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Re: Chrome Question

Bharat
 

I am afraid, your shortcut key might just get reset with each google
chrome update. The best way out of this quandary is to Pin it to the
taskbar. so you may be able to able to launch it with the shortcut
keys with Windows keys + 1 through 0.



thank you,

bharat.

On 11/9/19, Shelly Kane <shellykane323@gmail.com> wrote:
I couldn't agree with you more.  This list has helped me so much and I
am very grateful for everyone's knowledge and assistance.  I am on
several lists and they have all helped me in some way or another.

Shelly

On 11/9/2019 1:01 AM, James Bentley wrote:
Awesome!

that's what this list is for.

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:25 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Chrome Question

James:


Thanks so much for all of your help. I followed your directions and
everything went well. The only problem I had was when I went to apply, it
said access denied and it also said cancel or continue so I just hit
continue and then I tabbed through the whole thing to find OK. It
wouldn't let me shift tab. I just picked a new hot key and it seems to
work fine. I hope it doesn't delete itself like when I was doing it in
properties. I also maximized it as always when I was in properties. Take
care and thanks again.

Shelly

On 11/7/2019 1:16 AM, James Bentley wrote:
Hi Shelly,

Lets see if this works.

1. Type the word chrome in to your Windows search box.
2. Hit your application key or, type shift+F10.
3. Use the up and down arrow keys to find, Open file location and hit
enter.
4. Use your up and down arrow keys to find Google chrome 6. Hit
your application key or, type shift+F10.
7. Up arrow to properties and hit enter.
8. Tab to the place where it says hot key none.
9. Type the hotkey that you want.
Note, you might get stuck using something different than control+alt+C
because you have already tried that before.
If so, maybe Control+shift +C will be OK for you.
10. tab to apply and hit the space bar.
Note, . if you get declined, just hit the space bar again.
11. Shift+tab to the OK button and hit the space bar.

Now, you should be all set.

HTH,

James B


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:26 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Chrome Question

Hi Everyone:


Since using google chrome, I when to properties and put in a shortcut
key and I made it control alt C which works great but it only lasts a
couple of weeks and then deletes itself. When I tried to hit control,
alt C, nothing happened so I went back into properties and I had to do
everything all over again. I can't tell you how many times this has
happened since I started using Chrome. Even when I put the shortcut
key in, I have to go to where it says and maximize it again.
Everything that I have done deletes itself. So after I maximize it, I
hit apply and then OK. All of my other programs are fine and the
shortcut key stays and doesn't delete itself. I saw something in
properties where it says change Icon but I didn't do anything. Any
help on this would be greatly appreciated. I just have no idea why
this keeps happening and I even had someone who is sighted put it in
there way and it deleted itself like it does for me.

Shelly








.








Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

James Bentley
 

This sounds interesting. Its certainly a good price at $250. And, it comes
with an Echo Dot. I would buy it but it doesn't have inverter technology.
What a bummer.

Here is a link for any one who is interested.

https://www.amazon.com/Introducing-Amazon-Certified-Humans-device/dp/B07XSCB
SN5/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Amazon+Smart+Oven&qid=1573396232&sr=8-3

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay
Malmquist
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

I have not seen this one yet, but it sounds interesting.
This Microwave is Alexa enabled and it is 1.5 Cubic Ft, can cook a 5-pound
chicken or most anything in it. It is a microwave, air fryer, Convection
oven and food warmer.



Rated power

1,000W microwave, 1,400W convection cook, 1,300W warming element

Power levels

10 microwave power levels



Apparently, there are tactile marks on the keypad and it has 30 presets and
a temperature probe.



Just go to the Amazon.com site
In the search box enter:
Amazon Smart Oven

You will then see a list of items where each has a Heading

There are more technical details there.




Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@gmail.com
Switch your mentality from "I'm broken and helpless," to "I'm growing and
healing," and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.
Unknown


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@sero.email>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave


Hi all,

This is a hard request to fulfill because most microwaves that are in
stores and so on have touchpads that are inaccessible. There are ways
to make these accessible, but you don't want that, you say. I have the
microwave from Blind Mice Mart that costs a fair bit, but is
accessible. Don't know if there is anything that fits your specs.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

Dave
 

Hello James,


You might try your local Thrift Store.  Not only do they get older
Models, but they are a Lot Cheaper for someone with a limited Budget.


When you pay $25 for a replacement, give it a couple of good deep
cleanings, and then mark it up so you can use it.  Use it until the
Budget allows the purchase of something New and more to your liking.


Think of the Replacement Oven as a Temporary situation.


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

James Bentley
 

I bet this smart oven has a very smart price too. But, you got my curiosity
up. I'm going to Amazon now.

Thanks,

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay
Malmquist
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 8:21 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

I have not seen this one yet, but it sounds interesting.
This Microwave is Alexa enabled and it is 1.5 Cubic Ft, can cook a 5-pound
chicken or most anything in it. It is a microwave, air fryer, Convection
oven and food warmer.



Rated power

1,000W microwave, 1,400W convection cook, 1,300W warming element

Power levels

10 microwave power levels



Apparently, there are tactile marks on the keypad and it has 30 presets and
a temperature probe.



Just go to the Amazon.com site
In the search box enter:
Amazon Smart Oven

You will then see a list of items where each has a Heading

There are more technical details there.




Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@gmail.com
Switch your mentality from "I'm broken and helpless," to "I'm growing and
healing," and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.
Unknown


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@sero.email>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave


Hi all,

This is a hard request to fulfill because most microwaves that are in
stores and so on have touchpads that are inaccessible. There are ways
to make these accessible, but you don't want that, you say. I have the
microwave from Blind Mice Mart that costs a fair bit, but is
accessible. Don't know if there is anything that fits your specs.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

Kay Malmquist
 

I have not seen this one yet, but it sounds interesting.
This Microwave is Alexa enabled and it is 1.5 Cubic Ft, can cook a 5-pound
chicken or most anything in it. It is a microwave, air fryer, Convection
oven and food warmer.



Rated power

1,000W microwave, 1,400W convection cook, 1,300W warming element

Power levels

10 microwave power levels



Apparently, there are tactile marks on the keypad and it has 30 presets and
a temperature probe.



Just go to the Amazon.com site
In the search box enter:
Amazon Smart Oven

You will then see a list of items where each has a Heading

There are more technical details there.




Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@gmail.com
Switch your mentality from "I'm broken and helpless," to "I'm growing and
healing," and watch how fast your life changes, for the better.
Unknown

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Parsons" <akp@sero.email>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave


Hi all,

This is a hard request to fulfill because most microwaves that are in
stores and so on have touchpads that are inaccessible. There are ways
to make these accessible, but you don't want that, you say. I have the
microwave from Blind Mice Mart that costs a fair bit, but is
accessible. Don't know if there is anything that fits your specs.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

James Bentley
 

I posted a question on the product page of the microwave that I am interested in.  A customer replied saying that the membrane is flat.  However, I will phone Amazon’s Disability number tomorrow morning and double check.  And, maybe they will find what I need.

 

Now, I have a new query. What options are available for marking a smooth touchpad?  I would rather pay for a quality product that will stay on the touchpad than buy something that will just make a sticky mess.

 

Do any of you have any suggestions?

 

Cheers,

 

James B

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 7:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

 

Hi Group,

Adding to what aply and Gerald have said: after you find the Panasonic model (or whatever other model) fits your needs, you can call the Amazon disability line to make sure you're getting what you want. They are very helpful there and if you ask them to describe any graphics or pictures concerning any device of appliance, they are more than happy to do so.

