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laptop fan grinding

enes sarıbaş
 

hi,
A grinding sound seems to be coming from my fan. I don't know if this always was, but I noticed it a few months ago. When the laptop's fan runs at lowest speed, I can hear a soft grinding like an idling motor coming from the fan. When it speeds up, the sound seases, however, I can feel the case vibrating. What can this be due to? Also, the fan's air output does not seem to be impaired. Is there anything I can do about it?


firefox pre-downloading files?

enes sarıbaş
 

hi,

When the download box comes up in firefox, firefox seems to begin saving the file onto the pc without verifying by clicking the ok or save button. I find this extremely annoying, and on a 100 mbps connection, this slows down my pc and waistes bandwith at a stunning pace. Does anyone know how I can disable this? And before anyone asks, I did google this before posting here.


Re: Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

Gene
 

It may be that you can have the number of messages and the number of unread messages announced by reading the status line.  If JAWS can read the status line without scripts, than try reading the status line when you move to a new folder in the treeview.  It's a bit less convenient, but there is a good chance that it will work.  As far as using Outlook Express in general is concerned, I don't know what other functionality may be lost by not having the scripts but this suggestion may solve your specific question.  Status lines are becoming less common in programs but it's a good idea to check to see if there are status lines in various applications to see what information you may get. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Carlos
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

They are no longer included after JAWS 16 and importing them does not work.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

The outlook Express scripts are no longer included in JAWS 18, according to what I've seen on this list.  I don't know if they can be imported.  Do you use any new features in JAWS 18?  If not, you can use an earlier version of JAWS for everything.  If you do use new features, you may still be able to use an earlier version most of the time and switch when necessary. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

I have just installed JAWS 18 and I notice that OE will no longer read the number of unread messages in each folder when arrowing down the list of folders. I switched to JAWS 14 and it works fine.
 
I seem to remember having this problem with JAWS 14 for some reason and being able to fix it.
 
Does anyone have a fix for this with JAWS 18?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Thunderbird question

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Donald L. Roberts <donald.roberts99@gmail.com> wrote:
I am wondering whether there is a practical way
to back up this entire folder without resorting to back up each
individual message.
The easiest way is a program called MozBackup
http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/
It's pretty self explanatory, but if you need help running it and making it work, do write us back.


Thunderbird question

Donald L. Roberts
 

I plan to do a clean installation of Windows 10 so as to clear my PC of some uninvited guests.  I have one Thunderbird folder where I have saved messages of interest.  I am wondering whether there is a practical way to back up this entire folder without resorting to back up each individual message.  In lieu of that, what is the best way to back up or export all folders and settings?


Thanks.


Don Roberts



Re: Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

Carlos
 

They are no longer included after JAWS 16 and importing them does not work.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

The outlook Express scripts are no longer included in JAWS 18, according to what I've seen on this list.  I don't know if they can be imported.  Do you use any new features in JAWS 18?  If not, you can use an earlier version of JAWS for everything.  If you do use new features, you may still be able to use an earlier version most of the time and switch when necessary. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

I have just installed JAWS 18 and I notice that OE will no longer read the number of unread messages in each folder when arrowing down the list of folders. I switched to JAWS 14 and it works fine.
 
I seem to remember having this problem with JAWS 14 for some reason and being able to fix it.
 
Does anyone have a fix for this with JAWS 18?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

Gene
 

The outlook Express scripts are no longer included in JAWS 18, according to what I've seen on this list.  I don't know if they can be imported.  Do you use any new features in JAWS 18?  If not, you can use an earlier version of JAWS for everything.  If you do use new features, you may still be able to use an earlier version most of the time and switch when necessary. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 4:28 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

I have just installed JAWS 18 and I notice that OE will no longer read the number of unread messages in each folder when arrowing down the list of folders. I switched to JAWS 14 and it works fine.
 
I seem to remember having this problem with JAWS 14 for some reason and being able to fix it.
 
Does anyone have a fix for this with JAWS 18?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Jaws 18 & OE for windows 7

Vicki W
 

I have just installed JAWS 18 and I notice that OE will no longer read the number of unread messages in each folder when arrowing down the list of folders. I switched to JAWS 14 and it works fine.
 
I seem to remember having this problem with JAWS 14 for some reason and being able to fix it.
 
Does anyone have a fix for this with JAWS 18?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: back to the fn key issue

John Gregory <stratplayer@...>
 

Great, that's good news Bill.

John.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Bill Koppelmann
Sent: 08 January 2017 21:07
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] back to the fn key issue

back to the fn key issue
Hi everyone,
I tried the fn key with the f5 on Tapin Radio, and I was able to set a
favorite in the program, so now I am sure thatI'll be able to edit
theshortcuts on the desktop. just wanted to let you know.

