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Re: New list moderator

Gene
 

Thanks to all who have or will send complimentary messages of approval.  As I said a few days ago in a different context, as the car said when the new owner drove it off the lot, I depreciate it. 
 
I think Carlos and I see things in about the same way regarding how to run a list.  So if, for some reason, I do moderate it for Carlos temporarily, I expect my decisions to be similar to what Carlos would do.  Continuity and reliability are important in a well run list.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Sylvia
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 8:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New list moderator

Carlos, you have made a very wise choice. I'm confident that Gene will do an excellent job.

 

 

 

From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 9:44 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] New list moderator

 

So, after not much consideration, I have assigned Gene moderator status.  I was honestly surprised that he has never previously been assigned this position on other lists since he seems quite suitable in my opinion.  For now I am not going to burden him with the responsibility of daily maintenance and moderating of the list since I would still like to gain some experience myself, but he does now have the power and can take charge/offer assistance when necessary if I for some reason mysteriously disappear or kick the bucket.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled program.


Re: Promoting the list

amanda burt
 

Here here, I totally agree with this
 
Amanda

Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 11:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Promoting the list

Hi Carlos and list,
 
I like a lot of traffic.  The more questions and answers that come in to my TechTalk  folder, the more opportunities I have to learn as a computer user.  And, eventually, the more opportunities I will have to assist others.  I can always hit the delete key if I am not interested in a topic.
 
Many thanks to Carlos and all who work to make this list work so well.
 
James
 
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Promoting the list
 
179 members in a bit less than a week is not too bad.  At least in my opinion.  If the number of members does not increase significantly over the next 2 or 3 weeks, then some promotion might not be unreasonable, but just keep in mind that some members already seem to be having a problem with the amount of traffic.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Promoting the list
 
Hi,
With all due respect I question the necessity of doing such.  It’s been my experience that lists like other living organisms grow best when tended well and left to their own devices and timing.
It seems to me that through word of mouth people who are meant to find their way here will in due course.
Robin
 
 
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 6:02 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Promoting the list
 
I've been thinking a bit about how to promote the list.  I'm not sure about this, but I think the person who edits Top Tech Tidbits would be willing to run an item about the list.  Perhaps other list members would have other suggestions.  I would say to wait before sending announcements to various places until this is discussed further but a little promotion might bring in many more members.
 
Gene



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Re: New list moderator

Ron Canazzi
 

Ah I wasn't totally correct after all. Sorry 'bout that!

On 9/5/2015 5:01 PM, Gene wrote:
I said something similar a long time ago, long before this group. The slogan is, to work your machine, just ask Gene. I would say it now and then but it may have been five or ten years since I've said it.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 3:19 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New list moderator


LOL did he actually say that? I don't remember that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New list moderator


I agree. Or as Gene once said:
"Have a problem with your machine; time to call Gene!"


On 9/5/2015 10:06 AM, Blaster wrote:
Excellent choice Carlos! Thanks for accepting the position Gene and
Congratulations!

Best Regards,
Blaster






Re: Help needed making filters in Thunderbird

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Nancy,

Making filters with Thunderbird is quite intuitive. Most people filter various lists and groups of messages into separate folders. So here's how it works.

1. Create a folder where you want your messages from one list or another or of one type or another to go.
2. Then from the main Thunderbird window, click tools/message filters.
3. You are taken to a dialogue with a list of filters and options.
3. Choose new.
4. Then the rest is pretty straight forward.
5. Choose your conditions such as the subject or to field or whatever contains or does not contain and then use tab and editing to move around and fill in the fields.
6. Click OK at the end of the process.
7. You may then want to run the filters after creating them on messages from your inbox that you have already received so choose that option in the still open dialogue when you complete making the filter.

I hope this helps.

