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Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes, I remember that was what you said. But in my opinion, the DTBM has much better sound than listening to books on any of those tiny little devices. You will see how it sounds when you listen to the magazine. The first thing I do when I put in a cartridge or a book, I go to the two up and down arrow buttons that are to the left of the speaker, and down arrow until I hear two beeps. That will put the bass all the way up, so that it sounds fuller. Whenever you start a new book, you have to make your own adjustments on it, unlike a lot of the other ones. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 1:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

I don't use the dtbm anyway as I have a Victor reader stream that I read
books with. The only reason I'm asking about the dtbm now is that I
have a magazine on a cartridge from nls that I want to start reading and
I'll need the dtbm for that.


Troy



On 1/29/2019 11:07 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:

Not necessarily. The NLS stopped producing advanced players a few years ago, and many network libraries no longer have any on hand as replacements for patrons who return defective players or want to swap a standard player for an advanced one. Before returning your standard player for an advanced one, contact your network library first to determine whether they have any available. All advanced players sent out by network libraries are now refurbished units; there are no longer any new unitts available for circulation, and the only new players currently being produced are standard models.


Gerald



On 1/29/2019 11:15 AM, andy.tidwell wrote:
Hello Troy, if you would like to get an advanced player it is as easy as contacting your library and requesting one and they will trade out with you no questions ask it
Will take a couple of days for you to receive it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

Thanks all, I'm pretty sure I have the original machine and not the advanced model given how long I've had it.


Troy



On 1/29/2019 6:47 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Depends on which version of the DTBM you have, but if you hold down
the diamond shaped info key, you should get the user guide, I think.
All the buttons are labeled in braille, so it shouldn't take too long
to learn your machine.

Ann P.

Original message:
Hi all,
I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it? I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.
Thanks.
Troy








Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Troy Burnham
 

I don't use the dtbm anyway as I have a Victor reader stream that I read books with.  The only reason I'm asking about the dtbm now is that I have a magazine on a cartridge from nls that I want to start reading and I'll need the dtbm for that.


Troy

On 1/29/2019 11:07 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:

Not necessarily.  The NLS stopped producing advanced players a few years ago, and many network libraries no longer have any on hand as replacements for patrons who return defective players or want to swap a standard player for an advanced one.  Before returning your standard player for an advanced one, contact your network library first to determine whether they have any available.  All advanced players sent out by network libraries are now refurbished units; there are no longer any new unitts available for circulation, and the only new players currently being produced are standard models.


Gerald



On 1/29/2019 11:15 AM, andy.tidwell wrote:
Hello Troy, if you would like to get an advanced player it is as easy as contacting your library and requesting one and they will trade out with you no questions ask it
Will take a couple of days for you to receive it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

Thanks all, I'm pretty sure I have the original machine and not the advanced model given how long I've had it.


Troy



On 1/29/2019 6:47 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Depends on which version of the DTBM you have, but if you hold down
the diamond shaped info key, you should get the user guide, I think.
All the buttons are labeled in braille, so it shouldn't take too long
to learn your machine.

Ann P.

Original message:
Hi all,
I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it?  I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.
Thanks.
Troy







Re: Check writing.

Angelo Sonnesso
 

When I use my credit union bill pay, they send out a check to the payee,
unless the are setup for electronic payment.


73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Check writing.

I have some things withdrawn automatically, but that is something that's a
double-edged sword. You have to keep a close eye on your bank statements if
you do things that way. I have had things withdrawn that I didn't want to
happen, or that were supposed to have been stopped, and I discover they are
still continuing. So then, when I discover that, I have to go after it and
figure out how to get it stopped. But anyway, this building has us give
checks. I don't know if they won't do automatic withdrawal or what.
Because I think I heard of one guy who worked it out with them to have it
done. But I don't think it's standard operating procedure with this rental
office. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Some good advice there. I seldom write checks, and my thinking is the same
about closer rather than farther from the dollar sign. The only time I write
vhecks is for a larger church donation or a personal purchase. That's about
it. Believe it or not, we still have to for rent. They say they have 26
properties so won't do automatic withdrawal - way behind times are they from
this 81-year-old woman, and that is really far behind the times.
Nevertheless, if we want our rent paid, that is what we have to do, and if
we don't pay it, we don't get to live here.

