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Re: wireless keyboard question

Nancy Hill
 

Carlos,


Thanks...that seems to have worked...but now I have stumbled on to another something...


In the numpad area, while the numpad is 'Off', I came across the following:


Left button 'locked' and right button 'locked'. If I innsert right or left button, it either says 'locked' or 'unlocked' as I insert for each. I don't know what the default setting should be...and I'm not sure what the right and left button does or should do, etc...


What do the right and left buttons do and should they be in the locked or unlocked state. Also, what is the difference in the locked and unlocked state?


Many thanks,

Nancy

On 5/27/2016 10:20 AM, Carlos wrote:
This might be caused by a JAWS setting. Try the following instructions.

1. Press Insert 6 or CapsLock 6 if using the laptop keyboard layout to open the Settings Center.

2. Press Control Shift D to open the default configuration file.

3. Tab to the treeview and arrow down until you find the
"Keyboard"
section.

4. Press the Right Arrow key to expand it.

5. Arrow down until you find the item labeled
"Initial state of NumLock key"

6. If it says
"turn on at startup",
press the Spacebar until it says
"turn off at startup"

7. Select the
"OK"
button to close the Settings Center and save the changes.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Nancy Hill" <girlyscream@comcast.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:41 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] wireless keyboard question


Hi All...


I have a Lenovo x220 laptop running win 7 pro and jfw 16. I use a MS wireless keyboard.


When I first got the keyboard when turning on the PC everything would come up as normal. That included the wireless keyboard which came up with the numpad off. Now, when I turn the PC on, the keyboard's numpad comes up 'ON'. I have no clue what I must have done to make the numpad come up turned 'ON'.


Does someone have suggestions on what I can try so I can get the wireless keyboard's numpad to begin in the 'OFF' position?


Many thanks in advance.


Nancy








Re: JAWS install problem...

Carlos
 


I suppose it could be some kind of incompatibility with the drivers for your display adapter.  Usually I only recommend updating drivers as a last resort, but you may want to make sure you have the latest version installed.  Or you could call Freedom Scientific and see if their support can help with this issue.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:55 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS install problem...

Hi all,
 
I’m trying to install JAWS on a ACER laptop using Win 7, 4GB of ram, and has just had a used 750GB hard drive installed. I have NVDA installed but when I try to install JAWS, it hangs up on the video intercept part and will not go any further as it hangs at 42%. I have tried J17 & J16 and both do the same. I even tried to install just the video intercept file from Freedom Scientific and it hangs up as well. I choose the ‘run as administrator’ option when I initiate the .exe file.
Any thoughts on how to solve this?
Thanks in advance,
Marvin  

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Question About Barometer Readings

BG <bernardgeorgiou@...>
 

Ron,


I was a former airline pilot, and to answer your question, there isn't really a conversion for these 2 readings. Simply put, the pounds per square inch reading is the old scale and the millibars reading is the latest or new trend. As far as I know there is no conversion table for these.


Bernard

Hi


On 5/27/2016 2:12 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:

Hi Group,

I use NVDA as a screen reader.  It have a neat add on for weather worldwide.  The add on is made by an Italian fellow and some of the scales of things are a bit hard to determine.  The program does have an English version, but you can see it was a translation from Italian.

In any case, they give options for the various measurements for temperature, F. and C. and Wind speed, MPH KMPS and so on.  For the barometer settings you get to choose from hectopascal (metric) and pounds per square inch.  In the US we still use the Millimeters of mercury reading.  Is there some sort of translation for pounds per square inch to MM of mercury?

Thanks for any help.



--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


JAWS install problem...

"Marvin Atkins"
 

Hi all,
 
I’m trying to install JAWS on a ACER laptop using Win 7, 4GB of ram, and has just had a used 750GB hard drive installed. I have NVDA installed but when I try to install JAWS, it hangs up on the video intercept part and will not go any further as it hangs at 42%. I have tried J17 & J16 and both do the same. I even tried to install just the video intercept file from Freedom Scientific and it hangs up as well. I choose the ‘run as administrator’ option when I initiate the .exe file.
Any thoughts on how to solve this?
Thanks in advance,
Marvin  

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: easy to use program for recording what you hear on your computer

Carlos
 

LOL you mean like my Virtual Recorder utility?

