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Re: Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Carlos
 


I don't think it would necessarily be difficult in either case, but I doubt that you would ever see it as a native Windows feature since it would only be useful in very specific situations.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Pardon me for my ignorance, is it very difficult to build such a feature, either as a feature of windows or as an optional feature build in to a screen reader?

Hahaha hahaha hahaha


On 12/06/2016 4:14 PM, Carlos wrote:
I understand that DEVCON might be a little intimidating.  Disabling the display in Device Manager is pretty straight forward and is unlikely to cause any problems, but again I can understand the need to be cautious.  It is also probably worth heeding the concern some have voiced about being stuck without a display in an emergency.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi Carlos, to work with DEVCON I think, little more technical assistance is required for me so I will consider it as a last choice. In my laptop function keys does not require to be used in combination with FN key. DEVCON & device manager are some extreme choices, I am feared that I would be stuck.


On 11/06/2016 5:00 PM, Carlos wrote:
First, when you tested the function keys, was it in combination with the Fn key?  Unless the functionality of the function keys is reversed on your laptop, which is not uncommon, just pressing the function keys by themselves will not do anything.  Also, I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you couldn't play with DEVCON.  You can also disable the display in Device Manager.  So when you say there is no method for permanently disabling the display, that is incorrect.  Whether you choose not to use DEVCON or Device Manager is a different story.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 5:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi everyone, I tried some of your suggestions & here is what happened. It seems, in this particular model, there is no function keys to turnoff display. I referred the manual & I tried pressing each of the function keys while Narrator is turned-on so that I can hear what happens, a feature absent in Jaws. When doing this I noted something, while every function keys have a dedicated function, the F5 key hasn’t. When pressing this key no change takes place, conformed by a sighted friend. DEVCON looks cool, but I couldn’t play with it. Carlos pointed me to an article which suggested a tiny utility called NirCmd, but I think it is designed to turnoff display temporarily, correct me if I am wrong. So after a preliminary investigation into this matter it seems, the answer to my initial question “is there any method to permanently turnoff the display of a laptop” turned out to be, no. I don’t know why the windows P method doesn’t work here.

Thanks for all of your suggestions & hoping to hear from you soon.


On 11/06/2016 11:27 AM, Carlos wrote:
Sorry, one minor correction.  The part displayed after the colon in the ID
is the device description so it is not needed in the disable and enable
commands.  So my examples should have instead been,

devcon disable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


LOL I don't know about expert, but here are examples of using DEVCON on my
system.

The following command displays hardware IDs for my display adapters.

devcon listclass display

And the results:

Listing 2 devices in setup class "Display" (Display adapters).
ROOT\DISPLAY\0000                                           : Freedom
Scientific Mirror Display Driver
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

Clearly the second entry is my display adapter.  So using this hardware ID,
I can type the following command to disable it.

devcon disable
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

And the following command to enable it.

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635

You can pipe the first command to a text file to make reviewing and copying
the hardware IDs easier.

For example,

devcon listclass display>IDs.txt

After you work out the hardware ID for the disable and enable commands, you
can put them into a desktop shortcut and assign them hotkeys if you like.
Note that a reboot may still be required after reenabling the display, but
I'm not sure.  Also, make sure to download the version of DEVCON for your
version of Windows and that matches your architecture.  I.E. 32/64 bit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Could you play with it and give instructions?  I realize I would have to set
my own command to turn it off but you’re one of the  experts.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

The only option which will probably hold between reboots is the DEVCON
utility, but it has been a while since I've used it so you will have to work
out the command syntax.  Also as I said, it uses hardware IDs to disable
devices so that part of the command would be machine specific.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


It won't hold pressing windows p if you restart.  Will one of carlos's
options hold if you restart the computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jeremy
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Still easy enough a hotkey to press after a restart or whenever needed.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

I don't remember, but probably not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Will this stick after a restart of computer?

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sigh.  I just posted this one the other day and forgot about it.  You can
try pressing WindowsKey+P and then select "Projector Only".
When you want to turn it back on, press WindowsKey+P again and select
"Computer Only".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Yes, most laptops should have an Fn shortcut for this which is
certainly easier.  Of course, if you want to do this on a desktop, you
may have to look into more convoluted methods like DEVCON.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


That DEVCON resource looks really cool.

I suggest try path of least resistance first and give the backlight
suggestion a read, and if it does nothing for you, then try the more
involved suggestions.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

It should be possible to create a shortcut/hotkey which would disable
the display and still allow you to continue using the computer with
the DEVCON http://www.robvanderwoude.com/devcon.php
utility, but the command would be machine specific since it uses
hardware IDs to disable devices.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


I think the person wants to turn off the monitor and continue using
his/her computer. This tool and the previous will turn off the
monitor, but once a key is pressed, the monitor will probably turn
back on. These two tips are more of a sleep mode for the monitor
rather than a way of permanently turning off monitor.