I have had to write a couple of checks for purchases, because my credit card
was compromised, and I'm waiting for a replacement.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian K.
Lingard
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Dear Carolyn & List:

Printing the sum next to the dollar sign should be less of a problem than
leaving too much blank space to the left of the sum, tempting someone to
insert an extra digit or two!

Have not personally used the APH Money Talks program. If it has a support
list, try asking on it before buying.
Alternatively, check if they offer a
10 or 30-day return privilege so you may try the program and return it for a
refund if it does not do what you need.

I am surprised people still use paper cheques. What do you find you write
them for? Utility bills, credit cards? Friend of mine uses his Credit
Union's electronic bill payment service, finds this lets him pay most bills
without issuing cheques. He bought a supply of thirty cheques from his
Credit Union in case of ever needing to issue one, finds himself never
needing them.

Most banks offer electronic bill pay, some offer it at same price as a
cheque others offer it as a free service.
If your bank charges for this service, investigate joining a Credit Union,
which probably offers it free.

A Credit Union is like a member-owned bank. Costs $5 to join, you get a vote
at the annual general meeting, can run for office! Like President of the
Credit Union or other offices.

Many Credit Unions offer all the services of a big bank, usually with lower
interest charges or fees. This includes ATM service. Some credit unions
offer co-branching, where if they have no office near you, but another
credit union does, you may use the other credit union's office to access
your accounts. Can save you much money compared to the high fees charged by
big banks.
Brian K. Lingard

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: January 26, 2019 4:41 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Do any of you have the program from APH or any other one for check writing?
I have a check file in my computer, but I need a half spacer for the check
line in order for the amount not to be too close to or too far from the
dollar sign. Is there a way possible to half space in Word 2013?

I have it in landscape, and the main problem is the numerical dollar amount.


If any of you has the program from APH or any other one, do you like it?
Does it really work? In addition, have there been any problems?

Thanks for any ideas.

If you pray, do not worry; if you worry, do not pray,

Carolyn


Re: Check writing.

Pamela Dominguez
 

I have some things withdrawn automatically, but that is something that's a double-edged sword. You have to keep a close eye on your bank statements if you do things that way. I have had things withdrawn that I didn't want to happen, or that were supposed to have been stopped, and I discover they are still continuing. So then, when I discover that, I have to go after it and figure out how to get it stopped. But anyway, this building has us give checks. I don't know if they won't do automatic withdrawal or what. Because I think I heard of one guy who worked it out with them to have it done. But I don't think it's standard operating procedure with this rental office. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 10:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Some good advice there. I seldom write checks, and my
thinking is the same about closer rather than farther from
the dollar sign. The only time I write vhecks is for a
larger church donation or a personal purchase. That's about
it. Believe it or not, we still have to for rent. They say
they have 26 properties so won't do automatic withdrawal -
way behind times are they from this 81-year-old woman, and
that is really far behind the times. Nevertheless, if we
want our rent paid, that is what we have to do, and if we
don't pay it, we don't get to live here.

I have had to write a couple of checks for purchases,
because my credit card was compromised, and I'm waiting for
a replacement.

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian K.
Lingard
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Dear Carolyn & List:

Printing the sum next to the dollar sign should be less of a
problem than leaving too much blank space to the left of the
sum, tempting someone to insert an extra digit or two!

Have not personally used the APH Money Talks program. If it
has a support list, try asking on it before buying.
Alternatively, check if they offer a
10 or 30-day return privilege so you may try the program and
return it for a refund if it does not do what you need.

I am surprised people still use paper cheques. What do you
find you write them for? Utility bills, credit cards? Friend
of mine uses his Credit Union's electronic bill payment
service, finds this lets him pay most bills without issuing
cheques. He bought a supply of thirty cheques from his
Credit Union in case of ever needing to issue one, finds
himself never needing them.

