Date   

asking for suggestions on asus netbooks

Jim Ruby
 

Hi

I have a couple of netbooks asus eee pc 1000ha and 1005he. They came
with windows xp with an upgrade to windows 7 starter. I never did the
upgrade to windows 7 starter and I no longer have the disk to
re-install. I'd like to make use of these but am not sure if I can get
a version of xp to re-install. Does anyone have any suggestions? The
hd on both netbooks no longer have any recover partition. I had vinux
on one, but that is no longer being maintained.

So my options at this point would be:

1 find and install xp, upgrade it to windows 7 starter and then
upgrade to windows 10.

2. find some sort of flavor of linux distro that talks and has good
accessability.

Does anyone have any ideas on either path? at this point I'm leaning
tward option1 because all the distros of linux I've found either are
dead, not being maintained or just don't work. btw: I'd like an iso of
linux with speach installer. I've not had much luck.

I did try an install of windows 7 starter, but xp serial number won't
work cause don't they change when you move to the upgrade to windows 7
starter?

Thanks for any help, suggestions and resources.


podcast issue

Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
Has anyone had a problem getting their podbean podcasts to download? My others are working fine, but it seems as though anything with a podbean feed is not downloading.
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


how do you put your contacts into outlook?

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all, I will be getting a new computer today, and I will be using outlook as my email client. It’s been so long since I did this and I’ve forgotten how to bring over my contacts from my old computer to the  new one. I will be using a windows ten computer and jaws 2020. Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus

Gene
 

Whether it is or not, as I recall from discussions I’ve seen on lists like this one, the new versions of Esset (spelling) aren’t accessible.  You may want to try to get a refund. 
 
Or you can check if you can still use an old accessible version.  I think you can.  Whatever you received about updating, you can probably use an older version. I believe many people are using older versions.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus
 
    Shelley:

Are you sure it is a ligit email?

I have had Esset for years and don't remember getting a notice like this.

I would suggest you go to the system tray, enter on Esset and arrow down to
'check for updates', then tab to the update now button.

Hope this helps




Re: Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus

Vicki W
 

I usually get two e-mails, one notifying me that my purchase was approved and another with a key and or password. If you aren't certain, I would call support and ask them.

I'm debating as to whether or not to renew mine this month because it doesn't work that well with JAWS.

Vicki

----- Original Message -----
From: "Shelly Kane" <shellykane323@gmail.com>
To: <techtalk@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 2:28 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus


Hi Group:


I have been using Eset for years now and I just got my license renewed. I got an email telling me that I need to install the new update or whatever this may be and I have never seen it before. When I click get started, will I have to enter any information like the license number or serial number or anything like that? I don't even know my user name or password for the website because I don't go there often. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shelly



Re: Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus

Holly
 

Shelley:

Are you sure it is a ligit email?

I have had Esset for years and don't remember getting a notice like this.

I would suggest you go to the system tray, enter on Esset and arrow down to 'check for updates', then tab to the update now button.

Hope this helps


Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Laz
 

Sorry but i believe it does run some sort of Android version. I was
not very impressed with the one I owned for about 3 months. It
basically just sat on my desk not being used until I sold it and the
accessories for about half what the retail price was and which is what
it was really worth. The OCR aspect of it did work fine from my test
when I first got it though.

Laz

On 3/23/20, Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
<ukekearuaro@valtdnet.com> wrote:
Mr. Steven Johnson, the BlazeET DOES NOT, as far as I know, run the Android
OS! Rather, it runs Windows cE which Microsoft NO LONGER supported even
before the BlazeET and its cousin were released.

Better be sure to check with HIMS regarding repairs; it's possible that it
is NO LONGER being supported especially now that HIMS main concentration,
which is NEITHER GREAT NOR GOOD, is exclusively on the Polaris!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado





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Re: Question: Transferring MP3 Files From PC to iPhone

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

i want to no the same

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 9:27 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Question: Transferring MP3 Files From PC to iPhone


Hi Group,

I have some mp3 files on my PC that I would like to transfer to my iPhone. When I connect my iPhone to a USB port on my PC, I see the device and when double clicking on it, I see a folder named Internal Storage. When I first tried to access this folder, the iPhone asks me if I want to allow photos and pictures to be transferred. I clicked allow. That is the only option the iPhone gives me.

Is there any way to directly transfer the mp3 files to the iPhone? Thanks for any help.

