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anyone else having a problem with ponts media downloader?

murry <lists@...>
 

hi all,
    i am using windows 8.1 and my ponts media isn't downloading my youtube links anymore. its says download is starting and ends it like usual but doesn't leave it anywhere on my computer. is anyone else having the same issue in earlier windows and does anyone know of a solution?
thanks much
murry


Re: Windows 10 Login Always Wants a PIN or Password

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Steve,

           You're being asked for a PIN since you went through the "Create a PIN" process, which changes the default verification method.  And, yes, Microsoft has been forcing this, or at least making it difficult to avoid going through once.

            On the lock screen, beneath the edit box for whatever verification method happens to be your current default, are controls that allow you to switch to one of the other methods.  If you land on the one for Password, and choose it, and have already done the prior setup that allows you not to enter one, you should go back to going straight to the desktop.  I can't recall if it will require you to enter your password at the time of switching or not.

--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

        ~ Madonna


Windows 10 Login Always Wants a PIN or Password

Steve Matzura
 

After a recent Windows 10 update, most likely the one to 20H2 19042 build 630, one of my Windows 10 systems insists on requiring me to log in with either a PIN or my Microsoft account password. Neither of my systems used to do this, and I want to stop the one that is doing it now from so doing. Snippets from the Web tell me to turn off the checkbox in NETPLWIZ that says" "Require a username and password to use this computer." I did that, but still the request for a PIN is displayed. What's the real remedy for this?


Thanks in advance.


Re: Google Chrome stops working

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

Yes, I just didn't think of that.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google Chrome stops working


You can't use the task manager to close it?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Loy
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome stops working


I am having a problem with Google Chrome. I have it set my default browser
and Occasionally it stops working and I have to restart the computer to get
it working again. Is anyone else having this problem?


Re: Google Chrome stops working

Gene
 

You can't use the task manager to close it?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Loy
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome stops working


I am having a problem with Google Chrome. I have it set my default browser and Occasionally it stops working and I have to restart the computer to get it working again. Is anyone else having this problem?


Google Chrome stops working

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I am having a problem with Google Chrome. I have it set my default browser and Occasionally it stops working and I have to restart the computer to get it working again. Is anyone else having this problem?


Thunderbird and Outlook help, was, re: Outlook 2010 Help Please.

Gene
 

I changed the subject line. I often skip them because they so often are more or less meaningless. People may feel free to change them if the topic drifts to something else.

The link to the tutorial is:
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1k72PjkZetz3CdJDTtiug2DaIjtiod4Tq

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook 2010 Help Please.

Since the subject line of this thread doesn't say anything about thunderbird, I've not been following it; and thus, have missed the address of the thunderbird tutorial that was (obviously) mentioned in a previous message. Wonder: Would someone please repeat that addtress? I'll keep following this thread--which seems incorrect to me.

Thanks.
Howard


On 11/17/2020 5:36 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 06:31 PM, Janet wrote:
Now, had Brian, told me some of this yesterday before I downloaded your tutorial, I might have had a better understanding.-
Janet, it is not my obligation to spoon feed you, or anyone else. What I said was stated, and clearly, in the reference material I offered. I don't intend to keep typing information I have already offered because you, or anyone else, doesn't bother to read what's been offered. I don't offer this sort of stuff because it's irrelevant to the situation or questions asked.

As to working with Thunderbird Add-Ons, I give step-by-step instructions in the tutorial for downloading and installing this specific add-on.

I really don't know what more I can do, and I'm not going to answer a single additional question that I know I have already addressed in material offered that you clearly have not bothered to read, yet demand the same answers it gives!

--


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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

~ Madonna


Re: Outlook 2010 Help Please.

Howard Traxler
 

Since the subject line of this thread doesn't say anything about thunderbird, I've not been following it; and thus, have missed the address of the thunderbird tutorial that was (obviously) mentioned in a previous message.  Wonder:  Would someone please repeat that addtress?  I'll keep following this thread--which seems incorrect to me.

