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Re: How do you show file extensions?

Mike B <mb69mach1@...>
 


Hi Nancy,
 
Here you go:
1. Open File Explorer, here are 2 ways you can access File Explorer.
A. From your desktop press enter on the, ThisPC, icon if you have it showing.
B. Press, Windows key + E from anywhere on the computer.
 
2. Press, Alt + F, then press the letter, O, to open Folder Options, now Control + tab to the, View page / tab.  You might have to tab to the, Change Folder & Search Options, and press enter if this doesn't open by pressing the letter, O.
 
3. Tab once or twice to, Advanced Settings Tree View, press the letter, H , to take you to, Hidden files and folders, if closed right arrow to open.
 
4. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, it'll be reported as either, On or Off.  Use the spacebar to toggle this to your choice.
 
5. If you make any changes tab to, Apply, press the spacebar, then tab to, Okay, press enter to save and close.

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] How do you show file extensions?

Everyone, I am dealing with a new version of win10 and the file
extensions are not showing.


Will some kind person tell me how to get those file extensions showing
on a win10 jaws 20ish laptop?


Many, many thanks in advance!


Nancy




Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Gene
 

You may be correct. This is a very long thread on the subject and most participants sayy its alright to run computers with the top down except for certain conditions, which some members discuss.
https://superuser.com/questions/1535857/is-it-wrong-to-use-a-laptop-with-the-lid-closed

Of course, you can check to see if your computer is hotter and how much if you use it with the top close. Opening it to check should give you an idea.

One thing that was discussed is the effect of keeping the top down has on WiFi performance. The antenna is in the top and it degrades WiFi performance, according to one user when it is flat and not vertical. .

Gene

--Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Not sure I agree with that. Many laptops have optional docking stations that allow you to connect an external monitor, keyboard and such. I've used one at work for years and keep the lid of the laptop closed as having both the built in screen and external monitor showing would be silly. Most modern laptops don't get hot with the lids closed.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

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?

chris judge
 

There is a setting under power options to do nothing when closing the lid. As I mentioned earlier, the lid of my laptop at work is usually closed unless I either use it away from my desk, or have to lift the lid to get to the power button. I've never has an issue.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

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?

chris judge
 

Not sure I agree with that. Many laptops have optional docking stations that allow you to connect an external monitor, keyboard and such. I've used one at work for years and keep the lid of the laptop closed as having both the built in screen and external monitor showing would be silly. Most modern laptops don't get hot with the lids closed.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

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: How do you show file extensions?

Sam Taylor <sjt1982@...>
 

Hi Nancy

From within a folder, press alt v, followed by h, followed by f.

Cheers

Sam


On 11/08/2020 3:13 pm, Nancy Hill wrote:
Everyone, I am dealing with a new version of win10 and the file extensions are not showing.


Will some kind person tell me how to get those file extensions showing on a win10 jaws 20ish laptop?


Many, many thanks in advance!


Nancy





How do you show file extensions?

Nancy Hill
 

Everyone, I am dealing with a new version of win10 and the file extensions are not showing.


Will some kind person tell me how to get those file extensions showing on a win10 jaws 20ish laptop?


Many, many thanks in advance!


Nancy


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Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Will do.



Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: joseph hudson
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 7:47 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

Marie, go online and check your spam folder sometimes these things in Dippin there.
On Aug 10, 2020, at 9:44 PM, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

I sent a subscribe email to Groups.io and never received a confirmation email. The group did not require approval for subscription.
But,as I stated I can receive from other sources?



Marie
-----Original Message----- From: joseph hudson
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:29 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

What exactly is the issue? Are you not able to receive are you not able to send what's the deal?
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
jhud7789@...


Office phone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency sell

254-813-2461

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

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




Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

Is it possible to create rules/filters on the web site so they will apply on all the devices you might use for email? This is one thing I like about the charter account. To me, it is easier than on the Gmail site, which I really dislike.
 
Marie
 

From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:20 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


Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Marie, go online and check your spam folder sometimes these things in Dippin there.

On Aug 10, 2020, at 9:44 PM, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

I sent a subscribe email to Groups.io and never received a confirmation email. The group did not require approval for subscription.
But,as I stated I can receive from other sources?



Marie
-----Original Message----- From: joseph hudson
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:29 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

What exactly is the issue? Are you not able to receive are you not able to send what's the deal?
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
jhud7789@...


Office phone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency sell

254-813-2461

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

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




Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

I sent a subscribe email to Groups.io and never received a confirmation email. The group did not require approval for subscription.
But,as I stated I can receive from other sources?



Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: joseph hudson
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:29 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

What exactly is the issue? Are you not able to receive are you not able to send what's the deal?
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
jhud7789@...


