Re: Buying a New Laptop Help Please.


Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

Assuming that everything goes well, yes.

 

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From: Janet
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 9:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Buying a New Laptop Help Please.

 

HI,

Ok, So when I get my new laptop, I just plug it in, and turn on Narrator, and I can rely on Narrator to walk me through the entire set up? I wait until after I finish setting up the laptop, I can then install JAWS?

 

Janet

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Norman

Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 5:35 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Buying a New Laptop Help Please.

 

Hi.

 

See below for my answers.

 

 

> how do I set the Laptop to my network?

 

 

During setup the laptop will ask you which wifi network you want to

connect to. Find yours in the list, hit connect on it and follow the

prompts.

 

 

> Are there any Laptops with the num pad?

 

 

Typically a laptop with a 15.6 inch or larger screen would include a num

pad. 14 inch machines usually don't have one.

 

 

> How accessible  is Windows ten mail?

 

 

I haven't used it on a daily basis so can't really comment on it's

accessibility, but from playing with it it seems reasonably accessible.

I personally much prefer thunderbird although accessibility has little

to do with that preference.

 

 

> I do not have any eyes available to help me set this up, so I am

going from Windows 7 computer to Windows ten Laptop,

 

 

A tip. Don't dismiss narator out of hand, especially during setup. It

has gotten dramatic improvements from the joke it used to be on win7. I

personally feel there is very little reason to buy jaws anymore with

nvda having gotten as good as it is and narator being more than good

enough as a backup option.

 

The keyboard shortcut to toggle narator is control windows enter.

 

 

Good luck.

 

 

 

 

 

On 12/15/2020 5:03 PM, Janet wrote:

> Hi Everyone,

> I am going to try and buy a Laptop hopefully today.  I'm going to try and buy it from Amazon or Best Buy.  I've never used a Laptop so this will be quite new to me.  Some of my main questions is how do I set the Laptop to my network? Are there any Laptops with the num pad? How accessible  is Windows ten mail? I do not have any eyes available to help me set this up, so I am going from Windows 7 computer to Windows ten Laptop, and, I am basically on my own with this set up.  I will need a Laptop so I can use an email program, surfing the web, basic editing etc.  I wil also be taking JAWS 2021 with me to the new Laptop.

> Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

> Janet

> Peace Be With You.

>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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