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Re: Jaws Help, Please!

chris judge
 

No. for sure running jaws from the system tray is a personal preference. As far as I can see there is no reason not to, as it takes jaws out of the tab order when alt tabbing through open windows, and you can always get there easily with insert J.


Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 1, 2021 4:08 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Its not a question of whether it should. If you want JAWS to have an opened Window you can alt tab to, then run it as you are. If you want it to run in the system tray, it won't have a window you can tab to. If you run it as you are now, you move into the window either by alt tabbing to it or buy using the command JAWS key j. Either way, you open and move through the menus as you do in a typical Windows program, alt to open the menus, etc.
If you run the program in the system tray, you can use JAWS key j to open a menu. You will find all the menus there, but you are already in a menu. As I recall, you up and down arrow in the menyu and press enbter on the menu you want to open. If you look at the interface, you will probably understand what to do when you see it.

It’s a matter of preference how you run JAWS. I don't think Chris said you should run it from the system tray, he gave instructions if you were.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 3:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Chris:


What does it mean when you say Jaws should be running from the system tray? Should I do that or will that screw things up for me?

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 1:16 PM, chris judge wrote:
HI again Shelly. I forgot to mention one thing. If your jaws is not
set to run from system tray, pressing insert J will take you to the
jaws window but it won't open the menu.
In this case, once you've moved to the jaws window, press alt O to
open the options menu, press enter on basics. The rest of the steps
are the same is in my previous message.
Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Madison:


I don't think we changed anything. Maybe we hit something
accidentally when we deleted them. When I downloaded 2021, I checked
the box to have Jaws start up when I turn on the computer. If you can
tell me where to check that, I would appreciate it. Maybe it got unchecked somehow.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 12:26 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi Shelley,
Did you happen to change any settings when uninstalling the other 2
versions of Jaws? If so, then let me know and I'll try and help you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 3:21 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Hi Group:


I deleted Jaws 2019 and 2020 because I now have Jaws 2021 and I
didn't need the other ones. Since I have taken the other versions
off my computer, now when I turn on the computer to sign in using my
pin, Jaws
2021 no longer says anything like it used to. It would always tell
me to sign in and now it's not. Do you know how I can get this to
talk again when I first turn on the computer? When I downloaded it a
few months ago, I checked everything so it would turn on right away
and it did. I'm not sure if we hit something taking off the other
programs and now it's not turning on. Any help would be greatly
appreciated. Simple Instructions would be most helpful. I'm not
tech savvy. When I type in my pin, Jaws does come up but I need it right when I turn on the computer like it was.

Shelly




















Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

The System Tray is part of the Windows Desktop. It contains programs which are running in the background as opposed to the taskbar where your currently opened programs are listed. This is basic Windows training. It may be to your advantage to have Jaws running in The System Tray. For your convenience I have included a little tutorial which I wrote some time back. It's part of the Mini Blinds series of pamphlets which are listed in the Bookstore on my web site. I'm not sure the Paypal links work, so if you want any more of these, write me and then I'll give you a link to Paypal so you can pay for the pamphlets you want.




MINI BLINDS
Help For Learning Windows in a Small Package

By Ann K. Parsons


The Windows Desktop

"I've got all this stuff! I have manuals! I have books! I have help files! I'm going bonkers here! What do I do? I can't read all this stuff! I don't know where to start!"

Well, then, try our Mini Blinds pamphlets. They are small. They are simple, and you only get one small subject per pamphlet. Want to know something small, something specific, don't want to search through a whole book, then Mini Blinds is what you want. You want to cover Windows with Mini Blinds, not drapes, not curtains, but mini blinds. Here you go, try this on for size and convenience! If you want drapes or curtains or Venetian blinds, there is a list of resources for excellent books and tutorials at the end of this pamphlet. The advantage to ,portal ,tutoring's Mini Blinds is that once you grasp what's going on here, you can read and understand all those books and manuals you've got there. So don't throw them out!

Note, these Mini Blinds are written using keyboard commands. These are commands that can be used by anyone using Windows. If you don't like the mouse, try keyboard commands. If you use a mouse, you can just click on the things I discuss here. Otherwise, use your hands on the keyboard.

