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computer speakers that don't need an earphone jack to work?

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

The earphone jack on my laptop doesn't work and I need a new set of speakers. Are there any speakers available that don't require the earphone jack? If not I have an adapter that allows me to use one of my USB ports as an earphone jack, would that work to bypass the nonworking earphone jack in all cases? I have my current set of speakers plugged that way and they work except for a short that's developing but I don't want to buy something that I can't use and have to send it back because I can't use my adapter.

Thanks.

Troy


Re: Updated FireFox

Howard Traxler
 

Thanks Gene, and I'm sure you're right; but:
Used to be that when I started firefox, it displayed a whole page of Google (because google was set to be my start page).  Everything pertaining to google; all the google links, the edit box for searching, the search button, ETC.  After all my updating, reverting et al, starting firefox just gives me about four items that I can tab through.  No edit box, and my NVDA does no longer go into edit mode allowing me to input my search criteria.

I'm sure there must be something in the firefox setup that will let me have my old screens back; but I just can't find it.

I wonder if there's a tutorial that will show me how to set this up the way it was?  I know I should google it, but I can't get there.

Appreciate your suggestions.

Howard

On 1/9/2021 4:28 PM, Gene wrote:
and if you revert and your computer is infected because you go to a web site that can infect your machine through an unpatched vulnerability, you may really regret not updating and not keeping the browser current.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 4:23 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Updated FireFox

OK; I did it.  Updated my firefox.  It says it's now version 84.0.2 (I
think it is).  It does not act anything like before the update. Screen
seems totally different.  I think I'll have to revert.  This is exactly
why I did not want to update.








Re: Air Fyer Grill accessible?

Sugar Lopez
 

Oh awesome question!

I would be most intrested to know if anyone knows of one that totally blind folks can sue, successfully

Thanks for asking

Sugar

 

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

- - Winnie the Pooh

 

Please walk with me through a second chance of life:

https://www.gofundme.com/sugars-transplant-journey

 

-Sugar, ❤😘

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Air Fyer Grill accessible?

 

Has anyone had any experience with any of the air fryer grills? Are any of the controls accessible? We hear them advertised on TV but they never describe the controls.


Air Fyer Grill accessible?

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

Has anyone had any experience with any of the air fryer grills? Are any of the controls accessible? We hear them advertised on TV but they never describe the controls.


Re: Adjusting Read to Go reading speed?

 

If you were holding your phone in portrait mode it should be the second tab from the right.

Ashley

On Jan 9, 2021, at 5:45 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:



Thanks, but I must be doing something wrong.  No matter which button I choose, when I swipe down, all I get are: “Hints enabled” and then “Hints disabled”.

 

The buttons from which I can choose include: My books, Navigation, Set bookmark, Settings, Previous section, Previous phrase, Play/Pause, Next phrase and lastly, Next Section.

 

Of course, Settings would make the most sense, but it also just gives me the: “Hints enabled” and then “Hints disabled”. ” like all the rest.

 

Can you tell what I need to do to speed the reading voice up?

 

Thanks very much for trying to help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:52 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Adjusting Read to Go reading speed?

 

Hi Vicki,

If you go to the fourth tab from the left and flip down a couple there should be some thing that says reading speed. This will allow you to adjust the speed at which read aloud will read a book to you.

Hope this helps,

 

Ashley



On Jan 9, 2021, at 12:04 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:



Hi List, I am using Read to Go to read a Bookshare book on an iPhone 8 using iOS 14.03.  While I can adjust the speed of Voice Over, I have not found any way to increase the reading of the book speed.  The slowness is driving me crazy. 

 

At the bottom of the screen I have found other controls, but none for the reading speed.

 

Do any of you have any suggestions?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


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Re: Adjusting Read to Go reading speed?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Thanks, but I must be doing something wrong.  No matter which button I choose, when I swipe down, all I get are: “Hints enabled” and then “Hints disabled”.

 

The buttons from which I can choose include: My books, Navigation, Set bookmark, Settings, Previous section, Previous phrase, Play/Pause, Next phrase and lastly, Next Section.