Most banks offer electronic bill pay, some offer it at same
price as a cheque others offer it as a free service.
If your bank charges for this service, investigate joining a
Credit Union, which probably offers it free.

A Credit Union is like a member-owned bank. Costs $5 to
join, you get a vote at the annual general meeting, can run
for office! Like President of the Credit Union or other
offices.

Many Credit Unions offer all the services of a big bank,
usually with lower interest charges or fees. This includes
ATM service. Some credit unions offer co-branching, where if
they have no office near you, but another credit union does,
you may use the other credit union's office to access your
accounts. Can save you much money compared to the high fees
charged by big banks.
Brian K. Lingard

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: January 26, 2019 4:41 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Do any of you have the program from APH or any other one for
check writing?
I have a check file in my computer, but I need a half spacer
for the check line in order for the amount not to be too
close to or too far from the dollar sign. Is there a way
possible to half space in Word 2013?

I have it in landscape, and the main problem is the
numerical dollar amount.


If any of you has the program from APH or any other one, do
you like it?
Does it really work? In addition, have there been any
problems?

Thanks for any ideas.

If you pray, do not worry; if you worry, do not pray,

Carolyn


Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't think length of time is a factor in this. I think both models came out at the same time. You can find out if you have the advanced model very simply. On the left-hand bottom near where you put the cartridge in is a concave button, which is the power button. Above that is a line. Right above the line, there is a diamond-shaped button with a dot in the middle of it. If you have that, you have the advanced model. On the advanced model, you can go across from the diamond, and there are four other buttons with different shapes on them. The next button to the right is a left arrow button with a small line attached to the point. That makes it look different than the rewind arrow button that is to the left of the play button. Anyway, the middle button has a line going across it. That is to go to different ways to go through a book; different levels, I think they call it. The levels depend on how the book is done. Anyway, to the right of that is the right arrow with a line attached to the right point. And to the right of that, is a button with a vertical line on it. That is the bookmark button. I understand that none of this is on the standard player. I've only seen a standard player maybe once, and that was a long time ago. But I was told that if I need a new player, which may be soon, I have to contact NLS if I want the advanced player, because New York city, in their infinite wisdon sent all the advanced players back. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

Thanks all, I'm pretty sure I have the original machine and not the
advanced model given how long I've had it.


Troy



On 1/29/2019 6:47 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Depends on which version of the DTBM you have, but if you hold down the diamond shaped info key, you should get the user guide, I think. All the buttons are labeled in braille, so it shouldn't take too long to learn your machine.

Ann P.

Original message:
Hi all,

I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it? I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.

Thanks.

Troy




Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Gerald Levy
 

Not necessarily.  The NLS stopped producing advanced players a few years ago, and many network libraries no longer have any on hand as replacements for patrons who return defective players or want to swap a standard player for an advanced one.  Before returning your standard player for an advanced one, contact your network library first to determine whether they have any available.  All advanced players sent out by network libraries are now refurbished units; there are no longer any new unitts available for circulation, and the only new players currently being produced are standard models.


Gerald

On 1/29/2019 11:15 AM, andy.tidwell wrote:
Hello Troy, if you would like to get an advanced player it is as easy as contacting your library and requesting one and they will trade out with you no questions ask it
Will take a couple of days for you to receive it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

Thanks all, I'm pretty sure I have the original machine and not the advanced model given how long I've had it.


Troy



On 1/29/2019 6:47 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Depends on which version of the DTBM you have, but if you hold down
the diamond shaped info key, you should get the user guide, I think.
All the buttons are labeled in braille, so it shouldn't take too long
to learn your machine.

Ann P.

Original message:
Hi all,
I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it? I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.
Thanks.
Troy






Re: Downloading apps with recent upgrade to my iCloud storage Plan

Danny Park
 

It is referring to the physical memory on the phone not iCloud. You need to remove some unused apps from your phone and try it again.

