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Amazon Echo 4th gen speaker

Fanus
 

Hello list
I hope this is not off topic. Here in SA a company advertise an amazon echo
4th gen with smart hub included. I searched on the amazon site for such a
device in the hope I can find a book explaining the device but I do not find
the device. Is there such a device? I specifically look for an echo with a
smart hub. Also, is there an email list for echo devices?
Regards
Fanus


Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Gene
 

I checked. Version 2.x doesn't have the option. 3.x does.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicki W
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 11:12 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

What version do you have? I don't have any option to clear downloads.

Vicki

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 11:55 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder


Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the middle of a Pontes download from Youtube. I had to reboot my modem and router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes. At this same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when JAVA has updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall and reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something I almost never do. I saw an item under the downloads menu that said: 'clear all list items.' I clicked this item and then tried using Pontes again. What do you know? It worked! i tried several songs after this from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items' before you do anything radical.


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






Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Vicki W
 

What version do you have? I don't have any option to clear downloads.

Vicki

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 11:55 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder


Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the middle of a Pontes download from Youtube. I had to reboot my modem and router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes. At this same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when JAVA has updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall and reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something I almost never do. I saw an item under the downloads menu that said: 'clear all list items.' I clicked this item and then tried using Pontes again. What do you know? It worked! i tried several songs after this from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items' before you do anything radical.


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





Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Josh Kennedy
 

I wish pontes downloader would work with cartoon and anime websites such as kissCartoon, and also sites such as watch cartoons online. Is it difficult to add more websites to the download engine? 


Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, Tom and Gene, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio. Another thing that I've found with pontes is to hut alt plus the letter u and it will update the download engine and that's fixed it for me as well. Have a great weekend! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Hi Gene,

With all due respect (and you do this al the time if something doesn't function exactly the way it does on your system it doesn't exist) more often times than not, when JAVA updates on my system--I would say about 80% of the time--Pontes is broken in some form.

I am not able to determine why this is. Maybe it's because I'm using Windows 10 and you are stuck with 7, but whatever the case, just because it doesn't happen on your system doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist.

Respectfully!


On 2/6/2021 2:02 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know why the update of JAVA causes problems. The program
doesn't use the JAVA applet. It has its own JAVA. I don't have the
JAVA applet on my machine. I found in all my years online, only one
or maybe two sites that use it. I suspect a lot or most people never
or almost never need it and it is a security risk. You don't need it
installed to use Pontes.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 12:55 AM
To: TechTalk Mailing List
Subject: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the
middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the
middle of a Pontes download from Youtube. I had to reboot my modem
and router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes. At
this same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when
JAVA has updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall
and reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from
youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't
work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something
I almost never do. I saw an item under the downloads menu that said:
'clear all list items.' I clicked this item and then tried using
Pontes again. What do you know? It worked! i tried several songs
after this from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any
more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items'
before you do anything radical.

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


Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Gene
 

I don't do what you say I do. I am careful to allow for the possibility of odd things happening because I've seen enough odd things on my machines and others to know that a ;lot of odd things may happen even if they are rare. I didn't say you don't have this behavior. I said I don't know why it is happening. Here is the quote:
"I don't know why the update of JAVA causes problems. The program
doesn't use the JAVA applet. It has its own JAVA." I then said that I don't have the JAVA applet on my machine.

But if you don't use JAVA for anything, you might consider removing it. It might solve the problem and save you time and annoyance.

I wrote what I did in my first message because I thought it might be useful for you to know that JAVA is not required to be installed on a machine to have Pontes work. That might have led you to wonder if removing it might solve your problem.

Others may comment on whether they have the problem you have. Since I haven't seen one word from anyone confirming your problem, and you have mentioned it a number of times on lists I follow, there may be some sort of anomaly with your machine.

And I'm not stuck in Windows 7. For how I use my computer, there is no advantage in me getting Windows 10. I can well do without the annoyance and somewhat stress of two full system updates a year. I don't care about using Windows apps. Having said that, I'll probably get Windows 10 sometime in the next few months.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 7:28 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Hi Gene,

With all due respect (and you do this al the time if something doesn't
function exactly the way it does on your system it doesn't exist) more
often times than not, when JAVA updates on my system--I would say about
80% of the time--Pontes is broken in some form.

I am not able to determine why this is. Maybe it's because I'm using
Windows 10 and you are stuck with 7, but whatever the case, just because
it doesn't happen on your system doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist.

Respectfully!


On 2/6/2021 2:02 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know why the update of JAVA causes problems. The program doesn't use the JAVA applet. It has its own JAVA. I don't have the JAVA applet on my machine. I found in all my years online, only one or maybe two sites that use it. I suspect a lot or most people never or almost never need it and it is a security risk. You don't need it installed to use Pontes.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 12:55 AM
To: TechTalk Mailing List
Subject: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the
middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the
middle of a Pontes download from Youtube. I had to reboot my modem and
router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes. At this
same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when JAVA has
updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall and
reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from
youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't
work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something I
almost never do. I saw an item under the downloads menu that said:
'clear all list items.' I clicked this item and then tried using Pontes
again. What do you know? It worked! i tried several songs after this
from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any
more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items'
before you do anything radical.

