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Re: JAWS 2018 August update, issue windows 10 build 18 latest update.

Mário Navarro
 





OK. so I don't know what's going on in my notebook.
JAWS always read the General settings in windows 10.
and now with the two updates of JAWS and windows stopped working
I'm going to have to figure out what will make this issue occur.

I haven't done any drives update.

I did a JAWS repair but still not read the General settings.

with NVDA everything works normally.

thanks.
cheers.


Às 21:29 de 03/09/2018, Mike B. escreveu:
Hi Mario,
 
Didn't see your post the 1st time around so, if you're looking for any & all feedback I'm not having any problems at all with Jaws2018 latest or the latest Windows 10 update.
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: Monday, September 03, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS 2018 August update, issue windows 10 build 18 latest update.



Thank you to everyone, for not giving me feedback on my post.
thanks.


Às 11:53 de 01/09/2018, Mário Navarro escreveu:
>
>
> Hi all.
> someone of you is with issues with the latest update of jaws in the
> General settings of windows 10 build 18 version?
> here on my pc jaws 2018 August update can not read anything in the
> settings with the windows key shortcut i.
> Windows 10, build 18, with the update of August the latest.
> is this another one of jaws on windows 10 bugs?
> thanks.
> Cheers.
>
>

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Re: does jaws have a built in OCR?

Brian K. Lingard
 

Yes. Both Jaws 18 and 2018 have built-in OCR.

Brian

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Keith S
Sent: August 10, 2018 12:40
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] does jaws have a built in OCR?

 

Does the current version of jaws have a built in OCR?

 

Thanks

 

Keith


Re: Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Thomas N. Chan
 

you just need to remove two items from an old computer.
1. harddrive aka harddisk
2. ram

The rest, have data which its rather minimum for people to track it or find
its your data. On the motherboard point of iew, its only bits on them, so
not really much data.

--------------------
regards
Thomas N. Chan

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
janet gross
Sent: Tuesday, 4 September 2018 10:19 AM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Hi Everyone,
Happy Labor Day! Can someone tell me how I can remove the mother board from
an old xp computer? I want to get rid of this old computer, but I do have
some personal information on it, so that is why I would want to remove the
mother board, as I think that might be where my personal information might
be.
Thank you all in advance.
Janet


Re: Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Gene
 

If you want to give the computer away in a useable state, you can use a program to overwrite information on the hard drive.  I don't know enough to comment on that.  If you want to destroy the hard drive, let someone do so who knows what they are doing if you simply want to recycle the computer or give it away with the understanding that whoever wants to use it will have to put a hard drive in. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Gene,

Ok, how can I get into the hard drive then?

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 10:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

 

There is no personal information on the motherboard.  If there is any personal information, it is on the hard drive. 

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 9:18 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

 

Hi Everyone,
Happy Labor Day!  Can someone tell me how I can remove the mother board from an old xp computer? I want to get rid of this old computer, but I do have some personal information on it, so that is why I would want to remove the mother board, as I think that might be where my personal information might be.
Thank you all in advance.
Janet




Re: Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Monte Single
 

You have to remove the outer shell or case of the computer; this usually requires the removal of the screws at the back of the case.  These screws are usually located on the back side edges; there are likely 2 on each side.  Then you slide the case backwards to remove it.  Make sure everything is umplugged before doing these things.   Inside the machine, at the front, you will find two boxy type  drives, The big squarish one is the cd/dvd drive. Below that is the hard drive, where all the info is.   There are 2 cables plugged in to the back of the drive;  remove these by pulling the cables back with a steady force.  They slide off, friction fit.  Last, there are usually 2 small screws  attaching the drive to the case.  Remove these and slide the drive back and out.  Now if you want to get rid of  what info is on the drive,  give it a few good wacks with a hammer. 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of janet gross
Sent: September-03-18 9:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

 

Gene,

Ok, how can I get into the hard drive then?

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 10:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

 

There is no personal information on the motherboard.  If there is any personal information, it is on the hard drive. 

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 9:18 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

 

Hi Everyone,
Happy Labor Day!  Can someone tell me how I can remove the mother board from an old xp computer? I want to get rid of this old computer, but I do have some personal information on it, so that is why I would want to remove the mother board, as I think that might be where my personal information might be.
Thank you all in advance.
Janet



Re: Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Janet
 

Gene,

Ok, how can I get into the hard drive then?