7

On 9/5/2015 2:04 PM, Nancy Hill wrote:
Help needed in making filters
I am using TB 38.2 with win 7 32bit and JFW 15. I am running into a snag when
making filters.
Under the In box, I have made a number of folders. A friend helped me
make a filter for one of them. That filter is set up and Is working
very well. am running into trouble as I am making the folder when I reach the part after where I
have chosen 'move to' and I tab to where I choose the folder to send it
to. The combo box only offers 2 choices '
Girlyscream@comcast.net
and
Local. I can not get the girlyscream folder to open at that point to
allow access to the In box and the folders under it. How can I get the
combo box to either show me the individual folders under In box or allow
me to access the sub-folders?
Please help.
BTW, when I go to TB to send messages or receive them, I pass through the area where girlyscream is open and the In box is open to show the folders below. The In box and other sub-folders are not showing when I am in the process of making a filter. :( Many thanks for your help and Thunderbird enlightenment!
Nancy






Re: List ?

Flor Lynch
 

I’d say it was a groups.io thing, as BlindTech was also not getting any new posts in that time. (I recently made an alteration to the string of text I use in my Message Rules to distinguish between and identify each of the mentioned lists, as there was overspill from one list’s folder into the other. So I should hope I’m receiving ok too.
 

From: Marie
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 7:14 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] List ?
Is the list down for some reason or is there a problem on my end? I am getting mail from other sources but not the list. and this includes a post I sent myself?
Marie
 


Re: Setting up a dual boot

Carlos
 


Sorry, again I missed part of your question.  No other programs are needed to actually set up a dual boot configuration, only to possibly shrink the existing partition.  Once you have resized the existing partition to make space for the second Windows installation, you can simply install Windows and tell setup to use that freed space.  Once the second Windows installation is complete, the boot menu with the choice of operating systems will immediately become available.

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot

Okay the first question is what program to use to create the new partition and does the same program allow you to set up the dual boot or how does that work. I have a teen across the street who is very tech savvy and could give sighted assistance. Sometimes the pros do not  understand about setting things up to be accessible to blind users. So if I could work with the person helping to accomplish the task, I assume the results might be better.
From what you have said, I believe I will continue to use my external drive for backup and just have a relatively small partition for Win 7 on my 8.1 desktop. I use 7 less and less but there are still issues with 8.1, Jaws and WLM which are not present in 7.
Marie
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
Hi Marie,
It is difficult to say whether it would be classified a major endeavor.  I would say not necessarily, but it might be challenging for the average blind user.  However once it has been set up, switching between the two installations is not very difficult.  When you first startup the computer, you will be presented with a boot menu that allows you to choose between the installed operating systems.  For example, if Windows 7 is configured as the default operating system, you would simply press Enter and your system would boot into Windows 7.  If you wanted to boot into Windows 10, you would have instead pressed the Down Arrow from that same menu followed by Enter.  If you were to choose neither, then it would boot into the operating system configured as the default after a certain amount of time which is also configurable, but by default I believe is 10 seconds.  Fortunately, you can configure both the default operating system and timeout from within Windows.  For more information about dual booting see these two articles.
----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 11:26 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
I have never created a partition or tried to install a second OS on a computer before but would like to do it on my current desktop. Is this a major endeavor and should I get a pro to do it for me? And if I do this, how easy or difficult is it to go back and forth between the two partitions? Obviously I don’t want to get into something I will regret down the road. I do have a 1TB hard drive and do not have an extensive amount of files on it so there is plenty of space.
My next question is whether it is possible to install a second OS on an external drive? The large portable external drives have come down in price and are so much faster than in the past, it would be nice to be able to do this but I don’t know if it is possible.
any info would be much appreciated.
Marie
 


Re: Setting up a dual boot

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I know I am now replying to my own message but there is a good reason. I originally posted this before 10:00 AM this morning and it just now came through?
Marie
 
 

