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Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

You don’t think 256 is enough?

I think 128 is a bit small.

Although under $600 you can get laptops with 512 SSD drive.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy. I have never seen the value in a touch screen for a blind user, so getting a 2 in 1 laptop, especially if you have to pay more, would not be my recommendation. Regarding the solid state drive, I would not go less than 512 gig. You can always use external storage devices for data.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 4:15 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

How big should the state Drive be and what our opinions about the two and one laptops

 

Kathy

 

On Jun 16, 2021, at 12:10 PM, Howard Traxler <htraxler7@...> wrote:

 You say:
Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

Look at history
MS DOS
Windows 2.5
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
and Windows 10

Seems to me that each step (almost) required all new hardware.

On 6/16/2021 11:04 AM, Gene wrote:

I mean that, as far as I know, Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM but I see no reason to worry about Windows 11.  Microsoft doesn’t go around making new versions markedly more demanding.  And has anyone reliable who writes technical articles said that Windows 11 will require more ram or computing power?  While I don’t follow these things, at the same time, I have seen nothing indicating that people who had machines that ran Windows 8 needed more powerful machines to run Windows 10. 

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM when buying a new machine and having the extra RAM added.  If it is a small amount like twenty-five or thirty dollars, it isn’t worth worrying about mmuchif at all for a lot of people. 

 

I’m not particularly concerned with the amouhnt of RAM except in the context of what I consider the very questionable generalization about future proofing a machine.  though I also am commenting because I just don’t think a typical computer user needs more or will benefit significantly more by adding ram. 

 

also, it is my impression that Windows 10 handles memory more efficiently than Windows 8 did.  I’m challenging the idea that you need to spend more money and go beyond specifications that work well today to future pproof a machine.  Many considerations enter into the question.  How do you intend to use the machine?  How much do you care about speed?  What sorts of changes in Windows and programs can accurately be predicted that will make your computer not be able to work with software over many years and Windows as it changes?  And how much more money are we talking about? 

 

And to explain my point further, if you apply the future proof argument or extrapolation to other areas, what are the results?  Do you end up advocating a much more powerful processor than that which works well now with Windows 10?  In the end, adding, with all these upgrades, 100 dollars, or 150 dollars to the price of a machine.  A little here and a little there and you may be talking about enough money to matter to people who want to be careful or reasonably careful about how much they spend.

 

I really doubt that Microsoft is going to create the kind of bad will and anger among its customers by making Windows 11 require enough more computer resources to make a lot of users’ machines obsolete or require them to spend money to upgrade their machines.

 

In short, my main point is that once you start applying the future proof argument, where does it lead and how much money is involved? 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Plus with Windows 11coming out, we don’t know the hardware requirements of that OS yet. Nor do we know  if JAWS will have new hard where requirements either.

I agree with Chris completely on this.

I’d go with 16GB to be safe.

My opinion is you don’t buy a laptop minimal specs just to last a year or two. You buy enough that will carry  you thru for a while.

I’d also go with a Core I5 11th gen.

Do you just want a clamshell laptop or w would you like to have it convert over to a tablet?

Is a keyboard with a  NumLock important to you?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

I do not want a slow computer

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy

 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

John Holcomb II
 

So the latest and fastest  is PcIE 4, but PcIE 3 SSDs are the way to go as the 4th revision just came out.

If you don’t have a PcIE slot, a sata-based SSD will still be much faster than a mechanical drive.

See, you can get both mechanical drives, or SSD drives that fit a SATA port if you don’t have an m.2 slot.

My laptop from 2011 only has a SAATA port, but came with an SSD which is a much better choice  then mechanical.

Even cheap laptops  now come with MvME drives.

 

Hope this helps!

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi John,

 

 

 

I clicked on the link  provided in your message below and listened  to the full article   about  emmc and ssd drives.

Emmc sounds like the kind of thing you’d find in a kindle reader.

 

What kind of drive is now faster than an s s d drive??

 

Thanks,

 

Monte

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 16, 2021 2:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Rather then trying to explain it, I’ll trust the good folks at How-To Geek

eMMC vs. SSD: Not All Solid-State Storage is Equal (howtogeek.com)

 

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

John,

 

Tell us what an eMMC drive is  and why it should be avoided.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:15 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

However, she should be sure not to get one with an eMMC drive.

Some but not all laptops let  you upgrade the storage and ram options later.

