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Re: ikon lost from desktop

Steve Matzura
 

Oops, that message was totally in error.


On 1/8/2018 4:37 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:

Tried it, didn't change anything. It's definitely broken.



On 1/6/2018 7:27 PM, chris miles wrote:
On 06/01/2018 01:01, Jeffrey Schwartz wrote:

I had �this pc� on my desktop.� It contains all my documents, downloads and access to my drives, C, DVD and my E drive which has my victor reader when connected.� It has disappeared.� If I type this pc in the edit field in the windows key and hit enter it all appears.� Any idea how to move it back to my desktop?

Thanks,

Jeff �

Hi,


You need to go to Settings, Windows key plus I.


Tab to list and go to Personalisation.


Tab to list and go to Themes.


Tab to list and keep tabing to Desktop icons settings and press enter.


In this you will see Computer, presss spacebar to check this item and any of the items you wish to see on your desktop.


Press ok.


You should now see This PC on your desktop.


Alternatively, if you have file manager on your running items you can press Windows key and 1 (if this is the first item) and This PC will open.


Hope this helps/




two step verification with google

heather albright
 

Hello, I have thought about using this feature but, it was annoying with facebook not so with apple. So they have away for you to not use codes all the time and you can just say yes off your phone, is this feature accessible with voiceover off googles two step? Thanks Heather

 

Heather Albright
Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
ham call sign:
kd5cbl
e-mail:
kd5cbl@...

 


Re: short cut keys in spell check

Carolyn Arnold
 

Right about Alt I and C.

Alt A - Add to dictionary.
Alt I - ignore once.
Alt g - Ignore all.
Alt C - Change. .
Alt L - Change all
Alt R - Auto correct.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeffrey
Schwartz
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 2:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] short cut keys in spell check

I recall that altC is to correct and altI is to ignore.
Would someone please post the others?

Thanks,

Jeff


Re: getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

Steve Matzura
 

On 1/8/2018 6:30 PM, Mike B. wrote:
Fast startup is a feature in Windows that helps your computer start faster. You can use the following steps to enable or disable fast startup.
1. Type Control Panel in the search box.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Power Options.

Show-stopper right there. There is no link labeled "Power options" on the Control Panel main screen. However, when I typed "power" into the search box and pressed ENTER, the rest was revealed.

4. Click Choose what the power buttons do.

It actually says "Choose what the power button does". I know, splitting hairs, but there are those who might misinterpret if not represented letter-for-letter exact, thinking maybe the label changed for some unknowable reason.

5. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.  You have to tab many times to get there.

Actually, it was the very first item on the screen.

6. Scroll down to Shutdown settings and uncheck Turn on fast startup.
7. Click Save changes.


And after twiddling with it a bit, here's another, possibly faster or easier way to find it:

1. Open Settings with Windows Key + I.
2. In the search box, type "fast start" and press ENTER.
3. The search results list, accessible by pressing TAB, contains one item: Power and Sleep settings. Activate this item by focusing on it and pressing ENTER.
4. In the resultant screen, tab to, then activate, "Additional power settings."
5. Go to Mike's Step 5.

Only difference is, two windows must now be closed, not just one.

That's the thing about Windows--always more than one way to do the same thing!


Re: ikon lost from desktop

Steve Matzura
 

Tried it, didn't change anything. It's definitely broken.



On 1/6/2018 7:27 PM, chris miles wrote:
On 06/01/2018 01:01, Jeffrey Schwartz wrote:

I had �this pc� on my desktop.� It contains all my documents, downloads and access to my drives, C, DVD and my E drive which has my victor reader when connected.� It has disappeared.� If I type this pc in the edit field in the windows key and hit enter it all appears.� Any idea how to move it back to my desktop?

Thanks,

Jeff �

Hi,


You need to go to Settings, Windows key plus I.


Tab to list and go to Personalisation.


Tab to list and go to Themes.


Tab to list and keep tabing to Desktop icons settings and press enter.


In this you will see Computer, presss spacebar to check this item and any of the items you wish to see on your desktop.


