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Re: location in control panel

Patrick Ford
 

Wow …so I wonder if I should call Cox cable then?

Thanks.

Patrick

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 11:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] location in control panel

 

We'll see what others say who know much more technically than I do.  As far as I know, location is determined by web sites by your IP address, which has nothing to do with location you enter into your computer. 

It sounds to me as though you may have an IP address that has changed in some way and is now an address that is associated with a different location than your current one. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:35 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] location in control panel

 

Hi,

I have been noticing that recently on internet pages such as amazon, that my location is Providence RI.

It used to have my real location.

I have gone into the control panel and entered my real location but still the false location persists.

I’ve applied this real location a few times in the control panel and have restarted the laptop. The false location still persists.

Can anyone tell me how to be rid of this location and once again have my real location in place?            

Thanks.

Patrick

 

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Re: location in control panel

Gene
 

We'll see what others say who know much more technically than I do.  As far as I know, location is determined by web sites by your IP address, which has nothing to do with location you enter into your computer. 
It sounds to me as though you may have an IP address that has changed in some way and is now an address that is associated with a different location than your current one. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:35 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] location in control panel

Hi,

I have been noticing that recently on internet pages such as amazon, that my location is Providence RI.

It used to have my real location.

I have gone into the control panel and entered my real location but still the false location persists.

I’ve applied this real location a few times in the control panel and have restarted the laptop. The false location still persists.

Can anyone tell me how to be rid of this location and once again have my real location in place?            

Thanks.

Patrick

 

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location in control panel

Patrick Ford
 

Hi,

I have been noticing that recently on internet pages such as amazon, that my location is Providence RI.

It used to have my real location.

I have gone into the control panel and entered my real location but still the false location persists.

I’ve applied this real location a few times in the control panel and have restarted the laptop. The false location still persists.

Can anyone tell me how to be rid of this location and once again have my real location in place?            

Thanks.

Patrick

 

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Re: the Home: a brief addendum

Laz
 

Does Google Home play the audio from Youtube?

On 1/6/17, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
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



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sonar 8.5 question

Patrick Ford
 

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how to configure sonar 8.5 to work with lame encoder?

Thanks.

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Re: FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

Carlos
 

Let's close this thread ladies and gentlemen.  Thanks for understanding.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

i think that list is probibly on bark.com lol
 
 
 
timelord09@...

There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See

William and Leader Dog Lynerd
 
From: Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 08:27
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...
 
Kimsan,
 
Instead of Tech Talk, I said, Tick Talk.  You know, ticks, as in ticks & fleas!  I assume you know what ticks & fleas are?!  LOL 
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...
 

I don’t get it Mike.

 

Respectfully,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 3:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

 

Maybe he thought this list was, * Tick Talk *.  LOL 

Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 1:59 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

 

Hmm, wrong list maybe?

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

From: Matt

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 4:57 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

 

You Know You Love Dogs When...

You have a kiddie wading pool in the yard, but no small children.

You have baby gates permanently installed at strategic places around the house, but no babies.

The trash basket is more or less permanently installed in the kitchen sink, to keep the dog out of it while you're at work.

You can't see out the passenger side of the windshield because there are nose-prints all over the inside.

Poop has become a source of conversation for you and your significant other.

You refer to yourselves as Mommy and Daddy.

Your dog sleeps with you.

You have 32 different names for your dog. Most make no sense, but she understands.

Your dog eats cat poop, but you still let her kiss you (but not immediately afterward, of course).

You like people who like your dog. You despise people who don't.

You carry dog biscuits in your purse or pocket at all times.

You talk about your dog the way other people talk about their kid.

You sign and send birthday/anniversary/Christmas cards from your dog.

You put an extra blanket on the bed so your dog can be comfortable.

You'd rather stay home on Saturday night and cuddle your dog than go to the movies with your sweetie.

You go to the pet supply store every Saturday because it's one of the very few places that lets you bring your dog inside, and your dog loves to go with you.

You open your purse, and that big bunch of baggies you use for pick-ups pops out.

You get an extra-long hose on your shower-massage just so you can use it to wash your dog in the tub, without making the dog sit hip-deep in water.

You don't think it's the least bit strange to stand in the back yard yelling, "Emily, pee!" over and over again, while Emily tends to play and forget what she's out there for (but what your neighbors think of your behavior is yet another story).

