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5TB Portable External USB Hard Drive from Seagate for A cheap Price: What does anyone think?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I see on Amazon, that Seagate has a 5TB external USB Powered Hard Drive for the incredibly low price of $104.99 USD.  What does anyone think of this product?

Here is the link to the item on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Portable-External-Hard-Drive/dp/B07VS8QCXC/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=Western+Digital+4TB+USB+powered+hard+drive&qid=1618014931&s=pc&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyVVpUQ1Y4T09UWVRBJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDc3Mjg2OVVBTUFRODIxNlU5JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMDg2Nzc4VzlUV1JDRUhZUEYmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl

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Re: more secure e-mail

heather albright
 

I have decided to just use my e-mail accounts from gmail, outlook, icloud. I really appreciate the discussion from this group. Thank you all.

Cheers Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] more secure e-mail

 

Does the person receiving the e-mail have to use the same system?  I believe

so, which would make most e-mail need to be sent in the clear.

 

There may be something I don't know, however.

 

Gene

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

From: Hope Williamson

Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 3:52 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] more secure e-mail

 

 

 

You might want to ask the person that started the thread, not me. If I were

going to use more secure email, I'd most likely use Protonmail, or something

like that.

 

    However, Fastmail is an alternative to Gmail and Microsoft. You can

always use end-to-end encryption by installing GPG, and setting up PGP.

 

 

On 4/8/2021 9:59 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

 

My point after a brief search about fastmail is, fastmail itself don't even

provide end to end encryption. What's security to you then?

They use your data for analytics purposes but people say its breaching  of

their data and they are sharing. So long they are not sharing with other

people, using your data to see how you use their service and give you

suggestion how they can help you is wrong to a lot of people?

Beside the point, Gmail provide you free email service, 15gb. storage.

Provider usually don't give that much and you usually pay for higher   tier

of storage. If you want security, trust your provider or trust your own. Or

just host your own email service.

That's my point and take on security of email.

 

 

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 06:32, Hope Williamson <webspinner@...> wrote:

 

 

People don't wish to use Google as they're email service, and that's fine.

There's no reason to question those decisions.

 

    I haven't used Fastmail myself, but it's something I've been looking

into. I'm pretty sure it's something you could use with a client like

Thunderbird, if you wanted to.

 

 

On 4/8/2021 12:52 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

 

Is there any reason why you  don't wish  to use google or microsoft as your

email provider?

You can also pay them to get higher storage like google workspace and your

own domain like yourdomain.com etc.

As for Microsoft, its rather tie down to office as well.

Personally, I have been using Google ap, change name to G-suite and now

workspace for my own email and work.

 

Then again, that also depend how much you are willing to pay for your email

service.

Did your telco/provider gave you one email?

 

 

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 01:51, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello, I am thinking about purcheassing an e-mail service instead of using

free e-mail from google or outlook. I was looking to fastmail as a

possibility. Has anyone used this service before? Thanks Heather

 

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: getting description

Mike B
 


Hi Howard,
 
Just to play around I opened Google Chrome and went to a website.  While on this website I press the applications key to open the context menu, and as I down arrowed through the context menu there was a setting,
 
 Get image descriptions from Google
 
So see if this is the setting you wanted to turn off in whatever browser you turned it on with.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 12:37 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] getting description

Recently I tried out a function that (it seems) was supposed to get
descriptions for the graphics on web pages. I thought the result might
make websites more friendly. But that doesn't seem to be; Now there's
just more babble. now I forgot how I turned that on, so don't know how
to turn it off. Has anyone else tried out this function and then
stopped it?