Thanks.
Howard

On 11/17/2020 5:36 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 06:31 PM, Janet wrote:
Now, had Brian, told me some of this yesterday before I downloaded your tutorial, I might have had a better understanding.
-
Janet, it is not my obligation to spoon feed you, or anyone else.  What I said was stated, and clearly, in the reference material I offered.  I don't intend to keep typing information I have already offered because you, or anyone else, doesn't bother to read what's been offered.  I don't offer this sort of stuff because it's irrelevant to the situation or questions asked.

As to working with Thunderbird Add-Ons, I give step-by-step instructions in the tutorial for downloading and installing this specific add-on.

I really don't know what more I can do, and I'm not going to answer a single additional question that I know I have already addressed in material offered that you clearly have not bothered to read, yet demand the same answers it gives!
 
--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

        ~ Madonna



Re: This week on Eyes On Success: Using Various Web Browsers With a Screen Reader

Monte Single
 

Thanks for the weekly link with the auto download!

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of blueskies11
Sent: November 17, 2020 11:45 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] This week on Eyes On Success: Using Various Web Browsers With a Screen Reader

 

This week’s episode of Eyes On Success is:

2047 Using Various Web Browsers with a Screen Reader (Nov. 18, 2020)
Show Notes
Sometimes one web browser just isn’t enough. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with David Kingsbury from the Carroll Center for the Blind about his new book that describes why this is true and why you might find need for more than one browser. He talks about the book and how the various web browsers can be used with popular screen readers.

 

Find the audio, show notes, and much more at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

 

Subscribe to the podcast if you don’t want to miss an episode or listen on your smart home device by saying “play the eyes On Success podcast”.

 

Enjoy!

 

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:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

Find us on social media at:

       www.facebook.com/EyesOnSuccess

       www.twitter.com/@_EyesOnSuccess

       www.audioboom.com/EyesOnSuccess

Subscribe to the announcements-only list by sending an e-mail to:

       EyesOnSuccess+Subscribe@...

Subscribe to the listener discussion group by sending an e-mail to:

       EOS_discuss+Subscribe@...

Send suggestions or comments to:

      hosts@...

 

 


This week on Eyes On Success: Using Various Web Browsers With a Screen Reader

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of Eyes On Success is:

2047 Using Various Web Browsers with a Screen Reader (Nov. 18, 2020)
Show Notes
Sometimes one web browser just isn’t enough. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with David Kingsbury from the Carroll Center for the Blind about his new book that describes why this is true and why you might find need for more than one browser. He talks about the book and how the various web browsers can be used with popular screen readers.

 

Find the audio, show notes, and much more at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

 

Subscribe to the podcast if you don’t want to miss an episode or listen on your smart home device by saying “play the eyes On Success podcast”.

 

Enjoy!

 

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:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

Find us on social media at:

       www.facebook.com/EyesOnSuccess

       www.twitter.com/@_EyesOnSuccess

       www.audioboom.com/EyesOnSuccess

Subscribe to the announcements-only list by sending an e-mail to:

       EyesOnSuccess+Subscribe@...

Subscribe to the listener discussion group by sending an e-mail to:

       EOS_discuss+Subscribe@...

Send suggestions or comments to:

      hosts@...

 

 


Re: question for a friend

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Also on Freelists:  https://www.freelists.org/list/program-l  (list for V.I. programmers)

also:   https://www.freelists.org/list/programmingblind 

--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

        ~ Madonna


USB drive cause JAWS or Narrator to stop speaking?

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I have a 32 GB USB drive, it has been formatted. When I place it in a USB port on the front of my computers JAWS or Narrator speech will stop. Doesn't happen with port on back or ports on my other computer. Why would this happen


Re: Google Voice not ringing when receiving an incoming call

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Vicky,

             How are you accessing Google Voice.  In order for incoming phone calls to ring you do have to have either a Google Voice tab open at all times, or the Google Voice (or Hangouts, but that's going away in early 2021) app installed in Chrome (or other Chromium-based browser) and that browser running.

             There are so many slightly different ways one can keep Google Voice "waiting in the background" for incoming calls that one would have to know which one or ones you've used.