The Windows Desktop

The Windows Desktop is the root or center of your computer. It is from here that everything begins. For the Sighted, the main portion of The Desktop appears like a bulletin board with many pictures on it. The pictures are placed in rows and columns. Each picture or icon represents a link to a program or file. The Computer or This PC icon is a picture of a computer. The Recycle Bin is a picture of a waste basket. Each icon has a small printed label on it which identifies it; the labels are used by screen reader software to identify and to speak the names of the icons as the cursor moves over them. In addition, The Desktop has a horizontal Title Bar at the top. and on the bottom of the screen is another horizontal bar which is called the Taskbar.
The Title Bar is a feature common to all screens in Windows. It lists the title of the program which is currently active and whose menus and so on are visible on your screen. You can read the Title Bar on your screen, if you are using a Screen Reader by using the command for this purpose. If you are using Jaws or NVDA, press Insert-T.
At the bottom of the screen is the Taskbar. It is a menu that stretches horizontally across the entire width of the screen. To the far left, is the Start Button. This is used to invoke the Start Menu. This menu is on a separate screen from the Desktop and contains many of the programs a user activates most frequently. You access this button with the Windows-Key.
To the right of the Start Button, is the Taskbar. This part of the menu shares the same name as does the entire menu, but it is the portion of the screen that shows small picture icons of programs which are currently opened on your computer. You might have email, a spreadsheet and Notepad all open at one time. The programs' icons will be on the taskbar, when the Desktop is on the screen. You can access the Taskbar by pressing Windows-Key-Tab. You can move between the various icons by using your right and left arrow keys. Pressing enter on any of these icons will result in that program being placed in the main window of your computer screen.
Further to the right, is the System Tray. This portion of the Taskbar looks very much like the Taskbar, but here you will find icons which represent programs which are running in the background. These might include your virus checker, Skype, and MSN Messenger. You can access the System Tray by using the mouse or by pressing Insert-F11, if you are using Jaws or NVDA.
Finally, there is a clock in the lower right hand corner of this bottom bar. If you use a screen reader, you can access this clock by pressing Insert-F12 in Jaws and NVDA. If you are not using a screen reader, clicking on the items in the Taskbar or System Tray will activate them.
Now we come to the main portion of The Desktop. Each person's computer has a different Desktop because each person uses different programs and files. Some of them will be the same: Computer, This PC, Recycle Bin, Documents and My Network Places. These are the names of the System Icons. Do not change or move these icons at all. Some programs will be the same on all computers: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word. Others may be different files, folders web sites or programs. This is because The Desktop is a List View. This means that you can add, subtract, move, change the name of, any of the items in The Desktop with the exception of the system icons. You can remove them, but it is not wise to do so. All List Views in Windows are like this.
To use The Desktop to find programs and files which you need, you can use the four arrow keys. Or, you can type the first letter of the name of the thing for which you are looking, and it will be selected. Sometimes, you may have to type that same letter several times to reach what you want, but it will eventually be selected so that you can press "enter` on it to activate your choice. Again, by using the mouse, you can click on these icons to activate them. Should you activate one of the icons on the Desktop by accident and find yourself in a program or a file or a folder where you did not intend to go, simply pressing Alt-F4 will close down the window and take you back to the Desktop.
Because The Desktop is , a List View you are able to rename any of the icons on it. It is recommended that you not rename: Documents, Computer, This PC, Recycle Bin, My Network Places and Internet Explorer. These are the names of the System Icons. Do not change or move these icons at all. Any other icons can be renamed. To rename an icon in a List View:

1. Place the cursor on the icon to be renamed.
2. Press f2.
3. Type in the new name for the icon.
4. Press "Enter".

It is also possible to delete icons from The Desktop. It is recommended strongly that you do not delete: My Documents, Computer, This PC, Recycle Bin, My Network Places and Internet Explorer. These are the names of the System Icons. Do not change or move these icons at all. In order to accomplish this, take the following steps:

1. Select the icon which you want to delete.
2. Press the delete Key.
3. Press the spacebar on the "yes button".
4. Remember that unless you have placed a folder or a file directly in the folder called Desktop, you will be deleting only a shortcut, a link to a program or a folder or a file. The actual programs, folders or files will still be on your computer.
You can add icons to The Desktop too. This is a more complicated project, so will not be described here in this pamphlet. However, we mention it here because it is one of the things which can be done with all List Views. Icons are added automatically when a new program is installed, or they can be added manually by the user.


