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Re: From the owner: Why I haven't been on the list for a few days

Kay Malmquist
 

Gene,
Glad to hear all is well with you. take care of yourself.

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

When you get, give. When you learn, teach.
Maya Angelou
1928-2014 - Poet-Singer-Memoirist-Civil Rights Activist

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2020 5:50 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] From the owner: Why I haven't been on the list for a few
days


I unexpectedly had to go into hospital a few days ago because of
complications from a minor surgical procedure I had done shortly before.
Things are going well and the complications may well have been resolved.

I'm back now and I feel fine. I see the main list and the chat list have
been having a lively time in muy absense. I'm catching up on mail now. And
when I'm not around, Laaz does his usual excellent job as moderator, which I
very much appreciate.

Gene, Owner


From the owner: Why I haven't been on the list for a few days

Gene
 

I unexpectedly had to go into hospital a few days ago because of complications from a minor surgical procedure I had done shortly before. Things are going well and the complications may well have been resolved.

I'm back now and I feel fine. I see the main list and the chat list have been having a lively time in muy absense. I'm catching up on mail now. And when I'm not around, Laaz does his usual excellent job as moderator, which I very much appreciate.

Gene, Owner


Re: Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

chris judge
 

Way around is great, and I love the various types of tags you can get. I bought the starter pack a few months ago to demonstrate the system to clients. Truthfully I haven't really begun using it at home, mainly because I've had no real need to label things lately.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: June 8, 2020 1:27 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

I was actually looking for a labeling alternative where I could use my phone, and not a pen friend to read the labels. I think that way around is the answer for me.Way around, in combination with the barcode reading ability of seeing AI, it’s just about ideal it seems. Cannot wait to try it.
On Jun 8, 2020, at 6:56 AM, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

Oh I agree that especially scanner is great for that. I thought he was specifically talking about generic bags or containers with no identification whatsoever.
I probably use Seeing Eye and/or scanner every day.What wonderful tools to have.


Marie
-----Original Message----- From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to
PenFriend

Hi Marie,
Yes, I realize that the apps I mentioned won't create labels, but the
way I read his message , it sounded like he wanted an alternative to
labels.
There are apps that will allow you to create audio labels, but, as has
already been stated, the labels can be accidentally discarded with the
packaging.
That is why I suggested the other apps, so the packaging could be
identified as it is removed from the freezer, refrigerator, or cabinet etc.
That is my current preference so I don't have to create so many labels.
Items I am going to keep, get labels,
and consumables such as food, are identified on an as-needed-basis.
Just suggestions, everyone has their unique situations.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message ----- From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to
PenFriend



Richard,
While I use and love both of these apps, I don't think either of them
will let you create your own labels. I believe he is talking about
stuff you might put in a zip lock bag or a plastic freezer container
which have no bar code. That is the thing that Pen Friend does a great
job on because you can even put labels on clothing. The problem here
is, if you use any custom labels they might be thrown away by others.
However, you can purchase more labels when this happens.



Marie
-----Original Message----- From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to
PenFriend

Hi Steven,
You could try the product channel in the Microsoft Seeing AI app to
identify packages by bar code, or try the Voice Dream Scanner app, to
read the text on the packaging.
Both of these apps work great, but do require patience and trial and error.
I use both of them quite often, and am able to identify items in one
way or another.
Both of these apps can be found in the app store.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Johnson"
<saxmonger@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to
PenFriend


Is there any type of system out there that would let me utilize my
iPhone to label freezer items? I tried the PenFriend and others in my
household threw away bags and packaging with the labels still on them, so I got rid of it.
Thanks for any ideas.
















Re: fixing sound issues

Gene
 

I'm not sure. Are your speakers USB and do they serve as USB speakers? If so, you should have a built-in sound card and the speakers, each as different soundcards.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Friday, June 05, 2020 12:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fixing sound issues

Well, I have a windows sound utility driver and the other is from my 3.5
boes speakers. But when I search for sound output, i only see my speakers,
ms is the ones who told me I have 2 yet, I only see one! The sound affects
all my screen readers output jaws, NVDA and narrator. The only time I think
I see 2 is when i goe in to the sound card settings under NVDA and Jaws.
But, I tried switching from the speakers and the windows utility and the
same thing continues to happen with the sound for each selection! AAccording
to my pc sound settings, I only have one output device for audio, the
speakers. So question is where are they seeing 2 sound devices?Thanks
Heather
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020 7:34 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] fixing sound issues


It isn't clear to me what the problem is. You said yesterday you just found out you have two sound cardds. Is one of them an external USB sound card or are they both internal sound cards?