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


Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

thanks for this

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Canazzi" <aa2vm@roadrunner.com>
To: "TechTalk Mailing List" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:55 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder


Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the middle of a Pontes download from Youtube. I had to reboot my modem and router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes. At this same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when JAVA has updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall and reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something I almost never do. I saw an item under the downloads menu that said: 'clear all list items.' I clicked this item and then tried using Pontes again. What do you know? It worked! i tried several songs after this from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items' before you do anything radical.


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





Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Gene,

With all due respect (and you do this al the time if something doesn't function exactly the way it does on your system it doesn't exist) more often times than not, when JAVA updates on my system--I would say about 80% of the time--Pontes is broken in some form.

I am not able to determine why this is.  Maybe it's because I'm using Windows 10 and you are stuck with 7, but whatever the case, just because it doesn't happen on your system doesn't mean the problem doesn't exist.

Respectfully!

On 2/6/2021 2:02 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know why the update of JAVA causes problems.  The program doesn't use the JAVA applet.  It has its own JAVA.  I don't have the JAVA applet on my machine.  I found in all my years online, only one or maybe two sites that use it.  I suspect a lot or most people never or almost never need it and it is a security risk.  You don't need it installed to use Pontes.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 12:55 AM
To: TechTalk Mailing List
Subject: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the
middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the
middle of a Pontes download from Youtube.  I had to reboot my modem and
router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes. At this
same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when JAVA has
updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall and
reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from
youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't
work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something I
almost never do.  I saw an item under the downloads menu that said:
'clear all list items.'  I clicked this item and then tried using Pontes
again.  What do you know? It worked!  i tried several songs after this
from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any
more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items'
before you do anything radical.

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


Re: Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Gene
 

I don't know why the update of JAVA causes problems. The program doesn't use the JAVA applet. It has its own JAVA. I don't have the JAVA applet on my machine. I found in all my years online, only one or maybe two sites that use it. I suspect a lot or most people never or almost never need it and it is a security risk. You don't need it installed to use Pontes.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 12:55 AM
To: TechTalk Mailing List
Subject: [TechTalk] Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the
middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the
middle of a Pontes download from Youtube. I had to reboot my modem and
router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes. At this
same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when JAVA has
updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall and
reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from
youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't
work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something I
almost never do. I saw an item under the downloads menu that said:
'clear all list items.' I clicked this item and then tried using Pontes
again. What do you know? It worked! i tried several songs after this
from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any
more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items'
before you do anything radical.


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


Interesting Discovery With Pontes Media downloder

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Earlier today, I tried using Pontes Media Downloader and right in the middle of my attempts, I lost Internet connectivity. This was in the middle of a Pontes download from Youtube.  I had to reboot my modem and router and then everything seemed to work OK except for Pontes.  At this same time, the JAVA applet decided to update. In the past, when JAVA has updated, it has broken Pontes and I had to either uninstall and reinstall Pontes or manually install the youtube-dl.exe file from youtube-dl.org.

In any case, I went through all this business and Pontes still didn't work. I then began playing around with the menus in Pontes, something I almost never do.  I saw an item under the downloads menu that said: 'clear all list items.'  I clicked this item and then tried using Pontes again.  What do you know? It worked!  i tried several songs after this from Youtube and they all downloaded just fine.

So maybe when your version of Pontes Media Downloader doesn't work any more, try accessing the download menu and the 'clear all list items' before you do anything radical.


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


Re: version of edge

Monte Single
 

The feature is called "read aloud", and it is part of the learning tools feature of the browser.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 5, 2021 1:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge

To turn on the feature, I don't recall what Edge calls it, the short cut command is f9. It’s a toggle.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: mcLeod stinnett
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 1:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge



--
From Mack Monte, as far as reading articles without ads, is this something
you have to command it to do, and if so, how do you do that.


Question about an audio cable from a friend

Nancy Shackelford
 

This is from a friend with a Mac computer:
I have a Mac mini and it’s the latest model.  This is the second one
I’ve owned.  The first one I owned had a digital optical out which was
in the same plug as the headphone out.  And the cord went from a 3.5
mm plug to an optical plug.  I have the Acoustic energy computer
speakers I got from Crane.  A sub woofer and sound bar.  They can
reproduce from either an analog or digital out.  You make the
selection from the supplied remote control.  Well when my hard drive
failed on the mac mini 2014 computer I bought and had the latest mac
mini custom built by apple for my computer needs.  But this computer
doesn’t have the digital out in the headphone out as did the older
computer.  However there’s an HDMI audio video out port.  If you plug
an HDMI cable in to that port and in to a monetor, you can get both
video and audio.  I know of an adaptor that theoretically should be
able to split the video and audio.  It has an HDMI in, HDMI and 3.5 mm
and RCa and optical out plugs.  My question is, is it possible to just
run audio from the macs HDMI port I’ve checked with apple
accessibility and they don’t know the answer.  I tried one of these
adapters and it didn’t work.  However I forgot to unplug my speakers
from and analog headphone out.  So I sent the adapter back.  If you
can’t answer this question, than where can I go to get this question
answered?

