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WCAG 2.2.2 - Skype does not give the option to pause, stop or hide GIF images – Customer Feedback for Microsoft Accessibility
“One of my coworkers finds it extremely difficult to use Skype due to the nature of the GIF images. They play incessantly and he cannot stop them. There is no mechanism to Pause, Stop or Hide the content.”
skype  gifs  2019  uservoice 
july 2019 by handcoding
Option to disable animated GIF Autoplay – Tell us what you think
“Please provide an Option to disable antimated GIF Autoplay so they dont start Playback when someone posts them.”
skype  uservoice  2019  gifs 
july 2019 by handcoding
Please bring back sound notifications for new messages in the current open chat. I am visually impaired person and I use screen reader to – Customer Feedback for Skype
“Please bring back sound notifications for new messages in the current open chat. I am visually impaired person and I use screen reader to work with the Skype. Wile ordinary people can see the new messages in the open chat straight after they come up, the low vision/blind users need to scroll up through the chat window in order to read new message. Consequently it is very easy to miss the new message in the current conversation. For example, while I am typing, a new message arrives but, without sound notification, I am unable to figure it out and only when I send my message and scroll up through the conversation I can notice that there is unread message. In the old versions of Skype there was a possibility to set up this feature and it was optional so it would be extremely useful if you could bring it back. Many thanks in advance.”
skype  notifications  chat  microsoft  uservoice  2019 
april 2019 by handcoding
Bring back option to show notification only when certain words appears in chat. – Customer Feedback for Skype
“In a new Skype there is an option to Notify about new messages only when user is mentioned in chat. It used to be an option to actually use certain words to trigger notifications. It’s very welcome in large chat rooms with many participants.”
microsoft  skype  uservoice  2019  features  bugs 
april 2019 by handcoding
Notify all devices always – Customer Feedback for Skype
“Please ensure that all messages come through to my phone. I’ll often get messages that appear on my desktop version of Skype but not on my phone and therefore I don’t actually know about the message. So please always notify all devices. It’s very annoying.”
skype  uservoice  2019  microsoft  notifications  software 
april 2019 by handcoding
Please organize "copy and paste" the way it was organized on V7. – Customer Feedback for Skype
“Please organize ‘copy and paste’ the way it was organized on V7. For example:

“[9/11/2018 10:07:09 PM] Amanda Harris: As you can see. I have my hands full at the moment.
“[9/11/2018 10:07:29 PM] Dom Dzake: ok no problem

“How it is ‘organized’ on V8:

“I’ll keep you posted.

“7:52 PM

“Amanda, 9:39 PM
“Almost finished.

skype  uservoice  2019  mac  software  microsoft 
april 2019 by handcoding
Properly restore ability to vary the font and font size of chat – Customer Feedback for Skype
“In Skype 7, it was possible to set the choice of font and the precise size of the font to be used for chats. In Skype 8, this was removed.

“Skype 8 has added a choice of five vaguely-named sizes but does not allow selection of the font or proper control of the font size.

“We therefore request the restoration of the actual settings available in Skype 7:

“- Choice of font, from all fonts available on the system
“- Choice of exact font size, as a number”
skype  uservoice  2019  microsoft  bugs  features  software  fonts 
april 2019 by handcoding
Allow unlimited message search over all chat history, not just the last 6 months/20 results – Customer Feedback for Skype
(Someone from Microsoft chimed in to add—)
“We have been listening to your feedback. In 8.33+ you can see all the results found for your message search. No more 20 limit.

“We’re still working on a solution for the 6 months limitation. I’ll post an update when it’s available.”
microsoft  skype  uservoice  2019  software  chat  history 
april 2019 by handcoding
Add the ability to customize different types of notifications and its settings for calling/receiving/IM, ringtones, volume, online/offline.. – Customer Feedback for Skype
“possibility to modify sounds and notifications like in Skype 7
“- startup and quit sound
“- ringtones (in/out coming)
“- volume
“- when somebody goes online/offline
“- ability to disable all notifications
“- notification even when active”
skype  uservoice  2019  microsoft  features  bugs  software 
april 2019 by handcoding
Update the back end of Skype 7 to make it compatible with Skype 8. – Customer Feedback for Skype
“One of the justifications offered for forcing the update from Skype 7 to Skype 8 is that Skype 7 is less secure and is not compliant with the GDPR data handling regulations.