Again, try the solution I suggested and hopefully your laptop user
manual will contain information as to how to permanently turn off
backlight of your computer.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Or this utility.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Turn-Off-
Monitor-Factormystic.shtml

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Carlos, do you have any experience with any of those third-party
utility.
I am really concerned about this issue


On 11/06/2016 8:05 AM, Carlos wrote:


There may be some third-party utilities which can do this, but short
of Fn key shortcuts on laptops or completely disabling the display in
Device Manager, there is no way that is built-in to Windows.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Kimsan, first of all, I have an HP notebook. I doubt this method
would turnoff display, however it would turn back on, when I start
using the notebook. correct me if I am wrong. I want to do it like the
screen



Curtain on I phone. I do appreciate any tips on this matter & I
wouldn't mind testing & experimenting, since I have Toolwiz Time
Freeze installed.



On 10/06/2016 10:29 PM, Kimsan wrote:


What laptop/brand you have?
The fn key with one of the function keys might do this, however, I
would hate for you to fn and press a function key and not knowing what
will occur, as your machine might blow up.
On my Lenovo laptop, it's fn f9 to turn off the display. Not saying
yours is the same, so I recommend consulting the manual for your laptop.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Sachin
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hello everyone, the subject line says it all. I am concerned about
this because of some privacy issues.

thanks in advance





















































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Fanus
 

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I upgraded to win10 just to find that fine reader can not open the twain driver. Has anyone perhaps found a driver for this scanner. I must now consider whether to buy a new one or to downgrade back to windows 7. My scanner is in perfect condition so it would be sad to buy a new one just because I can not find a win10 driver. I did a google search but I can not find anything.
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Re: Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sachin
 

Pardon me for my ignorance, is it very difficult to build such a feature, either as a feature of windows or as an optional feature build in to a screen reader?

Hahaha hahaha hahaha


On 12/06/2016 4:14 PM, Carlos wrote:
I understand that DEVCON might be a little intimidating.  Disabling the display in Device Manager is pretty straight forward and is unlikely to cause any problems, but again I can understand the need to be cautious.  It is also probably worth heeding the concern some have voiced about being stuck without a display in an emergency.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi Carlos, to work with DEVCON I think, little more technical assistance is required for me so I will consider it as a last choice. In my laptop function keys does not require to be used in combination with FN key. DEVCON & device manager are some extreme choices, I am feared that I would be stuck.


On 11/06/2016 5:00 PM, Carlos wrote:
First, when you tested the function keys, was it in combination with the Fn key?  Unless the functionality of the function keys is reversed on your laptop, which is not uncommon, just pressing the function keys by themselves will not do anything.  Also, I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you couldn't play with DEVCON.  You can also disable the display in Device Manager.  So when you say there is no method for permanently disabling the display, that is incorrect.  Whether you choose not to use DEVCON or Device Manager is a different story.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 5:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi everyone, I tried some of your suggestions & here is what happened. It seems, in this particular model, there is no function keys to turnoff display. I referred the manual & I tried pressing each of the function keys while Narrator is turned-on so that I can hear what happens, a feature absent in Jaws. When doing this I noted something, while every function keys have a dedicated function, the F5 key hasn’t. When pressing this key no change takes place, conformed by a sighted friend. DEVCON looks cool, but I couldn’t play with it. Carlos pointed me to an article which suggested a tiny utility called NirCmd, but I think it is designed to turnoff display temporarily, correct me if I am wrong. So after a preliminary investigation into this matter it seems, the answer to my initial question “is there any method to permanently turnoff the display of a laptop” turned out to be, no. I don’t know why the windows P method doesn’t work here.

Thanks for all of your suggestions & hoping to hear from you soon.


On 11/06/2016 11:27 AM, Carlos wrote:
Sorry, one minor correction.  The part displayed after the colon in the ID
is the device description so it is not needed in the disable and enable
commands.  So my examples should have instead been,

devcon disable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


LOL I don't know about expert, but here are examples of using DEVCON on my
system.

The following command displays hardware IDs for my display adapters.

devcon listclass display

And the results:

Listing 2 devices in setup class "Display" (Display adapters).
ROOT\DISPLAY\0000                                           : Freedom
Scientific Mirror Display Driver
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

Clearly the second entry is my display adapter.  So using this hardware ID,
I can type the following command to disable it.

devcon disable
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

And the following command to enable it.

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635

You can pipe the first command to a text file to make reviewing and copying
the hardware IDs easier.

For example,

devcon listclass display>IDs.txt

After you work out the hardware ID for the disable and enable commands, you
can put them into a desktop shortcut and assign them hotkeys if you like.
Note that a reboot may still be required after reenabling the display, but
I'm not sure.  Also, make sure to download the version of DEVCON for your
version of Windows and that matches your architecture.  I.E. 32/64 bit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Could you play with it and give instructions?  I realize I would have to set
my own command to turn it off but you’re one of the  experts.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

The only option which will probably hold between reboots is the DEVCON
utility, but it has been a while since I've used it so you will have to work
out the command syntax.  Also as I said, it uses hardware IDs to disable
devices so that part of the command would be machine specific.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


It won't hold pressing windows p if you restart.  Will one of carlos's
options hold if you restart the computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jeremy
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Still easy enough a hotkey to press after a restart or whenever needed.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

I don't remember, but probably not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Will this stick after a restart of computer?

