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Re: [Tec Talk] answering a call in Skype

Paul Mugambi
 

I would be interested to be trained too.
my skype name is shamgpaul1

On 7/31/18, Michael Hunt via Groups.Io <mjcolorado89=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Did you update to 8.25 or are you using the windows ten app?
The 8.25 has scrips, can help. But there are not any hotkeys anymore.
You can get the scrips from dlee.org
If you would like more help with skype you can email me off the site, I can
teach you how to use skype.
It is not as hard as it looks
Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 4:14 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] answering a call in Skype

Hi all,

Just updated to the new Skype and cannot find how to answer a call. Is it
a
button or what? There doesn't seem to be a hotkey.

Ann P.

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Skype name: shamgpaul1


Initial Skype for desktop 8 feedback

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So, some initial feedback after updating to Skype 8.x

Muscle memory issues with the new keystrokes aside which are always going to take a bit getting used to, I’m finding certain aspects to be quite frustrating. I’ve already written Microsoft about some of this via the feedback option in the app as well as on Twitter.

Anyway, the immediate thing is that with this updated version, there doesn’t seem to be any means to have the Skype ringer alert go to a separate audio source like external or PC speakers. There’s only one option for speakers which if you’re using a headset, which I’m pretty sure most if not all of us are using is the only viable option. More so for those of us who have a paid number. The end result is that when you get an incoming call, the ringer quite easily drowns out anything Jaws (in my case) may say. I don’t use the audio ducking feature as I find it to be too distracting. One can go into the speaker settings in Skype and lower the volume or the speaker settings in Windows 10 to lower Skype volume, but all that accomplishes is that in addition to the ringer being lowered, the call audio is lowered as well. Also, I’ve already twice missed an incoming call because I took my headset off for this or that reason and didn’t hear the ringer alert fast enough through the headset to put it back on and get to the Skype window in time to pick up.

I had mentioned previously that the hotkeys also no longer to appear to be universal. Indeed, this is the case. So now, when you get an incoming call, you have to scramble to the Skype window since at least for me, I’m not taken there automatically and if I’m in a different virtual desktop, the taskbar short cut win key plus X, Y or Z won’t work and try to listen to figure out if I’m finally in the Skype window which again, as described previously, isn’t as easy since the ringer is drowning everything else out. The few times I’ve had a chance to take an incoming call and used the control plus shift plus P command, Skype actually initiates an outgoing call as well as answering the incoming call. This . . . has proven to be problematic to say the least.

More than once already, I’ve found myself trying to orientate myself on the Skype screen to maybe tab to the answer button instead of using the hotkey to avoid this issue with answering/making a duel call, but so far, I haven’t been able to access the answer/accept call button in time.

This leads me into the other issue. I so far have not been able to find any of the telephone settings for Skype. Settings in Skype appear to be super basic. Nothing however for voicemail greeting, managing call forwarding and or ringer time. I know I can probably if need be access some of these features via the Skype web account, but talk about a needless step backwards.

One other thing for Jaws users (I don’t use NVDA enough to know how the dictionary manager works), I had a bunch of saved entries for phone numbers to speak this or that clinic. It seems that the Skype app is Chrome based so, they didn’t port over. I’m sure I can go into my Jaws settings and try and play around with changing a dictionary manager file association, but again, just another inconvenience.

IN broad terms, the app all in all seems accessible and navigating around like a webpage is easy enough, but it lacks some serious functionality.

It is much easier to make calls, but receiving/answering… it’s still rough to say the least.

 


Re: blindy.tv & drama

Pamela Dominguez
 

Channels don't say they are described. They just play described stuff. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: andy.tidwell
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hello Ann, are there more than 8 channels on TLF?
If there are what do I need
To get the described ones?
I am just curious since I have 8 of them on my stream and I haven't found
the described ones.
Maybe I haven't dun something correctly.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 4:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi all,

Anything I've ever listened to on The Listen Factor has been described.

Ann P.

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Re: [Tec Talk] answering a call in Skype

Michael Hunt
 

Did you update to 8.25 or are you using the windows ten app?
The 8.25 has scrips, can help. But there are not any hotkeys anymore.
You can get the scrips from dlee.org
If you would like more help with skype you can email me off the site, I can
teach you how to use skype.
It is not as hard as it looks
Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 4:14 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] answering a call in Skype

Hi all,

Just updated to the new Skype and cannot find how to answer a call. Is it a
button or what? There doesn't seem to be a hotkey.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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: blindy.tv & drama

Gene
 

I haven't listened to either service much but when I looked at the content options on the service you discussed, I don't recall its name, it didn't appear comparable.  the selections and sorts of programming offered seem considerably different.
 
In the old days, a schedule was available for the different channels on Blindy TV.  Now that the site appears to receive minimal attention, are schedules still being offered and is content being regularly updated?
 
Gene

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

Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi all,

Anything I've ever listened to on The Listen Factor has been described.

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
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Re: blindy.tv & drama

Evan Reese
 

Well, four out of the five channels work anyway; now that the Drama channel is back, with one of the working ones mislabeled. But they do not respond to messages. At least, they didn't respond to mine.
But I suppose you could say that it works, sort of mostly.
Evan

-----Original Message-----
From: Karim Lakhani
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 4:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

the blindy TV works I'm not sure why you are against them?
I don't do tweeter, but if you are having problems talk to them with
electronic method recommended.





