Re: New Skype Installation a Complete Disaster!

John Isige

Thanks Joseph! Hopefully this will get some people to try it out. I
still wish it would pop up a window for messages, because if I'm away
from my computer when they come in, the way I tend to catch them is when
I'm switching windows and see there's a skype window up. Also minimizing
to the tray would be nice, because I don't like having windows open
unless I'm using them. But I'll check out the list of keys and try
giving the new skype a shot again I think.

On 1/6/2018 22:50, Joseph Lee wrote:
To answer calls via Skype universal app, once a call arrives, press Windows+V, then press Enter to answer.
The list of shortcut keys for Skype universal app can be found at:

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of John Isige
Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Skype Installation a Complete Disaster!

Really? Do we have a full list anywhere? I called the Microsoft disability thingy and asked about documentation for the new skype, and they never got back to me. That suggests it either doesn't exist, or they're super lazy. Nice folks though.

I stopped using it because, like another poster, I couldn't figure out how to answer calls and such, plus it seems like it needed to be open to really do anything with it, and it wouldn't minimize to the system tray or such. It was also slow, e.g. at bringing up conversations, and it didn't seem to read them very well. It tended to read multiple messages when you arrowed around. I freely admit part of this might be my inability to use it, which is why I asked for documentation from Microsoft. But all the documentation I can find seems to be for the old skype. I got tired of messing with it and went back to old skype.

On 1/6/2018 21:12, Joseph Lee wrote:
Skype universal app does have shortcut keys, such as Alt+1 to go to conversations, Alt+2 for contacts, Alt+3 for bots and so on).

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of JM
Sent: Saturday, January 6, 2018 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Skype Installation a Complete Disaster!

That's such a slugish and obnoxious way to navigate a programme, really. Come on Microsoft.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
John Isige
Sent: January 6, 2018 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] New Skype Installation a Complete Disaster!

In the new Windows app thing? Sure. In fact I think it's the only way to use it really.

On 1/6/2018 20:28, Sharni-Lee Ward wrote:
Can you still tab around Skype like normal, though? I'm curious,
because I've never really used keyboard shortcuts. Just menus and
tabbing between options.

On 7/01/2018 1:24 PM, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:
Awesome. It's gone. Thanks. I'll go install the classic version here
in a bit.

On 1/6/2018 9:19 PM, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:
OK, I didn't think it worked that way for universal apps.

I'll give it a try.

On 1/6/2018 8:58 PM, Rich De Steno wrote:
The same way you uninstall any program:

Press your Windows key and type remove

Arrow down to "Add and Remove Programs and press Enter

Arrow down to Skype in the list of programs

Press your applications key and arrow down to remove and press

On 1/6/2018 7:38 PM, Christopher-Mark Gilland wrote:
So then, I guess my next question would be how to uninstall the
universal version within Windows 10. I guess Google's to the
rescue. LOL!

On 1/6/2018 6:49 PM, iván Novegil wrote:
Yes, installer downloaded from both links works with windows10.

Skype forces to use Universal app only in 8.x. I could install
7.x (version downloadable from the two links sent) in Win10
without problems some weeks ago.


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Wow! Thank you for this link. Will this work with Windows 10 as
well? I'm not much a fan of the Universal app version of Skype.
Don't get me wrong. It's O... Kayyyy, but, I definitely don't
prefer it.

I don't have all the issue with Skype that a lot of people seem
to have, in fact, I personally enjoy using it, so if I can get
that Universal version uninstalled in Windows 10, and get rid
of the classic version, that would be fantastic!

On 1/6/2018 11:39 AM, Marten Post Uiterweer wrote:

Remove your current skype installation and install the skype
classic version from this link: If you do not remove the old
installation, you will get two skype versions after installation of the classic version.

Regards, Marten

On Sat, 6 Jan 2018 16:32:53 -0000 "Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io"<bglists@...> wrote:

I've never had it force an update on windows 7. it always asks to which I say politely no thanks.
I'm not sure how one gets the old version.
However there does seem to have been a long history with Skype mucking it up on every update they do. I hardly ever use it these days personally, but for many years the tendency to hi jack the audio settings and not put them back afterwards seemed rather draconian to me.

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Rich De
Steno"<ironrock@...> To:<>
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 5:42 AM
Subject: [nvda] New Skype Installation a Complete Disaster!

I have used NVDA successfully with Skype for many years.
Suddenly, tonight, on my Windows 7 laptop, when I entered
Skype, a new version was forcibly installed, something like
Version 8.1.2, and it presented me with an interface that I
could not comprehend with NVDA. None of the shortcut keys
that I previously used would work. I received a call from a
friend right after this forced installation and could not
answer it, because the usual alt-PageUp key combo for
answering a call was useless, as were all other previous
shortcut keys. What is the solution to this problem. I
totally uninstalled Skype for now. Do we give up on Skype as NVDA users, or install a different version or perhaps some other chat program?

-- Rich De Steno

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Rich De Steno
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