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Re: NVDA Says too much

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I seem to recall it was at one time, its been a while since I've read the manual, I have to admit to just playing with options and working out what they do!
I think some screenreaders, say Supernova has verbosity settings for menus and all sorts of other bits and bobs. that product being a magnifier and screenreader also has versions which are cheaper if you don't need a lot of speech.
Not that I'm plugging them as once again they are not cheap.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Says too much


This is an illustration of one reason why people might prefer tutorials to the manual at least until they get to a moderate or advanced stage of learning. Here is a quote from the manual on the object description setting..
Report Object descriptions
Uncheck this checkbox if you don't wish to have the description reported along with objects.

Very informative. I could have figured that out from the name of the item in the dialog, report object description. Couldn't one example of a description have been given?

Gene

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 5:33 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Says too much


If ssuch a setting is anywhere, it should be in object presentation settings. The question is about menu items and list items, not about lists in documents such as in a browser.

Also, I don't know how what you hear varies from version of Windows to version of Windows. I don't hear such information in XP or Windows 7 and my settings are the default ones. Maybe in Windows 10, changing something like report object descriptions might stop this information from being spoken, but I'd have to look up what this setting does to know if it would help.

Gene
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From: Quentin Christensen
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 5:11 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] NVDA Says too much


Hi Chris,


No problem at all re asking the question - if you don't ask, you'll never know :)


Many people use NVDA in different ways, and different people need different information read out. In NVDA's Document formatting dialog - press NVDA+control+d to open it (or press NVDA+n for the NVDA menu, then choose "Preferences" then "Document formatting"), you can select which elements and information get read out, including list information.


Kind regards


Quentin.


On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 9:55 PM, Chris Bezant <chrisbezant999@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello
I just joined today. I am partially sighted and have been using NVDA for a while now and would be lost without it.
My question is: How can I stop it saying Menu Item, List Item etc?
Looking down a list of menu items I would like it to just say the item.
I hope this makes sense and hope it's not too trivial.
Thanks for any help.
Regards
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Re google searching was : [nvda] OE Classic 28 ads even more accessibility

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There some tricks involving quotes and colons you can use as well to refine things even more.
However as has been said. I've come across some links, for example for downloads of files that are spoofs of filehippo.com. Ie file-hippo.com and all sorts.
I'd not trust such sites to be anythingbut malware sources or phishing sites.

Also I'd like to point out that ther4e are new users using Firefox either with no add blocker or those that seem to let most through. Ublock origin is the best I've come across and it runs on quantum as well.

Talking of google. it would also be nice to find a google mail tutorial from a browser as well for the pc.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] OE Classic 28 ads even more accessibility


It's really unfortunate that using google well isn't taught as a part of computer training for blind people. Of course, using google is taught but some of the most valuable ways to use it aren't taught. Here is one:
If information is public, such as would be expected in looking for information referring to OE Classic identities, you can save an enormous amount of time and work by just doing a Google search. I did one for OE Classic identities and this is the first result, first the link text, then the address of the page.
OE Classic - Help - Identities
https://www.oeclassic.com/online-help-identities

Try applying this in general. I almost never go to sites to look around any more. If I want to find an NVDA add on and I know the kind of add on I'm looking for, I would do a Google search. For example, NVDA weather add on
This is the first result:
Weather Plus - NVDA add-ons
You shouldn't just follow such links without knowing where they lead. What if a malicious site is pretending to be the NVDA official add ons page?
Underneath the link, you will see the address, as follows:
https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/weatherPlus.en.html -
You know that is the correct address so you can follow the link and get to the safe and proper site.

Gene
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From: Robert Kingett
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] OE Classic 28 ads even more accessibility


I have no idea if it has identities but version 28 has not hit the free version yet. My guess is that when 29 hits the pro version 28 will be free. I think its like $30? Anyway, I looked in the help files but could not find anything about identities. I would have a poke around on their FAQ and news blog. Their website is below.

https://www.oeclassic.com


Re: Phasing out of 7

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If there is a better program that does not have that awful losing of the audio in a kind of muddyness as you raise and lower your voice effect please let on what it is!
One of the reasons I seldom use Skype on my desktop system is that and its seeming ability to completely screw up all my sound card settings at will.
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Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 3:58 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


I can get by in skype 8 but I still use 7 a lot of the time. To be
fair there are so many other ways to communicate if I need to so not
majorly worried.. Companies do thing they feel they need to and at
times we got to move on and get with it or use another companys
products.

