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Re: How much physical RAM can a laptop hold?

enes sarıbaş
 

hi,

Usually a minimum of 4 gb. Generally, double what your pc comes with on it's max specs. Your manual should have the info.

On 1/3/2019 1:39 AM, Keith S wrote:

Hi,

How can I go about figuring out how much physical RAM my HP laptop can hold? I know the motherboard determines this, but do not know how to find this information out.

Currently, my laptop is very, very slow, as a member of this group can attest to (we connected to each other's computers through a tandem feature and he even commented on the slowness.

This makes learning Jaws and windows 10 very frustrating and tedious.

Thanks for any info


How much physical RAM can a laptop hold?

Keith S
 

Hi,

How can I go about figuring out how much physical RAM my HP laptop can hold? I know the motherboard determines this, but do not know how to find this information out.

Currently, my laptop is very, very slow, as a member of this group can attest to (we connected to each other's computers through a tandem feature and he even commented on the slowness.

This makes learning Jaws and windows 10 very frustrating and tedious.

Thanks for any info


Re: Having Trouble Opening DropBox

Lynn White
 

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: Having Trouble Opening DropBox

Steve Matzura
 

Another thought just came to me. Have you tried opening your Dropbox home directory from the system tray icon? It's one of the choices on the menu you get when you press ENTER on the one and only menu choice, called "Open Dropbox folder."

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: Having Trouble Opening DropBox

Steve Matzura
 

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.


spell check in Word 2010

Vicki W
 

I am using Word 2010 and am having an issue with the spell check.
 
It will give me the word that is incorrect, but no option to add to dictionary, change spelling, ignore, etc.
 
Where can I find any options that I need to change the spell checker settings or how can I correct this problem?
 
Thank you.
 
Vicki
 


Having Trouble Opening DropBox

Lynn White
 

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: ipad to tv.

 

No problem :-) and have a happy new year :-)


Ashley Breger

On Jan 2, 2019, at 3:00 AM, Billy Inglis <william.inglis72@gmail.com> wrote:

thanks Ashley, and have a good new year.

On 01/01/2019 13:28, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
If I’m not mistaken I think it just plugs into the headphone jack but I’m not exactly sure.
Ashley Breger
On Jan 1, 2019, at 4:27 AM, Billy Inglis <william.inglis72@gmail.com> wrote:

hi ashley, does the ipad have an hdi connecter socket?

On 31/12/2018 12:48, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
If your TV has HDMI ports then you should be able to use an HDMI cable to hook the iPad into the TV and everything should come through.
Hope this helps,
Ashley Breger
On Dec 31, 2018, at 6:20 AM, Billy Inglis <william.inglis72@gmail.com> wrote:

hi guys, just gotten an appleipad and was wondering if its possible to send recordings from the ipad to my smart television?.
I like to follow my favourite soccer team on the ipad, but would love to watch on the larger tv screen.
Is it possible to do such a thing please?.
Any help or advice would be so helpful.





Re: ipad to tv.

Billy Inglis
 

thanks Ashley, and have a good new year.

On 01/01/2019 13:28, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
If I’m not mistaken I think it just plugs into the headphone jack but I’m not exactly sure.
Ashley Breger

On Jan 1, 2019, at 4:27 AM, Billy Inglis <william.inglis72@gmail.com> wrote:

hi ashley, does the ipad have an hdi connecter socket?

On 31/12/2018 12:48, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
If your TV has HDMI ports then you should be able to use an HDMI cable to hook the iPad into the TV and everything should come through.
Hope this helps,
Ashley Breger
On Dec 31, 2018, at 6:20 AM, Billy Inglis <william.inglis72@gmail.com> wrote:

hi guys, just gotten an appleipad and was wondering if its possible to send recordings from the ipad to my smart television?.
I like to follow my favourite soccer team on the ipad, but would love to watch on the larger tv screen.
Is it possible to do such a thing please?.
Any help or advice would be so helpful.




