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Re: Maximizing in Google Chrome

Alan Robbins <arobbins1057@...>
 

Vicky

 

Windows key plus up arrow

 

Alan

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vicki W
Sent: Saturday, July 3, 2021 7:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Maximizing in Google Chrome

 

Hi,

 

I'm not finding a way to maximize web pages in Google Chrome. Is there a short cut for this or where do I find it in the menus?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki

 


Re: Maximizing in Google Chrome

Vicki W
 

Weird, the first one does not work and the second method wasn't working either until this morning! Thank you.
 
Vicki
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2021 5:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Maximizing in Google Chrome

Press, Windows key + up arrow, or, hold down the, Alt key, and tap the spacebar to open the system menu, and press the letter, X.  You can also press, Alt + spacebar, and down arrow to, Maximize, and press enter, but if it says, Unavailable, this means the screen is already maximized.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2021 4:13 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Maximizing in Google Chrome

Hi,
 
I'm not finding a way to maximize web pages in Google Chrome. Is there a short cut for this or where do I find it in the menus?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Maximizing in Google Chrome

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 

Press, Windows key + up arrow, or, hold down the, Alt key, and tap the spacebar to open the system menu, and press the letter, X.  You can also press, Alt + spacebar, and down arrow to, Maximize, and press enter, but if it says, Unavailable, this means the screen is already maximized.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 2021 4:13 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Maximizing in Google Chrome

Hi,
 
I'm not finding a way to maximize web pages in Google Chrome. Is there a short cut for this or where do I find it in the menus?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Maximizing in Google Chrome

Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
I'm not finding a way to maximize web pages in Google Chrome. Is there a short cut for this or where do I find it in the menus?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Audio Book Apps

Shelly Kane
 

Abbie:


Thank you so much for explaining things to me.  I know that BARD has a lot of books but with this other app on my phone, I have noticed books that BARD doesn't have.  I didn't want to waste my money on another book app because I had BARD but I see a lot of people have several services for books.  I really like how this app is set up.  I figured I would use BARD when I'm home but when I'm out and about, I would use Scribd or whatever else I chose.  Glad that I'm not the only one who is going with another book service.  You have answered my question.  Have a great weekend.

Shelly

On 7/2/2021 4:59 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I've never used Scribe or Overdrive, but I use Audible, BARD, and Bookshare. Audible costs a little more than Scrib for a subscription, but you get one credit for a free book each month.

I've never had issues with BARD eating up battery life on my iPhone, but that's probably because I lock the phone when listening to a book. I use Voice Dream Reader for Bookshare books, and it will also read books in other file types such as pdf and epub. The downside, of course, is that you don't get human narrators, but you can purchase natural-sounding voices, and you get one free voice when you buy the software. I hope that helps.
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How do I reset my iPhone without needing to go through settings?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


I was trying to set up Voiceover recognition on my iPhone XR with IOS 14.6, but things have gotten stuck so that apparently I can't do anything in settings or apps.  What should I do, since I can't seem to go where I can shut down or reset.


Thanks,


Re: recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

John Holcomb II
 

Yep, correct on that. Plus you can normalize  the audio once the recording is done too.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 8:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Even if the jacks are limited, there is still plenty of power to use with a line-in input.  If the power is enough to listen to headphones at a reasonable volume, that’s more than enough.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

You would adjust the volume.  But so many of these jacks are now lower, because they are afraid the person would go deaf.  So they decide for you.  Pam.

 

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

You’d have to be careful if using the headphone out from the TV as if pushed with the volume level can distort.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David

 


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Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

John Holcomb II
 

That doesn't make sense.
There's no way one cd would go in there and not come out and another...
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 8:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

I'm not sure, since the last time I used it was at least five years ago. I
burned some cds to take with me in a car my ex-sister-in-law rented, and we
discovered that if you put a cd you put together in the car's cd player, it
would capture the cd and not let it out. Whereas, if you put a regular
bought cd in there, they would always come out when you hit the eject
button. This happened with two different cars from that rental agency, and
two disks. I told her I wouldn't give her any more of my hard work to
waste. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Anyburn, maybe? Is that what you were thinking of, Pam?
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

