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Re: Switching Sheets in Google Sheets

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I have found the answer to my question.
1 I will henceforth use Brave (a Chrome derivative) rather than
Firefox to access any Google suite app. The below keyboard shortcuts
did not work for me in Firefox but did in Brave for the same Google
Sheets file.
2 Alt+Shift+K opens a list of sheets and Alt+up/down arrow helps
navigate to the previous/next one directly.

Thanks.

On 9/2/20, Bhavya shah via groups.io <bhavya.shah125=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dear all,

I use NVDA 2020.2 and Firefox 80.0. When interacting with Google
Sheets on the web, I find it quite a hassle to navigate between
different sheets in the file. Usually, I need to do quite a confusing
combinaiton of browse and focus mode switching, moving and activating
the control for the sheet I want to move to, and some more mode
switching to land my focus back into the newly active sheet. I have
looked into this in vain, but is there a keyboard shortcut to move to
next/previous sheet in Google Sheets (equivalent to Ctrl+PgDn/PgUp in
Microsoft Excel)? If not, is there a more straightforward procedure to
reach the control for different sheets and then refocus the newly
active sheet?

I would truly appreciate your assistance with this.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@...
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/



--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@...
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Help with Acrobat DC and JAWS

Steve Matzura
 

I don't use it often, mostly only when I need to read tables, so don't laugh too hard when I ask the following question. In order to find the table I want among dozens, I need to search for a particular string which will occur probably only in one table. I tried using CTRL/F, but I'm not one hundred percent sure it worked. I'll try it again, but I'd also like to know what the find-next command is, as there doesn't appear to be one on the Edit menu.


Thanks in advance.


Re: How to use Windows RoboForm with a screen reader?

Brent Harding
 

Another strange thing, it seems, with LastPass, is that it seems like their automatic form filling thing where you can fill your address/name/etc doesn't seem to be accessible, but there used to be before they recently changed it.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hope Williamson
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 12:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to use Windows Roboform with a screen reader?

Hi Sharon, if you're using Roboform as a password manager, I actually recommend LastPass. I've been using it for 3 years now and haven't had an issue with it. The only small thing is the password generator is a bit strange. That's OK, though since you can use an online generator, and bookmark it in your browser for whenever you need it again.


Re: talking watches?

Gene
 

Perhaps something is set in a nonstandard way.  Or you may use something that causes such a message.  For example, do you have cookies set not to be allowed or do you use an ad blocker?  You shouldn't receive a message about settings needing to be changed if you are using standard settings.


Gene

On 9/2/2020 2:55 PM, Carolyn Arnold wrote:
I use Chrome.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I don't know what message you got but it reflects some problems with your settings or with whatever browser you are using. I received no such message when I went to the site with the Brave browser.

It is important not to generalize one person's experience to the experiences people will have in general. In other words, don't not visit the site if you were going to.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I checked that web site, and it said this web site needs some kind of settings change - anyway, it was bye bye baby for that. I'm not going to have to try to work and figure out if I can spend some money. Don't they know about easy money?:

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Rathburn
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?


Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've
been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or
not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to
the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out
what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4
buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it
broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't
look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good
digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can
set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a
good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.














.


Re: talking watches?

Carolyn Arnold
 

I'm using Windows 10 and Chrome.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Terry Olandese
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 2:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Have a question for you. Are you using the latest version of brave with the latest version of Jaws. Thought you said that you are still running windows 7. Just wondering. Wanted to see if brave would work for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I don't know what message you got but it reflects some problems with your settings or with whatever browser you are using. I received no such message when I went to the site with the Brave browser.

It is important not to generalize one person's experience to the experiences people will have in general. In other words, don't not visit the site if you were going to.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I checked that web site, and it said this web site needs some kind of settings change - anyway, it was bye bye baby for that. I'm not going to have to try to work and figure out if I can spend some money. Don't they know about easy money?:

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Rathburn
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?


Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to
the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out
what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4
buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it
broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't
look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good
digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can
set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a
good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.





Re: talking watches?

Carolyn Arnold
 

I use Chrome.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I don't know what message you got but it reflects some problems with your settings or with whatever browser you are using. I received no such message when I went to the site with the Brave browser.

It is important not to generalize one person's experience to the experiences people will have in general. In other words, don't not visit the site if you were going to.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I checked that web site, and it said this web site needs some kind of settings change - anyway, it was bye bye baby for that. I'm not going to have to try to work and figure out if I can spend some money. Don't they know about easy money?:

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Rathburn
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?


Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've
been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or
not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to
the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out
what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4
buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it
broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't
look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good
digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can
set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a
good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.





Re: Dymo Braille labler question

Michael Rodgerson
 

Brian, After you have made your label and you are getting ready to cut
it, open the back and hand rroll the tape out to the desired amount,
then take some scissors and cut the tape as close as you can to what
you've done. Now roll the left over tape back, close the back, and
now you have no wasted tape.