You and the dog come down with something like flu on the same day. Your dog sees the vet while you settle for an over-the-counter remedy from the drugstore.

Your dog is getting old and arthritic, so you go buy lumber and build her a small staircase so she can climb onto the bed by herself.

Your license plate or license plate frame mentions your dog.

Take Care.
Matt Presnell

 


Re: FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

William Vandervest
 

i think that list is probibly on bark.com lol
 
 
 
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There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See

William and Leader Dog Lynerd
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 08:27
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...
 
Kimsan,
 
Instead of Tech Talk, I said, Tick Talk.  You know, ticks, as in ticks & fleas!  I assume you know what ticks & fleas are?!  LOL 
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
From: Kimsan
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...
 

I don’t get it Mike.

 

Respectfully,

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 3:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

 

Maybe he thought this list was, * Tick Talk *.  LOL 

Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.

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

From: Carlos

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 1:59 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

 

Hmm, wrong list maybe?

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

From: Matt

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 4:57 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] FW: YOU KNOW YOU LOVE DOGS WHEN...

 

You Know You Love Dogs When...

You have a kiddie wading pool in the yard, but no small children.

You have baby gates permanently installed at strategic places around the house, but no babies.

The trash basket is more or less permanently installed in the kitchen sink, to keep the dog out of it while you're at work.

You can't see out the passenger side of the windshield because there are nose-prints all over the inside.

Poop has become a source of conversation for you and your significant other.

You refer to yourselves as Mommy and Daddy.

Your dog sleeps with you.

You have 32 different names for your dog. Most make no sense, but she understands.

Your dog eats cat poop, but you still let her kiss you (but not immediately afterward, of course).

You like people who like your dog. You despise people who don't.

You carry dog biscuits in your purse or pocket at all times.

You talk about your dog the way other people talk about their kid.

You sign and send birthday/anniversary/Christmas cards from your dog.

You put an extra blanket on the bed so your dog can be comfortable.

You'd rather stay home on Saturday night and cuddle your dog than go to the movies with your sweetie.

You go to the pet supply store every Saturday because it's one of the very few places that lets you bring your dog inside, and your dog loves to go with you.

You open your purse, and that big bunch of baggies you use for pick-ups pops out.

You get an extra-long hose on your shower-massage just so you can use it to wash your dog in the tub, without making the dog sit hip-deep in water.

You don't think it's the least bit strange to stand in the back yard yelling, "Emily, pee!" over and over again, while Emily tends to play and forget what she's out there for (but what your neighbors think of your behavior is yet another story).

You and the dog come down with something like flu on the same day. Your dog sees the vet while you settle for an over-the-counter remedy from the drugstore.

Your dog is getting old and arthritic, so you go buy lumber and build her a small staircase so she can climb onto the bed by herself.

Your license plate or license plate frame mentions your dog.

Take Care.
Matt Presnell

 


Audible Battery Tester

Gerald Levy
 

 
It has been a while since this topic was last discussed, so I’ll try again.  Does anyone sell an inexpensive audible battery tester that can test all common battery types including 1.5 bvolt button cell and hearing aid batteries? I’m not interested in the EZ Test audible battery tester that is sold by a couple of blind rehab agencies because it is a blatant ripoff at the outrageous price of $60, and it doesn’t even test hearing aid batteries.  If there are no longer any inexpensive audible battery testers on the market, perhaps somebody is aware of an analog battery tester whose clear plastic window could be removed to expose the underlying pointer needle.  This way you could determined the relative position of the needle by touch, such that if the needle swings all the way to the right from the rest position, you could tell that the battery is strong, and if the needle only moves part way or not at all from the rest position, then you could tell that it is weak or dead.  Years ago, when I could still see, I had a Radio Shack  analog battery tester with a multiposition selector knob that could test all battery types including hearing aid batteries and had a large, clear plastic window that covered the needle and strength scale that probably could have been pried off with a small knife or screwdriver,  but I didn’t save it and , of course, Radio Shack is no more. Any ideas? 
 
Gerald
 
 


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

John Gregory <stratplayer@...>
 

Yep, sorry, was mixing commands.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:45
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I believe that should be Alt+V+Y+O.

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

Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:39 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Gene,

 

This command doesn’t work in Windows later than 7 as 8.1 and 10 use ribbons. The keyboard command for ‘folder options’ is Alt + y + o.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:31
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

One of the first things you should do with any Windows machine that doesn't do this, is have file extensions read.  By default, file extensions aren't shown.  It doesn't matter what version of Windows is being used.  File extensions should be set to be read.  Issue the command Windows key e. 

