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Selecting text with braille display

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

I wonder if it is possible to select text with a Seika braille display with JAWS 2019 under Windows 10, in Word?  I am proofreading documents?  I would like to be able to use the cursor keys on my braille display to select a string of text and just hit the delete key and then replace the text with my keyboard.  Sorry if my question is a bit hazy.  I would like to select a few words without touching my computer’s keyboard, strictly from the controls of the Seika.  Thanks in advance for your help.


Re: activate windows10?

Steve Matzura
 

Short answer: yes. Bigger question: I wonder why it's making you reactivate/reauthorize. If you have trouble with this, I'd definitely recommend calling tthe Microsoft Disability  Answer Desk at (800) 936-5900 to have them sort it for you.

On 8/17/2019 5:37 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:
hi guys, After a new HDD installation. I'm getting the following error message:
Windows is not activated, please go to settings and activate Windows.
Is it that easy, just go to settings and activate windows?.
Any advice or help in this matter would be very helpful indeed, Billy


building your own nas?

 

hi all.
i have a lot of old 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch old hard drives and ssds
laying around and thought of using it.
has any1 build their own nas or do you have ways of using them?


activate windows10?

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, After a new HDD installation. I'm getting the following error message:
Windows is not activated, please go to settings and activate Windows.
Is it that easy, just go to settings and activate windows?.
Any advice or help in this matter would be very helpful indeed, Billy


Re: SangeanPR-D17

Onwardbob
 

Thanks for the 411

BOB SOUTAR…ONWARD THRU THE FOG

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny Park
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 11:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] SangeanPR-D17

For those who already know all about this radio please feel free to utilize the delete key at this time the others please continue to read. This is a very good radio with all of the controls having voice response.

On the left side of the radio starting at the top you have a mono /stereo switch followed by a line-in jack for input such as a stream followed by a head phone jack and at the bottom you have the power adapter plug. All of these have a voice response which tells you which jack it is and if you are connecting or disconnecting from the jack and what it is.

On the right side there are two knobs the top being the tuning knob and is also used for setting other functions from the menu. The second knob is the volume knob.

On the front of the radio you have two speakers on either side of the radio. Between the speakers starting at the top you have a display for those with vision which gives you all the information about tuning and the such. Under the display there is a single button which is the power button. Below that you have two rows of five buttons which are as follows, on the top row from left to right you have the band selection, AM FM and Aux, then there is the menu button used for setting the language and other functions, next you have the alarm button followed by the sleep timer then the display button which when pressed tells you the time and if you press it a second time it will tell you the band and frequency of the current station. The bottom row are the five presets which have the braille letters A – E on them going from left to right.

All of these controls and buttons give voice response which can have the volume controlled separately using the menu functions. When you press the power button to turn it on it tells you the battery status and the current band and station tuned to and when turning it off you get the battery status and that it is being powered off. When tuning the radio each frequency is spoken as you tune and when using the presets it tells you which preset is being pressed and the frequency that it is using. When setting the time you can have either 12 or 24 hour time and all times are spoken as you turn the tuning knob to select the time. When setting the sleep timer you can choose from 15 minutes to 120 minutes by turning the tuning knob. When setting functions from the menu or the alarm and sleep you make your selection by turning the tuning knob then pressing the center of that knob to confirm your selection.

The radio uses 6 C size batteries or the included AC adapter. The batteries are inserted on the back at the bottom by opening the battery compartment door and inserting the 6 batteries which are in two rows with the positive end pointing to the left. There are two rows of batteries 4 on the bottom and the other 2 just above them.

There is a pdf available on the Sangean website which is accessible and has a lot of information, however, the radio layout description does not mean much if you can not see as it is a picture with lines and numbers pointing to the different controls that are referenced by the numbers. I have written to them about this but have not heard back yet.

I hope this gives enough information about the radio to be useful to everyone.

Danny


Re: help with bared

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

After you log in online you will be taken to the Bard main page. On that page is a link to change account setting. Go into that and you will be able to put in the password of your choice.
 
