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Re: portable talking cell phone charger

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Heather, this sounds interesting, where is this available? I have several battery packs that I keep with me when I am at the gymn and the Michigan Works office.  This sounds like something worth checking out! Thanks & Have a Great Day! de
<KF8LT><Jim>.

On 11-May-16 14:09, heather albright wrote:
The talking battery tells you when the battery is charging your phone instead of that ding that apple does! IT will also tell you how low the battery is so you can charge the power bank and you always can no what level the battery is! It will tell you that the charge is complete, don't get get that from apple! You have to keep checking your devices to see if the charge is complete; I rather have the talking battery tell me when I am out and about! I wish they made the updated version a talking battery pack as well! I never know what level it is at so I have to have sighted assistance to tell me because, I cant see the blue lights to indacate the level! Heather
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] portable talking cell phone charger

Hi troy!
Stupid question, first of all, I have owned to iPhones in the past.  The iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4S.  Then I switched to androids, the Galaxy S5 and at present the Galaxy S7.  All of these phones gave the battery charge as a percentage of the battery charge.  Now the question, what is a talking phone charger going to tell you that your phone can't tell you?  Just wondered? If it gives more information than the phone does, then I may be interested in such a device for my S7. Have A Good 1! de
<KF8LT><Jim>.

On 11-May-16 13:31, Troy Burnham wrote:
Thanks Heather, in that case I probably should call speak to me and ask if I'll be able to charge my 5s with the version that talks because that's my main reason for wanting it.
 
Troy
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] portable talking cell phone charger

I have this device and they are not making it anymore!  So the cables are dated to the 4s iphone!  If you get one, they can not send you a replacement that will talk!  Mine had a problem and they sent me the updated version and it did not talk! Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: George B
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] portable talking cell phone charger

                Yes it will.it also has a u s b plugin slot so if the mini plug provided or the apple plug in provided do not work yoou can use a standred u s b cord and plug it into the u s b female input and charge your device.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 09:30
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] portable talking cell phone charger

Hi All,

I have found an item on the speak to me catalog website that says it will charge up to 3 devices at once, and I was wondering if anybody has one and knows if it would be able to charge my Victor reader stream as well as my iPhone.

Here's the description taken directly from the speak to me site:  Recharge On-the-Go with myCharge. The Ultimate Solution for Power Anxiety! myCharge is a rechargeable 6000mAh battery pack that will charge the average smartphone or iPad or tablet four times. What makes myCharge Unique? Imagine charging your power-hungry devices without the need to carry around those charging cables and connectors (that you always forget). myCharge comes equipped with a built-in USB cord, as well as handy fold-out wall prongs. myCharge's voice notification lets you know when the charge is complete. Features include: charge up to 3 devices at once, built-in USB charging cable, built-in Micro-USB and Apple connectors on-board, USB port allows you to charge hundreds of devices, fold-out wall prongs for ultra-fast recharging, 27 more hours of talk time (3G), up to 34 more hours of video, or up to 134 more hours of music, tone notification, voice notification in four languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, comes 80% charged and ready for immediate use, LED battery power indicator

Troy

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Re: portable talking cell phone charger

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

  Carolyn
I was asking him what the purpose of the talking battery charger was for a cell phone since the last time I had an iPhone I could simply touch a spot on the screen and it would tell me how much battery I had left.  It is much the same on my S7.  I simply place my finger in the top of the screen towards the right side and TalkBack gives me the percentage of the battery which is left.  As far as an actua conparison between the Android and the iPhone that is in "my opinion" totally subjective-a matter of individual prefference.  Of course there are significant differences but I don't really think they are significant enough to start an argument over<SMILE!>.  I actually went from my iPhone 4S to the Galaxy S5 and I personally didn't find the learning curve to be all that significant.  I think that also depends on one's level of technical skill.  I did have the advantage of using a BlueTooth keyboard which lessoned the learning curve for me significantly.  If anyone has further questions, they can contact me off-list at, wohlggie@....  Thanks & Have A Good 1! de
<KF8LT><Jim>.     

On 11-May-16 14:23, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
Jim, would you let us know about the differences in the iPhone and the
Android, what you think of each. What is a talking phone? I thought that
would be just any phone that has some speech capability. 