Bibliography

The following is a list of sources for books and tutorials. These are designed for the blind or visually impaired,


American Printing House for the Blind: http://www.aph.org
Phone: (502) 895-2405
Toll-Free Customer Service: (800) 223-1839 (U.S. and Canada)

Access Technology Institute tutorials: http://www.blind.training/
Phone: (916) 248-4114
Fax: (800) 986-6198

Bookshare: http://www.bookshare.org
Consult contact link

Freedom Scientific Tutorials: http://www.freedomscientific.com/fs_products/tutorials.asp
Phone: (800) 444-4443

Iowa Department for the Blind's Tutorials: http://www.blind.state.ia.us/assist/
Phone: (515) 281-1357

Mystic Access Tutorials:
http://www.mysticaccess.com

National Braille Press: http://www.nbp.org
Phone: (617) 266-6160
Toll-Free: (888) 965-8965

Top Dot Enterprises Tutorials and articles on computers:
http://www.topdotenterprises.com
Phone: (425) 501-3122

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Sharon S
 

Hi, I recently set up my own laptop by myself using Narrator. I had no
issues and it was done quite quickly. My laptop is a Del but I don't see
that makes any difference.

The only issue I am now having with the setup is outlook won't except my
email account details. I have entered them a number of times with no luck. I
have sat here with my old laptop open to the account settings and set the
new one up exactly the same but still no luck. I don't know what else to do
and it is driving me up the wall.

Good luck with your new computer.

Bye for now.
From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Tuesday, 22 December 2020 2:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

I'm getting it from Best Buy, and it will be delivered on Jan 05-2021. I
can't wait to get it! That is the only date they had, and even if I wanted
to pick it up, I would have to wait until Jan 07-2021, so I took the
delivery date. Some people say to just turn on Narrator, and follow the
steps. Is this right?

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Madison Martin
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 9:35 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Hi Janet,
Where are you getting your laptop from? I didn't have to set up mine on my
own, the store where we got it from did it for me. I might be able to help
you with setting up Jaws, are you using Jaws now?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 21, 2020 9:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Hi,
Yes, the Lenovos do sound pretty good, and I like the light weight. I won't
be using the touch screen either, but I didn't have to pay for the touch
screen, as it already came with the Laptop. I will be using my Lenovo for
basic things as well. I'm a little nervous about setting it up myself
though.
Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Madison Martin
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 8:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Hi Janit,
I have a Linovo, and I love it!!!!! It's not a touch screen, but even if it
was I wouldn't use it. It's fast, has good speakers, small, lightweight, and
easy to use!!!! Then again I use my computer for pretty basic stuff, emails,
Internet browsing and such, so I don't want/need a real fancy or high-end
laptop.
Congrads on your purchase, I hope you'll be happy with it and don't have too
many (or better yet no) issues and that it lasts you a long time!!!!!
Madison

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: December 21, 2020 8:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Hi David and All,
David this is so true what you are saying, and I didn't mean to say a Word
Processor though, but to say a Processor for the Laptop I was wanting to
buy. I don't really need a Word Processor, as I will only be doing some
basic editing.
Thank you for this clarification. I don't know as much about computers as I
would like to. So, you just tought me something. I bought a Lenovo -
IdeaPad 3 15" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5-1035G1 - 12GB Memory -
256GB SSD - Platinum Grey. I won't use the touch screen though, it came
with the Laptop.

Janet





Lenovo - IdeaPad 3 15" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5-1035G1 -
12GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum Grey

Purchase Date: 12/21/2020





-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
David Goldfield
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 7:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Janet,
There is a difference between a word processor used for writing and editing
documents as opposed to a processor in a computer which can determine its
overall speed and performance. Which term are you wanting more information
about?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2020 4:32 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Word Processor Suggestions Help Please.

Hi Everyone,
I am wanting to buy a Windows Laptop, but I don't know what to look for in a
good Word Processor though, as I've noticed some Laptops have different
processors in them, so I'm not for sure what to look for.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Janet
Peace Be With You.


Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,


Good points, Gene. I always learn something when reading your posts. So I'll change my admonition, explore your dialogs but don't change anything unless you're sure you want to do whatever it is. One thing though, if you do change something, going back to the dialog will most probably allow you to put things back to what they were before you changed something.

Ann P.


