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Re: power setting question

Madison Martin
 

Thanks, Sam, I changed it along with a few other things. Thanks again!!!!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sam Taylor
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] power setting question

 

Hi Madison,

Regardless of the power settings, you ought to be able to force a hard shutdown by holding the power button for 5 or 6 seconds, but don't release it prior to this or it may simply go to sleep.

If you still want to alter what the power button does, as well as what happens when you close the lid, press the windows key plus x, followed by o.

Then tab through till you reach "additional power settings" and press enter to see the available options.

Thanks

Sam

 

On 11/08/2020 8:25 am, Madison Martin wrote:

Hi all,
On the topic of power settings, can someone please tell me where to go to find
the power settings for my laptop? I'm asking because on my old laptop when I
pressed and held the power button that resulted in a hard shut down, but when I
do it on my new computer nothing happens. Is this something that can be changed
in the power settings? If not then where and how do I change it? Well I don't
need to do a hard shut down very often there have been times where my computer
freezes and/or Jaws stops talking and the only way to get it going again is to
shut it down which I obviously can't do without speech so I have to get someone
to shut it down for me which is annoying. Doing a hard shut down is a way for me
to fix it myself. Sorry for the long message, hope someone can help!! Thanks
Madison 
 
 
 
 


Re: power setting question

Madison Martin
 

I don't remember how long I held it for, until it worked is all I can tell you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] power setting question

How long did you hold the button before you had a hard shutdown on your old
computer? I've never heard of being able to disable this feature. What I've
seen that can be changed is what happens when you press and release the power
button for a moment. I don't know if there is a standard default setting but
mine is set to shut down. Often, if I can't shut down using the keyboard for
some reason, pressing and releasing the [power button will shut down the
machine. A hard shut down should only be done when other methods fail. I
always try a momentary press of the power button first and wait to see if a shut
down occurs. I have to hold the power button down perhaps ten seconds for a
hard shut down to occur.

I don't use Windows 10 and while I might be able to tell you where to find power
settings, I'd be guessing based on Windows 7. But if you know how to use the
start menu search, try using it and searching for power settings if you want to
look for them before you receive specific instructions. The start menu search
is invaluable for finding things quickly and easily.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Madison Martin
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] power setting question

Hi all,
On the topic of power settings, can someone please tell me where to go to find
the power settings for my laptop? I'm asking because on my old laptop when I
pressed and held the power button that resulted in a hard shut down, but when I
do it on my new computer nothing happens. Is this something that can be changed
in the power settings? If not then where and how do I change it? Well I don't
need to do a hard shut down very often there have been times where my computer
freezes and/or Jaws stops talking and the only way to get it going again is to
shut it down which I obviously can't do without speech so I have to get someone
to shut it down for me which is annoying. Doing a hard shut down is a way for me
to fix it myself. Sorry for the long message, hope someone can help!! Thanks
Madison


Re: power setting question

Gene
 

How long did you hold the button before you had a hard shutdown on your old computer? I've never heard of being able to disable this feature. What I've seen that can be changed is what happens when you press and release the power button for a moment. I don't know if there is a standard default setting but mine is set to shut down. Often, if I can't shut down using the keyboard for some reason, pressing and releasing the [power button will shut down the machine. A hard shut down should only be done when other methods fail. I always try a momentary press of the power button first and wait to see if a shut down occurs. I have to hold the power button down perhaps ten seconds for a hard shut down to occur.

I don't use Windows 10 and while I might be able to tell you where to find power settings, I'd be guessing based on Windows 7. But if you know how to use the start menu search, try using it and searching for power settings if you want to look for them before you receive specific instructions. The start menu search is invaluable for finding things quickly and easily.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Madison Martin
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 5:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] power setting question

Hi all,
On the topic of power settings, can someone please tell me where to go to find
the power settings for my laptop? I'm asking because on my old laptop when I
pressed and held the power button that resulted in a hard shut down, but when I
do it on my new computer nothing happens. Is this something that can be changed
in the power settings? If not then where and how do I change it? Well I don't
need to do a hard shut down very often there have been times where my computer
freezes and/or Jaws stops talking and the only way to get it going again is to
shut it down which I obviously can't do without speech so I have to get someone
to shut it down for me which is annoying. Doing a hard shut down is a way for me
to fix it myself. Sorry for the long message, hope someone can help!! Thanks
Madison


Re: power setting question

Sam Taylor
 

Hi Madison,

Regardless of the power settings, you ought to be able to force a hard shutdown by holding the power button for 5 or 6 seconds, but don't release it prior to this or it may simply go to sleep.

