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Re: Unread messages

Veronica Kirk
 

Yes, I did, but the 190 unread e-mails are only in the inbox folder.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Unread messages

Veronica, I guess you checked your Junk Folder?

Best regards,

Carolyn


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Unread messages

On my windows 7 machine, I am using JAWS 16 with Outlook 2013. When I have
finished reading all of my unread E-mails, my inbox says I still have 190
unread e-mails.
However, I do not know where these unread e-mails are.
This has been occurring for the last three or four days.
How do I go about finding these unread e-mails? Thank you for any help you
can provide.



Veronica


Re: Fluctuating Recording Volume

Gene
 

I should also say that I was assuming this effect is on Sound Recorder Pro.  It could be in the Braille Note as well.  I don't know if it might process sound when you run an app or if it leaves that completely to the app.  Though I would think it would leave it completely to the app, I don't want to assume it.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Fluctuating Recording Volume

I don't know what such a filter is called but it is lowering the volume when you are recording a quiet passage and raising it when you are recording a loud passage.  That is to keep out extraneous sound.  Evidently, that is the default setting and the default is ridiculous.  A loud passage w8ill cover up extraneous sound.  A soft passage will allow much more of it to be heard. 
 
If you look through the app settings, does anything appear to match my description?
 
My laptop soundcard has such a setting and I turned it off. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Fluctuating Recording Volume

I use Sound Recorder Pro on my BrailleNote Touch plus running Android 8. I've noticed that the volume in my recordings fluctuates. Is there a setting I can tweak to keep this from happening?

Here's a Dropbox link to a recording I made earlier with this app. It's not bad, but you'll definitely notice the change in volume. With this recording, I used a headset with an in-line microphone, but I've noticed the same behavior with the device's external mic. This leads me to believe there must be a setting I can change. Any ideas?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0bpnr9w8t76pkkg/always.mp3?dl=0


--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Fluctuating Recording Volume

Gene
 

I don't know what such a filter is called but it is lowering the volume when you are recording a quiet passage and raising it when you are recording a loud passage.  That is to keep out extraneous sound.  Evidently, that is the default setting and the default is ridiculous.  A loud passage w8ill cover up extraneous sound.  A soft passage will allow much more of it to be heard. 
 
If you look through the app settings, does anything appear to match my description?
 
My laptop soundcard has such a setting and I turned it off. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:53 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Fluctuating Recording Volume

I use Sound Recorder Pro on my BrailleNote Touch plus running Android 8. I've noticed that the volume in my recordings fluctuates. Is there a setting I can tweak to keep this from happening?

Here's a Dropbox link to a recording I made earlier with this app. It's not bad, but you'll definitely notice the change in volume. With this recording, I used a headset with an in-line microphone, but I've noticed the same behavior with the device's external mic. This leads me to believe there must be a setting I can change. Any ideas?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0bpnr9w8t76pkkg/always.mp3?dl=0


--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Fluctuating Recording Volume

Abbie Taylor
 

I use Sound Recorder Pro on my BrailleNote Touch plus running Android 8. I've noticed that the volume in my recordings fluctuates. Is there a setting I can tweak to keep this from happening?

Here's a Dropbox link to a recording I made earlier with this app. It's not bad, but you'll definitely notice the change in volume. With this recording, I used a headset with an in-line microphone, but I've noticed the same behavior with the device's external mic. This leads me to believe there must be a setting I can change. Any ideas?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0bpnr9w8t76pkkg/always.mp3?dl=0


