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Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Mike B
 


Yes, that's why the suggestion of checking them out in person if possible.  My wife is sighted and can't stand the touch screens either.  Whenever the need has arisen for a new all in one we will go to 3 or 4 stores that sell this kind of equipment to see what is available.  It's damn sad but, the button types are slowly vanishing if not almost entirely gone now.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Mike:
 
Thanks.  Just want to try to get one that does not have a touch pad, or if it does, it can also be controlled by the computer program.
 
I will check out your suggestions.


Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Mike B
 

Hi Heather,
 
I'm not doubting your experience with Brother tech support in the least bit, but personally I've had the exact opposite experience with their tech support, but I must also state that I haven't had to call them in over 3 years and things could have changed.  Having owned Brother, Cannon and HP machines my least favorite was Canon for several reasons, mainly the Canon ink cartridges were junk.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Well, I would stay away from brother brands their tec support really sucks and their is no accessibility. They always ask the first thing is "do you have someone sighted there to help you..."  My response, "well if you count my sighted cat and my sighted dog but unfortunately we have a language barrier, so no they cant help."
I really hate it when tec support thinks all blind people have a sighted person just hanging around to help you! And before any one  comes up with the apps that gives you sighted help, I do not use them as they present me with privacy issues! Until these become more regulated, I choose not to use them.
I think all the products should have a non visual component besides, thought their was a law out there that was going to make it so.
cheers Heather
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Hi Holly,
 
If you could go to a big office store like Staples or something so you could feel the machines, it would be better for selecting one, but having stated the obvious I did a quick search on Amazon using the following as my search string.
 
Lazer black & white copier, printer, scanner.
 
I came up with several models that would give you an idea as to what machine you might want to look for if you have a chance to go to a store.  Speaking from personal experience I would go with the Brother or HP brands.  But, you might like what you find on Amazon or a similar website as well.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:58 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Tired of buying expensive ink cartridges.  Looking for a laser printer that
is accessible.  Just black and white is all I need, but must copy, scan and
print.  Wireless would be nice, but not necessary.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Holly




Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

chris judge
 

Smile.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: June 25, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

 

Well, I would stay away from brother brands their tec support really sucks and their is no accessibility. They always ask the first thing is "do you have someone sighted there to help you..."  My response, "well if you count my sighted cat and my sighted dog but unfortunately we have a language barrier, so no they cant help."

I really hate it when tec support thinks all blind people have a sighted person just hanging around to help you! And before any one  comes up with the apps that gives you sighted help, I do not use them as they present me with privacy issues! Until these become more regulated, I choose not to use them.

I think all the products should have a non visual component besides, thought their was a law out there that was going to make it so.

cheers Heather

 

 

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

From: Mike B

Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:32 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

 

Hi Holly,

 

If you could go to a big office store like Staples or something so you could feel the machines, it would be better for selecting one, but having stated the obvious I did a quick search on Amazon using the following as my search string.

 

Lazer black & white copier, printer, scanner.

 

I came up with several models that would give you an idea as to what machine you might want to look for if you have a chance to go to a store.  Speaking from personal experience I would go with the Brother or HP brands.  But, you might like what you find on Amazon or a similar website as well.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

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

From: Holly

Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:58 AM

Subject: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

 

Tired of buying expensive ink cartridges.  Looking for a laser printer that
is accessible.  Just black and white is all I need, but must copy, scan and
print.  Wireless would be nice, but not necessary.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Holly



Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

DJ
 

I’ve been using brother laser printers for 15 years and have not had a problem. It’s even easier if you use an app like Be My Eyes. Brother laser printers are fast and work very very well.


On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 2:44 PM heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Well, I would stay away from brother brands their tec support really sucks and their is no accessibility. They always ask the first thing is "do you have someone sighted there to help you..."  My response, "well if you count my sighted cat and my sighted dog but unfortunately we have a language barrier, so no they cant help."
I really hate it when tec support thinks all blind people have a sighted person just hanging around to help you! And before any one  comes up with the apps that gives you sighted help, I do not use them as they present me with privacy issues! Until these become more regulated, I choose not to use them.
I think all the products should have a non visual component besides, thought their was a law out there that was going to make it so.
cheers Heather
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Hi Holly,
 
If you could go to a big office store like Staples or something so you could feel the machines, it would be better for selecting one, but having stated the obvious I did a quick search on Amazon using the following as my search string.
 
Lazer black & white copier, printer, scanner.
 
