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Re: Issue With Notepad Plus Plus and file Extensions

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi.  I hope I am right, but if you press alt+l for languages, press t which will appear as a subMenu, then choose text, i think then that the txt extension will show up.  Did this a long time ago, so i hope I am pointing you to the right direction.  Cheers!

On 2/3/2021 2:12 pm, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Group,

I know some of you on some of my technical lists use Notepad Plus Plus with Windows Ten. I recently installed it on a newer Windows Ten system and for some reason, when I write and save a simple text file, the extension TXT does not appear as the extension in Windows Explorer. I do have file extension for known file types turned on, so it's not a Windows issue. There must be a setting I am missing that I must enable within Notepad Plus Plus to get the TXT file extension to appear in Windows Explorer file listings.  I can  in fact, open TXT files with Notepad Plus Plus by double clicking/pressing enter on the file that already exists with a TXT extension.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Issue With Notepad Plus Plus and file Extensions

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I know some of you on some of my technical lists use Notepad Plus Plus with Windows Ten. I recently installed it on a newer Windows Ten system and for some reason, when I write and save a simple text file, the extension TXT does not appear as the extension in Windows Explorer. I do have file extension for known file types turned on, so it's not a Windows issue. There must be a setting I am missing that I must enable within Notepad Plus Plus to get the TXT file extension to appear in Windows Explorer file listings.  I can  in fact, open TXT files with Notepad Plus Plus by double clicking/pressing enter on the file that already exists with a TXT extension.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

--
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: A Deep Dive Into Dolphin ScreenReader

Marco Curralejo
 

Hello everyone,



Welcome to episode 75 of the Blind Tech Guys. We trust you will enjoy this
episode and we appreciate you taking the time out to listen to the show each
and every week.



On this episode of the pod, Nimer demonstrated Dolphin ScreenReader, Marco
ran through how to use Samsung Health and Kirt showed off hotspot, plus we
welcome a special guest to the show.



To listen to this and all of our other episodes, we invite you to head on
over to the Blind Tech Guys Website, <https://www.blindtechguys.com/> or
you can simply play this episode by asking your smart speaker to "play the
latest episode of the Blind Tech Guys podcast".



Warm regards,



Marco Curralejo


FCC approves $3.2 billion internet discount.

Janet
 

Hello Everyone,

I just came across this article as I was reading, and I thought some might be interested in reading what I copied and pasted below.

FCC approves $3.2 billion internet discount program

called the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program to help offset the price of staying connected.

Margaret Harding McGill
Illustration of a computer mouse with a knotted cord shaped like a dollar sign

Low-income Americans will soon be able to receive a $50 discount on their monthly internet service bills after the Federal Communications Commission on
Thursday unanimously approved plans to establish a $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program during the pandemic.
Why it matters: Internet service is more critical than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, but it still remains out of reach for millions of Americans.
What's next: The FCC said it intends to open the program to eligible households within 60 days as broadband providers sign up. Individuals will receive
the funds as a discount on their monthly bill.

https://www.axios.com/fcc-approves-32-billion-internet-discount-program-b3fb8b4e-3e9d-4805-89c6-da91867ecef0.html?tm_term=