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



Question about Eset Nod32 Antivirus

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Group:


I have been using Eset for years now and I just got my license renewed.  I got an email telling me that I need to install the new update or whatever this may be and I have never seen it before. When I click get started, will I have to enter any information like the license number or serial number or anything like that?  I don't even know my user name or password for the website because I don't go there often.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shelly


Re: help please? windows log-on speech not loading properly

Adrien
 

Hi

 

Ok thanks, will give this a try, can’t do it any harm.

 

Regards

Adrien G0mun

 

I run a group on groups.io, to join the group:

best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: 21 March 2020 14:54
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] help please? windows log-on speech not loading properly

 

Hi Adrien.  I had the same exact problem last year, and my boot time got a lot better when I turned off “fast startup.”  I know that it kind of sounds contradictory because you would think that fast startup would be a good thing, but it seems that, with it enabled, your computer never shuts down all the way.  I know that many out there are smarter than I am and will have better ideas, but this one really helped me.  Anyhow, if you want to try it, here’s how I was told to do it, and it helped.

 

  1. Do Windows key with X.
  2. Arrow down to Power Options and hit enter.
  3. Tab over to additional power settings and hit enter.
  4. Tab once to choose what the power buttons do and hit enter.
  5. Now, you land on a link called “Change settings that are currently unavailable” and hit enter.
  6. Tab over to turn on fast startup (recommended), and make sure that it is unchecked with your spacebar.  You want this item to be unchecked.
  7. Tab over to “save changes” and hit spacebar.
  8. Now, you can alt-F4 out of settings.  Shut down your computer the proper way and restart.

 

 

I hope this helps.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrien
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 4:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] help please? windows log-on speech not loading properly
Importance: High

 

Hi

 

When I start my pc up, when I turn it on, the log-on speech is very slow to load, I have to keep pressing tab before I can get it to speak, it should put focus straight on the password box, I get the windows start up sound, it says windows starting, then the speech itself takes for ever to load. I asked microsoft disability support, they said it was because I have too many programs loading on start up, but I have disabled loads of programs under msconfig and task manager, any ideas please? It is a windows 10 pro laptop.

 

Regards

 

Adrien G0mun

 

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Re: help please? windows log-on speech not loading properly

Adrien
 

Hi gene

 

Yes I have no issues at all if I use sleep or hibinate, the log-on screen comes up almost immediately. To me it appears like it is a driver issue, it seemed to start a while back when I up-graded to windows 10 but it has gradually got worse over time. I have had to take my other pc to be reformatted as windows 10 has become very sluggish and the pc is unusable. Thanks for your help.

 

Regards

Adrien G0mun

 

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best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: 21 March 2020 11:52
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] help please? windows log-on speech not loading properly

 

That’s why I have a low regard for technical support.  They love to give answers bhy formula, whether the answers match your problem or not, and whether the answers make logical sense or not.  I don’t know how long you have to wait, but with a modern computer, you would have to be loading an enormous amount of programs to have a long delay, as you appear to be describing.  Also, if this is a new problem, why suddenly, would loding of whatever you have been loding be a problem.  It wouldn’t, unless you have dramatically increased what is loaded. 

 

And their answer is completely beside the point.  They should know that the programs they are discussing don’t load on the login screen.  They load after you log in.  So they told you to do something that is a complete waste of time. 

 

I don’t know what the problem is and I don’t know if you will ever know.  Keep these alternatives in mind to almost eliminate the problem by working around it.

 

I don’t know what Windows 10 calls these things, but instead of shutting down regularly, use hibernate or sleep.  You should do a reboot of your computer off and on because if you don’t, performance problems will develop.  I can’t tell you how often.  You can experiment and see.  You may be able to go for many days before performance problems develop.  You may be able to go for five days or a week.  You may have to reboot sooner.  Rebooting a computer or completely shutting it off daily is completely unnecessary and accomplishes nothing. 

 

Gene

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

From: Adrien

Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 6:31 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] help please? windows log-on speech not loading properly

 

Hi

 

When I start my pc up, when I turn it on, the log-on speech is very slow to load, I have to keep pressing tab before I can get it to speak, it should put focus straight on the password box, I get the windows start up sound, it says windows starting, then the speech itself takes for ever to load. I asked microsoft disability support, they said it was because I have too many programs loading on start up, but I have disabled loads of programs under msconfig and task manager, any ideas please? It is a windows 10 pro laptop.

