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need a VCF to HTML convertor

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

Hi, I need a VCF to HTML convertor please.  Thanks in advance for your help.


Re: is skype accessible with Jaws

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

From what someone else said alt page no longer works in the latest version?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:48 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is skype accessible with Jaws

 

The default keystroke is Alt+Pageup if you do not go in and change it to whatever it is that you desire it to be within tools options.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is skype accessible with Jaws

 

Where do I find this version and the scripts?  How do you answer a call now?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ted Galanos
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 1:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is skype accessible with Jaws

 

I have messed around with the Skype UWP a little bit with the JFW Scripts. There are many buttons and a few combo-boxes. They aread well, but get used to using hotkeys and tabbing. The one huge problem though, is how to answer a call. Alt+Page Up no longer works.

 

Ted Galanos - Audio Creation & Technical Help.

Audio Technician for The Blind Perspective.

Donations for Blind Audio Projects & Technical Assistance are welcomed.

Phone: 832-632-7779

Mobile: 832-706-7102

Skype: tedster1

 

Email: Teddy@...

 

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] is skype accessible with Jaws

 

JAWS Scripts:

http://dlee.org/skype/

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2018 11:59 PM
To:
techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] is skype accessible with Jaws

 

Hi, is skype accessible with Jaws?  Are there scripts if so where do you find these things?


Re: Question about Android phones.

Pamela Dominguez
 

Well, all I know is, my real estate broker told me to hold her iphone to talk to somebody on it. I took it and it felt like a package of four by six index cards. And she said it was an iphone. I couldn't get my hands around it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 11:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Android phones.

Pam,
I think you are mistaken on this. I use an IPhone every day, have small
hands and no problem holding the phone. when I very first put my hands on
the larger phone after using a 5S, I thought it too large. But I very
quickly got used to it and when I tried to go to an SE, I found that I was
able to use the larger phone much easier and it felt comfortable in my hand.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Android phones.

As far as fitting snugly in your hand, the iphones I've seen, you would have
to have a monster-sized hand. And yes, they were iPhones, not ipads. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Android phones.

Sis Carolyn wrote in part:

"but I am wondering of all of the Android phones, which is the most blind
friendly?"

Opinions will be subjective! Whether it be Android or the iPhone, if it
fits snugly in your hands, I contend that that's your phone! These devices
ARE NOT DEVELOPED with the blind in mind; nevertheless, we learn to use them
for whatever catches our fancies. Your best bet, in my view, is to visit a
typical phone store and play with as many Android phones as you can lay your
pretty hands on and go home with the one you fall in love with. That's what
I did and that's why I'm making this recommendation.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: laptop keys problem

Pamela Dominguez
 

I’m not talking about going into the volume control and doing it.  Both of my laptops had a quick way to raise and lower the volume control from where you are without having to go into the toolbar, or whatever it’s called and find the volume control and enter into it and up or down arrow to raise and lower it.  My dell laptop, you used function key page up or down.  This one, you use function key send and end, I think.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
You can raise and lower the volume when the function key isn't pressed.  As I said yesterday, a lot of laptops these days reverse the function of the fn key.  It is on when it is not being pressed and off when you press it.  You have to reverse its setting to get it to work as it did before.  On some computers this can be done with a Windows setting.  In some, it must be done by a sighted person in the BIOS.  There may be another way you can try to change it but I'm not sure. 
 
Gene
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I tried the function key escape, and it allowed me to do alt f4 without using the function key.  But I stil can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key.  So the problem seems only to be partially fixed.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I don't know if you did.  Laptops usually have a utility that is active by default that automatically updates the computer such as by updating drivers provided by the manufacturer and probably in ways I don't know anything about.  I'm suspicious that the utility may have updated the BIOS and changed the setting that determines how the fn key works.  Those who know more than I do technically can comment on whether that makes sense and on whether the manufacturer's update utility usually updates the BIOS. 
 