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] portable talking cell phone charger

Hi troy!
Stupid question, first of all, I have owned to iPhones in the past.  The
iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4S.  Then I switched to androids, the Galaxy S5
and at present the Galaxy S7.  All of these phones gave the battery
charge as a percentage of the battery charge.  Now the question, what is
a talking phone charger going to tell you that your phone can't tell you?
Just wondered? If it gives more information than the phone does, then I
may be interested in such a device for my S7. Have A Good 1! de
<KF8LT><Jim>.


On 11-May-16 13:31, Troy Burnham wrote:


	Thanks Heather, in that case I probably should call speak to me
and ask if I'll be able to charge my 5s with the version that talks
because that's my main reason for wanting it.
	 
	Troy
	 
	 

		----- Original Message ----- 
		From: heather albright <mailto:kd5cbl@...>  
		To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  
		Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:58 AM
		Subject: Re: [TechTalk] portable talking cell phone
charger

		I have this device and they are not making it anymore!
So the cables are dated to the 4s iphone!  If you get one, they can not
send you a replacement that will talk!  Mine had a problem and they sent
me the updated version and it did not talk! Heather 

			----- Original Message ----- 
			From: George B <mailto:gbmagoo@...>  
			To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  
			Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:54 AM
			Subject: Re: [TechTalk] portable talking cell
phone charger


			                Yes it will.it also has a u s b
plugin slot so if the mini plug provided or the apple plug in provided do
not work yoou can use a standred u s b cord and plug it into the u s b
female input and charge your device.

			 

			

			From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>  [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Troy Burnham
			Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 09:30
			To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> 
			Subject: [TechTalk] portable talking cell phone
charger

			 

			Hi All,

			 

			I have found an item on the speak to me catalog
website that says it will charge up to 3 devices at once, and I was
wondering if anybody has one and knows if it would be able to charge my
Victor reader stream as well as my iPhone.

			 

			Here's the description taken directly from the
speak to me site:  Recharge On-the-Go with myCharge. The Ultimate
Solution for Power Anxiety! myCharge is a rechargeable 6000mAh battery
pack that will charge the average smartphone or iPad or tablet four
times. What makes myCharge Unique? Imagine charging your power-hungry
devices without the need to carry around those charging cables and
connectors (that you always forget). myCharge comes equipped with a
built-in USB cord, as well as handy fold-out wall prongs. myCharge's
voice notification lets you know when the charge is complete. Features
include: charge up to 3 devices at once, built-in USB charging cable,
built-in Micro-USB and Apple connectors on-board, USB port allows you to
charge hundreds of devices, fold-out wall prongs for ultra-fast
recharging, 27 more hours of talk time (3G), up to 34 more hours of
video, or up to 134 more hours of music, tone notification, voice
notification in four languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese,
comes 80% charged and ready for immediate use, LED battery power
indicator

			 

			Troy

			 

			 

			 

 
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Re: VIP on iPhone

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hello,
Agree, kind of pointless, at least for me, because of the way I use it.

Sent from my iPhone 5S

On 11 May 2016, at 7:17 pm, Matt <matt.from.florida@...> wrote:

I really just don’t have a need for it. but I understand how others would.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barb O'Connor
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] VIP on iPhone

 

Matt, read the article on the link provided and set up VIP. Pretty slick.

 

Thank you for the info.

 

Barb

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

From: Matt

Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:24 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] VIP on iPhone

 

Hi, this link below will explain it. I personally don't use it myself.

http://www.imore.com/how-use-vip-inbox-your-iphone-and-ipad



Matt.from.florida@...


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Kimsan
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] VIP on iPhone

How do I make sure a particular email every time it arrives it goes into the
VIP folder. I am using an iPhone six

Sent from my iPhone





Re: 10 reasons not to switch to windows10 #article

Pamela Dominguez
 

It works here, and I just read the article, but it doesn't really say anything that we didn't already know. But it's good to see it published. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aidan
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 10 reasons not to switch to windows10

The link does not work.

On 11/05/2016, Dennis L <dennisl1982@gmail.com> wrote:
http://www.komando.com/happening-now/357949/10-reasons-not-to-switch-to-wind
ows-10





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Re: running a computer without antivirus?

