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What kind of USB cable for the BrailleNote Apex

Steven Johnson
 

I have a used BrailleNote Apex coming next weekend with no cables, and I have never even touched one before, so I am pretty excited.  I have a power supply and a new battery, but no USB cable to connect it to my computer.  Which type of USB cable fits the Apex?  Thanks in advance for telling me.


Re: Google Chrome not shutting down

Gene
 

I assume you already saw the suggestion to try exit in the file menu, which may work.  If that doesn't work, you can try close in the system menu.  That may work.  To do so, do the following:
Open the system menu with alt space bar.  Hold alt and while doing so, press the space bar.  Release both keys and then type c.  That is the shortcut for close in that menu.
 
If neither of those work, I'll tell you how to close the program using the task manager.  Or, perhaps I should say, someone will tell you.  If you are running XP or Windows 7, I can, but I don't have Windows 8 or 10 and the Task Manager may be organized differently.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 12:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google Chrome not shutting down

I am saying that alt F4 doesn't close the program as it used to and that I need to restart my computer to close it.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google Chrome not shutting down

What do you mean by it never closes?  Are you saying that alt f4 doesn't close the window or are you saying something else?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:30 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome not shutting down

Hi,
 
For several weeks now, whenever I exit Google Chrome, it never closes. I have to restart the computer to get it to shut down. What could be causing this?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Google Chrome not shutting down

Vicki W
 

I am saying that alt F4 doesn't close the program as it used to and that I need to restart my computer to close it.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google Chrome not shutting down

What do you mean by it never closes?  Are you saying that alt f4 doesn't close the window or are you saying something else?
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:30 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome not shutting down

Hi,
 
For several weeks now, whenever I exit Google Chrome, it never closes. I have to restart the computer to get it to shut down. What could be causing this?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Google Chrome not shutting down

Gene
 

What do you mean by it never closes?  Are you saying that alt f4 doesn't close the window or are you saying something else?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 6:30 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome not shutting down

Hi,
 
For several weeks now, whenever I exit Google Chrome, it never closes. I have to restart the computer to get it to shut down. What could be causing this?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Google Chrome not shutting down

Vicki W
 

I use alt f4, and no, I didn't try the exit option. Alt f4 always worked until a few weeks ago.
 
I will try that.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:55 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google Chrome not shutting down


How do you close Google Chrome?  Do you use Alt-F4?  Have you tried closing it using the exit option on the Chrome context menu?


Gerald



On 1/16/2020 7:30 AM, Vicki W wrote:
Hi,
 
For several weeks now, whenever I exit Google Chrome, it never closes. I have to restart the computer to get it to shut down. What could be causing this?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Google Chrome not shutting down

Gerald Levy
 


How do you close Google Chrome?  Do you use Alt-F4?  Have you tried closing it using the exit option on the Chrome context menu?


Gerald



On 1/16/2020 7:30 AM, Vicki W wrote:
Hi,
 
For several weeks now, whenever I exit Google Chrome, it never closes. I have to restart the computer to get it to shut down. What could be causing this?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Google Chrome not shutting down

Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
For several weeks now, whenever I exit Google Chrome, it never closes. I have to restart the computer to get it to shut down. What could be causing this?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Edge OK Now

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

After many installations and uninstallations, I now seem to have an accessible copy of edge on my computer. For some reason one of the versions I’d downloaded seemed to be in Japanese.

Anyway, thanks to those who have commented on my previous email. All is ok now.

 

Debbie


Re: Learning a new language

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Jan and Shelly, thank you for your valuable suggestions as well!

Regards


Re: Learning a new language

Akshaya Choudhary
 

Olusegun, thank you for your suggestions! They are proving to be very helpful and fun.
I know Hindi besides English. I would love to teach you, it's very logical and easy to learnn. You can contact me on my email: acsociopath@...

Regards


Re: Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Monte Single
 

It is possible that your wireless connection does notcover  all your house.  As you have a usb connection, just use a usb cable to connect your laptop to the scanner printer.  It should work as you already have the printer/scanner software on your laptop.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: January-15-20 7:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Thank you all for your replies.  The computer that I have the scanner set up with is a laptop.  Since I lost my wireless connection, would that have anything to do with the fact that I use the laptop in different parts of the house?  I have noticed that it does have a USB connection.

 

Veronica

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Hi veronica,

I’ve used Epson scanners for over 20 years.

You just need to make a note the next time you get your wireless connection reset.  It is quite possible  that your scanner also has a usb connection.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: January-14-20 7:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Hello,

 

Those of you that have OpenBook, I was wondering which scanner/printer do you use.  I have an Epson WF 26-30 series, with a wireless connection.  A technician set it up for me, but it has now lost its connection.  I am thinking that maybe I should find a scanner that is easier to use.

 

Veronica

 


The NEw Edge not that Great with JAWS Yet.

Debbie April Yuille
 

Hi All

 

I’ve just installed the new edge from the Microsoft website and I’m finding it not very accessible with JAWS. First of all when navigating around pages you get it saying “Japanese” some of the time as well as the page content. Also, the menu controls are not always read out. I’m using the latest build of JAWS 2020.

Any input is much appreciated.

 

Thanks

Debbie


Re: Voice dream apps and android

Sharon S
 

Hi, the only one that is available on android is voice dream reader. No idea
when or even if the others will come across.