 

Of course, Settings would make the most sense, but it also just gives me the: “Hints enabled” and then “Hints disabled”. ” like all the rest.

 

Can you tell what I need to do to speed the reading voice up?

 

Thanks very much for trying to help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:52 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Adjusting Read to Go reading speed?

 

Hi Vicki,

If you go to the fourth tab from the left and flip down a couple there should be some thing that says reading speed. This will allow you to adjust the speed at which read aloud will read a book to you.

Hope this helps,

 

Ashley



On Jan 9, 2021, at 12:04 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:



Hi List, I am using Read to Go to read a Bookshare book on an iPhone 8 using iOS 14.03.  While I can adjust the speed of Voice Over, I have not found any way to increase the reading of the book speed.  The slowness is driving me crazy. 

 

At the bottom of the screen I have found other controls, but none for the reading speed.

 

Do any of you have any suggestions?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


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Re: Updated FireFox

Gene
 

and if you revert and your computer is infected because you go to a web site that can infect your machine through an unpatched vulnerability, you may really regret not updating and not keeping the browser current.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 4:23 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Updated FireFox

OK; I did it. Updated my firefox. It says it's now version 84.0.2 (I
think it is). It does not act anything like before the update. Screen
seems totally different. I think I'll have to revert. This is exactly
why I did not want to update.


Re: Updated FireFox

Gene
 

If you discuss the problems, you may get answers. I don't know what you mean by the screen seeming totally different. Browsing is browsing and when you are moving through a web page, doing so should be the same in terms of working with structures and how you move around the page.

If you are talking about something else, such as working with settings or menus, please clarify that you are referring to that.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2021 4:23 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Updated FireFox

OK; I did it. Updated my firefox. It says it's now version 84.0.2 (I
think it is). It does not act anything like before the update. Screen
seems totally different. I think I'll have to revert. This is exactly
why I did not want to update.


Updated FireFox

Howard Traxler
 

OK; I did it.  Updated my firefox.  It says it's now version 84.0.2 (I think it is).  It does not act anything like before the update. Screen seems totally different.  I think I'll have to revert.  This is exactly why I did not want to update.


Re: Adjusting Read to Go reading speed?

 

Hi Vicki,
If you go to the fourth tab from the left and flip down a couple there should be some thing that says reading speed. This will allow you to adjust the speed at which read aloud will read a book to you.
Hope this helps,

Ashley

On Jan 9, 2021, at 12:04 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:



Hi List, I am using Read to Go to read a Bookshare book on an iPhone 8 using iOS 14.03.  While I can adjust the speed of Voice Over, I have not found any way to increase the reading of the book speed.  The slowness is driving me crazy. 

 

At the bottom of the screen I have found other controls, but none for the reading speed.

 

Do any of you have any suggestions?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V




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Re: pc options

Mike B.
 


Hi Heather,
 
Yes, they are there but, somehow they've become unchecked.  Try the following to get them back.
1. Type Control Panel in the search box.
2. Press enter on Control Panel.
3. Click Power Options.
4. Click Choose what the power buttons do.
5. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable.  You might have to tab or Shift + tab to get there.
6. Tab past, Turn on fast startup, and you'll come to checkboxes for Sleep Hibernate and Lock.  Check the boxes you want to show.  Now tab to save changes, press enter and Alt + F4 to close.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 10:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] pc options

Hay, I noticed on my windows pc running ten latest, I do not see a sleep or hibernate  in the list of options. Do they not have these options anymore? I only see shut  down, sign out and switch user. I am not using quick start up set.So is that the reason why I do not get these options? Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Can't seem to use my Apple Watch properly after updating

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

My Apple Watch was recently updated to the current version. The problem is that I can't seem to sign in with my Apple Apple ID for it and can't escape back to apps, time, etc. What should I do?

Thanks,


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Adjusting Read to Go reading speed?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi List, I am using Read to Go to read a Bookshare book on an iPhone 8 using iOS 14.03.  While I can adjust the speed of Voice Over, I have not found any way to increase the reading of the book speed.  The slowness is driving me crazy. 

 

At the bottom of the screen I have found other controls, but none for the reading speed.