--
Bill Koppelmann
FACEBOOK: Bill.Koppelmann
skype: billblinkster
have a great day
NOW FROM MY NEW LAP TOP


Re: SETTING up google voice, browser profile adjustment question

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

hi,
thanks for the suggestion, but IE11 is internet explorer

Sent from Thunderbird

On 08/01/17 8:00 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
Try going through Internet explorer.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 8, 2017, at 6:02 AM, Rajmund <brajmund2000@gmail.com>
wrote:

Hi Guys, So, I know many of you here, have google voice, so thought
I'll ask. So I'm trying to create a google voice number for things
where a number is needed, and I'd rather not provide my own.
Except that I tried safari on iPhone, firefox 50 and IE11 on
windows 8.1, and I'm getting google voice does not support mobile
devices. Excuse me? IE11 is a laptop, and so is firefox. When some
of you made your number, what browser did you use, please? Maybe I
need to switch profiles, but no clues of how to do that, so any
help would be appreciated. Thanks again.

Sent from a Braille Sense






back to the fn key issue

Bill Koppelmann <billmeister@...>
 

back to the fn key issue
Hi everyone,
I tried the fn key with the f5 on Tapin Radio, and I was able to set a favorite in the program, so now I am sure thatI'll be able to edit theshortcuts on the desktop. just wanted to let you know.

--
Bill Koppelmann
FACEBOOK: Bill.Koppelmann
skype: billblinkster
have a great day
NOW FROM MY NEW LAP TOP


Re: Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

Chris G <jedikent@...>
 

Hi,
You need the smart pot, it needs bluetooth. If you have the lux or duo, those don't have Bluetooth.

-------- Original Message --------
From: David Mehler
Sent: Sunday, Jan 8, 2017 12:33 PM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

Hello,

Catching this one late, is there a specific model this instant pot
android app works with? I've got an instant pot and would love to use
it.

Thanks.
Dave.


On 1/8/17, Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND <pamela.a.ekstrand.-nd@disney.com> wrote:
Also, instead of using one of the pre-programmed buttons such as stew, etc.,
you can press "Manual", and then press plus and minus to enter the number of
minutes you want.


________________________________________
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [main@TechTalk.groups.io] on behalf of george
b [gbmagoo@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

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: SETTING up google voice, browser profile adjustment question

 

Try going through Internet explorer.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 8, 2017, at 6:02 AM, Rajmund <brajmund2000@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Guys,
So, I know many of you here, have google voice, so thought I'll ask. So I'm trying to create a google voice number for things where a number is needed, and I'd rather not provide my own. Except that I tried safari on iPhone, firefox 50 and IE11 on windows 8.1, and I'm getting google voice does not support mobile devices. Excuse me? IE11 is a laptop, and so is firefox. When some of you made your number, what browser did you use, please? Maybe I need to switch profiles, but no clues of how to do that, so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks again.

Sent from a Braille Sense





Re: 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently #article

Bob J
 

it apparently doesn't work with *some* sites.
 
Bob
 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 10:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently

Thanks Gene.  I tried it again, ironically with related:google.com, and it gave me bing, yahoo, and a couple of other alternatives.  I thought that might've been an old tip that doesn't work anymore, but as you said it apparently doesn't work with all sites.
 
Troy
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently

I just tried the related syntax with the New York Times site and I got a lot of results. 
related:nytimes.com
Perhaps the feature has changed slightly and no longer works with amazon.  But it does appear to work, though I have no idea with how many sites.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently

Is this for the google web site?  I just tried to search for an alternative to one of my favorite sites and none was found, so then I used the example given below of related:amazon.com and nothing was found for that either.  So is google search different than google.com?
 
Troy
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 4:45 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently

Hi All,
 
Someone sent me this off list & I thought some of you would get some use from the tips below.  These are much better than the 10 tips I posted the other day.
 
 
From: Dan
Here is a page with all the below tips and more.  It has examples as print
not graphics.  I have been using some of them for years, some were
unknown before.  They do help narrow a search very well.

20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/20-tips-use-google-search-efficiently.html
20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently
Joseph Hindy
 
Millions of people use Google search every day for a variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business people use it for research, and millions
more use it for entertainment. Did you know that you may not be using Google search to its full potential? Here are 20 tips and tricks to maximize your
search efficiency.
 
