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Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Gene
 

If you use read to end, blank lines won’t be announced. 
 
Gene
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From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all
 
You can’t use insert numpad down arrow.  NVDA reserves the numpad for screen review.  Use insert with the main keyboard down arrow. 
 
I’m assuming you are using the default desktop layout.  If you changed it, let us know.
 
Also, you can have the caps lock function as an NVDA key.  If you do, you will have insert and caps lock function as NVDA keys if you are using the desktop layout.  I don’t use the laptop layout and I’m not sure.
 
But I find it much mpore pleasant to use caps lock down arrow for read to end.  If you want to know how to make the caps lock key an NVDA key, let us know.
 
Gene
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Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all
 

Hi folks.  I've decided to dip my toe in the NVDA world but only a little bit at the moment but before I submerge my big toe I'd like some help with something.

 

In Jaws to read the current line I press insert plus up arrow.  To read all, insert and down arrow.

 

Now I tried the same in NVDA but although insert up arrow read current line, insert down arrow also read current line, it didn't read all.

 

I got more if I scrolled down but NVDA repeated every blank line with the announcement "blank."

 

How can I correct this so insert up arrow reads current line, insert down arrow reads all and every blank line is silent.  Help appreciated, thank you.  Walter.


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Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Gene
 

You can’t use insert numpad down arrow.  NVDA reserves the numpad for screen review.  Use insert with the main keyboard down arrow. 
 
I’m assuming you are using the default desktop layout.  If you changed it, let us know.
 
Also, you can have the caps lock function as an NVDA key.  If you do, you will have insert and caps lock function as NVDA keys if you are using the desktop layout.  I don’t use the laptop layout and I’m not sure.
 
But I find it much mpore pleasant to use caps lock down arrow for read to end.  If you want to know how to make the caps lock key an NVDA key, let us know.
 
Gene

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Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all
 

Hi folks.  I've decided to dip my toe in the NVDA world but only a little bit at the moment but before I submerge my big toe I'd like some help with something.

 

In Jaws to read the current line I press insert plus up arrow.  To read all, insert and down arrow.

 

Now I tried the same in NVDA but although insert up arrow read current line, insert down arrow also read current line, it didn't read all.

 

I got more if I scrolled down but NVDA repeated every blank line with the announcement "blank."

 

How can I correct this so insert up arrow reads current line, insert down arrow reads all and every blank line is silent.  Help appreciated, thank you.  Walter.


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Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Walter Ramage
 

Hi That's very disappointing. To read a largish document and to hear blank
spoken over and over again would be most irritating. Walter.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Joseph Lee
Sent: 15 April 2020 21:51
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

Hi all,
Suppressing blank lines option doesn't exist in NVDA, although some
developers offered possible solutions in the past.
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Walter
Ramage via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

Hi Dave. I've went through the settings but couldn't find anything that was
obvious to make the change. Walter.

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Dave
Sent: 15 April 2020 21:26
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

Walter,


When using NVDA, I have found that NVDA will stop Reading to End, if there
are two blank lines between sentences or paragraphs.


There is a way to turn off NVDA from saying Blank Line.


Press the Insert Key along with the letter N, and look around in the
Settings for this switch.


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Re: web hosting

Rayn Darren
 

Hey Kerryn,

I know I’m a little late, but if you haven’t found anyone to help yet, lemme know. 😊

 

Sarah

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kerryn Gunness via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 6:23 PM
To: teck talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] web hosting

 

hi group

do any of you all no of any free web hosting, where any file size can be uploaded?

thanks

 

kerryn

 


Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi all,
Suppressing blank lines option doesn't exist in NVDA, although some
developers offered possible solutions in the past.
Cheers,
Joseph

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Walter
Ramage via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

Hi Dave. I've went through the settings but couldn't find anything that was
obvious to make the change. Walter.

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Dave
Sent: 15 April 2020 21:26
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

Walter,


When using NVDA, I have found that NVDA will stop Reading to End, if there
are two blank lines between sentences or paragraphs.


There is a way to turn off NVDA from saying Blank Line.


Press the Insert Key along with the letter N, and look around in the
Settings for this switch.


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repairing a Victor reader?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

Yesterday I dropped my second generation Victor stream, and evidently it fell on the front where the buttons are because the very top of it popped up just a bit. It still works although the bookmark button and the button I press to go between the online and offline folders are more imbedded and don't stick up as much because of the way the top popped up, does anybody know if that top may be able to just be pressed down and it'll pop back into place? This is an older machine so the warranty has long since lapsed on it, and since it still works I don't want to put out the money for a new one. If the portion of the top that's now raised a bit can be snapped back down that would be helpful though, I don't want to try it myself without knowing if that might work for fear that I might make things worse.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Walter Ramage
 

Hi Dave. I've went through the settings but couldn't find anything that was
obvious to make the change. Walter.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dave
Sent: 15 April 2020 21:26
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

Walter,


When using NVDA, I have found that NVDA will stop Reading to End, if
there are two blank lines between sentences or paragraphs.