--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10Update

heather albright
 

I am currently running 1809, I have no issues as of yet! I have not updated to 1903 and do not plan on doing so till they fix all the issues! So I will keep my usb drives plugged in, they do not have anything important but, following the advice  from pc mag. Windows 1903 will not install if one has usb drives connected to their machine. So far seems   to be the case, it installs updates but it has not asked to upgrade to 1903! Some wanted to know where that article is located but, it got it off my iPhone off the smart knews app under the pc mag tabb. For those who use the smart knews app can testify the articles do not always stay there after reading as they are constantly being updated. So if anyone has a copy of the article from pc mag explaining, if you want to update to the latest windows 1903, you have to make sure that you do not have usb drives connected because it cant install! And I am not that technical to explain all the reasons this is the case but that is also in the article! Perhaps someone this list can explain for those who want to know! Oh, I wanted to say, despite all the problems of 10, I cant see myself going back to 7. If you want to up to a good version try 1809 with windows 10. And I know for windows7 users, classic shell still works with 1809 so you can have the seven start minue etc.  Cheers Heather

 

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e-mail:
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sites:
National Federation of The Blind:
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An Accessible Online Library:
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From: Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 10:07 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10Update

 

 

Which is why many Windows 7 users will be reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10 in January, after support for it is ended, even if it means that there computers may be at higher risk for malware attacks. After all, the dire warnings about XP machines being infected after support for XP ended turned out to be greatly overblown. Right now, Windows 7 appears to be more stable and reliable than Windows10. Given all the problems with Windows 10 update, it is not unreasonable that MS might decide to extend support for Windows 7 beyond the January deadline.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 9/4/2019 10:39 AM, Gene wrote:

Optional or not, the article states that this problem was flagged by testers and the update was released anyway.  Not the kind of behavior that inspires confidence in the quality of updates in future, especially considering the problem with a number of updates in the past.

 

Gene

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

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:24 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

 

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
Windows





 


Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Monte Single
 

Stable win 7 is getting the boot out the dorr and win 10 which has been here for 4 years continues to gives millions of headaches.

Before I switch , I’ll need a better reason than ominous tales of the boogie man.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: September-04-19 9:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

 

 

Which is why many Windows 7 users will be reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10 in January, after support for it is ended, even if it means that there computers may be at higher risk for malware attacks. After all, the dire warnings about XP machines being infected after support for XP ended turned out to be greatly overblown. Right now, Windows 7 appears to be more stable and reliable than Windows10. Given all the problems with Windows 10 update, it is not unreasonable that MS might decide to extend support for Windows 7 beyond the January deadline.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 9/4/2019 10:39 AM, Gene wrote:

Optional or not, the article states that this problem was flagged by testers and the update was released anyway.  Not the kind of behavior that inspires confidence in the quality of updates in future, especially considering the problem with a number of updates in the past.

 

Gene

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

From: Joseph Lee

Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:24 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

 

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
Windows






Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Gerald Levy
 


Which is why many Windows 7 users will be reluctant to upgrade to Windows 10 in January, after support for it is ended, even if it means that there computers may be at higher risk for malware attacks. After all, the dire warnings about XP machines being infected after support for XP ended turned out to be greatly overblown. Right now, Windows 7 appears to be more stable and reliable than Windows10. Given all the problems with Windows 10 update, it is not unreasonable that MS might decide to extend support for Windows 7 beyond the January deadline.

 

Gerald



On 9/4/2019 10:39 AM, Gene wrote:
Optional or not, the article states that this problem was flagged by testers and the update was released anyway.  Not the kind of behavior that inspires confidence in the quality of updates in future, especially considering the problem with a number of updates in the past.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
Windows







Re: Unread messages

Carolyn Arnold
 

Veronica, I guess you checked your Junk Folder?

Best regards,

Carolyn

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:11 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Unread messages

On my windows 7 machine, I am using JAWS 16 with Outlook
2013. When I have finished reading all of my unread
E-mails, my inbox says I still have 190 unread e-mails.
However, I do not know where these unread e-mails are.
This has been occurring for the last three or four days.
How do I go about finding these unread e-mails? Thank you
for any help you can provide.



Veronica


another oddity

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I've been talking about the problems I've been having lately with popups and what not, I'm in 2 fantasy baseball leagues and over the past 2 days I haven't been able to load my entire team page for either league with chrome but just to see what would happen I just brought up internet explorer and both pages loaded fully. Can anybody explain this oddity? Do I need to uninstall and reinstall chrome?

