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Re: gmail on the web

Gene
 

I’m not sure what you are asking.  I can’t test this setting because there is some sort of technical problem with my GMail service.  It works properly with an e-mail program but not online.  If you change to not using conversation, every message will be shown individually as they are in whatever e-mail program you are using.  You would follow a link to whatever message you want to open.  Nothing will open by itself, just by you moving to a message.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 
Also, how do I keep the messages from opening right up without my clicking the link?  I want to have to open them or not, but I don’t want them in conversation, either.  Pam.
 
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 12:12 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 

Hi,

Not sure if the way emails are laid out on gmail.com if that’s conversation view which it appears to look like.

If it is how do I just put it in single view and not conversation view?

Just throwing random fake names out there, let’s say I’m on gmail.com, in the inbox, it says the following, message from me, bob and tom.

I have to click the link, and read the emails from me, bob and tom.

Is it possible to just open up one email at a time?

It confuses me for some reason.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 




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Re: gmail on the web

Pamela Dominguez
 

Also, how do I keep the messages from opening right up without my clicking the link?  I want to have to open them or not, but I don’t want them in conversation, either.  Pam.
 

Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 12:12 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 

Hi,

Not sure if the way emails are laid out on gmail.com if that’s conversation view which it appears to look like.

If it is how do I just put it in single view and not conversation view?

Just throwing random fake names out there, let’s say I’m on gmail.com, in the inbox, it says the following, message from me, bob and tom.

I have to click the link, and read the emails from me, bob and tom.

Is it possible to just open up one email at a time?

It confuses me for some reason.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 




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Blind android Users podcast episode 52

 

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Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi All,
 
I would like to thank all of you for your input.  I spoke to Lenovo tech support to get their opinion and the final result is the USB type C port on this particular laptop will only charge another device and not transfer data unless the correct USB Hub was purchased.  Also the USB type C port can be turned on / off through the Lenovo Vantage app and right now I do have the charging feature turned off.
 
Anyways, it's nice to finally know this ports capabilities and limitations.  Again, thank you all for everything.
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 11:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Unfortunately, it's not the standard which will auto detect what is connected to the port.
For  example in LG Gram, you need to go into LG control center and toggle charging. when its off, it will do what it will do in reverse.
for asus and surface pro, that does it automatically 

I will connect that drive onto a USB C smartphone and see if the problem still persists.
and ask  the manufacturer  if there's a toggle.
Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Mon, 6 Dec 2021 at 11:30, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
Perhaps someone else knows.  If you should hear a connection sound regardless of the configuration of the drive, that might answer the question of whether the cable or the USB port is faulty, though not which one is.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
This I wouldn't know since this is my first time using any type of a type C connection device, but I do hear the connection and disconnection sounds when using the USB type A to type C adaptors.
 
I would think that you would hear something, but when using just the type c cable nothing shows in Disk Management either.  Then again, when using the adaptor the drive shows as normal in ThisPC and Disk Management.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

If the drive isn’t configured correctly should you still hear a connection sound even if nothing else happens?
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
Hi Pablo,
 
I don't have any other USB type C devices to connect, but I believe you hit on the problem.  I think the external SSD drive may not be configured to connect directly via a USB type C cable.  The drive came with a, USB type A male to USB type C male short little cable that's  a piece of crap.  The connectivity sucked, so I bought the type C to type C male cables as a work around, but I also bought some USB type A male to USB type C female adaptors that work really well for connecting the SSD drive to either of my wife's laptops.
 
These cables are highly rated and neither of them work on either of her laptops when using the cables by themselves, but when using the type C cables with the adaptors they work really well.  So, your thought of the problem being a SSD configuration setting is a good idea.  I'll contact the person I bought the drives from and talk to him about it and see what his thoughts are.  Thank you very much for your input.
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 

Mike,

Other possibilities should be cleared up, such as for example. That the USB C Cable is not working well, or that the External Hard drive needs to change configurations to be able to connect through a USB C Port, or that the port of your computer is not configured correctly.

Connect other 2 different devices through the same USB C cable you are using.

If this test works, the cable is not the problem. However, you should try to connect other devices to your computer using the same USB port you where using before. If the problems repeats. You already know that there is a problem with your USB C in your computer. If the problem no appears. It means that the external hard drive needs some configurations to connect through the USB C port.