 

Regards

 

Adrien G0mun

 

I run a group on groups.io, to join the group:

best-circle-of-friends+subscribe@groups.io

facebook page at bestcircleoffriends, just do a search for it.

 

twitter

@AdrienCollins12

 

Skype with me on adriencollins06Hi

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Mr. Steven Johnson, the BlazeET DOES NOT, as far as I know, run the Android
OS! Rather, it runs Windows cE which Microsoft NO LONGER supported even
before the BlazeET and its cousin were released.

Better be sure to check with HIMS regarding repairs; it's possible that it
is NO LONGER being supported especially now that HIMS main concentration,
which is NEITHER GREAT NOR GOOD, is exclusively on the Polaris!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: notification hokey?

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hello.

The systray list addon indicates that it is compatible with the latest version of NVDA.

https://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/systrayList.en.html

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 3/22/2020 9:00 AM, Gene wrote:

There is an NVDA add-on that opens a system tray dialog, the same kind of dialog that JAWS opens.  But I don’t know if a new updated version has been released to work with the new version of NVDA. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Smiling?
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] notification hokey?
 

Insert+F11 when using JAWS otherwise Windows key+B.

 

Although it may be insert+F11 for NVDA as well.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:00
To: tech talk for the blind <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] notification hokey?

 

Please remind me of how I get to the notification bar?

 

my win 10 machine is telling me to update windows defender but I have no clue as to how to get to the notification section of the screen or the OS

 

Thanks

 

Keith


Re: Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info

Kay Malmquist
 

Ok sounds great.  Hope you enjoy it.  take care.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
“All is well.
Everything is working out for my highest good.
Out of this situation only good will come.
 
Louise Hay

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info

Hi Kay,
 
Thank you for your explanation of the buttons on the back.  The directions that are given don't explain these buttons at all other than saying, * On the back of the clock, there is a switch to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.*

I'll keep your email address in case I need to ask a question or 2.  Thanks again.
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info

Like I said, I have two of these and I like them.  The hydrometer is a bit slow to change but it does and they are both quite accurate.  It is easy to set up once you know  what the buttons on the top do and there are three more on the back.  the top one on the back is for daylight savings time on or off.  The next one down is the time zone button and the bottom one is for Fahrenheit and Celsius.  The top buttons are in a circle with the speech button in the middle.  When you get the clock Mike I'd be happy to help if you need it.  Chances are though that you'll be fine.
 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
“All is well.
Everything is working out for my highest good.
Out of this situation only good will come.
 
Louise Hay
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info


Hey Mike, let us know when you receive this talking clock from FutureAids, and how well it works.  Given the current national health crisis, you may not recieve it for a while,because it is shipped as free matter for the blind. In my experience under normal circumstances, it takes about 7 to 10 days to receive an order from FutureAids once it has been placed.  Take care.


Gerald



On 3/21/2020 11:48 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi all,
 
this is what I decided on:
I didn't want to go the Amazon Alexa or iPhone route if I could avoid it, just wanted a small unit I could put in the central part of the house.  This is the info
of what I purchased for others that might be interested. 
 
http://www.braillebookstore.com/
 
 
A Talking Weather Station, Sturdy and Feature-Rich
Item Number: 1019 
 
Product Features
list of 11 items
Speaks time, temperature, and humidity.
Has built-in timer.
One daily alarm.
Can speak time in either 12 or 24-hour format.
Heavy-duty, stylish, cube-shaped clock.
Features high-quality female voice and digital display.
Buttons on top of clock in a circular pattern.
Clock will even announce time left on timer when Talk button is pressed.
Takes 4 AAA batteries (not included).
Measures about 4-3/4 in by 3 in by 2-3/4 in.
Package Weight: about 9.9 ounces.
list end
 
Product Description
Made for almost any room and lifestyle, this heavy-duty, stylish clock boasts all the features you could ever ask for in a timepiece - and more. Its cube-like
shape makes it easy to find a place for, be it your kitchen counter or RV front table. And the features it offers make it an asset to any room.
 
All the buttons are found on the top of the clock in a circular pattern. The Talk button is in the center, and gives you all the information you need to
make a plan. "It is 5:49 PM. The temperature is 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity is 47 percent." Right away, you know you're late for your dinner
date, it's too hot for your guests, but the humidity is just fine.
 
