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Re: Wireless Network Questions

Jeremy <icu8it2@...>
 

Not certain, but might you have the option to automatically connect to the AP deselected? I can't remember exactly how the menu things pop up where you'd tell it to automatically reconnect upon being disconnected or getting back into range of the AP, the layout is a bit different in 10, but I do seem to remember that the option is there. I do not remember though if using the option to manually connect to an AP also requires that you reenter the key or if it only requires that once, but at least here on 10, it remembers my key and I just have to manually click the connect button when I wish to connect it. Also, you said that you need to reenter the key upon restarting the computer, but does it automatically reconnect you if for some reason the AP drops, so if the router were to lose power and then come back on? Depending on if it only does it on restarting or if it does it both on a restart and when something else causes the AP to be disconnected might point to it being more than just the option to have it automatically connect to the AP checked or not. As for what that other reason might be though, I can't say.
Tc.

On 5/31/2018 2:14 AM, Eleni Vamvakari wrote:
Every time I boot into 7, I have to reconnect to my wireless network
with my key. I went to manage wireless networks, but the list is
empty. Neither my hotspot nor my home wifi network is displayed. Can
someone please tell me what is going on and how to fix it? I have
never seen this on any other machine.

Thanks,
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Wireless Network Questions

Eleni Vamvakari
 

Every time I boot into 7, I have to reconnect to my wireless network
with my key. I went to manage wireless networks, but the list is
empty. Neither my hotspot nor my home wifi network is displayed. Can
someone please tell me what is going on and how to fix it? I have
never seen this on any other machine.

Thanks,
Eleni

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anyaudio.net: elvam2167

Skype: elvam2167


netflix volume too low

enes sarıbaş
 

hi all,

We have an LG smart tv, and when watching netflix titles, the volume is much lower than the tv's own volume. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so what is the solution?


Re: Working with Messenger

Eleni Vamvakari
 

I found an instant messenger whose client looks totally accessible.
But I couldn't sign up from inside it. Instead, I had to go to their
website. I entered the information, but there was some kind of
dialogue, because I couldn't agree to the terms of service. So yet
again, something else can't be used! Here is the service. Note that
they have an enterprise plan and a personal one. The latter is free,
but even the former costs very little.

https://www.brosix.com/

Anyway, I guess I'l have to do what I did with all of those
inaccessible recorders and just keep downloading one until either I
find something, or just give up, as I did in the first case.

On 30/05/2018, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
Can anyone please help me regarding these issues? If not, can someone
recommend better software?

On 29/05/2018, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm finally free of Skype! It seems that Messenger (the one used on
Facebook) is actually accessible with NVDA! I went to

http://www.messenger.com

and could easily navigate the page. This is quite different from when
I first tried it a few years ago. But I do have a few questions. Is
there a way to always enable my microphone so that I don't have to do
it each time I call someone? How do I go to the alerts in Firefox in
general? Can I make it so that only the conversation that I'm in is
visible? Is there a way to turn on sounds for sending and receiving
messages, and to let me know who is calling me? How do I delete
contacts in Messenger who I deleted or even blocked on Facebook? How
can I check audio messages that were left for me? Is there an
accessible client that I can download that works with Messenger? I
know of an unofficial one called Messenger for Desktop, but the
installer was completely inaccessible. Still, the developer seems
eager for suggestions, so this may be something that the blind
community can test.

https://messengerfordesktop.com/#download

Finally, can anyone recommend any other general software that I can
use for chat and/or calls between computers? Ideally, it should be
like Msn/Windows Live Messenger or Accessible Chat, as I liked the
simple interface. Thank you.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Adding HTML in Wordpress.com with NVDA

Chris Grabowski <skywalker@...>
 

If you are hand coding your HTML code, use text view.

If WordPress.com is the same as self hosted, you should have a preview changes link that will open in a new window.  This will show the post/page in all of it's HTML glory.



From: Armando
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:50 AM EST
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Adding HTML in Wordpress.com with NVDA

Hey. This is getting me so much pain, I am trying to add HTML to my website using NVDA. I usually use my iPhone to edit my WordPress website, but I had to turn in my BrailleSense to the school. But now, when I tried to edit HTML with NVDA, it is not accessible. I’m using the Twenty Seventeen Theme. How can I edit my website using NVDA? I tried visual mode, but when I preview the page, some HTML code is displayed.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



Re: Working with Messenger

Eleni Vamvakari
 

Can anyone please help me regarding these issues? If not, can someone
recommend better software?