From: Marie
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
Okay the first question is what program to use to create the new partition and does the same program allow you to set up the dual boot or how does that work. I have a teen across the street who is very tech savvy and could give sighted assistance. Sometimes the pros do not  understand about setting things up to be accessible to blind users. So if I could work with the person helping to accomplish the task, I assume the results might be better.
From what you have said, I believe I will continue to use my external drive for backup and just have a relatively small partition for Win 7 on my 8.1 desktop. I use 7 less and less but there are still issues with 8.1, Jaws and WLM which are not present in 7.
Marie
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
Hi Marie,
It is difficult to say whether it would be classified a major endeavor.  I would say not necessarily, but it might be challenging for the average blind user.  However once it has been set up, switching between the two installations is not very difficult.  When you first startup the computer, you will be presented with a boot menu that allows you to choose between the installed operating systems.  For example, if Windows 7 is configured as the default operating system, you would simply press Enter and your system would boot into Windows 7.  If you wanted to boot into Windows 10, you would have instead pressed the Down Arrow from that same menu followed by Enter.  If you were to choose neither, then it would boot into the operating system configured as the default after a certain amount of time which is also configurable, but by default I believe is 10 seconds.  Fortunately, you can configure both the default operating system and timeout from within Windows.  For more information about dual booting see these two articles.
----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 11:26 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
I have never created a partition or tried to install a second OS on a computer before but would like to do it on my current desktop. Is this a major endeavor and should I get a pro to do it for me? And if I do this, how easy or difficult is it to go back and forth between the two partitions? Obviously I don’t want to get into something I will regret down the road. I do have a 1TB hard drive and do not have an extensive amount of files on it so there is plenty of space.
My next question is whether it is possible to install a second OS on an external drive? The large portable external drives have come down in price and are so much faster than in the past, it would be nice to be able to do this but I don’t know if it is possible.
any info would be much appreciated.
Marie
 


Re: New list moderator

Gene
 

I said something similar a long time ago, long before this group.  The slogan is, to work your machine, just ask Gene.  I would say it now and then but it may have been five or ten years since I've said it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 3:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New list moderator

LOL did he actually say that?  I don't remember that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@...>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New list moderator


>I agree.  Or as Gene once said:
> "Have a problem with your machine; time to call Gene!"
>
>
> On 9/5/2015 10:06 AM, Blaster wrote:
>> Excellent choice Carlos! Thanks for accepting the position Gene and
>> Congratulations!
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Blaster
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>




Re: New list moderator

Carolyn Arnold
 

Good team.

Best from,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi [mailto:aa2vm@roadrunner.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 5, 2015 12:17 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New list moderator

I agree. Or as Gene once said:
"Have a problem with your machine; time to call Gene!"


On 9/5/2015 10:06 AM, Blaster wrote:
Excellent choice Carlos! Thanks for accepting the position Gene and
Congratulations!

Best Regards,
Blaster





Re: New list moderator

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Carlos,

I think I got the quote right. I had a serious problem with some sort of driver several years ago. On the Blind Tech list, I asked and several people answered with possible solutions. Gene answered and his answer worked very well. I enthusiastically thanked him and I believe that is what he sent back.
Unless he corrects the actual quote, I believe that was correct.

On 9/5/2015 4:19 PM, Carlos wrote:
LOL did he actually say that? I don't remember that.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New list moderator


I agree. Or as Gene once said:
"Have a problem with your machine; time to call Gene!"


On 9/5/2015 10:06 AM, Blaster wrote:
Excellent choice Carlos! Thanks for accepting the position Gene and Congratulations!

Best Regards,
Blaster









Re: editing a recording

Merv Keck <blind5sparrow@...>
 

Hi,
Since you have an iPhone, I keep hearing everyone talking about how good
Bossjock studio is for creating and editing podcasts on the iPhone is. That
is the paid version of the app. I have been thinking about checking it out
and doing some podcasts myself. I have both goldwave and audacity but have
never really taken the time to master either one of them as of yet. Now that
I have no vision and am running Windows 10 I can't decide if I want to deal
with goldwave and audacity or just give bossjock Studio a try. They also
have a free version with in app purchases as well. I understand a good
external microphone is recommended.
Hope that helps.
Merv