 

Take care,

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:38 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

 

Hi All,

 

We have an LENOVO 81YK IdeaPad running Windows 10 Pro latest, but when I plug an external drive into the USB type C port nothing happens.  I do mean nothing!  I'm using a type C cable that supports both charging and data transfer, but nothing happens.  Below is what I've found that these USB type C ports are supposed to do.


Description
[1]
USB-C connectors (Thunderbolt 3 compatible) / power connectors
The USB-C connectors on your computer support the latest USB 3.1 standard and are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 technology. With a proper USB-C cable connected, you can:
list of 5 items
• Transfer data between your computer and peripheral devices.
• Transfer data between your computer and another computer (Thunderbolt Networking).
• Charge your computer.
• Charge your peripheral devices.
• Connect your computer to external displays for video output.

list end

 

Well none of the above happens when I plug my SSD external drive into the type C port.  I can access the SSD external drive if i use a USB type A male to USB type C female adaptor, but that's the only way.

 

Has anyone ran into an issue like this and have a fix for the no connectivity, or am I totally  misunderstanding the way this USB type C port is supposed to work?

All help and input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Reading Daisy files on the Brailliant.

Jessica M
 

Hi all,
I've recently noticed that the BRF format on Bookshare can occasionally have issues in downloading properly, so I decided to switch to the Daisy text only option. Having done that, I'm not sure how the Brailliant handles folders, or which file to choose out of the resulting list of files once a folder is unzipped. You can load the BRF files as zip files, and they read fine without unzipping them first, but does anyone know how the Daisy files work? I'm assuming the .xml extension will work, because I know it does on the computer, simply acting like a Web page, with each chapter as its own heading for easy navigation. If anyone else has any better ideas, please do pass them along. thanks.


how do I play books on my victor streem second generation?

DAVID GLOBE
 

If you scrole through the menues with number 1, you can try other books, or podcasts.  One or both of those should work.  I have the same victor and I love it.

David


Re: how do you play audible books on my VRS second generation?

Marie Nelson <scribbles.mn@...>
 

I would suggest you download and install the Audible Synch software or the Audible app from Windows. I have not personally used it but there should be a way to activate your VS to read Audible books.

If not, there is an old software from Audible called Audible Manager and it is very easy to activate your device on that.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 2:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how do you play audible books on my VRS second generation?

 

Hi all, I need to do this. Thanks, Jim


Re: gmail on the web

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Oh, ok.

 

Thanks.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 11:26 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

You must change to the standard view to change the setting.  Then you can go back to basic html view and the messages won’t be grouped by conversation in either view. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 1:16 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

Nope, I’m in basic html view.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

There is a setting in GMail, you must be in the standard view, not in basic HTML, to get to it, for not reading messages by conversation. 

 

Activate the settings button and find the check box that says conversation view. Uncheck it.

 

Then find the save the settings button and activate it.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 11:12 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

Hi,

Not sure if the way emails are laid out on gmail.com if that’s conversation view which it appears to look like.

If it is how do I just put it in single view and not conversation view?

Just throwing random fake names out there, let’s say I’m on gmail.com, in the inbox, it says the following, message from me, bob and tom.

I have to click the link, and read the emails from me, bob and tom.

Is it possible to just open up one email at a time?

It confuses me for some reason.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 


Re: gmail on the web

Gene
 

You must change to the standard view to change the setting.  Then you can go back to basic html view and the messages won’t be grouped by conversation in either view. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 

Nope, I’m in basic html view.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

There is a setting in GMail, you must be in the standard view, not in basic HTML, to get to it, for not reading messages by conversation. 

 

Activate the settings button and find the check box that says conversation view. Uncheck it.

 

Then find the save the settings button and activate it.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 11:12 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

Hi,

Not sure if the way emails are laid out on gmail.com if that’s conversation view which it appears to look like.

If it is how do I just put it in single view and not conversation view?

Just throwing random fake names out there, let’s say I’m on gmail.com, in the inbox, it says the following, message from me, bob and tom.

I have to click the link, and read the emails from me, bob and tom.

Is it possible to just open up one email at a time?

