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Re: Pontes Media Downloader Seems to Be Broken

George McCoy
 

On 6/11/2020 9:48 AM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi George,

What is the website for the youtube-dl file?


On 6/11/2020 9:52 AM, George McCoy wrote:
It's a cat and mouse game between youtube and the developers of the download engine, youtube-dl.

The built-in updater for the engine iften fails, especially in media downloader version 2.x.  I download youtube-dl from its own download page and put in the engine folder manually, replacing the existing copy.  It's a little work and not for the non-technical user, I suppose, but it works for me every time Media Downloader stops working.


Hth,

George





Re: KNFB Reader

Holly
 

Ashley:

I think Seeing AI is only available for Apple iOS, unless things have changed lately.


Re: KNFB Reader

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Sis Carrie wrote:

"Haha. Okay, I thought so... but I was hoping I was missing something. Yes,
I have tried Speak. And Envision AI. Are there any others to try?"

Here are two more: Eye-D, it does have a pro version and I think it
requires a subscription if memory serves.

The second is SuperSense; this was free for some time, but now they are
slowly introducing the subscription module.

Sorry sis, there's one more: Microsoft Office Lens?

I have tried some of these with very little lucky success; my spatial
orientation does need some work and, I just cquired a new toy with enough
storage space so I can go back to the exploration desk in Androidville.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: KNFB Reader

 

Seeing AI by Microsoft is a good app and that they have a short text channel and a document channel as well as several other channels for identifying things.


Ashley Breger

On Jun 12, 2020, at 2:25 PM, Carrie Morales <carrie@...> wrote:

Haha. Okay, I thought so... but I was hoping I was missing something. Yes, I
have tried Speak. And Envision AI. Are there any others to try?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] KNFB Reader

Sis Carrie, for all intense purposes, the KNFB Reader is MORIBUND ON THE
VINE in Androidville! It HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED in over a trillion weeks and
there probably won't be any such update in the foreseeable future.

As you rightly said, others fill KNFB Reader's vacated space. Have you give
Speak a trial run?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado








Re: KNFB Reader

Carrie Morales
 

Haha. Okay, I thought so... but I was hoping I was missing something. Yes, I
have tried Speak. And Envision AI. Are there any others to try?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 2:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] KNFB Reader

Sis Carrie, for all intense purposes, the KNFB Reader is MORIBUND ON THE
VINE in Androidville! It HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED in over a trillion weeks and
there probably won't be any such update in the foreseeable future.

As you rightly said, others fill KNFB Reader's vacated space. Have you give
Speak a trial run?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: KNFB Reader

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Sis Carrie, for all intense purposes, the KNFB Reader is MORIBUND ON THE
VINE in Androidville! It HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED in over a trillion weeks and
there probably won't be any such update in the foreseeable future.

As you rightly said, others fill KNFB Reader's vacated space. Have you give
Speak a trial run?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: OBTAINING A NEW SOUND CARD

heather albright
 


Ah yes, i called freedom to see which would be best to use for jaws. I was concerned that some might not be accessible when setting it up or will windows be able to detect it/? So It said  Creative Sound Blaster is a good brand and it sounded good! my internal sound card is a hp sound card. It did not give me the specs.  Freedom did not tell me which ones work best. I wanted one that can play jaws and play other audio at the same time!  Unfortunately Creative's site tocontact them is not accessible. They do not have a number to call them on either! Heather

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 11:49 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] OBTAINING A NEW SOUND CARD

Someone from a store told me I should consider buying an external sound card instead of buying knew speakers? So for give my ignorance, how does this work? What type of sound card works with screenreaders and audio files in shared mode? They told me it would connect to my usb port, is this correct?  I was always believing it had to be internal and I did not want to go down that road! This is knew to me! Thanks everyone! Cheers Heather

 


Re: OCR problem

Onwardbob
 

Hi to Ann and all. I'm using the same Cannon printer/scanner that worked a
week ago. Also working latest JAWS and using W-2004. The scanner and
printer work fine even with Open Book. I unplugged as someone suggested,
rebooted and still same failed message.

