Date   

zoom

Kimsan <kimsansong@...>
 

Hi,

Ever since I got my new laptop, after I installed the zoom client, I noticed keystrokes are not working, for example, alt a to mute.

Is it suppose to work out of the box after installation? Or must I enable something somewhere.

Thank you

 

Kimsan Song

Kimsansong@...

 


Re: Brave Book Marks Help Please.

Jujube
 

Hi Janet, press control shift O to go to bookmark manager, then tab a few times and press up or down arrow to browse the list of bookmarks. Then, press the delete key to delete the bookmark. I think Chrome also uses the same keystrokes. Hope this helps.


On Wed, Dec 8, 2021 at 12:36 PM Janet <janet.harvard@...> wrote:

HI Everyone,

I can’t seem to find where to delete a  book mark in Brave, as I have several book marks I want to delete, so if someone can tell me how to do this, I would appreciate it.    

 

Thank you all in advance.

 

Janet

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Re: Brave Book Marks Help Please.

Gene
 

Open the context menu when you are on the book mark, find delete and press enter.
 
It is very often the case that when you are trying to do something in cases like this, that the context menu is where you do it. 
 
When you get to delete, wait for all material to be read.  You will probably hear that the shortcut is d.  That’s what it is in Edge, and they are both Chrome-based browsers.  Once you know the shortcut, you can open the context menu and type d to carry out the command.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2021 2:36 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Brave Book Marks Help Please.
 

HI Everyone,

I can’t seem to find where to delete a  book mark in Brave, as I have several book marks I want to delete, so if someone can tell me how to do this, I would appreciate it.   

 

Thank you all in advance.

 

Janet

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


Brave Book Marks Help Please.

Janet
 

HI Everyone,

I can’t seem to find where to delete a  book mark in Brave, as I have several book marks I want to delete, so if someone can tell me how to do this, I would appreciate it.    

 

Thank you all in advance.

 

Janet

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 


my new apple watch

DAVID GLOBE
 

I baught myself an apple watch for Christmas, and I just figured out how to charge it.  So after I do that, I need to figure out how to pair it with my phone.  Any hints anyone can give me will be much appriciated.

David


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Thomas,
 
Thank you very very much for all your help.  You've been a great help with all the information you've provided for me.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Sorry, I didn't provide the one I got in my previous email.
I bought it directly from hyperdrive last year when it was at a good price.


I paid for it for $99 on black friday and I also got a lightning to usb c cable for free
Its a steal if you ask me and now its selling $169.

You might not need so many ports like I do, the one you provide should be alright.

I am quite sure it will work as I tested this hub on LG Gram and surface pro 6. I don't own those devices but I used it for my colleague for troubleshooting things

If you are concerned if it might not work, then go for amazon for money back guarantee.

I am quite sure it will work as hyperdrive has a passthrough charging port and the rest, you can use for your other peripherals through USB A.
Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Wed, 8 Dec 2021 at 11:06, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi again Thomas,
 
The Hyperdrive below sounds good, but it says it for, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air.  Would this one still work with a Dell or Lenovo 64 bit laptop?  Or, do I need to find one that says it's for a PC as well?
 
HyperDrive USB-C Hub Adapter for iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air, Power 9-in-1 USBC Hub Dongle with 4K HDMI, USB-C PD, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio Jack, 3X USB 3.0,
Micro/SD Card Slots (Space Gray)
HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
 
HyperDrive POWER is the most portable and compact 9-in-1 USB-C hub in the market.
 
Turns a single USB-C into 9 ports: HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Micro SD, SD, 3 x USB-A, USB-C PD, and 3.5 mm Audio Jack. Extra long built-in USB-C cable and
3.5 mm audio jack designed to work perfectly with the latest 2018 iPad Pro as well as most USB-C devices. Precision milled aluminum enclosure, available
in Space Gray and Silver, with the same color, appearance and design lines as the MacBook Pro/Air and iPad Pro.
HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
 
With all the ports you need
 
list of 7 items
• HDMI supporting 4K@30Hz
• USB-C supporting max 60W full speed power delivery pass through charging
• SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
• Micro SD (UHS-I 104MB/s
• 3 x USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports – 5Gb/s data speed as well as high power to your devices
• Gigabit Ethernet port - supports 10/100/1000Mbps
• 3.5mm Audio Jack
list end
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Hi Thomas,
 
On Amazon they show several models of Hyperdrive Hubs, does your have a specific model number or name?  And to dial in a little more, how much did you pay for yours?  Amazon prices range from $69.99 to $99.99.  Thank you very much for this info.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Try to get the hyperdrive hub, it supports charging and multiple ports. Mine comes with an ethernet port as well, and a few usb A, hdmi and best of all, it comes with an ancient 3.55mm jack for sound.

the main purpose for me to get that hub is meant for my ipad pro but, I realise  i can basically use  for all USB C devices including smart phones, laptops.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Tue, 7 Dec 2021 at 10:01, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
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!"
 


order podcasts download on the Victor reader 2?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


On the Victor reader 2nd edition does anyone know what order each podcast's episodes are in if there's more than one episode in the memory?