I was able to rip with media player with windows seven until they kept
making changes. But I never ended up being able to put together a cd and
burn it with windows media. I first used EZ cd creator, then after that, I
used something else, but I forget what it was. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in
Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I
burned a cd. I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in
Windows 10 though.
Janet

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new steps
start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play. If it doesn't, start
the cd playing in Media Player. If you don't know how to do this, ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play. The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped. Look for it in the Music folder. It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others. However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in Windows
7. Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up. If it
does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type the
word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer. If you
don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of times.
Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog. The field you are in allows you to name the
cd. If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once. You are now in a list of two radio buttons. these are to choose the
kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you were
copying files. the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once. You should be at, but not in, the cd drive. Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t. That is the short cut command
to open the burning wizard. .
You are now in a dialog. You can name the cd here if you wish. Or you can
leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons. One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd. You want to make an audio cd.
You should already be on that radio button. If you are, press enter.
If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it. In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin. You will only know when it begins by hearing the
cdrom start to make sounds. There is no speech.
Let the burn continue. Once it is finished, the cd door will automatically
open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer. I'm talking about the drive letter
such as d.
Press enter to open the drive. The physical drive will not open. You will
have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




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Re: recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

Gene
 

Even if the jacks are limited, there is still plenty of power to use with a line-in input.  If the power is enough to listen to headphones at a reasonable volume, that’s more than enough.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop
 
You would adjust the volume.  But so many of these jacks are now lower, because they are afraid the person would go deaf.  So they decide for you.  Pam.
 
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop
 

You’d have to be careful if using the headphone out from the TV as if pushed with the volume level can distort.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

From: DAVID GLOBE

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David




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Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I'm not sure, since the last time I used it was at least five years ago. I burned some cds to take with me in a car my ex-sister-in-law rented, and we discovered that if you put a cd you put together in the car's cd player, it would capture the cd and not let it out. Whereas, if you put a regular bought cd in there, they would always come out when you hit the eject button. This happened with two different cars from that rental agency, and two disks. I told her I wouldn't give her any more of my hard work to waste. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 8:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Anyburn, maybe? Is that what you were thinking of, Pam?
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

I was able to rip with media player with windows seven until they kept
making changes. But I never ended up being able to put together a cd and
burn it with windows media. I first used EZ cd creator, then after that, I
used something else, but I forget what it was. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in
Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I
burned a cd. I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in
Windows 10 though.
Janet

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new steps
start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play. If it doesn't, start
the cd playing in Media Player. If you don't know how to do this, ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play. The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped. Look for it in the Music folder. It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others. However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in Windows
7. Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up. If it
does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type the
word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer. If you
don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of times.
Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog. The field you are in allows you to name the
cd. If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once. You are now in a list of two radio buttons. these are to choose the
kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you were
copying files. the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once. You should be at, but not in, the cd drive. Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t. That is the short cut command
to open the burning wizard. .
You are now in a dialog. You can name the cd here if you wish. Or you can
leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons. One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd. You want to make an audio cd.
You should already be on that radio button. If you are, press enter.
If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it. In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin. You will only know when it begins by hearing the
cdrom start to make sounds. There is no speech.
Let the burn continue. Once it is finished, the cd door will automatically
open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer. I'm talking about the drive letter
such as d.
Press enter to open the drive. The physical drive will not open. You will
have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




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Re: recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

John Holcomb II
 

No, because they don’t have good built in amps for the jack.

Now yes some devices do have limiters that can be set to not cause hearing loss.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

You would adjust the volume.  But so many of these jacks are now lower, because they are afraid the person would go deaf.  So they decide for you.  Pam.

 

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

You’d have to be careful if using the headphone out from the TV as if pushed with the volume level can distort.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David

 


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Re: need cd help

John Holcomb II
 

Wow so I  just tried this and it said failed to make connection, so its not reading the remote CDDB.

That sucks, wonder what’s up with that?

