Re: Community advisory/Skype 8 for Desktop (aka Skype Preview): web navigation concepts required, existing nor new Skype app module won't work


i personally want to find somethings working, stick to it forever
without updating and its worries!

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By the time anyone builds it they will bring out a new one that won't work.

Par for the course. I call a spade a spade not a man powered earth moving

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela Delicata" <angeladelicata@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2017 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Community advisory/Skype 8 for Desktop (aka Skype
Preview): web navigation concepts required, existing nor new Skype app
module won't work

Hi Joseph,

Thank you so much for useful information: it was me who asked and am happy

to have more details on the matter: anyway, if there was the possibility
to build an add-on to make it more usable; please do it... It is a
suggestion made by someone totally ignorant in the field, so excuse me if

I say stupid things.

actually, I find Skype a bit clumsy.

Thanks again.

Stay well


Angela from Italy

Il 14/12/2017 05:10, Joseph Lee ha scritto:
Dear NVDA community,

A few weeks ago someone asked me if I could take a look at the latest
incarnation of Skype for Desktop, nowadays known as Skype Preview
8.12). Preliminary results and the advisory is as follows:

Skype for Desktop has gone through a total redesign, borrowing UI (user
interface) elements from universal app version of Skype (Windows 10).
Instead of tabs and such, it is now a web interface. The following are
notable features:

* Contacts list is a combo box.
* Call, My Info and other elements are buttons.
* In order to type messages, you need to switch to focus mode from
chat edit box.

Thus, you need to be familiar with web navigation concepts and commands
use Skype 8 for Desktop. Also, due to UI redesign, existing Skype app
that ships with NVDA, nor the app module for Skype universal app that
with Windows 10 App Essentials add-on won't work.

Technical: developer info for Skype objects will return values for both
IAccessible and IAccessible2, usually seen with Firefox controls.
it is a web interface packaged as an app. Note that installation of Skype

for desktop will fail on Windows 10 because of preference for Skype
universal app.




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