You can tell JAWS which soundcard to use if you have two. Do the audio problems just affect JAWS or everything?

Since I don't know how things are set up on your computer in terms of which soundcard plays which audio, you may solve the problem most easily by purchasing an inexpensive external sound card, connecting it, and seeing if all audio comes from that card. If it does, that should solve the problem.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 11:45 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] fixing sound issues



I cant figure out my sound problem. It keeps fading in and out. So I am thinking about resetting this PC! I have never attempted this before . Does this also take my jaws off my pc? I saw the check box to keep my files. And the other check box removes everything! I read it is a drastic move but, sound is driving me crazy jaws sounds like it has a hang over woe! all my screen readers are having the same sound issues and I still cant tell which sound driver has the issue audio windows utility or IDT High Definition Audio! I followed the youtube to update the drivers and it still is not working. Thanks Heather





From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues





Oh, I hate when they don't tell you what they did. It's like they're afraid

that then, you will be able to do it yourself and won't call back. Not

fair! Unless the guy's english was so bad he didn't know how to tell you.

But that's still not fair. Pam.



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

From: heather albright

Sent: Thursday, June 04, 2020 4:25 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues



I have an hp desktop. So I called MS support and they had to fix my drivers

that would not update, i guess. I asked the guy to tell me what he did and I

guess he did not get it. So they fixed it but, I do not know what they did

even though I asked him how they resolved my issues!It seems I have 2 sound

cards according to him which I did not know I did have. So I still do not

know which one jaws is using, they did not tell me! I did not get a report

of what they did after the call so if it happens again, I still do not know

how to fix it on my own! I ran the trouble shooter and it kept telling

everything was worker right but, when he did it, it said it had problems. So

wondering what he did to fix them for next time woe! Heather

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

From: "wendy Sheld-Walker" <wenincal@...>

To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>

Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:33 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] having sound issues





This has happened to my partner after every major Windows update. She
has a Dell Lattitude and is using JAWS. Dell had her disable the Real
Tech audio drivers so the computer would use the computer speakers.
This does fix the issue but like I said, every major update
re-installs the Real Tech drivers again and this process starts all
over again. Hope this helps.
Wendy Walker
On 6/4/20, heather albright <kd5cbl@...> wrote:
Hello, after the windows update, my sound is crappy, it gets really loud
and
than goes really low. It saids my drivers are up to date . So how do I
fix
this issue, it is quite annoying I am using jaws or NVDA they both have
the
same issue, loud and low. Thanks Heather










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Re: Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Richard
 

Hi Steven,
Hope it works well for you.
I may give it a look as well.

Rick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Johnson" <saxmonger@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2020 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


I was actually looking for a labeling alternative where I could use my
phone, and not a pen friend to read the labels. I think that way around is
the answer for me.Way around, in combination with the barcode reading
ability of seeing AI, it’s just about ideal it seems. Cannot wait to try it.
On Jun 8, 2020, at 6:56 AM, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

Oh I agree that especially scanner is great for that. I thought he was
specifically talking about generic bags or containers with no
identification whatsoever.
I probably use Seeing Eye and/or scanner every day.What wonderful tools to
have.


Marie
-----Original Message----- From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to
PenFriend

Hi Marie,
Yes, I realize that the apps I mentioned won't create labels,
but the way I read his message , it sounded like he wanted an alternative
to
labels.
There are apps that will allow you to create audio labels,
but, as has already been stated, the labels can be accidentally discarded
with the packaging.
That is why I suggested the other apps, so the packaging could be
identified
as it is removed from the freezer, refrigerator, or cabinet etc.
That is my current preference so I don't have to create so many labels.
Items I am going to keep, get labels,
and consumables such as food, are identified on an as-needed-basis.
Just suggestions, everyone has their unique situations.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message ----- From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to
PenFriend



Richard,
While I use and love both of these apps, I don't think either of them will
let you create your own labels. I believe he is talking about stuff you
might put in a zip lock bag or a plastic freezer container which have no
bar
code. That is the thing that Pen Friend does a great job on because you
can
even put labels on clothing. The problem here is, if you use any custom
labels they might be thrown away by others. However, you can purchase more
labels when this happens.



Marie
-----Original Message----- From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to
PenFriend

Hi Steven,
You could try the product channel in the Microsoft Seeing AI app to
identify
packages by bar code,
or try the Voice Dream Scanner app, to read the text on the packaging.
Both of these apps work great, but do require patience and trial and
error.
I use both of them quite often, and am able to identify items in one way
or
another.
Both of these apps can be found in the app store.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Johnson"
<saxmonger@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


Is there any type of system out there that would let me utilize my iPhone
to
label freezer items? I tried the PenFriend and others in my household
threw
away bags and packaging with the labels still on them, so I got rid of it.
Thanks for any ideas.
















