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Re: Orbert reader 20

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Suggest you may want to join the Orbit reader group. I believe it's orbitreader+subscribe@groups.io

Did you plug it in? Did you hold in the power button for about three seconds?

BTW, you have an orbit, not an Orbert.

Ann P.


Original message:

Hi all, I purchased an Orbert reader 20 from an individual and it
won't turn on, can anyone help?
Thank you

Michael
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Re: Orbert reader 20

Norman
 

Hello.

I assume you made sure it was charged? When you plug a charging cable into it, does it display charging?


Thanks.

On 8/11/2020 9:52 PM, Michael Rodgerson wrote:
Hi all, I purchased an Orbert reader 20 from an individual and it
won't turn on, can anyone help?

Thank you


Michael


Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Gene
 

That check box is checked by default in Groups.io. I wanted to make clear that GMail doesn't properly let you receive your own messages from other groups. That's annoying but since I only use Groups.io groups, it doesn't matter. Even if I used other groups, messages almost always get to them so that probablyy wouldn't stop me from using GMail.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: joseph hudson
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:10 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

No, Groups. that io has a rerouting function there is a checkbox in your account, that will allow you to receive your own messages. I was explaining this feature for Pam.
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Email FaceTime and iMessage
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On Aug 11, 2020, at 11:03 PM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm not sure what command you are talking about. If it is the recent command, that isn't something you adjust on the web site, so I don't think you are talking about that. And, from trying it, I concluded that it wasn't sending my list mail directly from the list. It was sending me a copy of my message but not from the list serve. So it was useless in terms of telling me whether my messag had reached the list.

But none of this matters if you use Groups.io lists and a lot of e-mail lists have migrated there, or here, since we are using it on this list. GMail has no command to allow you to receive list mail. Groups.io has a command to circumvent GMail's not sending you your own list mail. It has been on by default for a long time. So, given the number of groups on Groups.io now, this may not be much problem anymore for a lot of blind e-mail list users or a minor one.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: joseph hudson
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:38 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

Oh and to also receive your own replies in your inbox, there is a setting on the groups.io website that needs to be changed. If you want, I can walk you through that as well as send you a automatic login link that way that you can go onto Jessie's settings or if you wish for me to do it for you, I could go off-line with you, and login to your Gmail and fix the problem for you if you would like. And I will by and if you don't feel comfortable with me doing it, if you want to give me your computer guys phone number that helps you out all the time, I can give him the steps and he can fix it for you if you would like. Because I know you've been going through a lot here lately.no means give anybody any of your information.
On Aug 11, 2020, at 10:31 PM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

I don't know what you mean by bugging you. It never bugs me. And as far as your messages being under your replies, that's because you haven't changed a setting in either your e-mail program or GMail, its been so long I'm not sure which but I think if you are using an e-mail program it’s a setting in that program. There is a setting in the web interface to change the behavior as well.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I don't like gmail, because google keeps bugging me every time I turn
around, practically, and also, I can't see my messages when I post to a list
unless it is underneath a reply. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

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






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Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

No, Groups. that io has a rerouting function there is a checkbox in your account, that will allow you to receive your own messages. I was explaining this feature for Pam.
joseph hudson

Email FaceTime and iMessage
jhud7789@twc.com


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 11, 2020, at 11:03 PM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm not sure what command you are talking about. If it is the recent command, that isn't something you adjust on the web site, so I don't think you are talking about that. And, from trying it, I concluded that it wasn't sending my list mail directly from the list. It was sending me a copy of my message but not from the list serve. So it was useless in terms of telling me whether my messag had reached the list.

But none of this matters if you use Groups.io lists and a lot of e-mail lists have migrated there, or here, since we are using it on this list. GMail has no command to allow you to receive list mail. Groups.io has a command to circumvent GMail's not sending you your own list mail. It has been on by default for a long time. So, given the number of groups on Groups.io now, this may not be much problem anymore for a lot of blind e-mail list users or a minor one.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: joseph hudson
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:38 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

Oh and to also receive your own replies in your inbox, there is a setting on the groups.io website that needs to be changed. If you want, I can walk you through that as well as send you a automatic login link that way that you can go onto Jessie's settings or if you wish for me to do it for you, I could go off-line with you, and login to your Gmail and fix the problem for you if you would like. And I will by and if you don't feel comfortable with me doing it, if you want to give me your computer guys phone number that helps you out all the time, I can give him the steps and he can fix it for you if you would like. Because I know you've been going through a lot here lately.no means give anybody any of your information.
On Aug 11, 2020, at 10:31 PM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