There is a way to turn off NVDA from saying Blank Line.


Press the Insert Key along with the letter N, and look around in the
Settings for this switch.


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Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Walter Ramage
 

Hi Yes, I was using the normal arrow keys, I never use the numpad.  Walter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: 15 April 2020 21:12
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

 

Hi,

Are you perhaps using numpad up or down arrows? If you do, they will do completely different things. To perform say all and read current line, you must use regular arrow keys.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Walter Ramage via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:08 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

 

Hi folks.  I've decided to dip my toe in the NVDA world but only a little bit at the moment but before I submerge my big toe I'd like some help with something.

 

In Jaws to read the current line I press insert plus up arrow.  To read all, insert and down arrow.

 

Now I tried the same in NVDA but although insert up arrow read current line, insert down arrow also read current line, it didn't read all.

 

I got more if I scrolled down but NVDA repeated every blank line with the announcement "blank."

 

How can I correct this so insert up arrow reads current line, insert down arrow reads all and every blank line is silent.  Help appreciated, thank you.  Walter.

 

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Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Dave
 

Walter,


When using NVDA, I have found that NVDA will stop Reading to End, if there are two blank lines between sentences or paragraphs.


There is a way to turn off NVDA from saying Blank Line.


Press the Insert Key along with the letter N, and look around in the Settings for this switch.


Grumpy Dave


Re: NVDA, read current line and read all

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,

Are you perhaps using numpad up or down arrows? If you do, they will do completely different things. To perform say all and read current line, you must use regular arrow keys.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Walter Ramage via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:08 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA, read current line and read all

 

Hi folks.  I've decided to dip my toe in the NVDA world but only a little bit at the moment but before I submerge my big toe I'd like some help with something.

 

In Jaws to read the current line I press insert plus up arrow.  To read all, insert and down arrow.

 

Now I tried the same in NVDA but although insert up arrow read current line, insert down arrow also read current line, it didn't read all.

 

I got more if I scrolled down but NVDA repeated every blank line with the announcement "blank."

 

How can I correct this so insert up arrow reads current line, insert down arrow reads all and every blank line is silent.  Help appreciated, thank you.  Walter.

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


NVDA, read current line and read all

Walter Ramage
 

Hi folks.  I've decided to dip my toe in the NVDA world but only a little bit at the moment but before I submerge my big toe I'd like some help with something.

 

In Jaws to read the current line I press insert plus up arrow.  To read all, insert and down arrow.

 

Now I tried the same in NVDA but although insert up arrow read current line, insert down arrow also read current line, it didn't read all.

 

I got more if I scrolled down but NVDA repeated every blank line with the announcement "blank."

 

How can I correct this so insert up arrow reads current line, insert down arrow reads all and every blank line is silent.  Help appreciated, thank you.  Walter.


Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: smart television

heather albright
 

Hello, here is what you need if you do not already have, the cable  to connect your 3.5 to the converter  box with your speakers. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NO73MUQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Some speakers have extra cables I did not have the extra cable so I went online to get this one.  Cheers  Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hi Heather,

 

Many thanks for the link to the converter. I had all but given up on making this happen with my Fire stick. I can’t wait to get one of these bad boys and try it out.

 

Best,

Norma

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hello, I got my converter  box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFDQ6HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that  can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered  with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe!  Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe!  But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

    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: smart television

heather albright
 

Well, I have it plugged in to a usb hub that is plugged in to a back up supply. But, we have really crappy electrical issues here at the apartment complex! So in the abundance of caution I have all my electrical appliances on back up supplies that also have surge protectors built in! cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

Hey.

Thanks alot, this is the kind of setup that I always wanted.

The only thing that I don't understand is if I can power this box over usb or do I have to actualy get a bigger power strip?

I have a cool idea in mind on how this can work as a small, remote controlled fire pc.

:)

It can also be made portble if that runs from usb because I have a bluetooth speaker with an aux port, a 30000 mah battery that can power the stick and the convertor if it can be powerred from that and I can put them in a box to look like one product or something.

Thanks and best regards..

La 4/14/2020 10:50 PM, heather albright a scris:

Hello, I got my converter  box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFDQ6HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that  can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered  with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe!  Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe!  But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

    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

,

 

 

 

 

 

 


Does Amazon Prime Video offer DVS on Xfinity

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

I’m trying to figure out how to get DVS on Amazon Prime video through my Xfinity X1 box.  Xfinity provides a gateway that opens the Prime Video app through my Comcast cable setup, but the Amazon Prime Video app on the Xfinity box doesn’t have an option to turn on DVS.  I am able to turn DVS on and off for the regular Xfinity channels, but I cannot get descriptive video when I bring up Amazon Prime on my Xfinity.  Any tips?


