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Re: Problems with pc start and NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

Delete removes the character to the right of the caret, backspace removes the character to the left.  So, if you type a letter, and immediately realise it is the wrong one, you can press backspace to remove it.  If you are reading through text, if you press the arrow keys to move to a character, the caret will be on the left of that character, and you can press delete to remove it.

So in terms of Ann's suggestion of clearing the password edit to ensure there is nothing already in there, there are a few ways to do it, one other way is to press control+a to select all then either delete or backspace will remove the selected text.

Regards

Quentin.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 12:23 AM Cristina Ebetiuc <ebetiucristina@...> wrote:
Hey what is the difference between delete and backspace? Ah and I have seen that the pc is not in safe mode it just does not accept my paswords and the screen goes black because of NVDA screen curtain. I will try your tipp.  Hmmm.... I have played yesterday in the start settings of windows.... Could that cause my problem?

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.07.2020 um 14:22 schrieb Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>:


As well as Ann's suggestion, it might be worth double checking that you are in fact signing in with the user account you think you are signing in with.  I only have one account on mine, but from memory, if you tab through that login screen, you should get to either an account option, or a list of accounts.  Also, if for some reason your PC doesn't have internet access, and you are signing in with a Microsoft account, you will need to use the password you last used ON THAT PC (just in case you changed it somewhere else) - note that only applies if the PC doesn't have an internet connection and you are logging into a Microsoft account, not a local account.

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:11 PM Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Christina, try reentering your password, but first, make sure the edit
box is blank.  Use your delete key and your backspace key to make sure.
Then, retry your password.

Ann P.

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Portal Tutoring
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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."





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Training and Support Manager



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Training and Support Manager


Re: Checking On A Disc Drive

Monte Single
 

HiLynn,

When the drive is selected, press alt plus the enter and the properties dialog for the drive will open.
Nvda reads the info automaticly, I think there is a key combo you have to use with jaws to here the info.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: July 28, 2020 3:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Checking On A Disc Drive

Using Windows 10, how do you check how full an external drive is? Thanks.


Re: In search of smartphone recommendations

Abbie Taylor
 

David, do any of the Samsung or Nokia phones have buttons, or do they just have touch screens? I'm curious.


Checking On A Disc Drive

lynn white
 

Using Windows 10, how do you check how full an external drive is? Thanks.


NVDA 2020.2 released

Quentin Christensen
 

Good morning,


NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2020.2 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version.

Highlights of this release include support for a new braille display from Nattiq, better support for ESET antivirus GUI and Windows Terminal, performance improvements in 1Password, and with Windows OneCore synthesizer. Plus many other important bug fixes and improvements



Kind regards

Quentin.

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Training and Support Manager


Re: How to Backup a Win10 Laptop

Nancy Hill
 

Oh, the external is totally clean.


Would there be more than 1TB of material in the laptop?


What I have in mind is a total backup that would include win10 and the way it is set up.  Hopefully it would include thunderbird and Jaws, but if it did not, I could download them again.  I really haven't added much of any programs on the laptop except jaws and TB.


Does a backup write over what was on the laptop the previous time, or does it make another complete and separate backup?


My hope is that each later backup would simply write over and update what was there from the previous time.


Thanks,

Nancy

On 7/28/2020 2:04 AM, Smiling? wrote:
If that external of yours is clean with nothing on it, then maybe then you could back up your machine to it, but just because you have a 1TB within the laptop doesn't at all mean that you have 1TB worth of data upon it. So it truly comes down to what is it that you have upon your external, and what's the amount of data you have upon your local 1TB SSD?

As far as making a backup every month though, you would most likely want another drive with more capacity.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 22:07
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to Backup a Win10 Laptop

Hi All,


I have a Lenovo laptop running win 10 and jfw. It has a 1 T SSD. I have a 1 T Western Digital My Passport external hard drive. I would like to backup the entirety of my computer to the external. How do I do that. This is only a personal computer not a business. I would like to update the backup every month or so in case I have some kind of disaster that wipes out my computer


Please help! I don't want to be caught unaware .