Original message:

More discussion is needed on this question.
Not quite. Some dialogs don't have ok buttons and actions take immediate
effect. Tabbing through a dialog won't cause any problems as you say, but
it needs to be pointed out that if you change settings it may. Firefox is
an example of a program where the options dialog has no ok button and
changes take immediate effect. Probably Thunderbird is as well.
While a lot of dialogs have ok and cancel buttons, it appears to me that
more may not than in the past. So tabbing around is fine. Changing
settings is something you should be careful about until you have found out
if the dialog has an ok and a cancel button.
And if you are looking around in a dialog. never use ok to close it if you
don't intend to change any settings. Even if you are sure you haven't
changed anything, use cancel or escape if escape works in the dialog. Most
of the time, it does and is the same as cancel.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:25 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!
Hi all,
I think sometimes people tend to forget that you can't damage anything
in Windows dialogs unless you press an OK button, so therefore, tabbing
through a dialog does not harm anything at all.
Ann P.
--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: paypal

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Anything's worth trying once. I didn't try using the keys to activate the mouse, I'll certainly give it a whirl next time. I was so frustrated, I couldn't think straight after a while. I had tried System Access, NVDA and Jaws. I tried Chrome, FF and IE. Nothing seemed to work!

Ann P.


Original message:

Did you try different ways of activating the button? While the problem may
be something else, it may be as simple as that the button is not encoded
properly to be activated from the keyboard. I know links can be encoded in
that way, requiring a mouse. I wouldn't be surprised if buttons can be as
well. It is very important for people to describe what they have done and
just what problem is being encountered. I didn't even think of that as a
possibility until you presented the detailed information.
Its too late to try it now, but next time if the problem happens again, try
using whatever you use, the JAWS cursor, I think, to activate the button and
see what happens. I'm not optimistic, but you never know and many times,
there are controls I must use the simulated mouse on on this or that wweb
page.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:09 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] paypal
Hi all,
Holly, I explained carefully and fully that I had "tried all browsers
and all screen readers". I have been urging people to use FF or
Explorer for the past two weeks. So don't give me back my words.
I do have additional info. What I was trying to do was pay a friend
for some computer work he had done for me. I put his email in the edit
box and in some browsers I would get a button with his name and so on
and I would press the spacebar or enter, and nothing would happen. I
would try to activate the 'next' button and nothing happened.
Then, my friend sent me a request for money. This I received in email,
and it had a link. I activated the link and boom! I was good to go.
I paid him for fixing this computer and all is well.
I only had trouble when initiating my purchase myself. I don't know
what's with Paypal, but somebody needs to tell them that all their ads
and all their links and all their fall-dee-roll is *not* appreciated.
We want a simple interface with controls that work, thank you!
Ann P.

Original message:
Ann:
Many people have been having problems with PayPal using a chromium based
browser. Try using Firefox or Internet Explorer.




--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Sharon S
 

Hi, when you uninstall older versions you get the option to delete shared components. Of course you don't want to do this. I think that would also delete your current settings.

From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: Friday, 1 January 2021 9:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Ron:


Whenever I update Jaws, it always asks me to migrate my settings and I say yes. When I deleted the other versions, it didn't say anything about my settings. Since I have had Jaws 2021 for a few months and my settings were fine, I thought all would be good. Ann said that when you take the old versions off, it automatically deletes some settings. It's very strange because that's the only setting that wasn't right.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 11:49 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

i haven't used JAWS for years as my default screen reader, but before
you delete JAWS earlier versions, you should always use the merge
settings feature or whatever the current version of that is now of
days. This will transfer all of your favorite settings from the older
version to the latest version.

I think that utility still exists doesn't it?


On 12/31/2020 4:25 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

I think sometimes people tend to forget that you can't damage
anything in Windows dialogs unless you press an OK button, so
therefore, tabbing through a dialog does not harm anything at all.

Ann P.


Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Gene
 

Its not a question of whether it should. If you want JAWS to have an opened Window you can alt tab to, then run it as you are. If you want it to run in the system tray, it won't have a window you can tab to. If you run it as you are now, you move into the window either by alt tabbing to it or buy using the command JAWS key j. Either way, you open and move through the menus as you do in a typical Windows program, alt to open the menus, etc. If you run the program in the system tray, you can use JAWS key j to open a menu. You will find all the menus there, but you are already in a menu. As I recall, you up and down arrow in the menyu and press enbter on the menu you want to open. If you look at the interface, you will probably understand what to do when you see it.

