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Re: Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after switching to Standard view

Joe Orozco
 

I mean, removing the ability to use HTML by default is one way to
motivate me to learn the standard interface, but it would be nice to
learn it on my own time as opposed to flipping a switch from one day
to the next. LOL. I'm glad they're aware of the issue and hopefully
working on it.--Joe

On 9/14/21, Bharat <bharat.b@gmail.com> wrote:
Although just to add to everything that's been said above, I checked
with Google & they confirmed Basic HTML is very much available to all
the users all across. & that they have no plans of withdrawing the
feature. I was also told that not being able to find the button to
set basic HTML as default was something Google is looking into ^
they are aware of this bug.

On 9/14/21, Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com> wrote:
Thomas, Thank you very much for the instructions for signing out of
G-Mail. I didn't find that info on my google search and that was
driving me bonkers, lol. I appreciate your first hand opinion on
using G-Mail in standard mode and found what you say encouraging.

Take care,
Blaster


On 9/13/21, Thomas N. Chan <thomas.nchan@gmail.com> wrote:
I have been using purely standard view for a year or so.
Yes, set to basic html view by default is no longer available.
I don't know of any work around beside what you have provided. As I
understand, if you are use a support web browser, which support certain
interface like html 5 and webapp , by default, what your going to get,
it
will be standard view.

To logout in standard view, you just need to hit enter on your username
or
email address at the top of the page.
Right below google apps
Google account: whatever@gmail.com
Once you hit enter, the menu will open, move down and you should find
the
sign out.

Google apps menu is where you can access to docs, sheet, photos, books,
slide, contacts and so on.

A lot of interface is not perfect but its very useable




--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after
switching to Standard view

Hi all,

So this is a question and possibly a warning regarding the default
view on a G-Mail e-mail account. I have a G-Mail e-mail account and
prefer to use the basic view layout, but often switch between basic
and standard view when I need to access some of the features only
available in standard view. Just within the past few days I noticed
the link that said something like "Make basic view the default view"
is no longer available after switching back to basic view from the
standard view. When I Googled this issue I found many people having
the same problem. The work-a-round for this is a little less than
satisfying, but it does do what I need it to do.

#1.

If I go to gmail.com and login to my account I'll be in standard view
layout by default, I can click the switch to basic view manually, but
I need to do this every time I login.
Here's the work-a-round, If I Copy and paste this link to login to my
G-Mail account, once logged in I'm in the basic view layout just like
it used to be.

https://mail.google.com/?ui=html

#2.
Finding a way to sign out of my G-Mail e-mail account when in standard
view.
When in my e-mail account I couldn't find a sign out link or button.
If I Copy and paste this link into my browser while in my open G-Mail
e-mail account, it will sign me out of my account.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?logout&hl=en

So here's my question. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Am I
missing something and making this more difficult than it needs to be?
Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Blaster



















--
Joe Orozco: Your Message, My Mission
https://joeorozco.com/services/


Re: Verizon Email Warning

Rich DeSteno
 

These are all valid observations, but I can tell you that the operation of this Verizon email has been so unprofessional and so contemptuous of customer concerns, that the wording and timing of this email are rather believable.  I abandoned this Verizon account a month or so ago for these very reasons.  Since I wrote this email, I have confirmed that this so-called Verizon email to customers is indeed spam.  However, the link does take you to the actual AOL web site, not some amateurish hackjob.  Thanks for all comments.


Rich De Steno
On 9/14/2021 8:54 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:

John, and even Gene,

Even small businesses make stupid mistates in theirpublications.  For years I've complained about the grammar in the publications of a few local non-profits of my affiliation.  If they can't write correctly, who would depend on their products?  I once wrote to State Farm Insurance to correct them; On their website, in their slogan, they spelled neighbor, nieghbor.  They corrected it immediately and wrote back to me saying I must have been looking at a Canadian website.

Oh well, ... such as it is.

Howard

On 9/14/2021 6:52 AM, John Holcomb II wrote:

I wouldn’t notice the grammar errors, but do know that Verizon wouldn’t email anybody saying stuff like this.

