Date   
bad news.

Kimmie
 

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

Re: A Very Bad News

Mike DeZinno
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike from SC






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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

inam din
 

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

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

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

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

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

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

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

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

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

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

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

+92-334-3348409

 

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike from SC






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

Reassign command key not working

Léonie Watson
 

Hello,

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

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

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

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.



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

Re: Reassign command key not working

Doug Lee
 

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

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

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

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

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

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.



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



--
Doug Lee dgl@... http://www.dlee.org
Level Access doug.lee@... http://www.LevelAccess.com
Snowmen fall from heaven, unassembled.
--anon

Re: Reassign command key not working

Léonie Watson
 

Thanks Doug.

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


Thanks for this workaround.

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

Re: Reassign command key not working

Doug Lee
 

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

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

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


Thanks for this workaround.

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

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

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

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

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

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.


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



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

Re: Reassign command key not working

Léonie Watson
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hoping someone can confirm and/or help.

Thanks.


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

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

John Holcomb II
 

Re: A Very Bad News

Ted Galanos
 

Well said

 

 

Ted Galanos

Audio Technician for "The Blind Perspective" Newsletter.

Skype: tedster1.

Facebook: Coming Soon.

Twitter: @TedGalanos

Email: Teddy@...

Please read my story and consider donating to my Go Fund Me account at:

https://www.gofundme.com/Lift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van/

or my ABLE account for “Achieving a Better Life Experience” at:

https://www.ablegifting.com/TX/K9L8A2

Contributions can also be made with a check made payable to the “Texas ABLE Program” and mailed to the Texas ABLE Program, PO Box 44035, Jacksonville, FL 32231. My name and my Texas ABLE Program Account number should be included in the memo field of the check. My account number is 8900000590.

 

Thank You and God bless!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike DeZinno
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike from SC






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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

Octavian Rasnita
 

"I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year when we all would be forced into the change anyway.".
 
We also know that we will die someday, so based on the same wisdom, probably it doesn't worth to postpone that inevitable moment. :)
 
--Octavian

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

Well said

 

 

Ted Galanos

Audio Technician for "The Blind Perspective" Newsletter.

Skype: tedster1.

Facebook: Coming Soon.

Twitter: @TedGalanos

Email: Teddy@...

Please read my story and consider donating to my Go Fund Me account at:

https://www.gofundme.com/Lift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van/

or my ABLE account for “Achieving a Better Life Experience” at:

https://www.ablegifting.com/TX/K9L8A2

Contributions can also be made with a check made payable to the “Texas ABLE Program” and mailed to the Texas ABLE Program, PO Box 44035, Jacksonville, FL 32231. My name and my Texas ABLE Program Account number should be included in the memo field of the check. My account number is 8900000590.

 

Thank You and God bless!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike DeZinno
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike from SC






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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

inam din
 

It seams that Microsoft gave go ahead silently maybe until April 2019 because even after September first Skype classic is still working for me.

It is another thing that whenever I try to sign in to Skype, it asks me to update and I use to say no to update it!

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

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

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

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

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

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

+92-334-3348409

 

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...>
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018 9:48:13 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News
 
"I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year when we all would be forced into the change anyway.".
 
We also know that we will die someday, so based on the same wisdom, probably it doesn't worth to postpone that inevitable moment. :)
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

Well said

 

 

Ted Galanos

Audio Technician for "The Blind Perspective" Newsletter.

Skype: tedster1.

Facebook: Coming Soon.

Twitter: @TedGalanos

Email: Teddy@...

Please read my story and consider donating to my Go Fund Me account at:

https://www.gofundme.com/Lift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van/

or my ABLE account for “Achieving a Better Life Experience” at:

https://www.ablegifting.com/TX/K9L8A2

Contributions can also be made with a check made payable to the “Texas ABLE Program” and mailed to the Texas ABLE Program, PO Box 44035, Jacksonville, FL 32231. My name and my Texas ABLE Program Account number should be included in the memo field of the check. My account number is 8900000590.

 

Thank You and God bless!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike DeZinno
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike from SC






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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

Stephen Troy
 

Agreed the update message no longer appears when you launch skype but I don’t see any mileage  out of speculating whether skype 7 will be around until April, July or whenever. Probably better to just accept it’s going to be discontinued and await  microsoft’s next deadline day.

 

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of inam din
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018 6:00 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

It seams that Microsoft gave go ahead silently maybe until April 2019 because even after September first Skype classic is still working for me.

