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windows 10 skype 7 is inaccessible with nvda.


 

hi all.
i am trying to signin to skype on windows 10.
this is the new version of skype which we can get from windows store.
i can signin but when it asks select a profile picture or test audio and video.
nvda gets stuck on a text called skype cant be used for emergency.
i have the latest windows 10, latest nvda and latest addons.
what to do?


David Csercsics
 

Try the Skype desktop app? I don't know what the difference between that and the Windows store app is, but I have had joy with the desktop app.


Chris Mullins
 

Hi

I had the Skype desktop app installed but it has been replaced by something called “Meet Now”.  I checked online and it seems like MS have put this in place to make it easy for users to have online meetings during the pandemic.  You do not need a Skype a/c or sign up to anything to use it apparently but I need to find how it works before I can comment further.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: David Csercsics
Sent: 20 November 2020 14:58
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows 10 skype 7 is inaccessible with nvda.

 

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Lino Morales
 

You need to use Skype V 8.66 which is the electron version at:

www.skype.com

On 11/20/2020 9:52 AM, Austin Pinto wrote:
hi all.
i am trying to signin to skype on windows 10.
this is the new version of skype which we can get from windows store.
i can signin but when it asks select a profile picture or test audio and video.
nvda gets stuck on a text called skype cant be used for emergency.
i have the latest windows 10, latest nvda and latest addons.
what to do?




 

I was able to hide this extra spam icon in system tray.



On 21/11/2020 4:21 am, Chris Mullins wrote:

Hi

I had the Skype desktop app installed but it has been replaced by something called “Meet Now”.  I checked online and it seems like MS have put this in place to make it easy for users to have online meetings during the pandemic.  You do not need a Skype a/c or sign up to anything to use it apparently but I need to find how it works before I can comment further.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: David Csercsics
Sent: 20 November 2020 14:58
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows 10 skype 7 is inaccessible with nvda.

 

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Chris Mullins
 

Hi

Yes, my Skype app in system tray changed to “Neet Nowafter I updated to 20H2, ”, I had to use Skype from the main search to use standard functionality.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: Shaun Everiss
Sent: 20 November 2020 21:29
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows 10 skype 7 is inaccessible with nvda.

 

I was able to hide this extra spam icon in system tray.

 

 

On 21/11/2020 4:21 am, Chris Mullins wrote:

Hi

I had the Skype desktop app installed but it has been replaced by something called “Meet Now”.  I checked online and it seems like MS have put this in place to make it easy for users to have online meetings during the pandemic.  You do not need a Skype a/c or sign up to anything to use it apparently but I need to find how it works before I can comment further.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: David Csercsics
Sent: 20 November 2020 14:58
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] windows 10 skype 7 is inaccessible with nvda.

 

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