Lenron
 

I don't run a background virus protection program because A I have not
found a free one that works so well. I just make sure to be careful. I
know of people having major issues with all those antivirus programs.

On 5/11/16, Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com> wrote:
Ok well no antivirus is going to be perfect! But I sure you will get lots of
ideas here! But no antivirus is going to keep you totally safe some is going
to slip by. Having very good security habits will help along with a fairly
good antivirus, and a good mile ware solution like mile ware bites , using
Ctrl plus Alt and Delete to sign on to windows and not running yourself as
admin. A good popup blocker and so on will help. But then you have to still
be careful.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Amy Gordon
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] running a computer without antivirus?

Yes I did keep it updated.

On 5/11/16, Matt <matt.from.florida@gmail.com> wrote:
did you keep it updated?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Amy Gordon
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] running a computer without antivirus?

What is the best antivirus to use with window eyes? I had microsoft
security essentials and had viruses that it didn't detect. Thanks

On 5/11/16, Walt Smith <ka3lists@tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
My opinion (for what it's worth) is that anyone who thinks that they
can protect their system by just scanning e-mail attachments is
simply begging for trouble. I've used NOD32 from Eset for years and
it absolutely does not slow down my computer. I did try Trend Micro
and it was a disaster - not only slowed my system to a crawl, but was
completely unfriendly with access software. NOD32 does so much above
and beyond scanning incoming e-mail that I won't take time here to
try to cover everything. Bear in mind that attachments and links
contained in e-mail messages that lead you to sites that load garbage
on your system are only the most obvious and easiest-to-defend-against
threats.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] running a computer without antivirus?



Hi All,



I know 2 people, a friend of mine who is a computer trainer and also
the guy who repairs my computers for me, who have mentioned to me
that they don't have an antivirus program running on their computers
at all time, and at least in the case of my friend who does this he
says that he just scans any files that he receives as attachments
before he opens them.



In the case of the guy who repairs my computer he says that antivirus
programs just slow his computer down so much, and there are so many
viruses out there now that the antivirus programs don't even detect
and that's the reason he doesn't bother with antivirus anymore, and I
just wondered what the people in the know on this list think. I have
malware bytes pro that I keep updated, so is there a need for an
antivirus program? I'm currently running the free version of avast btw.



Oh and another thing, I'm only running windows 7 and it sounds like
my computer guy might be running windows 10 because he did say that
there's something built into windows 10 that kind of acts like an
antivirus.



Troy















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Re: windows 8 and problems

Carlos
 

There should be no debate.  The decision whether to upgrade to Windows 10 or not is a personal choice despite any other opinions.  If you are running Windows 8, my personal opinion is that it is probably worth upgrading.  Just be aware of the privacy concerns.
 
As for disabling services, open the
"Run"
dialog by pressing Windows key R, type
services.msc
followed by Enter, and go through the list of services.   If you find any which seem related, press the Applications key and select  
"Stop"
from the context menu. You can also just press Enter to open it's properties and set the
"Startup type"
to
"Disabled"
if you want to completely disable the service.  Of course it goes without saying that you should be cautious if you're not sure about a service, but they should be fairly obvious).

 ----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 4:03 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 and problems

Hi

 

Ok I would like some help with my laptop please. I had it completely crash on me on Monday, it refused to boot up. I didn't have disks to reinstall windows 7 so have gone to windows 8. I quite like it but how can i get 8.1 please, it doesn't seem to be on the store, my carer looked for me. I wonder if i would be better to go to windows 10 but don't want to cause a debate on this as it has been covered already. Windows 10 generates enough mail.

 

When I used the recovery disks, it installed norton internet security, i can't quite get rid of it, there are still dregs of it left, it is still running and showing on the system tray, I want to remove it completely, I have a avira package. I have used revo uninstaller as I was unable to get the norton installer to speak. I am not quite sure what services to disable to stop it from running, to enable me to delete the remaining folders. how can i safely get around this? I have a bit of a learning curve ahead of me so any help you can give would be useful.

 

I am experiencing troubles downloading from the internet although it worked ok until i downloaded the first hundred or so windows updates. I had to download office 365 off line installer on my desktop as it kept timing out, i tried it several times, I know it was a large file, 2.5 gb, but why was it timing out? what would cause this? I use bt for my internet but also have a three mobile dongle. I have a lot to install yet but office is running.