John

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:15 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

Also, this e-mail contains phrases a legitimate large business wouldn’t use.  It also contains a ridiculous usage error no large business would use.  Lots of small businesses wouldn’t make such errors either.

 

Your mailbox will be shutting down.  Your mailbox?  That is not an accurate phrase.  Your account will be shutting down.  You don’t have a mailbox.  the phrase will be shutting down is problamatic.  Will shut down or will be shut down are much more likely phrases.

Then there is this blatant grammatical error:

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your mails:

Mails?  the plural of mail is mail.  And the word mail would not be used.  the word messages would be used.  Gramatical errors and errors in usage are common in phishing attacks.

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:57 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

The link appears not to have been forwarded.  I can’t look at it to see where it goes. 

 

I’d like to see where it goes, using the copy link feature of my e-mail program  but this is spam. 

 

A major business would not tell users their accounts will be closed one day beforehand.  The page you go to probably wants you to submit your username and password which would be completely unnecessary to retain your account.  I’m not advocating going to the site to find out.  It may have malicious code.  I think it is unlikely but I don’t recommend going there. 

 

Also, the message says nothing about a change of ownership.  This consideration doesn’t apply.  it says you will lose your account due to upgrades. Right.  What kind of upgrade would require you to verify your account.  I doubt there is any.

 

The e-mail is the usual panic the user ttype of phishing attack.  And why isn’t this a major story in the media reporting on technical matters.  This would be a major change affecting who knows how many ;perhaps hundreds of thousands or more users.  Yet not one peep in the general media or in technical ;publications for the layman. 

 

Gene

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

From: Rich DeSteno

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:37 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under
AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice
of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow.  The provided
link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone
know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's
account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to
upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your
mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your
Mailbox without permission.

--
Rich De Steno




 



Re: Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after switching to Standard view

Bharat
 

Although just to add to everything that's been said above, I checked
with Google & they confirmed Basic HTML is very much available to all
the users all across. & that they have no plans of withdrawing the
feature. I was also told that not being able to find the button to
set basic HTML as default was something Google is looking into ^
they are aware of this bug.

On 9/14/21, Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com> wrote:
Thomas, Thank you very much for the instructions for signing out of
G-Mail. I didn't find that info on my google search and that was
driving me bonkers, lol. I appreciate your first hand opinion on
using G-Mail in standard mode and found what you say encouraging.

Take care,
Blaster


On 9/13/21, Thomas N. Chan <thomas.nchan@gmail.com> wrote:
I have been using purely standard view for a year or so.
Yes, set to basic html view by default is no longer available.
I don't know of any work around beside what you have provided. As I
understand, if you are use a support web browser, which support certain
interface like html 5 and webapp , by default, what your going to get,
it
will be standard view.

To logout in standard view, you just need to hit enter on your username
or
email address at the top of the page.
Right below google apps
Google account: whatever@gmail.com
Once you hit enter, the menu will open, move down and you should find the
sign out.

Google apps menu is where you can access to docs, sheet, photos, books,
slide, contacts and so on.

A lot of interface is not perfect but its very useable




--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after
switching to Standard view

Hi all,

So this is a question and possibly a warning regarding the default
view on a G-Mail e-mail account. I have a G-Mail e-mail account and
prefer to use the basic view layout, but often switch between basic
and standard view when I need to access some of the features only
available in standard view. Just within the past few days I noticed
the link that said something like "Make basic view the default view"
is no longer available after switching back to basic view from the
standard view. When I Googled this issue I found many people having
the same problem. The work-a-round for this is a little less than
satisfying, but it does do what I need it to do.

#1.

If I go to gmail.com and login to my account I'll be in standard view
layout by default, I can click the switch to basic view manually, but
I need to do this every time I login.
Here's the work-a-round, If I Copy and paste this link to login to my
G-Mail account, once logged in I'm in the basic view layout just like
it used to be.

https://mail.google.com/?ui=html

#2.
Finding a way to sign out of my G-Mail e-mail account when in standard
view.
When in my e-mail account I couldn't find a sign out link or button.
If I Copy and paste this link into my browser while in my open G-Mail
e-mail account, it will sign me out of my account.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?logout&hl=en

So here's my question. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Am I
missing something and making this more difficult than it needs to be?
Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Blaster
















Re: Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after switching to Standard view

Blaster
 

Thomas, Thank you very much for the instructions for signing out of
G-Mail. I didn't find that info on my google search and that was
driving me bonkers, lol. I appreciate your first hand opinion on
using G-Mail in standard mode and found what you say encouraging.