On 29/05/2018, Eleni Vamvakari <elvam2167@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm finally free of Skype! It seems that Messenger (the one used on
Facebook) is actually accessible with NVDA! I went to

http://www.messenger.com

and could easily navigate the page. This is quite different from when
I first tried it a few years ago. But I do have a few questions. Is
there a way to always enable my microphone so that I don't have to do
it each time I call someone? How do I go to the alerts in Firefox in
general? Can I make it so that only the conversation that I'm in is
visible? Is there a way to turn on sounds for sending and receiving
messages, and to let me know who is calling me? How do I delete
contacts in Messenger who I deleted or even blocked on Facebook? How
can I check audio messages that were left for me? Is there an
accessible client that I can download that works with Messenger? I
know of an unofficial one called Messenger for Desktop, but the
installer was completely inaccessible. Still, the developer seems
eager for suggestions, so this may be something that the blind
community can test.

https://messengerfordesktop.com/#download

Finally, can anyone recommend any other general software that I can
use for chat and/or calls between computers? Ideally, it should be
like Msn/Windows Live Messenger or Accessible Chat, as I liked the
simple interface. Thank you.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

Gene
 

But such microphones are not general purpose microphones unless an adapter is used.  they are computer microphones.  You can't use a general purpose microphone in most computers and get good results. 
 

Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

Gene, you're right about microphones specifically designed for tape
recorders.  However, there are many computer microphones which use a
standard 3.5mm plug.  I have even used regular patch cords and y
adapters to record things and they worked without any issues.  As for
my friend's mic, it was originally for a phone, such as an Iphone or
an Android.

On 30/05/2018, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> The microphone your friend told you about probably requires the adapter to
> be used in devices that aren't computers.  The adapter produces a current
> which can be sent through the microphone circuit in a tape recorder, P.A.
> system, etc.  When no adapter is being used, the device will only work in a
> computer.
>
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: Gene
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:41 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone
>
>
> A microphone with a plug, not a USB connection, and that works in devices
> like tape recorders is not compatible with computers and is not a computer
> microphone.  I'm not saying it can't be used with all sound cards, but as
> far as I can tell, most sound cards require computer microphones.  Most
> sound cards send a current through the microphone jack.  the microphone
> allows the current to flow through it and when sound is encountered, the
> diaphragm modulates the current.  It doesn't produce current, as a tape
> recorder compatible microphone does.  If you plug a computer microphone into
> a tape recorder it won't work under those conditions.
>
> I don't know how many tape recorder type microphones are available in the
> cheaper price ranges these days, but you can't assume that any microphone
> with a plug is compatible with a computer.
>
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: Michael Boyd
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:03 AM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone
>
>
>
> A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack
> to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive
> microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do.
> Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only
> be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles.
> Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is
> probably eBay or Amazon.
>
> Michael
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eleni
> Vamvakari
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
> To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
> Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone
>
> I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone.  My
> criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable,
> doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet
> at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation.  It can use either usb
> 2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the
> battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card.  To put things into
> perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct.
>  The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not
> paying attention.  If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb
> connection.  But when they work properly, the sound quality of these
> microphones is excellent.  I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop,
> because it's apparently huge!  I have also used a wonderful ear-hook
> microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though
> unfortunately, I don't know the brand.  Finally, my best friend owns both an
> Iphone 4 and an SE.  While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I
> find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
> Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc?  I really like it!
>  I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if
> they can be used in Windows or not.
>
> Thanks,
> Eleni
>
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Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

Eleni Vamvakari
 

Gene, you're right about microphones specifically designed for tape
recorders. However, there are many computer microphones which use a
standard 3.5mm plug. I have even used regular patch cords and y
adapters to record things and they worked without any issues. As for
my friend's mic, it was originally for a phone, such as an Iphone or
an Android.

On 30/05/2018, Gene <gsasner@ripco.com> wrote:
The microphone your friend told you about probably requires the adapter to
be used in devices that aren't computers. The adapter produces a current
which can be sent through the microphone circuit in a tape recorder, P.A.
system, etc. When no adapter is being used, the device will only work in a
computer.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone


A microphone with a plug, not a USB connection, and that works in devices
like tape recorders is not compatible with computers and is not a computer
microphone. I'm not saying it can't be used with all sound cards, but as
far as I can tell, most sound cards require computer microphones. Most
sound cards send a current through the microphone jack. the microphone
allows the current to flow through it and when sound is encountered, the
diaphragm modulates the current. It doesn't produce current, as a tape
recorder compatible microphone does. If you plug a computer microphone into
a tape recorder it won't work under those conditions.