It confuses me for some reason.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 


Facebook Messenger Desktop App

Samuel Wilkins
 

Hello all, I’ve noticed in the past few days that the Facebook Messenger app on the windows desktop has changed.  It is now no longer a web interface, and I can no longer read messages or work out who I’m typing to.  I’m using windows 10 with NVDA.  Has anyone else noticed this, or could I have pressed something by mistake?  Thank you. 


Re: gmail on the web

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Nope, I’m in basic html view.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, December 6, 2021 10:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

There is a setting in GMail, you must be in the standard view, not in basic HTML, to get to it, for not reading messages by conversation. 

 

Activate the settings button and find the check box that says conversation view. Uncheck it.

 

Then find the save the settings button and activate it.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 11:12 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] gmail on the web

 

Hi,

Not sure if the way emails are laid out on gmail.com if that’s conversation view which it appears to look like.

If it is how do I just put it in single view and not conversation view?

Just throwing random fake names out there, let’s say I’m on gmail.com, in the inbox, it says the following, message from me, bob and tom.

I have to click the link, and read the emails from me, bob and tom.

Is it possible to just open up one email at a time?

It confuses me for some reason.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 


Re: gmail on the web

Gene
 

There is a setting in GMail, you must be in the standard view, not in basic HTML, to get to it, for not reading messages by conversation. 
 
Activate the settings button and find the check box that says conversation view. Uncheck it.
 
Then find the save the settings button and activate it.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2021 11:12 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 

Hi,

Not sure if the way emails are laid out on gmail.com if that’s conversation view which it appears to look like.

If it is how do I just put it in single view and not conversation view?

Just throwing random fake names out there, let’s say I’m on gmail.com, in the inbox, it says the following, message from me, bob and tom.

I have to click the link, and read the emails from me, bob and tom.

Is it possible to just open up one email at a time?

It confuses me for some reason.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 


gmail on the web

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hi,

Not sure if the way emails are laid out on gmail.com if that’s conversation view which it appears to look like.

If it is how do I just put it in single view and not conversation view?

Just throwing random fake names out there, let’s say I’m on gmail.com, in the inbox, it says the following, message from me, bob and tom.

I have to click the link, and read the emails from me, bob and tom.

Is it possible to just open up one email at a time?

It confuses me for some reason.

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Good morning Thomas,
 
Would this same behavior you explained with a smart phone happen with laptop computers as well? 
Thank you very much for your input.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 11:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Unfortunately, it's not the standard which will auto detect what is connected to the port.
For  example in LG Gram, you need to go into LG control center and toggle charging. when its off, it will do what it will do in reverse.
for asus and surface pro, that does it automatically 

I will connect that drive onto a USB C smartphone and see if the problem still persists.
and ask  the manufacturer  if there's a toggle.
Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Mon, 6 Dec 2021 at 11:30, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
Perhaps someone else knows.  If you should hear a connection sound regardless of the configuration of the drive, that might answer the question of whether the cable or the USB port is faulty, though not which one is.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
This I wouldn't know since this is my first time using any type of a type C connection device, but I do hear the connection and disconnection sounds when using the USB type A to type C adaptors.
 
I would think that you would hear something, but when using just the type c cable nothing shows in Disk Management either.  Then again, when using the adaptor the drive shows as normal in ThisPC and Disk Management.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

If the drive isn’t configured correctly should you still hear a connection sound even if nothing else happens?
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
Hi Pablo,
 
I don't have any other USB type C devices to connect, but I believe you hit on the problem.  I think the external SSD drive may not be configured to connect directly via a USB type C cable.  The drive came with a, USB type A male to USB type C male short little cable that's  a piece of crap.  The connectivity sucked, so I bought the type C to type C male cables as a work around, but I also bought some USB type A male to USB type C female adaptors that work really well for connecting the SSD drive to either of my wife's laptops.
 
These cables are highly rated and neither of them work on either of her laptops when using the cables by themselves, but when using the type C cables with the adaptors they work really well.  So, your thought of the problem being a SSD configuration setting is a good idea.  I'll contact the person I bought the drives from and talk to him about it and see what his thoughts are.  Thank you very much for your input.
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 

Mike,

Other possibilities should be cleared up, such as for example. That the USB C Cable is not working well, or that the External Hard drive needs to change configurations to be able to connect through a USB C Port, or that the port of your computer is not configured correctly.