When Windows Explorer opens, press alt, then t for tools and o for options.

Shift tab once.

Right arrow to view.

Tab until you get to advanced settings which is a treeview.

Down arrow until 7you get to hide extensions for known file types and press enter to uncheck the check box.  Then tab to and activate the ok button.

 

Gene

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

 

Keith

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

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith


Re: Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi John & Carlos,
 
I just installed the Free / Trial 3.18 version & yes, it will uninstall both 32 & 64 bit programs.  I tried uninstalling a program using the OCR function, & because with everything Jaws was reading I couldn't be certain I was going to remove the program I wanted, I couldn't trust it, & closed the program.
Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:49 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

My Revo Pro 3.1.8 software is licensed, so it uninstalls both 32 and 64 bit programs. Couldn’t say if the Trial (Free) version of Revo 3.1.8 uninstalls both architectures or not. Would have to install it on a separate machine to test this, but currently my spare laptop is in pieces, so will be a while before I could do this. Perhaps someone would be prepared to test this out?

 

John.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: 07 January 2017 00:53
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

Hi Carlos & Gene,

 

The accessible version, 1.95, from my experience anyways, will only access / remove programs from the Program Files X86 / 32 bit folder.  I don't have a clue about the Pro version, & hopefully John will provide more information about that version.

Take care.
Mike
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----- Original Message -----

From: Carlos

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 3:20 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

Probably not.  I vaguely remember that the older more accessible free version had this limitation.

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

From: Gene

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 6:14 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

However, is the accessible version capable of seeing and uninstalling 64 bit programs?  I believe I saw discussion a few months ago here that it isn't and only sees 32 bit programs.  That's fine for a lot of programs but people may still want to know if this is the case.

 

Genegene 

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 2:16 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

Hi Heather,

 

As I mentioned in my response to Nikola, Revo Pro v3.1.8 works with JAWS, but there are issues that only appear to be overcome by using the OCR function of JAWS. I can tab from the edit box to the list of programs and also change the search criteria, but for accessing the buttons, i.e. ‘uninstall’ etc it is necessary to use OCR. As Mike a=says, the version he kindly posted on Dropbox is fully accessible and does not require the use of OCR. Not sure if one can purchase a license for Revo v2, so cannot help in that respect. Incidentally, Revo Pro v3.1.8 is half-price at present.

 

John.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: 06 January 2017 18:50
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

I was told if you get the pro version with the knew revo, it was accessibil. Is this still the case? I wanted to know before I purchease the pro version of revo as I want to keep my software up to date.Thanks  Heather

 

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From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, January 6, 2017 12:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Revo no longer accessible with NVDA?

 

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

From: Nikola Jovic

Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 8:20 AM

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 -----

From: John Gregory

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: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Carlos
 

Windows 10 is based on the Windows 8/8.1 core so this is expected.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rajmund" <brajmund2000@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed


Hi Gene,
The file explorer of 8.1, I dare to say, is identical to 10's, with one exception, storage devices show up differently.



Sent from a Braille Sense

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed



I knew ribbons were used in Windows 10 but I didn't know Windows 8 uses them.

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

From: John Gregory
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed


Gene,

This command doesn't work in Windows later than 7 as 8.1 and 10 use ribbons. The keyboard command for 'folder options' is Alt + y + o.

John.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:31
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

One of the first things you should do with any Windows machine that doesn't do this, is have file extensions read. By default, file extensions aren't shown. It doesn't matter what version of Windows is being used. File extensions should be set to be read. Issue the command Windows key e.
When Windows Explorer opens, press alt, then t for tools and o for options.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to view.
Tab until you get to advanced settings which is a treeview.
Down arrow until 7you get to hide extensions for known file types and press enter to uncheck the check box. Then tab to and activate the ok button.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: John Gregory
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi Keith,

When you say you clicked on 'setup.exe', are you absoluteley sure it was 'setup.exe'? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several 'setup' files:

setup.bmp
setup.exe
setup.ini
setup.inx
setuptl.exe

If you clicked on one of the other files other than 'setup.exe' then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is 'e:' and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

1. Press Windows key + R;

The 'run' dialog box will appear.