Press ok.


You should now see This PC on your desktop.


Alternatively, if you have file manager on your running items you can press Windows key and 1 (if this is the first item) and This PC will open.


Hope this helps/



Re: did it this time, blocked a sender and now the entire list is blocked

Carolyn Arnold
 

Right, I used Alt 1 also.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Olusegun --
Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 11:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] did it this time, blocked a sender
and now the entire list is blocked

Chief Gene wrote in part:

"Alt f1 is a screen--reader command."

Hmm, sire, I didn't type Alt-F1; instead, I typed <Alt-1>
which is completely different. See below a portion of the
previous post of my note on the subject:

From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
<mailto:ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2018 11:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] did it this time, blocked a sender
and now the entire list is blocked


Sis Janet, when you want to copy an E-mail address in the
"from" field, press Alt-1 twice quickly. This will place
the cursor's focus in the said field.

And, sure enough, this works with Jaws and Window-Eyes even
though the latter is supposedly dead!! Tried it out in both
before proffering the suggestion.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Solved Re: [TechTalk] Drive Letter not Being Released

Rob Hudson
 

Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@gmx.com> wrote:
In windows 10 I unmounted a network share. It was assigned to drive J.
However, J is still not being released.
Never mind. I fixed it.
Just for fun, I typed in
"J:\"
in my address bar to see what would happened.
It asked me to insert a disk. It was a genuine forehead smacker.
Turned out PowerISO had gobbled up J: as its virtual cd drive. I fixed that part, and could remap J: to my network share.


Drive Letter not Being Released

Rob Hudson
 

In windows 10 I unmounted a network share. It was assigned to drive J.
However, J is still not being released. Available drives go from B to K. Drives C, D, E, F, G, H, I and L are in use by other devices.
I tried the suggestions here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/3665ddc1-f388-419c-9194-8a87051f0e54/drive-letter-not-availible-how-to-recover-them?forum=winservergen
and
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/how-do-i-recover-a-drive-letter/1b48c3dc-d6c3-4e08-9294-01480bd04a58
Anybody got other ideas to try?


Re: The list is now on complete moderation

Pamela Dominguez
 

I understand completely!  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 4:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] The list is now on complete moderation
 
Well, the disrupter is back.  The list is being placed on complete moderation for an unspecified time.  There may be a delay in messages being approved at times but all legitimate messages will reach the list.
 
Gene

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Steve,
 
Here you go:
 
How do I enable or disable fast startup?
 
Fast startup is a feature in Windows that helps your computer start faster. You can use the following steps to enable or disable fast startup.
1. Type Control Panel in the search box.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Power Options.
4. Click Choose what the power buttons do.
5. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.  You have to tab many times to get there.
6. Scroll down to Shutdown settings and uncheck Turn on fast startup.
7. Click Save changes.
Note:  You might want to turn off hybernation if possible while you're in the Fast Start settings.
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

And speaking of fast boot, where is that feature found and controlled? I've read several articles on how to find it, but none of them match what I find when I go where they tell me to.


On 1/6/2018 1:44 PM, Gene wrote:
You can't have a start sound if you are using fast boot.  If you are using fast boot, you can have the startup sound played but only if you use the reboot command, which does a complete Windows shutdown before rebooting.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

            Hi steve,
 
Changing these registry keys does, indeed get the sounds back into the sounds app but, in my case at least, assigning then to sounds does not yield logon logoff and shutdown sounds.  I would be interested to hear about anyone else getting this to work.
 
George
 
From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 

Here's an article you might find useful. https://www.howtogeek.com/274010/how-to-change-the-windows-10-logoff-logon-and-shutdown-sounds-in-windows-10 Don't get scared off by the use of the word "registry". The changes you'll be making won't break anything if you mess them up. You may get an error if you point to a sound file that doesn't exist (or you mistyped its path), but that shouldn't deter you.

