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Re: smart television

Dragos Grecianu
 

    Hey.

Where did you get that converter box thing?

I want a fire stick, but I want to make mine audio only and portable if possible.

How small and how expensive is that device?

It sounds really cool.

Thanks and best regards.

La 4/13/2020 7:08 PM, heather albright a scris:

I use the firestick but, I do not have connected to a tv, I use a converter box and a set of speakers. I was reading about apple tv, seems they are at war with some tv content, I would check to make sure it meets your needs! Cheers Heather

 

From: Fanus
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 10:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello list

From a blind person's perspective this may seem like a stupid question.

During this lock down I stream many of the metropolitan opera house operas.

It is quite a pain with my fairly old tv and laptop to stream and now I

examine all kinds of products because my wife is sighted and she enjoys the

shows and we did not realize there are so many things from youtube that one

can stream. I looked at specs for the Amazon fire 4K stick and cube, the

Google Chromecast ultra and the Apple tv but all of them have things that I

like and things that I would want in the device. I have read the Take

Control of Apple TV book and the writer asks what I want to ask year: is it

worth while to buy an apple tv if one can buy a smart television with

Airplay2 and the apple tv app built-in. Here in South Africa I can get such

a tv for not very much more than an Apple tv. So, is there someone who uses

a smart television with airplay and if so, is it a workable better option

for a blind person?

Regards

Fanus

,

 

 

 

 


Re: test

Gene
 

That’s alright.  I’m not sure what you did to mistakenly send the message but if you want to discuss that, it may help prevent errors on your part or bhy others who may be fpollowing the thread.
 
Gene

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sorry I didn't want that to go to the list.sometimes using the complete mail address can be a problem.

I'll try to make sure it doesn't happen again.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 7:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] test

 

A note from the owner:

The original message contains vulgarity.  I have not re;produced it here, but I have reproduced the very beginning for identification.

 

Vulgar language is not allowed on list.  While many may not find it offensive, many do and out of respect for them,  to keep the list a welcoming place for all kinds of people, it is not allowed.

 

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Re: which browser to choose?

Gene
 

There is no reason to kick and scream. Why not try another browser to see if there is any reason to.  After that, you can use whatever browser you want but you shouldn’t let fear itself, as Roosevelt said, determine your choice.  Browsing is identical in any browser that supports the Virtual PC Cursor or browse mode.  If you want to change settings, you will have to learn a new interface, but it will likely not be difficult or very difficult.  I doubt you change settings, or that you do to any extent.  You will have to learn to work with book marks but again, that shouldn’t be difficult.  You learned it in one browser, you can learn it in others.  And I doubt IE will be supported for more than a year or two, and during this time, it will work on fewer and fewer web pages.  Better to try another browser now so you don’t learn under pressure.  And as I said, you can use whatever browser you want after you try it. 
 
Use control l in the other browsers, not control o, to move to the place where you open web pages, type an address, press enter, and try working with the page or pages you work with on the site.  .  You will see that it is almost identical or identical.  Some sites work better in one browser some work better in another.  Most work as well in whichever one you use.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?
 
I'm still using IE, and pretty much will be kicking and screaming with a change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I am still using IE.  I am running Win10 and jfw 19 or 20.  I can update with no problem if necessary.


I saw the following in an earlier post:

"Use the latest Edge "Chromium based" just like google chrome with JAWS
2020".


What is the difference between Edge Chromium Base and Google Chromium?
Is one easier to use than the other?


Thanks,

Nancy








Re: which browser to choose?

Pamela Dominguez
 

And the thing that gets me is, internet explorer is a microsoft product, so the fact that they wouldn't support their own product gets me. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would
abandon a perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to
many users. I realize that some people have privacy issues,
and I think that should be respected, as well as I am
thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.








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Re: which browser to choose?

Carolyn Arnold
 

I am kind of wondering about Brave. From what I am getting
on this list and on the JAWS Users list, it seems that some
are using it, and I have heard that it is easy to use. I
just wonder if any time soon, someone will pull the rug out
from under it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rob Hudson
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Dave <dlh007@centurylink.net> wrote:
I now am using a browser called "Brave", which is some
kind of a off
shoot of Firefox.

