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downloading Jaws 2019

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Everyone:


I tried joining the jaws users list but it failed and came right back to me.  Maybe I got the wrong address or something.  I actually got it from this list.  I am not very tech savvy and was wondering if someone could give me directions on how to download Jaws 2019?  I'm currently using 2018 and this disc came in the mail and I didn't know what to do after I put it in.  I want to keep all of my settings from 2018 so how would I do this?  If someone could give me explicit directions, I would greatly appreciate it.  I also use Thunderbird and want to keep those settings.  I also want to keep Jaws on one part of the computer but I don't want it on regular because that's where someone who can see uses it occasionally.  After I download it, how do I get rid of 2018?  Thanks in advance.

Shelly


Re: What brand of Windows laptop to buy?

Gene
 

I see this kind of statement made off and on by different people and it isn't correct.  If you can afford a 1000 dollar computer and you only need 500 dollars worth of power, you are throwing away 500 dollars.  And buying more ram than you will need is a waste of money.  These days, most people get 8gb of RAM.  You could put in much more, perhaps 16 or 32gb of RAM.  If you aren't going to use more than 8GB of RAM, it doesn't make sense to buy more.  If you use 8GB of RAM in general use, you may need more.  If you generally use four or five or six GB of RAM, it is unlikely you will need more than 8.  Knowing specifically what someone will use a computer for and if they anticipate using it differently in future are ways to determine what someone needs. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] What brand of Windows laptop to buy?

What ever you end up purchasing, make sure you buy the fastest CPU, and
the most RAM Memory you can afford. 

this isn't saying to buy the fastest with the most memory, but only to
buy the fastest with the most memory, that you can afford.  If your
Budget is $500, then buy the fastest with the most memory you can find
for that $500. 

Sorry, can't give you any advise as to which brands of models would be
best.  All brands have good models, and they all have cheap ones too.  
And often there is a big difference.    Be sure to read as many reviews
as you can. 


--
Dave <dlh007@...>




Re: What brand of Windows laptop to buy?

Dave
 

What ever you end up purchasing, make sure you buy the fastest CPU, and
the most RAM Memory you can afford.

this isn't saying to buy the fastest with the most memory, but only to
buy the fastest with the most memory, that you can afford. If your
Budget is $500, then buy the fastest with the most memory you can find
for that $500.

Sorry, can't give you any advise as to which brands of models would be
best. All brands have good models, and they all have cheap ones too.
And often there is a big difference. Be sure to read as many reviews
as you can.


--
Dave <dlh007@centurylink.net>


Re: What brand of Windows laptop to buy?

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

If I may ask, what do you want the laptop for? That is, what will
you be using the machine for and why do you want it? Will you be editing
sound/video, do you want something very thin and light, will you be away
from a plug for a long time... The laptop is your tool, so to mention any
machine, whether by brand or considering specifications, it would be very
useful to know how it is going to be used.
Aman
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 10:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] What brand of Windows laptop to buy?

Hi,

What brand of Windows laptops would any of you would recommend? Is there
any feature that is most accessible? Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks,


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Re: What brand of Windows laptop to buy?

 

I would recommend the Dell Inspiron. It has a touch ID feature where you can simply put your finger on the power button in order to login. The only bad part is it is kind of temperature sensitive.


Ashley Breger

On Jan 5, 2019, at 9:56 PM, Sharon Hooley <shooley42@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

What brand of Windows laptops would any of you would recommend? Is there any feature that is most accessible? Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks,


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www.CochlearAmericas.com


Re: Apple Computer list?

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Hi, Ann.

I'm not sure if someone has already provided the link I'm about to share. It is a resource list from the MacForTheBlind Web site, including some mailing lists.

http://macfortheblind.com/links

David Goldfield, Assistive Technology Specialist WWW.David-Goldfield.Com

On 1/3/2019 9:08 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

I have a friend who wants to know how to join the apple computer list.  He's got a new computer and it's an Apple.  I know next to nothing about Appple computers, so I want to send him to a good list with folks who aren't going to just say, "RTFM.".   Can anybody help?  Manuals are great, but only if the reader understands what he or she is reading.  I joined a Linux list once and got told too many times to RTFM.  I had to learn how to read man pages in self defense.  <smiling>

Ann P.


What brand of Windows laptop to buy?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

What brand of Windows laptops would any of you would recommend? Is there any feature that is most accessible? Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks,


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www.CochlearAmericas.com


Re: Quick question about a Windows 10 Pro laptop

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

As things currently stand, Windows as a subscription service is a
rumor rather than an option or requirement, at least for consumers. When you
purchase a Windows 10 pro laptop, you will not need to pay for a
subscription to use Windows. You may, of course, need to pay for a
subscription for Office, your Antivirus, etc, but that has nothing to do
with Windows.
HTH,
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Sharon Hooley
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 9:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Quick question about a Windows 10 Pro laptop

Hi,

If I were to buy a laptop with Windows 10 Pro, would I need to pay a
subscription, in order to use it, or is that just an option?