“Neither of these things affects the user interface in any way whatsoever.

“The server infrastructure for Skype 8 has been updated to cope with these new requirements.”
microsoft  skype  uservoice  2019  software 
april 2019 by handcoding
Add more emoticons + option to turn off emoji conversions – Customer Feedback for Skype
Here’s the Microsoft UserVoice page for “Add more emoticons + option to turn off emoji conversions” for Skype.
microsoft  skype  uservoice  2019  bugs  emoji 
april 2019 by handcoding
Skype animated emoticons - how do you turn them off? - Microsoft Community
Well, it looks like Skype 8 no longer has the option to not animate emoticons/emoji (as of March 2019).
skype  emoticons  2018  emoji  animation  software 
march 2019 by handcoding
Skype 8 not scriptable? - Microsoft Community
It looks like Skype 8 for Mac might not support AppleScript (big surprise). (This thread is as of October 2018.)
skype  skype8  applescript  2019  software  mac  osx  macos 
march 2019 by handcoding
Microsoft Plans to Keep Skype Classic Available 'for Some Time' Following User Backlash - Mac Rumors
“Based on customer feedback, we are extending support for Skype 7 (Skype classic) for some time. Our customers can continue to use Skype classic until then.”
skype  macrumors  software  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
WindowServer is ruining my life! | Communities
“I opened Activity Monitor, sorted by ‘% CPU’, and watched WindowServer as I first closed Safari and then Firefox - there was no effect on WindowServer. But when I closed Skype, WindowServer immediately dropped to around 2%. Problem solved.”
windowserver  mac  macos  cpu  osx  2014  skype 
july 2018 by handcoding
Don't Skype Me: How Microsoft Turned Consumers Against a Beloved Brand - Bloomberg
(This could be interesting.)
“Since buying the internet phone service in 2011, Microsoft has signed up corporations like GE and alienated long-time Skypers.”
skype  2018 
may 2018 by handcoding
The new Skype design is rolling out to Windows 10 desktop
"As mobile users will know, the new Skype is designed to put the "fun" back into 'fundamentally flawed' with a white and luminous colour scheme and a new wavy line motif that adds extra… erm… waviness.

"There are some new features like inline image sharing, GIF support and one thing we quite like - @ support - so you can flag someone specifically in a group chat.

"Additionally, there's a single repository for all shared pictures and videos so you can find them again easily.

"This all comes in spite of the fact that the mobile rollout has been almost universally slagged off by everyone using it for its garish design, buggy interface and missing features, some of which, such as Android sharing, have since been restored."
skype  skype7  skype8  software  windows  2017 
february 2018 by handcoding
A major bug is forcing Microsoft to rebuild Skype for Windows
"Skype has fallen afoul of a security flaw that can allow attackers to gain system-level privileges to vulnerable computers, Microsoft has confirmed. However, the company won't immediately fix the issue because doing so would require a complete code overhaul. The bug was discovered by security researcher Stefan Kanthak, who says the Skype update can be tricked into loading malicious code instead of the right library."
skype  windows  software  skype7  2018 
february 2018 by handcoding
Skype 7 Phase-Out Information
"From whatI can tell, Skype 7 for Windows is ceasing to allow login for a growing number of users. This is said to be a deliberate move by Microsoft to force its phasing out and replacement with newer Skype versions. I predict, though without an exact timeline, that Skype 7 will stop working completely in the near future."
skype  skype8  newskype  software  accessibility  a11y  2018 
february 2018 by handcoding
Your company's Slack is probably sexist — Quartz at Work
“In subsequent email and listserv studies, Herring also identified gender differences in message structure: Men would commonly link to a previous message, declare that it’s wrong or disagree, tell the group ‘how it really is,’ and then say (or imply) that the conversation should end. Women, inversely, would thank the previous contributor for her insights, suggest something like, ‘perhaps we could also think of it this way,” then inclusively appeal to others, asking, ‘What do the rest of you think?’”
slack  chat  work  skype  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
Skype 8.1 - where is Signout and Offline Status on iPhone - Microsoft Community
"Guys - BAD NEWS - 
Skype answered me on Twitter and told "literally" me the following:
'That functionality is not available in the new Skype for iOS. If you are on the app, you show online - if not, you show as "last seen at X time".'
So.. its GONE away, sadly!"
skype  ios  software  2017 
august 2017 by handcoding
Muzzle - silence embarrassing notifications
Looks like this jobbie automagically turns on Do Not Disturb mode whenever you're screensharing through Skype and other apps.
donotdisturb  mac  osx  software  skype  slack  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
Solved: my contacts are all showing with a question mark a... - Skype Community
The magic command to get Skype to unfuck its local database of your contacts:
“Try typing - ‘/contacts resync’ in any conversation.”
skype  mac  software  contacts  resync  canonical  macos  osx  2017 
june 2017 by handcoding
Skype Message Linefeed Return Key Modifier - Macro Library - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
"This macro reverses the ‘Return' and 'Option-Return' functions in Skype when typing a message. This allows me to type like I am using a typical editor when responding in Skype. It allows me to enter linefeeds by just hitting the return key (default behavior was that line feeds would send the message).