Re: Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Richard
 

Hi Marie,
According to his last message, we both missed his intent a bit. lol
The 2 apps we were talking about have been a game-changer for me!
I may look into the way around app as well.

HTH,
Rick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, June 08, 2020 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


Oh I agree that especially scanner is great for that. I thought he was
specifically talking about generic bags or containers with no identification
whatsoever.
I probably use Seeing Eye and/or scanner every day.What wonderful tools to
have.


Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Hi Marie,
Yes, I realize that the apps I mentioned won't create labels,
but the way I read his message , it sounded like he wanted an alternative to
labels.
There are apps that will allow you to create audio labels,
but, as has already been stated, the labels can be accidentally discarded
with the packaging.
That is why I suggested the other apps, so the packaging could be identified
as it is removed from the freezer, refrigerator, or cabinet etc.
That is my current preference so I don't have to create so many labels.
Items I am going to keep, get labels,
and consumables such as food, are identified on an as-needed-basis.
Just suggestions, everyone has their unique situations.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend



Richard,
While I use and love both of these apps, I don't think either of them will
let you create your own labels. I believe he is talking about stuff you
might put in a zip lock bag or a plastic freezer container which have no bar
code. That is the thing that Pen Friend does a great job on because you can
even put labels on clothing. The problem here is, if you use any custom
labels they might be thrown away by others. However, you can purchase more
labels when this happens.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Hi Steven,
You could try the product channel in the Microsoft Seeing AI app to identify
packages by bar code,
or try the Voice Dream Scanner app, to read the text on the packaging.
Both of these apps work great, but do require patience and trial and error.
I use both of them quite often, and am able to identify items in one way or
another.
Both of these apps can be found in the app store.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Johnson" <saxmonger@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


Is there any type of system out there that would let me utilize my iPhone to
label freezer items? I tried the PenFriend and others in my household threw
away bags and packaging with the labels still on them, so I got rid of it.
Thanks for any ideas.


MY AUDIO ISSUES

heather albright
 

Well, I am thinking after all my testing that one of my speakers has a short in it! So has anyone heard of a set of speakers that does not rely on a cable to connect the other speaker. That one has to rely on a connecting cable to pare both speakers? I refuse to buy a set of speakers where one always has a connecting wire to it, rather just have one that allows one to connect both speakers manually! My speaker with the wire is the one with the short. I had to reconnect the speakers to the pc with a different audio cable to figure out it was not the audio sound card. I am not very technical about what you would call a set of speakers connected by a cable instead of one speaker having a wire that connect to the other speaker. I want to avoid this issue if the one with the wire has the short again! I only had these speakers for 5 years, my others lasted 10 years and I actually gave them to someone when I moved! Thanks Heather

 


Re: An Old Program

Howard Traxler
 

Thanks George.  I managed to find and download it.  But this DIRLIST program is working quite well for me.

Howard

On 6/7/2020 6:58 PM, George McCoy wrote:
Howard,


go to the github site.  Find and click the latest release link. There's a link on that page called pathcopycopy18.0.exe and hes, the word copy is in it twice.  That's the installer you need.


Good luck,

George



On 6/6/2020 1:26 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
But it seems like it should be installed before it can be used.  I unzipped the archive and looked at the folder it created.  In there was a subfolder called installer but the only file in the installer subfolder had an .iss extention; not executable.  Dont know how to install.

Howard

On 6/6/2020 5:28 AM, john s wrote:
Howard, no, you use your context key. Navigate to a directory and hit your context key and look for the pathcopy pulldown.

At 08:19 PM 6/5/2020, Howard Traxler, wrote:
Thanks Ron, but it looks pretty complicated to me.  I downloaded it and it contains hundreds of files that I don't understand.  Looks like source code in the C language.  The install program doesn't even seem to be an executable.  Do I need a C compiler to put it together? I just don't know where to start.  It seems like, in the old days, this chore was done with a simple one-line batch file. I sure am behind in this stuff.

Howard


On 6/5/2020 4:31 PM, Ron Canazzi wrote:
Hi Howard,

There is a Windows version of such a program that is far superior to the old DOS based program or perhaps Windows 98 program you are referring to.  It is free and is called Path Copy and it's address is
https://pathcopycopy.github.io/
This program runs from the context menu and you can do a number of things with it. It copies long name, short name, long path, short path. It can copy the exact file names of all the files in a folder to clipboard and you can then paste the list into a text editor and save it anywhere you want.