 

Do any of you have any suggestions?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V




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Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi,

Another option is to buy purchases on american express cards. All of their cards automatically add a year to the existing warranty free of charge.


On 1/4/2021 10:14 PM, Janet wrote:

Juan,

Thank you as this sure gives me something to think about.  Well, as far as hoping I finally find the right Laptop, me too, and I hope that will b tomorrow!  Smile!

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 9:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Yeah they can be pricy but you know yourself. If you know that you will take care of your stuff then you may not need it. If you know that you might need assistance in the future then you could get it. You can also do third party insurers like square trade who offer cheaper warranties. You can also save up money in case  something happens to the computer. I guess the options are there.

Well hopefully you can find the correct computer for you 😊

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 9:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it, but it cost me $245.  If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145.  All this insurance could cost more than the Laptop!  Smile!  On both of those Laptops did have SSD, as I do like those on my machines. 

  

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to buy the extended warranty.

 

I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a clean of windows 10.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

 

If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy,  would the usual 1 year warranty apply?

 

I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.

 

It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting  books from text to speech, but that’s fine.

 

I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: January 4, 2021 6:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend, if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10 generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for what you are looking to do.

 

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I did like that as it also had a NumPad.  I just didn’t know it was what Best Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that.  I also seen a HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for several months or even a year.  Although, as I am searching online, I have noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD Risen like the one I bought.  So, I don’t really know what all that means.  Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I pressed them.  The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short. 

 

Thank you for all this. 

Janet

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Gonzalez via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 3:40 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any of the intel core I5  computers or  AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi,

Thank you for this.  I won’t be doing any gaming or video though.  I want a Laptop basically for using email, basic editing,  etc.  So I know what I want, but trying to find it is another thing.  LOL!  

 

Janet    

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Fawaz Abdul rahman
Sent: Monday, January 04, 2021 2:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs  such as processor or ram etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.

 

Good luck.

 

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From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.

 

Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at Best Buy didn't tell me that.  So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see different prices for computer Laptops. 

 

Thank you all for any help in this. 

 

Janet   

Janet oppsode

 

Peace Be With You.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: which processor should i choose for my new laptop?

enes sarıbaş
 

Buy AMD, but wait for new models about 1-2 months later if not ergent. The 5000 series beat intel on every metric.

On 1/7/2021 7:43 AM, kamaal akhtar wrote:
hi,
i am planning to buy new laptop, but i am stuck on a question, that
which processor should i choose.
AMD and intel both are good brands, but now i think AMD's 4000 series
is better then intel's 10th gen.
so my question is
is there any accessibility problems in AMD's processor? i mean screen
readers or any thing useful to us works whell or not.
should i buy AMD's processor or stick to intel's?
please share your opinion.
thankyou




Re: pc options

Jerry Berrier
 

If you hit Windows-x, then arrow up a couple of times to the shutdown or sign out menu, then Enter,

You will see shut down, sleep, restart. No hibernate.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:14 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] pc options

 

Hay, I noticed on my windows pc running ten latest, I do not see a sleep or hibernate  in the list of options. Do they not have these options anymore? I only see shut  down, sign out and switch user. I am not using quick start up set.So is that the reason why I do not get these options? Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


pc options

heather albright
 

Hay, I noticed on my windows pc running ten latest, I do not see a sleep or hibernate  in the list of options. Do they not have these options anymore? I only see shut  down, sign out and switch user. I am not using quick start up set.So is that the reason why I do not get these options? Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Filing Taxes

Joe Orozco
 

Hi, is anyone here filing taxes independently? If so, what accessible
software do you use, and generally speaking, is your tax filing
relatively straightforward? I'm reporting other income for freelance
writing in addition to my full-time employment. I'm trying to figure
out if this in of itself is cause to use a tax preparer, or if it is
still relatively painless to do the filing on my own. I've always
pawned the whole business on someone else, but this year I'm trying to
find the most cost efficient strategy. Thanks in advance for any help.

Joe


Re: Updating FireFox

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, Howard, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin! You'll be much better off going with the new version of firefox as it's much more accessible. Let me know if I can be of further assistance, have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 12:42 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Updating FireFox

A banking site I use (Chase) insists that I get a newer version of my Browser. Now, I'm using Firefox 60.9.0ESR along with a recent version of NVDA. Has anyone experienced newer firefox and do you think there will be problems?