              My problem is that even when these are running in the background, there are times that they don't ring.  But this has been an intermittent problem with every single Google app I've used to access the voice function of Google Voice.  What's odd is that I consistently get notifications for text/SMS/MMS.  I don't think that's ever failed.
--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

        ~ Madonna


Re: Google Voice not ringing when receiving an incoming call

Vicky Vaughan
 

How did you ever get your Google phone to ring?  I have never been able to receive a call on either Google or Alexa.  I have been able to only make calls, but not receive on them.

 

Is there anything in either of their apps that could be set to make this possible?

 

Any help would be very gratefully received!

 

Sincerely, Vicky Vaughan

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:38 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google Voice not ringing when receiving an incoming call

 

The answer to your question is, "Yes," as far as experiencing this problem.  Recently Google Voice seems to be "not ringing" more frequently than it does ring.  I've had similar problems in the past with Hangouts, too.  I have never found anything the end user can do to fix this, and believe me, I've tried.

At least under Windows 10 I am getting a pop-out notification (once known as a toast) when an incoming call is arriving and can know I need to answer that way.

This morning, Google Voice is actually ringing on my computer but not on my smartphone.

--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

        ~ Madonna




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Re: question for a friend

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Madison,

           There's 

FreeLists / Programming Blind

There are some other out there, too, and a number of those are specific to the programming language being used.

--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

        ~ Madonna


messenger

Kerryn Gunness
 

hi all
can NVDA work with messenger.com website?
if so let me no
thanks


Re: Outlook 2010 Help Please.

Gene
 

Exactly. It is perfectly reasonable for someone who knows nothing of what an add-on does to ask what it does or why it is useful. It is customary for someone who recommends an add-on to give some sort of brief explanation. And suppose others use Thunderbird but don't know about the add-on. You aren't just writing to one person. You are writing to whomever is following a thread and many people may not want to download a tutorial just to get an answer to a simple question.

Keeping the list a friendly environment where people are encouraged to ask questions is important on a list like this. Just saying, the add-on allows first letter navigation in the folders list, which can't be done otherwise, is all that needed to be said. I really don't think it is an imposition to give a short statement like that.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook 2010 Help Please.



Brian,

I didn’t ask you for your sarcasm! I asked you a simple question yesterday, and you gave no answer. I think you are missing the whole point, you said in your email, I will want to install the add-ons, and I asked you why. Now, you could have just told me why I would want to do that, or you could have at least just said the answer is in your tutorial, and I would need to download it if I wanted my question answered. I had no way of knowing that. Now, if you want to call that spoon feeding me, so be it. my intent was not to upset you, or not to insult you, so I’m sorry if you feel that way. I’m just replying to this to let you know what I was asking, and why I didn’t know the answer was in your tutorial.

Once again, I never installed any add-ons to any of my programs, I never use Thunderbird before. I will not explain myself any more is to why I asked a simple question. So many people are afraid to ask a question, for fear of something like this. Some people ask a question, and they feel like they just got a slap in the face.





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook 2010 Help Please.



On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 06:31 PM, Janet wrote:

Now, had Brian, told me some of this yesterday before I downloaded your tutorial, I might have had a better understanding.

-
Janet, it is not my obligation to spoon feed you, or anyone else. What I said was stated, and clearly, in the reference material I offered. I don't intend to keep typing information I have already offered because you, or anyone else, doesn't bother to read what's been offered. I don't offer this sort of stuff because it's irrelevant to the situation or questions asked.

As to working with Thunderbird Add-Ons, I give step-by-step instructions in the tutorial for downloading and installing this specific add-on.

I really don't know what more I can do, and I'm not going to answer a single additional question that I know I have already addressed in material offered that you clearly have not bothered to read, yet demand the same answers it gives!

--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

~ Madonna


Re: Outlook 2010 Help Please.

Janet
 

Gene,
Ok, got it. This is a handy feature to know.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook 2010 Help Please.