1. Use the tabs
 
The first tip is to use the tabs in Google search. On the top of every search are a number of tabs. Usually you’ll see Web, Image, News, and More. Using
these tabs, you can help define what kind of search you need to do. If you need images, use the Image tab. If you are looking for a recent news article, use the News tab. It’s rudimentary and most people use the tabs already. If you are not, then it’s highly recommended to get associated with them. They can cut search times dramatically if utilized properly.
 
2. Use quotes
 
When searching for something specific, try using quotes to minimize the guesswork for Google search. When you put your search parameters in quotes, it tells the search engine to search for the whole phrase. For instance, if you search for Puppy Dog Sweaters, the engine will search for content that contains those three words in any order. However, if you search “Puppy Dog Sweaters”, it will search for that phrase exactly as you typed it. This can help locate specific information that may be buried under other content if not sorted out correctly.
 
3. Use a hyphen to exclude words
 
Sometimes you may find yourself searching for a word with an ambiguous meaning. An example is Mustang. When you Google search for Mustang, you may get results for both the car made by Ford or the horse. If you want to cut one out, use the hyphen to tell the engine to ignore content with one of the other.
See the example below.
 
list of 1 items
• Mustang -cars
list end
 
This tells the search engine to search for mustangs but to remove any results that have the word “car” in it. It can be wildly helpful when finding information about something without getting information about something else.
 
4. Use a colon to search specific sites
 
There may be an instance where you need to Google search for articles or content on a certain website. The syntax is very simple and we’ll show you below.
 
list of 1 items
• Sidney Crosby site:nhl.com
list end
 
This will search for all content about famous hockey player Sidney Crosby, but only on
NHL.com.
All other search results will be removed. If you need to find specific content on a particular site, this is the shortcut you can use.
 
5. Find a page that links to another page
 
This Google search tip is a little obscure. Instead of searching for a specific page, you’re searching for a page that links to a specific page. Think
about it this way. If you want to see who cited a New York Times article on their site, you would use this trick to find all the sites that link to it.
The syntax is below.
 
list of 1 items
• link:nytimes.com
list end
 
That will return all pages that link to the New York Times official website. The URL on the right side can be practically anything. Be aware, though, that
the more specific it is, the fewer results you’ll get. We know not a lot of people will likely use this Google search trick, but it could be very useful
for some.
 
6. Use the asterisk wildcard
 
The asterisk wildcard is one of the most useful ones on the list. Here’s how it works. When you use an asterisk in a search term on Google search, it will leave a placeholder that may be automatically filled by the search engine later. This is a brilliant way to find song lyrics if you don’t know all the
words. Let’s look at the syntax.
 
list of 1 items
• “Come * right now * me”
list end
 
To you or me, that may look like nonsense. However, Google search will search for that phrase knowing that the asterisks can be any word. More often than not, you’ll find they are lyrics to The Beatles song “Come Together” and that’s what the search will tell you.
 
7. Find sites that are similar to other sites
 
This is a unique one that could be used by practically everyone if they knew it existed. Let’s say you have a favorite website. It can be anything. However, that website is getting a little bit boring and you want to find other websites like it. You would use this trick. Below is the syntax.
 
list of 1 items
• related:amazon.com
list end
 
If you search that above, you won’t find a link to Amazon. Instead, you’ll find links to online stores like Amazon. Sites like Barnes & Noble, Best Buy,
and others that sell physical items online. It’s a powerful Google search tool that can help you find new sites to browse.
 
8. Use Google search to do math
 
As a college student, I can attest that I use this one rather frequently. Google search can actually do math for you. This is a rather complex one to describe because it can be used in so many ways. You can ask it basic questions or some more difficult ones. It is important to note that it won’t solve all math problems, but it will solve a good number of them. Here are a couple of examples of the syntax.
 
list of 2 items
• 8 * 5 + 5
• Planck’s Consant
list end
 
If you search the first one, it’ll return 45. It will also show a calculator that you can use to find answers to more questions. This is handy if you need
to do some quick math but don’t want to do it in your head. If you search the second term, it will return the number value of Planck’s Constant. So it
can do math, but it can also help you solve math problems by showing values for known mathematical terms.
 
9. Search for multiple words at once
 
Google search is flexible. It knows you may not find what you want by searching only a single word or phrase. Thus, it lets you search for multiples. By
using this trick, you can search for one word or phrase along with a second word or phrase. This can help narrow down your search to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Here is the syntax.
 
list of 1 items
• “Best ways to prepare for a job interview” OR “How to prepare for a job interview”
list end
 
By searching that, you will search both phrases. Remember the quotes tip above? It’s being used here as well. In this instance, these two exact phrases
will be searched. It can be done by word too, like the example below.
 
list of 1 items
• chocolate OR white chocolate
list end
 
This will search for pages that have either chocolate or white chocolate!
 
