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Re: Safe To Remove Hardware Message

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 

Hi Smiling,
 
I guess you didn't quite understand my original post.  It's not the icon in Widows 10 showing in the system tray that I was having a problem with, but the message Jaws is supposed to speak after pressing on the Safely Remove icon, selecting a drive to disconnect, and hearing the it's safe to disconnect message Jaws used to report.  I have since posted a fix for Widows 10 Pro users, which I'll put the steps here as well:
 
If the confirmation message appears on the screen but JAWS is not saying it, perhaps it's helpful to know that in Windows 10 balloons was replaced with toasts, which like notifications in the Action Center are handled by the ShellExperienceHost process, too unstable like most UWP apps and areas, unfortunately increasing.
JAWS 17 and newer have a verbosity setting concerning Windows 10 notifications, but it is not as accurate as balloon reading, which was being developed since Windows XP.
If you have Windows 10 Pro, there's a group policy which allows to use balloons instead of new toast notifications.  Try the steps below:

1. Press WINDOWS+R, type the following and then press ENTER:
 
gpedit.msc
 
2. In the Tree view arrow down to, User Configuration, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Administrative Templates, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Start Menu and Taskbar.
3. When you reach Start Menu and Taskbar, tab to the list view.  In the list view, find the following policy: 
 
 Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts

4. Press ENTER to open the properties of this policy, tab to the group of radio buttons and change from, Not Configured, to, Enabled, tab to, Okay, and press enter.
5. When finished, restart the computer for this change to take effect.

By the way, File Explorer and other system and third-party apps which previously shown balloons will do that exactly as in prior Windows versions, including JAWS ability to simulate a left mouse click.

Hope it helps!
Fernando
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
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 -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:52 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message, How To Make Jaws Report In Windows 10 Pro

Howdy Y'all,
 
Okay follow the steps below if you're running Windows 10 Pro to make Jaws report the safely remove message.

Hi Mike and all,

If the confirmation message appears on the screen but JAWS is not saying it, perhaps it's helpful to know that in Windows 10 balloons was replaced with toasts, which like notifications in the Action Center are handled by the ShellExperienceHost process, too unstable like most UWP apps and areas, unfortunately increasing.
JAWS 17 and newer have a verbosity setting concerning Windows 10 notifications, but it is not as accurate as balloon reading, which was being developed since Windows XP.
If you have Windows 10 Pro, there's a group policy which allows to use balloons instead of new toast notifications.  Try the steps below:

1. Press WINDOWS+R, type the following and then press ENTER:
 
gpedit.msc
 
2. In the Tree view arrow down to, User Configuration, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Administrative Templates, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Start Menu and Taskbar.
3. When you reach Start Menu and Taskbar, tab to the list view.  In the list view, find the following policy: 
 
 Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts

4. Press ENTER to open the properties of this policy, tab to the group of radio buttons and change from, Not Configured, to, Enabled, tab to, Okay, and press enter.
5. When finished, restart the computer for this change to take effect.

By the way, File Explorer and other system and third-party apps which previously shown balloons will do that exactly as in prior Windows versions, including JAWS ability to simulate a left mouse click.

Hope it helps!
Fernando


Re: OCR Solution

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Vlad,
 
If you're running J2018, have you tried its OCR feature?  Or, the Recognize with Jaws option from the context menu?
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
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: Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:44 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] OCR Solution

Dear all,

I need to find a way to transform image pdf files into text. These are
mostly books that have been scanned a while ago, but I haven't had the
time and patience to find a solution. Now I really need to do something
about this, for professional reasons.

I found this Windows 10 app called KNFB Reader, which seems to do
exactly that. However, since this is a rather expensive app, I'd like to
ask those who have already used it a few things if I may:
1. How does this app deal with multi-lingual documents? Is it possible
to choose two or more recognission languages for the same book? Most of
my books are manuals. I am a language teacher and it is very important
that both languages used in a book be accurately detected.
2. Is formatting being retained, at least in part?
3. Are there any alternatives to this application? It seems to be the
only accessible solution, but I might be wrong.