This is what I use to make text delimited databases for all my music/movies/books.


On 6/5/2020 3:54 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Hi anyone,
Years ago, I had a program that made a text (.txt) file containing a list of the files in a given folder and put the text file in that folder.  Wonder if anyone has that little utility and could tell me where to get it and how to use it? Appreciate it. Thanks.

Howard


                John






Re: Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Steven Johnson
 

I was actually looking for a labeling alternative where I could use my phone, and not a pen friend to read the labels. I think that way around is the answer for me.Way around, in combination with the barcode reading ability of seeing AI, it’s just about ideal it seems. Cannot wait to try it.

On Jun 8, 2020, at 6:56 AM, Marie <magpie.mn@...> wrote:

Oh I agree that especially scanner is great for that. I thought he was specifically talking about generic bags or containers with no identification whatsoever.
I probably use Seeing Eye and/or scanner every day.What wonderful tools to have.


Marie
-----Original Message----- From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Hi Marie,
Yes, I realize that the apps I mentioned won't create labels,
but the way I read his message , it sounded like he wanted an alternative to
labels.
There are apps that will allow you to create audio labels,
but, as has already been stated, the labels can be accidentally discarded
with the packaging.
That is why I suggested the other apps, so the packaging could be identified
as it is removed from the freezer, refrigerator, or cabinet etc.
That is my current preference so I don't have to create so many labels.
Items I am going to keep, get labels,
and consumables such as food, are identified on an as-needed-basis.
Just suggestions, everyone has their unique situations.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message ----- From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend



Richard,
While I use and love both of these apps, I don't think either of them will
let you create your own labels. I believe he is talking about stuff you
might put in a zip lock bag or a plastic freezer container which have no bar
code. That is the thing that Pen Friend does a great job on because you can
even put labels on clothing. The problem here is, if you use any custom
labels they might be thrown away by others. However, you can purchase more
labels when this happens.



Marie
-----Original Message----- From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Hi Steven,
You could try the product channel in the Microsoft Seeing AI app to identify
packages by bar code,
or try the Voice Dream Scanner app, to read the text on the packaging.
Both of these apps work great, but do require patience and trial and error.
I use both of them quite often, and am able to identify items in one way or
another.
Both of these apps can be found in the app store.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Johnson" <saxmonger@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


Is there any type of system out there that would let me utilize my iPhone to
label freezer items? I tried the PenFriend and others in my household threw
away bags and packaging with the labels still on them, so I got rid of it.
Thanks for any ideas.
















Re: Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Marie
 

Oh I agree that especially scanner is great for that. I thought he was specifically talking about generic bags or containers with no identification whatsoever.
I probably use Seeing Eye and/or scanner every day.What wonderful tools to have.


Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 4:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Hi Marie,
Yes, I realize that the apps I mentioned won't create labels,
but the way I read his message , it sounded like he wanted an alternative to
labels.
There are apps that will allow you to create audio labels,
but, as has already been stated, the labels can be accidentally discarded
with the packaging.
That is why I suggested the other apps, so the packaging could be identified
as it is removed from the freezer, refrigerator, or cabinet etc.
That is my current preference so I don't have to create so many labels.
Items I am going to keep, get labels,
and consumables such as food, are identified on an as-needed-basis.
Just suggestions, everyone has their unique situations.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 4:23 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend



Richard,
While I use and love both of these apps, I don't think either of them will
let you create your own labels. I believe he is talking about stuff you
might put in a zip lock bag or a plastic freezer container which have no bar
code. That is the thing that Pen Friend does a great job on because you can
even put labels on clothing. The problem here is, if you use any custom
labels they might be thrown away by others. However, you can purchase more
labels when this happens.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Hi Steven,
You could try the product channel in the Microsoft Seeing AI app to identify
packages by bar code,
or try the Voice Dream Scanner app, to read the text on the packaging.
Both of these apps work great, but do require patience and trial and error.
I use both of them quite often, and am able to identify items in one way or
another.
Both of these apps can be found in the app store.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Johnson" <saxmonger@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


Is there any type of system out there that would let me utilize my iPhone to
label freezer items? I tried the PenFriend and others in my household threw
away bags and packaging with the labels still on them, so I got rid of it.
Thanks for any ideas.


