Re: Question About Desktop

Ann Parsons

Hi Shelly,

'This PC' should be on your desktop. Use the letter t and you'll find it.

Good for you. I just don't understand trainers who don't get it, that a student has to have a picture in the mind of what he or she is doing before doing it. How the heck are you supposed to navigate the desktop if you don't know how? Knowing what the route is makes going to the grocery store a heck of a lot easier. Some of these sighted instructors figure blind people don't need to know what things look like because they can't see them anyway. "Hoy, hoy, ou embliere hraire! Hoy, hoy the stinking thousand!" Richard Adams This refers to all the miriad enemies of rabbits.

Ann P.

Original message:


Thanks for explaining  things to me.  I am totally blind and had no idea
what the desktop looked like.  I would just arrow down and listen to the
items that are there.  I will definitely do as you said and hit the
right arrow key to move to the next column.  I am using Windows 10.  How
do I find this PC?  I will admit, I didn't have the best training.  I
don't want to get into personal things but I had a bad rehab counselor
who basically thought I was retarded.  I don't like using that word but
that's what he classified me as.  He wanted me in a sheltered workshop
and I tried it for three days and it was degrading so I quit and put
myself through college.  He wouldn't help me with that.
On 8/29/2020 2:26 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,
Shelly, what operating system are you running?   It depends on what OS
you're running as to where the downloads folder is. Before I explain
how to find your downloads folder, which is where all programs put
files unless you tell them differently, I want to explain your desktop
to you.
Don't know where you got your training, but whomever it was did a poor
job in this area.  Your desktop is a list view, but it is displayed in
columns and rows.  Have you ever seen a bulletin board with pictures
and announcements and so on placed in columns and rows on it?  There
will be a picture, and below that will be the menu for the kids'
lunches at school, to the right of the picture will be Martha's
drawing of Spot the Dog and so on. That's what your desktop looks
like.  So, if you want to see items 8-14, use your right arrow key to
move to the second column of icons.  You can always use first letter
navigation too, which is sometimes more efficient.
As for the downloads folder, that depends on the OS.  If it's win10,
it's in 'this PC'.  If it's Win7, look in 'computer' at:
Ann P.

Original message:
         Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open
and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see
seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a
program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to the download
folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but
someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder. Thanks in

Ann K. Parsons
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