I’m going to assume you’d rather not open it up at any point

Do you want  us to suggest some actual laptops for you?

A great k keyboard typing experience is a m must I’d presume.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy,

 

A solid state drive has no moving parts. So, unlike the standard hard drives,

---there are no moving parts.

---they do not overheat.

---they use less energy and last longer.

 

These days, they are quite affordable.

Also,  most new laptops now come with a solid state  drive by default.

…and they are faster than  the  traditional mechanical drive.

 

Good brand names are Kingston, crucial, Samsung, etc..

 

I would not purchase a new p c or laptop without a solid state drive.

 

You wrote that you will not  be moving/carrying your  laptop from  place to place, so you can get one that may be a little heavier than  a very lightweight one.

Laptops with a numeric keypad are a little bigger than those without.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock


Sent: June 16, 2021 8:56 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I am a little dumb in this area what is considered a solid-state drive question do you like a certain brand other than another brand question

Kathy

 

 

On Jun 16, 2021, at 9:41 AM, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:



Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

 I do not want a slow computer 

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy 


Disabling Voiceover Recognition

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

Is there a way to disable voiceover recognition altogether? I can go into the settings and change specific features, but I thought it could be turned it off completely.

Thanks,


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question about connecting a hearing device to an iPad Air

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I have an iPad Air, OS 14.5.1. It has what looks kind of like a headphone jack, except it's blocked enough that it can't be used that way. Does this have to do with a lightning cable, or can it only be used with a Bluetooth speaker or headphones? Can someone please describe the shape of a lightning cable with its tip, and how it's used to connect to a hearing device?

Thanks,


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Re: a white cane question

Troy Burnham
 

Gene,


I'll have my mom check to see if a brand name is on it, as I say an O&M friend gave it to me so I didn't buy it myself.


Troy


On 6/17/2021 8:00 AM, Gene wrote:
Can you have someone check to see what the brand is?  I believe NFB makes a cane that is wider around than canes generally are.  I haven’t used one but I did see one, though I didn’t pay much attention to a detailed inspection.  But I think the tension is less than on many canes.  If it is a cane made by NFB, I would think its fine.  After all, since all sorts of NFB members likely use it, if there were problems with the cane, the design would be expected to have been changed. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question
 
Hi all,

No, there are many different types of white canes, everything from
rigid ones to folding ones in six sections.  You may want to purchase a
new cane just in case this old one breaks.

Ann P.


Original message:
> Hi all,


> I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost
> always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do
> have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's
> slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3
> sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made
> these days?


> I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when
> I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to
> me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or
> in some other obstacle.


> Thanks.


> Troy




>

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: a white cane question

Gene
 

And since the sections slide into each other, each section closer to the bottom is smaller around than the one above it because it slides into the section above it.  that’s why one of the messages said that the cane usually breaks in the bottom section, it is the smallest and weakest one.
 
An interesting qquestion is that, if a telescoping cane were made that was sufficiently strong on the bottom piece, how large around would the top piece have to be.  It might be so large that the cane couldn’t be held conveniently when used.  that’s my guess as to why no one has said they know of an adequately strong one for anything like normal use.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question
 
A telescopic cane is like the old car radio antennas or a telescope;  it consists of sections that slide into each other so that a cane that is 54 inches long will probably be only 11 or 12 inches long when the sections are collapsed.
The ones I have seen usually have  five sections.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: June 17, 2021 5:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question

What's different about a telescopic cane?


Btw I keep my cane in the car in case of an emergency, I just don't normally use it.


