Date   

Re: needing help with "this computer" please

Matt
 

You can more than likely just go to the flash drive but don't open it and
then use your app key and then click on properties and then read the info .


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Koppelmann [mailto:billmeister@samobile.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] needing help with "this computer" please

Hi Everyone,
I'm a windows 10 user, and when I had my old computer when I went in to
"this computer" on the desktop, each drive or sd card or what have you would
tell you how much room it had left, this one doesn't do that, and I'm
wondering how I can get it to do that so I can know how much room I have on
my flash drives so I don't over fill them, unless that's not as much of a
problem as I think it is, I'd like to know that one too.
thanks,
bill K.


needing help with "this computer" please

Bill K <billmeister@...>
 

Hi Everyone,
I'm a windows 10 user, and when I had my old computer when I went in to "this computer" on the desktop, each drive or sd card or what have you would tell you how much room it had left, this one doesn't do that, and I'm wondering how I can get it to do that so I can know how much room I have on my flash drives so I don't over fill them, unless that's not as much of a problem as I think it is, I'd like to know that one too.
thanks,
bill K.


Re: Speaking of braille displays

Flor Lynch
 

The Focus 14 Blue comes with a cover that has a shoulder- or neckstrap, vvelcro openings, and one can leave it with the cover over it, and pull the cover back or fold it over itself in back, when using it. Sometimes I feel that the 14 is a little to 'squashed close', i.e., one would sometimes like there to be more space between its keys.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aidan
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:35 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speaking of braille displays

I think the best displays now is the focus and the brailliant
displays. They are stable, don't brake for nothing, and the braille is
quality and chrispt. The only thing I don't like about the focus is
that its so small from back to frunt that its very easy to slip it or
touch where the buttons are and you cannot get a good grip on it. So
that is why I just use it on a table and don't take it with me around
when on the phone. I don't know about the brailliant design, so I hope
that is better.

On 15/12/2015, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@optonline.net> wrote:
I’m using an Alva Braille Controller. Really, the only thing I like about
it is that it is forty cells. I made a mistake. I bought it because it was
cheaper. What a jerk! Pam.

From: Robin Frost
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 7:30 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Speaking of braille displays

Hi,
Since Kelsey mentioned braille displays I ask the following:
Who is using which braille displays and why? What do you like or not like
about the one you have. I seem to ask this question once a year because I
find it fascinating to hear about what people are using, why and how they do
or don’t like it especially when it pertains to pieces of equipment that are
so expensive that they require a seemingly high level of equipment before
one selects one.
thanks for indulging my curiosity.
Robin

No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2015.0.6176 / Virus Database: 4483/11170 - Release Date: 12/13/15


--
Facebook: m.facebook.com/aidan.maher92
Skype: andries4451
Twitter: smarttalk7
Audioboo: www.audioboo.com/DjSpotlight


Re: Speaking of braille displays

Flor Lynch
 

Hi,
 
I would think that that, at least in good part, depends on what you envision as your main use for it. Do you want a ‘standalone’ braille note-taker, or a refreshable braille display that will work with other ‘smart’ technology. Or you may want something that has a bit of both? (The note-takers tend to be a bit more expensive, and may not be updated easily or as frequently as one might wish.)
 

From: Norman
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speaking of braille displays
Hi.
I'll be watching this thread closely because I've been considering getting one for a while already
.
Oppinions on what to get anyone??


On December 14, 2015 7:30:12 PM EST, Robin Frost <robini71@...> wrote:
Hi,
Since Kelsey mentioned braille displays I ask the following:
Who is using which braille displays and why? What do you like or not like about the one you have.  I seem to ask this question once a year because I find it fascinating to hear about what people are using, why and how they do or don’t like it especially when it pertains to pieces of equipment that are so expensive that they require a seemingly high level of equipment before one selects one.
thanks for indulging my curiosity.
Robin
 

--
Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


Re: Task Manager

Monica Jones
 

Yes, thanks bunches, that’s what I was looking for. I got to it the long way around.
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Task Manager
 
Control Shift Escape
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:09 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Task Manager
 
I have drawn a blank on the keystroke that takes me to the task manager in Win7. Any help is appreciated.
 
Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones
Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: fire fox

Monica Jones
 

Oh, lol, remember, I said correct me. I had read it in the help file too but thought it said sixtee. I should have checked before I wrote that. I will next time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:51 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox

Hi Monica,
Support for XP ended with JAWS 15, not 16.
From the JAWS 16 help file:

JAWS 16 Discontinues Support of Windows XP
Microsoft discontinued support for the Windows XP operating system in April
of 2014, 13 plus years after its initial release. Based on this decision, we
have decided to discontinue the on-going development and testing for Windows
XP as of JAWS 16. Starting with the initial release of JAWS 16, it will only
install on computers running Windows Vista or higher. For all of our
customers who may continue to maintain a Windows XP computer, you can
download the current JAWS 15 release, along with earlier versions of JAWS,
from our archive download pages on the Freedom Scientific Web site. These
earlier versions will remain available for our customers in the future as
well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


No, if I understand correctly, you can still use sixteen, but they stopped support for XP with that version.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Seed
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 3:52 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox

Hi Donna,
The highest or latest version of JAWS that you can use on XP is Version 15.
I am glad to hear that someone else is using XP besides myself. I cannot
afford to move up right now.
Blessings and All the Very Best, Pat

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


on this p c I am using jaws 11 but I have them all keep up my s m a but don
't install most as I have x p and like it,how high of jaws can I use with xp? DonnaAt 01:46 PM 12/16/2015, you wrote:
It works well with JAWS, but as was indicated if you have a very old version of JAWS it may not work as well as it does with newer versions.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


Does it work well with jaws? Donna need something that works..At 01:37 PM 12/16/2015, you wrote:
Alt+D or Control+L for the address bar and Control+D to add a bookmark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] fire fox


is fire fox as easy to use as was i e eight can not shop any more on amazon with ie, how do you open a dialog box to put in a web site,and how do you add a favorite or book mark?
Donna
Tried sea monkey but it did not read a lot of things..






-----
No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2016.0.7294 / Virus Database: 4489/11190 - Release Date: 12/16/15



Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones





Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Speaking of braille displays

Flor Lynch
 

I've got two Focus braille displays; the 40 Blue (Classic) and the Focus 14 BT, both with Perkins-style keyboard entry. Each of them can be used with either the computer or the iPhone (or the Android phone). I got the 14 because it was on sale at the time, the price reduced by 20% from normal; and because then I was also thinking of buying an iPhone-and I knew that such a display would be put to good use with it. I was granted the Focus40 Blue, and liked its great JAWS compatibility and the ease with which one could read books/magazines through it.
 

From: Victor
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speaking of braille displays
I'm using the Focus Braille display from Freedom Scientific.  I like it because it has 40 cells, a Perkins style keyboard and it's pretty small.  However, I think it's time to clean the Braille cells as a couple of them don't always come up all the way.
 
Hope that helps,
 
Victor

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 14, 2015, at 8:40 PM, Robin Frost <robini71@...> wrote:

Hi,
Thanks for replying.
I wonder if the braille edge or vario have replaceable batteries or if they must be done by their respective makers.
I appreciate your reply (smiles).
Robin
 
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speaking of braille displays
 

Hello Sis Robin:

 

I have the HIMS BrailleSense Plus!  It’s an older model of course as the BrailleSense U2 has overthrown it <LOL>!!

 

First, what I don’t like:  Continued development of the software that runs on it in Windows CE 5.0, use of Internet Explorer 6 as browser, Flaky wireless connectivity—it has a mind of its own; as I type this, I am sitted directly in front of my router.  Forget that ma’am, the BrailleSense Plus can’t find my wireless network. 

 

I’ll never use this thing to access the Internet.  I’ll have to wait till the next set of astronauts return from the moon before it gets through downloading and sending my E-mails; yes, I get tons of E-mails!  I can’t even use it to surf the Internet and get good results.  For such issues, I prefer the use of my computer or my Shiny Crappy Android phone!  Shiny crappy?  Yeh, that’s my way of singing the praise of my Android toy and I am hands over foot in love with it.

