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Re: Java update question

Debby Hill
 

Hi David,

When Java is ready to update I find it in the "System Tray." Press JAWS-key
+ F11 and arrow up and down. Hopefully you will find it there.

Debby

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David
Pearson
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:00 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Java update question

Greetings all:

Jaws keeps telling me that a new version of "Java" is ready to be installed,

and to do this "click here" which I obviously can't see. When this
notification is announced again what is the best method to locate the "here"

button to commence the download/install?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson

Java update question

David Pearson
 

Greetings all:

Jaws keeps telling me that a new version of "Java" is ready to be installed, and to do this "click here" which I obviously can't see. When this notification is announced again what is the best method to locate the "here" button to commence the download/install?

Sincerely yours,



David S. Pearson

a little trick to get uinversal apps on your desktop

Marvin Hunkin <neilmarvin@...>
 

Hhi. Found a trick to get universal or metro apps to your desktop.

 

  1. Press control r for run.
  2. 2. Then type in the combo box shell:AppSfolder.
  3. 3. Press enter.
  4. 4. A list of the universal apps will come up.
  5. 5. Press s till you here skype, then press the application key.
  6. 6. Then arrow up or down till you hear create short cut and press enter on that.
  7. 7. A prompt will say it cannot add to the desktop. But would you like to create it, and press y for yes, or enter. The desktop icon is added to your desktop. Did this for the setting app and the skype for windows 10 app.
  8. Marvin.

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problems with not hearing windows sounds after updating to the latest version of windows 10

David Ingram
 

Hi list members, I'd like to know if anyone else has had problems with not hearing windows sounds out of speakers or u s b head set? I've noticed that after updating to the latest version of windows 10 that I can hear jaws, videos from youtube and other things but not system sounds like windows start up and windows shutdown. I also made sure that I checked internet explorer to make sure that system sounds was turned on. I did that but since I've done this update I get no windows sounds at all. If anyone else has had this problem please contact Microsoft.

SKYPE FOR WINDOWS 10 APP

Marvin Hunkin <neilmarvin@...>
 

HI. YOU GET THE WINDOWS 10 SKYPE APP FROM THE APP STORE, MICROSOFT, IN THE STORE PRESS CONTROL E FOR THE SEARCH BOX THEN SEARCH FOR SKYPE FOR WINDOWS 10 UPW.

MARVIN.


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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

 

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 09:37 PM, Peter Tesar wrote:
I agree that MS should be asked to add the shut down theme along with the start up theme.
The start up sound still exists and is activated pretty much as it always was.  The trick under Windows 10 is that you have to disable the Fast Startup feature in order for it to play.  

Anyone who fires up the Windows 10 Feedback Hub app and does a search on "Shutdown sound" will find many requests for its return that they can upvote.  I could swear I'd actually submitted a piece of feedback on this topic, but it's not turning up in the search for my feedback with that set of search terms.

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Peter Tesar
 

Hello,


I rely on the continuous fan sound to go off. The silent nature of a laptop is the problem.


I agree that MS should be asked to add the shut down theme along with the start up theme.


I noticed that NVDA has a shutting down sound, maybe JAWS would be the easier and quickest way to help the blind users of screen readers.


Peter T

On 7/30/2018 8:50 PM, Mario wrote:
in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or
sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar
Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be
assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via
the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling
reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their
system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means
of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons
that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@...]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too. I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10 to at least
use it without too much of an issue. We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down
completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is
yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














.



Re: shut down sound for windows 10

 

Also, my slightly simplified method, with an XML file I created that uses one of the standard Windows system ring sounds you've probably never heard as the shutdown sound:

https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/message/22420 

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

Re: shut down sound for windows 10

 

Sieghard Weitzel wrote up a set of step-by-step instructions for doing what can be done in order to create a shutdown sound.  On some computers this is 100% reliable while on others it is anything from erratic (e.g., mine) to doesn't work.  But, that being said, it's worth a try:

https://win10.groups.io/g/win10/message/23429 

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

Re: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

David Moore
 

Hi Tim!