Thanks.

Troy


Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Gene
 

Optional or not, the article states that this problem was flagged by testers and the update was released anyway.  Not the kind of behavior that inspires confidence in the quality of updates in future, especially considering the problem with a number of updates in the past.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Lee
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 9:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
Windows







Frustration with Sounds Playback Options

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


I am using the latest Windows regular update. My PC keeps asking which device did I plugged in. I tried setting, use this device, always use this device, and to remember my settings and never ask again. But it still asks. Am I missing something?

Thanks,


Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,
Thankfully, this is an optional update - would have been very urgent if it was a regular monthly update. Microsoft acknowledge this problem a few hours ago.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it By Janet Perez, Komando.com © Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941, many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows 10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box stands on its own without accidentally turning on your microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW Cortana update workaround While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R, typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Search 3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES Windows 10 offers nice features While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through fixing a problem on your own.
Windows


Re: Microsoft accessibility

Gene
 

You should have been asked whether you wanted to receive notifications from the site.  Others may comment but I am not aware of sites being able to send you notifications unless you are specifically asked and approve.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 8:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility

Gene,  I should have been more clear, Chrome has more of a tendancy to
use the toast notifications pop ups, which can seem like traditional
pop ups offered by a website. Unless you can see a website's popup
window and tell the difference between it and a toast popup that
appears in the bottom right hand of the screen it can be hard to know
which is which.  And one thing I noticed from these toast
notifications is you don't have to accept them, they just appear
sometimes out of the blue. For example I followed a link to a website
for learning how to use WordPress called something like
wpbegginers.com After reading a few articles I just moved on to
another website and went on my way.  The next time I opened Chrome it
immediately popped up a toast notification for a tip of the day for
that website. After some time more of these types of notifications
kept creeping into my browser and it forced me to find the tweaks
necessary to get them to stop. Anyway, that's why I singled out the
Chrome browser, I havent' had this problem with firefox, IE or Edge.

Blaster


On 9/4/19, Rich DeSteno <axcruncher@...> wrote:
> I called them once and they used an  anti-virus program called Hitman on
> my computer.
>
>
> On 9/4/2019 6:43 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:
>>
>> Before calling the MS accessibility helpline, try running the
>> Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT).  To do this, type MRT into the
>> run dialog.  Also, run a scan using Malware Bytes.  If the suspicious
>> pop-ups still persist, then callMS for help, although I don't think
>> they have any special tools in their arsenal that you can't try yourself.
>>
>>
>> Gerald
>>
>>
>>
>> On 9/4/2019 4:25 AM, chris judge wrote:
>>> Have you considered calling and asking them?
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
>>> Troy Burnham
>>> Sent: September 3, 2019 6:20 PM
>>> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>>> Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility
>>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> Does anybody know if Microsoft accessibility will scan a computer for
>>> viruses and malware? I'm starting to get a lot of popups on my laptop
>>> recently, and I think I heard in the past that ms access would scan
>>> for viruses but I'm not sure.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>> Troy
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
> --
> Rich De Steno
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Think Twice Before Installing the Latest Windows 10 Update

Dave
 

Here is the Article Gerald posted a Link.


Latest Windows 10 update introduces a serious problem - here's how to fix it
By Janet Perez, Komando.com
© Paulus Rusyanto | DREAMSTIME.COM
Microsoft continues to have problems with its Windows 10 updates. The
latest issue involves Cortana and its impact on your overall computer
performance.
This is the most recent case of issues involving Windows 10 updates.
It's also the second time this year that specifically involves computer
performance, with the first in April where users couldn't update because
their computers weren't compatible.