 

Second, what do I like about my Braille display?  Well, I can use its calculator for simple arithmetic; I can read tons of books in text, .brl or .brf and .doc .docx formats whilst riding the bus home or when in a noisy environment.  I can open at least seven documents if memory serves and skip from one to the other.  And, yes, the tech support of HIMS is NOT bad!  It’s nearly at par with that of the blessed GW Micro now dying or folding into another corporation in the name of merger.  Oh, it does have a replaceable battery which, sadly, I must order directly from HIMS!  My local battery dealers can’t find the kind and type of battery it uses.  For the time being, the BrailleSense Plus still gets FREE SOFTWARE and FIRMWARE updates!  How long this shall continue remains anybody’s guess. 

 

I used to have the BrailleNote.  It fell to pots and I just couldn’t justify spending over $2,000 to have it repaired by Humanware.  The tech support of Humanware was more than horrible and I’m glad I don’t have to deal with or touch their product anymore. 

 

Sincerely,

Olusegun

Denver, Colorado   




Re: Task Manager

Carlos
 

Control Shift Escape

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:09 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Task Manager

I have drawn a blank on the keystroke that takes me to the task manager in Win7. Any help is appreciated.
 
Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Task Manager

Monica Jones
 

I have drawn a blank on the keystroke that takes me to the task manager in Win7. Any help is appreciated.
 
Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: fire fox

Carlos
 

Hi Monica,
Support for XP ended with JAWS 15, not 16.
From the JAWS 16 help file:

JAWS 16 Discontinues Support of Windows XP
Microsoft discontinued support for the Windows XP operating system in April of 2014, 13 plus years after its initial release. Based on this decision, we have decided to discontinue the on-going development and testing for Windows XP as of JAWS 16. Starting with the initial release of JAWS 16, it will only install on computers running Windows Vista or higher. For all of our customers who may continue to maintain a Windows XP computer, you can download the current JAWS 15 release, along with earlier versions of JAWS, from our archive download pages on the Freedom Scientific Web site. These earlier versions will remain available for our customers in the future as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Monica Jones" <coffeegal57@att.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


No, if I understand correctly, you can still use sixteen, but they stopped support for XP with that version.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Seed
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 3:52 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox

Hi Donna,
The highest or latest version of JAWS that you can use on XP is Version 15.
I am glad to hear that someone else is using XP besides myself. I cannot
afford to move up right now.
Blessings and All the Very Best, Pat

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


on this p c I am using jaws 11 but I have them all keep up my s m a but don
't install most as I have x p and like it,how high of jaws can I use with xp? DonnaAt 01:46 PM 12/16/2015, you wrote:
It works well with JAWS, but as was indicated if you have a very old version of JAWS it may not work as well as it does with newer versions.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


Does it work well with jaws? Donna need something that works..At 01:37 PM 12/16/2015, you wrote:
Alt+D or Control+L for the address bar and Control+D to add a bookmark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] fire fox


is fire fox as easy to use as was i e eight can not shop any more on amazon with ie, how do you open a dialog box to put in a web site,and how do you add a favorite or book mark?
Donna
Tried sea monkey but it did not read a lot of things..






-----
No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2016.0.7294 / Virus Database: 4489/11190 - Release Date: 12/16/15



Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: fire fox

Monica Jones
 

No, if I understand correctly, you can still use sixteen, but they stopped support for XP with that version.

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Seed
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 3:52 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox

Hi Donna,
The highest or latest version of JAWS that you can use on XP is Version 15.
I am glad to hear that someone else is using XP besides myself. I cannot
afford to move up right now.
Blessings and All the Very Best, Pat

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


on this p c I am using jaws 11 but I have them all keep up my s m a but don
't install most as I have x p and like it,how high of jaws can I use with xp? DonnaAt 01:46 PM 12/16/2015, you wrote:
It works well with JAWS, but as was indicated if you have a very old version of JAWS it may not work as well as it does with newer versions.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fire fox


Does it work well with jaws? Donna need something that works..At 01:37 PM 12/16/2015, you wrote:
Alt+D or Control+L for the address bar and Control+D to add a bookmark.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <donnamarie1947@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 4:29 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] fire fox


is fire fox as easy to use as was i e eight can not shop any more on amazon with ie, how do you open a dialog box to put in a web site,and how do you add a favorite or book mark?
Donna
Tried sea monkey but it did not read a lot of things..






