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Re: the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

Thank you Holly!  Now I just hope that a professional isn't needed to change the switches and that my mom can do it.  It's getting pretty cold around here at night, for this area anyway, but with the switches set wrong as I believe they are the heater is staying on too long and actually making it too uncomfortably warm during the night.


Troy

On 1/4/2019 7:34 PM, Holly wrote:
Troy:

You can find the large print instruction manual at www.smartwaysolutions.com/pdf/vip3000-customer-info-large-type-06-09-11.pdf

Then you can save it on your computer or print it out.


Re: the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Holly
 

Troy:

You can find the large print instruction manual at www.smartwaysolutions.com/pdf/vip3000-customer-info-large-type-06-09-11.pdf

Then you can save it on your computer or print it out.


Re: Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 


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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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




the VIP3000 talking thermostat

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


If anyone uses the VIP3000 talking thermostat with an electric AC and heating system, I've lost the user's guide booklet that came in the box and it now appears that the dip switches inside the thermostat aren't set correctly because the thermostat isn't cycling the unit on and off as it should.  I know this may be a longshot but if anybody has their booklet and could get me the settings for the dip switches I'm appreciate it.  I'll try to call the company tomorrow and see if they can send me a booklet, but I suspect they may be closed on the weekends and that I may have to wait until Monday to contact them.


Troy


Re: Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Gene
 

But you should be able to make a shortcut to the part of the volume control you can get to by typing sndvol from the run dialog.  If you find the file location, you can make a shortcut to that file.  It will allow you to adjust the play volumes of whatever you are using.  To do other things, you will have to use the volume control in control panel, as far as I know.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 6:06 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Unfortunately, that's not possible because it's already part of Control
Panel.


On 1/4/2019 8:38 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:
> 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: Having Trouble Opening DropBox

Gene
 

Does anything happen when you press enter?  Did you look at the properties of the desktop shortcut to see where it leads?  When you open the properties, you should be on a line that shows the path the shortcut follows to the exxe file.  Has it been corrupted? 
 
You might delete the existing shortcut, find the exe file itself, and send it to the desktop using the option in the context menu to send to desktop, create shortcut.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 6:04 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Having Trouble Opening DropBox

Now that, sir, is very very odd behavior.


On 1/2/2019 11:45 AM, Lynn White wrote:
> Hi Steve,
>
>
> Yes that is what I'm saying.  However, I am able to start it from the
> systray.  A friend of mine showed me how to do that.  If I never can
> get it to start from the desktop (as I'm used to doing), then I can
> run it via systray.  But, if you have any other ideas, you know my
> ears are open.
>
> On 1/2/2019 9:39 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
>> You do know that unless you have Dropbox set to start when the system
>> does, the first time you run it, nothing seems to happen. That's
>> actually not correct. When Dropbox.EXE runs for the first time,
>> either at system start or by your own hand, it runs in the background
>> and does all its consistency and update checks. When you run it the
>> second time, it opens your Dropbox home directory. That's the /HOME
>> switch on the command that's executed from either the Desktop icon or
>> from Windows Search. Are you saying that Dropbox just never opens its
>> home folder, no matter how many times you execute the command?
>>
>>
>> On 1/2/2019 10:27 AM, Lynn White wrote:
>>> I am running a Windows 10 machine.  When I try to access the drop
>>> program from either the desktop or doing a Windows search, I can't
>>> get the program to open.
>>>
>>>
>>> However, I'm getting alerts from the program.  Any idea how to fix
>>> this?  Thanks.
>>>



Re: Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Steve Matzura
 

Unfortunately, that's not possible because it's already part of Control Panel.

On 1/4/2019 8:38 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:
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: Having Trouble Opening DropBox

Steve Matzura
 

Now that, sir, is very very odd behavior.

On 1/2/2019 11:45 AM, Lynn White wrote:
Hi Steve,


Yes that is what I'm saying.  However, I am able to start it from the systray.  A friend of mine showed me how to do that.  If I never can get it to start from the desktop (as I'm used to doing), then I can run it via systray.  But, if you have any other ideas, you know my ears are open.

On 1/2/2019 9:39 AM, Steve Matzura wrote:
You do know that unless you have Dropbox set to start when the system does, the first time you run it, nothing seems to happen. That's actually not correct. When Dropbox.EXE runs for the first time, either at system start or by your own hand, it runs in the background and does all its consistency and update checks. When you run it the second time, it opens your Dropbox home directory. That's the /HOME switch on the command that's executed from either the Desktop icon or from Windows Search. Are you saying that Dropbox just never opens its home folder, no matter how many times you execute the command?