I would be very grateful if anyone could help me with this.

Most sincerely,

Vlad



What Happened to Calc?

Steve Matzura
 

I updated to Windows 10 1803 OS build 17134.81, and CALC isn't there any more. I search for it, and it says it's a trusted Microsoft Store app, etc., but when I attempt to open it, it stays on-screen for about five seconds, then closes. Anyone know where it's gone or what happened to it?


Virtual Recorder Not Always Working

Eleni Vamvakari
 

I love Virtual Recorder, as it is free, accessible, and easy to use.
But why does it only work on some of my machines, even when I use the
same external microphones? I always check my settings and they're
fine. But it won't record from one of my desktops or from my new
laptop. To ensure that nothing was wrong, I tried Cok Free MP3
Recorder, and that works correctly, both for input and for input and
output combined. Is there any way to resolve this issue? If not, is
there another recorder that I can try? I want something simple, which
will allow me to choose the source, the bitrate, and optionally, the
amount of time to record.

Thanks,
Eleni

--
Facebook: elvam2167@gmail.com

anyaudio.net: elvam2167

Skype: elvam2167


Access Greece.

Robert Kingett <kingettr@...>
 

I may be sharing something everybody knows about, but NV Access made a page for scripts, to improve accessibility of websites like Trello and slack and telegram. It appears the last update was 2017 though, but if anybody wants to try these scripts, see the below link.


https://github.com/nvaccess/axSGrease


--

Robert Kingett, journalist. View my website below.


view my website here



OCR Solution

Vlad Dragomir
 

Dear all,

I need to find a way to transform image pdf files into text. These are mostly books that have been scanned a while ago, but I haven't had the time and patience to find a solution. Now I really need to do something about this, for professional reasons.

I found this Windows 10 app called KNFB Reader, which seems to do exactly that. However, since this is a rather expensive app, I'd like to ask those who have already used it a few things if I may:
1. How does this app deal with multi-lingual documents? Is it possible to choose two or more recognission languages for the same book? Most of my books are manuals. I am a language teacher and it is very important that both languages used in a book be accurately detected.
2. Is formatting being retained, at least in part?
3. Are there any alternatives to this application? It seems to be the only accessible solution, but I might be wrong.

I would be very grateful if anyone could help me with this.

Most sincerely,

Vlad


deleting "thumbs.db" files?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
quite often in audiobook or music folders, these very annoying, "thumbs.db" files keep appearing. what makes them so super annoying, is that the pesky things just won't delete. is there any way to get them to delete, and preferably not come back, as they seem to be of no actual use.
 
Simon
 
 


Re: Safe To Remove Hardware Message, How To Make Jaws Report In Windows 10 Pro

Karim Lakhani
 

would this problem be considered MS screwing us again?
Or is jaws not keeping up with the times?
 
 
 



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:53 PM
To: Tech Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message, How To Make Jaws Report In Windows 10 Pro

Howdy Y'all,
 
Okay follow the steps below if you're running Windows 10 Pro to make Jaws report the safely remove message.

Hi Mike and all,

If the confirmation message appears on the screen but JAWS is not saying it, perhaps it's helpful to know that in Windows 10 balloons was replaced with toasts, which like notifications in the Action Center are handled by the ShellExperienceHost process, too unstable like most UWP apps and areas, unfortunately increasing.
JAWS 17 and newer have a verbosity setting concerning Windows 10 notifications, but it is not as accurate as balloon reading, which was being developed since Windows XP.
If you have Windows 10 Pro, there's a group policy which allows to use balloons instead of new toast notifications.  Try the steps below:

1. Press WINDOWS+R, type the following and then press ENTER:
 
gpedit.msc
 
2. In the Tree view arrow down to, Computer Configuration, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Administrative Templates, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Start Menu and Taskbar.
3. When you reach Start Menu and Taskbar, tab to the list view.  In the list view, find the following policy: 
 
 Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts

4. Press ENTER to open the properties of this policy, tab to the group of radio buttons and change from, Not Configured, to, Enabled, tab to, Okay, and press enter.
5. When finished, restart the computer for this change to take effect.