Re: which browser to choose?

Carolyn Arnold
 

Makes sense.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Hi Caroline,

Switching from I e to chrome or edge is much like switching
from jaws to nvda.
It is so much easier than you think.
Thinking about it and postponing it are way worse than "just
doing it"!
Jump right in, the water is fine.
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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carolyn Arnold
Sent: April-14-20 4:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Me too, Pam!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 3:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

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.

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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?

Monte Single
 

In the world of software, ie 11 is truly ancient.
I don't know, what other piece of software has been around that long without
a makeover.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
chris judge
Sent: April-15-20 9:53 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

They just came out with more modern products. Everyone does that eventually.
Besides, internet explorer is a boring name that needed an overhall.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: April 15, 2020 9:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

That's my point. I don't know why they have to stop supporting their own
products. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Why would that surprise you? They stopped supporting Outlook Express and
WLM years ago. both are Microsoft products.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

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: smart television

Dragos Grecianu
 

Hey.

Thanks alot, this is the kind of setup that I always wanted.

The only thing that I don't understand is if I can power this box over usb or do I have to actualy get a bigger power strip?

I have a cool idea in mind on how this can work as a small, remote controlled fire pc.

:)

It can also be made portble if that runs from usb because I have a bluetooth speaker with an aux port, a 30000 mah battery that can power the stick and the convertor if it can be powerred from that and I can put them in a box to look like one product or something.

Thanks and best regards..

La 4/14/2020 10:50 PM, heather albright a scris:

Hello, I got my converter  box off amazon. I also got 3.5 head phone jack to connect my speakers to the converter box. Here is the link if you are looking for the same thing:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DFDQ6HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So with the fire stick, plugg in the fire stick to the ac adaptor and than plugg it in to the converter box. So the 3.5 conector is for the set of speakers that go to the converter box. I thought 3.5 was better than relying on Bluetooth that  can lose connection and you are left with out audio till someone resets up the Bluetooth off the fire stick; a sighted assistant and than you have to have a visual screen to work that out. my speakers are usb powered  with a 3.5 connection. I plug my speakers in a usb hub to power them and use the 3.5 connector to connect to the converter box. So it works out great. Amazon accessibility cant seem to rap their brains over this one; they still cant believe a blind person can operate a firestick without a screen woe!  Now if only they had a remote control with usb powered speakers. Some times the audio gets louder depending on the app like you tube or amazon prime or netflix. So it would have been nice to control the audio with a remote control for the speakers. But, if you do have a smart tv, the fire stick 4.k remote is supposed to work on the tv to control the volume level. But, not worth the money it would cost like over100 dollars vurses the 50 dollars I spent on my set up. I bought my firestick when it was on sale for 15 dollars and the converter box was 22 dollars and the 3.5 connecter was 5 dollars; less than 50 dollars woe!  But if you want something more like the fire tv q, that has room for backing things up, you can use the same set up to do the same thing! Cheers Heather

 

From: Dragos Grecianu
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 2:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] smart television

 

    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

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Re: which browser to choose?

chris judge
 

They just came out with more modern products. Everyone does that eventually.
Besides, internet explorer is a boring name that needed an overhall.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pamela
Dominguez
Sent: April 15, 2020 9:56 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

That's my point. I don't know why they have to stop supporting their own
products. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marie
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

Why would that surprise you? They stopped supporting Outlook Express and
WLM years ago. both are Microsoft products.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] which browser to choose?

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: mar-dy.com, what's going on?

Damien Garwood <damien@...>
 

Hi Simon,
Unfortunately, this has been the case for a number of years now. I remember attempting to contact them after my last big house move, which was back in 2015. This means I had to say goodbye to both my Mississippi, and my MaPlEr licences. Extremely annoying to say the least, especially since VIPGamesZone has gone the same way. Talk about a wasted $120 or so.
Cheers,
Damien.

On 15/04/2020 04:30 pm, goshawk on horseback wrote:
hello all,
does anyone know what's going on with the:
http://www.mar-dy.com/
site?
I have several times tried to update my registration details for the MaPlEr software, but for at least the last 2 months, e-mails don't seem to be getting through. new orders get no response, and the contact us page also seems not to be available either.
this is all very irritating!
Simon


Re: dropbox

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 


thanks jene
will try it
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] dropbox

Open the system tray icon for drop box.  It is a menu.  You will see an item that says recently changed files.  See if what you are looking for is there.  I have almost never done this and I don’t recall if it works, but press enter on the item if it is there and see what happens.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:52 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] dropbox
 
hi group
if someone accidentally deleted a shared folder, is there a way to retrieve  it?
 
 

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