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Ann Parsons
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 4:38 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OCR problem

Morning all,

Bob, what program are you using to do your OCR? What type of scanner
or camera? What OS? We can't help you if we have no information.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


KNFB Reader

Carrie Morales
 

Hi Everyone,

What happened to KNFB reader? Ever since android 10, it hasn’t been working and I’m not even sure it’s working on the iphone side. I also have other OCR readers, but I liked the way it compiled documents….

Thanks all,

Carrie Morales

Website: LiveAccessible.Com

YouTube: Live Accessible

Instagram: @LiveAccessible

Twitter: @LiveAccessible

Email: carrie@...

*Picture Description: Text reads Live accessible: blindness or Low Vision does not define or limit you on a blue background

 

 


OCR stopped working

Onwardbob
 

OCR was working but has stopped. What I get is OCR failed, no scanner or
camera supported. How can I fix this?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


Re: OCR problem

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

Thank you so running windows 2004 it works perfectly in the list I get my pural camera, my hp scanner

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: June 12, 2020 7:00
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OCR problem

Press insert spacebar to enter layered keyboard commands.
Press O for OCR followed by a for acquire.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: June 12, 2020 10:28 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OCR problem

What are the keyboard commands to activate jaws OCR scan
On Jun 12, 2020, at 01:29, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:

The no camera or scanner supported message sounds like the issue I,
as well as others I know, have been having with jaws convenient OCR
now for quite some time. I have a Xerox work center 3210 all in one,
and although I usually use Kurzweil 1000 for my OCR, I would
occasionally use jaws for quick things. I can't get jaws OCR to work
with my scanner now, know matter what I do.

Chris Judge



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: June 12, 2020 3:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OCR problem

Hi Bob,

What are youusing for a scanner, and what software are you using.
I sounds like your software may not be seeing your scanner.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: June-11-20 10:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] OCR problem

OCR was working but has stopped. What I get is ocr failed no scanner
or camera supported. How can I fix this?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG












Re: OCR problem

chris judge
 

Press insert spacebar to enter layered keyboard commands.
Press O for OCR followed by a for acquire.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: June 12, 2020 10:28 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OCR problem

What are the keyboard commands to activate jaws OCR scan
On Jun 12, 2020, at 01:29, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:

The no camera or scanner supported message sounds like the issue I,
as well as others I know, have been having with jaws convenient OCR
now for quite some time. I have a Xerox work center 3210 all in one,
and although I usually use Kurzweil 1000 for my OCR, I would
occasionally use jaws for quick things. I can't get jaws OCR to work
with my scanner now, know matter what I do.

Chris Judge



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Monte Single
Sent: June 12, 2020 3:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OCR problem

Hi Bob,

What are youusing for a scanner, and what software are you using.
I sounds like your software may not be seeing your scanner.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Onwardbob
Sent: June-11-20 10:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] OCR problem

OCR was working but has stopped. What I get is ocr failed no scanner
or camera supported. How can I fix this?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG












Laptops and two in one laptops

Kathy Pingstock
 

Good morning to the less my name is Kathy I wanted to get some opinions and suggestions from people about a laptop or a two in one laptop/tablet and white people prefer or people that have purchased one that like it or don’t like it I’m in the market of buying a laptop or maybe purchasing one of the two and one any suggestions or comments would be appreciated Kathy


Re: suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10

Smiling?
 

The media Microsoft tool (below) will allow the user to create a bootable disc.

 

Windows10:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/

 

How much RAM does your Windows 10 PC need? (and this is from 2019, I just figured that it'd give any of you who do not have all that much of an understanding, at least a better idea):

https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-much-ram-does-your-windows-10-pc-need-2019-edition/

 

1GB RAM

1GB of RAM is the minimum system requirement for the 32-bit version of Windows 10, and while I've gotten Windows 10 to run on this much RAM, I don't recommend it.

1GB of RAM is just enough for basic operations like web browsing (although don't expect to run a browser with dozens of tabs open), email, word processing, and light image editing. And even these basic tasks are going to be painful. Do yourself a favor and avoid 1GB of RAM if you can.

 

2GB RAM

2GB of RAM is the minimum system requirement for the 64-bit version of Windows 10. You might get away with less, but the chances are that it's going to make you yell a lot of bad words at your system! With 2GB you should be able to do pretty much everything with your computer that a computer is capable of doing, such as gaming, image, and video editing, running suites like Microsoft Office, and having a dozen or so browser tabs open all become possible. Sure, the shortage of RAM is going to be a bottleneck on your system, but 2GB is enough to get some real work done.