 

On 1/4/2018 11:27 AM, Gene wrote:
Even with a shutdown sound, that never told you whether the computer shut down.  it only told you it started to shut down.  But as a notification that the process started, and with Microsoft presenting itself as caring deeply about accessibility, it is a travesty that the sound is no longer available.  I'm not sure how you can tell that a shutdown has completed successfully.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 
 
So here’s a dumb question from a Windows 7 user.  If there is no shutdown sound in Windows 10, how can you tell for sure that your computer has shutdown successfully, especially if you have a laptop with no fan or DVD drawer? At least with a desktop, you can usually tell that the fan has stopped running, and the DVD drawer won’t open when you press the eject button, which confirms that the computer has shutdown.  
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Loy
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 
If you have fast startup disabled, you can go to sounds and there you can check the windows startup sound, but you can not get the shutdown sound back, even if you do a registry hack to list the sound it still will not work no matter what sound you assign to it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 

Go to start menu, in the search type control panel. Then go to sounds and to the sound schemes tab and configure the sounds the way you want.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

From: Dennis L
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 07:04
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

Can you get the startup and shut down sounds back in win10 and can they be configured?  If so how?  Thanks.




Placing books on a Kindle

Walter Ramage
 

Hi all.  This question is on behalf of a sighted friend.  I know nothing about kindles, I don’t even know if I’ve spelt it correctly so the solution to my friends problem might be obvious to kindle users but not to me, a non Kindle user.

 

My Friend has the old style Kindle, she has had it for just over 6 years.  The other day it died the death and all that shows is the Kindle Logo.  Regardless of what she does she can’t get it to work so she is going to junk it and get another, perhaps!

 

The problem she has is her daughter has the latest kindle and has told my friend that you can’t put non Kindle eBooks on the device.  Anne has a number of mobi files she can put onto her current Kindle, well she did before it died.  So! My question is;  Is it so that you can no longer place mobi files onto the new Kindles.  If this is not the case, which models allow you to do so and how do you do it?

 

She is contemplating getting a tablet but I’m not sure if you can get the same navigability on a tablet as you do with a Kindle and what about bookmarks?  Are there apps to help one keep their place within an eBook on a tablet.  One benefit of a tablet (not an iPad) is you can copy and paste files on to the device.  Any help is welcome.  Thanks.  Walter.


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: The list is now on complete moderation

Gene
 

I've spoken with Laz, our moderator and he will place the list on moderated status if he sees such messages before I do.  And Las does a good job approving messages as well which will be of great help in keeping the list running efficiently during this time.  . 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 3:30 PM
Subject: Re: The list is now on complete moderation

I am going to modify what I said in my last message.  I said that all legitimate messages will reach the list.  But I have decided not to approve any messages commenting on the disrupter or the messages sent by the person.  If someone has technical questions or comments about the problem, I'll aprove them but I won't approve any comments about the posts themselves, the person making them, or anyone's feelings about or reactions to them.  The less response the disruptor sees on list, the less incentive the disrupter will have to do this sort of thing in future.  Any such attempts will be handled in exactly this way in future.  The list will be placed on full moderated status as soon as I am aware that such a message was sent. 
 
Gene
----- original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 3:05 PM
Subject: The list is now on complete moderation

Well, the disrupter is back.  The list is being placed on complete moderation for an unspecified time.  There may be a delay in messages being approved at times but all legitimate messages will reach the list.
 
Gene


Re: SANSA Player Not Recognized in Windows 10

Laz
 

If it's none of the things I've mentioned then I'm not sure what could
be keeping RBClip from working...

Time to give the Rockbox Utility a try and see if uit works. You'll
need to run it as administrator as well.

Laz

On 1/8/18, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@frontier.com> wrote:

Hi, Laz.


I downloaded a demo of JAWS 2018 just so I could virtualize the
window and paste the error message into the Email message, but my
primary screen reader is NVDA, right now it's the latest version, 17.4.


I get the error using either screen reader and I have restarted my PC a
couple of times since installing the new copy of RBClip




Hi Lisa,

I think you mentioned using JAWS as your screen reader and I just
helped someone in Australia get RBClip running again. Apparently they
had just gotten a JAWS update and then couldn't run RBClip. I asked if
he had restarted his computer since he received the JAWS update and
when he tried it RBClip Worked fine. So if you haven't restarted your
computer since this RBClip problem began please try that.