Gene
----- Original message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
Okay; if I got an update from the manufacturer, I didn’t realize it, somehow.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I don't know what caused the change.  the function key is on when it isn't depressed.  When you depress it, it's now off.  A lot of laptops are that way.  others can suggest how you can change it to the old way.  Do you get updates from the manufacturer of the laptop?  I really don't think it's a good idea to get such updates and I never do.  Windows updates are one thing and they should be gotten.  But manufacturer updates are, in my opinion, better not gotten.  I suspect a manufacturer's update caused the change, though we'll see what you say about whether you get them.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
It works, but it seems to work grudgingly.  I had to do it several times.  Why would I have to do function key alt f4?  It never worked that way before.  And why wouldn’t the function key work for anything else?  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
Try holding the function key and using the alt f4 command.  Let us know what happens.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I hope somebody can help me with this.  At the moment, I am using a wireless keyboard on my Lenovo Thinkpad 550 laptop.  But if I go to use its own keyboard, some of the key commands don’t seem to register.  First of all, the function key is just to the left of the control key.  Any commands that I need to do using the function key don’t register as such.  The only keys that register are the other keys that I press along with it that are not the function key.  For instance, I can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key commands, because the only keys that register are the top keys of the comand.  Also, just recently, I have noticed, I can’t do alt f4 or control f4 and have that work.  If I do alt f4 the only key that will register is the alt, so instead of asking me if I want to shut down, it will put me in the menus, which may or may not have an exit choice.  It doesn’t matter how I press these keys; whether I press them together, or whether I press one and hold it down while I press the other, and how quickly or slowly I do it.  Can anybody tell me what I might be able to do to fix this?  I hope so.  Thanks in advance.  I sent a message to blindtech, and haven’t heard back yet.  Pam.


Question on Android Phones

The Blind Computer Users Group
 

Editing, You will need to setup ok-Google correctly. Warren Carr did a podcast on this. Download it from

http://www.inclusiveandroid.com, Edit box


Re: iPhone information.

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Hi Carolyn,

Try sending an email to:
viphone+subscribe@googlegroups.com.

Pam
________________________________________
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [main@TechTalk.groups.io] on behalf of Carolyn Arnold [4carolyna@windstream.net]
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:16 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] iPhone information.

Does anyone have address of the iPhone users’ list, please? Thanks.


Re: Question about Android phones.

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Pam,
I think you are mistaken on this. I use an IPhone every day, have small hands and no problem holding the phone. when I very first put my hands on the larger phone after using a 5S, I thought it too large. But I very quickly got used to it and when I tried to go to an SE, I found that I was able to use the larger phone much easier and it felt comfortable in my hand.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Android phones.

As far as fitting snugly in your hand, the iphones I've seen, you would have
to have a monster-sized hand. And yes, they were iPhones, not ipads. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Android phones.

Sis Carolyn wrote in part:

"but I am wondering of all of the Android phones, which is the most blind
friendly?"

Opinions will be subjective! Whether it be Android or the iPhone, if it
fits snugly in your hands, I contend that that's your phone! These devices
ARE NOT DEVELOPED with the blind in mind; nevertheless, we learn to use them
for whatever catches our fancies. Your best bet, in my view, is to visit a
typical phone store and play with as many Android phones as you can lay your
pretty hands on and go home with the one you fall in love with. That's what
I did and that's why I'm making this recommendation.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Bluetooth Speakers

Danny Park
 

I am looking at replacing a Big Jam Box bt speaker and would like to know what Bluetooth speaker with voice response controls people are using and how they like them.
 
Any information that can be provided will be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks,
Danny


Re: Question about Android phones.

Laz
 

There's also the iPhone SE which is human hand sized. The larger
phones are also common in Android land and are normally referred to as
phablets, a combination of the words phone and tablet as described
here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phablet

Laz

On 4/29/18, Pamela Dominguez <geodom@optonline.net> wrote:
As far as fitting snugly in your hand, the iphones I've seen, you would have

to have a monster-sized hand. And yes, they were iPhones, not ipads. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Android phones.

Sis Carolyn wrote in part:

"but I am wondering of all of the Android phones, which is the most blind
friendly?"

