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Re: Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Nikola,
 
Here's a Dropbox download link for the last very accessible version of Revo Uninstaller.
 
 
I use Jaws & don't have any problems with this version, & using the OCR function of Jaws isn't necessary with this version.
Take care.
Mike
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

Interesting, i can't tab in this program with NVDA, it's like it's stuck in the search box for whatever reason.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

Hi Nikola,

 

I am using Revo 3.1.8 which is the latest version of the software and don’t have any problems using it with JAWS. I can tab to the ‘search box’, ‘listed programs’ and ‘search type’ combo. I then use JAWS OCR to read the screen and click on the option I want, i.e. ‘uninstall’ etc.

 

Not used it with NVDA, perhaps someone else on the list could provide information as to the accessibility of Revo using NVDA or other screen readers.

 

John.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nikola Jovic
Sent: 06 January 2017 10:16
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

Hello all, got some programs which i would like to uninstall, however their uninstallers aren't really accessible, so thought i'd use Revo. To my surprise, in the latest version NVDA only sees an edit box, which apparently is for searching, and you can't tab around the program. Object navigation and screen review also don't bring me anywhere. So a question, how do people use the program? Or if it's no longer usable, does someone have the old version which works? Thanks in advance.

 


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another laptop question: keys that light up

Bill Koppelmann <billmeister@...>
 

Hi Carlos,
I'm tghe guy with the new Dell laptop, and I was just beginning to get to the point you were raising. I really don't need to change it, once I know what keys to press that would be just fine, as it's easy to know that if I want the volume of my sounds to be turned up or down, I can just press the f2 or f3 keys and it's done, so I think I'll leave it as it is, but what is this section of the computer you were talking about that allows you to change certain things, and how do I find it if you have any ideas.
thanks,
Bill K.


another laptop question: keys that light up

Bill Koppelmann <billmeister@...>
 

Hi john,
you said .l .
Firstly, try the Alt key + F10 key to turn off the keyboard light. If that doesn't work, then try the FN key + F10 option. The FN key is normally located to the left of the spacebar. Is there 4 keys to the left of the spacebar? Normally the one to the far left is the Control key and the one nearest the spacebar is the Alt key. Now, you should be left with 2 keys in the middle. Just press the one next to the Control key and if the Start menu pops up then that is the Windows key. If not,. . .

john, I think that we have it solved, the third key from the left of the spacebar is the windows key, and when I use the first key to the left of the spacebar, and the enter key on the desktop, that gives me the properties as you would think, so it must be the key to the right of the control key I'd guess in this case, so that will help me out immensely. Now, if I could just figure out an easy way to edit those darn desktop titles and get those pesky shortcuts out of there, I'd be happy, for at least a little while. I wonder if the fn key and the f2 key might do the trick?
Bill K.


Re: the google home: early impressions

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Tim,
 
Would you please provide steps on setting up the Echo using a computer?  Thanks much.
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Grady
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 2:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the google home: early impressions

As far as I’m concerned, one of the distinct advantages of the echo is that you don’t need a cell phone to set it up.  it can be done with a computer, just like the chromecast.
> On Jan 5, 2017, at 10:47 PM, Melissa <angel.melissa0107@...> wrote:
>
> Got it set up with no sighted assistance required. The app on the
> Iphone is easier to use than the alexa app.
>
> On 1/5/17, Melissa <angel.melissa0107@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jan 5, 2017, at 6:21 PM, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello All,
>>>
>>> Alexa has competition. Last November Google introduced its device: the
>>> Home. I just got mine set up this afternoon and thought you'd like some
>>> early thoughts.
>>>
>>> Physically, this unit is perhaps a bit more than the height of the Echo.
>>> Its diameter is just a shade smaller, but it tapers a bit as one moves
>>> toward the top. The top surface slopes down for an inch or two. This part
>>> of the Home is a touch surface. Sliding on it in a clockwise direction
>>> increases the audio level. Moving counterclockwise lowers it. Tapping the
>>> surface pauses or resumes play.
>>>
>>> The lower portion of the Home feels like a cloth mesh. This mesh can be
>>> removed and replaced by a mesh, or screen, of a different color.
>>>
>>> With this removed, we can see three small speakers.  One faces left and
>>> one faces right. These are the mid/high-end drivers. The remaining
>>> loudspeaker faces forward and is the subwoofer. It is capable of wide cone
>>> excursions and can produce considerable low-frequency response down to
>>> perhaps 55 Hz. Believe me! this is very impressive, although somewhat
>>> boomy at times. Overall, the sound is better than that of the Amazon
>>> Echo.
>>>
>>> There is no jack for obtaining audio to a sound system. This reminds me of
>>> how Apple has removed audio jacks from some of its devices. Audio can
>>> still feed a sound system via a small device known as a Google Audio
>>> Crhomecast. TV can be supported by a Video Chromecast. (I do not have that
>>> unit so cannot discuss it.)
>>>
>>> The price of the Google Home is $130. The Audio Chromecast costs $35.
>>>
>>> Like the Echo, the Home must be set up using a Google Home app. There are
>>> 28 steps to set it up. I had an experienced sighted helper and he got it
>>> going in a bit over a half hour.
>>>
>>> Again, like the Echo, most items are opened, or linked, via the app. Some
>>> services have a monthly charge. Lots of music can be heard at no charge.
>>> Pandora and Google Play can be heard that way. If, however, you ask to
>>> hear a particular artist, you'll hear him or her but mixed with other
>>> artists.
>>>
>>> The Audio Chromcast must be linked to the Home. If you give each device
>>> its own name, you can hear your selection from the device you ask for when
>>> requesting an item.
>>>
>>> If no name is called, the sound will emanate from the Home. Like the Echo,
>>> the Home uses a wake up word, either Okay Google or Hey Google.
>>>
>>> I wish this list could accept attachments. I could have described the
>>> equipment in greater detail, and you could have heard the amazing sound
>>> this equipment can produce.
>>>
>>> This does it for now. I look forward to hearing from others as they
>>> experiment with this product. If you find that I made any errors in this
>>> presentation, I look forward to knowing about them.
>>>
>>> Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY
>>>
>>>
>>> Thank you Joe would you be willing to send me an attachment I just got one
>>> for my husband for his birthday and I'm hoping that I can set it up
>>> without cited help thank you so much for your review
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>




