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blind android users podcast episode number 8 is now ready for you to listen.

 

hi all.
wow! what a jampacked episode 8 it is.
grab your drinks, some popcorn and let Lazarillo be your guiding light.
to listen to episode 8 and all of our previous episodes you can go to.
www.blindandroidusers.com
we are also available on all of the popular podcast apps and if you
know of any podcast player on which we are not available let us know
by giving us feedback using the feedback form on our website or by
emailing us.
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Blind Android Users podcast.
In this episode, we caught up with Rene Espinoza from the Lazarillo group.
Mr. Espinoza took us on a journey of the app, discussing what's
happening and the things that are yet to come.
Our own Austin Pinto, showcased a short demonstration of the app in
India and the app actually performed wonderfully.
Lazarillo is definitely one of those GPS dedicated for the use of the
blind and it is free from the asking from the following Play URL:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lazarillo&hl=en_US&gl=US
this app is also available on iOS, to download you can visit.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/lazarillo-accessible-gps/id1139331874
You can further interact with the folks from Lazarillo by going to
their homepage directly or by finding them on our webpage under the
"friends" section of our page.
Lazarillo’s page is at:
https://lazarillo.app/
Once again, we thank you for listening to the podcast and as always,
we enjoy hearing from you including those "Android Journey" stories
that should be sent
myandroidjourney@blindandroidusers.com
to simply contact us, send those messages to
contactus@blindandroidusers.com
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To join our telegram group, visit.
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Outlook issues/questions

Madison Martin
 

Hi all,
I'm using Office 365, and the last couple of days that when I'm going through
unread messages after I delete one Jaws doesn't move to the next message, it
says "zero items, to move to an item press the arrow keys." This doesn't happen
all the time but most of the time, if I arrow up/down then it'll move to the
next message, is there any way to have just move to the next message right away?
Also, sometimes when I'm in my inbox I'll get a message that pops up saying, "2
of 4 tasks have been completed successfully cancel all button," then it gives a
couple of percentages (I usually hit escape before it gets to this though) and
then goes away. Any idea why I might be getting this message, and how to prevent
it? I'm using Office 365, the latest Jaws 2021 and Windows 10 version 2004.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide!!!
Madison


Re: Help with C-Cleaner

Mike B.
 

Hi Veronica,
 
Here you go:
 
From: paul lemm
Hi,
 
 
Not a lot of people know that the built in windows disk cleanup as some additional features which you can’t see when running  disk clean up in the usual
way. The below options have been in windows I think since xp, maybe even longer and its completely accessible with Jaws, I’ve always been surprised that
windows don’t add these options to their standard disk cleanup tool, but I guess they are advance settings so don’t want the average user deleting stuff
they might later want. So that being said  I should probably point out to anyone using the extended disk cleaner settings I mention below to only delete
stuff you know you don’t want/need. So its really easy to access just open the dialogue with the keystroke, Windows key + R, and type the following 
 
cleanmgr sageset:99 
 
This brings up the standard disk cleanup   interface but with more options than just standard disk clean up. You select what you want it to clean up and
click ok, which closes the disk cleanup window, then go to run again and then this time type the following to run disk cleanup with the settings you just
selected 
 
cleanmgr sagerun:99 
 
hope the above helps
 
Paul 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

I want to thank all of you who responded to my problem.  I definitely am going to have to purchase an external hard drive. 

 

Mike, I finally got disk cleanup to say that I have zero bytes to free up, but I only had five files listed.  Some of those you had were not included in my list.  Could you please send me the command for more options? 

