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Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Gene
 

I have at least one NTFS external drive which my old XP computers work with.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:58 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 
That’s not correct.  XP uses the NTFS file system when installing unless that is changed and it can rread external hard drives formatted in that system.
 
Gene
 
Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 
Also remember that XP can only use a drive that is formatted in FAT32.


On May 11, 2021, at 9:44 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:


It isn’t clear to me, but if I understand what I read, NTFS drives are limited to 2TB.  But a different file system is used by larger drives and later versions of Windows, at least starting with Windows 7, can work with that file system. 
 
However, those with more technical knowledge will, I hope discuss the qquestion.  If I understand this correctly, this explains why the format message appears; XP doesn’t recognize the file system.  But to be sure things are working properly, do you have something like a thumb drive or a smaller external drive to try in the XP machine to be sure it sees drives correctly?
 
I have a larger drive and XP machines but I can’t test with any convenience.  I keep my larger drive off site, in other words, away from home to further protect what I back up.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 
Hi Veronica,
 
If it's only 2TB then XP should open / read it, but if it was larger than 2TB then it wouldn't.  What I don't recall is what the message is that you would get when trying to access a drive larger than 2TB.  Do you get the same formatting message if you plug the drive into a different USB port?  I don't have an XP machine to play with, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help.  I believe Gene still runs XP, so maybe he has a 2TB drive he can plug into his system and see what if any message he gets.
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 

Hi Mike,

 

It is a 2 TB portable drive, so that is probably the issue.  Thanks for that information.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Hi Veronica,

 

What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Gene
 

That’s not correct.  XP uses the NTFS file system when installing unless that is changed and it can rread external hard drives formatted in that system.
 
Gene
 

Sent: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 
Also remember that XP can only use a drive that is formatted in FAT32.


On May 11, 2021, at 9:44 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:


It isn’t clear to me, but if I understand what I read, NTFS drives are limited to 2TB.  But a different file system is used by larger drives and later versions of Windows, at least starting with Windows 7, can work with that file system. 
 
However, those with more technical knowledge will, I hope discuss the qquestion.  If I understand this correctly, this explains why the format message appears; XP doesn’t recognize the file system.  But to be sure things are working properly, do you have something like a thumb drive or a smaller external drive to try in the XP machine to be sure it sees drives correctly?
 
I have a larger drive and XP machines but I can’t test with any convenience.  I keep my larger drive off site, in other words, away from home to further protect what I back up.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 
Hi Veronica,
 
If it's only 2TB then XP should open / read it, but if it was larger than 2TB then it wouldn't.  What I don't recall is what the message is that you would get when trying to access a drive larger than 2TB.  Do you get the same formatting message if you plug the drive into a different USB port?  I don't have an XP machine to play with, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help.  I believe Gene still runs XP, so maybe he has a 2TB drive he can plug into his system and see what if any message he gets.
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 

Hi Mike,

 

It is a 2 TB portable drive, so that is probably the issue.  Thanks for that information.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Hi Veronica,

 

What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Thom Spittle
 

Also remember that XP can only use a drive that is formatted in FAT32.


On May 11, 2021, at 9:44 PM, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:


It isn’t clear to me, but if I understand what I read, NTFS drives are limited to 2TB.  But a different file system is used by larger drives and later versions of Windows, at least starting with Windows 7, can work with that file system. 
 
However, those with more technical knowledge will, I hope discuss the qquestion.  If I understand this correctly, this explains why the format message appears; XP doesn’t recognize the file system.  But to be sure things are working properly, do you have something like a thumb drive or a smaller external drive to try in the XP machine to be sure it sees drives correctly?
 
I have a larger drive and XP machines but I can’t test with any convenience.  I keep my larger drive off site, in other words, away from home to further protect what I back up.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 
Hi Veronica,
 
If it's only 2TB then XP should open / read it, but if it was larger than 2TB then it wouldn't.  What I don't recall is what the message is that you would get when trying to access a drive larger than 2TB.  Do you get the same formatting message if you plug the drive into a different USB port?  I don't have an XP machine to play with, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help.  I believe Gene still runs XP, so maybe he has a 2TB drive he can plug into his system and see what if any message he gets.
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 

Hi Mike,

 

It is a 2 TB portable drive, so that is probably the issue.  Thanks for that information.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Hi Veronica,

 

What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


best headset?

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, What is the most accessible headset in use today?, Billy


This week on Eyes On Success: APH connectCenter

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Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Gene
 

It isn’t clear to me, but if I understand what I read, NTFS drives are limited to 2TB.  But a different file system is used by larger drives and later versions of Windows, at least starting with Windows 7, can work with that file system. 
 