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 10:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

 

There is no personal information on the motherboard.  If there is any personal information, it is on the hard drive. 

 

Gene

----- Original message -----

From: janet gross

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 9:18 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

 

Hi Everyone,
Happy Labor Day!  Can someone tell me how I can remove the mother board from an old xp computer? I want to get rid of this old computer, but I do have some personal information on it, so that is why I would want to remove the mother board, as I think that might be where my personal information might be.
Thank you all in advance.
Janet




Re: Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Gene
 

There is no personal information on the motherboard.  If there is any personal information, it is on the hard drive. 
 
Gene

----- Original message -----
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 9:18 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Hi Everyone,
Happy Labor Day!  Can someone tell me how I can remove the mother board from an old xp computer? I want to get rid of this old computer, but I do have some personal information on it, so that is why I would want to remove the mother board, as I think that might be where my personal information might be.
Thank you all in advance.
Janet





Re: Accessible Video to Mp3 Converter

George McCoy <slr1bpz@...>
 

The Pazera audio suite has free converters for just about every format you can think of.


George

On 9/2/2018 10:55 PM, Jujube wrote:
Hello,
I'm looking for a free video to mp3 converter that is fully accessible with JAWS and/or NVDA and can batch convert files.  The switch sound converter requires payment, and I find Pazera inefficient.  Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


Removing a mother board from a xp old computer Question.

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
Happy Labor Day! Can someone tell me how I can remove the mother board from an old xp computer? I want to get rid of this old computer, but I do have some personal information on it, so that is why I would want to remove the mother board, as I think that might be where my personal information might be.
Thank you all in advance.
Janet


Re: JAWS 2018 August update, issue windows 10 build 18 latest update.

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


Hi Mario,
 
Didn't see your post the 1st time around so, if you're looking for any & all feedback I'm not having any problems at all with Jaws2018 latest or the latest Windows 10 update.
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: Monday, September 03, 2018 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS 2018 August update, issue windows 10 build 18 latest update.



Thank you to everyone, for not giving me feedback on my post.
thanks.


Às 11:53 de 01/09/2018, Mário Navarro escreveu:
>
>
> Hi all.
> someone of you is with issues with the latest update of jaws in the
> General settings of windows 10 build 18 version?
> here on my pc jaws 2018 August update can not read anything in the
> settings with the windows key shortcut i.
> Windows 10, build 18, with the update of August the latest.
> is this another one of jaws on windows 10 bugs?
> thanks.
> Cheers.
>
>

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Re: JAWS 2018 August update, issue windows 10 build 18 latest update.

Gene
 

Maybe people didn't see your post.  Maybe they were waiting to see what others reported because they don't have the problem you are reporting.  If you don't get a response, send the message again and say you got no response and that you want to know if others are having the problem. 
 
There are various reasons your message may not be answered.  You aren't being actively ignored.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 2:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS 2018 August update, issue windows 10 build 18 latest update.



Thank you to everyone, for not giving me feedback on my post.
thanks.


Às 11:53 de 01/09/2018, Mário Navarro escreveu:
>
>
> Hi all.
> someone of you is with issues with the latest update of jaws in the
> General settings of windows 10 build 18 version?
> here on my pc jaws 2018 August update can not read anything in the
> settings with the windows key shortcut i.
> Windows 10, build 18, with the update of August the latest.
> is this another one of jaws on windows 10 bugs?
> thanks.
> Cheers.
>
>

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Re: JAWS 2018 August update, issue windows 10 build 18 latest update.

Mário Navarro
 

Thank you to everyone, for not giving me feedback on my post.
thanks.


Às 11:53 de 01/09/2018, Mário Navarro escreveu:



Hi all.
someone of you is with issues with the latest update of jaws in the General settings of windows 10 build 18 version?
here on my pc jaws 2018 August update can not read anything in the settings with the windows key shortcut i.
Windows 10, build 18, with the update of August the latest.
is this another one of jaws on windows 10 bugs?
thanks.
Cheers.

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apple tv 4th gen question

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

I have a question about apple tv, tv shows app and watching purchased tv shows. This may also apply to iPhones. When I enter a tv show season to watch, beside the play button, there is a seasons button, and right of that button is a remove button. What does the remove button do? I hope it will not delete the episodes I purchased if I should accidentally press it, making me have to buy that episode or season all over again? All my devices are android, but I like the huge amount of movies and tv shows content iTunes offers so I have an apple tv. And I’m thinking of also getting an iPod touch so I can watch my shows on the go, since iPod touch is the least expensive or cheapest apple device. Basically its iPhone without the phone. I like my android devices also, but iTunes has the most watchable content I think.

