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Question about a new windows 10 installation

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

My laptop is with the geek squad right now and I’m having windows 10 reinstalled. They are supposed to back everything up for me because I wasn’t able to do that myself before my problems started, but when I boot up the machine goes straight into windows without stopping at a log-in screen, will it still do that once the geek squad restores the backup and if not what will I need to do to bypass the log-in screen?

Thanks, I hope that the backup will keep those changes but I doubt it will.

Troy


Re: Samson galaxy tablet s7g5

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Kathy, have your friend join Blind Android Users mailing list. In my view,
it's the most authoritative helpdesk on anything Android. Please note that
sometimes the traffic can be high as other issues crop up. There's NO
MODERATION, everyone's an ADULT IN THE ROOM and the police department there
is fully de-funded, <JUST LAUGH? with me.

Here's the info to join:

Join "Blind Android Users" by sending a blank E-mail message to:

blindandroidusers+subscribe@groups.io

A warm welcome to your friend to the wild world of Android!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


How to manage spin boxes

Onwardbob
 

Hi, I was trying to open an account with postmates and got my verification
code but couldn't figure out how to enter it using the "Spin Box" feature.
Any suggestions, besides banging my head against the wall a bit more?

BOB SOUTAR.ONWARD THRU THE FOG


Re: NVDA 2020.4 released

John Holcomb II
 

I am curious how come it’s a 2020 version when its already 2021?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Quentin Christensen
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:43 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA 2020.4 released

 

Hi everyone,

 

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2020.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version.

NVDA 2020.4 This release includes new Chinese Input methods, an update to Liblouis and the elements list (NVDA+f7) now works in focus mode. Context sensitive help is now available when pressing F1 in NVDA dialogs. Improvements to symbol pronunciation rules, speech dictionary, Braille message and skim reading. Bug fixes and improvements to Mail, Outlook, Teams, Visual Studio, Azure Data Studio, Foobar2000. On the web, there are improvements to Google Docs, and greater support for ARIA. Plus many other important bug fixes and improvements.

Please note, after updating any software, it is a good idea to restart the computer. Restart by going to the Shutdown dialog, selecting “restart” and pressing ENTER. Updating software can change files which are in use. This can lead to instability and strange behaviour which is resolved by rebooting. This is the first thing to try if you do notice anything odd after updating.

 

To read more, and download NVDA 2020.4, please see: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-4/

 

Kind regards

 

Quentin.

 

--

Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager

 


Re: Talking blood pressure monitors

Carolyn Arnold
 

I got the upper arm one from Maxi-Aids, like TimeX, it just keeps on ticking. I have had it for about 25 years.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 1:59 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Talking blood pressure monitors

Hi Andy:

I wondered about those wrist blood pressure monitors. I wondered about how accurate they are. It’s nice that the wrist monitors are more portable, but I think the upper arm monitors must be more accurate. Thank you for the recommendation.

Victor
On Feb 18, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Andy <wq6r@socal.rr.com> wrote:

I don't have a specific recommendation, but which ever one you get, make sure that it goes on the upper arm rather than the wrist.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Victor" <victorelawrence@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:02 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Talking blood pressure monitors


Hi everyone:

I know this has been covered before, but I am looking for a good, easy to use, accessible talking blood pressure monitor at a good price. Independentliving.com seems to have a good one for just under $55. Do any of you know anything about that one? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please give me the links to the appropriate websites.

Thank you in advance,

Victor










Re: NVDA: how to change the pitch of the capital letters

Gene
 

Open the voice dialog with NVDA control key v.
In other words, hold the NVDA key, insert or numpad insert, and issue the command control v.
Tab around to a field where you can type a number to change the pitch of capital letters. Type one, then press enter. See if you like the result.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Cochise
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 9:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] NVDA: how to change the pitch of the capital letters


I am trying NVDA, I don't like the high pitch of Capital letters, how can I lower this pitch?


NVDA: how to change the pitch of the capital letters

Loy
 

I am trying NVDA, I don't like the high pitch of Capital letters, how can I lower this pitch?


Re: Talking blood pressure monitors

Gerald Levy
 


Once again, I recommend the TruMedic BP2000 talking upper arm blood pressure monitor, which is currently selling on Amazon for a very reasonable $20.  It is easy to use, is pretty accurate and has clear speech.  It runs on four AA batteries or the included AC adapter, and is one of the very few talking blood pressure monitors I have researched whose instruction manual is accessible in PDF format:


https://www.amazon.com/truMedic-TM-BP2000-ArmElectronic-Pressure-Monitor/dp/B01D7SAD1M?th=1


Gerald



On 2/19/2021 1:59 AM, Victor wrote:
Hi Andy:

I wondered about those wrist blood pressure monitors. I wondered about how accurate they are. It’s nice that the wrist monitors are more portable, but I think the upper arm monitors must be more accurate. Thank you for the recommendation.