Take care,
Blaster

On 9/13/21, Thomas N. Chan <thomas.nchan@gmail.com> wrote:
I have been using purely standard view for a year or so.
Yes, set to basic html view by default is no longer available.
I don't know of any work around beside what you have provided. As I
understand, if you are use a support web browser, which support certain
interface like html 5 and webapp , by default, what your going to get, it
will be standard view.

To logout in standard view, you just need to hit enter on your username or
email address at the top of the page.
Right below google apps
Google account: whatever@gmail.com
Once you hit enter, the menu will open, move down and you should find the
sign out.

Google apps menu is where you can access to docs, sheet, photos, books,
slide, contacts and so on.

A lot of interface is not perfect but its very useable




--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Blaster
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after
switching to Standard view

Hi all,

So this is a question and possibly a warning regarding the default
view on a G-Mail e-mail account. I have a G-Mail e-mail account and
prefer to use the basic view layout, but often switch between basic
and standard view when I need to access some of the features only
available in standard view. Just within the past few days I noticed
the link that said something like "Make basic view the default view"
is no longer available after switching back to basic view from the
standard view. When I Googled this issue I found many people having
the same problem. The work-a-round for this is a little less than
satisfying, but it does do what I need it to do.

#1.

If I go to gmail.com and login to my account I'll be in standard view
layout by default, I can click the switch to basic view manually, but
I need to do this every time I login.
Here's the work-a-round, If I Copy and paste this link to login to my
G-Mail account, once logged in I'm in the basic view layout just like
it used to be.

https://mail.google.com/?ui=html

#2.
Finding a way to sign out of my G-Mail e-mail account when in standard
view.
When in my e-mail account I couldn't find a sign out link or button.
If I Copy and paste this link into my browser while in my open G-Mail
e-mail account, it will sign me out of my account.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?logout&hl=en

So here's my question. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Am I
missing something and making this more difficult than it needs to be?
Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Blaster












windows 10 control question

Keith S
 

In general, do windows 10 interface commands, such as working with built in programs, and   entering commands  act like tree views?
 
 
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Re: how do I uninstall jaws from my windows 10 laptop?

Keith S
 


No, my sighted cousin said that it was not this slow before he handed it over to me after the upgrade from 8.1 to windows 10.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how do I uninstall jaws from my windows 10 laptop?

I have a  question..

, was it always this slow?

Is it slow for others without the screen reader running?

 

John

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Keith S
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2021 4:24 AM
To: tech talk for the blind
Subject: [TechTalk] how do I uninstall jaws from my windows 10 laptop?

 

I have a laptop that originally came with windows 8.1 and that my cousin upgraded to windows 10 when windows offered the free upgrade.

 

I have jaws and NVDA installed on the computer and I have had one member of this list remotely enter my system to help me configure thunderbird to be used as my email client.

 

I noticed after my cousin gave me my computer back, with the upgraded version of windows 10 on it  that it was slow, like someone reading braille by letter by letter, but after they read the first letter, they have to check their learning braille books for the next letter one by one, on and on until they have the complete word spelled out and then they move on to the next letter.  I can click con a link  or option in the various windows or what not and walk away from the computer for about 2 to 3 minutes and  I will hear the computer just starting to do what I want it to do.

 

even the person who helped me remotely said "man, your computer is exceedingly slow"  have you degragged the hard drive.  my answer:  yes, several times.

 

I have removed apps, programs, ect and to no avail.

 

so, I  have asked here on the list and have had some luck from gene and perhaps 2 or 3 other people with helpful suggestions or websites to look at.