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: External drives and sleep mode

Walter Ramage
 

Hi  OK, thanks that is re-assuring.  I’ll give that some thought as I need to get this PC wiped and a re-install done so there is no point installing the utility until I’ve got that done.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 03 September 2018 13:35
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

It's in Life Hacker.  There is nothing wrong with it.  Life Hacker is a respected technology web site and is often cited.

 

I checked to be sure and I still have the utility in my collection.  It is the same utility as cited in the article. 

Also, if you are still worried, you can send it to the Virus Total web site where it will be checked by something like ten or fifteen different antivirus checkers.  Of course, that's no guarantee but it may give you more assurance.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 6:52 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

Hi.  Thanks for your response.  I’m a little uncertain about installing something from a source I don’t know anything about.  If others had used this utility then it would be different.  You know the strange thing is that it is much quicker to disconnect the Western digital drive and then re-connect it and it spins up in seconds but doing that regularly will eventually cause problems with the connections.  I have had these two portables for a few years and think it is time to replace them so I’m going to order today 2 Seagate 5tb portable drives.  I’ve had no problem with Seagate drives and in truth the Western digital drives work great when awake but go to sleep too quickly and are a pain to wake up.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 03 September 2018 00:21
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

I forgot to give the link to the article.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 3:52 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

Hi to all.  Can anybody give me step by step instructions on how to disable the sleep mode on my external drives please?

 

All my computers are Win7 64bit and I’m using Jaws 2018.

 

They all have ssds but as I get annoyed with the sleep mode I’ve disabled that function for my internal hard drive.  However I do have a number of external drives; some Seagate and others Western digital.  When these drives go to sleep I find the Seagate drives wake up and respond within a few seconds but by and large the Western Digital drives are so very slow to wake up.  One of the Western Digital passport drives can take as much as 4 or even 5 minutes before responding (I think it is in a USB 2 port) others not so bad but they still take a good couple of minutes to wake up.  This is true of both portable drives and also mains driven drives.  As I said, I’ve disabled the sleep function on my computers internal hard drives and I’m happy with that but the western digital drives are a royal pain and if I could disable their sleep function life would be a lot less aggravating.  I know how to go to control panel and power settings for my internal drive but I don’t know where to go for the external drives; could it be devices? And if so where or what do I look for?  Any help appreciated.  Walter.

 


Re: [Tec Talk] Jaws and dating sites

Pamela Dominguez
 

I've been getting mail that says it's from Wells Fargo. I delete it, since
I have nothing to do with that. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian K. Lingard
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 12:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [Tec Talk] Jaws and dating sites

Actually, the code words to look for are Western Union Money Transfer!

I have received e-mail from the nicest sounding people who need 3,500 to pay
their hotel bill after their passport, plane tickets and money were stolen.

It is always a sum in U. S. Dollars despite them staying at a large hotel in
London.

My first question is which hotel are they staying in>? I say I will wire the
money to the Hotel's General Manager's Personal attention.

Or say I happen to be visiting London at the moment, staying at the Savoy,
just ask for me at the front desk.

They always turn out to be scammers!
Brian

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Missa
Sent: August 7, 2018 21:45
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws and dating sites