Opinions will be subjective! Whether it be Android or the iPhone, if it
fits snugly in your hands, I contend that that's your phone! These devices
ARE NOT DEVELOPED with the blind in mind; nevertheless, we learn to use
them
for whatever catches our fancies. Your best bet, in my view, is to visit a
typical phone store and play with as many Android phones as you can lay
your
pretty hands on and go home with the one you fall in love with. That's
what
I did and that's why I'm making this recommendation.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado














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Re: Rainbow color identifier

Rick Alfaro
 

Michael, yes that is the Rainbow device and I paid the same price you did
directly from Edmundson Engineering.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael
Boyd
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Rainbow color identifier


Is the Rainbow the color identifier that measures about 1-1/4" X 2" and has
the light sensor on one end and a single button on one of the flat sides? It
would also have a key ring on it, and is manufactured by Edmundson
Engineering?

If so, this is the one that I have. I have had it for years and it works
better than any I have ever tried. I paid around $70 for it directly from
Edmundson Engineering, which is in Texas. The only downside to carrying it
in your pocket is that the button will be depressed many times causing it to
announce the color that it detects. It also works great as a light detector
I just cannot remember if what I am describing is the Rainbow or not..

Michael


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Rainbow color identifier

I have the one from Envision America. I don't remember what it is. It's
bigger than something that would fit on a key ring. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Rainbow color identifier

It fits on your key ring? Where are these available?

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rick Alfaro
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:50 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Rainbow color identifier

Personally, it is my favorite color identifier because it is so much smaller
than some of the others and does a great job for basic color identification.
If you need a wider range of colors then it might not be for you but be
prepared to spend a lot more for such a device with a much larger footprint.
It does what I need with basic colors and lighter or darker shades and it
fits right on my key ring which is quite convenient. HTH.



Best,

Rick Alfaro



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:17 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Rainbow color identifier



Has anyone any experience with ethe Rainbow color identifier?



it is carried by most of the blind equipment companies, (maxi-aides, speak
to me, Amazon.com, etc)



Wondering if it's worth the $100.00 price tag.



Thanks



Keith


Re: which braille dots

Gene
 

That may be how you do it when writing on a mechanical Braille writer.  When writing using a Braille keyboard on a computer device, the command is upper case dot 4. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which braille dots

I always thought it was a dot four and a dot one in the next cell anyway.
That's the way I first learned, then I saw people just saying dot four and I
wondered.  Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Jackson
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which braille dots

I had this same question a few months ago when I started using braille input
on my Iphone. It is a little different than braille I have used before.

It is a dot 4 and then a dot 1. The braille input automatically changes that
to an @ sign, but if you wrote it out to read in braille, it would take up
two cells.


Jennifer J



> On Apr 28, 2018, at 5:17 PM, Jujube <ellaxyu@...> wrote:
>
> Space+u, dot 4.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Melissa" <angel.melissa0107@...
> To: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io
> Date sent: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 16:41:33 -0500
> Subject: [TechTalk] which braille dots
>
> Hello.  can someone please tell me which braille dots make the at
> symbol in computer braille.  I'm trying to write something in my
> braille sense Polaris, and I'm having problems finding the at symbol.
> When I used dot 4 it did not work.  It says "grave accent" thanks in
> advance for any help.
>
>
>
>
>
>

 




Re: laptop keys problem

Gene
 

You can raise and lower the volume when the function key isn't pressed.  As I said yesterday, a lot of laptops these days reverse the function of the fn key.  It is on when it is not being pressed and off when you press it.  You have to reverse its setting to get it to work as it did before.  On some computers this can be done with a Windows setting.  In some, it must be done by a sighted person in the BIOS.  There may be another way you can try to change it but I'm not sure. 
 
Gene

Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

I tried the function key escape, and it allowed me to do alt f4 without using the function key.  But I stil can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key.  So the problem seems only to be partially fixed.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I don't know if you did.  Laptops usually have a utility that is active by default that automatically updates the computer such as by updating drivers provided by the manufacturer and probably in ways I don't know anything about.  I'm suspicious that the utility may have updated the BIOS and changed the setting that determines how the fn key works.  Those who know more than I do technically can comment on whether that makes sense and on whether the manufacturer's update utility usually updates the BIOS. 
 