One more thing to check is your anti-virus program. I believe there
are a couple of anti-virus programs out there that use the sandbox
approach not letting programs run normally but in what they refer to
as a sandbox where they can't affect anything on your computer. I
believe it was either AVG or Avira, but I could be way off on that,
that was causing this to occur and one needed to go into the settings
to white list RBClip for it to run normally. So there's that to check
into.

Other than that I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work. As long
as you run it as administrator and the settings are correct it should
work fine.

You could always try the Rockbox Utility to create the talk files and
see if it runs okay.

Laz

On 1/8/18, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@frontier.com> wrote:
Hi, Laz,


I uninstalled the old copy of RBClip and installed the new copy from the
link you provided. Now I'm getting the following error message when
trying to create clips. Any ideas?


Wind ows Script Host
Script: C:\Program Files (x86)\RBClip\VoiceBox.wsfgraphic 475 Line: 2
Char: 35
Error: Cannot retrieve referenced URL : RBClip.ini
Code: 80040065
Source: Windows Script Host
OK



Thanks for any ideas.

Lisa

On 1/6/2018 4:14 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Yes, running as admin as per your instructions. I was able to see and
choose a voice for the clips, and I wasn't able to do that before, so
something positive did happen.


I'll try a fresh install and see what happens.


Lisa

On 1/6/2018 2:36 PM, Laz wrote:
And this is while you run it as administrator? I get the feeling it
might have become corrupt.

Here's the RBClip download link:

https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZJrzGZ7QPQiYfuVYpmxXn6dFAWE7ve3cPy



and here's the audio tutorial:

https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=XZSizGZgsUfByS6Vyub2YJVaf9L9S8JoN17



Try uninstalling and reinstalling it. run it as administrator, Go
through the settings and ensure it's just like in my directions, and
then try to create some talk files.

Laz

On 1/6/18, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@frontier.com> wrote:
Hi, Laz.


I think I followed your directions correctly. I can open the
program,
select files to be voiced and choose the voice options. The problem
happens once I press the create clip button.


Then I actually get two errors in one, because once it gives the
Windows
error message, I get another message from RBClip tellimg me to wait
while it's processing files, which is what I got while using the
program
on my old PC. Then it hangs and I get the option to either close the
program or wait for it to respond.


Then the program stops responding altogether and there are two
windows,
one with the error from RBClip and one from Windows.


The Windows message is really long. I don't know how to get NVDA to
select a dialog and have it copied to the clipboard for pasting or
I'd
do that. Actually, I think there's an Addon for that, I just haven't
gotten around to finding it yet.


Anyway, here's what I can get from the dialog.

Windows Script Host

RBClip voicebox.wsf syntax error code 800A03Ea


Hope this isn't too much or too little info.


Lisa





On 1/6/2018 12:56 PM, Laz wrote:
Did the script error give any meaningfull information or just the
usual nonsense?

Did you look through the settings and make sure they're set as I
recommended? If the settings are fine, then I recommend uninstalling
and reinstalling RBClip.

Laz

On 1/6/18, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@frontier.com> wrote:
Hi, Laz, well, that worked, sort of. LOL


I have my voices, but now when I activate the create clip button I
get a
windows Script error and the program stops responding. I know I'm
pointing to the correct file path, there's only 12 files I need
processed.




On 1/6/2018 12:14 PM, Laz wrote:
Nah, just run it as administrator. Go to the icon on your
desktop, hit
the applications key, go down to run as administrator and press
enter.
Your SAPI5 voices should now show up.

BTW you're not dumb in any way, shape, or form. (smiles)

Laz

On 1/6/18, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@frontier.com> wrote:
Hi, Laz.


I feel really dumb. <grin> I disconnected and did a hard reset
and
voila, the plaer and PC are playing nice.


