I am using Windows 10 and Skype. Skype has a new feature for Live Captions of a Video Call. This is great, since I am deaf, it allows me to communicate with friends and family.
I have been a software developer for 30+ years.
When Skype gets an incoming call it shows a notification on screen and I guess sounds an audio ringtone. This is useless for the deaf. Unless I am in front of the computer, I'll miss the notification, and the ringtone falls upon deaf ears.
What I would like to do is flash an alerter bulb when Skype receives an incoming call. I would need to have a program "listen" for the notification or ringtone. Flashing the bulb is easy - I have that.
I have thought of a Windows notification listener or Windows message hook, neither has panned out.
Maybe I am reinventing the wheel. Maybe Windows 10 or Skype already has this?
Can anyone think of a way to do this or point me in the right direction?