Thanks so much for your guidance in this matter.


Nancy






Disabling certain keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird

Skye
 

Hi - does anyone know how to disable (or reassign) the single key keyboard shortcuts in Thunderbird?  If keyboard focus is not in the email, then every key typed that has a corresponding single keyboard shortcut gets activated.  For example, if I select "a" , whichever email was previously selected would be archived into an offline folder.  Obviously would rather keep combination shortcuts like Ctrl+C to copy (and paste). 

Not sure why sometimes focus is automatically shifts to the email but sometimes it stays with the main view.  Bad enough to lose the email text that was not captured but then to realize that I have been activating unknown functionality then trying to figure out what was typed to undo whatever the system just did.

Appreciate any ideas or suggestions!


Re: Problems with pc start and NVDA

Cristina Ebetiuc
 

Hey what is the difference between delete and backspace? Ah and I have seen that the pc is not in safe mode it just does not accept my paswords and the screen goes black because of NVDA screen curtain. I will try your tipp.  Hmmm.... I have played yesterday in the start settings of windows.... Could that cause my problem?

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.07.2020 um 14:22 schrieb Quentin Christensen <quentin@...>:


As well as Ann's suggestion, it might be worth double checking that you are in fact signing in with the user account you think you are signing in with.  I only have one account on mine, but from memory, if you tab through that login screen, you should get to either an account option, or a list of accounts.  Also, if for some reason your PC doesn't have internet access, and you are signing in with a Microsoft account, you will need to use the password you last used ON THAT PC (just in case you changed it somewhere else) - note that only applies if the PC doesn't have an internet connection and you are logging into a Microsoft account, not a local account.

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:11 PM Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Christina, try reentering your password, but first, make sure the edit
box is blank.  Use your delete key and your backspace key to make sure.
Then, retry your password.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
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."





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Problems with pc start and NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

As well as Ann's suggestion, it might be worth double checking that you are in fact signing in with the user account you think you are signing in with.  I only have one account on mine, but from memory, if you tab through that login screen, you should get to either an account option, or a list of accounts.  Also, if for some reason your PC doesn't have internet access, and you are signing in with a Microsoft account, you will need to use the password you last used ON THAT PC (just in case you changed it somewhere else) - note that only applies if the PC doesn't have an internet connection and you are logging into a Microsoft account, not a local account.

Regards

Quentin.

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 10:11 PM Ann Parsons <akp@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Christina, try reentering your password, but first, make sure the edit
box is blank.  Use your delete key and your backspace key to make sure.
Then, retry your password.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL:  akp@...
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."





--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Re: Problems with pc start and NVDA

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Christina, try reentering your password, but first, make sure the edit box is blank. Use your delete key and your backspace key to make sure. Then, retry your password.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@...
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: Problems with pc start and NVDA

Smiling?
 

I went down and reread what you initially posted, and if you're actually at a password, where the system is asking you for the password, did you even use a password before all of this?

If not Safe Mode? I don't understand what it is that you mean. Didn't you say that you went I'm guessing to msconfig and make it so your computer would boot into Safe Mode right? That's the only reason we're even talking about it, but if you truly weren't actually trying to make it boot into Safe Mode and it's now asking you for a password. Trip trip trippy. Maybe this is all due to that registery file you spoke of. Is that when all of this pretty much started?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristina Ebetiuc
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:27
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Problems with pc start and NVDA

I did exactely as you said. It seems not to work. Ok if it is not safe mode what then? Thank you for help

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.07.2020 um 10:49 schrieb Smiling? <blind7@...>:

Not sure of what OS it is that you are using, but if you are using Windows10, then just follow the steps below.

Windows10 machine out of Safe Mode using Command Prompt.

1. Open Command Prompt as administrator using the Run Dialogue:
Windows key+R for the Run Dialogue; now type exactly cmd and use the keystroke Control+Shift+Enter to open and run it as admin.

2. Type exactly what it is below:
bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot and hit the Enter key. This
will turn off Safe Mode.