-----
No virus found in this message.
Checked by AVG - www.avg.com
Version: 2016.0.7294 / Virus Database: 4489/11190 - Release Date: 12/16/15



Monni, the coffee gal
Twitter, @Monni52

Facebook, Monica Rose Jones


Re: Speaking of braille displays

Victor
 

I'm using the Focus Braille display from Freedom Scientific.  I like it because it has 40 cells, a Perkins style keyboard and it's pretty small.  However, I think it's time to clean the Braille cells as a couple of them don't always come up all the way.

Hope that helps,

Victor

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 14, 2015, at 8:40 PM, Robin Frost <robini71@...> wrote:

Hi,
Thanks for replying.
I wonder if the braille edge or vario have replaceable batteries or if they must be done by their respective makers.
I appreciate your reply (smiles).
Robin
 
Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speaking of braille displays
 

Hello Sis Robin:

 

I have the HIMS BrailleSense Plus!  It’s an older model of course as the BrailleSense U2 has overthrown it <LOL>!!

 

First, what I don’t like:  Continued development of the software that runs on it in Windows CE 5.0, use of Internet Explorer 6 as browser, Flaky wireless connectivity—it has a mind of its own; as I type this, I am sitted directly in front of my router.  Forget that ma’am, the BrailleSense Plus can’t find my wireless network. 

 

I’ll never use this thing to access the Internet.  I’ll have to wait till the next set of astronauts return from the moon before it gets through downloading and sending my E-mails; yes, I get tons of E-mails!  I can’t even use it to surf the Internet and get good results.  For such issues, I prefer the use of my computer or my Shiny Crappy Android phone!  Shiny crappy?  Yeh, that’s my way of singing the praise of my Android toy and I am hands over foot in love with it.

 

Second, what do I like about my Braille display?  Well, I can use its calculator for simple arithmetic; I can read tons of books in text, .brl or .brf and .doc .docx formats whilst riding the bus home or when in a noisy environment.  I can open at least seven documents if memory serves and skip from one to the other.  And, yes, the tech support of HIMS is NOT bad!  It’s nearly at par with that of the blessed GW Micro now dying or folding into another corporation in the name of merger.  Oh, it does have a replaceable battery which, sadly, I must order directly from HIMS!  My local battery dealers can’t find the kind and type of battery it uses.  For the time being, the BrailleSense Plus still gets FREE SOFTWARE and FIRMWARE updates!  How long this shall continue remains anybody’s guess. 

 

I used to have the BrailleNote.  It fell to pots and I just couldn’t justify spending over $2,000 to have it repaired by Humanware.  The tech support of Humanware was more than horrible and I’m glad I don’t have to deal with or touch their product anymore. 

 

Sincerely,

Olusegun

Denver, Colorado   




Re: Getting to know a Samsung Galaxy S5

Flor Lynch
 

To bring this story to a close - for now:
A new Google account was created for my (deafblind) brother and added in to the Samsung Galaxy S5; and BrailleBack was installed. And, whereas it paired successfully with my Focus14, it didn't recognise his BrailleConnect 12 (from HumanWare). (A forum post indicated that it might work well with BrailleTTTY, but the reported results of that were that it was very buggy.)

Thanks for your answers.

-----Original Message-----
From: Øyvind Lode
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:26 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Getting to know a Samsung Galaxy S5

Ok, it seems you first need to sign in on an Android device and open
the play store app to activate it for use with the store.