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sigh.  I just posted this one the other day and forgot about it.  You can
try pressing WindowsKey+P and then select "Projector Only".
When you want to turn it back on, press WindowsKey+P again and select
"Computer Only".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Yes, most laptops should have an Fn shortcut for this which is
certainly easier.  Of course, if you want to do this on a desktop, you
may have to look into more convoluted methods like DEVCON.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


That DEVCON resource looks really cool.

I suggest try path of least resistance first and give the backlight
suggestion a read, and if it does nothing for you, then try the more
involved suggestions.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

It should be possible to create a shortcut/hotkey which would disable
the display and still allow you to continue using the computer with
the DEVCON http://www.robvanderwoude.com/devcon.php
utility, but the command would be machine specific since it uses
hardware IDs to disable devices.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


I think the person wants to turn off the monitor and continue using
his/her computer. This tool and the previous will turn off the
monitor, but once a key is pressed, the monitor will probably turn
back on. These two tips are more of a sleep mode for the monitor
rather than a way of permanently turning off monitor.

Again, try the solution I suggested and hopefully your laptop user
manual will contain information as to how to permanently turn off
backlight of your computer.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Or this utility.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Turn-Off-
Monitor-Factormystic.shtml

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Carlos, do you have any experience with any of those third-party
utility.
I am really concerned about this issue


On 11/06/2016 8:05 AM, Carlos wrote:


There may be some third-party utilities which can do this, but short
of Fn key shortcuts on laptops or completely disabling the display in
Device Manager, there is no way that is built-in to Windows.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Kimsan, first of all, I have an HP notebook. I doubt this method
would turnoff display, however it would turn back on, when I start
using the notebook. correct me if I am wrong. I want to do it like the
screen



Curtain on I phone. I do appreciate any tips on this matter & I
wouldn't mind testing & experimenting, since I have Toolwiz Time
Freeze installed.



On 10/06/2016 10:29 PM, Kimsan wrote:


What laptop/brand you have?
The fn key with one of the function keys might do this, however, I
would hate for you to fn and press a function key and not knowing what
will occur, as your machine might blow up.
On my Lenovo laptop, it's fn f9 to turn off the display. Not saying
yours is the same, so I recommend consulting the manual for your laptop.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Sachin
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hello everyone, the subject line says it all. I am concerned about
this because of some privacy issues.

thanks in advance





















































Re: this headset?

Carlos
 

Why does it look difficult? Just connect the transceiver to a USB port, turn on the headset, and then select it as the default audio device in Control Panel or applications such as Skype. The H600 is basically an earlier model of the H800
https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Headset-Tablets-Smartphones/dp/B005GTNZUM/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8
which is slightly more expensive, but also supports bluetooth and supposedly has better audio quality.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Billy Inglis" <william.inglis72@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 7:44 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] this headset?


hi guys, Looking for some help with the Logitechh600 wireless headset please.
Anyone on list using this headset, that could help me out. I'm thinking of purchasing it, and would like to know if it is straight up for a blind person to set this headset up. It looks at first glance, pretty difficult?,
--
Cheers

Billy Inglis


this headset?

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, Looking for some help with the Logitechh600 wireless headset please.
Anyone on list using this headset, that could help me out. I'm thinking of purchasing it, and would like to know if it is straight up for a blind person to set this headset up. It looks at first glance, pretty difficult?,
--
Cheers

Billy Inglis


Re: Signing paperwork

Ann Parsons <akp@...>
 

Hi all,

I'm not sure how you could "sign" an online form with a mouse, but what I've done is made an electronic signature. Here's how I did it.

First I signed my name with a pen on a plain piece of paper.

Then, I scanned the thing.

Finally, I made it into a .tif file.

Now, I did need some help to size it so it doesn't take up the whole page or whatever, but I did get a finished file that I can plunk into documents and such. Now, somebody might want to do research on this to determine if such a thing is a legal signature, but that's what I do. Caveat! Do not store this .tif file on your computer. Somebody might get at it and do you a mischief.

Ann P.

Original message:

Just hoping to mine this great list for the following type of productivity
suggestions... :)
How do some of you digitally sign online applications or PDF files to then
send back to the original sender or submit to a website?
Just in the last couple of weeks I've been asked on two occasions to use my
mouse to sign online contracts, and I was not able to complete the process
without sighted help.
Please provide suggestions, if any.
Thank you!
JR
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Re: Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Carlos
 


I understand that DEVCON might be a little intimidating.  Disabling the display in Device Manager is pretty straight forward and is unlikely to cause any problems, but again I can understand the need to be cautious.  It is also probably worth heeding the concern some have voiced about being stuck without a display in an emergency.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 3:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi Carlos, to work with DEVCON I think, little more technical assistance is required for me so I will consider it as a last choice. In my laptop function keys does not require to be used in combination with FN key. DEVCON & device manager are some extreme choices, I am feared that I would be stuck.


