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using mechanical keyboard with NVDA while browsing

Armando Maldonado
 

Hello,

I just recently purchased a Redragon k551 mechanical keyboard. Everytime I am browsing or trying to read/type something, I notice all of a sudden without me doing anything, it jumps to bottom or random place with website or document. Is there a way I can control such behavior with the keyboard? I've gone to control panel and lowered the blinking rate of cursor and keyboard delay. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks.

armando


Re: Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Mike B.
 

Hi Lisa & Marie,
 
Here are 2 phone numbers for Logitech tech support I found digging through some notes I have for Logitech.
1-866-632-5644
 
And
 
1 646-454-3200
 
They're open monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm eastern time.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

While I can’t tell you a number to reach Logitech, I can say that the receivers are absolutely not interchangeable. I have two headsets and the receivers only work with the correct headset. Have you tried finding a contact number on Google? Might be worth a try.
Good Luck.
Marie
 
 
From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:55 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver
 
Hi All,
 
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.  I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.  If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?  All input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Marie Nelson
 

While I can’t tell you a number to reach Logitech, I can say that the receivers are absolutely not interchangeable. I have two headsets and the receivers only work with the correct headset. Have you tried finding a contact number on Google? Might be worth a try.
Good Luck.
Marie
 
 

From: Mike B
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:55 AM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver
 
Hi All,
 
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.  I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.  If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?  All input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Will try this again!

Mike B.
 


Hi Jim,
 
Here you go:
 
 
Scan And Fix Disk Drive Errors with CHKDSK in Windows 10
How To
Windows 10
By mark
Last updated Apr 9, 2021
scanning and repairing drive
 
CHKDSK or Check Disk is a built-in Windows utility checks the state of the hard drive and correct any errors it finds, if possible. It can be useful for
troubleshooting read errors, Bad sectors and other storage-related problems. Whenever we need to detect and fix file system or disk corruption, we run
the built-in Windows Check Disk tool. The Check Disk utility or ChkDsk.exe checks file system errors, bad sectors, lost clusters, and so on. Here how to
run chkdsk utility on windows 10 and Fix Disk Drive Errors.
 
Contents 
show
 
Run chkdsk utility on windows 10
 
You can Run the Check disk Tool From disk Drive properties or through the command line. To Run Disk Check Utility first open This PC -> Here select and
right click on System Drive -> Properties > Tools tab > Check. But Running Chkdsk Tool from Command is very Effective.
 
Command Line Check Disk
 
For this first open Command prompt as administrator, You Can do this by click on start menu search type cmd, then right click on Command prompt from search
results and select run as administrator. Here on the Command Prompt, type the command “chkdsk” followed by a space, then the letter of the drive you wish
to examine or repair. In our case, it’s internal drive “C.”
 
chkdsk 
 
Run Check disk command on win10
 
Simply running the CHKDSK command in Windows 10 will only display the disk’s status, and won’t fix any errors present on the volume. This will run Chkdsk
in a Read-Only mode and display the status of the current drive. To tell CHKDSK to fix the drive, we need to give some Extra parameters.
 
CHKDSK extra parameters
 
Typing chkdsk /? and hitting Enter will give you its parameters or switches.
 
/f  Fixes errors detected.
 
/r  Identifies Bad Sectors and attempts recovery of information.
 
/v  Displays list of every file in every directory, on FAT32. On NTFS, is displays the cleanup messages.
 
The following are valid on NTFS volumes only.
 
/c  Skips the checking of cycles within the folder structure.
 
/I  Performs a simpler check of index entries.
 
/x  Forces the volume to dismount. Also invalidates all open file handles. This should be avoided in Desktop Editions of Windows, because of possibility
of data loss/corruption.
 
/l[:size]  It changes the size of the file that logs NTFS transactions. This option too, like the above one, is intended  for server administrators ONLY.
 

Do note that, when you boot to the Windows Recovery Environment, Only two switches may be available.
 
/p  It performs an exhaustive check of the current disk
 
/r  It repairs possible damage on the current disk.
 
The following switches work in Windows 10, Windows 8 on NTFS volumes only:
 
/scan Run online scan
 
/forceofflinefix Bypass online repair and queue defects for offline repair. Needs to be used along with /scan.
 
/perf Perform the scan as fast as possible.
 
/spotfix Perform spot repair in offline mode.
 
/offlinescanandfix Run offline scan and perform fixes.
 
/sdcclean Garbage collection.
 
