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Re: Antivirus

Dennis <dennisl1982@...>
 

I heard the latest version isn't accessible is this true?

-----Original Message-----
From: Walt Smith [mailto:ka3lists@tampabay.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 2:29 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Antivirus

Yes, but it's sometimes necessary to use the JAWS Cursor function if you use
JAWS. I've used NOD32 for several years and never had a problem with
accessibility. It's a full-range AV program, meaning that it guards against
viruses in e-mail, problem web sites that attempt to install stealth junk on
your computer, and just about any AV function you can think of. Like I said,
I've used it for several years after using pretty much every highly
recommended AV application and personally, I'd have to be very persuaded to
ever consider another program.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis L [mailto:dennisl1982@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 5:20 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Antivirus

Is it accessible?


Re: Number of files in a folder

Walt Smith
 

Nancy -

Assuming that you have the Status Bar turned on in Windows Explorer by way
of the View menu, you can press Control+Spacebar to deselect all items in
the folder: the total number of files is then displayed on the Status Bar.
In JAWS, you press JAWSKey+PageDown to read the status bar.

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Hill [mailto:girlyscream@comcast.net]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 1:26 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Number of files in a folder

Hello all,

I need help in knowing what to change so my new computer will tell me
the number of files in a folder instead of just saying 1. I am running
win 7 Pro and jaws 16. I download my BARD Books to my Download folder
and then put them in a BARD folder until I'm ready to read. Also,
anything that I download goes into that same downloads folder and then I
sort them into their own folders. Since I've had the new computer, If I
go to the BARD (or any of the other folders) and hit enter to view the
various books (files) in the folder, Jaws only tells me that there is 1
file even when I know there might be 25. What do I need to change to
get jaws to tell me the entire number of files in the folder instead of
just saying 1?

This problem might not annoy anyone else, but it sure bothers me.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Nancy


Re: setting up my contacts in a phone list configuration in outlook 2010.

Jim Rawls
 

Carolyn, I have outlook 2010. You said to do a shift tab. From where? From
in contacts? Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold [mailto:4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 11:39 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] setting up my contacts in a phone list configuration
in outlook 2010.

Jim, do you have Outlook? If you do, try Shift Tab and arrow up then to
the right to change your configuration.

I had to go into each of my contacts and tab to the file window and take
out the last name and put it last for my names to line up the way I am
accustomed to, alphabetical by first name. If you prefer alphabetical by
last name, I'd think that all you'd have to do would be Shift Tab, Arrow
up once, then Arrow to the right and check on names. Now, if you don't
have Outlook, this probably won't help at all.

Bye for now,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls [mailto:jazzpiano@ca.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:31 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] setting up my contacts in a phone list configuration
in outlook 2010.

Hi all,

Right now, my contacts are in a business card configuration, and I prefer
them in phone list configuration. When I hit control 3 and go to
contacts, then, hit alt V, I do not see change views. I see, advanced
view settings, and in that menu, there is no way to change my contacts
into phone list configuration. So, how can I accomplish this? I am still
running W8.1 and jaws 17. Thanks for your help. Jim


Re: hope it's not off-topic/the new grade 2 Braille

Carolyn Arnold
 

I am told that Hadley has a six-lesson course in Unified English Braille,
which should be replacing Standard English Braille in 2016. I have not
verified that, trying to decide about taking that, what with learning so
much about Outlook and Office 2013, jumping from Outlook Express and XP
in one giant leap.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: joanne [mailto:grandma1323@gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:53 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] hope it's not off-topic/the new grade 2 Braille

Just wondering if anyone has knowledge of this supposedly revamped system
of Braille that's coming out or maybe it's already here. Just how
changed is it from what some of us grew up with and are using regularly?
Is there a list of changes and new contractions available? I truly hope
this system hasn't been radically changed so would be interested in any
help or experience from one who's used it.


Re: setting up my contacts in a phone list configuration in outlook 2010.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Jim, do you have Outlook? If you do, try Shift Tab and arrow up then to
the right to change your configuration.

I had to go into each of my contacts and tab to the file window and take
out the last name and put it last for my names to line up the way I am
accustomed to, alphabetical by first name. If you prefer alphabetical by
last name, I'd think that all you'd have to do would be Shift Tab, Arrow
up once, then Arrow to the right and check on names. Now, if you don't
have Outlook, this probably won't help at all.

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls [mailto:jazzpiano@ca.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:31 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] setting up my contacts in a phone list configuration
in outlook 2010.

Hi all,

Right now, my contacts are in a business card configuration, and I prefer
them in phone list configuration. When I hit control 3 and go to
contacts, then, hit alt V, I do not see change views. I see, advanced
view settings, and in that menu, there is no way to change my contacts
into phone list configuration. So, how can I accomplish this? I am still
running W8.1 and jaws 17. Thanks for your help. Jim


Re: LG phone

Carolyn Arnold
 

Ah, being a flip phone, does it have a regular key pad or one under a
screen?