However, those with more technical knowledge will, I hope discuss the qquestion.  If I understand this correctly, this explains why the format message appears; XP doesn’t recognize the file system.  But to be sure things are working properly, do you have something like a thumb drive or a smaller external drive to try in the XP machine to be sure it sees drives correctly?
 
I have a larger drive and XP machines but I can’t test with any convenience.  I keep my larger drive off site, in other words, away from home to further protect what I back up.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 
Hi Veronica,
 
If it's only 2TB then XP should open / read it, but if it was larger than 2TB then it wouldn't.  What I don't recall is what the message is that you would get when trying to access a drive larger than 2TB.  Do you get the same formatting message if you plug the drive into a different USB port?  I don't have an XP machine to play with, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help.  I believe Gene still runs XP, so maybe he has a 2TB drive he can plug into his system and see what if any message he gets.
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP
 

Hi Mike,

 

It is a 2 TB portable drive, so that is probably the issue.  Thanks for that information.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Hi Veronica,

 

What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Mike B.
 

Hi Veronica,
 
If it's only 2TB then XP should open / read it, but if it was larger than 2TB then it wouldn't.  What I don't recall is what the message is that you would get when trying to access a drive larger than 2TB.  Do you get the same formatting message if you plug the drive into a different USB port?  I don't have an XP machine to play with, so I'm afraid I can't be of much help.  I believe Gene still runs XP, so maybe he has a 2TB drive he can plug into his system and see what if any message he gets.
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

Hi Mike,

 

It is a 2 TB portable drive, so that is probably the issue.  Thanks for that information.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Hi Veronica,

 

What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Using portable drive on windows XP

Veronica Kirk
 

Hi Mike,

 

It is a 2 TB portable drive, so that is probably the issue.  Thanks for that information.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Hi Veronica,

 

What size is your portable drive?  XP won't access / recognize or open any drives that are larger than 2TB.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

It’s not that easy.  No matter what I do it still asks to be formatted.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

Just say no and use the drive anyway?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 7:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Using portable drive on windows XP

 

I decided to try using my portable drive on windows XP as I have MS Word on that computer and I don’t have MS Word on Windows 10.  However, the XP machine keeps asking if I want to format disk E, which I don’t want to as I have not had to format it on my other computers.  So is there any way that I can use the portable drive on XP without formatting it?  Thank you for any help.

 

Veronica

 


Re: BTG And Live Accessible Talk Past, Present, And Future Technology And Innovation

Pamela Dominguez
 

Okay, I got it.  I guess the last one was a mistake.  Pam.
 

Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] BTG And Live Accessible Talk Past, Present, And Future Technology And Innovation
 

Hello everyone,

 

We welcome you to episode 84 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for tuning in and we certainly do appreciate your support.

 

On this episode of the pod, the team sits down with Carrie from LiveAccessible to discuss technology and innovation from the past, present, and future, both from low vision and blindness perspectives, and Nimer demonstrates YouTube Music.

 

You can catch this week's episode by pointing your browser to the Blind Tech Guys website, where you can easily subscribe and listen in your favourite podcast player, or you can simply ask your smart speaker to "play the latest episode of the Blind Tech Guys podcast".

 

Warm regards,

 

Marco Curralejo

 


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Re: BTG And Live Accessible Talk Past, Present, And Future Technology And Innovation

Marco Curralejo
 

Hello everyone,

 

We welcome you to episode 84 of the Blind Tech Guys. As always, thanks for tuning in and we certainly do appreciate your support.

 

On this episode of the pod, the team sits down with Carrie from LiveAccessible to discuss technology and innovation from the past, present, and future, both from low vision and blindness perspectives, and Nimer demonstrates YouTube Music.

 

You can catch this week's episode by pointing your browser to the Blind Tech Guys website, where you can easily subscribe and listen in your favourite podcast player, or you can simply ask your smart speaker to "play the latest episode of the Blind Tech Guys podcast".

 

Warm regards,

 

Marco Curralejo

 


Re: Firefox question

Madison Martin
 

Thanks Terry!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teri McElroy
Sent: May 10, 2021 10:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Firefox question

Hi Madison

To close one tab in Firefox, just press control w or control F4. Both these methods work for me, but I use control W because it's more convenient. I don't have to reach up to the function keys.