Actually it's an offshoot of Chromium. Pale moon is an
offshoot of firefox.


Re: which browser to choose?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Hollie, it just seems so unnecessary that Microsoft would
abandon a perfectly good product - maybe not to all, but to
many users. I realize that some people have privacy issues,
and I think that should be respected, as well as I am
thinking our desire to take our chances with IE should be
respected too.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.


Re: which browser to choose?

Carolyn Arnold
 

I figure if anyone is watching me, things must be in pretty good shape, they're digging deep. So, my preference is ease of use over privacy.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I once was a long time I.E. user, then started using Firefox. Which worked OK.


I now am using a browser called "Brave", which is some kind of a off shoot of Firefox.


It is much faster, and keep the Ads from invading.


However, there are some web sites it just does not read all that well.


In those cases, I fall back on using Firefox.


I avoid Chrome, more because of their Peeping Tom reputation.


I am not attempting to over throw any government currently, but just don't care for the thought of big Brother watching every where I go, what I look at, and so on.


My home Page is Duck Duck Go, and with Brave, which is also to be very Security oriented, I at least have the illusion of not being watched every time I venture out onto the internet.


I can say that I never get Ads wanting to sell me stuff from sites I have visited. I get no Ads what so ever about anything.


Brave is not all that Screen Reader friendly, but it is friendly enough, I can use it for what I do with it.


Grumpy Dave


Re: using mp3 gain

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks Steve I'll give this all a try. It's individual youtube files that I need to adjust the volume for, in this case old baseball games that were actually originally television games that I'm converting to mp3.

Troy

On 4/13/2020 7:52 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
A few MP3Gain basics:


In the program's post-installation (default) state, the gain is set to 89% which is jut fine for 99% of needs. I work on a station that wants 92%, and that's easily accompllished by editing the field labeled "Target normal volume." I think, but won't swear to it, that the field after "Target normal volume" is for small increments when you use arrows to scroll the values in the "Target normal volume" field, the default being 1.5%


To load a file or list of files, use CTRL/F.


To load an entire folder,uuse CTRL/D.


You can analyze a file or folder before applying gain to it, positive or negative, by choosing any of the items on the Analysis menu. Track analysis should be obvious; album analysis means analyze everything on the displayed list of files as if it were an album, applying gain such that each track's level has the same relation to the others that it did before gain is applied. What this means in practice is to analyze all tracks in the list, find out exactly how much to raise or lower the loudest one, then apply that delta to every track. Otherwise, every track gets raised according to its relation to the target volume level. If one track analyzes to 85%, it gets raised to 89.5% (1.5%*3); if another analyzes to 91%, it gets lowered to 89.5%. But in the case of analyzing as if it were an album, the track at 91% would be lowered by 1.5%, and so would the track at 85%.


You can apply gain changes without analyzing them first from the "Modify gain" menu. Two of the choices on that menu correspond directly with choices of the same names on the Analysis menu. I've used MP3Gain for twenty years and still don't know what "Apply constant gain" does.


Hope this helps.


On 4/13/2020 5:15 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

Okay I've downloaded and installed mp3 gain but how do I use it? It looks simple when I open it but I tried to paste an mp3 file into the list view I found and nothing happened. I also tried pasting it where it said edit 0 with no luck. Help please. I'll also need to know how to get it to work.

Troy


Re: which browser to choose?

Keith S
 


do you have a url for the brave browser?
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I once was a long time I.E. user, then started using Firefox. Which
worked OK.


I now am using a browser called "Brave", which is some kind of a off
shoot of Firefox.


It is much faster, and keep the Ads from invading.


However, there are some web sites it just does not read all that well.


In those cases, I fall back on using Firefox.


I avoid Chrome, more because of their Peeping Tom reputation.


I am not attempting to over throw any government currently, but just
don't care for the thought of big Brother watching every where I go,
what I look at, and so on.