Press the windows key, tab to all apps, press the letter S for store, and press enter. Once the store opens, press:

CTRL+E to get to the search field. Type in Skype app. Tab to where it says Get Skype app, and press enter. It will install to your computer in a few seconds, and you will have the app in your start area.

Now, close the store, press the windows key again, and find Skype app.

Press the applications key or Shift+F10.

In the context menu, press enter on pin to taskbar.

Now, you can just press:

Windows+T to get to your pinned programs, and press S for Skype, and press enter.

When the Skype app opens, you have to just sign in with your account.

You can tab to your list of people, enter on one, and tab to video or audio call, and press enter to call. Tab a few more times, and you can type a message in the edit box, and just press enter to send it.

That is all I do with Skype, so the app is excellent for me.

I think you will find the interface much easier in the app.

There are key commands that work in the app as well

For example, CTRL+Shift+P will audio call a person.

When you are on a call, you will have an end call button right there to enter on to end the call. Let me know if you have any questions!

David Moore

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Tim Ford
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 9:13 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

 

How do I get the Windows 10 Skype app on my computer?  I just installed and am using Skype 8.25.  I do not like it, but I can get it to work. 

 

Below are keyboard commands for 8.25 that Microsoft gave me.

 

 

Windows  Skype desktop Hotkey

Ctrl + I Open Notification panel

Ctrl + , (Ctrl + comma) Open app settings

Ctrl + H Open Help in default browser

Ctrl + D Launch main dial pad

Ctrl + N Start new conversation

Ctrl + G New group

Ctrl + F Search for all contacts, messages and bots

Ctrl + Shift + S Search within selected message

Alt + 1 Not applicable Navigate to recent chats

Alt + 2 Open contacts

Alt + 3 Open contact screen to bots

Ctrl + O Send feedback

Ctrl + R Refresh the app

Ctrl + T Open themes

Ctrl + Shift + T Toggle between light and dark mode

Use Alt + V to bring up the View menu to zoom in, out, or return to actual size

Ctrl + Shift + = to zoom in

Ctrl + - to zoom out

Ctrl + 0 for actual size Use the View button to zoom in, out, or return to actual size

Ctrl + P Show conversation profile

Ctrl + Shift + A  Add people to conversation

Ctrl + Shift + U Mark as unread

Ctrl + Shift + K Start a video call

Ctrl + Shift + P Start an audio call

Ctrl + Shift + F Send a file

Enter Return Start a PSTN call

Ctrl + Shift + G Open gallery

Ctrl + S Take a snapshot

Ctrl + E Hang up

Ctrl + M Toggle mute

Down Arrow Select the next message in the chat list

Up Arrow  Select the previous message in the chat list

[end]

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 6:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

 

Hi Marvin and all!

I agree on using the Win10 Skype app.

It is so very simple to use, even when tabbing to what you want. It is much less confusing to me than Skype 8.25.

Have a great one, guys!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

 

Hi. using windows 10 64 bit pro 1803 and got jaws 2018, latest July update. And well found skype 8.25 a bit confusing and also it did not port over one contact which was my second brother, but it does in the windows 10 universal app. Find it a much cleaner interface, not sure about voicemail, forwarding, as don’t do that, I am on a skype group with a whole bunch of sighted students doing a interactive gaming and digital media course from http://www.upskilled.edu.au, and also the skype 8.25 scripts did install, but did not load, and so got the scripts for the universal app, but just the default scripts. I would stick to thewindows 10 universal app, much easier for me.

Just my two cents worth.

And got it from the Microsoft store in Australia.

Marvin from Adelaide, Australia.

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 

 

Re: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

Tim Ford
 

How do I get the Windows 10 Skype app on my computer?  I just installed and am using Skype 8.25.  I do not like it, but I can get it to work. 

 

Below are keyboard commands for 8.25 that Microsoft gave me.