On 11/06/2016 5:00 PM, Carlos wrote:
First, when you tested the function keys, was it in combination with the Fn key?  Unless the functionality of the function keys is reversed on your laptop, which is not uncommon, just pressing the function keys by themselves will not do anything.  Also, I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you couldn't play with DEVCON.  You can also disable the display in Device Manager.  So when you say there is no method for permanently disabling the display, that is incorrect.  Whether you choose not to use DEVCON or Device Manager is a different story.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 5:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi everyone, I tried some of your suggestions & here is what happened. It seems, in this particular model, there is no function keys to turnoff display. I referred the manual & I tried pressing each of the function keys while Narrator is turned-on so that I can hear what happens, a feature absent in Jaws. When doing this I noted something, while every function keys have a dedicated function, the F5 key hasn’t. When pressing this key no change takes place, conformed by a sighted friend. DEVCON looks cool, but I couldn’t play with it. Carlos pointed me to an article which suggested a tiny utility called NirCmd, but I think it is designed to turnoff display temporarily, correct me if I am wrong. So after a preliminary investigation into this matter it seems, the answer to my initial question “is there any method to permanently turnoff the display of a laptop” turned out to be, no. I don’t know why the windows P method doesn’t work here.

Thanks for all of your suggestions & hoping to hear from you soon.


On 11/06/2016 11:27 AM, Carlos wrote:
Sorry, one minor correction.  The part displayed after the colon in the ID
is the device description so it is not needed in the disable and enable
commands.  So my examples should have instead been,

devcon disable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


LOL I don't know about expert, but here are examples of using DEVCON on my
system.

The following command displays hardware IDs for my display adapters.

devcon listclass display

And the results:

Listing 2 devices in setup class "Display" (Display adapters).
ROOT\DISPLAY\0000                                           : Freedom
Scientific Mirror Display Driver
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

Clearly the second entry is my display adapter.  So using this hardware ID,
I can type the following command to disable it.

devcon disable
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

And the following command to enable it.

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635

You can pipe the first command to a text file to make reviewing and copying
the hardware IDs easier.

For example,

devcon listclass display>IDs.txt

After you work out the hardware ID for the disable and enable commands, you
can put them into a desktop shortcut and assign them hotkeys if you like.
Note that a reboot may still be required after reenabling the display, but
I'm not sure.  Also, make sure to download the version of DEVCON for your
version of Windows and that matches your architecture.  I.E. 32/64 bit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Could you play with it and give instructions?  I realize I would have to set
my own command to turn it off but you’re one of the  experts.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

The only option which will probably hold between reboots is the DEVCON
utility, but it has been a while since I've used it so you will have to work
out the command syntax.  Also as I said, it uses hardware IDs to disable
devices so that part of the command would be machine specific.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


It won't hold pressing windows p if you restart.  Will one of carlos's
options hold if you restart the computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jeremy
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Still easy enough a hotkey to press after a restart or whenever needed.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

I don't remember, but probably not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Will this stick after a restart of computer?

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sigh.  I just posted this one the other day and forgot about it.  You can
try pressing WindowsKey+P and then select "Projector Only".
When you want to turn it back on, press WindowsKey+P again and select
"Computer Only".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Yes, most laptops should have an Fn shortcut for this which is
certainly easier.  Of course, if you want to do this on a desktop, you
may have to look into more convoluted methods like DEVCON.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


That DEVCON resource looks really cool.

I suggest try path of least resistance first and give the backlight
suggestion a read, and if it does nothing for you, then try the more
involved suggestions.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

It should be possible to create a shortcut/hotkey which would disable
the display and still allow you to continue using the computer with
the DEVCON http://www.robvanderwoude.com/devcon.php
utility, but the command would be machine specific since it uses
hardware IDs to disable devices.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


I think the person wants to turn off the monitor and continue using
his/her computer. This tool and the previous will turn off the
monitor, but once a key is pressed, the monitor will probably turn
back on. These two tips are more of a sleep mode for the monitor
rather than a way of permanently turning off monitor.

Again, try the solution I suggested and hopefully your laptop user
manual will contain information as to how to permanently turn off
backlight of your computer.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Or this utility.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Turn-Off-
Monitor-Factormystic.shtml

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Carlos, do you have any experience with any of those third-party
utility.
I am really concerned about this issue


On 11/06/2016 8:05 AM, Carlos wrote:


There may be some third-party utilities which can do this, but short
of Fn key shortcuts on laptops or completely disabling the display in
Device Manager, there is no way that is built-in to Windows.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Kimsan, first of all, I have an HP notebook. I doubt this method
would turnoff display, however it would turn back on, when I start
using the notebook. correct me if I am wrong. I want to do it like the
screen



Curtain on I phone. I do appreciate any tips on this matter & I
wouldn't mind testing & experimenting, since I have Toolwiz Time
Freeze installed.



