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This week on Eyes On Success: Smart Phones Get Even Smarter

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This week’s episode of eyes On Success is:

2106 Smart Phones Get Even Smarter (Feb. 3, 2021)
Show Notes
Today’s Apple devices make use of advanced AI technologies to provide new features that can be particularly useful to people with vision loss. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Apple’s Accessibility Evangelist Dean Hudson about some of these new and innovative features, how they work, and how you might benefit from using them.

 

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Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Gene
 

First, there is no point in defragging a digital drive. The drive can find all information with equal speed wherever it is. Second, every time you defragment a digital drive, you are wearing it out faster. Digital drives have only a certain number of writes available. When you defragment a drive, you are moving information around, thus using up write cycles for no benefit. It may be that there are programs that will let you defragment a digital drive, but that's just because they do, not because there is any benefit in doing so.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 8:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?



Pam and group, you can defrag the newer HDs but you must use a different utility for this purpose. This is what I was told by my computer person.

Have A Good 1!

de

mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com<KF8LT><Jim>.


On 02-Feb-21 15:12, Pamela Dominguez wrote:

If it’s one of the new kind of hard drives without platters, you can’t defrag them. Pam.

From: Angelo Sonnesso
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?


Did you defrag the hard drive?

What version of Jaws are you using?

How much memory does this machine have in it?







73 N2DYN Angelo







From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system. he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes user. I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it. I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.







Shrug. Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.







Keith



----- Original Message -----



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning! LOL! As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background. Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance. That’s just my personal opinion though. I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely 3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012. Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is! Smile! As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10. You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10. I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window! Smile!





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system? I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck. I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder. opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.











thanks



3



Keith



----- Original Message -----



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating! Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions. I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning! From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings. I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process. I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though. I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.





Janet









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?





Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim




Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Facebook question

George McCoy
 

If Madison does that, he will loose all his data; facebook friends, saved posts, groups, preferences, everything. Facebook is not like mailing lists. The account is tied to an email address. Using a different address will create a second blank unused no-data facebook account.

It looks like the email address was successfully changed for log in purposes, but not for notifications.

If I were Madison, I'd do the following.

Click the accounts button near the top of the initial screen

Find the settings and privacy button and click it.

Find and click the settings link.

Using screen reader's browser controls, find the list of settings types.

Arrow down to notifications and click it.

Move to the top of the page and find the first level 2 heading, which is the beginning of the notifications settings.

Near the bottom of that page, after the list of notification types there is a collapsed button that, I believe, will let you change the email address for notifications.


George

On 1/30/2021 9:08 PM, Janet wrote:
Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet. I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison











Re: trouble with an hp wireless printer

Gene
 

Unless the driver has become corrupted, it shouldn't be the problem. If it worked a year ago, the current driver worked. I don't know if updating the driver will help but if it does, it is because the current driver is corrupted.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 7:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] trouble with an hp wireless printer

I'm running windows 10 here, so just type windows updates in the search
box and install what it says is available then?

I'm only running windows 10 version 1909 because the last time I checked
that was the only one available to me even though I was at least one
update behind on those updates, could that be part of the problem with
my printer?

Troy



On 2/2/2021 7:10 PM, gbmagoo@gmail.com wrote:
You need to do a search and find HP has updated drivers for your Windows operating system I have a 3836 and had to do that twice already with window updates
On Feb 2, 2021, at 17:08, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy









Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Pam and group, you can defrag the newer HDs but you must use a different utility for this purpose. This is what I was told by my computer person.

Have A Good 1!

de

<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim>.

On 02-Feb-21 15:12, Pamela Dominguez wrote:
If it’s one of the new kind of hard drives without platters, you can’t defrag them.  Pam.
 
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?
 

Did you defrag the hard drive?

What version of Jaws are you using?

How much memory does this machine have in it?

 

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system.  he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might  be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes  user.  I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it.   I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.

 

Shrug.  Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait  for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.

 

Keith 

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning!  LOL!  As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background.  Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance.  That’s just my personal opinion though.  I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely  3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012.  Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is!  Smile!  As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10.  You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10.  I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window!  Smile! 

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system?  I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck.  I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder.  opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.

 

 

thanks

 3

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating!  Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions.  I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning!  From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings.   I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process.  I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though.  I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.  

 

 

Janet

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: trouble with an hp wireless printer

Troy Burnham
 

I'm running windows 10 here, so just type windows updates in the search box and install what it says is available then?

I'm only running windows 10 version 1909 because the last time I checked that was the only one available to me even though I was at least one update behind on those updates, could that be part of the problem with my printer?

Troy

On 2/2/2021 7:10 PM, gbmagoo@gmail.com wrote:
You need to do a search and find HP has updated drivers for your Windows operating system I have a 3836 and had to do that twice already with window updates
On Feb 2, 2021, at 17:08, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy








Re: trouble with an hp wireless printer

gbmagoo@...
 