I admit that I don't have a lot of experience with OKC. I never ran into
that problem with the few guys I talked to I also limited my search to 20
miles of where I live and narrowed it down more when it came to what sort of
relationship I was looking for. I would see about looking up how to work
your profile. You know how they say to look alert when walking out to your
car alone at night? I know that doesn't always count for a blind person, but
the essence is the same. If you look confident and alert the scammers will
pass you by since you won't look like an easy mark.
I did get a few messages that might've led that way on match, but I cut
those off quick.
I've been blind for 11 years and the years I wasn't I spent the bulk of that
on the internet. I was either playing online games or chatting so I had a
sort of scam/asshole detector going on. Match helped me re-engage that since
I hadn't been on the internet much since I lost my sight.... It's not fair
to think each potential guy is a scammer, but I'd rather be safe than sorry
again. A bad relationship decision was pretty much a big reason I lost my
sight in the first place. I used to attract jerks, lol.
I think reading profiles can give you a good idea of the person. I would
skip profiles where they used bad grammar, "lol" a lot, and just things like
that. I also used to pay attention to the number of pictures they had on
their profile. I know I couldn't see them, but if there was only one or two
that made me think. In this day and age, it is too easy to take a picture.
Heck even I take a lot of pictures and I'm totally blind.
With match profiles I noticed that some would copy and paste the exact same
paragraph or two so I would skip them. You just get a feel for it I guess? I
would say read the questions, but some guys don't update their answers. I
took note of some answers and asked my boyfriend about his answer ... his
reply was that he hadn't updated them since he created his account years
ago. hah So, get some answer/questions and ask the person messaging you. I'd
think that would be a good way to see because you can't change your answers
for 24 hours I think.
My sister, years ago, ran into a scam from a dating app. I forget what it
was called... it had to do with wire transfers and Nigeria.
When she told me about it I couldn't believe it because the word "Nigeria"
would have set off air raid sirens in my head. I won't go into what all
happened with her, but I made her get everything related to it and report it
to the FBI.
If there is any mention of money, needing this or that, or anything not
related to getting to know someone and wanting something I'd ditch it and
move on. I know as a blind person picking are slim, but there is no reason
to settle ... ever. I wouldn't ditch it right away, but give them time to
redeem or hang themselves.
As I said I talk a lot.... I did a lot of research before I even created
accounts. I looked up how to fill out my profile, what to include or not
include in it, ways to word it, and things like that. I also looked up how
to message people and how it might go. I was really out of the game when it
came to messaging people who weren't my family/close friends. I started
with the 7-day trial with Match, was suckered into paying for a month, and
moved on to the next app which was OKC.
It is tempting to run ahead and get things right now, but I prefer to be
prepared before I go into any endeavor.
I'm in no way an expert since I was very fortunate to find someone
interesting within a couple of months, but a little info is still some info.
I know what to do, for the most part, if I have to do it all over again.
.
On 8/7/18, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:
Thanks so much for all of your help. I do have one question, do you
notice with ok cupid that there are a lot of scam artists asking for
money? They sound really good on their profiles and then you come to
realize they are not who they say they are? My friend has found quite
a few scam artists on there from different countries. Thanks again.

Shelly


On 8/6/2018 6:02 PM, Missa wrote:
I switch back and forth between the mobile (m.okcupid.com) and the
desktop site. It depends on what you are wanting to do. I had to mess
around with it a bit to be able to respond to messages I got with
likes. They changed it so that messages don't go through unless both
parties like each other. That can be frustrating when you get a
notification that someone liked and messaged you.... I used those
sites coupled with the iOS app. I had to turn VO off to swipe though
to get to the profiles that also messaged/liked me. It takes trial
and error, but I was mostly satisfied with it.
I can read profiles and the questions just fine. You have to go from
the top a lot of the times because of the way their site is
programmed.... navigating by single letter doesn't always work either.
I do some searching with find too.
On 8/6/18, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:
I tried okcupid a few years ago and I couldn't get anywhere with it.
I had trouble navigating the site. I would rather do free ones
because when they see that I'm blind in my profile, I don't get many
responses.
I have been on of now for over a year and have found nothing. I
can read profiles really well and I can also send messages with no
problem.
Is ok cupid like that? Thanks everyone for your comments.

Shelly


On 8/5/2018 9:16 AM, Missa wrote:
Match was helpful to me after I mention I was blind… however them
interface is clunky, not very helpful, and I noticed a bunch of
spam bot.
Plus, I found it expensive for what little I got out of it… I never
got past the initial survey for harmony site, Using my iPhone or me
computer with NVDA. I did not think about using jaws or narrator. I
used OkCupid.
I
didn’t pay for it though and it seem to have worked for me. There
are some things that didn’t work for me and I haven’t seen if those
things have been fixed lately with the iOS app. I would switch back
and forth between the mobile site when I used it on my computer.
I put that I am blind in my profile. I felt that it would be a sort
of deception on my part if I did not disclose that at first. I did
not get a lot of responses when I sent them out, but I figured I
would weed them out to begin with. I still got some interest from
other people, but I did not use it for very long before I found the
person I am currently seeing. So, I have not experimented with it
more since I started with back in March.