This week on Eyes On Success: That All May Read

blueskies11
 

This week, to kick off the 9th year of Eyes On Success we have:

 

1901 That All May Read (Jan. 2, 2019)

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) provides free audio and Braille reading material to people with any reading disability. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Karen Keninger, director of the NLS, about the service, who qualifies, and what exciting changes patrons can expect in the next few years.

 

As usual the audio and show notes can be found at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

and you can also listen on your smart speaker or subscribe to the podcast.

 

Tell a friend about Eyes On Success!

 

Happy new year.

 

Check out Eyes On Success (formerly ViewPoints)

A weekly, half hour audio program for people living with vision loss.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

Find us on social media at:

       www.facebook.com/EyesOnSuccess

       www.twitter.com/@_EyesOnSuccess

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Subscribe to the announcements-only list by sending an e-mail to:

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Send suggestions or comments to:

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This week on Eyes On Success: That All May Read

blueskies11
 

This week, to kick off the 9th year of Eyes On Success we have:

 

1901 That All May Read (Jan. 2, 2019)

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) provides free audio and Braille reading material to people with any reading disability. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Karen Keninger, director of the NLS, about the service, who qualifies, and what exciting changes patrons can expect in the next few years.

 

As usual the audio and show notes can be found at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

and you can also listen on your smart speaker or subscribe to the podcast.

 

Tell a friend about Eyes On Success!

 

Happy new year.

 

Check out Eyes On Success (formerly ViewPoints)

A weekly, half hour audio program for people living with vision loss.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

Find us on social media at:

       www.facebook.com/EyesOnSuccess

       www.twitter.com/@_EyesOnSuccess

       www.audioboom.com/EyesOnSuccess

Subscribe to the announcements-only list by sending an e-mail to:

       EyesOnSuccess+Subscribe@...

Subscribe to the listener discussion group by sending an e-mail to:

       EOS_discuss+Subscribe@...

Send suggestions or comments to:

      hosts@...

 

 


Re: Amazon Echo, which version and generation

 

Hi Travis,
I was just looking at the Alexa deals tonight and noticed that they had a second generation echo dot on sale for about $30. The website for looking at the Echo Dot is
Amazon.com/Alexa deals.
I would be more than happy to assist you with setting it up :-) feel free to call or text me with any questions that you may have.



Ashley Breger

On Jan 1, 2019, at 8:45 PM, Kwork <istherelife@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Ashley,


Yes, that does help. Thank you.

Do the second generation Echos work better with bluetooth?

Travis

On 1/1/2019 5:52 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Travis,
I know we have a couple echo I own two of the second generation echo dots which are very nice as you can pair up a Bluetooth device fairly easily through the Alexa app. However the third generation speaker has better sound quality.
Hope this helps,
dots


Ashley Breger

On Jan 1, 2019, at 6:12 PM, Kwork <istherelife@gmail.com> wrote:

Which Amazon echos do people here on the list use? The Echo Dot, third generation is on sale right now. Is that a good choice, or are others more highly recommended?

Thanks so much.

Travis




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Re: Amazon Echo, which version and generation

 

The Bluetooth on the echo is more so that you can pair up your phone or whatever mobile device you have the Alexa app on for better sound quality. It can also be used to pair Bluetooth trackers such as Fitbit’s so that you can check your stats on Alexa however the only downside is that you must open the Fitbit app in order to sync your device at least once that day before checking it on her.


Ashley Breger

On Jan 1, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Marie <scribbles5@comcast.net> wrote:

I have the Echo and one first gen dot and one second gen dot. I can tell little or no difference between the first and the second but the Echo has better sound than either of the Dots. I do hear that the third gen Dot has better sound than the first two. I had some older wired computer speakers which I connect to the dots and they sound terrific.
Marie

-----Original Message----- From: Kwork
Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 4:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Echo, which version and generation

Which Amazon echos do people here on the list use? The Echo Dot, third
generation is on sale right now. Is that a good choice, or are others
more highly recommended?

Thanks so much.