But that's not all. The clock can speak the time in either 12 or 24-hour format. With the press of a single button, you can access the built-in timer,
perfect for makeing sure you don't burn your cookies - or tonight's roast beef. The clock will even announce how much time is left on the timer when you
hit the Talk button, something no other Talking Timer will do. This clock is the RV-lover's dream, and the one-stop solution for a crowded apartment or
basement suite. It even has rubber feet to keep it from sliding around, making it a great choice for even a large kitchen. It's an alarm clock that speaks
the time and temperature, has a built-in timer, and can even announce the humidity! Takes 4 AAA batteries, not included.
 
Product Directions
 
Directions for the
All-Purpose Talking Clock
 From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
 
After inserting 4 AAA batteries into your new clock, place it on a table in front of you with the display screen facing you and the buttons on the top.
 
Buttons. In the center is the Talk button. To the left is Plus, and to the right is Minus.
In front of the Talk button are two buttons. The front-left is Set, and the front-right is Mode.
Behind the Talk button is a single large button called Timer.
On the back of the clock, there is a switch to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
 
Setting the time. Press Mode and the clock announces Time Set. Press Set and you hear Hour Set. Press Plus and Minus to set the hour, then press Set again.
The clock announces Minute set, so use Plus and Minus to set the minutes. Press Talk to hear what the time is set for at any time.
To toggle between 12 and 24-hour time announcement, press Set a third time and a beep is heard. Press Plus or Minus, and either 12 or 24 is heard, indicating
the format of time that will be spoken.
 
Setting the alarm. Press Mode until Alarm Set is heard, and repeat the procedure described for setting the time. When finished, press Mode until "Time"
is heard. Press Plus to turn the alarm on and off. If the alarm is on, Press Minus to toggle Snooze on and off.
 
Using the timer. Press Timer, and Countdown Timer is heard. It is set on 10 minutes. Press Timer to increase the number of minutes by 10. Press Plus or
Minus to start.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!


The Blaze ET, do you like it?

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

One of my dear friends is lending me a Blaze ET on a long-term basis if I get it repaired by HIMS.  I figure that it will cost around $100 because it has a damaged charging port.  After looking at the user guide online, it sounds pretty neat.  I know that its operating system is Android.  Does it tend to be pretty stable, or does it freeze up a lot?  I see that it has Bluetooth capability.  Can it be paired to a Bluetooth speaker, or is that functionality only geared toward HIMS braille displays?  Thanks for your feedback.


Question: Transferring MP3 Files From PC to iPhone

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I have some mp3 files on my PC that I would like to transfer to my iPhone.  When I connect my iPhone to a USB port on my PC, I see the device and when double clicking on it, I see a folder named Internal Storage. When I first tried to access this folder, the iPhone asks me if I want to allow photos and pictures to be transferred. I clicked allow.  That is the only option the iPhone gives me.

Is there any way to directly transfer the mp3 files to the iPhone? Thanks for any help.

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


Re: Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info

Mike B.
 

Hi Kay,
 
Thank you for your explanation of the buttons on the back.  The directions that are given don't explain these buttons at all other than saying, * On the back of the clock, there is a switch to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.*

I'll keep your email address in case I need to ask a question or 2.  Thanks again.
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info

Like I said, I have two of these and I like them.  The hydrometer is a bit slow to change but it does and they are both quite accurate.  It is easy to set up once you know  what the buttons on the top do and there are three more on the back.  the top one on the back is for daylight savings time on or off.  The next one down is the time zone button and the bottom one is for Fahrenheit and Celsius.  The top buttons are in a circle with the speech button in the middle.  When you get the clock Mike I'd be happy to help if you need it.  Chances are though that you'll be fine.
 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
“All is well.
Everything is working out for my highest good.
Out of this situation only good will come.
 
Louise Hay
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info


Hey Mike, let us know when you receive this talking clock from FutureAids, and how well it works.  Given the current national health crisis, you may not recieve it for a while,because it is shipped as free matter for the blind. In my experience under normal circumstances, it takes about 7 to 10 days to receive an order from FutureAids once it has been placed.  Take care.