I came up with several models that would give you an idea as to what machine you might want to look for if you have a chance to go to a store.  Speaking from personal experience I would go with the Brother or HP brands.  But, you might like what you find on Amazon or a similar website as well.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:58 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Tired of buying expensive ink cartridges.  Looking for a laser printer that
is accessible.  Just black and white is all I need, but must copy, scan and
print.  Wireless would be nice, but not necessary.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Holly




Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

heather albright
 

Well, I would stay away from brother brands their tec support really sucks and their is no accessibility. They always ask the first thing is "do you have someone sighted there to help you..."  My response, "well if you count my sighted cat and my sighted dog but unfortunately we have a language barrier, so no they cant help."
I really hate it when tec support thinks all blind people have a sighted person just hanging around to help you! And before any one  comes up with the apps that gives you sighted help, I do not use them as they present me with privacy issues! Until these become more regulated, I choose not to use them.
I think all the products should have a non visual component besides, thought their was a law out there that was going to make it so.
cheers Heather
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Hi Holly,
 
If you could go to a big office store like Staples or something so you could feel the machines, it would be better for selecting one, but having stated the obvious I did a quick search on Amazon using the following as my search string.
 
Lazer black & white copier, printer, scanner.
 
I came up with several models that would give you an idea as to what machine you might want to look for if you have a chance to go to a store.  Speaking from personal experience I would go with the Brother or HP brands.  But, you might like what you find on Amazon or a similar website as well.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:58 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Tired of buying expensive ink cartridges.  Looking for a laser printer that
is accessible.  Just black and white is all I need, but must copy, scan and
print.  Wireless would be nice, but not necessary.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Holly




Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Holly
 

Mike:
 
Thanks.  Just want to try to get one that does not have a touch pad, or if it does, it can also be controlled by the computer program.
 
I will check out your suggestions.


Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

heather albright
 

I saw that number too, might find it off an NFB list! cheers Heather ps. i will look for it too.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Holly" <feyk7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier


Thanks Heather:

I remember there being a toll free number where you could access help for finding accessible appliances and electronics, but I lost the number.

Maybe someone out there has it.


Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Holly
 

Thanks Heather:

I remember there being a toll free number where you could access help for finding accessible appliances and electronics, but I lost the number.

Maybe someone out there has it.


Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Mike B
 

Hi Holly,
 
If you could go to a big office store like Staples or something so you could feel the machines, it would be better for selecting one, but having stated the obvious I did a quick search on Amazon using the following as my search string.
 
Lazer black & white copier, printer, scanner.
 
I came up with several models that would give you an idea as to what machine you might want to look for if you have a chance to go to a store.  Speaking from personal experience I would go with the Brother or HP brands.  But, you might like what you find on Amazon or a similar website as well.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

----- Original Message -----
From: Holly
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 8:58 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Tired of buying expensive ink cartridges.  Looking for a laser printer that
is accessible.  Just black and white is all I need, but must copy, scan and
print.  Wireless would be nice, but not necessary.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Holly




Emal problem with address.

Carolyn Arnold
 

I have a contact, whose address I mistakenly entered with a
net suffix instead of com.

That has been deleted and re-entered in the individual
address, as well as in the group entry. However, I still get
mail delivery messages that either it could not be
delivered, or that there was a delay in delivery, because of
dot net. As far as I know, that address is no longer in my
system.

My computer seems to have some kind of recent memory loss
and only remembers earlier events, ha ha.

So, does anyone have any idea where I could chase this dot
net down out of the back roads of my computer memory and get
rid of it? Any help would be appreciated,


Re: Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

heather albright
 

I would try hp they have an accessibility number, if they are truely accessible, they should be able to help you. hp accessibility number:18776567058. cheers Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "Holly" <feyk7@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:58 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier


Tired of buying expensive ink cartridges. Looking for a laser printer that
is accessible. Just black and white is all I need, but must copy, scan and
print. Wireless would be nice, but not necessary.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Holly


Wanting an accessible laser printer scanner copier

Holly
 

Tired of buying expensive ink cartridges. Looking for a laser printer that
is accessible. Just black and white is all I need, but must copy, scan and
print. Wireless would be nice, but not necessary.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Holly


Re: Sounds for Chrome?

Ann Parsons
 

Morning all,

Oui, je le trouve. C'est la link.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/download-notify/nieieojodgghoomakdkpkeipnncmbhdo?hl=en

It was posted here earlier this morning among all the posts from folks who were confused about what I needed. <smiling>

Ann P.

--
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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: Sounds for Chrome?

Mich Verrier
 

Hi Ann what's the add on to get the beep? I have friends who would laso like
to know this as well. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: June 25, 2020 11:22 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sounds for Chrome?