Re: talking watches?

Gene
 

I haven't used JAWS for years. I'm using Brave with NVDA. I'm using Windows 7 but it doesn't matter. Though I haven't used JAWS with Brave, since Chrome works with it, Brave should as well. If it doesn't, all you've lost is a little time.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Terry Olandese
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 1:01 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Have a question for you. Are you using the latest version of brave with the latest version of Jaws. Thought you said that you are still running windows 7. Just wondering. Wanted to see if brave would work for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I don't know what message you got but it reflects some problems with your settings or with whatever browser you are using. I received no such message when I went to the site with the Brave browser.

It is important not to generalize one person's experience to the experiences people will have in general. In other words, don't not visit the site if you were going to.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I checked that web site, and it said this web site needs some kind of settings change - anyway, it was bye bye baby for that. I'm not going to have to try to work and figure out if I can spend some money. Don't they know about easy money?:

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Rathburn
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?


Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've
been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or
not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to
the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out
what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4
buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it
broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't
look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good
digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can
set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a
good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.





Re: a roku question

E.M. Kirtley
 

Hello,  The one that Mystic Access did a podcast on was the Ultra. 
 
hth
 
 
 

Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 10:38 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] a roku question
 
Hello Listers,
 
It is my understanding that Walmart sells the roku device.  Which one has the talking audio guide?  I believe one costs 35 dollars and the other 55 or some thing like that.
 
Thanks
 
Michael
 
Email:
 
 
JFK"What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."


Re: talking watches?

Terry Olandese
 

Have a question for you. Are you using the latest version of brave with the latest version of Jaws. Thought you said that you are still running windows 7. Just wondering. Wanted to see if brave would work for me.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 1:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I don't know what message you got but it reflects some problems with your settings or with whatever browser you are using. I received no such message when I went to the site with the Brave browser.

It is important not to generalize one person's experience to the experiences people will have in general. In other words, don't not visit the site if you were going to.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I checked that web site, and it said this web site needs some kind of settings change - anyway, it was bye bye baby for that. I'm not going to have to try to work and figure out if I can spend some money. Don't they know about easy money?:

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Rathburn
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?


Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've
been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or
not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to
the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out
what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4
buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it
broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't
look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good
digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can
set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a
good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.





Re: talking watches?

Gene
 

I don't know what message you got but it reflects some problems with your settings or with whatever browser you are using. I received no such message when I went to the site with the Brave browser.

It is important not to generalize one person's experience to the experiences people will have in general. In other words, don't not visit the site if you were going to.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?

I checked that web site, and it said this web site needs some kind of settings change - anyway, it was bye bye baby for that. I'm not going to have to try to work and figure out if I can spend some money. Don't they know about easy money?:

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Rathburn
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?


Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to
the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out
what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4
buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it
broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't
look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good
digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can
set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a
good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.





a roku question

Michael Amaro
 

Hello Listers,
 
It is my understanding that Walmart sells the roku device.  Which one has the talking audio guide?  I believe one costs 35 dollars and the other 55 or some thing like that.
 
Thanks
 
Michael
 
Email:
 
 
JFK"What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children--not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women--not merely peace in our time but peace for all time."


Re: talking watches?

Carolyn Arnold
 

I checked that web site, and it said this web site needs some kind of settings change - anyway, it was bye bye baby for that. I'm not going to have to try to work and figure out if I can spend some money. Don't they know about easy money?:

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Rathburn
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] talking watches?


Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to
the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out
what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4
buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it
broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't
look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good
digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can
set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a
good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.





Re: How to use Windows Roboform with a screen reader?

Hope Williamson
 

Hi Sharon, if you're using Roboform as a password manager, I actually
recommend LastPass. I've been using it for 3 years now and haven't had
an issue with it. The only small thing is the password generator is a
bit strange. That's OK, though since you can use an online generator,
and bookmark it in your browser for whenever you need it again.


How to use Windows Roboform with a screen reader?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


Unless there's been an inaccessible update, how can Roboform extentions and apps be setup and used with a screen reader?  I am especially interested in the latest of the following:  browsers Edge, Firefox and Chrome controls, Roboform apps version, Windows 10 plus and NVDA with speech.


Thanks,


Most accessible calendar app for iPhone and Windows PC?

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


I'm wondering, does anyone prefer a third-party calendar IOS and Windows app, or are you satisfied with the natives?  If so, which is your favorite for accessibility?


Thanks,


Re: talking watches?

Dan Rathburn
 

Hi,

www.cobolt.co.uk has a good assortment of talking watches available. I've been satisfied with my purchases from them.

HTH,

Dan



The nice thing about science is that it's true whether you believe in it or not.

--------------------------------------------------
From: "Norman" <lists@...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 7:33 PM
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] talking watches?

Hi all.

I'm looking for a good talking watch. I'm not sure what's happened to the selection at maxiaids but it's almost impossible to figure out what you're getting there.