It is another thing that whenever I try to sign in to Skype, it asks me to update and I use to say no to update it!

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

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

Inamuddin.ronaque@...

outlook:
inam092@...

yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...

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

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

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

+92-334-3348409

 

 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...>
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018 9:48:13 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

"I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year when we all would be forced into the change anyway.".

 

We also know that we will die someday, so based on the same wisdom, probably it doesn't worth to postpone that inevitable moment. :)

 

--Octavian

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

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 1:58 AM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

Well said

 

 

Ted Galanos

Audio Technician for "The Blind Perspective" Newsletter.

Skype: tedster1.

Facebook: Coming Soon.

Twitter: @TedGalanos

Email: Teddy@...

Please read my story and consider donating to my Go Fund Me account at:

https://www.gofundme.com/Lift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van/

or my ABLE account for “Achieving a Better Life Experience” at:

https://www.ablegifting.com/TX/K9L8A2

Contributions can also be made with a check made payable to the “Texas ABLE Program” and mailed to the Texas ABLE Program, PO Box 44035, Jacksonville, FL 32231. My name and my Texas ABLE Program Account number should be included in the memo field of the check. My account number is 8900000590.

 

Thank You and God bless!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike DeZinno
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike from SC






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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

Mike DeZinno
 

Good morning All,
If I read the MS public notice correctly they never said Skype 7 was going away on Sept 1.
They more clearly said they will no longer support it.
That doesn't mean it will grind to a halt and stop working it just means don't go to them with questions about it.
Remember they stopped "Supporting" XP years ago but our old XP machines still work.

Regarding the upgrade message that comes up during Skype 7 cessions, I learned to just ignore it and what I did was to hit "CTRL 2" key combo and go right to my new messages or what ever function I wished to use.

One just has to be careful that you always be sure you are not on the update screen or you could accidently start the downloading process of Skype 8.

Even then it's not the end of the world you can cancel out of  the process fairly easily and stop it from happening.

When I read the helpful responses here in the group to those of us who are having problems I'm very much put at ease that what ever I or anyone else runs into Doug Lee and others here will come up with a fix for it.

All stay well,
Mike in SC
 


At 12:59 PM 9/3/2018, you wrote:
It seams that Microsoft gave go ahead silently maybe until April 2019 because even after September first Skype classic is still working for me.
It is another thing that whenever I try to sign in to Skype, it asks me to update and I use to say no to update it!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Charlsdarwin1
 
 
You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...
Inamuddin.ronaque@...
outlook:
inam092@...
yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...
Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598
+92-334-3348409
 
 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...>
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018 9:48:13 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 
"I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year when we all would be forced into the change anyway.".
 
We also know that we will die someday, so based on the same wisdom, probably it doesn't worth to postpone that inevitable moment. :)
 
--Octavian
----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Galanos
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 1:58 AM
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

Well said
 
 
Ted Galanos
Audio Technician for "The Blind Perspective" Newsletter.
Skype: tedster1.
Facebook: Coming Soon.
Twitter: @TedGalanos
Email: Teddy@...
Please read my story and consider donating to my Go Fund Me account at:
https://www.gofundme.com/Lift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van/
or my ABLE account for Achieving a Better Life Experience at:
https://www.ablegifting.com/TX/K9L8A2
Contributions can also be made with a check made payable to the Texas ABLE Program and mailed to the Texas ABLE Program, PO Box 44035, Jacksonville, FL 32231. My name and my Texas ABLE Program Account number should be included in the memo field of the check. My account number is 8900000590.
 
Thank You and God bless!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1
 
From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike DeZinno
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:54 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News
 
Good evening all,
I thought this topic of Skype 7 going away September 1st was debunked as a roomer,  and the April 2019 target date was still in place?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mike from SC






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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

John Holcomb II
 

There will probably be a point when MS will stop letting users of older Skype Versions connect to the server.

Until that happens, there is no  reason why everybody can’t use Skype 7.

 

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike DeZinno
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 12:02 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

Good morning All,
If I read the MS public notice correctly they never said Skype 7 was going away on Sept 1.
They more clearly said they will no longer support it.
That doesn't mean it will grind to a halt and stop working it just means don't go to them with questions about it.
Remember they stopped "Supporting" XP years ago but our old XP machines still work.

