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issue with net flicks and jaws

Jeffrey Schwartz
 

I search for a movie, in this case, the Big Chill.  I get a message stating that the program is searching for the Big Chill.  Jaws says that this is a link, but it takes me nowhere.  Below is a list of ten or more links which seem like URLs.  You would think that the first  would be my movie, but it is not.  I go down the list until I become too frustrated.

Help, please

Jeff


Re: exporting contacts from a microsd card

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

What's going to determine what you can, or cannot, do is how the source device can export contacts.  This is what their documentation says:

BACKING UP CONTACTS
  • Select the backup contacts menu item to create a Contacts.vcf file; this will copy contacts that are in the phone's contact list to the Contacts.vcf file.
  • If a memory card is in the phone, the file will be created in the root folder of the memory card.
  • If no memory card is present in the phone, the file will be created in the root folder of the internal storage of the phone.
This means that you would need to import from VCF format on the iPhone.  Not knowing which tutorial you'd prefer, I'd suggest you take a look at these search results and have a look at the first several that cover importing from VCF on iPhone.  https://duckduckgo.com/?q=import+contacts+iphone+VCF

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 08:48 AM, David Goldfield wrote:
Having said that the Komando article has misquoted the original blog post that it links to. IE is not being retired this November.
-
I personally never believe that anything said by Kim Komando is anywhere near to 100% accurate.  At least a direct link to the source material is in this particular article, but there have been others where there was not even that.  Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!!  And a long track record of being so.

That being said, I absolutely agree that no one should continue to use IE, except if one happens to have the very odd situation where that's forced by a given employer or website, and that's a very, very rare occurrence these days.

I've posted the references that follow on other groups before, but they're certainly pertinent in this topic:

Why You Should Dump Internet Explorer | Daniel Miessler        (Dec 2019)

The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser ...            (March 2019 – straight from the proverbial horse’s mouth)

Microsoft cybersecurity expert: Please, stop using Internet ...  (Feb 2019)

Microsoft security chief: IE is not a browser, so stop using ...     (Feb 2019)

Microsoft wants you to stop using Internet Explorer                    (Feb 2019)

12 reasons not to use Internet Explorer, ever | Computerworld  (June 2011 – Even more valid now)

And if you web search on “Why you should not use Internet Explorer” the list of returned results is long, and virtually unanimous in the expert (and non-expert) opinion that you should not.

Brian


Re: Browser Help Please.

Holly
 

Thanks for the info.


Re: Browser Help Please.

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

https://brave.com/


Re: Browser Help Please.

Holly
 

Hello:

Could someone send the link to download the Brave browser?

Thanks


Re: Browser Help Please.

Hope Williamson
 

I use a service for everything I ever want to save!!! Therefore I don't
have to import any bookmarks if I want to test a browser for a while.
When I say everything, I mean it. This thing probably has over 10000
links in it.


Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

Hope Williamson
 

It's a service. You would normally download and install it on a web
server that you might have handy, but they also have a hosted version,
which I use. https://miniflux.app/hosting.html

On 8/21/2020 10:56 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
Hope, thank you for this recommendation. I was curious so I visited
their site. After I found the downloads page for the latest release I
am unable to find something which is clearly for Windows, other than a
file named miniflux-windows-amd64 without an extension. What's the
name of the Windows version?

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/22/2020 1:35 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:
Lol we're the opposite, I follow a lot of feeds but I don't use my phone
hah. I do use Firefox and the hosted version of Miniflux.
https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fminiflux.app%2F&;amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd9802bdcdb614cc027c408d8465d34b7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637336713406888948&amp;sdata=VvLiqaTqe%2FDTefUW8om3AztxmggfYytbG65vpPTRPvo%3D&amp;reserved=0.


    I will say that it took me forever to get over wanting an exact
replacement for Google reader, and by exact I mean like how everything
was layed out. I did get over that though, after I found Miniflux.




Re: Personal Power, the iOS edition, by Michael Feir, audio Daisy completed!

Gene
 

Yes, try pasting the link into the address bar of the browser rather than just pressing enter on it. Always try that if a link in an e-mail doesn't work and it is a written out link.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Curtis Delzer
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2020 2:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Personal Power, the iOS edition, by Michael Feir, audio Daisy completed!

no, not down, I'll check though, right now b4 I send this message.


sems to work if I just past the link for the stream or nls player,
https://od.lk/d/NjRfMTgzNTIzNjZf/Personal%20Power%2C%20The%20iOS%20Edition%2C%203gp%20Daisy%20%28for%20nls%20and%20Victor%20Stream.zip


(hopefully the link doesn't split.


Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@calweb.com

On 8/21/2020 3:22 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
For some reason, I can't download any of the versions on my PC running Windows 10. I tried all three versions and was told the file is temporarily unavailable. I'm using JAWS, by the way.