10. Search a range of numbers
 
Searching for a range of numbers is another tip we don’t anticipate a lot of people using. The people that do use it, though, will probably use it quite
a bit. People interested in money or statistics will find this tip particularly useful. Essentially, you use two dots and a number to let Google search
know you’re looking for a specific range of numbers. Like the syntax below.
 
list of 2 items
• What teams have won the Stanley Cup ..2004
• 41..43
list end
 
In the first instance, the search will toss back the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2004. The two dots with only one number will tell the search that
you don’t need anything before or after 2004. This can help narrow down searches to a specific number to improve search results. In the second, Google will search for the numbers 41, 42, and 43. It is obscure, but wildly useful if you happen to need to search for numbers like this.
 
11. Keep it simple
 
Now we’re getting into the general tips. Google search knows how to search for a lot of things. What this means is you don’t need to be too specific. If you need a pizza place nearby, use this to search.
 
list of 1 items
• Pizza places nearby
list end
 
Google search will grab your location and deliver a variety of results about pizza places that are near you.
 
12. Gradually add search terms
 
There will come a time when Google search doesn’t shovel out the results you expect. In this instance, keeping it simple may not be the best option. As Google itself suggests, the best method is to start with something simple then gradually get more complicated. See the example below.
 
list of 3 items
• First try: job interviews
• Second try: prepare for job interviews
• Third try: how to prepare for a job interview
list end
 
This will gradually refine the search to bring you fewer, more targeted terms. The reason you don’t go straight from the first try to the third try is
because you may miss what you’re looking for by skipping the second step. Millions of websites phrase the same information in a number of different ways; using this technique lets you search as many of them as possible to find the best info.
 
13. Use words that websites would use
 
This is a very important one. When people use Google search to hunt the web, they generally search for things using the same language that they would use for speaking. Unfortunately, websites don’t say things the way people do; instead, they try to use language that sounds professional. Let’s look at some examples.
 
list of 2 items
• “I have a flat tire” could be replaced by “repair a flat tire.”
• “My head hurts” could be replaced by “headache relief.”
list end
 
The list goes on and on. When searching, try to use terminology you would find on a professional website. This will help you get more reliable results.
 
14. Use important words only
 
The way Google search works is to take what you search for and match it with keywords in online content. When you search for too many words, it may limit your results. That means it may actually take you longer to find what you’re looking for. Thus, it is apropos to use only the important words when searching for something. Let’s see an example.
 
list of 3 items
• Don’t use: Where can I find a Chinese restaurant that delivers.
• Instead try: Chinese restaurants nearby.
• Or: Chinese restaurants near me.
list end
 
Doing this can help Google find what you need without all the clutter. So remember, keep it simple and use important words only.
 
15. Google search has shortcuts
 
A number of commands can be entered to give you instantaneous results. Like the math example above, Google can immediately give you the information you need that is displayed right at the top of the search results. This can save time and effort so you don’t have to click a bunch of bothersome links. Here are a few examples of some commands you can enter into Google.
 
list of 6 items
• Weather *zip code* – This will show you the weather in the given zip code. You can also use town and city names instead of area codes, but it may not
be as accurate if there are multiple area codes in the city.
• What is *celebrity name* Bacon Number – This is a fun little one that will tell you how many connections any given celebrity has to famed actor Kevin
Bacon. The popular joke, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, is that no actor is more than 6 connections away from Kevin Bacon. Mark Zuckerberg has a Bacon Number
of 3.
• The math example posted above is another one.
• What is the definition of *word* or Define: *word* – This will display the definition of a word.
• Time *place* – This will display the time in whatever place you type in.
• You can check any stock by typing its ticker name into Google. If you search for GOOG, it will check the stock prices for Google.
list end
 
These quick commands can take a web search that is usually multiple clicks and condense it into a single search. This is very helpful for information you need repeatedly.
 
16. Spelling doesn’t necessarily matter
 
Google search has gotten a lot smarter over the years. These days, you don’t even need to spell words correctly. As long as it’s pretty close, Google can usually figure out what it means. Here are some examples.
 
list of 1 items
• If you search “Nver Gna Gve Yo Up” Google will automatically assume you mean to search for “Never Gonna Give You Up.” If by chance your misspelling was
intentional, Google gives you the option to search for the misspelled term instead.
list end
 
This trick is great if you happen to forget how to spell something or are not altogether sure how something is spelled. It can also be helpful when searching for obscure words. This applies to capitalization and grammar as well.
 