It’s a matter of preference how you run JAWS. I don't think Chris said you should run it from the system tray, he gave instructions if you were.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Shelly Kane
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2021 3:54 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Chris:


What does it mean when you say Jaws should be running from the system
tray? Should I do that or will that screw things up for me?

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 1:16 PM, chris judge wrote:
HI again Shelly. I forgot to mention one thing. If your jaws is not set to run from system tray, pressing insert J will take you to the jaws window but it won't open the menu.
In this case, once you've moved to the jaws window, press alt O to open the options menu, press enter on basics. The rest of the steps are the same is in my previous message.
Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Madison:


I don't think we changed anything. Maybe we hit something accidentally when we deleted them. When I downloaded 2021, I checked the box to have Jaws start up when I turn on the computer. If you can tell me where to check that, I would appreciate it. Maybe it got unchecked somehow.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 12:26 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi Shelley,
Did you happen to change any settings when uninstalling the other 2 versions of Jaws? If so, then let me know and I'll try and help you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 3:21 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Hi Group:


I deleted Jaws 2019 and 2020 because I now have Jaws 2021 and I didn't
need the other ones. Since I have taken the other versions off my
computer, now when I turn on the computer to sign in using my pin,
Jaws
2021 no longer says anything like it used to. It would always tell me to sign in and now it's not. Do you know how I can get this to talk again when I first turn on the computer? When I downloaded it a few months ago, I checked everything so it would turn on right away and it did. I'm not sure if we hit something taking off the other programs and now it's not turning on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Simple Instructions would be most helpful. I'm not tech savvy. When I type in my pin, Jaws does come up but I need it right when I turn on the computer like it was.

Shelly




















Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Shelly Kane
 

Ron:


Whenever I update Jaws, it always asks me to migrate my settings and I say yes.  When I deleted the other versions, it didn't say anything about my settings.  Since I have had Jaws 2021 for a few months and my settings were fine, I thought all would be good. Ann said that when you take the old versions off, it automatically deletes some settings.  It's very strange because that's the only setting that wasn't right.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 11:49 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

i haven't used JAWS for years as my default screen reader, but before you delete JAWS earlier versions, you should always use the merge settings feature or whatever the current version of that is now of days.  This will transfer all of your favorite settings from the older version to the latest version.

I think that utility still exists doesn't it?


On 12/31/2020 4:25 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

I think sometimes people tend to forget that you can't damage anything in Windows dialogs unless you press an OK button, so therefore, tabbing through a dialog does not harm anything at all.

Ann P.


Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Shelly Kane
 

Ann:


Thank you.  I had no idea that taking off my old versions of Jaws would delete my settings.  Thankfully everything else seems to be working.  I actually deleted the shortcuts on my desktop as well. I will let you know if it's fixed later today when I turn the computer back on.  I had it on sleep all day while I was out.  I wanted to make sure it would start up regularly.  I learn something new every day.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 2:16 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

When you deleted Jaws, the program, not the shortcut on the desktop, you deleted your settings.  Go into Jaws with insert-j and make the changes you need.  start by activating the menus with your alt key or by typing alt-o.

Ann P.


Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Shelly Kane
 

Madison:


I did what you said and it was unchecked.  I have no idea how that setting got unchecked when I deleted the older versions of Jaws.  If I have any other problems, I will be sure to post.  So glad that there are Jaws users here.  Thanks again and Happy New Year everyone!

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 1:18 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi Shelley,
Okay.
1. Go to the Jaws context menu either by clicking on the Jaws shortcut that's on your desktop (if you have one on your desktop) or by pressing insert j
2. Once you get to the context menu Options will be the first thing that comes up.
3. Enter on options and tab 3 times to Autimatically start Jaws... button
Once you enter on that button a dialog box will come up and the first option is "Start Jaws at the log-on screen" and Jaws will tell you whether it's checked or unchecked. If it's unchecked then check it and tab to the okay button. You'll be asked to restart Jaws, once you do this then everything should be back to normal.
Hope these instructions are clear and simple enough... If not then sorry, hopefully someone else can give you simpler ones.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 4:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Madison:


I don't think we changed anything. Maybe we hit something accidentally when we deleted them. When I downloaded 2021, I checked the box to have Jaws start up when I turn on the computer. If you can tell me where to check that, I would appreciate it. Maybe it got unchecked somehow.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 12:26 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi Shelley,
Did you happen to change any settings when uninstalling the other 2 versions of Jaws? If so, then let me know and I'll try and help you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 3:21 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Hi Group:


