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Re: Folders Don't show up Under Programs (x86) Folder

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

64-bit software installs under C:\Program Files

32-bit software installs under C:\Program Files (x86)

and this has been the case for many, many years now.  Nothing has changed at all about that and I have done recent complete uninstalls and reinstalls of NVDA, which is 32-bit, and lands in the x86 folder when installed.
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Re: Victor Reader Stream question.

Monte Single
 

Hi Caroline,
What do you mean, advanced time?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Carolyn
Arnold
Sent: November 10, 2020 8:44 AM
To: Tech Talk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Victor Reader Stream question.

I have set time, but it is 12-hour. What do I do to make it 24, please. I
read instructions in the device, but must have missed something. Also, I'd
like to know how to get it on advanced time.

Thanks for any help.


Folders Don't show up Under Programs (x86) Folder

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

For the past few weeks, for some reason, folders do not show up under the c:\program files (x86) folder. I am not sure quite when this started. It may have been associated with one of the recent Windows 10 updates, but I'm not sure. I have also tried to play with the settings under view/options/folder options under This PC to no avail.

Has anyone seen this recently and if so, how can it be rectified? Thanks for any help.

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Victor Reader Stream question.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I have set time, but it is 12-hour. What do I do to make it
24, please. I read instructions in the device, but must have
missed something. Also, I'd like to know how to get it on
advanced time.

Thanks for any help.


Re: A question for a friend..?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

There are two ways to do this.

First, you can just use ctrl-d.

Second, if you want to be sure where the bookmark is going to be found and that it will show up there, use your alt key to get into the menus, arrow down to bookmarks and take a gander 'round in there. Change anything you think you need to chage.

Ann P.

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How to have Jaws play a sound for an event

Teri McElroy
 

Hi
I am wondering if there's a way to have Jaws play a sound which will alert me when I'm in Word and I move between pages either to a new or previous page.
This could be as I am typing or moving around with my arrows.
I did this once a long time ago but can't find the notes on what I did. That time I had Jaws play a sound when I moved between headings in Word and in my mail program for when an attachment
was present. I really liked it because I didn't have to listen to Jaws saying heading 3 or whatever all the time. And as I arrowed up and down the list of emails I heard a sound when an email had an attachment.

So now, I'd like a sound when I move to a different page in word as I'm typing.

Is it speech and sound schemes or somewhere  else in Jaws I need to look at? Has anyone got any ideas on what the trigger would be for the sound to play when I
move to a new page?
Thanks for any ideas.

Teri


Re: Outlook address book questions

Gene
 

See this page for an explanation.
https://www.techwalla.com/articles/difference-between-contacts-the-address-book-in-outlook
As to why some go one place and some another, I don't know what your situation is and I haven't read the whole article. It may answer your question by explaining the difference.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Madison Martin
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 3:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Outlook address book questions

Hi all,
Can anyone tell me what the difference (s) is between the Outlook addressbook
and Contacts? Also, how do I get to the addressbook in Outlook? Also, why do
some addresses go to addressbook and not contacts? Sorry, I've only ever used
Contacts, I've never used the addressbook, I honestly always assumed/thought
that they were the same thing, but apparently not. I'm running Outlook 2013,
Jaws 2018 and Windows 10 version 1909. Look forward to any help/info anyone can
provide me! Thanks Madison


Outlook address book questions

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
Can anyone tell me what the difference (s) is between the Outlook addressbook
and Contacts? Also, how do I get to the addressbook in Outlook? Also, why do
some addresses go to addressbook and not contacts? Sorry, I've only ever used
Contacts, I've never used the addressbook, I honestly always assumed/thought
that they were the same thing, but apparently not. I'm running Outlook 2013,
Jaws 2018 and Windows 10 version 1909. Look forward to any help/info anyone can
provide me! Thanks Madison


Re: A question for a friend..?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Thanks Gene! will pass the info onto him. Catch Ya Later!

de

KF8LT - Jim

On 09-Nov-20 14:19, Gene wrote:
The command control d is a very standardized command, being used in Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and the Brave browser and perhaps others.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 1:16 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A question for a friend..?



Hi Folks!
Have a friend who was wanting to know how to add a page to favorites using Google Chrome? I looked around and couldn't seem to find it.  Of course I am now using the Chromiam edge so am not as familiar with that browser. Thanks Much!
de
mailto:wohlggie@...<KF8LT><Jim>.










Re: A question for a friend..?

Gene
 

The command control d is a very standardized command, being used in Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, and the Brave browser and perhaps others.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Wohlgamuth
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 1:16 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] A question for a friend..?



Hi Folks!
Have a friend who was wanting to know how to add a page to favorites using Google Chrome? I looked around and couldn't seem to find it. Of course I am now using the Chromiam edge so am not as familiar with that browser. Thanks Much!
de
mailto:wohlggie@gmail.com<KF8LT><Jim>.


