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Re: reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

Monte Single
 

I have a few things pinned to the task bar,  but  the majority of my “favourites”  are shortcuts on the desktop.

So far, the win10 updates have not bothered my desktop shortcuts or the task bar,   but 2 weeks ago, an office update  mucked up my outlook 2016 real good.

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Bentley
Sent: May 23, 2021 8:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hello,

 

I think Gene is still using Windows 7 so he might be having a better experience than me.  For me, after switching to Windows 10, it isn’t uncommon for Windows updates to screw up shortcuts on my desktop.  And, this is on two different laptops.

 

I wonder if I am the only one with this problem.  But, the task bar works great for Apps that I frequently use.

 

I know 3 different people here in my small community who recently contracted Covid.  So, I say to all.  Please keep your guard up for just a little bit longer.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

When using shortcut keys with Windows 10 there's a considerable lag time for program response to the shortcut keystrokes.  Using the Taskbar cuts out this lag time considerably if not entirely.  Many people have wondered why this is, but no one has provided an answer.  Sometimes shortcut keystrokes work flawlessly, but mostly there's the lag time whereas the Taskbar method works all the time.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

However, it may be that the main or perhaps only reason to reorganize the task bar is to change the number you use to open something such as Windows key 1 instead of Windows key 4.  When you are actually on the task bar, you can get to the item you want to be on with first letter navigation.

 

Do you use short cuts and short cut commands such as control alt j to open programs?  I find them more convenient to use and they require no changes once made such as changing the position of the icon.  And you have a great many of them available, the whole alphabet and I believe the numbers one through zero.  You have even more, by using control alt and for more control shift with all the same numbers and letters available for both.  But as a matter of practicality, you wouldn’t want to just add more and more short cut commands.  I have perhaps eightor nine.  There are times when I use the start search to open something I don’t open often to avoid clutter. 

 

There is nothing wrong with using the task bar and the Windows key number way of opening programs but I don’t think, as I said, that it is as convenient as shortcut commands.  also, with shortcut commands, you can use letters that mean something to you and are easy to remember, control alt n for NVDA, control alt j for JAWS, control alt w for word, etc. 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Bro,

 

If you can't get drag and drop to work the only way to reorganize the Taskbar is to unpin all the items and repin them in the order you want them.  First try rebooting your computer and starting fresh, so to speak.  Below is the drag and drop keystrokes I use and they don't always work on the first or second try, so keep trying a few times.  Unloading and reloading Jaws between attempts does help.

 

1. Move to the program's button that you want to move.
2. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws Cursor to the PC cursor, and then press Insert + Numpad Slash to lock the left mouse button, in other
words, start holding it down.
3. Press Numpad Plus to switch back to using the PC cursor, and then press either Left Arrow or Right Arrow the number of times which is the number of
positions which you want to move the program either to the left or right respectively. This moves the PC cursor to the position where you want the program
to end up.
4. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and press Insert + Numpad Slash to unlock the left mouse button, in other words,
stop holding it down.
5. Finally, press Numpad Plus to switch back to the PC cursor.

 

Laptop keystrokes:

 

Here is how to lock the mouse buttons in laptop keyboard layout.
 
Left Mouse Button Lock:  CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 8
Right Mouse Button Lock: CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 9
 

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:09 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hi,
I can't seem to get the drag and drop feature to work using jfw 2020, can
someone provide another tip on how to drag and drop using jaws, more so how
to reorganize my taskbar. Meaning, if I have an item on number six, and I'd
like for it to be number 2, how do I do that?

Kimsan Song
kimsansong@...
If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube
artist channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA
Also, you may follow me on twitter:
https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng





Re: reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

Kimsan
 

How do you “refresh” a program?

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube artist channel at

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA

Also, you may follow me on twitter:

https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:06 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

When an update screws up an existing shortcut keystroke it's hard to re-establish that same keystroke with the same program again.  The keystroke is often seen as being already in use..., but if you have use a program that keeps your assigned shortcut keystrokes in an accessible format, you can go to that program, delete the keystroke and after refreshing the program and rebooting your computer a couple of times, you can then usually re-assign the same keystroke as it was prior to the update.  A good program for keeping your shortcut keystrokes up to date and easy to get to info can be read on the website below.

 

 

I've been using this Hotkey Detective program for many years and it works just great.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:39 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

That may be.  I don’t know what it does and I don’t know if you can just establish the shortcuts again. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:01 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hello,

 

I think Gene is still using Windows 7 so he might be having a better experience than me.  For me, after switching to Windows 10, it isn’t uncommon for Windows updates to screw up shortcuts on my desktop.  And, this is on two different laptops.