On 2/16/18, Damien Garwood <damien@dcpendleton.plus.com> wrote:
Hi Lino,
I think that’s a bit harsh, given how everyone is different.
Sometimes, updating software, or “moving forward”, can be fun, new,
creative, refreshing and so on. And let’s face it, a lot of the time, it is.
I love nothing better than seeing an announcement promising a software
update. Look at the change log, what’s new here? Does it have feature X? Has
bug Y been fixed? Is it a bit faster than it was?
Others find it a challenge worth the hassle. Oh dear. It needs updating.
Well, I’ll stick with it, see how it goes. That sounds like me when I know
there is a minor, note minor, interface change.
Still others aren’t even sure how to update. Well I guess autoupdaters can
be heaven for them.
However, for those who rely on an interface for getting around, a complete
interface change like what Skype has decided to do is nothing more than
terrifying. Especially now given that interface elements can’t be
customised, there are no shortcuts, and the window is as cluttered as an old
dumping ground.
I spent a day with the new Skype 8, and felt exceptionally rude, all because
I couldn’t tell when contacts were chatting at me.
Personally, the switch from Skype 7 to Skype 8, especially because it is
mandatory (short of completely removing it), is like someone telling me that
my house is being completely rebuilt from scratch, changing the entire
layout of the house and all the rooms, removing my kitchen and master
bedroom, and replacing the lock with a code entry system with no idea what
the code is. So yes. I, and seemingly several others, intend to cling onto
Skype 7’s debris until it is physically snatched away from us.
To be honest, being taught how to use computers in the good old XP days, I’m
actually surprised I ever plucked up courage to touch Windows 7, let alone
use it on a regular basis. Even now there are still things that rankle me.
As for Windows 10...I spent two days with it on my machine, and a few hours
with a friend via NVDA Remote, and each time I felt like I could quite
cheerfully throw the computer out the window. Thank the Microsoft gods for
rollback! Still on 7 for a while longer.
For someone on the autistic spectrum this is harder still. And yes, I’m not
ashamed to admit that I fall into that category as well. I like to be in
control of a situation, and when that is snatched away from me, you may as
well be taking sweets from a baby. It launches me into panic mode.
I’m sorry if that upsets or frustrates you, but we’re all different. We all
have our own opinions, lifestyles, methods, skill levels, abilities,
disabilities, comfort zones, adventure cravings, friends and enemies, loves
and hates, lifechangers and shortfalls. And nobody, I repeat nobody, is
perfect. The world would be boring if we were all robots, and so telling
people to “grow up” based on your own conclusions is counterproductive and
won’t benefit anyone. Granted, I don’t believe we should have everything
handed to us on a silver platter with diamond juice for dessert, but I do
believe we have a basic right to accessibility.
The idea of this list is to share our experiences and help others with all
things NVDA, and as far as I see it, except for a few posts, we’re all
sharing our experiences with Skype 8. The message I’m getting is that it
apparently works better on 10 than it does on 7, my experience shows that
the Electron version has only a rudimentary concept of accessibility,
certainly not enough to be able to use it effectively, and so the Win7 users
are clinging onto Skype 7 until it breathes its last. In my view, there’s
nothing wrong with that.
Cheers.
Damien.


From: Lino Morales
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 1:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of
mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in
the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting
up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version
of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t
ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record
this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or
shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on
all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!



Lino Morales



From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7



Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is
already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for
nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't
absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but,
judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer
Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered,
others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and
made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not
totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and
that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype
version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do,
those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever
reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about
any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will
future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is
there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us
until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions,
or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA
are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear
from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun
Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links
dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Charlsdarwin1


Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@gmail.com
Inamuddin.ronaque@gmail.com
outlook:
inam092@outlook.com
yahoo:
inamuddin2010@yahoo.ca
Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598
+92-334-3348409

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
thats all we ask.

Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.

Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
if that would change things some.




On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of
Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility
and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not
forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our
concerns.
Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that
version is installed in our machines.
He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype
classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be
reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of
Skype classic.
That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team
but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to
switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using
less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using
windows 10.
To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what
screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability
answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype
support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the
day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that
which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of
visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from
dying!
HTH
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Charlsdarwin1


Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@gmail.com
Inamuddin.ronaque@gmail.com
outlook:
inam092@outlook.com
yahoo:
inamuddin2010@yahoo.ca
Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598
+92-334-3348409

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.

I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.

Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
skype is used a lot and the family well.

When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?

If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.




On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really
has died.

From: Damien Garwood
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Hi,
I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8,
and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the
quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B,
not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a
pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to
ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with
Skype.
Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my
primary telephone.
So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility
shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s
me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already
was in 7.
Cheers.
Damien.


From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality
is much better.
e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.

From: Robert Kingett
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in
favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what
you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk
anyway.




http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what
















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To those having issues with nvda snapshots and windows 7

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There is a trial build out that should fix it.
https://ci.appveyor.com/api/buildjobs/ud81umqv4k7i6j2p/artifacts/output%2Fnvda_snapshot_try-i7975-14863%2C6a93ee31.exe

I think its all been sorted out now, but if not report back. I am posting it
here as one of the contributors on here does not seem to be on the issues
list for the fix so may not have seen this.
Just trying to help.
Note this is a special version and it has to be manually replaced when the
new master snap comes out.
Brian

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Re: Phasing out of 7

Lenron
 

I can get by in skype 8 but I still use 7 a lot of the time. To be
fair there are so many other ways to communicate if I need to so not
majorly worried.. Companies do thing they feel they need to and at
times we got to move on and get with it or use another companys
products.

On 2/16/18, Damien Garwood <damien@dcpendleton.plus.com> wrote:
Hi Lino,
I think that’s a bit harsh, given how everyone is different.
Sometimes, updating software, or “moving forward”, can be fun, new,
creative, refreshing and so on. And let’s face it, a lot of the time, it is.
I love nothing better than seeing an announcement promising a software
update. Look at the change log, what’s new here? Does it have feature X? Has
bug Y been fixed? Is it a bit faster than it was?
Others find it a challenge worth the hassle. Oh dear. It needs updating.
Well, I’ll stick with it, see how it goes. That sounds like me when I know
there is a minor, note minor, interface change.
Still others aren’t even sure how to update. Well I guess autoupdaters can
be heaven for them.
However, for those who rely on an interface for getting around, a complete
interface change like what Skype has decided to do is nothing more than
terrifying. Especially now given that interface elements can’t be
customised, there are no shortcuts, and the window is as cluttered as an old
dumping ground.
I spent a day with the new Skype 8, and felt exceptionally rude, all because
I couldn’t tell when contacts were chatting at me.
Personally, the switch from Skype 7 to Skype 8, especially because it is
mandatory (short of completely removing it), is like someone telling me that
my house is being completely rebuilt from scratch, changing the entire
layout of the house and all the rooms, removing my kitchen and master
bedroom, and replacing the lock with a code entry system with no idea what
the code is. So yes. I, and seemingly several others, intend to cling onto
Skype 7’s debris until it is physically snatched away from us.
To be honest, being taught how to use computers in the good old XP days, I’m
actually surprised I ever plucked up courage to touch Windows 7, let alone
use it on a regular basis. Even now there are still things that rankle me.
As for Windows 10...I spent two days with it on my machine, and a few hours
with a friend via NVDA Remote, and each time I felt like I could quite
cheerfully throw the computer out the window. Thank the Microsoft gods for
rollback! Still on 7 for a while longer.
For someone on the autistic spectrum this is harder still. And yes, I’m not
ashamed to admit that I fall into that category as well. I like to be in
control of a situation, and when that is snatched away from me, you may as
well be taking sweets from a baby. It launches me into panic mode.
I’m sorry if that upsets or frustrates you, but we’re all different. We all
have our own opinions, lifestyles, methods, skill levels, abilities,
disabilities, comfort zones, adventure cravings, friends and enemies, loves
and hates, lifechangers and shortfalls. And nobody, I repeat nobody, is
perfect. The world would be boring if we were all robots, and so telling
people to “grow up” based on your own conclusions is counterproductive and
won’t benefit anyone. Granted, I don’t believe we should have everything
handed to us on a silver platter with diamond juice for dessert, but I do
believe we have a basic right to accessibility.
The idea of this list is to share our experiences and help others with all
things NVDA, and as far as I see it, except for a few posts, we’re all
sharing our experiences with Skype 8. The message I’m getting is that it
apparently works better on 10 than it does on 7, my experience shows that
the Electron version has only a rudimentary concept of accessibility,
certainly not enough to be able to use it effectively, and so the Win7 users
are clinging onto Skype 7 until it breathes its last. In my view, there’s
nothing wrong with that.
Cheers.
Damien.