By the way, File Explorer and other system and third-party apps which previously shown balloons will do that exactly as in prior Windows versions, including JAWS ability to simulate a left mouse click.

Hope it helps!
Fernando


outlook account

Monte Single
 

I should have said it will be a pop3 account.

 

 

Good morning list,

 

I’m using  nvda on a win 7 machine;  I have outlook 2013 for mail.

 

I would like to get my account setup information from outlook and use it to set up a new account on a win 10 system with outlook 2016.

 

Suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Monte

 

 


new outlook account

Monte Single
 

Good morning list,

 

I’m using  nvda on a win 7 machine;  I have outlook 2013 for mail.

 

I would like to get my account setup information from outlook and use it to set up a new account on a win 10 system with outlook 2016.

 

Suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Monte


Bluetooth keyboard

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I am hoping someone can help me.

I'm looking for a bluetooth keyboard. Before I get in to my choices I
was given an Anker Ultra slim bluetooth keyboard, which works great.
If anyone has this keyboard can it do multiple device pairing? From
what I'm seeing it can not. In that case if anyone wants it please let
me know privately.

Ok, to my questions, to owners of either the Logitech K380 or the
Logitech K480 or to those who have used both. The description of them
say multi-device support. My question is what are the differences
between the k380 and the k480 as both are nearly comparably priced on
amazon?

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: system sounds question

Smiling?
 

Change the other soundcard to be the default and tell the player to use the
soundcard that you just made to be no longer the default card. Unless you
turn off the system sounds, they are going to pley through the default card.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
aad leeflang
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:43 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] system sounds question

hello all
i am using two sound cards in my pc,
windows 10.
one for jaws and the other for my music.
my music sound card is my default sound card.
however when i want to use my system sounds those system sounds are
going through my default soud card.
i want to change that in a way, that my system sounds are not going
through my default sound carrd but through the same one as i am using
for jaws.
how can i manage this?
aad
--
aad leeflang <aad@tripledutch.info>


Re: Safe To Remove Hardware Message

Smiling?
 

Windows Explorer Show icon and notifications Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media is the option that you are interested in.

 

You can also just use your Windows key and type in

Icons and for my machine, one of the options that comes up will be

Notification Area Icons, hit enter on that and tab through seeing all what you do want and do not want showing up on your system tray. You can also Shift+Tab 5 or so times to get to something like show all of the Icons all of the time and check it then tab to OK if this is what you are after.

I understand you are using 10, but it truly wouldn’t be all that different and I’m sure you’ll be able to figure it out.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message

 

Hi Again All,

 

Okay, by doing the following Jaws will report the safe to remove message, although not consistently.  I knew I had a note about this somewhere because this also happens in Widows 7, and this is how I fixed it in Widows 10:

1. Windows key + I, to open Settings, Navigate to Personalization, and press enter.
2. Go to, Taskbar, press enter, tab to, Notification Area, Select which icons appear on the taskbar Link, and press enter.
3. Tab to, Windows host process (Rundll32) Button, press the spacebar to  check this option, and you should now hear Jaws report it's safe to remove.... after pressing enter on a drive from the Safely Remove Hardware icon.

 

Please let me know if the steps work for anyone else.

Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
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 -----

From: Gene

Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:59 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message

 

You can't eject hard drives and I have many flash drives that can't be ejected either.  One of the terms used is incorrect.  but the procedure described is for using safely remove hardware so the procedure is correct.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:49 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message

 

Hi all,

External hard drives can't be ejected like cards or USB drives.

Tell me, is Widows 10 better than the Nuptual version?   Wouldn't
Widows be more apt to give the blue screen of death?  <smiling>  Yes, I
know I'm bad, very bad!


Ann P.