On 10/06/2016 10:29 PM, Kimsan wrote:


What laptop/brand you have?
The fn key with one of the function keys might do this, however, I
would hate for you to fn and press a function key and not knowing what
will occur, as your machine might blow up.
On my Lenovo laptop, it's fn f9 to turn off the display. Not saying
yours is the same, so I recommend consulting the manual for your laptop.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Sachin
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hello everyone, the subject line says it all. I am concerned about
this because of some privacy issues.

thanks in advance




















































Re: Digital Receipts

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

Hi Walter,

These files are probably taking up very little room on your hard drive(s),
so consider archiving these files to get them out of the way, but don't
delete them as you never know when they will come in handy when you need to
review previous purchases for whatever reason.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Walter Ramage
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 1:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Digital Receipts

Hi guys. The following figures refer to the UK, other nations may have
other rules and standards. It was the time when legally you were wise to
keep receipts and invoices for 5 years. Now for individuals the time is 1
year (banks and other institutions are expected to keep records for a bit
longer, 2 or 3 years I think). Now though with on line trade I just wonder
what the time span is. I have receipts from Amazon, utilities and a
multitude of other sources including software companies. These amount to
hundreds of files and I just wondered just how worthwhile it is keeping
them. As for software, I always keep activation keys and the purchase
receipts but for a download from Amazon, I can't imagine I need to keep that
sort of stuff for any length of time. Does anybody have any idea of how
long one should keep these things but if not, what do you do? Walter.





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Walter Ramage
 

Hi guys.  The following figures refer to the UK, other nations may have other rules and standards.  It was the time when legally you were wise   to keep receipts and invoices for 5 years.  Now for individuals the time is 1 year (banks and other institutions are expected to keep records for a bit longer, 2 or 3 years I think).  Now though with on line trade I just wonder what the time span is.  I have receipts from Amazon, utilities and a multitude of other sources including software companies.  These amount to hundreds of files and I just wondered just how worthwhile it is keeping them.  As for software, I always keep activation keys and the purchase receipts but for a download from Amazon, I can't imagine I need to keep that sort of stuff for any length of time.  Does anybody have any idea of how long one should keep these things but if not, what do you do?  Walter.

 


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Re: Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

Try going into power options and turning the screen brightness all the way down. Ask a sighted person to give you their advice in regards to how much is showing on the screen, and ask the person to walk away from the screen and convey how much can be seen at any level of distance from the laptop screen. This might be all you need.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sachin
Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2016 12:30 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi Carlos, to work with DEVCON I think, little more technical assistance is required for me so I will consider it as a last choice. In my laptop function keys does not require to be used in combination with FN key. DEVCON & device manager are some extreme choices, I am feared that I would be stuck.

On 11/06/2016 5:00 PM, Carlos wrote:

First, when you tested the function keys, was it in combination with the Fn key? Unless the functionality of the function keys is reversed on your laptop, which is not uncommon, just pressing the function keys by themselves will not do anything. Also, I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you couldn't play with DEVCON. You can also disable the display in Device Manager. So when you say there is no method for permanently disabling the display, that is incorrect. Whether you choose not to use DEVCON or Device Manager is a different story.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@gmail.com>
To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 5:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi everyone, I tried some of your suggestions & here is what happened. It seems, in this particular model, there is no function keys to turnoff display. I referred the manual & I tried pressing each of the function keys while Narrator is turned-on so that I can hear what happens, a feature absent in Jaws. When doing this I noted something, while every function keys have a dedicated function, the F5 key hasn’t. When pressing this key no change takes place, conformed by a sighted friend. DEVCON looks cool, but I couldn’t play with it. Carlos pointed me to an article which suggested a tiny utility called NirCmd, but I think it is designed to turnoff display temporarily, correct me if I am wrong. So after a preliminary investigation into this matter it seems, the answer to my initial question “is there any method to permanently turnoff the display of a laptop” turned out to be, no. I don’t know why the windows P method doesn’t work here.
Thanks for all of your suggestions & hoping to hear from you soon.

On 11/06/2016 11:27 AM, Carlos wrote:

Sorry, one minor correction. The part displayed after the colon in the ID
is the device description so it is not needed in the disable and enable
commands. So my examples should have instead been,

devcon disable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> <mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


LOL I don't know about expert, but here are examples of using DEVCON on my
system.

The following command displays hardware IDs for my display adapters.

devcon listclass display

And the results:

Listing 2 devices in setup class "Display" (Display adapters).
ROOT\DISPLAY\0000 : Freedom
Scientific Mirror Display Driver
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

Clearly the second entry is my display adapter. So using this hardware ID,
I can type the following command to disable it.

devcon disable
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

And the following command to enable it.

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635

You can pipe the first command to a text file to make reviewing and copying
the hardware IDs easier.