17. Use descriptive words
 
Pretty much everything can be described in multiple ways. Take our namesake, the “life hack.” The terminology “hack” refers to a computer programmer breaking security on a network or system. However, when used in conjunction with the word “life”, it alters the meaning to tips and tricks people can use to improve their lives. If you have trouble finding what you’re searching for, keep in mind that people may search or define what you need in a different way than
you do.
 
list of 2 items
• You may search “How to install drivers in Ubunut?”
• When you really mean “Troubleshoot driver problems Ubuntu.”
list end
 
There really isn’t a good specific example for this one. If you search for something and you can’t find an answer, try asking the same question using different
words and see if that helps the results.
 
18. Find a specific file
 
An often forgotten feature of Google search is the ability to search for a specific file or file type. This can be infinitely useful if you need a specific
PDF or PowerPoint file that you previously viewed or need to use for another project. The syntax is quite simple.
 
list of 1 items
• *Search term here* filetype:pdf
list end
 
In the above example, you simply replace the search term with whatever you’re searching for. Then use the filetype command and enter the extension of any file type you can think of. This can mostly be useful for scholarly purposes, but business presentations and other assorted presentations can benefit from this kind of search as well.
 
19. Money and unit conversions
 
Google search can quickly and accurately convert both measurement units and currency value. There are a variety of uses for this, like checking to see the conversion rate between two currencies. If you happen to be a math student, you can use it to convert from feet to meters or from ounces to liters.
Here’s how to do it.
 
list of 2 items
• miles to km – This will convert miles to kilometers. You can put numbers in front to convert a certain number. Like “10 miles to km” will show you how
many kilometers are in 10 miles.
• USD to British Pound Sterling – This will convert a US dollar to British pounds. Like the measurements above, you can add numbers to find exact conversions
for a certain amount of money.
list end
 
It’s true that this tip is geared toward math students and international business people. However, you’d be surprised how often these tips are used by
regular people.
 
20. Track your packages
 
Our last trick is to use Google search to find out where your packages are. You can enter any UPS, USPS, or Fedex tracking number directly into the Google search bar, and it’ll show you the tracking information about your package. This is much easier than going to the specific sites, waiting for them to load, then searching for your packages there. No examples are really needed for this one. Just type your tracking number in and see where your package is.
 
Google Search wrap-up
 
Google search is a very powerful search tool. Using the tips outlined above, you can find anything and everything you could ever need on the World Wide Web. Whether it’s avoiding Wikipedia for a school essay project, finding the latest stock prices, or even finding song lyrics, there is a way to make Google search work for you.





Re: Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

David Mehler
 

Hello,

Catching this one late, is there a specific model this instant pot
android app works with? I've got an instant pot and would love to use
it.

Thanks.
Dave.

On 1/8/17, Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND <pamela.a.ekstrand.-nd@disney.com> wrote:
Also, instead of using one of the pre-programmed buttons such as stew, etc.,
you can press "Manual", and then press plus and minus to enter the number of
minutes you want.


________________________________________
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [main@TechTalk.groups.io] on behalf of george
b [gbmagoo@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

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: Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Also, instead of using one of the pre-programmed buttons such as stew, etc., you can press "Manual", and then press plus and minus to enter the number of minutes you want.


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Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Setting Timer on Instant Pot Again

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

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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: 20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently #article

Carolyn Arnold
 

I have two sighted cousins that just loved the tips for
Google.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

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[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Saturday, January 7, 2017 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 20 Tips To Use Google Search
Efficiently

Is this for the google web site? I just tried to search for
an alternative to one of my favorite sites and none was
found, so then I used the example given below of
related:amazon.com and nothing was found for that either.
So is google search different than google.com?

Troy



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Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 4:45 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] 20 Tips To Use Google Search
Efficiently

Hi All,

Someone sent me this off list & I thought some of
you would get some use from the tips below. These are much
better than the 10 tips I posted the other day.


From: Dan
Here is a page with all the below tips and more. It
has examples as print
not graphics. I have been using some of them for
years, some were
unknown before. They do help narrow a search very
well.

20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently


http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/20-tips-use-goog
le-search-efficiently.html
20 Tips To Use Google Search Efficiently
Joseph Hindy

Millions of people use Google search every day for a
variety of reasons. Students use it for school, business
people use it for research, and millions
more use it for entertainment. Did you know that you
may not be using Google search to its full potential? Here
are 20 tips and tricks to maximize your
search efficiency.

1. Use the tabs

The first tip is to use the tabs in Google search.
On the top of every search are a number of tabs. Usually
you'll see Web, Image, News, and More. Using
these tabs, you can help define what kind of search
you need to do. If you need images, use the Image tab. If
you are looking for a recent news article, use the News tab.
It's rudimentary and most people use the tabs already. If
you are not, then it's highly recommended to get associated
with them. They can cut search times dramatically if
utilized properly.