-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Ramage [mailto:wpr@blueyonder.co.uk]
Sent: Saturday, September 5, 2015 4:41 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] editting a recording

Hi. I hope I understand you correctly, you are going to record on the
iPhone then move the file to the PC for editing? The programme I use is
Gold Wave, an excellent programme but not free, it is about $50 Canadian.
Audasity is free but I have no idea how to use it nor how effective it is
but I highly recommend Goldwave, especially with JAWS scripts. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan Song [mailto:kimsansong@gmail.com]
Sent: 05 September 2015 21:34
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] editting a recording

Didn't know how to phrase my question but here is the question in a long
about way. I hope solutions for programs will not be expensive.

I've heard people record podcasts, videos with introductions, then after the
introduction, it goes into the actual presentation. For example, Hello, my
name is Kimsan, and I am here to discuss how to ignore blind people with
attitudes. In this podcast, I will discuss blab la, and I hope you will
enjoy it. Then there is a slight pause and the presentation begins. How is
this done. I'm assuming they do not press pause, because for example, the
background noise would be completely different when the presentation begins,
compared to the intro. What application is being used and if one recommends
me a program will it be accessible with jaws and windows 10. I hope my
question made sense. 'Oh, I forgot, all recordings will be done via the
iphone but what solutions for the pc will people recommend to accomplish the
above.

Thank you.





Kimsan Song

kimsansong@gmail.com


Re: mystery sound add on I don't know the name of for Thunderbird

Margaret Thomas <iluvtoread@...>
 

Beth,

I have an add on or something like a plug in here with Windows 7 and Thunderbird 38.2.0 that allows me to assign a sound when mail arrives in a folder. I'm not sure multiple sounds for multiple folders are possible. I assigned a sound when mail arrives in the in-box of my primary account. I'm a bit under the weather and am not sure what the name is. I remember downloading something with a name like Nostalgia from the place one can search for add ons for TB, but think I initially was unable to install it or get it to work due to unfamiliarity with TB add ons. It could be Mailbox Alert that I got installed and to work. Sorry to be so vague, I'll try to find out for sure when I'm feeling better. If you find something that allows for more than one sound and more than one folder, could you please post the information?

Margaret

On 9/5/2015 10:41 AM, Beth wrote:
Hi, all.
Does anyone know the name of a certain addon for Thunderbird emails
client that allows you to associate sounds with different filters or
accounts? I forgot the name it was some word I can't remember how to
pronounce, so if anyone can crack their brain open and let me know,
great. Also, how do I find it? I've used it before. I love it.


Re: Setting up a dual boot

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Okay the first question is what program to use to create the new partition and does the same program allow you to set up the dual boot or how does that work. I have a teen across the street who is very tech savvy and could give sighted assistance. Sometimes the pros do not  understand about setting things up to be accessible to blind users. So if I could work with the person helping to accomplish the task, I assume the results might be better.
From what you have said, I believe I will continue to use my external drive for backup and just have a relatively small partition for Win 7 on my 8.1 desktop. I use 7 less and less but there are still issues with 8.1, Jaws and WLM which are not present in 7.
Marie
 
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
Hi Marie,
It is difficult to say whether it would be classified a major endeavor.  I would say not necessarily, but it might be challenging for the average blind user.  However once it has been set up, switching between the two installations is not very difficult.  When you first startup the computer, you will be presented with a boot menu that allows you to choose between the installed operating systems.  For example, if Windows 7 is configured as the default operating system, you would simply press Enter and your system would boot into Windows 7.  If you wanted to boot into Windows 10, you would have instead pressed the Down Arrow from that same menu followed by Enter.  If you were to choose neither, then it would boot into the operating system configured as the default after a certain amount of time which is also configurable, but by default I believe is 10 seconds.  Fortunately, you can configure both the default operating system and timeout from within Windows.  For more information about dual booting see these two articles.
----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 11:26 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
I have never created a partition or tried to install a second OS on a computer before but would like to do it on my current desktop. Is this a major endeavor and should I get a pro to do it for me? And if I do this, how easy or difficult is it to go back and forth between the two partitions? Obviously I don’t want to get into something I will regret down the road. I do have a 1TB hard drive and do not have an extensive amount of files on it so there is plenty of space.
My next question is whether it is possible to install a second OS on an external drive? The large portable external drives have come down in price and are so much faster than in the past, it would be nice to be able to do this but I don’t know if it is possible.
any info would be much appreciated.
Marie
 


Re: System Access, JAWS and NVDA

Gene
 

This message is long but you may find it helpful.  It may also stir up contraversey.
 