Re: WeatherStreet.com: A Very Accessible Weather Site

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have not tried this yet, but yesterday, when I looked at the weather at braille wunderground, everything looked fine. The dates are now current, and so are the weather reports. It seemed before, that everything was current except the dates. Now the dates are up to date, as they say. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 9:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] WeatherStreet.com: A Very Accessible Weather Site

Hi Group,


I ran across a very accessible website for text based weather reports
that is accessible. With the slow but steady decline of Braille Weather
Underground, I am now using Weather Street:

http://weatherstreet.com

where you type in a zip code and are taken to a page that lists the
weather conditions and forecast for that area. It is very similar to
Braille Weather Underground, but it is not falling into disrepair with
the wrong dates and more recently, the statistics that are out of order
and obviously false.


This site uses headings and you can move back and forth using the H
command available in most modern screen readers.


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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
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Re: keyboard command for closeing all open windows

John Gregory <stratplayer@...>
 

Hi George,

 

Carlos is right, there is no native keyboard shortcut to do what you want. The only way of doing it, as others have suggested, is to use Alt + F4 to close the window. However, I did come across a utility that might do what you want. Take a look at the following webpage. I haven’t tried it out, don’t know if it is accessible to screen readers, or even if it actually works, so cannot say whether it is worth downloading or not, but looks like the type of thing you might be looking for.

 

http://www.ntwind.com/software/utilities/close-all.html

 

If you try it out, let the group know how you get on and how it works for you.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of george b
Sent: 06 January 2017 14:17
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] keyboard command for closeing all open windows

 

When I have drilled down I have several windows now open, and what is the windows 10 keyboard command to close all at once.

 

Thanks so much


Re: keyboard command for closeing all open windows

 

Alt F4 is for closing the entire program. If you have something like Word, Excel, or a browser open with multiple documents open you can hit control F for to close the documents with in that program.

Melissa
Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 6, 2017, at 8:22 AM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io <ashbreger@...> wrote:

The command to close windows is

Sent alt f4.from my iPhone

On Jan 6, 2017, at 8:17 AM, george b <gbmagoo@...> wrote:

When I have drilled down I have several windows now open, and what is the windows 10 keyboard command to close all at once.

 

Thanks so much


Re: keyboard command for closeing all open windows

Carlos
 

There is no native Windows shortcut that I am aware of for closing all open windows at once.

----- Original Message -----
From: george b
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 9:17 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] keyboard command for closeing all open windows

When I have drilled down I have several windows now open, and what is the windows 10 keyboard command to close all at once.

 

Thanks so much


Re: Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

Nikola Jovic <wwenikola123@...>
 

Interesting, i can't tab in this program with NVDA, it's like it's stuck in the search box for whatever reason.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 1:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

Hi Nikola,

 

I am using Revo 3.1.8 which is the latest version of the software and don’t have any problems using it with JAWS. I can tab to the ‘search box’, ‘listed programs’ and ‘search type’ combo. I then use JAWS OCR to read the screen and click on the option I want, i.e. ‘uninstall’ etc.

 

Not used it with NVDA, perhaps someone else on the list could provide information as to the accessibility of Revo using NVDA or other screen readers.

