Skype 8 (Electron) Scripts

General Information

This page is laid out for easy navigation via JAWS:

Version Current

These are my scripts for Skype 8, which I also call Skype Electron as it is an Electron app. These are not to be confused with my scripts for the Classic Skype for Windows Desktop client or my scripts for Skype client for Windows 10, Skype UWP.

These scripts are dynamic, meaning that updates to them will be made "in place." Newer revisions will replace older ones, and I will add change notes to this page as changes are made. Since Skype Electron offers to install updates automatically (and fairly often), I assume it is practical for all script users to keep up to date with Skype Electron changes. There is thus no need for me to keep old revisions around for download. To help users verify applicability of script revisions though, I will include Skype Electron version numbers with each revision in the rlease notes below. Use the JAWS Ctrl+Ins+V command to check your Skype Electron version for comparison.

Here are the changes in the scripts, most recent first. In JAWS, use the h or 3 keys to move through changes by release date, or Tab to move to the download link. For these scripts, the download link will be the last link on the page.

Revision 28, April 20, 2018, written against Skype 8.19

The Alt+1 command for moving to the conversation list works in Skype 8.19, though a Tab is necessary after this command before arrows will navigate the list.

Translators: Translate the sutil___scConvList value in skypeelectron.jsm into the name of the conversation list to make the above feature work. Be careful to preserve letter casing.

Revision 21, February 26, 2018, written against several Skype Electron versions up through 8.16

Fixed Ins+T's ability to name conversations in many cases.

Revision 20, February 25, 2018, written against several Skype Electron versions up through 8.16

This is the first release of these scripts. See the Skype Electron scripts users guide for details on commands and features.

Download: Version Current executable installer (can also open with 7Zip)