Go deeper:
Pandemic puts money, political muscle behind broadband
article
Feb 22, 2021 -
Technology
Pandemic puts money, political muscle behind broadband
Axios
Kim Hart, 
Margaret Harding McGill
Illustration of a suited hand holding out a lot of ethernet cables. 
Now that the pandemic has made it clear just how essential it is to be connected to high-speed internet, lawmakers are finally putting billions of dollars
into funding government programs to expand access to it.
Why it matters: The big lesson from the pandemic is that broadband service is no longer a nice-to-have amenity - it's critical for virtual school, remote
work and telemedicine. Yet around 14.5 million Americans still lack access to it, according to the FCC. (Many advocates believe that figure undercounts
the number of people still not connected.)
Driving the news: Federal and local officials in both parties are taking ambitious steps.
list of 3 items
Congress set aside
$7 billion in fundin
g for broadband in the December COVID-19 relief package, including a $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program that will provide up to $50 a month
off internet bills and a one-time $100 discount for a laptop or other device for low-income families.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee earlier this month advanced $7.6 billion in funding to
expand internet connectivity
for students and teachers without access as part of its COVID-19 relief budget reconciliation legislation.
Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel this week launched a broadband task force to improve the agency's data collection and mapping tools, which have
long been criticized for under-reporting the access gaps.
list end
What's happening: Urgency has also increased at the state level: 34 states enacted legislation or resolutions related to broadband development in 2020,
per the
National Conference of State Legislatures.
Action is already underway this year; for example:
list of 3 items
In Nebraska, 11 bills have been introduced so far to expand broadband access and Gov. Pete Rickets has for the first time earmarked state general funds
to address it, per the
Omaha World-Herald.
In Texas, Republican state senators have proposed a creating a Broadband Development Program, establishing a map of where improvements are needed and creating
a statewide broadband plan within a year, per the
Houston Chronicle.
Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine's budget proposal for $210 million toward increasing broadband access has bipartisan support and was fast-tracked by the
legislature last week, the
AP reports.
list end
The big picture: Such steps to close the digital divide are long overdue, but previous proposals were typically hobbled by partisan bickering or overshadowed
by sexier tech-related issues.
Now, though, the stark need for better and more affordable access has finally summoned political will from both parties.
"People are finally serious not just about talking, but spending," said Matt Wood, vice president of policy and general counsel at Free Press. "This is
something that's essential and everybody needs it and not everybody can afford it right now."
Another factor is pushing high-speed internet access to the top of the priority list: The sudden potential for smaller towns to attract new residents who
are fleeing big, expensive cities.
People can't work remotely with slow and spotty internet service.
The increased reliance on smart phones, wireless devices and - eventually - 5G services is only possible if fiber networks in the ground keep expanding
to handle the extra traffic.
Yes, but: Plenty of hurdles remain. For example, the FCC is tasked with getting the federal $50 broadband benefit program up and running, but it hasn't
yet figured out what to do if the money runs out and customers suddenly face "bill shock."
"I also want to think about if there are opportunities for helping those people to stay in that service even after the program might end," said Rosenworcel.

Partisan differences are also emerging. Michigan Republican Tim Walberg
offered an amendment
to the proposed $7.6 billion fund for expanding student and teacher broadband access that would condition the funding on schools providing in-person instruction
(the amendment was rejected).
More broadly, House Republicans have focused on broadband deployment proposals
in 28 bills,
including deregulatory measures such as imposing deadlines on cities to act on permitting requests or limiting environmental reviews.
A
bill
from Rep. Billy Long (R-Missouri) would curb cities from building their own broadband networks.
Our thought bubble: Urgent proposals today don't necessarily translate to tangible results in five years.
This may be low-hanging fruit for lawmakers who are hearing from people in their districts about the need for better, affordable internet service.
But the key to sustainable broadband expansion projects is long-term planning and a strategic bipartisan commitment that outlasts political term cycles
something Congress and state legislatures don't have a strong record of doing.

https://www.axios.com/pandemic-internet-access-49e88227-de21-411e-b5cc-d7be631d7d7c.html

article end

Peace Be With You.


the yahoo fantasy sports iPhone app

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


If anybody here plays fantasy sports using the yahoo iPhone app, I'm trying to change the e-mail address in the app and I can't figure out how to do it.


I have 2 addresses associated with my yahoo account and I successfully changed to the one I want on my computer, and in fact I joined a fantasy baseball league using that address on my computer but the app still shows the old address. If anybody can help I'd appreciate it, as it stands right now I can't get to the league I joined with the app, and since I joined that league I had to have windows reinstalled on the computer and I lost the link I had there too.


Thanks in advance.


Troy


Re: FW: [blind-techies] My tech group.

chris miles
 

I would like to subscribe to this service.

On 25 Feb 2021, at 15:42, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

Another tech group to join if you so desire...

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

You can join by sending an email to blind-tech-talk+subscribe@groups.io
On Feb 24, 2021 10:39 PM, John Holcomb II <jhii926@gmail.com> wrote:

You didn't tell us how to get to it or where it is or anything...
John


-----Original Message-----
From: blind-techies@groups.io <blind-techies@groups.io> On Behalf Of Sydney Blydney
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:35 PM
To: blind-techies@groups.io
Subject: [blind-techies] My tech group.