Regarding the upgrade message that comes up during Skype 7 cessions, I learned to just ignore it and what I did was to hit "CTRL 2" key combo and go right to my new messages or what ever function I wished to use.

One just has to be careful that you always be sure you are not on the update screen or you could accidently start the downloading process of Skype 8.

Even then it's not the end of the world you can cancel out of  the process fairly easily and stop it from happening.

When I read the helpful responses here in the group to those of us who are having problems I'm very much put at ease that what ever I or anyone else runs into Doug Lee and others here will come up with a fix for it.

All stay well,
Mike in SC
 


At 12:59 PM 9/3/2018, you wrote:

It seams that Microsoft gave go ahead silently maybe until April 2019 because even after September first Skype classic is still working for me.
It is another thing that whenever I try to sign in to Skype, it asks me to update and I use to say no to update it!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Charlsdarwin1
 
 
You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@...
Inamuddin.ronaque@...
outlook:
inam092@...
yahoo:
inamuddin2010@...
Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598
+92-334-3348409
 
 


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> on behalf of Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@...>
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018 9:48:13 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 
"I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year when we all would be forced into the change anyway.".
 
We also know that we will die someday, so based on the same wisdom, probably it doesn't worth to postpone that inevitable moment. :)
 
--Octavian

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

From: Ted Galanos

To: skypeenglish@groups.io

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 1:58 AM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

Well said

 

 

Ted Galanos

Audio Technician for "The Blind Perspective" Newsletter.

Skype: tedster1.

Facebook: Coming Soon.

Twitter: @TedGalanos

Email: Teddy@...

Please read my story and consider donating to my Go Fund Me account at:

https://www.gofundme.com/Lift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van/

or my ABLE account for “Achieving a Better Life Experience” at:

https://www.ablegifting.com/TX/K9L8A2

Contributions can also be made with a check made payable to the “Texas ABLE Program” and mailed to the Texas ABLE Program, PO Box 44035, Jacksonville, FL 32231. My name and my Texas ABLE Program Account number should be included in the memo field of the check. My account number is 8900000590.

 

Thank You and God bless!

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 

From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike DeZinno

Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:54 PM

To: skypeenglish@groups.io

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

 

Good evening all,

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

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

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

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

If I may share a little personal experience;

I first came into the world of screen readers back in 1987 when all we had was external speech boxes running on DOS 2.0. LOL

When DOS was going away they were telling all of us in the blind community to buy up all the latest versions of any DOS software we could get because the blind will never be able to use windows with its GuI interface of all pictures and graphics.

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

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

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

For those of us here in the USA, have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend,

For our members outside the States, have a blessed weekend also,

Mike from SC





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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk

Re: A Very Bad News

Sarah k Alawami
 

Well, lookslike the support person made a mistake, or this is some
kind of prink, I'd love to believe the former. Anyway it is now
09-04-2018 and skype classic according to my twittervillions is still
working. So we'll see what happened. I'm surprised that no one got an
answer back from Skype support regarding this tweet. Did no one reply
to said tweet at all?

Take care and have a happy tuesday.

On 9/4/18, John Holcomb II <@JHRadio> wrote:
There will probably be a point when MS will stop letting users of older
Skype Versions connect to the server.

Until that happens, there is no reason why everybody can't use Skype 7.





From: skypeenglish@groups.io <skypeenglish@groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike
DeZinno
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 12:02 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News



Good morning All,
If I read the MS public notice correctly they never said Skype 7 was going
away on Sept 1.
They more clearly said they will no longer support it.
That doesn't mean it will grind to a halt and stop working it just means
don't go to them with questions about it.
Remember they stopped "Supporting" XP years ago but our old XP machines
still work.

Regarding the upgrade message that comes up during Skype 7 cessions, I
learned to just ignore it and what I did was to hit "CTRL 2" key combo and
go right to my new messages or what ever function I wished to use.

One just has to be careful that you always be sure you are not on the
update
screen or you could accidently start the downloading process of Skype 8.

Even then it's not the end of the world you can cancel out of the process
fairly easily and stop it from happening.

When I read the helpful responses here in the group to those of us who are
having problems I'm very much put at ease that what ever I or anyone else
runs into Doug Lee and others here will come up with a fix for it.