3. Close the Command Prompt window and reboot, (Windows+X & R for reboot). Your computer should start up back in its normal mode.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
Cristina Ebetiuc
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 0:27
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Problems with pc start and NVDA

Hi
I have a big problem.
I think, I have started my pc into safe-mode. Ihave justt restarted the pc and now it does not say anything. There are only the log-in options on the braille display. When I try to enter the pin it says that there is an error and I can‘t read more because when I try to go a line down with the braille display it just does nothing. Well and the other problem that the screen courtain is turned on. ...... Ah and also after I have reseted the Mikrosoft pasword it still says that it is not right. Does anybody have a solving?
Thanks.
Oh and I also did a registry patch inorder for NVDA to function in the safe.mode but now.... well.... I can‘t hear nothing. Well I did not intend to boot into safe.mode. I just think that is the problem......

Von meinem iPhone gesendet





Re: Problems with pc start and NVDA

Cristina Ebetiuc
 

I did exactely as you said. It seems not to work. Ok if it is not safe mode what then? Thank you for help

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 28.07.2020 um 10:49 schrieb Smiling? <blind7@...>:

Not sure of what OS it is that you are using, but if you are using Windows10, then just follow the steps below.

Windows10 machine out of Safe Mode using Command Prompt.

1. Open Command Prompt as administrator using the Run Dialogue:
Windows key+R for the Run Dialogue; now type exactly cmd and use the keystroke Control+Shift+Enter to open and run it as admin.

2. Type exactly what it is below:
bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
and hit the Enter key. This will turn off Safe Mode.

3. Close the Command Prompt window and reboot, (Windows+X & R for reboot). Your computer should start up back in its normal mode.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristina Ebetiuc
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 0:27
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Problems with pc start and NVDA

Hi
I have a big problem.
I think, I have started my pc into safe-mode. Ihave justt restarted the pc and now it does not say anything. There are only the log-in options on the braille display. When I try to enter the pin it says that there is an error and I can‘t read more because when I try to go a line down with the braille display it just does nothing. Well and the other problem that the screen courtain is turned on. ...... Ah and also after I have reseted the Mikrosoft pasword it still says that it is not right. Does anybody have a solving?
Thanks.
Oh and I also did a registry patch inorder for NVDA to function in the safe.mode but now.... well.... I can‘t hear nothing. Well I did not intend to boot into safe.mode. I just think that is the problem......

Von meinem iPhone gesendet





Re: removing a program

Kimsan
 

Thanks Sam. Spodify is now off my laptop.

Thank you.

 

 

Please subscribe to my youtube channel:

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sam Taylor
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 3:56 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] removing a program

 

There are a couple of ways. You can press the Windows key, type the program name or part of the program name till it appears, press your applications key or shift f10, and choose the uninstall option. Or, choose add/remove programs from system settings, or by typing appwiz.cpl into the run dialog, then pressing enter on the program you wish to remove.

On 28/07/2020 8:42 am, Kimsan via groups.io wrote:

Hi gang,

Using latest version of win 10, jaws 2018-2020, how do I remove a program from my system?

I’m trying to uninstall the spodify desktop client.

Thanks.

 

 

Please subscribe to my youtube channel:

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Also, you may follow me on twitter:

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Re: Problems with pc start and NVDA

Smiling?
 

Not sure of what OS it is that you are using, but if you are using Windows10, then just follow the steps below.

Windows10 machine out of Safe Mode using Command Prompt.

1. Open Command Prompt as administrator using the Run Dialogue:
Windows key+R for the Run Dialogue; now type exactly cmd and use the keystroke Control+Shift+Enter to open and run it as admin.

2. Type exactly what it is below:
bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
and hit the Enter key. This will turn off Safe Mode.

3. Close the Command Prompt window and reboot, (Windows+X & R for reboot). Your computer should start up back in its normal mode.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Cristina Ebetiuc
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 0:27
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Problems with pc start and NVDA

Hi
I have a big problem.
I think, I have started my pc into safe-mode. Ihave justt restarted the pc and now it does not say anything. There are only the log-in options on the braille display. When I try to enter the pin it says that there is an error and I can‘t read more because when I try to go a line down with the braille display it just does nothing. Well and the other problem that the screen courtain is turned on. ...... Ah and also after I have reseted the Mikrosoft pasword it still says that it is not right. Does anybody have a solving?
Thanks.
Oh and I also did a registry patch inorder for NVDA to function in the safe.mode but now.... well.... I can‘t hear nothing. Well I did not intend to boot into safe.mode. I just think that is the problem......