On 1/2/2019 10:27 AM, Lynn White wrote:
I am running a Windows 10 machine.  When I try to access the drop program from either the desktop or doing a Windows search, I can't get the program to open.


However, I'm getting alerts from the program.  Any idea how to fix this?  Thanks.


Re: Apple Computer list?

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

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@gmail.com> 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@sero.email> 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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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."







Re: Apple Computer list?

Pamela Dominguez
 

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@sero.email> 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.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



Re: Apple Computer list?

Joseph Hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

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@sero.email> 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.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



thunderbird saying misspelled before abbreviations

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,


Is there a way to stop thunderbird from saying misspelled and end misspelled before and after abbreviations?  It mostly does it with abbreviations but in writing this note it even did it when I wrote the word thunderbird.


Thanks.


Troy


web page list box

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I've got an insurance site that I have to e-sign, it's state auto.
I've tried with both NVDA and Jaws, in IE, Chrome, and firefox, I've
got to authenticate my identity even before I get to the sign part so
I have to interact with a list box and pick out the correct item, I
can navigate to it and I can hit enter on it, but at that point
arrowing or alt down arrowing, neither works and an item to choose is
not selected.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
Dave.


add-on manager in firefox

Keith S
 

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


Putting a shortcut on the desktop

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

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?

John Dowling <1008jmd@...>
 

I didn't even know there was such a thing. Cool. I could also help, as I have been a user of the mac for almost 5 years now.

On Jan 3, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:

No


Re: Dear Friends, Need help! I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses to my email contact list!

Mike B. <mike9902@...>
 

Hi Alan,
 
Are you thinking about the, Control + N, keystroke to open a new contact when in your address book?  Please always include what email client you're asking about so you get the best answer for your need.
Take care.  Go Rams!
Sent from my iBarstool.
The probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action.

----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Dicey
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2019 2:56 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Dear Friends, Need help! I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses to my email contact list!

Dear Friends,
Happy New Year!
I know this sounds silly, but ...
I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses   to my  email contact
list! (Outlook Express)
I thought it was Alt, plus Control plus "B"", but Nope!
That's not it!
I am using Windows 7 and JAWS 13.
Let me tell you, It is so Sad after you reach 70, you start to forget
things!
LOL!
Well, I guess I will Just keep on doing the best I can!

With best regards
God Bless
Alan
Plantation, Sunny South Florida




Re: Apple Computer list?

Alan Robbins
 

Ann

Try the following:
Blindapples+subscribe@groups.IO

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 9:08 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Apple Computer list?

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.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Dear Friends, Need help! I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses to my email contact list!

Gene
 

I checked and the command is control shift b to open the addressbook.  Control shift plus a letter is used by Microsoft for some short cut commands. 
 
It is unlikely, as I said, that control alt b will be correct.  Control alt plus a letter are used for user defined short cut keys by default when you are creating a shortcut key yourself so it is unlikely that programs will use control alt and a letter.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2019 5:08 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dear Friends, Need help! I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses to my email contact list!

There are almost no, if any, alt plus control combinations in Microsoft programs and I think they are very rare in any Windows programs.  Try alt b.  If that doesn't work, try control b.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Dicey
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2019 4:56 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Dear Friends, Need help! I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses to my email contact list!

Dear Friends,
Happy New Year!
I know this sounds silly, but ...
I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses   to my  email contact
list! (Outlook Express)
I thought it was Alt, plus Control plus "B"", but Nope!
That's not it!
I am using Windows 7 and JAWS 13.
Let me tell you, It is so Sad after you reach 70, you start to forget
things!
LOL!
Well, I guess I will Just keep on doing the best I can!

With best regards
God Bless
Alan
Plantation, Sunny South Florida




Re: Dear Friends, Need help! I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses to my email contact list!

Richard Sherman
 

HI,
Try control shift C to get to your address book.

Also, at least on my win 7 machine in the root directory there is a folder
named contacts. You can also get to it via that way.

HTH.

Shermanator

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Dicey" <adicey@bellsouth.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2019 3:56 PM
combination to add addresses to my email contact list!


Dear Friends,
Happy New Year!
I know this sounds silly, but ...
I forgot the hot key combination to add addresses to my email contact
list! (Outlook Express)
I thought it was Alt, plus Control plus "B"", but Nope!
That's not it!
I am using Windows 7 and JAWS 13.
Let me tell you, It is so Sad after you reach 70, you start to forget
things!
LOL!
Well, I guess I will Just keep on doing the best I can!

With best regards
God Bless
Alan
Plantation, Sunny South Florida