If you need the disability line phone number, the number is:
1-888-283-1678

On 11/10/2019 6:57 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

 

If you want another large capacity microwave with inverter technology, then your only choice would be a Panasonic model.  I suggest searching on Amazon for a Panasonic model with inverter technology that is the same size as your current unit.  There's a good chance that it will have the same or similar tacile keypad.  Then once you find a model you're interested in, download its instruction manual, which may describe the keypad in more detail so that you can determine whether it has the same tactile features as your current microwave.  I am not aware of any other brands whose microwaves have tactile markings on the keypad; they all have standard, flat membrane keypads that would have to be labeled with tactile markers to make them accessible.  And only Panasonic makes microwaves with inverter technology, which is a proprietary technology unique to Panasonic , although other brands may offer models with a similar technology that do not have tactile keypads.  The Amazon Basics microwave that is controllable with an Echo device is only 0.7 cubic feet in capacity and would probably be too small and underpowered for your needs.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 11/10/2019 6:09 AM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:

If you have an Amazon echo device than the Amazon basics microwave would probably be a good choice. You can set up an ask Alexa button which will allow you to control the microwave through Voice.

Hope this helps,

 

 

 

Ashley Breger



On Nov 10, 2019, at 2:48 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:



Hi everyone,

 

My stupid microwave just stopped working.  Its almost 6 years old but I didn’t need another strain on my budget quite right now.

 

What I had was a Panasonic 2.2 cubit foot oven with inverter technology.

 

It had raised lines on the touch pad so I was able to use it without sight or sticky tabs.  Or, what ever you call those things.  I never have liked braille dots or sticky stuff on a microwave because it just eventually comes off  And I think it looks tacky.

 

So, does anyone know of a microwave, preferably from Amazon that has lines or bumps or buttons so I can use it.  Something around 1.6 to 2.2 cubit feet.  The inverter technology is awesome so I will go for that again.

 

I will be extremely grateful if someone knows where I might find what I want.

 

Maybe some of you already have a microwave with buttons or lines on the control panel.  If so, please find out the brand and model.

 

Many thanks,

 

James B

.

 



-- 
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Adding to what aply and Gerald have said: after you find the Panasonic model (or whatever other model) fits your needs, you can call the Amazon disability line to make sure you're getting what you want. They are very helpful there and if you ask them to describe any graphics or pictures concerning any device of appliance, they are more than happy to do so.

If you need the disability line phone number, the number is:
1-888-283-1678


On 11/10/2019 6:57 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:


If you want another large capacity microwave with inverter technology, then your only choice would be a Panasonic model.  I suggest searching on Amazon for a Panasonic model with inverter technology that is the same size as your current unit.  There's a good chance that it will have the same or similar tacile keypad.  Then once you find a model you're interested in, download its instruction manual, which may describe the keypad in more detail so that you can determine whether it has the same tactile features as your current microwave.  I am not aware of any other brands whose microwaves have tactile markings on the keypad; they all have standard, flat membrane keypads that would have to be labeled with tactile markers to make them accessible.  And only Panasonic makes microwaves with inverter technology, which is a proprietary technology unique to Panasonic , although other brands may offer models with a similar technology that do not have tactile keypads.  The Amazon Basics microwave that is controllable with an Echo device is only 0.7 cubic feet in capacity and would probably be too small and underpowered for your needs.


Gerald



On 11/10/2019 6:09 AM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
If you have an Amazon echo device than the Amazon basics microwave would probably be a good choice. You can set up an ask Alexa button which will allow you to control the microwave through Voice.
Hope this helps,



Ashley Breger

On Nov 10, 2019, at 2:48 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:



Hi everyone,

 

My stupid microwave just stopped working.  Its almost 6 years old but I didn’t need another strain on my budget quite right now.

 

What I had was a Panasonic 2.2 cubit foot oven with inverter technology.

 

It had raised lines on the touch pad so I was able to use it without sight or sticky tabs.  Or, what ever you call those things.  I never have liked braille dots or sticky stuff on a microwave because it just eventually comes off  And I think it looks tacky.