Von meinem iPhone gesendet


Problems with pc start and NVDA

Cristina Ebetiuc
 

Hi
I have a big problem.
I think, I have started my pc into safe-mode. Ihave justt restarted the pc and now it does not say anything. There are only the log-in options on the braille display. When I try to enter the pin it says that there is an error and I can‘t read more because when I try to go a line down with the braille display it just does nothing. Well and the other problem that the screen courtain is turned on. ...... Ah and also after I have reseted the Mikrosoft pasword it still says that it is not right. Does anybody have a solving?
Thanks.
Oh and I also did a registry patch inorder for NVDA to function in the safe.mode but now.... well.... I can‘t hear nothing. Well I did not intend to boot into safe.mode. I just think that is the problem......

Von meinem iPhone gesendet


Re: How to Backup a Win10 Laptop

Smiling?
 

If that external of yours is clean with nothing on it, then maybe then you could back up your machine to it, but just because you have a 1TB within the laptop doesn't at all mean that you have 1TB worth of data upon it. So it truly comes down to what is it that you have upon your external, and what's the amount of data you have upon your local 1TB SSD?

As far as making a backup every month though, you would most likely want another drive with more capacity.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2020 22:07
To: TechTalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] How to Backup a Win10 Laptop

Hi All,


I have a Lenovo laptop running win 10 and jfw. It has a 1 T SSD. I have a 1 T Western Digital My Passport external hard drive. I would like to backup the entirety of my computer to the external. How do I do that. This is only a personal computer not a business. I would like to update the backup every month or so in case I have some kind of disaster that wipes out my computer


Please help! I don't want to be caught unaware .


Thanks so much for your guidance in this matter.


Nancy


How to Backup a Win10 Laptop

Nancy Hill
 

Hi All,


I have a Lenovo laptop running win 10 and jfw.  It has a 1 T SSD.  I have a 1 T Western Digital My Passport external hard drive.  I would like to backup the entirety of my computer  to the external.  How do I do that.  This is only a personal computer not a business.  I would like to update the backup every month or so in case I have some kind of disaster that wipes out my computer


Please help!  I don't want to be caught unaware .


Thanks so much for your guidance in this matter.


Nancy


Re: regarding Braille Extender

David Csercsics
 

That is for reading .brf files on your computer.

 You'd put the file in a word processor, then put braille extender in .brf mode, so you could read it.


Re: In search of smartphone recommendations

David Moore
 

Hi, Android is a wonderful choice. Samsung phones are very good, the a-10 e is a good cheap model that does a lot, also, Nokia is a great choice such as the Nokia 7. Also, 1 plus phones have a lot for the price. You can get any of these phones for under $300. I recommend those, they all have TalkBack already installed, and Samsung phones even have a screen reader of their own called voice assistant. You get to screen reader choices with Samsung. have a great one, and email me anytime if you have more questions. I have used Android phones for years, and I do almost everything you can do on a computer. Take care!


On Mon, Jul 27, 2020, 2:26 PM Mary Smith <ms0120@...> wrote:
Hello listers, over the last little while I've been thinking about
getting a very basic smartphone. I have decided that I'd like to learn
how to use an Android device. Can anyone recommend particular Samsung
phones?



Thanks in advance for any recommendations.

Mary.











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heather albright
 

Hello, I am trying to find out which machines are accessible? I have never seen one. But, my friend needs a cleaning machine for hers. So can someone tell me which ones are the most accessible? She cant see the light, that tells you it is cleaning or if the light went off! Thanks Heather
"Blindness is a characteristic, not a handicap!" Dr. Kenneth Jernigan
 

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National Federation of The Blind:
www.nfb.org
an accessibil library for the blind:
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