Original message:
> Hi All,
> Running Widows 10 Pro Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81) with Jaws 16
> thru J2018 latest. Whenever I want to eject / remove an external
> harddrive I click on the system tray icon, choose the device, and press
> enter on it, but Jaws doesn't report the following:

> Safe To Remove Hardware: The ’USB Mass Storage Device’ device can now
> be safely removed from the computer.
> Can anyone tell me how to get Jaws to report the message above? Or,
> what setting is supposed to be activated to make Jaws report the
> message above? All help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks mooy moocho.
> Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
> 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.
>

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site:  http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: Is Sling accessible?/DirectvNow trouble

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

You need to borrow a set of eyes or have a lot of patience with the
Seeing AI app as there is a code you need to enter on a web site that
doesn't speak. I did it with Seeing AI by scanning my 32 inch TV with
the short text method.



Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
WHERE THE MAGIC IS IN LEARNING!
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while actually having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much more.
Contact:
Phone: (716) 543-3323 (Ext. 500)
Twitter: MysticAccess
Facebook: mysticaccessempower


On Sat, 26 May 2018 05:52:59 -0600
"Jessica R." <jdraichle@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi:
I started messing around with Sling TV, Youtube TV, and live TV on
Hulu. I am having trouble getting past the initial screen on Youtube TV
app on Apple TV; I can click on "Already a Member?", but can't move around
the screen after that; it just say "Back" and takes me to the first screen
again pressing on it. Sling TV does not appear to tell the channels in the
guide section. Hulu seems to work OK, but there was some overlapping of
sound a couple times while watching it last night... Any suggestions? I'm
also going to call and ask if AT&T would be willing to give me a discount
in order to keep my business since I can't fully access the Direct TV Now
app...
Jessica

May God go with you!
Sincerely,
Jessica

On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 9:02 AM, Lynn White <lynnwhite360@radioforlife.info>
wrote:

I have had one perplexing problem with the new DirectvNow app on my
iPhone. When I play a live TV show, I lose Voiceover and can't get out of
the show without shutting my phone down.


Has anyone else run into this?



On 5/19/2018 6:52 PM, Chris Grabowski wrote:

What do you want to watch TV on?
Chris

Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while
actually having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio
tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer
eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing
exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much
more.
Contact:
Phone: (716) 543-3323 (Ext. 500)
Twitter: MysticAccess
Facebook: mysticaccessempower


On Sat, 19 May 2018 18:40:33 -0400
"Melissa Hambleton" <nightfury19@verizon.net> wrote:

Is Sling TV accessible? Or, what other live streaming services are
accessible because I think I’ll be ending my DirectvNow subscription since
I can’t use it any longer.


Melissa


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Jessica R.
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DirectvNow trouble


They’ve redesigned the whole website and app. It’s not just because of
the DVR. It’s a whole new design… I didn’t have much luck getting around
the website very easily in the past either. But now it’s a nightmare! It
worked well on the Apple TV, but now the guide section is in accessible…
Everybody’s giving me the runaround on who supposed to fix it… I’m going to
be looking into other options...

Jessica


On May 18, 2018, at 2:27 PM, Melissa Hambleton <nightfury19@verizon.net
<mailto:nightfury19@verizon.net> > wrote:

Just recently, DirectvNow changed the website since they added DVR. I
always used the website from my PC and use JAWS 18. Now with the addition
with DVR, I can’t get anything to play and if I search for a channel no
search results come up at all and I’m just really lost on the website now.


I was wondering if anyone had suggestions to help using the website on
the PC…didn’t have too much trouble before using the website before DVR was
added.


Melissa



Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
Where the magic is in learning.
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while
actually having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio
tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer
eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing
exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much
more.
Contact:
Phone: (716) 543-3323 (Ext. 500)
Twitter: MysticAccess
Facebook: mysticaccessempower







Chris Grabowski
Mystic Access
WHERE THE MAGIC IS IN LEARNING!
https://www.MysticAccess.com
Ready to begin using your assistive technology with confidence while actually having fun? Visit us to learn about our comprehensive audio tutorials, one-on-one support and ongoing teleclasses. We also offer eclectic and timely assistive technology podcasts, a newsletter containing exclusive news and discounts, regularly updated free downloads, and so much more.
Contact:
Phone: (716) 543-3323 (Ext. 500)
Twitter: MysticAccess
Facebook: mysticaccessempower