On 16 December 2015 at 22:11, Flor Lynch <florlync@iol.ie> wrote:
Here is what I'm getting:

Error: You haven't accessed the Google Play Store app on your device with
this email account - Google Play Help
banner
Flor
Google Apps

-----Original Message----- From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 8:43 PM

To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Getting to know a Samsung Galaxy S5

However, I tghink you may have to have (or be logged in on?) an Android
device to access the Google Play Store? If you don't have one, as I
personally don't (as yet) Google is saying to me, "you have no devices".

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

From: Øyvind Lode
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 8:07 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Getting to know a Samsung Galaxy S5

I thought that if you have a Gmail account you also have an account
that can access the Play Store.
I have never done anything to my Gmail account to be able to use the Play
Store.
When I got my first Android device I simply signed into my account on
the phone and the Play store and other Google services worked out of
the box.
I'm using my Gmail account both on my computer and on my phone.
On the PC it's mostly to sign into gmail.com to read/compose emails
and also occasionally installing apps on my phone.
You can simply locate an app on the play store on the computer and if
you are signed into the Google account you can hit enter on the
install button.
This will install the app onto your phone.
No need to connect phone to computer via usb first.



On 16 December 2015 at 15:17, Flor Lynch <florlync@iol.ie> wrote:

Just to add here that I'd need to have Play Store access to install
BrailleBack. And for the purposes of clarity I should have said, my friend
has a gmail account (on the S5).

-----Original Message----- From: Flor Lynch
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 2:07 PM

To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Getting to know a Samsung Galaxy S5

Hi Øyvind ,

Thanks for that. Now, one of the next issues is the Google account. My
friend, who admiuts to not being very smartphone literate, does have a
Google account (on the S5) but claims he never went into the Google Play
Store. I myself do have a Google (gmail) account, but it's not enabled to
use the Play Store.

So, if after trying with his own gmail account he can't get using the Play
Store, how could I enable my own account to use Play Store? Would one have
to set up a new account, or could I add the facility to my existing gmail
account? If the latter, how do I do this? My normal route of access to my
gmail is via my computer.

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


From: Øyvind Lode

Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 6:33 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Getting to know a Samsung Galaxy S5

Hi:

TalkBack help documentation is here:
https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/6007100

It's also a good idea to take the TalkBack Tutorial found in TalkBack
settings.

BrailleBack help documentation is here:
https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/3535226

I'm a Nexus user and my current device is a LG Nexus 5 running android
6.0.1 but I have recently ordered Googles new flagship Huawei Nexus
6P.


On 16 December 2015 at 02:16, Flor Lynch <florlync@iol.ie> wrote:


Hi,

Does anyone have a Samsung Galaxy, like the S5, with TalkBack working on
it?
(I’d also like to put BrailleBack onto it. A friend has upgraded to the
S6
and is giving it free to my brother who’d need the BrailleBack because
his
remaining hearing is of little use. All this, provided it can be
achieved.
I
also know that the selection of braille displays it’ll work with is
perhaps
somewhat limited.

Now I have it to try for a short time (and I’d like to see for myself how
BrailleBack would go, and work on it. I have A focus14 Blue (which is
compatible and a Focus40 Blue (which should be compatible). So, I’m an
iPhone user and would need to know more about TalkBack as well, and how
to
navigate the screen with it. Like, is there a Help or ‘practice’ Mode
there
like that in VoiceOver in iOS? If so, how to get into it? I know about
‘swipe with two fingers’, either right, left, up or down, and to
double-tap
anywhere on screen after having found the item you want. And important,
how
to get BrailleBack onto it? (There is a version that’ll work on the S5,
and
I have the site for instructions to it ‘bookmarked’. It’s downloadable in
the Google Playstore. )

Is there any place online (or onboard) I can find a complete a-z of
TalkBack, BrailleBack, and other relevant gestures and braille
keystrokes?

Thanks In Advance.















Re: Warning! Don't Upgrade to Firefox 43 So Fast! #article

Christina Stolze
 

Thank you very much for this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 10:05 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Warning! Don't Upgrade to Firefox 43 So Fast!

