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Re: ABBYY fine reader

Joe Orozco
 

I'm still using an older version myself and love it for the reasons
you already stated. I too would be curious to know if more recent
versions are accessible.--Joe

On 4/18/22, Pablo Morales <pablocmd2014@...> wrote:
Hello all,



Has anyone used ABBYY Fine reader lately?

I really like this OCR and I used it over 20 years ago. It was fully
accessible for those days. However, I don't know if their most recent
versions are accessible.

Any advise would be appreciate,



Pablo










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


Mantis Q40 versus BrailleSense 6

Joe Orozco
 

Hi,

Do you own either of these Braille display models? If I may ask, what
made you choose one over the other?

I'm looking for portability, which means the BrailleSense 6 Mini
should be the obvious choice, but the price is my point of hesitation.

Then again, something like the Mantis Q40 would help me avoid Braille
input issues on an iDevice.

I sincerely appreciate you helping me consider factors I had not
thought of in making a purchasing decision.

Thank you kindly in advance.

Joe


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


Re: Alternatives to Openbook and Kurzweil 1000

Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@...>
 

Hello,

I use Google Drive and Google Docs. Upload a file to Drive, then open it in Docs, and it OCR's the text and does a pretty decent job at it, too.

Thanks.

On Mon, Apr 18, 2022 at 12:22 PM Pablo Morales <pablocmd2014@...> wrote:

Hello all,

 

You guys have any alternatives to Openbook and Kurzweil?

I am testing ABBYY Fine reader and it appears to be accessible. I have found some difficulties reading PDF on the software but the conversion to word is easy and fast. Nevertheless, I would like to know if any body has used any other OCR?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Pablo

 



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Alternatives to Openbook and Kurzweil 1000

Pablo Morales
 

Hello all,

 

You guys have any alternatives to Openbook and Kurzweil?

I am testing ABBYY Fine reader and it appears to be accessible. I have found some difficulties reading PDF on the software but the conversion to word is easy and fast. Nevertheless, I would like to know if any body has used any other OCR?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Pablo

 


ABBYY fine reader

Pablo Morales
 

Hello all,

 

Has anyone used ABBYY Fine reader lately?

I really like this OCR and I used it over 20 years ago. It was fully accessible for those days. However, I don’t know if their most recent versions are accessible.

Any advise would be appreciate,

 

Pablo

 

 


Re: Updating the existing talking Win10PE?

David Mehler
 

Hello,

Adding to this if possible i'd like to add in some more sound ddrivers.

Thanks.
Dave.

On 3/27/22, Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:
David,

I understand your concern. I am afraid, I don't really have any know
how about how to go about it.

Thank you,

Bharat.

On 3/27/22, David Mehler <dave.mehler@...> wrote:
Hello,

I can do a windows 10 install independently that's not my problem. I
do need the PE updated, for example the NVDA version on it is 2015 i'd
like to get that to 2021 if possible.

Thanks.
Dave.


On 3/23/22, Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:
Hi David,

Back in the day when the PEs were created with talking installers,
there really was no way to install especially windows 10
independently. Now, at least for Windows 10, it is possible to have it
speaking right from the time the PC boots into windows installer.
While I don't really have a solution to your specific concern, I am
wondering, if there is a particular reason why you are looking to
upgrade the windows pe?

in my case, i usually create bootable pendrive & create a folder for
all the other utilities that i would want handy once the windows is
installed & booted into & save that folder on the same pendrive.

apologies for not being able to give you that specific solution you
were looking at but this is what i do these days & do no longer use
the PE.

Thank you,

bharat..

On 3/23/22, David Mehler <dave.mehler@...> wrote:
Hello,

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to update the existing win10PE
image? I'd like to upgrade an app, install a few more, and update the
installed NVDA version on it.

Thanks.
Dave.


















Re: bookmarks on firefox, can I organize them or delete them?

Gene
 

If affordability of a computer  is a problem and you live in the United States, you can get a computer that will likely work properly from Computers For the Blind.  I'm more than satisfied with the one I got. 