Re: Safe To Remove Hardware Message, How To Make Jaws Report In Windows 10 Pro

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Whoops I made a mistake in step #2, so I've corrected it it in this set of steps.
Hi Mike and all,

If the confirmation message appears on the screen but JAWS is not saying it, perhaps it's helpful to know that in Windows 10 balloons was replaced with toasts, which like notifications in the Action Center are handled by the ShellExperienceHost process, too unstable like most UWP apps and areas, unfortunately increasing.
JAWS 17 and newer have a verbosity setting concerning Windows 10 notifications, but it is not as accurate as balloon reading, which was being developed since Windows XP.
If you have Windows 10 Pro, there's a group policy which allows to use balloons instead of new toast notifications.  Try the steps below:

1. Press WINDOWS+R, type the following and then press ENTER:
 
gpedit.msc
 
2. In the Tree view arrow down to, User Configuration, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Administrative Templates, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Start Menu and Taskbar.
3. When you reach Start Menu and Taskbar, tab to the list view.  In the list view, find the following policy: 
 
 Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts

4. Press ENTER to open the properties of this policy, tab to the group of radio buttons and change from, Not Configured, to, Enabled, tab to, Okay, and press enter.
5. When finished, restart the computer for this change to take effect.

By the way, File Explorer and other system and third-party apps which previously shown balloons will do that exactly as in prior Windows versions, including JAWS ability to simulate a left mouse click.

Hope it helps!
Fernando
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!
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 -----
From: Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:52 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message, How To Make Jaws Report In Windows 10 Pro

Howdy Y'all,
 
Okay follow the steps below if you're running Windows 10 Pro to make Jaws report the safely remove message.

Hi Mike and all,

If the confirmation message appears on the screen but JAWS is not saying it, perhaps it's helpful to know that in Windows 10 balloons was replaced with toasts, which like notifications in the Action Center are handled by the ShellExperienceHost process, too unstable like most UWP apps and areas, unfortunately increasing.
JAWS 17 and newer have a verbosity setting concerning Windows 10 notifications, but it is not as accurate as balloon reading, which was being developed since Windows XP.
If you have Windows 10 Pro, there's a group policy which allows to use balloons instead of new toast notifications.  Try the steps below:

1. Press WINDOWS+R, type the following and then press ENTER:
 
gpedit.msc
 
2. In the Tree view arrow down to, User Configuration, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Administrative Templates, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Start Menu and Taskbar.
3. When you reach Start Menu and Taskbar, tab to the list view.  In the list view, find the following policy: 
 
 Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts

4. Press ENTER to open the properties of this policy, tab to the group of radio buttons and change from, Not Configured, to, Enabled, tab to, Okay, and press enter.
5. When finished, restart the computer for this change to take effect.

By the way, File Explorer and other system and third-party apps which previously shown balloons will do that exactly as in prior Windows versions, including JAWS ability to simulate a left mouse click.

Hope it helps!
Fernando


Safe To Remove Hardware Message, How To Make Jaws Report In Windows 10 Pro

Mike B. <mb69mach1@...>
 


Howdy Y'all,
 
Okay follow the steps below if you're running Windows 10 Pro to make Jaws report the safely remove message.

Hi Mike and all,

If the confirmation message appears on the screen but JAWS is not saying it, perhaps it's helpful to know that in Windows 10 balloons was replaced with toasts, which like notifications in the Action Center are handled by the ShellExperienceHost process, too unstable like most UWP apps and areas, unfortunately increasing.
JAWS 17 and newer have a verbosity setting concerning Windows 10 notifications, but it is not as accurate as balloon reading, which was being developed since Windows XP.
If you have Windows 10 Pro, there's a group policy which allows to use balloons instead of new toast notifications.  Try the steps below:

1. Press WINDOWS+R, type the following and then press ENTER:
 
gpedit.msc
 
2. In the Tree view arrow down to, Computer Configuration, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Administrative Templates, right arrow to open, down arrow to, Start Menu and Taskbar.
3. When you reach Start Menu and Taskbar, tab to the list view.  In the list view, find the following policy: 
 
 Disable showing balloon notifications as toasts

4. Press ENTER to open the properties of this policy, tab to the group of radio buttons and change from, Not Configured, to, Enabled, tab to, Okay, and press enter.
5. When finished, restart the computer for this change to take effect.