Thanks.
Howard






Re: Microphone for Zoom

Gene
 

You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone as soon as you enter the meeting. As I said, you may want another microphone anyway, but you don't want to turn on and off a microphone when unmuted. Doing so will make loud noises as the microphone power is stopped or started. If I were using a microphone with a switch, I would always leave it on and mute myself using Zoom. Indeed, many people use microphones that there is no convenient way to mute and unmute. I use the microphone in my laptop. I mute myself in Zoom, It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the microphone using Windows sound card controls. And in general, I think I can safely say that people mute themselves in Zoom rather than with the microphone itself. I use a much better solution so I don't have to worry about the microphone picking up the screen-reader. I use headphones, not the speakers while in a zoom meeting. I don't use USB headphones. I want to use my internal sound card and the microphone in my computer. So I use a set of headphones that connect using the headphone jack in the computer. If you do this, don't forget to lower play volume a lot before plugging in the headphones. There are times I want my microphone unmuted but I don't want my screen-reader to be heard. If casual conversation is occurring, and people are interjecting comments as they would in a conversation, I don't want to keep muting and unmuting the microphone. and when I talk, I don't want people to hear my screen-reader announce something like Bill has joined the meeting or announcing that Steve has sent a message. While these things don't usually happen when I'm speaking, I don't want them to.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 6:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

Hi Gene,
Since it is a toggle, there is not a position that gives you any information.

Also, I don't want it on because you are then broadcastin JAWS announcements while you are tabbing through the Zoom options to get things turned off.

I just want a mic that I can tell whether it is on or off by the position of the switch.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 4:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

If you can't tell by the position of the button if it is on or off, make sure it is on and always leave it on. When you don't intend to speak, mute yourself using the zoom command alt a. When you want to speak, my understanding is that you can hhold the space bar to unmute yourself while you are holding it. Releasing it mutes you again. Or you can use alt a to unmute yourself, talk, then mute yourself with the same command again.

You may want another microphone anyway, but that is one way you can use the microphone you have if you want.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



Hi all,

I am looking for an easy to use microphone for Zoom meetings on my desktop
computer. I have a microphone, but it has a toggle button to turn it off and
on and I am always fearful that it is on. I don’t want my JAWS transmitting
to the meeting so I want to be able to know for sure that the mic is off.



Of course, I would also desire to have good sound being transmitted.



Any ideas?



TerriLynne


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi Gene,
Since it is a toggle, there is not a position that gives you any information.

Also, I don't want it on because you are then broadcastin JAWS announcements while you are tabbing through the Zoom options to get things turned off.

I just want a mic that I can tell whether it is on or off by the position of the switch.

TerriLynne

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 4:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

If you can't tell by the position of the button if it is on or off, make sure it is on and always leave it on. When you don't intend to speak, mute yourself using the zoom command alt a. When you want to speak, my understanding is that you can hhold the space bar to unmute yourself while you are holding it. Releasing it mutes you again. Or you can use alt a to unmute yourself, talk, then mute yourself with the same command again.

You may want another microphone anyway, but that is one way you can use the microphone you have if you want.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



Hi all,

I am looking for an easy to use microphone for Zoom meetings on my desktop
computer. I have a microphone, but it has a toggle button to turn it off and
on and I am always fearful that it is on. I don’t want my JAWS transmitting
to the meeting so I want to be able to know for sure that the mic is off.



Of course, I would also desire to have good sound being transmitted.



Any ideas?



TerriLynne


Re: getting description

Mike B
 


It would help if you mentioned where you changed the setting.  Was it changed in a browser or a screen reading program, and if so which one?
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 12:37 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] getting description

Recently I tried out a function that (it seems) was supposed to get
descriptions for the graphics on web pages. I thought the result might
make websites more friendly. But that doesn't seem to be; Now there's
just more babble. now I forgot how I turned that on, so don't know how
to turn it off. Has anyone else tried out this function and then
stopped it?

Thanks.
Howard






Re: Microphone for Zoom

Gene
 

If you can't tell by the position of the button if it is on or off, make sure it is on and always leave it on. When you don't intend to speak, mute yourself using the zoom command alt a. When you want to speak, my understanding is that you can hhold the space bar to unmute yourself while you are holding it. Releasing it mutes you again. Or you can use alt a to unmute yourself, talk, then mute yourself with the same command again.