 

I wonder if I am the only one with this problem.  But, the task bar works great for Apps that I frequently use.

 

I know 3 different people here in my small community who recently contracted Covid.  So, I say to all.  Please keep your guard up for just a little bit longer.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

When using shortcut keys with Windows 10 there's a considerable lag time for program response to the shortcut keystrokes.  Using the Taskbar cuts out this lag time considerably if not entirely.  Many people have wondered why this is, but no one has provided an answer.  Sometimes shortcut keystrokes work flawlessly, but mostly there's the lag time whereas the Taskbar method works all the time.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

However, it may be that the main or perhaps only reason to reorganize the task bar is to change the number you use to open something such as Windows key 1 instead of Windows key 4.  When you are actually on the task bar, you can get to the item you want to be on with first letter navigation.

 

Do you use short cuts and short cut commands such as control alt j to open programs?  I find them more convenient to use and they require no changes once made such as changing the position of the icon.  And you have a great many of them available, the whole alphabet and I believe the numbers one through zero.  You have even more, by using control alt and for more control shift with all the same numbers and letters available for both.  But as a matter of practicality, you wouldn’t want to just add more and more short cut commands.  I have perhaps eightor nine.  There are times when I use the start search to open something I don’t open often to avoid clutter. 

 

There is nothing wrong with using the task bar and the Windows key number way of opening programs but I don’t think, as I said, that it is as convenient as shortcut commands.  also, with shortcut commands, you can use letters that mean something to you and are easy to remember, control alt n for NVDA, control alt j for JAWS, control alt w for word, etc. 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Bro,

 

If you can't get drag and drop to work the only way to reorganize the Taskbar is to unpin all the items and repin them in the order you want them.  First try rebooting your computer and starting fresh, so to speak.  Below is the drag and drop keystrokes I use and they don't always work on the first or second try, so keep trying a few times.  Unloading and reloading Jaws between attempts does help.

 

1. Move to the program's button that you want to move.
2. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws Cursor to the PC cursor, and then press Insert + Numpad Slash to lock the left mouse button, in other
words, start holding it down.
3. Press Numpad Plus to switch back to using the PC cursor, and then press either Left Arrow or Right Arrow the number of times which is the number of
positions which you want to move the program either to the left or right respectively. This moves the PC cursor to the position where you want the program
to end up.
4. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and press Insert + Numpad Slash to unlock the left mouse button, in other words,
stop holding it down.
5. Finally, press Numpad Plus to switch back to the PC cursor.

 

Laptop keystrokes:

 

Here is how to lock the mouse buttons in laptop keyboard layout.
 
Left Mouse Button Lock:  CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 8
Right Mouse Button Lock: CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 9
 

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:09 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hi,
I can't seem to get the drag and drop feature to work using jfw 2020, can
someone provide another tip on how to drag and drop using jaws, more so how
to reorganize my taskbar. Meaning, if I have an item on number six, and I'd
like for it to be number 2, how do I do that?

Kimsan Song
kimsansong@...
If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube
artist channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA
Also, you may follow me on twitter:
https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng





Re: reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

Mike B.
 


When an update screws up an existing shortcut keystroke it's hard to re-establish that same keystroke with the same program again.  The keystroke is often seen as being already in use..., but if you have use a program that keeps your assigned shortcut keystrokes in an accessible format, you can go to that program, delete the keystroke and after refreshing the program and rebooting your computer a couple of times, you can then usually re-assign the same keystroke as it was prior to the update.  A good program for keeping your shortcut keystrokes up to date and easy to get to info can be read on the website below.
 
 
I've been using this Hotkey Detective program for many years and it works just great.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

That may be.  I don’t know what it does and I don’t know if you can just establish the shortcuts again. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10
 

Hello,

 

I think Gene is still using Windows 7 so he might be having a better experience than me.  For me, after switching to Windows 10, it isn’t uncommon for Windows updates to screw up shortcuts on my desktop.  And, this is on two different laptops.

 

I wonder if I am the only one with this problem.  But, the task bar works great for Apps that I frequently use.

 

I know 3 different people here in my small community who recently contracted Covid.  So, I say to all.  Please keep your guard up for just a little bit longer.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

When using shortcut keys with Windows 10 there's a considerable lag time for program response to the shortcut keystrokes.  Using the Taskbar cuts out this lag time considerably if not entirely.  Many people have wondered why this is, but no one has provided an answer.  Sometimes shortcut keystrokes work flawlessly, but mostly there's the lag time whereas the Taskbar method works all the time.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

However, it may be that the main or perhaps only reason to reorganize the task bar is to change the number you use to open something such as Windows key 1 instead of Windows key 4.  When you are actually on the task bar, you can get to the item you want to be on with first letter navigation.