Melissa
On Aug 3, 2018, at 3:52 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...>
wrote:

Hi Everyone:


Does any of you know if Jaws works well with dating sites and if
so, which ones do you think are the best? I have tried some and
you have to put in a code that you see on the screen and Jaws
doesn't work with that or any screen reader for that matter. A
lot of dating sites seem not to be willing to help people with
disabilities. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Shelly


Re: External drives and sleep mode

Gene
 

It's in Life Hacker.  There is nothing wrong with it.  Life Hacker is a respected technology web site and is often cited.
 
I checked to be sure and I still have the utility in my collection.  It is the same utility as cited in the article. 
Also, if you are still worried, you can send it to the Virus Total web site where it will be checked by something like ten or fifteen different antivirus checkers.  Of course, that's no guarantee but it may give you more assurance.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, September 03, 2018 6:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

Hi.  Thanks for your response.  I’m a little uncertain about installing something from a source I don’t know anything about.  If others had used this utility then it would be different.  You know the strange thing is that it is much quicker to disconnect the Western digital drive and then re-connect it and it spins up in seconds but doing that regularly will eventually cause problems with the connections.  I have had these two portables for a few years and think it is time to replace them so I’m going to order today 2 Seagate 5tb portable drives.  I’ve had no problem with Seagate drives and in truth the Western digital drives work great when awake but go to sleep too quickly and are a pain to wake up.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 03 September 2018 00:21
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

I forgot to give the link to the article.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 3:52 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

Hi to all.  Can anybody give me step by step instructions on how to disable the sleep mode on my external drives please?

 

All my computers are Win7 64bit and I’m using Jaws 2018.

 

They all have ssds but as I get annoyed with the sleep mode I’ve disabled that function for my internal hard drive.  However I do have a number of external drives; some Seagate and others Western digital.  When these drives go to sleep I find the Seagate drives wake up and respond within a few seconds but by and large the Western Digital drives are so very slow to wake up.  One of the Western Digital passport drives can take as much as 4 or even 5 minutes before responding (I think it is in a USB 2 port) others not so bad but they still take a good couple of minutes to wake up.  This is true of both portable drives and also mains driven drives.  As I said, I’ve disabled the sleep function on my computers internal hard drives and I’m happy with that but the western digital drives are a royal pain and if I could disable their sleep function life would be a lot less aggravating.  I know how to go to control panel and power settings for my internal drive but I don’t know where to go for the external drives; could it be devices? And if so where or what do I look for?  Any help appreciated.  Walter.

 


Re: External drives and sleep mode

Walter Ramage
 

Hi.  Thanks for your response.  I’m a little uncertain about installing something from a source I don’t know anything about.  If others had used this utility then it would be different.  You know the strange thing is that it is much quicker to disconnect the Western digital drive and then re-connect it and it spins up in seconds but doing that regularly will eventually cause problems with the connections.  I have had these two portables for a few years and think it is time to replace them so I’m going to order today 2 Seagate 5tb portable drives.  I’ve had no problem with Seagate drives and in truth the Western digital drives work great when awake but go to sleep too quickly and are a pain to wake up.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 03 September 2018 00:21
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

I forgot to give the link to the article.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 3:52 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] External drives and sleep mode

 

Hi to all.  Can anybody give me step by step instructions on how to disable the sleep mode on my external drives please?

 

All my computers are Win7 64bit and I’m using Jaws 2018.

 

They all have ssds but as I get annoyed with the sleep mode I’ve disabled that function for my internal hard drive.  However I do have a number of external drives; some Seagate and others Western digital.  When these drives go to sleep I find the Seagate drives wake up and respond within a few seconds but by and large the Western Digital drives are so very slow to wake up.  One of the Western Digital passport drives can take as much as 4 or even 5 minutes before responding (I think it is in a USB 2 port) others not so bad but they still take a good couple of minutes to wake up.  This is true of both portable drives and also mains driven drives.  As I said, I’ve disabled the sleep function on my computers internal hard drives and I’m happy with that but the western digital drives are a royal pain and if I could disable their sleep function life would be a lot less aggravating.  I know how to go to control panel and power settings for my internal drive but I don’t know where to go for the external drives; could it be devices? And if so where or what do I look for?  Any help appreciated.  Walter.

 


Re: [Tec Talk] Jaws and dating sites

Gene
 

When you say my first question is, are you saying you ask them or are you saying that is the question that comes into your mind?  You should never respond to a spam message.  It tells the spammers the address is active and may result in you getting more spam.
 
