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Quick question about a Windows 10 Pro laptop

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

If I were to buy a laptop with Windows 10 Pro, would I need to pay a subscription, in order to use it, or is that just an option?

Thanks,


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OneNote/Evernote/Google Keep accessibility?

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

Can anyone comment on the accessibility with any of the note taking apps/services? I know a while back, OneNote really didn’t work with Jaws so I’m not sure if there’s been any improvement with recent JFW or Office updates. I know there was at a time scripts one could buy to make OneNote more Jaws friendly, but again, that was a while ago.

How about the other two apps?

I use Pocket for a read later solution when I come across articles, but I’m looking for something a little more note taking orientated for when I need or want to research something. Thus am looking for something more put together.

Be it any of these three services mentioned or perhaps something else? Jaws user as well as iOS so cross platform compatible would be preferred

I know I can slap something together with notepad and or a word processing doc and put it in the cloud, but thought I’d ask around if there was maybe a more structured solution.

 

Thanks,

Cristóbal

 


Re: cordless landline phone

Bob J
 

I own this phone and it works very well.  The base unit has a built in answering system and the base unit will operate during a power failure if a handset with fully charged batteries is left in the base unit.  The power failure mode has some limitations but you would have ample time to make a telephoned report to your power company regarding your power outage.  Also, the range between the base unit and a handset is very good.  I got mine from Amazon.
 
PanasonicKX-TGE233B
 
HTH
 
Bob
 
 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 7:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cordless landline phone

I am lookint for a new cordless landline phone and asking for suggestions on the best phone to purchase.
 
Jerry
 


cordless landline phone

Jerry hathaway
 

I am lookint for a new cordless landline phone and asking for suggestions on the best phone to purchase.
 
Jerry
 


Re: Microsoft TV Dinner, A Little Computer Humor

Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh yeah, this is funny.  Pam.
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 4:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft TV Dinner, A Little Computer Humor
 
Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you might get a laugh from this.

Instructions for Microsoft's New TV Dinner Product

You must first remove the plastic cover.  By doing so, you agree to accept and honor Microsoft rights to all TV dinners.  You may not give anyone else a
bite of your dinner (which would constitute an infringement of Microsoft's rights).
You may, however, let others smell and look at your dinner, and are encouraged to tell them how good it is.

If you have a PC microwave oven, insert the dinner into the oven.   Set the oven using these keystrokes:
Then enter:
 
ms//start.cook_dindin/yummy\|/yum~yum:-)gohot#cookme

If you have a Mac oven, insert the dinner and press start.  The oven will set itself and cook the dinner.

If you have a Unix oven, insert the dinner, enter the ingredients of the dinner
(found on the package label), the weight of the dinner, and the desired level
of cooking, and press start.  The oven will calculate the time and heat, and
cook the dinner exactly to your specification.

Be forewarned that Microsoft dinners may crash, in which case your oven must be
restarted.  This is a simple procedure.  Remove the dinner from the oven and enter,

ms.nodamn.good/tryagain\again/again.crap.

This process may have to be repeated.  Try unplugging the microwave and then
doing a cold reboot.  If this doesn't work, contact your hardware vendor.

Many users have reported that the dinner tray is far too big, larger than the
dinner itself, having many useless compartments, most of which are empty.
These are for future menu items.  If the tray is too large to fit in your oven,
you will need to upgrade your equipment.

Dinners are only available from registered outlets, and only the chicken
variety is currently produced.  If you want another variety, call
MicrosoftHelp, and they will explain that you really don't want another
variety.  Microsoft Chicken is all you really need.

Microsoft has disclosed plans to discontinue all smaller versions of their chicken dinners.  Future releases will only be in the larger family size.

Excess chicken may be stored for future use, but must be saved only in Microsoft approved packaging.

Microsoft promises a dessert with every dinner after '98.  However, that
version has yet to be released.  Users have permission to get thrilled in advance.