 

Do you use short cuts and short cut commands such as control alt j to open programs?  I find them more convenient to use and they require no changes once made such as changing the position of the icon.  And you have a great many of them available, the whole alphabet and I believe the numbers one through zero.  You have even more, by using control alt and for more control shift with all the same numbers and letters available for both.  But as a matter of practicality, you wouldn’t want to just add more and more short cut commands.  I have perhaps eightor nine.  There are times when I use the start search to open something I don’t open often to avoid clutter. 

 

There is nothing wrong with using the task bar and the Windows key number way of opening programs but I don’t think, as I said, that it is as convenient as shortcut commands.  also, with shortcut commands, you can use letters that mean something to you and are easy to remember, control alt n for NVDA, control alt j for JAWS, control alt w for word, etc. 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Bro,

 

If you can't get drag and drop to work the only way to reorganize the Taskbar is to unpin all the items and repin them in the order you want them.  First try rebooting your computer and starting fresh, so to speak.  Below is the drag and drop keystrokes I use and they don't always work on the first or second try, so keep trying a few times.  Unloading and reloading Jaws between attempts does help.

 

1. Move to the program's button that you want to move.
2. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws Cursor to the PC cursor, and then press Insert + Numpad Slash to lock the left mouse button, in other
words, start holding it down.
3. Press Numpad Plus to switch back to using the PC cursor, and then press either Left Arrow or Right Arrow the number of times which is the number of
positions which you want to move the program either to the left or right respectively. This moves the PC cursor to the position where you want the program
to end up.
4. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and press Insert + Numpad Slash to unlock the left mouse button, in other words,
stop holding it down.
5. Finally, press Numpad Plus to switch back to the PC cursor.

 

Laptop keystrokes:

 

Here is how to lock the mouse buttons in laptop keyboard layout.
 
Left Mouse Button Lock:  CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 8
Right Mouse Button Lock: CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 9
 

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:09 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hi,
I can't seem to get the drag and drop feature to work using jfw 2020, can
someone provide another tip on how to drag and drop using jaws, more so how
to reorganize my taskbar. Meaning, if I have an item on number six, and I'd
like for it to be number 2, how do I do that?

Kimsan Song
kimsansong@...
If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube
artist channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA
Also, you may follow me on twitter:
https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng






Re: reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

James Bentley
 

I just got tired of reestablishing the shortcuts over and over on two laptops.  For me, the Taskbar method works way better in Windows 10.

 

Cheers,

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:39 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

That may be.  I don’t know what it does and I don’t know if you can just establish the shortcuts again. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:01 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hello,

 

I think Gene is still using Windows 7 so he might be having a better experience than me.  For me, after switching to Windows 10, it isn’t uncommon for Windows updates to screw up shortcuts on my desktop.  And, this is on two different laptops.

 

I wonder if I am the only one with this problem.  But, the task bar works great for Apps that I frequently use.

 

I know 3 different people here in my small community who recently contracted Covid.  So, I say to all.  Please keep your guard up for just a little bit longer.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

When using shortcut keys with Windows 10 there's a considerable lag time for program response to the shortcut keystrokes.  Using the Taskbar cuts out this lag time considerably if not entirely.  Many people have wondered why this is, but no one has provided an answer.  Sometimes shortcut keystrokes work flawlessly, but mostly there's the lag time whereas the Taskbar method works all the time.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

However, it may be that the main or perhaps only reason to reorganize the task bar is to change the number you use to open something such as Windows key 1 instead of Windows key 4.  When you are actually on the task bar, you can get to the item you want to be on with first letter navigation.

 

Do you use short cuts and short cut commands such as control alt j to open programs?  I find them more convenient to use and they require no changes once made such as changing the position of the icon.  And you have a great many of them available, the whole alphabet and I believe the numbers one through zero.  You have even more, by using control alt and for more control shift with all the same numbers and letters available for both.  But as a matter of practicality, you wouldn’t want to just add more and more short cut commands.  I have perhaps eightor nine.  There are times when I use the start search to open something I don’t open often to avoid clutter. 

 

There is nothing wrong with using the task bar and the Windows key number way of opening programs but I don’t think, as I said, that it is as convenient as shortcut commands.  also, with shortcut commands, you can use letters that mean something to you and are easy to remember, control alt n for NVDA, control alt j for JAWS, control alt w for word, etc. 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Bro,

 

If you can't get drag and drop to work the only way to reorganize the Taskbar is to unpin all the items and repin them in the order you want them.  First try rebooting your computer and starting fresh, so to speak.  Below is the drag and drop keystrokes I use and they don't always work on the first or second try, so keep trying a few times.  Unloading and reloading Jaws between attempts does help.