Gene

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Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 11:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [Tec Talk] Jaws and dating sites

Actually, the code words to look for are Western Union Money Transfer!

I have received e-mail from the nicest sounding people who need 3,500 to pay their hotel bill after their passport, plane tickets and money were stolen.

It is always a sum in U. S. Dollars despite them staying at a large hotel in London.

My first question is which hotel are they staying in>? I say I will wire the money to the Hotel's General Manager's Personal attention.

Or say I happen to be visiting London at the moment, staying at the Savoy, just ask for me at the front desk.

They always turn out to be scammers!
Brian

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Missa
Sent: August 7, 2018 21:45
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws and dating sites

I admit that I don't have a lot of experience with OKC. I never ran into that problem with the few guys I talked to I also limited my search to 20 miles of where I live and narrowed it down more when it came to what sort of relationship I was looking for. I would see about looking up how to work your profile. You know how they say to look alert when walking out to your car alone at night? I know that doesn't always count for a blind person, but the essence is the same. If you look confident and alert the scammers will pass you by since you won't look like an easy mark.
I did get a few messages that might've led that way on match, but I cut those off quick.
I've been blind for 11 years and the years I wasn't I spent the bulk of that on the internet. I was either playing online games or chatting so I had a sort of scam/asshole detector going on. Match helped me re-engage that since I hadn't been on the internet much since I lost my sight.... It's not fair to think each potential guy is a scammer, but I'd rather be safe than sorry again. A bad relationship decision was pretty much a big reason I lost my sight in the first place. I used to attract jerks, lol.
I think reading profiles can give you a good idea of the person. I would skip profiles where they used bad grammar, "lol" a lot, and just things like that. I also used to pay attention to the number of pictures they had on their profile. I know I couldn't see them, but if there was only one or two that made me think. In this day and age, it is too easy to take a picture. Heck even I take a lot of pictures and I'm totally blind.
With match profiles I noticed that some would copy and paste the exact same paragraph or two so I would skip them. You just get a feel for it I guess? I would say read the questions, but some guys don't update their answers. I took note of some answers and asked my boyfriend about his answer ... his reply was that he hadn't updated them since he created his account years ago. hah So, get some answer/questions and ask the person messaging you. I'd think that would be a good way to see because you can't change your answers for 24 hours I think.
My sister, years ago, ran into a scam from a dating app. I forget what it was called... it had to do with wire transfers and Nigeria.
When she told me about it I couldn't believe it because the word "Nigeria" would have set off air raid sirens in my head. I won't go into what all happened with her, but I made her get everything related to it and report it to the FBI.
If there is any mention of money, needing this or that, or anything not related to getting to know someone and wanting something I'd ditch it and move on. I know as a blind person picking are slim, but there is no reason to settle ... ever. I wouldn't ditch it right away, but give them time to redeem or hang themselves.
As I said I talk a lot.... I did a lot of research before I even created accounts. I looked up how to fill out my profile, what to include or not include in it, ways to word it, and things like that. I also looked up how to message people and how it might go. I was really out of the game when it came to messaging people who weren't my family/close friends.  I started with the 7-day trial with Match, was suckered into paying for a month, and moved on to the next app which was OKC.