From: Lino Morales
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 1:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of
mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in
the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting
up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version
of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t
ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record
this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or
shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on
all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!



Lino Morales



From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7



Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is
already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for
nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't
absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but,
judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer
Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered,
others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and
made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not
totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and
that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype
version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do,
those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever
reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about
any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will
future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is
there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us
until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions,
or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA
are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear
from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun
Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links
dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Charlsdarwin1


Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@gmail.com
Inamuddin.ronaque@gmail.com
outlook:
inam092@outlook.com
yahoo:
inamuddin2010@yahoo.ca
Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598
+92-334-3348409

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
thats all we ask.

Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.

Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
if that would change things some.




On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of
Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility
and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not
forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our
concerns.
Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that
version is installed in our machines.
He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype
classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be
reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of
Skype classic.
That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team
but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to
switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using
less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using
windows 10.
To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what
screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability
answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype
support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the
day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that
which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of
visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from
dying!
HTH
With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
Charlsdarwin1


Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
You can contact me via gmail:
inamuddin09@gmail.com
Inamuddin.ronaque@gmail.com
outlook:
inam092@outlook.com
yahoo:
inamuddin2010@yahoo.ca
Add my Skype ID:
charlsdarwin1
Meet me on facebook:
www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
Follow me on my twitter ID:
www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
Call me on my cell numbers:
+92-300-2227598
+92-334-3348409

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.

I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.

Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
skype is used a lot and the family well.

When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?

If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.




On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really
has died.

From: Damien Garwood
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

Hi,
I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8,
and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the
quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B,
not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a
pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to
ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with
Skype.
Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my
primary telephone.
So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility
shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s
me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already
was in 7.
Cheers.
Damien.


From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality
is much better.
e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.

From: Robert Kingett
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in
favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what
you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk
anyway.




http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what















--
Lenron Brown
Cell: 985-271-2832
Skype: ron.brown762


Fighting for accessibility (Phasing out of 7)

Damien Garwood
 

Hi Michael,
I agree to an extent. Change is a necessary evil. I learned that a long time ago, and being on the autistic spectrum, it wasn’t a pleasant lesson. So I get by. Just. But if the workplace updated their systems to a point where it was inaccessible, we wouldn’t lose anything because we wouldn’t be able to do the work in the first place.
It’s a tricky one, because I can see both sides of the blind coin.
On the one level, we all have to get used to the fact that we live in a sighted world. Like it or not, we are a minority and so we, along with our other disabled brethren, find ourselves either overlooked, or worse, ignored. For some, like me, who have been blind from birth, this is frustrating because we have no concept at all as to what vision is in order to reference it and therefore to form a basic opinion or theory as to why it seems to be 90% of the world’s main sense. Be that as it may, we still have to conform to their rules, transact on their terms and, as far as accessibility goes, beg at their heels.
On the other hand, we are human beings just the same as them. And so if a sighted person has the right to email a company and say, “We would find touching a screen easier than pressing arrowed buttons!”, or, “I can’t see the window, the background’s too dark!”, and get an update, then why can’t we email, say we’re struggling to use an application with a screenreader, or even a device, and even get a response, let alone an update. So I can see why a lot of accessibility advocates are getting defensive at their level, calling for campaigns, protests, lawsuits etc in order to make the world more accessible, while the “realists”, if you like, are also getting defensive and saying that the world doesn’t revolve around a minority. I think that’s why the majority of our most accessible applications tend to come from blind users/developers themselves.
It’s certainly not as straightforward a case to fight and protest as the old discriminations, man versus woman, white versus black etc, which were thankfully conquered at least on many national levels some decades or centuries ago.
Cheers.
Damien.
 

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
 
Hey there.
i do agree with a few things here.
we, blind or not, have to get used to change, whether we like it or not.
if we had a job, and they upgraded there systems, do you think whining and complaining would get you anywhere?
no, it would get you fired.
we have to get with the times, it is just how life is.
 