Thanks, I listen to a podcast that has daily episodes, and if I don't listen every day I don't know which one to listen to first when there's more than one episode to choose from.


Troy


Re: [jfw-users] FW: Avoid Switching to Windows 11 As Long as Possible!!

Pablo Morales
 

Hello all,

 

I found this information about Windows 11.

 

https://www.wired.com/story/11-security-settings-windows-11/

 

It is one point for Windows 11 over windows 10.

 

Take care all,

 

Pablo

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, December 3, 2021 7:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [jfw-users] FW: Avoid Switching to Windows 11 As Long as Possible!!

 

I forgot to include the link:

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, December 03, 2021 6:03 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [jfw-users] FW: Avoid Switching to Windows 11 As Long as Possible!!

 

Well, problems are in all new operating systems. the accessibility issues are not excluded from this list.

 

However, regardless of the cons against the operating system. What are the pros?

This is my concern. Not the problems because eventually these problems are going to be fix. What are going to be the advantages that could convince users to install Windows 11?

This is like the last IO’s updates. No much new. The same thing just a few appearance changes on the surface.

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, December 3, 2021 12:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [jfw-users] FW: Avoid Switching to Windows 11 As Long as Possible!!

 

And have they tried different configs from different computers?

I’d think by now the pitch forks would be out if there were really this many problems across the  board.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2021 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [jfw-users] FW: Avoid Switching to Windows 11 As Long as Possible!!

 

Advice from a user I believe is technically knowledgeable enough to say this on another list is to wait three months after a new full release of Windows such as Windows 11 comes out.  That’s to avoid bugs which haven’t been worked out yet and because there may be areas in which screen-readers don’t work as well for a time.  Of course, if people want to have the latest and are willing to put up with potential problems, that’s up to them but I think that is good advice, and I’ve seen similar advice over the years, for people who want to use Windows for getting things done reliably and dependablly and who want to upgrade but who aren’t particularly experimenters and who can wait to get the newest thing. 

 

Aside from that, I don’t know anything about the organization who wrote the message but they are generalizing in a manner which appears to be unjustified and makes me suspicious about their reliability.  I’m not saying these things don’t happen and they may happen enough to be a problem, but if they are happening, as the message strongly implies to everyone, then why have many people upgraded on lists like this and we haven’t heard much of anything about these problems?  and why didn;’t we hear anything during beta testing on this list? 

 

In short, I consider the message to be cautionary, you may have such problems but not as any sort of proof about how likely it is that you will. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, December 03, 2021 8:46 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [jfw-users] FW: Avoid Switching to Windows 11 As Long as Possible!!

 

Hi Group,

I am using NVDA 2021.2 and I don't experience most of these problems. I am using the latest version of Microsoft Word from the 365 package and I do notice some sluggishness, but not as is described in this message from the Jaws-Users list.

The only major difference is that on my system--which is an HP desktop, I must click on the show hidden items chevron button and then use left/right arrow keys to highlight individual items on the system tray. This feature has effectively broken the NVDA add-on for syst tray list. 

On 12/3/2021 7:51 AM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:

 



-------- Forwarded Message --------

Subject:

[jfw-users] FW: Avoid Switching to Windows 11 As Long as Possible!!

Date:

Fri, 3 Dec 2021 07:39:10 -0500

From:

Jane Carona mailto:jane.e.carona@...

Reply-To:

jfw-users@groups.io

To:

jfw-users@groups.io

 

Hi everyone,

I hope it’s okay to forward the following message which I received regarding switching to Windows 11.  I know several of you have done so, but this message is so negative about Windows 11, I really want opinions as to whether it’s okay to upgrade or not.  Here’s the message I received:

 

The IT Department at Blind Industries and Services of Maryland distributed the following information:

I thought everyone should know about this.

 

We have been finding that there is a massive problem with accessibility in Windows 11. Anyone using a screen-reader in Word, for instance, will find that very often, the system is slowed so badly it is nearly crippled; this does not affect people without screen-readers, as far as we've been able to determine. There are also a great many things broken that have caused screen-reader accessibility to seriously decrease. At this stage, Microsoft are showing few or no signs that they intend to fix the situation. Some of you may be offered the chance to upgrade by your home computers, depending on how new they are (the system can't be run on an older one), and we very strongly suggest, at this point, that you refrain from trying it. In some instances, it can render the system nearly unusable. It has also been known to cause video drivers to stop working, which means that nothing will appear on the screen, and it can also cause screen-readers to refuse to start up if you are even one version out of date. We also know that the alt-tab keystroke has been broken, and we suspect that a lot of other problems have been incorporated into Windows 11 as well. Having experienced crashes and mishaps getting the system up and running ourselves, we are only just experimenting with it and do not believe we've found all the problems.