Connect other 2 different devices through the same USB C cable you are using.

If this test works, the cable is not the problem. However, you should try to connect other devices to your computer using the same USB port you where using before. If the problems repeats. You already know that there is a problem with your USB C in your computer. If the problem no appears. It means that the external hard drive needs some configurations to connect through the USB C port.

 

Take care,

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:38 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

 

Hi All,

 

We have an LENOVO 81YK IdeaPad running Windows 10 Pro latest, but when I plug an external drive into the USB type C port nothing happens.  I do mean nothing!  I'm using a type C cable that supports both charging and data transfer, but nothing happens.  Below is what I've found that these USB type C ports are supposed to do.


Description
[1]
USB-C connectors (Thunderbolt 3 compatible) / power connectors
The USB-C connectors on your computer support the latest USB 3.1 standard and are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 technology. With a proper USB-C cable connected, you can:
list of 5 items
• Transfer data between your computer and peripheral devices.
• Transfer data between your computer and another computer (Thunderbolt Networking).
• Charge your computer.
• Charge your peripheral devices.
• Connect your computer to external displays for video output.

list end

 

Well none of the above happens when I plug my SSD external drive into the type C port.  I can access the SSD external drive if i use a USB type A male to USB type C female adaptor, but that's the only way.

 

Has anyone ran into an issue like this and have a fix for the no connectivity, or am I totally  misunderstanding the way this USB type C port is supposed to work?

All help and input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Thomas N. Chan
 

Unfortunately, it's not the standard which will auto detect what is connected to the port.
For  example in LG Gram, you need to go into LG control center and toggle charging. when its off, it will do what it will do in reverse.
for asus and surface pro, that does it automatically 

I will connect that drive onto a USB C smartphone and see if the problem still persists.
and ask  the manufacturer  if there's a toggle.
Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Mon, 6 Dec 2021 at 11:30, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
Perhaps someone else knows.  If you should hear a connection sound regardless of the configuration of the drive, that might answer the question of whether the cable or the USB port is faulty, though not which one is.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
This I wouldn't know since this is my first time using any type of a type C connection device, but I do hear the connection and disconnection sounds when using the USB type A to type C adaptors.
 
I would think that you would hear something, but when using just the type c cable nothing shows in Disk Management either.  Then again, when using the adaptor the drive shows as normal in ThisPC and Disk Management.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

If the drive isn’t configured correctly should you still hear a connection sound even if nothing else happens?
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
Hi Pablo,
 
I don't have any other USB type C devices to connect, but I believe you hit on the problem.  I think the external SSD drive may not be configured to connect directly via a USB type C cable.  The drive came with a, USB type A male to USB type C male short little cable that's  a piece of crap.  The connectivity sucked, so I bought the type C to type C male cables as a work around, but I also bought some USB type A male to USB type C female adaptors that work really well for connecting the SSD drive to either of my wife's laptops.
 
These cables are highly rated and neither of them work on either of her laptops when using the cables by themselves, but when using the type C cables with the adaptors they work really well.  So, your thought of the problem being a SSD configuration setting is a good idea.  I'll contact the person I bought the drives from and talk to him about it and see what his thoughts are.  Thank you very much for your input.
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 

Mike,

Other possibilities should be cleared up, such as for example. That the USB C Cable is not working well, or that the External Hard drive needs to change configurations to be able to connect through a USB C Port, or that the port of your computer is not configured correctly.

Connect other 2 different devices through the same USB C cable you are using.

If this test works, the cable is not the problem. However, you should try to connect other devices to your computer using the same USB port you where using before. If the problems repeats. You already know that there is a problem with your USB C in your computer. If the problem no appears. It means that the external hard drive needs some configurations to connect through the USB C port.

 

Take care,

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:38 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

 

Hi All,

 

We have an LENOVO 81YK IdeaPad running Windows 10 Pro latest, but when I plug an external drive into the USB type C port nothing happens.  I do mean nothing!  I'm using a type C cable that supports both charging and data transfer, but nothing happens.  Below is what I've found that these USB type C ports are supposed to do.