Now my issue is getting RB Clip to use the SAPI voices. This
isn't a
new copy, this is the copy on my old XP PC that was ported to
the new
PC
along with all of my other files. I'm guessing it's looking for
the
voices I had in XP, but that's just a guess on my non
computer-literate
part.


Would it be easier to just get a new copy of RBClip from your web
site?


Lisa



On 1/6/2018 11:23 AM, Laz wrote:
Hi Lisa,

Reset the player by holding the power button down for at least
30
slowly counted seconds as in 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi, etc.
Then
see if it connects properly. Let me know if that does it and if
not
we'll go on from there.

Happy new year!

Laz

On 1/6/18, Lisa Belville <missktlab1217@frontier.com> wrote:
Hi, all.

I'm trying to connect a nearly three-year old Sansa Clip Zip
to my
new
Windows 10 PC. I get an notification saying the USB device
isn't
recognized, and an additional error saying that the device
descriptor
request failed.

I know the player and its cable works as I just used it this
morning.
The USB ports on the PC work as well; there's been a external
disc
and
a
wireless mouse plugged into them.


I'm really new at Windows 10, so I'm not sure where to go to
trouble
shoot this.


Any ideas would be appreciated.


Lisa


Lisa Belville

missktlab1217@frontier.com










--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Players, Accessible phones,
Bluetooth devices, and accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Skype: lazmesa
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

Steve Matzura
 

And speaking of fast boot, where is that feature found and controlled? I've read several articles on how to find it, but none of them match what I find when I go where they tell me to.


On 1/6/2018 1:44 PM, Gene wrote:
You can't have a start sound if you are using fast boot.  If you are using fast boot, you can have the startup sound played but only if you use the reboot command, which does a complete Windows shutdown before rebooting.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

            Hi steve,
 
Changing these registry keys does, indeed get the sounds back into the sounds app but, in my case at least, assigning then to sounds does not yield logon logoff and shutdown sounds.  I would be interested to hear about anyone else getting this to work.
 
George
 
From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 

Here's an article you might find useful. https://www.howtogeek.com/274010/how-to-change-the-windows-10-logoff-logon-and-shutdown-sounds-in-windows-10 Don't get scared off by the use of the word "registry". The changes you'll be making won't break anything if you mess them up. You may get an error if you point to a sound file that doesn't exist (or you mistyped its path), but that shouldn't deter you.

 

On 1/4/2018 11:27 AM, Gene wrote:
Even with a shutdown sound, that never told you whether the computer shut down.  it only told you it started to shut down.  But as a notification that the process started, and with Microsoft presenting itself as caring deeply about accessibility, it is a travesty that the sound is no longer available.  I'm not sure how you can tell that a shutdown has completed successfully.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 
 
So here’s a dumb question from a Windows 7 user.  If there is no shutdown sound in Windows 10, how can you tell for sure that your computer has shutdown successfully, especially if you have a laptop with no fan or DVD drawer? At least with a desktop, you can usually tell that the fan has stopped running, and the DVD drawer won’t open when you press the eject button, which confirms that the computer has shutdown.  
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Loy
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 
If you have fast startup disabled, you can go to sounds and there you can check the windows startup sound, but you can not get the shutdown sound back, even if you do a registry hack to list the sound it still will not work no matter what sound you assign to it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 

Go to start menu, in the search type control panel. Then go to sounds and to the sound schemes tab and configure the sounds the way you want.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Dennis L
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 07:04
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

 

Can you get the startup and shut down sounds back in win10 and can they be configured?  If so how?  Thanks.

 




Re: getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

Steve Matzura
 

The EXIT sound either doesn't play, or plays after the audio driver is unloaded. Either way, no joy. Didn't try the others. Was only interested in exit/shutdown.


On 1/6/2018 1:37 PM, George McCoy wrote:
            Hi steve,
 
Changing these registry keys does, indeed get the sounds back into the sounds app but, in my case at least, assigning then to sounds does not yield logon logoff and shutdown sounds.  I would be interested to hear about anyone else getting this to work.
 