Gene
----- Original message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
Okay; if I got an update from the manufacturer, I didn’t realize it, somehow.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I don't know what caused the change.  the function key is on when it isn't depressed.  When you depress it, it's now off.  A lot of laptops are that way.  others can suggest how you can change it to the old way.  Do you get updates from the manufacturer of the laptop?  I really don't think it's a good idea to get such updates and I never do.  Windows updates are one thing and they should be gotten.  But manufacturer updates are, in my opinion, better not gotten.  I suspect a manufacturer's update caused the change, though we'll see what you say about whether you get them.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
It works, but it seems to work grudgingly.  I had to do it several times.  Why would I have to do function key alt f4?  It never worked that way before.  And why wouldn’t the function key work for anything else?  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
Try holding the function key and using the alt f4 command.  Let us know what happens.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I hope somebody can help me with this.  At the moment, I am using a wireless keyboard on my Lenovo Thinkpad 550 laptop.  But if I go to use its own keyboard, some of the key commands don’t seem to register.  First of all, the function key is just to the left of the control key.  Any commands that I need to do using the function key don’t register as such.  The only keys that register are the other keys that I press along with it that are not the function key.  For instance, I can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key commands, because the only keys that register are the top keys of the comand.  Also, just recently, I have noticed, I can’t do alt f4 or control f4 and have that work.  If I do alt f4 the only key that will register is the alt, so instead of asking me if I want to shut down, it will put me in the menus, which may or may not have an exit choice.  It doesn’t matter how I press these keys; whether I press them together, or whether I press one and hold it down while I press the other, and how quickly or slowly I do it.  Can anybody tell me what I might be able to do to fix this?  I hope so.  Thanks in advance.  I sent a message to blindtech, and haven’t heard back yet.  Pam.


Re: laptop keys problem

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes.  I did it, and it only seems to work half way.  It allowed me to use the alt key without the function key, so I could do alt f4, but when I go to raise and lower the volume control, the function key won’t work for that.  Pam.
 

Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 

Did you try holding the FN key and pressing escape to see if it switches the behavior of the function keys back the way they were before?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: April 29, 2018 9:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

No.  My laptop only is open when I am using it.  Pam.

 

From: Michael Boyd

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

 

Hi Pam,

 

If you always use the external keyboard and your laptop sits open most of the time, it is possible that dirt and dust have built up underneath the keys. In this case, the first thing that I would try would be a can of compressed air to see if the dust can be blown out of the keyboard enough to fix the problem. If this does not totally fix the issue, then try a can of Electronic Switch Cleaner. Spray it directly into the computer over the entire keyboard area, and then allow between 5 to 10 minutes for the cleaner to evaporate inside the computer. Now turn the laptop on and see if this has remedied  your problem.

 

Be sure to shutdown the computer before trying either of these methods.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

Okay; if I got an update from the manufacturer, I didn’t realize it, somehow.  Pam.

 

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

I don't know what caused the change.  the function key is on when it isn't depressed.  When you depress it, it's now off.  A lot of laptops are that way.  others can suggest how you can change it to the old way.  Do you get updates from the manufacturer of the laptop?  I really don't think it's a good idea to get such updates and I never do.  Windows updates are one thing and they should be gotten.  But manufacturer updates are, in my opinion, better not gotten.  I suspect a manufacturer's update caused the change, though we'll see what you say about whether you get them.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

It works, but it seems to work grudgingly.  I had to do it several times.  Why would I have to do function key alt f4?  It never worked that way before.  And why wouldn’t the function key work for anything else?  Pam.