----- Original Message -----
From: joanne
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 10:33 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] easy to use program for recording what you hear on your computer

If anyone knows of a Jaws-friendly program that will capture audio from the computer I would appreciate ideas.  Using windows 7 and Jaws 16.
 
Joanne
 


easy to use program for recording what you hear on your computer

joanne
 

If anyone knows of a Jaws-friendly program that will capture audio from the computer I would appreciate ideas.  Using windows 7 and Jaws 16.
 
Joanne
 


Re: internet explorer

Ann Parsons <akp@...>
 

Hi Walt et al,

It's not MSIE, it's the screen reader, or at least I think it is.

By going to the last visited link he means that if he goes to BARD, say, and he lands on The Fellowship Of The Ring, and follows that link to get more info about the book and its series, if he does an alt-left-arrow, he will land on the link for that book instead of at the top of the page.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@samobile.net
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: wireless keyboard question

Carlos
 

This might be caused by a JAWS setting. Try the following instructions.

1. Press Insert 6 or CapsLock 6 if using the laptop keyboard layout to open the Settings Center.

2. Press Control Shift D to open the default configuration file.

3. Tab to the treeview and arrow down until you find the
"Keyboard"
section.

4. Press the Right Arrow key to expand it.

5. Arrow down until you find the item labeled
"Initial state of NumLock key"

6. If it says
"turn on at startup",
press the Spacebar until it says
"turn off at startup"

7. Select the
"OK"
button to close the Settings Center and save the changes.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Hill" <girlyscream@comcast.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:41 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] wireless keyboard question


Hi All...


I have a Lenovo x220 laptop running win 7 pro and jfw 16. I use a MS wireless keyboard.


When I first got the keyboard when turning on the PC everything would come up as normal. That included the wireless keyboard which came up with the numpad off. Now, when I turn the PC on, the keyboard's numpad comes up 'ON'. I have no clue what I must have done to make the numpad come up turned 'ON'.


Does someone have suggestions on what I can try so I can get the wireless keyboard's numpad to begin in the 'OFF' position?


Many thanks in advance.


Nancy





Re: internet explorer

Walt Smith
 

If you saved the login info, you wouldn’t have to enter it each time. I do this for almost every site I visit. Can’t speak to the placement on the last visited link, but this might be a W-E issue – don’t know, as I’ve never used it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of William Vandervest
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 9:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] internet explorer

 

after logging in it places me directly on the last link i visited, the  problem with it going automaticly to the e-mail field on the login page is thet it doesn’t landdirectly on the text entry field, but window-eyes says that is where i am and i need to tab away and then back to enter my info

thanks

 


Re: internet explorer

William Vandervest
 

after logging in it places me directly on the last link i visited, the  problem with it going automaticly to the e-mail field on the login page is thet it doesn’t landdirectly on the text entry field, but window-eyes says that is where i am and i need to tab away and then back to enter my info
thanks
 
 
 
timelord09@...

There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See

William and Leader Dog Lynerd
 

From: Walt Smith
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] internet explorer
 

You can’t stop IE from going to the e-mail field because that’s part of the web site design and it makes perfect sense. This is why the Tab key was invented. I’m not sure what you mean about placing focus on the last visited link. Please provide an example of this behavior.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of William Vandervest
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] internet explorer

 

How do i get i e to stop going to the e-mail entry field on the bard site when i go there, and how do i stop i e putting me directly on the last link i visited?

 

timelord09@...


wireless keyboard question

Nancy Hill
 

Hi All...


I have a Lenovo x220 laptop running win 7 pro and jfw 16. I use a MS wireless keyboard.


When I first got the keyboard when turning on the PC everything would come up as normal. That included the wireless keyboard which came up with the numpad off. Now, when I turn the PC on, the keyboard's numpad comes up 'ON'. I have no clue what I must have done to make the numpad come up turned 'ON'.