These switches are supported by Windows 10 on FAT/FAT32/exFAT volumes only:
 
/freeorphanedchains Free up any orphaned cluster chains
 
/markclean Mark the volume clean if no corruption is detected.
 
chkdsk command parameter list
 
To tell CHKDSK to fix the drive, we need to give it parameters. After your drive letter, type the following parameters separated by a space each: “/f /r
/x”.
 
The “/f” parameter tells CHKDSK to fix any errors it finds; “/r” tells it to locate the bad sectors on the drive and recover readable information; “/x”
forces the drive to dismount before the process starts.
 
Command to Check Disk Errors
 
To summarize, the full command that should be typed into the Command Prompt is:
 
chkdsk [Drive:] [parameters]
 
In our example, it’s:
 
chkdsk C: /f /r /x
 
run chkdsk command with parameters
 
Note that CHKDSK needs to be able to lock the drive, meaning that it cannot be used to examine the system’s boot drive if the computer is in use. If your
target drive is an external or non-boot internal disk, the CHKDSK process will begin as soon as we enter the command above. If, however, the target drive
is a boot disk, the system will ask you if you’d like to run the command before the next boot. Type “yes” (or “y”), restart the computer, and the command
will run before the operating system loads. This will scan the drive for Errors, Bad sectors if found any this will repair the same for you.
 
scanning and repairing drive
 
This scanning and repair process can take a long time, especially when performed on larger drives. Once it’s done, however, it will present a summary of
results including total disk space, byte allocation, and, most importantly, any errors that were found and corrected.
 
Conclusion :
 
One word: You can use Command chkdsk c: /f /r /x to Scan And Fix Hard Drive Errors in Windows 10. I hope after reading this post you clear about CHKDSK
Command, And how To use extra parameters to scan and repair disk Errors. Also Read
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:20 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Will try this again!

Hi There FOLKS!
Was wondering if there is a disk repair utility like the scandisk utility for earlier versions of Windows? Or am I overlooking something already in windows10? Can someone please advise? My system is acting very sluggish and I simply need something to tune it up. I have a 1 TB HD and only 4 GB of ram. I am suspecting that my issues may have more to do with the small amount of memory than anything else..? THANKS MUCH!
de
<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim>.   


Will try this again!

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi There FOLKS!
Was wondering if there is a disk repair utility like the scandisk utility for earlier versions of Windows? Or am I overlooking something already in windows10? Can someone please advise? My system is acting very sluggish and I simply need something to tune it up. I have a 1 TB HD and only 4 GB of ram. I am suspecting that my issues may have more to do with the small amount of memory than anything else..? THANKS MUCH!
de
<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim>.   


Re: Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Mike B.
 

Hi Lisa,
 
Thank you very much.  Would you happen to have a contact phone number for Logitech?  When I click on a contact link from the website it just takes me to more links, and I'm not finding a phone number.  Thanks again.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:12 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

I had to replace one of mine because my dog chewed it up a few years ago.� LOL


I contacted Logitech directly and they sent me a new nano receiver.� It took about a week to get to me.� I'm not sure if that's how they still do things, but it's worth a shot.

Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...
On 4/10/2021 7:55 AM, Mike B wrote:
Hi All,
�
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.� I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.� If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?� All input is greatly appreciated.� Thanks much.
�
�
Stay safe and take care.� Mike.


Re: Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Lisa Belville
 

I had to replace one of mine because my dog chewed it up a few years ago.� LOL


I contacted Logitech directly and they sent me a new nano receiver.� It took about a week to get to me.� I'm not sure if that's how they still do things, but it's worth a shot.

Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...
On 4/10/2021 7:55 AM, Mike B wrote:

Hi All,
�
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.� I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.� If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?� All input is greatly appreciated.� Thanks much.
�
�
Stay safe and take care.� Mike.


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Gene
 

You don't need a second sound card. Most internal sound cards don't support stereo mix or what you hear or other names for the same thing. That means that the only way people would hear the screen-reader is if the microphone picks it up from a speaker. If you mute yourself or use headphones, the microphone won't pick it up.

I'm not talking about people using USB microphones or USB combination headphones and microphones. I don't know what complications they may offer.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:18 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

Hi Group,

This issue with screen readers being broadcast on Zoom meetings is why
I use a separate sound card for my screen reader. No need for a pricey
external speech synthesizer, just buy a stable but low end item from
Sound Blaster for about 30 or 40 dollars US and use head phones so no
one hears your screen reader but you.


On 4/10/2021 12:22 AM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:
You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone
as soon as you enter the meeting.
First, let me say that I am a newby at this, and may have some incorrect perceptions. But in the meetings I attend, the second I enter the meeting, I am on. The first time I did it, it was a women's meeting. Several women began talking about the sound of JAWS, some nice sounding guy attending the meeting. It depends on if the host of the meeting has everyone muted or not. Some hosts do, but most do not.

