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Re: accessible washers and dryers

Pamela Dominguez
 

Sure. But since they are not, well, we can't. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 6:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

You could if the machine was your own. Those actions are absolutely
authorized to be done by users. Just like cleaning out the dryer.

On 5/29/2020 3:45 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Well, we can't do anything with hoses or pumps. That's the maintenance guys' job. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Yes, you do need to leave the door ajar when it is unused so it dries
out. You also might need to open the hatch in front of the machine to
let the water drain from the pumps using the drain hoses, from time to
time.

On 5/27/2020 1:07 PM, chris judge wrote:
Could very well be true. I'll tell you one thing about front loaders, if you don't leave the door open a crack, water will lay around the seal and eventually it will stink to high heaven.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: May 27, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

And, and I don't know how true this is in modern times, but my mom always said that front loaders didn't get the clothes as clean because they are not so powerfully swished through the water. Just quoting a picky sighted person. 😊

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terrilynne Pomeroy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Yes, I have seen top loaders in most all laundromats I have ever been to.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers


Very simple. A front loader spins the clothes around at high speed to get them clean. This is how all commercial washers work. It takes longer than a top loader, but front loaders, because they don't have an agitator, can handle larger loads. Have you ever seen a top loader in a commercial laudromat? Also, a front loader allows a dryer to be stacked on top to save floor space. The only advantages of top loaders are that they are usually less expensive than front loaders and they usually have a shorter wash cycle time.


Gerald



On 5/27/2020 11:42 AM, Jan Howells wrote:
Without an agitator, how do the clothes get clean?




















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Re: how to enable the BCC field in Thunderbird, please

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, shad, BZ here sure great to hear from you!  Well, we’re definitely looking for new windows ten machines.  We’re using hp laptops that we got through the I can connect program which is for blind people with hearing issues.  What frustrates the heck out of me with hp is that when you call their accessibility number and tell them you’re using an hp zbook which is an hp business machine, they tell you that they can’t help you because you’re using an hp business machine.  You tell them it’s legitimate through a legitimate federal government program and they still refuse to help you.  I’m looking for machines with good sounding speakers due to my hearing loss and Kathy’s cochlear implants.  I use a dell precision work station laptop for work and it’s a good machine but the speakers sound like our old transistor radios we had when we were kids, grin!  I have an i-phone which I can stram to my hearing aids via Bluetooth but I get frustrated when trying to find a good weather radio or a good scanner and everybody wants you to use an i-phone app.  I still enjoy my laptop and it aggreviates me when I ask siri something sna she says “here’s what I found on the web and then she doesn’t read it to you and I’ve complained to apple accessibility about that kind of behavior on apple’s part.  We tried to get wireless ac cards for our laptopsbut so many of the newer wireless cards don’t support windows u anymore so we’re now going to end up buying wireless usb adapters.  That’s not a bad price for a windows ten machine what’s the phone number for Columbus micro systems?  BZ!     

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg Daniel
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 6:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to enable the BCC field in Thunderbird, please

 

Hi BZ!

Shadow here.  I have just said a sad goodbye to my ten-year-old desktop computer which was running Windows 7.  One of the hard drives had failed, and when I took the machine to Columbus Micro Systems, the owner told me that it just wasn't worth putting more money into that computer--replacing the hard drive and upgrading the memory to run Windows 10.  So they built a new computer for me (just the CPU) and the cost was under $400.  My friend Tom Trinter has helped me to install software on the new machine, as it arrived with only Windows 10.  I enrolled in a month-long Zoom webinar (30 minutes every Friday afternoon) with Access Technology Institute (CathyAnne Murtha).  While I am no expert with Windows 10, I know a heck of a lot more about it than I did prior to that webinar.  I have upgraded to Office 2013 instead of trying to transfer 2010 from the old machine, and have finally gotten Gmail installed on Outlook.  Just yesterday, I finally got my Thunderbird account working with Gmail; I had previously used it with my Spectrum Pop3 account, but it is now installed as a Mapi account--just in case I ever become the owner of an iPhone.  I still use a push-button desk phone and a landline, and have vowed to hang on to that landline for as long as possible.  Unfortunately, I don't know of any tutorials on Thunderbird, but I will ask around.