Re: Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

chris judge
 

The way around labels are excellent, and come in several sizes and shapes.
There are even labels that can go in the freezer.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: June 7, 2020 5:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


Richard,
While I use and love both of these apps, I don't think either of them will
let you create your own labels. I believe he is talking about stuff you
might put in a zip lock bag or a plastic freezer container which have no bar
code. That is the thing that Pen Friend does a great job on because you can
even put labels on clothing. The problem here is, if you use any custom
labels they might be thrown away by others. However, you can purchase more
labels when this happens.



Marie
-----Original Message-----
From: Richard
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 1:02 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

Hi Steven,
You could try the product channel in the Microsoft Seeing AI app to identify
packages by bar code, or try the Voice Dream Scanner app, to read the text
on the packaging.
Both of these apps work great, but do require patience and trial and error.
I use both of them quite often, and am able to identify items in one way or
another.
Both of these apps can be found in the app store.

HTH,
Rick
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Johnson" <saxmonger@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 3:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend


Is there any type of system out there that would let me utilize my iPhone to
label freezer items? I tried the PenFriend and others in my household threw
away bags and packaging with the labels still on them, so I got rid of it.
Thanks for any ideas.


Re: Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

chris judge
 

Yes. Try way around. The app is free. You have to buy the tags but the system is awesome.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: June 7, 2020 4:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Seeking an alternative labeling method to PenFriend

 

Is there any type of system out there that would let me utilize my iPhone to label freezer items?  I tried the PenFriend and others in my household threw away bags and packaging with the labels still on them, so I got rid of it.  Thanks for any ideas.


Re: FocusRite USB Audio Interfaces and Accessible Software

Debbie April Yuille
 

Thanks. People have recommended that I use Reaper, so, I’ll use that.

 

Debbie

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: Monday, 8 June 2020 12:33 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] FocusRite USB Audio Interfaces and Accessible Software

 

Hi.  I wrote earlier but I don't know if my mail came through propperly.  Anyway, I do own a 2nd generation FocusRite 18I8 USB/thunderbolt audio interface.  The interface consists of two components, the settings in which you can increase or decrease the sample rate and audio buffer size, and the mixer component which I am afraid is not accessible at all.  I did have a go at trying to make the mixer component more accessible by trying to create NVDA and jaws scripts for it, but I discovered that the mixer component is written with a framework that does not allow for the standard accessible interface on windows to be exposed.  Cheers!

On 7/6/2020 4:58 pm, Debbie April Yuille wrote:

Hi All

 

Has anyone had any experience with FocusRite USB audio interfaces. If so, what screen reader-accessible software do you use to control them?

 

Thanks

Debbie

 

 


Re: How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Cristóbal
 

That's not practical for the reasons stated below. Hundreds of rows where
it's first come first serve.
I think I'll go for Greg's suggestion for now. Filter the text value first
then delete/hide.
Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teri
McElroy
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Hi

Another way to hide rows might be to do it individually as you come across
the ones you wish to hide. As you read the row and decide it's one you want
to hide, try the control-9 keystroke and see if that hides each row you
don't want? When I go to the hide part of the home menu it gives that
keystroke. It used to work with Jaws but I'm using NVDA at the moment and
can't get Jaws working on this pc so can't try it out.
When I find rows I want to hide as I go, it's a lot quicker doing
control-9 i.e numrow 9. After I've done control-9 and then go up or down
arrow the row I just hid is gone. The keystroke control-shift-9is supposed
to unhide a row.


Hope that helps. Just might be easier to do it as you go rather than trying
to sort the spreadsheet or select noncontiguous rows.

On 08-Jun-20 12:50 PM, Cristóbal wrote:

Hi Greg,

Just to be clear, The rows with the value of “In-Person Court
Certified” that I wish to hide are noncontiguous. I.E. spread all over
the place. SO I know I can individually hide a row with this
particular value with alt+h+o, but it doesn’t’ seem that there’s
anywhere to enter in the text value of “In-Person Court Certified”
before hiding the rows if I select the entire range.

Cristóbal

*From:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> *On Behalf
Of *Greg Daniel
*Sent:* Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:33 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] How to hide rows with certain text value in
Excel

Hi Chris,

To hide rows & columns in Excel (and I am also a JAWS user),

 1. Select a range of cells you'd like to hide.
 2.  Open the Format command of the home ribbon with Alt-H, O.

 3.  DownArrow to Hide & Unhide and press Enter.

 4.  In the drop-down list, select to hide the row, column or sheet
and press Enter.  If you have selected rows or columns, the selected
rows and columns are hidden from view, but are still part of the
spreadsheet.

