- Community advisory/Skype 8 for Desktop (aka Skype Preview): web navigation concepts required, existing nor new Skype app module won't work
Re: Community advisory/Skype 8 for Desktop (aka Skype Preview): web navigation concepts required, existing nor new Skype app module won't work
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So the question I want to know is will Skype Classic die soon? I
guess we'll have to wait on MS's answer in the future. On the
Skype English hosted on the groups.io radio network nobody has
broached said subject. Oh well if that's the case. Universal Skype
for WIN 10 works OK.
On 12/13/2017 11:10 PM, Joseph Lee
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 (version 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
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
Thus, you need to be familiar with web
navigation concepts and commands to use Skype 8 for Desktop.
Also, due to UI redesign, existing Skype app module that ships
with NVDA, nor the app module for Skype universal app that
ships 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. Basically, it is a web
interface packaged as an app. Note that installation of Skype
8 for desktop will fail on Windows 10 because of preference
for Skype universal app.
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