For example,

devcon listclass display>IDs.txt

After you work out the hardware ID for the disable and enable commands, you
can put them into a desktop shortcut and assign them hotkeys if you like.
Note that a reboot may still be required after reenabling the display, but
I'm not sure. Also, make sure to download the version of DEVCON for your
version of Windows and that matches your architecture. I.E. 32/64 bit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com> <mailto:dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Could you play with it and give instructions? I realize I would have to set
my own command to turn it off but you’re one of the experts.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

The only option which will probably hold between reboots is the DEVCON
utility, but it has been a while since I've used it so you will have to work
out the command syntax. Also as I said, it uses hardware IDs to disable
devices so that part of the command would be machine specific.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com> <mailto:dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


It won't hold pressing windows p if you restart. Will one of carlos's
options hold if you restart the computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jeremy
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Still easy enough a hotkey to press after a restart or whenever needed.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

I don't remember, but probably not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@gmail.com> <mailto:jeremy.richards7@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Will this stick after a restart of computer?

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sigh. I just posted this one the other day and forgot about it. You can
try pressing WindowsKey+P and then select "Projector Only".
When you want to turn it back on, press WindowsKey+P again and select
"Computer Only".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> <mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices



Yes, most laptops should have an Fn shortcut for this which is
certainly easier. Of course, if you want to do this on a desktop, you
may have to look into more convoluted methods like DEVCON.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@gmail.com> <mailto:jeremy.richards7@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


That DEVCON resource looks really cool.

I suggest try path of least resistance first and give the backlight
suggestion a read, and if it does nothing for you, then try the more
involved suggestions.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

It should be possible to create a shortcut/hotkey which would disable
the display and still allow you to continue using the computer with
the DEVCON http://www.robvanderwoude.com/devcon.php
utility, but the command would be machine specific since it uses
hardware IDs to disable devices.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@gmail.com> <mailto:jeremy.richards7@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


I think the person wants to turn off the monitor and continue using
his/her computer. This tool and the previous will turn off the
monitor, but once a key is pressed, the monitor will probably turn
back on. These two tips are more of a sleep mode for the monitor
rather than a way of permanently turning off monitor.

Again, try the solution I suggested and hopefully your laptop user
manual will contain information as to how to permanently turn off
backlight of your computer.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Or this utility.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Turn-Off-
Monitor-Factormystic.shtml

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@gmail.com> <mailto:sachinantony001@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Carlos, do you have any experience with any of those third-party
utility.
I am really concerned about this issue


On 11/06/2016 8:05 AM, Carlos wrote:


There may be some third-party utilities which can do this, but short
of Fn key shortcuts on laptops or completely disabling the display in
Device Manager, there is no way that is built-in to Windows.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@gmail.com> <mailto:sachinantony001@gmail.com>
To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Kimsan, first of all, I have an HP notebook. I doubt this method
would turnoff display, however it would turn back on, when I start
using the notebook. correct me if I am wrong. I want to do it like the
screen



Curtain on I phone. I do appreciate any tips on this matter & I
wouldn't mind testing & experimenting, since I have Toolwiz Time
Freeze installed.



On 10/06/2016 10:29 PM, Kimsan wrote:


What laptop/brand you have?
The fn key with one of the function keys might do this, however, I
would hate for you to fn and press a function key and not knowing what
will occur, as your machine might blow up.
On my Lenovo laptop, it's fn f9 to turn off the display. Not saying
yours is the same, so I recommend consulting the manual for your laptop.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Sachin
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hello everyone, the subject line says it all. I am concerned about
this because of some privacy issues.

thanks in advance


Re: Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop's display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sachin
 

Hello, if there are no other alternatives, I would be glad to use this method. covering the screen is also possible.


On 11/06/2016 6:38 PM, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc. wrote:

Sachin, do you share your computer with others?  If no, consider going into the Control Panel, find Power Settings and set it to NEVER GO TO SLEEP.  This way, you can CLOSE THE LID of your laptop and use a wireless keyboard to do all you need whilst laying in bed.  This is what I do and it has worked for me.  I don't use the keyboard on my laptop directly, I just use a wireless keyboard whilst laying in bed.  Sometimes, I bring my wireless keyboard to my living room and I can through a wireless headset still work and play on my computer sitting comfortably in another room. 

 

One other rule I break:  I leave my computer turned on 24 hours a day, seven days a week and ONLY TURN IT OFF when I am leaving town for longer than a day or two.  In doing this, I did remove its battery since I don't need it. 

 

Sincerely,

Olusegun

Denver, Colorado


Virus-free


Re: Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sachin
 

Hi Carlos, to work with DEVCON I think, little more technical assistance is required for me so I will consider it as a last choice. In my laptop function keys does not require to be used in combination with FN key. DEVCON & device manager are some extreme choices, I am feared that I would be stuck.