 

From: Amber Gilmore
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 12:09 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] help with bared
 

 

 

 

 

 

     They sent me a password and they told me to go online to login and the change your password well I am not sure where to go and after I log in on line the app on my iPhone asks me to log in to what do I do there they didn’t explane to well can someone please help me?  Thank you  amber

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Braille labelers

Victor
 

I’ve heard of these and I’d like to know this too.

Thanks,

Victor


On Aug 16, 2019, at 4:15 PM, Vicki W <vwherry4@...> wrote:

I am looking for a Braille labeler which is somewhat different than the standard Braille labeler where you squeeze the handle and the tape feeds through with the Braille print.

 

I am looking for one that will still use a clear labeling tape, but uses a small keyboard rather than the squeeze handle. Does anyone know where I can find something like this?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki

 


Braille labelers

Vicki W
 

I am looking for a Braille labeler which is somewhat different than the standard Braille labeler where you squeeze the handle and the tape feeds through with the Braille print.

 

I am looking for one that will still use a clear labeling tape, but uses a small keyboard rather than the squeeze handle. Does anyone know where I can find something like this?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki

 


Re: help with bared

Holly
 

Hi Amber:
 
Do you already have an account with BARD online?  If so, your password for the mobile app is the same one.
 
When they ask for your password on the mobile app, there should be an edit field that you can double tap to enter your password.
 
I am not sure this answers your question, as I wasn’t exactly sure what you were needing help with.  Ask again if this is not what you need.


Re: help with bared

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Are you asking about BARD mobile or BARD for computers?

Ann P.


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They sent me a password and they told me to go online to login and the change your password well I am not sure where to go and after I log in on line the app on my iPhone asks me to log in to what do I do there they didn’t explane to well can someone please help me? Thank you amber
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A New Win10 user needs help

Walter Ramage
 

Hi folks.  On another list a member referred me to this method to get a shutdown sound in Win10.  I've read the article and one point it made is this method only works if your user account is pass worded, mine is not so it wouldn't work for me but others might find it helpful.  Walter.

 

https://winaero.com/blog/play-shutdown-sound-windows-10/


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Re: A new Win10 user seeks help

Walter Ramage
 

Hi.  Thanks to all concerning a start up sound and I now have it working.  I would like a shut down sound and the instructions provided in the article are a bit beyond my abilities but my computer guy might be able to get it done for me but in the scheme of things it isn't critical but would be helpful.  When I followed the instructions for the start up sound and then went to restart, I got the option to update and shut down or update and restart, this is the item I chose.  There was a lengthy period of silence then Jaws kept repeating that I shouldn't shut down my computer and that Windows updates were being configured and a progress report.  Once it reached 100 percent there was another period of silence then the start up sound.  If after a reasonable period of time the start sound doesn't play or Jaws doesn't kick in then I can assume there is a problem.  So as much as a shut down sound would be convenient, it isn't critical and I can get what information I need when and if the start up sound plays.  Thanks Guys & Gals, I appreciate the help but I really think I'll be back with some more in due course.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: 16 August 2019 19:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A new Win10 user seeks help

 

About a shutdown sound, what's this about a Registry hack? I'd be into trying it. It can always be undone.

 

And even if there *is* a shutdown sound, it still takes a few more seconds thereafter for the computer to actually turn off, during which time any sort of bad thing can happen along the way. Therefore, you're never really 100% sure the machine is off unless you can tell the screen's gone to black and the system has stopped drawing power. I miss the old days where you could definitely hear, and  sometimes even feel, a mechanical click as something inside the machine turned off.

 

On 8/16/2019 2:05 PM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

 

You can enable a start up sound in Windows 10 by accessing the Speaker icon in the system tray, selecting the Sounds option, and checking the box for start up sound, like in Windows 7.?? But as has been widely discussed on this list and elsewhere, there is no shutdown sound, which is a major nuisance, nor is there any easy or reliable means of setting one without hacking the registry.?? The only way to tell for sure that your Windows 10 computer has completely shut down is to feel the case to determine whether the internal cooling fan has stopped running, or else press the eject button for the DVD tray, which will not slide open if the power is off.