 
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
 

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but, judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered, others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do, those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions, or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
> Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
> As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
> Charlsdarwin1
>
>
> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
> You can contact me via gmail:
> inamuddin09@...
> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
> outlook:
> inam092@...
> yahoo:
> inamuddin2010@...
> Add my Skype ID:
> charlsdarwin1
> Meet me on facebook:
> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
> Follow me on my twitter ID:
> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
> Call me on my cell numbers:
> +92-300-2227598
> +92-334-3348409
>
> From: Shaun Everiss
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>
> Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
> skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
> thats all we ask.
>
> Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
> changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
> its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
> classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.
>
> Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
> if that would change things some.
>
>
>
>
> On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our concerns.
>> Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that version is installed in our machines.
>> He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of Skype classic.
>> That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using windows 10.
>> To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
>> There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
>> It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from dying!
>> HTH
>> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
>> Charlsdarwin1
>>
>>
>> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
>> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
>> You can contact me via gmail:
>> inamuddin09@...
>> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
>> outlook:
>> inam092@...
>> yahoo:
>> inamuddin2010@...
>> Add my Skype ID:
>> charlsdarwin1
>> Meet me on facebook:
>> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
>> Follow me on my twitter ID:
>> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
>> Call me on my cell numbers:
>> +92-300-2227598
>> +92-334-3348409
>>
>> From: Shaun Everiss
>> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>
>> What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
>> use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.
>>
>> I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.
>>
>> Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
>> skype is used a lot and the family well.
>>
>> When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?
>>
>> If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
>>> I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really has died.
>>>
>>> From: Damien Garwood
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8, and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
>>> It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B, not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with Skype.
>>> Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my primary telephone.
>>> So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
>>> I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already was in 7.
>>> Cheers.
>>> Damien.
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Michael Capelle
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality is much better.
>>> e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.
>>>
>>> From: Robert Kingett
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk anyway.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>





 


Re: Phasing out of 7

Damien Garwood
 

Hi Lino,
I think that’s a bit harsh, given how everyone is different.
Sometimes, updating software, or “moving forward”, can be fun, new, creative, refreshing and so on. And let’s face it, a lot of the time, it is. I love nothing better than seeing an announcement promising a software update. Look at the change log, what’s new here? Does it have feature X? Has bug Y been fixed? Is it a bit faster than it was?
Others find it a challenge worth the hassle. Oh dear. It needs updating. Well, I’ll stick with it, see how it goes. That sounds like me when I know there is a minor, note minor, interface change.
Still others aren’t even sure how to update. Well I guess autoupdaters can be heaven for them.
However, for those who rely on an interface for getting around, a complete interface change like what Skype has decided to do is nothing more than terrifying. Especially now given that interface elements can’t be customised, there are no shortcuts, and the window is as cluttered as an old dumping ground.
I spent a day with the new Skype 8, and felt exceptionally rude, all because I couldn’t tell when contacts were chatting at me.
Personally, the switch from Skype 7 to Skype 8, especially because it is mandatory (short of completely removing it), is like someone telling me that my house is being completely rebuilt from scratch, changing the entire layout of the house and all the rooms, removing my kitchen and master bedroom, and replacing the lock with a code entry system with no idea what the code is. So yes. I, and seemingly several others, intend to cling onto Skype 7’s debris until it is physically snatched away from us.
To be honest, being taught how to use computers in the good old XP days, I’m actually surprised I ever plucked up courage to touch Windows 7, let alone use it on a regular basis. Even now there are still things that rankle me. As for Windows 10...I spent two days with it on my machine, and a few hours with a friend via NVDA Remote, and each time I felt like I could quite cheerfully throw the computer out the window. Thank the Microsoft gods for rollback! Still on 7 for a while longer.
For someone on the autistic spectrum this is harder still. And yes, I’m not ashamed to admit that I fall into that category as well. I like to be in control of a situation, and when that is snatched away from me, you may as well be taking sweets from a baby. It launches me into panic mode.
I’m sorry if that upsets or frustrates you, but we’re all different. We all have our own opinions, lifestyles, methods, skill levels, abilities, disabilities, comfort zones, adventure cravings, friends and enemies, loves and hates, lifechangers and shortfalls. And nobody, I repeat nobody, is perfect. The world would be boring if we were all robots, and so telling people to “grow up” based on your own conclusions is counterproductive and won’t benefit anyone. Granted, I don’t believe we should have everything handed to us on a silver platter with diamond juice for dessert, but I do believe we have a basic right to accessibility.
The idea of this list is to share our experiences and help others with all things NVDA, and as far as I see it, except for a few posts, we’re all sharing our experiences with Skype 8. The message I’m getting is that it apparently works better on 10 than it does on 7, my experience shows that the Electron version has only a rudimentary concept of accessibility, certainly not enough to be able to use it effectively, and so the Win7 users are clinging onto Skype 7 until it breathes its last. In my view, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Cheers.
Damien.
 

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
 

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but, judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered, others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do, those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions, or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
> Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
> As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
> Charlsdarwin1
>
>
> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
> You can contact me via gmail:
> inamuddin09@...
> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
> outlook:
> inam092@...
> yahoo:
> inamuddin2010@...
> Add my Skype ID:
> charlsdarwin1
> Meet me on facebook:
> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
> Follow me on my twitter ID:
> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
> Call me on my cell numbers:
> +92-300-2227598
> +92-334-3348409
>
> From: Shaun Everiss
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>
> Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
> skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
> thats all we ask.
>
> Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
> changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
> its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
> classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.
>
> Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
> if that would change things some.
>
>
>
>
> On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our concerns.
>> Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that version is installed in our machines.
>> He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of Skype classic.
>> That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using windows 10.
>> To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
>> There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
>> It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from dying!
>> HTH
>> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
>> Charlsdarwin1
>>
>>
>> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
>> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
>> You can contact me via gmail:
>> inamuddin09@...
>> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
>> outlook:
>> inam092@...
>> yahoo:
>> inamuddin2010@...
>> Add my Skype ID:
>> charlsdarwin1
>> Meet me on facebook:
>> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
>> Follow me on my twitter ID:
>> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
>> Call me on my cell numbers:
>> +92-300-2227598
>> +92-334-3348409
>>
>> From: Shaun Everiss
>> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>
>> What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
>> use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.
>>
>> I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.
>>
>> Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
>> skype is used a lot and the family well.
>>
>> When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?
>>
>> If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
>>> I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really has died.
>>>
>>> From: Damien Garwood
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8, and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
>>> It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B, not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with Skype.
>>> Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my primary telephone.
>>> So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
>>> I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already was in 7.
>>> Cheers.
>>> Damien.
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Michael Capelle
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality is much better.
>>> e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.
>>>
>>> From: Robert Kingett
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk anyway.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>