Does someone have suggestions on what I can try so I can get the wireless keyboard's numpad to begin in the 'OFF' position?


Many thanks in advance.


Nancy


Re: Is Get Windows 10 Update Really Malware In Disguise? #article

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes, I agree with that.  It makes things even worse.  Sure; you may not have absolute privacy, but you don’t need help from Microsoft  to make it even worse.  Pam.
 

From: Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:52 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Get Windows 10 Update Really Malware In Disguise?
 
There is no such thing as absolute privacy while connected to the internet, but I don't expect my operating system to directly contribute to the problem.
----- Original Message -----
From: Cristóbal
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Get Windows 10 Update Really Malware In Disguise?
 

Ultimately, if you  want absolute privacy  and security, then get off the Internet.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Get Windows 10 Update Really Malware In Disguise?

 

LOL based     on at least one of those Wikipedia criteria, (used to gather sensitive information), Windows 10 itself might be categorized as malware by some.

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:39 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Get Windows 10 Update Really Malware In Disguise?

 

Hi All,

 

For those that might not be able to access the article Gerald posted the link to, below is the article:

 

article
Get Windows 10 has the characteristics of malware
By
Martin Brinkmann
on May 25, 2016  in
Windows
- Last Update: May 25, 2016 
44

 

Computer users who run an older version of Windows -- one that is still supported by Microsoft -- are spending time and effort these days fighting off
the Get Windows 10 program that Microsoft pushes on these systems regularly using system updates.

 

Most computer users who liked the idea of getting a free copy of Windows 10 have upgraded their systems already, and the remaining users who wanted to
wait first to see how it evolves will likely
do so before the July 29, 2016 deadline
to take advantage of the free upgrade offer.

 

Everyone else however has been fighting hard to prevent the upgrade from happening.

 

A sane person would probably assume that declining the upgrade once would be enough to keep it off the PC, but that is not the case in regards to Get Windows
10.

 

Microsoft implemented several tactics since the release of Windows 10 to push the new operating system on systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8, regardless
of whether the upgrade was declined once or even multiple times on those systems.

 

Apart from pushing the upgrade to systems multiple times by changing it so that it reappears even on systems where it has been hidden, Microsoft has tweaked
the Get Windows 10 interface itself multiple times since its first release.

 

While there is nothing wrong with changing a program interface, one would not necessarily expect Microsoft to implement adware or even malware tactics
to get users to upgrade to Windows 10.

 

Get Windows 10

 

It may sound harsh, but Get Windows 10 has several malware characteristics.

 

Malware, according to
Wikipedia,
is "any software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, gain access to private computer systems, or display unwanted advertising".

 

How would you call a program that is pushed on your system, that you cannot get rid of completely, that does not display a clear "no I don't want to upgrade"
option, and changes how users can opt-out of the upgrade?

 

We have already seen
Get Windows 10 prompts without no thanks
option in the past. At that time, many thought that things could not get worse than that, but if you look at the most
Great! your Windows 10 upgrade is scheduled for
prompts, you will quickly realize that things have gotten even worse.

 

Take a look at the following screenshot and tell me how you would cancel the upgrade process.

 

get windows 10 schedule

 

The main change over previous iterations of the Get Windows 10 upgrade prompt is that the close button does not prevent the upgrade anymore. In fact, it
simply closes the prompt but the upgrade is still on schedule and will be delivered to the PC unless software like
Never 10
or
GWX Control Panel
are installed, or
manual countermeasures prevent the upgrade
from happening.

 

Some said that this is exactly how it should work. Since the upgrade is scheduled, closing the window does not change that fact.

 

The problem with this explanation is that Microsoft deliberately modified the process to get users to upgrade, even if they don't want Windows 10.

 

Since using the x-icon to close the prompt worked in previous iterations of the Get Windows 10 upgrade prompt, it is very likely that users are caught
off guard by the change.