2. Use quotes

When searching for something specific, try using
quotes to minimize the guesswork for Google search. When you
put your search parameters in quotes, it tells the search
engine to search for the whole phrase. For instance, if you
search for Puppy Dog Sweaters, the engine will search for
content that contains those three words in any order.
However, if you search "Puppy Dog Sweaters", it will search
for that phrase exactly as you typed it. This can help
locate specific information that may be buried under other
content if not sorted out correctly.

3. Use a hyphen to exclude words

Sometimes you may find yourself searching for a word
with an ambiguous meaning. An example is Mustang. When you
Google search for Mustang, you may get results for both the
car made by Ford or the horse. If you want to cut one out,
use the hyphen to tell the engine to ignore content with one
of the other.
See the example below.

list of 1 items
. Mustang -cars
list end

This tells the search engine to search for mustangs
but to remove any results that have the word "car" in it. It
can be wildly helpful when finding information about
something without getting information about something else.

4. Use a colon to search specific sites

There may be an instance where you need to Google
search for articles or content on a certain website. The
syntax is very simple and we'll show you below.

list of 1 items
. Sidney Crosby site:nhl.com
list end

This will search for all content about famous hockey
player Sidney Crosby, but only on
NHL.com.
All other search results will be removed. If you
need to find specific content on a particular site, this is
the shortcut you can use.

5. Find a page that links to another page

This Google search tip is a little obscure. Instead
of searching for a specific page, you're searching for a
page that links to a specific page. Think
about it this way. If you want to see who cited a
New York Times article on their site, you would use this
trick to find all the sites that link to it.
The syntax is below.

list of 1 items
. link:nytimes.com
list end

That will return all pages that link to the New York
Times official website. The URL on the right side can be
practically anything. Be aware, though, that
the more specific it is, the fewer results you'll
get. We know not a lot of people will likely use this Google
search trick, but it could be very useful
for some.

6. Use the asterisk wildcard

The asterisk wildcard is one of the most useful ones
on the list. Here's how it works. When you use an asterisk
in a search term on Google search, it will leave a
placeholder that may be automatically filled by the search
engine later. This is a brilliant way to find song lyrics if
you don't know all the
words. Let's look at the syntax.

list of 1 items
. "Come * right now * me"
list end

To you or me, that may look like nonsense. However,
Google search will search for that phrase knowing that the
asterisks can be any word. More often than not, you'll find
they are lyrics to The Beatles song "Come Together" and
that's what the search will tell you.

7. Find sites that are similar to other sites

This is a unique one that could be used by
practically everyone if they knew it existed. Let's say you
have a favorite website. It can be anything. However, that
website is getting a little bit boring and you want to find
other websites like it. You would use this trick. Below is
the syntax.

list of 1 items
. related:amazon.com
list end

If you search that above, you won't find a link to
Amazon. Instead, you'll find links to online stores like
Amazon. Sites like Barnes & Noble, Best Buy,
and others that sell physical items online. It's a
powerful Google search tool that can help you find new sites
to browse.

8. Use Google search to do math

As a college student, I can attest that I use this
one rather frequently. Google search can actually do math
for you. This is a rather complex one to describe because it
can be used in so many ways. You can ask it basic questions
or some more difficult ones. It is important to note that it
won't solve all math problems, but it will solve a good
number of them. Here are a couple of examples of the syntax.

list of 2 items
. 8 * 5 + 5
. Planck's Consant
list end

If you search the first one, it'll return 45. It
will also show a calculator that you can use to find answers
to more questions. This is handy if you need
to do some quick math but don't want to do it in
your head. If you search the second term, it will return the
number value of Planck's Constant. So it
can do math, but it can also help you solve math
problems by showing values for known mathematical terms.

9. Search for multiple words at once

Google search is flexible. It knows you may not find
what you want by searching only a single word or phrase.
Thus, it lets you search for multiples. By
using this trick, you can search for one word or
phrase along with a second word or phrase. This can help
narrow down your search to help you find exactly what you're
looking for. Here is the syntax.

list of 1 items
. "Best ways to prepare for a job interview" OR "How
to prepare for a job interview"
list end

By searching that, you will search both phrases.
Remember the quotes tip above? It's being used here as well.
In this instance, these two exact phrases
will be searched. It can be done by word too, like
the example below.

list of 1 items
. chocolate OR white chocolate
list end

This will search for pages that have either
chocolate or white chocolate!