Hi.

I also have a technology group too.










Re: KaiOS Algotel Go Flip3

Sharon S
 

Hi, my smart Vision II has this information on it's notification shade.


From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, 26 February 2021 4:11 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] KaiOS Algotel Go Flip3

Yes smartphones can tell you this, both iPhone and android do. I have an iPhone and an android too.
Some feature phones can too, but not KaiOS phones apparently.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] KaiOS Algotel Go Flip3

As far as I know, signal strength is shown as a number of bars so it’s a graphic. The information is likely available somewhere in the actual information used buy the chip in digital form because my old phone was able to tell me the number of bars if I used its speech feature. I don't mean the screen-reader. I mean the feature that let you do certain things hands off with the phone. One of those things was to ask about the signal strength and it would announce it. But screen-readers evidently can't see it directly on the home screen, that's my guess.
The speech my current phone uses for doing things is the Google Assistant and has no access to the information. I wonder if smart phones can tell you the signal strength and if it can read it on the home screen or if you have to issue a special screen-reader command.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:37 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] KaiOS Algotel Go Flip3


On my earlier one, it is in the settings menu. You have to go to device information, and arrow down twice and it tells you your battery level.
There is no way to get signal strength, though. I think both of those should be on the home screen. Pam.

From: Gene
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] KaiOS Algotel Go Flip3

I haven't found a way to get that information anywhere in the interface.
While I suspect it could be gotten somehow, I suspect it would take some sort of special command. I doubt it is sent to the screen in accessible form.
Gene
From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:40 PM
To: blindandroidusers@groups.io
Cc: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] KaiOS Algotel Go Flip3


I went to the T-mobile store and the guy there was great! All of my contacts are now in my phone and I have a a KaiOS account.

Readout has been turned on again.

There is no easy way to check your network strength or battery without going into settings is there?

I can’t ask the assistant this info I tried.

John







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Re: How Do You Display The Available Networks In the Tree View of this PC/Windows Explorer?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

What the issue actually was involved displaying the navigation bar and the networks listing in that item. I found the answer after being a bit confused in a Google search.  To display the navigation bar, you use the ribbon and press alt + v followed by n and then check the show navigation bar.  Then you move around within that tab and make sure that networks are displayed. It takes a while after you make these choices for the system to react and display the navigation bar and what you wan t within it. It actually didn't show up on my systme for several minutes.


On 2/28/2021 7:05 AM, John Sanfilippo wrote:
It kind of depends on how you have File Explorer set up. But, in my case:
To open explorer, press windows plus e.
Now try:
alt up arrow, and arrow thru the list of things, among which will be Network.

Quite independent of that, You might also try pressing windows k to view available connected devices.

Keep in mind that Windows ten now has an alphabet soup of windows key commands, some of which you may really like. So you can just press the windows key with some letter or number and see what happens. If you encounter something you would rather avoid, press escape or alt f4.

John

-- 
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!"


episode 12 of Blind Android Users is now published and ready for you to enjoy!

 

hi all.
episode 12 as always is packed with lots of information.
first we welcome 2 new hosts, Pete and Edword.
then we have some news in the announcements section.
Warren and Edword discuss a bit about talkback 9.1
then we went to android basics in which Warren did a demo on how to
navigate the playstore and search and install apps.
Warren also did a demo on the new share apps feature of google play store.
then Pete gave some interesting tips regarding keyboard.
Edword answered a listener question on how to change sounds for gmail
notifications (this will work in other apps also)
then for our IN focus section, Pierre Aubry did a detailed review of
zenfone6 and showed some of the cool features found in zenui 7.
the podcast concluded with my android journey section and this time it
was Tina Sohl who spoke about her android journey.
for ease of our listeners we have chapter markers for each section of
this and all previous episodes.
you can listen to all episodes by visiting.
www.blindandroidusers.com
you can also listen to us on Spotify and other popular podcasting apps
and also smart speakers and victor reader devices.
We all have our own journey using and working with Android don’t we.
Why not get in touch and bring yours to the podcast. You can join in
live or send us a recording.
For questions, suggestions or comments, send us mail at:
contactus@blindandroidusers.com
If you have a recorded Android Journey story and want to share that
with our listeners, then send those stories to:
myandroidjourney@blindandroidusers.com
To join our mailing list, send those “join requests” to:
blindandroidusers+subscribe@groups.io
You may follow us on twitter using our handle:
@BlindDroidUsers
https://twitter.com/@BlindDroidUsers
We do have a Telegram group that you can join and share stories or
whatever with our members at:
https://t.me/ANATAD