 


Re: Phasing out of 7

jazzyjennifer
 

i never messed with zoom,


Re: Phasing out of 7

jazzyjennifer
 

i've ben messing around with the skype, from the  microsoft store. its not all that bad, i mean yeah, i have mixed feelings about it, like i am going to miss the key bord short cuts, that skype for desk top had, like the alt page up, and alt page down to answer, and hang upt calls.


Re: Phasing out of 7

jazzyjennifer
 

yeah, this hole thing is going to be a big change, when skype 7 stops working, alot of people all ready stopt using skype. period on my end, in my contacts, anyways, and yeah, with the hole  team talk thing, if you know of servers to go on, then thats great, skype for desk top has ben around along time, and this is going to be a big change, not being able to  just open skype and be like hey let me call so and so.


Re: Phasing out of 7

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

Hey there, i dont know if this is your e-mail program acting up, but i am not seeing your part of the conversation.
 

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
 

 

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 9:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hey there.

i do agree with a few things here.

we, blind or not, have to get used to change, whether we like it or not.

if we had a job, and they upgraded there systems, do you think whining and complaining would get you anywhere?

no, it would get you fired.

we have to get with the times, it is just how life is.

 

 

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:40 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but, judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered, others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do, those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions, or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
> Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
> As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
> Charlsdarwin1
>
>
> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
> You can contact me via gmail:
> inamuddin09@...
> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
> outlook:
> inam092@...
> yahoo:
> inamuddin2010@...
> Add my Skype ID:
> charlsdarwin1
> Meet me on facebook:
> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
> Follow me on my twitter ID:
> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
> Call me on my cell numbers:
> +92-300-2227598
> +92-334-3348409
>
> From: Shaun Everiss
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>
> Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
> skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
> thats all we ask.
>
> Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
> changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
> its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
> classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.
>
> Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
> if that would change things some.
>
>
>
>
> On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our concerns.
>> Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that version is installed in our machines.
>> He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of Skype classic.
>> That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using windows 10.
>> To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
>> There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
>> It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from dying!
>> HTH
>> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
>> Charlsdarwin1
>>
>>
>> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
>> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
>> You can contact me via gmail:
>> inamuddin09@...
>> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
>> outlook:
>> inam092@...
>> yahoo:
>> inamuddin2010@...
>> Add my Skype ID:
>> charlsdarwin1
>> Meet me on facebook:
>> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
>> Follow me on my twitter ID:
>> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
>> Call me on my cell numbers:
>> +92-300-2227598
>> +92-334-3348409
>>
>> From: Shaun Everiss
>> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>
>> What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
>> use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.
>>
>> I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.
>>
>> Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
>> skype is used a lot and the family well.
>>
>> When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?
>>
>> If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
>>> I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really has died.
>>>
>>> From: Damien Garwood
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8, and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
>>> It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B, not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with Skype.
>>> Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my primary telephone.
>>> So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
>>> I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already was in 7.
>>> Cheers.
>>> Damien.
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Michael Capelle
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality is much better.
>>> e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.
>>>
>>> From: Robert Kingett
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk anyway.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>




 

 


Re: Phasing out of 7

Lino Morales
 

 

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 9:45 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hey there.

i do agree with a few things here.

we, blind or not, have to get used to change, whether we like it or not.

if we had a job, and they upgraded there systems, do you think whining and complaining would get you anywhere?

no, it would get you fired.

we have to get with the times, it is just how life is.

 

 

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:40 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but, judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered, others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do, those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions, or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
> Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
> As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
> Charlsdarwin1
>
>
> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
> You can contact me via gmail:
> inamuddin09@...
> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
> outlook:
> inam092@...
> yahoo:
> inamuddin2010@...
> Add my Skype ID:
> charlsdarwin1
> Meet me on facebook:
> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
> Follow me on my twitter ID:
> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
> Call me on my cell numbers:
> +92-300-2227598
> +92-334-3348409
>
> From: Shaun Everiss
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>
> Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
> skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
> thats all we ask.
>
> Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
> changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
> its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
> classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.
>
> Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
> if that would change things some.
>
>
>
>
> On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our concerns.
>> Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that version is installed in our machines.
>> He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of Skype classic.
>> That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using windows 10.
>> To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
>> There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
>> It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from dying!
>> HTH
>> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
>> Charlsdarwin1
>>
>>
>> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
>> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
>> You can contact me via gmail:
>> inamuddin09@...
>> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
>> outlook:
>> inam092@...
>> yahoo:
>> inamuddin2010@...
>> Add my Skype ID:
>> charlsdarwin1
>> Meet me on facebook:
>> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
>> Follow me on my twitter ID:
>> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
>> Call me on my cell numbers:
>> +92-300-2227598
>> +92-334-3348409
>>
>> From: Shaun Everiss
>> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>
>> What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
>> use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.
>>
>> I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.
>>
>> Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
>> skype is used a lot and the family well.
>>
>> When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?
>>
>> If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
>>> I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really has died.
>>>
>>> From: Damien Garwood
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8, and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
>>> It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B, not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with Skype.
>>> Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my primary telephone.
>>> So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
>>> I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already was in 7.
>>> Cheers.
>>> Damien.
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Michael Capelle
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality is much better.
>>> e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.
>>>
>>> From: Robert Kingett
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk anyway.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>




 

 


Re: Phasing out of 7

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

Hey there.
i do agree with a few things here.
we, blind or not, have to get used to change, whether we like it or not.
if we had a job, and they upgraded there systems, do you think whining and complaining would get you anywhere?
no, it would get you fired.
we have to get with the times, it is just how life is.
 