On 11/06/2016 5:00 PM, Carlos wrote:
First, when you tested the function keys, was it in combination with the Fn key?  Unless the functionality of the function keys is reversed on your laptop, which is not uncommon, just pressing the function keys by themselves will not do anything.  Also, I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you couldn't play with DEVCON.  You can also disable the display in Device Manager.  So when you say there is no method for permanently disabling the display, that is incorrect.  Whether you choose not to use DEVCON or Device Manager is a different story.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 5:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hi everyone, I tried some of your suggestions & here is what happened. It seems, in this particular model, there is no function keys to turnoff display. I referred the manual & I tried pressing each of the function keys while Narrator is turned-on so that I can hear what happens, a feature absent in Jaws. When doing this I noted something, while every function keys have a dedicated function, the F5 key hasn’t. When pressing this key no change takes place, conformed by a sighted friend. DEVCON looks cool, but I couldn’t play with it. Carlos pointed me to an article which suggested a tiny utility called NirCmd, but I think it is designed to turnoff display temporarily, correct me if I am wrong. So after a preliminary investigation into this matter it seems, the answer to my initial question “is there any method to permanently turnoff the display of a laptop” turned out to be, no. I don’t know why the windows P method doesn’t work here.

Thanks for all of your suggestions & hoping to hear from you soon.


On 11/06/2016 11:27 AM, Carlos wrote:
Sorry, one minor correction.  The part displayed after the colon in the ID
is the device description so it is not needed in the disable and enable
commands.  So my examples should have instead been,

devcon disable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


LOL I don't know about expert, but here are examples of using DEVCON on my
system.

The following command displays hardware IDs for my display adapters.

devcon listclass display

And the results:

Listing 2 devices in setup class "Display" (Display adapters).
ROOT\DISPLAY\0000                                           : Freedom
Scientific Mirror Display Driver
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

Clearly the second entry is my display adapter.  So using this hardware ID,
I can type the following command to disable it.

devcon disable
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008: NVIDIA
GeForce GT 635

And the following command to enable it.

devcon enable PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1280&SUBSYS_103210DE&REV_A1\4&519621C&0&0008:
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635

You can pipe the first command to a text file to make reviewing and copying
the hardware IDs easier.

For example,

devcon listclass display>IDs.txt

After you work out the hardware ID for the disable and enable commands, you
can put them into a desktop shortcut and assign them hotkeys if you like.
Note that a reboot may still be required after reenabling the display, but
I'm not sure.  Also, make sure to download the version of DEVCON for your
version of Windows and that matches your architecture.  I.E. 32/64 bit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:18 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Could you play with it and give instructions?  I realize I would have to set
my own command to turn it off but you’re one of the  experts.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

The only option which will probably hold between reboots is the DEVCON
utility, but it has been a while since I've used it so you will have to work
out the command syntax.  Also as I said, it uses hardware IDs to disable
devices so that part of the command would be machine specific.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:07 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


It won't hold pressing windows p if you restart.  Will one of carlos's
options hold if you restart the computer?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Jeremy
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Still easy enough a hotkey to press after a restart or whenever needed.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

I don't remember, but probably not.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 12:15 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Will this stick after a restart of computer?

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Sigh.  I just posted this one the other day and forgot about it.  You can
try pressing WindowsKey+P and then select "Projector Only".
When you want to turn it back on, press WindowsKey+P again and select
"Computer Only".
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Yes, most laptops should have an Fn shortcut for this which is
certainly easier.  Of course, if you want to do this on a desktop, you
may have to look into more convoluted methods like DEVCON.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:48 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


That DEVCON resource looks really cool.

I suggest try path of least resistance first and give the backlight
suggestion a read, and if it does nothing for you, then try the more
involved suggestions.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

It should be possible to create a shortcut/hotkey which would disable
the display and still allow you to continue using the computer with
the DEVCON http://www.robvanderwoude.com/devcon.php
utility, but the command would be machine specific since it uses
hardware IDs to disable devices.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <jeremy.richards7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


I think the person wants to turn off the monitor and continue using
his/her computer. This tool and the previous will turn off the
monitor, but once a key is pressed, the monitor will probably turn
back on. These two tips are more of a sleep mode for the monitor
rather than a way of permanently turning off monitor.

Again, try the solution I suggested and hopefully your laptop user
manual will contain information as to how to permanently turn off
backlight of your computer.

JR

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Or this utility.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Launchers-Shutdown-Tools/Turn-Off-
Monitor-Factormystic.shtml

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 11:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Carlos, do you have any experience with any of those third-party
utility.
I am really concerned about this issue


On 11/06/2016 8:05 AM, Carlos wrote:


There may be some third-party utilities which can do this, but short
of Fn key shortcuts on laptops or completely disabling the display in
Device Manager, there is no way that is built-in to Windows.

----- Original Message -----
From: Sachin <mailto:sachinantony001@...>
To: <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 10:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my
laptop’s display in Windows like Android or I Devices


Hi Kimsan, first of all, I have an HP notebook. I doubt this method
would turnoff display, however it would turn back on, when I start
using the notebook. correct me if I am wrong. I want to do it like the
screen



Curtain on I phone. I do appreciate any tips on this matter & I
wouldn't mind testing & experimenting, since I have Toolwiz Time
Freeze installed.