Microsoft dinners may be incompatible with other dinners in the freezer, causing your freezer to self-defrost.  This is a feature, not a
bug.  Your freezer probably should have been defrosted anyway.
 
Take care.  Go Rams!
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Microsoft TV Dinner, A Little Computer Humor

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you might get a laugh from this.

Instructions for Microsoft's New TV Dinner Product

You must first remove the plastic cover.  By doing so, you agree to accept and honor Microsoft rights to all TV dinners.  You may not give anyone else a
bite of your dinner (which would constitute an infringement of Microsoft's rights).
You may, however, let others smell and look at your dinner, and are encouraged to tell them how good it is.

If you have a PC microwave oven, insert the dinner into the oven.   Set the oven using these keystrokes:
Then enter:
 
ms//start.cook_dindin/yummy\|/yum~yum:-)gohot#cookme

If you have a Mac oven, insert the dinner and press start.  The oven will set itself and cook the dinner.

If you have a Unix oven, insert the dinner, enter the ingredients of the dinner
(found on the package label), the weight of the dinner, and the desired level
of cooking, and press start.  The oven will calculate the time and heat, and
cook the dinner exactly to your specification.

Be forewarned that Microsoft dinners may crash, in which case your oven must be
restarted.  This is a simple procedure.  Remove the dinner from the oven and enter,

ms.nodamn.good/tryagain\again/again.crap.

This process may have to be repeated.  Try unplugging the microwave and then
doing a cold reboot.  If this doesn't work, contact your hardware vendor.

Many users have reported that the dinner tray is far too big, larger than the
dinner itself, having many useless compartments, most of which are empty.
These are for future menu items.  If the tray is too large to fit in your oven,
you will need to upgrade your equipment.

Dinners are only available from registered outlets, and only the chicken
variety is currently produced.  If you want another variety, call
MicrosoftHelp, and they will explain that you really don't want another
variety.  Microsoft Chicken is all you really need.

Microsoft has disclosed plans to discontinue all smaller versions of their chicken dinners.  Future releases will only be in the larger family size.

Excess chicken may be stored for future use, but must be saved only in Microsoft approved packaging.

Microsoft promises a dessert with every dinner after '98.  However, that
version has yet to be released.  Users have permission to get thrilled in advance.

Microsoft dinners may be incompatible with other dinners in the freezer, causing your freezer to self-defrost.  This is a feature, not a
bug.  Your freezer probably should have been defrosted anyway.
 
Take care.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.


firefox add on manager question

Keith S
 

Is there any way to stop firefox's add on manager from loading when I open firefox?
 
I have www.google.com as my default website and the add on manager still autoloads.
 
Sorry if I asked this before, I have not slept in 72 hours.
 
Keith


Re: Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Steve Matzura
 

Ya know, I've been doing this stuff since it was invented, and sometimes I just hafta ask myself, "oh yeah? Really? And you forgot this simple thing?" Now please help me to put that frying-pan down, as the ringing in my ears from my hitting myself over the head with it is starting to get intense! HAHHAHHAHHAH! I should have known this, of course, but instead of thinking of it from (air quotes) outside the box, I got lost in the box and was trying to say that it was not possible to create a shortcut for that particular search item, when I should have been thinking to create the shortcut to the program the searched-for shortcut actually runs!


On 1/4/2019 8:11 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Howard,
 
The steps below will work for Windows 7 & 10:
From: david
1, go to desktop,
Windows key+m,
 
2, press the keystroke,
Ctrl+spacebar,
To unselect all icons.
 
3, press the applications key, and down arrow and enter on, New sub menu.
 
4, now arrow and enter on,
New shortcut.
 
5,Now type the following in the edit box,
sndvol
6, tab next, press enter.
You will see/hear;
sndvol.exe
Tab finish press enter.
 
Now, if you would like a hot-key,
 
1, desktop,
Press the letter "s" until you hear,
sndvol.exe.
 