 

my cousin who upgraded the computer from windows 8 to windows 10

 said that it was probably the screen reading program that was slowing my system down.  So, I wish to do a test.  I wish to remove jaws  and run NVDA on it to test to see if jaws is the issue.  yes, I know, I know, why would the premier screen reading software company cause such a slow down on a system, but the whole "resetting" the computer to a "fresh copy of windows 10" did nothing to fix the issue, if I did it correctly via a webpage from the virge that gene had posted to the group. 

 

I do not wish to start a debate between members regarding resetting in windows 10 and restetting iin earlier versions as the word has ddifferent meanings in different versions of windows.

 

So, bottom of the line,  how do I remove a program from a windows 10 computer?

 

Thank you.

 

Regards,

 

Keith Steinbach

 


Re: Verizon Email Warning

Howard Traxler
 

John, and even Gene,

Even small businesses make stupid mistates in theirpublications.  For years I've complained about the grammar in the publications of a few local non-profits of my affiliation.  If they can't write correctly, who would depend on their products?  I once wrote to State Farm Insurance to correct them; On their website, in their slogan, they spelled neighbor, nieghbor.  They corrected it immediately and wrote back to me saying I must have been looking at a Canadian website.

Oh well, ... such as it is.

Howard

On 9/14/2021 6:52 AM, John Holcomb II wrote:

I wouldn’t notice the grammar errors, but do know that Verizon wouldn’t email anybody saying stuff like this.

John

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:15 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

Also, this e-mail contains phrases a legitimate large business wouldn’t use.  It also contains a ridiculous usage error no large business would use.  Lots of small businesses wouldn’t make such errors either.

 

Your mailbox will be shutting down.  Your mailbox?  That is not an accurate phrase.  Your account will be shutting down.  You don’t have a mailbox.  the phrase will be shutting down is problamatic.  Will shut down or will be shut down are much more likely phrases.

Then there is this blatant grammatical error:

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your mails:

Mails?  the plural of mail is mail.  And the word mail would not be used.  the word messages would be used.  Gramatical errors and errors in usage are common in phishing attacks.

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:57 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

The link appears not to have been forwarded.  I can’t look at it to see where it goes. 

 

I’d like to see where it goes, using the copy link feature of my e-mail program  but this is spam. 

 

A major business would not tell users their accounts will be closed one day beforehand.  The page you go to probably wants you to submit your username and password which would be completely unnecessary to retain your account.  I’m not advocating going to the site to find out.  It may have malicious code.  I think it is unlikely but I don’t recommend going there. 

 

Also, the message says nothing about a change of ownership.  This consideration doesn’t apply.  it says you will lose your account due to upgrades. Right.  What kind of upgrade would require you to verify your account.  I doubt there is any.

 

The e-mail is the usual panic the user ttype of phishing attack.  And why isn’t this a major story in the media reporting on technical matters.  This would be a major change affecting who knows how many ;perhaps hundreds of thousands or more users.  Yet not one peep in the general media or in technical ;publications for the layman. 

 

Gene

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

From: Rich DeSteno

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:37 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under
AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice
of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow.  The provided
link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone
know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's
account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to
upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your
mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your
Mailbox without permission.

--
Rich De Steno




 



Re: Verizon Email Warning

John Holcomb II
 

I wouldn’t notice the grammar errors, but do know that Verizon wouldn’t email anybody saying stuff like this.

John

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:15 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

Also, this e-mail contains phrases a legitimate large business wouldn’t use.  It also contains a ridiculous usage error no large business would use.  Lots of small businesses wouldn’t make such errors either.

 

Your mailbox will be shutting down.  Your mailbox?  That is not an accurate phrase.  Your account will be shutting down.  You don’t have a mailbox.  the phrase will be shutting down is problamatic.  Will shut down or will be shut down are much more likely phrases.

Then there is this blatant grammatical error:

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your mails:

Mails?  the plural of mail is mail.  And the word mail would not be used.  the word messages would be used.  Gramatical errors and errors in usage are common in phishing attacks.

 

Gene

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

From: Gene

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:57 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

The link appears not to have been forwarded.  I can’t look at it to see where it goes. 

 

I’d like to see where it goes, using the copy link feature of my e-mail program  but this is spam. 