If you are discussing using a very old Firefox with XP, I believe what I said about history and book marks applies. 

I don't know if the refreshing problem will be solved by using Windows 10 and a current version of whatever browser or browsers you would be using but it would be worth trying. 

It is very common for sighted techs who know nothing about screen-readers to blame them for all sorts of problems.  Since they aren't familiar with them, they illogically assume that they are the cause of all sorts of problems the user may complain of. 

Gene
On 4/18/2022 12:12 PM, Keith S wrote:

I've brought up the refreshing thing before and the answer is simple. I'm still working on my xp machine because my windows 10 computer is a slow piece of crap and not even a guy in a computer repair store knows what to do to get to act normally and his advice cost me $99 US which I could not afford. My wife had to miss an appointment with her neurologist because I think her cousin; who did the update from 8.1 which was on it originally to windows 10 might not have connected the computer directly to her router with an ethernet cable and just let the update do it's thing over night and we are nortorious for electrical glitches; internet "spot outages" as frontier the provider refers to them as; and other such things. her cousin did look at it; and with jaws running and then just NVDA running the speed did not well; speed up on the system; so his suggestion that it was the screen reader causing the problem didn't make him look like such a tech guru. And to think this guy sets up office systems and networks for a living.; Soda@...; I've got my windows 10 door stop tucked on the top shelf in my closet away from daylight and am simply using windows xp netbook with an older version of firefox. I don't do any shopping online anymore. If something ahs to be purchased; it's either purchased in person at a store; or my wife does it on her phone.; Just letting you know why I am flipping out about not being able to keep up with tech. right now I'm trying to figure out if this USB keyboard I got at walmart will work with a cable available at amazon.com to be allow me to use my hand me down samsung smart phone due to me not being able to do anything with the touch pad due to my neuropathy in my hands. the cable is below if anyone feels like taking a look at it and giving their opinion:; usb otg cable; https://www.amazon.ca/UGREEN-Adapter-Samsung-MacBook-Microsoft/dp/B072V9CNTK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=ZHW8FN5E8L8A&keywords=usb+otg&qid=1650030208&sprefix=usb+otg%2Caps%2C340&sr=8-5; Regards; Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2022 7:28 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] bookmarks on firefox, can I organize them or delete them?

I'm not sure why you are having the add-ons annoyance and the refreshing problem.  But its better to ask about problems than just be annoyed about them with no possible solutions.  I'm not sure what is causing the problems nor how to stop them.  I may have suggestions as the discussion progresses.

As to organizing book marks, I would suggest doing the following instead of this time consuming and unending work with book marks.  I never organize book marks because I have no reason to do so.

Don't neglect history.  I usually use history rather than book marks.  I create book marks so I will have sites in a permanent form which I can export and won't lose if I get a different machine and use Firefox on it. 

But I find it much more efficient to use history to get to sites and the address bar autocomplete.  I don't have a rule,  Use whichever you want and whichever works best for this or that site.
Open history with control h.
You are in a search field.
Type some or all of what you are searching for.
If, for example, you want to go to The New York Times home page, type times in the search field.  If there are a lot of different history entries with Times in them and the search results show too many entries without the home page being near or at the top, type something like rk times which will very much limit the search. 

You can experiment and see if history entries change their position, depending on how much you use them.  I have a lot of history entries for articles from The New York Times but the home page is the first entry in the history list.  I can type something like times or rk times in the search field, tab twice to the list, and see what is the first one and those below it;.  Press enter on the one you want and the page opens.
You can leave history opened or close it with control h after the page loads.  If you leave it opened, use control h twice to close and o[pen history again, ready to be used for your next search.

I also use the address bar.  Go  to it with control l.
If I type just the letter n for new york, the address of the New York Times appears in the home page.  I wait to hear what my screen-reader announces is there.  I press enter if it is.  If I don't hear an automatic announcement after I type the first letter, I use the read current line command.  If what I want is there, I press enter.