I will call you, BZ, because I have been thinking about purchasing a microphone or headphones with a microphone to use on my desktop computer for things like Zoom.  To date, I have been signing in on Zoom, and then using a Chicago-based phone number to sign in via phone.  I've only been involved in one Zoom meeting where that arrangement didn't work because the Zoom class wasn't configured for phone calls.  Needless to say, I was not a happy camper, but of course you know that it has never been about me and it never will!!

Do you know of any JAWS-based email lists?  Mike B, from blindtech or techtalk, suggested two lists, and I tried to sign up for both of them, but nothing has happened yet and that was last weekend.

Take it easy, BZ, and maybe I will talk with you before the end of the weekend!!

Shadow

At 06:19 PM 5/29/2020, you wrote:

Hey there, shad, how's it going?  Do you know of any good thunderbird
tutorials?  I'm helping Doug Emerson and he'll soon have to switch from
windows mail to Mozilla thunderbird and wondered if you know of any good
Mozilla thunderbird tutorials.  Still working for disa teleworking from home
as I'm in the high risk group, grin1  I'm transferring to disa ocio which is
the reasonable accomodations branch.  Kathy is doing well our granddaughter
Hayley got married last November and her husband Cameron is in the Air Force
and she's getting her visa in the next couple of months so she can go over
to Aviano Italy where he'll be stationed.  Tyler just graduated from Gahanna
Lincoln high school and he will be attending the university of Kentucky as
he wants to become a math teacher.  Kayden, our youngest grandson is nine
and Dawn and her three kids now are living up at her boyfriend Dave's in
Westerville.  This is Dawn's last quarter at Honduras school of nursing to
get her registered nursing degree as she already has her lpn degree.  She
told us that once she graduates that they will get everything out of our
house.  So it's just Kathy, Lacie, Ginger and me.  Lacie is my female yellow
Labrador retriever and Ginger is a standard poodle and definitely is the
queen of France and the boss.  My division chief told me today that the
department of defense wants to get people back to the office but they want a
declind in corona virus cases for 14 days and it just isn't happening so my
division chief told me that I'll probably be teleworking for quite a while
which definitely pleases Lacie and Ginger.  Give me a shout either on my
work phone at 614-692-7124 or on my cell phone at 614-271-1695.  If you ever
need computer help, I'll be glad to help as I tandem in with Doug and help
him out.  Take care!  We're still running windows 7 but are looking for
windows ten machines.  BZ! 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [ mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Greg Daniel
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to enable the BCC field in Thunderbird, please

Hi everyone,

I am a new Thunderbird user with a Gmail account and JAWS 2019, and am
wondering how to enable the BCC field for email messages, please.

Thank you in advance for any helpful suggestions.

Greg Daniel






Re: how to enable the BCC field in Thunderbird, please

Greg Daniel <gdaniel@...>
 

Hi BZ!

Shadow here.  I have just said a sad goodbye to my ten-year-old desktop computer which was running Windows 7.  One of the hard drives had failed, and when I took the machine to Columbus Micro Systems, the owner told me that it just wasn't worth putting more money into that computer--replacing the hard drive and upgrading the memory to run Windows 10.  So they built a new computer for me (just the CPU) and the cost was under $400.  My friend Tom Trinter has helped me to install software on the new machine, as it arrived with only Windows 10.  I enrolled in a month-long Zoom webinar (30 minutes every Friday afternoon) with Access Technology Institute (CathyAnne Murtha).  While I am no expert with Windows 10, I know a heck of a lot more about it than I did prior to that webinar.  I have upgraded to Office 2013 instead of trying to transfer 2010 from the old machine, and have finally gotten Gmail installed on Outlook.  Just yesterday, I finally got my Thunderbird account working with Gmail; I had previously used it with my Spectrum Pop3 account, but it is now installed as a Mapi account--just in case I ever become the owner of an iPhone.  I still use a push-button desk phone and a landline, and have vowed to hang on to that landline for as long as possible.  Unfortunately, I don't know of any tutorials on Thunderbird, but I will ask around.

I will call you, BZ, because I have been thinking about purchasing a microphone or headphones with a microphone to use on my desktop computer for things like Zoom.  To date, I have been signing in on Zoom, and then using a Chicago-based phone number to sign in via phone.  I've only been involved in one Zoom meeting where that arrangement didn't work because the Zoom class wasn't configured for phone calls.  Needless to say, I was not a happy camper, but of course you know that it has never been about me and it never will!!

Do you know of any JAWS-based email lists?  Mike B, from blindtech or techtalk, suggested two lists, and I tried to sign up for both of them, but nothing has happened yet and that was last weekend.