 

John.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nikola Jovic
Sent: 06 January 2017 10:16
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

Hello all, got some programs which i would like to uninstall, however their uninstallers aren't really accessible, so thought i'd use Revo. To my surprise, in the latest version NVDA only sees an edit box, which apparently is for searching, and you can't tab around the program. Object navigation and screen review also don't bring me anywhere. So a question, how do people use the program? Or if it's no longer usable, does someone have the old version which works? Thanks in advance.

 


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Re: the Home: a brief addendum

Debi Black <debiblackaz@...>
 

Hi Joe,

Can you write me off list, please?
debiblackaz@...
Thanks,
Deb
Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 7:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the Home: a brief addendum

There are a few negatives with regard to the Google Home. At this time there
is no remote.

Even when Tunein is opened, not all stations will play.

If we ask to hear a particular artist, the best we get is what Google calls
a "Radio Mix." You'll hear the artist but you'll mostly hear a mix of many
other artists. If we pay for either Google Play or Pandora, we hear the
artist we ask for.

It is easier to set up the Echo than to set up the Google Home.

It seems that the Home can correctly answer a broader range of subject than
Alexa does.

We'll have to see when or how the Home becomes even better than it is right
now.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


the Home: a brief addendum

Joe Giovanelli
 

There are a few negatives with regard to the Google Home. At this time there is no remote.

Even when Tunein is opened, not all stations will play.

If we ask to hear a particular artist, the best we get is what Google calls a "Radio Mix." You'll hear the artist but you'll mostly hear a mix of many other artists. If we pay for either Google Play or Pandora, we hear the artist we ask for.

It is easier to set up the Echo than to set up the Google Home.

It seems that the Home can correctly answer a broader range of subject than Alexa does.

We'll have to see when or how the Home becomes even better than it is right now.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


WeatherStreet.com: A Very Accessible Weather Site

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,


I ran across a very accessible website for text based weather reports that is accessible. With the slow but steady decline of Braille Weather Underground, I am now using Weather Street:

http://weatherstreet.com

where you type in a zip code and are taken to a page that lists the weather conditions and forecast for that area. It is very similar to Braille Weather Underground, but it is not falling into disrepair with the wrong dates and more recently, the statistics that are out of order and obviously false.


This site uses headings and you can move back and forth using the H command available in most modern screen readers.


--
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: keyboard command for closeing all open windows

 

The command to close windows is

Sent alt f4.from my iPhone

On Jan 6, 2017, at 8:17 AM, george b <gbmagoo@...> wrote:

When I have drilled down I have several windows now open, and what is the windows 10 keyboard command to close all at once.

 

Thanks so much


keyboard command for closeing all open windows

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

When I have drilled down I have several windows now open, and what is the windows 10 keyboard command to close all at once.

 

Thanks so much


Re: another laptop question: keys that light up

Gene
 

Is the manual available on the machine?  My impression is that it is often available as a PDF file.  When dealing with function key commands, a list of commands should be consulted for that specific brand and model.  Function commands don't speak.  You don't really know what a command will do.  People should consult their manuals for certain information about the computer such as this.
 
Gene

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Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 2:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another laptop question: keys that light up

Hi Bill,

One question, if you know the answer, what model of Dell are you using? The
reason I ask is that Dell tend to change things from time-to-time and are
currently going through an 'Apple-ization' of Windows, especially related to
the action of function keys. The information I gave in my previous post may
or may not be correct depending on the model of Dell.

Cheers.

John.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Bill Koppelmann
Sent: 06 January 2017 07:35
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] another laptop question: keys that light up

Hi John,
that was very helpful, and I'll have to find out how to turn that light
off, but I need to know one thing, where is the fn key on the keyboard,
can you give me any clues, and or can you tell me how I'll know when
I've found it?

One other question while I'm here, I just can't quite seem ti figure
out how to edit the names under the icons on the desktop. As you
probably guessed, you can't press the f2 and be able to edit it that
way. Your help would be most appreciated.
Bill K.






this tv?

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, Wondering if anyone on list has this Samsung smart television:
Samsung UE40KU6000k
Any Information regarding this tv would be very helpful indeed, Wanting to know how the voice guide feature works?, Billy
--
cheers
Billy


Re: another laptop question: keys that light up

Pamela Dominguez
 

The fn key on my newer laptop was to the far left, where the control key usually is. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Gregory
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 3:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] another laptop question: keys that light up

Hi Bill,

Firstly, try the Alt key + F10 key to turn off the keyboard light. If that
doesn't work, then try the FN key + F10 option. The FN key is normally
located to the left of the spacebar. Is there 4 keys to the left of the
spacebar? Normally the one to the far left is the Control key and the one
nearest the spacebar is the Alt key. Now, you should be left with 2 keys in
the middle. Just press the one next to the Control key and if the Start menu
pops up then that is the Windows key. If not, then try the one next to the
Alt key to pop up the Start menu. Whichever pops up the Start menu is the
Windows key, so the one remaining would normally be the FN key. Probably as
clear as mud, but try the various options. Unfortunately I do not have
Windows 8 installed, so cannot exactly say what Narrator will announce when
the Start menu pops up. Incidentally, which version of Windows 8 are you
using, 8 or 8.1? I am assuming it is 8.1 as I don't think 8.0 has a Start
menu as such.