Teri

On 11/05/2021 2:56 pm, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
When using Firefox and you have multiple tabs open is it possible to
only close one tab and if so how do you do this? Anytime I try and do
this I get a message asking me if I want to close all tabs and I can't
find any option to only close the current tab. Using latest versions
of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks Madison







Re: Talking battery meter

Carolyn Arnold
 

Thanks for that information, Dave.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 9:00 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking battery meter

Hi Carolyn,


I bought mine over 20 years ago, and I bought it from some place in Canada. Paid about $50 for it back then.



My wife uses a lot of Battery powered items, and she is always having me test Batteries. In spite of what some might think, using a Multi meter works fine for what I need.


Carolyn, the Multi meter I own, has two probes which are plugged into the unit, which is about the size

of a Fat Old Fashioned Transistor Radio. It has a Dial on the Front because it is capable of measuring a number of other things besides just voltage. It does DC and AC current. It will measure OHMS, plus a few other things I can't recall.


I turn the dial to DC, which stands for Direct Current. One probe tip is touching one end of the Battery, while the other probe tip touches the other end. There is a small Button on one of the probes to push to make it speak. There is also a larger button on the unit itself, that will also make it speak.


I have never measured a Hearing Aid Battery, but I have measured the Flat Disc style Batteries that are found inside of most Computers.


Between my wife and I, our Batteries are either New and fully charged, or they are Dead, or almost Dead, and this unit measures those Batteries fine enough for us.



Grumpy Dave


Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Monte Single
 

No,  When I spoke with m s tech support,  they indicated the problem was  happening with jaws also,

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: May 11, 2021 1:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

OK, I may have missed part of this thread but I have just one question.

 

Is this problem specific to NVDA or does it occur also with Jaws?

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

This is also a jaws problem 


Dennis Long
 


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> on behalf of James Bentley <bentleyj1952@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:51:45 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016
 

OK, I may have missed part of this thread but I have just one question.

 

Is this problem specific to NVDA or does it occur also with Jaws?

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

James Bentley
 

OK, I may have missed part of this thread but I have just one question.

 

Is this problem specific to NVDA or does it occur also with Jaws?

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:39 AM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

Mich Verrier
 

Yes I agree this sounds like it would be promising how ever like was stated a lot of blindness products never make it past prodo type stage and into the blindness market and I think that is quite sad. From Mich.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: May 11, 2021 12:34 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

 

Hi:

 

Yes, this does sound interesting. There is a lot of technology and potentially great software for the blind being developed and we will just have to see what actually makes it to the blind consumer and what the blind consumer actually likes to use. Over the years, there has been a lot of technology for the blind that showed promise, but it never caught on because it wasn’t practical to keep developing it or the blind community just didn’t like it.

 

Blessings,

 

Victor

 



On May 10, 2021, at 6:36 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:



Hi Janet,

 

Thanks much, sounds very interesting.

 

 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

 

 

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

From: Janet

Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:16 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

 

HI All,
I'm finally getting a chance to read again, and I just came across this article, and thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. 

Janet

A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer Screen
Pneuma Solutions Team . May 5, 2021 . 1:58 pm
This logo for A Set of Eyes (ASOE) includes an illustration of an open eye and braille dots
Here at Pneuma Solutions, we're always on the prowl for the latest technology that could redefine the way we interact with the world. Some of this technology
we adopt into our own workflow for your benefit. At other times we have to stand back in admiration at the ingenuity other teams are leveraging to make
the world more inclusive.
A student team at Johns Hopkins is developing a screen reader that takes a unique approach to rendering text. The prototype is called A Set of Eyes, and
it seeks to provide an intelligent means of engaging with elements on environments like websites.
Webinar screen: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
The Johns Hopkins student team: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
According to one of the students, Jonathan Edwards: "The term "screen reader" is kind of a misnomer-it's not really a piece of software that "reads" your
computer screen. It actually scrapes the webpage's underlying HTML code and reads back to you what that code is out loud. . Our approach involves using
computer vision and machine learning to detach the screen reader from the underlying code and also provide users with a flexible user interface-meaning
they can practically talk with our screen reader to get information on the page."
Our very own David Calvo is spearheading the project. He adds: "Imagine constantly relying on other people to do things like pay your bills or schedule
appointments online! ASoE is the screen reader that my dad can rely on to do all of these things himself."
Design Day
 challenges students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real world application. This year's demos will feature A Set of Eyes, and
we are confident the project will stand out as one of the university's most promising initiatives with tangible benefit to the millions of blind people
who rely on technology to lead successful and independent lives.
This is an exciting glimpse into the future.


https://pneumasolutions.com/a-set-of-eyes-helps-you-engage-with-your-computer-screen/ 

Peace Be With You.