 

A major business would not tell users their accounts will be closed one day beforehand.  The page you go to probably wants you to submit your username and password which would be completely unnecessary to retain your account.  I’m not advocating going to the site to find out.  It may have malicious code.  I think it is unlikely but I don’t recommend going there. 

 

Also, the message says nothing about a change of ownership.  This consideration doesn’t apply.  it says you will lose your account due to upgrades. Right.  What kind of upgrade would require you to verify your account.  I doubt there is any.

 

The e-mail is the usual panic the user ttype of phishing attack.  And why isn’t this a major story in the media reporting on technical matters.  This would be a major change affecting who knows how many ;perhaps hundreds of thousands or more users.  Yet not one peep in the general media or in technical ;publications for the layman. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:37 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning

 

Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under
AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice
of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow.  The provided
link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone
know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's
account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to
upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your
mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your
Mailbox without permission.

--
Rich De Steno




 


Re: Verizon Email Warning

Gene
 

Also, this e-mail contains phrases a legitimate large business wouldn’t use.  It also contains a ridiculous usage error no large business would use.  Lots of small businesses wouldn’t make such errors either.
 
Your mailbox will be shutting down.  Your mailbox?  That is not an accurate phrase.  Your account will be shutting down.  You don’t have a mailbox.  the phrase will be shutting down is problamatic.  Will shut down or will be shut down are much more likely phrases.
Then there is this blatant grammatical error:
Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your mails:
Mails?  the plural of mail is mail.  And the word mail would not be used.  the word messages would be used.  Gramatical errors and errors in usage are common in phishing attacks.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning
 
The link appears not to have been forwarded.  I can’t look at it to see where it goes. 
 
I’d like to see where it goes, using the copy link feature of my e-mail program  but this is spam. 
 
A major business would not tell users their accounts will be closed one day beforehand.  The page you go to probably wants you to submit your username and password which would be completely unnecessary to retain your account.  I’m not advocating going to the site to find out.  It may have malicious code.  I think it is unlikely but I don’t recommend going there. 
 
Also, the message says nothing about a change of ownership.  This consideration doesn’t apply.  it says you will lose your account due to upgrades. Right.  What kind of upgrade would require you to verify your account.  I doubt there is any.
 
The e-mail is the usual panic the user ttype of phishing attack.  And why isn’t this a major story in the media reporting on technical matters.  This would be a major change affecting who knows how many ;perhaps hundreds of thousands or more users.  Yet not one peep in the general media or in technical ;publications for the layman. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:37 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning
 
Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under
AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice
of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow.  The provided
link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone
know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's
account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to
upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your
mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your
Mailbox without permission.

--
Rich De Steno






Re: Verizon Email Warning

Gene
 

Also, here is a quote from a Verizon page stating their official policy:
Verizon will never ask for personal or account information by email.
 
Gene

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning
 
The link appears not to have been forwarded.  I can’t look at it to see where it goes. 
 
I’d like to see where it goes, using the copy link feature of my e-mail program  but this is spam. 
 
A major business would not tell users their accounts will be closed one day beforehand.  The page you go to probably wants you to submit your username and password which would be completely unnecessary to retain your account.  I’m not advocating going to the site to find out.  It may have malicious code.  I think it is unlikely but I don’t recommend going there. 
 
Also, the message says nothing about a change of ownership.  This consideration doesn’t apply.  it says you will lose your account due to upgrades. Right.  What kind of upgrade would require you to verify your account.  I doubt there is any.
 
The e-mail is the usual panic the user ttype of phishing attack.  And why isn’t this a major story in the media reporting on technical matters.  This would be a major change affecting who knows how many ;perhaps hundreds of thousands or more users.  Yet not one peep in the general media or in technical ;publications for the layman. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:37 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning
 
Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under
AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice
of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow.  The provided
link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone
know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's
account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to
upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your
mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your
Mailbox without permission.

--
Rich De Steno






Re: Verizon Email Warning

Gene
 

The link appears not to have been forwarded.  I can’t look at it to see where it goes. 
 
I’d like to see where it goes, using the copy link feature of my e-mail program  but this is spam. 
 