I deleted Jaws 2019 and 2020 because I now have Jaws 2021 and I didn't
need the other ones. Since I have taken the other versions off my
computer, now when I turn on the computer to sign in using my pin,
Jaws
2021 no longer says anything like it used to. It would always tell me to sign in and now it's not. Do you know how I can get this to talk again when I first turn on the computer? When I downloaded it a few months ago, I checked everything so it would turn on right away and it did. I'm not sure if we hit something taking off the other programs and now it's not turning on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Simple Instructions would be most helpful. I'm not tech savvy. When I type in my pin, Jaws does come up but I need it right when I turn on the computer like it was.

Shelly



















Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Shelly Kane
 

Chris:


What does it mean when you say Jaws should be running from the system tray?  Should I do that or will that screw things up for me?

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 1:16 PM, chris judge wrote:
HI again Shelly. I forgot to mention one thing. If your jaws is not set to run from system tray, pressing insert J will take you to the jaws window but it won't open the menu.
In this case, once you've moved to the jaws window, press alt O to open the options menu, press enter on basics. The rest of the steps are the same is in my previous message.
Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Madison:


I don't think we changed anything. Maybe we hit something accidentally when we deleted them. When I downloaded 2021, I checked the box to have Jaws start up when I turn on the computer. If you can tell me where to check that, I would appreciate it. Maybe it got unchecked somehow.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 12:26 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi Shelley,
Did you happen to change any settings when uninstalling the other 2 versions of Jaws? If so, then let me know and I'll try and help you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 3:21 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Hi Group:


I deleted Jaws 2019 and 2020 because I now have Jaws 2021 and I didn't
need the other ones. Since I have taken the other versions off my
computer, now when I turn on the computer to sign in using my pin,
Jaws
2021 no longer says anything like it used to. It would always tell me to sign in and now it's not. Do you know how I can get this to talk again when I first turn on the computer? When I downloaded it a few months ago, I checked everything so it would turn on right away and it did. I'm not sure if we hit something taking off the other programs and now it's not turning on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Simple Instructions would be most helpful. I'm not tech savvy. When I type in my pin, Jaws does come up but I need it right when I turn on the computer like it was.

Shelly



















Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Shelly Kane
 

Chris:


Thank you so much.  I don't think Jaws is running from the system tray whatever that means.  It asked me if I wanted it to.  What would happen if I let it do whatever in the system tray?  I hit the insert J key and Jaws opened but I had to actually hit control O for options because it wasn't running from the system tray which I didn't know.  Once I got to where it said basic setting, I went over to automatically start Jaws and then I clicked on that.  It asked me if I wanted it to start when I first logged on and I said yes.  So the problem was when I deleted my other versions of Jaws, somehow that setting got unchecked.  I think it should be fine now.  If not, I will let you know.  Thanks again.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 1:13 PM, Chris judge wrote:
Hi Shelly.
The option you want is under basic settings. Press insert J to move to the jaws window. If your jaws is set to run from the system tray, pressing insert J will open the menu and land you on the options sub menu, Press right arrow to expand the options menu. You will hear, basics. Press enter. Tab over to automatically start jaws. Press enter. You will find check boxes for start jaws at the log on screen, as well as whether you want jaws to run for all users, or just you. Check the boxes you want, then tab to the ok button. Tab again to ok and press enter. This should do it.



Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 6:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Madison:


I don't think we changed anything. Maybe we hit something accidentally when we deleted them. When I downloaded 2021, I checked the box to have Jaws start up when I turn on the computer. If you can tell me where to check that, I would appreciate it. Maybe it got unchecked somehow.

Shelly

On 12/31/2020 12:26 PM, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi Shelley,
Did you happen to change any settings when uninstalling the other 2 versions of Jaws? If so, then let me know and I'll try and help you.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: December 31, 2020 3:21 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Jaws Help, Please!

Hi Group:


I deleted Jaws 2019 and 2020 because I now have Jaws 2021 and I didn't
need the other ones. Since I have taken the other versions off my
computer, now when I turn on the computer to sign in using my pin,
Jaws
2021 no longer says anything like it used to. It would always tell me to sign in and now it's not. Do you know how I can get this to talk again when I first turn on the computer? When I downloaded it a few months ago, I checked everything so it would turn on right away and it did. I'm not sure if we hit something taking off the other programs and now it's not turning on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Simple Instructions would be most helpful. I'm not tech savvy. When I type in my pin, Jaws does come up but I need it right when I turn on the computer like it was.