2GB is also enough to run a hardcore suite of apps like the Adobe Photoshop (or so says Adobe, I wouldn't want to try it), but to be honest, if you're paying that sort of money for software, you should be able to afford more RAM! The bottom line is that if you've got a system with 2GB of RAM and it feels slow, add more RAM. If you can't add more RAM, then nothing else you do will speed it up.

 

4GB RAM If you're running a 32-bit operating system then with 4GB of RAM installed you'll only be able to access around 3.2GB (this is because of memory addressing limitations). However, with a 64-bit operating system, you'll have full access to the whole 4GB. The difference in performance between a system with 2GB of RAM and one with 4GB is like night and day. Even on a 32-bit system that limits the RAM to a little over 3GB, the performance boost is well worth the cost. Not only do applications run faster, but you can also run more applications simultaneously, which comes in handy if you run suites like Microsoft Office or Adobe Creative Cloud (say you want to run Microsoft Word and Excel, or Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom). If you have a 64-bit operating system, then bumping the RAM up to 4GB is a no-brainer. All but the cheapest and most basic of Windows 10 systems will come with 4GB of RAM.

 

8GB RAM Now we're into performance territory. If you're serious about your PC, then I consider this to be the new default. If you're buying or building a machine dedicated to photo or HD video editing and rendering, or just want a fast system, then 8GB of RAM is the minimum you should consider to avoid frustration. This is the amount of RAM recommended by Adobe for users running Creative Cloud applications.

8GB of RAM is not expensive. Sure, get the OEM to fit it into a new system and you're likely paying a premium (especially if that OEM is Apple), but from an aftermarket supplier, this can be had for under $40.

8GB is the minimum amount of RAM new Macs ship with. Note: You will need a 64-bit operating system to make use of this amount of RAM.

 

16GB RAM Is there a case for more than 8GB of RAM? Sure there is, but the bang for the buck trails off. The time when more than 8GB of RAM becomes useful and starts paying for itself is when you're running several resource- heavy applications simultaneously especially image or video processing (even 4K video), CAD, or 3D modeling. Try running Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects side-by-side on a system with 8GB of RAM, then bump that up and feel the difference. Having more than 8GB also comes in handy if you make extensive use of virtualization tools such as Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware Workstation, especially if you run multiple virtual machines simultaneously. Note: You will need a 64-bit operating system to make use of this amount of RAM.

 

16GB+ You're now deep in the realm of heavy lifting. A workstation with more than 16GB of RAM will be a do-anything system. This is the sort of system that will be able to run multiple resource-heavy applications or virtual machines simultaneously. Remember that 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education will support up to 2TB of RAM, while the 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home is limited to only 128GB. Note: You will need a 64-bit operating system to make use of this amount of RAM. Bear in mind that how much RAM your system supports, along with the type and speed, will depend on your motherboard. Consult your PC/motherboard manual, or, if your PC was manufactured by an OEM, use a system checker such as the one found on  Crucial. com to find out what RAM is compatible with your system.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 5:29
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10

 

it slowed down right after the upgrade.

 

How much does a windows 10 upgrade disc cost in case I need to restore to windows 7 and then reupdate to windows 10 using the disc?

 

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

Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10

 