From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Kerryann Ifill
Sent: Thursday, 16 January 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Voice dream apps and android

Good evening all:

I have student who will be using these apps on her IOS device, but as she
also has a Samsung device, she wants to use them on her tablet.

Are they available and accessible on the android platform?

Regards
Kerryann


Voice dream apps and android

Kerryann Ifill
 

Good evening all:

I have student who will be using these apps on her IOS device, but as she also has a Samsung device, she wants to use them on her tablet.

Are they available and accessible on the android platform?

Regards
Kerryann


Re: Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

Veronica Kirk
 

Thank you all for your replies.  The computer that I have the scanner set up with is a laptop.  Since I lost my wireless connection, would that have anything to do with the fact that I use the laptop in different parts of the house?  I have noticed that it does have a USB connection.

 

Veronica

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Hi veronica,

I’ve used Epson scanners for over 20 years.

You just need to make a note the next time you get your wireless connection reset.  It is quite possible  that your scanner also has a usb connection.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: January-14-20 7:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with OpenBook

 

Hello,

 

Those of you that have OpenBook, I was wondering which scanner/printer do you use.  I have an Epson WF 26-30 series, with a wireless connection.  A technician set it up for me, but it has now lost its connection.  I am thinking that maybe I should find a scanner that is easier to use.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Scanner/Printer with

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Yes that is true

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: January 15, 2020 8:29
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Chris:

 

Yes, I thought that I heard the pearl camera could work with the latest version of jaws and the jaws OCR command.

 

No need for open book, unless you want more options.

 

I haven’t tried it that way as yet though.


Re: Scanner/Printer with

Holly
 

Chris:
 
Yes, I thought that I heard the pearl camera could work with the latest version of jaws and the jaws OCR command.
 
No need for open book, unless you want more options.
 
I haven’t tried it that way as yet though.


Re: How to get administrator command prompt in windows 10

Steve Matzura
 

PowerShell isn't the same as command prompt, although it's possible to do many of the same things.


To run the command window in administrator mode:


1. Tap the Windows Key.

2. Type cmd.

3. The first result, really the only result, is the correct one, but don't press the ENTER key. Instead, pres the Applications key and select "Run as administrator" from the menu.


On 1/14/2020 2:11 PM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:

Thank you!

was intending to ask Steve Matzura, but Amy Steve with the answer will do!

Brian K. Lingard

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Steven Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to get administrator command prompt in windows 10
Sensitivity: Personal

 

You were probably asking another Steve, but you can do Windows key X, then hit the letter A to open Windows Power Shell Admin. 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian K. Lingard
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:54 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] How to get administrator command prompt in windows 10
Sensitivity: Personal

 

Hay Steve & List:

 

Ow do you get the administrator command prompt m windows 10?

Brian K. Lingard



Re: Need help to save document in Microsoft Word

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Both methods work, menu browsing and a cheat-sheet. I use both at different times. I find, for example, that on the rare occasions when I use Goldwave I unearth my cheat-sheet and use it. On the other hand, a task in Office which I don't do often may find me browsing through menus.

Ann P.


Original message:

This message is a little long, but some or many people may find it useful.
What sorts of commands? While in Windows and Windows programs, some commands should be learned for efficiency, you can do most things, though often considerably less efficiently, by looking through menus and dialogs. For example, instead of using control o for open, you could open the menus and down arrow in the file menu to open.
And, as far as a cheat sheet goes, you don't have to memorize a lot of commands. The ones you regularly use, you will probably remember from continual use. Others, you can find if you want or need them with a cheat sheet.
There are programs where I seldom use a command but which I use on occasion. I find it by remembering it is in the home ribbon in the respond tab of the program. The kind of command it is would mean it is in the home ribbon, and I'm responding to a message by replying to all. So it is logical to look in the respond grouping for reply to all. Finding the command in such a way is how I prefer to deal with this situation, I don't want to bother learning a command I may use once or twice a month.
The same in a menu program. If I seldom use a command and it makes sense that it is in the file menu, I look through that menu.
Think of it this way:
A sighted person looks around for things. So can a blind person.
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Ann Parsons <mailto:akp@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:19 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need help to save document in Microsoft Word
Hi all,
There's no magic formula, sorry. Only thing I can suggest is a cheat-sheet.
Ann P.
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Re: Scanner/Printer with

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Yes you can

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: January 15, 2020 3:41
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

If I were using jaws right now, I probably wouldn’t  be talking as it is  minus 46 with the windchill.

I  have been using nvda since  2011 when I progressed from low vision to almost no vision.

I have jaws demo installed  for alternate help.

So, can I scan repeatedly with jaws in 40 minute mode?

I like the idea of using a camera instead of a flatbed scanner.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: January-15-20 3:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Hey Monte. Are you using jaws, or NVDA? If you are using NVDA you might want to consider installing jaws to use in 40 minute mode, as the pearl camera works well with jaws convenient OCR.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: January 14, 2020 11:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Yes Holly,

I would like a pearl camera too but then I would have  to spend a thousand dollars to  get openbook

 As the  pearl will not work with off the shelf software.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: January-14-20 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Scanner/Printer with

 

Veronica:

 

I use the Pearl camera with open book.  No scanner needed, and I think, the last time I looked, it was only $200.  I paid about $700 when I bought mine several years ago.

 

Also, on the Blind Ad list, you can often find a used Pearl for around $100 or so.

 

Much faster than a scanner too.