 

 

Windows  Skype desktop Hotkey

Ctrl + I Open Notification panel

Ctrl + , (Ctrl + comma) Open app settings

Ctrl + H Open Help in default browser

Ctrl + D Launch main dial pad

Ctrl + N Start new conversation

Ctrl + G New group

Ctrl + F Search for all contacts, messages and bots

Ctrl + Shift + S Search within selected message

Alt + 1 Not applicable Navigate to recent chats

Alt + 2 Open contacts

Alt + 3 Open contact screen to bots

Ctrl + O Send feedback

Ctrl + R Refresh the app

Ctrl + T Open themes

Ctrl + Shift + T Toggle between light and dark mode

Use Alt + V to bring up the View menu to zoom in, out, or return to actual size

Ctrl + Shift + = to zoom in

Ctrl + - to zoom out

Ctrl + 0 for actual size Use the View button to zoom in, out, or return to actual size

Ctrl + P Show conversation profile

Ctrl + Shift + A  Add people to conversation

Ctrl + Shift + U Mark as unread

Ctrl + Shift + K Start a video call

Ctrl + Shift + P Start an audio call

Ctrl + Shift + F Send a file

Enter Return Start a PSTN call

Ctrl + Shift + G Open gallery

Ctrl + S Take a snapshot

Ctrl + E Hang up

Ctrl + M Toggle mute

Down Arrow Select the next message in the chat list

Up Arrow  Select the previous message in the chat list

[end]

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 6:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

 

Hi Marvin and all!

I agree on using the Win10 Skype app.

It is so very simple to use, even when tabbing to what you want. It is much less confusing to me than Skype 8.25.

Have a great one, guys!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

 

Hi. using windows 10 64 bit pro 1803 and got jaws 2018, latest July update. And well found skype 8.25 a bit confusing and also it did not port over one contact which was my second brother, but it does in the windows 10 universal app. Find it a much cleaner interface, not sure about voicemail, forwarding, as don’t do that, I am on a skype group with a whole bunch of sighted students doing a interactive gaming and digital media course from http://www.upskilled.edu.au, and also the skype 8.25 scripts did install, but did not load, and so got the scripts for the universal app, but just the default scripts. I would stick to thewindows 10 universal app, much easier for me.

Just my two cents worth.

And got it from the Microsoft store in Australia.

Marvin from Adelaide, Australia.

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 

Re: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

David Moore
 

Hi Marvin and all!

I agree on using the Win10 Skype app.

It is so very simple to use, even when tabbing to what you want. It is much less confusing to me than Skype 8.25.

Have a great one, guys!

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Marvin Hunkin via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:42 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

 

Hi. using windows 10 64 bit pro 1803 and got jaws 2018, latest July update. And well found skype 8.25 a bit confusing and also it did not port over one contact which was my second brother, but it does in the windows 10 universal app. Find it a much cleaner interface, not sure about voicemail, forwarding, as don’t do that, I am on a skype group with a whole bunch of sighted students doing a interactive gaming and digital media course from http://www.upskilled.edu.au, and also the skype 8.25 scripts did install, but did not load, and so got the scripts for the universal app, but just the default scripts. I would stick to thewindows 10 universal app, much easier for me.

Just my two cents worth.

And got it from the Microsoft store in Australia.

Marvin from Adelaide, Australia.

 

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com

 

Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Don H
 

I did a google as well as a you tube search for creating a startup and shutdown sound and there were numerous solutions. Some of the methods might not be easy for a screen reader user but if you want it maybe have some sighted help.

Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Mario
 

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or
sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar
Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be
assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via
the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling
reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their
system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means
of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons
that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?

-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@...]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too.  I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10  to at least
use it without too much of an issue.  We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down
completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is
yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














.

Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Angel
 

Also, my computers fan makes a sound. When I can not feel the air coming from the fan, I know the computer has shut down.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Maria Campbell" <lucky1inct@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


There is a bit of a trick to check for windows shut down. Wait a bit and try opening your CD drive. If it opens, you're not totally shut down. If not, shut down has taken place.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis

On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.








skype 8.25 and skype windows universal app impressions

Marvin Hunkin <neilmarvin@...>
 

Hi. using windows 10 64 bit pro 1803 and got jaws 2018, latest July update. And well found skype 8.25 a bit confusing and also it did not port over one contact which was my second brother, but it does in the windows 10 universal app. Find it a much cleaner interface, not sure about voicemail, forwarding, as don’t do that, I am on a skype group with a whole bunch of sighted students doing a interactive gaming and digital media course from http://www.upskilled.edu.au, and also the skype 8.25 scripts did install, but did not load, and so got the scripts for the universal app, but just the default scripts. I would stick to thewindows 10 universal app, much easier for me.