 

In several previous iterations of the Get Windows 10 upgrade prompt, closing the window using the x-icon was the only option to prevent the upgrade from
being installed on the device.

 

Even worse now, since the upgrade to Windows 10 has been designed by Microsoft to be opt-out instead of opt-in, you could end up with Windows 10 on the
PC without ever seeing that prompt and without any chance to block the upgrade from happening.

 

In case you have not found the "no" option on the screenshot above, it is the "here" link underneath the date and time of the scheduled update.

 

Summary
Article Name
Get Windows 10 has the characteristics of malware
Description
Find out why Microsoft's Get Windows 10 upgrade prompt for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices has the characteristics of malware.
Author
Martin Brinkmann
Publisher
Ghacks Technology News
Logo

Take care.
Mike
This email was sent from my, iBarstool.  Go Dodgers!

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

From: Gerald Levy

Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:32 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Is Get Windows 10 Update Really Malware In Disguise?

 

 

According to an article which appeared today on the GHacks Technology site, a strong case can be made that Microsoft is now disguising the Get Windows 10 update as “malware” to trick yet more unsuspecting Windows 7 and 8 users into installing it even if they don’t want it:

 

 

Gerald

 

 


Question About Barometer Readings

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I use NVDA as a screen reader.  It have a neat add on for weather worldwide.  The add on is made by an Italian fellow and some of the scales of things are a bit hard to determine.  The program does have an English version, but you can see it was a translation from Italian.

In any case, they give options for the various measurements for temperature, F. and C. and Wind speed, MPH KMPS and so on.  For the barometer settings you get to choose from hectopascal (metric) and pounds per square inch.  In the US we still use the Millimeters of mercury reading.  Is there some sort of translation for pounds per square inch to MM of mercury?

Thanks for any help.



--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: internet explorer

Walt Smith
 

You can’t stop IE from going to the e-mail field because that’s part of the web site design and it makes perfect sense. This is why the Tab key was invented. I’m not sure what you mean about placing focus on the last visited link. Please provide an example of this behavior.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of William Vandervest
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] internet explorer

 

How do i get i e to stop going to the e-mail entry field on the bard site when i go there, and how do i stop i e putting me directly on the last link i visited?

  

timelord09@...


Re: Speech to text program for Windows

Matt
 

Hi, does which one works with jaws? Dragon I suppose it does it did a long time ago the training was a little hard but after that it worked ok but this was years and years ago! I have no idea now how it would work with jaws or how the training of it would be. Now jay say it does work with jaws but I have never used it. but here is a older podcast on jay say for jaws. Maybe this will help!Also a nother link all about jsay for jaws.

 

http://www.hartgen.org/j-say

 

 

 

FS cast podcast

 

http://podcast.freedomscientific.com/FSCast/episodes/fscast089-April2014.mp3

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sachin
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 5:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Speech to text program for Windows

 

Hello, Does it work with Jaws?

 

On 27/05/2016 6:59 AM, Matt wrote:

Well the best is dragon natural speaking and it been so long since I even tried to use it I don’t know how well the training of it is now. Also don’t know but how about I think it is called jay say for jaws is that a speak recognition software to work with jaws? I sure windows 8 does have a built in one just like W7 and w10 has. But how good it is and how easy it is to train I don’t know.

 

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Speech to text program for Windows

 

A friend of mine who has Windows 8 wants to know if there is a stand alone speech recognition program that can preferably be used with Open Office.  I thought Windows 8 already came with a speech recognition program but I have never looked into it. 

 

Also, he wants to use the program for entering information consisting of numbers about the dimensions of items he wants to sell.  Would such a program be accurate enough to use in that way?


Thanks for any information.