 

Veronica

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 10:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

 

When you run the disk cleanup utility are you checking the checkboxes that come up after the analyzing scan tells you how much space the utility can free up?  Here are the options I have to choose to delete or not on my Windows 7 computer:


Downloaded Program Files 0 bytes checked

Temporary Internet Files 0 bytes

 

Recycle Bin 12.0 KB

 

Service Pack Backup Files 0 bytes

 

System error memory dump files 10.3 MB

 

Temporary files 83.9 KB

 

Thumbnails 3.29 KB

 

Per user archived Windows Error Rep... 39.6 KB

 

System queued Windows Error Reporti... 12.0 MB

 

There is a command that you can run that will bring up several more options to choose from that I can post if you would like.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 2:26 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

 

I am running out of space on my Dell Latitude laptop running windows 7, and disk cleanup is not sufficient at all.  Could someone please give me instructions on how to use C-Cleaner and where to find it?

 

I did read an article on the internet about things that can be deleted during disk cleanup such as windows update cleanup and system archived windows error reporting, but I have never seen these when doing disk cleanup on my windows 7.  Thank you very much for any assistance.

 

Veronica

 


Re: Help with C-Cleaner

Veronica Kirk
 

I want to thank all of you who responded to my problem.  I definitely am going to have to purchase an external hard drive. 

 

Mike, I finally got disk cleanup to say that I have zero bytes to free up, but I only had five files listed.  Some of those you had were not included in my list.  Could you please send me the command for more options? 

 

Veronica

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 10:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

 

When you run the disk cleanup utility are you checking the checkboxes that come up after the analyzing scan tells you how much space the utility can free up?  Here are the options I have to choose to delete or not on my Windows 7 computer:


Downloaded Program Files 0 bytes checked

Temporary Internet Files 0 bytes

 

Recycle Bin 12.0 KB

 

Service Pack Backup Files 0 bytes

 

System error memory dump files 10.3 MB

 

Temporary files 83.9 KB

 

Thumbnails 3.29 KB

 

Per user archived Windows Error Rep... 39.6 KB

 

System queued Windows Error Reporti... 12.0 MB

 

There is a command that you can run that will bring up several more options to choose from that I can post if you would like.


Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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

Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 2:26 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

 

I am running out of space on my Dell Latitude laptop running windows 7, and disk cleanup is not sufficient at all.  Could someone please give me instructions on how to use C-Cleaner and where to find it?

 

I did read an article on the internet about things that can be deleted during disk cleanup such as windows update cleanup and system archived windows error reporting, but I have never seen these when doing disk cleanup on my windows 7.  Thank you very much for any assistance.

 

Veronica

 


Re: a friend has the audacity

Brian Zolo
 

You're most welcome, Gene! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

Thank you.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 3:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

You're absolutely right, I stand corrected! I hit ctrl plus r too quickly and wasn't thinking things through totally, grin! You're the list owner and I certainly respect you in your position and appreciate the great information that you pass on to us, Gene. You take care, and have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

You didn't delete it. I'm saying that you replied to a message with another message on a completely different subject and it should have been a new thread.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

Hey there, Gene, I didn't purposely delete the subject thread as I was just trying to reply to Chris's e-mail message. I apologize if the subject thread got deleted. That certainly wasn't my intention Thanks for the information you provided, have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

In a case like this, you should start a new thread with a completely new message and subject line. Don't just delete the subject line of an existing thread. The message will still appear in the archives under the old thread.
I dohn't know what happens if people read messages by thread in their e-mail programs.

To answer your question, be on the file you have uploaded.
Open the context menu.
Find copy Droppbox link and press enter.
The link will be copied to the clkipboard and after a pause, you will here a notification that it has been copied.
Paste it into an e-mail message, I imagine that's how you are sending it.
Chanbge the 0 at the end of the link to 1.

Gene, owner
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 2:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity



Hey there, Chris, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna Ohio which is a suburb of Columbus feel free to call me BZ, grin! I’ve just switched computers recently and created a new dropbox account. I need to send a zip file to a good friend of mine and it’s been a while since I’ve used dropbox so would you mind refreshing my memory as to the procedure for sending someone a dropbox link? Sure enjoy your posts and contributions to the list, have a great day! BZ!