Just my two cents worth.

And got it from the Microsoft store in Australia.

Marvin from Adelaide, Australia.

 


Virus-free. www.avast.com

Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Pastor Gil Pries <revgil@...>
 

I can hear the fan turn off.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 3:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely if
there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another reason
why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.

Re: shut down sound for windows 10

cecropia64
 

Another way is to see if the lights on the machine go out.  I have a usb hub that has extremely bright lights.  I can tell if the computer is off when the lights go out.  I know that this won't help everybody but for those of you who have enough sight to see lights, it may be helpful.


Stew

On 7/30/2018 6:56 PM, Alan Robbins via Groups.Io wrote:
You can also listen for the fans to stop, at least in a tower

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Maria Campbell
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 6:34 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

There is a bit of a trick to check for windows shut down. Wait a bit and try opening your CD drive. If it opens, you're not totally shut down. If not, shut down has taken place.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis

On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down
completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is
yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.













Re: shut down sound for windows 10

cecropia64
 

yup, me too.  I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".  But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10  to at least use it without too much of an issue.  We shall see about that.

On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.








Initial Skype for desktop 8 feedback

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So, some initial feedback after updating to Skype 8.x

Muscle memory issues with the new keystrokes aside which are always going to take a bit getting used to, I’m finding certain aspects to be quite frustrating. I’ve already written Microsoft about some of this via the feedback option in the app as well as on Twitter.

Anyway, the immediate thing is that with this updated version, there doesn’t seem to be any means to have the Skype ringer alert go to a separate audio source like external or PC speakers. There’s only one option for speakers which if you’re using a headset, which I’m pretty sure most if not all of us are using is the only viable option. More so for those of us who have a paid number. The end result is that when you get an incoming call, the ringer quite easily drowns out anything Jaws (in my case) may say. I don’t use the audio ducking feature as I find it to be too distracting. One can go into the speaker settings in Skype and lower the volume or the speaker settings in Windows 10 to lower Skype volume, but all that accomplishes is that in addition to the ringer being lowered, the call audio is lowered as well. Also, I’ve already twice missed an incoming call because I took my headset off for this or that reason and didn’t hear the ringer alert fast enough through the headset to put it back on and get to the Skype window in time to pick up.

I had mentioned previously that the hotkeys also no longer to appear to be universal. Indeed, this is the case. So now, when you get an incoming call, you have to scramble to the Skype window since at least for me, I’m not taken there automatically and if I’m in a different virtual desktop, the taskbar short cut win key plus X, Y or Z won’t work and try to listen to figure out if I’m finally in the Skype window which again, as described previously, isn’t as easy since the ringer is drowning everything else out. The few times I’ve had a chance to take an incoming call and used the control plus shift plus P command, Skype actually initiates an outgoing call as well as answering the incoming call. This . . . has proven to be problematic to say the least.

More than once already, I’ve found myself trying to orientate myself on the Skype screen to maybe tab to the answer button instead of using the hotkey to avoid this issue with answering/making a duel call, but so far, I haven’t been able to access the answer/accept call button in time.

This leads me into the other issue. I so far have not been able to find any of the telephone settings for Skype. Settings in Skype appear to be super basic. Nothing however for voicemail greeting, managing call forwarding and or ringer time. I know I can probably if need be access some of these features via the Skype web account, but talk about a needless step backwards.

One other thing for Jaws users (I don’t use NVDA enough to know how the dictionary manager works), I had a bunch of saved entries for phone numbers to speak this or that clinic. It seems that the Skype app is Chrome based so, they didn’t port over. I’m sure I can go into my Jaws settings and try and play around with changing a dictionary manager file association, but again, just another inconvenience.

IN broad terms, the app all in all seems accessible and navigating around like a webpage is easy enough, but it lacks some serious functionality.

It is much easier to make calls, but receiving/answering… it’s still rough to say the least.