Have the files been taken down already? If so, that's too bad. I just saw this announcement. I'm hoping to buy an iPhone next week and was looking forward to reading this book.

--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com <https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com>;

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@gmail.com


Re: Personal Power, the iOS edition, by Michael Feir, audio Daisy completed!

Curtis Delzer
 

no, not down, I'll check though, right now b4 I send this message.


sems to work if I just past the link for the stream or nls player,
https://od.lk/d/NjRfMTgzNTIzNjZf/Personal%20Power%2C%20The%20iOS%20Edition%2C%203gp%20Daisy%20%28for%20nls%20and%20Victor%20Stream.zip


(hopefully the link doesn't split.


Curtis Delzer
HS
K 6 V F O
Rialto, CA

curtis@calweb.com

On 8/21/2020 3:22 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
For some reason, I can't download any of the versions on my PC running Windows 10. I tried all three versions and was told the file is temporarily unavailable. I'm using JAWS, by the way.
Have the files been taken down already? If so, that's too bad. I just saw this announcement. I'm hoping to buy an iPhone next week and was looking forward to reading this book.
--
Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com <https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com>;
http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
abbietaylor945@gmail.com


Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hope, thank you for this recommendation. I was curious so I visited their site. After I found the downloads page for the latest release I am unable to find something which is clearly for Windows, other than a file named miniflux-windows-amd64 without an extension. What's the name of the Windows version?

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/22/2020 1:35 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:
Lol we're the opposite, I follow a lot of feeds but I don't use my phone
hah. I do use Firefox and the hosted version of Miniflux.
https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fminiflux.app%2F&;amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd9802bdcdb614cc027c408d8465d34b7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637336713406888948&amp;sdata=VvLiqaTqe%2FDTefUW8om3AztxmggfYytbG65vpPTRPvo%3D&amp;reserved=0.

    I will say that it took me forever to get over wanting an exact
replacement for Google reader, and by exact I mean like how everything
was layed out. I did get over that though, after I found Miniflux.



Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

Hope Williamson
 

Lol we're the opposite, I follow a lot of feeds but I don't use my phone
hah. I do use Firefox and the hosted version of Miniflux.
https://miniflux.app.

    I will say that it took me forever to get over wanting an exact
replacement for Google reader, and by exact I mean like how everything
was layed out. I did get over that though, after I found Miniflux.


Re: Internet Explorer will no longer be supported in November

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Actually, I'm quite the fan of RSS news feeds but I don't use my computer very much to access them. iOS users have some good choices. The app that I use for this is called Lire. It costs $6.99 but is well worth it if you follow a lot of feeds.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
www.DavidGoldfield.org
On 8/21/2020 8:23 AM, Hope Williamson wrote:

Right, but the ridiculous people who won't stop using IE because they're too picky to find another RSS reader should probably give up RSs in the first place. I mean, if MS decided to remote wipe IE from everyone's computers right now I wouldn't be all that sad about it. It would be a major privacy violation, so I'd be unhappy in that way, but otherwise I'd have to say yay it's finally over!!!


Re: Browser Help Please.

Gene
 

One way to open bookmarks in an interface similar to Internet Explorer is to open the menu, the program has only one menu, with alt f. The menu may open if you press and release alt, then type f, but I'm not sure it always does so I hold alt and type f. Then either up or down arrow to bookmarks and press enter or type b and press enter.

I don't think there is a short cut command to get into this interface such as control a oin Internet Explorer.

If you have been adding book marks in Internet Explorer with control d, that command works in Chrome.

Here is the message I sent to another list today. You may find it very useful in working with book marks in Chrome. I have slightly modified it to make it fit well witgh this message.

I've discussed how to open a book mark interface similar to Internet Explorer's. But I almost never look at or work with the list. there is a much more efficient way to
work with book marks and it doesn't matter where they are in the book marks
folders. This method finds it wherever it is, so I never organize them.
Go to the address bar, control l.
Then type part of what you are searching for. You may have to experiment to
se what works well and sometimes though typing part of what you are looking
for usually works well, you may have to experiment when looking for a
particular book mark to see what part of the name works well.

As an example, when I want to find the New York Times book mark, I type
times in the address bar. Then I start up arrowing. the book mark is
likely to be found much faster by up arrowing.

If I want to find something else, If I want to find my Door Dash book mark,
I type door and up arrow. If I want to find the All Things Considered book
mark, I type things and up arrow. To go to a result, press enter on it.

If you want to start over or look for something else or for the same thing
in a different way, just use the command control l again and type what you
want. It will overwrite what is there and you can up or down arrow to see
what is found.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 6:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.