Troy


On 6/17/2021 6:17 AM, Monte Single wrote:
> Hi Victor,
>
> I have had   at least 2 or 3 telescopic canes.
> I really like them for places like airports and planes, restaurants.
> When I was working, I kept one at work.
> I like how easy it is to collapse them and hang them on a chair or in a pouch etc..
> But!!  All the ones I have had  would be rated as flimsy,  they break real easy, usually at the bottom joint.
> I'd like to find one that did not break  so easily.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
> Sent: June 16, 2021 11:13 PM
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question
>
> Are there any good collapsible canes out there? I’m not talking about the folding ones. I’m talking about the telescopic ones. The ones that are kind of like an antenna. I’ve only put my hands on one and that was a long time ago. But I have heard that these telescoping canes break very easily.
>
> Victor
>> On Jun 16, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:
>>
>> Almost every time I go out with husband or friend.  I have my Seeing Eye Dog, Nelly and for 'just in case' I always carry a collapseable carbon fiber cane in side my purse.
>>
>>
>> I don't know how to do it, but could someone advise how to check if the cord that works a folding cane could be  shortened to add to the solid feel of the cane while in use?
>>
>> nancy
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On 6/17/2021 12:13 AM, Victor wrote:
>>> I usually  take my cane wherever I go as well. I didn’t when I was younger, but I find myself doing it more now just to be on the safe side.
>>>
>>> Victor
>>>>> On Jun 16, 2021, at 8:02 PM, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@...> wrote:
>>>> Monty,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> This cane is 3 sections like the others I've had over the years, but as I said the shaft of this cane is just slightly bigger around than the others I've had. Maybe the elastic cord inside the shaft is slightly looser than I'm used to and that's what causes it to not seem quite as solid as my past canes have been. It may not be as fragile as it seems to be, I'm just used to the sections fitting together more snugly than this.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Troy
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On 6/16/2021 6:41 PM, Monte Single wrote:
>>>>> Hi Troy,
>>>>> Mostof the canes I have seen are
>>>>>    4 sections which fit together quite snugly with and heavy, inner  elastic chord.
>>>>> They definitely do not fall apart.
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
>>>>> Sent: June 16, 2021 5:27 PM
>>>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>>>> Subject: [TechTalk] a white cane question
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3 sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made these days?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or in some other obstacle.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Troy
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Re: a white cane question

Monte Single
 

A telescopic cane is like the old car radio antennas or a telescope; it consists of sections that slide into each other so that a cane that is 54 inches long will probably be only 11 or 12 inches long when the sections are collapsed.
The ones I have seen usually have five sections.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: June 17, 2021 5:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question

What's different about a telescopic cane?


Btw I keep my cane in the car in case of an emergency, I just don't normally use it.


Troy


On 6/17/2021 6:17 AM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Victor,

I have had at least 2 or 3 telescopic canes.
I really like them for places like airports and planes, restaurants.
When I was working, I kept one at work.
I like how easy it is to collapse them and hang them on a chair or in a pouch etc..
But!! All the ones I have had would be rated as flimsy, they break real easy, usually at the bottom joint.
I'd like to find one that did not break so easily.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: June 16, 2021 11:13 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question

Are there any good collapsible canes out there? I’m not talking about the folding ones. I’m talking about the telescopic ones. The ones that are kind of like an antenna. I’ve only put my hands on one and that was a long time ago. But I have heard that these telescoping canes break very easily.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@comcast.net> wrote:

Almost every time I go out with husband or friend. I have my Seeing Eye Dog, Nelly and for 'just in case' I always carry a collapseable carbon fiber cane in side my purse.


I don't know how to do it, but could someone advise how to check if the cord that works a folding cane could be shortened to add to the solid feel of the cane while in use?

nancy




On 6/17/2021 12:13 AM, Victor wrote:
I usually take my cane wherever I go as well. I didn’t when I was younger, but I find myself doing it more now just to be on the safe side.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 8:02 PM, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:
Monty,


This cane is 3 sections like the others I've had over the years, but as I said the shaft of this cane is just slightly bigger around than the others I've had. Maybe the elastic cord inside the shaft is slightly looser than I'm used to and that's what causes it to not seem quite as solid as my past canes have been. It may not be as fragile as it seems to be, I'm just used to the sections fitting together more snugly than this.


Troy


On 6/16/2021 6:41 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Troy,
Mostof the canes I have seen are
4 sections which fit together quite snugly with and heavy, inner elastic chord.
They definitely do not fall apart.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: June 16, 2021 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a white cane question

Hi all,


I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3 sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made these days?


I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or in some other obstacle.


Thanks.


Troy






















Re: a white cane question

Gene
 

Can you have someone check to see what the brand is?  I believe NFB makes a cane that is wider around than canes generally are.  I haven’t used one but I did see one, though I didn’t pay much attention to a detailed inspection.  But I think the tension is less than on many canes.  If it is a cane made by NFB, I would think its fine.  After all, since all sorts of NFB members likely use it, if there were problems with the cane, the design would be expected to have been changed. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question
 
Hi all,

No, there are many different types of white canes, everything from
rigid ones to folding ones in six sections.  You may want to purchase a
new cane just in case this old one breaks.

Ann P.


