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Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Steve Matzura
 

They may have improved, upped their game so to speak, and if so, then that can't be anything but good for all concerned. There was another outfit years ago in Rhode Island that got themselves a terrible rep for shoddy workmanship and virtually no end-user support. I think they're gone now.


On 4/29/2021 10:17 PM, Janet wrote:

                                Thank you Steve and Laz. 

I just recently introduced these guys who sell computers to the blind people in the community in the state where I live.   and I’ve only heard good things about them until I seen both of your messages, so this is good for me to know. 

Thank you both again. 

 

Janet

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim



Sudden problem with mp3 Tag Solved

Nancy Shackelford
 

Problem is solved: I finally was able to get in the menu bar and in
the View menu. Apparently, I sometime had hit Control+Q, turning off
the TagPanelTab; I went ahead and hit Enter on that, and, thank
goodness, I got my fields back. This means I had apparently hit
Control+Q instead of Control+A when I wanted to select all. Thanks for
the listen!
Nance

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


Sudden problem with mp3 Tag

Nancy Shackelford
 

I tagged several albums this morning, and all of a sudden, no fields
available to read, let alone change. I don't remember doing anything
to any settings, but I need to know what the problem might be. Also,
apparently can't select all with Control+A; need to just shift-down
arrow and select them all that way. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Nance

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


Re: how do I create a Microsoft account?

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Jim, if you've ever used Skype, you already have a Microsoft account. Else,
follow the prompts from whichever Microsoft app that's requiring you to
create a Microsoft Account. MsTeams is a good example.

As has been suggested though, if you can do without a Microsoft Account and
still get business done, I suggest settling for that 'cause it's less
hassle.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Janet
 

                                Thank you Steve and Laz. 

I just recently introduced these guys who sell computers to the blind people in the community in the state where I live.   and I’ve only heard good things about them until I seen both of your messages, so this is good for me to know. 

Thank you both again. 

 

Janet

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Jim Rawls
 

Thanks Steve, I’ll keep that I mind. Jim

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.

 

On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

 


Re: how do you set up a Microsoft account?

Gene
 

This article has a good deal of information about protecting your privacy in Windows 10. 
 
Others may want to discuss this.  I don’t have the knowledge to independently assess the information but it is an issue people should be aware of.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how do you set up a Microsoft account?
 

Hi Jim,

Well, I’m glad to see you are preparing for your new PC!  Smile!  Steve is right in what he is saying about the MS account.  Jim, you have an email address, you have a password to your Outlook.com right? Just sign in with that information, and you should be good to go!   I copied and pasted some information below for you to read if you are interested. 

 

Janet

 

Microsoft Account. A Microsoft account (MSA) is a good choice if a user wants to use the same account on multiple devices. Setting up a preinstalled Windows

10 on a new device, after a clean install, or creating a new user on existing Windows installation, everything works from the moment the user signs into

the desktop for the first time.

What is a Microsoft account?

Microsoft account,Windows 10,Xbox One,Office 365,Outlook.com,Microsoft 365,

article

When you

sign in to your Microsoft account, you

have an all-access pass to Microsoft's premier services. If you use any of these services, you have a Microsoft account: Outlook, Office, Skype, OneDrive,

Xbox Live, Bing, Store, Windows, or MSN. Your Microsoft account lets you manage everything all in one place. Keep tabs on your subscriptions and order

history, organize your family's digital life, update your privacy and security settings, track the health and safety of your devices, and get rewards.

Everything stays with you in the cloud and across devices, including iOS and Android. Get to the people, content, and entertainment that matter to you

most, with your Microsoft account. One account, all things Microsoft.

 

There is certainly people who do not want this though, and Windows 8 made it very difficult to use the Microsoft services if you were not logged in with

a Microsoft Account (MSA).

Why Should I Bother with a Microsoft Account for Windows ...

 

IN THIS ARTICLE

navigation region

list of 7 items

Introduction

Your settings travel with you

Your OneDrive files travel with you

Consolidate e-mail addresses

Monitor your children’s computer behavior

Access your photos easily

article

Why Should I Bother with a Microsoft Account for Windows 10?

Introduced with Windows 8, the Microsoft account is simply an e-mail address and password that lets you access Microsoft’s services. You don’t need a Microsoft

account to use any version of Windows. But eventually, you’ll run across the figure shown below, asking for you to sign in with a Microsoft account.

You can always click Cancel to back out of that window. But when you begin using a Microsoft account, your computing world suddenly becomes a little bit

easier in several ways. Here are just a few ways a Microsoft account comes in handy.

Your settings travel with you

When you log in with a Microsoft account, Windows remembers your settings. So, when you log onto a new PC, it begins to behave a little like your old PC:

You automatically see your same wallpaper and colors. The Start menu’s tiles are rearranged the way you like. Your browser history, favorites, and passwords

travel with you, and you can quickly find your apps in the Windows Store.

To adjust which settings should travel with your Microsoft account, click Windows 10’s Start button, and choose Settings. When the Settings app appears,

click Accounts, and choose Sync Your Settings from the Accounts’ window’s left pane. There, you can flip toggle switches for the settings you’d like to

stay with your account.