Thanks,


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Re: Quick question about a Windows 10 Pro laptop

Joseph Lee <joseph.lee22590@...>
 

Hi,
Huh? Where did you get statements that says you need to provide subscription
payment to use Windows 10 Pro? This is bogus information, which means the
answer is no.
Cheers,
Jsoeph

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Hooley
Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Quick question about a Windows 10 Pro laptop

Hi,

If I were to buy a laptop with Windows 10 Pro, would I need to pay a
subscription, in order to use it, or is that just an option?

Thanks,


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www.CochlearAmericas.com


Quick question about a Windows 10 Pro laptop

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

If I were to buy a laptop with Windows 10 Pro, would I need to pay a subscription, in order to use it, or is that just an option?

Thanks,


Is it hard to communicate, even with hearing aids? Visit
www.CochlearAmericas.com


OneNote/Evernote/Google Keep accessibility?

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

Can anyone comment on the accessibility with any of the note taking apps/services? I know a while back, OneNote really didn’t work with Jaws so I’m not sure if there’s been any improvement with recent JFW or Office updates. I know there was at a time scripts one could buy to make OneNote more Jaws friendly, but again, that was a while ago.

How about the other two apps?

I use Pocket for a read later solution when I come across articles, but I’m looking for something a little more note taking orientated for when I need or want to research something. Thus am looking for something more put together.

Be it any of these three services mentioned or perhaps something else? Jaws user as well as iOS so cross platform compatible would be preferred

I know I can slap something together with notepad and or a word processing doc and put it in the cloud, but thought I’d ask around if there was maybe a more structured solution.

 

Thanks,

Cristóbal

 


Re: cordless landline phone

Bob J
 

I own this phone and it works very well.  The base unit has a built in answering system and the base unit will operate during a power failure if a handset with fully charged batteries is left in the base unit.  The power failure mode has some limitations but you would have ample time to make a telephoned report to your power company regarding your power outage.  Also, the range between the base unit and a handset is very good.  I got mine from Amazon.
 
PanasonicKX-TGE233B
 
HTH
 
Bob
 
 
 

Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 7:05 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] cordless landline phone

I am lookint for a new cordless landline phone and asking for suggestions on the best phone to purchase.
 
Jerry
 


cordless landline phone

Jerry hathaway
 

I am lookint for a new cordless landline phone and asking for suggestions on the best phone to purchase.
 
Jerry
 


Re: Microsoft TV Dinner, A Little Computer Humor

Pamela Dominguez
 

Oh yeah, this is funny.  Pam.
 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 4:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Microsoft TV Dinner, A Little Computer Humor
 
Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you might get a laugh from this.

Instructions for Microsoft's New TV Dinner Product

You must first remove the plastic cover.  By doing so, you agree to accept and honor Microsoft rights to all TV dinners.  You may not give anyone else a
bite of your dinner (which would constitute an infringement of Microsoft's rights).
You may, however, let others smell and look at your dinner, and are encouraged to tell them how good it is.

If you have a PC microwave oven, insert the dinner into the oven.   Set the oven using these keystrokes:
Then enter:
 
ms//start.cook_dindin/yummy\|/yum~yum:-)gohot#cookme

If you have a Mac oven, insert the dinner and press start.  The oven will set itself and cook the dinner.

If you have a Unix oven, insert the dinner, enter the ingredients of the dinner
(found on the package label), the weight of the dinner, and the desired level
of cooking, and press start.  The oven will calculate the time and heat, and
cook the dinner exactly to your specification.

Be forewarned that Microsoft dinners may crash, in which case your oven must be
restarted.  This is a simple procedure.  Remove the dinner from the oven and enter,

ms.nodamn.good/tryagain\again/again.crap.

This process may have to be repeated.  Try unplugging the microwave and then
doing a cold reboot.  If this doesn't work, contact your hardware vendor.

Many users have reported that the dinner tray is far too big, larger than the
dinner itself, having many useless compartments, most of which are empty.
These are for future menu items.  If the tray is too large to fit in your oven,
you will need to upgrade your equipment.

Dinners are only available from registered outlets, and only the chicken
variety is currently produced.  If you want another variety, call
MicrosoftHelp, and they will explain that you really don't want another
variety.  Microsoft Chicken is all you really need.

Microsoft has disclosed plans to discontinue all smaller versions of their chicken dinners.  Future releases will only be in the larger family size.

Excess chicken may be stored for future use, but must be saved only in Microsoft approved packaging.

Microsoft promises a dessert with every dinner after '98.  However, that
version has yet to be released.  Users have permission to get thrilled in advance.