A major business would not tell users their accounts will be closed one day beforehand.  The page you go to probably wants you to submit your username and password which would be completely unnecessary to retain your account.  I’m not advocating going to the site to find out.  It may have malicious code.  I think it is unlikely but I don’t recommend going there. 
 
Also, the message says nothing about a change of ownership.  This consideration doesn’t apply.  it says you will lose your account due to upgrades. Right.  What kind of upgrade would require you to verify your account.  I doubt there is any.
 
The e-mail is the usual panic the user ttype of phishing attack.  And why isn’t this a major story in the media reporting on technical matters.  This would be a major change affecting who knows how many ;perhaps hundreds of thousands or more users.  Yet not one peep in the general media or in technical ;publications for the layman. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:37 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Verizon Email Warning
 
Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under
AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice
of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow.  The provided
link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone
know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's
account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to
upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your
mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your
Mailbox without permission.

--
Rich De Steno






Re: Verizon Email Warning

Shirley Healy <irishandblind1980@...>
 

I would think thats a scam, if I were you I'd call verizon!

Don't click on the link or fill out any information!

shirley

On 14/09/2021 11:37, Rich DeSteno wrote:
Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow. The provided link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your Mailbox without permission.


Verizon Email Warning

Rich DeSteno
 

Verizon email has changed ownership several times, but has been under AOL control for a few years.  Yesterday, I received the following notice of possible closure of Verizon email accounts by tomorrow.  The provided link does take you to the apparent genuine AOL web site.  Does anyone know anything further about this and what is required to retain one's account?


Account update.

Dear Verizon User,

Your Mailbox will be Shutting down on the 15th September 2021, due to upgrades.

Please click the link below to update your account to avoid losing your mails:
CLICK HERE TO UPDATE NOW
Notice: Ignoring this message would lead to the termination of your Mailbox without permission.

--
Rich De Steno


Google Chromecast or Amazon Firestick

Fanus
 

Hello list
I do not mean to start a long discussion so the moderators must please stop
it when they feel its enough. I want to buy either of these but I really do
not know which is best in respect of accessibility. I read kindle books on
both and I listened to youtube videos. The Firestick has Alexa but I can not
figure out if one could install talkback and if this is really necessary,
for there is an app on android but not for iPhone. The Googlechrome has
google assistant and talkback already installed but I do not know how
helpful talkback would be when there is an app on the phone which simulates
the remote control. At this moment my choice falls on the Google Chrome just
because there is an app for the iPhone but maybe someone could make a clear
point why to go for the Firestick.
Kind regards
Fanus


NVDA 2021.2 now available

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NV Access is pleased to announce that NVDA 2021.2 is now available for download. Featuring preliminary Windows 11 support, Updates to the COM Registration fixing tool eSpeak-NG, LibLouis, Braille & more! We encourage all users to upgrade to this version.


We'll have more in-depth information on some of the new features in our In-Process blog later this week:  https://www.nvaccess.org/category/in-process/

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after switching to Standard view

Thomas N. Chan
 

I have been using purely standard view for a year or so.
Yes, set to basic html view by default is no longer available.
I don't know of any work around beside what you have provided. As I understand, if you are use a support web browser, which support certain interface like html 5 and webapp , by default, what your going to get, it will be standard view.

To logout in standard view, you just need to hit enter on your username or email address at the top of the page.
Right below google apps
Google account: whatever@gmail.com
Once you hit enter, the menu will open, move down and you should find the sign out.

Google apps menu is where you can access to docs, sheet, photos, books, slide, contacts and so on.

A lot of interface is not perfect but its very useable




--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Blaster
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 10:11 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after switching to Standard view

Hi all,

So this is a question and possibly a warning regarding the default
view on a G-Mail e-mail account. I have a G-Mail e-mail account and
prefer to use the basic view layout, but often switch between basic
and standard view when I need to access some of the features only
available in standard view. Just within the past few days I noticed
the link that said something like "Make basic view the default view"
is no longer available after switching back to basic view from the
standard view. When I Googled this issue I found many people having
the same problem. The work-a-round for this is a little less than
satisfying, but it does do what I need it to do.

#1.

