Skype for win 8 has not "tools" option.
Unable to make Audio & Video adjustments.
Unable to activate camera.
Why the hell cant I use the "good old Skype"
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i have same problem - new laptop- new Windows 8. Older version much easier to sort out if anything wrong.
I can't be heard or seen at other end
23-01-2013 22:04 - edited 23-01-2013 22:05
Is there nobody in the world who can help us with the maze that is called Windows 8? How can I see which port Skype is using? Access to Tools/Options would be nice. Windows 8 has to be Microsoft's/the world's worst ever OS. They need to provide comprehensive instructions.
I too would like to know how to access tools, particularly so that I can adjust my voicemail settings. It appears as though there is no way possible for me to do this! I feel so limited with the Windows 8 OS!!! This is stupid.
From Skype's website, it says: Create your own voice message greeting direct from Skype.In the menu click Tools > Options > Calls > Voice messages
Will someone please show me how to do this with Skype on Windows 8??
I agree. And the irony is that what Microsoft is trying to acheive here is simplicity. Simplicity by hiding the moderately useful features to make the user hunt for them, and removing the highly useful ones so that after hunting you only find that what you are looking for has been removed.
They call this innovation. Intuitiveness. Progress.
I call it a load of garbage.
Why don't they offer this as option on W8 screen
We are following the design principles for Windows 8 apps here. The idea is to remove menus as you know them from the classic Windows user interface. Instead you use the charms (especially the right hand one) to invoke options. You will see this across all Windows 8 apps.
The advantage is that you have a very clean and focussed main application interface and have the rarely needed options on a second level access.