[bct] Re: A skype question

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2005 14:51:10 -0600

Thanks Bill, I'll give it a go and if I have questions, I'll let you
Thanks very much for your help.

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bill Belew
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 2:38 PM
To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bct] Re: A skype question

Hi Neal,
The installation is pretty straight forward.  We use to think it was
necessary to use an older version that included a "call list", but the
latest versions work well with both Window-Eyes and Jaws as far as
reading the contact list.  
One of the trickier parts is filling out the profile because all the
fields don't speak well.  The first edit field just says edit, but it
is asking for your full name.  I believe the second field is for
country and is already set to United States.  There are two edit boxes
after country and I'm not sure what the first one is.  The second one
is for your e-mail and is required.  No one will see your e-mail and
they don't give it out.  
Once you have it installed, pull down the tools menu and press enter
on add a contact.  That will bring up a dialog where you can put in
someone's Skype userid or their e-mail address.  You then tab to the
search button and it will find them.  Once it finds someone, it will
send them a request to be added to your contacts.  
On the main screen, there is an edit box where you can type in a Skype
userid and press enter to call someone, or you can tab once to the
contact list.  You should be able to arrow down the contact list to
see people who have agreed to be in your list.  You can just press
enter on their name if they are not off-line and call them.  
At the bottom of the tools menu is options.  There isn't much in there
you need to change, but I recommend that you choose to only those in
your contact list to call or chat with you.  That is in the privacy
tab of options.  There is also a hotkey tab where you should check the
box that says enable global hotkeys.  That will allow you to answer or
hang-up calls from anywhere in Windows with alt plus page-up and alt
plus page-down.  
It is a little annoying that Skype pops up and grabs your focus when
someone calls, but you can alt-f4 out of Skype once you have answered
without losing the call.  Do remember that pressing the escape key
while in Skype will hang-up the call.  
It sounds more complicated than it is, but if you want me to help you
via the phone, let me know by e-mail and I'll send you my number via
your personal address.  

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 12:11 PM
To: Bct
Subject: [bct] A skype question

OK, OK.  I should be hog tied for not keeping the messages people sent
on Skype a few weeks ago, but I didn't think I had a need for it at
that time.  Well, wrong again.  One always finds a need for such
things.  Could someone write me off list with some suggestions as to
how I quickly understand how skype works and how to use it?  I
appreciate your help in advance.  On the other hand, if there are
people on the list who have also lacked foresight on this matter,
perhaps they may want to know also.  Either way works.
Thanks for your help.  I promise to be good now.

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