Office phone/what's up messenger

254-300-7667

Emergency sell

254-813-2461

https://www.facebook.com/joseph.hudson.9404

https://twitter.com/josephhudson89

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


windows 8.1 talking win pe

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Need the talking windows pe for 8.1, need this for an assignment where I need to install windows 8.1. or 8, then do a iline upgrade. So, pity bryan smart did not have a talking win pe for 8 or 8.1. so his site is no longer, where can I contact bryan smart. Any one got an e-mail for me. Did try googling, but still looking. Did have the windows 7 talking pe, but would not install windows 8.1. maybe has to be the same talking pe to install the current operating system, not from the win talking 7 pe to install windows 8.1. got windows 8.1. 64 bit. And also need the windows 7 talking pe, and also windows 10 talking pe. Got uefi and seucre boot on my assus vivo book x 540 uar laptop.

So if any one can help. And got vm ware player 15. So can any one help me out. If they ran into the same issues. Got windows 10 64 bit 2004 on my host. Need to install windows 8.1. but windows narrator, last time tried to install windows 10, got to the first screen, then set the region and language to Australia. Clicked next, forgot to load a driver, said I needed a media driver, then lost speech and the install screen and crashed. So any one able to help.

And got 8 gb ram, 510 ssd drive.

Thanks.

 


talking win 8.1 pe

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Need the talking windows pe for 8.1, need this for an assignment where I need to install windows 8.1. or 8, then do a iline upgrade. So, pity bryan smart did not have a talking win pe for 8 or 8.1. so his site is no longer, where can I contact bryan smart. Any one got an e-mail for me. Did try googling, but still looking. Did have the windows 7 talking pe, but would not install windows 8.1. maybe has to be the same talking pe to install the current operating system, not from the win talking 7 pe to install windows 8.1. got windows 8.1. 64 bit. And also need the windows 7 talking pe, and also windows 10 talking pe. Got uefi and seucre boot on my assus vivo book x 540 uar laptop.

So if any one can help. And got vm ware player 15. So can any one help me out. If they ran into the same issues. Got windows 10 64 bit 2004 on my host. Need to install windows 8.1. but windows narrator, last time tried to install windows 10, got to the first screen, then set the region and language to Australia. Clicked next, forgot to load a driver, said I needed a media driver, then lost speech and the install screen and crashed. So any one able to help.

And got 8 gb ram, 510 ssd drive.

Thanks.

 


Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

Closing the lid would also muffle the speakers.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Eden" <geden1@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?


I offer my two cents. The laptop was designed from conception to completion to shed heat with its lid open. I don't believe the designers ever envisaged use with the lid closed.

The fact that it works, apparently, for some computers, is probably brand specific, or good luck.

As I'm sure you have observed, whenever the computer gets warm the fan kicks in and brings the processor back to a temperature range within which the processor works most efficiently. There are a number of utilities out there that will take the temperature of several areas on your motherboard if you're interested. One of the design features built into your computer and its processor is that the speed of processing is reduced as temperature goes up, as an attempt to keep that heat under control. The reduced load is also part of overall battery and power management, and the balances designed for performance and long life

It's also my contention that the heat buildup with the lid closed will eventually damage the display. I have, with my six-year-old Dell laptop, reduce the heat substantially by installing a 500 GB SSD for a cost of about $80. I too would find it convenient to run it with the lid closed. However, running temperature software, I see that the temperature goes up fairly quickly and I hear the fan working harder than normal. Of course, you can tell the computer how to behave when it's closed in the Control Panel under power settings.

I'm not sure if I want to risk damaging the display, even though I don't use it. It just doesn't feel right.

You might consider some kind of compromise by putting some cardboard or something in between the lid and the body that would not totally compromise air circulation, but it's your gamble. Of course, I appreciate how much more convenient it would be to run a closed computer.

Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:23 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?

Geoff Eden <geden1@...>
 

I offer my two cents. The laptop was designed from conception to completion to shed heat with its lid open. I don't believe the designers ever envisaged use with the lid closed.

The fact that it works, apparently, for some computers, is probably brand specific, or good luck.

As I'm sure you have observed, whenever the computer gets warm the fan kicks in and brings the processor back to a temperature range within which the processor works most efficiently. There are a number of utilities out there that will take the temperature of several areas on your motherboard if you're interested. One of the design features built into your computer and its processor is that the speed of processing is reduced as temperature goes up, as an attempt to keep that heat under control. The reduced load is also part of overall battery and power management, and the balances designed for performance and long life

It's also my contention that the heat buildup with the lid closed will eventually damage the display. I have, with my six-year-old Dell laptop, reduce the heat substantially by installing a 500 GB SSD for a cost of about $80. I too would find it convenient to run it with the lid closed. However, running temperature software, I see that the temperature goes up fairly quickly and I hear the fan working harder than normal. Of course, you can tell the computer how to behave when it's closed in the Control Panel under power settings.

I'm not sure if I want to risk damaging the display, even though I don't use it. It just doesn't feel right.

You might consider some kind of compromise by putting some cardboard or something in between the lid and the body that would not totally compromise air circulation, but it's your gamble. Of course, I appreciate how much more convenient it would be to run a closed computer.

Geoff

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:23 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: Spotify

Vicki W
 

Works okay, but you might need to use yours JAWS cursor some.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:21 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Spotify

How well does this application work with jaws

Thanks,

Jeff


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 <sjt1982@...>
 

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 




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