 

would the office sounds i installed for xp work with windows 8? they worked ok under windows 7, I like the sounds with office.

 

Many thanks

 

Adrien.

   

 

 

 


Re: Hide My Ass VPN service

rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hello,
My school got the whole VPN port number things blocked.

Sent from my iPhone 5S

On 11 May 2016, at 6:37 pm, Christopher Hallsworth <challsworth2@icloud.com> wrote:

This might not be possible due to policies set by the system administrator.
On 11 May 2016, at 16:08, Kimsan <kimsansong@outlook.com> wrote:

What about school districts who block facebook.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Hallsworth
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hide My Ass VPN service

VPN stands for virtual private network. It not only protects you from hackers by encrypting the connection through a tunnel; it also lets you access georestricted sites. A good example is the BBC iPlayer TV and Radio live and on-demand service outside the UK possible with a UK-based VPN connection.
On 10 May 2016, at 21:44, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@optonline.net> wrote:

Excuse me, but what's a VPN service? Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Christopher Hallsworth
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Hide My Ass VPN service

Evening everyone.

Yes, that is exactly what this VPN service is called, Hide My Ass. Lol! Anyway just seeing if I can refer any of you to the service, because if you do, I will earn a reward from 1 to 12 week’s free access time depending on what plan you all purchase. If not, that is fine; it is worth a shot. So here is the referral link, originally copied from a personal email I received from Hide My Ass.

http://hidemyass.com/vpn/fD2swLG/












Re: windows 7 will not update

James Bentley
 

Hi Vicki,
 
I’m glad that your problem with updating is resolved.  I hope you don’t mind if I ask you  a couple questions.
 
Did you literally have to wait five days for the computer to finally finish updating?  Or, are you saying that it took five days for you to discover what was needed to get the computer to update?  If it took five days of trying different ideas, which one finally resolved your problem.
 
Again, so glad you got it fixed.  What was the cure?
 
James Bentley
 

From: Vicki
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 will not update
 
After 5 days of waiting, it finally updated.
 
Thank you to everyone who gave me advice. I appreciate it all.
 
Vicki
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Walt Smith
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 will not update
 

Notice that in both articles, they’re talking about a clean installation of Windows 7 on a new system, not updating an existing installation on a day-to-day basis. Vicki’s problem has nothing in common with what’s being discussed in those articles. While the update process is somewhat slow on my system, I know that it’s because Windows is creating a restore point before starting to apply the updates and if Windows didn’t do this, I’d be more than a little upset: it takes more time than I like to create a restore point, but that’s simply the way things are and can’t be changed – the same thing has to be dealt with when updating JAWS or many other applications.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2016 5:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 7 will not update

 

hi,
other people are having the same problems.
have a look at this article
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3055885/microsoft-windows/its-time-for-microsoft-to-fix-the-windows-7-update-slowdowns.html
also try the solution in this article and see if it works.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/sticking-with-windows-7-the-forecast-calls-for-pain/


windows 8 and problems

Adrien Collins <adriencollins22160@...>
 

Hi

 

Ok I would like some help with my laptop please. I had it completely crash on me on Monday, it refused to boot up. I didn't have disks to reinstall windows 7 so have gone to windows 8. I quite like it but how can i get 8.1 please, it doesn't seem to be on the store, my carer looked for me. I wonder if i would be better to go to windows 10 but don't want to cause a debate on this as it has been covered already. Windows 10 generates enough mail.

 

When I used the recovery disks, it installed norton internet security, i can't quite get rid of it, there are still dregs of it left, it is still running and showing on the system tray, I want to remove it completely, I have a avira package. I have used revo uninstaller as I was unable to get the norton installer to speak. I am not quite sure what services to disable to stop it from running, to enable me to delete the remaining folders. how can i safely get around this? I have a bit of a learning curve ahead of me so any help you can give would be useful.

 

I am experiencing troubles downloading from the internet although it worked ok until i downloaded the first hundred or so windows updates. I had to download office 365 off line installer on my desktop as it kept timing out, i tried it several times, I know it was a large file, 2.5 gb, but why was it timing out? what would cause this? I use bt for my internet but also have a three mobile dongle. I have a lot to install yet but office is running.