 

1. Move to the program's button that you want to move.
2. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws Cursor to the PC cursor, and then press Insert + Numpad Slash to lock the left mouse button, in other
words, start holding it down.
3. Press Numpad Plus to switch back to using the PC cursor, and then press either Left Arrow or Right Arrow the number of times which is the number of
positions which you want to move the program either to the left or right respectively. This moves the PC cursor to the position where you want the program
to end up.
4. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and press Insert + Numpad Slash to unlock the left mouse button, in other words,
stop holding it down.
5. Finally, press Numpad Plus to switch back to the PC cursor.

 

Laptop keystrokes:

 

Here is how to lock the mouse buttons in laptop keyboard layout.
 
Left Mouse Button Lock:  CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 8
Right Mouse Button Lock: CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 9
 

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:09 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hi,
I can't seem to get the drag and drop feature to work using jfw 2020, can
someone provide another tip on how to drag and drop using jaws, more so how
to reorganize my taskbar. Meaning, if I have an item on number six, and I'd
like for it to be number 2, how do I do that?

Kimsan Song
kimsansong@...
If you are into HipHop or R&B, I invite you to subscribe to my youtube
artist channel at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA
Also, you may follow me on twitter:
https://twitter.com/kims4ns0ng





Re: reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

Gene
 

That may be.  I don’t know what it does and I don’t know if you can just establish the shortcuts again. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 9:01 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10
 

Hello,

 

I think Gene is still using Windows 7 so he might be having a better experience than me.  For me, after switching to Windows 10, it isn’t uncommon for Windows updates to screw up shortcuts on my desktop.  And, this is on two different laptops.

 

I wonder if I am the only one with this problem.  But, the task bar works great for Apps that I frequently use.

 

I know 3 different people here in my small community who recently contracted Covid.  So, I say to all.  Please keep your guard up for just a little bit longer.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

When using shortcut keys with Windows 10 there's a considerable lag time for program response to the shortcut keystrokes.  Using the Taskbar cuts out this lag time considerably if not entirely.  Many people have wondered why this is, but no one has provided an answer.  Sometimes shortcut keystrokes work flawlessly, but mostly there's the lag time whereas the Taskbar method works all the time.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

However, it may be that the main or perhaps only reason to reorganize the task bar is to change the number you use to open something such as Windows key 1 instead of Windows key 4.  When you are actually on the task bar, you can get to the item you want to be on with first letter navigation.

 

Do you use short cuts and short cut commands such as control alt j to open programs?  I find them more convenient to use and they require no changes once made such as changing the position of the icon.  And you have a great many of them available, the whole alphabet and I believe the numbers one through zero.  You have even more, by using control alt and for more control shift with all the same numbers and letters available for both.  But as a matter of practicality, you wouldn’t want to just add more and more short cut commands.  I have perhaps eightor nine.  There are times when I use the start search to open something I don’t open often to avoid clutter. 

 

There is nothing wrong with using the task bar and the Windows key number way of opening programs but I don’t think, as I said, that it is as convenient as shortcut commands.  also, with shortcut commands, you can use letters that mean something to you and are easy to remember, control alt n for NVDA, control alt j for JAWS, control alt w for word, etc. 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Bro,

 

If you can't get drag and drop to work the only way to reorganize the Taskbar is to unpin all the items and repin them in the order you want them.  First try rebooting your computer and starting fresh, so to speak.  Below is the drag and drop keystrokes I use and they don't always work on the first or second try, so keep trying a few times.  Unloading and reloading Jaws between attempts does help.

 

1. Move to the program's button that you want to move.
2. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws Cursor to the PC cursor, and then press Insert + Numpad Slash to lock the left mouse button, in other
words, start holding it down.
3. Press Numpad Plus to switch back to using the PC cursor, and then press either Left Arrow or Right Arrow the number of times which is the number of
positions which you want to move the program either to the left or right respectively. This moves the PC cursor to the position where you want the program
to end up.
4. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and press Insert + Numpad Slash to unlock the left mouse button, in other words,
stop holding it down.
5. Finally, press Numpad Plus to switch back to the PC cursor.

 

Laptop keystrokes:

 

Here is how to lock the mouse buttons in laptop keyboard layout.
 
Left Mouse Button Lock:  CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 8
Right Mouse Button Lock: CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 9
 

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:09 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hi,
I can't seem to get the drag and drop feature to work using jfw 2020, can
someone provide another tip on how to drag and drop using jaws, more so how
to reorganize my taskbar. Meaning, if I have an item on number six, and I'd
like for it to be number 2, how do I do that?