Your OneDrive files travel with you

Your Microsoft account gives you access to 15GB of free storage space on the Internet. And you can access those files from any web browser, PC, smartphone

or tablet. Whenever you’re in range of a WiFi connection, you’re within range of your favorite files. If you need to collaborate on a group project, you

can also share a OneDrive folder that everybody can access.

Consolidate e-mail addresses

After many years of computing, many people also have many e-mail addresses. By creating a Microsoft account at Outlook.com, you can also set up Outlook.com

to import mail from your other accounts automatically. Then, no matter which e-mail account you own, the mail will arrive in your Outlook.com mailbox.

(You can also place an Outlook app on your Android phone, iPhone, or iPad, as well.)

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how do you set up a Microsoft account?

 

Hi all, I have never done it before. I am running windows ten. Jim


Re: how do you set up a Microsoft account?

Janet
 

Hi Jim,

Well, I’m glad to see you are preparing for your new PC!  Smile!  Steve is right in what he is saying about the MS account.  Jim, you have an email address, you have a password to your Outlook.com right? Just sign in with that information, and you should be good to go!   I copied and pasted some information below for you to read if you are interested. 

 

Janet

 

Microsoft Account. A Microsoft account (MSA) is a good choice if a user wants to use the same account on multiple devices. Setting up a preinstalled Windows

10 on a new device, after a clean install, or creating a new user on existing Windows installation, everything works from the moment the user signs into

the desktop for the first time.

What is a Microsoft account?

Microsoft account,Windows 10,Xbox One,Office 365,Outlook.com,Microsoft 365,

article

When you

sign in to your Microsoft account, you

have an all-access pass to Microsoft's premier services. If you use any of these services, you have a Microsoft account: Outlook, Office, Skype, OneDrive,

Xbox Live, Bing, Store, Windows, or MSN. Your Microsoft account lets you manage everything all in one place. Keep tabs on your subscriptions and order

history, organize your family's digital life, update your privacy and security settings, track the health and safety of your devices, and get rewards.

Everything stays with you in the cloud and across devices, including iOS and Android. Get to the people, content, and entertainment that matter to you

most, with your Microsoft account. One account, all things Microsoft.

 

There is certainly people who do not want this though, and Windows 8 made it very difficult to use the Microsoft services if you were not logged in with

a Microsoft Account (MSA).

Why Should I Bother with a Microsoft Account for Windows ...

 

IN THIS ARTICLE

navigation region

list of 7 items

Introduction

Your settings travel with you

Your OneDrive files travel with you

Consolidate e-mail addresses

Monitor your children’s computer behavior

Access your photos easily

article

Why Should I Bother with a Microsoft Account for Windows 10?

Introduced with Windows 8, the Microsoft account is simply an e-mail address and password that lets you access Microsoft’s services. You don’t need a Microsoft

account to use any version of Windows. But eventually, you’ll run across the figure shown below, asking for you to sign in with a Microsoft account.

You can always click Cancel to back out of that window. But when you begin using a Microsoft account, your computing world suddenly becomes a little bit

easier in several ways. Here are just a few ways a Microsoft account comes in handy.

Your settings travel with you

When you log in with a Microsoft account, Windows remembers your settings. So, when you log onto a new PC, it begins to behave a little like your old PC:

You automatically see your same wallpaper and colors. The Start menu’s tiles are rearranged the way you like. Your browser history, favorites, and passwords

travel with you, and you can quickly find your apps in the Windows Store.

To adjust which settings should travel with your Microsoft account, click Windows 10’s Start button, and choose Settings. When the Settings app appears,

click Accounts, and choose Sync Your Settings from the Accounts’ window’s left pane. There, you can flip toggle switches for the settings you’d like to

stay with your account.

Your OneDrive files travel with you

Your Microsoft account gives you access to 15GB of free storage space on the Internet. And you can access those files from any web browser, PC, smartphone

or tablet. Whenever you’re in range of a WiFi connection, you’re within range of your favorite files. If you need to collaborate on a group project, you

can also share a OneDrive folder that everybody can access.

Consolidate e-mail addresses

After many years of computing, many people also have many e-mail addresses. By creating a Microsoft account at Outlook.com, you can also set up Outlook.com

to import mail from your other accounts automatically. Then, no matter which e-mail account you own, the mail will arrive in your Outlook.com mailbox.

(You can also place an Outlook app on your Android phone, iPhone, or iPad, as well.)

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how do you set up a Microsoft account?

 

Hi all, I have never done it before. I am running windows ten. Jim


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

John Holcomb II
 

Could be a power supply issue maybe?
3 gigs isn't a lot by today's stanrdards either although you still see Windows desktops sold with 4 at say BestBuy.
John

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laz
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 6:54 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

When I ordered a computer from them some years back I became aware that a couple of friends of mine had just ordered theirs as well. Mine seemd to be fine while they both had to return theirs because there were obvious problems with them. I even updated it successfully to Windows 10. It served me well enough for a couple of years before things started going wrong with it. I still have it but it won't start up anymore. With the help of one of my sons I discovered it only had 3 gigs of RAM.