10. Search a range of numbers

Searching for a range of numbers is another tip we
don't anticipate a lot of people using. The people that do
use it, though, will probably use it quite
a bit. People interested in money or statistics will
find this tip particularly useful. Essentially, you use two
dots and a number to let Google search
know you're looking for a specific range of numbers.
Like the syntax below.

list of 2 items
. What teams have won the Stanley Cup ..2004
. 41..43
list end

In the first instance, the search will toss back the
team that won the Stanley Cup in 2004. The two dots with
only one number will tell the search that
you don't need anything before or after 2004. This
can help narrow down searches to a specific number to
improve search results. In the second, Google will search
for the numbers 41, 42, and 43. It is obscure, but wildly
useful if you happen to need to search for numbers like
this.

11. Keep it simple

Now we're getting into the general tips. Google
search knows how to search for a lot of things. What this
means is you don't need to be too specific. If you need a
pizza place nearby, use this to search.

list of 1 items
. Pizza places nearby
list end

Google search will grab your location and deliver a
variety of results about pizza places that are near you.

12. Gradually add search terms

There will come a time when Google search doesn't
shovel out the results you expect. In this instance, keeping
it simple may not be the best option. As Google itself
suggests, the best method is to start with something simple
then gradually get more complicated. See the example below.

list of 3 items
. First try: job interviews
. Second try: prepare for job interviews
. Third try: how to prepare for a job interview
list end

This will gradually refine the search to bring you
fewer, more targeted terms. The reason you don't go straight
from the first try to the third try is
because you may miss what you're looking for by
skipping the second step. Millions of websites phrase the
same information in a number of different ways; using this
technique lets you search as many of them as possible to
find the best info.

13. Use words that websites would use

This is a very important one. When people use Google
search to hunt the web, they generally search for things
using the same language that they would use for speaking.
Unfortunately, websites don't say things the way people do;
instead, they try to use language that sounds professional.
Let's look at some examples.

list of 2 items
. "I have a flat tire" could be replaced by "repair
a flat tire."
. "My head hurts" could be replaced by "headache
relief."
list end

The list goes on and on. When searching, try to use
terminology you would find on a professional website. This
will help you get more reliable results.

14. Use important words only

The way Google search works is to take what you
search for and match it with keywords in online content.
When you search for too many words, it may limit your
results. That means it may actually take you longer to find
what you're looking for. Thus, it is apropos to use only the
important words when searching for something. Let's see an
example.

list of 3 items
. Don't use: Where can I find a Chinese restaurant
that delivers.
. Instead try: Chinese restaurants nearby.
. Or: Chinese restaurants near me.
list end

Doing this can help Google find what you need
without all the clutter. So remember, keep it simple and use
important words only.

15. Google search has shortcuts

A number of commands can be entered to give you
instantaneous results. Like the math example above, Google
can immediately give you the information you need that is
displayed right at the top of the search results. This can
save time and effort so you don't have to click a bunch of
bothersome links. Here are a few examples of some commands
you can enter into Google.

list of 6 items
. Weather *zip code* - This will show you the
weather in the given zip code. You can also use town and
city names instead of area codes, but it may not
be as accurate if there are multiple area codes in
the city.
. What is *celebrity name* Bacon Number - This is a
fun little one that will tell you how many connections any
given celebrity has to famed actor Kevin
Bacon. The popular joke, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,
is that no actor is more than 6 connections away from Kevin
Bacon. Mark Zuckerberg has a Bacon Number
of 3.
. The math example posted above is another one.
. What is the definition of *word* or Define: *word*
- This will display the definition of a word.
. Time *place* - This will display the time in
whatever place you type in.
. You can check any stock by typing its ticker name
into Google. If you search for GOOG, it will check the stock
prices for Google.
list end

These quick commands can take a web search that is
usually multiple clicks and condense it into a single
search. This is very helpful for information you need
repeatedly.

16. Spelling doesn't necessarily matter

Google search has gotten a lot smarter over the
years. These days, you don't even need to spell words
correctly. As long as it's pretty close, Google can usually
figure out what it means. Here are some examples.

list of 1 items
. If you search "Nver Gna Gve Yo Up" Google will
automatically assume you mean to search for "Never Gonna
Give You Up." If by chance your misspelling was
intentional, Google gives you the option to search
for the misspelled term instead.
list end

This trick is great if you happen to forget how to
spell something or are not altogether sure how something is
spelled. It can also be helpful when searching for obscure
words. This applies to capitalization and grammar as well.