 

Gene

 


Re: About Win10_PE

Sachin
 

Hello, well, it is for abruptly ending the discussions, I didn't have time to inform you of my inconvenience, OK, that's just it. Coming back to both the Win10PE images and the newer images of Win7PE, I will give it a try. Currently we don’t have to go to the specific issues, because the laptop on which I was facing those problems, have been replaced

Thanks, for your quick response


On 27/05/2016 11:30 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hi Sachin,
I remember having a couple of discussions with you about Win7PE.  I vaguely remember one of them being on this list, but it has been a while so I could be wrong.  I don't remember any specifics about the problem you were having, but both the Win10PE images and the newer images of Win7PE should be less prone to issues with NVDA not speaking at startup.  And why the apologies?
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 1:36 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] About Win10_PE

Hi Carlos & Vytautas, I also had a similar experience, although not exactly similar, where I could successfully lode PE but NVDA does not start. I am talking about a system came with Win7 64bit, probably capable of booting in UEFI mode. I was using Win7PE, so I thought that would be the cause. I don’t know, Carlos whether you recall it or not, we had a long conversation about this matter during last May in the blind Tech, which I couldn’t carry on for some reasons. Carlos, my sincere apologies


On 27/05/2016 1:40 AM, Carlos wrote:
Hello Vytautas,

Welcome to the list.

First, a couple of clarifications are necessary.  EFI is the predecessor to
UEFI.  UEFI is a replacement for the traditional BIOS.  So the question is
not whether your BIOS is EFI or UEFI, but whether your machine is configured
to boot in BIOS or UEFI mode.  If your machine included Windows 8 or 10 when
it was purchased, then it is almost certainly running in UEFI mode.  If it
is a machine which was upgraded to Windows 8 or 10 from 7 or earlier, then
it will most likely be running in legacy BIOS mode.  I believe the 64 bit
edition of Windows 7 is capable of booting in UEFI mode, but this is not a
very common configuration.  If you are not sure which is the case, this
article
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29504-bios-mode-see-if-windows-boot-uefi-legacy-mode.html
describes some methods for determining the boot mode.  If your system is
running in UEFI mode, then you must use Win10PE since Win7PE is only capable
of booting in legacy BIOS mode.  Win10PE is capable of booting in either
UEFI or BIOS modes.  So if you are using Win10PE, this is not an issue, but
in either case it is not necessary to make any changes to your hard drive
partitions.  However, to make sure that a flash drive containing Win10PE is
capable of booting in both UEFI and BIOS modes, you have to follow the
instructions in the ReadMe file where it says,

If you want the USB drive to be capable of booting in both UEFI and BIOS
modes, you will have to enable the dual UEFI+BIOS hidden setting in Rufus
before writing the image.  You can enable this setting by pressing Alt+E.
Note that you will receive no obvious indication that the option has been
enabled after pressing the Alt+E shortcut.  If you don't enable this option,
whether you can boot in UEFI or BIOS mode is determined by the selection in
the
"Partition scheme and target system type"
combo box.  Selecting the first option,
"MBR partition scheme for BIOS or UEFI"
will make the USB drive bootable on systems configured in BIOS mode.  The
other two options will make the drive bootable only on systems configured in
UEFI mode.  Of course you should select the first option if you enable the
dual UEFI+BIOS hidden setting.

As for the problem you are experiencing, I have not had any other similar
reports at this point so I have no idea what might be the cause.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vytautas Lėveris" <vytautas.leveris@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:22 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] About Win10_PE


Hello for all!
I'm a new member Vytautas from Lithuania. I have some questions
refering to Carlos, who created Win7 and Win10 preinstallation
environment. Here is my problem:
I use computer of X86 system. First awall, I don't know how to check
if my BIOS is EFI or UEFI. This is important to know, because,
recording to this, I need to do some changes in hard drive partitions,
as I read in the instructions. Second thing is a little bit bigger. I
made a bootable flash drive in which all files are coppied. Then
computer began to load, startup and NVDA starting sounds played,
eloquence enabled, but when I tried to move through the items in
desktop forward and backward, once it crashed and it was necessary to
reload. Then it was worse. NVDA didn't load at all. I retried this on
another machine (also 32 bit) but the results ware unhappy - also it
didn't work. Who can explain what's the matter and what can I do for
resolving these ishues?
Respect
Vytautas










Re: Minor updates to list of resources and freeware

Carlos
 

Rufus has already been on the list for quite some time.  I also use it with my self-extracting WinPE images.