Kimsan Song
kimsansong@...
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Re: reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

James Bentley
 

Hello,

 

I think Gene is still using Windows 7 so he might be having a better experience than me.  For me, after switching to Windows 10, it isn’t uncommon for Windows updates to screw up shortcuts on my desktop.  And, this is on two different laptops.

 

I wonder if I am the only one with this problem.  But, the task bar works great for Apps that I frequently use.

 

I know 3 different people here in my small community who recently contracted Covid.  So, I say to all.  Please keep your guard up for just a little bit longer.

 

James B 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

When using shortcut keys with Windows 10 there's a considerable lag time for program response to the shortcut keystrokes.  Using the Taskbar cuts out this lag time considerably if not entirely.  Many people have wondered why this is, but no one has provided an answer.  Sometimes shortcut keystrokes work flawlessly, but mostly there's the lag time whereas the Taskbar method works all the time.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:56 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

However, it may be that the main or perhaps only reason to reorganize the task bar is to change the number you use to open something such as Windows key 1 instead of Windows key 4.  When you are actually on the task bar, you can get to the item you want to be on with first letter navigation.

 

Do you use short cuts and short cut commands such as control alt j to open programs?  I find them more convenient to use and they require no changes once made such as changing the position of the icon.  And you have a great many of them available, the whole alphabet and I believe the numbers one through zero.  You have even more, by using control alt and for more control shift with all the same numbers and letters available for both.  But as a matter of practicality, you wouldn’t want to just add more and more short cut commands.  I have perhaps eightor nine.  There are times when I use the start search to open something I don’t open often to avoid clutter. 

 

There is nothing wrong with using the task bar and the Windows key number way of opening programs but I don’t think, as I said, that it is as convenient as shortcut commands.  also, with shortcut commands, you can use letters that mean something to you and are easy to remember, control alt n for NVDA, control alt j for JAWS, control alt w for word, etc. 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:11 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Bro,

 

If you can't get drag and drop to work the only way to reorganize the Taskbar is to unpin all the items and repin them in the order you want them.  First try rebooting your computer and starting fresh, so to speak.  Below is the drag and drop keystrokes I use and they don't always work on the first or second try, so keep trying a few times.  Unloading and reloading Jaws between attempts does help.

 

1. Move to the program's button that you want to move.
2. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws Cursor to the PC cursor, and then press Insert + Numpad Slash to lock the left mouse button, in other
words, start holding it down.
3. Press Numpad Plus to switch back to using the PC cursor, and then press either Left Arrow or Right Arrow the number of times which is the number of
positions which you want to move the program either to the left or right respectively. This moves the PC cursor to the position where you want the program
to end up.
4. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and press Insert + Numpad Slash to unlock the left mouse button, in other words,
stop holding it down.
5. Finally, press Numpad Plus to switch back to the PC cursor.

 

Laptop keystrokes:

 

Here is how to lock the mouse buttons in laptop keyboard layout.
 
Left Mouse Button Lock:  CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 8
Right Mouse Button Lock: CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 9
 

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:09 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

 

Hi,
I can't seem to get the drag and drop feature to work using jfw 2020, can
someone provide another tip on how to drag and drop using jaws, more so how
to reorganize my taskbar. Meaning, if I have an item on number six, and I'd
like for it to be number 2, how do I do that?

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Re: chrome and setting home page

Gene
 

But of course, how else are you going to test to see if what you did works since showing whatever you want shown occurs automatically when the browser runs.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page
 

I should redo it since I had no clue how I accomplished it.

When I try so many options back to back, I tend to forget which one worked lol.

Am I suppose to reboot or relaunch the browser after I make the change?

 

Kimsan Song

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 

I haven’t looked at this in any detail but if you use the add new page part of the dialog, there is an add button.  This dialog may work better if browse mode is off.  I don’t know if that is the case but if you don’t get where you expect to be when you activate the add page button, turn browse mode or the virtual pc cursor off, activate the button and tab around. 

 

There is a new tab radio button and I don’t know if that acts like a home page or if the show pages does or just what the difference is between the two.  But it may be that one reason you had problems yesterday is that you didn’t have browse mode or the virtual PC cursor, whetever your screen-reader calls it, off even before you activated the button that opens the dialog.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 

I couldn’t find a save button at the bottom. AT the bottom was advance options.

 

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 


It's been a while since I set a home page in Chrome. So, I don't remember exactly how I did it. But there might be a Save button at the bottom of the page. If you didn't click that, any changes you made wouldn't have taken effect. I hope this helps.


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Re: chrome and setting home page

Gene
 

I’ve never had to reboot a browser after making such a change.  These aren’t updates or the kinds of changes that should require restarting it.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page
 

I should redo it since I had no clue how I accomplished it.