I agree with Gene. In fact, if a computer is performing poorly or slower
than it ought to be performing it is very likely not the fault of the
screen reader. It could be due to any number of factors but I can almost
assure you that JAWS is probably not going to be one of them. Did the
slow performance begin right after Windows was upgraded to Windows 10 or
was it noticed a while afterward? It's impossible for us to say exactly
what would cause this. Possibilities include items loading during system
start which might not need to be loaded and which could be consuming
system resources, Windows 10 engaging in file indexing, Windows 10 or
some other programs updating in the background, scanning from a
legitimate antivirus program, some unknown and unwanted third party
application which got installed while installing something else, a virus
or some other form of malware, a problematic hard drive ... you get the
idea. If someone thinks it's JAWS ask them why they believe that this is
the case. I don't know the extent of your computer skills and how
comfortable you are in checking for some of the things I've outlined
above. If you are not I would ask someone with good computer skills who
you trust to check for these things.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/11/2020 6:31 PM, Gene wrote:
> You almost certainly don't need more than 8GB of RAM unless you use
> memory intensive programs which the majority of users don't. Did the
> person test your computer with and without JAWS running? Did the tech
> check your memory usage during slow performance? Did you test it
> running Narrator?
>
> Be suspicious any time a tech blames a screen-reader for a problem.
> Of course, a screen-reader may cause a problem, but techs love to
> blame screen-readers for problems just because they are unfamiliar
> with the programs and they aren't typical kinds of programs, they are
> made for blind people, not a typical program, and of course they are
> therefore suspect and second rate programs.
>
> Also, what synthesizer are you using? The newer symthesizers use more
> memory but Eloquence doesn't use much and I've used it without the
> screen-reader causing any problems on machines that had enough memory,
> but barely.
>
> Gene
> -----Original Message----- From: Keith S
> Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:15 PM
> To: tech talk for the blind
> Subject: [TechTalk] suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10
>
>
> What is the suggested amount of ram for windows 10 and jaws?
>
> My system is very slow and I've had a guy who is an active computer
> updater look at it and he says it's probably jaws that is slowing down
> the system.
>
> He's the same guy who updated my system from the factory default
> windows 7 to windows 10 when microsoft offered the free update.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: having sound issues

Smiling?
 

Honestly, as much as you the user would like to pay. Very similar to most anything else within this world of ours and I am very certain that this specifically was not the answer you were seeking, but it's definitely the truth.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 3:32
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

Hi,

How much does a very good USB soundcard cost? I bought a pair of high res audiophile grade headphones, and the reviews say you definately need an external DAC/soundcard to drive them to get all the quality.

On 6/4/2020 3:15 PM, chris judge wrote:
It seems to be an issue common with dell. I have an XPS 8930, and although I love the machine for the most part, I've had many issues with the sound. I finally ordered a good USB sound card and M going to forgo the onboard sound card.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: June 4, 2020 4:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

The further glories of Windows 10.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: wendy Sheld-Walker
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 2:33 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues

This has happened to my partner after every major Windows update. She has a Dell Lattitude and is using JAWS. Dell had her disable the Real Tech audio drivers so the computer would use the computer speakers.
This does fix the issue but like I said, every major update re-installs the Real Tech drivers again and this process starts all over again. Hope this helps.

Wendy Walker


On 6/4/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Hello, after the windows update, my sound is crappy, it gets really
loud and than goes really low. It saids my drivers are up to date .
So how do I fix this issue, it is quite annoying I am using jaws or
NVDA they both have the same issue, loud and low. Thanks Heather












Re: OCR problem

george b <gbmagoo@...>
 

What are the keyboard commands to activate jaws OCR scan

On Jun 12, 2020, at 01:29, chris judge <chrisjudge1967@...> wrote:

The no camera or scanner supported message sounds like the issue I, as well
as others I know, have been having with jaws convenient OCR now for quite
some time. I have a Xerox work center 3210 all in one, and although I
usually use Kurzweil 1000 for my OCR, I would occasionally use jaws for
quick things. I can't get jaws OCR to work with my scanner now, know matter
what I do.

Chris Judge



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: June 12, 2020 3:13 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] OCR problem

Hi Bob,

What are youusing for a scanner, and what software are you using.
I sounds like your software may not be seeing your scanner.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Onwardbob
Sent: June-11-20 10:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] OCR problem

OCR was working but has stopped. What I get is ocr failed no scanner or
camera supported. How can I fix this?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG












Re: How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

Sharon S
 

Hi, my windows 10 laptop doesn’t have an extract all option in the applications menu either.

 

I followed the suggestion from another list member and removed VLC media player. Once that was removed the extract all option was back in the menu. So it is something to do with VLC which is removing this option.

 

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, 28 May 2020 10:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How do I unzip files with Windows 10?

 

Which doesn't mean I am wrong.  All we know at this point is that that is what happened on your single computer.  I see no logical reason that Microsoft would have taken out the unarchive utility that has been in Windows going back as far as XP and given the number of people who used the Windows utility, lists like this would have had an avalanche of inquiries if it had disappeared.  If enough people confirm that it happened to them as well as you, then it may be that Microsoft removed it.  At this time, I have no reason to believe it was anything more than a fault in how the Windows Update ran on your specific machine.