Original message:
> Hi all,


> I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost
> always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do
> have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's
> slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3
> sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made
> these days?


> I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when
> I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to
> me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or
> in some other obstacle.


> Thanks.


> Troy




>

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: a white cane question

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

No, there are many different types of white canes, everything from rigid ones to folding ones in six sections. You may want to purchase a new cane just in case this old one breaks.

Ann P.


Original message:

Hi all,

I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost
always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do
have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's
slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3
sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made
these days?

I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when
I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to
me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or
in some other obstacle.

Thanks.

Troy



--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: a white cane question

Troy Burnham
 

What's different about a telescopic cane?


Btw I keep my cane in the car in case of an emergency, I just don't normally use it.


Troy

On 6/17/2021 6:17 AM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Victor,

I have had at least 2 or 3 telescopic canes.
I really like them for places like airports and planes, restaurants.
When I was working, I kept one at work.
I like how easy it is to collapse them and hang them on a chair or in a pouch etc..
But!! All the ones I have had would be rated as flimsy, they break real easy, usually at the bottom joint.
I'd like to find one that did not break so easily.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: June 16, 2021 11:13 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question

Are there any good collapsible canes out there? I’m not talking about the folding ones. I’m talking about the telescopic ones. The ones that are kind of like an antenna. I’ve only put my hands on one and that was a long time ago. But I have heard that these telescoping canes break very easily.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@comcast.net> wrote:

Almost every time I go out with husband or friend. I have my Seeing Eye Dog, Nelly and for 'just in case' I always carry a collapseable carbon fiber cane in side my purse.


I don't know how to do it, but could someone advise how to check if the cord that works a folding cane could be shortened to add to the solid feel of the cane while in use?

nancy




On 6/17/2021 12:13 AM, Victor wrote:
I usually take my cane wherever I go as well. I didn’t when I was younger, but I find myself doing it more now just to be on the safe side.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 8:02 PM, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:
Monty,


This cane is 3 sections like the others I've had over the years, but as I said the shaft of this cane is just slightly bigger around than the others I've had. Maybe the elastic cord inside the shaft is slightly looser than I'm used to and that's what causes it to not seem quite as solid as my past canes have been. It may not be as fragile as it seems to be, I'm just used to the sections fitting together more snugly than this.


Troy


On 6/16/2021 6:41 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Troy,
Mostof the canes I have seen are
4 sections which fit together quite snugly with and heavy, inner elastic chord.
They definitely do not fall apart.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: June 16, 2021 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a white cane question

Hi all,


I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3 sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made these days?


I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or in some other obstacle.


Thanks.


Troy





















Re: a white cane question

Monte Single
 

Hi Victor,

I have had at least 2 or 3 telescopic canes.
I really like them for places like airports and planes, restaurants.
When I was working, I kept one at work.
I like how easy it is to collapse them and hang them on a chair or in a pouch etc..
But!! All the ones I have had would be rated as flimsy, they break real easy, usually at the bottom joint.
I'd like to find one that did not break so easily.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: June 16, 2021 11:13 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a white cane question

Are there any good collapsible canes out there? I’m not talking about the folding ones. I’m talking about the telescopic ones. The ones that are kind of like an antenna. I’ve only put my hands on one and that was a long time ago. But I have heard that these telescoping canes break very easily.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@comcast.net> wrote:

Almost every time I go out with husband or friend. I have my Seeing Eye Dog, Nelly and for 'just in case' I always carry a collapseable carbon fiber cane in side my purse.


I don't know how to do it, but could someone advise how to check if the cord that works a folding cane could be shortened to add to the solid feel of the cane while in use?

nancy




On 6/17/2021 12:13 AM, Victor wrote:
I usually take my cane wherever I go as well. I didn’t when I was younger, but I find myself doing it more now just to be on the safe side.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 8:02 PM, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:
Monty,


This cane is 3 sections like the others I've had over the years, but as I said the shaft of this cane is just slightly bigger around than the others I've had. Maybe the elastic cord inside the shaft is slightly looser than I'm used to and that's what causes it to not seem quite as solid as my past canes have been. It may not be as fragile as it seems to be, I'm just used to the sections fitting together more snugly than this.


Troy


On 6/16/2021 6:41 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Troy,
Mostof the canes I have seen are
4 sections which fit together quite snugly with and heavy, inner elastic chord.
They definitely do not fall apart.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: June 16, 2021 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a white cane question

Hi all,


I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3 sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made these days?