Hi all,

Gerald, you're a nudnick! If I didn't know it was downloading, why
would I press ctrl-j? The screen remained static with the file link
and all. It never changed, the computer was silent.

Now that I have downloaded the add-on, all is well! I get the
notification! I get the beep!

Ann P.


Original message:

What happens when you press Control-J while the file is downloading?  Do
you hear any alert messages?

Gerald


On 6/25/2020 8:59 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,
Gerald, the download speed, has absolutely nothing to do with my
original problem.  I do not know why people are adding their own spin
to my problem.
I will repeat for the umteenth time.  My problem *was* that I was
getting no, that's no, notification that Chrome was downloading a file
at all.  There was no notification either in words or via a beep.
That is why I downloaded a file seven times last night.  I didn't
*know* it was downloading!
Since adding the new feature to Chrome on both my machines, I am now
getting notified that the program is downloading and I hear a beep
when it is finished.  Thank you Sam for reading and understanding
exactly what I wanted.
Ann P.

Original message:
Well, Ann, maybe the problem is your ISP, which is obviously very slow.
If you had high speed Internet, your files would download almost
immediately, and there would be no need to play a sound to indicate that
the file has downloaded successfully, because the alert message from
Chrome itself would be sufficient.  For instace, I have Spectrum high
speed Internet, which the company falsely claims is 200 mbps, but under
real world conditions actually measures only about 120 mbps.
Nevertheless, this is still fast enough to download a 20 hour BARD book
in less than ten seconds.  That's ten seconds, not ten minutes. So the
alert message from Chrome that the download has completed is sufficient,
and no other sound effect is necessary.  Of course, if high speed
Internet is not available where you live upstate in Rochester, then
that's a different story, and you might want to download the Notify
extension for Chrome to indicate that a file has downloaded
successfully.  .

Gerald


On 6/25/2020 8:26 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Good morning all,
I beg to differ, Gene.  I don't mind *where* the thing downloads its
files.  I know where that is, and I can easily get to it when I want
to do that.  What I strongly object to is clicking on a download link
and having the browser sit there, silently, no progress bar, no alert
tone, nothing!  I downloaded a file seven times last night, seven
times, God bless it, all because I didn't know Chrome was downloading
the blessed file.  It's like people who come along and do something
for you or move something or clean something and never say a word.  It
aggravates me to distraction! I want to *know* if Chrome is
downloading something!  I want to know when it's done doing so!
I can find 'downloads' in This PC perfectly well.  I can also move the
downloaded file if I want to do so.  File location wasn't the problem
at all.
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: Sounds for Chrome?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Gerald, you're a nudnick! If I didn't know it was downloading, why would I press ctrl-j? The screen remained static with the file link and all. It never changed, the computer was silent.

Now that I have downloaded the add-on, all is well! I get the notification! I get the beep!

Ann P.


Original message:

What happens when you press Control-J while the file is downloading?  Do
you hear any alert messages?

Gerald


On 6/25/2020 8:59 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,
Gerald, the download speed, has absolutely nothing to do with my
original problem.  I do not know why people are adding their own spin
to my problem.
I will repeat for the umteenth time.  My problem *was* that I was
getting no, that's no, notification that Chrome was downloading a file
at all.  There was no notification either in words or via a beep.
That is why I downloaded a file seven times last night.  I didn't
*know* it was downloading!
Since adding the new feature to Chrome on both my machines, I am now
getting notified that the program is downloading and I hear a beep
when it is finished.  Thank you Sam for reading and understanding
exactly what I wanted.
Ann P.

Original message:
Well, Ann, maybe the problem is your ISP, which is obviously very slow.
If you had high speed Internet, your files would download almost
immediately, and there would be no need to play a sound to indicate that
the file has downloaded successfully, because the alert message from
Chrome itself would be sufficient.  For instace, I have Spectrum high
speed Internet, which the company falsely claims is 200 mbps, but under
real world conditions actually measures only about 120 mbps.
Nevertheless, this is still fast enough to download a 20 hour BARD book
in less than ten seconds.  That's ten seconds, not ten minutes. So the
alert message from Chrome that the download has completed is sufficient,
and no other sound effect is necessary.  Of course, if high speed
Internet is not available where you live upstate in Rochester, then
that's a different story, and you might want to download the Notify
extension for Chrome to indicate that a file has downloaded
successfully.  .