2. Type (without the quotes): 'e:\setup.exe' and press the enter key;

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

HTH

John.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

I've tried that and narrator says nothing
----- Original Message -----
From: John Gregory
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to 'No', so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

Keith, when the 'OK' button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

John.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Never mind. Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no
"OK"
button in the UAC prompt.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed. Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the
"Yes"
button. For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common. Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience. All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi,

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

I then placed the contents of my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else. Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

Didn't do her research I'm guessing.

Thanks for any help.

keith


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi Gene,
The file explorer of 8.1, I dare to say, is identical to 10's, with one exception, storage devices show up differently.



Sent from a Braille Sense

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2017 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed



I knew ribbons were used in Windows 10 but I didn't know Windows 8 uses them.

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

From: John Gregory
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed


Gene,

This command doesn't work in Windows later than 7 as 8.1 and 10 use ribbons. The keyboard command for 'folder options' is Alt + y + o.

John.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:31
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

One of the first things you should do with any Windows machine that doesn't do this, is have file extensions read. By default, file extensions aren't shown. It doesn't matter what version of Windows is being used. File extensions should be set to be read. Issue the command Windows key e.
When Windows Explorer opens, press alt, then t for tools and o for options.
Shift tab once.
Right arrow to view.
Tab until you get to advanced settings which is a treeview.
Down arrow until 7you get to hide extensions for known file types and press enter to uncheck the check box. Then tab to and activate the ok button.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

Keith
----- Original Message -----
From: John Gregory
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi Keith,

When you say you clicked on 'setup.exe', are you absoluteley sure it was 'setup.exe'? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several 'setup' files:

setup.bmp
setup.exe
setup.ini
setup.inx
setuptl.exe

If you clicked on one of the other files other than 'setup.exe' then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is 'e:' and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

1. Press Windows key + R;

The 'run' dialog box will appear.

2. Type (without the quotes): 'e:\setup.exe' and press the enter key;

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

HTH

John.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

I've tried that and narrator says nothing
----- Original Message -----
From: John Gregory
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to 'No', so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

Keith, when the 'OK' button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

John.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Never mind. Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no
"OK"
button in the UAC prompt.
----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed. Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the
"Yes"
button. For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common. Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience. All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi,

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

I then placed the contents of my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else. Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

Didn't do her research I'm guessing.

Thanks for any help.

keith


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Gene
 

I did two searches with different wording and I found nothing when looking at the first number of results in either case.  This appears to be so nonstandard that it isn't generally discussed.  It may point to some problem in Windows.  If you can't make UAC show the correct dialog, you may have to set UAC to 0 if you can't correct the problem. 
 
I'm not saying you will have other problems because of the way you got the computer but in general, I would almost never buy used computers from individuals.  I would buy a manufacture refurbished computer or maybe one refurbished from a reputable dealer but there are just too many problems, possible malware, possible file corruption due to bad previous owner practices, and probably others I don't know of that I would not do this. As with all such statements, there might be the exception but in general, I wouldn't do so.
 

Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Puzzeling really. 65% is the default setting from clean install, but it is strange that this comes up rather than the ‘yes’ ‘no’ dialog.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:40
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Yes I'm stumped as well.  Perhaps it is related to the fact that the slider is set fairly high.  Although that still doesn't sound quite right.

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

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:34 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Then my guess about the dialog was incorrect and it is related to UAC.  But why you see this dialog and not the standard UAC dialog is something I don't know. 

 

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:08 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I tried to install the window eyes 8.4 setup again, and the window that pops up is the following:

 

User Account control settings window

tell me more about user accounts control settings (link)

this opens the help center, which finds nothing to help the user, as I have waited for it to look up usable files

Notification level (slider, currently set at 65 percent of 100

 

okay and cancel buttons

 

Keith

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

 

Keith

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith


Re: Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

If you are using the buttons on the front of the device.

Push the button for the pre set function you wish to use. i.e. soup.
Now after you do this and hear the beep then push the plus or minus button
to you get to the time you wish to have this function operate.

Note; if you push minus repeatedly you will hear a beep for each minute
change of time and after a while you will hear a double beat meaning the
minus menu has wrapped aroung and now you are at the highest choice of
minutes for the function.

At this point push the pluse button and you hear one beep and this is one
minute now keep pushing the pluse button and count the number of pushes to
you get to the number of minutes you wish.

Note; at this point just wait a minute or so and you will hear beep and the
selected function will automatically start and run to finished.