If you still want to alter what the power button does, as well as what happens when you close the lid, press the windows key plus x, followed by o.

Then tab through till you reach "additional power settings" and press enter to see the available options.

Thanks

Sam


On 11/08/2020 8:25 am, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
On the topic of power settings, can someone please tell me where to go to find
the power settings for my laptop? I'm asking because on my old laptop when I
pressed and held the power button that resulted in a hard shut down, but when I
do it on my new computer nothing happens. Is this something that can be changed
in the power settings? If not then where and how do I change it? Well I don't
need to do a hard shut down very often there have been times where my computer
freezes and/or Jaws stops talking and the only way to get it going again is to
shut it down which I obviously can't do without speech so I have to get someone
to shut it down for me which is annoying. Doing a hard shut down is a way for me
to fix it myself. Sorry for the long message, hope someone can help!! Thanks
Madison 





Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Gene
 

You have to pay for Fast Mail, but not with GMail. GMail works very well and you can use it with e-mail programs. It may be that Fast Mail has features some people may want but I don't think the typical e-mail user would want them.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email


Hi Marie,

This is exactly why I ditched Charter and went to Fastmail for all my email groups, . It seems that Charter will throttle down your email if you receive / send too much email, but I could never get Charter / Spectrum to admit to this and someone else on this list posted something to the effect this would happen after a certain number of emails per month. Well whatever the problem with Charter is, I have absolutely zero problems with Fastmail. Another problem I had with Charter was boucing email with Groups.io which is something I have zero problems using Fastmail.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
To: techtalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I have a charter email account set up and I can send and receive messages just fine except to or from Groups.io. Is there some conflict between the two?

Marie


power setting question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
On the topic of power settings, can someone please tell me where to go to find
the power settings for my laptop? I'm asking because on my old laptop when I
pressed and held the power button that resulted in a hard shut down, but when I
do it on my new computer nothing happens. Is this something that can be changed
in the power settings? If not then where and how do I change it? Well I don't
need to do a hard shut down very often there have been times where my computer
freezes and/or Jaws stops talking and the only way to get it going again is to
shut it down which I obviously can't do without speech so I have to get someone
to shut it down for me which is annoying. Doing a hard shut down is a way for me
to fix it myself. Sorry for the long message, hope someone can help!! Thanks
Madison


Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Mike B
 

Hi Marie,
 
This is exactly why I ditched Charter and went to Fastmail for all my email groups, .  It seems that Charter will throttle down your email if you receive / send too much email, but I could never get Charter / Spectrum to admit to this and someone else on this list posted something to the effect this would happen after a certain number of emails per month.  Well whatever the problem with Charter is, I have absolutely zero problems with Fastmail.  Another problem I had with Charter was boucing email with Groups.io which is something I have zero problems using Fastmail.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I have a charter email account set up and I can send and receive messages just fine except to or from Groups.io. Is there some conflict between the two?
 
Marie


Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Gene
 

If you have a mechanical drive, you should put the computer in stand by or hibernate or have it off before carrying it. While it may be unlikely, unexpected fast movements or jolts could damage the hard drive. I never move my computer unless it is in sleep mode, off, or in hibernation.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Reese
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

It's been so long now that I forget what the other settings were when
closing the lid on my Dell laptop. But I set mine to do nothing because
there are times when I want to carry the computer from one place to
another, and I don't want to be doing that while the lid is open. So I
close the lid, pick it up, carry it outside, for example, then open it
up and get back to whatever I was doing.

It isn't closed for more than a couple minutes.

Evan


On 8/10/2020 4:50 PM, lynn white wrote:
I did some looking around in power settings, I looked at what happens when closing the lid. My setting shows that the computer will shut down. These settings can be changed.

So, if you have a similar setting, it will be fine to shut the machine's lid and expect it to shut down. Hope this helps.

On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed. You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when
they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I
remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid
without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back
several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely
touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop
computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard
ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is
some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the
heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy










Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Gene
 

Unless you have a lot of dust floating near the computer or hair landing on it, I doubt it matters. And if the computer is warmer with the lid closed and the fan runs more, drawing more air through the computer, how do we know that won't deposit more dust or hair in it than just leaving the lid up during use?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

The reason I also have thought of closing my laptop's lid, is to keep it free from dust and fur that inevitably is floating around in the air.

Although, I try to keep a clean home, with both liking to have my porch door open and having a constantly shedding guide dog, this is not totally possible.

Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hey Troy,

Before doing that, check your power settings first. You'll be glad that you did.

On 8/10/2020 3:47 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Gene,

That's why I asked before I tried it, I have no idea why the person
who told me they do this does it.

Troy



On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a
hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a
computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can
generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up
that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action
is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or
sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.
You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case
the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by
default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good
idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person
want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because
someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing
doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even
when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though
because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just
closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out
and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I
could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a
desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the
motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but
if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm
using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy













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Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Evan Reese
 

It's been so long now that I forget what the other settings were when closing the lid on my Dell laptop. But I set mine to do nothing because there are times when I want to carry the computer from one place to another, and I don't want to be doing that while the lid is open. So I close the lid, pick it up, carry it outside, for example, then open it up and get back to whatever I was doing.

It isn't closed for more than a couple minutes.

Evan

On 8/10/2020 4:50 PM, lynn white wrote:
I did some looking around in power settings, I looked at what happens when closing the lid. My setting shows that the computer will shut down. These settings can be changed.

So, if you have a similar setting, it will be fine to shut the machine's lid and expect it to shut down. Hope this helps.

On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid.  That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way.  How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize.  But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.  You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down.  And why did the person want to do so in the first place?  I see no benefit.  Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when
they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I
remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid
without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back
several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely
touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop
computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard
ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is
some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the
heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy









Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Vicky Vaughan
 

The reason I also have thought of closing my laptop's lid, is to keep it free from dust and fur that inevitably is floating around in the air.

Although, I try to keep a clean home, with both liking to have my porch door open and having a constantly shedding guide dog, this is not totally possible.

Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hey Troy,

Before doing that, check your power settings first. You'll be glad that you did.

On 8/10/2020 3:47 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Gene,

That's why I asked before I tried it, I have no idea why the person
who told me they do this does it.

Troy



On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a
hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a
computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can
generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up
that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action
is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or
sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.
You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case
the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by
default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good
idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person
want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because
someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing
doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even
when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though
because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just
closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out
and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I
could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a
desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the
motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but
if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm
using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy













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Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

lynn white
 

Hey Troy,

Before doing that, check your power settings first. You'll be glad that you did.

On 8/10/2020 3:47 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Gene,

That's why I asked before I tried it, I have no idea why the person who told me they do this does it.

Troy



On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid.  That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way.  How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize.  But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.  You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down.  And why did the person want to do so in the first place?  I see no benefit.  Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when
they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I
remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid
without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back
several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely
touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop
computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard
ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is
some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the
heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy









Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

lynn white
 

I did some looking around in power settings, I looked at what happens when closing the lid. My setting shows that the computer will shut down. These settings can be changed.

So, if you have a similar setting, it will be fine to shut the machine's lid and expect it to shut down. Hope this helps.

On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid.  That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way.  How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize.  But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.  You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down.  And why did the person want to do so in the first place?  I see no benefit.  Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when
they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I
remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid
without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back
several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely
touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop
computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard
ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is
some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the
heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy







Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Troy Burnham
 

Gene,

That's why I asked before I tried it, I have no idea why the person who told me they do this does it.

Troy

On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid.  That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way.  How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize.  But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.  You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down.  And why did the person want to do so in the first place?  I see no benefit.  Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when
they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I
remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid
without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back
several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely
touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop
computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard
ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is
some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the
heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy







Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

lynn white
 

I've done that before. But generally, I shut it down first. But these days, if you close the lid it will shut down and you restart it when raising the lid or hit the button to restart.

On 8/10/2020 3:23 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy




Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Gene
 

For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed. You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when
they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I
remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid
without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back
several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely
touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop
computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard
ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is
some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the
heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy


Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

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On Aug 10, 2020, at 3:25 PM, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

I have a charter email account set up and I can send and receive messages just fine except to or from Groups.io. Is there some conflict between the two?

Marie


Groups.io and Charter Email

Marie
 

I have a charter email account set up and I can send and receive messages just fine except to or from Groups.io. Is there some conflict between the two?
 
Marie


closing laptop's lid while using?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy


Re: Spotify

Sugar Lopez
 

I love it but I use it on my Iphone

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 11:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Spotify

 

The few times I’ve used it on my PC (via the browser and not the Win 10 app), it’s been fine. I’m almost exclusively an iPhone user for this service though.

 

say

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jeffrey Schwartz
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Spotify

 

How well does this application work with jaws

Thanks,

Jeff