Thanks.
Howard







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Re: my computer no longer plays wave files

Joe Giovanelli
 

When I run mplayer2, it opens in Libraries, showing Music.

Actually, I never heard of Media Classic. When you mentioned it, I thought it must be synonymous with Media Player.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 2:17 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Okay, Then your using Media Player, not Media Player classic. You can
check this by running this from the run command line: mplayer2.exe

This is the executable file for Media Player.

I'll keep poking around to see if I can find anything else,
Blaster


On 1/8/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi,


There is no Options choice in the view menu. I saw Refresh, but this is, of
course, not a reset.

None of the options shows Reset.

Joeblaster,

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 8, 2021 10:40 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe,

I have two more things that you may want to try.

Do a Media Player classic reset, here's how to do that.

When Media Player classic is open

Press the ALT key and tap the letter V key to open the view option
from the menu bar.

Arrow up to the selection titled Options and press the enter key.

In the options window press the letter M key to jump to the selection
titled Micellaneous.

Tap the TAB key until you get to the Settings Management RESET button
and then press the enter key to reset the default settings.

If that doesn't work, you may want to re-install Media Player classic,
here's a link to that file.

https://ccm.net/download/download-1182-media-player-classic

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/8/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
It may be but you will likely have to go outside of lists like this to
find

it. If you ask on a site like Bleeping Computer, where geeks hang out
and
answer questions in forums, you might get an answer that solves the
problem.

You have to register before you can start or comment on discussions
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2021 8:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

Goldwave plays wavefiles and mp3 files but this software is intended
for
manipulating files. It cannot play all the files in a folder. I need
that
capability because my CD collection has been converted to wavefiles.

Goldwave does not play MIDI files. I do lots of sequencing so it is
important to be able to play them. I have a collection of player piano
roles

transcribed as MIDI songs, so I want to be able to play them.

There's a solution to all of this, and I know it will be unlocked in
time.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:14 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I'm sorry it didn't work. I believe you said there is one player you
can
play files in. If you set that player as the default, do things play
as
desired?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2021 2:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Gene, finally got to try Control-O when in Windows Media Player.
Nothing
happened.

I tried this when in the folder as well as outside the folder.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



I meant control o.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 8:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Hi, Gene,

It isn't clear about pressing Control to open a dialog box. Usually
the
control key bky itself does nothing. It needs a modifier.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene <gsasner@gmail.com>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021 12:20 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



You can probably play files within the program, even if you can't
by
pressing enter on them in the list outside of the program.
In Windows media player, press control to open the open dialog.
Shift
tab
once or twice, I'm don't know just how things are set up in
Windows
10.
You can get to a list of files and folders. If you back space you
will
move
back from where you are toard the c drive. If you backspace more,
you
will
be in a list and computer will be one of the items. Press enter
Move to the drive, I think it is an external drive, and press
enter.
Move
to where you want to be as usual on the drive. Try playing a
file.
After
that, we can see if you can play files as you wish, perhaps
selected
files
or an entire folder.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Giovanelli
Sent: Sunday, January 03, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files

Good Morning, Blaster,

I had no trouble removing Web Adviser.

when it comes to File Associations, I had limited success.

Thanks to Gene, I was very careful to select WAV. When I entered
on
that,
it
showed that Windows Media Player was the default player. I
accepted
this
and
closed that out.

I still couldn't play wivefiles. I went further and found that I
couldn't
play MP3 and MIDI files.

In one of my many trials I got one file to play but I have no idea
how
that
happened.

Where am I, except lost, of course?