You may want another microphone anyway, but that is one way you can use the microphone you have if you want.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



Hi all,

I am looking for an easy to use microphone for Zoom meetings on my desktop computer. I have a microphone, but it has a toggle button to turn it off and on and I am always fearful that it is on. I don’t want my JAWS transmitting to the meeting so I want to be able to know for sure that the mic is off.



Of course, I would also desire to have good sound being transmitted.



Any ideas?



TerriLynne


Microphone for Zoom

Terrilynne Pomeroy
 

Hi all,

I am looking for an easy to use microphone for Zoom meetings on my desktop computer. I have a microphone, but it has a toggle button to turn it off and on and I am always fearful that it is on. I don’t want my JAWS transmitting to the meeting so I want to be able to know for sure that the mic is off.

 

Of course, I would also desire to have good sound being transmitted.

 

Any ideas?

 

TerriLynne


Re: more secure e-mail

Gene
 

Does the person receiving the e-mail have to use the same system? I believe so, which would make most e-mail need to be sent in the clear.

There may be something I don't know, however.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Hope Williamson
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 3:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] more secure e-mail



You might want to ask the person that started the thread, not me. If I were going to use more secure email, I'd most likely use Protonmail, or something like that.

However, Fastmail is an alternative to Gmail and Microsoft. You can always use end-to-end encryption by installing GPG, and setting up PGP.


On 4/8/2021 9:59 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

My point after a brief search about fastmail is, fastmail itself don't even provide end to end encryption. What's security to you then?
They use your data for analytics purposes but people say its breaching of their data and they are sharing. So long they are not sharing with other people, using your data to see how you use their service and give you suggestion how they can help you is wrong to a lot of people?
Beside the point, Gmail provide you free email service, 15gb. storage. Provider usually don't give that much and you usually pay for higher tier of storage. If you want security, trust your provider or trust your own. Or just host your own email service.
That's my point and take on security of email.


On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 06:32, Hope Williamson <webspinner@mail.com> wrote:


People don't wish to use Google as they're email service, and that's fine. There's no reason to question those decisions.

I haven't used Fastmail myself, but it's something I've been looking into. I'm pretty sure it's something you could use with a client like Thunderbird, if you wanted to.


On 4/8/2021 12:52 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:

Is there any reason why you don't wish to use google or microsoft as your email provider?
You can also pay them to get higher storage like google workspace and your own domain like yourdomain.com etc.
As for Microsoft, its rather tie down to office as well.
Personally, I have been using Google ap, change name to G-suite and now workspace for my own email and work.

Then again, that also depend how much you are willing to pay for your email service.
Did your telco/provider gave you one email?


On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 01:51, heather albright <kd5cbl@gmail.com> wrote:


Hello, I am thinking about purcheassing an e-mail service instead of using free e-mail from google or outlook. I was looking to fastmail as a possibility. Has anyone used this service before? Thanks Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10







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Regards,
Thomas N. Chan





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Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


Re: Very slow linking problem

Gene
 

You can use it anywhere. You can have it on your hard drive and download it there.

there is a specific installer, though the page may be confusing, talking about and linking to some other general installer, I'm not sure what it is used for. All the Firefox installer does is place the files where you want. It appears to be an installer but it doesn't install anything. Programs that are proper portable programs don't install anything. They run without being installed, just with having the files anywhere you want to run the program on.

Here is a link to the page:
https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
Here is the direct download link.
https://portableapps.com/downloading/?a=FirefoxPortable&n=Mozilla%20Firefox,%20Portable%20Edition&s=s&p=&d=pa&f=FirefoxPortable_87.0_English.paf.exe

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 3:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem

Hmmm, sounds interesting. Is there a link for the portable version;
should I download it to a stick?


thanks,

nancy

On 4/9/2021 7:45 AM, Gene wrote:
But this is a situation where Firefox is much slower than it used to be. Trying another browser may work around the problem but This kind of slowness is not expected from firefox. A little slower is one thing. Much slower is something else.

Also, this shows an advantage, something I have written about before, perhaps on this list, of using Firefox portable. We don't know if there is something wrong with Firefox or if the problem is caused by something else.