I don't know how many tape recorder type microphones are available in the
cheaper price ranges these days, but you can't assume that any microphone
with a plug is compatible with a computer.

Gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Michael Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone



A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack
to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive
microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do.
Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only
be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles.
Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is
probably eBay or Amazon.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eleni
Vamvakari
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone. My
criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable,
doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet
at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation. It can use either usb
2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the
battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card. To put things into
perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct.
The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not
paying attention. If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb
connection. But when they work properly, the sound quality of these
microphones is excellent. I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop,
because it's apparently huge! I have also used a wonderful ear-hook
microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though
unfortunately, I don't know the brand. Finally, my best friend owns both an
Iphone 4 and an SE. While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I
find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc? I really like it!
I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if
they can be used in Windows or not.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Adding HTML in Wordpress.com with NVDA

Angelo Sonnesso
 

Are you adding it as a new page, or editing an old page?

What I do is create the code with Ed Sharp, then paste it in to our website.

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Armando
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:51 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Adding HTML in Wordpress.com with NVDA

 

Hey. This is getting me so much pain, I am trying to add HTML to my website using NVDA. I usually use my iPhone to edit my WordPress website, but I had to turn in my BrailleSense to the school. But now, when I tried to edit HTML with NVDA, it is not accessible. I’m using the Twenty Seventeen Theme. How can I edit my website using NVDA? I tried visual mode, but when I preview the page, some HTML code is displayed.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Adding HTML in Wordpress.com with NVDA

Armando <a.vias@...>
 

Hey. This is getting me so much pain, I am trying to add HTML to my website using NVDA. I usually use my iPhone to edit my WordPress website, but I had to turn in my BrailleSense to the school. But now, when I tried to edit HTML with NVDA, it is not accessible. I’m using the Twenty Seventeen Theme. How can I edit my website using NVDA? I tried visual mode, but when I preview the page, some HTML code is displayed.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

Gene
 

The microphone your friend told you about probably requires the adapter to be used in devices that aren't computers.  The adapter produces a current which can be sent through the microphone circuit in a tape recorder, P.A. system, etc.  When no adapter is being used, the device will only work in a computer.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

A microphone with a plug, not a USB connection, and that works in devices like tape recorders is not compatible with computers and is not a computer microphone.  I'm not saying it can't be used with all sound cards, but as far as I can tell, most sound cards require computer microphones.  Most sound cards send a current through the microphone jack.  the microphone allows the current to flow through it and when sound is encountered, the diaphragm modulates the current.  It doesn't produce current, as a tape recorder compatible microphone does.  If you plug a computer microphone into a tape recorder it won't work under those conditions. 
 
I don't know how many tape recorder type microphones are available in the cheaper price ranges these days, but you can't assume that any microphone with a plug is compatible with a computer.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone


A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do. Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles. Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is probably eBay or Amazon.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone.  My criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable, doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation.  It can use either usb 2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card.  To put things into perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct.  The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not paying attention.  If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb connection.  But when they work properly, the sound quality of these microphones is excellent.  I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop, because it's apparently huge!  I have also used a wonderful ear-hook microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though unfortunately, I don't know the brand.  Finally, my best friend owns both an Iphone 4 and an SE.  While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc?  I really like it!  I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if they can be used in Windows or not.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

chris judge
 

Just my opinion, but I’ve always had better luck with USB microphones, as they by-pass the sound card completely, thus the type and quality of the sound card in your computer is not important.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: May 30, 2018 5:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

 

A microphone with a plug, not a USB connection, and that works in devices like tape recorders is not compatible with computers and is not a computer microphone.  I'm not saying it can't be used with all sound cards, but as far as I can tell, most sound cards require computer microphones.  Most sound cards send a current through the microphone jack.  the microphone allows the current to flow through it and when sound is encountered, the diaphragm modulates the current.  It doesn't produce current, as a tape recorder compatible microphone does.  If you plug a computer microphone into a tape recorder it won't work under those conditions. 