 

In the event that you would like to try an experiment at home, you absolutely must update your screen-reader fully before doing so. If you fail to do that, it probably won't load, leaving you without speech. Using Narrator to attempt to update any other screen-reader will be slow and might not work. The system has, overall, taken a rather nasty hit in the speed department that all of you, as screen-reader users, will notice in particular, and a lot of programs work erratically at best. Finally, if you do opt to try this update, we suggest that you do not try it on a computer you depend on for work or important personal tasks. Downgrading will be difficult or impossible. Again, those of you in Rehab may wish to let all your students know, and note that if you have a choice when buying a new computer, try not to purchase it with Windows 11.

 

 

 

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Signature:
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For a nation to claim it has always been great, needs no improvement  and to cling to its past achievements is no virtue!


Pronto18 v1 and V2 software

Jacob
 

Do some one have or know where I can get the english software for Pronto18 v1 and v2? I already have it for the v3.


OZ0TE Jacob


NVDA 2021.3 Released

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2021.3 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version.

Highlights:
This release introduces support for the new HID Braille specification. This specification aims to standardize support for Braille Displays without needing individual drivers. There are updates to eSpeak-NG and LibLouis, including new Russian and Tshivenda tables. Error sounds can be enabled in stable builds of NVDA via a new advanced settings option. Say all in Word now scrolls the view to keep the current position visible. There are lots of improvements when using Office with UIA. One UIA fix is that Outlook now ignores more types of layout tables in messages.

Read the full details, and download from: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2021-3/

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Gmail Important folder

Gene
 

As far as I can tell, this shouldn't happen unless something is causing it.  I saw instructions for causing mail not to go to the important folder.  There is a problem with my online interface and I'm not sure I can see the settings discussed.  I have no idea if you will.  Here is the Google web snippet:

stop messages going to folder
if you don't want emails getting marked as important you can go to mail settings > inbox - disable Importance markers


Regarding something causing it, are you using the web interface or an e-mail program?  Are you using POP3 or IMAP if you are using a program?


Gene

On 12/7/2021 11:45 PM, Marie Nelson wrote:

Is there any way to stop mail from going into the “Important” folder? There are a few messages which will go to that folder and not show up in the regular Inbox folder. I have come close to missing some expected and/or needed messages due to this annoying Gmail issue.

I am in the process of moving to another email provider just because of thing like this.

Marie

 


Blind mice mailing list

Many of us <manyofus1980@...>
 

does anyone have the subscription info for the blind mice mailing list, isnt there one on groups.io?
shirley


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Thomas N. Chan
 

Sorry, I didn't provide the one I got in my previous email.
I bought it directly from hyperdrive last year when it was at a good price.


I paid for it for $99 on black friday and I also got a lightning to usb c cable for free
Its a steal if you ask me and now its selling $169.

You might not need so many ports like I do, the one you provide should be alright.

I am quite sure it will work as I tested this hub on LG Gram and surface pro 6. I don't own those devices but I used it for my colleague for troubleshooting things

If you are concerned if it might not work, then go for amazon for money back guarantee.

I am quite sure it will work as hyperdrive has a passthrough charging port and the rest, you can use for your other peripherals through USB A.
Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Wed, 8 Dec 2021 at 11:06, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
Hi again Thomas,
 
The Hyperdrive below sounds good, but it says it for, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air.  Would this one still work with a Dell or Lenovo 64 bit laptop?  Or, do I need to find one that says it's for a PC as well?
 
HyperDrive USB-C Hub Adapter for iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air, Power 9-in-1 USBC Hub Dongle with 4K HDMI, USB-C PD, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio Jack, 3X USB 3.0,
Micro/SD Card Slots (Space Gray)
HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
 
HyperDrive POWER is the most portable and compact 9-in-1 USB-C hub in the market.
 