I don't know what you mean by bugging you. It never bugs me. And as far as your messages being under your replies, that's because you haven't changed a setting in either your e-mail program or GMail, its been so long I'm not sure which but I think if you are using an e-mail program it’s a setting in that program. There is a setting in the web interface to change the behavior as well.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I don't like gmail, because google keeps bugging me every time I turn
around, practically, and also, I can't see my messages when I post to a list
unless it is underneath a reply. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

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






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Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Gene
 

I'm not sure what command you are talking about. If it is the recent command, that isn't something you adjust on the web site, so I don't think you are talking about that. And, from trying it, I concluded that it wasn't sending my list mail directly from the list. It was sending me a copy of my message but not from the list serve. So it was useless in terms of telling me whether my messag had reached the list.

But none of this matters if you use Groups.io lists and a lot of e-mail lists have migrated there, or here, since we are using it on this list. GMail has no command to allow you to receive list mail. Groups.io has a command to circumvent GMail's not sending you your own list mail. It has been on by default for a long time. So, given the number of groups on Groups.io now, this may not be much problem anymore for a lot of blind e-mail list users or a minor one.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: joseph hudson
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:38 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

Oh and to also receive your own replies in your inbox, there is a setting on the groups.io website that needs to be changed. If you want, I can walk you through that as well as send you a automatic login link that way that you can go onto Jessie's settings or if you wish for me to do it for you, I could go off-line with you, and login to your Gmail and fix the problem for you if you would like. And I will by and if you don't feel comfortable with me doing it, if you want to give me your computer guys phone number that helps you out all the time, I can give him the steps and he can fix it for you if you would like. Because I know you've been going through a lot here lately.no means give anybody any of your information.
On Aug 11, 2020, at 10:31 PM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

I don't know what you mean by bugging you. It never bugs me. And as far as your messages being under your replies, that's because you haven't changed a setting in either your e-mail program or GMail, its been so long I'm not sure which but I think if you are using an e-mail program it’s a setting in that program. There is a setting in the web interface to change the behavior as well.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I don't like gmail, because google keeps bugging me every time I turn
around, practically, and also, I can't see my messages when I post to a list
unless it is underneath a reply. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

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






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Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Oh and to also receive your own replies in your inbox, there is a setting on the groups.io website that needs to be changed. If you want, I can walk you through that as well as send you a automatic login link that way that you can go onto Jessie's settings or if you wish for me to do it for you, I could go off-line with you, and login to your Gmail and fix the problem for you if you would like. And I will by and if you don't feel comfortable with me doing it, if you want to give me your computer guys phone number that helps you out all the time, I can give him the steps and he can fix it for you if you would like. Because I know you've been going through a lot here lately.no means give anybody any of your information.

On Aug 11, 2020, at 10:31 PM, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:

I don't know what you mean by bugging you. It never bugs me. And as far as your messages being under your replies, that's because you haven't changed a setting in either your e-mail program or GMail, its been so long I'm not sure which but I think if you are using an e-mail program it’s a setting in that program. There is a setting in the web interface to change the behavior as well.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I don't like gmail, because google keeps bugging me every time I turn
around, practically, and also, I can't see my messages when I post to a list
unless it is underneath a reply. Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

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






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Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Gene
 

I don't know what you mean by bugging you. It never bugs me. And as far as your messages being under your replies, that's because you haven't changed a setting in either your e-mail program or GMail, its been so long I'm not sure which but I think if you are using an e-mail program it’s a setting in that program. There is a setting in the web interface to change the behavior as well.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I don't like gmail, because google keeps bugging me every time I turn
around, practically, and also, I can't see my messages when I post to a list
unless it is underneath a reply. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

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






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Re: The Next Door app

mcLeod stinnett
 

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From Mack I have an account with nextdoor.com and receive the digest version daily. I went into the for sale section, I chose an add and opened it, read it, opened the dialogue that said send a message to Connie. everything was their including a send button. ,this is on a windows desktop computer. if you have such a thing that should work for you. sorry can't help with phone.


This week on Eyes On Success: Amazon and Accessibility for All

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of Eyes On Success is:

2033 Amazon and Accessibility for All (Aug. 12, 2020)
Show Notes
Amazon makes a vast array of products from smart speakers to microwave ovens that incorporate universal design concepts that enable their devices to be useable by and accessible to everyone. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Peter Korn, director of accessibility at Amazon Lab 126, about a number of these products and what makes them special.

 

As usual, the audio, show notes, and much more can be found at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

 

You can also subscribe to the podcast or listen on your smart home speaker by saying “play the eyes On Success podcast”.