 

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
 

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but, judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered, others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do, those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions, or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
> Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
> As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
> Charlsdarwin1
>
>
> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
> You can contact me via gmail:
> inamuddin09@...
> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
> outlook:
> inam092@...
> yahoo:
> inamuddin2010@...
> Add my Skype ID:
> charlsdarwin1
> Meet me on facebook:
> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
> Follow me on my twitter ID:
> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
> Call me on my cell numbers:
> +92-300-2227598
> +92-334-3348409
>
> From: Shaun Everiss
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>
> Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
> skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
> thats all we ask.
>
> Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
> changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
> its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
> classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.
>
> Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
> if that would change things some.
>
>
>
>
> On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our concerns.
>> Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that version is installed in our machines.
>> He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of Skype classic.
>> That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using windows 10.
>> To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
>> There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
>> It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from dying!
>> HTH
>> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
>> Charlsdarwin1
>>
>>
>> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
>> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
>> You can contact me via gmail:
>> inamuddin09@...
>> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
>> outlook:
>> inam092@...
>> yahoo:
>> inamuddin2010@...
>> Add my Skype ID:
>> charlsdarwin1
>> Meet me on facebook:
>> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
>> Follow me on my twitter ID:
>> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
>> Call me on my cell numbers:
>> +92-300-2227598
>> +92-334-3348409
>>
>> From: Shaun Everiss
>> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>
>> What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
>> use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.
>>
>> I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.
>>
>> Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
>> skype is used a lot and the family well.
>>
>> When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?
>>
>> If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
>>> I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really has died.
>>>
>>> From: Damien Garwood
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8, and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
>>> It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B, not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with Skype.
>>> Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my primary telephone.
>>> So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
>>> I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already was in 7.
>>> Cheers.
>>> Damien.
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Michael Capelle
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality is much better.
>>> e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.
>>>
>>> From: Robert Kingett
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk anyway.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>





 


Re: skype phase out

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

that is the only bad thing with skype.
for those who do have have skype feel free to add me:
note, this is not my e-mail, but an old e mail i had, not going to change all my skype to my current one.
 

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:42 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out
 

Me too Mike. Only drawback is the crap audio, but that’s on all platforms of Skype.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out

 

I have been using the win 10 version of skype with NVDA, and am having no issues.

I honestly prefer this version over 7.x.

 

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:32 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Why can’t you tell them Sean? Someone this. Someone that bla bla bla. You can them feedback as easy as anybody else if you have WIN 10 which I know via Feedback Hub. This is what sickens me about you blind people! How about that someone be you for crying out loud! Now back to NVDA all ready in progress. Good golly miss Molly!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Hi.

Yeah we can no longer get skype classic anymore people have put it out
on dropbox, technically you can still get it if you have a tablet but still.

Someone needs to tell microsoft that skype 8 is not really that
accessible, and as well as that maybe the classic desktop interface at
least some of it should become part of the skype app.

For now, skyprivate seems to have the file.

http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe

The article I got from it was updated on the 15th and explains how to
get skype going and I found it with skype classic on google search.

I am going to have to backup my skype classic to my dropbox though its a
real shame ms is killing skype for its users now.

I still use it off and on if skype is becomming inaccessible, well that
will become a problem.

I used it to help family members get a job, if it goes away I will have
to say I can no longer help anymore.


 

 


Re: skype phase out

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

i totally agree gene, this is pathetic!
 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out
 
You are blind as well.  Instead of making insulting, offensive generalizations about you blind people, tell Microsoft yourself. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out
 

Why can’t you tell them Sean? Someone this. Someone that bla bla bla. You can them feedback as easy as anybody else if you have WIN 10 which I know via Feedback Hub. This is what sickens me about you blind people! How about that someone be you for crying out loud! Now back to NVDA all ready in progress. Good golly miss Molly!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Hi.

Yeah we can no longer get skype classic anymore people have put it out
on dropbox, technically you can still get it if you have a tablet but still.

Someone needs to tell microsoft that skype 8 is not really that
accessible, and as well as that maybe the classic desktop interface at
least some of it should become part of the skype app.

For now, skyprivate seems to have the file.

http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe

The article I got from it was updated on the 15th and explains how to
get skype going and I found it with skype classic on google search.

I am going to have to backup my skype classic to my dropbox though its a
real shame ms is killing skype for its users now.

I still use it off and on if skype is becomming inaccessible, well that
will become a problem.

I used it to help family members get a job, if it goes away I will have
to say I can no longer help anymore.



 


Re: skype phase out

Lino Morales
 

 

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:44 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out

 

You are blind as well.  Instead of making insulting, offensive generalizations about you blind people, tell Microsoft yourself. 

 

Gene

----- Original Message -----

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:32 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Why can’t you tell them Sean? Someone this. Someone that bla bla bla. You can them feedback as easy as anybody else if you have WIN 10 which I know via Feedback Hub. This is what sickens me about you blind people! How about that someone be you for crying out loud! Now back to NVDA all ready in progress. Good golly miss Molly!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Hi.

Yeah we can no longer get skype classic anymore people have put it out
on dropbox, technically you can still get it if you have a tablet but still.

Someone needs to tell microsoft that skype 8 is not really that
accessible, and as well as that maybe the classic desktop interface at
least some of it should become part of the skype app.

For now, skyprivate seems to have the file.

http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe

The article I got from it was updated on the 15th and explains how to
get skype going and I found it with skype classic on google search.