Yes here is the links below. It is not direct links but the site to go to
sign up. The first one is for the Bard book reviews and the other is to the
Bard list.

http://db-review.net/mailman/listinfo/db-review_db-review.net

http://www.bardtalk.com/discussion_lists.php

the last link also give other list related to the Bard site.



Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Christina Stolze [mailto:christinastolze@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:16 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Warning! Don't Upgrade to Firefox 43 So Fast!

Mat,
Do you have the information to subscribe to the BARD list and the BARD book
review list? Thank you in advance Christina

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:17 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Warning! Don't Upgrade to Firefox 43 So Fast!

Yes they are not updating IE11 anymore. I sure they are still doing security
patches to it. As it is still on W10 and hope it stays there till Edge is
working as good if not better before they do away with IE11.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: Rajmund [mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 7:09 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Warning! Don't Upgrade to Firefox 43 So Fast!

Hello,
But, IE, will eventually, also go away, as MS have stopped making new
versions. I think the only one that's supported is IE11?

----- Original Message -----
From: Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com>
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015 3:20 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Warning! Don't Upgrade to Firefox 43 So Fast!



Well this is sad that to see web visum go to the way side.
I understand there is other captures software out there and one that
works
with IE. You have to pay for it but it is not bad.. I cannot remember the
name of it. Does anyone have the name of the application?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:06 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Warning! Don't Upgrade to Firefox 43 So Fast!


For those of you who depend onWebvisum for solving image captchas in
the
absence of sighted help, read on. A few Firefox users on this and other
lists who have updated to the recently-released Firefox 43 have reported
that the Webvisum add-on no longer works. This is because Mozilla, in its
infinite wisdom decided for security reasons to block unsigned add-ons like
Webvisum starting with Firefox 43. Another list member (Ron Canazzi,I
think), provided steps for getting Webvisum to work with Firefox 43. But it
turns out that this is only a temporary work around, as it will be disabled
or unflagged in Firefox 44 and eventually, in Firefox ESR, as well. This
means that starting with Firefox 44, Webvisum will no longer work, no matter
what you try, unless the developers decide to sign it and submit it to
Mozilla for scrutiny, which is highly unlikely because they abandoned
support for it years ago, and no longer even respond to email inquiries. So
if you have an older version of Firefox with a working version of Webvisum,
do not, repeat, do not update to Firefox 43 or else you may discover that
Webvisum no longer works unless you apply the work around provided by Ron
Canazzi, which, in any event, will only work temporarily until Firefox 44 is
released. As long as you do not update to Firefox 43, Webvisum should still
work. The problem comes if you try to install Webvisum for the first time
with Firefox 43 or any other version, for that matter. Because Webvisum is
unsigned, it will not work, and unless the developers resume support for it,
which is unlikely, it will remain unsigned. Unfortunately, there is no
other alternative to Webvisum for solving image captchas except for Rumola
which is a paid service that has received mixed reports about its
effectiveness at solving captchas successfully. For more informationabout
the blocking of unsigned add-ons like Webvisum and other third-party Firefox
add-ons that many of us depend on , check out this article from the GHacks
Technology News site:


http://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/16/what-you-do-when-firefox-disables-installed
-add-ons/.

Gerald


Sent from a Braille Sense


Re: Inexpensive speakers

Cristóbal
 

There are a myriad of options, but I do know that Amazon's having a Gold Box deal with a bunch of Logitech accessories today. Among them, speakers. I don’t' recall exactly what kind, but I think they were 2.1 channel this or that. Anyway, give it a look if you're interested.

-----Original Message-----
From: Juanita Martin [mailto:jordmartin@suddenlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:06 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Inexpensive speakers

I got an Amazon gift card for Chrismas and I’d like to get an inexpensive speaker system. I’d like it to be blue tooth, and solar powered and actually stereo: not just one big speaker. I would use it with my iPhone six S and maybe a computer to listen to books and music. The card has $100 on it but I’d add $50 if I had to. Any suggestions?