When I try so many options back to back, I tend to forget which one worked lol.

Am I suppose to reboot or relaunch the browser after I make the change?

 

Kimsan Song

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 

I haven’t looked at this in any detail but if you use the add new page part of the dialog, there is an add button.  This dialog may work better if browse mode is off.  I don’t know if that is the case but if you don’t get where you expect to be when you activate the add page button, turn browse mode or the virtual pc cursor off, activate the button and tab around. 

 

There is a new tab radio button and I don’t know if that acts like a home page or if the show pages does or just what the difference is between the two.  But it may be that one reason you had problems yesterday is that you didn’t have browse mode or the virtual PC cursor, whetever your screen-reader calls it, off even before you activated the button that opens the dialog.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 

I couldn’t find a save button at the bottom. AT the bottom was advance options.

 

Kimsan Song

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 


It's been a while since I set a home page in Chrome. So, I don't remember exactly how I did it. But there might be a Save button at the bottom of the page. If you didn't click that, any changes you made wouldn't have taken effect. I hope this helps.


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: chrome and setting home page

Kimsan
 

I should redo it since I had no clue how I accomplished it.

When I try so many options back to back, I tend to forget which one worked lol.

Am I suppose to reboot or relaunch the browser after I make the change?

 

Kimsan Song

kimsansong@...

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFzrNcgBfHguK-LnnJMMylA

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 

I haven’t looked at this in any detail but if you use the add new page part of the dialog, there is an add button.  This dialog may work better if browse mode is off.  I don’t know if that is the case but if you don’t get where you expect to be when you activate the add page button, turn browse mode or the virtual pc cursor off, activate the button and tab around. 

 

There is a new tab radio button and I don’t know if that acts like a home page or if the show pages does or just what the difference is between the two.  But it may be that one reason you had problems yesterday is that you didn’t have browse mode or the virtual PC cursor, whetever your screen-reader calls it, off even before you activated the button that opens the dialog.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:12 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 

I couldn’t find a save button at the bottom. AT the bottom was advance options.

 

Kimsan Song

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 


It's been a while since I set a home page in Chrome. So, I don't remember exactly how I did it. But there might be a Save button at the bottom of the page. If you didn't click that, any changes you made wouldn't have taken effect. I hope this helps.


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: chrome and setting home page

Gene
 

I haven’t looked at this in any detail but if you use the add new page part of the dialog, there is an add button.  This dialog may work better if browse mode is off.  I don’t know if that is the case but if you don’t get where you expect to be when you activate the add page button, turn browse mode or the virtual pc cursor off, activate the button and tab around. 
 
There is a new tab radio button and I don’t know if that acts like a home page or if the show pages does or just what the difference is between the two.  But it may be that one reason you had problems yesterday is that you didn’t have browse mode or the virtual PC cursor, whetever your screen-reader calls it, off even before you activated the button that opens the dialog.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page
 

I couldn’t find a save button at the bottom. AT the bottom was advance options.

 

Kimsan Song

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 


It's been a while since I set a home page in Chrome. So, I don't remember exactly how I did it. But there might be a Save button at the bottom of the page. If you didn't click that, any changes you made wouldn't have taken effect. I hope this helps.


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: chrome and setting home page

Kimsan
 

I couldn’t find a save button at the bottom. AT the bottom was advance options.

 

Kimsan Song

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Abbie Taylor
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome and setting home page

 


It's been a while since I set a home page in Chrome. So, I don't remember exactly how I did it. But there might be a Save button at the bottom of the page. If you didn't click that, any changes you made wouldn't have taken effect. I hope this helps.


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: chrome and setting home page

Abbie Taylor
 


It's been a while since I set a home page in Chrome. So, I don't remember exactly how I did it. But there might be a Save button at the bottom of the page. If you didn't click that, any changes you made wouldn't have taken effect. I hope this helps.



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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: thunder bird not accessible

Gene
 

As far as not seeing anything about Thunderbird being up-to-date, I’m not sure but I think you are using NVDA.  For some reason, when you are in the about dialog, browse mode is off.  Turn it on, NVDA key space, and then you can move around as though you are on a web page.  You will see the line of text if it is there.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible
 
Try control tabbing and see if you move to a different part of the program where the f6 key works. 
 
Others may suggest settings you can change.  I haven’t seen what you are describing.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible
 

Yes, I reinstalled thunderbird but, it no longer lets me use f6 keys to get to the treeview and I can tab in to the different accounts. When I used thunderbird in the past, the start page came up and I used f6 key that would take me to a treeview box and I could tab between accounts. So I could close the treeviews with the arrow keys. I do not see any of this now. I cant even find the update thunderbird. I only see it in the about thunderbird page and I hit update and nothing happens! I do not even get a message that you using the latest update of thunderbird.  Thank you Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

If you are saying that you have the same problem after reinstalling the program as with the old one, then it isn’t very likely isn’t the program.  If the installation file were corrupted, the program would very likely not install.  But we need to know just what is going on.  Are you saying that you have the same problem now as before?