Browsing is browsing with any browser that supports the virtual pc cursor or
browse mode, whatever your screen-reader calls it. Firefox, Chrome, and The
Brave browser all support The Virtual PC Cursor or Browse mode. that's the
same thing that you have been using in Internet Explorer. Its unfortunate
that so many people have needless fear and use an increasingly oudated
browser. Use control l instead of control o to move to the address bar,
where you type an address.
Book marks are gotten to a little differently than in Internet Explorer.
I'll send more information about an easy way to work with them in another
message. I sent such a message earlier to another list. Others will, I
hope, tell you more about im;portting book marks. but with either browser,
you will see that navigating web pages is just about identical to doing so
in Internet Explorer. A page may display something a little differently,
for example, a button or link may show different words. On one site I've
worked with to upload files, the button may say something like browse with
one browser and select a file with another browser. Sometimes, different
browsers see different parts of code on web pages.

As far as which browser to use between the Brave browser and Google Chrome,
if you want to use a browser that takes what I consider an ethical stance
towards advertisements on web sites, the Brave browser does. I'll provide a
link to the page where you can read about it and download it.

Aside from its policies on advertising by web sites, the browser itself is
very similar to the Chrome browser, it is based on Chrome.

You will get faster loading of web sites because a lot of commercials are
blocked and its safer because, at times advertising is hacked and hackers
try to download malware through hacked advertising.
https://brave.com/

Gene

----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.

Hi Everyone,
I have been having a problem trying to get to any web site do to my IE
browser, so I am finally getting around to it. I can't access half of the
web sites I want to. I have received many messages when I try to get to a
web site, I keep getting the message saying I need to update my browser, or
a message telling me I am using an outdated browser. I am using the latest
IE as my browser along with Windows 7. I have this same problem regardless
which web site I go to. Can someone tell me a little about Brave and Chrome
browsers, as I have always just used IE, but now, IE is almost disabled!
Can someone also please give me a web site to download either browser, as I
am in need for a update browser as soon as possible. Is either of these
browsers difficult to be configured, if so, can someone please tell me what
I need to do?

Thank you all in advance.
Janet
Peace Be With You.


Re: Browser Help Please.

heather albright
 

Yes, if you are used to IE you may want the favorites to be in the favorites folder. You can still do this, it works the same way for chrome browsers, edge, a little different but, still the same consept. These instructions are for the brave browser, it works too with chrome, if you want to use that browser too. I did this off my pc because I did not want to have to fined the pathway to where ever they keep the favorites stored with chrome, brave or edge. So I decided to use the favorites folder that IE used to use. It is organized and I did not have to emport or export favorites to any browser. SO here you go:
So for example go to www.nfb.org in brave, hit the alt key and arrow up to more tools and arrow down to create shortcut. You can name the site like national federation of the blind home page and tab twice to create. It will be placed on the desktop so you can cut it and place it in the favorites folder in windows10. So you can use any browser to git to any site from your favorites. and you can keep the favorites folder and copy that folder to any pc. You can do the same thing with edge but, it will most likely place the favorite in the downloads folder instead of the desktop like chrome and brave unless you change the pathway. Also if you have issues with the browser, if you have to redo the browser, your favorites are saved so you can get back to them. If anyone knows of a better way, please share! Cheers Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.


Browsing is browsing with any browser that supports the virtual pc cursor or browse mode, whatever your screen-reader calls it. Firefox, Chrome, and The Brave browser all support The Virtual PC Cursor or Browse mode. that's the same thing that you have been using in Internet Explorer. Its unfortunate that so many people have needless fear and use an increasingly oudated browser. Use control l instead of control o to move to the address bar, where you type an address.
Book marks are gotten to a little differently than in Internet Explorer. I'll send more information about an easy way to work with them in another message. I sent such a message earlier to another list. Others will, I hope, tell you more about im;portting book marks. but with either browser, you will see that navigating web pages is just about identical to doing so in Internet Explorer. A page may display something a little differently, for example, a button or link may show different words. On one site I've worked with to upload files, the button may say something like browse with one browser and select a file with another browser. Sometimes, different browsers see different parts of code on web pages.

As far as which browser to use between the Brave browser and Google Chrome, if you want to use a browser that takes what I consider an ethical stance towards advertisements on web sites, the Brave browser does. I'll provide a link to the page where you can read about it and download it.

Aside from its policies on advertising by web sites, the browser itself is very similar to the Chrome browser, it is based on Chrome.

You will get faster loading of web sites because a lot of commercials are blocked and its safer because, at times advertising is hacked and hackers try to download malware through hacked advertising.
https://brave.com/

Gene

----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.