1) Set the macro to only run in Skype
2) Return key will now advance to the next line in a message being typed.
3) Option-Return will now send message."
skype  keyboard  keyboardmaestro  2016  macros  return 
may 2017 by handcoding
Skype shortcuts palette and macros (easy) - Macro Library - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
(Perhaps an approach such as this might be worth a shot for automagically changing your Skype status at the end of the day?)
"I have a Skype macro palette that contains shortcuts to change my status for

"Away [A]
Do not disturb [D]
Offline [F]
Online [N]

"The palette is accessed by a hotkey combination, after which I just need to press any of the letters in [square brackets].

The screenshot below shows the Do Not Disturb macro - you'll be able to work out the others!"
skype  keyboardmaestro  status  work  2017  macros 
may 2017 by handcoding
Captain America - Skype Emoticons
This page offers a pretty good list of Skype’s emoticons and slash commands (/commands).
skype  emoji  emoticons  software  2016  mac 
november 2016 by handcoding
How To Set Itunes Song As Skype Mood | TWELVESKIP
"If you are interested in letting your status express your mood with your current music, displaying the iTunes song you are listening to as your status is a unique Skype feature."
skype  itunes  music  2016  mac  software 
september 2016 by handcoding
How to stop skype from turning text into emoticons, without using !! or {code} : skype
It looks like Unicode 8205 (“zero-width joiner”) can also defeat Skype’s emoticon shenanigans.
skype  emoticons  2015  reddit 
august 2016 by handcoding
(9) How do you get Skype to stop automatically replacing (a) and (b) with emoticons in chat? - Quora
"As stated here, you can use either "@@ " (note the space after @) at the beginning of the message to override formatting, or "!! " to send message in monospace font."
skype  emoticons  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
What is the full list of emoticons? | Skype Help
Here’s the full list of Skype’s emoji / emoticons.
skype  emoji  emoticons  list  canonical  2016 
june 2016 by handcoding
Skype causing more headaches for Mac podcasters - Six Colors
"That’s what I did. My new Audio Hijack session (pictured) includes two separate audio inputs: a direct link to my USB microphone interface on the left channel and Skype audio output minus my input on the right channel. (The two inputs don’t even have to be combined into the same file; Jason’s preferred Audio Hijack layout sends each audio source into a separate mono file.) The result is that my Skype recordings are still hot but no longer too hot to use in an emergency. "
skype  mac  osx  2016  podcasting 
may 2016 by handcoding
How do I start a group instant message in Skype for Mac OS X?
"To start a group instant message:
1. Click the Compose New Message icon to the left of the search box.
2. Type the name of a contact you want to add.
3. When you find a contact you want to add, click it, then click Add.
4. Repeat this process for as many contacts as you wish to add to the conversation."
skype  mac  conversation  2016  group 
may 2016 by handcoding
What keyboard shortcuts can I use with Skype for Mac OS X?
"This FAQ contains a list of the shortcuts specific to Skype for Mac."
skype  keyboard  shortcuts  hotkeys  mac  osx  software  2016 
february 2016 by handcoding
Skype 7.20 (378) 100% CPU usage, unusable. - Skype Community
It looks like there’s a known-ish 100%-CPU issue with Skype 7.20.
skype  mac  osx  2016  cpu 
february 2016 by handcoding
How do I send an instant message in Skype for Windows Desktop?
Under “Useful things you can do in an IM conversation", this page goes over the formatting codes you can use in Skype:
*asterisks* - bold
_underscores_ - italics
~tildes~ - strikethrough
{code}text{code} - monospaced
(plus a couple of others)
skype  formatting  bolt  italics  2015 
november 2015 by handcoding
What's new in Skype for Mac?
By the way, this looks to be the changelog for Skype for Mac.
skype  mac  software  osx  changelog  2015 
november 2015 by handcoding
A new, easier way to start Skype conversations – invite anyone to join – - Skype Blogs
"Today, we’re excited to announce something new – a small change that will make a big difference to how people use Skype every day. We’ve started to roll-out the ability for users to invite anyone to join a Skype chat by sharing a unique link – send it however you want, in an email, on Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger or Twitter.