Using Firefox portable, if a problem arises and you want to determine if it is that specific copy of the browser that has been corrupted, or whether there is something affecting the browser or the browser's performance in general, if you use the portable version, all you have to do is run the backup copy and see if the same problem exists. You don't have to trouble shoot the browser, try to repair it one way or another or try other things. All you need do is run the backup copy and see if it works properly. I strongly urge that people use Firefox Portable.

In addition to this advantage, you can copy it onto any computer and have all your book marks, history, and add-ons immediately available. If you want, you can run it from something like a thumb drive on another machine and have your exact browser on any machine you wish.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem






Have you tried a different browser such as Google Chrome or MS Edge? I have found that Firefox is generally slower than these Chromium based browsers.




Gerald








On 4/8/2021 11:28 PM, Nancy Hill wrote:
Thanks for the info, John!


As for when the link slows, it could be entering on a link to take me to a web page, or on something like NextDoor when you enter on something like 'see more' or continue' to get you to the rest of the article.


Thanks,

nancy

On 4/8/2021 10:26 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
To check laptop version:
Hit your Windows Key
Type winver and press enter.
To check jaws version,
Focus on the jaws window and do ctrl+JawsKey+V
To check your version of Firefox,
Open it and do
Ctrl+JawsKey+V
This keystroke will tell you which version of any application currently in focus.
Now as to why this could be happening, have you checked for malware and the like?
Is entering links the only time this slowdown happens? In other words does it only happen in the Firefox browser or does it happen in other browsers or apps?

John


-----Original Message----- From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2021 9:17 PM
To: TechTalk mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem

My laptop has win10 (will someone please tell me how to check on the
version?) and this week's version of jaws along with the Firefox browser.

Recently when I enter on a link, it seems to take forever to get to that next page. This seems to delay no matter what type of link I use.

Is there something I can do to find out why there has started being such an dxtended delay on getting to the page I am being linked to?

It has been several weeks since this slow down started and I do not recall something particular happening that might have caused this change.

Many thanks in advance for your help in solving this mystery.

nancy


























Re: more secure e-mail

Hope Williamson
 

You might want to ask the person that started the thread, not me. If I were going to use more secure email, I'd most likely use Protonmail, or something like that.

    However, Fastmail is an alternative to Gmail and Microsoft. You can always use end-to-end encryption by installing GPG, and setting up PGP.

On 4/8/2021 9:59 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:
My point after a brief search about fastmail is, fastmail itself don't even provide end to end encryption. What's security to you then?
They use your data for analytics purposes but people say its breaching  of their data and they are sharing. So long they are not sharing with other people, using your data to see how you use their service and give you suggestion how they can help you is wrong to a lot of people?
Beside the point, Gmail provide you free email service, 15gb. storage. Provider usually don't give that much and you usually pay for higher   tier of storage. If you want security, trust your provider or trust your own. Or just host your own email service.
That's my point and take on security of email.

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 06:32, Hope Williamson <webspinner@...> wrote:

People don't wish to use Google as they're email service, and that's fine. There's no reason to question those decisions.

    I haven't used Fastmail myself, but it's something I've been looking into. I'm pretty sure it's something you could use with a client like Thunderbird, if you wanted to.

On 4/8/2021 12:52 PM, Thomas N. Chan wrote:
Is there any reason why you  don't wish  to use google or microsoft as your email provider?
You can also pay them to get higher storage like google workspace and your own domain like yourdomain.com etc. 
As for Microsoft, its rather tie down to office as well.
Personally, I have been using Google ap, change name to G-suite and now workspace for my own email and work.

Then again, that also depend how much you are willing to pay for your email service.
Did your telco/provider gave you one email?