Take it easy, BZ, and maybe I will talk with you before the end of the weekend!!

Shadow


At 06:19 PM 5/29/2020, you wrote:
Hey there, shad, how's it going?  Do you know of any good thunderbird
tutorials?  I'm helping Doug Emerson and he'll soon have to switch from
windows mail to Mozilla thunderbird and wondered if you know of any good
Mozilla thunderbird tutorials.  Still working for disa teleworking from home
as I'm in the high risk group, grin1  I'm transferring to disa ocio which is
the reasonable accomodations branch.  Kathy is doing well our granddaughter
Hayley got married last November and her husband Cameron is in the Air Force
and she's getting her visa in the next couple of months so she can go over
to Aviano Italy where he'll be stationed.  Tyler just graduated from Gahanna
Lincoln high school and he will be attending the university of Kentucky as
he wants to become a math teacher.  Kayden, our youngest grandson is nine
and Dawn and her three kids now are living up at her boyfriend Dave's in
Westerville.  This is Dawn's last quarter at Honduras school of nursing to
get her registered nursing degree as she already has her lpn degree.  She
told us that once she graduates that they will get everything out of our
house.  So it's just Kathy, Lacie, Ginger and me.  Lacie is my female yellow
Labrador retriever and Ginger is a standard poodle and definitely is the
queen of France and the boss.  My division chief told me today that the
department of defense wants to get people back to the office but they want a
declind in corona virus cases for 14 days and it just isn't happening so my
division chief told me that I'll probably be teleworking for quite a while
which definitely pleases Lacie and Ginger.  Give me a shout either on my
work phone at 614-692-7124 or on my cell phone at 614-271-1695.  If you ever
need computer help, I'll be glad to help as I tandem in with Doug and help
him out.  Take care!  We're still running windows 7 but are looking for
windows ten machines.  BZ! 

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [ mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Greg Daniel
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to enable the BCC field in Thunderbird, please

Hi everyone,

I am a new Thunderbird user with a Gmail account and JAWS 2019, and am
wondering how to enable the BCC field for email messages, please.

Thank you in advance for any helpful suggestions.

Greg Daniel







Re: accessible washers and dryers

enes sarıbaş
 

You could if the machine was your own. Those actions are absolutely authorized to be done by users. Just like cleaning out the dryer.

On 5/29/2020 3:45 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
Well, we can't do anything with hoses or pumps.  That's the maintenance guys' job.  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Yes, you do need to leave the door ajar  when it is unused so it dries
out. You also  might need to open the hatch in front of the machine to
let the water drain from the pumps using the drain hoses, from time to
time.

On 5/27/2020 1:07 PM, chris judge wrote:
Could very well be true. I'll tell you one thing about front loaders, if you don't leave the door open a crack, water will lay around the seal and eventually it will stink to high heaven.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: May 27, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

And, and I don't know how true this is in modern times, but my mom always said that front loaders didn't get the clothes as clean because they are not so powerfully swished through the water. Just quoting a picky sighted person. 😊

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terrilynne Pomeroy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Yes, I have seen top loaders in most all laundromats I have ever been to.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers


Very simple.  A front loader spins the clothes around at high speed to get them clean.  This is how all commercial washers work.  It takes longer than a top loader, but front loaders, because they don't have an agitator, can handle larger loads. Have you ever seen a top loader in a commercial laudromat? Also, a front loader allows a dryer to be stacked on top to save floor space.  The only advantages of top loaders are that they are usually less expensive than front loaders and they usually have a shorter wash cycle time.


Gerald



On 5/27/2020 11:42 AM, Jan Howells wrote:
Without an agitator, how do the clothes get clean?


