George
 
From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2018 8:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 

Here's an article you might find useful. https://www.howtogeek.com/274010/how-to-change-the-windows-10-logoff-logon-and-shutdown-sounds-in-windows-10 Don't get scared off by the use of the word "registry". The changes you'll be making won't break anything if you mess them up. You may get an error if you point to a sound file that doesn't exist (or you mistyped its path), but that shouldn't deter you.

 

On 1/4/2018 11:27 AM, Gene wrote:
Even with a shutdown sound, that never told you whether the computer shut down.  it only told you it started to shut down.  But as a notification that the process started, and with Microsoft presenting itself as caring deeply about accessibility, it is a travesty that the sound is no longer available.  I'm not sure how you can tell that a shutdown has completed successfully.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Gerald Levy
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 
 
So here’s a dumb question from a Windows 7 user.  If there is no shutdown sound in Windows 10, how can you tell for sure that your computer has shutdown successfully, especially if you have a laptop with no fan or DVD drawer? At least with a desktop, you can usually tell that the fan has stopped running, and the DVD drawer won’t open when you press the eject button, which confirms that the computer has shutdown.  
 
Gerald
 
 
 
From: Loy
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 
If you have fast startup disabled, you can go to sounds and there you can check the windows startup sound, but you can not get the shutdown sound back, even if you do a registry hack to list the sound it still will not work no matter what sound you assign to it.
----- Original Message -----
From: Josh Kennedy
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10
 

Go to start menu, in the search type control panel. Then go to sounds and to the sound schemes tab and configure the sounds the way you want.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Dennis L
Sent: Thursday, January 4, 2018 07:04
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] getting startup and shut down back and can they beconfigured in Win10

 

Can you get the startup and shut down sounds back in win10 and can they be configured?  If so how?  Thanks.

 




Re: Need a booster tutorial for the Kindle Fire HD 8"

Steve Matzura
 

Ureka! There's gold in them there lists! THANK YOU!

On 1/7/2018 11:21 AM, Laz wrote:
Tjoin a good list for blind or vision impaired Kindle fire tablet
owners, visit http://www.freelists.org/list/vi-kindle and if that
doesn't work for you try sending an email message to
vi-kindle-request@freelists.org and put the word subscribe in the
subject line.

There are some very helpful people on that list all about the Kindle tablets.

Laz



On 1/6/18, Steve Matzura <number6@noisynotes.com> wrote:
In my quest to make 2018 the year where I reacquaint myself with
technology I obtained and acquired in the previous year, I have once
again picked up my fine Kindle Fire HD 8-inch tablet with VoiceView. I
don't have any trouble about using VoiceView, but I have forgotten
practically everything I ever learned about using some of the Kindle
applications. For example, why does it constantly ask me "Did you just
sign in?" every time I turn it on?


I opened "Newsstand" and thought I would see what I could read that was
current. I read the banner that told me I could read thousands of mags
and books with my Prime membership, I found a search box into which I
could type a search query, but that's about it. I thought there was a
way to browse lists, or something similar.


I really need training on this thing! I feel pretty dumb for having left
it for six months and then came to the startling and annoying
realization that I'd forgotten nearly everything I ever knew about it.
Guess that's what happens when you concentrate on other things. (LOL).
But it must really want me to be using it, for when I turned it on after
not having touched it for over half a year, the battery was still 75%
charged!


Any help, public or private, greatly appreciated.






Re: Thunderbird and Draft Messages

Steve Matzura
 

I thought along similar lines. Tried turning everything off. Still get a Drafts message for every five minutes I have the new message composition window open.

On 1/7/2018 1:55 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Steve,


Using the latest Thunderbird as well as past versions, I have never experienced this.  I wonder if some other software is interfering with this process.  When all else fails, blame your security software <g>.



On 1/6/2018 12:35 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
Yes, I *want* autosave turned on. But it's supposed to clean up after itself when messages are sent. It does not. Web searches have shown this to be a known annoyance.


On 1/6/2018 3:41 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Steve,


You have auto back up turned on under Thunderbird options.