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 01:51, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:

Hello, I am thinking about purcheassing an e-mail service instead of using free e-mail from google or outlook. I was looking to fastmail as a possibility. Has anyone used this service before? Thanks Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 



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Regards,
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Regards,
Thomas N. Chan


Re: Very slow linking problem

Nancy Hill
 

Hmmm, sounds interesting.  Is there a link for the portable version; should I download it to a stick?


thanks,

nancy

On 4/9/2021 7:45 AM, Gene wrote:
But this is a situation where Firefox is much slower than it used to be. Trying another browser may work around the problem but This kind of slowness is not expected from firefox.  A little slower is one thing.  Much slower is something else.

Also, this shows an advantage, something I have written about before, perhaps on this list, of using Firefox portable.  We don't know if there is something wrong with Firefox or if the problem is caused by something else.

Using Firefox portable, if a problem arises and you want to determine if it is that specific copy of the browser that has been corrupted, or whether there is something affecting the browser or the browser's performance in general, if you use the portable version, all you have to do is run the backup copy and see if the same problem exists.  You don't have to trouble shoot the browser, try to repair it one way or another or try other things. All you need do is run the backup copy and see if it works properly.  I strongly urge that people use Firefox Portable.

In addition to this advantage, you can copy it onto any computer and have all your book marks, history, and add-ons immediately available.  If you want, you can run it from something like a thumb drive on another machine and have your exact browser on any machine you wish.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Gerald Levy via groups.io
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 5:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem






Have you tried a different browser such as Google Chrome or MS Edge?  I have found that Firefox is generally slower than these Chromium based browsers.




Gerald








On 4/8/2021 11:28 PM, Nancy Hill wrote:
Thanks for the info, John!


As for when the link slows, it could be entering on a link to take me to a web page, or on something like NextDoor when you enter on something like 'see more' or continue' to get you to the rest of the article.


Thanks,

nancy

On 4/8/2021 10:26 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
To check laptop version:
Hit your  Windows Key
Type winver and press enter.
To check jaws version,
Focus on the jaws window and do ctrl+JawsKey+V
To check your version of Firefox,
Open it and do
Ctrl+JawsKey+V
This keystroke will tell you which version of any application currently  in focus.
Now as to why this could be happening, have you checked for malware and the like?
Is entering links the only time this slowdown happens? In other words does it only happen in the Firefox browser or does it happen  in other browsers or apps?

John


-----Original Message----- From: main@TechTalk.groups.io mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2021 9:17 PM
To: TechTalk mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem

My laptop has win10 (will someone please tell me how to check on the
version?) and this week's version of jaws along with the Firefox browser.

Recently when I enter on a link, it seems to take forever to get to that next page.  This seems to delay no matter what type of link I use.

Is there something I can do to find out why there has started being such an dxtended delay on getting to the page I am being linked to?

It has been several weeks since this slow down started and I do not recall something particular happening that might have caused this change.

Many thanks in advance for your help in solving this mystery.

nancy

























Re: Very slow linking problem

Nancy Hill
 

Firefox.


Thanks,

nancy

On 4/8/2021 11:54 PM, Janet wrote:
Hi Nancy,
What browser are you using?

Janet


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2021 10:29 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem

Thanks for the info, John!


As for when the link slows, it could be entering on a link to take me to
a web page, or on something like NextDoor when you enter on something
like 'see more' or continue' to get you to the rest of the article.


Thanks,

nancy

On 4/8/2021 10:26 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
To check laptop version:
Hit your Windows Key
Type winver and press enter.
To check jaws version,
Focus on the jaws window and do ctrl+JawsKey+V
To check your version of Firefox,
Open it and do
Ctrl+JawsKey+V
This keystroke will tell you which version of any application currently in focus.
Now as to why this could be happening, have you checked for malware and the like?
Is entering links the only time this slowdown happens? In other words does it only happen in the Firefox browser or does it happen in other browsers or apps?

John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2021 9:17 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem

My laptop has win10 (will someone please tell me how to check on the
version?) and this week's version of jaws along with the Firefox browser.

Recently when I enter on a link, it seems to take forever to get to that next page. This seems to delay no matter what type of link I use.

Is there something I can do to find out why there has started being such an dxtended delay on getting to the page I am being linked to?

It has been several weeks since this slow down started and I do not recall something particular happening that might have caused this change.

