran
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it won’t work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without any problems.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users
 

Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of skype that we can use in a mannor that we’re used to, here’s a link to skype_7.36.0.101:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down the page till you see a link that says: “skype_7.36.0.101.exe  ‎Jan‎ ‎16” Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you’d like to either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have installed prior to doing this. If you can’t download the file for some reason, contact me off list and I’ll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the “Update Skype Today” message, as it bypasses it automatically.

Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s Hiphop, Or today’s slammin hits? If so, check out my show every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

www.acbradio.org/interactive


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Jerry Pryde
 

Yup:

I'm going on to windows 10 shortly.

That's part of the upgrade I'm arranging

On 07/02/2019 11:18 a.m., Larry Lumpkin wrote:

Jerry, why don’t you go on to windows 10. I think you’d like that better.

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:36 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Totally agree.

It' sobvious I'll need to swich to skype 8; and, I will.

From what I've heard and read, it shouldn't be that hard.

I just need to upgrade some things before I make the change.

Mike's link simply provides a way to keep things normal until then.

There's some assysstence from the provincial government here in my part of Canada that makes the costs more manageable.

So, I'm just accessing that process to upgrade to windows 7, and the latest JAWS version.

Then, it's on to Skype 8.

Meanwhile, with this link, I can work as usual until then.  Every little bit helps, I always say.

On 07/02/2019 10:28 a.m., Clare Page wrote:

Hi!

It’s true that we’re not all good at learning new things quickly, such as a totally new layout of a program we have used in the same way for a good while, and I can appreciate that several of you find Skype 8 difficult to get used to. However, it is not true that Skype 8 is inaccessible: several of us blind Skype users have managed to learn how to use Skype 8 with our screenreaders, with scripts if necessary, and, even though Skype 8 isn’t perfect, and has lost some of the features Skype 7 had, it is still usable. Unusable is probably a more appropriate word for those who are finding it particularly hard to use Skype 8: I can’t agree with you on that, but we’re all different. At least give Skype 8 a try, and ask for advice if you really can’t get the hang of it. After all, even if some of you still have working copies of Skype 7, how long will those copies be usable? That’s something we can’t predict. Turning off Check For Updates in Skype 7 might help for a while, but one day you’ll have to make the decision whether to bite the bullet and use Skype 8, or whether to give up Skype because the old version won’t work and you don’t want to use the new one, which, I repeat, is very different, but is still accessible.

Bye for now!

From Clare

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io
Sent: jeudi 7 février 2019 14:54
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Cc: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Well I’m glad to see that there are at least some people on this list who actually appreciate my assistance. For the rest of you who feel that the old versions are gone, and that we should just put up with overly complicated software, you need to understand that not everyone is a quick study like you are. Learning new things can be difficult for some of us and we can’t all just dive head first into things like the rest of you can. Especially when it comes to software with accessability issues. The scripts are there to help yes, and that’s great, but the scripts can only go so far. It’s not that we don’t want to learn something new, it’s just that there are times when things get really difficult, sometimes there’s nothing else you can do but revert back to a prior version for the sake of accessability. We as blind people aren’t the only ones who were affected negativly by skype 8. Our sighted counterparts have difficulty with it too. Finally, for those who have installed 7.36, once installed, be sure to go into the options menu, and turn off the automatic updates option. If you aren’t familliar with this option, you can get there by doing the following.

  1. Log into skype and go to tools menu
  2. Select options
  3. Arrow down to where it says, “automatic updates” then tab once to get to the button marked turn off automatic updates. Press spacebar on this button to turn it off.
  4. Then tab to save and press spacebar and you’ll be all set.

I appologize for the long post, but I felt that I had to come forward and speak my peace and to say that I’m glad that Jerry, Mario and others have found my suggestion helpful. Yes, version 7.36 may be old, but it’s a work around for now and I too am glad that it works for us. Have a nice day everyone.

Sincerely,

Mike

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:



this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.  Oran

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

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it won’t work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without any problems.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of skype that we can use in a mannor that we’re used to, here’s a link to skype_7.36.0.101:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down the page till you see a link that says: “skype_7.36.0.101.exe  ‎Jan‎ ‎16” Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you’d like to either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have installed prior to doing this. If you can’t download the file for some reason, contact me off list and I’ll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the “Update Skype Today” message, as it bypasses it automatically.

Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s Hiphop, Or today’s slammin hits? If so, check out my show every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

www.acbradio.org/interactive

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Larry Lumpkin
 

Jerry, why don’t you go on to windows 10. I think you’d like that better.