You need to do a search and find HP has updated drivers for your Windows operating system I have a 3836 and had to do that twice already with window updates

On Feb 2, 2021, at 17:08, Troy Burnham <troyburnham34@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy







trouble with an hp wireless printer

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I've had an hp wireless printer for a while, model 3830, and I rarely have to use it but I tried to use it this afternoon and the message showing on the printer was always that it was offline. We tried turning the printer off and on several times, and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver with no help.

At one point my mom said that it did show there was no ink, actually the ink is likely just dried up because as I said I don't use the printer much but we left the ink cartridge in it the last time we used it, probably close to a year ago. Would the ink problem be why it's reporting to be offline and if not what else should I check? I have used the printer successfully in the past from this computer.

Thanks in advance for any comments.

Troy


Re: does windows mail work with jaws?

Abbie Taylor
 

The Windows 10 mail app works well with JAWS 2021. Some of the commands you use in Outlook will work here as well. For example Comtrol plus Y opens a folders list, and Control plus Shift plus V gives you the option to move a message to a specific folder. This program syncs beautifully with my gmail account. So, all my contacts are available, and auto-complete works the same way it does in Outlook. 

Granted, the Windows 10 mail app is limited, but if you don't need message rules or anything fancy, it should work. The only thing I've found inaccessible is the signature dialog box, but I was able to create a signature with the assistance of Casey Mathews of Web Friendly Help. Once you get your new computer, if you have questions about the Windows 10 mail app, please feel free to email me off-list, and I'll try to help. I think I like this app better than Outlook and am considering discontinuing my Microsoft 365 subscription and just purchasing Word, which I still use and love.
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Old style Baum Brailliant 40 will not power on

Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
 

Seeking your advice about a Brailliant 40 that won’t power on.  I lent it to a friend for a couple years, and it came back to me DOA.  I plugged it into the wall wart for a couple of hours and nothing.  I hold the power button for both 1 second and 10 seconds with no response.  I plugged it into my computer’s USB port, still dead.  Would a completely drained battery make it totally unresponsive?  Thoughts please.


Re: Facebook question

Madison Martin
 

I don’t have one.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donna
Sent: February 2, 2021 4:45 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Those who are having problems changing their Facebook email; Have you tried using an iPhone/iPad, if you have one? I changed my primary email for Facebook about 2 months, using the Facebook app.

 

Donna

 

i

 



Hi Keith,

If you have tried all you can do to add your new email, and nothing has workd for you, Yes, I would definitely consider just deleting the old account, and subscribe with your email address you want to use.  I remember some time ago, Madison had a similar problem with Facebook, but I don’t know if it has been rectified.  So, yes, it is something to consider.    

 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?

 

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison












Re: Facebook question

Donna
 

Those who are having problems changing their Facebook email; Have you tried using an iPhone/iPad, if you have one? I changed my primary email for Facebook about 2 months, using the Facebook app.

Donna

i



Hi Keith,

If you have tried all you can do to add your new email, and nothing has workd for you, Yes, I would definitely consider just deleting the old account, and subscribe with your email address you want to use.  I remember some time ago, Madison had a similar problem with Facebook, but I don’t know if it has been rectified.  So, yes, it is something to consider.    

 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?

 

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison











Re: Facebook question

Janet
 

Madison,

Ok thank you for this.  What I meant was if someone can’t change their email address, they have tried everything, and all else fails, they might have to delete the account in order to subscribe again just so they can use the new email address.  I do understand you do not want to delete your account though. 

 

 

Janet ,

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

No, I didn’t delete it. I just want to delete my old email, not my whole account.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: February 2, 2021 3:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

HI Madison,

Ok are you saying you didn’t delete your old account? I ask this just so we might have a better idea if this would work or not. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

No it hasn’t. I don’t really want to delete my whole account.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: February 2, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

If you have tried all you can do to add your new email, and nothing has workd for you, Yes, I would definitely consider just deleting the old account, and subscribe with your email address you want to use.  I remember some time ago, Madison had a similar problem with Facebook, but I don’t know if it has been rectified.  So, yes, it is something to consider.    

 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?

 

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison









Re: Facebook question

Madison Martin
 

No, I didn’t delete it. I just want to delete my old email, not my whole account.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: February 2, 2021 3:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

HI Madison,

Ok are you saying you didn’t delete your old account? I ask this just so we might have a better idea if this would work or not. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

No it hasn’t. I don’t really want to delete my whole account.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: February 2, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

If you have tried all you can do to add your new email, and nothing has workd for you, Yes, I would definitely consider just deleting the old account, and subscribe with your email address you want to use.  I remember some time ago, Madison had a similar problem with Facebook, but I don’t know if it has been rectified.  So, yes, it is something to consider.    

 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?

 

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison









Re: Facebook question

Janet
 

HI Madison,

Ok are you saying you didn’t delete your old account? I ask this just so we might have a better idea if this would work or not. 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

No it hasn’t. I don’t really want to delete my whole account.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: February 2, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

If you have tried all you can do to add your new email, and nothing has workd for you, Yes, I would definitely consider just deleting the old account, and subscribe with your email address you want to use.  I remember some time ago, Madison had a similar problem with Facebook, but I don’t know if it has been rectified.  So, yes, it is something to consider.    