Many thanks in advance for your help in solving this mystery.

nancy



















Re: Very slow linking problem

Nancy Hill
 

No, I have been using it previously with no problem.


nancy 

On 4/9/2021 6:49 AM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:


Have you tried a different browser such as Google Chrome or MS Edge?  I have found that Firefox is generally slower than these Chromium based browsers.


Gerald



On 4/8/2021 11:28 PM, Nancy Hill wrote:
Thanks for the info, John!


As for when the link slows, it could be entering on a link to take me to a web page, or on something like NextDoor when you enter on something like 'see more' or continue' to get you to the rest of the article.


Thanks,

nancy

On 4/8/2021 10:26 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:
To check laptop version:
Hit your  Windows Key
Type winver and press enter.
To check jaws version,
Focus on the jaws window and do ctrl+JawsKey+V
To check your version of Firefox,
Open it and do
Ctrl+JawsKey+V
This keystroke will tell you which version of any application currently  in focus.
Now as to why this could be happening, have you checked for malware and the like?
Is entering links the only time this slowdown happens? In other words does it only happen in the Firefox browser or does it happen  in other browsers or apps?

John


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2021 9:17 PM
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem

My laptop has win10 (will someone please tell me how to check on the
version?) and this week's version of jaws along with the Firefox browser.

Recently when I enter on a link, it seems to take forever to get to that next page.  This seems to delay no matter what type of link I use.

Is there something I can do to find out why there has started being such an dxtended delay on getting to the page I am being linked to?

It has been several weeks since this slow down started and I do not recall  something particular happening that might have caused this change.

Many thanks in advance for your help in solving this mystery.

nancy



















getting description

Howard Traxler
 

Recently I tried out a function that (it seems) was supposed to get descriptions for the graphics on web pages.  I thought the result might make websites more friendly.  But that doesn't seem to be; Now there's just more babble.  now I forgot how I turned that on, so don't know how to turn it off.  Has anyone else tried out this function and then stopped it?

Thanks.
Howard


Re: Very slow linking problem

John Holcomb II
 

Tap your windows key on your keyboard.
Type winver
Press enter.
It should display your Windows 10 version.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Shackelford
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 8:18 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Very slow linking problem

How does one check the version of Windows on a PC? Running Windows 10.
Thanks,
Nance

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Re: Braille Displays

Pat Seed
 

Hi Pam and All,
I Remember the Versa-Braille run by cassette!

That is what I started with, along with the PMC101 Micromate run on DOS and CP/M!

Of course, (with smiles), we realize, that dates all of us who remember and used this technology.

Blessings and All the Very Best,
Pat Seed
(807) 473-0909

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <pammygirl99@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays


The first refreshable braille I saw was the original versabraille that used cassettes for the data. I remember going to a lecture on it, and wondering: "Braille on a cassette?" They also gave out a thermoformed handout which I had in my junk for quight a while. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 4:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I think the first refreshable Braille display I used was an alva 80. It was the size of a table top and cost around 15 grand.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: April 7, 2021 1:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I started working for the local school board in 89, producing hard copy braille on a perkins brailler.
I recall a student having a versabraille, maybe one of the first ones with a braille display; maybe it was 20 cells.
I do not recall the price, but it was thousands of dollars.