Bye for now,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Ms. E.M. Kirtley [mailto:ekirtley@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 9:04 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] LG phone

I am only using the basic services. It is a flip phone, and you can add
as many services and app's you wish to pay for on this phone.

EMK

At Friday 01:31 PM, you wrote:
Is the LG-450 a smart phone or a feature phone?

Bye for now,

Carolyn


Re: Antivirus

Walt Smith
 

Yes, but it's sometimes necessary to use the JAWS Cursor function if you use
JAWS. I've used NOD32 for several years and never had a problem with
accessibility. It's a full-range AV program, meaning that it guards against
viruses in e-mail, problem web sites that attempt to install stealth junk on
your computer, and just about any AV function you can think of. Like I said,
I've used it for several years after using pretty much every highly
recommended AV application and personally, I'd have to be very persuaded to
ever consider another program.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis L [mailto:dennisl1982@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 5:20 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Antivirus

Is it accessible?


Re: What's Up With Braille Weather Underground?

Barb O'Connor
 


I still use it but, there is another site that one can use and that is quite accessible.  I'll see if I can find that length although, I'm a creature of habbit and still go to the weather underground site.
 
The link is:
 
 
You just enter zipcode on the form and you're good to go. 
 
Barb
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:14 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] What's Up With Braille Weather Underground?

Hi Group,

A year or so ago, I heard that Braille Weather Underground was being
discontinued.  In fact for several months now, the forecast header has
been giving erroneous dates such as the weather for today under my zip
code is for January 31, 2015.

However, the forecast is somehow being updated.  That is to say that
ever since this anomaly, the weather forecast that is given as well as
some of the dates in the sub sections are all current and correct.

Does anyone know the official status of the braille Weather Underground
page?

Thanks for any information.

--

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They ask me "How happy are you?"
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Re: serch engines question

Gene
 

The main Google site isn't cluttered if you know how to use it properly.  I don't know how you are using it.  Do you know the quick navigation commands your screen-reader provides?  it's very likely that h is used to move by heading.  Perform a search and when the results page comes up, type h repeatedly to move from result to result. You will have to type h a few times to get to the first result.   
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Keith S
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:34 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] serch engines question

Hello, since losing my sight, I have used the google accessible website to do web searches:
 
 
But now, after entering a search string, and hitting enter, I get a error page.
 
When I have used the to check if the web site is down, (can't remember what the URL for that one is, it says that the sight is up and running fine, but indicates that it is the www.google.com site, not the accessible one.
 
Does anyone else use a search engine that is not as cluttered as yahoo or google, like the accessible google search site as posted above?  I also liked the fact that the accessible site gave a detracted synopsis of what the page contained instead of just the webpage name and the URL underneath like the google.com homepage.
 
Thanks for any help.
 
Keith


serch engines question

Keith S
 

Hello, since losing my sight, I have used the google accessible website to do web searches:
 
 
But now, after entering a search string, and hitting enter, I get a error page.
 
When I have used the to check if the web site is down, (can't remember what the URL for that one is, it says that the sight is up and running fine, but indicates that it is the www.google.com site, not the accessible one.
 
Does anyone else use a search engine that is not as cluttered as yahoo or google, like the accessible google search site as posted above?  I also liked the fact that the accessible site gave a detracted synopsis of what the page contained instead of just the webpage name and the URL underneath like the google.com homepage.
 
Thanks for any help.
 
Keith


Re: Antivirus

enes sarıbaş
 

hi,
a correction: avast free version includes web shield.

On 10/31/2015 7:05 AM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:
Sad to say, it's the trend of things, giving away their or part of their
solution to lure you into their full suite.
Avast, avera, avg free edition all comes with antivirus solution but the
full suite of antivirus comes with more, like avast comes with web shield
protection which the free one don't.
Panda antivirus have its own fre edition call cloud antivirus, and comodo
have its own too.

Who say we must depend on review? I only depend on facts of things.
Trendmacro have its own bad record and it does not have free solution as far
as I know. And how all those source code of Symantec was release out to the
world for people to see and they also don't have free solution.

The reason being free antivirus was out there is so that its widely
installed on computers, so that their program or engine can send those
unknown mellicious code back to the lab which in the end benefit the paid
and the free ones. It's a win win solution.