Re: how to enable the BCC field in Thunderbird, please

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, shad, how's it going? Do you know of any good thunderbird
tutorials? I'm helping Doug Emerson and he'll soon have to switch from
windows mail to Mozilla thunderbird and wondered if you know of any good
Mozilla thunderbird tutorials. Still working for disa teleworking from home
as I'm in the high risk group, grin1 I'm transferring to disa ocio which is
the reasonable accomodations branch. Kathy is doing well our granddaughter
Hayley got married last November and her husband Cameron is in the Air Force
and she's getting her visa in the next couple of months so she can go over
to Aviano Italy where he'll be stationed. Tyler just graduated from Gahanna
Lincoln high school and he will be attending the university of Kentucky as
he wants to become a math teacher. Kayden, our youngest grandson is nine
and Dawn and her three kids now are living up at her boyfriend Dave's in
Westerville. This is Dawn's last quarter at Honduras school of nursing to
get her registered nursing degree as she already has her lpn degree. She
told us that once she graduates that they will get everything out of our
house. So it's just Kathy, Lacie, Ginger and me. Lacie is my female yellow
Labrador retriever and Ginger is a standard poodle and definitely is the
queen of France and the boss. My division chief told me today that the
department of defense wants to get people back to the office but they want a
declind in corona virus cases for 14 days and it just isn't happening so my
division chief told me that I'll probably be teleworking for quite a while
which definitely pleases Lacie and Ginger. Give me a shout either on my
work phone at 614-692-7124 or on my cell phone at 614-271-1695. If you ever
need computer help, I'll be glad to help as I tandem in with Doug and help
him out. Take care! We're still running windows 7 but are looking for
windows ten machines. BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Greg Daniel
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to enable the BCC field in Thunderbird, please

Hi everyone,

I am a new Thunderbird user with a Gmail account and JAWS 2019, and am
wondering how to enable the BCC field for email messages, please.

Thank you in advance for any helpful suggestions.

Greg Daniel


Re: Questions about a .action file

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi Lynn,

Yes, this is from the My SSA Account site. I couldn't copy and paste the relevant part of the screen, but here is my Jaws speech history. You'll see where the word "action" pops up, especially toward the bottom in the save dialogue.
I was able to print the document, which is fine but I'll have to scan it to get a file I can email.

Too weird, huh?

Thanks,
Norma

----------begin Jaws speech history---------
Overview, my Social Security
Link close
Get a Benefit Verification Letter
Print Now Alt+P
Button
Save A Copy Alt+s
Button
frame
MainRegion
Save A Copy Alt+s Button
To activate press Enter.
Alt+s
https://secure.ssa.gov/iBEVE/BenefitVerificationLetter.action - Google Chrome
https://secure.ssa.gov/iBEVE/BenefitVerificationLetter.action - Google Chrome
BenefitVerificationLetter.action
BenefitVerificationLetter.action Button
Print
BenefitVerificationLetter.action - Google Chrome
Edit 1
Address and search bar Edit
secure.ssa.gov/iBEVE/BenefitVerificationLetter.action
Type in text.
Ctrl+L
Page number
Rotate clockwise Button
To activate press Enter.
Download Button
To activate press Enter.
Save As dialog
File name: edit combo
BenefitVerificationLetter.action
To set the value use the Arrow keys or type the value.
Alt+n
Save As
Type

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 3:54 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Questions about a .action file

Hi Norma,

I’ve not heard of this file which surprises nobody. Is this something you obtained through the My Social Security account?
On May 29, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Norma A. Boge <naboge@mchsi.com> wrote:

 Hi group,

I downloaded a confidential document from the Social Security web site
and it is in the .action format. I've done this twice and have gotten
this Apple-Mac format each time. I am sure I am selecting the correct link.
First, has anyone experienced getting this file format when
downloading confidential documents from the SSA? Or anywhere, for that
matter. Unless I'm hitting the incorrect link, this must be a problem with the SSA site.
But, then again, I'm no expert.
I'm gonna return to the site and, again, look very carefully for the
correct link.
In the meantime, here's a little more about this file format:

An ACTION file is a file written in XCode and used by Automator, a
program for creating automations in macOS. It contains a specific
action that can be combined with other actions to create an automated
process (these processes are saved as .WORKFLOW documents)

Thanks,
Norma




Re: MS Office 365

Norma A. Boge
 

Check here for a table with the info you are seeking
BTW, Office 365 recently changed to Microsoft 365 FYI
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compare-all-microsoft-365-prod
ucts?activetab=tab%3aprimaryr1


replace laptop with an iPad?

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi

These days in 2020, with iPad OS, is it possible to replace your laptop with an iPad and use an iPad as your main computing device? Or is a windows laptop still necessary? With mouse support in the latest iPad OS I would think replacing a laptop with an iPad is becoming easier all the time. So have any of you got rid of desktops and laptops running windows and just use your iPhone or iPad as your main computing device?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

Angelo Sonnesso
 

7 zip will extract just about anything, including .iso images.

 

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 5:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Yes.  That’s actually why I got it.  Before, I was just using the windows unzip utility, but then I got a rar file I had to unzip.  Pam.