Microsoft dinners may be incompatible with other dinners in the freezer, causing your freezer to self-defrost.  This is a feature, not a
bug.  Your freezer probably should have been defrosted anyway.
 
Take care.  Go Rams!
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Microsoft TV Dinner, A Little Computer Humor

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi All,
 
Just thought some of you might get a laugh from this.

Instructions for Microsoft's New TV Dinner Product

You must first remove the plastic cover.  By doing so, you agree to accept and honor Microsoft rights to all TV dinners.  You may not give anyone else a
bite of your dinner (which would constitute an infringement of Microsoft's rights).
You may, however, let others smell and look at your dinner, and are encouraged to tell them how good it is.

If you have a PC microwave oven, insert the dinner into the oven.   Set the oven using these keystrokes:
Then enter:
 
ms//start.cook_dindin/yummy\|/yum~yum:-)gohot#cookme

If you have a Mac oven, insert the dinner and press start.  The oven will set itself and cook the dinner.

If you have a Unix oven, insert the dinner, enter the ingredients of the dinner
(found on the package label), the weight of the dinner, and the desired level
of cooking, and press start.  The oven will calculate the time and heat, and
cook the dinner exactly to your specification.

Be forewarned that Microsoft dinners may crash, in which case your oven must be
restarted.  This is a simple procedure.  Remove the dinner from the oven and enter,

ms.nodamn.good/tryagain\again/again.crap.

This process may have to be repeated.  Try unplugging the microwave and then
doing a cold reboot.  If this doesn't work, contact your hardware vendor.

Many users have reported that the dinner tray is far too big, larger than the
dinner itself, having many useless compartments, most of which are empty.
These are for future menu items.  If the tray is too large to fit in your oven,
you will need to upgrade your equipment.

Dinners are only available from registered outlets, and only the chicken
variety is currently produced.  If you want another variety, call
MicrosoftHelp, and they will explain that you really don't want another
variety.  Microsoft Chicken is all you really need.

Microsoft has disclosed plans to discontinue all smaller versions of their chicken dinners.  Future releases will only be in the larger family size.

Excess chicken may be stored for future use, but must be saved only in Microsoft approved packaging.

Microsoft promises a dessert with every dinner after '98.  However, that
version has yet to be released.  Users have permission to get thrilled in advance.

Microsoft dinners may be incompatible with other dinners in the freezer, causing your freezer to self-defrost.  This is a feature, not a
bug.  Your freezer probably should have been defrosted anyway.
 
Take care.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.


firefox add on manager question

Keith S
 

Is there any way to stop firefox's add on manager from loading when I open firefox?
 
I have www.google.com as my default website and the add on manager still autoloads.
 
Sorry if I asked this before, I have not slept in 72 hours.
 
Keith


Re: Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Steve Matzura
 

Ya know, I've been doing this stuff since it was invented, and sometimes I just hafta ask myself, "oh yeah? Really? And you forgot this simple thing?" Now please help me to put that frying-pan down, as the ringing in my ears from my hitting myself over the head with it is starting to get intense! HAHHAHHAHHAH! I should have known this, of course, but instead of thinking of it from (air quotes) outside the box, I got lost in the box and was trying to say that it was not possible to create a shortcut for that particular search item, when I should have been thinking to create the shortcut to the program the searched-for shortcut actually runs!


On 1/4/2019 8:11 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Howard,
 
The steps below will work for Windows 7 & 10:
From: david
1, go to desktop,
Windows key+m,
 
2, press the keystroke,
Ctrl+spacebar,
To unselect all icons.
 
3, press the applications key, and down arrow and enter on, New sub menu.
 
4, now arrow and enter on,
New shortcut.
 
5,Now type the following in the edit box,
sndvol
6, tab next, press enter.
You will see/hear;
sndvol.exe
Tab finish press enter.
 
Now, if you would like a hot-key,
 
1, desktop,
Press the letter "s" until you hear,
sndvol.exe.
 
2, now press alt+enter to bring up the properties,
 
3, tab until you hear;
Shortcut key none,
Here you could type "v"=volume or what ever letter you wish, Now press
enter.
So, alt+ctrl+v would bring up the sndvol properties page.
 
Hope this helps.
David
 
From: Kimsan
Hello:
You can type in sndvol in the search and the volume control will appear.
If you want a shortcut on the desktop, you can do the following:
1.  windows key e for windows explorer
2. Find your c drive and press enter.
3.  Press w until you arrive to windows.
4. type the word system so you will arrive to system32 and press enter.
5.  Now type: SNDSVole and you will land on SNDVol.exe.
6. Press shift f 10 or the applications key and arrow down until you find
send to and expand that submenu.
7.  Look for the desktop choice and press enter.
Take care.
Kimsan
Take care.  Go Rams!
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 5:38 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Putting a shortcut on the desktop

I would like to put my volume control on the desktop and can't remember how.