Shelly



















Re: Jaws Help, Please!

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

i haven't used JAWS for years as my default screen reader, but before you delete JAWS earlier versions, you should always use the merge settings feature or whatever the current version of that is now of days.  This will transfer all of your favorite settings from the older version to the latest version.

I think that utility still exists doesn't it?

On 12/31/2020 4:25 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

I think sometimes people tend to forget that you can't damage anything in Windows dialogs unless you press an OK button, so therefore, tabbing through a dialog does not harm anything at all.

Ann P.
--
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!"


Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Blaster
 

Hey Joe, No worries, The K-lite codec pack is a collection of free
and most used windows compression and decompression utilities that are
added to your windows OS and made available to any installed programs
that wants to use them. You can go to the K-lite website directly and
download the program, but it's just easier to get it from ninite even
though the website is a little daunting at first,, here's how to do
it.

Go to:
https://ninite.com/accessible

Press the CTRL key and tap the HOME key to go to the top of the page.

Tap your H key to navigate down the page until you hear the heading MEDIA

Tap the X key or arrow down until you get to the K-lite codec option
and press the space bar to select it.

Pres the ALT key and tap the letter G key to jump down to the GET YOUR
NINITE button and it will automatically start the download.

Now, depending on which browser your using one of two things will happen.

1. The Download of the K-lite codec pack will appear in it's own
window with a progress bar as it's being installed to your pc.

or
2. The browser will prompt you to download the NINITE K lite download
installer.exe file. In which case you will need to open your file
explorer and navigate to your downloads folder and find that file and
press the enter key on it to begin the installation, and that will
open it's own window and show a progress bar while it's installing the
codecs to your pc.

In either case, when it's done, just press enter on the FINISH button
and your done.

I'd suggest restarting windows and after it's done rebooting, try to
open that wave file again and see if everythings back to normal.

HTH,
Blaster

On 12/31/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
SFC is. I don't know about DISM. You may want to check online for
instructions in case the Windows 10 instructions don't exactly match. I
doubt SFC will help with the problem since a system restore didn't, but you

can try running the program, of course.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe, Dism and SFC are built into Windows 10 and so isn't my software. I'm
honestly not certain if these utilities are contained within Windows 7.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe
Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will
share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these
utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System
File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM)

If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first
thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a
Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The
easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the
text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned

as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either

via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has

one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator"
from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt
window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files

and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and
Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in

a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth DISM should be able to fix
errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really
thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been
fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The

SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.da
vidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C135147cd4ba043e8bb6508d8adfb
d6e0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450644434796486%7
CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1
haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oW05a%2FyaxaWd%2FQLLSrIeW6v682kni
naUGoQkteWfwYI%3D&amp;reserved=0

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found
labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked

bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnin
it
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf
0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%
7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik
1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2F
CC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No
good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY


































Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Sis Carolyn, Li Novo IS NOT a division of IBM; IBM sold its personal
computers deivision to Li Novo. As such, IBM NO LONGER makes desktop or
laptop PC's anymore.

IBM is an old hand; lots of defense contracts and, of course, mainframes
still rock the boat!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene
 

SFC is. I don't know about DISM. You may want to check online for instructions in case the Windows 10 instructions don't exactly match. I doubt SFC will help with the problem since a system restore didn't, but you can try running the program, of course.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe, Dism and SFC are built into Windows 10 and so isn't my software. I'm honestly not certain if these utilities are contained within Windows 7.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System
File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM) If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth DISM should be able to fix
errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.da
vidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C135147cd4ba043e8bb6508d8adfb
d6e0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450644434796486%7
CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1
haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oW05a%2FyaxaWd%2FQLLSrIeW6v682kni
naUGoQkteWfwYI%3D&amp;reserved=0

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found
labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnin
it
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf
0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%
7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik
1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2F
CC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY





















Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Joe, Dism and SFC are built into Windows 10 and so isn't my software. I'm honestly not certain if these utilities are contained within Windows 7.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System
File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM) If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth DISM should be able to fix
errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.da
vidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C135147cd4ba043e8bb6508d8adfb
d6e0%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450644434796486%7
CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1
haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=oW05a%2FyaxaWd%2FQLLSrIeW6v682kni
naUGoQkteWfwYI%3D&amp;reserved=0

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found
labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnin
it
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf
0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%
7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik
1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2F
CC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in
that software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a
system restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY





















Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli
 

Hi, David,

I run Win 7. Will your software work with 7?