You said It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the
microphone using Windows sound card controls.
I don't use any sound card controls. I either use the switch on the mic, or I use the mute button in Zoom. There is a keystroke for muting in Zoom, but when I tried it, I got a sound and JAWS asking me something and I
had to hit enter, of course all narrated by JAWS.

You said, you may want another microphone anyway
And that is exactly why I wrote to the group asking if anyone had recommendations for such a mic.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

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 broadcasting 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






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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: getting description

Howard Traxler
 

Thank you Mike B.  Yes, that was it.  And now, like before, when it comes upon a graphic, it says:
"To get missing image descriptions, open the context menu.".
A bit of extra verbiage but not quite so bad.  Maybe I could turn off graphic something or other in my NVDA to get rid of that.

Thanks Mike and take care.

Howard

On 4/9/2021 6:40 PM, Mike B wrote:

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

John Holcomb II
 

Ugh Blue Yetti no.

Tile PR-40

(not sur eof the spelling.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of enes saribas
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

 

Hi, for professional recording, the Blue Yetti is a good mic. Don't buy cheap mics with no gain control or volume.

On 4/9/2021 5:49 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:

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


Logitech H800 Replacement USB Nano Receiver

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
I would like to buy just the USB nano receiver for my Logitech H800 headset.  I've been told that each nano receiver is specific to the individual headset.  If this is true how do I go about buying an extra nano receiver or 2?  All input is greatly appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

This issue with screen readers being  broadcast on Zoom meetings is why I use a separate sound card for my screen reader.  No need for a pricey external speech synthesizer, just buy a stable but low end item from Sound Blaster for about 30 or 40 dollars US and use head phones so no one hears your screen reader but you.


On 4/10/2021 12:22 AM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:
You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone
as soon as you enter the meeting.
First, let me say that I am a newby at this, and may have some incorrect perceptions. But in the meetings I attend, the second I enter the meeting, I am on. The first time I did it, it was a women's meeting. Several women began talking about the sound of JAWS, some nice sounding guy attending the meeting. It depends on if the host of the meeting has everyone muted or not. Some hosts do, but most do not.

You said It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the
microphone using Windows sound card controls.
I don't use any sound card controls. I either use the switch on the mic, or I use the mute button in Zoom. There is a keystroke for muting in Zoom, but when I tried it, I got a sound and JAWS asking me something and I
had to hit enter, of course all narrated by JAWS.

You said, you may want another microphone anyway
And that is exactly why I wrote to the group asking if anyone had recommendations for such a mic.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

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 broadcasting 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





--
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: Microphone for Zoom

enes sarıbaş
 

The  Yetti is a fairly expensive Microphone, but it justifies the price. It is very solidly built, and offers several different recording modes. It has monitor mode that I don't use, but most importantly, you can adjust sensetivity from the microphone, which is better and easier than the windows volume. I just set windows to 100% and change the sensetivity of the microphone from the knob. UIt also has a mute  button, though it isn't a toggle button, so you would probably find it easier to mute with a shortcut.

On 4/10/2021 5:44 AM, Gene wrote:
I don't know how much money you are talking about.  For Zoom, where people often use whatever microphones are in their laptops or not very expensive microphones, there isn't a need to get an expensive microphone.  And as far as buying microphones with no gain or volume controls, your volume can be set and checked while using the test page and this can be done using Windows sound card settings.

I don't know at what price you start getting microphones with volume or gain controls.  If that is at a reasonable price, you may want the convenience of setting volume in that way.  But if you are talking about spending more than something like thirty or forty dollars for a microphone, I'm skeptical that, for use with Zoom, it makes sense to spend more.

I doubt most people use microphones that have volume controls.
Gene
-----Original Message----- From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 4:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



Hi, for professional recording, the Blue Yetti is a good mic. Don't buy cheap mics with no gain control or volume.


On 4/9/2021 5:49 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:


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

Gene
 

I don't know how much money you are talking about. For Zoom, where people often use whatever microphones are in their laptops or not very expensive microphones, there isn't a need to get an expensive microphone. And as far as buying microphones with no gain or volume controls, your volume can be set and checked while using the test page and this can be done using Windows sound card settings.

I don't know at what price you start getting microphones with volume or gain controls. If that is at a reasonable price, you may want the convenience of setting volume in that way. But if you are talking about spending more than something like thirty or forty dollars for a microphone, I'm skeptical that, for use with Zoom, it makes sense to spend more.