Stay well,

Laz

On 4/29/21, Steve Matzura <number6@noisynotes.com> wrote:
Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt
with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware
received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.


On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>

*From:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> *On Behalf
Of *Jim Rawls
*Sent:* Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io
*Subject:* [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

Thanks for your help. Jim






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Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Laz
 

When I ordered a computer from them some years back I became aware
that a couple of friends of mine had just ordered theirs as well. Mine
seemd to be fine while they both had to return theirs because there
were obvious problems with them. I even updated it successfully to
Windows 10. It served me well enough for a couple of years before
things started going wrong with it. I still have it but it won't start
up anymore. With the help of one of my sons I discovered it only had 3
gigs of RAM.

Stay well,

Laz

On 4/29/21, Steve Matzura <number6@noisynotes.com> wrote:
Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt
with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware
received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.


On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org <http://www.computersfortheblind.org>

*From:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> *On Behalf
Of *Jim Rawls
*Sent:* Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io
*Subject:* [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

Thanks for your help. Jim





--
Affordably priced Accessible Talking MP3 Player/book Reader, Victor
Reader Stream & Trek, blindshell Classic phone, Bluetooth devices, and
accessories
http://www.talkingmp3players.com/
Email: laz@talkingmp3players.com
Phone: 727-498-0121
Personal Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/laz.mesa
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Talkingmp3players?_rdr


Re: how do I create a Microsoft account?

John Holcomb II
 

Or if you want to use OneDrive or have an office365 buscription.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] how do I create a Microsoft account?

 

Gene is right.  You only need an email account to sign into windows if you are a developer or in a team of developers, or if you are wishing to sell your software product on the Windows store, or if you want to participate in microsoft's insider or it's beta testing teams.  Cheers!

On 30/4/2021 3:53 am, Gene wrote:

It isn’t necessary unless you want to do things that require one.  Others will, I expect, discuss what some or many of those things are.

 

Gene

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

From: Jim Rawls

Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:45 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] how do I create a Microsoft account?

 

hi all, I am running windows ten, and have never done it before. Is it really necessary? Jim


Re: how do you set up a Microsoft account?

Steve Matzura
 

There's nought to set up. Choose a username and password, then possibly a second point of contact, probably some two-factor authentication, and you're done. Same as just about every other Internet-based service out there. If you're doing it for the first time from a new computer, just follow the prompts.


On 4/29/2021 3:47 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all, I have never done it before. I am running windows ten. Jim



Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Steve Matzura
 

Is this the outfit in Texas? I know about a dozen people who've dealt with them, and none have come away satisfied, either with hardware received or support thereof. Caveat emptor.


On 4/28/2021 9:42 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

www.computersfortheblind.org

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim



Re: how do I create a Microsoft account?

Jaffar Sidek
 

Gene is right.  You only need an email account to sign into windows if you are a developer or in a team of developers, or if you are wishing to sell your software product on the Windows store, or if you want to participate in microsoft's insider or it's beta testing teams.  Cheers!

On 30/4/2021 3:53 am, Gene wrote:
It isn’t necessary unless you want to do things that require one.  Others will, I expect, discuss what some or many of those things are.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:45 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] how do I create a Microsoft account?
 

hi all, I am running windows ten, and have never done it before. Is it really necessary? Jim


Re: how do I create a Microsoft account?

Gene
 

It isn’t necessary unless you want to do things that require one.  Others will, I expect, discuss what some or many of those things are.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:45 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] how do I create a Microsoft account?
 

hi all, I am running windows ten, and have never done it before. Is it really necessary? Jim


how do you set up a Microsoft account?

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all, I have never done it before. I am running windows ten. Jim


how do I create a Microsoft account?

Jim Rawls
 

hi all, I am running windows ten, and have never done it before. Is it really necessary? Jim


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Gerald Levy
 


Well, well, howdy stranger, welcome back.  I hope you are feeling better.


Gerald



On 4/29/2021 10:41 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

In this case, Google is your friend.  I just conducted this particular search two days ago.  Go to Google and type in:

"computers for the Blind" Texas

If you put in Texas, you can skip all the AFB links that come up first. Please note that "Computers for the Blind" is in quotes, telling Google to look for this as a "string", all one term.   Net searching really isn't that hard.  May I recommend to you a book sold by NBP called Google it, by Anna Dresner.  $20.00 investment is well worth the price.

Ann P.


Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

In this case, Google is your friend. I just conducted this particular search two days ago. Go to Google and type in:

"computers for the Blind" Texas

If you put in Texas, you can skip all the AFB links that come up first. Please note that "Computers for the Blind" is in quotes, telling Google to look for this as a "string", all one term. Net searching really isn't that hard. May I recommend to you a book sold by NBP called Google it, by Anna Dresner. $20.00 investment is well worth the price.

Ann P.

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Re: how to get to computers for the blind?

John Holcomb II
 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] how to get to computers for the blind?

 

Thanks for your help. Jim

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