Hi Everyone,
I have been having a problem trying to get to any web site do to my IE browser, so I am finally getting around to it. I can't access half of the web sites I want to. I have received many messages when I try to get to a web site, I keep getting the message saying I need to update my browser, or a message telling me I am using an outdated browser. I am using the latest IE as my browser along with Windows 7. I have this same problem regardless which web site I go to. Can someone tell me a little about Brave and Chrome browsers, as I have always just used IE, but now, IE is almost disabled! Can someone also please give me a web site to download either browser, as I am in need for a update browser as soon as possible. Is either of these browsers difficult to be configured, if so, can someone please tell me what I need to do?

Thank you all in advance.
Janet
Peace Be With You.








Re: Browser Help Please.

Gene
 

Browsing is browsing with any browser that supports the virtual pc cursor or browse mode, whatever your screen-reader calls it. Firefox, Chrome, and The Brave browser all support The Virtual PC Cursor or Browse mode. that's the same thing that you have been using in Internet Explorer. Its unfortunate that so many people have needless fear and use an increasingly oudated browser. Use control l instead of control o to move to the address bar, where you type an address.
Book marks are gotten to a little differently than in Internet Explorer. I'll send more information about an easy way to work with them in another message. I sent such a message earlier to another list. Others will, I hope, tell you more about im;portting book marks. but with either browser, you will see that navigating web pages is just about identical to doing so in Internet Explorer. A page may display something a little differently, for example, a button or link may show different words. On one site I've worked with to upload files, the button may say something like browse with one browser and select a file with another browser. Sometimes, different browsers see different parts of code on web pages.

As far as which browser to use between the Brave browser and Google Chrome, if you want to use a browser that takes what I consider an ethical stance towards advertisements on web sites, the Brave browser does. I'll provide a link to the page where you can read about it and download it.

Aside from its policies on advertising by web sites, the browser itself is very similar to the Chrome browser, it is based on Chrome.

You will get faster loading of web sites because a lot of commercials are blocked and its safer because, at times advertising is hacked and hackers try to download malware through hacked advertising.
https://brave.com/

Gene

----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 6:05 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io'
Subject: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.

Hi Everyone,
I have been having a problem trying to get to any web site do to my IE browser, so I am finally getting around to it. I can't access half of the web sites I want to. I have received many messages when I try to get to a web site, I keep getting the message saying I need to update my browser, or a message telling me I am using an outdated browser. I am using the latest IE as my browser along with Windows 7. I have this same problem regardless which web site I go to. Can someone tell me a little about Brave and Chrome browsers, as I have always just used IE, but now, IE is almost disabled! Can someone also please give me a web site to download either browser, as I am in need for a update browser as soon as possible. Is either of these browsers difficult to be configured, if so, can someone please tell me what I need to do?

Thank you all in advance.
Janet
Peace Be With You.


Re: Browser Help Please.

heather albright
 

I use the brave browser and you can get from https://brave.com/
It is a simple chrome browser and easy to use. cheers Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2020 6:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Browser Help Please.


Hi Everyone,
I have been having a problem trying to get to any web site do to my IE browser, so I am finally getting around to it. I can't access half of the web sites I want to. I have received many messages when I try to get to a web site, I keep getting the message saying I need to update my browser, or a message telling me I am using an outdated browser. I am using the latest IE as my browser along with Windows 7. I have this same problem regardless which web site I go to. Can someone tell me a little about Brave and Chrome browsers, as I have always just used IE, but now, IE is almost disabled! Can someone also please give me a web site to download either browser, as I am in need for a update browser as soon as possible. Is either of these browsers difficult to be configured, if so, can someone please tell me what I need to do?

Thank you all in advance.
Janet
Peace Be With You.


Browser Help Please.

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
I have been having a problem trying to get to any web site do to my IE browser, so I am finally getting around to it. I can't access half of the web sites I want to. I have received many messages when I try to get to a web site, I keep getting the message saying I need to update my browser, or a message telling me I am using an outdated browser. I am using the latest IE as my browser along with Windows 7. I have this same problem regardless which web site I go to. Can someone tell me a little about Brave and Chrome browsers, as I have always just used IE, but now, IE is almost disabled! Can someone also please give me a web site to download either browser, as I am in need for a update browser as soon as possible. Is either of these browsers difficult to be configured, if so, can someone please tell me what I need to do?

Thank you all in advance.
Janet
Peace Be With You.


Re: Personal Power, the iOS edition, by Michael Feir, audio Daisy completed!

Abbie Taylor
 

For some reason, I can't download any of the versions on my PC running Windows 10. I tried all three versions and was told the file is temporarily unavailable. I'm using JAWS, by the way. 

Have the files been taken down already? If so, that's too bad. I just saw this announcement. I'm hoping to buy an iPhone next week and was looking forward to reading this book.

--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


exporting contacts from a microsd card

Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@...>
 

Hello,

I want to export contacts from a blindshell classic to an IPhone. I have them on a microsd card but what do I do from there?

Are these files compiled in a standard way?

Thanks for your ideas.

Joe, W2PVLY

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