Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer Add hotkeys in Skype 8 and newer
Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the Skype network after the 1st of September 2018, they need to enhance Skype 8's functionality to get at least some of Skype 7's functionality to it. One of those missing and crucial for the visually impaired users functions are the global hotkeys for answering and rejecting a call, and similar ones. |They should be restored to Skype 8 as they are in Skype 7. Otherwise, answering or rejecting a call for visually impaired keyboard users is practically a nightmare at the moment. Since Microsoft will prevent Skype 7 from accessing the Skype network after the 1st of September 2018, they
Here we are in October 2018 with Skype 7.4 now set to stop working on 1 November and still no news of global keys to answer, end or reject calls. Why have these things STILL not been addressed?
Brandon Keith Biggs commented
Are not very useful commands. Here are the key commands I used in the last version:
- Answer calls
- Jump to unread messages
Neither of these exist in the new version.
I also really don't like the fact Skype interrupts my system focus when I get a call. Often I am quickly writing and will hangup the call.
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Tolga Karatas commented
why is Skype support for version 7.40 being discontinued; Skype 8.0 isn't user friendly for Jaws Screen Reader Users; can this please be taken into consideration please;
Kostadin Kolev commented
I know about the Skype 8 keyboard commands and they are helpful. I'll think about suggesting some more helpful keyboard commands that are missing now, after some brainstorming with my friends.
My request however is about global hotkeys/keyboard commands for answering and rejecting Skype calls, which will work no matter which application is in focus.
Thank you for your feedback. Please check out this blog on new Accessibility Improvements in Skype 8 https://blogs.skype.com/news/2018/07/25/new-accessibility-improvements-now-available-for-skype/, which links to the Skype keyboard shortcuts https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12025/what-are-hotkeys-and-how-do-i-use-them-in-skype. We’ll share your feedback on answering/rejecting a call with the product team. Please let us know about any other keyboard shortcuts or accessibility features you’d like in Skype.
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