 

Gerald

 

??

On 8/16/2019 1:07 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all.?? This afternoon I had my PC reinstalled with Win10.?? This wasn't by choice, I was kinda forced into it by circumstances beyond my control but it had to be done at some point anyway.

??

Fortunately I have two other Win7 computers and I am writing this on one of those so it isn't a matter of sink or swim.?? However I am now on a Win10 learning curve and as time goes by I will surely have lots of questions.

??

The first question I have on my Win10 journey is; Can start-up and shutdown jingles be enabled or installed on Win10??? If not then that's the end of the matter but if so, where do I enable them or find them to install them?

??

A start up and shutdown Jingle would be very helpful.?? When shutting down then that's fine, the computer shuts down but when starting the computer or doing a restart is when a jingle would be most helpful and reassuring that all is well.???? Hope you can answer my question.?? With thanks.?? Walter.

 


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help with bared

Amber Gilmore
 

 

 

 

 

 

     They sent me a password and they told me to go online to login and the change your password well I am not sure where to go and after I log in on line the app on my iPhone asks me to log in to what do I do there they didn’t explane to well can someone please help me?  Thank you  amber

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: A new Win10 user seeks help

Gerald Levy
 


Well, if you want to try to set a shutdown sound in Windows 10, read the following article.?? Please let us know if you were successful:


https://winaero.com/blog/play-shutdown-sound-windows-10/


Gerald



On 8/16/2019 2:44 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:

About a shutdown sound, what's this about a Registry hack? I'd be into trying it. It can always be undone.


And even if there *is* a shutdown sound, it still takes a few more seconds thereafter for the computer to actually turn off, during which time any sort of bad thing can happen along the way. Therefore, you're never really 100% sure the machine is off unless you can tell the screen's gone to black and the system has stopped drawing power. I miss the old days where you could definitely hear, and?? sometimes even feel, a mechanical click as something inside the machine turned off.


On 8/16/2019 2:05 PM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


You can enable a start up sound in Windows 10 by accessing the Speaker icon in the system tray, selecting the Sounds option, and checking the box for start up sound, like in Windows 7.?? But as has been widely discussed on this list and elsewhere, there is no shutdown sound, which is a major nuisance, nor is there any easy or reliable means of setting one without hacking the registry.?? The only way to tell for sure that your Windows 10 computer has completely shut down is to feel the case to determine whether the internal cooling fan has stopped running, or else press the eject button for the DVD tray, which will not slide open if the power is off.


Gerald


??

On 8/16/2019 1:07 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all.?? This afternoon I had my PC reinstalled with Win10.?? This wasn't by choice, I was kinda forced into it by circumstances beyond my control but it had to be done at some point anyway.

??

Fortunately I have two other Win7 computers and I am writing this on one of those so it isn't a matter of sink or swim.?? However I am now on a Win10 learning curve and as time goes by I will surely have lots of questions.

??

The first question I have on my Win10 journey is; Can start-up and shutdown jingles be enabled or installed on Win10??? If not then that's the end of the matter but if so, where do I enable them or find them to install them?

??

A start up and shutdown Jingle would be very helpful.?? When shutting down then that's fine, the computer shuts down but when starting the computer or doing a restart is when a jingle would be most helpful and reassuring that all is well.???? Hope you can answer my question.?? With thanks.?? Walter.



Re: A new Win10 user seeks help

Steve Matzura
 

About a shutdown sound, what's this about a Registry hack? I'd be into trying it. It can always be undone.


And even if there *is* a shutdown sound, it still takes a few more seconds thereafter for the computer to actually turn off, during which time any sort of bad thing can happen along the way. Therefore, you're never really 100% sure the machine is off unless you can tell the screen's gone to black and the system has stopped drawing power. I miss the old days where you could definitely hear, and  sometimes even feel, a mechanical click as something inside the machine turned off.