H t h

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Rob
Sent: January 7, 2017 05:26
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

Ok, this is kind of confusing.
I have found that I can't set the cooking timer in the Instant Pot Android
App.
Looking at the PDF manual is kind of confusing. It says the timer button is
for delayed cooking. So how do you set the actual cooking time on the thing?


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

hi,
that is true, but if it was a standard dialog, it would have read it. narrator in 8.1 is really limited.

Sent from Thunderbird

On 07/01/17 1:32 PM, Gene wrote:
You don't know that it would have read the error. The error may be
inaccessible.

Gene

*From:* Rajmund <mailto:brajmund2000@gmail.com>
*Sent:* Saturday, January 07, 2017 6:55 AM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

hi,
tried installing NVDA and use it till you sort out the other issues?
it, in this instance, would have read the error, if nothing else.
Sent from Thunderbird

On 07/01/17 10:48 AM, Keith S wrote:
I've tried that and narrator says nothing

----- Original Message -----
*From:* John Gregory <mailto:stratplayer@gmx.com>
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
<mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Sent:* Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’,
so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at
the moment other than an error dialog box.



Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out
of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads
the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the
nature of the dialog box.



John.



*From:*main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] *On
Behalf Of *Carlos
*Sent:* 07 January 2017 09:59
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed



Never mind. Now that I think about it, which is not often since I
don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

*From:*Carlos <mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>

*To:*main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

*Sent:*Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

*Subject:*Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed



That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt
asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed. Try
running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to
select the

"Yes"

button. For the record, although there are certainly
differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many
basic things in common. Most of the issues you have experienced
so far are due to lack of experience. All of the questions you
have asked so far would for the most part have received the
same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

*From:*Keith S <mailto:ks.steinbach03@gmail.com>

*To:*main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>

*Sent:*Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

*Subject:*[TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed



Hi,



I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding
installing programs and was able to install classic shell to
my new windows 8 machine.



I then placed the contents of my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a
thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened
the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter
on it.



Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and
a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing
else. Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.



I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is
going on or what else I should be doing.



Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or
windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.



Didn't do her research I'm guessing.



Thanks for any help.



keith



Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Gene
 

We'll see what happens but I'm doubtful that changes will be able to be made in that dialog. 
 
I'll do a bit of searching to see if I can find any discussion. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Yes I'm stumped as well.  Perhaps it is related to the fact that the slider is set fairly high.  Although that still doesn't sound quite right.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Then my guess about the dialog was incorrect and it is related to UAC.  But why you see this dialog and not the standard UAC dialog is something I don't know. 

From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

I tried to install the window eyes 8.4 setup again, and the window that pops up is the following:
 

User Account control settings window

tell me more about user accounts control settings (link)

this opens the help center, which finds nothing to help the user, as I have waited for it to look up usable files

Notification level (slider, currently set at 65 percent of 100

 

okay and cancel buttons

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

John Gregory <stratplayer@...>
 

Puzzeling really. 65% is the default setting from clean install, but it is strange that this comes up rather than the ‘yes’ ‘no’ dialog.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:40
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Yes I'm stumped as well.  Perhaps it is related to the fact that the slider is set fairly high.  Although that still doesn't sound quite right.

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

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:34 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Then my guess about the dialog was incorrect and it is related to UAC.  But why you see this dialog and not the standard UAC dialog is something I don't know. 

 

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:08 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I tried to install the window eyes 8.4 setup again, and the window that pops up is the following:

 

User Account control settings window

tell me more about user accounts control settings (link)

this opens the help center, which finds nothing to help the user, as I have waited for it to look up usable files

Notification level (slider, currently set at 65 percent of 100

 

okay and cancel buttons

 

Keith

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

 

Keith

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

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Gene
 

I knew ribbons were used in Windows 10 but I didn't know Windows 8 uses them. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Gene,

 

This command doesn’t work in Windows later than 7 as 8.1 and 10 use ribbons. The keyboard command for ‘folder options’ is Alt + y + o.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:31
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

One of the first things you should do with any Windows machine that doesn't do this, is have file extensions read.  By default, file extensions aren't shown.  It doesn't matter what version of Windows is being used.  File extensions should be set to be read.  Issue the command Windows key e. 

When Windows Explorer opens, press alt, then t for tools and o for options.

Shift tab once.

Right arrow to view.