 

So, does anyone know of a microwave, preferably from Amazon that has lines or bumps or buttons so I can use it.  Something around 1.6 to 2.2 cubit feet.  The inverter technology is awesome so I will go for that again.

 

I will be extremely grateful if someone knows where I might find what I want.

 

Maybe some of you already have a microwave with buttons or lines on the control panel.  If so, please find out the brand and model.

 

Many thanks,

 

James B

.

 


-- 
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

James Bentley
 

After looking a lot at Panasonic ovens at Amazon, it looks like they are no longer manufacturing  units with tactile controls.  I may have to give in and check in to what people are using to mark the flat membrane touchh pads.  Maybe there is something available that will work out OK.

 

Thanks for posting your opinion,

 

James B

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

 

 

If you want another large capacity microwave with inverter technology, then your only choice would be a Panasonic model.  I suggest searching on Amazon for a Panasonic model with inverter technology that is the same size as your current unit.  There's a good chance that it will have the same or similar tacile keypad.  Then once you find a model you're interested in, download its instruction manual, which may describe the keypad in more detail so that you can determine whether it has the same tactile features as your current microwave.  I am not aware of any other brands whose microwaves have tactile markings on the keypad; they all have standard, flat membrane keypads that would have to be labeled with tactile markers to make them accessible.  And only Panasonic makes microwaves with inverter technology, which is a proprietary technology unique to Panasonic , although other brands may offer models with a similar technology that do not have tactile keypads.  The Amazon Basics microwave that is controllable with an Echo device is only 0.7 cubic feet in capacity and would probably be too small and underpowered for your needs.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 11/10/2019 6:09 AM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:

If you have an Amazon echo device than the Amazon basics microwave would probably be a good choice. You can set up an ask Alexa button which will allow you to control the microwave through Voice.

Hope this helps,

 

 

 

Ashley Breger



On Nov 10, 2019, at 2:48 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:



Hi everyone,

 

My stupid microwave just stopped working.  Its almost 6 years old but I didn’t need another strain on my budget quite right now.

 

What I had was a Panasonic 2.2 cubit foot oven with inverter technology.

 

It had raised lines on the touch pad so I was able to use it without sight or sticky tabs.  Or, what ever you call those things.  I never have liked braille dots or sticky stuff on a microwave because it just eventually comes off  And I think it looks tacky.

 

So, does anyone know of a microwave, preferably from Amazon that has lines or bumps or buttons so I can use it.  Something around 1.6 to 2.2 cubit feet.  The inverter technology is awesome so I will go for that again.

 

I will be extremely grateful if someone knows where I might find what I want.

 

Maybe some of you already have a microwave with buttons or lines on the control panel.  If so, please find out the brand and model.

 

Many thanks,

 

James B

.

 


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

Is there any such thing, any more, as a microwave with tactile buttons? If so, I am gain. The talking ones are very pricy. I always wanted a talking microwave, but it does not fit my budget.

Jan


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

jan howells <gale7978@...>
 

I wonder when Best Buy will begin to sell the Amazon Basics Microwave.


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

James Bentley
 

I've been digging around. It looks like I will just have to mark the oven
with braille dots or whatever.

Thanks for your post.

James B

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 5:44 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

Hi all,

This is a hard request to fulfill because most microwaves that are in
stores and so on have touchpads that are inaccessible. There are ways
to make these accessible, but you don't want that, you say. I have the
microwave from Blind Mice Mart that costs a fair bit, but is
accessible. Don't know if there is anything that fits your specs.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


website saying URL rejected/consult network administrator

joanne
 

This happens on Brave browser and Internet Explorer, so this makes me wonder if this might be the site itself. I did run Malware Bites and a virus scan and things are fine; but I do want to ask in case something can be done at my end to fix this. Because the error message says "consult network administrator" it sounds like it could be something in my computer. And to be honest and probably appear stupid to more advanced techies, I don't even know who or what the network administrator even is or how to consult it. I was trying to sign into Indigo bank, and I tried a couple places like customer service and the login link. It doesn't say site is down or can't be reached, though; it's a "URL rejected/network administrator" message. Would appreciate any assistance.
 