 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?

 

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison










Re: does windows mail work with jaws?

Janet
 

Hi Jim and All,
With Windows 10 there is the Windows Mail app, in which from my understanding, it is basically a free mail app of the Outlook for iOS. People who might be familiar with the Outlook for iOS will probably know what that is. I use Outlook for iOS on my iPhone, and I love that app, and now, that I have Windows 10 and the Windows Mail app, it is quite similar to what I have on my phone, in which I do like. So, I guess I can say yes, I do like the Windows Mail app, and it does work fine with JAWS, or at least it has so far!


Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 3:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] does windows mail work with jaws?

Do you want Ofice because you want it or just for Outlook? You can use the
Windows mail app but it is a very limited program and a lot of people don't
like it. How well it would meet your needs, I don't know. As I recall from
discussions I've seen, you can't create message rules.Why not use either
Thunderbird or Windows Live Mail? They are both free.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 2:59 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] does windows mail work with jaws?



I may be getting a new computer that does not include outlook. So does
windows mail work with jaws 2021? If not, is there a place I can get officer
2019? Jim


Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Janet
 

Keith,

How long have you had Windows 10? Do you have a Desktop or Laptop? I really don’t think JAWS can slow down a PC though.  Although, JAWS can be a little flaky sometimes, but I just don’t think we can hold JAWS responsible for this one!  Smile!  There has to be something else that is slowing down your PC. I’m hopeing when I finally remove the bloatware from my Windows Laptop, it will pick up some spead!  Oh what I would give to have Windows XP again, as I loved that XP.  I know the days of Windows XP is long gone! 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system.  he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might  be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes  user.  I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it.   I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.

 

Shrug.  Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait  for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.

 

Keith 

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning!  LOL!  As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background.  Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance.  That’s just my personal opinion though.  I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely  3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012.  Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is!  Smile!  As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10.  You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10.  I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window!  Smile! 

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system?  I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck.  I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder.  opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.

 

 

thanks

 3

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating!  Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions.  I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning!  From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings.   I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process.  I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though.  I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.   

 

 

Janet

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim


Re: Facebook question

Madison Martin
 

No it hasn’t. I don’t really want to delete my whole account.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: February 2, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

If you have tried all you can do to add your new email, and nothing has workd for you, Yes, I would definitely consider just deleting the old account, and subscribe with your email address you want to use.  I remember some time ago, Madison had a similar problem with Facebook, but I don’t know if it has been rectified.  So, yes, it is something to consider.    

 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?

 

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison










Re: Facebook question

Janet
 

Hi Keith,

If you have tried all you can do to add your new email, and nothing has workd for you, Yes, I would definitely consider just deleting the old account, and subscribe with your email address you want to use.  I remember some time ago, Madison had a similar problem with Facebook, but I don’t know if it has been rectified.  So, yes, it is something to consider.    

 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

so are you thinking I should just delete my current account and make a new one with my new email?

 

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Keith,

I just wonder if completely unsubscribing with the old email, and resubscribing with the new email address, if that might make a difference.  I don’t use FaceBook though. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

I've had a similar problem with removing my facebook's log in email.  I have added a new email address that is the one I use for regular email to my account, but I cannot get facebook to switch the new email as my log in email.  I've chekced the help section on facebook but the steps do not seem to work, at least for a blind person.  Something about "when the menu opens select master email check box" .  Apparrently it's a virtual menu that jaws users cannot access.

 

Keith

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:08 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Facebook question

 

Hi Madison,
Well, I see no one has answered you yet.  I'm not familiar with Facebook either, but have you tried to unsubscribe using your old email, and resubscribing with your new email? Just a thought.

Janet  

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Madison Martin
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Facebook question

Hi all,
I was able to add this email address to my profile on Facebook, but
notifications are still going to my old email. How do I change it so that they
get sent to this address? I saw that there's a link to remove this address from
my profile, but there didn't seem to be one to remove my old email address. I'm
using mbasic.facebook.com, the latest Edge, the latest Jaws 2021, and Windows 10
version 2004. Thanks Madison











Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Pamela Dominguez
 

If it’s one of the new kind of hard drives without platters, you can’t defrag them.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?
 

Did you defrag the hard drive?

What version of Jaws are you using?

How much memory does this machine have in it?

 

 

73 N2DYN Angelo

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system.  he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might  be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes  user.  I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it.   I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.

 

Shrug.  Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait  for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.

 

Keith 

----- Original Message -----

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning!  LOL!  As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background.  Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance.  That’s just my personal opinion though.  I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely  3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012.  Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is!  Smile!  As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10.  You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10.  I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window!  Smile! 

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system?  I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck.  I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder.  opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.

 

 

thanks

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Keith

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From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating!  Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions.  I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning!  From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings.   I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process.  I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though.  I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.  

 

 

Janet

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim


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