First, do you intend to continue to use System Access?  If so, the first question is whether Thunderbird works well with System Access.  If you intend to try NVDA, NVDA does work well with Thunderbird.
 
How do you intend to tell the program to delete messages you aren't interested in?  You may be trying to overmanage things with rules that may delete both things you are interested in and things you aren't.  I haven't used the e-mail program Serotech provides so I can't comment on your experience with e-mail.  But instead of worrying about deleting messages automatically at first, I would suggest seeing what it is like to use Thunderbird before you decide to work on rules or which rules you might want. 
 
You may be surprised how quickly you may be able to go through e-mails and only read the ones you are interested in with some practice.  Even after just half an hour or an hour of practice, you may be surprised. 
 
Also, and I know people will disagree with this, but if you just want an e-mail program and are not interested in additional features Thunderbird has, I consider Windows Live Mail to be a little more intuitive and a little more accessible. 
 
You may want to try the old menu version of Windows Live Mail and if you want to compare it to Thunderbird, of course, you can try Thunderbird as well.  You may want to wait for other people to discuss Thunderbird versus Windows Live Mail before deciding what you want to do..
 
Here are the reasons I prefer Windows Live Mail.  If you move to a different folder, such as deleted messages to look at a message, you can immediately return to the inbox with one command, control I.  Depending on how you work with e-mail, that can be a real convenience. 
Windows Live Mail allows you to read e-mail as plain text, which is a little safer than reading mail in html, but if you receive a message, such as a newsletter you are subscribed to and you want to read that specific message as html, you can do so by issuing one command when you have opened the message.  it isn't difficult to read a message as html in Thunderbird but it isn't as convenient and requires something like three commands to read it in html and then about three commands to resume reading mail as plain text.
 
And last, Thunderbird doesn't read message headers in a way a lot of blind people want them read.  It reads the subject first, then who it is from.  You may want that.  A lot of people, including me, want to know who a message is from and then hear the subject.  You can change the order Thunderbird displays and reads this information but you have to use drag and drop.  You can use the simulated mouse function most screen-readers have for this or you can get sighted assistance to make the change.  It is not properly accessible. If you do want to change the order of display of headers in Windows Live Mail, it is accessible from the keyboard.   
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 11:33 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] System Access, JAWS and NVDA

Hi Gene,
I'm very much dissatisfied with sam.net and want to use something like
thunderbird that will automatically delete messages that are not of
interest and will put group messages in the group's folder. If I can
ever figure out how to deal with charter and get the bird set up for
that, that's what I really want to have. I hope that you understand
where I'm coming from here, I want to be able to make rules which will
keep certain messages away from me and automatically delete them. that
would make my life oh so much simpler.
Bill K.



Re: mystery sound add on I don't know the name of for Thunderbird

Beth
 

Great idea, didn't think of that. Should have used my head, but I have to find out for sure.
Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
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On 9/5/2015 10:54 AM, Gene wrote:

I haven't worked with add ons in Thunderbird.  If the interface is similar to the one in Firefox, you should be able to search for it.  or you could do a Google search for something such as Thunderbird sounds add on and see what results you get.  Check the address Google shows below any result link before following that link.  You want to be sure you are going to a legitimate Mozilla page. 
 