-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:51 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi all,

I keep telling you, forget blindyTV, if it isn't working. Try:

http://www.thelistenfactor.com/

Ann P.

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: latest IE

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

This is latest update version 11.165.17134.0, it was last updated July 10, 2018 that update was just a security update.

----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] latest IE

There are several updates to IE 11, so what is the latest update? And can I download it?
 
Vicki
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] latest IE

The latest is IE 11. You should have it already.


On Jul 30, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

Can someone please tell me the latest version number of Internet Explorer and where to get it?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: blindy.tv & drama

Karim Lakhani
 

the blindy TV works I'm not sure why you are against them?
I don't do tweeter, but if you are having problems talk to them with
electronic method recommended.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:51 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi all,

I keep telling you, forget blindyTV, if it isn't working. Try:

http://www.thelistenfactor.com/

Ann P.

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

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Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: latest IE

Vicki W
 

There are several updates to IE 11, so what is the latest update? And can I download it?
 
Vicki
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Allen West
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] latest IE

The latest is IE 11. You should have it already.


On Jul 30, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

Can someone please tell me the latest version number of Internet Explorer and where to get it?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: blindy.tv & drama

andy.tidwell
 

Hello Ann, are there more than 8 channels on TLF?
If there are what do I need
To get the described ones?
I am just curious since I have 8 of them on my stream and I haven't found
the described ones.
Maybe I haven't dun something correctly.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 4:11 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi all,

Anything I've ever listened to on The Listen Factor has been described.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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."


answering a call in Skype

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Just updated to the new Skype and cannot find how to answer a call. Is it a button or what? There doesn't seem to be a hotkey.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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: blindy.tv & drama

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Anything I've ever listened to on The Listen Factor has been described.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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: blindy.tv & drama

andy.tidwell
 

Hello Ann the only thing about the listen factor is there are no audio
described channels on there.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 3:51 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi all,

I keep telling you, forget blindyTV, if it isn't working. Try:

http://www.thelistenfactor.com/

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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: blindy.tv & drama

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

I keep telling you, forget blindyTV, if it isn't working. Try:

http://www.thelistenfactor.com/

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
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: blindy.tv & drama

Evan Reese
 

Oh, it works fine. It just says Comedy in the title of the channel instead of Brain whenever I listen to it. Can't recall when that started, but it's been weeks at least, if not a few months.
Evan

-----Original Message-----
From: Karim Lakhani
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 2:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io ; main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

` The brain channel works fine in Canada.
Also the drama and comedy channels are working for me, I love the comedy
channels with audio descriptions.





-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Evan Reese
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 12:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Yes, the Drama channel is back, but the long dead Scifi channel is still
gone, and the Brain channel says Comedy.
So I don't know what's going on there.
Evan

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 11:48 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi All...


Blindy.tv's drama channel is back! Last night I just checked 'just in
case' and there it was.


I was so thrilled that I promptly fell asleep.


I don't know how long it will continue, but I hope to enjoy it as long as
it lasts.


Just a brief update.


Thankfully,

Nancy


Re: blindy.tv & drama

Karim Lakhani
 

` The brain channel works fine in Canada.
Also the drama and comedy channels are working for me, I love the comedy
channels with audio descriptions.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Evan Reese
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 12:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Yes, the Drama channel is back, but the long dead Scifi channel is still
gone, and the Brain channel says Comedy.
So I don't know what's going on there.
Evan

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 11:48 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi All...


Blindy.tv's drama channel is back! Last night I just checked 'just in
case' and there it was.


I was so thrilled that I promptly fell asleep.


I don't know how long it will continue, but I hope to enjoy it as long as
it lasts.


Just a brief update.


Thankfully,

Nancy


Re: blindy.tv & drama

Evan Reese
 

Yes, the Drama channel is back, but the long dead Scifi channel is still gone, and the Brain channel says Comedy.
So I don't know what's going on there.
Evan

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 11:48 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] blindy.tv & drama

Hi All...


Blindy.tv's drama channel is back! Last night I just checked 'just in
case' and there it was.


I was so thrilled that I promptly fell asleep.


I don't know how long it will continue, but I hope to enjoy it as long
as it lasts.


Just a brief update.


Thankfully,

Nancy


Issue With Windows Action Center

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,


Today, I received an alert from the tray item for Windows Action Center.  Instead of the usual 'no actions required' item, I got an 'actions recommended' message.  I right clicked on the item and opened the center.  I was able to track it down to a recommended check for Windows update.  I did the latest update; everything went fine.  However, I still get the 'actions recommended' item in the system tray.  When I searched for it again, it seems as if Windows wants me to do a fresh install of Windows with this 'get started' utility.  I don't want to do this because it will basically reset Windows to a clean default and remove most of my programs and apps.


The actual message does not read in the Windows Security Center utility.  To get this 'get started' button, I click on the more info button.  That whole series of screens does not seem to read very well.


Can anyone recommend anything for the solution to this problem--first to see exactly what the issue is that triggers the alert and then if nothing else--how do I dismiss the 'recommended actions' message?



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Re: latest IE

Allen West
 

The latest is IE 11. You should have it already.


On Jul 30, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

Can someone please tell me the latest version number of Internet Explorer and where to get it?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


latest IE

Vicki W
 

Can someone please tell me the latest version number of Internet Explorer and where to get it?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 

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