--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan
-----Original Message-----
From: Walt Smith [mailto:ka3lists@tampabay.rr.com]
Sent: Saturday, 31 October 2015 5:13 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Antivirus

In my opinion (and I've used a good many AV programs over the years),
there's none better than NOD32 by Eset. It's not free, but as a matter of
principle, I will not use free AV software regardless of how well it may be
recommended because I don't believe that a vendor that's giving their
program away has the same degree of skin in the game as a vendor who has to
produce a good product and generate revenue or go out of business. You can
get information about NOD32 for Windows at:

http://www.eset.com/us/products/nod32-antivirus/

-----Original Message-----
From: Taylor Arndt [mailto:taylorarndt99@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 3:49 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Antivirus

Hi
I am in need of a good anti virus software
Any ideas






Number of files in a folder

Nancy Hill
 

Hello all,

I need help in knowing what to change so my new computer will tell me the number of files in a folder instead of just saying 1. I am running win 7 Pro and jaws 16. I download my BARD Books to my Download folder and then put them in a BARD folder until I'm ready to read. Also, anything that I download goes into that same downloads folder and then I sort them into their own folders. Since I've had the new computer, If I go to the BARD (or any of the other folders) and hit enter to view the various books (files) in the folder, Jaws only tells me that there is 1 file even when I know there might be 25. What do I need to change to get jaws to tell me the entire number of files in the folder instead of just saying 1?

This problem might not annoy anyone else, but it sure bothers me.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Nancy


What's Up With Braille Weather Underground?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

A year or so ago, I heard that Braille Weather Underground was being discontinued. In fact for several months now, the forecast header has been giving erroneous dates such as the weather for today under my zip code is for January 31, 2015.

However, the forecast is somehow being updated. That is to say that ever since this anomaly, the weather forecast that is given as well as some of the dates in the sub sections are all current and correct.

Does anyone know the official status of the braille Weather Underground page?

Thanks for any information.

--

Signature:
They ask me if I'm Happy, I say "yes."
They ask me "How happy are you?"
I say: "I'm as happy as a stowaway chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: USB Device Not Recognized, External Drive

Carlos
 

Sometimes the existing drivers become corrupted. You can try USBDeview
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html
to uninstall existing instances of the drivers. LOL and it shouldn't usually take a hammer to open those enclosures. Maybe some prying with a screwdriver.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob" <captinlogic@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 1:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] USB Device Not Recognized, External Drive


Is there anything to be done when this kind of message pops up? This is a Win7 computer. I get that USB device not recognized, blah blah, device driver software not installed, blah blah message when I plug in this 2 tb drive. I seriusly hope it is a problem with the enclosure itself and not the drive, because the 2tb drive is almost full of goodies.
Unfortunately I don't see any screws or anything so I can open the enclosure up and pull out the drive to mount it directly. It looks like i'll have to break it open with a hammer or something. What fun! Wanton destruction.


USB Device Not Recognized, External Drive

Rob <captinlogic@...>
 

Is there anything to be done when this kind of message pops up? This is a Win7 computer. I get that USB device not recognized, blah blah, device driver software not installed, blah blah message when I plug in this 2 tb drive. I seriusly hope it is a problem with the enclosure itself and not the drive, because the 2tb drive is almost full of goodies.
Unfortunately I don't see any screws or anything so I can open the enclosure up and pull out the drive to mount it directly. It looks like i'll have to break it open with a hammer or something. What fun! Wanton destruction.


hope it's not off-topic/the new grade 2 Braille

joanne
 

Just wondering if anyone has knowledge of this supposedly revamped system of Braille that's coming out or maybe it's already here.  Just how changed is it from what some of us grew up with and are using regularly?  Is there a list of changes and new contractions available?  I truly hope this system hasn't been radically changed so would be interested in any help or experience from one who's used it.


running python scripts on mac OS X?

Jessica Dail <jldail13@...>
 

Hi,
I am trying to create & run programs made in python 3.5.
Can anyone help me figure out how to do this?
Thanks,
Jessica


myOlympus is working again

Bill K <billmeister@...>
 

Hi Christine,
Many thanks for your help here, I was not only able to hear the voice, but to set voice on so that I'll get the help that I need.
I gather that you can't set the time unless you're sighted, is that right?
Many thanks,
Bill K.

--
Bill Koppelmann
FACEBOOK: Bill.Koppelmann
skype: billblinkster
have a great day
and keep standing up for
God and our country


setting up my contacts in a phone list configuration in outlook 2010.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all,

Right now, my contacts are in a business card configuration, and I prefer them in phone list configuration. When I hit control 3 and go to contacts, then, hit alt V, I do not see change views. I see, advanced view settings, and in that menu, there is no way to change my contacts into phone list configuration. So, how can I accomplish this? I am still running W8.1 and jaws 17. Thanks for your help. Jim


Re: strangeness with a USB key

Carlos
 

The reason I suggested cleaning the drive before reformatting it again is because often in my experience when accessing a drive goes wrong, the partition table may become corrupted. Corruption in the partition table may cause sluggishness or other quirky behavior when accessing the drive subsequently.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] strangeness with a USB key


I know you've mentioned using diskpart before and I'll be sure and note this down too, for future reference. Even though I can now seemingly use the drive, I'm a little weary to put things on it. haha
That's to bad, as these little gorilla drives are pretty neat and built like little tanks. Guess it gives me a reason to go out and purchase a larger one. lol
Thank you always, for all the help too.
Take it easy.