 
Joanne


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

Gerald Levy
 


If you want another large capacity microwave with inverter technology, then your only choice would be a Panasonic model.  I suggest searching on Amazon for a Panasonic model with inverter technology that is the same size as your current unit.  There's a good chance that it will have the same or similar tacile keypad.  Then once you find a model you're interested in, download its instruction manual, which may describe the keypad in more detail so that you can determine whether it has the same tactile features as your current microwave.  I am not aware of any other brands whose microwaves have tactile markings on the keypad; they all have standard, flat membrane keypads that would have to be labeled with tactile markers to make them accessible.  And only Panasonic makes microwaves with inverter technology, which is a proprietary technology unique to Panasonic , although other brands may offer models with a similar technology that do not have tactile keypads.  The Amazon Basics microwave that is controllable with an Echo device is only 0.7 cubic feet in capacity and would probably be too small and underpowered for your needs.


Gerald



On 11/10/2019 6:09 AM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
If you have an Amazon echo device than the Amazon basics microwave would probably be a good choice. You can set up an ask Alexa button which will allow you to control the microwave through Voice.
Hope this helps,



Ashley Breger

On Nov 10, 2019, at 2:48 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:



Hi everyone,

 

My stupid microwave just stopped working.  Its almost 6 years old but I didn’t need another strain on my budget quite right now.

 

What I had was a Panasonic 2.2 cubit foot oven with inverter technology.

 

It had raised lines on the touch pad so I was able to use it without sight or sticky tabs.  Or, what ever you call those things.  I never have liked braille dots or sticky stuff on a microwave because it just eventually comes off  And I think it looks tacky.

 

So, does anyone know of a microwave, preferably from Amazon that has lines or bumps or buttons so I can use it.  Something around 1.6 to 2.2 cubit feet.  The inverter technology is awesome so I will go for that again.

 

I will be extremely grateful if someone knows where I might find what I want.

 

Maybe some of you already have a microwave with buttons or lines on the control panel.  If so, please find out the brand and model.

 

Many thanks,

 

James B

.

 


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

This is a hard request to fulfill because most microwaves that are in stores and so on have touchpads that are inaccessible. There are ways to make these accessible, but you don't want that, you say. I have the microwave from Blind Mice Mart that costs a fair bit, but is accessible. Don't know if there is anything that fits your specs.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

 

If you have an Amazon echo device than the Amazon basics microwave would probably be a good choice. You can set up an ask Alexa button which will allow you to control the microwave through Voice.
Hope this helps,



Ashley Breger

On Nov 10, 2019, at 2:48 AM, James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...> wrote:



Hi everyone,

 

My stupid microwave just stopped working.  Its almost 6 years old but I didn’t need another strain on my budget quite right now.

 

What I had was a Panasonic 2.2 cubit foot oven with inverter technology.

 

It had raised lines on the touch pad so I was able to use it without sight or sticky tabs.  Or, what ever you call those things.  I never have liked braille dots or sticky stuff on a microwave because it just eventually comes off  And I think it looks tacky.

 

So, does anyone know of a microwave, preferably from Amazon that has lines or bumps or buttons so I can use it.  Something around 1.6 to 2.2 cubit feet.  The inverter technology is awesome so I will go for that again.

 

I will be extremely grateful if someone knows where I might find what I want.

 

Maybe some of you already have a microwave with buttons or lines on the control panel.  If so, please find out the brand and model.

 

Many thanks,

 

James B

.

 


Re: Linking An Echo Device With A Bose Radio

Patrick Ford
 

If hardwiring  your echo dot to the acoustic wave system, you may need an RCA  cable that has a 3.5 mm end on it which is the same as a 1/8 inch. I forget what the dot has on it for connection as I don’t use it for this connection.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 8:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Linking An Echo Device With A Bose Radio

 

Hi Patrick,

 

We have a boom box as well, so I'll play around with an audio cable or RCA cable to see if I can connect the way I connected to the table top radio.  Thanks much.


Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

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

Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 11:51 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Linking An Echo Device With A Bose Radio

 

Bose used to manufacture  a device called Bluetooth audio adapter. I don’t know if they still have this item.

I have one from about 5 years ago. It hooks up to the RCA jacks of the Bose – I use it with the larger boombox type radio/cd player. I don’t recall if the table top model has RCA  jacks.

But, it is called the Bluetooth audio adapter. Check the bose site to see if they still carry it. I believe it was around 50 dollars.

Patrick

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:47 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Linking An Echo Device With A Bose Radio

 

Hi All,

 

We have an Echo Dot 3rd generation that we would like to link to a Bose table top AM / FM / DVD radio so we could listen to music through the radio instead of the Echo Dot.  I thought I had heard that Bose makes some sort of blue tooth device that will do this.  If anyone knows if this is accurate and can fill me in on how this works or has done this I would appreciate it greatly.  Thanks much.
Take care.  Mike.  Go Dodgers!  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

 

 


Re: Buzz Using 3.5 mm Patch Cord

Geoff Eden <geden1@...>
 

Good morning Rich, I presume that the Apple earphones are the type with a tiny microphone on the cable. This means that the plug has 4 contact points instead of the usual 3 contacts for normal stereo earphones or plugs. You can check this by running a finger nail down the shaft of the Apple earphones and you will discover that the upper sleeve is connection 1, the next ring down toward the tip is connection to, the ring nearest the tip is connection 3, and the tip is connection four.conversely, normal stereo earphones have the upper shaft disconnection 1, with the single ring before the tip is connection two, and the tip is connection 3.

Obviously in the Apple earphones, one ring and the sleeve ground make a connection for the commonly used Mono microphone. chances are, for whatever reason, your TV box has the 4 connector type female receptacle. Often you can get lucky but putting the plug only part way inso that the receptacle's tangsmake with theordinary Sony stereo plugon the end of your patch cable.

If you experiment with an ordinary pair of stereo headphones, you might be able to establish a useful depth to which you can insert the plug to make contact.

There are adapters out there that go from a 4 point male plugto a normal stereo femaleand a mono type plug for a microphone, commonly used by people with new laptops that have the microphone and stereo earphone socket combined as described above.

Hope this is helpful

Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich DeSteno
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2019 12:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Buzz Using 3.5 mm Patch Cord

I have used 3.5 mm patch cords for many years to record from radios and
other electronic devices. Today I wanted to set up to record from my TV
cable box audio output jack, which is a 3.5 mm jack. I tried a couple
of my cords, but they all had a buzz or hum in the left channel. I do
not get that noise when recording off of radios or other devices. As a
test, I plugged in the Apple Earbuds that came with my iPhone, and was
surprised to hear clear stereo with no hum or buzz. Is there a special
type of patch cord that I need for these cable boxes in order to get the
clear stereo?


--
Rich De Steno


I need help finding a blind user friendly microwave

James Bentley
 

Hi everyone,

 

My stupid microwave just stopped working.  Its almost 6 years old but I didn’t need another strain on my budget quite right now.

 

What I had was a Panasonic 2.2 cubit foot oven with inverter technology.

 

It had raised lines on the touch pad so I was able to use it without sight or sticky tabs.  Or, what ever you call those things.  I never have liked braille dots or sticky stuff on a microwave because it just eventually comes off  And I think it looks tacky.

 

So, does anyone know of a microwave, preferably from Amazon that has lines or bumps or buttons so I can use it.  Something around 1.6 to 2.2 cubit feet.  The inverter technology is awesome so I will go for that again.

 

I will be extremely grateful if someone knows where I might find what I want.

 

Maybe some of you already have a microwave with buttons or lines on the control panel.  If so, please find out the brand and model.

