Youre 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
The only difference is that youll 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, theres 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 cant use NVDA or JAWS
if you dont wish too. But Narrator is there and c can be used as a first
party option too.
That windows 7 computer can be upgraded to
AT this point I wouldnt 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.
Theres 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. Thats 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 dont have to if you dont wanna.
Theres emojis like iOS too but again you only can
choose to use them if you wanna.
Hope this helps some!
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."
September 20, 2021 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A
serious computer problem
So once you hit the windows key and start typing
thats how youd 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 Im 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
I dunno what programs you use in Xp but most
likely theyll work in 10 too, perhaps with updated
Im 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 doesnt mean you have to use
it, just putting it out there.
Considering youve done tech installs and whatnot
Im actually a bit surprised at how lost you are with the OS
Having said that Ill 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.
goes, energy flows."