Re: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

Dennis L <dennisl1982@...>
 

Why the hell did they do it that way?  Here is a simpler fix that Microsoft gave me.  it is working fine.  follow the below instructions.

How to disable updates in Office:

1. Open any Office apps.

2. Go to File tab and down to account

3. Tab to check for updates

4. disable updates

5. relaunch Outlook

Role back instructions.

1.            Close the Outlook.

2.            Open elevated command prompt and type below comman

To open command prompt do windows R and type cmd and press enter.  d

3 type the following command:

cd %programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun

4.            Type in:

officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.13901.20462

This will role you back to the April version.

 

 

From: blindtech@groups.io <blindtech@groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 8:56 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [BlindTech] problem with auto fill in outlook 2016

 

HI Lists,

 

Please excuse the cross post.

This may be of interest  for  some outlook users.

2 or 3 days ago, the autofill function in outlook 2016 stopped working on my win10 pc with nvda.

This afternoon, I called the micro soft disability help desk;    and the case worker said it was a known problem that is being worked on.

We  used the quick assist feature  of win10 and the problem is currently resolved  with a rollback of office I think.. It took more than an hour and “regedit” was used.

 

May your autofill be  just right.

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

Victor
 

Hi:

Yes, this does sound interesting. There is a lot of technology and potentially great software for the blind being developed and we will just have to see what actually makes it to the blind consumer and what the blind consumer actually likes to use. Over the years, there has been a lot of technology for the blind that showed promise, but it never caught on because it wasn’t practical to keep developing it or the blind community just didn’t like it.

Blessings,

Victor


On May 10, 2021, at 6:36 PM, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:


Hi Janet,
 
Thanks much, sounds very interesting.
 
 
Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Janet
Sent: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:16 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer !

HI All,
I'm finally getting a chance to read again, and I just came across this article, and thought some might be interested in reading about what I copied and pasted below. 

Janet

A Set of Eyes Helps You Engage with Your Computer Screen
Pneuma Solutions Team . May 5, 2021 . 1:58 pm
This logo for A Set of Eyes (ASOE) includes an illustration of an open eye and braille dots
Here at Pneuma Solutions, we're always on the prowl for the latest technology that could redefine the way we interact with the world. Some of this technology
we adopt into our own workflow for your benefit. At other times we have to stand back in admiration at the ingenuity other teams are leveraging to make
the world more inclusive.
A student team at Johns Hopkins is developing a screen reader that takes a unique approach to rendering text. The prototype is called A Set of Eyes, and
it seeks to provide an intelligent means of engaging with elements on environments like websites.
Webinar screen: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
The Johns Hopkins student team: (left to right) Jonathan Edwards, David Calvo, Jada Campbell, Kavya Tumkur and Hannah Lynn.
According to one of the students, Jonathan Edwards: "The term "screen reader" is kind of a misnomer-it's not really a piece of software that "reads" your
computer screen. It actually scrapes the webpage's underlying HTML code and reads back to you what that code is out loud. . Our approach involves using
computer vision and machine learning to detach the screen reader from the underlying code and also provide users with a flexible user interface-meaning
they can practically talk with our screen reader to get information on the page."
Our very own David Calvo is spearheading the project. He adds: "Imagine constantly relying on other people to do things like pay your bills or schedule
appointments online! ASoE is the screen reader that my dad can rely on to do all of these things himself."
Design Day
 challenges students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real world application. This year's demos will feature A Set of Eyes, and
we are confident the project will stand out as one of the university's most promising initiatives with tangible benefit to the millions of blind people
who rely on technology to lead successful and independent lives.
This is an exciting glimpse into the future.


https://pneumasolutions.com/a-set-of-eyes-helps-you-engage-with-your-computer-screen/ 

Peace Be With You.







Re: Firefox question

Teri McElroy
 

Hi Madison

To close one tab in Firefox, just press control w or control F4. Both these methods work for me, but I use control W because it's more convenient. I don't have to reach up to the function keys.


Teri

On 11/05/2021 2:56 pm, Madison Martin wrote:
Hi all,
When using Firefox and you have multiple tabs open is it possible to only close
one tab and if so how do you do this? Anytime I try and do this I get a message
asking me if I want to close all tabs and I can't find any option to only close
the current tab. Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks Madison






Firefox question

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
When using Firefox and you have multiple tabs open is it possible to only close
one tab and if so how do you do this? Anytime I try and do this I get a message
asking me if I want to close all tabs and I can't find any option to only close
the current tab. Using latest versions of Jaws and Windows 10. Thanks Madison

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