Victor
On Feb 18, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Andy <wq6r@...> wrote:

I don't have a specific recommendation, but which ever one you get, make sure that it goes on the upper arm rather than the wrist.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Victor" <victorelawrence@...>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:02 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Talking blood pressure monitors


Hi everyone:

I know this has been covered before, but I am looking for a good, easy to use, accessible talking blood pressure monitor at a good price. Independentliving.com seems to have a good one for just under $55. Do any of you know anything about that one? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please give me the links to the appropriate websites.

Thank you in advance,

Victor















Re: Talking blood pressure monitors

Charles Krugman
 

I think that was the one they recommended a few years ago so I got it and it
was a disaster. I found that the cuff wasn't long enough and I had trouble
wrapping it around my arm. I also found that the readings were not accurate.
They have another one that is more expensive and I would probably try that
one.
Chuck

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:02 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Talking blood pressure monitors

Hi everyone:

I know this has been covered before, but I am looking for a good, easy to
use, accessible talking blood pressure monitor at a good price.
Independentliving.com seems to have a good one for just under $55. Do any of
you know anything about that one? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Please give me the links to the appropriate websites.

Thank you in advance,

Victor







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Re: Talking blood pressure monitors

Victor
 

Hi Andy:

I wondered about those wrist blood pressure monitors. I wondered about how accurate they are. It’s nice that the wrist monitors are more portable, but I think the upper arm monitors must be more accurate. Thank you for the recommendation.

Victor

On Feb 18, 2021, at 10:26 PM, Andy <wq6r@socal.rr.com> wrote:

I don't have a specific recommendation, but which ever one you get, make sure that it goes on the upper arm rather than the wrist.

Andy

----- Original Message ----- From: "Victor" <victorelawrence@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:02 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Talking blood pressure monitors


Hi everyone:

I know this has been covered before, but I am looking for a good, easy to use, accessible talking blood pressure monitor at a good price. Independentliving.com seems to have a good one for just under $55. Do any of you know anything about that one? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please give me the links to the appropriate websites.

Thank you in advance,

Victor










Blind Android Users Podcast welcomes Android 12.

 

Hi all!
so for all who dont know, google has dropped developer preview 1 of
android 12 today for supported pixel devices.
we install it on pixel 3 and give you a detailed demo on android 12.
first we briefly explain steps to install it.
then we go over the setup screen checking if any changes.
and then we see talkback and check out some gestures.
to listen to this demo and all other episodes visit
www.blindandroidusers.com
thanks for listening.


Re: Talking blood pressure monitors

Andy
 

I don't have a specific recommendation, but which ever one you get, make sure that it goes on the upper arm rather than the wrist.

Andy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victor" <victorelawrence@gmail.com>
To: <main@techtalk.groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 10:02 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Talking blood pressure monitors


Hi everyone:

I know this has been covered before, but I am looking for a good, easy to use, accessible talking blood pressure monitor at a good price. Independentliving.com seems to have a good one for just under $55. Do any of you know anything about that one? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please give me the links to the appropriate websites.

Thank you in advance,

Victor


Talking blood pressure monitors

Victor
 

Hi everyone:

I know this has been covered before, but I am looking for a good, easy to use, accessible talking blood pressure monitor at a good price. Independentliving.com seems to have a good one for just under $55. Do any of you know anything about that one? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Please give me the links to the appropriate websites.

Thank you in advance,

Victor


NVDA 2020.4 released

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi everyone,

NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2020.4 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version.

NVDA 2020.4 This release includes new Chinese Input methods, an update to Liblouis and the elements list (NVDA+f7) now works in focus mode. Context sensitive help is now available when pressing F1 in NVDA dialogs. Improvements to symbol pronunciation rules, speech dictionary, Braille message and skim reading. Bug fixes and improvements to Mail, Outlook, Teams, Visual Studio, Azure Data Studio, Foobar2000. On the web, there are improvements to Google Docs, and greater support for ARIA. Plus many other important bug fixes and improvements.

Please note, after updating any software, it is a good idea to restart the computer. Restart by going to the Shutdown dialog, selecting “restart” and pressing ENTER. Updating software can change files which are in use. This can lead to instability and strange behaviour which is resolved by rebooting. This is the first thing to try if you do notice anything odd after updating.

To read more, and download NVDA 2020.4, please see: https://www.nvaccess.org/post/nvda-2020-4/

Kind regards

Quentin.

