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Skype for win 8 has no "TOOLS" option

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Novel Tourist

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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Accepted by Claudius (Community Manager)
‎28-08-2015 11:00
Hi guys,

1. For settings start Skype for Wind8ws and move your mouse to the upper right corner or swipe from right and select Settings.
2. For voice msg and all the classic features use the desktop version of Skype:
https://support.skype.com/faq/FA12162/how-do-i-get-the-desktop-version-of-skype-on-windows-8

Hope this helps.

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Novel Adventurer

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

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Anonymous

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.

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Casual Tourist

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??

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Esteemed Adventurer

@anything

 

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.

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Former Staff
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Accepted by Claudius (Community Manager)
‎28-08-2015 11:00
Hi guys,

1. For settings start Skype for Wind8ws and move your mouse to the upper right corner or swipe from right and select Settings.
2. For voice msg and all the classic features use the desktop version of Skype:
https://support.skype.com/faq/FA12162/how-do-i-get-the-desktop-version-of-skype-on-windows-8

Hope this helps.
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Former Staff
I understand you but simplicity, innovation, intuitiveness, progress...all takes time
Patience, you don't get them in an instant. It would be called pure magic otherwise
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Novel Adventurer

very useful - worked perfectly. thanks.

Why don't they offer this as option on W8 screen

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Community Manager

jetuohy wrote:

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.


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@mrluver

 

Don't get me wrong, I don't expect big steps forward the immediately, but I don't expect giant leaps backwards either. And let's be honest, that's exactly what Skype for Windows 8 is.  To me, not stripping a program of nearly every useful function is not "magic". Functionality should take priority over looks, and at this point the new Skype is about as useful as a payphone.
 
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