I am going to have to backup my skype classic to my dropbox though its a
real shame ms is killing skype for its users now.

I still use it off and on if skype is becomming inaccessible, well that
will become a problem.

I used it to help family members get a job, if it goes away I will have
to say I can no longer help anymore.


 

 


Re: skype phase out

Gene
 

You are blind as well.  Instead of making insulting, offensive generalizations about you blind people, tell Microsoft yourself. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out

Why can’t you tell them Sean? Someone this. Someone that bla bla bla. You can them feedback as easy as anybody else if you have WIN 10 which I know via Feedback Hub. This is what sickens me about you blind people! How about that someone be you for crying out loud! Now back to NVDA all ready in progress. Good golly miss Molly!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Hi.

Yeah we can no longer get skype classic anymore people have put it out
on dropbox, technically you can still get it if you have a tablet but still.

Someone needs to tell microsoft that skype 8 is not really that
accessible, and as well as that maybe the classic desktop interface at
least some of it should become part of the skype app.

For now, skyprivate seems to have the file.

http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe

The article I got from it was updated on the 15th and explains how to
get skype going and I found it with skype classic on google search.

I am going to have to backup my skype classic to my dropbox though its a
real shame ms is killing skype for its users now.

I still use it off and on if skype is becomming inaccessible, well that
will become a problem.

I used it to help family members get a job, if it goes away I will have
to say I can no longer help anymore.



 


Re: skype phase out

Lino Morales
 

Me too Mike. Only drawback is the crap audio, but that’s on all platforms of Skype.

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Michael Capelle
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out

 

I have been using the win 10 version of skype with NVDA, and am having no issues.

I honestly prefer this version over 7.x.

 

From: Lino Morales

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:32 AM

Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Why can’t you tell them Sean? Someone this. Someone that bla bla bla. You can them feedback as easy as anybody else if you have WIN 10 which I know via Feedback Hub. This is what sickens me about you blind people! How about that someone be you for crying out loud! Now back to NVDA all ready in progress. Good golly miss Molly!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Hi.

Yeah we can no longer get skype classic anymore people have put it out
on dropbox, technically you can still get it if you have a tablet but still.

Someone needs to tell microsoft that skype 8 is not really that
accessible, and as well as that maybe the classic desktop interface at
least some of it should become part of the skype app.

For now, skyprivate seems to have the file.

http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe

The article I got from it was updated on the 15th and explains how to
get skype going and I found it with skype classic on google search.

I am going to have to backup my skype classic to my dropbox though its a
real shame ms is killing skype for its users now.

I still use it off and on if skype is becomming inaccessible, well that
will become a problem.

I used it to help family members get a job, if it goes away I will have
to say I can no longer help anymore.


 

 


Re: Phasing out of 7

Lino Morales
 

Clare I’ll have to break it to you gently as a good favorite country song of mine is called. You are going to have to upgrade to WIN 10 32 or 64 bit in the future. I don’t think its cute that other blind people etc. are putting up Skype V 7.x on Dropbox etc. Folks get a life and get a grip. This version of Skype will die and you must move forward like or lump it. Yeah MS didn’t ask us about how we feel about this and they never will. And for the record this tread is getting old like sour milk. So with that being said put up or shut up and send feedback to MS to make the current iderations of Skype on all platforms accessible. Peace out and I’m done. Grow up folks!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Clare Page
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:21 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7

 

Hi!
I've been reading this thread about the phasing out of Skype 7, which is already getting quite long, with interest, as I've been using Skype for nearly ten year snow, and I don't want to give up on it if I don't absolutely have to.
As I write this, Skype 7.40 still works on my 64-bit Windows 7 PC, but, judging from what I've read lately, it is hard to guess how much longer Skype 7 will still exist. Some people say Skype 7's days are numbered, others say there has been a glitch which caused problems with Skype 7 and made it impossible for some of its users to log in for a while, but I'm not totally sure which to believe: both might be true, for all I know.
It's great that there are accessible alternatives to Skype out there, and that Windows 10 users also have the option of using Skype UWP, the Skype version from the Windows Store. But what will the rest of us NVDA users do, those who don't have Windows 10 and want to stick with Skype for whatever reason, when Skype 7 no longer works? That is bound to happen one day.
I'm sad to say I have not yet heard any word from the NVDA developers about any work on Skype 8 to make it more accessible with NVDA in the future. Will future versions of NVDA support Skype 8 without the need for add-ons, or is there the possibility of an add-on being produced for Skype 8 to help us until the stable version of NVDA fully supports the new Skype for desktop?
If there are any developers reading this who can answer the above questions, or tell us anything else about the current situation where Skype 8 and NVDA are concerned, I'm sure I am not the only one who would be happy to hear from them on this list.
Thanks in advance for any answers to my questions, whatever they say.
Bye for now!
From Clare

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shaun Everiss
Sent: vendredi 16 février 2018 06:04
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7


This is the link I got from the net
http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe
Weather this is the latest version is unknown though.
filehipo has a version of skype classic to.
I have backups on my dropbox which is fine however if I share my links dropbox is only a free account.