Description
[1]
USB-C connectors (Thunderbolt 3 compatible) / power connectors
The USB-C connectors on your computer support the latest USB 3.1 standard and are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 technology. With a proper USB-C cable connected, you can:
list of 5 items
• Transfer data between your computer and peripheral devices.
• Transfer data between your computer and another computer (Thunderbolt Networking).
• Charge your computer.
• Charge your peripheral devices.
• Connect your computer to external displays for video output.

list end

 

Well none of the above happens when I plug my SSD external drive into the type C port.  I can access the SSD external drive if i use a USB type A male to USB type C female adaptor, but that's the only way.

 

Has anyone ran into an issue like this and have a fix for the no connectivity, or am I totally  misunderstanding the way this USB type C port is supposed to work?

All help and input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: FitBit or other

Thomas N. Chan
 

I have had a fitbit charge series for a while. I used to own charge 2 and now charge 4.
what is not reading on the android?

In matter of fact to me, I think IOS with the latest version of IOS 15.1, in order for me to read the steps, distance and so on, I need to turn on the screen recognition , but for android,  all is reading well.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Mon, 6 Dec 2021 at 04:31, Michael Rodgerson <monex249@...> wrote:
Nancy, I have had a FITBIT in the past on a Apple device, and it
worked well, but when I switched to android it didn't read the menus.

I have one if you would like to buy it, please contact me off line.


monex249@...


Michael Rodgerson

On 12/4/21, Nancy Hill <girlyscream@...> wrote:
> Well, I confess, I need to get movin'!
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> Is there any FitBit or other brand watch  that is accessible for a
> totally blind person?
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> Please  share your knowledge with me.  Also, if there is a more
> appropriate group to handle this line of questions, please  infor me.
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> Many thanks in advance for your support.
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> nancy
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Accessible Keyword Researching Tool for Youtube

 

Hi all
The subject says all. Do you know any keyword researching tool for youtube or google that accessible to screen reader?
Any help would be appreciated.

Cuong


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Gene
 

Perhaps someone else knows.  If you should hear a connection sound regardless of the configuration of the drive, that might answer the question of whether the cable or the USB port is faulty, though not which one is.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
This I wouldn't know since this is my first time using any type of a type C connection device, but I do hear the connection and disconnection sounds when using the USB type A to type C adaptors.
 
I would think that you would hear something, but when using just the type c cable nothing shows in Disk Management either.  Then again, when using the adaptor the drive shows as normal in ThisPC and Disk Management.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

If the drive isn’t configured correctly should you still hear a connection sound even if nothing else happens?
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
Hi Pablo,
 
I don't have any other USB type C devices to connect, but I believe you hit on the problem.  I think the external SSD drive may not be configured to connect directly via a USB type C cable.  The drive came with a, USB type A male to USB type C male short little cable that's  a piece of crap.  The connectivity sucked, so I bought the type C to type C male cables as a work around, but I also bought some USB type A male to USB type C female adaptors that work really well for connecting the SSD drive to either of my wife's laptops.
 
These cables are highly rated and neither of them work on either of her laptops when using the cables by themselves, but when using the type C cables with the adaptors they work really well.  So, your thought of the problem being a SSD configuration setting is a good idea.  I'll contact the person I bought the drives from and talk to him about it and see what his thoughts are.  Thank you very much for your input.
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 

Mike,

Other possibilities should be cleared up, such as for example. That the USB C Cable is not working well, or that the External Hard drive needs to change configurations to be able to connect through a USB C Port, or that the port of your computer is not configured correctly.

Connect other 2 different devices through the same USB C cable you are using.

If this test works, the cable is not the problem. However, you should try to connect other devices to your computer using the same USB port you where using before. If the problems repeats. You already know that there is a problem with your USB C in your computer. If the problem no appears. It means that the external hard drive needs some configurations to connect through the USB C port.

 

Take care,

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:38 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

 

Hi All,

 

We have an LENOVO 81YK IdeaPad running Windows 10 Pro latest, but when I plug an external drive into the USB type C port nothing happens.  I do mean nothing!  I'm using a type C cable that supports both charging and data transfer, but nothing happens.  Below is what I've found that these USB type C ports are supposed to do.