I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or in some other obstacle.


Thanks.


Troy

















NVDA In-Process blog post and a discount on our Basic Training for NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

I've just published this week's In-Process, it's the mostly-fortnightly NV Access blog.  This week we feature all the details on the newly released NVDA 2021.1 Beta 3, information about where add-ons are at for NVDA 2021.1 (it's good!), and updates to not one but two training modules - with a discount for Basic Training.


Kind regards

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--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: checked icons

chris judge
 

HI. Go to your windows start menu and type file explorer options. Press enter. Control tab once, then tab in to the tree view of options. Press the letter U. You should hear, use check boxes to select items. Press spacebar to uncheck. Tab to the ok button and press enter.

 

Cheers.

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: June 17, 2021 2:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] checked icons

 

Hi,

Every icon I cursor over is saying checked, and I completely forgot where to turn that off using windows 10, can someone help?

Thank you.


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

chris judge
 

Hi Kathy. I have never seen the value in a touch screen for a blind user, so getting a 2 in 1 laptop, especially if you have to pay more, would not be my recommendation. Regarding the solid state drive, I would not go less than 512 gig. You can always use external storage devices for data.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 4:15 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

How big should the state Drive be and what our opinions about the two and one laptops

 

Kathy



On Jun 16, 2021, at 12:10 PM, Howard Traxler <htraxler7@...> wrote:

 You say:
Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

Look at history
MS DOS
Windows 2.5
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
and Windows 10

Seems to me that each step (almost) required all new hardware.

On 6/16/2021 11:04 AM, Gene wrote:

I mean that, as far as I know, Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM but I see no reason to worry about Windows 11.  Microsoft doesn’t go around making new versions markedly more demanding.  And has anyone reliable who writes technical articles said that Windows 11 will require more ram or computing power?  While I don’t follow these things, at the same time, I have seen nothing indicating that people who had machines that ran Windows 8 needed more powerful machines to run Windows 10. 

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM when buying a new machine and having the extra RAM added.  If it is a small amount like twenty-five or thirty dollars, it isn’t worth worrying about mmuchif at all for a lot of people. 

 

I’m not particularly concerned with the amouhnt of RAM except in the context of what I consider the very questionable generalization about future proofing a machine.  though I also am commenting because I just don’t think a typical computer user needs more or will benefit significantly more by adding ram. 

 

also, it is my impression that Windows 10 handles memory more efficiently than Windows 8 did.  I’m challenging the idea that you need to spend more money and go beyond specifications that work well today to future pproof a machine.  Many considerations enter into the question.  How do you intend to use the machine?  How much do you care about speed?  What sorts of changes in Windows and programs can accurately be predicted that will make your computer not be able to work with software over many years and Windows as it changes?  And how much more money are we talking about? 

 

And to explain my point further, if you apply the future proof argument or extrapolation to other areas, what are the results?  Do you end up advocating a much more powerful processor than that which works well now with Windows 10?  In the end, adding, with all these upgrades, 100 dollars, or 150 dollars to the price of a machine.  A little here and a little there and you may be talking about enough money to matter to people who want to be careful or reasonably careful about how much they spend.

 

I really doubt that Microsoft is going to create the kind of bad will and anger among its customers by making Windows 11 require enough more computer resources to make a lot of users’ machines obsolete or require them to spend money to upgrade their machines.

 

In short, my main point is that once you start applying the future proof argument, where does it lead and how much money is involved? 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Plus with Windows 11coming out, we don’t know the hardware requirements of that OS yet. Nor do we know  if JAWS will have new hard where requirements either.

I agree with Chris completely on this.

I’d go with 16GB to be safe.

My opinion is you don’t buy a laptop minimal specs just to last a year or two. You buy enough that will carry  you thru for a while.

I’d also go with a Core I5 11th gen.

Do you just want a clamshell laptop or w would you like to have it convert over to a tablet?

Is a keyboard with a  NumLock important to you?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

I do not want a slow computer

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy

 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

chris judge
 

Hi. Just curious, but are you using jaws or NVDA? Are you using the Microsoft office suite, word, outlook, teams etc?

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: June 16, 2021 4:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi there Folks!