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hey Monte:



I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as
I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial
as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1





Chris Judge









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hi List,



I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity that could help a blind low
vision user become familiar with audacity?



Cheers,



Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

Gene
 

Thank you.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 3:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

You're absolutely right, I stand corrected! I hit ctrl plus r too quickly and wasn't thinking things through totally, grin! You're the list owner and I certainly respect you in your position and appreciate the great information that you pass on to us, Gene. You take care, and have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

You didn't delete it. I'm saying that you replied to a message with another message on a completely different subject and it should have been a new thread.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

Hey there, Gene, I didn't purposely delete the subject thread as I was just trying to reply to Chris's e-mail message. I apologize if the subject thread got deleted. That certainly wasn't my intention Thanks for the information you provided, have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

In a case like this, you should start a new thread with a completely new message and subject line. Don't just delete the subject line of an existing thread. The message will still appear in the archives under the old thread.
I dohn't know what happens if people read messages by thread in their e-mail programs.

To answer your question, be on the file you have uploaded.
Open the context menu.
Find copy Droppbox link and press enter.
The link will be copied to the clkipboard and after a pause, you will here a notification that it has been copied.
Paste it into an e-mail message, I imagine that's how you are sending it.
Chanbge the 0 at the end of the link to 1.

Gene, owner
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 2:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity



Hey there, Chris, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna Ohio which is a suburb of Columbus feel free to call me BZ, grin! I’ve just switched computers recently and created a new dropbox account. I need to send a zip file to a good friend of mine and it’s been a while since I’ve used dropbox so would you mind refreshing my memory as to the procedure for sending someone a dropbox link? Sure enjoy your posts and contributions to the list, have a great day! BZ!





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hey Monte:



I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1





Chris Judge









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hi List,



I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity that could help a blind low vision user become familiar with audacity?



Cheers,



Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

Brian Zolo
 

You're absolutely right, I stand corrected! I hit ctrl plus r too quickly and wasn't thinking things through totally, grin! You're the list owner and I certainly respect you in your position and appreciate the great information that you pass on to us, Gene. You take care, and have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 4:36 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

You didn't delete it. I'm saying that you replied to a message with another message on a completely different subject and it should have been a new thread.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

Hey there, Gene, I didn't purposely delete the subject thread as I was just trying to reply to Chris's e-mail message. I apologize if the subject thread got deleted. That certainly wasn't my intention Thanks for the information you provided, have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

In a case like this, you should start a new thread with a completely new message and subject line. Don't just delete the subject line of an existing thread. The message will still appear in the archives under the old thread.
I dohn't know what happens if people read messages by thread in their e-mail programs.

To answer your question, be on the file you have uploaded.
Open the context menu.
Find copy Droppbox link and press enter.
The link will be copied to the clkipboard and after a pause, you will here a notification that it has been copied.
Paste it into an e-mail message, I imagine that's how you are sending it.
Chanbge the 0 at the end of the link to 1.

Gene, owner
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 2:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity



Hey there, Chris, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna Ohio which is a suburb of Columbus feel free to call me BZ, grin! I’ve just switched computers recently and created a new dropbox account. I need to send a zip file to a good friend of mine and it’s been a while since I’ve used dropbox so would you mind refreshing my memory as to the procedure for sending someone a dropbox link? Sure enjoy your posts and contributions to the list, have a great day! BZ!





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hey Monte:



I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1





Chris Judge









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hi List,



I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity that could help a blind low vision user become familiar with audacity?



Cheers,



Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

Gene
 

You didn't delete it. I'm saying that you replied to a message with another message on a completely different subject and it should have been a new thread.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 3:05 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

Hey there, Gene, I didn't purposely delete the subject thread as I was just trying to reply to Chris's e-mail message. I apologize if the subject thread got deleted. That certainly wasn't my intention Thanks for the information you provided, have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

In a case like this, you should start a new thread with a completely new message and subject line. Don't just delete the subject line of an existing thread. The message will still appear in the archives under the old thread.
I dohn't know what happens if people read messages by thread in their e-mail programs.