If I type too much, the autocomplete entry disappears and only what I type is there but that is another quick way to open some sites.  Try the first letter or the first two or three letters of things

Try typing the first two or three letters if the first letter doesn't do what you want.  For example, try new if you want the autocomplete to show Newsweek.

Of course, autocomplete will only find sites you have gone to before and I'm not sure how it decides what to show.  Perhaps its based on the most used site that beginns with the letter or letters you type.  Whatever the case, I go to The New York Times site a lot and I would rather type n, wait for the echo and press enter than use book marks or history for that site. 

If you wish, I can tell you how to use the search book marks feature to find one but I'd have to go over it again befcause I never use it.

Gene
On 4/18/2022 1:38 AM, Keith S wrote:
Hi All,
 
Back when I used xp and IE 6, I was able to dig around in the root drive and into the windows folder and make a short cut that would allow me to go directly into the favorites folder and make new folders to organize my favorites so I did not have 200 favorites to lug through if I were looking for a specific site I had saved, or delete a favorite that eitehr was no longer in use or that had changed and no longer directed me to the correct site.
 
Is there any way to organize  firefox bookmarks or straight out delete them?  I currently have a list of 150 bookmarks that are a mess, not in alphabetical order and to my mind, is just sloppy.
 
I loved useing IE 6, but with it no longer being supported, the lack of security updates, and with windows no longer supporting xp, I have been using firefox, and besides the flipping off the page I am currently working on to give me a chance to add add-ons, which I promptly hit the control F4 key combo to delete that tag, and the constant refreshing of the page on high volume or high link pages such as amazon.com or walmart.com when I try to arrow down the page using the arrow keys, it's a learning experience, a learning curve and  probably a reason why my doctor has prescribed some medications  that slow down my anxious mind and also lesson my anger at being a 48 year old guy who used to build computers by scratch before going blind and now I am about 30 years behind my 75 year old mother who can use a touch screen smart phone, a win 10 computer and firefox with no complaints at all.
 
Any suggestions on the subject line question will be, of course, greatly appreciated.
 
Regards,
 
Keith



Re: External keyboard for use on smartphone question

Keith S
 


Android/Samsung phone
 
was told by one chap to get a

usb otg cable

 
 
gave me a link to amazon with the details if you wish to check it out:
 

https://www.amazon.ca/UGREEN-Adapter-Samsung-MacBook-Microsoft/dp/B072V9CNTK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=ZHW8FN5E8L8A&keywords=usb+otg&qid=1650030208&sprefix=usb+otg%2Caps%2C340&sr=8-5;

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Tew
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2022 7:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] External keyboard for use on smartphone question

So you want to use your usb keyboard with your phone I think, but what kind of phone--android or ios?


Re: bookmarks on firefox, can I organize them or delete them?

Keith S
 

I've brought up the refreshing thing before and the answer is simple. I'm still working on my xp machine because my windows 10 computer is a slow piece of crap and not even a guy in a computer repair store knows what to do to get to act normally and his advice cost me $99 US which I could not afford. My wife had to miss an appointment with her neurologist because I think her cousin; who did the update from 8.1 which was on it originally to windows 10 might not have connected the computer directly to her router with an ethernet cable and just let the update do it's thing over night and we are nortorious for electrical glitches; internet "spot outages" as frontier the provider refers to them as; and other such things. her cousin did look at it; and with jaws running and then just NVDA running the speed did not well; speed up on the system; so his suggestion that it was the screen reader causing the problem didn't make him look like such a tech guru. And to think this guy sets up office systems and networks for a living.; Soda@...; I've got my windows 10 door stop tucked on the top shelf in my closet away from daylight and am simply using windows xp netbook with an older version of firefox. I don't do any shopping online anymore. If something ahs to be purchased; it's either purchased in person at a store; or my wife does it on her phone.; Just letting you know why I am flipping out about not being able to keep up with tech. right now I'm trying to figure out if this USB keyboard I got at walmart will work with a cable available at amazon.com to be allow me to use my hand me down samsung smart phone due to me not being able to do anything with the touch pad due to my neuropathy in my hands. the cable is below if anyone feels like taking a look at it and giving their opinion:; usb otg cable; https://www.amazon.ca/UGREEN-Adapter-Samsung-MacBook-Microsoft/dp/B072V9CNTK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=ZHW8FN5E8L8A&keywords=usb+otg&qid=1650030208&sprefix=usb+otg%2Caps%2C340&sr=8-5; Regards; Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2022 7:28 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] bookmarks on firefox, can I organize them or delete them?