I doubt most people use microphones that have volume controls.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: enes sarıbaş
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2021 4:16 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom



Hi, for professional recording, the Blue Yetti is a good mic. Don't buy cheap mics with no gain control or volume.


On 4/9/2021 5:49 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:


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


tracking down vintage VI computer items?

goshawk on horseback
 

hello all,
probably a bit of a long shot, but does anyone happen to know of any good groups/sites/places for hopefully tracking down a few rather vintage VI computer items please?
notably, the right cable to connect an apollo speech synth to a bbc computer, and the bbc version of hal, or something like that, to work with it.
 
Simon
 
 


Re: Microphone for Zoom

Gene
 

My point is that whether you get another microphone or not, you will still want to mute with Zoom or use headphones. Yes, the moment you join a meeting, you are on. If there is a JAWS being broadcast problem, it can be eliminated or reduced to almost insignificance by continuing to press control after you issue the command that starts your audio or whatever command you use. JAWS either won't speak or will barely begin and stop. Then, you use alt a for mute. I don't know what command you used. Alt a is never a JAWS command. Screen-readers never use alt plus letter commands because those are used for menu or ribbon short cut sequences. What command did you use?

You can test muting by going to this page if you live in The United States. I don't know if it works elsewhere in the world:
https://zoom.us/test

There is a join button on the page. When you activate it with the space bar, the process begins to join a meeting. Once you join, the test audio and microphone begins.

An audio pattern is played. You are asked if you can hear it. You will see this question by tabbing around. Tab to the yesss button and press the space bar.

You are then in the microphone test. Speak, stop speaking and wait to see if what you have spoken is echoed back. This is a way you can tell with no error or doubt if your microphone is on. If you know that, you may still want to get a different microphone but you may not want to get one now that you know one way to tell, without doubt or error, if it is on. This also tells you if your microphone volume is good.

After you test your microphone, tab to the close button and press the space bar. Now tab to the join with audio and press the space bar. There is a join with video button or something like it but since you are only testing audio now, you might as well use that one.

You will Then be in a meeting with you the only member. You can tab around and hear the different items offered in the interface. With an account,, there are more options but just to participate in a meeting, as far as I know, you don't need them.

Once you are actually in the test meeting, try the mute command and see what happens. I had a sluggish response at first, but I did hear a muted response. If you still have a problem transmitting speech until you mute yourself, You may be able to solve that problem by having the microphone either off or unplugged, then mute yourself, turn it on or connect it, then unmute yourself when you want to talk. Or you can eliminate the entire problem by using headphones, which many people do.

As I've said, you shouldn't use a mute/unmute switch on a microphone while in a meeting.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terrilynne Pomeroy
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2021 11:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone as soon as you enter the meeting.
First, let me say that I am a newby at this, and may have some incorrect perceptions. But in the meetings I attend, the second I enter the meeting, I am on. The first time I did it, it was a women's meeting. Several women began talking about the sound of JAWS, some nice sounding guy attending the meeting. It depends on if the host of the meeting has everyone muted or not. Some hosts do, but most do not.

You said It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the microphone using Windows sound card controls.
I don't use any sound card controls. I either use the switch on the mic, or I use the mute button in Zoom. There is a keystroke for muting in Zoom, but when I tried it, I got a sound and JAWS asking me something and I had to hit enter, of course all narrated by JAWS.

You said, you may want another microphone anyway
And that is exactly why I wrote to the group asking if anyone had recommendations for such a mic.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

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 broadcasting 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


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Re: Microphone for Zoom

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi, for professional recording, the Blue Yetti is a good mic. Don't buy cheap mics with no gain control or volume.

On 4/9/2021 5:49 PM, Terrilynne Pomeroy wrote:

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
 

You aren't broadcasting screen-reader speech if you mute the microphone as soon as you enter the meeting.
First, let me say that I am a newby at this, and may have some incorrect perceptions. But in the meetings I attend, the second I enter the meeting, I am on. The first time I did it, it was a women's meeting. Several women began talking about the sound of JAWS, some nice sounding guy attending the meeting. It depends on if the host of the meeting has everyone muted or not. Some hosts do, but most do not.

You said It would be inconvenient and cumbersome to mute and unmute the microphone using Windows sound card controls.
I don't use any sound card controls. I either use the switch on the mic, or I use the mute button in Zoom. There is a keystroke for muting in Zoom, but when I tried it, I got a sound and JAWS asking me something and I had to hit enter, of course all narrated by JAWS.

You said, you may want another microphone anyway
And that is exactly why I wrote to the group asking if anyone had recommendations for such a mic.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 5:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Microphone for Zoom

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 broadcasting 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


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