By the way, File Explorer and other system and third-party apps which previously shown balloons will do that exactly as in prior Windows versions, including JAWS ability to simulate a left mouse click.

Hope it helps!
Fernando


Re: Android? anyone

Carolyn Arnold
 

It will be some time now, but before I replace, I'll check into Android. It has to be a good product, if nothing else, because of competition, not specific to one brand of phone.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Android? anyone

Sorry about the delayed reply, but I have no idea of what you are talking about. I use my Galaxy S7 for all that you mentioned and a whole lot more and as far as having to learn an entire new system I went from the iPhone 4s to a Galaxy S5 and really didn't notice a great deal of difference aside fro learning some new gestures. As I stated before I had 2 iPhones and will soon be getting my third Android. Not saying that I will never go back to Apple, but they will have to do something more than spectacular to bring me back. Again sorry about the late response. Have A Great Day1 de

<KF8LT><Jim Wohlgamuth><wohlggie@gmail.com> <mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com> .



On 15-Apr-18 21:42, Veronica Kirk wrote:


The eyes free list is a very good list for learning about the android operating system. I don’t know why you say you wish android would grow up and become a useable platform when you know of others who think it is.



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mary Otten
Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amdroid? anyone



Hi Jim,
I know I have seen you on android list, but I don’t remember what phone you have. I have a ZTE axon seven mini which is now a couple of years old. And it has not been upgraded and I don’t think it will be to the latest operating system. Fortunately, you really don’t have to use iTunes to put stuff on your phone these days, I suppose depending on when it is. But so much is downloadable now. I was kind of hoping that android would grow up and become a usable platform for people who really want to do things like browse the web and you email. So far, those things have not worked well for me, although other people say they have good luck there. In any case, if you are a a braille user, that’s not where you want to be quite yet. And getting back to Mike’s question, there are plenty of phones that work well depending on what you want to do. But the particular one that he bought I have never heard of on that android list or anywhere else. So I would still say, send it back and get something more in the mainstream that doesn’t require you to mess with it in the beginning just to get it charged, and then you might find out that it doesn’t even have talkback included from the get go. Some of them don’t. Stick with known brands like Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, LG, or Google, and you will have better results.
Mary




On Apr 14, 2018, at 8:08 PM, Jim Wohlgamuth <wohlggie@gmail.com <mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com> > wrote:

Hi Mary!

I do agree that there is a lot of nonsense that goes on over there, but I use my delete key a lot as well as simply letting the somewhat crazies go their own way. I have owned 2 Apple phones in the past and really had no issues with them aside from the fact that I was a bit limited in terms of the APPs that I could use and more important, I didn't like having to use iTunes every time I wished to put something onto my phone. Catch Ya Later! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.



On 14-Apr-18 22:55, Mary Otten wrote:

Hi Jim,
Certainly not everyone on that list is a “fanboy“. But some are. And some of them can be quite acerbic. So I feel it is fair to tell new subscribers when I go there, that depending on who response to their queries, it could be rather unfortunate. But there’s a lot of good information. You just have to be thick skin and willing to hit the delete key a lot.
Mary




On Apr 14, 2018, at 7:38 PM, Jim Wohlgamuth <wohlggie@gmail.com <mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com> > wrote:

Hello!

I am now and have been, on the Android list for quite some time now, and really don't consider myself a bad boy<SMILE!> Seriously though it is a very high volume list and I learn a great deal from it although I delete a lot as well because it isn't really relative to my particular phone or devices. Oh, I highly recommend it as well! Just my 2-sense worth<SMILE!>. Catch Ya Later! de

<KF8LT><Jim>.