On 8/16/2019 2:05 PM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


You can enable a start up sound in Windows 10 by accessing the Speaker icon in the system tray, selecting the Sounds option, and checking the box for start up sound, like in Windows 7.?? But as has been widely discussed on this list and elsewhere, there is no shutdown sound, which is a major nuisance, nor is there any easy or reliable means of setting one without hacking the registry.?? The only way to tell for sure that your Windows 10 computer has completely shut down is to feel the case to determine whether the internal cooling fan has stopped running, or else press the eject button for the DVD tray, which will not slide open if the power is off.


Gerald


??

On 8/16/2019 1:07 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all.?? This afternoon I had my PC reinstalled with Win10.?? This wasn't by choice, I was kinda forced into it by circumstances beyond my control but it had to be done at some point anyway.

??

Fortunately I have two other Win7 computers and I am writing this on one of those so it isn't a matter of sink or swim.?? However I am now on a Win10 learning curve and as time goes by I will surely have lots of questions.

??

The first question I have on my Win10 journey is; Can start-up and shutdown jingles be enabled or installed on Win10??? If not then that's the end of the matter but if so, where do I enable them or find them to install them?

??

A start up and shutdown Jingle would be very helpful.?? When shutting down then that's fine, the computer shuts down but when starting the computer or doing a restart is when a jingle would be most helpful and reassuring that all is well.???? Hope you can answer my question.?? With thanks.?? Walter.



Re: Will JAWS or NVDA work on a Chromebook?

Abbie Taylor
 

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Vocalizer voices

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

In Jaws, when in the voices area and you wish to remove a  previously installed voice, the option is to remove all voices. I assume this only refers to voices you have selected from the list and does not actually remove all Vocalizer voices. Just want to make sure before proceeding.
Marie
 


Re: SangeanPR-D17

james f hooper <james_hooper@...>
 

So tell us about your using the radio such things a sensitivity on either band.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Danny Park
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2019 12:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] SangeanPR-D17

 

For those who already know all about this radio please feel free to utilize the delete key at this time the others please continue to read.  This is a very good radio with all of the controls having voice response.

 

On the left side of the radio starting at the top you have a mono    /stereo switch followed by a line-in jack for input such as a stream followed by a head phone jack and at the bottom you have the power adapter plug.  All of these have a voice response which tells you which jack it is and if you are connecting or disconnecting from the jack and what it is.

 

On the right side there are two knobs the top being the tuning knob and is also used for setting other functions from the menu.  The second knob is the volume knob.

 

On the front of the radio you have two speakers on either side of the radio.  Between the speakers starting at the top you have a display for those with vision which gives you all the information about tuning and the such.  Under the display there is a single button which is the power button.  Below that you have two rows of five buttons which are as follows, on the top row from left to right you have the band selection, AM FM and Aux, then there is the menu button used for setting the language and other functions, next you have the alarm button followed by the sleep timer then the display button which when pressed tells you the time and if you press it a second time it will tell you the band and frequency of the current station.  The bottom row are the five presets which have the braille letters A – E on them going from left to right. 

 

All of these controls and buttons give voice response which can have the volume controlled separately using the menu functions.  When you press the power button to turn it on it tells you the battery status and the current band and station tuned to and when turning it off you get the battery status and that it is being powered off.  When tuning the radio each frequency is spoken as you tune and when using the presets it tells you which preset is being pressed and the frequency that it is using.  When setting the time you can have either 12 or 24 hour time and all times are spoken as you turn the tuning knob to select the time.  When setting the sleep timer you can choose from 15 minutes to 120 minutes by turning the tuning knob.  When setting functions from the menu or the alarm and sleep you make your selection by turning the tuning knob then pressing the center of that knob to confirm your selection.

 

The radio uses 6 C size batteries or the included AC adapter.  The batteries are inserted on the back at the bottom by opening the battery compartment door and inserting the 6 batteries which are in two rows with the positive end pointing to the left.  There are two rows of batteries 4 on the bottom and the other 2 just above them.

 

There is a pdf available on the Sangean website which is accessible and has a lot of information, however, the radio layout description does not mean much if you can not see as it is a picture with lines and numbers pointing to the different controls that are referenced by the numbers.  I have written to them about this but have not heard back yet.