This most recent bug came through an update that was made available at
the end of August, with multiple users coming forward about the trouble
it's causing. We'll tell you what the problem is and how to get around it.
Cortana eats up CPU
Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, is headlining the latest problem
for Windows 10. After installing the latest optional update, KB4512941,
many users have seen Cortana gobble up their computers' CPU.
Windows 10 users who have installed the update have seen processor
increases between 30% and 40%. To make things worse, the system memory
is still being hogged even if Cortana is not in use. And despite Beta
testers flagging the problem, Microsoft still released the update.
The problem seems to be linked to the integration of Bing into Windows
10. This change to Cortana was meant to be a good thing as many users
hated how the assistant popped up every time they came near the start menu.
So Cortana and the Bing search engine are now separated. The search box
stands on its own without accidentally turning on your
microphone. Microsoft has not confirmed the problem or released an
official fix, but keep reading, because we've got the workaround.
RELATED: THE WINDOWS 10 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Cortana update workaround
While users wait for Microsoft to issue an official fix, users have
found one workaround The fix involves editing the Registry.
1. Launch the Registry Editor by pressing the Windows key and R,
typing regedit and pressing Enter.
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, and then Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Search
3. Find the DWORD value called BingSearchEnabled and set its value to 0.
Don't forget, you can also simply uninstall the latest update with these
steps:

1. Open Settings
2. Look for Update & Security
3. Then View Update History
4. Click Uninstall Updates
Since Microsoft rolled out its Windows 10 update, numerous problems for
users have cropped up. In fact, supposed patches for glitches introduced
other problems.
One patch began degrading the performance of certain games and caused
severe graphics and mouse issues. Last month, Microsoft announced
a security flaw that takes makes computers using Windows' Remote Desktop
Services vulnerable to hackers.
Windows' Remote Desktop Services allows a user to access their computer
over the internet with special software. But a flaw in the system allows
hackers to gain remote access to a computer, letting them install
software and create new user accounts with full privileges.
Microsoft also allows malware to reproduce and spread to other computers
on its own. Microsoft released a number of patches to address the
security flaw, which affected as many as 800 million Windows computers.
RELATED: WINDOWS 10 WILL NOW AUTOMATICALLY UNINSTALL BUGGY UPDATES
Windows 10 offers nice features
While the Windows 10 update hasn't come without its glitches, it also
contains some nice features. For example, with the update, you can copy
and paste across your devices by using the cloud.
Windows 10 now also gives users the option to toggle between light and
dark modes. And, the update has made it easier to change the size of
your text and cursor.

Windows users can now do something they've been able to do for years
with their smartphones: access emojis straight from the
keyboard. Microsoft also included the option "Recommended Troubleshooting."
This feature gives you advice and tips from Microsoft that automatically
appear if you run into errors or problems. It can even walk you through
fixing a problem on your own.
Windows


Re: Microsoft accessibility

Troy Burnham
 

I just ran mrt and it didn't find anything on a quick scan. Guess I'll wait a day or 2 and see what happens, the survey popups didn't scare me even though I've never gotten them before maybe the past week and I was on a site that I visit all the time when it popped up for the first time, but when I started getting that beeping notification that sounded like it was saying that my computer may have been compromised that did scare me. So far neither mrt nor malware bytes has found anything though.

Troy

On 9/4/2019 5:43 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Before calling the MS accessibility helpline, try running the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT).  To do this, type MRT into the run dialog.  Also, run a scan using Malware Bytes.  If the suspicious pop-ups still persist, then callMS for help, although I don't think they have any special tools in their arsenal that you can't try yourself.


Gerald



On 9/4/2019 4:25 AM, chris judge wrote:
Have you considered calling and asking them?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: September 3, 2019 6:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility

Hi all,

Does anybody know if Microsoft accessibility will scan a computer for viruses and malware? I'm starting to get a lot of popups on my laptop recently, and I think I heard in the past that ms access would scan for viruses but I'm not sure.

Thanks.

Troy










Re: Microsoft accessibility

Troy Burnham
 

I was told this morning by somebody I trust that Microsoft accessibility will remotely scan for malware for me so I'll likely do that either later today or maybe first thing tomorrow morning since it'll probably be easier to get through. Everything is working fine for now.