Notepad generally won't read word processor documents properly unless they
are text files created in the word processor. Wordpad or something like
JARTE with the compatibility pack should be used in a case like this. I'm
not saying other word processors shouldn't be used. I'm naming those I know
will work as desired. If this particular document reads properly in
Notepad, that's fine but that isn't what should be used for docx documents.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook 2010 Help Please.



Brian,

Thank you, but I already downloaded your tutorial, and opened it like Gene
said which is much easier, through Notepad. Well Brian, you can believe it
or not, but I never got any MS Word document saying in protected mode, until
I got yours. I’ve been using MS Word as well as Outlook for at least 36
years now. I’ve never liked it, and I’m never going to. LOL! I have no
problems opening an attachment either, or at least not yet! I guess we can
call this a mystery! Smile!

Having said all that, as I am reading your tutorial, I can understand it
just fine, but I can’t find where to install the add ons, and I am following
your easy instructions though.





Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 9:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook 2010 Help Please.



Janet,

I am more than willing to assist with the protected mode issue, if
necessary. I cannot believe that you have never opened something you've
downloaded, or detached from an e-mail message, that has not behaved
similarly, as this behavior is years-old.

There should be a button that allows you to, at the very least, read a
MS-Word document if you find yourself in such a situation, but it has been
so long since I've gotten that warning I cannot remember what the button
says. I routinely turn off protected mode for all office documents.

What follows is a very recent post on this issue, from the JAWS for Windows
Group, by Bill White that may help you get around this issue:

MS Word actually has a number of features to protect you from various
threats that are spread via Word files. One of these features (opens in a
new tab)

in the read-only mode so it can’t affect your computer negatively.

This may be the reason why your documents always open in the read-only mode.
Turning this option off should fix the issue for you.

list of 2 items



1. Open MS Word on your computer.

2. Click on the Options option at the lower-left corner and it’ll open the
settings menu.

3. Click on the General tab in the left sidebar if you aren’t already there.
Then on the right-hand side menu, scroll down and find the option that says

Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view.

4. Uncheck the box for the option and click on OK to save the changes.

5. The Word files you’ve received as email attachments should now open in
regular mode letting you edit them however you want.





Bill White

billwhite92701@dslextreme.com



--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going
to be disappointed.

~ Madonna


Re: Outlook 2010 Help Please.

Janet
 

Brian,

I didn’t ask you for your sarcasm!  I asked you a simple question yesterday, and you gave no answer.  I think you are missing the whole point, you said in your email, I will want to install the add-ons, and I asked you why.  Now, you could have just told me why I would want to do that, or you could have at least just said the answer is in your tutorial, and I would need to download it if I wanted my question answered.  I had no way of knowing that.   Now, if you want to call that spoon feeding me, so be it.  my intent was not to upset you, or not to insult you, so I’m sorry if you feel that way.  I’m just replying to this to let you know what I was asking, and why I didn’t know the answer was in your tutorial. 

Once again, I never installed any add-ons to any of my programs, I never use Thunderbird before.  I will not explain myself any more is to why I asked a simple question.  So many people are afraid to ask a question, for fear of something like this.  Some people ask a question, and they feel like they just got a slap in the face. 

 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Outlook 2010 Help Please.

 

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 06:31 PM, Janet wrote:

Now, had Brian, told me some of this yesterday before I downloaded your tutorial, I might have had a better understanding.

-
Janet, it is not my obligation to spoon feed you, or anyone else.  What I said was stated, and clearly, in the reference material I offered.  I don't intend to keep typing information I have already offered because you, or anyone else, doesn't bother to read what's been offered.  I don't offer this sort of stuff because it's irrelevant to the situation or questions asked.

As to working with Thunderbird Add-Ons, I give step-by-step instructions in the tutorial for downloading and installing this specific add-on.

I really don't know what more I can do, and I'm not going to answer a single additional question that I know I have already addressed in material offered that you clearly have not bothered to read, yet demand the same answers it gives!
 
--

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

If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.

        ~ Madonna


question for a friend

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
Does anyone know of any email lists for blind programmers? A friend is asking.
Thanks Madison

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