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

I’ve seen messages on a list recently from someone who said CDEX no longer names tracks while ripping them because the data base it used is no longer online.  My recollection from when I briefly used CDEx years ago, is that at that time, you could choose from two data-bases.  What is the situation today regarding CDEX naming tracks?

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:11 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

I did not know they still have CDex. I do not think I saw it off www.ninite.com They still have old cdx?

Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 6:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

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Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

John Holcomb II
 

Anyburn, maybe? Is that what you were thinking of, Pam?
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

I was able to rip with media player with windows seven until they kept
making changes. But I never ended up being able to put together a cd and
burn it with windows media. I first used EZ cd creator, then after that, I
used something else, but I forget what it was. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in
Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I
burned a cd. I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in
Windows 10 though.
Janet

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new steps
start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play. If it doesn't, start
the cd playing in Media Player. If you don't know how to do this, ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play. The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped. Look for it in the Music folder. It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others. However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in Windows
7. Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up. If it
does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type the
word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer. If you
don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of times.
Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog. The field you are in allows you to name the
cd. If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once. You are now in a list of two radio buttons. these are to choose the
kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you were
copying files. the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once. You should be at, but not in, the cd drive. Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t. That is the short cut command
to open the burning wizard. .
You are now in a dialog. You can name the cd here if you wish. Or you can
leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons. One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd. You want to make an audio cd.
You should already be on that radio button. If you are, press enter.
If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it. In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin. You will only know when it begins by hearing the
cdrom start to make sounds. There is no speech.
Let the burn continue. Once it is finished, the cd door will automatically
open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer. I'm talking about the drive letter
such as d.
Press enter to open the drive. The physical drive will not open. You will
have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




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Re: recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

John Holcomb II
 

No, its not difficult, but I’ve heard recordings  where this is not paid attention too. Or where a flat setting isn’t set.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

You can easily check levels and adjust them as needed.  You would start without the volume on the television being set too high, but it isn’t at all difficult to not have distortion when recording from a headphone jack.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 5:52 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

You’d have to be careful if using the headphone out from the TV as if pushed with the volume level can distort.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David


Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Gene
 

I don’t know where you are looking but neither of those are encoding formats.  They are choices for creating a playlist.  How are you looking for the encoding options? 
In my Windows 7 version of Media Player, and it may apply to yours,
open options with alt t then o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow once to rip music.
Tab until you get to format.  Up and down arrow to see and select the format you want. 
Once you select the format tab until you get to quality.  It’s a slider.  Use left and right arrows to change the bit rate.
 
Gene

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.
 

Has anyone used windows media player to burn cds to mp3 with windows10? I saw the options but, mp3 was not one of the options only wpl and m3u! Maybe I am missing something! Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 5:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

 

There is an error in the instructions for opening options to change the ripping format.  The instructions I wrote a long time ago say to press alt then o.  They should say alt t, then type o. 

 

I check such instructions before I send them out but evidently, I didn’t notice the error.

 

Gene

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

From: Janet

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 5:05 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

 

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I burned a cd.  I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in Windows 10 though. 
Janet 

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new
steps start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play.  If it doesn't,
start the cd playing in Media Player.  If you don't know how to do this,
ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play.  The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped.  Look for it in the Music folder.  It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others.  However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in
Windows 7.  Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up.  If
it does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type
the word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer.  If
you don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of
times.  Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog.  The field you are in allows you to name
the cd.  If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once.  You are now in a list of two radio buttons.  these are to choose
the kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you
were copying files.  the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once.  You should be at, but not in, the cd drive.  Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t.  That is the short cut
command to open the burning wizard.  .
You are now in a dialog.  You can name the cd here if you wish.  Or you
can leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons.  One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd.  You want to make an audio
cd.  You should already be on that radio button.  If you are, press enter.
  If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it.  In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin.  You will only know when it begins by hearing
the cdrom start to make sounds.  There is no speech.
Let the burn continue.  Once it is finished, the cd door will
automatically open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer.  I'm talking about the drive
letter such as d.
Press enter to open the drive.  The physical drive will not open.  You
will have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you
burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




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Re: branchless (online only) banks?