Description
[1]
USB-C connectors (Thunderbolt 3 compatible) / power connectors
The USB-C connectors on your computer support the latest USB 3.1 standard and are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 technology. With a proper USB-C cable connected, you can:
list of 5 items
• Transfer data between your computer and peripheral devices.
• Transfer data between your computer and another computer (Thunderbolt Networking).
• Charge your computer.
• Charge your peripheral devices.
• Connect your computer to external displays for video output.

list end

 

Well none of the above happens when I plug my SSD external drive into the type C port.  I can access the SSD external drive if i use a USB type A male to USB type C female adaptor, but that's the only way.

 

Has anyone ran into an issue like this and have a fix for the no connectivity, or am I totally  misunderstanding the way this USB type C port is supposed to work?

All help and input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


This I wouldn't know since this is my first time using any type of a type C connection device, but I do hear the connection and disconnection sounds when using the USB type A to type C adaptors.
 
I would think that you would hear something, but when using just the type c cable nothing shows in Disk Management either.  Then again, when using the adaptor the drive shows as normal in ThisPC and Disk Management.
 
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

If the drive isn’t configured correctly should you still hear a connection sound even if nothing else happens?
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 
Hi Pablo,
 
I don't have any other USB type C devices to connect, but I believe you hit on the problem.  I think the external SSD drive may not be configured to connect directly via a USB type C cable.  The drive came with a, USB type A male to USB type C male short little cable that's  a piece of crap.  The connectivity sucked, so I bought the type C to type C male cables as a work around, but I also bought some USB type A male to USB type C female adaptors that work really well for connecting the SSD drive to either of my wife's laptops.
 
These cables are highly rated and neither of them work on either of her laptops when using the cables by themselves, but when using the type C cables with the adaptors they work really well.  So, your thought of the problem being a SSD configuration setting is a good idea.  I'll contact the person I bought the drives from and talk to him about it and see what his thoughts are.  Thank you very much for your input.
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2021 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please
 

Mike,

Other possibilities should be cleared up, such as for example. That the USB C Cable is not working well, or that the External Hard drive needs to change configurations to be able to connect through a USB C Port, or that the port of your computer is not configured correctly.

Connect other 2 different devices through the same USB C cable you are using.

If this test works, the cable is not the problem. However, you should try to connect other devices to your computer using the same USB port you where using before. If the problems repeats. You already know that there is a problem with your USB C in your computer. If the problem no appears. It means that the external hard drive needs some configurations to connect through the USB C port.

 

Take care,

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Sunday, December 5, 2021 7:38 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

 

Hi All,

 

We have an LENOVO 81YK IdeaPad running Windows 10 Pro latest, but when I plug an external drive into the USB type C port nothing happens.  I do mean nothing!  I'm using a type C cable that supports both charging and data transfer, but nothing happens.  Below is what I've found that these USB type C ports are supposed to do.


Description
[1]
USB-C connectors (Thunderbolt 3 compatible) / power connectors
The USB-C connectors on your computer support the latest USB 3.1 standard and are fully compatible with Thunderbolt 3 technology. With a proper USB-C cable connected, you can:
list of 5 items
• Transfer data between your computer and peripheral devices.
• Transfer data between your computer and another computer (Thunderbolt Networking).
• Charge your computer.
• Charge your peripheral devices.
• Connect your computer to external displays for video output.

list end

 

Well none of the above happens when I plug my SSD external drive into the type C port.  I can access the SSD external drive if i use a USB type A male to USB type C female adaptor, but that's the only way.

 

Has anyone ran into an issue like this and have a fix for the no connectivity, or am I totally  misunderstanding the way this USB type C port is supposed to work?

All help and input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: NVDA email list?

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Keith,

I see Gene has given you the list details, but since you mentioned you are coming from Jaws, I thought I'd also mention the "Switching from Jaws to NVDA" guide: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA

NV Access also have training materials in the shop: https://www.nvaccess.org/shop But I would recommend looking at that switching guide first.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Dec 4, 2021 at 11:52 AM Keith S <ks.steinbach03@...> wrote:
Hello,
 
Is there a list specifically focused on use of the NVDA screen reader?
 
I have not been able to afford upgrades to JFW and have resorted to using Microsoft's narrator and will begin using NVDA has my primary screen reader as soon as I learn the ins and outs of it.
 
Thank you to all who respond.
 
 
Regards,
 
Keith



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