As far as antivirus and antimalware programs, the only thing I was running until I started getting the popups maybe a week ago is windows defender, but after the popups started I installed the pro version of malware bytes and scanned with it. It said it didn't find anything, but I noticed that it was still version 1.70 so I don't know if a more current version would do any better, I know that the day I updated the definitions it updated up to the current date.

It also looked like malware bytes may've just been scanning internet explorer if that's possible, and I only ran IE on this machine for a very short time after I got it almost a year ago until I could figure out how to get chrome.

Troy


On 9/3/2019 10:59 PM, Gene wrote:
People shouldn't get more popups with Chrome than with other browsers.  I think that this happens because people answer yes when sites ask if they can send notifications.  But that could happen with any browser.  Others may wish to comment, but Chrome should be as good at blocking popups with its popup blocker as other browsers are and if blind people had more popups, sighted people would, too and this would be mentioned. 
 
In this case, it sounds as though it might be adware, malware that causes popups with advertising to be displayed that aren't sent by the site you are on. 
 
Also we should find out and discuss what antivirus and antispyware programs are being used.  Even if the disability service scans, that doesn't mean that adequate protection is on the machine now.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility

There was a recent cumulative update released and it was a bit hefty.
After I restarted the PC it took a little longer than usual to get to
the logon screen, so it sounds similar to what you described.  So you
may be okay there.  As far as those websites with the startaling
alarms and beeps, their totally fake scam sites that trick people into
giving them some type of payment to fix whatever their scaring you
with, you did the right thing by shutting down the browser. Every time
this has happened to me it was my fault for mistyping a website name
into the browser. If your not too startled the next time it happens
try using the Alt plus D keys to jump up to the URL location textbox
then press the CTRL plus C keys to copy the domain name to your
clipboard. After you shut down the browser, open a notepad and paste
it in there with the CTRL plus V keys and I'll bet it's the domain
name you wanted to go to with some type of spelling error. I won't
post this website, but it's similar to G Mail's website with a missing
letter and it's one of those scam sites. I've been there so many times
I finally added it to the restricted sites list to stop it from
popping up when I mistype that URL.

As far as those annoying popups , if your using the Chrome browser,
there was a really good thread in the list with steps on tweaking the
settings to get those bothers under control, if your using another
browser, then that is suspicious.
HTH,
Blaster


On 9/3/19, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> That sounds like malware.  You might as well ask the Microsoft service if
> they do that kind of thing.  We know it isn't notifications from sites.
>
> Gene
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: Troy Burnham
> Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 8:04 PM
> To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility
>
>
> The popups seem to be random, in other words not on any particular site. One
> of them says that I've been chosen at random to fill out a survey but I
> close it out with either alt-f4 or sometimes ctrl-f4 to close it out and get
> to the page I want. Even if those popups are harmless though there's another
> one that I've gotten a couple of times, and there's a beeping noise over the
> voice that starts talking but it says something about the computer being
> locked up, and says something along the lines of somebody may be able to
> take over the computer or something, again I can't hear it good with the
> beeping and besides I close it as quickly as possible.
>
> Also, I don't know if there was some sort of update being installed a couple
> of hours ago but the computer started getting very slow so I wanted to
> reboot, and when I did that it took a lot longer than normal for it to
> reboot and for jaws to come back. That happened twice, and everything seems
> to be back to normal since then, but with that plus the recent popups I just
> want somebody who knows what they're doing to check things out for me.
>
> Troy
>
>
>
> On 9/3/2019 7:41 PM, Gene wrote:
>
>   Wheteher they do or not, that won't make you less vulnerable to infections
> later.  First, what kinds of popups are they?  Are they just advertising or
> do they say something about where they come from, such as a web site?  In
> other words, if you have said yes when a site asks you to allow
> notifications from it, that could be notifications from that site.
>
>   Do they only happen when a certain browser is opened or other times?
>
>   And, what antivirus and antimalware programs are you using?
>
>   Gene
>   ----- Original Message -----
>
>   From: Mike B
>   Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 6:11 PM
>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>   Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility
>
>
>   Hi Troy,
>
>   The sure way to find out is to call them.
>
>   Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
>   I believe that everything happens for a reason. Usually, the reason is
> that somebody screwed up.
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Troy Burnham
>   To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
>   Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 2:20 PM
>   Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility
>
>
>   Hi all,
>
>   Does anybody know if Microsoft accessibility will scan a computer for
>   viruses and malware? I'm starting to get a lot of popups on my laptop
>   recently, and I think I heard in the past that ms access would scan for
>   viruses but I'm not sure.
>
>   Thanks.
>
>   Troy
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>




