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Re: cost of open book

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

knfb reader with my phone works good. But I plan on getting a new phone nex year with a better camera maybe a 12mp or 13mp camera. It may give better OCR results. the moto e 4th gen plus with android 7.1 or maybe a moto g latest gen phone I think will due fine for me. with all the books out on the blio accessible ebooks website, bookshare and nls bard I don't do a whole lot of scanning these days.



On 9/12/2017 4:05 PM, Jeffrey Schwartz wrote:

I think I’ll wait for the new version of Jaws.  They claim that they can do ocr from a scanner or camera.

Jeff

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

 

Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: cost of open book

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

or for $250 you could get a moto e 4th gen plus smartPhone, plus knfb reader. then scan your stuff and save to dropbox to sink to the computer.



On 9/12/2017 4:00 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: cost of open book

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

I'll just use my phone with knfb reader to scan stuff. much more affordable.



On 9/12/2017 3:53 PM, george b wrote:

It was originally many years ago a price of 1500.00

Thus the price has came down so how about that

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: September 12, 2017 12:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

LOL I seriously doubt OpenBook was ever $150.

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Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


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Re: cost of open book

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

I think I’ll wait for the new version of Jaws.  They claim that they can do ocr from a scanner or camera.

Jeff

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

 

Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.

 

Gerald

 

 

 

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


webaim screen reader survey

Josh Kennedy <joshknnd1982@...>
 

hi

the new webaim screen reader survey is out if you want to take it.


http://webaim.org/projects/screenreadersurvey7/



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Re: Does Your Amazon Echo Key Up Spontaneously?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Chris,


Well, my newly installed high efficiency furnace does make more noise than the older one I replaced.  I do have computers that talk that run most of the time and sometimes Big Ben Chimes and system tray tool tips speak, but the computers are 3 rooms away from the Echo.  This seems to happen whether there is noise or not.  Maybe someone somewhere in the cloud is spying?



On 9/12/2017 11:25 AM, Chris Grabowski wrote:

It happens, not often.  Sometimes tts could trip it, some times people on podcasts or tv shows can trip it as well.

Is your house quiet and it just listens?

The Echo trips less then my Google Home or Thermostat for that matter.




From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 10:07 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Does Your Amazon Echo Key Up Spontaneously?

Hi Group,


I am sending this to several list via the copy and paste method--not by
breaking people's mail rules.


I recently purchased an Amazon Echo Show. I like it a lot.  I set up the
Alexa sounds to make a sound both when I awaken Alexa and when Alexa
hears me before executing a command. I have noticed that from time to
time and spontaneously, without any wake up word, I hear the wake up
sound--that is to say--the sound that is made when I invoke the wake up
word--Alexa.


Has anyone else experienced this issue?  I own the Echo Show so it has 
a button to turn on/off the microphone.  I am using that now when I
don't plan to use the Echo for an extended period of time.


What are others experiencing?


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Re: cost of open book

Gerald Levy
 

 
If you don’t want to spend $1000 to purchase a new copy of Open Book, another text to speech program you might want to consider is DocuScan Plus from Serotek, which only costs $400.  Keep in mind that DocuScan Plus is not as feature rich as Open Book, but it might well suffice for your needs if all you want to do is read simple documents.  Also keep in mind that Serotek is on shaky ground these days, having recently lost its chief programmer, and so its future is uncertain.  For more info about DocuScan Plus:
 
 
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Re: cost of open book

Blackwell, Clifford
 

The $150 price is an upgrade price from an earlier version.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Re: cost of open book

Gerald Levy
 

 
Jeff, $1000 is the cost of Open Book if you are purchasing it for the first time.  But if you purchased it in the past and have the serial number, the cost to upgrade it is only $300.  When I upgraded from Open Book 7 to Open Book 9, that’s what VFO charged me.
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Re: cost of open book

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

It was originally many years ago a price of 1500.00

Thus the price has came down so how about that

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: September 12, 2017 12:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

LOL I seriously doubt OpenBook was ever $150.

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

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Re: how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

 

thanks, it works for me.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

 

If the laptop doesn't have an applications key, one way that works for most application or context menus, as they are also called, is shift f10.  that doesn't always work but it works almost all the time.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:57 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

 

 


Re: cost of open book

Carlos
 

LOL I seriously doubt OpenBook was ever $150.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:41 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cost of open book

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


cost of open book

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

For the member who told me it was now one fifty, I just called vfo and it is now one thousand   Things are really changing at vfo.

Jeff


Re: how to import book marks into firefox?

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

Is there anyway to land in a list of all your book marks once there imported not other book marks etc.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to import book marks into firefox?

 

If the bookmarks are from another copy of Firefox or a Firefox export, that will require more discussion.  If the book marks are from another browser on your machine or from an HTML file, do the following and ask if you have more questions.

 

In Firefox, open the part of the library that deals with book marks with the command control shift b.

Then open the menus in the usual way with alt.. 

Right arrow until you get to backup and import. 

Down arrow until you gbet to the item you want such as import from another browser or import from an HTML file.

Press enter and follow the wizard. 

When you are finished, close the library window with alt f4.  You are then in the main window of the browser again.

 

Gene

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

Gene

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

From: Dennis L

Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:54 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] how to import book marks into firefox?

 

Hi, how do I import book marks into firefox?  Is there anyway to have them import straight into the book marks section and not in a folder called from internet explorer which is how I remember them importing before.