 

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

Try holding the function key and using the alt f4 command.  Let us know what happens.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:23 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

I hope somebody can help me with this.  At the moment, I am using a wireless keyboard on my Lenovo Thinkpad 550 laptop.  But if I go to use its own keyboard, some of the key commands don’t seem to register.  First of all, the function key is just to the left of the control key.  Any commands that I need to do using the function key don’t register as such.  The only keys that register are the other keys that I press along with it that are not the function key.  For instance, I can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key commands, because the only keys that register are the top keys of the comand.  Also, just recently, I have noticed, I can’t do alt f4 or control f4 and have that work.  If I do alt f4 the only key that will register is the alt, so instead of asking me if I want to shut down, it will put me in the menus, which may or may not have an exit choice.  It doesn’t matter how I press these keys; whether I press them together, or whether I press one and hold it down while I press the other, and how quickly or slowly I do it.  Can anybody tell me what I might be able to do to fix this?  I hope so.  Thanks in advance.  I sent a message to blindtech, and haven’t heard back yet.  Pam.


Re: Question about Android phones.

Pamela Dominguez
 

As far as fitting snugly in your hand, the iphones I've seen, you would have to have a monster-sized hand. And yes, they were iPhones, not ipads. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Android phones.

Sis Carolyn wrote in part:

"but I am wondering of all of the Android phones, which is the most blind
friendly?"

Opinions will be subjective! Whether it be Android or the iPhone, if it
fits snugly in your hands, I contend that that's your phone! These devices
ARE NOT DEVELOPED with the blind in mind; nevertheless, we learn to use them
for whatever catches our fancies. Your best bet, in my view, is to visit a
typical phone store and play with as many Android phones as you can lay your
pretty hands on and go home with the one you fall in love with. That's what
I did and that's why I'm making this recommendation.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: which braille dots

Pamela Dominguez
 

I always thought it was a dot four and a dot one in the next cell anyway. That's the way I first learned, then I saw people just saying dot four and I wondered. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Jackson
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which braille dots

I had this same question a few months ago when I started using braille input on my Iphone. It is a little different than braille I have used before.

It is a dot 4 and then a dot 1. The braille input automatically changes that to an @ sign, but if you wrote it out to read in braille, it would take up two cells.


Jennifer J



On Apr 28, 2018, at 5:17 PM, Jujube <ellaxyu@gmail.com> wrote:

Space+u, dot 4.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <angel.melissa0107@gmail.com
To: TechTalk <TechTalk@groups.io
Date sent: Sat, 28 Apr 2018 16:41:33 -0500
Subject: [TechTalk] which braille dots

Hello. can someone please tell me which braille dots make the at
symbol in computer braille. I'm trying to write something in my
braille sense Polaris, and I'm having problems finding the at symbol.
When I used dot 4 it did not work. It says "grave accent" thanks in
advance for any help.






Re: laptop keys problem

Pamela Dominguez
 

I tried the function key escape, and it allowed me to do alt f4 without using the function key.  But I stil can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key.  So the problem seems only to be partially fixed.  Pam.
 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I don't know if you did.  Laptops usually have a utility that is active by default that automatically updates the computer such as by updating drivers provided by the manufacturer and probably in ways I don't know anything about.  I'm suspicious that the utility may have updated the BIOS and changed the setting that determines how the fn key works.  Those who know more than I do technically can comment on whether that makes sense and on whether the manufacturer's update utility usually updates the BIOS. 
 
Gene
----- Original message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
Okay; if I got an update from the manufacturer, I didn’t realize it, somehow.  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I don't know what caused the change.  the function key is on when it isn't depressed.  When you depress it, it's now off.  A lot of laptops are that way.  others can suggest how you can change it to the old way.  Do you get updates from the manufacturer of the laptop?  I really don't think it's a good idea to get such updates and I never do.  Windows updates are one thing and they should be gotten.  But manufacturer updates are, in my opinion, better not gotten.  I suspect a manufacturer's update caused the change, though we'll see what you say about whether you get them.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
It works, but it seems to work grudgingly.  I had to do it several times.  Why would I have to do function key alt f4?  It never worked that way before.  And why wouldn’t the function key work for anything else?  Pam.
 