Gerald


On 6/25/2020 8:26 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Good morning all,
I beg to differ, Gene.  I don't mind *where* the thing downloads its
files.  I know where that is, and I can easily get to it when I want
to do that.  What I strongly object to is clicking on a download link
and having the browser sit there, silently, no progress bar, no alert
tone, nothing!  I downloaded a file seven times last night, seven
times, God bless it, all because I didn't know Chrome was downloading
the blessed file.  It's like people who come along and do something
for you or move something or clean something and never say a word.  It
aggravates me to distraction! I want to *know* if Chrome is
downloading something!  I want to know when it's done doing so!
I can find 'downloads' in This PC perfectly well.  I can also move the
downloaded file if I want to do so.  File location wasn't the problem
at all.
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: Sounds for Chrome?

chris judge
 

Hi. It's shift f6.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mich
Verrier
Sent: June 25, 2020 11:24 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io; techtalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sounds for Chrome?

Hi all ann appairently if you hit f 6 it will bring you into the download
windo and if you don't use jaws and wate it will tell you whenit is dun
downloading or at least read out the progress. I am ot shure if there are
sounds for crome or anything. Like you I do use crome from time to time but
I mutch prefer and am still using IE. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: June 25, 2020 6:40 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Sounds for Chrome?

Morning all,

I downloaded a file seven times last night because Chrome didn't give me any
warning that it was downloading or anything. Does Chrome have sounds that
can be enabled? If so how? I'm trying to be good and use Chrome instead of
IE, but it is sometimes difficult because the darned thing isn't configured
properly. Any help appreciated.

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: Sounds for Chrome?

Mich Verrier
 

Hi all ann appairently if you hit f 6 it will bring you into the download
windo and if you don't use jaws and wate it will tell you whenit is dun
downloading or at least read out the progress. I am ot shure if there are
sounds for crome or anything. Like you I do use crome from time to time but
I mutch prefer and am still using IE. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: June 25, 2020 6:40 AM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Sounds for Chrome?

Morning all,

I downloaded a file seven times last night because Chrome didn't give
me any warning that it was downloading or anything. Does Chrome have
sounds that can be enabled? If so how? I'm trying to be good and use
Chrome instead of IE, but it is sometimes difficult because the darned
thing isn't configured properly. Any help appreciated.

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: Sounds for Chrome?

Mich Verrier
 

Hi Ann and all. Ann have you found out if there are sounds for crome to tell
when a download has started or finished? Since I also use crome from time to
time and would also lik to know this as well. From Mich.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann
Parsons
Sent: June 25, 2020 9:00 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sounds for Chrome?

Hi all,

Gerald, the download speed, has absolutely nothing to do with my
original problem. I do not know why people are adding their own spin
to my problem.

I will repeat for the umteenth time. My problem *was* that I was
getting no, that's no, notification that Chrome was downloading a file
at all. There was no notification either in words or via a beep. That
is why I downloaded a file seven times last night. I didn't *know* it
was downloading!

Since adding the new feature to Chrome on both my machines, I am now
getting notified that the program is downloading and I hear a beep when
it is finished. Thank you Sam for reading and understanding exactly
what I wanted.

Ann P.


Original message:

Well, Ann, maybe the problem is your ISP, which is obviously very slow.
If you had high speed Internet, your files would download almost
immediately, and there would be no need to play a sound to indicate that
the file has downloaded successfully, because the alert message from
Chrome itself would be sufficient.  For instace, I have Spectrum high
speed Internet, which the company falsely claims is 200 mbps, but under
real world conditions actually measures only about 120 mbps.
Nevertheless, this is still fast enough to download a 20 hour BARD book
in less than ten seconds.  That's ten seconds, not ten minutes.  So the
alert message from Chrome that the download has completed is sufficient,
and no other sound effect is necessary.  Of course, if high speed
Internet is not available where you live upstate in Rochester, then
that's a different story, and you might want to download the Notify
extension for Chrome to indicate that a file has downloaded successfully. 
.


Gerald


On 6/25/2020 8:26 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Good morning all,
I beg to differ, Gene.  I don't mind *where* the thing downloads its
files.  I know where that is, and I can easily get to it when I want
to do that.  What I strongly object to is clicking on a download link
and having the browser sit there, silently, no progress bar, no alert
tone, nothing!  I downloaded a file seven times last night, seven
times, God bless it, all because I didn't know Chrome was downloading
the blessed file.  It's like people who come along and do something
for you or move something or clean something and never say a word.  It
aggravates me to distraction! I want to *know* if Chrome is
downloading something!  I want to know when it's done doing so!
I can find 'downloads' in This PC perfectly well.  I can also move the
downloaded file if I want to do so.  File location wasn't the problem
at all.
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: Sounds for Chrome?