On 10/31/2015 12:56 AM, Carlos wrote:
As opposed to just formatting the drive, you should try cleaning it first using diskpart. Cleaning the drive before formatting it will remove all the partition data.
For example, from the command prompt type the following.

diskpart

Then after the diskpart interface opens:

list disk

Take note of the disk number of the flash drive and then type the following commands making sure to replace the disk number and letter you want to assign where appropriate.

select disk 4
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
format fs=fat32 quick
assign letter=F

Then type

exit

twice. Once to close the diskpart interface and then the command prompt. Remember that the disk number and drive letter are only examples.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 1:35 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] strangeness with a USB key


Yeah, a format is actually what initially helped me in retrieving what files I could from the drive, using Recuva. I had to use quick format of course, but once I'd set it back to using an NTFS filesystem, recuva was able to determine most of the files I had stored there and i was able to recover them. Now that the drive has been formatted, both using another quick format and also using the longer one that's not so quick, I can access media on the drive, it's just that along with the considerably slower transfer speeds that I was used to on this particular flash drive, things aren't being reported as they used to on it. I've also ran a test disk, but as far as I know, nothing out of the norm has shown up for the drive at all. Out of all the other pendrives I've tested since then, this specific one seems to be the only one that's acting strangely. As weird as it may be to believe, this is the very first time I've ever had a flash drive fail, so I'm not exactly used to what it should be like. lol

I'd originally thought that if it had been something beginning to fail in the hardware controller of the drive, or worse, something messing up in one of my USB ports that I would lose complete access to the drive, but getting even the slower access now has me wondering and a little confused. haha
I've made sure to check other drives using the same ports too and everything seems to be okay. I've even wondered if installing VMware could have something to do with it, do to the fact that it has installed drivers used for its USB support to the vms, but I've used the drive normally, even after I'd first installed it.
This weirdness with the drive just happened all of the sudden, so I wasn't sure if it was something I contributed to or just luck of the draw, perhaps.
I'm mainly glad that I was able to retrieve my truecrypt container and most everything else and probably wont use the drive afterwards to store anything worth while, but it certainly had me wondering about it, that's for sure.
Thanks for getting back and take it easy.
On 10/30/2015 11:08 PM, Carlos wrote:
Have you tried cleaning or reformatting the drive? If neither of those fixes the problem, it could in fact be a failing controller.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeremy" <icu8it2@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 10:36 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] strangeness with a USB key


Hey all,
Had a quick question about an issue I had with a USB key that I've had for a while now, that happened last night. The Flashdrive is a cheap one, made by some company called gorilla, but the design is really nice. It's an 8 gigabyte model, so I've been using it to store some of my more important notes and stuff.

I'd recently decided to create an encrypted Veracrypt file container on the drive, which has been working well for holding things like my banking information/passwords and alike. So, last night, I decided to add some information to the container and was unpleasantly surprised to see that the drive, when I'd tried to first access it from within explorer, wasn't working.

It originally didn't provide any errors, it was just taking a while to load and wasn't displaying any of the files stored on the drive. After about 30 seconds, I'd closed the window and tried to reopen it, thinking it was just some weirdness with the drive connecting. After trying to open it, it then gave me an error about not being able to locate the drive, even though the drive's letter was still showing under my computer's list. I once again disconnected and reconnected it and tried to access it and got an error that stated that the filesystem was unreadable. I then tried to access it from within the Talking PE, thinking that it was something that had changed on my normal installation and had the same results.

As a small side note, I was able to recover pretty much everything from the drive, using recuva, including my encrypted container, but now, when I access the drive through explorer, having had to format it to get at the filesystem with recuva, the drive's information seems different now. Not only does the transfer speed seem much slower, when I access it in the list of drive letters or through device manager, none of the original hardware information for the drive ever displays. when I look at another flash drive, say a sandisk, I at least have always been given some information on who makes the drive, etc. Now, with this one that went weird, everything is just strictly microsoft, with no other provider information.

I've tried checking to make sure it's nothing specific to the port I was trying to use, it's the same for all ports on my computer and the only other thing I've added here recently is the installation of VMWare player, which of course, has to install an extra driver for its USB support.

At this point, I'm thinking it's more a hardware problem with the flash drive itself, but I wasn't sure where to start checking so I could understand what was going on better.
I've looked around on google, but haven't been able to dig up anything that's quite accurate to this current situation, so wanted to ask.
Haha, forgive for the super long message, and thanks as always.
Take care.
Blessings.







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