 

I believe I have an older installation file I can send you.  You can try that older version.  If it works properly don’t upgrade if, for some unknown reason, the current version doesn’t work properly but the older one does.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:06 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

Thanks I will think about it. I hate it that a program I used to use seems to be acting strange, could the installation program be bad too? It was a breand new install of thunderbird and it acts like the old one. Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Abbie Taylor
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

Heather and anyone else needing assistance with adaptive technology, I strongly encourage you to contact Casey Matthews through his site at webfriendlyhelp.com  One of the services he provides is to assist those who use screen readers. He's blind himself, by the way. He can remote into your computer and solve just about any problem. He has helped me on many occasions, and I've been happy with the quality of his work. I hope this is helpful.
--


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https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

 

 


Re: thunder bird not accessible

Gene
 

Try control tabbing and see if you move to a different part of the program where the f6 key works. 
 
Others may suggest settings you can change.  I haven’t seen what you are describing.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible
 

Yes, I reinstalled thunderbird but, it no longer lets me use f6 keys to get to the treeview and I can tab in to the different accounts. When I used thunderbird in the past, the start page came up and I used f6 key that would take me to a treeview box and I could tab between accounts. So I could close the treeviews with the arrow keys. I do not see any of this now. I cant even find the update thunderbird. I only see it in the about thunderbird page and I hit update and nothing happens! I do not even get a message that you using the latest update of thunderbird.  Thank you Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

If you are saying that you have the same problem after reinstalling the program as with the old one, then it isn’t very likely isn’t the program.  If the installation file were corrupted, the program would very likely not install.  But we need to know just what is going on.  Are you saying that you have the same problem now as before?

 

I believe I have an older installation file I can send you.  You can try that older version.  If it works properly don’t upgrade if, for some unknown reason, the current version doesn’t work properly but the older one does.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:06 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

Thanks I will think about it. I hate it that a program I used to use seems to be acting strange, could the installation program be bad too? It was a breand new install of thunderbird and it acts like the old one. Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Abbie Taylor
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

Heather and anyone else needing assistance with adaptive technology, I strongly encourage you to contact Casey Matthews through his site at webfriendlyhelp.com  One of the services he provides is to assist those who use screen readers. He's blind himself, by the way. He can remote into your computer and solve just about any problem. He has helped me on many occasions, and I've been happy with the quality of his work. I hope this is helpful.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

 

 


Re: thunder bird not accessible

heather albright
 

Yes, I reinstalled thunderbird but, it no longer lets me use f6 keys to get to the treeview and I can tab in to the different accounts. When I used thunderbird in the past, the start page came up and I used f6 key that would take me to a treeview box and I could tab between accounts. So I could close the treeviews with the arrow keys. I do not see any of this now. I cant even find the update thunderbird. I only see it in the about thunderbird page and I hit update and nothing happens! I do not even get a message that you using the latest update of thunderbird.  Thank you Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 8:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

If you are saying that you have the same problem after reinstalling the program as with the old one, then it isn’t very likely isn’t the program.  If the installation file were corrupted, the program would very likely not install.  But we need to know just what is going on.  Are you saying that you have the same problem now as before?

 

I believe I have an older installation file I can send you.  You can try that older version.  If it works properly don’t upgrade if, for some unknown reason, the current version doesn’t work properly but the older one does.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:06 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

Thanks I will think about it. I hate it that a program I used to use seems to be acting strange, could the installation program be bad too? It was a breand new install of thunderbird and it acts like the old one. Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Abbie Taylor
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] thunder bird not accessible

 

Heather and anyone else needing assistance with adaptive technology, I strongly encourage you to contact Casey Matthews through his site at webfriendlyhelp.com  One of the services he provides is to assist those who use screen readers. He's blind himself, by the way. He can remote into your computer and solve just about any problem. He has helped me on many occasions, and I've been happy with the quality of his work. I hope this is helpful.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

 

 


Re: Gmail Question

Gene
 

Are you using a pop3 or IMAP account?  If POP3, did you check the spam filter on the web site for your account?
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 3:58 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Gmail Question
 
            Hi Group:


I haven't had this happen before so wanted to get your take on it.  I'm
not even sure if there is a problem.  Someone was sending me a volunteer
application last Friday and I never got it so I called them on Wednesday
to let them know that I never got it and they were going to send it
again.  Needless to say, I never got it when they sent it the second
time.  I have never had a problem with my email where I never got what
someone was sending.  I had someone who was sighted check my account and
she said everything looks in order.  I even went to the spam folder and
it's not in there.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  The other
thing is I thought that maybe she never sent it at all.  I am stumped.
Thanks in advance.