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 9:36 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Totally agree.

It' sobvious I'll need to swich to skype 8; and, I will.

From what I've heard and read, it shouldn't be that hard.

I just need to upgrade some things before I make the change.

Mike's link simply provides a way to keep things normal until then.

There's some assysstence from the provincial government here in my part of Canada that makes the costs more manageable.

So, I'm just accessing that process to upgrade to windows 7, and the latest JAWS version.

Then, it's on to Skype 8.

Meanwhile, with this link, I can work as usual until then.  Every little bit helps, I always say.

On 07/02/2019 10:28 a.m., Clare Page wrote:

Hi!

It’s true that we’re not all good at learning new things quickly, such as a totally new layout of a program we have used in the same way for a good while, and I can appreciate that several of you find Skype 8 difficult to get used to. However, it is not true that Skype 8 is inaccessible: several of us blind Skype users have managed to learn how to use Skype 8 with our screenreaders, with scripts if necessary, and, even though Skype 8 isn’t perfect, and has lost some of the features Skype 7 had, it is still usable. Unusable is probably a more appropriate word for those who are finding it particularly hard to use Skype 8: I can’t agree with you on that, but we’re all different. At least give Skype 8 a try, and ask for advice if you really can’t get the hang of it. After all, even if some of you still have working copies of Skype 7, how long will those copies be usable? That’s something we can’t predict. Turning off Check For Updates in Skype 7 might help for a while, but one day you’ll have to make the decision whether to bite the bullet and use Skype 8, or whether to give up Skype because the old version won’t work and you don’t want to use the new one, which, I repeat, is very different, but is still accessible.

Bye for now!

From Clare

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io
Sent: jeudi 7 février 2019 14:54
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Cc: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Well I’m glad to see that there are at least some people on this list who actually appreciate my assistance. For the rest of you who feel that the old versions are gone, and that we should just put up with overly complicated software, you need to understand that not everyone is a quick study like you are. Learning new things can be difficult for some of us and we can’t all just dive head first into things like the rest of you can. Especially when it comes to software with accessability issues. The scripts are there to help yes, and that’s great, but the scripts can only go so far. It’s not that we don’t want to learn something new, it’s just that there are times when things get really difficult, sometimes there’s nothing else you can do but revert back to a prior version for the sake of accessability. We as blind people aren’t the only ones who were affected negativly by skype 8. Our sighted counterparts have difficulty with it too. Finally, for those who have installed 7.36, once installed, be sure to go into the options menu, and turn off the automatic updates option. If you aren’t familliar with this option, you can get there by doing the following.

  1. Log into skype and go to tools menu
  2. Select options
  3. Arrow down to where it says, “automatic updates” then tab once to get to the button marked turn off automatic updates. Press spacebar on this button to turn it off.
  4. Then tab to save and press spacebar and you’ll be all set.

I appologize for the long post, but I felt that I had to come forward and speak my peace and to say that I’m glad that Jerry, Mario and others have found my suggestion helpful. Yes, version 7.36 may be old, but it’s a work around for now and I too am glad that it works for us. Have a nice day everyone.

Sincerely,

Mike

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:



this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.  Oran

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

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it won’t work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without any problems.

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From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of skype that we can use in a mannor that we’re used to, here’s a link to skype_7.36.0.101:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down the page till you see a link that says: “skype_7.36.0.101.exe  ‎Jan‎ ‎16” Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you’d like to either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have installed prior to doing this. If you can’t download the file for some reason, contact me off list and I’ll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the “Update Skype Today” message, as it bypasses it automatically.

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Re: an atempt to help my fellow skype users

Sarah k Alawami
 

Watch out, one day skype 8 will fail to work with windows 7, actually I woudl upgrade to windows 10 if you can, as windows 7 support stops in 2020. That is another beast to conquer but it works.

Take care

On 7 Feb 2019, at 7:36, Jerry Pryde wrote:

Totally agree.

It' sobvious I'll need to swich to skype 8; and, I will.

From what I've heard and read, it shouldn't be that hard.

I just need to upgrade some things before I make the change.

Mike's link simply provides a way to keep things normal until then.

There's some assysstence from the provincial government here in my part of Canada that makes the costs more manageable.

So, I'm just accessing that process to upgrade to windows 7, and the latest JAWS version.

Then, it's on to Skype 8.

Meanwhile, with this link, I can work as usual until then.  Every little bit helps, I always say.

On 07/02/2019 10:28 a.m., Clare Page wrote:

Hi!