Travis






Re: disabling the touch pad on hp laptop

Marie <scribbles5@...>
 

t may depend on the manufactor of the laptop. Some, like my Asus only require the FN key plus the f9 to toggle it off and on which is very handy. But I had one laptop which required going into device manager and totally disabling the driver for the touchpad. On some you can go into devices in the Setting and toggle it off or on. So there is no one answer fits all.
Marie
 
 

From: Dr. arvind singh brar
Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 4:31 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] disabling the touch pad on hp laptop
 
hello friends,
i need some help and really hope someone could provide me with some help.
the thing is, i need a step by step guide on how to disable the touch pad on my laptop,
i am using the latest windows 10 build and jaws 2018 screen reader,
any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thank you so much
arvind
 
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Re: Amazon Echo, which version and generation

Marie <scribbles5@...>
 

I have the Echo and one first gen dot and one second gen dot. I can tell little or no difference between the first and the second but the Echo has better sound than either of the Dots. I do hear that the third gen Dot has better sound than the first two. I had some older wired computer speakers which I connect to the dots and they sound terrific.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Kwork
Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 4:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Amazon Echo, which version and generation

Which Amazon echos do people here on the list use? The Echo Dot, third
generation is on sale right now. Is that a good choice, or are others
more highly recommended?

Thanks so much.

Travis


Re: Amazon Echo, which version and generation

Kwork
 

Hi Ashley,


Yes, that does help. Thank you.

Do the second generation Echos work better with bluetooth?

Travis

On 1/1/2019 5:52 PM, Ashley Breger via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Travis,
I know we have a couple echo I own two of the second generation echo dots which are very nice as you can pair up a Bluetooth device fairly easily through the Alexa app. However the third generation speaker has better sound quality.
Hope this helps,
dots


Ashley Breger

On Jan 1, 2019, at 6:12 PM, Kwork <istherelife@gmail.com> wrote:

Which Amazon echos do people here on the list use? The Echo Dot, third generation is on sale right now. Is that a good choice, or are others more highly recommended?

Thanks so much.

Travis




.


Re: Amazon Echo, which version and generation

 

Hi Travis,
I know we have a couple echo I own two of the second generation echo dots which are very nice as you can pair up a Bluetooth device fairly easily through the Alexa app. However the third generation speaker has better sound quality.
Hope this helps,
dots


Ashley Breger

On Jan 1, 2019, at 6:12 PM, Kwork <istherelife@gmail.com> wrote:

Which Amazon echos do people here on the list use? The Echo Dot, third generation is on sale right now. Is that a good choice, or are others more highly recommended?

Thanks so much.

Travis




disabling the touch pad on hp laptop

 

hello friends,
i need some help and really hope someone could provide me with some help.
the thing is, i need a step by step guide on how to disable the touch pad on my laptop,
i am using the latest windows 10 build and jaws 2018 screen reader,
any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thank you so much 
arvind

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Amazon Echo, which version and generation

Kwork
 

Which Amazon echos do people here on the list use? The Echo Dot, third generation is on sale right now. Is that a good choice, or are others more highly recommended?

Thanks so much.

Travis


Re: chrome help needed jaws speaking things in address bar/omnibox even though it is turned off

Gene
 

I asked because when I see suggestions in Chrome, it tells where they come from such as suggestion from history or suggestion from book mark.  I don't know if they always do, I don't use Chrome much and I usually don't let the Omnibox bar talk until completion.  But if you hear such information, as you do, it may tell people who know more about Chrome settings what should be turned off.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis L
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome help needed jaws speaking things in address bar/omnibox even though it is turned off

It give suggestions for things you previously searched for or visited it might be useful to some but point is I don’t want it.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] chrome help needed jaws speaking things in address bar/omnibox even though it is turned off

 

What sort of things does it say if you stop typing and let it speak?  I don't know if that information might be useful but it might.  In other words, let's say you type two or three letters and then JAWS starts to speak.  If you let it speak, what does it say?  Then if you type another lett or two, what does it say?

 

Gene

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

From: Dennis L

Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:39 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] chrome help needed jaws speaking things in address bar/omnibox even though it is turned off

 

Hi, as I start to type Jaws will start to speak I turned off predictive and auto fill in settings and search suggestions it still will speak how do I fix this?