 

would the office sounds i installed for xp work with windows 8? they worked ok under windows 7, I like the sounds with office.

 

Many thanks

 

Adrien.

   

 

 

 


Re: Hide My Ass VPN service

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Hi yes it does.

On 10 May 2016, at 19:16, Dan <ablindvouser@icloud.com> wrote:

Hello,
Does this VPN work on iOS as well as OS X?
Thanks.


Dan

On May 10, 2016, at 11:13 AM, Christopher Hallsworth <challsworth2@icloud.com> wrote:

Evening everyone.

Yes, that is exactly what this VPN service is called, Hide My Ass. Lol! Anyway just seeing if I can refer any of you to the service, because if you do, I will earn a reward from 1 to 12 week’s free access time depending on what plan you all purchase. If not, that is fine; it is worth a shot. So here is the referral link, originally copied from a personal email I received from Hide My Ass.

http://hidemyass.com/vpn/fD2swLG/



Re: Hide My Ass VPN service

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

There has been answers already, but no one mentioned yet that Hide My Ass does not offer any limitations at all apart from how long your subscription lasts.

On 10 May 2016, at 19:19, Sylvia <sylvia0647@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Chris, I've seen this one too. Can you tell us a bit about how it works?



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Hallsworth
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Hide My Ass VPN service

Evening everyone.

Yes, that is exactly what this VPN service is called, Hide My Ass. Lol! Anyway just seeing if I can refer any of you to the service, because if you do, I will earn a reward from 1 to 12 week’s free access time depending on what plan you all purchase. If not, that is fine; it is worth a shot. So here is the referral link, originally copied from a personal email I received from Hide My Ass.

http://hidemyass.com/vpn/fD2swLG/





Re: Further Details on the Coming Improvements to Narrator in Windows 10 | Microsoft Accessibility Blog

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Probably around the time the Windows 10 upgrade free offer expires for the general population.

On 10 May 2016, at 19:39, Marie <magpie.mn@gmail.com> wrote:

These sound great. And is there any time prediction for them being available when not on the insider program?
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Christopher Hallsworth
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 11:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Further Details on the Coming Improvements to Narrator in Windows 10 | Microsoft Accessibility Blog


https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/05/09/further-details-on-the-coming-improvements-to-narrator-in-windows-10/ <https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/05/09/further-details-on-the-coming-improvements-to-narrator-in-windows-10/>

Further Details on the Coming Improvements to Narrator in Windows 10

The following blog post was written by Kelly Ford. He is Senior Program Manager on the Windows Accessibility team.

We recently blogged about some improvements to Narrator in Windows 10 <https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/accessibility/2016/04/11/improvements-to-narrator-in-windows-10/>. Now that some of those changes are available to Windows Insiders, we wanted to provide you with specifics on using some of the updated features in Narrator. These changes are currently best experienced in Windows Insider Preview Build 14328 or newer. Some of the updated features we will cover include:

Scan Mode
Verbose modes
Punctuation modes
Faster text to speech Voices
AutoSuggest Announcements
Scan Mode

We’ve introduced a new navigation mode to Narrator called Scan mode. When this mode is on, you can use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to move through applications and web content. Scan Mode is turned on with a press of CAPS LOCK and SPACE. While you are in Scan mode you can press SPACE to activate an item of interest, such as following a link on a web page or pressing a button in an app. Scan Mode is turned off with another press of CAPS LOCK+SPACE.
Scan Mode is also intended to make navigating tables easier and supports common keys found in other screen readers for table navigation. Use CTRL+ALT and ARROW KEYS when in a table to navigate by cells in a row or column.

Scan Mode has several additional hotkeys, as seen in the blow table, that you can use to move through applications and content as well.