Re: Selecting Printer

Howard Traxler
 

Thanks guys, for your comments.  This printer is an all-in-one, colour, inkjet, two-sided printer with a document feeder.  From my experience with the last four or five HP inkjet printers that I have discarded, the HP software is not very accessible.  Of course, it could be better now.  I would greatly enjoy having a modern printer that worked like my first one, the Epson MX80.  Turn it on and initiate a print job at the computer.  I think this is the one I'm gonna buy.  Amazon rates it at a 4.4 out of 5.  Most of the bad reviews that I read complain about the setup procedure.  The guy I talked to at the HP accessibility department said they will help if I need help with setup.

So, the ducks are just about in a row.  Now to come up with a couple hundred extra bucks. hihi

Thanks again.
Howard

On 2/27/2021 9:13 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
I have no idea how accessible the printer software is on the PC either.
John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Selecting Printer

Hi Howard,

Do you wantan all-in -one, or just a printer with buttons?

It seems to me that most of the printer features are available through the software that comes with the printer.
What do the buttons really control besides off and on, on line, off line, maybe print a test page and such.
Things like print quality,number of copies, single or double sided, landscape or portrait, are all selected in the printer software interface.
Just because a printer has a few buttons, that does not make it more accessib\le.

How much does this printer cost?
Is space a priority?

I always choose to have a printer and scanner separate. If I have the room.
It is well known that ink jet printers are famous for clogged print nozzles if not used frequently.
Just a few thoughts from my experience.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: February 27, 2021 8:40 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Selecting Printer

good evening all
Recently, I have written requesting suggestions to help choose a new printer. I think I have settled on one and I'm wondering if anyone else here has purchased this particular one and how it's working out? I'm looking at the HP Envy 6455. It's an all-in-one ink-jet printer with no touch screen and has buttons (as described in the manual). However, product reviews on Amazon look pretty grim. Ideas anyone? Thank you all.

Howard















Re: Battery for Logitech H800

Marie Nelson
 

I did some searching as I should have done before sending the post. Amazon now has the battery and why would that surprise me?
Marie
 

From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Battery for Logitech H800
 
Hi Marie,
 
Below are the phone and battery part numbers.  I verified the phone number before sending and It's valid.
 
Logitech support Phone#:
1-866-632-5644
The part number for the H800 Headset battery is:
993-000565.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
----- Original Message -----
From: Marie Nelson
To: techtalk@groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:57 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Battery for Logitech H800
 
A few years ago, someone gave me a contact to buy a replacement battery for my H800 headset. Now someone else I know wants a battery, but I don’t have the contact info any longer. Can anyone help with this?
Thanks, Marie
 
My doctor asked if anyone in my family suffered from mental illness. I said, "No, we all seem to enjoy it."


Re: How Do You Display The Available Networks In the Tree View of this PC/Windows Explorer?

John Sanfilippo
 

It kind of depends on how you have File Explorer set up. But, in my case:
To open explorer, press windows plus e.
Now try:
alt up arrow, and arrow thru the list of things, among which will be Network.

Quite independent of that, You might also try pressing windows k to view available connected devices.

Keep in mind that Windows ten now has an alphabet soup of windows key commands, some of which you may really like. So you can just press the windows key with some letter or number and see what happens. If you encounter something you would rather avoid, press escape or alt f4.

John


Re: Selecting Printer

John Holcomb II
 

I have no idea how accessible the printer software is on the PC either.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Selecting Printer

Hi Howard,

Do you wantan all-in -one, or just a printer with buttons?