A question for a friend..?

Jim Wohlgamuth
 

Hi Folks!
Have a friend who was wanting to know how to add a page to favorites using Google Chrome? I looked around and couldn't seem to find it.  Of course I am now using the Chromiam edge so am not as familiar with that browser. Thanks Much!
de
<wohlggie@...><KF8LT><Jim>.


Re: sending e-mail via Google

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

I haven't used IE in years, but if you want to send a webpage just send the URL for same for the recipient to activate to open.

While it's possible to copy and paste a web page as shown and send it (in pretty much any email program, as most use HTML format by default) the recipient cannot interact with what they receive, and I'd imagine most would want to interact with the site.
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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

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Re: Root Directory Limit

Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

On Mon, Nov 9, 2020 at 08:34 AM, Gene wrote:
Why even take a small chance of placing wear on a drive?
-
Because this is a non-concern, and something that under normal conditions no one has the slightest bit of control over.

I am responding to that bit only, and agree with everything else you said.  It is definitely common practice to shut things down, kill processes, or the like when disk thrashing is noticed, but it's not primarily because of any worry about disk wear, but because other resources, particularly CPU time, are generally being eaten up unnecessarily and for no real purpose when you hear (or at least used to hear, before SSDs) disk thrashing occurring.  As you've noted, with regard to activity generally recognized as abnormal, "letting things sit for long times usually accomplishes nothing.

No one in the tech world has been concerned about "wear and tear" on HDDs that are functioning normally in a very long time now, and even the concerns about SSD life with earlier SSD technologies are now pretty much a thing of the past.
 
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Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

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sending e-mail via Google

Vicki W
 

Is it possible to send a webpage via e-mail using Google Chrome? There used to be an option in the file menu of IE to do this, but I'm not finding it anywhere in Google Chrome.
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Re: Root Directory Limit

Gene
 

In case there might be any misunderstanding, I didn't write what I did to be personally critical. I was saying that letting things sit for long times usually accomplishes nothing and may, as in this instance, place unnecessary wear on something. I'm trying to encourage you not to follow that practice. I wwrote what I did for that reason, not to be personally critical of what you did.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 7:34 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Root Directory Limit

Can you copy files to other folders on the drive? Its up to you what you do
but you let the computer run, accomplishhing nothing for perhaps ten or
twelve hours. I don't think the disk activity did any harm, drives are
intended to work over a long period of time with a lot of use, but even so,
you made it work for nothing for hours. Why even take a small chance of
placing wear on a drive?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 7:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Root Directory Limit

Thanks Gene,
Instead of letting me review the screen, NVDA just got quiet. So I let
it be for awhile. At bedtime, the was still no speach but there was
constant hard drive activity. This morning, it was in the same
condition. So I unplugged the external drive and the activity
continued. So I forced a shutdown with the power switch. Now, on power
up, it came up normal and the target folder on the backup drive is still
empty. So now I get to start over.

Howard


On 11/8/2020 6:03 PM, Gene wrote:
It isn't logical to let it sit. It won't cause any harm but computers aren't illogical. If something is supposed to start to happen almost instantly and it doesn't, it usually makes far more sense to wait just a bit, like maybe ten or twenty seconds, cancel the operation if necessary, then try it again. I'm not saying that I am sure the operation won't begin if you wait, but its very unlikely and you can do much more likely things to solve the problem.

Since there is no error message, we don't know what is occurring. If trying the operation again doesn't work, can you open files from the drive? If you remove the drive and connect the drive again, can you do what you want? Does rebooting the computer solve the problem?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2020 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Root Directory Limit

Thanks, Brian. That's the answer I was hoping for. I'll just let it sit for a while; and when I come back, I find out if anything happened.

Howard


On 11/8/2020 1:26 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Howard,

I can't give you an answer with regard to your specific issue that's going on, but I can about file system specifics: There is no limit to the number of files or folders that can be placed anywhere, other than those imposed by the space available to set up the structures in the file system necessary to access them. Unless those 44 folders, or 4 files, are of a gargantuan size you'd be nowhere near to reaching physical limits on the storage device for the creation of additional files or folders.


Re: Root Directory Limit

Gene
 

Can you copy files to other folders on the drive? Its up to you what you do but you let the computer run, accomplishhing nothing for perhaps ten or twelve hours. I don't think the disk activity did any harm, drives are intended to work over a long period of time with a lot of use, but even so, you made it work for nothing for hours. Why even take a small chance of placing wear on a drive?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Monday, November 09, 2020 7:29 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Root Directory Limit

Thanks Gene,
Instead of letting me review the screen, NVDA just got quiet. So I let
it be for awhile. At bedtime, the was still no speach but there was
constant hard drive activity. This morning, it was in the same
condition. So I unplugged the external drive and the activity
continued. So I forced a shutdown with the power switch. Now, on power
up, it came up normal and the target folder on the backup drive is still
empty. So now I get to start over.