To answer your question, be on the file you have uploaded.
Open the context menu.
Find copy Droppbox link and press enter.
The link will be copied to the clkipboard and after a pause, you will here a notification that it has been copied.
Paste it into an e-mail message, I imagine that's how you are sending it.
Chanbge the 0 at the end of the link to 1.

Gene, owner
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 2:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity



Hey there, Chris, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna Ohio which is a suburb of
Columbus feel free to call me BZ, grin! I’ve just switched computers
recently and created a new dropbox account. I need to send a zip file to a
good friend of mine and it’s been a while since I’ve used dropbox so would
you mind refreshing my memory as to the procedure for sending someone a
dropbox link? Sure enjoy your posts and contributions to the list, have a
great day! BZ!





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris
judge
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hey Monte:



I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as
I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial
as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1





Chris Judge









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hi List,



I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity that could help a blind low
vision user become familiar with audacity?



Cheers,



Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, Gene, I didn't purposely delete the subject thread as I was just trying to reply to Chris's e-mail message. I apologize if the subject thread got deleted. That certainly wasn't my intention Thanks for the information you provided, have a great day! BZ!

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:38 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

In a case like this, you should start a new thread with a completely new message and subject line. Don't just delete the subject line of an existing thread. The message will still appear in the archives under the old thread.
I dohn't know what happens if people read messages by thread in their e-mail programs.

To answer your question, be on the file you have uploaded.
Open the context menu.
Find copy Droppbox link and press enter.
The link will be copied to the clkipboard and after a pause, you will here a notification that it has been copied.
Paste it into an e-mail message, I imagine that's how you are sending it.
Chanbge the 0 at the end of the link to 1.

Gene, owner
-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 2:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity



Hey there, Chris, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna Ohio which is a suburb of
Columbus feel free to call me BZ, grin! I’ve just switched computers
recently and created a new dropbox account. I need to send a zip file to a
good friend of mine and it’s been a while since I’ve used dropbox so would
you mind refreshing my memory as to the procedure for sending someone a
dropbox link? Sure enjoy your posts and contributions to the list, have a
great day! BZ!





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris
judge
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hey Monte:



I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as
I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial
as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1





Chris Judge









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte
Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hi List,



I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity that could help a blind low
vision user become familiar with audacity?



Cheers,



Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

Monte Single
 

Hi Chris,

 

Thanks for the link.

I’ll just forward  it to my friend who is   much closer to you than to me, geographicly!

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

 

Hey Monte:

 

I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

 

Hi List,

 

I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity  that could help a blind low vision user become familiar with audacity?

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

Gene
 

In a case like this, you should start a new thread with a completely new message and subject line. Don't just delete the subject line of an existing thread. The message will still appear in the archives under the old thread. I dohn't know what happens if people read messages by thread in their e-mail programs.

To answer your question, be on the file you have uploaded.
Open the context menu.
Find copy Droppbox link and press enter.
The link will be copied to the clkipboard and after a pause, you will here a notification that it has been copied.
Paste it into an e-mail message, I imagine that's how you are sending it. Chanbge the 0 at the end of the link to 1.

Gene, owner

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Zolo
Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2021 2:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity



Hey there, Chris, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna Ohio which is a suburb of Columbus feel free to call me BZ, grin! I’ve just switched computers recently and created a new dropbox account. I need to send a zip file to a good friend of mine and it’s been a while since I’ve used dropbox so would you mind refreshing my memory as to the procedure for sending someone a dropbox link? Sure enjoy your posts and contributions to the list, have a great day! BZ!





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hey Monte:



I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.



https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1





Chris Judge









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity





Hi List,



I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity that could help a blind low vision user become familiar with audacity?



