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Re: Blindshell phone questions

Gene
 

While I doubt I'll ever get a Blind Shell Phone because I can do almost everything I want to do with far less expensive phones, one thing I wonder about is the ability to edit text messages. My feature phone allows me to write texts and read them, but I can't have anything spelled when reading, neither can I have text announced if I want to move in a message I am writing to edit it. I can have the message I'm writing read, but not by line or by word, just the message as a whole.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 5:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Blindshell phone questions



Hi all,

I would like more information about using texting with the BlindShell phone. So if you use this phone, I would like to know:



Can you reread a text you have written to make sure it says what you want it to?



Do you have problems reading some texts that you receive?



Can you set the phone up to receive news and similar notifications?



Thanks fo any info,



TerriLynne


Any experiences with using Venmo?

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi all,

I need to start using Venmo and wonder how accessible it is. If you use this app, is it only with a cell phone? Or do you use it with your computer?

 

Thanks for any info,

 

TerriLynne


Blindshell phone questions

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi all,

I would like more information about using texting with the BlindShell phone. So if you use this phone, I would like to know:

 

Can you reread a text you have written to make sure it says what you want it to?

 

Do you have problems reading some texts that you receive?

 

Can you set the phone up to receive news and similar notifications?

 

Thanks fo any info,

 

TerriLynne


Re: FireFox Version

Gene
 

I should add that I didn't emphasize the importance of keeping browsers up-to-date strongly to be personally critical.  there may be others who don't update Firefox because they are worried about accessibility.  If that is a concern, rather than not do it, it would be a good idea to ask here since, as I said, running an old browser is dangerous.


Gene

On 12/3/2020 3:12 PM, Gene via groups.io wrote:
there were some versions of Firefox that weren't accessible during a transition period perhaps two years ago but it has been accessible for over a year and a half.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:52 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on
until I upgrade my browser (firefox).  Looks like I'm using version 60.
It's working fine.  If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a
newer firefox successfully?  I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll
have to do it their way.  My local bank does the same thing; except
there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks.  They shouldn't be able to tell you
what kind of equipment you should have.








goldwave, removing repeating patterns of audio

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I've got a goldwave inquiry. I've got an audio track that is in a flac
format. It's got periodic music throughout mostly between sections of
audio. It's music and it's the same pattern throughout the file. What
i'd like to know is can I select said audio once the first time I hear
it and set goldwave to find all other occurrences of said audio and
remove it?

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: FireFox Version

Gene
 

Without explaining what you explained, your message can easily be misunderstood to be saying, continue using the old Firefox in general, which isn't what you are saying.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 3:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version






Yes, based on my personal experience with the Chase site, I am suggesting that he try Chrome or Edge instead, both of which are automatically kept up to date. There are valid reasons not to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, not the least of which is the fact that third-party extensions like Navigational Sounds no longer work, and to me, there is nothing more annoying than sitting there in silence waiting for a web page to load without any audible feedback. Both Chrome and Edge have third -party extensions that add clicking sounds to indicate that a web page is loading, but not the latest version of Firefox. They are just better browsers in my opinion. On the rare occasions when I do use Firefox, I use Firefox 59 ESR portable because it is the last version with which such third-party extensions still work, and it seems to be faster than newer versions of Firefox.





Gerald








On 12/3/2020 4:19 PM, Gene wrote:
What are you saying? Are you saying someone should use Chrome or Edge with this or that site that requires a current browser while using an old browser of a diffferent developer on other sites? That is really bad advice, if that is what you are saying. It doesn't matter what the browser is, a current version should be used except in very rare instances. For example, people who use Webvism still have to use very old versions of Firefox but those very old versions should only be used on just those sites that require Webvissm and on no others.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version






Instead of upgrading a version of Firefox you are satisfied with just so that it is compatible with the Chase site, why not use Google Chrome or MS Edge instead to access it?




Gerald








On 12/3/2020 3:52 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on until I upgrade my browser (firefox). Looks like I'm using version 60. It's working fine. If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a newer firefox successfully? I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll have to do it their way. My local bank does the same thing; except there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks. They shouldn't be able to tell you what kind of equipment you should have.


Re: FireFox Version

Andy
 


There may be sound reasons not to upgrade Firefox, but really, if you are using a screen reader you can't help but know when a page refreshes, or a new page loads.
 