I am essentially running the same system with the exception of a newer video card that I was running with windows 7. I have only 4 GB ram and aside from it taking a bit longer in programs like Thunderbird I notice no real difference. So I do agree with Gene here in that microsoft doesn't set out to force folks to upgrade their systems by updating windows. I strongly believe the reason for having more powerful machines has to do with the software and how it is designed. Just My 2-sense worth, whatever that might be worth these days<SMILE!>. Catch Ya All Later!

de 

On 16-Jun-21 12:10, Howard Traxler wrote:

You say:
Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

Look at history
MS DOS
Windows 2.5
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
and Windows 10

Seems to me that each step (almost) required all new hardware.

On 6/16/2021 11:04 AM, Gene wrote:

I mean that, as far as I know, Microsoft doesn’t make the next version of Windows markedly more demanding than the last version. 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM but I see no reason to worry about Windows 11.  Microsoft doesn’t go around making new versions markedly more demanding.  And has anyone reliable who writes technical articles said that Windows 11 will require more ram or computing power?  While I don’t follow these things, at the same time, I have seen nothing indicating that people who had machines that ran Windows 8 needed more powerful machines to run Windows 10. 

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM when buying a new machine and having the extra RAM added.  If it is a small amount like twenty-five or thirty dollars, it isn’t worth worrying about mmuchif at all for a lot of people. 

 

I’m not particularly concerned with the amouhnt of RAM except in the context of what I consider the very questionable generalization about future proofing a machine.  though I also am commenting because I just don’t think a typical computer user needs more or will benefit significantly more by adding ram. 

 

also, it is my impression that Windows 10 handles memory more efficiently than Windows 8 did.  I’m challenging the idea that you need to spend more money and go beyond specifications that work well today to future pproof a machine.  Many considerations enter into the question.  How do you intend to use the machine?  How much do you care about speed?  What sorts of changes in Windows and programs can accurately be predicted that will make your computer not be able to work with software over many years and Windows as it changes?  And how much more money are we talking about? 

 

And to explain my point further, if you apply the future proof argument or extrapolation to other areas, what are the results?  Do you end up advocating a much more powerful processor than that which works well now with Windows 10?  In the end, adding, with all these upgrades, 100 dollars, or 150 dollars to the price of a machine.  A little here and a little there and you may be talking about enough money to matter to people who want to be careful or reasonably careful about how much they spend.

 

I really doubt that Microsoft is going to create the kind of bad will and anger among its customers by making Windows 11 require enough more computer resources to make a lot of users’ machines obsolete or require them to spend money to upgrade their machines.

 

In short, my main point is that once you start applying the future proof argument, where does it lead and how much money is involved? 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Plus with Windows 11coming out, we don’t know the hardware requirements of that OS yet. Nor do we know  if JAWS will have new hard where requirements either.

I agree with Chris completely on this.

I’d go with 16GB to be safe.

My opinion is you don’t buy a laptop minimal specs just to last a year or two. You buy enough that will carry  you thru for a while.

I’d also go with a Core I5 11th gen.

Do you just want a clamshell laptop or w would you like to have it convert over to a tablet?

Is a keyboard with a  NumLock important to you?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

I do not want a slow computer

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy

 


Re: Recommendations for a new laptop

chris judge
 

Hi. This is precisely why I stated yesterday that I was basing my recommendation on experience, not on stuff I read.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: June 16, 2021 3:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I've seen different statements.  I've seen a number of articles online saying it makes little difference for computer use as a typical user uses it, and I've seen statements on lists saying it makes a general difference.

 

I'd like to try the same machine with 8 and 16GB of RAM but I don't expect to be able to try that test. 

 

I like a computer that is reasonably fast but I'm not particularly concerned with a little faster or slower performance.  Most of my time is used by working with programs or doing things where speed doesn't matter to any extent like streaming or listening to audio, browsing or working with e-mail.  that means I am using most of my time doing something like reading, writing, or listening..  I don't care if something like a file opens a second or two faster or slower or if a player starts to play in two or three seconds or one second. 

 

Other people may care about such differences, but are these the kinds of differences we are discussing? 

 

Since RAM isn't very expensive now, I'm discussing this quite a bit from interest.  Some people may want to save forty or fifty dollars and others may not care much.  Still, I think it should be clarified what we are talking about.