Turns a single USB-C into 9 ports: HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Micro SD, SD, 3 x USB-A, USB-C PD, and 3.5 mm Audio Jack. Extra long built-in USB-C cable and
3.5 mm audio jack designed to work perfectly with the latest 2018 iPad Pro as well as most USB-C devices. Precision milled aluminum enclosure, available
in Space Gray and Silver, with the same color, appearance and design lines as the MacBook Pro/Air and iPad Pro.
HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
 
With all the ports you need
 
list of 7 items
• HDMI supporting 4K@30Hz
• USB-C supporting max 60W full speed power delivery pass through charging
• SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
• Micro SD (UHS-I 104MB/s
• 3 x USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports – 5Gb/s data speed as well as high power to your devices
• Gigabit Ethernet port - supports 10/100/1000Mbps
• 3.5mm Audio Jack
list end
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Hi Thomas,
 
On Amazon they show several models of Hyperdrive Hubs, does your have a specific model number or name?  And to dial in a little more, how much did you pay for yours?  Amazon prices range from $69.99 to $99.99.  Thank you very much for this info.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Try to get the hyperdrive hub, it supports charging and multiple ports. Mine comes with an ethernet port as well, and a few usb A, hdmi and best of all, it comes with an ancient 3.55mm jack for sound.

the main purpose for me to get that hub is meant for my ipad pro but, I realise  i can basically use  for all USB C devices including smart phones, laptops.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Tue, 7 Dec 2021 at 10:01, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
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!"
 


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Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi again Thomas,
 
The Hyperdrive below sounds good, but it says it for, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air.  Would this one still work with a Dell or Lenovo 64 bit laptop?  Or, do I need to find one that says it's for a PC as well?
 
HyperDrive USB-C Hub Adapter for iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air, Power 9-in-1 USBC Hub Dongle with 4K HDMI, USB-C PD, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio Jack, 3X USB 3.0,
Micro/SD Card Slots (Space Gray)
HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
 
HyperDrive POWER is the most portable and compact 9-in-1 USB-C hub in the market.
 
Turns a single USB-C into 9 ports: HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, Micro SD, SD, 3 x USB-A, USB-C PD, and 3.5 mm Audio Jack. Extra long built-in USB-C cable and
3.5 mm audio jack designed to work perfectly with the latest 2018 iPad Pro as well as most USB-C devices. Precision milled aluminum enclosure, available
in Space Gray and Silver, with the same color, appearance and design lines as the MacBook Pro/Air and iPad Pro.
HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub
 
With all the ports you need
 
list of 7 items
• HDMI supporting 4K@30Hz
• USB-C supporting max 60W full speed power delivery pass through charging
• SD (UHS-I 104MB/s)
• Micro SD (UHS-I 104MB/s
• 3 x USB 3.0 Gen 1 ports – 5Gb/s data speed as well as high power to your devices
• Gigabit Ethernet port - supports 10/100/1000Mbps
• 3.5mm Audio Jack
list end
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Hi Thomas,
 
On Amazon they show several models of Hyperdrive Hubs, does your have a specific model number or name?  And to dial in a little more, how much did you pay for yours?  Amazon prices range from $69.99 to $99.99.  Thank you very much for this info.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Try to get the hyperdrive hub, it supports charging and multiple ports. Mine comes with an ethernet port as well, and a few usb A, hdmi and best of all, it comes with an ancient 3.55mm jack for sound.

the main purpose for me to get that hub is meant for my ipad pro but, I realise  i can basically use  for all USB C devices including smart phones, laptops.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Tue, 7 Dec 2021 at 10:01, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
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!"
 


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Thomas,
 
On Amazon they show several models of Hyperdrive Hubs, does your have a specific model number or name?  And to dial in a little more, how much did you pay for yours?  Amazon prices range from $69.99 to $99.99.  Thank you very much for this info.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] USB Type C Port Help Please

Try to get the hyperdrive hub, it supports charging and multiple ports. Mine comes with an ethernet port as well, and a few usb A, hdmi and best of all, it comes with an ancient 3.55mm jack for sound.

the main purpose for me to get that hub is meant for my ipad pro but, I realise  i can basically use  for all USB C devices including smart phones, laptops.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Tue, 7 Dec 2021 at 10:01, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
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!"
 


Re: USB Type C Port Help Please

Thomas N. Chan
 

Try to get the hyperdrive hub, it supports charging and multiple ports. Mine comes with an ethernet port as well, and a few usb A, hdmi and best of all, it comes with an ancient 3.55mm jack for sound.

the main purpose for me to get that hub is meant for my ipad pro but, I realise  i can basically use  for all USB C devices including smart phones, laptops.

Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


On Tue, 7 Dec 2021 at 10:01, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
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!"
 


Re: gmail on the web

Gene
 

I don’t use the online interface much except to tell GMail that something isn’t spam, but as I recall each message shows a brief excerpt of the message.  I definitely know that no message is ever opened until you open it.
 
I haven’t solved my GMail online problem but I was able to change the conversation setting.  When it is off, as I expected, every message has its own link.  Of course, you will see quoted text in opened messages but they are no longer grouped by conversation.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 
Okay, because they are in conversation, and I am in the gmail account, messages just appear open.  I didn’t know that just changing it from conversation would achieve both things.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 
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
 

Okay, because they are in conversation, and I am in the gmail account, messages just appear open.  I didn’t know that just changing it from conversation would achieve both things.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2021 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] gmail on the web
 
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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