I'm not sure why you are having the add-ons annoyance and the refreshing problem.  But its better to ask about problems than just be annoyed about them with no possible solutions.  I'm not sure what is causing the problems nor how to stop them.  I may have suggestions as the discussion progresses.

As to organizing book marks, I would suggest doing the following instead of this time consuming and unending work with book marks.  I never organize book marks because I have no reason to do so.

Don't neglect history.  I usually use history rather than book marks.  I create book marks so I will have sites in a permanent form which I can export and won't lose if I get a different machine and use Firefox on it. 

But I find it much more efficient to use history to get to sites and the address bar autocomplete.  I don't have a rule,  Use whichever you want and whichever works best for this or that site.
Open history with control h.
You are in a search field.
Type some or all of what you are searching for.
If, for example, you want to go to The New York Times home page, type times in the search field.  If there are a lot of different history entries with Times in them and the search results show too many entries without the home page being near or at the top, type something like rk times which will very much limit the search. 

You can experiment and see if history entries change their position, depending on how much you use them.  I have a lot of history entries for articles from The New York Times but the home page is the first entry in the history list.  I can type something like times or rk times in the search field, tab twice to the list, and see what is the first one and those below it;.  Press enter on the one you want and the page opens.
You can leave history opened or close it with control h after the page loads.  If you leave it opened, use control h twice to close and o[pen history again, ready to be used for your next search.

I also use the address bar.  Go  to it with control l.
If I type just the letter n for new york, the address of the New York Times appears in the home page.  I wait to hear what my screen-reader announces is there.  I press enter if it is.  If I don't hear an automatic announcement after I type the first letter, I use the read current line command.  If what I want is there, I press enter.

If I type too much, the autocomplete entry disappears and only what I type is there but that is another quick way to open some sites.  Try the first letter or the first two or three letters of things

Try typing the first two or three letters if the first letter doesn't do what you want.  For example, try new if you want the autocomplete to show Newsweek.

Of course, autocomplete will only find sites you have gone to before and I'm not sure how it decides what to show.  Perhaps its based on the most used site that beginns with the letter or letters you type.  Whatever the case, I go to The New York Times site a lot and I would rather type n, wait for the echo and press enter than use book marks or history for that site. 

If you wish, I can tell you how to use the search book marks feature to find one but I'd have to go over it again befcause I never use it.

Gene
On 4/18/2022 1:38 AM, Keith S wrote:
Hi All,
 
Back when I used xp and IE 6, I was able to dig around in the root drive and into the windows folder and make a short cut that would allow me to go directly into the favorites folder and make new folders to organize my favorites so I did not have 200 favorites to lug through if I were looking for a specific site I had saved, or delete a favorite that eitehr was no longer in use or that had changed and no longer directed me to the correct site.
 
Is there any way to organize  firefox bookmarks or straight out delete them?  I currently have a list of 150 bookmarks that are a mess, not in alphabetical order and to my mind, is just sloppy.
 
I loved useing IE 6, but with it no longer being supported, the lack of security updates, and with windows no longer supporting xp, I have been using firefox, and besides the flipping off the page I am currently working on to give me a chance to add add-ons, which I promptly hit the control F4 key combo to delete that tag, and the constant refreshing of the page on high volume or high link pages such as amazon.com or walmart.com when I try to arrow down the page using the arrow keys, it's a learning experience, a learning curve and  probably a reason why my doctor has prescribed some medications  that slow down my anxious mind and also lesson my anger at being a 48 year old guy who used to build computers by scratch before going blind and now I am about 30 years behind my 75 year old mother who can use a touch screen smart phone, a win 10 computer and firefox with no complaints at all.
 