Gerald



On 3/21/2020 11:48 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi all,
 
this is what I decided on:
I didn't want to go the Amazon Alexa or iPhone route if I could avoid it, just wanted a small unit I could put in the central part of the house.  This is the info
of what I purchased for others that might be interested. 
 
http://www.braillebookstore.com/
 
 
A Talking Weather Station, Sturdy and Feature-Rich
Item Number: 1019 
 
Product Features
list of 11 items
Speaks time, temperature, and humidity.
Has built-in timer.
One daily alarm.
Can speak time in either 12 or 24-hour format.
Heavy-duty, stylish, cube-shaped clock.
Features high-quality female voice and digital display.
Buttons on top of clock in a circular pattern.
Clock will even announce time left on timer when Talk button is pressed.
Takes 4 AAA batteries (not included).
Measures about 4-3/4 in by 3 in by 2-3/4 in.
Package Weight: about 9.9 ounces.
list end
 
Product Description
Made for almost any room and lifestyle, this heavy-duty, stylish clock boasts all the features you could ever ask for in a timepiece - and more. Its cube-like
shape makes it easy to find a place for, be it your kitchen counter or RV front table. And the features it offers make it an asset to any room.
 
All the buttons are found on the top of the clock in a circular pattern. The Talk button is in the center, and gives you all the information you need to
make a plan. "It is 5:49 PM. The temperature is 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity is 47 percent." Right away, you know you're late for your dinner
date, it's too hot for your guests, but the humidity is just fine.
 
But that's not all. The clock can speak the time in either 12 or 24-hour format. With the press of a single button, you can access the built-in timer,
perfect for makeing sure you don't burn your cookies - or tonight's roast beef. The clock will even announce how much time is left on the timer when you
hit the Talk button, something no other Talking Timer will do. This clock is the RV-lover's dream, and the one-stop solution for a crowded apartment or
basement suite. It even has rubber feet to keep it from sliding around, making it a great choice for even a large kitchen. It's an alarm clock that speaks
the time and temperature, has a built-in timer, and can even announce the humidity! Takes 4 AAA batteries, not included.
 
Product Directions
 
Directions for the
All-Purpose Talking Clock
 From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
 
After inserting 4 AAA batteries into your new clock, place it on a table in front of you with the display screen facing you and the buttons on the top.
 
Buttons. In the center is the Talk button. To the left is Plus, and to the right is Minus.
In front of the Talk button are two buttons. The front-left is Set, and the front-right is Mode.
Behind the Talk button is a single large button called Timer.
On the back of the clock, there is a switch to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
 
Setting the time. Press Mode and the clock announces Time Set. Press Set and you hear Hour Set. Press Plus and Minus to set the hour, then press Set again.
The clock announces Minute set, so use Plus and Minus to set the minutes. Press Talk to hear what the time is set for at any time.
To toggle between 12 and 24-hour time announcement, press Set a third time and a beep is heard. Press Plus or Minus, and either 12 or 24 is heard, indicating
the format of time that will be spoken.
 
Setting the alarm. Press Mode until Alarm Set is heard, and repeat the procedure described for setting the time. When finished, press Mode until "Time"
is heard. Press Plus to turn the alarm on and off. If the alarm is on, Press Minus to toggle Snooze on and off.
 
Using the timer. Press Timer, and Countdown Timer is heard. It is set on 10 minutes. Press Timer to increase the number of minutes by 10. Press Plus or
Minus to start.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!


Re: Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info

Kay Malmquist
 

Like I said, I have two of these and I like them.  The hydrometer is a bit slow to change but it does and they are both quite accurate.  It is easy to set up once you know  what the buttons on the top do and there are three more on the back.  the top one on the back is for daylight savings time on or off.  The next one down is the time zone button and the bottom one is for Fahrenheit and Celsius.  The top buttons are in a circle with the speech button in the middle.  When you get the clock Mike I'd be happy to help if you need it.  Chances are though that you'll be fine.
 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
“All is well.
Everything is working out for my highest good.
Out of this situation only good will come.
 
Louise Hay

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Hygrometer, Talking Unit Info


Hey Mike, let us know when you receive this talking clock from FutureAids, and how well it works.  Given the current national health crisis, you may not recieve it for a while,because it is shipped as free matter for the blind. In my experience under normal circumstances, it takes about 7 to 10 days to receive an order from FutureAids once it has been placed.  Take care.