 

Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:12 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Will 7 zip extract rar files?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: May 28, 2020 7:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Just install 7Zip from Ninite.com where nothing else will be installed hidden or not, and 7Zip will allow you to unzip/decompress many different formats.

 

Unzipping/Decompressing Instructions after 7Zip is installed.

 

You would just highlight whichever file it is that you’re interested in unzipping/decompressing and then using your Applications key (or Shift+F10) hit the number 7 and this will open up the 7Zip menu options to unzip.

Just arrow to either

Extract Here or,

Extract to whichever folder name created by the name of the file you are extracting and press Enter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Hello Gene

I am sorry but you are wrong on this one. An earlier version of win10 could do what you suggest but it was taken out by a later win10 update. When I now press the application key I just get Winzip which is not free and another one that one also has to buy. I do not know if this is true for other users of windows 10 but it is like that on my pc.

Regards

Fanus

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

It has one.  I don't know what it extracts, MP3 certainly.  I don't have Windows 10 but its very likely to be the same as in Windows 7 to extract files. 

Be on the file name.  Open the context menu. 

Down arrow to extract all and press enter.

A wizard will open with perhaps two dialogs before extraction.  If you have questions or problems using them, let us know.  Unless you change what will happen by default, files will be extracted to a folder, created in the folder you are in.  For example, if the name of the zip file is Sixties Music.zip a folder will be created in the folder where the zip folder is with that name and all the extracted files in it.

All you need do to have this happen is press the next button perhaps twice. 

 

7zip is a popular third party extraction program but if you don't need it, the Windows extractor works well.

 

Gene

Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:41 PM

To: main

Subject: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Does Windows 10 have a built-in file extractor or do I need to get
one?  Either way, could someone post instructions on how I would unzip
files and what accessible software works best please?

Thanks!

Peter

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Yes.  That’s actually why I got it.  Before, I was just using the windows unzip utility, but then I got a rar file I had to unzip.  Pam.
 

Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 6:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?
 

Will 7 zip extract rar files?

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Smiling?
Sent: May 28, 2020 7:09 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Just install 7Zip from Ninite.com where nothing else will be installed hidden or not, and 7Zip will allow you to unzip/decompress many different formats.

 

Unzipping/Decompressing Instructions after 7Zip is installed.

 

You would just highlight whichever file it is that you’re interested in unzipping/decompressing and then using your Applications key (or Shift+F10) hit the number 7 and this will open up the 7Zip menu options to unzip.

Just arrow to either

Extract Here or,

Extract to whichever folder name created by the name of the file you are extracting and press Enter.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Fanus
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 2:44
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Hello Gene

I am sorry but you are wrong on this one. An earlier version of win10 could do what you suggest but it was taken out by a later win10 update. When I now press the application key I just get Winzip which is not free and another one that one also has to buy. I do not know if this is true for other users of windows 10 but it is like that on my pc.

Regards

Fanus

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:51 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

It has one.  I don't know what it extracts, MP3 certainly.  I don't have Windows 10 but its very likely to be the same as in Windows 7 to extract files. 

Be on the file name.  Open the context menu. 

Down arrow to extract all and press enter.

A wizard will open with perhaps two dialogs before extraction.  If you have questions or problems using them, let us know.  Unless you change what will happen by default, files will be extracted to a folder, created in the folder you are in.  For example, if the name of the zip file is Sixties Music.zip a folder will be created in the folder where the zip folder is with that name and all the extracted files in it.

All you need do to have this happen is press the next button perhaps twice. 

 

7zip is a popular third party extraction program but if you don't need it, the Windows extractor works well.

 

Gene

From: Peter Spitz

Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:41 PM

To: main

Subject: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Does Windows 10 have a built-in file extractor or do I need to get
one?  Either way, could someone post instructions on how I would unzip
files and what accessible software works best please?

Thanks!

Peter


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Questions about a .action file

lynn white
 

Hi Norma,

I’ve not heard of this file which surprises nobody. Is this something you obtained through the My Social Security account?