 

Gene

On 6/16/2021 12:53 PM, Brian Zolo wrote:

Hey there, Gene, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio.  I must respectfully disagree when it comes to the question of 8 gigs versus 16 gigs and jaws with windows ten.  I’ve been an employee of the department of defense now for 35 and one half years and in the work arena, jaws as well as your apps perform much better with 16 gigs of ram than with 8 gigs of ram and I’ve found the same with my home laptops.  The extra ram pays off with better performance.  Have a great day!  BZ!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM but I see no reason to worry about Windows 11.  Microsoft doesn’t go around making new versions markedly more demanding.  And has anyone reliable who writes technical articles said that Windows 11 will require more ram or computing power?  While I don’t follow these things, at the same time, I have seen nothing indicating that people who had machines that ran Windows 8 needed more powerful machines to run Windows 10. 

 

I don’t know how much more you spend for 16GB of RAM when buying a new machine and having the extra RAM added.  If it is a small amount like twenty-five or thirty dollars, it isn’t worth worrying about mmuchif at all for a lot of people. 

 

I’m not particularly concerned with the amouhnt of RAM except in the context of what I consider the very questionable generalization about future proofing a machine.  though I also am commenting because I just don’t think a typical computer user needs more or will benefit significantly more by adding ram. 

 

also, it is my impression that Windows 10 handles memory more efficiently than Windows 8 did.  I’m challenging the idea that you need to spend more money and go beyond specifications that work well today to future pproof a machine.  Many considerations enter into the question.  How do you intend to use the machine?  How much do you care about speed?  What sorts of changes in Windows and programs can accurately be predicted that will make your computer not be able to work with software over many years and Windows as it changes?  And how much more money are we talking about? 

 

And to explain my point further, if you apply the future proof argument or extrapolation to other areas, what are the results?  Do you end up advocating a much more powerful processor than that which works well now with Windows 10?  In the end, adding, with all these upgrades, 100 dollars, or 150 dollars to the price of a machine.  A little here and a little there and you may be talking about enough money to matter to people who want to be careful or reasonably careful about how much they spend.

 

I really doubt that Microsoft is going to create the kind of bad will and anger among its customers by making Windows 11 require enough more computer resources to make a lot of users’ machines obsolete or require them to spend money to upgrade their machines.

 

In short, my main point is that once you start applying the future proof argument, where does it lead and how much money is involved? 

 

Gene

-----Original Message-----

Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:29 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Plus with Windows 11coming out, we don’t know the hardware requirements of that OS yet. Nor do we know  if JAWS will have new hard where requirements either.

I agree with Chris completely on this.

I’d go with 16GB to be safe.

My opinion is you don’t buy a laptop minimal specs just to last a year or two. You buy enough that will carry  you thru for a while.

I’d also go with a Core I5 11th gen.

Do you just want a clamshell laptop or w would you like to have it convert over to a tablet?

Is a keyboard with a  NumLock important to you?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Hi Kathy.

 

In my experience, as one who uses jaws and the Microsoft office suite all the time, I can state that the two features that will make you happy are a solid state hard drive, and 16 gig of ram. Sure it is true that 8 gig will suffice, but I have 16 ram and solid state hard drives in all of my computers now and they work great. The difference in cost between 8 gig of ram and 16 gig is almost negligible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: June 16, 2021 10:23 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

I will not be traveling with my laptop. I am doing a ministry through our church so I use the Internet a lot. I also print out braille so I have a Duxberry program and of course I use the latest jaws I just wanted to make sure that I have enough memory in my computer for it to last me for a little bit I also like to keep books on my computer because I download from bard as well

I do not want a slow computer

 

Kathy Sent from my iPhone

 

On Jun 15, 2021, at 9:04 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:



What do you do with your laptop? How much is your budget?

Will you be traveling a lot with this and need a good  battery ?

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Recommendations for a new laptop

 

Good afternoon to all

 

I need to purchase a new laptop, I need help with how much memory and everything I need for my laptop I use the latest jaws  and I use office products I’d like to do the Internet as well I’m not good at this part when it comes to purchasing a laptop and everything I should have in it

 

 

Kathy


resolved my issue was RE: [TechTalk] checked icons

Kimsan
 

I know 98% of you already knew the answer. I just forgot since I’ve completely removed myself from being a tech nerd lol. However, these are the directions I used after googling for an hour.

1.      Open Control Panel and select Folder Options.2. When the Folder Options window opens, choose the View tab and scroll down and uncheck “Use check boxes to select items” and click OK.That’s it. No more boxes. From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 10:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] checked icons

 

Hi,

Every icon I cursor over is saying checked, and I completely forgot where to turn that off using windows 10, can someone help?