Andy
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version


Yes, based on my personal experience with the Chase site, I am suggesting that he try Chrome or Edge instead, both of which are automatically kept up to date.  There are valid reasons not to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, not the least of which is the fact that third-party extensions like Navigational Sounds no longer work, and to me, there is nothing more annoying than sitting there in silence waiting for a web page to load without any audible feedback. Both Chrome and Edge have third -party extensions that add clicking sounds to indicate that a web page is loading, but not the latest version of Firefox.  They are just better browsers in my opinion.  On the rare occasions when I do use Firefox, I use Firefox 59 ESR portable because it is the last version with which such third-party extensions still work, and it seems to be faster than newer versions of Firefox. 


Gerald



On 12/3/2020 4:19 PM, Gene wrote:
What are you saying?  Are you saying someone should use Chrome or Edge with this or that site that requires a current browser while using an old browser of a diffferent developer on other sites?  That is really bad advice, if that is what you are saying.  It doesn't matter what the browser is, a current version should be used except in very rare instances.  For example, people who use Webvism still have to use very old versions of Firefox but those very old versions should only be used on just those sites that require Webvissm and on no others.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version






Instead of upgrading a version of Firefox you are satisfied with just so that it is compatible with the Chase site, why not use Google Chrome or MS Edge instead to access it?




Gerald








On 12/3/2020 3:52 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on until I upgrade my browser (firefox).  Looks like I'm using version 60.  It's working fine.  If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a newer firefox successfully?  I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll have to do it their way.  My local bank does the same thing; except there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks.  They shouldn't be able to tell you what kind of equipment you should have.














Re: FireFox Version

Gerald Levy
 


Yes, based on my personal experience with the Chase site, I am suggesting that he try Chrome or Edge instead, both of which are automatically kept up to date.  There are valid reasons not to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, not the least of which is the fact that third-party extensions like Navigational Sounds no longer work, and to me, there is nothing more annoying than sitting there in silence waiting for a web page to load without any audible feedback. Both Chrome and Edge have third -party extensions that add clicking sounds to indicate that a web page is loading, but not the latest version of Firefox.  They are just better browsers in my opinion.  On the rare occasions when I do use Firefox, I use Firefox 59 ESR portable because it is the last version with which such third-party extensions still work, and it seems to be faster than newer versions of Firefox. 


Gerald



On 12/3/2020 4:19 PM, Gene wrote:
What are you saying?  Are you saying someone should use Chrome or Edge with this or that site that requires a current browser while using an old browser of a diffferent developer on other sites?  That is really bad advice, if that is what you are saying.  It doesn't matter what the browser is, a current version should be used except in very rare instances.  For example, people who use Webvism still have to use very old versions of Firefox but those very old versions should only be used on just those sites that require Webvissm and on no others.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version






Instead of upgrading a version of Firefox you are satisfied with just so that it is compatible with the Chase site, why not use Google Chrome or MS Edge instead to access it?




Gerald








On 12/3/2020 3:52 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on until I upgrade my browser (firefox).  Looks like I'm using version 60.  It's working fine.  If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a newer firefox successfully?  I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll have to do it their way.  My local bank does the same thing; except there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks.  They shouldn't be able to tell you what kind of equipment you should have.














Re: FireFox Version

Gene
 

What are you saying? Are you saying someone should use Chrome or Edge with this or that site that requires a current browser while using an old browser of a diffferent developer on other sites? That is really bad advice, if that is what you are saying. It doesn't matter what the browser is, a current version should be used except in very rare instances. For example, people who use Webvism still have to use very old versions of Firefox but those very old versions should only be used on just those sites that require Webvissm and on no others.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FireFox Version






Instead of upgrading a version of Firefox you are satisfied with just so that it is compatible with the Chase site, why not use Google Chrome or MS Edge instead to access it?




Gerald








On 12/3/2020 3:52 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on until I upgrade my browser (firefox). Looks like I'm using version 60. It's working fine. If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a newer firefox successfully? I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll have to do it their way. My local bank does the same thing; except there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks. They shouldn't be able to tell you what kind of equipment you should have.


Re: FireFox Version

Gene
 

there were some versions of Firefox that weren't accessible during a transition period perhaps two years ago but it has been accessible for over a year and a half.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:52 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on
until I upgrade my browser (firefox). Looks like I'm using version 60.
It's working fine. If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a
newer firefox successfully? I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll
have to do it their way. My local bank does the same thing; except
there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks. They shouldn't be able to tell you
what kind of equipment you should have.