Gerald



On 3/21/2020 11:48 PM, Mike B wrote:
Hi all,
 
this is what I decided on:
I didn't want to go the Amazon Alexa or iPhone route if I could avoid it, just wanted a small unit I could put in the central part of the house.  This is the info
of what I purchased for others that might be interested. 
 
http://www.braillebookstore.com/
 
 
A Talking Weather Station, Sturdy and Feature-Rich
Item Number: 1019 
 
Product Features
list of 11 items
Speaks time, temperature, and humidity.
Has built-in timer.
One daily alarm.
Can speak time in either 12 or 24-hour format.
Heavy-duty, stylish, cube-shaped clock.
Features high-quality female voice and digital display.
Buttons on top of clock in a circular pattern.
Clock will even announce time left on timer when Talk button is pressed.
Takes 4 AAA batteries (not included).
Measures about 4-3/4 in by 3 in by 2-3/4 in.
Package Weight: about 9.9 ounces.
list end
 
Product Description
Made for almost any room and lifestyle, this heavy-duty, stylish clock boasts all the features you could ever ask for in a timepiece - and more. Its cube-like
shape makes it easy to find a place for, be it your kitchen counter or RV front table. And the features it offers make it an asset to any room.
 
All the buttons are found on the top of the clock in a circular pattern. The Talk button is in the center, and gives you all the information you need to
make a plan. "It is 5:49 PM. The temperature is 70.5 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity is 47 percent." Right away, you know you're late for your dinner
date, it's too hot for your guests, but the humidity is just fine.
 
But that's not all. The clock can speak the time in either 12 or 24-hour format. With the press of a single button, you can access the built-in timer,
perfect for makeing sure you don't burn your cookies - or tonight's roast beef. The clock will even announce how much time is left on the timer when you
hit the Talk button, something no other Talking Timer will do. This clock is the RV-lover's dream, and the one-stop solution for a crowded apartment or
basement suite. It even has rubber feet to keep it from sliding around, making it a great choice for even a large kitchen. It's an alarm clock that speaks
the time and temperature, has a built-in timer, and can even announce the humidity! Takes 4 AAA batteries, not included.
 
Product Directions
 
Directions for the
All-Purpose Talking Clock
 From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
 
After inserting 4 AAA batteries into your new clock, place it on a table in front of you with the display screen facing you and the buttons on the top.
 
Buttons. In the center is the Talk button. To the left is Plus, and to the right is Minus.
In front of the Talk button are two buttons. The front-left is Set, and the front-right is Mode.
Behind the Talk button is a single large button called Timer.
On the back of the clock, there is a switch to toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit.
 
Setting the time. Press Mode and the clock announces Time Set. Press Set and you hear Hour Set. Press Plus and Minus to set the hour, then press Set again.
The clock announces Minute set, so use Plus and Minus to set the minutes. Press Talk to hear what the time is set for at any time.
To toggle between 12 and 24-hour time announcement, press Set a third time and a beep is heard. Press Plus or Minus, and either 12 or 24 is heard, indicating
the format of time that will be spoken.
 
Setting the alarm. Press Mode until Alarm Set is heard, and repeat the procedure described for setting the time. When finished, press Mode until "Time"
is heard. Press Plus to turn the alarm on and off. If the alarm is on, Press Minus to toggle Snooze on and off.
 
Using the timer. Press Timer, and Countdown Timer is heard. It is set on 10 minutes. Press Timer to increase the number of minutes by 10. Press Plus or
Minus to start.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!


Re: notification hokey?

Gene
 

There is an NVDA add-on that opens a system tray dialog, the same kind of dialog that JAWS opens.  But I don’t know if a new updated version has been released to work with the new version of NVDA. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Smiling?
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] notification hokey?
 

Insert+F11 when using JAWS otherwise Windows key+B.

 

Although it may be insert+F11 for NVDA as well.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:00
To: tech talk for the blind <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] notification hokey?

 

Please remind me of how I get to the notification bar?

 

my win 10 machine is telling me to update windows defender but I have no clue as to how to get to the notification section of the screen or the OS

 

Thanks

 

Keith


Re: notification hokey?

Smiling?
 

Insert+F11 when using JAWS otherwise Windows key+B.

 

Although it may be insert+F11 for NVDA as well.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:00
To: tech talk for the blind <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] notification hokey?

 

Please remind me of how I get to the notification bar?

 

my win 10 machine is telling me to update windows defender but I have no clue as to how to get to the notification section of the screen or the OS

 

Thanks

 

Keith

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