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:34 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, Everything I wrote was for Windows 7, not Windows 10 as
you
mentioned that in your first post. The ninite.com website
removes
all
adware before you download it to your PC, that's why I suggested
the
K-lite codec pack, and yes it does work in Windows 7. But since
it
opened and played in the media player classic it's safe to
assume
you've got a working codec for .wav files installed. So, If you
want
to get rid of web advisor first then go to your control panel,
then
find the add and remove programs section and remove the McAffee
Web
Advisor. You will probably need to remove the entire McAfee
suite
if
it's like all of the other McAfee products that I've dealt with
in
the
past. I think the only other option, that is if you want to keep
the
McAfee suite, is to temporarily disable it when you need to
accomplish
a task that it's blocking and I think that's got to be done in
whatever browser your using. I'm no fan of McAfee, so I'd get
rid
of
it, but that's your choice.

As far as the file explorer issue, I'm not sure why your getting
a
different fly-out window on the open with screen, as arrowing
down
should give you a list of programs associated with .wav files
followed
by the choose another program option. Mike may have something
there,
so try arrowing to the right instead of down to see if the menu
is
horizontal. If that doesn't work, we're not sunk yet, Press the
windows key on your keyboard and type "file associations" in the
type
in field and press the enter key. This should open the file
associations window, where you can skim through the list until
you
find the .wav format and then choose the program you want to
associate
with this file type manually. Follow the instructions at the
top
of
the page and see if that works for you. If you have any
troubles,
just
post back here to the list.

HTH,
Blaster


On 1/2/21, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
The folders in Explorer may not be in a list so, try using
your
right
and
left arrow keys.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Giovanelli
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Sent: Saturday, January 02, 2021 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files


Hi, Blaster,

I now can say that you are on the track. Here's what happens:

First, I cannot get to my wavefile folder with Explorer. It
does
not
show me

everiy folder. It just shows Documents and Libraries, and
control
panel.

I therefore bypassed that step and went to the folder by
running
it.

I selected a wavefile.

I pressed the context menu key and found Open with.

I wasn't given a choice. It showed Media Classic, O.

I pressed O, and the highlighted selection began playing.

This is the only selection which played.

I guess this is because I could not follow your outline. I
suspect
that
you

are getting this outline from Win 10 a nd not 7, but I don't
really
k
now
that.

I was able to download a Win 7 codecs pack, but other things
came
along,
including Winzip Updater.

I can't uninstall it and other unasked for programs. There's
Web
Advisor,
and it won't uninstall and it won't let me install anything
else
until
Web
Adviser is uninstalled, and looks like it won't ever want to
disappear.

It reminds me of Congress where we get what we want along with
other
things

we would never care to have.

There you have it. I hope you or some others can figure out
what
I
can
do to

solve the wavefile problems and get rid of uninvited guests.

Joe G.

----- Original Message -----
From: Blaster <blaster.nil8@gmail.com>
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Date: Friday, January 1, 2021 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer no longer plays wave files



Joe, You don't really have to know what the codec files are
exactly,
only that they are installed on your pc. Windows will pick
and
choose
which ones it wants whenever it wants one. But, Here's
something
else
you can try. Just in case your file associations got a
little
mixed
up between audio programs, you can re-associate the .wav file
type
with your media player. I'm not sure if specific codecs are
tied

to
file associations, but it's worth a try.

Press the windows key on your keyboard and tap the letter E
key
to
open a file explorer window.

Navigate to a folder where you keep your .wav files.

Arrow up or down to select a .wav file.

Press the context key on your keyboard, shift key plus the
F10
key
if
you use a laptop, to open the context window.

Arrow up or down until you come to the selection titled "Open
with"
and press the right-arrow key to open the fly-out window.

Even though media player is in this list, arrow down to the
selection
titled "choose another program" and press the enter key.

In this window, Tap the tab key until you get to a list of
programs,
In this list, arrow down to media player and then tap the tab
key
to
jump down to a check box that says always use this program to
open
the
associated file type.

Press the space bar to check the box and then tab to the OK
button
and
press the enter key.

You'll be taken back to the file explorer where your .wav
file
should
still be selected, so press the enter key on it and see if it
opens
in
media player and starts to pley.

Good luck,
Blaster



On 1/1/21, Joe Giovanelli <joegio100@gmail.com> wrote:
David, just to say that your suggestion does not work with
Win
7.

I looked at codecs but they are more complicated than my
pay
grade.

I hope you or others have more ideas.

Thank you.

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://ninite.com/accessible

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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