17. Use descriptive words

Pretty much everything can be described in multiple
ways. Take our namesake, the "life hack." The terminology
"hack" refers to a computer programmer breaking security on
a network or system. However, when used in conjunction with
the word "life", it alters the meaning to tips and tricks
people can use to improve their lives. If you have trouble
finding what you're searching for, keep in mind that people
may search or define what you need in a different way than
you do.

list of 2 items
. You may search "How to install drivers in Ubunut?"
. When you really mean "Troubleshoot driver problems
Ubuntu."
list end

There really isn't a good specific example for this
one. If you search for something and you can't find an
answer, try asking the same question using different
words and see if that helps the results.

18. Find a specific file

An often forgotten feature of Google search is the
ability to search for a specific file or file type. This can
be infinitely useful if you need a specific
PDF or PowerPoint file that you previously viewed or
need to use for another project. The syntax is quite simple.

list of 1 items
. *Search term here* filetype:pdf
list end

In the above example, you simply replace the search
term with whatever you're searching for. Then use the
filetype command and enter the extension of any file type
you can think of. This can mostly be useful for scholarly
purposes, but business presentations and other assorted
presentations can benefit from this kind of search as well.

19. Money and unit conversions

Google search can quickly and accurately convert
both measurement units and currency value. There are a
variety of uses for this, like checking to see the
conversion rate between two currencies. If you happen to be
a math student, you can use it to convert from feet to
meters or from ounces to liters.
Here's how to do it.

list of 2 items
. miles to km - This will convert miles to
kilometers. You can put numbers in front to convert a
certain number. Like "10 miles to km" will show you how
many kilometers are in 10 miles.
. USD to British Pound Sterling - This will convert
a US dollar to British pounds. Like the measurements above,
you can add numbers to find exact conversions
for a certain amount of money.
list end

It's true that this tip is geared toward math
students and international business people. However, you'd
be surprised how often these tips are used by
regular people.

20. Track your packages

Our last trick is to use Google search to find out
where your packages are. You can enter any UPS, USPS, or
Fedex tracking number directly into the Google search bar,
and it'll show you the tracking information about your
package. This is much easier than going to the specific
sites, waiting for them to load, then searching for your
packages there. No examples are really needed for this one.
Just type your tracking number in and see where your package
is.

Google Search wrap-up

Google search is a very powerful search tool. Using
the tips outlined above, you can find anything and
everything you could ever need on the World Wide Web.
Whether it's avoiding Wikipedia for a school essay project,
finding the latest stock prices, or even finding song
lyrics, there is a way to make Google search work for you.


Re: windows 8 installing programs help needed

John Gregory <stratplayer@...>
 

Hi Mike,

Apparently only when it is broken or there is a failed install. After
reading the info from Norton the Tool is designed to remove and then
reinstall. It would be good if they provided a 'removal' tool as Norton is
infamous for leaving lots and lots of debris behind. However, the standard
Windows Add-Remove feature should be adequate to resolve Keith's current
issue.

John.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Mike B.
Sent: 07 January 2017 23:28
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed

Hi John & Keith,

Doesn't norton antivirus require a removal tool from Norton to get rid of
that program?
Take care.
Mike
Sent from my iBarstool.
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From: John Gregory <mailto:stratplayer@gmx.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed



Hi Keith,



Just press Windows key and type: uninstall;



In the list there should be an item named 'change or remove a program -
control panel', press enter on this;



A list of installed programs will appear, arrow down until you get to Norton
Anti-Virus, then press Alt + F then U;



Confirm uninstall by pressing enter on the 'Yes' button.



Follow any other steps necessary, such as reboot etc.



John.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Keith S
Sent: 07 January 2017 21:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] windows 8 installing programs help needed



norton anti virus and the antivirus is expired, and needs billing info. If
I could remove the program, I would.



Keith

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

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 7:14 AM

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



What antimalware program or programs are on the machine. I haven't
used enough of them to know the different ways different programs flag what
they think is malware. This may have nothing to do with Windows and may be
an inaccessible dialog from an antimalware program. It's time to find out
what the dialog says.



Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:58 AM

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.

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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.

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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


SETTING up google voice, browser profile adjustment question

Rajmund <brajmund2000@...>
 

Hi Guys,
So, I know many of you here, have google voice, so thought I'll ask. So I'm trying to create a google voice number for things where a number is needed, and I'd rather not provide my own. Except that I tried safari on iPhone, firefox 50 and IE11 on windows 8.1, and I'm getting google voice does not support mobile devices. Excuse me? IE11 is a laptop, and so is firefox. When some of you made your number, what browser did you use, please? Maybe I need to switch profiles, but no clues of how to do that, so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks again.

Sent from a Braille Sense


Re: google home question

Chris G <jedikent@...>
 

say, "play 80's music."



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