Any suggestions on the subject line question will be, of course, greatly appreciated.
 
Regards,
 
Keith


Signing a pdf?

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I was just sent a pdf document. Is it possible to electronically sign
it (which I assume involves editing the thing) then sending it back?

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: External keyboard for use on smartphone question

Brian Tew
 

So you want to use your usb keyboard with your phone I think, but what kind of phone--android or ios?


Re: bookmarks on firefox, can I organize them or delete them?

Gene
 

I'm not sure why you are having the add-ons annoyance and the refreshing problem.  But its better to ask about problems than just be annoyed about them with no possible solutions.  I'm not sure what is causing the problems nor how to stop them.  I may have suggestions as the discussion progresses.

As to organizing book marks, I would suggest doing the following instead of this time consuming and unending work with book marks.  I never organize book marks because I have no reason to do so.

Don't neglect history.  I usually use history rather than book marks.  I create book marks so I will have sites in a permanent form which I can export and won't lose if I get a different machine and use Firefox on it. 

But I find it much more efficient to use history to get to sites and the address bar autocomplete.  I don't have a rule,  Use whichever you want and whichever works best for this or that site.
Open history with control h.
You are in a search field.
Type some or all of what you are searching for.
If, for example, you want to go to The New York Times home page, type times in the search field.  If there are a lot of different history entries with Times in them and the search results show too many entries without the home page being near or at the top, type something like rk times which will very much limit the search. 

You can experiment and see if history entries change their position, depending on how much you use them.  I have a lot of history entries for articles from The New York Times but the home page is the first entry in the history list.  I can type something like times or rk times in the search field, tab twice to the list, and see what is the first one and those below it;.  Press enter on the one you want and the page opens.
You can leave history opened or close it with control h after the page loads.  If you leave it opened, use control h twice to close and o[pen history again, ready to be used for your next search.

I also use the address bar.  Go  to it with control l.
If I type just the letter n for new york, the address of the New York Times appears in the home page.  I wait to hear what my screen-reader announces is there.  I press enter if it is.  If I don't hear an automatic announcement after I type the first letter, I use the read current line command.  If what I want is there, I press enter.

If I type too much, the autocomplete entry disappears and only what I type is there but that is another quick way to open some sites.  Try the first letter or the first two or three letters of things

Try typing the first two or three letters if the first letter doesn't do what you want.  For example, try new if you want the autocomplete to show Newsweek.

Of course, autocomplete will only find sites you have gone to before and I'm not sure how it decides what to show.  Perhaps its based on the most used site that beginns with the letter or letters you type.  Whatever the case, I go to The New York Times site a lot and I would rather type n, wait for the echo and press enter than use book marks or history for that site. 

If you wish, I can tell you how to use the search book marks feature to find one but I'd have to go over it again befcause I never use it.

Gene
On 4/18/2022 1:38 AM, Keith S wrote:

Hi All,
 
Back when I used xp and IE 6, I was able to dig around in the root drive and into the windows folder and make a short cut that would allow me to go directly into the favorites folder and make new folders to organize my favorites so I did not have 200 favorites to lug through if I were looking for a specific site I had saved, or delete a favorite that eitehr was no longer in use or that had changed and no longer directed me to the correct site.
 
Is there any way to organize  firefox bookmarks or straight out delete them?  I currently have a list of 150 bookmarks that are a mess, not in alphabetical order and to my mind, is just sloppy.
 