On 16/02/2018 5:52 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
> Dear friend, can you share the link for us?
> As far as my self is concern, only ninite does have Skype classic!
> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
> Charlsdarwin1
>
>
> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
> You can contact me via gmail:
> inamuddin09@...
> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
> outlook:
> inam092@...
> yahoo:
> inamuddin2010@...
> Add my Skype ID:
> charlsdarwin1
> Meet me on facebook:
> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
> Follow me on my twitter ID:
> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
> Call me on my cell numbers:
> +92-300-2227598
> +92-334-3348409
>
> From: Shaun Everiss
> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 8:38 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>
> Well if they would improve skype 8 to be more accessible or improve
> skype app so that some of the good features of skype 7 are ported over
> thats all we ask.
>
> Now it does appear that the download links for skype classic have
> changed, I have found 1 link to get skype classic, but to be honest,
> its really not skype classic users want, I don't really want skype
> classic, I just want to use the latest skype in an accessible way.
>
> Hmmm, there is a thought I wander if I was a skype insider, I wander
> if that would change things some.
>
>
>
>
> On 16/02/2018 2:14 p.m., inamuddinInam Uddin via Groups.Io wrote:
>> Dear friends, the matter of fact is that I did talk with the team of Skype support and I expressed all of my concerns regarding accessibility and screen reader related things and He told me that Microsoft is not forcing people to use modern Skype as long as they will remove all of our concerns.
>> Further more He said that we can use Skype classic as long as that version is installed in our machines.
>> He said that if anyone of you is facing any kind of problem using Skype classic, feel free to contact Skype support and they will always be reading to fix the issue whatever you people have regarding the use of Skype classic.
>> That’s what the result of conversation between me and Skype support team but as far as my opinion is concern, Microsoft is secretly forcing us to switch over from Skype classic to either Skype 8 for those who are using less than windows 10 or Skype app for windows 10 for those who are using windows 10.
>> To my best knowledge if we all screen reader users regardless of what screen reader we are using continue to connect to Microsoft disability answer desk and with the help of them if we continue to connect to Skype support team and if we continue to voice our concern, at the end of the day our concerns will be heard and will be removed as well!
>> There is a need of unity among users of screen reader users.
>> It is not the time to argue a screen reader against a screen reader that which one is better, it is the time to show solidarity and unity of visually challenged people to Microsoft in order to rescue Skype from dying!
>> HTH
>> With regards from Inamuddin with the Skype ID:
>> Charlsdarwin1
>>
>>
>> Arguing with a woman is reading software license agreement.
>> At the end, you have to ignore everything and clic I agree.
>> You can contact me via gmail:
>> inamuddin09@...
>> Inamuddin.ronaque@...
>> outlook:
>> inam092@...
>> yahoo:
>> inamuddin2010@...
>> Add my Skype ID:
>> charlsdarwin1
>> Meet me on facebook:
>> www.facebook.com/inamuddin786
>> Follow me on my twitter ID:
>> www.twitter.com/charlsdarwin1
>> Call me on my cell numbers:
>> +92-300-2227598
>> +92-334-3348409
>>
>> From: Shaun Everiss
>> Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 4:26 AM
>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>
>> What bar skype chatting services are usefull on pc that my family can
>> use, can google hangouts work for pc, or what.
>>
>> I have 1 friend on zello but I havn't really used it.
>>
>> Everyone I know have whats app skype or facetime but well for me
>> skype is used a lot and the family well.
>>
>> When is skype to not nolonger be supported as a valid version of skype?
>>
>> If it goes I guess I will have to try to use 8 and the universal app.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 16/02/2018 4:23 a.m., Michael Capelle wrote:
>>> I don’t blame you, now with facetime, google hangouts, etc, skype really has died.
>>>
>>> From: Damien Garwood
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:22 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>> I’ll be abandoning Skype when 7 dies as well. I’ve had a mess with 8, and as far as I’m concerned, it stinks.
>>> It’s a shame though. While I also have a TeamTalk server, and while the quality is indeed a lot better, TeamTalk is meant, A, for teams, and B, not for telephony. To use TeamTalk as a substitute for Skype would be a pain, since someone would first have to contact you by other means to ask you to come on TT, something which obviously isn’t necessary with Skype.
>>> Not only that, but perhaps the biggest issue is that Skype was my primary telephone.
>>> So yeah. Going Skypeless will indeed take a lot of getting used to.
>>> I can’t ever see me going back to Skype. Crashes, accessibility shortfalls and process hogging are only the primary issues. And there’s me thinking Skype could never be any slower and broken than it already was in 7.
>>> Cheers.
>>> Damien.
>>>
>>>
>>> From: Michael Capelle
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 2:17 PM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> i agree, i only use team talk, as i have my own server, and the quality is much better.
>>> e-mail me off list if you wish to join my server.
>>>
>>> From: Robert Kingett
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 8:15 AM
>>> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
>>> Subject: [nvda] Phasing out of 7
>>>
>>> The below page from Doug lee explains the phasing out of Skype 7 in favor of Skype 8 or the Universal App on windows 10. I have no idea what you folks on XP will do, but I stopped using Skype in favor of team talk anyway.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> http://www.dlee.org/skype/skype7phaseout.htm#what
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>





 


Re: skype phase out

Michael Capelle <mcapelle@...>
 

I have been using the win 10 version of skype with NVDA, and am having no issues.
I honestly prefer this version over 7.x.
 

Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] skype phase out
 

Why can’t you tell them Sean? Someone this. Someone that bla bla bla. You can them feedback as easy as anybody else if you have WIN 10 which I know via Feedback Hub. This is what sickens me about you blind people! How about that someone be you for crying out loud! Now back to NVDA all ready in progress. Good golly miss Molly!

 

Lino Morales

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:06 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] skype phase out

 

Hi.

Yeah we can no longer get skype classic anymore people have put it out
on dropbox, technically you can still get it if you have a tablet but still.

Someone needs to tell microsoft that skype 8 is not really that
accessible, and as well as that maybe the classic desktop interface at
least some of it should become part of the skype app.

For now, skyprivate seems to have the file.

http://download.skyprivate.com/skype/win/SkypeSetupFull.exe

The article I got from it was updated on the 15th and explains how to
get skype going and I found it with skype classic on google search.

I am going to have to backup my skype classic to my dropbox though its a
real shame ms is killing skype for its users now.

I still use it off and on if skype is becomming inaccessible, well that
will become a problem.

I used it to help family members get a job, if it goes away I will have
to say I can no longer help anymore.