My home Page is Duck Duck Go, and with Brave, which is also to be very
Security oriented, I at least have the illusion of not being watched
every time I venture out onto the internet.


I can say that I never get Ads wanting to sell me stuff from sites I
have visited. I get no Ads what so ever about anything.


Brave is not all that Screen Reader friendly, but it is friendly enough,
I can use it for what I do with it.


Grumpy Dave






Re: which browser to choose?

Dave
 

<Laughing>  You mean I am using a Google product?


Grumpy Dave


Re: which browser to choose?

Rob Hudson <rob_hudson_3182@...>
 

Dave <dlh007@centurylink.net> wrote:
I now am using a browser called "Brave", which is some kind of a off
shoot of Firefox.

Actually it's an offshoot of Chromium. Pale moon is an offshoot of firefox.


Re: which browser to choose?

Holly
 

Carolyn:

I am with you. Hard to leave I.E., but I am trying.


Re: which browser to choose?

Dave
 

I once was a long time I.E. user, then started using Firefox. Which
worked OK.


I now am using a browser called "Brave", which is some kind of a off
shoot of Firefox.


It is much faster, and keep the Ads from invading.


However, there are some web sites it just does not read all that well.


In those cases, I fall back on using Firefox.


I avoid Chrome, more because of their Peeping Tom reputation.


I am not attempting to over throw any government currently, but just
don't care for the thought of big Brother watching every where I go,
what I look at, and so on.


My home Page is Duck Duck Go, and with Brave, which is also to be very
Security oriented, I at least have the illusion of not being watched
every time I venture out onto the internet.


I can say that I never get Ads wanting to sell me stuff from sites I
have visited.  I get no Ads what so ever about anything.


Brave is not all that Screen Reader friendly, but it is friendly enough,
I can use it for what I do with it.


Grumpy Dave


Re: which browser to choose?

chris judge
 

I'm guessing you'll be kicking and screaming sooner rather than later. There are a number of excellent resources for learning to use chrome or edge. Dean Martino just released a book called Get cracking with chrome. I think it's available from NBP. It's excellent.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: April 14, 2020 12:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

So am I. That's all I've ever used. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I'm still using IE, and pretty much will be kicking and screaming with a change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I am still using IE. I am running Win10 and jfw 19 or 20. I can update with no problem if necessary.


I saw the following in an earlier post:

"Use the latest Edge "Chromium based" just like google chrome with JAWS
2020".


What is the difference between Edge Chromium Base and Google Chromium?
Is one easier to use than the other?


Thanks,

Nancy









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Re: which browser to choose?

Pamela Dominguez
 

So am I. That's all I've ever used. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I'm still using IE, and pretty much will be kicking and screaming with a change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I am still using IE. I am running Win10 and jfw 19 or 20. I can update with no problem if necessary.


I saw the following in an earlier post:

"Use the latest Edge "Chromium based" just like google chrome with JAWS
2020".


What is the difference between Edge Chromium Base and Google Chromium?
Is one easier to use than the other?


Thanks,

Nancy









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Re: test

Karim Lakhani
 

sorry I didn't want that to go to the list.sometimes using the complete mail address can be a problem.

I'll try to make sure it doesn't happen again.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 7:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] test

 

A note from the owner:

The original message contains vulgarity.  I have not re;produced it here, but I have reproduced the very beginning for identification.

 

Vulgar language is not allowed on list.  While many may not find it offensive, many do and out of respect for them,  to keep the list a welcoming place for all kinds of people, it is not allowed.

 

Gene, Owner

----- Excerpt of Original Message -----

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] test

 

558


Re: which browser to choose?

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

am using both chrome and firefox
they work well

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carolyn Arnold" <4carolyna@windstream.net>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?


I'm still using IE, and pretty much will be kicking and screaming with a change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I am still using IE. I am running Win10 and jfw 19 or 20. I can update with no problem if necessary.


I saw the following in an earlier post:

"Use the latest Edge "Chromium based" just like google chrome with JAWS
2020".