I loved useing IE 6, but with it no longer being supported, the lack of security updates, and with windows no longer supporting xp, I have been using firefox, and besides the flipping off the page I am currently working on to give me a chance to add add-ons, which I promptly hit the control F4 key combo to delete that tag, and the constant refreshing of the page on high volume or high link pages such as amazon.com or walmart.com when I try to arrow down the page using the arrow keys, it's a learning experience, a learning curve and  probably a reason why my doctor has prescribed some medications  that slow down my anxious mind and also lesson my anger at being a 48 year old guy who used to build computers by scratch before going blind and now I am about 30 years behind my 75 year old mother who can use a touch screen smart phone, a win 10 computer and firefox with no complaints at all.
 
Any suggestions on the subject line question will be, of course, greatly appreciated.
 
Regards,
 
Keith


Re: bookmarks on firefox, can I organize them or delete them?

Jacob
 

Unfortunately I realize a while ago that the keyboard shortcuts can be different depending on which language is being used in Firefox. So hopefully CTRL+Shift+O will also bring up your bookmarks as it do in the danish version. If you press Shift+Tab you can use the arrow keys to chose which categories of bookmarks you want to edit and then Tab in to the bookmarks. Then you can hit Delte to remove a bookmark and you can use copy/paste to move them to ohter categories and folder. If you right click on a category you can sort and add folderss. When finish press CTRL+W og CTRL+F4 to close it. You can't do it the same way as you used to do in IE since boomarks in Firefox and other browsers use different way to handle it. When you're in the boomark area of Firefox you can also use the menubar to save and import bookmarks.


OZ0TE Jacob


On 2022-04-18 at 08:38 Keith S wrote:

Hi All,
 
Back when I used xp and IE 6, I was able to dig around in the root drive and into the windows folder and make a short cut that would allow me to go directly into the favorites folder and make new folders to organize my favorites so I did not have 200 favorites to lug through if I were looking for a specific site I had saved, or delete a favorite that eitehr was no longer in use or that had changed and no longer directed me to the correct site.
 
Is there any way to organize  firefox bookmarks or straight out delete them?  I currently have a list of 150 bookmarks that are a mess, not in alphabetical order and to my mind, is just sloppy.
 
I loved useing IE 6, but with it no longer being supported, the lack of security updates, and with windows no longer supporting xp, I have been using firefox, and besides the flipping off the page I am currently working on to give me a chance to add add-ons, which I promptly hit the control F4 key combo to delete that tag, and the constant refreshing of the page on high volume or high link pages such as amazon.com or walmart.com when I try to arrow down the page using the arrow keys, it's a learning experience, a learning curve and  probably a reason why my doctor has prescribed some medications  that slow down my anxious mind and also lesson my anger at being a 48 year old guy who used to build computers by scratch before going blind and now I am about 30 years behind my 75 year old mother who can use a touch screen smart phone, a win 10 computer and firefox with no complaints at all.
 
Any suggestions on the subject line question will be, of course, greatly appreciated.
 
Regards,
 
Keith


bookmarks on firefox, can I organize them or delete them?

Keith S
 

Hi All,
 
Back when I used xp and IE 6, I was able to dig around in the root drive and into the windows folder and make a short cut that would allow me to go directly into the favorites folder and make new folders to organize my favorites so I did not have 200 favorites to lug through if I were looking for a specific site I had saved, or delete a favorite that eitehr was no longer in use or that had changed and no longer directed me to the correct site.
 
Is there any way to organize  firefox bookmarks or straight out delete them?  I currently have a list of 150 bookmarks that are a mess, not in alphabetical order and to my mind, is just sloppy.
 
I loved useing IE 6, but with it no longer being supported, the lack of security updates, and with windows no longer supporting xp, I have been using firefox, and besides the flipping off the page I am currently working on to give me a chance to add add-ons, which I promptly hit the control F4 key combo to delete that tag, and the constant refreshing of the page on high volume or high link pages such as amazon.com or walmart.com when I try to arrow down the page using the arrow keys, it's a learning experience, a learning curve and  probably a reason why my doctor has prescribed some medications  that slow down my anxious mind and also lesson my anger at being a 48 year old guy who used to build computers by scratch before going blind and now I am about 30 years behind my 75 year old mother who can use a touch screen smart phone, a win 10 computer and firefox with no complaints at all.
 