2, now press alt+enter to bring up the properties,
 
3, tab until you hear;
Shortcut key none,
Here you could type "v"=volume or what ever letter you wish, Now press
enter.
So, alt+ctrl+v would bring up the sndvol properties page.
 
Hope this helps.
David
 
From: Kimsan
Hello:
You can type in sndvol in the search and the volume control will appear.
If you want a shortcut on the desktop, you can do the following:
1.  windows key e for windows explorer
2. Find your c drive and press enter.
3.  Press w until you arrive to windows.
4. type the word system so you will arrive to system32 and press enter.
5.  Now type: SNDSVole and you will land on SNDVol.exe.
6. Press shift f 10 or the applications key and arrow down until you find
send to and expand that submenu.
7.  Look for the desktop choice and press enter.
Take care.
Kimsan
Take care.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 5:38 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Putting a shortcut on the desktop

I would like to put my volume control on the desktop and can't remember how.


When I press the Windows key and get a search box and type in volume
control, I get "adjust volume" or something like it. From there, I
don't know how to make a shortcut. Please help. Thanks.


Howard


Re: Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Thanks, Mike B.  I knew it was possible but didn't remember.  Now, I think I can rename it on the desktop and give it a better name.


I've now saved the instructions and will try to find it the next time I need it.


Howard

On 1/4/2019 7:11 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Howard,
 
The steps below will work for Windows 7 & 10:
From: david
1, go to desktop,
Windows key+m,
 
2, press the keystroke,
Ctrl+spacebar,
To unselect all icons.
 
3, press the applications key, and down arrow and enter on, New sub menu.
 
4, now arrow and enter on,
New shortcut.
 
5,Now type the following in the edit box,
sndvol
6, tab next, press enter.
You will see/hear;
sndvol.exe
Tab finish press enter.
 
Now, if you would like a hot-key,
 
1, desktop,
Press the letter "s" until you hear,
sndvol.exe.
 
2, now press alt+enter to bring up the properties,
 
3, tab until you hear;
Shortcut key none,
Here you could type "v"=volume or what ever letter you wish, Now press
enter.
So, alt+ctrl+v would bring up the sndvol properties page.
 
Hope this helps.
David
 
From: Kimsan
Hello:
You can type in sndvol in the search and the volume control will appear.
If you want a shortcut on the desktop, you can do the following:
1.  windows key e for windows explorer
2. Find your c drive and press enter.
3.  Press w until you arrive to windows.
4. type the word system so you will arrive to system32 and press enter.
5.  Now type: SNDSVole and you will land on SNDVol.exe.
6. Press shift f 10 or the applications key and arrow down until you find
send to and expand that submenu.
7.  Look for the desktop choice and press enter.
Take care.
Kimsan
Take care.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 5:38 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Putting a shortcut on the desktop

I would like to put my volume control on the desktop and can't remember how.


When I press the Windows key and get a search box and type in volume
control, I get "adjust volume" or something like it. From there, I
don't know how to make a shortcut. Please help. Thanks.


Howard




Re: Apple Computer list?

Maria Reyes
 

You may also join tech4theblind+subscribe@groups.io 


Maria
Want to talk all about blind technology? 
Join the tech4theblind group: tech4theblind+subscribe@groups.io
Have an Apple product? Join the Apple411 group to discuss the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. From experienced to new users. 

On Jan 4, 2019, at 5:49 PM, Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...> wrote:

Hi Pam, it's a little bit of everything. But there's a lot of Apple users on there as well. Feel free to join. And it's also very laid-back. If you have a problem with something please let me know.
On Jan 4, 2019, at 4:06 PM, Pamela Dominguez <pammygirl99@...> wrote:

Is that an Apple group, or an everything group?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Joseph Hudson
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 4:46 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Apple Computer list?