On 14-Apr-18 21:09, Mary Otten wrote:

Hi Mike,
I think you should send that phone back. I have never heard of a phone that requires you to take the back off and do something before you can charge the battery. I have also never heard of this brand, and I have been a subscriber to a very high traffic android list for quite some time. Send it back and get something else. I don’t know how much this cost, but if you want a decent experience with android, you will probably have to spend a couple or maybe 300 bucks, depending on what you can find on sale. Phones to look for might be the Moto G5S plus or the six which is about to come out. Or if you have some more money, you could try out one of the Nokia phones or even the Google pixel tw hi Mike,
I think you should send that phone back. I have never heard of a phone that requires you to take the back off and do something before you can charge the battery. I have also never heard of this brand, and I have been a subscriber to a very high traffic android list for quite some time. Send it back and get something else. I don’t know how much this cost, but if you want a decent experience with android, you will probably have to spend a couple or maybe 300 bucks, depending on what you can find on sale. Phones to look for might be the Moto G5S plus or the six which is about to come out. Or if you have some more money, you could try it one of the Nokia phones or even the Google pixel which has recently been discounted on the Google play store. Something that’s new coming out with android seven is ridiculous, since Android 8 has been out now for many months. Indeed, the previews of android nine are out. Send it back. Consider subscribing to the ice free list on Google groups, although it is full of fanboys. and a very high traffic list. But those are the folks who are on about android.
Mary




On Apr 14, 2018, at 5:57 PM, Michael Boyd <mike122061@outlook.com <mailto:mike122061@outlook.com> > wrote:



Hello listers,



Well, I have purchased my first Android phone, and I can’t do a thing with it. The phone came from Amazon, and it is supposedly a new brand out on the market, “BooGee”. The model is the X20, and it runs on Amdroid 7.0. I really do not know what that means exactly, as I know nothing about the Android operating system, but I suppose it is like Orange Crush or CoCo Puffs or something. I am supposed to take the cover off of the back of the phone to remove a membrane from the battery terminals so the phone can be charged, but I can’t even find the battery cover or where to take the back off. So, right now, it is a paper weight. This company, BooGee, is in some other country, and their support can only be reached via email. I sent them one yesterday morning, but as of yet have not received a reply. The only encouraging thing, is that the technician’s name is Chris, but this could be like all of the other foreign based support groups where all of the technicians cannot speak English, but thee all are named Chip or Mandy. I pray that I make a break through on this case soon, or I think this phone is going back to Amazon. If you have ever heard of BooGee phones, please let me know. Also if you know anything about removing the cover from the phone battery. Thanks.



Michael


Re: DirectvNow Troubletrouble

Carolyn Arnold
 

Lynn, have you checked with the Peel the Apple list or the viPhone list?

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Lynn White
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 12:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DirectvNow Troubletrouble

With the new beta, on my iPhone, once I get a show playing on DirectvNow, I can't stop it and Voiceover does work unless I get out of the app. But as soon as I go back in, I'm still where the video was and there is no way to give out of it without totally shutting the phone down and restaring.




I am placed back into the video. But this time, I can go to the guide. But, I dare not play a show because I'm stuck again with the same dilemma. Any thoughts?



On 5/26/2018 7:46 AM, Michael Boyd wrote:




Jessica,



The network names are listed across in the top row of the Sling TV Guide. The programs available for each network are listed below that. Sling is hard to figure out at first, but becomes easier to use once you have the layout down. Sling TV support can help you to understand this layout better. The big problem that I had with Sling was the quality of the stream.



Michael







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> <main@TechTalk.groups.io> <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica R.
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:53 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Is Sling accessible?/DirectvNow trouble



Hi:

I started messing around with Sling TV, Youtube TV, and live TV on Hulu. I am having trouble getting past the initial screen on Youtube TV app on Apple TV; I can click on "Already a Member?", but can't move around the screen after that; it just say "Back" and takes me to the first screen again pressing on it. Sling TV does not appear to tell the channels in the guide section. Hulu seems to work OK, but there was some overlapping of sound a couple times while watching it last night... Any suggestions? I'm also going to call and ask if AT&T would be willing to give me a discount in order to keep my business since I can't fully access the Direct TV Now app...