All stay well,
Mike in SC



At 12:59 PM 9/3/2018, you wrote:



It seams that Microsoft gave go ahead silently maybe until April 2019
because even after September first Skype classic is still working for me.
It is another thing that whenever I try to sign in to Skype, it asks me to
update and I use to say no to update it!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Charlsdarwin1


You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@... <mailto:inamuddin09@...>
Inamuddin.ronaque@... <mailto:Inamuddin.ronaque@...>
outlook:
inam092@... <mailto:inam092@...>
yahoo:
inamuddin2010@... <mailto:inamuddin2010@...>
Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786 <http://www.facebook.com/inamuddin786>
Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1 <http://www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1>
Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598
+92-334-3348409




_____


From: skypeenglish@groups.io <mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io>
<skypeenglish@groups.io <mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io> > on behalf of
Octavian Rasnita <orasnita@... <mailto:orasnita@...> >
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2018 9:48:13 AM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io <mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

"I don't see the wisdom in putting off the inevitable until April next year
when we all would be forced into the change anyway.".

We also know that we will die someday, so based on the same wisdom,
probably
it doesn't worth to postpone that inevitable moment. :)

--Octavian

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

From: Ted Galanos <mailto:tr.galanos73@...>

To: skypeenglish@groups.io <mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io>

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 1:58 AM

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News

Well said





Ted Galanos

Audio Technician for "The Blind Perspective" Newsletter.

Skype: tedster1.

Facebook: Coming Soon.

Twitter: @TedGalanos

Email: Teddy@... <mailto:Teddy@...>


Please read my story and consider donating to my Go Fund Me account at:

https://www.gofundme.com/Lift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van/
<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gofun
dme.com%2FLift-Equipped-Wheelchair-Van%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C2843a8a9dbb24172
342c08d611587bfc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C63671546906216
4444&sdata=UV6ffgKROmYYWUwjgJCqE1s0b8PNPnNgVBILzhtytB4%3D&reserved=0>

or my ABLE account for "Achieving a Better Life Experience" at:

https://www.ablegifting.com/TX/K9L8A2
<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ableg
ifting.com%2FTX%2FK9L8A2&data=02%7C01%7C%7C2843a8a9dbb24172342c08d611587bfc%
7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C636715469062164444&sdata=uWYUFn
R%2BLMzri5BSPzSOwRDmrgWixA46BcqL7KEylB0%3D&reserved=0>

Contributions can also be made with a check made payable to the "Texas ABLE
Program" and mailed to the Texas ABLE Program, PO Box 44035, Jacksonville,
FL 32231. My name and my Texas ABLE Program Account number should be
included in the memo field of the check. My account number is 8900000590.



Thank You and God bless!

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not
seen." - Hebrews 11:1



From: skypeenglish@groups.io <mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io>
<skypeenglish@groups.io <mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io> > On Behalf Of Mike
DeZinno

Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:54 PM

To: skypeenglish@groups.io <mailto:skypeenglish@groups.io>

Subject: Re: [skypeenglish] A Very Bad News



Good evening all,

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

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

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

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

If I may share a little personal experience;

I first came into the world of screen readers back in 1987 when all we had
was external speech boxes running on DOS 2.0. LOL

When DOS was going away they were telling all of us in the blind community
to buy up all the latest versions of any DOS software we could get because
the blind will never be able to use windows with its GuI interface of all
pictures and graphics.

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

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

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

For those of us here in the USA, have a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend,

For our members outside the States, have a blessed weekend also,

Mike from SC







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

This would be a good question for the disability help desk






Skype Can Finally Record Your Calls

John Holcomb II
 

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/microsoft-consumer-services/skype/170976/skype-can-finally-record-your-calls

Microsoft is finally going to make the Skype UI good for the things people use

John Holcomb II
 

So according to this, Skype 7 will reach endd of life, but there is no time  table.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/09/microsoft-ditches-skypes-snapchat-feature-will-optimize-ui-for-calls-and-chat/

Question about adding callers to a conference

Steve Matzura
 

This is the third time I'm asking this question. If I get no replies, I have to give it up for lost. How are additional incoming callers added to a Skype conference in Skype 8?

Re: Question about adding callers to a conference

inamuddin khan
 

You can create group conversation but you cannot add some one in your conference while you are talking with someone!

Let me contact with Skype Support and if they give me some sort of trick, I’ll let you know!

With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:

Charlsdarwin1

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 11:33 PM
To: skypeenglish@groups.io
Subject: [skypeenglish] Question about adding callers to a conference

 

This is the third time I'm asking this question. If I get no replies, I

have to give it up for lost. How are additional incoming callers added

to a Skype conference in Skype 8?