It seems to me that most of the printer features are available through the software that comes with the printer.
What do the buttons really control besides off and on, on line, off line, maybe print a test page and such.
Things like print quality,number of copies, single or double sided, landscape or portrait, are all selected in the printer software interface.
Just because a printer has a few buttons, that does not make it more accessib\le.

How much does this printer cost?
Is space a priority?

I always choose to have a printer and scanner separate. If I have the room.
It is well known that ink jet printers are famous for clogged print nozzles if not used frequently.
Just a few thoughts from my experience.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: February 27, 2021 8:40 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Selecting Printer

good evening all
Recently, I have written requesting suggestions to help choose a new printer. I think I have settled on one and I'm wondering if anyone else here has purchased this particular one and how it's working out? I'm looking at the HP Envy 6455. It's an all-in-one ink-jet printer with no touch screen and has buttons (as described in the manual). However, product reviews on Amazon look pretty grim. Ideas anyone? Thank you all.

Howard


Re: Selecting Printer

Monte Single
 

Hi Howard,

Do you wantan all-in -one, or just a printer with buttons?

It seems to me that most of the printer features are available through the software that comes with the printer.
What do the buttons really control besides off and on, on line, off line, maybe print a test page and such.
Things like print quality,number of copies, single or double sided, landscape or portrait, are all selected in the printer software interface.
Just because a printer has a few buttons, that does not make it more accessib\le.

How much does this printer cost?
Is space a priority?

I always choose to have a printer and scanner separate. If I have the room.
It is well known that ink jet printers are famous for clogged print nozzles if not used frequently.
Just a few thoughts from my experience.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Howard Traxler
Sent: February 27, 2021 8:40 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Selecting Printer

good evening all
Recently, I have written requesting suggestions to help choose a new printer. I think I have settled on one and I'm wondering if anyone else here has purchased this particular one and how it's working out? I'm looking at the HP Envy 6455. It's an all-in-one ink-jet printer with no touch screen and has buttons (as described in the manual). However, product reviews on Amazon look pretty grim. Ideas anyone? Thank you all.

Howard


Re: Battery for Logitech H800

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Sis Marie, Batteries Plus is the ONLY FRIEND I have when it comes to battery
replacements. Thus far, the only battery they can change for me is the one
in my foldable bluetooth keyboard. But why? Well, this one keyboard DOES
NOT HAVE ANY SCREWS; as such, they can't open it up to check anything.
That's ok in my case, I'll just THROW IT AWAY and get a diferent one.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


how do you set up a home page in google chrome? I am running windows ten and jaws 2018 Jim

Jim Rawls
 

 


Selecting Printer

Howard Traxler
 

good evening all
Recently, I have written requesting suggestions to help choose a new printer.  I think I have settled on one and I'm wondering if anyone else here has purchased this particular one and how it's working out?  I'm looking at the HP Envy 6455.  It's an all-in-one ink-jet printer with no touch screen and has buttons (as described in the manual).  However, product reviews on Amazon look pretty grim. Ideas anyone?  Thank you all.

Howard


How Do You Display The Available Networks In the Tree View of this PC/Windows Explorer?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

How do you display the available networks in the tree view of "This PC/Windows Explorer in Windows 10?  I used to know how but I haven't done it in a while and a simple search using the Windows search didn't yield anything obvious.

Thanks for any help.

--
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: Battery for Logitech H800

Mike B.
 


Hi Marie,
 
Below are the phone and battery part numbers.  I verified the phone number before sending and It's valid.
 
Logitech support Phone#:
1-866-632-5644
The part number for the H800 Headset battery is:
993-000565.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:57 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Battery for Logitech H800

A few years ago, someone gave me a contact to buy a replacement battery for my H800 headset. Now someone else I know wants a battery, but I don’t have the contact info any longer. Can anyone help with this?
Thanks, Marie
 
My doctor asked if anyone in my family suffered from mental illness. I said, "No, we all seem to enjoy it."


Battery for Logitech H800

Marie Nelson
 

A few years ago, someone gave me a contact to buy a replacement battery for my H800 headset. Now someone else I know wants a battery, but I don’t have the contact info any longer. Can anyone help with this?
Thanks, Marie
 
My doctor asked if anyone in my family suffered from mental illness. I said, "No, we all seem to enjoy it."

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