Tab until you get to advanced settings which is a treeview.

Down arrow until 7you get to hide extensions for known file types and press enter to uncheck the check box.  Then tab to and activate the ok button.

 

Gene

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

 

Keith

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Carlos
 

I believe that should be Alt+V+Y+O.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Gene,

 

This command doesn’t work in Windows later than 7 as 8.1 and 10 use ribbons. The keyboard command for ‘folder options’ is Alt + y + o.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 07 January 2017 13:31
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

One of the first things you should do with any Windows machine that doesn't do this, is have file extensions read.  By default, file extensions aren't shown.  It doesn't matter what version of Windows is being used.  File extensions should be set to be read.  Issue the command Windows key e. 

When Windows Explorer opens, press alt, then t for tools and o for options.

Shift tab once.

Right arrow to view.

Tab until you get to advanced settings which is a treeview.

Down arrow until 7you get to hide extensions for known file types and press enter to uncheck the check box.  Then tab to and activate the ok button.

 

Gene

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application

 

Keith

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

Carlos
 

Yes I'm stumped as well.  Perhaps it is related to the fact that the slider is set fairly high.  Although that still doesn't sound quite right.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Then my guess about the dialog was incorrect and it is related to UAC.  But why you see this dialog and not the standard UAC dialog is something I don't know. 

From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

I tried to install the window eyes 8.4 setup again, and the window that pops up is the following:
 

User Account control settings window

tell me more about user accounts control settings (link)

this opens the help center, which finds nothing to help the user, as I have waited for it to look up usable files

Notification level (slider, currently set at 65 percent of 100

 

okay and cancel buttons

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

the file info that narrrator read out to me was setup and then it said it was an application
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 5:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi Keith,

 

When you say you clicked on ‘setup.exe’, are you absoluteley sure it was ‘setup.exe’? I have just had a look at the files for Window-Eyes 9.5 and there are several ‘setup’ files:

 

setup.bmp

setup.exe

setup.ini

setup.inx

setuptl.exe

 

If you clicked on one of the other files other than ‘setup.exe’ then I suspect you will get an error message. What I would suggest therefore is (assuming that your thumb drive is ‘e:’ and the WE 8.4 files are in the root folder):

 

1.       Press Windows key + R;

 

The ‘run’ dialog box will appear.

 

2.       Type (without the quotes): ‘e:\setup.exe’ and press the enter key;

 

Hopefully the WE installation will start. Note, the talking installer for Window-Eyes takes quite a while to kick in, so be patient, you will not necessarily hear anything before the talking installer loads.

 

HTH

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 10:49
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

I've tried that and narrator says nothing   

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

From: John Gregory

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi Carlos, the UAC was my first thought, but that defaults to ‘No’, so as you say, it is not UAC. Cannot think of what it could be at the moment other than an error dialog box.

 

Keith, when the ‘OK’ button comes up, have you tried Alt + Tab out of the dialog and then Alt + Tab back into it so that Narrator reads the entire box? Doing this may or may not give some idea as to the nature of the dialog box.

 

John.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:59
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Never mind.  Now that I think about it, which is not often since I don't have UAC enabled myself, there should be no

"OK"

button in the UAC prompt.

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

From: Carlos

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 4:55 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

That is most likely the User Account Control AKA UAC prompt asking if you want to allow the installation to proceed.  Try running setup again and when you hear the sound, press Alt+Y to select the

"Yes"

button.  For the record, although there are certainly differences between Windows 7, 8, and 10, they also have many basic things in common.  Most of the issues you have experienced so far are due to lack of experience.  All of the questions you have asked so far would for the most part have received the same replies if you were running 7 or 10.

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

From: Keith S

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:06 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

 

Hi,

 

I took several of the suggestions offered to me regarding installing programs and was able to install classic shell to my new windows 8 machine.

 

I then placed the contents of  my window eyes 8.4 cd onto a thumb drive and used the windows key plus R combo and opened the thumb drive and found the setup.exe file and hit enter on it.

 

Nothing happened, but then there was some sort of sound and a new window appeared with an okay button, but nothing else.  Nothing was read under the narrator TTS.

 

I am logged into the admin account, so I'm not sure what is going on or what else I should be doing.

 

Kind of wish I could have gotten my hands on a windows7 or windows 10 machine, but my wife got the computer for me.

 

Didn't  do her research I'm guessing.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

keith

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