Regarding renaming desktop icons, the simplest way I have found to do this
is to ensure that I am on the desktop by pressing Windows key + M. I can
then use the arrow keys to move between desktop icons. So, assuming you have
pressed Windows key + M and can move to each of the icons on the desktop,
you should be able to rename any of them. Move to the icon you want to
rename and press the F2 key. The name of the icon will appear in an edit box
and you can rename it to whatever you want. Note, the name may be on 2 or 3
lines, so move to the beginning or end and delete unwanted characters and
replace with preferred name. Press Enter to complete the changes and your
icon should be renamed. The only icons I have found that cannot be renamed
are 'Control Panel' and the name of the user, i.e. in my case 'John'.

HTH. Any problems please do ask.

John.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Bill Koppelmann
Sent: 06 January 2017 07:35
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] another laptop question: keys that light up

Hi John,
that was very helpful, and I'll have to find out how to turn that light
off, but I need to know one thing, where is the fn key on the keyboard,
can you give me any clues, and or can you tell me how I'll know when
I've found it?

One other question while I'm here, I just can't quite seem ti figure
out how to edit the names under the icons on the desktop. As you
probably guessed, you can't press the f2 and be able to edit it that
way. Your help would be most appreciated.
Bill K.








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Re: another laptop question: keys that light up

Pamela Dominguez
 

Each kind of computer has a different place for the fn key, and different actions for it. So, he can only tell you if he knows your specific computer. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Koppelmann
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 2:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] another laptop question: keys that light up

Hi John,
that was very helpful, and I'll have to find out how to turn that light
off, but I need to know one thing, where is the fn key on the keyboard,
can you give me any clues, and or can you tell me how I'll know when
I've found it?

One other question while I'm here, I just can't quite seem ti figure
out how to edit the names under the icons on the desktop. As you
probably guessed, you can't press the f2 and be able to edit it that
way. Your help would be most appreciated.
Bill K.





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Re: Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

John Gregory <stratplayer@...>
 

Hi Nikola,

 

I am using Revo 3.1.8 which is the latest version of the software and don’t have any problems using it with JAWS. I can tab to the ‘search box’, ‘listed programs’ and ‘search type’ combo. I then use JAWS OCR to read the screen and click on the option I want, i.e. ‘uninstall’ etc.

 

Not used it with NVDA, perhaps someone else on the list could provide information as to the accessibility of Revo using NVDA or other screen readers.

 

John.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nikola Jovic
Sent: 06 January 2017 10:16
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

Hello all, got some programs which i would like to uninstall, however their uninstallers aren't really accessible, so thought i'd use Revo. To my surprise, in the latest version NVDA only sees an edit box, which apparently is for searching, and you can't tab around the program. Object navigation and screen review also don't bring me anywhere. So a question, how do people use the program? Or if it's no longer usable, does someone have the old version which works? Thanks in advance.

 


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Re: These 6 Women Undergrads At MIT Invented A Game Changer For The Blin - forbes.comd #article

Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh yes. (smile) I've seen that one before in various places. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 6:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] These 6 Women Undergrads At MIT Invented A Game Changer For The Blin - forbes.comd

Everyone says my husband is a word smith, and he does come
up with punny things and notices words. He said a guy on TV
this afternoon said something about leaving no turn
unstoned.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] These 6 Women Undergrads At MIT
Invented A Game Changer For The Blin - forbes.comd

I'm not a programmer ... My bad, I ought to have been, but
I goofed much too much and lost that opportunity.

Next, I'm NOT a wordsmith, although I have always resolved
to slice and dice this English language in as a clear a tone
as I can get it. After all, it's one of many languages I
speak and write well!

Notwithstanding, when I dabbled into programming, again,
shame on me, never went beyond BASIC, yikes! The word
"deprecated" was always used to refer to programs NO LONGER
in vogue. May be I am TOO AMERICAN, trying to BULLDOZE my
way into the English lexicon of another nation with full
rights and responsibilities as she may so demand;
nevertheless, I've been known to CRANK English on both sides
of the aisle, American and British!

Conclusion: No need to quibble over semantics; as a reader
of any thought I may express, derive, if so desired, the
meaning that floats your boat. For me, both words work just
fine and I'll now go drink a toast in celebration!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado













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