Re: how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

Gary Greico
 

Shift f10



On 12-Sep-17 10:44 AM, Jim Wohlgamuth wrote:

Hi there!

If your laptop has the CTRL key, you can also press the ctrl plus escape.  Sorry if this idea has already been mentioned.  Catch Ya! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.


On 12-Sep-17 01:19, Gene wrote:
If the laptop doesn't have an applications key, one way that works for most application or context menus, as they are also called, is shift f10.  that doesn't always work but it works almost all the time.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:57 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

 




Re: captia

Carlos
 

No.  They have add-ons for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.  The bookmarklet works with IE and should work with browsers on other platforms.

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] captia

Does Rumola work only with IE?
Marie
 
 
From: Carlos
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] captia
 
It doesn't matter that WebVisum doesn't work with newer versions of Firefox.  You can use it with an older portable version such as 52 and only run it when you need to solve captchas.  And there are less expensive alternatives than Captcha Be Gone that work with other browsers such as Rumola.
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Boyd
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] captia
 

 

Hi Jeff,

 

There is Web Visum, but I don’t believe it works with the latest versions of Firefox, and it will not work with Internet Explorer at all. There is one that requires a monthly subscription called Captcha Be Gone, around $5 per month, and you have to subscribe to the one for the browser that you use. The last time I checked, the versions for Firefox and Google Chrome had not been released yet, but that has been quite a while ago. I tried the one for IE, but had no luck from it. I have found that listening very closely to the audio captchas and replaying them is the best method of solving them. Over time your ear can be trained to understand what they are saying without too much trouble. Sometimes there is an option to download a mp3 file of the captcha, and Windows Media Player typically plays the voices much clearer than the web player does. That’s the best I can give you on this subject.

 

Michael

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 6:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] captia

 

Is there a program to help with these buggers?  Even with the auditory version,  the speech is poor and even if I could hear it, my memory fils me when I get to the edit field

Thanks,

Jeff


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Re: creating folders in an explorer window

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Thanks
 
 
From: Chris Grabowski
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window
 

You can press control-shift-n or alt-2 when in the items view to create a folder.

 



From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 10:26 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window

I am not sure what OS you are using but with Win 10 Creator, if in the tree view, with the folder where you want to create the sub-folder highlighted, press the application key. Near the bottom there will be the option entitled “new”and if you arrow right you will see the option for folder. Press enter and name your folder.
This does not work if in the items view.
Marie
 
 
From: Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window
 
Many thanks Gene and Anne
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window
 
Make sure nothing is selected before looking either in the context menu or the file menu.  Press home, then use the command control space and nothing will be selected.  Then you should see the new option in both menus.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window
 
How do i go about creating folders, such as on the root drive of the C drive, or even in a window in my favorites, using the explorer window?
 
alt does not give me a new folder option, and the application key doesn't either.
 
Thanks
 
keith

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Re: creating folders in an explorer window

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

You can press control-shift-n or alt-2 when in the items view to create a folder.




From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 10:26 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window

I am not sure what OS you are using but with Win 10 Creator, if in the tree view, with the folder where you want to create the sub-folder highlighted, press the application key. Near the bottom there will be the option entitled “new”and if you arrow right you will see the option for folder. Press enter and name your folder.
This does not work if in the items view.
Marie
 
 
From: Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window
 
Many thanks Gene and Anne
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window
 
Make sure nothing is selected before looking either in the context menu or the file menu.  Press home, then use the command control space and nothing will be selected.  Then you should see the new option in both menus.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 4:35 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] creating folders in an explorer window
 
How do i go about creating folders, such as on the root drive of the C drive, or even in a window in my favorites, using the explorer window?
 
alt does not give me a new folder option, and the application key doesn't either.
 
Thanks
 
keith

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: Does Your Amazon Echo Key Up Spontaneously?

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

It happens, not often.  Sometimes tts could trip it, some times people on podcasts or tv shows can trip it as well.

Is your house quiet and it just listens?

The Echo trips less then my Google Home or Thermostat for that matter.




From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 10:07 AM EST
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Does Your Amazon Echo Key Up Spontaneously?

Hi Group,


I am sending this to several list via the copy and paste method--not by
breaking people's mail rules.


I recently purchased an Amazon Echo Show. I like it a lot.  I set up the
Alexa sounds to make a sound both when I awaken Alexa and when Alexa
hears me before executing a command. I have noticed that from time to
time and spontaneously, without any wake up word, I hear the wake up
sound--that is to say--the sound that is made when I invoke the wake up
word--Alexa.


Has anyone else experienced this issue?  I own the Echo Show so it has 
a button to turn on/off the microphone.  I am using that now when I
don't plan to use the Echo for an extended period of time.


What are others experiencing?


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






Re: how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Sorry about that, my mistake.  My oppologies


<KF8LT><Jim>.
On 12-Sep-17 10:56, Gene wrote:

Control escape opens the start menu.  It has no relation to the context menu.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

Hi there!

If your laptop has the CTRL key, you can also press the ctrl plus escape.  Sorry if this idea has already been mentioned.  Catch Ya! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.


On 12-Sep-17 01:19, Gene wrote:
If the laptop doesn't have an applications key, one way that works for most application or context menus, as they are also called, is shift f10.  that doesn't always work but it works almost all the time.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:57 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] how does one access the applications menu on a laptop?

 



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