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Skype 'musings' & related stuff...
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2020, 17:44    Post subject:  

@ Makoto:-

Mm....nah. I don't think it's anywhere near as simple as that.

I believe that MyCrudSoft have set things up so that if the web-server for the Skype web-app page is accessed by the Microsoft version of Edge (in their own, proprietary coding, and no doubt making use of all sorts of proprietary 'checks & balances' in addition to the presence of a 'proper' user-agent string), then it will serve up a version of the web-app tailored for their own browser, with several additional features over & above those coded into the 'generic' version.....which is what everybody else gets.

I know these buggers of old, Makoto. You don't honestly think they're not wise to the 'user-agent' string by now, do you? No, they're going to put as many extra checks in as they can; as many as they feel necessary to ensure that only Windoze users - and only those using the M$-approved apps, at that - will be able to access all the spiffy, extra features.

That's been my opinion for long enough. I stick by it, 'cos where M$ are concerned, I won't put anything past 'em. They may be professing love for Linux, and be making all sorts of demonstrations of just how much they've changed, but a leopard doesn't change its spots. They may not openly be slagging Linux off these days, but, just like Google, they're making as much use of the community's open-source code as they feel they have a right to.....while at the same time, still managing to short-change the very community where they got that code from at every possible turn.

You get wise to the 'scenery' - and what's going on - after several trips around the block, mate.


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 02:05    Post subject:  

Have you tried it, though?

The login area seems to work, but it always errors out while I try to connect using my old Skype ID. Maybe you'd have better luck.

(Hey, I'd have preferred they never shut down the MSN Messenger service and kept that around as an alternative, but that was the first step in how MS tries to force you to update to the 'latest and greatest' just for Skype's sake. And Office. And... well, Windows. Rolling Eyes

So, yeah, I know how Microsoft handles it, but I'm not entirely ready to write off using other browsers in the web client just yet.)

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 06:38    Post subject:  

Makoto wrote:
Have you tried it, though?


Not yet. I'm wondering which browser would be best to try it in; Palemoon's a 'non-starter' because it doesn't support WebRTC, which is a must for this kind of thing, apparently.

Although being mainly a user of the Chromium-based browsers, I don't think you can edit things like you can in Firefox, so I guess that's what it will have to be.

Makoto, do me a wee favour, would you? Link me to your post where you detailed the steps for adding the exception into Firefox's settings, please; I've been searching for a while, but can't remember which thread it was in..!

I'll give that a try in Quantum, and see what happens. Well; that's the plan, anyway... Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Mar 2020, 12:11    Post subject:  

Hmm. That would probably explain why I was having problems connecting - I was doing it in Palemoon. Embarassed

Well, the method to do it was to go into about:config, and create the key, general.useragent.override.skype.com, if it doesn't already exist. Set it to "String", and then you'll be able to set it to whatever useragent string you want to use.

I say 'was,' because I don't know if Firefox is currently honoring those particular site overrides - I tried going to the web version of Skype after setting it, and it would only give me the unsupported browser page. It works under Palemoon, but...

Maybe one of the useragent-changing extensions would work, I don't know. If you try it, make sure to backup your original useragent string, of course.

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PostPosted: Fri 22 May 2020, 11:13    Post subject:  

The current release (today) of 8.61.76.36 appears to have had some changes made, but as per usual with M$, no debug info in the terminal.

The last 3 or 4 releases have refused to run for me in Bionicpup64, but this one has now begun behaving itself again. Still runs fine under Xenialpup64, but where it was running in jrb's Quirky64 April 7.0.1 'lite', it has now, sadly, thrown in the towel. I'm not really surprised at this, since 7.0.1 is around the same vintage as Tahrpup64.....and it's getting so's quite a number of things won't run properly in that, either.

Just keeping y'all up-to-date!


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