----- Original Message -----
From: Norman
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2016 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Minor updates to list of resources and freeware

Hello.

Has anyone ever heard of rufus?

It's a program to create bootable  images to sd cards or usb drives.

I was told about it by a friend when i got my raspberry pi and it worked well for that. Here is the link to the site.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/


Should we add this to the list? I don't know of a similar program on it.

If there is something like this already there or other users have options they like better for this i'd be happy to here about them.



On 5/27/2016 6:26 AM, Carlos wrote:
1. Added WebVisum
and the updated signed version
to the list of freeware.
 
2. Added my CDex
written tutorial to the Tech Talk Wiki
and files
section.  The link has also been updated in the list of resources and freeware to point to the Wiki.  It was previously pointing to my Dropbox which has not been working for quite some time.
 


Re: Minor updates to list of resources and freeware

Norman
 

Hello.

Has anyone ever heard of rufus?

It's a program to create bootable  images to sd cards or usb drives.

I was told about it by a friend when i got my raspberry pi and it worked well for that. Here is the link to the site.

https://rufus.akeo.ie/


Should we add this to the list? I don't know of a similar program on it.

If there is something like this already there or other users have options they like better for this i'd be happy to here about them.



On 5/27/2016 6:26 AM, Carlos wrote:
1. Added WebVisum
and the updated signed version
to the list of freeware.
 
2. Added my CDex
written tutorial to the Tech Talk Wiki
and files
section.  The link has also been updated in the list of resources and freeware to point to the Wiki.  It was previously pointing to my Dropbox which has not been working for quite some time.
 


Re: Speech to text program for Windows

Sachin
 

Hello, Does it work with Jaws?


On 27/05/2016 6:59 AM, Matt wrote:

Well the best is dragon natural speaking and it been so long since I even tried to use it I don’t know how well the training of it is now. Also don’t know but how about I think it is called jay say for jaws is that a speak recognition software to work with jaws? I sure windows 8 does have a built in one just like W7 and w10 has. But how good it is and how easy it is to train I don’t know.

 

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Speech to text program for Windows

 

A friend of mine who has Windows 8 wants to know if there is a stand alone speech recognition program that can preferably be used with Open Office.  I thought Windows 8 already came with a speech recognition program but I have never looked into it. 

 

Also, he wants to use the program for entering information consisting of numbers about the dimensions of items he wants to sell.  Would such a program be accurate enough to use in that way?


Thanks for any information.

 

Gene



Re: notifications in Firefox

Sachin
 

Hello Gene, the original poster is asking about the accessibility of Firefox notifications in general. Coming back to the question, if you simply want to close a particular notification, alt plus c will do. Sometimes, Important notifications tent to appear in Firefox, such as to allow an add on installation, which require immediate attention. In those cases, I could interact with those notifications by shift tabbing couple of times from the address bar.


On 27/05/2016 2:05 AM, Gene wrote:
Most messages can simply be ignored.  In some cases, you may or may not be able to ignore them.  for example, if you ignore the password message, I'm not sure you can continue to use the site after entering the information.  The messages are shown on a specific part of the screen intended for such messages and they just sit there if they don't require a response.  You can just ignore them.  You can go through the trouble of finding and closing them, but there is no point.  They will be replaced by new messages when a new message is generated.  In most cases, you can just stop them by taking another action you want to take or in the usual way of pressing control. 
At least, that's my experience. 
 
As far as not remembering passwowrds, you can turn the remember password feature off.  In the security section of options, you can tab to a checkbox for remembering passwords and uncheck it.  
 
Gene  
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 3:03 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] notifications in Firefox

When browsing in Internet Explorer, notifications frequently pop up.  They can easily be read with the screen-reader-independent keystroke alt+n.  When using Firefox, I often get notifications, such as requests to store the password I just entered, which I don’t tend to do, even though there may well be no reason not to do so.  But I know no way to dismiss those messages, which often repeat several times.  Can anybody shed any light on this?

 

Dean

 


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