Danny

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 9:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Downloading apps with recent upgrade to my iCloud storage Plan

Hi,

I upgraded my iCloud storage to 50 gigs, but when I tried to download an app, a message comes up saying that I couldn't download it because I don't have enough storage. Does anyone have an idea why?

Thanks for any input,



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Re: waterfox or newer Firefox

Dave
 

Call up your Favorite Search Engine, and type in Waterfox  You should
see several items having to do with Waterfox.


Grumpy Dave


Re: the dtbm machine from nls

andy.tidwell
 

Hello Troy, if you would like to get an advanced player it is as easy as contacting your library and requesting one and they will trade out with you no questions ask it
Will take a couple of days for you to receive it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 8:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

Thanks all, I'm pretty sure I have the original machine and not the advanced model given how long I've had it.


Troy



On 1/29/2019 6:47 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Depends on which version of the DTBM you have, but if you hold down
the diamond shaped info key, you should get the user guide, I think.
All the buttons are labeled in braille, so it shouldn't take too long
to learn your machine.

Ann P.

Original message:
Hi all,

I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it? I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.

Thanks.

Troy




Re: waterfox or newer Firefox

Blaster
 

You can download the waterfox browser here:

https://www.waterfoxproject.org/en-US/

HTH,
Blaster

On 1/29/19, Brian K. Lingard <bkl@...> wrote:
Dear David & List:

Where can I download waterfox?

Brian K. Lingard


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
David Moore
Sent: January 28, 2019 4:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] waterfox or newer Firefox

Hi all!
Waterfox is the most consistent and fast browser there is for me with JAWS.
It does not work bad with NVDA and Narrator either.
It is as fast as Chrome, and that is saying a lot.
I have none of the problems that I have with Firefox, and it never gets
sluggish, locks up, and Waterfox works great on every web page I have
brought up.
I use a portable version of Waterfox, which is even better, because I can
put it in my Downloads folder, and create a short cut on my desktop. Yes, if
a portable program is on your computer, you can create a short cut, but you
do not have to install it on your computer.
I can’t say enough good about Waterfox, and I encourage you to try it.
David Moore

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for Windows
10

From: Gene <mailto:gsasner@...>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 2:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] waterfox or newer Firefox

I haven't used Waterfox but I've seen it discussed somewhat on a different
group and I read a little about it.

People have different experiences with Firefox. Many people have good
experiences, some have bad experiences such as slowness. You may want to
try Firefox and see what kind of experience you will have. I don't know how
Waterfox compares if you have a good experience with Firefox. I have seen,
in one article I read, that Waterfox is a very small operation and it may
not be updated as often as Firefox so it may not be as secure. But it is my
impression that the updates may be a week or two later and if that is the
case, while I don't know this, that may not be enough later to be all that
important, but I'll let others who know more about a lag of that length
discuss the question. I'm not taking a position; I'm just pointing out that
that is something that might be worth discussing.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Joanne <mailto:grandma1323@...>
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 10:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] waterfox or newer Firefox

Okay I was watching my friend's computer being set up, and another blind
person recommended she put in Waterfox. He said Waterfox is like Firefox but
more accessible. I'm seeing the group discussing the new Firefox so I'm
wondering if it's best--as far as accessibility--to have Waterfox or has the
new Firefox been improved for accessibility with screen readers?

I'm wanting to put one of them in my windows 7 and wonder which browser
might be better with screen readers.

Thanks.







Re: Check writing.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Some good advice there. I seldom write checks, and my
thinking is the same about closer rather than farther from
the dollar sign. The only time I write vhecks is for a
larger church donation or a personal purchase. That's about
it. Believe it or not, we still have to for rent. They say
they have 26 properties so won't do automatic withdrawal -
way behind times are they from this 81-year-old woman, and
that is really far behind the times. Nevertheless, if we
want our rent paid, that is what we have to do, and if we
don't pay it, we don't get to live here.

I have had to write a couple of checks for purchases,
because my credit card was compromised, and I'm waiting for
a replacement.