"But best of all, anyone can join the chat as a guest from their computer using Skype for Web and enjoy one to one or group instant messaging, voice and video calls. No Skype account or app download required. Now you can use Skype to chat with anyone and not just the people in your Skype contact list."
skype  chat  software  2015  work 
october 2015 by handcoding
Review: Logitech ConferenceCam CC3000e - A fantastic pan tilt zoom camera and speaker for remote workers - Scott Hanselman
"I'm regularly Skyping/Lyncing into an open space in Redmond where my co-workers move around friendly, use the whiteboard, stand around, and generally enjoy their freedom of motion. If I've got a narrow 70 degree or less field of view with a fixed location, I can't get a feel for what's going on. From their perspective, none of them really know what my space looks like. I can't pace around, use a whiteboard, or interact with them in any "more than just a head" way.

"Enter a real PTZ camera with real optics and a wide field of view. You really get a sense of where I am in my office, and that I need to suck it in before taking screenshots."
webcams  skype  2015  reviews  logitech 
september 2015 by handcoding
What are chat commands and roles?
This post goes over Skype’s IRC-like commands within chats.
skype  roles  irc  chat  2015 
september 2015 by handcoding
Hidden Skype Emoticons and Skype Smileys
It looks like Skype may have some, erm, undocumented emoticons. (neat.)
skype  emoticons  2015 
september 2015 by handcoding
How to Use a GoPro as a Web Camera in Skype
Well, neat—this page goes over the steps to setup a GoPro as a webcam for Skype.
gopro  webcam  skype  2015  via:matthowie 
september 2015 by handcoding
Get Notified about Keyword Mentions in Skype Group Chats | Isaac Keyet
This post goes over how you can set up conversation-level notification settings in Skype.
skype  notifications  2013  work 
august 2015 by handcoding
Using an HD Camcorder as a Mac Webcam - Brent Ozar
"The UltraStudio Mini Recorder converts an HDMI input to Thunderbolt. If you’d rather take a USB 3.0 approach, try the Blackmagic Design Intensity HDMI-to-USB3 capture device. I preferred the Thunderbolt Mini Recorder because it’s cheaper, smaller, and I have more free Thunderbolt ports on my Mac than I do USB."
skype  webcams  2014  recommendations  blackmagic 
august 2015 by handcoding
Skype for Mac Update Ignores Its Own Audio Settings - The Mac Observer
"Skype released an update for their OS X app today, version 7.8.388, that includes a nasty bug: it now ignores whatever audio devices you have selected in Skype > Preferences > Audio/Video. It treats every one of those 3 drop-downs there as though you have selected "Same as System.""
skype  mac  osx  podcasting  2015  audio 
may 2015 by handcoding

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