It’s true that we’re not all good at learning new things quickly, such as a totally new layout of a program we have used in the same way for a good while, and I can appreciate that several of you find Skype 8 difficult to get used to. However, it is not true that Skype 8 is inaccessible: several of us blind Skype users have managed to learn how to use Skype 8 with our screenreaders, with scripts if necessary, and, even though Skype 8 isn’t perfect, and has lost some of the features Skype 7 had, it is still usable. Unusable is probably a more appropriate word for those who are finding it particularly hard to use Skype 8: I can’t agree with you on that, but we’re all different. At least give Skype 8 a try, and ask for advice if you really can’t get the hang of it. After all, even if some of you still have working copies of Skype 7, how long will those copies be usable? That’s something we can’t predict. Turning off Check For Updates in Skype 7 might help for a while, but one day you’ll have to make the decision whether to bite the bullet and use Skype 8, or whether to give up Skype because the old version won’t work and you don’t want to use the new one, which, I repeat, is very different, but is still accessible.

Bye for now!

From Clare

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io
Sent: jeudi 7 février 2019 14:54
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Cc: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Well I’m glad to see that there are at least some people on this list who actually appreciate my assistance. For the rest of you who feel that the old versions are gone, and that we should just put up with overly complicated software, you need to understand that not everyone is a quick study like you are. Learning new things can be difficult for some of us and we can’t all just dive head first into things like the rest of you can. Especially when it comes to software with accessability issues. The scripts are there to help yes, and that’s great, but the scripts can only go so far. It’s not that we don’t want to learn something new, it’s just that there are times when things get really difficult, sometimes there’s nothing else you can do but revert back to a prior version for the sake of accessability. We as blind people aren’t the only ones who were affected negativly by skype 8. Our sighted counterparts have difficulty with it too. Finally, for those who have installed 7.36, once installed, be sure to go into the options menu, and turn off the automatic updates option. If you aren’t familliar with this option, you can get there by doing the following.

1.       Log into skype and go to tools menu

2.       Select options

3.       Arrow down to where it says, “automatic updates” then tab once to get to the button marked turn off automatic updates. Press spacebar on this button to turn it off.

4.       Then tab to save and press spacebar and you’ll be all set.

I appologize for the long post, but I felt that I had to come forward and speak my peace and to say that I’m glad that Jerry, Mario and others have found my suggestion helpful. Yes, version 7.36 may be old, but it’s a work around for now and I too am glad that it works for us. Have a nice day everyone.

Sincerely,

Mike

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io [mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jerry Pryde
Sent: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:39 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

It's a good temporary measure until I can get the upgrades; just enough to keep things going normally until then.

That's really all it is for me.  I still get the notice that an update is available.  For now, I click on the Not Now option.

It's just a helpful bridge to the new version, making things almost seamless.

On 07/02/2019 7:15 a.m., Oran Morrison via Groups.Io wrote:



this old version works beautifully for me so thanks to the poster.  Oran

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

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:25 PM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Mike your message is pointless sir. If people installed this it won’t work and will be asked to install Skype 8. So suck it up buttercup and embrace the new Skype. I did and others have without any problems.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Mike Bernard via Groups.Io <mbern6516@...>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:56:00 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] an atempt to help my fellow skype users

 

Hi guys,

For those of us who are just itching to revert back to a version of skype that we can use in a mannor that we’re used to, here’s a link to skype_7.36.0.101:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AMkAH7XCF9lXEIE&cid=97BE058011017508&id=97BE058011017508%2133665&parId=97BE058011017508%2111937&action=locate

All you have to do is press enter on the above link, then navigate down the page till you see a link that says: “skype_7.36.0.101.exe  ‎Jan‎ ‎16” Press enter and you should get a window that asks you if you’d like to either run or save the file. Press enter or spacebar on the save button and download it to your computer. Then locate the file and install like normal. Be sure to remove any other versions of skype you have installed prior to doing this. If you can’t download the file for some reason, contact me off list and I’ll send you a copy of the .exe file.

Mike

P.S. When you install skype 7.36, you will not be bothered by the “Update Skype Today” message, as it bypasses it automatically.

Do you like disco? Do you like to shake your groove with New Wave, 90s Hiphop, Or today’s slammin hits? If so, check out my show every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 pm Eastern on ACB Radio Interactive at

www.acbradio.org/interactive

 

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Re: Scripts translation

Alkor
 

Yes, I added shared folder "rus" to my DropBox.
I uploaded to folder "skypeelectron.jsm" from revision 73, which I translated earlier.
Kind regards.
alkor

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