HTH,

Greg

At 08:24 PM 6/7/2020, you wrote:

Hello list,
So, I’m having a bit of  a brain cramp here and need a refresher.
I periodically receive an excel spreadsheet (Office 2016) with
hundreds of rows of data for my interpreting business. I have to
select which assignments I can cover. There are a myriad of
languages and services in this spreadsheet throughout the state of
California. As I mainly cover Spanish language assignments,
filtering by that language is easy enough, but within that
language, there is another criteria in another cell specifying the
type of interpretation service requested. Legal, Medical,
standard, etc. So, I don’t really cover legal interpretation
And this is where I’m stuck. I’d like to be able to hide the
appointments/rows where the requested service is “In Court
Certified,” but can’t find where to do it. I’ve poked around
online and there are some step-by-step instructions, but either I
can’t follow the sequence or they involve macros. I’m not against
using macros per say even though I’m not too familiar with them,
but I figure there has to be a way to simply hide the rows I’m not
interested in seeing and condensing the spreadsheet.
These appointments are pretty much first come first serve, so
being able to better filter out the superfluous ones would be a
huge help to my productivity instead of sifting through one by one
to see if it’s legal or not.
I’m mainly a Jaws user, but I suppose this sort of inquiry can
apply to Jaws or NVDA.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Cristóbal


Re: How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Teri McElroy
 

Hi

Another way to hide rows might be to do it individually as you come across the ones you wish to hide. As you read the row and decide it's one you want to hide, try the control-9 keystroke and see if that hides each row you don't want? When I go to the hide part of the home menu it gives that keystroke. It used to work with Jaws but I'm using NVDA at the moment and can't get Jaws working on this pc so can't try it out. When I find rows I want to hide as I go, it's a lot quicker doing control-9 i.e numrow 9. After I've done control-9 and then go up or down arrow the row I just hid is gone. The keystroke control-shift-9is supposed to unhide a row.


Hope that helps. Just might be easier to do it as you go rather than trying to sort the spreadsheet or select noncontiguous rows.

On 08-Jun-20 12:50 PM, Cristóbal wrote:

Hi Greg,

Just to be clear, The rows with the value of “In-Person Court Certified” that I wish to hide are noncontiguous. I.E. spread all over the place. SO I know I can individually hide a row with this particular value with alt+h+o, but it doesn’t’ seem that there’s anywhere to enter in the text value of “In-Person Court Certified” before hiding the rows if I select the entire range.

Cristóbal

*From:* main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Greg Daniel
*Sent:* Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:33 PM
*To:* main@TechTalk.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [TechTalk] How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Hi Chris,

To hide rows & columns in Excel (and I am also a JAWS user),

 1. Select a range of cells you'd like to hide.
 2.  Open the Format command of the home ribbon with Alt-H, O.

 3.  DownArrow to Hide & Unhide and press Enter.

 4.  In the drop-down list, select to hide the row, column or sheet and press Enter.  If you have selected rows or columns, the selected rows and columns are hidden from view, but are still part of the spreadsheet.

HTH,

Greg

At 08:24 PM 6/7/2020, you wrote:

Hello list,
So, I’m having a bit of  a brain cramp here and need a refresher.
I periodically receive an excel spreadsheet (Office 2016) with
hundreds of rows of data for my interpreting business. I have to
select which assignments I can cover. There are a myriad of
languages and services in this spreadsheet throughout the state of
California. As I mainly cover Spanish language assignments,
filtering by that language is easy enough, but within that
language, there is another criteria in another cell specifying the
type of interpretation service requested. Legal, Medical,
standard, etc. So, I don’t really cover legal interpretation
And this is where I’m stuck. I’d like to be able to hide the
appointments/rows where the requested service is “In Court
Certified,” but can’t find where to do it. I’ve poked around
online and there are some step-by-step instructions, but either I
can’t follow the sequence or they involve macros. I’m not against
using macros per say even though I’m not too familiar with them,
but I figure there has to be a way to simply hide the rows I’m not
interested in seeing and condensing the spreadsheet.
These appointments are pretty much first come first serve, so
being able to better filter out the superfluous ones would be a
huge help to my productivity instead of sifting through one by one
to see if it’s legal or not.
I’m mainly a Jaws user, but I suppose this sort of inquiry can
apply to Jaws or NVDA.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Cristóbal


Re: 2 questions: Olympus dm620; Blind ShellPhone

audrey joy
 

Hi Steven,

I really would like to have that manual; then I can read it on my U2 braille display.

Thanks again for everything.