Cheers,



Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, Chris, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna Ohio which is a suburb of Columbus feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’ve just switched computers recently and created a new dropbox account.  I need to send a zip file to a good friend of mine and it’s been a while since I’ve used dropbox so would you mind refreshing my memory as to the procedure for sending someone a dropbox link?  Sure enjoy your posts and contributions to the list, have a great day!  BZ!      

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Sunday, February 7, 2021 2:58 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

 

Hey Monte:

 

I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

 

Hi List,

 

I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity  that could help a blind low vision user become familiar with audacity?

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Re: a friend has the audacity

chris judge
 

Hey Monte:

 

I’m not sure how up to date this is. I’ve never listened to the tutorial as I am currently using other audio editors, but the below link has a tutorial as well as some jaws scripts and such.

Hope it helps.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k5djjb0moepfauo/AADgy-XDqE-BFvd1rNQGFLK3a?dl=1

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: February 7, 2021 1:36 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] a friend has the audacity

 

Hi List,

 

I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity  that could help a blind low vision user become familiar with audacity?

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


a friend has the audacity

Monte Single
 

Hi List,

 

I recently told a friend of mine about audacity.

Do you know of any tutorials for audacity  that could help a blind low vision user become familiar with audacity?

 

Cheers,

 

Monte


Stress test pc

Tomas Janssen <tomasj9687@...>
 

Hi everyone i am looking for a free program to stress test the cpu ram and disks. Etc With kind regard tomas

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone


Re: Printing for my phone

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Roberta, did you grab and install the HP mobile app on your toy? If not,
give that a shot!

If you can't find an HP Mobile app for your toy, then try looking for
Mopria; this is an app I use on My Shiny Android Toys for printing; I'm
certain that any number of HP printers are supported on the Mopria app via a
WI-FI connection. I would hope that the Mopria app is available for
installation on Apple toys.

All the best, I hope the foregoing is somewhat helpful, but don't give up,
there's got to be something that will work for you!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Gene
 

I doubt that such considerations are causing the slowness. As far as a reset is concerned, if you do the reset or whatever it is called from within Windowsw 10, you will get a clean copy of Windows 10. It doesn't matter what the previous operating system was. If you did the restore to factory state, which isn't a Wihndows 10 reset, then you would be back to Windows 8 but that's a completely different procedure and it isn't accessible. You aren't even booted into Windows when you do the factory restore.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 9:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?



Hi Keith,

I’m sorry for my late reply, but I’ve been extremely busy. I wouldn’t perform any reset, refresh, and definitely not a factory reset. The reason I say this is because your PC came with Windows 8. Although, I would definitely check the PC to see what apps are running in the background, what apps are starting on boot up, how many apps are running at the same time, before doing anything to the PC. You could also check how much disk space you have on your PC. You could also check to be for sure you are getting all the necessary updates, as well as drivers, you could also check and delete any apps you might not need or want, in which this could also improve performance on your PC, in which I think that would make a huge difference. Having said all this, I’m thinking you are going to have to perform a defrag on your PC, providing your PC doesn’t have a SSD, and if so, I wouldn’t do a defrag. I know MS has machines set to defrag I think once a month, and this is set as default. Although, some times that isn’t enough, but then again, MS doesn’t know what you will be doing with your PC either, so sometimes we have to defrag more than just once a month, but then again, it really all depends on what you are doing with your PC. Matter of fact, I checked my Windows 7 to see why it is running much faster than my new Windows 10, and I apparently set my Windows 7 to defrag once a week, and that is because I do quite a bit with my Windows 7. I checked my Windows 10, and sure enough, MS has it set as the default to defrag once a month, so I will be changing that as well, as deleting some gremlins that came along with Windows 10. Smile! So you have to also take in to consideration what you are doing with your PC, and only you know that. I noticed you said you are using JAWS as your screen reader, so what version of JAWS are you using? I don’t know how but for some reason, I didn’t increase the speech rate on JAWS when I installed him on Windows 10, so I thought oh my goodness this Windows 10 is just to slow, so it finally dawned on me to increase JAWS speech rate, and my Laptop seems to be running faster now! LOL! Stupidity on my part! So as you can see, you do have several different options in order to improve performance on your PC, but it all depends on how much time and effort you might want to put in to it. I definitely think it is well worth putting time and effort in to it, but that is up to you. You could also call ms if you want to, and explain to them the problems you are having, and see what they will say. MS can also log in to your PC, and chances are they can tell what the problem is, and tell you what to do about it, or they can do it for you. If you are interested in calling them, I can give you their phone number providing you are in the US, so just let me know. Keith don’t give up, because like I said you do have several different options here.