You may not be able to download and install it unless you find the add on in Thunderbird but if you find Google faster and easier for searching, you can use it to try to find the name of the add on and go to the results page to read about it.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Beth
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 9:41 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] mystery sound add on I don't know the name of for Thunderbird

Hi, all.
Does anyone know the name of a certain addon for Thunderbird emails
client that allows you to associate sounds with different filters or
accounts? I forgot the name it was some word I can't remember how to
pronounce, so if anyone can crack their brain open and let me know,
great. Also, how do I find it? I've used it before. I love it.

--
Beth Taurasi, Windows 10 edition,
Home: 720-550-6142
Cell: 720-435-7407
Skype: denverqueen0920
Twitter: Ms_denverqueen
Instagram: denverqueen0920
Facebook: www.facebook.com/denverqueen0920
Blog: www.denverqueen.com





Re: List ?

Carlos
 

Although I suspect there may have been a problem since Marie says she sent posts earlier that did not come through.  Also, there were no posts for over 4 hours and suddenly there are a rapid succession of messages which even I find a bit unusual.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 4:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] List ?

This list is fine at my end.
On 5 Sep 2015, at 19:14, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

Is the list down for some reason or is there a problem on my end? I am getting mail from other sources but not the list. and this includes a post I sent myself?
Marie
 


Re: Setting up a dual boot

Carlos
 


First you need to decide how large you want the new partition to be.  Once you have decided, you can try Disk Management which is built-in to Windows to see if it will allow you to shrink your existing partition by that amount.  You can access Disk Management by opening the 
"Run"
dialog with Windows key R and typing
diskmgmt.msc
However, Disk Management is somewhat limited and it may not allow you to shrink the partition beyond a certain point because of unmovable files located towards the end of the disk.  In that case, you will have to try a third-party partitioning utility like AOMEI Partition Assistant
which is at least usable, but will require that you use your JAWS cursor or equivalent if you do it yourself.

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Saturday, September 05, 2015 4:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot

Okay I guess my first question is what program to use to create the new partition and does the dual boot happen automatically or what? I have a teen across the street who is extremely tech savvy so I think I can get sighted help from him. Too many pros are not aware of setting things up for accessibility so I would like to be involved in the process personally. Besides it will be knowledge gained.
Thanks, Marie
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
Hi Marie,
It is difficult to say whether it would be classified a major endeavor.  I would say not necessarily, but it might be challenging for the average blind user.  However once it has been set up, switching between the two installations is not very difficult.  When you first startup the computer, you will be presented with a boot menu that allows you to choose between the installed operating systems.  For example, if Windows 7 is configured as the default operating system, you would simply press Enter and your system would boot into Windows 7.  If you wanted to boot into Windows 10, you would have instead pressed the Down Arrow from that same menu followed by Enter.  If you were to choose neither, then it would boot into the operating system configured as the default after a certain amount of time which is also configurable, but by default I believe is 10 seconds.  Fortunately, you can configure both the default operating system and timeout from within Windows.  For more information about dual booting see these two articles.
----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 11:26 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting up a dual boot
 
I have never created a partition or tried to install a second OS on a computer before but would like to do it on my current desktop. Is this a major endeavor and should I get a pro to do it for me? And if I do this, how easy or difficult is it to go back and forth between the two partitions? Obviously I don’t want to get into something I will regret down the road. I do have a 1TB hard drive and do not have an extensive amount of files on it so there is plenty of space.
My next question is whether it is possible to install a second OS on an external drive? The large portable external drives have come down in price and are so much faster than in the past, it would be nice to be able to do this but I don’t know if it is possible.
any info would be much appreciated.
Marie
 


Re: editting a recording

emma goodwin <emma.sleeptalk@...>
 

You can also use Total recorder, depending what you want to do, you
can get the free version or pay for it and get the professional
version which offers more but goldwave is also a good option. I am not
technical at all but I think audacity may be too tiresome and
unnecessary. I hope you manage.