It is tempting to run ahead and get things right now, but I prefer to be prepared before I go into any endeavor.
I'm in no way an expert since I was very fortunate to find someone interesting within a couple of months, but a little info is still some info. I know what to do, for the most part, if I have to do it all over again.
.
On 8/7/18, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:
> Thanks so much for all of your help.  I do have one question, do you
> notice with ok cupid that there are a lot of scam artists asking for
> money?  They sound really good on their profiles and then you come to
> realize they are not who they say they are?  My friend has found quite
> a few scam artists on there from different countries.  Thanks again.
>
> Shelly
>
>
> On 8/6/2018 6:02 PM, Missa wrote:
>> I switch back and forth between the mobile (m.okcupid.com) and the
>> desktop site. It depends on what you are wanting to do. I had to mess
>> around with it a bit to be able to respond to messages I got with
>> likes. They changed it so that messages don't go through unless both
>> parties like each other. That can be frustrating when you get a
>> notification that someone liked and messaged you.... I used those
>> sites coupled with the iOS app. I had to turn VO off to swipe though
>> to get to the profiles that also messaged/liked me. It takes trial
>> and error, but I was mostly satisfied with it.
>> I can read profiles and the questions just fine. You have to go from
>> the top a lot of the times because of the way their site is
>> programmed.... navigating by single letter doesn't always work either.
>> I do some searching with find too.
>> On 8/6/18, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:
>>> I tried okcupid a few years ago and I couldn't get anywhere with it. 
>>> I had trouble navigating the site.  I would rather do free ones
>>> because when they see that I'm blind in my profile, I don't get many responses.
>>> I have been on of now for over a year and have found nothing.  I
>>> can read profiles really well and I can also send messages with no problem.
>>> Is ok cupid like that? Thanks everyone for your comments.
>>>
>>> Shelly
>>>
>>>
>>> On 8/5/2018 9:16 AM, Missa wrote:
>>>> Match was helpful to me after I mention I was blind… however them
>>>> interface is clunky, not very helpful, and I noticed a bunch of
>>>> spam bot.
>>>> Plus, I found it expensive for what little I got out of it… I never
>>>> got past the initial survey for harmony site, Using my iPhone or me
>>>> computer with NVDA. I did not think about using jaws or narrator. I
>>>> used OkCupid.
>>>> I
>>>> didn’t pay for it though and it seem to have worked for me. There
>>>> are some things that didn’t work for me and I haven’t seen if those
>>>> things have been fixed lately with the iOS app. I would switch back
>>>> and forth between the mobile site when I used it on my computer.
>>>> I put that I am blind in my profile. I felt that it would be a sort
>>>> of deception on my part if I did not disclose that at first. I did
>>>> not get a lot of responses when I sent them out, but I figured I
>>>> would weed them out to begin with. I still got some interest from
>>>> other people, but I did not use it for very long before I found the
>>>> person I am currently seeing. So, I have not experimented with it
>>>> more since I started with back in March.
>>>>
>>>> Melissa
>>>>> On Aug 3, 2018, at 3:52 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>       Hi Everyone:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Does any of you know if Jaws works well with dating sites and if
>>>>> so, which ones do you think are the best?  I have tried some and
>>>>> you have to put in a code that you see on the screen and Jaws
>>>>> doesn't work with that or any screen reader for that matter.  A
>>>>> lot of dating sites seem not to be willing to help people with
>>>>> disabilities.  Thanks in advance for any feedback.
>>>>>
>>>>> Shelly
>>>>>
>>>