On May 29, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Norma A. Boge <naboge@mchsi.com> wrote:

 Hi group,

I downloaded a confidential document from the Social Security web site and
it is in the .action format. I've done this twice and have gotten this
Apple-Mac format each time. I am sure I am selecting the correct link.
First, has anyone experienced getting this file format when downloading
confidential documents from the SSA? Or anywhere, for that matter. Unless
I'm hitting the incorrect link, this must be a problem with the SSA site.
But, then again, I'm no expert.
I'm gonna return to the site and, again, look very carefully for the correct
link.
In the meantime, here's a little more about this file format:

An ACTION file is a file written in XCode and used by Automator, a program
for creating automations in macOS. It contains a specific action that can be
combined with other actions to create an automated process (these processes
are saved as .WORKFLOW documents)

Thanks,
Norma




Re: accessible washers and dryers

Pamela Dominguez
 

Well, we can't do anything with hoses or pumps. That's the maintenance guys' job. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Yes, you do need to leave the door ajar when it is unused so it dries
out. You also might need to open the hatch in front of the machine to
let the water drain from the pumps using the drain hoses, from time to
time.

On 5/27/2020 1:07 PM, chris judge wrote:
Could very well be true. I'll tell you one thing about front loaders, if you don't leave the door open a crack, water will lay around the seal and eventually it will stink to high heaven.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: May 27, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

And, and I don't know how true this is in modern times, but my mom always said that front loaders didn't get the clothes as clean because they are not so powerfully swished through the water. Just quoting a picky sighted person. 😊

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Terrilynne Pomeroy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 11:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Yes, I have seen top loaders in most all laundromats I have ever been to.

TerriLynne

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:03 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers


Very simple. A front loader spins the clothes around at high speed to get them clean. This is how all commercial washers work. It takes longer than a top loader, but front loaders, because they don't have an agitator, can handle larger loads. Have you ever seen a top loader in a commercial laudromat? Also, a front loader allows a dryer to be stacked on top to save floor space. The only advantages of top loaders are that they are usually less expensive than front loaders and they usually have a shorter wash cycle time.


Gerald



On 5/27/2020 11:42 AM, Jan Howells wrote:
Without an agitator, how do the clothes get clean?


















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Re: accessible washers and dryers

Pamela Dominguez
 

Budget models would be about right for this building. The cheapest thing they can get is what we get. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

Well, that is odd. The smaller ones are really budget models. Even the
large european ones, which are much smaller than in north america, are
about 9 kg capacity, so you can throw several sheets and a few other
things in them. One load can take the curtains for a window.

On 5/27/2020 12:14 PM, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
The ones in my building won't unlock at all, once you start them, and they are very small. I hate trying to put clothes in them, because the clothes want to fall right back out at you. I like toploaders better, but I'm out of luck unless I want to move. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] accessible washers and dryers

That depends on the model though. There are front loaders that allow you
to add items to the wash. The one my family used actually won't unlock
the door if there is a risk of flood, but will only do it if the water
level isn't that high.

On 5/27/2020 6:02 AM, Jan Howells wrote:
If you forget to put something in a front loader washer, you cannot add it. My roommate did that one time without thinking, and there was quite a flood. Of course the water just came right out when she opened the door. With a top loader, you can open the lid and put it in before it fills up all the way. I like "more better for that reason. Some of my aids put the front loader back on thinking that it is the dryer. So the clothes go through the cycle again with just water. Then they think that the dryer is broken when the clothes are still wet. I then make them pay for the dryer on top so that they will learn to use their head for more than a hatrack. One of them put a drum very mine on the heater. I could not understand why I kept hearing snapping sounds een the heater was stopping during cycles. It took me a week to find what the sound was. A maintenance man came in to do something for me, and he told that my drum was on the heater. The tuning strings were expanding when the heat would switch on, and then they would snap back when the heat would turn off. I was not happy with the aid. I knew who did it based on who was here and when I began hearing the snapping sound coming from the heater. Thank the Lord that the drum was ok and not damaged. That was a miracle. No instrument or electronic device should ever be near weather or heat and air conditioner. Never near a window.

Jan







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Questions about a .action file

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi group,

I downloaded a confidential document from the Social Security web site and
it is in the .action format. I've done this twice and have gotten this
Apple-Mac format each time. I am sure I am selecting the correct link.
First, has anyone experienced getting this file format when downloading
confidential documents from the SSA? Or anywhere, for that matter. Unless
I'm hitting the incorrect link, this must be a problem with the SSA site.
But, then again, I'm no expert.
I'm gonna return to the site and, again, look very carefully for the correct
link.
In the meantime, here's a little more about this file format:

An ACTION file is a file written in XCode and used by Automator, a program
for creating automations in macOS. It contains a specific action that can be
combined with other actions to create an automated process (these processes
are saved as .WORKFLOW documents)

Thanks,
Norma


Re: Audacity tutorial

Howard Traxler
 

Thank you George.  It worked perfectly.  A bit time-consuming but I think, well worth it.