I used to have one from royal tell time that i really liked, it had 4 buttons and all the common watch functions and was digital. Somehow it broke and no longer works late last year i got another one and didn't look at the description to closely only to find out it's an analog watch.

What? why on earth are we reverting to analog? Why can't i find a good digital watch anymore?

Using analog on a talking watch is just stupid unless the watch can set itself and sync with the digital time which this one can't.


So with that rant having been written, anyone know where to find a good talking watch? Preferably metal and with a round digital face.

And, no, i don't want a smart watch.


Thanks.




Switching Sheets in Google Sheets

Bhavya shah
 

Dear all,

I use NVDA 2020.2 and Firefox 80.0. When interacting with Google
Sheets on the web, I find it quite a hassle to navigate between
different sheets in the file. Usually, I need to do quite a confusing
combinaiton of browse and focus mode switching, moving and activating
the control for the sheet I want to move to, and some more mode
switching to land my focus back into the newly active sheet. I have
looked into this in vain, but is there a keyboard shortcut to move to
next/previous sheet in Google Sheets (equivalent to Ctrl+PgDn/PgUp in
Microsoft Excel)? If not, is there a more straightforward procedure to
reach the control for different sheets and then refocus the newly
active sheet?

I would truly appreciate your assistance with this.

Thanks.

--
Best Regards
Bhavya Shah
Stanford University | Class of 2024
E-mail Address: bhavya.shah125@...
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bhavyashah125/


Re: Changing Browsers

Pamela Dominguez
 

The home page stuff is when you open up  your browser.  That’s when you have a home page if one is set.  Pam.
 

From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 11:20 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Changing Browsers
 

Help!  I am confused by this home page stuff.  When I turn on my PC, it ends up on the DeskTop.  From there I can go anywhere I want to go.  Does that mean that DeskTop is my HomePage?

 

Please let me know, and if DeskTop is not my Homey, then please tell me how to find out what Is.  I am using win10, jaws 20ish and have my PC set to look like Win7.

 

Many thanks for your patience and help,

Nancy

On 9/1/2020 11:52 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
It seemed to be the predominate preference, for years, to have a search engine as a home page, at least prior to the introduction of the omnibox.   Now it's far less "universal" than it used to be.

There is no right or wrong home page.  Whatever the user prefers is settable, and resettable at will.

I used to use my preferred search engine as my home page, but now I don't ever even use a home page, period.  Between the advent of the omnibox for entering a web address or my search, and that all browsers can be set to reopen "where you left off" (which I always do), if I have to exit my browser for any reason "my browsing world" reopens exactly as I left it when I next start up again.   And all of these things are user preferences, too.

The ability to configure things as you prefer them, as far as web browsers go, and even the Windows environment goes, really has never been easier.  It has, however, been more comprehensive for a number of seldom-changed settings in Windows which are no longer presented to the end user.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Virus-free. www.avg.com


Re: Changing Browsers

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Nancy, you're mixing apples and oranges. Your desktop is just your desktop, has absolutely nothing to do with a homepage.

Homepage refers to what web page comes up when you launch your web browser: IE, FF, Edge or Chrome. It is called a homepage because it is where the software begins. From that homepage, you can go anywhere on the web. Most web sites have a home page which is like the front door to the web site. It is where everything else starts. For example, if you go to:

http://www.portaltutoring.info

That's the homepage of my web site. All the pages in my site branch off that one page.

When you launch your web browser, if you haven't changed it, the default homepage that is displayed is usually Google. You can change this in your browser and make whatever page your home page. I have one browser I use set to display my web site's home page. I have found, though, that I like the way Chrome shows me Google as its homepage. So, I'm keeping it that way.

Ann P.


Original message:

Help! I am confused by this home page stuff. When I turn on my PC, it ends up on the DeskTop. From there I can go anywhere I want to go. Does that mean that DeskTop is my HomePage?

Please let me know, and if DeskTop is not my Homey, then please tell me how to find out what Is. I am using win10, jaws 20ish and have my PC set to look like Win7.

Many thanks for your patience and help,
Nancy
On 9/1/2020 11:52 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

It seemed to be the predominate preference, for years, to have a search engine as a home page, at least prior to the introduction of the omnibox. Now it's far less "universal" than it used to be.
There is no right or wrong home page. Whatever the user prefers is settable, and resettable at will.
I used to use my preferred search engine as my home page, but now I don't ever even use a home page, period. Between the advent of the omnibox for entering a web address or my search, and that all browsers can be set to reopen "where you left off" (which I always do), if I have to exit my browser for any reason "my browsing world" reopens exactly as I left it when I next start up again. And all of these things are user preferences, too.
The ability to configure things as you prefer them, as far as web browsers go, and even the Windows environment goes, really has never been easier. It has, however, been more comprehensive for a number of seldom-changed settings in Windows which are no longer presented to the end user.
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
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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Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
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