Wendy Walker
 

Yes and it can be done right from your banks app if they have the option like Ally Bank does.

On Jul 2, 2021, at 6:08 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@...> wrote:

Is Zel? Is it something like PayPal where you can pay people and they can pay you?
Thanks guys for all your help so far!
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Wendy Walker
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 7:07 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] branchless (online only) banks?

I've used Ally Bank for ten years and they are very accessible. In years past, when I had an accessibility issue they even gave me the direct line phone number for Tier 2 (one step above regular tech support. I haven't had to contact them lately though because I haven't had any accessibility issues. I use their iPhone app mostly and don't really have any reason to use the website on a computer. They are also affiliated with Zell (not all banks are) so if I need to send/receive money to someone that is an option besides Pay Pal.

I forgot to mention they do not charge fees for ATM withdrawals (in the past they would reimburse any fees you were charged up to I believe 5 withdrawal fees per month) and the checking and savings are both interest bearing accounts.

Wendy

On 7/2/21, Brent Harding <brent@...> wrote:
I have used nothing but these for the longest time, from the early
days like Netbank and ING Direct. Simple.com was another online
branchless bank I had used, until they merged with BBVA, who is in
turn merging with PNC by October. I liked Simple's accessibility, but
BBVA's app isn't so great with Voiceover on the phone. Ally bank is
another one I've tried, and although it wasn't the greatest years ago,
they have decent accessibility now. Their only down side is that they
don't really have deposit or withdrawal notifications on the phone app
like Simple did. I thought about trying something like Chime, but not
sure how accessible they are. They appear to have a better ATM network
in that there are machines closer to where I go than some of the
others have.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
John Holcomb II
Sent: Thursday, July 1, 2021 7:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Cc: Tech4theblind@groups.io; blind-techies@groups.io;
blind-philly-comp@groups.io; PhonesForTheBlind@groups.io;
blindandroidusers@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] branchless (online only) banks?



Has anyone here used a branchless bank before?

If so how accessible are these kinds of banks on android, iOS and Windows?

Thanks,

\John




















Re: recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

Pamela Dominguez
 

You would adjust the volume.  But so many of these jacks are now lower, because they are afraid the person would go deaf.  So they decide for you.  Pam.
 

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] recording tv shows from a tv to a laptop
 

You’d have to be careful if using the headphone out from the TV as if pushed with the volume level can distort.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Do you already record material from something else  in that way?  While you may need a cable with one or more different plugs to go into what you are recording from, it’s the same for all such recording.  I’m not discussing making USB recordings.  I’m saying it’s the same, meaning you use a line in jack on the sound card and either a line out jack on the device or something like an ear;phone jack.

 

Does your computer have a line in jack?  If not, you would have to get an external sound card that has one.

 

Gene

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

From: DAVID GLOBE

Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 12:53 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] rechording tv shows from a tv to a laptop

 

Is it possible to set up a laptop to rechord your favorit tv shows, without using a microphone?  I would like to try to rechord without it picking up the noise of the room.

David




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Re: need cd help

Gene
 

I’ve seen messages on a list recently from someone who said CDEX no longer names tracks while ripping them because the data base it used is no longer online.  My recollection from when I briefly used CDEx years ago, is that at that time, you could choose from two data-bases.  What is the situation today regarding CDEX naming tracks?
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help
 

I did not know they still have CDex. I do not think I saw it off www.ninite.com They still have old cdx?

Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, July 2, 2021 6:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 


Re: need cd help

Gene
 

But if you use CDEX, you should get the portable version.  These days, as is so common with free software, the installed version places unwanted programs on your computer unless you can tell it not to.  The part of the installer where you do so is inaccessible and you won’t even know it is there when you go through the installation.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] need cd help
 

CDex, not codec.

Oy.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 2:27 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] need cd help

 

Hello, I have more cds that I want to put on my pc as mp3s. However, I have not done this for a long time, long time. The last program I used was easy cd creator, I think like 4 or 5 version back in 2010 or 2011.I think it was a paid program and does not work with windows10.