Hello ann, another great group to join, would be the blind techies group. The info to join we'll be below. We believe in teaching and helping others. We will even occasionally have sales of technology or other things that are needed for technology on our group as well. Each member is a loud and once a week posting of selling items.

blind-techies+subscribe@groups.io
On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:08 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I have a friend who wants to know how to join the apple computer list. He's got a new computer and it's an Apple.  I know next to nothing about Appple computers, so I want to send him to a good list with folks who aren't going to just say, "RTFM.".   Can anybody help?  Manuals are great, but only if the reader understands what he or she is reading.  I joined a Linux list once and got told too many times to RTFM.  I had to learn how to read man pages in self defense.  <smiling>

Ann P.

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Re: add-on manager in firefox

 

I have never seen this situation before.
I'd suggest it'd be another program messing up with your system but that's unlikely.
Try to remove the browser again, this time making sure that you've removed it completely. That is, programs always leave folders here and there so it's worth checking all possibilities.

Cheers,
Marcio

Em 05/01/2019 04:35, Keith S escreveu:

yes, that is wwhat I'm saying and I removed firefox and then reinstalled it after restarting my computer and it still happens.�
�
I have google.com as my default wepage.
�
It still opens the addon manager when opening firefox
�
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] add-on manager in firefox

Wait, are you saying that your Firefox is opening the add-ons window every time you open the browser itself?
How odd. Have you ever tried restoring it? Maybe it can solve the problem.
Try it and let us know if this worked.
Hth

Cheers,
Marcio

Em 04/01/2019 15:52, Keith S escreveu:
Hi, any way to stop the add-on manager from opening every time I open up firefox.� It also auto- starts when I hit a link in an email and firefox opens to go to the site from the link.
�
I have to close firefox and then hit the link again and wait a while for firefox to load the page that the link is directed to.
�
Thanks
�
Keith



Re: add-on manager in firefox

Keith S
 

yes, that is wwhat I'm saying and I removed firefox and then reinstalled it after restarting my computer and it still happens. 
 
I have google.com as my default wepage.
 
It still opens the addon manager when opening firefox
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] add-on manager in firefox

Wait, are you saying that your Firefox is opening the add-ons window every time you open the browser itself?
How odd. Have you ever tried restoring it? Maybe it can solve the problem.
Try it and let us know if this worked.
Hth

Cheers,
Marcio

Em 04/01/2019 15:52, Keith S escreveu:
Hi, any way to stop the add-on manager from opening every time I open up firefox.� It also auto- starts when I hit a link in an email and firefox opens to go to the site from the link.
�
I have to close firefox and then hit the link again and wait a while for firefox to load the page that the link is directed to.
�
Thanks
�
Keith


Re: add-on manager in firefox

 

Wait, are you saying that your Firefox is opening the add-ons window every time you open the browser itself?
How odd. Have you ever tried restoring it? Maybe it can solve the problem.
Try it and let us know if this worked.
Hth

Cheers,
Marcio

Em 04/01/2019 15:52, Keith S escreveu:

Hi, any way to stop the add-on manager from opening every time I open up firefox.� It also auto- starts when I hit a link in an email and firefox opens to go to the site from the link.
�
I have to close firefox and then hit the link again and wait a while for firefox to load the page that the link is directed to.
�
Thanks
�
Keith


Re: thunderbird saying misspelled before abbreviations

 

Hi,
I don't know how it should appear in your language so I'll describe it as numbers.
Going to the 3rd option on the list of options' which is in the options menu, you can disable the boxes on spelling.
Hth

Cheers,
Marcio

Em 04/01/2019 19:25, Troy Burnham escreveu:

Hi all,


Is there a way to stop thunderbird from saying misspelled and end misspelled before and after abbreviations?  It mostly does it with abbreviations but in writing this note it even did it when I wrote the word thunderbird.


Thanks.


Troy






Re: my system info...why is my computer so slow?

enes sarıbaş
 

hi,

Which processor are you using? I suspect bloatware, E.G preinstalled crapware antivirus trialware.