Howard


On 11/8/2020 6:03 PM, Gene wrote:
It isn't logical to let it sit. It won't cause any harm but computers aren't illogical. If something is supposed to start to happen almost instantly and it doesn't, it usually makes far more sense to wait just a bit, like maybe ten or twenty seconds, cancel the operation if necessary, then try it again. I'm not saying that I am sure the operation won't begin if you wait, but its very unlikely and you can do much more likely things to solve the problem.

Since there is no error message, we don't know what is occurring. If trying the operation again doesn't work, can you open files from the drive? If you remove the drive and connect the drive again, can you do what you want? Does rebooting the computer solve the problem?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2020 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Root Directory Limit

Thanks, Brian. That's the answer I was hoping for. I'll just let it sit for a while; and when I come back, I find out if anything happened.

Howard


On 11/8/2020 1:26 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Howard,

I can't give you an answer with regard to your specific issue that's going on, but I can about file system specifics: There is no limit to the number of files or folders that can be placed anywhere, other than those imposed by the space available to set up the structures in the file system necessary to access them. Unless those 44 folders, or 4 files, are of a gargantuan size you'd be nowhere near to reaching physical limits on the storage device for the creation of additional files or folders.


Re: Root Directory Limit

Howard Traxler
 

Thanks Gene,
Instead of letting me review the screen, NVDA just got quiet.  So I let it be for awhile.  At bedtime, the was still no speach but there was constant hard drive activity.  This morning, it was in the same condition.  So I unplugged the external drive and the activity continued.  So I forced a shutdown with the power switch.  Now, on power up, it came up normal and the target folder on the backup drive is still empty.  So now I get to start over.

Howard

On 11/8/2020 6:03 PM, Gene wrote:
It isn't logical to let it sit.  It won't cause any harm but computers aren't illogical.  If something is supposed to start to happen almost instantly and it doesn't, it usually makes far more sense to wait just a bit, like maybe ten or twenty seconds, cancel the operation if necessary, then try it again.  I'm not saying that I am sure the operation won't begin if you wait, but its very unlikely and you can do much more likely things to solve the problem.

Since there is no error message, we don't know what is occurring. If trying the operation again doesn't work, can you open files from the drive?  If you remove the drive and connect the drive again, can you do what you want? Does rebooting the computer solve the problem?

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Howard Traxler
Sent: Sunday, November 08, 2020 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Root Directory Limit

Thanks, Brian.  That's the answer I was hoping for.  I'll just let it sit for a while; and when I come back, I find out if anything happened.

Howard


On 11/8/2020 1:26 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Howard,

          I can't give you an answer with regard to your specific issue that's going on, but I can about file system specifics: There is no limit to the number of files or folders that can be placed anywhere, other than those imposed by the space available to set up the structures in the file system necessary to access them.  Unless those 44 folders, or 4 files, are of a gargantuan size you'd be nowhere near to reaching physical limits on the storage device for the creation of additional files or folders.


Re: jaws script

Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

You can use “Prompt Create” for this. Focus the edit box and press “JAWSKey  +F2” and arrow down to prompt create. You should be able to create the correct prompts for each combo box.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jerry hathaway
Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:02 PM
To: TechTalk; JFW Listserve
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws script

 

I need to create a script to read the labels of combo boxes in a program. I am running windows 7 with jaws 2019. When I open the program and then select the sub window which contains information on the person I am looking at. As I scroll down the page each line is a combo box edit field. Jaws reads it as combo box and not the name of the combo edit box. Any help will be appreciated.

Jerry

 

 


Re: jaws script

Juan Gonzalez <jgonzalezh614@...>
 

You can use “Prompt Create” for this. Focus the edit box and press “JAWSKey  +F2” and arrow down to prompt create. You should be able to create the correct prompts for each combo box.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Jerry hathaway
Sent: Sunday, November 8, 2020 10:02 PM
To: TechTalk; JFW Listserve
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws script

 

I need to create a script to read the labels of combo boxes in a program. I am running windows 7 with jaws 2019. When I open the program and then select the sub window which contains information on the person I am looking at. As I scroll down the page each line is a combo box edit field. Jaws reads it as combo box and not the name of the combo edit box. Any help will be appreciated.

Jerry

 

 


jaws script

Jerry hathaway
 

I need to create a script to read the labels of combo boxes in a program. I am running windows 7 with jaws 2019. When I open the program and then select the sub window which contains information on the person I am looking at. As I scroll down the page each line is a combo box edit field. Jaws reads it as combo box and not the name of the combo edit box. Any help will be appreciated.
Jerry
 

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