Re: FireFox Version

Gene
 

An old browser is one of the ways people's computers are attacked. Just because it opens web sites correctly and works with the contents correctly doesn't mean the browser is safe to use. Your version is perhaps a year and a half old. Browsers should be kept current, period, unless the current version has accessibility problems, in which case, a current version of a browser that is accessible should be used until such time as your browser of preference is properly accessible again.

I don't know if Chase won't let you use your version because it is too old to work with certain features of the site, or just on principle in terms of keeping users safe by trying to get them to upgrade. But not keeping a browser current is a risk.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 2:52 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] FireFox Version

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on
until I upgrade my browser (firefox). Looks like I'm using version 60.
It's working fine. If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a
newer firefox successfully? I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll
have to do it their way. My local bank does the same thing; except
there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks. They shouldn't be able to tell you
what kind of equipment you should have.


Re: FireFox Version

Gerald Levy
 


Instead of upgrading a version of Firefox you are satisfied with just so that it is compatible with the Chase site, why not use Google Chrome or MS Edge instead to access it?


Gerald



On 12/3/2020 3:52 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on until I upgrade my browser (firefox).  Looks like I'm using version 60.  It's working fine.  If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a newer firefox successfully?  I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll have to do it their way.  My local bank does the same thing; except there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks.  They shouldn't be able to tell you what kind of equipment you should have.






FireFox Version

Howard Traxler
 

Trying to do financial stuff at the Chase Bank and it won't let me on until I upgrade my browser (firefox).  Looks like I'm using version 60.  It's working fine.  If it works, why should I fix it? Is anyone using a newer firefox successfully?  I suppose if want to do Chase on-line, I'll have to do it their way.  My local bank does the same thing; except there, it's the size of my screen.

I'd like to threaten them jerks.  They shouldn't be able to tell you what kind of equipment you should have.


Re: Repairing a messed up USB drive

Mike B.
 

Hi Steven,
 
I don't know if the following applies to your situation but, it's been noted that depending on your machine running Windows 10, that different people must have a minimum of a 64 GB drive and others a minimum of a 128 GB drive before their Win-10 systems will recognize the drives.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 10:51 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Repairing a messed up USB drive

Good day everyone.  I have a USB disk that has gone bad, probably due to my own monkeying around with it.  In windows 10, I get the happy tones when I plug it in.  However, it doesn’t show up in This PC or disk management.  EDiskpart finds it, but reports that access is denied when I try to use the clean command after selecting the disk in Diskpart.  When I select the correct volume in diskpart and try to format, I get the “cluster size is too big” error.  Is there an accessible program out there that offers ways to fix USB disks that have gone sideways?  Thanks in advance.


Repairing a messed up USB drive

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

Good day everyone.  I have a USB disk that has gone bad, probably due to my own monkeying around with it.  In windows 10, I get the happy tones when I plug it in.  However, it doesn’t show up in This PC or disk management.  EDiskpart finds it, but reports that access is denied when I try to use the clean command after selecting the disk in Diskpart.  When I select the correct volume in diskpart and try to format, I get the “cluster size is too big” error.  Is there an accessible program out there that offers ways to fix USB disks that have gone sideways?  Thanks in advance.


accessible pharmacy

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

In the top tech tidbits newsletter this morning I noticed an ad for accessible pharmacy in the classified ads section under be my eyes, does anybody else use this? I haven't contacted them to see how it works but it sounds like they can fill all prescriptions and deliver them is that right?

If anybody does use this any info you can give me will be appreciated, such as how the doctor contacts them for new prescriptions and how I get my current prescriptions transferred to them.

I realize they can answer these questions themselves if I contact them but I'd also like to know what others who use the service thinks of it.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: New AudibleSync: How Do You Use It?

Marie <magpie.mn@...>
 

The new format is because they no longer use format 4 and all downloads are in the enhanced format, which is considerably larger file.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New AudibleSync: How Do You Use It?

Hi Group,

OK, I did a search on *.aax on my C drive and I found the download
location. This is using Windows 10 latest version. It is
C:\Users\<computer name>\AppData\Roaming\AudibleSync\downloads.