From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
Try holding the function key and using the alt f4 command.  Let us know what happens.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:23 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 
I hope somebody can help me with this.  At the moment, I am using a wireless keyboard on my Lenovo Thinkpad 550 laptop.  But if I go to use its own keyboard, some of the key commands don’t seem to register.  First of all, the function key is just to the left of the control key.  Any commands that I need to do using the function key don’t register as such.  The only keys that register are the other keys that I press along with it that are not the function key.  For instance, I can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key commands, because the only keys that register are the top keys of the comand.  Also, just recently, I have noticed, I can’t do alt f4 or control f4 and have that work.  If I do alt f4 the only key that will register is the alt, so instead of asking me if I want to shut down, it will put me in the menus, which may or may not have an exit choice.  It doesn’t matter how I press these keys; whether I press them together, or whether I press one and hold it down while I press the other, and how quickly or slowly I do it.  Can anybody tell me what I might be able to do to fix this?  I hope so.  Thanks in advance.  I sent a message to blindtech, and haven’t heard back yet.  Pam.


Re: laptop keys problem

chris judge
 

Did you try holding the FN key and pressing escape to see if it switches the behavior of the function keys back the way they were before?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: April 29, 2018 9:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

No.  My laptop only is open when I am using it.  Pam.

 

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

 

Hi Pam,

 

If you always use the external keyboard and your laptop sits open most of the time, it is possible that dirt and dust have built up underneath the keys. In this case, the first thing that I would try would be a can of compressed air to see if the dust can be blown out of the keyboard enough to fix the problem. If this does not totally fix the issue, then try a can of Electronic Switch Cleaner. Spray it directly into the computer over the entire keyboard area, and then allow between 5 to 10 minutes for the cleaner to evaporate inside the computer. Now turn the laptop on and see if this has remedied  your problem.

 

Be sure to shutdown the computer before trying either of these methods.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

Okay; if I got an update from the manufacturer, I didn’t realize it, somehow.  Pam.

 

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

I don't know what caused the change.  the function key is on when it isn't depressed.  When you depress it, it's now off.  A lot of laptops are that way.  others can suggest how you can change it to the old way.  Do you get updates from the manufacturer of the laptop?  I really don't think it's a good idea to get such updates and I never do.  Windows updates are one thing and they should be gotten.  But manufacturer updates are, in my opinion, better not gotten.  I suspect a manufacturer's update caused the change, though we'll see what you say about whether you get them.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

It works, but it seems to work grudgingly.  I had to do it several times.  Why would I have to do function key alt f4?  It never worked that way before.  And why wouldn’t the function key work for anything else?  Pam.

 

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

Try holding the function key and using the alt f4 command.  Let us know what happens.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:23 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

I hope somebody can help me with this.  At the moment, I am using a wireless keyboard on my Lenovo Thinkpad 550 laptop.  But if I go to use its own keyboard, some of the key commands don’t seem to register.  First of all, the function key is just to the left of the control key.  Any commands that I need to do using the function key don’t register as such.  The only keys that register are the other keys that I press along with it that are not the function key.  For instance, I can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key commands, because the only keys that register are the top keys of the comand.  Also, just recently, I have noticed, I can’t do alt f4 or control f4 and have that work.  If I do alt f4 the only key that will register is the alt, so instead of asking me if I want to shut down, it will put me in the menus, which may or may not have an exit choice.  It doesn’t matter how I press these keys; whether I press them together, or whether I press one and hold it down while I press the other, and how quickly or slowly I do it.  Can anybody tell me what I might be able to do to fix this?  I hope so.  Thanks in advance.  I sent a message to blindtech, and haven’t heard back yet.  Pam.


Re: laptop keys problem

Pamela Dominguez
 

No.  My laptop only is open when I am using it.  Pam.
 

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 

 

Hi Pam,

 

If you always use the external keyboard and your laptop sits open most of the time, it is possible that dirt and dust have built up underneath the keys. In this case, the first thing that I would try would be a can of compressed air to see if the dust can be blown out of the keyboard enough to fix the problem. If this does not totally fix the issue, then try a can of Electronic Switch Cleaner. Spray it directly into the computer over the entire keyboard area, and then allow between 5 to 10 minutes for the cleaner to evaporate inside the computer. Now turn the laptop on and see if this has remedied  your problem.

