You’re welcome Kay.
So ok think of the windows 10 notifications as something
like the iOS notification center.
Think of the Windows store as something like the app
The only difference is that you’ll be using tab , arrow and
enter keys to get what you need done rather than flicking and tapping
like on a phone.
Just like Xp, there’s a desktop with all of your apps. Or
you can get to them in the start menu.
Although its easier to just tap the windows key and start
typing to search for the app you want. In every case (by default unless you
change it), any local results such as apps or app settings will show up first
followed next by web results which uses Bing search.
Just like in earlier windows versions you got a taskbar and
system trey with all running apps in it.
Windows 10 just calls everything an app now
Its got its own built in screen reader which is good enough
for probably a lot of people. Not saying you can’t use NVDA or JAWS if you
don’t wish too. But Narrator is there and c can be used as a first party
That windows 7 computer can be upgraded to
AT this point I wouldn’t bother g going to 7, since at this
point its not supported either.
All of your screen reader commands as well as a lot of
windows commands will work the same just like in older versions.
Power toys just came out and keys can be remapped if you
have to do so.
There’s also pretty extensive list of keyboard shortcuts
that you can find from MS if you do a web search in addition to your
You gotta remember. MS serves over 2 billion people
with Windows. That’s a lot of age groups and people (some of which have
been using Windows since day one.) so while sure they do add things, a
lot stays the same too.
Like sure you can dictate in Windows 10 now just like in
iOS but you don’t have to if you don’t wanna.
There’s emoji’s like iOS too but again you only can
choose to use them if you wanna.
Hope this helps some!
<main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2021 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A serious computer
Thanks for your
input. I know it is just going to take my doing things with it and I'll
get it. I actually agree with you when you said you are surprised that I
am having so much trouble with 10. Yes,I do have an iPhone and don't
have trouble interacting with it. I just need to understand it more and
how it is laid out to feel more at home with it. Thanks for getting back
with me on this.
"Where focus goes, energy flows."
Sent: Monday, September
20, 2021 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A
serious computer problem
So once you hit the windows key and start typing
that’s how you’d search.
From there it will auto announce the results
Move your up and down arrows to move thru them and press
enter on the one you want.
This is exactly like Windows 7 , and if I’m remembering
correctly (its been a long time since I used XP), like the new XP start
Many of the things are the same between XP, 7 and
There are things in 10 that you can choose to use or not
I dunno what programs you use in Xp but most likely
they’ll work in 10 too, perhaps with updated versions.
I’m not sure if you know about smartphones and how they
work or not, but one thing new to Windows 10 is this idea of notifications
that you can interact with. Just like smartphones windows 10 and 11 have a
store that you can get software from.
Now just because it has it doesn’t mean you have to use
it, just putting it out there.
Considering you’ve done tech installs and whatnot
I’m actually a bit surprised at how lost you are with the OS
Having said that I’ll help how I can.
Let me start by
saying this is going to be a long one. You might say that the computer
problem is me. At one time I was a techie and loved a challenge.
I even worked for a business as a trainer and installer of computers
and adaptive technology. I worked all over the state of
Wisconsin with all kinds of people at various levels of computer
knowledge. I enjoyed the work but moved away from there and got away
from adaptive technology, but of course, still used tech. I still have
a computer that a friend of mine and myself put together. This is the
machine that I am writing on right now. It was built in 2004 and still
flies. All parts are industrial grade and you can tell. This
machine has XP on it but can be upgraded with a bit of hardware
replacement. I did have a laptop that has Windows 7 on it but
never really liked it. In fact, I have two machines that have 7 on
them. I never really got the hang of 7, but wasn't apposed to it, just
never really got it and didn't have anyone to help me figure it out. I
am not stupid and not a slow learner, but I just don't get it. Now we
come to the problem. A couple of months ago,I received a Del laptop
with Windows 10 on it. I am so frustrated with it. I just don't
understand 10. I don't understand the start menu, the layout, how to
find things and so much more. I get that there is a search at the top
of the start menu and I can search for things, but do I hit tab, enter or
what? I want to personalize it and get things going but I can't even
find my way around the thing. Every time I try to do anything with it,
I run in to road blocks.
What I really need
is someone to help me learn everything. Someone who would be willing
to start out from the beginning or basics and go from there. If I know
something, we can move on. I would be willing to pay obviously for
your time but otherwise I just don't know what to do. I feel totally
frustrated and don't know where to turn. If anyone has any ideas, or
knows of anyone that is good with teaching computers, could you please let
me know? I feel embarrassed coming out here on these lists, but I
truly do not know what else to do. I have to move on and learn this,
but it just isn't working this way. Thanks for any help with this.
"Where focus goes,