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

Troy Burnham
 

Unless I just haven't looked far enough yet, everything I've found on amazon require the earphone jack even though they are USB speakers.

Troy



On 1/10/2021 3:05 PM, Nimer Jaber wrote:
Yes, and there are strictly USB speakers, so that is what you look for.

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 1:03 PM Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@...> wrote:
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








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

Nimer Jaber
 

Yes, and there are strictly USB speakers, so that is what you look for.

On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 1:03 PM Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@...> wrote:
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








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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
 

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, ❤😘

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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