 

I don't know how many tape recorder type microphones are available in the cheaper price ranges these days, but you can't assume that any microphone with a plug is compatible with a computer.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:03 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

 


A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do. Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles. Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is probably eBay or Amazon.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone.  My criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable, doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation.  It can use either usb 2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card.  To put things into perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct.  The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not paying attention.  If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb connection.  But when they work properly, the sound quality of these microphones is excellent.  I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop, because it's apparently huge!  I have also used a wonderful ear-hook microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though unfortunately, I don't know the brand.  Finally, my best friend owns both an Iphone 4 and an SE.  While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc?  I really like it!  I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if they can be used in Windows or not.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

Gene
 

A microphone with a plug, not a USB connection, and that works in devices like tape recorders is not compatible with computers and is not a computer microphone.  I'm not saying it can't be used with all sound cards, but as far as I can tell, most sound cards require computer microphones.  Most sound cards send a current through the microphone jack.  the microphone allows the current to flow through it and when sound is encountered, the diaphragm modulates the current.  It doesn't produce current, as a tape recorder compatible microphone does.  If you plug a computer microphone into a tape recorder it won't work under those conditions. 
 
I don't know how many tape recorder type microphones are available in the cheaper price ranges these days, but you can't assume that any microphone with a plug is compatible with a computer.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone


A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do. Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles. Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is probably eBay or Amazon.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone.  My criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable, doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation.  It can use either usb 2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card.  To put things into perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct.  The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not paying attention.  If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb connection.  But when they work properly, the sound quality of these microphones is excellent.  I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop, because it's apparently huge!  I have also used a wonderful ear-hook microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though unfortunately, I don't know the brand.  Finally, my best friend owns both an Iphone 4 and an SE.  While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc?  I really like it!  I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if they can be used in Windows or not.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

Eleni Vamvakari
 

I always look there first. That's why I paid less than $40 for my Go
Mics instead of $79 or more! *smile* I certainly don't need
professional quality. Plus, those types of microphones are usually
quite large and heavy, hardly conducive to laptop use. But now that I
know that, I will research the Apple microphones. I also found a
great one with a 3.5mm cord, but it says that it works with pcs only
through some kind of adapter. My friend has it, and when he finds it,
he'll tell me the model. I recommended it to him, but that was a few
years ago!

On 30/05/2018, Michael Boyd <mike122061@outlook.com> wrote:

A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack
to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive
microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do.
Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only
be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles.
Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is
probably eBay or Amazon.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eleni
Vamvakari
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone. My
criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable,
doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet
at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation. It can use either usb
2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the
battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card. To put things into
perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct.
The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not
paying attention. If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb
connection. But when they work properly, the sound quality of these
microphones is excellent. I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop,
because it's apparently huge! I have also used a wonderful ear-hook
microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though
unfortunately, I don't know the brand. Finally, my best friend owns both an
Iphone 4 and an SE. While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I
find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc? I really like it!
I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if
they can be used in Windows or not.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Re: Seeking Computer Microphone

Michael Boyd <mike122061@...>
 

A microphone should be compatible with any device that has the proper jack to accept it's plug. The sound quality produced by a fairly inexpensive microphone is probably high enough to produce what you are looking to do. Very high quality microphones are seen in the prices, and really should only be needed for people such as musicians, recording engineers or audiophiles. Your best bet to find a good price on a decent computer microphone is probably eBay or Amazon.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eleni Vamvakari
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 1:56 AM
To: main <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking Computer Microphone

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer microphone. My criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that it's small, portable, doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional with a decent range (20 feet at minimum), and has no built-in noise cancellation. It can use either usb 2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the battery, and I can use it with my Logitech sound card. To put things into perspective, right now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct. The issue with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not paying attention. If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb connection. But when they work properly, the sound quality of these microphones is excellent. I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my laptop, because it's apparently huge! I have also used a wonderful ear-hook microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera, though unfortunately, I don't know the brand. Finally, my best friend owns both an Iphone 4 and an SE. While the SE is obviously better in most regards, I find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc? I really like it! I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm not sure if they can be used in Windows or not.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Seeking Computer Microphone