Key Description
CAPS LOCK+SPACE Toggle Scan Mode.
SPACE Activate the item with focus in Scan Mode.
ENTER Do a secondary action on the item with focus when supported.
H Move to the next heading
SHIFT+H MOVE TO THE PREVIOUS HEADING.
ALT+DOWN ARROW Move to the previous heading.
ALT+UP ARROW Move to the previous heading.
P Move to the next paragraph.
SHIFT+P Move to the previous paragraph.
CTRL+DOWN ARROW Move to the next paragraph.
CTRL+UP ARROW Move to the previous paragraph.
K Move to the next link.
SHIFT+K Move to the previous link.
D Next landmark.
SHIFT+D Previous landmark.
T Move to next table.
SHIFT+T Move to previous table
CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW Move left a cell in a table.
CTRL+ALT+RIGHT ARROW Move right a cell in a table.
CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW Move down a cell in a table.
CTRL+ALT+UP ARROW Move up a cell in a table.
Verbose modes

Narrator now supports six levels of verbosity for giving you more details about the characteristics of text. For example, at what we call Verbose mode 0, you will hear just the text. At verbose mode 1, you will hear if the text is a heading. At other verbose levels, you will get varying indications of other text properties, like text color or formatting as an example. You can quickly cycle through the different levels for this feature by pressing CAPS LOCK+A. Or alternatively, you can move forward through the verbosity levels with CAPS LOCK+CTRL+(PLUS), or move through them in reverse with CAPS LOCK+CTRL+(MINUS)-.

Here is a bit more detail on what’s communicated at the different Narrator Verbose levels.

Level Summary Some Examples
Zero Text only Hear text and that is it.
One Header and Errors Help with some basics on the web and daily typing errors in emails. Contains information such as: Heading levels, and errors in documents such as spelling, grammar, and others.
Two Basic Formatting Designed based on commonly found information in emails and webpages. Contains Bullet styles, Font Weight (bold), Underline, Italics, Subscript, Superscript, and color.
Three Other Annotations Footer, Header, and unknown.
Four Extended Formatting Font Name, Font Size, other list styles.
Five Layout and animation information Paragraph starts with an indent, type of animation, and other such data.
Punctuation modes

Narrator now supports the ability to give you more control over how much punctuation you hear when reading text. CAPS LOCK+ALT+(PLUS) and CAPS LOCK+ALT+(MINUS) cycle through the settings for punctuation. The settings for punctuation include none, some, most, all and math along with default.

Faster Text to Speech

We’ve added three new voices to Narrator that offer a much faster top rate of speech. Our current voices average a maximum of roughly 400 words per minute. The three new voices average nearly twice that at approximately 800 words per minute. You can select one of these new voices by pressing ALT+TAB when Narrator is running and then choosing voice settings. Select either the David Mobile, Zira Mobile or Mark Mobile voices to get these faster speech rates. As a reminder, CAPS LOCK+(PLUS) increases Narrator’s speaking rate and CAPS LOCK+(MINUS) decreases the rate of speech.

AutoSuggest Announcements

Many applications in Windows 10 offer what we call AutoSuggestions as you enter information. For example, when you start entering a search term in the Cortana search box you will get suggestions based on what you are entering. With Narrator you will now get a verbal hint with an audio indication when these suggestions are available. Use CAPS LOCK+DOWN ARROW on the keyboard, or a flick down if you are using touch, to change to the list of suggestions. Use CAPS LOCK+RIGHT and LEFT ARROWS on a keyboard, or flicks right and left, to move through the list of suggestions. Use CAPS LOCK+ENTER or a double tap to pick the suggestion you want. You can alternatively use the DOWN ARROW to move through suggestions and simply press ENTER to select the one you want to use.

New to Narrator

Narrator is a screen reading program that can be used by people who are blind to access the computer, Windows phone or Xbox. If you are new to Narrator, the program can be launched by Pressing the Windows key and Enter simultaneously on the keyboard. You can launch Narrator on a tablet or phone by pressing the Volume up and Start button.

Giving Us Feedback

We’d love to have your feedback on these features and your experiences with Narrator. You can use Narrator’s own feedback command of pressing CAPS LOCK+E twice to enter comments about your experiences and send us feedback. Pressing CAPS LOCK+E once will let us know you are unhappy about what you are currently doing. You can also leave us comments on our Microsoft Accessibility User Voice <https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback>site. And don’t forget, If you are using Narrator or other assistive technology, you can get technical support from the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk <https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/answerdesk/accessibility>.