Any suggestions on the subject line question will be, of course, greatly appreciated.
 
Regards,
 
Keith


Re: I am in need of a new soundcard

heather albright
 

I saw these, checked out the price, as of right now, their 29 dollars and they have an upgrade version for 40 dollars. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VVP8BGD/ref=asc_df_B07VVP8BGD1650193200000?tag=cnet-buy-button-20&creative=395261&creativeASIN=B07VVP8BGD&linkCode=asn&ascsubtag=de1caa631d5f4739be0173acce77e770%7C61d685af-2e99-420d-a78a-13891b4e0021%7Cdtp

I would like to note, the earlier version did not sound that good but, they say they have improved with the newer version. It had high rights off cnt, it was the first one off their page for best speakers of 2022. I hope this helps.

 Cheers Heather s

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Hi Heather,

 

I checked out the speakers on amazon and the price was around $139.

I do like the fact that there are bass and trebble controls on the speakers,  but that   a bit pricey for my computer speakers.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: April 17, 2022 5:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Hello, someone told me the price is different from what I sent to the list. Now the speakers are like over 100 dollars. I myself got them for the 39 dollar price. So if you put in the cart, maybe they will go back on sale. Cheers Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Well, I had to just USB speakers as my sound card was not working on the pc. And all the external cards sounded good for music but, they did not sound all that great with a synthesizer. I there was a set of bookshelf speakers that sound good on the pc. Here is the link, 39 dollars and I think they have a coupon on them:

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280Ts-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B088685QVJ/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3QI6EMGVRSXLO&keywords=USB+powered+wooden+bookshelf+computer+speakers&qid=1650226210&sprefix=usb+powered+wooden+bookshelf+computer+speakers+%2Caps%2C107&sr=8-5

The wooden case keeps them not vibrating off the desk but, I did get some speaker stands for my desk, I have the pebbles on them. I was going to get another set but, they are no longer on sale.  

The stand hold the speakers just right to have equal sound on both sides. And they are stirdy.  I use the bottom stand to put my iPhone while it is charging. And the other standI put some cables for easy reach.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SHCLR7T/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

and than I started using the pebbles plug and play speakers. But, I got them for 49 dollars back a few years ago. Now there almost 200 dollars.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F8HRSN2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I actually have my wooden speakers connect to my fire stick .

Cheers Heather

 

 

From: DAVID GLOBE
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:02 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Is there an internal soundcard that is fairly simple to install?  The one I got with this computer never worked propperly, and I've been limping along with a cheep exturnal card. 

David

 

 

 


Re: I am in need of a new soundcard

Monte Single
 

Hi Heather,

 

I checked out the speakers on amazon and the price was around $139.

I do like the fact that there are bass and trebble controls on the speakers,  but that   a bit pricey for my computer speakers.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: April 17, 2022 5:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Hello, someone told me the price is different from what I sent to the list. Now the speakers are like over 100 dollars. I myself got them for the 39 dollar price. So if you put in the cart, maybe they will go back on sale. Cheers Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Well, I had to just USB speakers as my sound card was not working on the pc. And all the external cards sounded good for music but, they did not sound all that great with a synthesizer. I there was a set of bookshelf speakers that sound good on the pc. Here is the link, 39 dollars and I think they have a coupon on them:

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280Ts-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B088685QVJ/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3QI6EMGVRSXLO&keywords=USB+powered+wooden+bookshelf+computer+speakers&qid=1650226210&sprefix=usb+powered+wooden+bookshelf+computer+speakers+%2Caps%2C107&sr=8-5

The wooden case keeps them not vibrating off the desk but, I did get some speaker stands for my desk, I have the pebbles on them. I was going to get another set but, they are no longer on sale.  

The stand hold the speakers just right to have equal sound on both sides. And they are stirdy.  I use the bottom stand to put my iPhone while it is charging. And the other standI put some cables for easy reach.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SHCLR7T/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

and than I started using the pebbles plug and play speakers. But, I got them for 49 dollars back a few years ago. Now there almost 200 dollars.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F8HRSN2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I actually have my wooden speakers connect to my fire stick .