If I go to gmail.com and login to my account I'll be in standard view
layout by default, I can click the switch to basic view manually, but
I need to do this every time I login.
Here's the work-a-round, If I Copy and paste this link to login to my
G-Mail account, once logged in I'm in the basic view layout just like
it used to be.

https://mail.google.com/?ui=html

#2.
Finding a way to sign out of my G-Mail e-mail account when in standard view.
When in my e-mail account I couldn't find a sign out link or button.
If I Copy and paste this link into my browser while in my open G-Mail
e-mail account, it will sign me out of my account.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?logout&hl=en

So here's my question. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Am I
missing something and making this more difficult than it needs to be?
Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Blaster


Can't make G-Mail Basic view the default view after switching to Standard view

Blaster
 

Hi all,

So this is a question and possibly a warning regarding the default
view on a G-Mail e-mail account. I have a G-Mail e-mail account and
prefer to use the basic view layout, but often switch between basic
and standard view when I need to access some of the features only
available in standard view. Just within the past few days I noticed
the link that said something like "Make basic view the default view"
is no longer available after switching back to basic view from the
standard view. When I Googled this issue I found many people having
the same problem. The work-a-round for this is a little less than
satisfying, but it does do what I need it to do.

#1.

If I go to gmail.com and login to my account I'll be in standard view
layout by default, I can click the switch to basic view manually, but
I need to do this every time I login.
Here's the work-a-round, If I Copy and paste this link to login to my
G-Mail account, once logged in I'm in the basic view layout just like
it used to be.

https://mail.google.com/?ui=html

#2.
Finding a way to sign out of my G-Mail e-mail account when in standard view.
When in my e-mail account I couldn't find a sign out link or button.
If I Copy and paste this link into my browser while in my open G-Mail
e-mail account, it will sign me out of my account.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?logout&hl=en

So here's my question. Is anyone else experiencing this issue? Am I
missing something and making this more difficult than it needs to be?
Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Blaster


Re: voice recording apps for IPhone

enes sarıbaş
 

is it fully accessible? Can  you record with no audio processing, AGC, etc?  Can you adjust bitrate?

On 9/13/2021 9:34 AM, Victor wrote:
It’s pretty high-quality stereo.

Victor
On Sep 13, 2021, at 7:15 AM, valiant8086 <valiant8086@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi just told someone who started a new thread that Dolby On isn't stereo for the recording process. But I didn't realize you could get Dolby On for iOS, is it mono recording only for iOS too?


On 9/12/2021 11:48 PM, Victor wrote:
Ferrite Recording Studio is accessible and good, Hokusai is good, Goldwave is good and Twistedwave is good. All of these are accessible, customizable and not expensive. Dolby On is good too and it's free.

Victor
On Sep 12, 2021, at 6:17 PM, enes sarıbaş <enes.saribas@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,

Does this offer better customization though? I need a high function app over one that is easy to use. Voice memos is easy to use as well.

On 9/12/2021 8:01 PM, gbmagoo@gmail.com wrote:
Just Press Record
On Sep 12, 2021, at 17:26, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:
Pocket recorder
Just Press Record.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2021 8:21 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] voice recording apps for IPhone

Hi all,

Does anyone know of better accessible voice recording apps for the IPhone? The voice memos app records in mono, and doesn't offer anything other than 64k and wav quality. The newer IPhones come with a second microphone. Are any apps able to use it?












--
cheers:
Aaron Spears AKA Valiant8086 - General Partner Valiant Galaxy Associates. "We make *very good audiogames* for the blind comunity" http://valiantGalaxy.com







folders changing order

heather albright
 

Hello, I always have all my folders in list view and they are always ascending. However, my folders  keep changing to descending so, I have to keep changing it back. This just starting happening today. I checked my folder options but, they all appear to be correct. So why do my folders keep changing the ascending to descending? Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: how do I uninstall jaws from my windows 10 laptop?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Keith, you probably DO NOT NEED to uninstall Jaws to test out NVDA. If Jaws
starts automatically for you, how about turning that off so that Jaws DOES
NOT start at all?

Thereafter, you can launch NVDA and test out the issue you described.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado

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