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 9:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







No clue. I did not get jaws until they bought window eyes/gwmicro and I installed jaws on the windows 10 computer. the computer came with windows 8 and I knew that I would be updating it to windows 10 and also knew that window eyes (at it's last version) did not work on windows 10 OS.







Keith



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



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 8:16 AM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Hi Keith,

Did the Laptop start slowing down right after your cousin installed Windows 10, or was it sometime later, like maybe some months or maybe a year later? I ask these questions because the more information you can provide to us, the more we can pinpoint the problem. As, I know this can be quite annoying, having a slow PC!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 9:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







I've had the laptop with windows 10 on it for 2 to 3 years. It originally came with windows 8 and my cousin ran the free upgrade to windows 10 (took about 8 hours for the download and installation so I left it with him and he got it back a couple of days later.



It's an HP laptop.







Keith



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



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:10 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Keith,

How long have you had Windows 10? Do you have a Desktop or Laptop? I really don’t think JAWS can slow down a PC though. Although, JAWS can be a little flaky sometimes, but I just don’t think we can hold JAWS responsible for this one! Smile! There has to be something else that is slowing down your PC. I’m hopeing when I finally remove the bloatware from my Windows Laptop, it will pick up some spead! Oh what I would give to have Windows XP again, as I loved that XP. I know the days of Windows XP is long gone!



Janet





From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system. he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes user. I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it. I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.







Shrug. Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.







Keith



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



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning! LOL! As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background. Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance. That’s just my personal opinion though. I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely 3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012. Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is! Smile! As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10. You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10. I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window! Smile!





Janet



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system? I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck. I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder. opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.











thanks



3



Keith



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



From: Janet



To: main@TechTalk.groups.io



Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM



Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?







Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating! Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions. I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning! From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings. I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process. I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though. I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.





Janet









From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?





Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim


Re: Help with C-Cleaner

Mike B.
 

When you run the disk cleanup utility are you checking the checkboxes that come up after the analyzing scan tells you how much space the utility can free up?  Here are the options I have to choose to delete or not on my Windows 7 computer:

Downloaded Program Files 0 bytes checked

Temporary Internet Files 0 bytes
 
Recycle Bin 12.0 KB
 
Service Pack Backup Files 0 bytes
 
System error memory dump files 10.3 MB
 
Temporary files 83.9 KB
 
Thumbnails 3.29 KB
 
Per user archived Windows Error Rep... 39.6 KB
 
System queued Windows Error Reporti... 12.0 MB
 
There is a command that you can run that will bring up several more options to choose from that I can post if you would like.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 2:26 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

I am running out of space on my Dell Latitude laptop running windows 7, and disk cleanup is not sufficient at all.  Could someone please give me instructions on how to use C-Cleaner and where to find it?

 

I did read an article on the internet about things that can be deleted during disk cleanup such as windows update cleanup and system archived windows error reporting, but I have never seen these when doing disk cleanup on my windows 7.  Thank you very much for any assistance.