Thank you.


Re: how to get access to an IPad

val and david paul
 

Hi Jan!

I've called the charity who are dealing with the distribution of the ipads, and am waiting on them getting back to me, but so far, no luck.

I'll try using my email addresss.


Val.

On 16/06/2021 21:57, Janet wrote:
Hi Val,
Can you call the person who set the phone up, and ask him what he used as the password or Apple id?
Do you have an email address? If so, try using that At least that might solve your Appple Id question, so you can give that to Apple when you call them to tell them you don't know the password or the security code.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of val and david paul
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get access to an IPad

Hi!

I was also given an ipad which had already been set up, this was given
to all vulnerable customers in Scotland by the government.

Unfortunately the guy who set it up, did not give me an apple i.d or
password.

Ofcourse, when I had an update recently, I couldn't sign back in.

Help on this would be appreciated.


Val.

On 16/06/2021 00:26, Nancy Hill wrote:
Ashley, I hit CTRL R so I hope this goes only to you.


Thanks,

nancy

On 6/15/2021 7:04 PM, Ashley Breger via groups.io wrote:
Hello, if you want to contact me off list I would be happy to give
you instructions on how to gain access to the iPad. Email me back off
the list for assistance with this problem

Ashley

On Jun 15, 2021, at 5:56 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@comcast.net>
wrote:

Group,


I have a good friend whose Mom passed away unexpectedly last year.
In going through her things she found an I Pad that is fairly new,
but she can not gain access to it.


What must my friend do to be able to gain access to this almost new
IPad?


Thanks for your help and advice.


nancy
















checked icons

Kimsan
 

Hi,

Every icon I cursor over is saying checked, and I completely forgot where to turn that off using windows 10, can someone help?

Thank you.


Re: a white cane question

Victor
 

Hi Nancy:

Thank you for the information. I will probably stick with my folding cane. It doesn’t sound like I would want to use a telescopic cane all the time.

Thanks again,

Victor

On Jun 16, 2021, at 10:33 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@comcast.net> wrote:


victor, the cane I have is one of those

telescopic ones and because it is so lite I would only use it to 'look around' if and when I had a reason. It is only my security cane. Before I got Nelly I used a folding cane.

nancy

On 6/17/2021 1:13 AM, Victor wrote:
Are there any good collapsible canes out there? I’m not talking about the folding ones. I’m talking about the telescopic ones. The ones that are kind of like an antenna. I’ve only put my hands on one and that was a long time ago. But I have heard that these telescoping canes break very easily.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 10:08 PM, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@comcast.net> wrote:
Almost every time I go out with husband or friend. I have my Seeing Eye Dog, Nelly and for 'just in case' I always carry a collapseable carbon fiber cane in side my purse.


I don't know how to do it, but could someone advise how to check if the cord that works a folding cane could be shortened to add to the solid feel of the cane while in use?

nancy




On 6/17/2021 12:13 AM, Victor wrote:
I usually take my cane wherever I go as well. I didn’t when I was younger, but I find myself doing it more now just to be on the safe side.

Victor
On Jun 16, 2021, at 8:02 PM, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:
Monty,


This cane is 3 sections like the others I've had over the years, but as I said the shaft of this cane is just slightly bigger around than the others I've had. Maybe the elastic cord inside the shaft is slightly looser than I'm used to and that's what causes it to not seem quite as solid as my past canes have been. It may not be as fragile as it seems to be, I'm just used to the sections fitting together more snugly than this.


Troy


On 6/16/2021 6:41 PM, Monte Single wrote:
Hi Troy,
Mostof the canes I have seen are
4 sections which fit together quite snugly with and heavy, inner elastic chord.
They definitely do not fall apart.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: June 16, 2021 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a white cane question

Hi all,


I don't use a white cane much because when I go somewhere I'm almost always with somebody sighted and I walk sighted guide with them. I do have a cane though, one that an O&M instructor gave me, and it's slightly bigger around than any other cane I've ever had and the 3 sections fit together very loosely. Is that the way all canes are made these days?


I won't try to replace this one because I do use it so seldom, but when I unfold the cane and put the joints together they seem loose enough to me that one of the joints may snap if I get the cane stuck in a crack or in some other obstacle.


Thanks.


Troy

















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