Re: You need to update Skype. NOT!

Peter op t Hof <opthofp@...>


I had the same message and i have less problems with skype.
This is why.

I have the latest version of Jaws and a braille display.
If speech does not work, i can compensate with my fingers.
Also i use the scripts, but advertisementscreens are changing in every update, so it is a little puzzle tofind messageboxes and dialogs.

Greetings from the Netherlands.


Op 20-6-2015 om 23:34 schreef Daniel McBride via Jfw:

I second Robin. I am having no problems with Skype. I also wish to
say that Microsoft is among the more user friendly corporations for the
blind that I have found.

I wish to suggest that the email you received was a sham email not generated
by Skype, but by a spammer.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@...] On Behalf Of Robin Frost
via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:48 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Robin Frost
Subject: Re: You need to update Skype. NOT!

My goodness all of this excitement. I'm running the latest build of the
program with JFW 16 and though some things have changed all is going just
fine. I was able to explore various options, send a chat message to someone
and even see where to initiate a call should I have wished to do so and all
of that even without being sure I'm running the latest Skype scripts from
Deep cleansing breaths and reasonable thought processes are a good thing.
Happy Saturday one and all.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Marquette via Jfw
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 5:40 AM
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Cc: Ed Marquette
Subject: You need to update Skype. NOT!

I have never been a big fan of Skype, but the new features in Skype, as
advertised in an email message I received having a subject line similar to
the above, made it tempting.

So, I read further. Apparently, the old Skype will no longer be supported.

Being one always willing to jump for the bleeding edge, I gave it a try. In
fairness, I didn't try to work with it for very long, but this has to rank
right up there with the most inaccessible products I've seen on the market
in the last decade. The thing brings up a list of options that one can
read, but none of them works. Even worse, Skype hangs around and cannot be
removed even with Alt-F4. I almost entitled this message, "Is Skype really
a virus?" Fortunately, after going to the Control Panel, it was fairly easy
to get rid of the thing. Now, my computer is working normally, but I really
thought I had inadvertently introduced a virus to my computer (Windows 8.1).
I'm using JAWS 16.

So, except for those with some sight (probably quite a bit) and those with
psychological needs to inflict punishment upon themselves, I would recommend
to people that they bypass the tempting advertisements in the Skype email
message that is likely to appear in your Inbox soon - if it has not appeared

Sent from my Yoga IdeaPad

I. Edward Marquette

Universal Phone: 408.692.5640

Mobile: 816.812.0088

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