 

Many thanks,

 

James B

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Re: Pontes Media Downloader

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I solved the problem.  Apparently, I should have uninstalled the previous 2.X version of Pontes.  It was somehow conflicting with the new install.  Once I did A complete uninstall, now the options menus appear as they should and I was able to make the customization I want.


On 11/10/2019 2:34 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Gene,

I don't see a media conversions tab under options/program options. 


On 11/9/2019 10:35 PM, Gene wrote:
Here is how you adjust the bit rate. 
New major steps start on new lines.
Open the menus with alt.
Right or left arrow until you get to options.
Down arrow until you get to program options.  You may not hear speech the first one or two times you down arrow.
Control tab to get to the media conversions part of the dialog. 
Tab until you get to the settings for a kind of file.  For example, you might hear wave settings.  Again, you may not hear speech the first time you tab.
Once there, up and down arrow until you get to MP3.  Tab through and work with the items in the dialog you want to change.  Ask if you have problems.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
 
 
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Pontes Media Downloader
 
As I said, using 2.x, I convert to wave and then I use Switch to create an MP3 file.
 
You can control the bit rate in 3.1.  I’ll have to look at the program to see how.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: DJ
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Pontes Media Downloader
 

Gene,

Which of the versions offers the better / higher sound quality, 2.0 or 3.0?  For some reason I can't seem to get better than 128 using 3.0.

Thanks.

DJ

 

On 11/9/2019 1:35 PM, Gene wrote:
There is a version 3.1.  I like version 2.x better.  It doesn't allow you to adjust MP3 conversion settings, and the presets are far too low for someone who wants good quality files.  the preset is about 128KBPS.  That's fine for people listening on small speakers or small portable headphones, but not for those listening on good equipment who want good sound.
 
But its easier to follow what the program is doing during a download.  You can just read the title bar to find out. 
 
I solve the MP3 problem by having material converted to wave, then using Switch to convert wave to MP3 with the high quality bit rate I want. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 11:17 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Pontes Media Downloader
 
Is 2.0 the latest version?  I recall reading somewhere that there was
version 3.0 but I can't seem to find it.


Thanks,

George




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Re: Pontes Media Downloader

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Gene,

I don't see a media conversions tab under options/program options. 


On 11/9/2019 10:35 PM, Gene wrote:
Here is how you adjust the bit rate. 
New major steps start on new lines.
Open the menus with alt.
Right or left arrow until you get to options.
Down arrow until you get to program options.  You may not hear speech the first one or two times you down arrow.
Control tab to get to the media conversions part of the dialog. 
Tab until you get to the settings for a kind of file.  For example, you might hear wave settings.  Again, you may not hear speech the first time you tab.
Once there, up and down arrow until you get to MP3.  Tab through and work with the items in the dialog you want to change.  Ask if you have problems.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
 
 
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Pontes Media Downloader
 
As I said, using 2.x, I convert to wave and then I use Switch to create an MP3 file.
 
You can control the bit rate in 3.1.  I’ll have to look at the program to see how.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: DJ
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 8:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Pontes Media Downloader
 

Gene,

Which of the versions offers the better / higher sound quality, 2.0 or 3.0?  For some reason I can't seem to get better than 128 using 3.0.

Thanks.

DJ

 

On 11/9/2019 1:35 PM, Gene wrote:
There is a version 3.1.  I like version 2.x better.  It doesn't allow you to adjust MP3 conversion settings, and the presets are far too low for someone who wants good quality files.  the preset is about 128KBPS.  That's fine for people listening on small speakers or small portable headphones, but not for those listening on good equipment who want good sound.
 
But its easier to follow what the program is doing during a download.  You can just read the title bar to find out. 
 
I solve the MP3 problem by having material converted to wave, then using Switch to convert wave to MP3 with the high quality bit rate I want. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 11:17 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Pontes Media Downloader
 
Is 2.0 the latest version?  I recall reading somewhere that there was
version 3.0 but I can't seem to find it.


Thanks,

George




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They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

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