Re: Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?


I think that this version 8.x is the worst of all previous versions, I hope in a substantial improvements by Microsoft.

There are a few things that I do not understand:

why use a layout like a smartphone interface on a app for desktop pc?

What is the fastest way to chat with more than one person at the same time?

Also, about share audio, it seems that now you can not share only audio.
We can share only video, video and audio, but not only audio.

I agree with Cristóbal, this sounds as a pointless step backwards.



Cristóbal, 19/07/2018 02:10:

SO anyway, to answer my own question since it seems no one had the answer.
The actual command to answer an incoming call with Skype 8.x desktop is control plus shift plus P. This was listed in the link I provided as the command to start a call.
Still though, it seems you have to be in the Skype window to execute any of these commands. Be it answer, hang up, mute, etc. This is a rather needless annoyance since before, the hotkeys were universal no matter where you may have been in the machine.
It may seem like a minor thing, but I often work in different virtual desktops with lots of programs and windows open at the same time and having to scramble to get to the right window/desktop and then perform the action when before a simple alt plus pg up or pg down worked fine comes off as a pointless step backwards.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Jackie
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

ctrl d also opens the dial pad.

On 7/18/18, Gene New Zealand <hurrikennyandopo@...> wrote:

Have a look down the bottom you can quickly jump down by B for buttons
until you get to use dial pad then arrow down. There will be 4 tabs
there one is chats then press the enter key on it then arrow down. it
will have chats there old and new from people.

I would have to have a look under contacts and see if you can get the
chat stuff from that person as well.

hope this helps.

Gene nz

On 7/19/2018 8:18 AM, Mark wrote:
Hi can anyone tell me how to
Read old messages from the same person Using skype 8 for desktop Mark.

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From: Sarah k Alawami<mailto:marrie12@...>
Sent: 18 July 2018 17:06
To: Nvda List<>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

Feel free to subscribe to the skype english list where the owner of
some scripts and add ons lives, or rather is subscribed. Lol!

Go to<> and subscribe there.

As for your not being able to answer a call tab to the answer button
and whack it. I’ve ben doing this for years now rather than rely on keystrokes.
I personally at least as far as skype hate them. I feel I can know the
interface a lot better by tabbing rather than key strokes which might
not work, or they might depending on the day I’m having.

On Jul 18, 2018, at 7:21 AM, Cristóbal
<cristobalmuli@...<mailto:cristobalmuli@...>> wrote:

As I mentioned, I am using Skype for desktop.

<<>> On Behalf Of Gene
New Zealand
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:24 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?


Which version are you using?

My computer which is running windows 10 has the windows 10 app on it
also the latest skype 8 desk top app which i am writing a tutorial
for. In the desk top version skype 8 it has the options there to
accept them automatically under calling they just have to be checked.

Just to confuse you as well there is a web version which is very much
like skype 8

Gene nz

On 7/18/2018 12:34 PM, Cristóbal wrote:
I guess that’s a solution, but that’s not exactly encouraging. You
figure for such an essential command, there would be a hotkey for it
that would work outside of the program itself. I mean it already
existed in older versions (alt plus pg-up).
I’m going to have to try tomorrow with it on my laptop. I haven’t
updated my main desktop where I do nearly all of my calls so we’ll see.
<><> On Behalf Of Gene
New Zealand
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Skype 8 for desktop answering incoming call?

Hi If i remember right when the call comes in it lands on i think it
is the accept button then press the enter key and start talking.
I am not sure if it was read out by nvda though.

I would have to get some one to give me a call to confirm again as i
use voip alot now.

Gene nz

On 7/18/2018 11:08 AM, Cristóbal wrote:
Hello list,
So, I upgraded Skype for desktop on a laptop to try to get used to it
before MS kills Skype classic in September. I came across some short cut keys from:
-use-them-in-skype What I’m not finding is the hotkey to answer an
incoming call. I can’t believe that there isn’t one for such a basic
function, but it’s not listed in the table. Start a call, hang up,
mute, that’s all fine, but nothing for answering a call. Am I missing
something or is this really not included as a shortcut key?

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