Eleni Vamvakari
 

I am seeking a new (to me, not necessarily modern) computer
microphone. My criteria are that it works with Windows XP and 7, that
it's small, portable, doesn't require batteries, is omnidirectional
with a decent range (20 feet at minimum), and has no built-in noise
cancellation. It can use either usb 2.0 or a 3.5mm jack, though I
might prefer the latter, as it won't drain the battery, and I can use
it with my Logitech sound card. To put things into perspective, right
now, I use an original Samson Go Mic and a Go Mic direct. The issue
with the original is that it tends to produce static if I'm not paying
attention. If I move the Direct, even slightly, it loses the usb
connection. But when they work properly, the sound quality of these
microphones is excellent. I can't get the Go Mic Connect for my
laptop, because it's apparently huge! I have also used a wonderful
ear-hook microphone with a 3.5mm connector that came with a camera,
though unfortunately, I don't know the brand. Finally, my best friend
owns both an Iphone 4 and an SE. While the SE is obviously better in
most regards, I find that its microphone lacks the richness of the 4.
Is there any way that I can reproduce that sound on a pc? I really
like it! I found some Apple Plaintalk microphones on Ebay, though I'm
not sure if they can be used in Windows or not.

Thanks,
Eleni

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Working with Messenger

Eleni Vamvakari
 

I'm finally free of Skype! It seems that Messenger (the one used on
Facebook) is actually accessible with NVDA! I went to

http://www.messenger.com

and could easily navigate the page. This is quite different from when
I first tried it a few years ago. But I do have a few questions. Is
there a way to always enable my microphone so that I don't have to do
it each time I call someone? How do I go to the alerts in Firefox in
general? Can I make it so that only the conversation that I'm in is
visible? Is there a way to turn on sounds for sending and receiving
messages, and to let me know who is calling me? How do I delete
contacts in Messenger who I deleted or even blocked on Facebook? How
can I check audio messages that were left for me? Is there an
accessible client that I can download that works with Messenger? I
know of an unofficial one called Messenger for Desktop, but the
installer was completely inaccessible. Still, the developer seems
eager for suggestions, so this may be something that the blind
community can test.

https://messengerfordesktop.com/#download

Finally, can anyone recommend any other general software that I can
use for chat and/or calls between computers? Ideally, it should be
like Msn/Windows Live Messenger or Accessible Chat, as I liked the
simple interface. Thank you.

Thanks,
Eleni

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This week on Eyes On Success: Making Money

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode is:

1822 Making Money (May 30, 2018)

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces U.S. currency notes. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Leonard Olijar, Director, and Lydia Washington, Lead Public Affairs Specialist about what goes into the printing process, various ways in which bills are made accessible, new ways being considered, and how you can obtain a free money reader.

 

The audio and show notes can be found at:

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Re: [SPF:fail] Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome

Gene
 

Yes, but after you type b, you then have to type enter to open the bookmarks interface.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:31 AM
Subject: [SPF:fail] Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome

Maybe I am misunderstanding Gene but I simply type the Altplus F and then B which takes me direct to the bookmarks.
Marie
 
 
From: Dennis L
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome
 

What about using a chrome extension is this possible?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 4:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome

 

there is no shortcut command such as you are asking about.  You can use alt f, hold alt and type f to open the menu.  Then type bo to move to the book marks item and press enter. 

 

For some reason, you can't use first letternavigation in the main folder.  if you place your book marks in another folder, from the very little I've played around with this, you can move using first letter navigation. 

 

Gene

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

From: Dennis L

Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 2:46 PM

To: techtalk@groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] accessing bookmarks in chrome

 

IN Internet Explorer I hit altA to quickly get to my favorites.  Is there a way like this to quickly get my bookmarks?   I also want to do letter navigation through my bookmarks this doesn’t seem possible.  I DO NOT WANT TO TYPE INTO A SEARCH FIELD WHAT I WANT!

 


Re: Question on Firefox 60.0.1 settings

Amy Gordon
 

Also would like to know what best settings are for firefox 60 to make
it work the best with jaws.

On 5/29/18, Cristóbal <crismunoz54@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello list,

I was poking around Firefox after reupgrading to V 60.0.1 and going through
the various settings to make sure everything is how I want it and came
across the below:

Use hardware acceleration when available Alt+Shift+r

Use autoscrolling Alt+Shift+a

Use smooth scrolling Alt+Shift+m

So, since I rarely ever deal with these particular settings, I forgot what
is advised. Whether to check or uncheck these three options? On the latest
Jaws 2018 May update and it is much better than the first go around with
Firefox 60.

Can anyone give me a refresher and what these three settings actually do?

Thanks,

Cristóbal