--
Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager


Samson galaxy tablet s7g5

Kathy Pingstock
 

Good afternoon,

 

I have a friend who has a galaxy tablet s7g5, I know nothing about this product, is there a mailing list she can join or how can I get more information for her to set her accessibility functions up so she can use her tablet?

 

Kathy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Listening to Secure Streams via a Browser

Gene
 

I don't know if it matters but the address you gave is an http address, not an https address. I don't know if it is actually secure or if it is, without the expected prefix if browsers will recognize the connection as secure. Did you write the address incorrectly or is that the one being used?

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Matzura
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:48 PM
To: TechTalk
Subject: [TechTalk] Listening to Secure Streams via a Browser



I am, among other things, the guy who keeps the lights on and the music playing at the Global Voice. I was told a couple months back that listening to our stream with a browser didn't work because there was some kind of problem regarding the fact that modern browsers want all streaming connections to be secure. OK, so I implemented a secure listening connection through the plugin that serves the stream from our Web page, and it works for only some browsers. Firefox is the only browser in which I can listen to our stream from our Web page any time all the time. Chromium browsers (Chrome, Brave, Edge) just don't work. However, if I open Chrome and supply the secure stream address in the address field, a player window opens, and I can listen. I'm really bustin' rocks trying to figure out whether the problem is with the browser, the stream-serving software (Icecast), the secure socket layer (SSL) key file, or the Radio Station plugin. I know--a complex chain, hard to debug. I don't think it's Radio Station or Icecast or the SSL key because it works in Firefox. I can't find anything in Chrome that even looks like a culprit on which to hang this problem. If anyone knows anything or has any ideas about how to even debug this, I'd be greatly interested in hearing from them.




TIA


Listening to Secure Streams via a Browser

Steve Matzura
 

I am, among other things, the guy who keeps the lights on and the music playing at the Global Voice. I was told a couple months back that listening to our stream with a browser didn't work because there was some kind of problem regarding the fact that modern browsers want all streaming connections to be secure. OK, so I implemented a secure listening connection through the plugin that serves the stream from our Web page, and it works for only some browsers. Firefox is the only browser in which I can listen to our stream from our Web page any time all the time. Chromium browsers (Chrome, Brave, Edge) just don't work. However, if I open Chrome and supply the secure stream address in the address field, a player window opens, and I can listen. I'm really bustin' rocks trying to figure out whether the problem is with the browser, the stream-serving software (Icecast), the secure socket layer (SSL) key file, or the Radio Station plugin. I know--a complex chain, hard to debug. I don't think it's Radio Station or Icecast or the SSL key because it works in Firefox. I can't find anything in Chrome that even looks like a culprit on which to hang this problem. If anyone knows anything or has any ideas about how to even debug this, I'd be greatly interested in hearing from them.


TIA


Re: Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?

John Holcomb II
 

The mail client works as does Outlook and Thunderbird

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jamie
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:32 PM
To: blindtech@groups.io; TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?

 

Hi, everyone,

Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?

Also, what email clients work well with windows ten and jaws 2020?

Thank you so much for any help.

 


Re: Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?

Loy
 

Below is a link that I copied from a previous email that might be of help.
I've done a thunderbird starter audio demonstration tutorial a while
ago for the new users of the client.
the link contains the audio file plus a few text files might be of
help for the new users.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/83fyh408eg0d86n/Thunderbird%20Files.zip?dl=1
TC


On 2/17/21, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:
> The problem isn't the commands.  The interface is the same, once you get to
>
> the right place.
> Once you open the program, use f6 to move to the folders' tree view and once
>
> more to move to the messages list.  You could use f6 to get to the folders'
>
> list and then tab to get to the message list but when you are opening the
> program and moving to where you want to work, f6 is the most convenient way
>
> to move from the folders treeview to the message list.
>
>
> the program is very similar in a lot of ways.  Ask if you have further
> questions and problems.
>
> Gene
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Pearson
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:42 PM
> To: blindtech@groups.io
> Subject: [BlindTech] Mazilla Thunderbird
>
> Hi all:
>
>
> My Windows Live Mail e-mail program is "kaput", so had to change to
> Thunderbird.  Was pretty comfortable with WLM(with Windows7), but
> feeling pretty lost usingT-bird  with Jaws,and could use some assistance
> with key commands for accessing inbox, address book, etc.
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
>
>
> David S. Pearson
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>




----- Original Message -----
From: Jamie
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:32 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?

Hi, everyone,
Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?
Also, what email clients work well with windows ten and jaws 2020?
Thank you so much for any help.
 


Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?

Jamie
 

Hi, everyone,
Does anyone have a tutorial on using the email client thunderbird?
Also, what email clients work well with windows ten and jaws 2020?
Thank you so much for any help.
 

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