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian K.
Lingard
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 4:04 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Dear Carolyn & List:

Printing the sum next to the dollar sign should be less of a
problem than leaving too much blank space to the left of the
sum, tempting someone to insert an extra digit or two!

Have not personally used the APH Money Talks program. If it
has a support list, try asking on it before buying.
Alternatively, check if they offer a
10 or 30-day return privilege so you may try the program and
return it for a refund if it does not do what you need.

I am surprised people still use paper cheques. What do you
find you write them for? Utility bills, credit cards? Friend
of mine uses his Credit Union's electronic bill payment
service, finds this lets him pay most bills without issuing
cheques. He bought a supply of thirty cheques from his
Credit Union in case of ever needing to issue one, finds
himself never needing them.

Most banks offer electronic bill pay, some offer it at same
price as a cheque others offer it as a free service.
If your bank charges for this service, investigate joining a
Credit Union, which probably offers it free.

A Credit Union is like a member-owned bank. Costs $5 to
join, you get a vote at the annual general meeting, can run
for office! Like President of the Credit Union or other
offices.

Many Credit Unions offer all the services of a big bank,
usually with lower interest charges or fees. This includes
ATM service. Some credit unions offer co-branching, where if
they have no office near you, but another credit union does,
you may use the other credit union's office to access your
accounts. Can save you much money compared to the high fees
charged by big banks.
Brian K. Lingard

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: January 26, 2019 4:41 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Do any of you have the program from APH or any other one for
check writing?
I have a check file in my computer, but I need a half spacer
for the check line in order for the amount not to be too
close to or too far from the dollar sign. Is there a way
possible to half space in Word 2013?

I have it in landscape, and the main problem is the
numerical dollar amount.


If any of you has the program from APH or any other one, do
you like it?
Does it really work? In addition, have there been any
problems?

Thanks for any ideas.

If you pray, do not worry; if you worry, do not pray,

Carolyn


Re: waterfox or newer Firefox

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear David & List:

 

Where can I download waterfox?

 

Brian K. Lingard

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Moore
Sent: January 28, 2019 4:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] waterfox or newer Firefox

 

Hi all!

Waterfox is the most consistent and fast browser there is for me with JAWS.

It does not work bad with NVDA and Narrator either.

It is as fast as Chrome, and that is saying a lot.

I have none of the problems that I have with Firefox, and it never gets sluggish, locks up, and Waterfox works great on every web page I have brought up.

I use a portable version of Waterfox, which is even better, because I can put it in my Downloads folder, and create a short cut on my desktop. Yes, if a portable program is on your computer, you can create a short cut, but you do not have to install it on your computer.

I can’t say enough good about Waterfox, and I encourage you to try it.

David Moore

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 2:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] waterfox or newer Firefox

 

I haven't used Waterfox but I've seen it discussed somewhat on a different group and I read a little about it. 

 

People have different experiences with Firefox.  Many people have good experiences, some have bad experiences such as slowness.  You may want to try Firefox and see what kind of experience you will have.  I don't know how Waterfox compares if you have a good experience with Firefox.  I have seen, in one article I read, that Waterfox is a very small operation and it may not be updated as often as Firefox so it may not be as secure.  But it is my impression that the updates may be a week or two later and if that is the case, while I don't know this, that may not be enough later to be all that important, but I'll let others who know more about a lag of that length discuss the question.  I'm not taking a position; I'm just pointing out that that is something that might be worth discussing.

 

Gene

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

From: Joanne

Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 10:04 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] waterfox or newer Firefox

 

Okay I was watching my friend's computer being set up, and another blind person recommended she put in Waterfox. He said Waterfox is like Firefox but more accessible. I'm seeing the group discussing the new Firefox so I'm wondering if it's best--as far as accessibility--to have Waterfox or has the new Firefox been improved for accessibility with screen readers?

 

I'm wanting to put one of them in my windows 7 and wonder which browser might be better with screen readers.

 

Thanks.

 

 


Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks all, I'm pretty sure I have the original machine and not the advanced model given how long I've had it.