Audrey

----- Original Message -----
From: Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:57 am
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 questions: Olympus dm620; Blind ShellPhone



You are very welcome Audrey. Mine has four folders at the root: Ol_Manual,
Music, Podcasts, and recorder. Inside of Recorder, it has folders A through
E. Within OL_Manual, it has PDF files of the manual in various languages.
My Music folder only has an Audible folder within it, presuming that you can
somehow copy Audible books to the recorder and play them. I have converted
the English manual to a docx Word File. I can send it to you if you would
like to have it?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of audrey
joy
Sent: Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 questions: Olympus dm620; Blind ShellPhone

Thanks Steven; this was a gift-from-the-heavens, and I really appreciate
your reply.

Have a great weekeaend and stay well.

Audrey

----- Original Message -----
From: Steven Johnson <saxmonger@...>
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:41 pm
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] 2 questions: Olympus dm620; Blind ShellPhone



Hi Audrey. I have had pretty good luck recording music with my
DM-620, both with the unit's microphones and through the microphone
jack which also serves as a line-in. The DM-620 has 3 microphones
though, and if you leave the center mic turned on, I seem to get more
rumble in my recordings and they just sound kind of funky and out of
phase. You can turn it off under "Microphone select."

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of
audrey joy
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:32 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] 2 questions: Olympus dm620; Blind ShellPhone

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all well and coming to the end of the lockdowns.

I am Audrey Joy in NYC.

I have 2 questions:
1. A friend just gifted me a brand-new Olympus DM620. Does anyone have
a manual in braille, or other accessible format? Can I use it for
music, although it says "voice recorder" on the box?

2. Does the BlShell phone have any braille functionality, as the IPhones
do?

Looking forward to your replies.

Have a wonderful day and stay well.

Audrey





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Re: How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Greg Daniel <gdaniel@...>
 

Chris,

Are you able to sort the spreadsheet by the column that contains the noncontiguous occurrences of rows which you wish to hide?  Once those rows are sorted in a group, that solves the problem, and then you have what you don't need to see hidden.  Maybe this is an oversimplification of your issue, but this may also jog your memory.

Greg


At 08:50 PM 6/7/2020, you wrote:
Hi Greg,
Just to be clear, The rows with the value of “In-Person Court Certified” that I wish to hide are noncontiguous. I.E. spread all over the place. SO I know I can individually hide a row with this particular value with alt+h+o, but it doesn’t’ seem that there’s anywhere to enter in the text value of “In-Person Court Certified” before hiding the rows if I select the entire range.
 
Cristóbal
 
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Daniel
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel
 
Hi Chris,

To hide rows & columns in Excel (and I am also a JAWS user),

 1. Select a range of cells you'd like to hide.
 2.  Open the Format command of the home ribbon with Alt-H, O.

 3.  DownArrow to Hide & Unhide and press Enter.

 4.  In the drop-down list, select to hide the row, column or sheet and press Enter.  If you have selected rows or columns, the selected rows and columns are hidden from view, but are still part of the spreadsheet.

HTH,

Greg

At 08:24 PM 6/7/2020, you wrote:

Hello list,
So, I’m having a bit of  a brain cramp here and need a refresher.
I periodically receive an excel spreadsheet (Office 2016) with hundreds of rows of data for my interpreting business. I have to select which assignments I can cover. There are a myriad of languages and services in this spreadsheet throughout the state of California. As I mainly cover Spanish language assignments, filtering by that language is easy enough, but within that language, there is another criteria in another cell specifying the type of interpretation service requested. Legal, Medical, standard, etc. So, I don’t really cover legal interpretation
And this is where I’m stuck. I’d like to be able to hide the appointments/rows where the requested service is “In Court Certified,” but can’t find where to do it. I’ve poked around online and there are some step-by-step instructions, but either I can’t follow the sequence or they involve macros. I’m not against using macros per say even though I’m not too familiar with them, but I figure there has to be a way to simply hide the rows I’m not interested in seeing and condensing the spreadsheet.
These appointments are pretty much first come first serve, so being able to better filter out the superfluous ones would be a huge help to my productivity instead of sifting through one by one to see if it’s legal or not.
I’m mainly a Jaws user, but I suppose this sort of inquiry can apply to Jaws or NVDA.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Cristóbal
 


Re: How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Cristóbal
 

Hi Greg,

Just to be clear, The rows with the value of “In-Person Court Certified” that I wish to hide are noncontiguous. I.E. spread all over the place. SO I know I can individually hide a row with this particular value with alt+h+o, but it doesn’t’ seem that there’s anywhere to enter in the text value of “In-Person Court Certified” before hiding the rows if I select the entire range.