On 1/3/2019 12:59 PM, Keith S wrote:

Okay, so My windows 10 laptop has a 3 Gig processor, and 8 gigs of RAM.

and is running windows 10 and jaws 2018 and is much slower than the xp netbook I have which consists of:

My Xp netbook has a 1.6 gig hertz CPU and 1 gig of ram.

when I checked the system info using the windows plus pause key on the windows 10 computer, it said I had 7.47 gigs of available ram.

So, what else could be slowing my system down?

after entering commands via the keyboard, there is a

notable lag between commands entered and computer speech responding.

Also, when I access the hard drive, the internal fan speeds up and there is a longer lag.

Any suggestions?

Any malware programs I should be running to test for problem code or software that somehow got on my system?

Thanks

Keith


Re: How much physical RAM can a laptop hold?

enes sarıbaş
 

hi,

You can do this by typing msinfo32 into the run dialogue box. All this info is in the list view.

On 1/3/2019 4:33 AM, Keith S wrote:

How do I go about figuring out the CPU?
 
For that matter, how do I find out the amount of ram currently installed?
 
Thanks
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How much physical RAM can a laptop hold?

hi,

Which generation processor does it have? Usually, laptops around 2007-2010 hold up to 8 gb, while laptops haswell, possibly eariler, and onwards can hold upto 16 gb, while newest might hold up to 32 gb or 64 gb. You can check processor specs on intel.

On 1/3/2019 2:54 AM, Keith S wrote:
computer did not come with a manual.  Wife bought it used from work.
 
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How much physical RAM can a laptop hold?

hi,

Usually a minimum of 4 gb. Generally, double what your pc comes with on it's max specs. Your manual should have the info.

On 1/3/2019 1:39 AM, Keith S wrote:

Hi,

How can I go about figuring out how much physical RAM my HP laptop can hold? I know the motherboard determines this, but do not know how to find this information out.

Currently, my laptop is very, very slow, as a member of this group can attest to (we connected to each other's computers through a tandem feature and he even commented on the slowness.

This makes learning Jaws and windows 10 very frustrating and tedious.

Thanks for any info


Re: the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Holly
 

Good luck, Troy. Guess it is better to be a little warm, than freezing cold.


Re: the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Troy,
 
I strongly suggest that you call out a service technician to do this because if you make a little mistake you run the chance of not only screwing up the thermostat but, your AC / Heat system as well.  Especially if your AC / Heat system has multiple stages / speeds.
Take care.  Go Rams!
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The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Thank you Holly! Now I just hope that a professional isn't needed to
change the switches and that my mom can do it. It's getting pretty cold
around here at night, for this area anyway, but with the switches set
wrong as I believe they are the heater is staying on too long and
actually making it too uncomfortably warm during the night.


Troy



On 1/4/2019 7:34 PM, Holly wrote:
> Troy:
>
> You can find the large print instruction manual at
> www.smartwaysolutions.com/pdf/vip3000-customer-info-large-type-06-09-11.pdf
>
> Then you can save it on your computer or print it out.
>
>
>



Re: the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

Thank you Holly!  Now I just hope that a professional isn't needed to change the switches and that my mom can do it.  It's getting pretty cold around here at night, for this area anyway, but with the switches set wrong as I believe they are the heater is staying on too long and actually making it too uncomfortably warm during the night.


Troy

On 1/4/2019 7:34 PM, Holly wrote:
Troy:

You can find the large print instruction manual at www.smartwaysolutions.com/pdf/vip3000-customer-info-large-type-06-09-11.pdf

Then you can save it on your computer or print it out.


Re: the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Holly
 

Troy:

You can find the large print instruction manual at www.smartwaysolutions.com/pdf/vip3000-customer-info-large-type-06-09-11.pdf

Then you can save it on your computer or print it out.

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