Re: Fw: Instructions for enabling Rumola Light in IE

rex wisdom
 

I did but did not the order total

 

From: Matt [mailto:matt.from.florida@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:14 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Fw: Instructions for enabling Rumola Light in IE

 

It is not the extension links or add on links it is a bookmark link!

 

 

From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:07 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Fw: Instructions for enabling Rumola Light in IE

 

 

This is all well and good, but which Rumola link is Vic talking about?  The one for Firefox?  The one for Chrome? Or the one for safari?  Or does it matter?

 

Gerald

 

 

 

From: Carlos

Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:56 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Fw: Instructions for enabling Rumola Light in IE

 

Here are Vic Beckley's instructions for enabling Rumola Light in IE.

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

Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 8:45 AM

Subject: Re: [BlindGeekZone] Web visume going to the way side andalternative to it

 

Here is what I did:

 

Navigate to the Rumola site.

 

Navigate to the second level 1 heading.

 

Tab to the Rumola link.

 

Bring up the context menu on the link and add it to your favorites.

 

Now in File Explorer copy the favorite to the Favorites Bar folder.

 

In View/Toolbars check the Favorites Bar if it isn’t already. Now you can get to it there.

 

Now find a page where you need to solve a CAPCHA.

 

Put focus in the CAPCHA edit box.

 

Press Alt-D to get into the address bar and tab until you hear Rumola and press enter.

 

Now press F6 to get back to the web page. I wasn’t focused in the CAPCHA edit box but had to tab back to it. The text appeared there very quickly. It wasn’t automatically spoken. I had to keep checking to see if it was there.

 

Note, these are just my initial impressions. There may be much better ways of accomplishing what I did, but this is what worked for me.

 

I hope this helps someone.

 

I like this because I am predominantly an IE user and couldn’t solve CAPCHA images in it before.

 

 

 

 

Best regards from Ohio,

 

Vic

 

 


Re: The Blind-Ad list

Laz
 

That's *why* I said, quote Here's another good one. unquote

On 12/17/15, Walt Smith <ka3lists@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
Unfortunately, the list to which I want to subscribe; and the one from
which
I received a return message telling me that I had to be approved; is *not*
Blind-BST, but Blind-Ad. They are two different lists.

-----Original Message-----
From: Laz [mailto:laz@talkingmp3players.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Blind-Ad list

It's a buying and selling list for the blind. Here's another good one.
Just send a blank email message to:

blind-bst+subscribe@groups.io




--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Inexpensive speakers

Juanita Martin <jordmartin@...>
 

I got an Amazon gift card for Chrismas and I’d like to get an inexpensive speaker system. I’d like it to be blue tooth, and solar powered and actually stereo: not just one big speaker. I would use it with my iPhone six S and maybe a computer to listen to books and music. The card has $100 on it but I’d add $50 if I had to. Any suggestions?


Re: Amazon

Carlos
 

Thanks Janet. You are all too kind, but I appreciate the positive feedback.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet Gross" <harvard-97@sbcglobal.net>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon


Hi Olusegun,
I agree with you one hundred percent regarding Carlos! You took the exact
words right out of my mouth !
Best,
Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
[mailto:ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:47 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon

Chief Carlos, I nominate you for the Office of the President of the United
States of America! Yes, you can run as an independent. No, I'm not in the
rich column; but I'd be willing to PICK PENNIES in the streets all across
this great land of ours to fund your campaign.

I love and admire the cool level-headedness with which you run this list!
Thanks for permitting the free flow of information without letting
intimidation make a bankrupt call on our collective intelligence! Keep it
up bro and, don't forget I'm walking a bit closer to where I can snatch that
mini desktop computer of yours <smile>, God bless!!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado







Re: The Blind-Ad list

Walt Smith
 

Unfortunately, the list to which I want to subscribe; and the one from which
I received a return message telling me that I had to be approved; is *not*
Blind-BST, but Blind-Ad. They are two different lists.

-----Original Message-----
From: Laz [mailto:laz@talkingmp3players.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:54 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] The Blind-Ad list

It's a buying and selling list for the blind. Here's another good one.
Just send a blank email message to:

blind-bst+subscribe@groups.io