 

Gene

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

From: Fanus

Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:43 AM

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


Re: suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10

Keith S
 

it slowed down right after the upgrade.
 
How much does a windows 10 upgrade disc cost in case I need to restore to windows 7 and then reupdate to windows 10 using the disc?
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10

I agree with Gene. In fact, if a computer is performing poorly or slower
than it ought to be performing it is very likely not the fault of the
screen reader. It could be due to any number of factors but I can almost
assure you that JAWS is probably not going to be one of them. Did the
slow performance begin right after Windows was upgraded to Windows 10 or
was it noticed a while afterward? It's impossible for us to say exactly
what would cause this. Possibilities include items loading during system
start which might not need to be loaded and which could be consuming
system resources, Windows 10 engaging in file indexing, Windows 10 or
some other programs updating in the background, scanning from a
legitimate antivirus program, some unknown and unwanted third party
application which got installed while installing something else, a virus
or some other form of malware, a problematic hard drive ... you get the
idea. If someone thinks it's JAWS ask them why they believe that this is
the case. I don't know the extent of your computer skills and how
comfortable you are in checking for some of the things I've outlined
above. If you are not I would ask someone with good computer skills who
you trust to check for these things.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 6/11/2020 6:31 PM, Gene wrote:
> You almost certainly don't need more than 8GB of RAM unless you use
> memory intensive programs which the majority of users don't. Did the
> person test your computer with and without JAWS running? Did the tech
> check your memory usage during slow performance? Did you test it
> running Narrator?
>
> Be suspicious any time a tech blames a screen-reader for a problem.
> Of course, a screen-reader may cause a problem, but techs love to
> blame screen-readers for problems just because they are unfamiliar
> with the programs and they aren't typical kinds of programs, they are
> made for blind people, not a typical program, and of course they are
> therefore suspect and second rate programs.
>
> Also, what synthesizer are you using? The newer symthesizers use more
> memory but Eloquence doesn't use much and I've used it without the
> screen-reader causing any problems on machines that had enough memory,
> but barely.
>
> Gene
> -----Original Message----- From: Keith S
> Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:15 PM
> To: tech talk for the blind
> Subject: [TechTalk] suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10
>
>
> What is the suggested amount of ram for windows 10 and jaws?
>
> My system is very slow and I've had a guy who is an active computer
> updater look at it and he says it's probably jaws that is slowing down
> the system.
>
> He's the same guy who updated my system from the factory default
> windows 7 to windows 10 when microsoft offered the free update.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Re: suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10

Keith S
 

Yes to all.
 
System sped up quite a bit when jaws was not running.
 
Keith

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10

You almost certainly don't need more than 8GB of RAM unless you use memory
intensive programs which the majority of users don't.  Did the person test
your computer with and without JAWS running?  Did the tech check your memory
usage during slow performance?  Did you test it running Narrator?

Be suspicious any time a tech blames a screen-reader for a problem.  Of
course, a screen-reader may cause a problem, but techs love to blame
screen-readers for problems just because they are unfamiliar with the
programs and they aren't typical kinds of programs, they are made for blind
people, not a typical program, and of course they are therefore suspect and
second rate programs.

Also, what synthesizer are you using?  The newer symthesizers use more
memory but Eloquence doesn't use much and I've used it without the
screen-reader causing any problems on machines that had enough memory, but
barely.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Keith S
Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:15 PM
To: tech talk for the blind
Subject: [TechTalk] suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10


What is the suggested amount of ram for windows 10 and jaws?

My system is very slow and I've had a guy who is an active computer updater
look at it and he says it's probably jaws that is slowing down the system.

He's the same guy who updated my system from the factory default windows 7
to windows 10 when microsoft offered the free update.


 




Re: OCR problem

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Actually, let's start with the simple stuff first. Without knowing more, I can only guess, but has your scanner come upplugged? Is the connecting wire bad? Let's start with the external stuff and work inward. The error message seems to indicate that the program, whatever it is, is working fine, but it can't detect the scanning device. That's where I'd look for the problem. Had a similar problem some time back. I discovered that my 'puter's little cart was standing right on the wire for the scanner and was heavy enough to pull the connecter out of the scanner.

Ann P.

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