Re: should i use skype for windows 10 or skype 8 for jaws 2018

Pastor Gil Pries <revgil@...>

I thought that Microsoft was retiring Skype.


Pastor Gil


From: <> On Behalf Of Richard Turner
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:47 AM
Subject: Re: should i use skype for windows 10 or skype 8 for jaws 2018


And, from Microsoft’s site.  A list of hotkeys that are independent of any Jaws scripts since they are built-in.


Hotkeys in Skype for Windows 10


Key combination         Action

Ctrl + Shift + K           Start a video call

Ctrl + Shift + P           Start an audio call

Ctrl + E           Hang up call

Ctrl + M          Toggle mute

Ctrl + I Open self profile

Ctrl + comma  Open Settings

Ctrl + H           Open Help in default browser

Ctrl + D           Launch main dialpad

Ctrl + N           Start new conversation

Ctrl + F           Search contacts and messages

Ctrl + F4         Hide conversation

Ctrl + P           Show conversation profile

Up arrow after sending message         Edit the last message sent

Alt + 1 Navigate to recents

Alt + 2 Navigate to contacts

Alt + 3 Navigate to bots

Ctrl + Shift + A           Add people to conversation

Ctrl + Shift + F           Send a file

Ctrl + Shift + U           Mark as unread

Ctrl + Shift + H           Toggle hold/resume state of active call

Ctrl + O           Send feedback




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From: <> On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: should i use skype for windows 10 or skype 8 for jaws 2018


No scripts for Skype UWP? Say it ain't so!


On 7/21/2018 12:56 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

Use Skype 8, the Windows 10 UWP app is not very good to use, no shortcut keys and all you can do is tab and hope for the best. You may also read this article which Jonathan Mosen just wrote regarding Skype plans, a lot of heavy Skype users were still using Skype 7.4 with the Jaws scripts from Doug Lee, but as of September 1 Microsoft will retire Skype 7 and it is expected that you won’t even be able to connect any more using it and you will have to then use Skype 8 or the UWP app, but it would appear that you will want to put your money (figuratively speaking) on Skype 8:


Skype 8 – blog article from Jonathan Mosen





From: <> On Behalf Of Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2018 6:50 PM
Subject: should i use skype for windows 10 or skype 8 for jaws 2018


hi. got skype for windows 10 and part of a student community for my it gaming course from so what's the main difference between skype for windows 10 and skype 8? if i uinstall skype for windows and then install skype 8. will it set all my contacts and then restore my groups, that i am on. what's the difference. should i get skype 8, and just uinstall skype for windows 10. find the interface fine, able to tab around, but would be nice to have the online confirmation. so, any help. how to go forward. got the latest july jaws 2018. using windows 10 64 bit pro. please let me know, if i should switch. marvin.




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