 

Cristóbal

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Daniel
Sent: Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

 

Hi Chris,

To hide rows & columns in Excel (and I am also a JAWS user),

 1. Select a range of cells you'd like to hide.
 2.  Open the Format command of the home ribbon with Alt-H, O.

 3.  DownArrow to Hide & Unhide and press Enter.

 4.  In the drop-down list, select to hide the row, column or sheet and press Enter.  If you have selected rows or columns, the selected rows and columns are hidden from view, but are still part of the spreadsheet.

HTH,

Greg

At 08:24 PM 6/7/2020, you wrote:

Hello list,
So, I’m having a bit of  a brain cramp here and need a refresher.
I periodically receive an excel spreadsheet (Office 2016) with hundreds of rows of data for my interpreting business. I have to select which assignments I can cover. There are a myriad of languages and services in this spreadsheet throughout the state of California. As I mainly cover Spanish language assignments, filtering by that language is easy enough, but within that language, there is another criteria in another cell specifying the type of interpretation service requested. Legal, Medical, standard, etc. So, I don’t really cover legal interpretation
And this is where I’m stuck. I’d like to be able to hide the appointments/rows where the requested service is “In Court Certified,” but can’t find where to do it. I’ve poked around online and there are some step-by-step instructions, but either I can’t follow the sequence or they involve macros. I’m not against using macros per say even though I’m not too familiar with them, but I figure there has to be a way to simply hide the rows I’m not interested in seeing and condensing the spreadsheet.
These appointments are pretty much first come first serve, so being able to better filter out the superfluous ones would be a huge help to my productivity instead of sifting through one by one to see if it’s legal or not.
I’m mainly a Jaws user, but I suppose this sort of inquiry can apply to Jaws or NVDA.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Cristóbal
 


Re: How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Greg Daniel <gdaniel@...>
 

Hi Chris,

To hide rows & columns in Excel (and I am also a JAWS user),

 1. Select a range of cells you'd like to hide.
 2.  Open the Format command of the home ribbon with Alt-H, O.

 3.  DownArrow to Hide & Unhide and press Enter.

 4.  In the drop-down list, select to hide the row, column or sheet and press Enter.  If you have selected rows or columns, the selected rows and columns are hidden from view, but are still part of the spreadsheet.

HTH,

Greg


At 08:24 PM 6/7/2020, you wrote:
Hello list,
So, I’m having a bit of  a brain cramp here and need a refresher.
I periodically receive an excel spreadsheet (Office 2016) with hundreds of rows of data for my interpreting business. I have to select which assignments I can cover. There are a myriad of languages and services in this spreadsheet throughout the state of California. As I mainly cover Spanish language assignments, filtering by that language is easy enough, but within that language, there is another criteria in another cell specifying the type of interpretation service requested. Legal, Medical, standard, etc. So, I don’t really cover legal interpretation
And this is where I’m stuck. I’d like to be able to hide the appointments/rows where the requested service is “In Court Certified,” but can’t find where to do it. I’ve poked around online and there are some step-by-step instructions, but either I can’t follow the sequence or they involve macros. I’m not against using macros per say even though I’m not too familiar with them, but I figure there has to be a way to simply hide the rows I’m not interested in seeing and condensing the spreadsheet.
These appointments are pretty much first come first serve, so being able to better filter out the superfluous ones would be a huge help to my productivity instead of sifting through one by one to see if it’s legal or not.
I’m mainly a Jaws user, but I suppose this sort of inquiry can apply to Jaws or NVDA.
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Cristóbal
 


How to hide rows with certain text value in Excel

Cristóbal
 

Hello list,

So, I’m having a bit of  a brain cramp here and need a refresher.

I periodically receive an excel spreadsheet (Office 2016) with hundreds of rows of data for my interpreting business. I have to select which assignments I can cover. There are a myriad of languages and services in this spreadsheet throughout the state of California. As I mainly cover Spanish language assignments, filtering by that language is easy enough, but within that language, there is another criteria in another cell specifying the type of interpretation service requested. Legal, Medical, standard, etc. So, I don’t really cover legal interpretation

And this is where I’m stuck. I’d like to be able to hide the appointments/rows where the requested service is “In Court Certified,” but can’t find where to do it. I’ve poked around online and there are some step-by-step instructions, but either I can’t follow the sequence or they involve macros. I’m not against using macros per say even though I’m not too familiar with them, but I figure there has to be a way to simply hide the rows I’m not interested in seeing and condensing the spreadsheet.

These appointments are pretty much first come first serve, so being able to better filter out the superfluous ones would be a huge help to my productivity instead of sifting through one by one to see if it’s legal or not.

I’m mainly a Jaws user, but I suppose this sort of inquiry can apply to Jaws or NVDA.

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Cristóbal