[skype English] Updating the situation of my friend


Sarah k Alawami
 

Yes, it is shift f10. I use that by default. It is the extended applications key.

Take care.

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From: main@skypeenglish.groups.io <main@skypeenglish.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michele Barbi
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:48 PM
To: Skypeenglish list <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: [skypeenglish] Updating the situation of my friend

Hi guys,

I just ended a Tandem session with my friend about whom I talked some days ago. The scripts are now working perfectly, so apparently Doug had right in saying that restarting JAWS was sufficient. I also changed the Skype command key because in Italian we need the default key for a character, which we use for the verb corresponding to "is". The problem is that I was not able to follow the directions that Sarah gave me about adding the desktop icon, since on the context menu there's no "create shortcut" item. Two possible doubts that came to my mind. One is, I used applications instead of shift+f10; does it make any difference?
Secondly, she apparently did not install programs like OpenShell, do you think it's necessary? I installed that utility on my machine, and effectively I could find "Create shortcut" option on another app.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Stephen Troy
 

hi

add to desktop rarely, if ever appears as an option under f10 in win 10.

On 05/02/2021, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, it is shift f10. I use that by default. It is the extended applications
key.

Take care.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@skypeenglish.groups.io <main@skypeenglish.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Michele Barbi
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2021 4:48 PM
To: Skypeenglish list <skypeenglish@groups.io>
Subject: [skypeenglish] Updating the situation of my friend

Hi guys,

I just ended a Tandem session with my friend about whom I talked some days
ago. The scripts are now working perfectly, so apparently Doug had right in
saying that restarting JAWS was sufficient. I also changed the Skype command
key because in Italian we need the default key for a character, which we use
for the verb corresponding to "is". The problem is that I was not able to
follow the directions that Sarah gave me about adding the desktop icon,
since on the context menu there's no "create shortcut" item. Two possible
doubts that came to my mind. One is, I used applications instead of
shift+f10; does it make any difference?
Secondly, she apparently did not install programs like OpenShell, do you
think it's necessary? I installed that utility on my machine, and
effectively I could find "Create shortcut" option on another app.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Michele Barbi
 

Hi guys, well I didn't imagine that applications key and shift+f10 could make any difference, I'll try this out but I sincerely doubt because I am no longer able to find it in my machine as well. I am afraid that's a matter of Windows 10 build.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Sarah k Alawami
 

Ok, try this.

  1. don't select anything in the desktop then right click and empty area or hit shift f10.
  2. click create new,
  3. click shortcut.
  4. browse to where everything is.

follow the prompts afterwords.

If you don't find skype in the start menu, hit shift f10 and click create shortcut, then say yes to the prompt, it will create the desktop shortcut for you. Works for me every single time I have to do this.

On 5 Feb 2021, at 6:04, Michele Barbi wrote:

Hi guys, well I didn't imagine that applications key and shift+f10 could make any difference, I'll try this out but I sincerely doubt because I am no longer able to find it in my machine as well. I am afraid that's a matter of Windows 10 build.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Michele Barbi
 

That would be a good alternative, if only I knew the current location for Skype for Windows 10...

I personally use Skype for Windows desktop, so I don't have this problem since the desktop icon is already there. We could also uninstall this Skype and install the Windows desktop one, but we recently need to change Skype account so we're afraid it can lose the login data.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Stephen Troy
 

hi michelle

assuming skype is downloaded and in the list of programmes under the
windows key, here is one way of adding a shortcut to the desktop.

1. press windows key and arrow down once to come out of the search
box. first letter navigation doesn't work so arrow down to skype
folder collapsed and hit spacebar.
2. arrow once to skype and open context menu with shift f10.
3. arrow down to more and then to file location and open this.
4 wait a second and jaws will say skype checked, then open the context
menu again and press s.
5. jaws will say: windows can't create a shortcut here. do you want
the shortcut to be placed on the desktop instead?

steve

On 06/02/2021, Michele Barbi <barbi.michele@gmail.com> wrote:
That would be a good alternative, if only I knew the current location
for Skype for Windows 10...

I personally use Skype for Windows desktop, so I don't have this problem
since the desktop icon is already there. We could also uninstall this
Skype and install the Windows desktop one, but we recently need to
change Skype account so we're afraid it can lose the login data.

Bye!

Barbuz

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Michele Barbi
 

Wow, that is so useful Steve! Thanks a lot, I'll try it but I think I'll do next week.

Bye!

Barbuz

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