Cheers Heather

 

 

From: DAVID GLOBE
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:02 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Is there an internal soundcard that is fairly simple to install?  The one I got with this computer never worked propperly, and I've been limping along with a cheep exturnal card. 

David

 

 


Re: I need help installing open drive.

Gene
 

Perhaps the captcha is temporarily not working correctly.  Things go down or don't work correctly all the time.  Before switching to something else, unless it is better, trying the captcha for a day or two might result in success.  Also,, did you try more than one browser?  that should be one of the first things tried as a matter of course when odd problems such as this occur.  What browser is currently being used?

Gene

On 4/17/2022 6:52 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all, I like overdrive for files, and it was great in the past. I tried to use it again but, I couldn’t get past  the captcha  requirement. I checked the I am not a robot box, and I  even took the audio challenge. But it kept asking me to do it again. So I had  my sighted wife to do the captcha test, and it asked her to do it again also. So I decided  to fined another program like open drive. can anybody suggest one? I am using jaws  22 and windows  11 Jim

               



Re: I need help installing open drive.

John Holcomb II
 

I use OneDrive.

I’ve also used Dropbox.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2022 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk. groups. iomain@TechTalk. groups. io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>; main@TechTalk. groups. iomain@TechTalk. groups. io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] I need help installing open drive.

 

Hi all, I like overdrive for files, and it was great in the past. I tried to use it again but, I couldn’t get past  the captcha  requirement. I checked the I am not a robot box, and I  even took the audio challenge. But it kept asking me to do it again. So I had  my sighted wife to do the captcha test, and it asked her to do it again also. So I decided  to fined another program like open drive. can anybody suggest one? I am using jaws  22 and windows  11 Jim

               


I need help installing open drive.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all, I like overdrive for files, and it was great in the past. I tried to use it again but, I couldn’t get past  the captcha  requirement. I checked the I am not a robot box, and I  even took the audio challenge. But it kept asking me to do it again. So I had  my sighted wife to do the captcha test, and it asked her to do it again also. So I decided  to fined another program like open drive. can anybody suggest one? I am using jaws  22 and windows  11 Jim

               


Re: I am in need of a new soundcard

heather albright
 

Hello, someone told me the price is different from what I sent to the list. Now the speakers are like over 100 dollars. I myself got them for the 39 dollar price. So if you put in the cart, maybe they will go back on sale. Cheers Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: heather albright via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2022 3:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Well, I had to just USB speakers as my sound card was not working on the pc. And all the external cards sounded good for music but, they did not sound all that great with a synthesizer. I there was a set of bookshelf speakers that sound good on the pc. Here is the link, 39 dollars and I think they have a coupon on them:

https://www.amazon.com/Edifier-R1280Ts-Powered-Bookshelf-Speakers/dp/B088685QVJ/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3QI6EMGVRSXLO&keywords=USB+powered+wooden+bookshelf+computer+speakers&qid=1650226210&sprefix=usb+powered+wooden+bookshelf+computer+speakers+%2Caps%2C107&sr=8-5

The wooden case keeps them not vibrating off the desk but, I did get some speaker stands for my desk, I have the pebbles on them. I was going to get another set but, they are no longer on sale.  

The stand hold the speakers just right to have equal sound on both sides. And they are stirdy.  I use the bottom stand to put my iPhone while it is charging. And the other standI put some cables for easy reach.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SHCLR7T/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

and than I started using the pebbles plug and play speakers. But, I got them for 49 dollars back a few years ago. Now there almost 200 dollars.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F8HRSN2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I actually have my wooden speakers connect to my fire stick .

Cheers Heather

 

 

From: DAVID GLOBE
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2022 8:02 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I am in need of a new soundcard

 

Is there an internal soundcard that is fairly simple to install?  The one I got with this computer never worked propperly, and I've been limping along with a cheep exturnal card. 

David

 

 

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