When I press the Windows key and get a search box and type in volume
control, I get "adjust volume" or something like it. From there, I
don't know how to make a shortcut. Please help. Thanks.


Howard


Re: Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Thanks, Mike B.  I knew it was possible but didn't remember.  Now, I think I can rename it on the desktop and give it a better name.


I've now saved the instructions and will try to find it the next time I need it.


Howard

On 1/4/2019 7:11 PM, Mike B. wrote:

Hi Howard,
 
The steps below will work for Windows 7 & 10:
From: david
1, go to desktop,
Windows key+m,
 
2, press the keystroke,
Ctrl+spacebar,
To unselect all icons.
 
3, press the applications key, and down arrow and enter on, New sub menu.
 
4, now arrow and enter on,
New shortcut.
 
5,Now type the following in the edit box,
sndvol
6, tab next, press enter.
You will see/hear;
sndvol.exe
Tab finish press enter.
 
Now, if you would like a hot-key,
 
1, desktop,
Press the letter "s" until you hear,
sndvol.exe.
 
2, now press alt+enter to bring up the properties,
 
3, tab until you hear;
Shortcut key none,
Here you could type "v"=volume or what ever letter you wish, Now press
enter.
So, alt+ctrl+v would bring up the sndvol properties page.
 
Hope this helps.
David
 
From: Kimsan
Hello:
You can type in sndvol in the search and the volume control will appear.
If you want a shortcut on the desktop, you can do the following:
1.  windows key e for windows explorer
2. Find your c drive and press enter.
3.  Press w until you arrive to windows.
4. type the word system so you will arrive to system32 and press enter.
5.  Now type: SNDSVole and you will land on SNDVol.exe.
6. Press shift f 10 or the applications key and arrow down until you find
send to and expand that submenu.
7.  Look for the desktop choice and press enter.
Take care.
Kimsan
Take care.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 5:38 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Putting a shortcut on the desktop

I would like to put my volume control on the desktop and can't remember how.


When I press the Windows key and get a search box and type in volume
control, I get "adjust volume" or something like it. From there, I
don't know how to make a shortcut. Please help. Thanks.


Howard




Re: Apple Computer list?

Maria Reyes
 

You may also join tech4theblind+subscribe@groups.io 


Maria
Want to talk all about blind technology? 
Join the tech4theblind group: tech4theblind+subscribe@groups.io
Have an Apple product? Join the Apple411 group to discuss the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. From experienced to new users. 

On Jan 4, 2019, at 5:49 PM, Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...> wrote:

Hi Pam, it's a little bit of everything. But there's a lot of Apple users on there as well. Feel free to join. And it's also very laid-back. If you have a problem with something please let me know.
On Jan 4, 2019, at 4:06 PM, Pamela Dominguez <pammygirl99@...> wrote:

Is that an Apple group, or an everything group?  Pam.

-----Original Message----- From: Joseph Hudson
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 4:46 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Apple Computer list?

Hello ann, another great group to join, would be the blind techies group. The info to join we'll be below. We believe in teaching and helping others. We will even occasionally have sales of technology or other things that are needed for technology on our group as well. Each member is a loud and once a week posting of selling items.

blind-techies+subscribe@groups.io
On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:08 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I have a friend who wants to know how to join the apple computer list. He's got a new computer and it's an Apple.  I know next to nothing about Appple computers, so I want to send him to a good list with folks who aren't going to just say, "RTFM.".   Can anybody help?  Manuals are great, but only if the reader understands what he or she is reading.  I joined a Linux list once and got told too many times to RTFM.  I had to learn how to read man pages in self defense.  <smiling>

Ann P.

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Re: add-on manager in firefox

 

I have never seen this situation before.
I'd suggest it'd be another program messing up with your system but that's unlikely.
Try to remove the browser again, this time making sure that you've removed it completely. That is, programs always leave folders here and there so it's worth checking all possibilities.

Cheers,
Marcio

Em 05/01/2019 04:35, Keith S escreveu:

yes, that is wwhat I'm saying and I removed firefox and then reinstalled it after restarting my computer and it still happens.�
�
I have google.com as my default wepage.
�
It still opens the addon manager when opening firefox
�
Keith
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2019 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] add-on manager in firefox

Wait, are you saying that your Firefox is opening the add-ons window every time you open the browser itself?
How odd. Have you ever tried restoring it? Maybe it can solve the problem.
Try it and let us know if this worked.
Hth

Cheers,
Marcio

Em 04/01/2019 15:52, Keith S escreveu:
Hi, any way to stop the add-on manager from opening every time I open up firefox.� It also auto- starts when I hit a link in an email and firefox opens to go to the site from the link.
�
I have to close firefox and then hit the link again and wait a while for firefox to load the page that the link is directed to.
�
Thanks
�
Keith