What is the difference between Edge Chromium Base and Google Chromium?
Is one easier to use than the other?


Thanks,

Nancy


Re: which browser to choose?

aisha <2001.aisha123@...>
 

I am using google crome


I was using firefox, but I switched to crome. I like crome. it's a good brouzer

On 14/04/2020 15:19, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I'm still using IE, and pretty much will be kicking and screaming with a change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I am still using IE. I am running Win10 and jfw 19 or 20. I can update with no problem if necessary.


I saw the following in an earlier post:

"Use the latest Edge "Chromium based" just like google chrome with JAWS
2020".


What is the difference between Edge Chromium Base and Google Chromium?
Is one easier to use than the other?


Thanks,

Nancy







Re: which browser to choose?

Carolyn Arnold
 

I'm still using IE, and pretty much will be kicking and screaming with a change.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:44 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

I am still using IE. I am running Win10 and jfw 19 or 20. I can update with no problem if necessary.


I saw the following in an earlier post:

"Use the latest Edge "Chromium based" just like google chrome with JAWS
2020".


What is the difference between Edge Chromium Base and Google Chromium?
Is one easier to use than the other?


Thanks,

Nancy


Re: Outlook Express installation question

Mike B.
 


Here you go, this is where you'll find all the folders for backing up your OE files & messages.  There's another way of doing this and I'll post this 2nd method later today:
 
To find all Identities for OE in Windows10, you need to press Windows key + E, to go to, This PC, then press, Alt + F, then press the letter, O, to open Folder options, then control + tab, to the View tab.  Now tab to the Tree View , arrow down to show hidden files & folders, press the spacebar to turn this on, arrow down to Hide protected operating system files, press the spacebar to turn this off, say Yes to the warning dialogue, tab to apply, press the spacebar, & tab to okay & press the spacebar.  You need to do this so all files & folders will show.
 
Now press enter on, App data, press enter on, Local, and navigate to, Identities.  In here is where all your identities / email accounts are stored.
 
Or follow the file path below.
 

Press enter on the identity you want to work with, then press enter on the Microsoft folder Press enter on the Outlook Express folder, & this is where
you will find all your .DBX files.
 
 
Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 9:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook Express installation question

I like to keep all my e-mail files backed up; how would I find the storeage folder so I can manually back it up? Thanks, Heather

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 11:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook Express installation question

 

To my knowledge the Protected Storage component cannot be backed up as an individual file, so to speak.  That's why if the protective storage component gets corrupted for whatever reason Outlook Express needs to be reinstalled.  We've been running the XPRunas version of OE for many years on several different computers running both Windows 7 & 10, and I can only recall 1 time when I had to reinstall OE because of a protected storage component failure.  That 1 time was with an older version many years ago when this Rafail dude was still trying to get the coding right to work with Windows 7, 8 & 10.


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 9:01 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook Express installation question

 

I wanted to know how does one back up the storeage folder incase the windows update erases the program! Thanks Heather

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 7:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook Express installation question

 

Hi Vicki,

 

In short, Yes, you can run the installer over the top of the existing installation, but I'll let Carlos explain this to you a little better, and here he is!

From: Carlos
I'm guessing you used the installer for the last free version.  Sorry there's one minor point I always forget about that installer.  Basically, during
the installation, the Protected Storage component has to be updated.  The Protected Storage component is responsible for remembering account passwords. 
Unfortunately, in the installer for the last free version the checkbox which insures the Protected Storage component gets updated is unchecked by default for
some reason.  Just reinstall it and make sure the Protected Storage checkbox is checked.  Don't forget to run the installer as administrator and reboot
after the installation is complete.  After you reboot and run Outlook Express, it will ask for your account passwords one final time, but after that it
should remember them for subsequent sessions.
Carlos
 


Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

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

From: Vicki W

Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 4:38 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Outlook Express installation question

 

Hi,

 

I am thinking that I need to reinstall my Outlook Express because of a protected storage corruption issue. Can I reinstall the program right over the top of the old one?

 

Thanks.

 

Vicki

 

 

 

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