Jessica




May God go with you!

Sincerely,

Jessica



On Mon, May 21, 2018 at 9:02 AM, Lynn White <lynnwhite360@radioforlife.info <mailto:lynnwhite360@radioforlife.info> > wrote:

I have had one perplexing problem with the new DirectvNow app on my iPhone. When I play a live TV show, I lose Voiceover and can't get out of the show without shutting my phone down.


Has anyone else run into this?




On 5/19/2018 6:52 PM, Chris Grabowski wrote:

What do you want to watch TV on?
Chris

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On Sat, 19 May 2018 18:40:33 -0400
"Melissa Hambleton" <nightfury19@verizon.net <mailto:nightfury19@verizon.net> > wrote:

Is Sling TV accessible? Or, what other live streaming services are accessible because I think I’ll be ending my DirectvNow subscription since I can’t use it any longer.


Melissa


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io> ] On Behalf Of Jessica R.
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] DirectvNow trouble


They’ve redesigned the whole website and app. It’s not just because of the DVR. It’s a whole new design… I didn’t have much luck getting around the website very easily in the past either. But now it’s a nightmare! It worked well on the Apple TV, but now the guide section is in accessible… Everybody’s giving me the runaround on who supposed to fix it… I’m going to be looking into other options...

Jessica


On May 18, 2018, at 2:27 PM, Melissa Hambleton <nightfury19@verizon.net <mailto:nightfury19@verizon.net> <mailto:nightfury19@verizon.net <mailto:nightfury19@verizon.net> > > wrote:

Just recently, DirectvNow changed the website since they added DVR. I always used the website from my PC and use JAWS 18. Now with the addition with DVR, I can’t get anything to play and if I search for a channel no search results come up at all and I’m just really lost on the website now.


I was wondering if anyone had suggestions to help using the website on the PC…didn’t have too much trouble before using the website before DVR was added.


Melissa




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Re: Safe To Remove Hardware Message

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

 

If it is identified as a USB or removeable drive in File Explorer, then it can be ejected via the Context menu. If it is identified as a local drive in File Explorer, then it must be removed via the Safely Remove Hardware and Media feature in the system tray.

 

Michael

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message

 

You can't eject hard drives and I have many flash drives that can't be ejected either.  One of the terms used is incorrect.  but the procedure described is for using safely remove hardware so the procedure is correct.

 

Gene

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

From: Ann Parsons

Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:49 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Safe To Remove Hardware Message

 

Hi all,

External hard drives can't be ejected like cards or USB drives.

Tell me, is Widows 10 better than the Nuptual version?   Wouldn't
Widows be more apt to give the blue screen of death?  <smiling>  Yes, I
know I'm bad, very bad!


Ann P.


Original message:
> Hi All,
> Running Widows 10 Pro Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.81) with Jaws 16
> thru J2018 latest. Whenever I want to eject / remove an external
> harddrive I click on the system tray icon, choose the device, and press
> enter on it, but Jaws doesn't report the following:

> Safe To Remove Hardware: The ’USB Mass Storage Device’ device can now
> be safely removed from the computer.
> Can anyone tell me how to get Jaws to report the message above? Or,
> what setting is supposed to be activated to make Jaws report the
> message above? All help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks mooy moocho.
> Take care. Mike. Go Dodgers!
> 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.
>

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Re: price comparison websites?

Cristóbal
 

For general shopping, I use Google Shopping.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:42 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] price comparison websites?

 

Hi, have an odd question:

 

Are there an websites that will search the net to compare pricing on various types of items, not just insurance or cell phone carriers?

 

I'd like to get the best price for things like white canes, and  other more vastly carried items, which places like amazon.com carry, but would like to see the best price

 

(example, if you buy the rainbow color identifier directly from the company that makes it, it will cost you $70.00.  If you buy it from amazon.com, you pay an extra $30. )

 

 

Thanks, I know it's an odd question, but hopefully someone in techtalk land will have an anser.

 

Keith

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