On 10/06/2016 10:29 PM, Kimsan wrote:


What laptop/brand you have?
The fn key with one of the function keys might do this, however, I
would hate for you to fn and press a function key and not knowing what
will occur, as your machine might blow up.
On my Lenovo laptop, it's fn f9 to turn off the display. Not saying
yours is the same, so I recommend consulting the manual for your laptop.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Sachin
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 9:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is there any way to completely turnoff my laptop’s
display in Windows like Android or I Devices

Hello everyone, the subject line says it all. I am concerned about
this because of some privacy issues.

thanks in advance




















































Signing paperwork

Jeremy <jeremy.richards7@...>
 

Just hoping to mine this great list for the following type of productivity
suggestions... :)

How do some of you digitally sign online applications or PDF files to then
send back to the original sender or submit to a website?

Just in the last couple of weeks I've been asked on two occasions to use my
mouse to sign online contracts, and I was not able to complete the process
without sighted help.

Please provide suggestions, if any.

Thank you!

JR


Re: sending text from computer

Dennis L
 

Thanks to you and everyone else who offered. As soon as I tried your
suggestion it found what I needed.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you try entering the phone number into the SMS gateway web site
http://www.freesmsgateway.info/ to see what Email domain is suggested?Email.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer


It didn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Matt
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Then you would use the format for At&T and this should work.

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

it's owned by at&t


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Matt
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Cricket wireless who do they buy their service from? This is the carrier
you
would text.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Sugar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you get my post?

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the
darknesses
of other people.
-Filled with light, Sugar.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Dennis L
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

I don't think you can do it for all carriers. Cricket wireless is one I
don't think you can do it for.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
James Hooper
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Can someone give me the info to send a text from a computer to someone
with
verizon
























Re: sending text from computer

Dennis L
 

I did this is what it found
12345678900@mms.cricketwireless.net
The same address for mms as well. Thanks Carlos.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you try entering the phone number into the SMS gateway web site
http://www.freesmsgateway.info/ to see what Email domain is suggested?Email.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer


It didn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Matt
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Then you would use the format for At&T and this should work.

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

it's owned by at&t


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Matt
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Cricket wireless who do they buy their service from? This is the carrier
you
would text.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Sugar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you get my post?

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the
darknesses
of other people.
-Filled with light, Sugar.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Dennis L
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

I don't think you can do it for all carriers. Cricket wireless is one I
don't think you can do it for.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
James Hooper
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Can someone give me the info to send a text from a computer to someone
with
verizon
























Re: sending text from computer

Dennis L
 

No I haven't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Hmm, don't know! Have you called customer service and see what the format
for them iis for sending a text by email?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

It didn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Then you would use the format for At&T and this should work.

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

it's owned by at&t


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Cricket wireless who do they buy their service from? This is the carrier you
would text.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sugar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you get my post?

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses
of other people.
-Filled with light, Sugar.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

I don't think you can do it for all carriers. Cricket wireless is one I
don't think you can do it for.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Hooper
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Can someone give me the info to send a text from a computer to someone with
Verizon


Re: sending text from computer

Matt
 

Hmm, don't know! Have you called customer service and see what the format
for them iis for sending a text by email?


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

It didn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Then you would use the format for At&T and this should work.

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

it's owned by at&t


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Cricket wireless who do they buy their service from? This is the carrier you
would text.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sugar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you get my post?

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses
of other people.
-Filled with light, Sugar.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

I don't think you can do it for all carriers. Cricket wireless is one I
don't think you can do it for.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Hooper
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Can someone give me the info to send a text from a computer to someone with
Verizon


Re: sending text from computer

Ms. E.M. Kirtley <ekirtley@...>
 

I sent myself a message using the following method and it worked perfectly. I am using Metro PCS. I also sent one to my granddaughter who is using Boost Mobile, and she received it too.

Ms. E. Kirtley

At Saturday 08:52 AM, you wrote:
Possibly, but a read receipt has to be acknowledged by the recipient and I don't know if this is possible with text messages. Probably not though.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sugar" <sugarsyl71@sbcglobal.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer


Re: sending text from computer

Carlos
 

Did you try entering the phone number into the SMS gateway web site
http://www.freesmsgateway.info/
to see what Email domain is suggested?Email.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis L" <dennisl1982@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer


It didn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Then you would use the format for At&T and this should work.

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

it's owned by at&t


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Cricket wireless who do they buy their service from? This is the carrier you
would text.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sugar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you get my post?

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses
of other people.
-Filled with light, Sugar.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

I don't think you can do it for all carriers. Cricket wireless is one I
don't think you can do it for.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Hooper
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Can someone give me the info to send a text from a computer to someone with
verizon























Re: sending text from computer

Dennis L
 

It didn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 7:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Then you would use the format for At&T and this should work.

Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2016 1:36 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

it's owned by at&t


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Matt
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Cricket wireless who do they buy their service from? This is the carrier you
would text.


Matt.from.florida@gmail.com


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sugar
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 7:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Did you get my post?

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses
of other people.
-Filled with light, Sugar.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dennis L
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

I don't think you can do it for all carriers. Cricket wireless is one I
don't think you can do it for.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
James Hooper
Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 3:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] sending text from computer

Can someone give me the info to send a text from a computer to someone with
verizon