 

Enjoy, stay safe, and share Eyes On Success with a friend as the show approaches the completion of its tenth year of bringing fun and informative episodes to visually impaired folks around the world!

 

Check out Eyes On Success (formerly ViewPoints)

A weekly, half hour audio program for people living with vision loss.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at:

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Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

Monte Single
 

OOne set of speakers I use are usb powered, they cost about 20 bucks and are just fine for scrreading, email, basic computer apps navigation and a little audio/music.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: August 11, 2020 9:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

 

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

Monte Single
 

Hello,

 

I have two computers with three different  speakers between the two.

One set cost about ten bucks and is fine for regular tasks where I use my screenreader;  this includes email, text documents,  and internet activity.

Another pair  cost about 20 dollars are on the other computer, are fine for the above activities, and plain old tunes and  everyday things like podcasts, utube etc..

And there is thebose revolve which cost about 200 sollars.  It is great for good music listening and other  higher end audio stuff.

Personally,  I prefer the cheaper speakers for everyday use.

The expensive bose speaker has too much bass for regular screenreader   activity.

That’s my experience.

And if I turned up the volume on that bose speaker, the neighbours would complain.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: August 11, 2020 3:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

 

This is a difficult question to answer as there are oodles of computer speakers on the market and preferences are widely varied. My suggestion would be, if your area is not still in lock down, go to a place like best buy and listen to several types until you find one you like. I haven’t checked around lately as I am happy with the ones I have and have not had occasion to check out new speakers. I’m guessing, if you don’t care about quality and sound you should be able to get something on amazon for 10 bucks or so. Do a search for computer speakers on amazon and see what you can find.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: August 11, 2020 12:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

 

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't like gmail, because google keeps bugging me every time I turn around, practically, and also, I can't see my messages when I post to a list unless it is underneath a reply. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

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






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Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Where I used to live, I would take my old laptop, put on a stream of a station, go out of my apartment with it under my arm, and go sit downstairs in one of the public areas and sit and listen to it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 5:16 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: Groups.io and Charter Email

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, marie, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m also a spectrum user and don’t have problems so you might want to give technical support a call and open a ticket and see whether they’re blocking groups.io.  Let me know if I can be of further assistance, have a great day!  bZ! 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:25 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
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


Orbert reader 20

Michael Rodgerson
 

Hi all, I purchased an Orbert reader 20 from an individual and it
won't turn on, can anyone help?

Thank you


Michael


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

chris judge
 

This is a difficult question to answer as there are oodles of computer speakers on the market and preferences are widely varied. My suggestion would be, if your area is not still in lock down, go to a place like best buy and listen to several types until you find one you like. I haven’t checked around lately as I am happy with the ones I have and have not had occasion to check out new speakers. I’m guessing, if you don’t care about quality and sound you should be able to get something on amazon for 10 bucks or so. Do a search for computer speakers on amazon and see what you can find.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: August 11, 2020 12:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

 

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Here's an article from Appuals covering their picks for the best computer speakers under $50.

https://appuals.com/best-computer-speakers-under-50/

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

www.davidgoldfield.org
On 8/11/2020 3:23 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hi I just got a pare their wooden so the sound is insulated. So no vibrating off the desk woe! Here is the link to them off amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VTS62L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.  The volume control is on the right speaker. They come with their own cords for the 3.5 or the usb conection.  I just use the usb as my on board sound card has issues! Their solidly build, can believe they were so cheap. They say their book shelf speakers but they fit just right on my desk. Cheers Heather  ----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:42 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

heather albright
 

Hi I just got a pare their wooden so the sound is insulated. So no vibrating off the desk woe! Here is the link to them off amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VTS62L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.  The volume control is on the right speaker. They come with their own cords for the 3.5 or the usb conection.  I just use the usb as my on board sound card has issues! Their solidly build, can believe they were so cheap. They say their book shelf speakers but they fit just right on my desk. Cheers Heather  ----- Original Message -----

From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:42 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Veronica Kirk
 

My computer is a Dell also, and when removing it from the docking station, of course the lid is closed. I can then take it outdoors with the lid closed and then open it up to use the keyboard on the laptop, as the computer was already on when removing it from the docking station.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of 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?

Veronica Kirk
 

I also use a USB keyboard with my laptop with the lid closed, but it does not get hot. I have everything hooked up to a docking station. The computer is usually on all day, but then I turn it off before going to bed, never opening the laptop as I turn it off using the docking station. I usually scan my computer for viruses at night, so at that time, the computer will be on for two days.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of 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 also 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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