If it won't, is there an alternate fix?

Thank you very much.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: David Goldfield <david.goldfield@outlook.com>
To: "main@TechTalk.groups.io" <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM)
If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM should be able to fix errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fninit
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2FCC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY





















Re: Downloadable Crossword Puzzles for Use with Spoonbill Software

Dave
 

Does this Software create Crossword Puzzles? 


And if not, does anyone know of a Crossword Puzzle maker that is Screen Reader Friendly?



On 12/31/2020 11:48 AM, Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND wrote:

Hello All, and Happy New Year.

 

We have been using the Blind Gamer’s Crossword Puzzle software for some time now and have had no trouble finding free, downloadable puzzles that work with it.  Recently we have noticed that many of the places where you could download the puzzles are no longer valid websites.

 

Can anyone suggest where to get puzzles for use with this software? 

 

Thanks.                           

 

 

 


Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Joe, in case you have not already ran the SFC and DISM utilities I will share the following instructions, written by Brian Vogel. Running these utilities may possibly resolve your issues.

Fixing "Weird Issues" under Windows 8 or Windows 10 Using the System File Checker (SFC) and Deployment Imaging Servicing and Management (DISM)
If you are having "weird problems" with any Windows system, the first thing you should do is to run the System File Checker (SFC). Open a Command Prompt window using the "Run as Administrator" option. The easiest way to do this is to hit the Windows Key, immediately enter the text "Command Prompt" and getting the Command Prompt desktop app returned as the first item. Gain focus on it and bring up the context menu either via right click or hitting the menu/applications key [if your machine has one] or Shift+F10 if it does not then selecting "Run as administrator" from the context menu that appears. Once that elevated command prompt window is opened, enter:
SFC /scannow
When it's finished look at its output to see if it found any corrupt files and whether it was able to fix them.
If SFC reports that it was unable to fix something, on Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems it's also worth running the following command, also in a Command Prompt window that's been opened with "Run as Adminstrator":
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM should be able to fix errors that SFC may not be able to fix. If you wish to be really thorough, after running DISM, and presuming it reports that all has been fixed, shutdown and restart your machine and run SFC one final time. The SFC result should be clean.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Blaster,

Thank you for the info about the site for obtaining a wave file codex.

I have no idea as to the name of the codex. The only one I found labeled as a codex is something like K light codex

There's no description of what it is. I could see that it could be checked bvut I sure didn't know to download it, assuming is is what I need.

This is a very hard site to navigate.

I hope you can enlighten me as to how to find and download what I need.

I hate to be a bother.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You may want to reinstall your codecs just in case the one Media
player and VLC has become corrupted. You can get the K-lite codec
pack from this website:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fninit
e.com%2Faccessible&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Caefa1bcdfcf544b46b2008d8adf0a
fb7%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637450596533399078%7C
Unknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1h
aWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=AmAiIhSAWer3PYYrl%2BnUrCTy0S3%2FCC
o3zwoiNvo1dGc%3D&amp;reserved=0

HTH,
Blaster


On 12/28/20, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't know what is causing the problem. Try selecting a file in
the list,

and instead of just pressing enter on it, try opening the context
menu and press enter on open and play. While I doubt this will
cause the file to play, you never know.

But as to how to solve the underlying problem, I don't know.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2020 2:44 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Listers,

I am using a computer running Win 7. For whatever reason, it no
longer will

let me play wave files. This is NOT an association problem. Media
Player is

the default program for playing wave files. I also tried VLC, and
wave files

still do not play.

I installed CCleaner Professional and wondered if something in that
software

cased the problem. I uninstalled it. No luck. Next, I chose a system
restore

point which was earlier than the date when Cclear was installed. No good.

There is where I am now. I do a lot with wave files. My CD
collection is now

on an external hard drive, backed up with another drive.

In case it means anything, Goldwave permits me to play wave files,
but I don't think there's a way to play all the files in a folder.
That is what I

would have to do in order to play a CDE.

I thank you for any way to resolve my dilemma.

Joe Giovanelli, W2PVY












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