Shelly






Re: reorganizing the taskbar on win 10

Gene
 

I don’t know how long the lag time is, but I’d rather wait a few seconds for a program to open than lose all the advantages. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10
 
When using shortcut keys with Windows 10 there's a considerable lag time for program response to the shortcut keystrokes.  Using the Taskbar cuts out this lag time considerably if not entirely.  Many people have wondered why this is, but no one has provided an answer.  Sometimes shortcut keystrokes work flawlessly, but mostly there's the lag time whereas the Taskbar method works all the time.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10
 
However, it may be that the main or perhaps only reason to reorganize the task bar is to change the number you use to open something such as Windows key 1 instead of Windows key 4.  When you are actually on the task bar, you can get to the item you want to be on with first letter navigation.
 
Do you use short cuts and short cut commands such as control alt j to open programs?  I find them more convenient to use and they require no changes once made such as changing the position of the icon.  And you have a great many of them available, the whole alphabet and I believe the numbers one through zero.  You have even more, by using control alt and for more control shift with all the same numbers and letters available for both.  But as a matter of practicality, you wouldn’t want to just add more and more short cut commands.  I have perhaps eightor nine.  There are times when I use the start search to open something I don’t open often to avoid clutter. 
 
There is nothing wrong with using the task bar and the Windows key number way of opening programs but I don’t think, as I said, that it is as convenient as shortcut commands.  also, with shortcut commands, you can use letters that mean something to you and are easy to remember, control alt n for NVDA, control alt j for JAWS, control alt w for word, etc. 
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2021 7:11 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10
 
Bro,
 
If you can't get drag and drop to work the only way to reorganize the Taskbar is to unpin all the items and repin them in the order you want them.  First try rebooting your computer and starting fresh, so to speak.  Below is the drag and drop keystrokes I use and they don't always work on the first or second try, so keep trying a few times.  Unloading and reloading Jaws between attempts does help.
 
1. Move to the program's button that you want to move.
2. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws Cursor to the PC cursor, and then press Insert + Numpad Slash to lock the left mouse button, in other
words, start holding it down.
3. Press Numpad Plus to switch back to using the PC cursor, and then press either Left Arrow or Right Arrow the number of times which is the number of
positions which you want to move the program either to the left or right respectively. This moves the PC cursor to the position where you want the program
to end up.
4. Press Insert + Numpad Minus to route the Jaws cursor to the PC cursor, and press Insert + Numpad Slash to unlock the left mouse button, in other words,
stop holding it down.
5. Finally, press Numpad Plus to switch back to the PC cursor.
 
Laptop keystrokes:
 
Here is how to lock the mouse buttons in laptop keyboard layout.
 
Left Mouse Button Lock:  CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 8
Right Mouse Button Lock: CTRL, WINDOWS Key + 9
 
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
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Subject: [TechTalk] reorganizing the taskbar on win 10
 
Hi,
I can't seem to get the drag and drop feature to work using jfw 2020, can
someone provide another tip on how to drag and drop using jaws, more so how
to reorganize my taskbar. Meaning, if I have an item on number six, and I'd
like for it to be number 2, how do I do that?

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Re: Gmail Question

chris judge
 

Hi. I'm using Gmail with outlook 2016. I've had a similar issue lately where some messages are not appearing in my inbox, but they are showing up in my important messages folder. Not sure why this is as I haven't changed anything in gmail settings, so check your important messages folder and see if it's there.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Shelly Kane
Sent: May 23, 2021 5:58 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Gmail Question

Hi Group:


I haven't had this happen before so wanted to get your take on it. I'm not even sure if there is a problem. Someone was sending me a volunteer application last Friday and I never got it so I called them on Wednesday to let them know that I never got it and they were going to send it again. Needless to say, I never got it when they sent it the second time. I have never had a problem with my email where I never got what someone was sending. I had someone who was sighted check my account and she said everything looks in order. I even went to the spam folder and it's not in there. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The other thing is I thought that maybe she never sent it at all. I am stumped.
Thanks in advance.

Shelly


Changing Display Name in T-Bird

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Running the latest T-Bird portable 78....
 
How do I change my name as it's displayed in the From field when sending emails?  I've looked in Tools / Accounts and can't seem to find a place to change the current display name, only creating a new account from the way it looks / sounds.
 
I've pressed the spacebar on the current account / email button, but I'm not finding the current display name to change.  All input is appreciated.  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

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