That was over thirty years ago and braille displays are still big ticket items.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: April 6, 2021 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I am reluctant to invest so much money on any Android based display or note taker. When you start talking about five or six thousand dollar devices, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect to be able to use such a device for many many years. Being Android based as some of these newer devices are, that's just simply not going to be the case.
I made a similar argument to Brian Hartgen over Twitter when he was touting the Polaris a a business friendly device. He dismissed me at first saying that he was speaking as a business owner and that the price tag hesitancy thing was lazy thinking or some such thing and when I informed him that I too was a business owner and still wasn't sold on the price tag, he blocked me. Talk about thin skinned.... But hey, at least he had the "manners" to tell me that he was going to block me before he did so... What a swell guy. Some people.
Back in 2011, I was debating whether to get an Apex that was almost $6000 but instead opted for a 40 cell Brailliant BI and iPad and iPhone. That Brailliant lasted me over ten years and hung around outlasting something like 5 iPhone models and three iPads. Granted, the iOS and Braille experience wasn't always the best, but combining the display with various iOS devices over the years at least in my mind, gave me way more productivity and more bang for my buck than a display where the OS traditionally isn't supported for maybe more than three or four years.
Even then, the Apex would've lasted way longer than some of these newer Smart note taker/display hybrids.
I recently scored a Freedom Scientific F80 Braille display on eBay for $305. I first wrote the seller asking if everything worked, and they replied that yes, all cells, connectors and buttons were functional. I had my sighted wife look at the pictures and she was able to read me the serial number off of the display. I called Vispero and asked about its history and if it had ever been serviced and I was informed that it was serviced and cleaned back in 2016. The 80 cell display was from back in 2006. This thing is huge. I'm talking a beast of a display, but so far, so good. I've got it set up at my desktop workstation and now I've got a fully functional 80 cell display that back in the day went for almost $8000. Side note, looks like this seller's got some sort of hookup or something. At the time that I purchased it, they had two devices up for sale. Since then, I believe they've posted four more 80 cell displays. Again for roughly $300. Keep in mind, you're talking about devices that are really long in the tooth, so buyer beware and all that. Their postings are easy enough to find. You just have to search for Braille display or something along those lines. There aren't too many on at any given time.
I still have the Brailliant BI 40, but it's a refurbished model Humanware provided me as a replacement for my old display that I sent in late last year to be fixed, but got lost by UPS. Fine by me. It cost me nothing and now my Brailliant was at least serviced and inspected by Humanware.
I'm thinking of selling my Brailliant and putting that money towards either a Mantis 40 cell display or the Orbit Reader 40. I'm more inclined to opt for a device that's maybe dumber as far as on board connectivity, but that I know I can use for many years to come and not have to worry about it slowing down or not being able to keep up with the demands that innovation sometimes brings and just act as a display with maybe some built in file management features. I mean, if I want Internet connectivity and all those bells and whistles, that's what a smart phone or tablet and Bluetooth connections are for.
Just my two cents.





Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

The great thing about Humanware products is the ability to pay in installments. I don’t think APH offers this flexibility. If I can throw one more product into the mix, it would be the new Braille Sense
6 from HIMS. It’s far and away the most expensive of the displays mentioned here at $5,795, but HIMS now also offers payment plans.

Here’s the link in case it’s of interest:

https://hims-inc.com/bs6

Best,

Joe



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The Brailliant BI 20X does open Word files, but if you edit them, it
saves them as text files. I hope that helps.
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Re: Braille Displays

Pamela Dominguez
 

The first refreshable braille I saw was the original versabraille that used cassettes for the data. I remember going to a lecture on it, and wondering: "Braille on a cassette?" They also gave out a thermoformed handout which I had in my junk for quight a while. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2021 4:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I think the first refreshable Braille display I used was an alva 80. It was the size of a table top and cost around 15 grand.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: April 7, 2021 1:43 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I started working for the local school board in 89, producing hard copy braille on a perkins brailler.
I recall a student having a versabraille, maybe one of the first ones with a braille display; maybe it was 20 cells.
I do not recall the price, but it was thousands of dollars.


That was over thirty years ago and braille displays are still big ticket items.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristóbal
Sent: April 6, 2021 10:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