Re: Microsoft accessibility

Blaster
 

Gene, I should have been more clear, Chrome has more of a tendancy to
use the toast notifications pop ups, which can seem like traditional
pop ups offered by a website. Unless you can see a website's popup
window and tell the difference between it and a toast popup that
appears in the bottom right hand of the screen it can be hard to know
which is which. And one thing I noticed from these toast
notifications is you don't have to accept them, they just appear
sometimes out of the blue. For example I followed a link to a website
for learning how to use WordPress called something like
wpbegginers.com After reading a few articles I just moved on to
another website and went on my way. The next time I opened Chrome it
immediately popped up a toast notification for a tip of the day for
that website. After some time more of these types of notifications
kept creeping into my browser and it forced me to find the tweaks
necessary to get them to stop. Anyway, that's why I singled out the
Chrome browser, I havent' had this problem with firefox, IE or Edge.

Blaster

On 9/4/19, Rich DeSteno <axcruncher@gmail.com> wrote:
I called them once and they used an anti-virus program called Hitman on
my computer.


On 9/4/2019 6:43 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Before calling the MS accessibility helpline, try running the
Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT). To do this, type MRT into the
run dialog. Also, run a scan using Malware Bytes. If the suspicious
pop-ups still persist, then callMS for help, although I don't think
they have any special tools in their arsenal that you can't try yourself.


Gerald



On 9/4/2019 4:25 AM, chris judge wrote:
Have you considered calling and asking them?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Troy Burnham
Sent: September 3, 2019 6:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility

Hi all,

Does anybody know if Microsoft accessibility will scan a computer for
viruses and malware? I'm starting to get a lot of popups on my laptop
recently, and I think I heard in the past that ms access would scan
for viruses but I'm not sure.

Thanks.

Troy










--
Rich De Steno





Chromebook help

Michael Rodgerson
 

I am hoping to get some help. I have a Chromebook, and my backspace
won't work, it seems to be only in certain places like in Google dox
and in emails. If I am typing on the web it will delete the entire
word, I can't delete by character at all.

Thanks for any help


Michael


Re: Android phones

Michael Rodgerson
 

Olusegun, my budget is 200/300, I wouldn't mind spending a little bit
more than that. As far as what I'm looking for in a phone, could you
be a little more specific? Yes I'm ready for a learning curve. I am
thinking of making the swich because I find the I Phones are slowing
down faster,and Android is much more customisable. Yes I love
tinkering with new things.

Hope you can help


Michael


Re: Microsoft accessibility

Rich DeSteno
 

I called them once and they used an  anti-virus program called Hitman on my computer.

On 9/4/2019 6:43 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Before calling the MS accessibility helpline, try running the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT).  To do this, type MRT into the run dialog.  Also, run a scan using Malware Bytes.  If the suspicious pop-ups still persist, then callMS for help, although I don't think they have any special tools in their arsenal that you can't try yourself.


Gerald



On 9/4/2019 4:25 AM, chris judge wrote:
Have you considered calling and asking them?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: September 3, 2019 6:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft accessibility

Hi all,

Does anybody know if Microsoft accessibility will scan a computer for viruses and malware? I'm starting to get a lot of popups on my laptop recently, and I think I heard in the past that ms access would scan for viruses but I'm not sure.

Thanks.

Troy









--
Rich De Steno

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