 

I hope this gives enough information about the radio to be useful to everyone.

 

Danny 


SangeanPR-D17

Danny Park
 

For those who already know all about this radio please feel free to utilize the delete key at this time the others please continue to read.  This is a very good radio with all of the controls having voice response.
 
On the left side of the radio starting at the top you have a mono    /stereo switch followed by a line-in jack for input such as a stream followed by a head phone jack and at the bottom you have the power adapter plug.  All of these have a voice response which tells you which jack it is and if you are connecting or disconnecting from the jack and what it is.
 
On the right side there are two knobs the top being the tuning knob and is also used for setting other functions from the menu.  The second knob is the volume knob.
 
On the front of the radio you have two speakers on either side of the radio.  Between the speakers starting at the top you have a display for those with vision which gives you all the information about tuning and the such.  Under the display there is a single button which is the power button.  Below that you have two rows of five buttons which are as follows, on the top row from left to right you have the band selection, AM FM and Aux, then there is the menu button used for setting the language and other functions, next you have the alarm button followed by the sleep timer then the display button which when pressed tells you the time and if you press it a second time it will tell you the band and frequency of the current station.  The bottom row are the five presets which have the braille letters A – E on them going from left to right. 
 
All of these controls and buttons give voice response which can have the volume controlled separately using the menu functions.  When you press the power button to turn it on it tells you the battery status and the current band and station tuned to and when turning it off you get the battery status and that it is being powered off.  When tuning the radio each frequency is spoken as you tune and when using the presets it tells you which preset is being pressed and the frequency that it is using.  When setting the time you can have either 12 or 24 hour time and all times are spoken as you turn the tuning knob to select the time.  When setting the sleep timer you can choose from 15 minutes to 120 minutes by turning the tuning knob.  When setting functions from the menu or the alarm and sleep you make your selection by turning the tuning knob then pressing the center of that knob to confirm your selection.
 
The radio uses 6 C size batteries or the included AC adapter.  The batteries are inserted on the back at the bottom by opening the battery compartment door and inserting the 6 batteries which are in two rows with the positive end pointing to the left.  There are two rows of batteries 4 on the bottom and the other 2 just above them.
 
There is a pdf available on the Sangean website which is accessible and has a lot of information, however, the radio layout description does not mean much if you can not see as it is a picture with lines and numbers pointing to the different controls that are referenced by the numbers.  I have written to them about this but have not heard back yet.
 
I hope this gives enough information about the radio to be useful to everyone.
 
Danny 


Re: A new Win10 user seeks help

Gerald Levy
 


You can enable a start up sound in Windows 10 by accessing the Speaker icon in the system tray, selecting the Sounds option, and checking the box for start up sound, like in Windows 7.?? But as has been widely discussed on this list and elsewhere, there is no shutdown sound, which is a major nuisance, nor is there any easy or reliable means of setting one without hacking the registry.?? The only way to tell for sure that your Windows 10 computer has completely shut down is to feel the case to determine whether the internal cooling fan has stopped running, or else press the eject button for the DVD tray, which will not slide open if the power is off.


Gerald


??

On 8/16/2019 1:07 PM, Walter Ramage via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi all.?? This afternoon I had my PC reinstalled with Win10.?? This wasn't by choice, I was kinda forced into it by circumstances beyond my control but it had to be done at some point anyway.

??

Fortunately I have two other Win7 computers and I am writing this on one of those so it isn't a matter of sink or swim.?? However I am now on a Win10 learning curve and as time goes by I will surely have lots of questions.

??

The first question I have on my Win10 journey is; Can start-up and shutdown jingles be enabled or installed on Win10??? If not then that's the end of the matter but if so, where do I enable them or find them to install them?

??

A start up and shutdown Jingle would be very helpful.?? When shutting down then that's fine, the computer shuts down but when starting the computer or doing a restart is when a jingle would be most helpful and reassuring that all is well.???? Hope you can answer my question.?? With thanks.?? Walter.

??


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