From the Thunderbird main window:
1.  Press alt + T followed by O for options.
2.  You are placed by default in a tree view of items.  Use up/down arrow keys to move to the composition branch.
3.  tab once to access the group of sub branches/pages.
4.  Use left/right arrow keys to choose general.
5.  tab to the check box that says 'auto save every' and either uncheck it to disable auto save all together or tab once more and change the default which is 5 minutes to something more reasonable.
6.  Tab to the OK button and press enter/space bar to save the changes.

On 1/5/2018 9:20 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
I think I understand a little better why I get copies of messages in Drafts even though they were successfully sent. I had a very long and complex message to write tonight. It took me over two hours to write it because I had to gather lots of external links and other data to put into the message before it was ready to send. Well, send it I finally did. Then I went back to look at what I had left to deal with before I call it a night. And what to my wondering ears did appear but twenty-five copies of the two-hour message, all with different time stamps on them, all in Drafts!


So I looked at each one. Each one was just a little different from the one before it on the timeline. The differences coincided exactly with where I was in the composition phase of the message at the time the item was deposited into the Drafts folder. Does this mean that Thunderbird backs up messages into Drafts? Can/should this be changed? I'd better check! This may account for my confusion at seeing these draft messages and wondering if they ever really went out.








Re: Thunderbird and Draft Messages

Steve Matzura
 

I did try it, but to no avail. It's definitely broken.


On 1/6/2018 1:30 PM, Gene wrote:
This is old and I don't know if it still applies but it sounds as though it does.  I didn't look at it that carefully and I'm not sure I understood what was suggested but you may find that this solves the problem.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2018 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Thunderbird and Draft Messages

Sorry, all that does it cut down on the number of autosaves. The
problem, the fact that Thunderbird doesn't wipe its own butt after
sending email messages, still persists.


On 1/5/2018 10:23 PM, Blaster wrote:
> @ Steve,
>
> I found these instructions for changing the auto save intervals in thunderbird.
>
> 1. Open Thunderbird and select Tools > Options.
> 2. Select Composition > General and next to “Auto Save every”, change
> the default auto save  interval from 5 minutes to what is preferred.
> 3. Click Ok when done.
>
> HTH,
> Blaster
>
> On 1/5/18, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:
>> I think I understand a little better why I get copies of messages in
>> Drafts even though they were successfully sent. I had a very long and
>> complex message to write tonight. It took me over two hours to write it
>> because I had to gather lots of external links and other data to put
>> into the message before it was ready to send. Well, send it I finally
>> did. Then I went back to look at what I had left to deal with before I
>> call it a night. And what to my wondering ears did appear but
>> twenty-five copies of the two-hour message, all with different time
>> stamps on them, all in Drafts!
>>
>>
>> So I looked at each one. Each one was just a little different from the
>> one before it on the timeline. The differences coincided exactly with
>> where I was in the composition phase of the message at the time the item
>> was deposited into the Drafts folder. Does this mean that Thunderbird
>> backs up messages into Drafts? Can/should this be changed? I'd better
>> check! This may account for my confusion at seeing these draft messages
>> and wondering if they ever really went out.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>





Re: The list is now on complete moderation

Gene
 

I am going to modify what I said in my last message.  I said that all legitimate messages will reach the list.  But I have decided not to approve any messages commenting on the disrupter or the messages sent by the person.  If someone has technical questions or comments about the problem, I'll aprove them but I won't approve any comments about the posts themselves, the person making them, or anyone's feelings about or reactions to them.  The less response the disruptor sees on list, the less incentive the disrupter will have to do this sort of thing in future.  Any such attempts will be handled in exactly this way in future.  The list will be placed on full moderated status as soon as I am aware that such a message was sent. 
 
Gene
----- original Message -----

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 3:05 PM
Subject: The list is now on complete moderation

Well, the disrupter is back.  The list is being placed on complete moderation for an unspecified time.  There may be a delay in messages being approved at times but all legitimate messages will reach the list.
 
Gene


Re: ya fuckin wanker!

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

I believe we have another intruder on the list.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2018 2:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] ya fuckin wanker!

 

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