Thanks,
Nance

--
Nancy Shackelford --Walk On Faith And Trust In Love - Michael Reid--


Re: version of edge

Gene
 

To turn on the feature, I don't recall what Edge calls it, the short cut command is f9. It’s a toggle.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: mcLeod stinnett
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 1:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge



--
From Mack Monte, as far as reading articles without ads, is this something you have to command it to do, and if so, how do you do that.


Re: version of edge

Gene
 

That feature may not be available in Chrome, but there is at least one add-on that does that. But even so, Edge is considered a better browser.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 12:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge

Yes, one of the reasons I want to use Edge is it's ability to read articles
in web pages and skip through all the adds and garbage.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 5, 2021 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge

Edge is a chrome based browser and it automatically updates itself. As for
checking if itt is up-to-date, open the menu, hold alt and type f. Up
arrow, its much faster, to help and press enter.
You are in a submenu. Down arrow to about and press enter. Wait for the
page to load. Search for the word about, as you would search any web page
for something, and down arrow from there. You will see update status and
version information.

One or more people have done free tutorials and I may be able to find one if
nothing is posted here. If you know how to use Chrome, this is very
similar. Also, Edge is considered a better browser. If you are using
Chrome now, you may want to try Edge enough to determine if you want to
switch.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 10:23 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] version of edge



Hi List,



I just pinned m s edge to my task bar; I see reasons to use it like the read

page feature.

I am using current nvda with win10 20h2.

How can I tell if I am using a currrentversion of Edge?

Has anyone done a free tutorial for Edge?



Thanks,



Monte


Re: version of edge

mcLeod stinnett
 

--
From Mack Monte, as far as reading articles without ads, is this something you have to command it to do, and if so, how do you do that.


Re: version of edge

Monte Single
 

Yes, one of the reasons I want to use Edge is it's ability to read articles
in web pages and skip through all the adds and garbage.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: February 5, 2021 12:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge

Edge is a chrome based browser and it automatically updates itself. As for
checking if itt is up-to-date, open the menu, hold alt and type f. Up
arrow, its much faster, to help and press enter.
You are in a submenu. Down arrow to about and press enter. Wait for the
page to load. Search for the word about, as you would search any web page
for something, and down arrow from there. You will see update status and
version information.

One or more people have done free tutorials and I may be able to find one if
nothing is posted here. If you know how to use Chrome, this is very
similar. Also, Edge is considered a better browser. If you are using
Chrome now, you may want to try Edge enough to determine if you want to
switch.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 10:23 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] version of edge



Hi List,



I just pinned m s edge to my task bar; I see reasons to use it like the read

page feature.

I am using current nvda with win10 20h2.

How can I tell if I am using a currrentversion of Edge?

Has anyone done a free tutorial for Edge?



Thanks,



Monte


Re: version of edge

Gene
 

The command you gave is evidently a JAWS specific command.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Holly
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 10:46 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge


Monte:

Open Edge, then hold down the ‘insert and control’ keys and hit the letter ‘v’ on the keyboard. If the version says 88 something, you have the latest version.


Re: version of edge

Gene
 

Edge is a chrome based browser and it automatically updates itself. As for checking if itt is up-to-date, open the menu, hold alt and type f. Up arrow, its much faster, to help and press enter.
You are in a submenu. Down arrow to about and press enter. Wait for the page to load. Search for the word about, as you would search any web page for something, and down arrow from there. You will see update status and version information.

One or more people have done free tutorials and I may be able to find one if nothing is posted here. If you know how to use Chrome, this is very similar. Also, Edge is considered a better browser. If you are using Chrome now, you may want to try Edge enough to determine if you want to switch.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Monte Single
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2021 10:23 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] version of edge



Hi List,



I just pinned m s edge to my task bar; I see reasons to use it like the read page feature.

I am using current nvda with win10 20h2.

How can I tell if I am using a currrentversion of Edge?

Has anyone done a free tutorial for Edge?



Thanks,



Monte


Re: version of edge

Monte Single
 

Hi Holly,

 

That’s fine,

 

I’m sure that   in a few days,  I’ll be on the edge of something.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte

 

P s;  sure wish I could share this polar vortex with you all!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: February 5, 2021 10:55 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] version of edge

 

Monte:

 

Sorry, I missed the part that you were using NVDA.  The instruction I sent earlier was for JAWS.  Don’t have NVDA.


Re: version of edge

Holly
 

Monte:
 
Sorry, I missed the part that you were using NVDA.  The instruction I sent earlier was for JAWS.  Don’t have NVDA.

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