Re: An odd problem with Internet Explorer

Michael Mote
 

That’s a possibility.  May do that, if I can’t resolve it any other way.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

When was the last time it worked? Maybe you could do a system restore and go back to that point.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

I’ve done that several times, and no fix.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Well I would restart the PC and see if the problem continues!

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Hi folks!  I am helping someone troubleshoot an issue with Internet Explorer.  She tells me that when she wants to close IE with the Alt plus F4 key stroke or control plus F4, or Control plus W, it doesn’t close the window.  It simply stays open.  I even asked her to go into task manager to see if she could close the windows that way, but she says she had no luck with this method either.  Can anyone help me with this one?  Many thanks!

 


Re: An odd problem with Internet Explorer

Matt
 

When was the last time it worked? Maybe you could do a system restore and go back to that point.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

I’ve done that several times, and no fix.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Well I would restart the PC and see if the problem continues!

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Hi folks!  I am helping someone troubleshoot an issue with Internet Explorer.  She tells me that when she wants to close IE with the Alt plus F4 key stroke or control plus F4, or Control plus W, it doesn’t close the window.  It simply stays open.  I even asked her to go into task manager to see if she could close the windows that way, but she says she had no luck with this method either.  Can anyone help me with this one?  Many thanks!

 


Re: Carlos' Talking Windows preinstallation environment

christopher hallsworth <challsworth2@...>
 

Yes! Somehow managed to remember it correctly after hearing off list that it worked like a charm. Cheers!

On 11 May 2016, at 13:56, Smiling? <blind7@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

http://opopanax.net/download/

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Christopher Hallsworth
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Carlos' Talking Windows preinstallation environment

Afternoon everyone

Sorry, please may someone give me the URL for Carlos’ Talking Windows Preinstallation Environment? I thought it was
http://opopanax.net/download
going from memory, but listers claimed that didn’t work. Cheers!








Changing a group name in Outlook.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Does anyone know how to change the name of a group in Outlook? Thanks.

Best from,

Carolyn


Re: An odd problem with Internet Explorer

Carlos
 

The standard F key operations may still be reversed even though an external keyboard is being used.  Although this would not explain why Control+W does not work, it is still worth investigating.  In such cases, the F keys will perform their normal function in combination with the Fn key.  You can usually change this behavior either in the BIOS, with a manufacturer supplied utility, or Mobility Center depending on the brand/model.  With some Dell laptops you can change this behavior in Mobility Center.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

Yes, but a regular keyboard is being used with it.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Is the machine a laptop?

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

From: Michael Mote

Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:42 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Hi folks!  I am helping someone troubleshoot an issue with Internet Explorer.  She tells me that when she wants to close IE with the Alt plus F4 key stroke or control plus F4, or Control plus W, it doesn’t close the window.  It simply stays open.  I even asked her to go into task manager to see if she could close the windows that way, but she says she had no luck with this method either.  Can anyone help me with this one?  Many thanks!

 


Re: An odd problem with Internet Explorer

Michael Mote
 

I’ve done that several times, and no fix.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Well I would restart the PC and see if the problem continues!

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Mote
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Hi folks!  I am helping someone troubleshoot an issue with Internet Explorer.  She tells me that when she wants to close IE with the Alt plus F4 key stroke or control plus F4, or Control plus W, it doesn’t close the window.  It simply stays open.  I even asked her to go into task manager to see if she could close the windows that way, but she says she had no luck with this method either.  Can anyone help me with this one?  Many thanks!

 


Re: An odd problem with Internet Explorer

Michael Mote
 

Yes, but a regular keyboard is being used with it.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Is the machine a laptop?

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

Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:42 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Hi folks!  I am helping someone troubleshoot an issue with Internet Explorer.  She tells me that when she wants to close IE with the Alt plus F4 key stroke or control plus F4, or Control plus W, it doesn’t close the window.  It simply stays open.  I even asked her to go into task manager to see if she could close the windows that way, but she says she had no luck with this method either.  Can anyone help me with this one?  Many thanks!

 


Re: An odd problem with Internet Explorer

Walt Smith
 

Which is *always* the first thing that anyone should do when something that formerly worked suddenly either stops working or provides unexpected responses.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Matt
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] An odd problem with Internet Explorer

 

Well I would restart the PC and see if the problem continues!

 

 

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