Troy

On 1/29/2019 6:47 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Depends on which version of the DTBM you have, but if you hold down the diamond shaped info key, you should get the user guide, I think.  All the buttons are labeled in braille, so it shouldn't take too long to learn your machine.

Ann P.

Original message:
Hi all,

I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it?  I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.

Thanks.

Troy




Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Depends on which version of the DTBM you have, but if you hold down the diamond shaped info key, you should get the user guide, I think. All the buttons are labeled in braille, so it shouldn't take too long to learn your machine.

Ann P.

Original message:

Hi all,

I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it?  I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.

Thanks.

Troy



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VIP 3000 Talking Thermostat in the UK

Samuel Wilkins
 

Hello all,

I was wondering whether the VIP 3000 talking thermostat is available in the UK, as I can only find it in the US.  If not, could anyone tell me if it would work in the UK?  Thank you.


Re: Check writing.

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Carolyn & List:

Printing the sum next to the dollar sign should be less of a problem than
leaving too much blank space to the left of the sum, tempting someone to
insert an extra digit or two!

Have not personally used the APH Money Talks program. If it has a support
list, try asking on it before buying. Alternatively, check if they offer a
10 or 30-day return privilege so you may try the program and return it for a
refund if it does not do what you need.

I am surprised people still use paper cheques. What do you find you write
them for? Utility bills, credit cards? Friend of mine uses his Credit
Union's electronic bill payment service, finds this lets him pay most bills
without issuing cheques. He bought a supply of thirty cheques from his
Credit Union in case of ever needing to issue one, finds himself never
needing them.

Most banks offer electronic bill pay, some offer it at same price as a
cheque others offer it as a free service.
If your bank charges for this service, investigate joining a Credit Union,
which probably offers it free.

A Credit Union is like a member-owned bank. Costs $5 to join, you get a vote
at the annual general meeting, can run for office! Like President of the
Credit Union or other offices.

Many Credit Unions offer all the services of a big bank, usually with lower
interest charges or fees. This includes ATM service. Some credit unions
offer co-branching, where if they have no office near you, but another
credit union does, you may use the other credit union's office to access
your accounts. Can save you much money compared to the high fees charged by
big banks.
Brian K. Lingard

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: January 26, 2019 4:41 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Check writing.

Do any of you have the program from APH or any other one for check writing?
I have a check file in my computer, but I need a half spacer for the check
line in order for the amount not to be too close to or too far from the
dollar sign. Is there a way possible to half space in Word 2013?

I have it in landscape, and the main problem is the numerical dollar amount.


If any of you has the program from APH or any other one, do you like it?
Does it really work? In addition, have there been any problems?

Thanks for any ideas.

If you pray, do not worry; if you worry, do not pray,

Carolyn


Downloading apps with recent upgrade to my iCloud storage Plan

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I upgraded my iCloud storage to 50 gigs, but when I tried to download an app, a message comes up saying that I couldn't download it because I don't have enough storage. Does anyone have an idea why?

Thanks for any input,



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Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Ron Canazzi
 

I don't know about the standard player, but if you have the advanced player, press and hold the Info button to open the user guide.

On 1/28/2019 8:02 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,


I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it?  I hardly ever use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.


Thanks.


Troy





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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: the dtbm machine from nls

Sandra Streeter
 

There is a button, at the far-left of the machine, with a Braille i, standing for info; it should then direct you to how to find/read the user guide.





Sandra
“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.”
― C.S. Lewis

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

Hi all,


I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book
machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it? I hardly ever
use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I
received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.


Thanks.


Troy


Re: the dtbm machine from nls

andy.tidwell
 

Hello Troy, just press the power button without a book in the player and it is in key describer mode.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the dtbm machine from nls

Hi all,


I believe that there's some built-in help on the digital talking book machine that we can get from nls but how do I get to it? I hardly ever use the machine but now I want to listen to a magazine on it that I received from nls, and I need to know what keys do what.


Thanks.


Troy

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