I am reluctant to invest so much money on any Android based display or note taker. When you start talking about five or six thousand dollar devices, I don't think it's unreasonable to expect to be able to use such a device for many many years. Being Android based as some of these newer devices are, that's just simply not going to be the case.
I made a similar argument to Brian Hartgen over Twitter when he was touting the Polaris a a business friendly device. He dismissed me at first saying that he was speaking as a business owner and that the price tag hesitancy thing was lazy thinking or some such thing and when I informed him that I too was a business owner and still wasn't sold on the price tag, he blocked me. Talk about thin skinned.... But hey, at least he had the "manners" to tell me that he was going to block me before he did so... What a swell guy. Some people.
Back in 2011, I was debating whether to get an Apex that was almost $6000 but instead opted for a 40 cell Brailliant BI and iPad and iPhone. That Brailliant lasted me over ten years and hung around outlasting something like 5 iPhone models and three iPads. Granted, the iOS and Braille experience wasn't always the best, but combining the display with various iOS devices over the years at least in my mind, gave me way more productivity and more bang for my buck than a display where the OS traditionally isn't supported for maybe more than three or four years.
Even then, the Apex would've lasted way longer than some of these newer Smart note taker/display hybrids.
I recently scored a Freedom Scientific F80 Braille display on eBay for $305. I first wrote the seller asking if everything worked, and they replied that yes, all cells, connectors and buttons were functional. I had my sighted wife look at the pictures and she was able to read me the serial number off of the display. I called Vispero and asked about its history and if it had ever been serviced and I was informed that it was serviced and cleaned back in 2016. The 80 cell display was from back in 2006. This thing is huge. I'm talking a beast of a display, but so far, so good. I've got it set up at my desktop workstation and now I've got a fully functional 80 cell display that back in the day went for almost $8000. Side note, looks like this seller's got some sort of hookup or something. At the time that I purchased it, they had two devices up for sale. Since then, I believe they've posted four more 80 cell displays. Again for roughly $300. Keep in mind, you're talking about devices that are really long in the tooth, so buyer beware and all that. Their postings are easy enough to find. You just have to search for Braille display or something along those lines. There aren't too many on at any given time.
I still have the Brailliant BI 40, but it's a refurbished model Humanware provided me as a replacement for my old display that I sent in late last year to be fixed, but got lost by UPS. Fine by me. It cost me nothing and now my Brailliant was at least serviced and inspected by Humanware.
I'm thinking of selling my Brailliant and putting that money towards either a Mantis 40 cell display or the Orbit Reader 40. I'm more inclined to opt for a device that's maybe dumber as far as on board connectivity, but that I know I can use for many years to come and not have to worry about it slowing down or not being able to keep up with the demands that innovation sometimes brings and just act as a display with maybe some built in file management features. I mean, if I want Internet connectivity and all those bells and whistles, that's what a smart phone or tablet and Bluetooth connections are for.
Just my two cents.





Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joe Orozco
Sent: Saturday, April 3, 2021 12:44 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Braille Displays

The great thing about Humanware products is the ability to pay in installments. I don’t think APH offers this flexibility. If I can throw one more product into the mix, it would be the new Braille Sense
6 from HIMS. It’s far and away the most expensive of the displays mentioned here at $5,795, but HIMS now also offers payment plans.

Here’s the link in case it’s of interest:

https://hims-inc.com/bs6

Best,

Joe



On 3/31/21, Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@gmail.com> wrote:
The Brailliant BI 20X does open Word files, but if you edit them, it
saves them as text files. I hope that helps.
--

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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@gmail.com




























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Re: Windows 10 feature update question

Thomas N. Chan
 

By right, the media creation tools will download the ISO and help you to create one on your computer. It should be the latest version which you can use. I also remember you can choose whichever version.


On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 17:48, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:
According to the quote below, it says that an annual feature update actually is installing a new version of Windows 10. Would this be equivalent to running a repair of Windows using the latest version of the Media creation tool? For example: If I had just did an update of the latest feature update, then running a Windows 10 repair using the Media Creation Tool would not change anything?
 
Quote from Microsoft "Annual "Feature" Updates: Feature updates are technically new versions of Windows 10, which become available twice a year (roughly every six months) during spring and fall."



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Re: Very slow linking problem

Gerald Levy
 


To verify the version of Windows 10 you are running, type "winver" into the run dialog (Windows key-R) without the quotes.


Gerald



On 4/9/2021 8:18 AM, Nancy Shackelford wrote:
How does one check the version of Windows on a PC?  Running Windows 10.
Thanks,
Nance

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