So I did not like the windows utility to burn cds in to mp3s. Is there another program that one can suggest. I find the windows version turns it in to tracks, not mp3 files. Maybe I did not use the utility program that comes with 10 right. Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I was able to rip with media player with windows seven until they kept making changes. But I never ended up being able to put together a cd and burn it with windows media. I first used EZ cd creator, then after that, I used something else, but I forget what it was. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2021 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Ripping and Burning A Cd From Gene, In Windows 7.

Hi All!
Here are some instructions I got from Gene and I used for many years in Media Player and Windows 7, although, it's been many many years since I burned a cd. I don't have any idea if these instructions will work in Windows 10 though.
Janet

In the following instructions, both for ripping and burning, major new
steps start on new lines.
Here is how to rip a cd using Windows Media Player version 11, the Windows
7 version of version 11.

Place a cd in the drive and close it.
Do not have Windows Media Player opened when you do this.
If Media Player plays the cd automatically, stop play. If it doesn't,
start the cd playing in Media Player. If you don't know how to do this,
ask here.
As I said, when play sstarts, stop play. The stop command is control s.
Tab until you get to a button that says rip and press the space bar.
The cd will be ripped. Look for it in the Music folder. It may be in a
subfolder.
the files, by default, are ripped as wma files.
If you want to change the format, open Media Player.
Issue the command alt then type o.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to rip cds.
Tab until you get to a formats list.
Up and down arrow to see available formats.
Select the one you want and press enter.
If you have enough room on your hard drive for wave files and are only
creating them to burn another cd, that format may produce better results
than others. However, I don't know, when compared with wma lossless if
there is any audible loss in quality.

To burn a cd,
There are variations on how to burn a cd in Windows Media Player in
Windows 7. Here is one procedure:

Copy the files you want to burn to the clipboard.
Then put a blank cd in the cd drive.
Wait for about fifteen or twenty seconds to see if autorun comes up. If
it does, close it with escape and if that doesn't work, use alt f4.
Now, open My Computer.
One way to open My Computer in Windows 7 is to open the start menu, type
the word computer, then down arrow to an item that just says computer. If
you don't find it after down arrowing a few times, up arrow a number of
times. Once you find it, press enter.
Once you have opened My Computer, find the cd drive and press enter.
You will be placed in a dialog. The field you are in allows you to name
the cd. If you don't name it, the current date and time will be used.
After you either write something in this field or leave it as it is, tab
once. You are now in a list of two radio buttons. these are to choose
the kind of cd you want to create.
One radio button says Like a USB flash drive and the other says With a
cd/dvd player.
Select the cd/dvd player radio button and then press enter.
Now paste the files you want to burn from the clipboard just as if you
were copying files. the files are being copied to a temporary folder.
You can now up and down arrow and see the files if you wish.
Back space once. You should be at, but not in, the cd drive. Don't press
enter.
Open the context menu and type the letter t. That is the short cut
command to open the burning wizard. .
You are now in a dialog. You can name the cd here if you wish. Or you
can leave the information unchanged.
After you give the disk a title or leave the information as it is, press
enter.
You are now in a list of two radio buttons. One sayd make an audio cd.
the other says something like make a data cd. You want to make an audio
cd. You should already be on that radio button. If you are, press enter.
If you aren't, move to it using the up and down arrows and press enter.
Windows Media Player opens.
You may have to alt tab to it. In other words, you may not be moved
automatically to the player window once it opens.
When you are in the player window, issue the command alt s.
You won't hear any speech and nothing will seem to happen perhaps for as
long as one or two minutes, maybe a little longer.
Then the burn will begin. You will only know when it begins by hearing
the cdrom start to make sounds. There is no speech.
Let the burn continue. Once it is finished, the cd door will
automatically open.
Close Media Player, remove the cd and close the drive.
Alt tab until you get back to My Computer, which is still opened.
You are at the cd drive in My computer. I'm talking about the drive
letter such as d.
Press enter to open the drive. The physical drive will not open. You
will have opened it in My Computer and you can now see the files you
burned.
Select the files and delete them, just as you delete any files, then close
my computer.

Gene




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