Gerald Levy
 

What happens when you press Control-J while the file is downloading?  Do you hear any alert messages?


Gerald

On 6/25/2020 8:59 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Gerald, the download speed, has absolutely nothing to do with my original problem.  I do not know why people are adding their own spin to my problem.

I will repeat for the umteenth time.  My problem *was* that I was getting no, that's no, notification that Chrome was downloading a file at all.  There was no notification either in words or via a beep.  That is why I downloaded a file seven times last night.  I didn't *know* it was downloading!

Since adding the new feature to Chrome on both my machines, I am now getting notified that the program is downloading and I hear a beep when it is finished.  Thank you Sam for reading and understanding exactly what I wanted.

Ann P.


Original message:

Well, Ann, maybe the problem is your ISP, which is obviously very slow.
If you had high speed Internet, your files would download almost
immediately, and there would be no need to play a sound to indicate that
the file has downloaded successfully, because the alert message from
Chrome itself would be sufficient.  For instace, I have Spectrum high
speed Internet, which the company falsely claims is 200 mbps, but under
real world conditions actually measures only about 120 mbps.
Nevertheless, this is still fast enough to download a 20 hour BARD book
in less than ten seconds.  That's ten seconds, not ten minutes. So the
alert message from Chrome that the download has completed is sufficient,
and no other sound effect is necessary.  Of course, if high speed
Internet is not available where you live upstate in Rochester, then
that's a different story, and you might want to download the Notify
extension for Chrome to indicate that a file has downloaded successfully.  .

Gerald


On 6/25/2020 8:26 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Good morning all,
I beg to differ, Gene.  I don't mind *where* the thing downloads its
files.  I know where that is, and I can easily get to it when I want
to do that.  What I strongly object to is clicking on a download link
and having the browser sit there, silently, no progress bar, no alert
tone, nothing!  I downloaded a file seven times last night, seven
times, God bless it, all because I didn't know Chrome was downloading
the blessed file.  It's like people who come along and do something
for you or move something or clean something and never say a word.  It
aggravates me to distraction! I want to *know* if Chrome is
downloading something!  I want to know when it's done doing so!
I can find 'downloads' in This PC perfectly well.  I can also move the
downloaded file if I want to do so.  File location wasn't the problem
at all.
Ann P.



Re: Sounds for Chrome?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Gerald, the download speed, has absolutely nothing to do with my original problem. I do not know why people are adding their own spin to my problem.

I will repeat for the umteenth time. My problem *was* that I was getting no, that's no, notification that Chrome was downloading a file at all. There was no notification either in words or via a beep. That is why I downloaded a file seven times last night. I didn't *know* it was downloading!

Since adding the new feature to Chrome on both my machines, I am now getting notified that the program is downloading and I hear a beep when it is finished. Thank you Sam for reading and understanding exactly what I wanted.

Ann P.


Original message:

Well, Ann, maybe the problem is your ISP, which is obviously very slow.
If you had high speed Internet, your files would download almost
immediately, and there would be no need to play a sound to indicate that
the file has downloaded successfully, because the alert message from
Chrome itself would be sufficient.  For instace, I have Spectrum high
speed Internet, which the company falsely claims is 200 mbps, but under
real world conditions actually measures only about 120 mbps.
Nevertheless, this is still fast enough to download a 20 hour BARD book
in less than ten seconds.  That's ten seconds, not ten minutes.  So the
alert message from Chrome that the download has completed is sufficient,
and no other sound effect is necessary.  Of course, if high speed
Internet is not available where you live upstate in Rochester, then
that's a different story, and you might want to download the Notify
extension for Chrome to indicate that a file has downloaded successfully.  .

Gerald


On 6/25/2020 8:26 AM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Good morning all,
I beg to differ, Gene.  I don't mind *where* the thing downloads its
files.  I know where that is, and I can easily get to it when I want
to do that.  What I strongly object to is clicking on a download link
and having the browser sit there, silently, no progress bar, no alert
tone, nothing!  I downloaded a file seven times last night, seven
times, God bless it, all because I didn't know Chrome was downloading
the blessed file.  It's like people who come along and do something
for you or move something or clean something and never say a word.  It
aggravates me to distraction! I want to *know* if Chrome is
downloading something!  I want to know when it's done doing so!
I can find 'downloads' in This PC perfectly well.  I can also move the
downloaded file if I want to do so.  File location wasn't the problem
at all.
Ann P.


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