After you use the clumsy AudibleSync and you see (near the bottom of the
screen for a few seconds) download complete, navigate to the above
folder and copy the file out of that folder immediately. The reason I
say this is that unlike with the audible manager and audible download
manager, the title is totally unrecognizable. It is some sort of large
number with the aax extension. Once you move it to an area out of that
path and/or to an authorized player like the VR stream second
generation, you can play it.

...and for those so inclined, if you follow the above instructions, you
can still send the file to inaudible for a conversion.




On 12/2/2020 6:02 PM, Marie wrote:
So far I hate the app. But if you get a book downloaded and can find it, use file explorer to put them on the Stream and the Audible app will download them to your iPhone.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New AudibleSync: How Do You Use It?

I have the same question. I downloaded the new software yesterday but
can't find where books are saved.


On 2020-12-02 1:27 p.m., Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

I have been a gold member of Audible since 2013. Recently, Audible has disabled the Audible Manager and Audible Download Manager and forced us to use the new AudibleSync. I downloaded and installed it and was able to download a book. Now what do I do? There is no menu structure. The right click menu does not work. And I see no way to authorize a legitimate book reader. Moreover, I cannot find where the books are downloaded to move to my VR stream or iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.








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They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Reading Messages in Outlook

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

These are messages that have graphics in them and are "prettied up" by putting the text in tables. Just hit the NVDA-modifier-key and the down arrow and let the thing read.

Ann P.

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Re: Reading Messages in Outlook

Gene
 

Turn off announcement of tables in your screen-reader.

Someone can tell you how if you tell us which screen-reader you are using.

Also, as far as Firefox is concerned, I don't use it much but I had a problem where it wasn't seeing any new messages on the server. I was using an IMAP account. I rebooted, ran the program and it installed updates, then worked properly. You may be able to solve the problem by having it update itself if it isn't current. I have no idea if that will solve the problem. I had the problem yesterday but as I said, I don't use the program much.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Samuel Wilkins
Sent: Thursday, December 03, 2020 3:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Reading Messages in Outlook



Hello all, I have recently changed to MS Outlook as Thunderbird is not picking up my emails. I’m using NVDA, and when reading messages, NVDA keeps thinking there are tables, but when I press the T key, it says there aren’t any tables. Is there a way to resolve this, as it can be very difficult reading messages like that. Thank you in advance.


Re: New AudibleSync: How Do You Use It?

chris judge
 

I think there are 2 apps. There is an audible app available from the Microsoft store that isn't much good. I believe Doug Lee wrote a script for it but I haven't bothered. Audible sync is much better and requires no touch cursor. I'll put some instructions together in the next couple of days.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: December 2, 2020 10:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New AudibleSync: How Do You Use It?

I don't use Audible nor the app, but from the little I've read about apps, you very often need to use the touch cursor if you are using JAWS, and object navigation, if you are using NVDA. These methods might make the app far more useable. Those who use the app may have comments about that.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2020 8:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New AudibleSync: How Do You Use It?

Hi Group,

OK, I did a search on *.aax on my C drive and I found the download location. This is using Windows 10 latest version. It is C:\Users\<computer name>\AppData\Roaming\AudibleSync\downloads.

After you use the clumsy AudibleSync and you see (near the bottom of the screen for a few seconds) download complete, navigate to the above folder and copy the file out of that folder immediately. The reason I say this is that unlike with the audible manager and audible download manager, the title is totally unrecognizable. It is some sort of large number with the aax extension. Once you move it to an area out of that path and/or to an authorized player like the VR stream second generation, you can play it.

...and for those so inclined, if you follow the above instructions, you can still send the file to inaudible for a conversion.




On 12/2/2020 6:02 PM, Marie wrote:
So far I hate the app. But if you get a book downloaded and can find
it, use file explorer to put them on the Stream and the Audible app
will download them to your iPhone.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: Mary Smith via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New AudibleSync: How Do You Use It?

I have the same question. I downloaded the new software yesterday but
can't find where books are saved.


On 2020-12-02 1:27 p.m., Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

I have been a gold member of Audible since 2013. Recently, Audible
has disabled the Audible Manager and Audible Download Manager and
forced us to use the new AudibleSync. I downloaded and installed it
and was able to download a book. Now what do I do? There is no menu
structure. The right click menu does not work. And I see no way to
authorize a legitimate book reader. Moreover, I cannot find where the
books are downloaded to move to my VR stream or iPhone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.








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They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"

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