Howard

On 5/29/2020 12:10 PM, george b wrote:
Right click on each link one at a time which can also be done with shift f10

Choose save as
In the dialog box you will see the save as type file is a mp3

Save where you wish and do the same for all the other 21 files.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: May 29, 2020 10:00
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audacity tutorial

The site shown here has something like 22 links to play the various sections of tutorial. I think I'd like to listen to them, but I'd like to take them to a device that is not my computer. Wonder if anyone has recorded them all and put them into a folder or archive that one could play on an mp3 player?

Thanks.
Howard

On 5/28/2020 10:06 PM, Cuong Dang Manh wrote:
Hi. I think this is what you want:
http://www.talking-computers.org.uk/jimonaudacity.html

Cuong

On 5/28/2020 6:38 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:
Hi, its been a while been looking for tutorials or guide for audacity
I have this audio file before but, hardly could not able to find from
my storage on backup files. I appreciate if you could reshare this
once again. Many thanks.








Re: Audacity tutorial

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Right click on each link one at a time which can also be done with shift f10

Choose save as
In the dialog box you will see the save as type file is a mp3

Save where you wish and do the same for all the other 21 files.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: May 29, 2020 10:00
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Audacity tutorial

The site shown here has something like 22 links to play the various sections of tutorial. I think I'd like to listen to them, but I'd like to take them to a device that is not my computer. Wonder if anyone has recorded them all and put them into a folder or archive that one could play on an mp3 player?

Thanks.
Howard

On 5/28/2020 10:06 PM, Cuong Dang Manh wrote:
Hi. I think this is what you want:
http://www.talking-computers.org.uk/jimonaudacity.html

Cuong

On 5/28/2020 6:38 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:
Hi, its been a while been looking for tutorials or guide for audacity
I have this audio file before but, hardly could not able to find from
my storage on backup files. I appreciate if you could reshare this
once again. Many thanks.





Re: Audacity tutorial

Howard Traxler
 

The site shown here has something like 22 links to play the various sections of tutorial.  I think I'd like to listen to them, but I'd like to take them to a device that is not my computer.  Wonder if anyone has recorded them all and put them into a folder or archive that one could play on an mp3 player?

Thanks.
Howard

On 5/28/2020 10:06 PM, Cuong Dang Manh wrote:
Hi. I think this is what you want: http://www.talking-computers.org.uk/jimonaudacity.html

Cuong

On 5/28/2020 6:38 AM, Robert Mendoza wrote:
Hi, its been a while been looking for tutorials or guide for audacity
I have this audio file before but, hardly could not able to find from my storage on backup files. I appreciate if you could reshare this once again. Many thanks.




Re: MS Office 365

Dave
 

Hello Fanus,


There are several versions of Office 365, and Outlook does not come with all of them.


You can purchase Outlook on its own, but for what it coests, you might as well get the fuller version of Office 365.


Grumpy Dave


Re: fighting for medical equipment

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Medicare defines what a plan has to offer, all diabetes related services and equipment is included.

I have united health medicare; the a r r p advantage version, if there is an issue the a r r p is an additional level of leverage along with
medicare.

In my experience the advantage plans, I have used several different companies, offer the best bang for the buck for what is included relative
to my medical needs.

They work more like the hmo plan an employer would offer.

On Thu, 28 May 2020, heather albright wrote:

That is not exactly true! You should still be entitled to medical equipment
to monitor your health condition! I do not like united health care, they
trie to have me sign up threw their mediccare advantage program and I
refused. Always stick with traditional you get more and you have more
rights! If a doctor ask to have you monitor your health and that requires
you obtain equipment, by law they have to accommodate you with the
appropriate devices and materials. So you can file a medical grievance with
medicare or medicade or the insureance company! It can be a tedious process!
You might to have a medical advocate to help you! Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Howells" <janhowells54@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fighting for medical equipment


I have no caseworker. I had my doctor try to get things. I had
prescriptions. I called myself and they said that since I was not insulin
dependent I was not qualified for any assistance. I tried with United
Healthcare.

Jan





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MS Office 365

Fanus
 

Hello List
On behalf of a friend: does Office 365 include Outlook or are there
different versions of 365 of which some do not include Outlook?
Regards
Fanus

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