Re: [Tec Talk] Jaws and dating sites

Brian K. Lingard
 

Actually, the code words to look for are Western Union Money Transfer!

I have received e-mail from the nicest sounding people who need 3,500 to pay their hotel bill after their passport, plane tickets and money were stolen.

It is always a sum in U. S. Dollars despite them staying at a large hotel in London.

My first question is which hotel are they staying in>? I say I will wire the money to the Hotel's General Manager's Personal attention.

Or say I happen to be visiting London at the moment, staying at the Savoy, just ask for me at the front desk.

They always turn out to be scammers!
Brian

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Missa
Sent: August 7, 2018 21:45
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws and dating sites

I admit that I don't have a lot of experience with OKC. I never ran into that problem with the few guys I talked to I also limited my search to 20 miles of where I live and narrowed it down more when it came to what sort of relationship I was looking for. I would see about looking up how to work your profile. You know how they say to look alert when walking out to your car alone at night? I know that doesn't always count for a blind person, but the essence is the same. If you look confident and alert the scammers will pass you by since you won't look like an easy mark.
I did get a few messages that might've led that way on match, but I cut those off quick.
I've been blind for 11 years and the years I wasn't I spent the bulk of that on the internet. I was either playing online games or chatting so I had a sort of scam/asshole detector going on. Match helped me re-engage that since I hadn't been on the internet much since I lost my sight.... It's not fair to think each potential guy is a scammer, but I'd rather be safe than sorry again. A bad relationship decision was pretty much a big reason I lost my sight in the first place. I used to attract jerks, lol.
I think reading profiles can give you a good idea of the person. I would skip profiles where they used bad grammar, "lol" a lot, and just things like that. I also used to pay attention to the number of pictures they had on their profile. I know I couldn't see them, but if there was only one or two that made me think. In this day and age, it is too easy to take a picture. Heck even I take a lot of pictures and I'm totally blind.
With match profiles I noticed that some would copy and paste the exact same paragraph or two so I would skip them. You just get a feel for it I guess? I would say read the questions, but some guys don't update their answers. I took note of some answers and asked my boyfriend about his answer ... his reply was that he hadn't updated them since he created his account years ago. hah So, get some answer/questions and ask the person messaging you. I'd think that would be a good way to see because you can't change your answers for 24 hours I think.
My sister, years ago, ran into a scam from a dating app. I forget what it was called... it had to do with wire transfers and Nigeria.
When she told me about it I couldn't believe it because the word "Nigeria" would have set off air raid sirens in my head. I won't go into what all happened with her, but I made her get everything related to it and report it to the FBI.
If there is any mention of money, needing this or that, or anything not related to getting to know someone and wanting something I'd ditch it and move on. I know as a blind person picking are slim, but there is no reason to settle ... ever. I wouldn't ditch it right away, but give them time to redeem or hang themselves.
As I said I talk a lot.... I did a lot of research before I even created accounts. I looked up how to fill out my profile, what to include or not include in it, ways to word it, and things like that. I also looked up how to message people and how it might go. I was really out of the game when it came to messaging people who weren't my family/close friends. I started with the 7-day trial with Match, was suckered into paying for a month, and moved on to the next app which was OKC.
It is tempting to run ahead and get things right now, but I prefer to be prepared before I go into any endeavor.
I'm in no way an expert since I was very fortunate to find someone interesting within a couple of months, but a little info is still some info. I know what to do, for the most part, if I have to do it all over again.
.
On 8/7/18, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:
Thanks so much for all of your help. I do have one question, do you
notice with ok cupid that there are a lot of scam artists asking for
money? They sound really good on their profiles and then you come to
realize they are not who they say they are? My friend has found quite
a few scam artists on there from different countries. Thanks again.

Shelly


On 8/6/2018 6:02 PM, Missa wrote:
I switch back and forth between the mobile (m.okcupid.com) and the
desktop site. It depends on what you are wanting to do. I had to mess
around with it a bit to be able to respond to messages I got with
likes. They changed it so that messages don't go through unless both
parties like each other. That can be frustrating when you get a
notification that someone liked and messaged you.... I used those
sites coupled with the iOS app. I had to turn VO off to swipe though
to get to the profiles that also messaged/liked me. It takes trial
and error, but I was mostly satisfied with it.
I can read profiles and the questions just fine. You have to go from
the top a lot of the times because of the way their site is
programmed.... navigating by single letter doesn't always work either.
I do some searching with find too.
On 8/6/18, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...> wrote:
I tried okcupid a few years ago and I couldn't get anywhere with it.
I had trouble navigating the site. I would rather do free ones
because when they see that I'm blind in my profile, I don't get many responses.
I have been on of now for over a year and have found nothing. I
can read profiles really well and I can also send messages with no problem.
Is ok cupid like that? Thanks everyone for your comments.

Shelly


On 8/5/2018 9:16 AM, Missa wrote:
Match was helpful to me after I mention I was blind… however them
interface is clunky, not very helpful, and I noticed a bunch of
spam bot.
Plus, I found it expensive for what little I got out of it… I never
got past the initial survey for harmony site, Using my iPhone or me
computer with NVDA. I did not think about using jaws or narrator. I
used OkCupid.
I
didn’t pay for it though and it seem to have worked for me. There
are some things that didn’t work for me and I haven’t seen if those
things have been fixed lately with the iOS app. I would switch back
and forth between the mobile site when I used it on my computer.
I put that I am blind in my profile. I felt that it would be a sort
of deception on my part if I did not disclose that at first. I did
not get a lot of responses when I sent them out, but I figured I
would weed them out to begin with. I still got some interest from
other people, but I did not use it for very long before I found the
person I am currently seeing. So, I have not experimented with it
more since I started with back in March.

Melissa
On Aug 3, 2018, at 3:52 PM, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@...>
wrote:

Hi Everyone:


Does any of you know if Jaws works well with dating sites and if
so, which ones do you think are the best? I have tried some and
you have to put in a code that you see on the screen and Jaws
doesn't work with that or any screen reader for that matter. A
lot of dating sites seem not to be willing to help people with
disabilities. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Shelly


Accessible Video to Mp3 Converter

Jujube
 

Hello,
I'm looking for a free video to mp3 converter that is fully accessible with JAWS and/or NVDA and can batch convert files. The switch sound converter requires payment, and I find Pazera inefficient. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.