 

Be sure to shutdown the computer before trying either of these methods.

 

Michael

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

Okay; if I got an update from the manufacturer, I didn’t realize it, somehow.  Pam.

 

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:55 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

I don't know what caused the change.  the function key is on when it isn't depressed.  When you depress it, it's now off.  A lot of laptops are that way.  others can suggest how you can change it to the old way.  Do you get updates from the manufacturer of the laptop?  I really don't think it's a good idea to get such updates and I never do.  Windows updates are one thing and they should be gotten.  But manufacturer updates are, in my opinion, better not gotten.  I suspect a manufacturer's update caused the change, though we'll see what you say about whether you get them.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:28 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

It works, but it seems to work grudgingly.  I had to do it several times.  Why would I have to do function key alt f4?  It never worked that way before.  And why wouldn’t the function key work for anything else?  Pam.

 

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:34 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

Try holding the function key and using the alt f4 command.  Let us know what happens.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 2:23 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

I hope somebody can help me with this.  At the moment, I am using a wireless keyboard on my Lenovo Thinkpad 550 laptop.  But if I go to use its own keyboard, some of the key commands don’t seem to register.  First of all, the function key is just to the left of the control key.  Any commands that I need to do using the function key don’t register as such.  The only keys that register are the other keys that I press along with it that are not the function key.  For instance, I can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key commands, because the only keys that register are the top keys of the comand.  Also, just recently, I have noticed, I can’t do alt f4 or control f4 and have that work.  If I do alt f4 the only key that will register is the alt, so instead of asking me if I want to shut down, it will put me in the menus, which may or may not have an exit choice.  It doesn’t matter how I press these keys; whether I press them together, or whether I press one and hold it down while I press the other, and how quickly or slowly I do it.  Can anybody tell me what I might be able to do to fix this?  I hope so.  Thanks in advance.  I sent a message to blindtech, and haven’t heard back yet.  Pam.


Re: laptop keys problem

Pamela Dominguez
 

I said in both messages that my computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad 550.  Pam.
 

From: david
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem
 

Again, not knowing which model, it’s hard to give a good answer.

If, the computer is a dell, or, Lenovo

The keystroke, FNKey+escape will allow the function keys to work normally.

I’m sure this keystroke will work on other makes and models.

 

       Statistics are like a bikini.  What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2018 3:24 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] laptop keys problem

 

I hope somebody can help me with this.  At the moment, I am using a wireless keyboard on my Lenovo Thinkpad 550 laptop.  But if I go to use its own keyboard, some of the key commands don’t seem to register.  First of all, the function key is just to the left of the control key.  Any commands that I need to do using the function key don’t register as such.  The only keys that register are the other keys that I press along with it that are not the function key.  For instance, I can’t raise or lower the volume using the function key commands, because the only keys that register are the top keys of the comand.  Also, just recently, I have noticed, I can’t do alt f4 or control f4 and have that work.  If I do alt f4 the only key that will register is the alt, so instead of asking me if I want to shut down, it will put me in the menus, which may or may not have an exit choice.  It doesn’t matter how I press these keys; whether I press them together, or whether I press one and hold it down while I press the other, and how quickly or slowly I do it.  Can anybody tell me what I might be able to do to fix this?  I hope so.  Thanks in advance.  I sent a message to blindtech, and haven’t heard back yet.  Pam.


OE classic settings needed on windows 10

Keith S
 

Hi, I downloaded the free verison of the OE classic program to use on my windows 10 computer, and when I tried to set OE classic as my default program/app for email it said that the parameters were not set.
 
When I first ran OE, I set up my account (iexmple, I entered my email, my passowrd, etc and then allowed OE classic to set the rest of the settings, an option in OE classic.
 
But, I cannot get email from gmail and am wondering waht settings are needed by OE classic to use it as an email client.
 
Thanks
 
Keith

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