On 9/5/15, Walter Ramage <wpr@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
Hi. I hope I understand you correctly, you are going to record on the
iPhone then move the file to the PC for editing? The programme I use is
Gold Wave, an excellent programme but not free, it is about $50 Canadian.
Audasity is free but I have no idea how to use it nor how effective it is
but I highly recommend Goldwave, especially with JAWS scripts. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan Song [mailto:kimsansong@gmail.com]
Sent: 05 September 2015 21:34
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] editting a recording

Didn't know how to phrase my question but here is the question in a long
about way. I hope solutions for programs will not be expensive.

I've heard people record podcasts, videos with introductions, then after
the
introduction, it goes into the actual presentation. For example, Hello, my
name is Kimsan, and I am here to discuss how to ignore blind people with
attitudes. In this podcast, I will discuss blab la, and I hope you will
enjoy it. Then there is a slight pause and the presentation begins. How
is
this done. I'm assuming they do not press pause, because for example, the
background noise would be completely different when the presentation
begins,
compared to the intro. What application is being used and if one
recommends
me a program will it be accessible with jaws and windows 10. I hope my
question made sense. 'Oh, I forgot, all recordings will be done via the
iphone but what solutions for the pc will people recommend to accomplish
the
above.

Thank you.





Kimsan Song

kimsansong@gmail.com









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Re: editting a recording

Walter Ramage
 

Hi. I hope I understand you correctly, you are going to record on the
iPhone then move the file to the PC for editing? The programme I use is
Gold Wave, an excellent programme but not free, it is about $50 Canadian.
Audasity is free but I have no idea how to use it nor how effective it is
but I highly recommend Goldwave, especially with JAWS scripts. Walter.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kimsan Song [mailto:kimsansong@gmail.com]
Sent: 05 September 2015 21:34
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] editting a recording

Didn't know how to phrase my question but here is the question in a long
about way. I hope solutions for programs will not be expensive.

I've heard people record podcasts, videos with introductions, then after the
introduction, it goes into the actual presentation. For example, Hello, my
name is Kimsan, and I am here to discuss how to ignore blind people with
attitudes. In this podcast, I will discuss blab la, and I hope you will
enjoy it. Then there is a slight pause and the presentation begins. How is
this done. I'm assuming they do not press pause, because for example, the
background noise would be completely different when the presentation begins,
compared to the intro. What application is being used and if one recommends
me a program will it be accessible with jaws and windows 10. I hope my
question made sense. 'Oh, I forgot, all recordings will be done via the
iphone but what solutions for the pc will people recommend to accomplish the
above.

Thank you.





Kimsan Song

kimsansong@gmail.com


Re: virus Esset anyone know about this virus program

emma goodwin <emma.sleeptalk@...>
 

When I tried that virus program, it wasn't very accessible and I want
a program to be completely accessible from the start and not partly. I
am glad that it works for some people but If I had to, I would just
stick to MSE or for a while I used Avast. I think each person has
their virus program of choice but I personally found EsedNod32 very
challenging at that time but who knows, it may have improved. I don't
really like Virus programs as it blocks a lot of your games and
programs which are not malware or threats and then its a mission to
unblock them but that is just my opinion.

On 9/5/15, Walt Smith <ka3lists@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
Bill -

I've used NOD32 (the actual name of the Eset AV program) for years and
wouldn't consider any other. It does require some judicious use of the JAWS
Cursor, but it's quite usable and does an excellent job. I particularly
like
its ability to warn about potential problems with both web sites you
attempt
to go to in IE and unwanted malware/viruses in files you download.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Koppelmann [mailto:billmeister@samobile.net]
Sent: Friday, September 04, 2015 11:46 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] virus Esset anyone know about this virus program

Hi,
I've got an agreement with a local computer shop and they put something
called esset on my computer for scanning viruses. While I can figure
out where to put my mouse so that it will do the scan (since I can see
some) the program does not work with my speech, so therefor I wind up
not using it regularly, and it takes all day to finish, which is
something I'm not really happy about. I'm not sure what info you'll
want to know about this app, but ask away, and if xI can find out for
you, I will
Bill K.




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