 

Veronica


Re: Help with C-Cleaner

Janet
 

Hi Veronica,
I have used Seagate very successfully, I have also used Western Digital successfully, and I've been using both of them for at least 14 years, and so far, so good! Smile! You should definitely backup regularly because if you don't, you can lose all your files and folders, as well as Books, Movies, music, like I did some years ago, and I sure kicked myself for that, but then again, I learned the trick is to back up! Smile!

Janet
Janet ve , ,

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 7:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

What is a good brand for an external hard drive? No, I am not backing
things up. I know I should, but I am not certain as to how to perform the
task.

Veronica

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 6:08 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner

You may save enough space to solve the problem for a time, but you need an
external hard drive to store material on to really free up a meaningful
amount of space. Also, are you backing things up?

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Veronica Kirk
Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2021 4:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Help with C-Cleaner



I am running out of space on my Dell Latitude laptop running windows 7, and
disk cleanup is not sufficient at all. Could someone please give me
instructions on how to use C-Cleaner and where to find it?



I did read an article on the internet about things that can be deleted
during disk cleanup such as windows update cleanup and system archived
windows error reporting, but I have never seen these when doing disk cleanup

on my windows 7. Thank you very much for any assistance.



Veronica


Re: can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

Janet
 

Hi Keith,

I’m sorry for my late reply, but I’ve been extremely busy.  I wouldn’t perform any reset, refresh, and definitely not a factory reset.  The reason I say this is because your PC came with Windows 8.  Although, I would definitely check the PC to see what apps are running in the background, what apps are starting on boot up, how many apps are running at the same time, before doing anything to the PC.  You could also check how much disk space you have on your PC.  You could also check to be for sure you are getting all the necessary updates, as well as drivers, you could also check and delete any apps you might not need or want, in which this could also improve performance on your PC, in which I think that would make a huge difference.  Having said all this, I’m thinking you are going to have to perform a defrag on your PC, providing your PC doesn’t have a SSD, and if so, I wouldn’t do a defrag.  I know MS has machines set to defrag I think once a month, and this is set as default.  Although, some times that isn’t enough, but then again, MS doesn’t know what you will be doing with your PC either, so sometimes we have to defrag more than just once a month, but then again, it really all depends on what you are doing with your PC.  Matter of fact, I checked my Windows 7 to see why it is running much faster than my new Windows 10, and I apparently set my Windows 7 to defrag once a week, and that is because I do quite a bit with my Windows 7.  I checked my Windows 10, and sure enough, MS has it set as the default to defrag once a month, so I will be changing that as well, as deleting some gremlins that came along with Windows 10. Smile!  So you have to also take in to consideration what you are doing with your PC, and only you know that.  I noticed you said you are using JAWS as your screen reader, so what version of JAWS are you using?  I don’t know how but for some reason, I didn’t increase the speech rate on JAWS when I installed him on Windows 10, so I thought oh my goodness this Windows 10 is just to slow, so it finally dawned on me to increase JAWS speech rate, and my Laptop seems to be running faster now!  LOL!  Stupidity on my part!  So as you can see, you do have several different options in order to improve performance on your PC, but it all depends on how much time and  effort you might want to put in to it.  I definitely think it is well worth putting time and effort in to it, but that is up to you.  You could also call ms if you want to, and explain to them the problems you are having, and see what they will say.  MS can also log in to your PC, and chances are they can tell what the problem is, and tell you what to do about it, or they can do it for you.  If you are interested  in calling them, I can give you their phone number providing you are in the US, so just let me know.  Keith don’t give up, because like I said you do have several different options here. 

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 9:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

No clue. I did not get jaws until they bought window eyes/gwmicro and I installed jaws on the windows 10 computer.  the computer came with windows 8 and I knew that I would be updating it to windows 10 and also knew that window eyes (at it's last version) did not work on windows 10  OS.

 

Keith

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

From: Janet

Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 8:16 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Keith,

Did the Laptop start slowing down right after your cousin installed Windows 10, or was it sometime later, like maybe some months or maybe a year later?   I ask these questions because the more information you can provide to us, the more we can pinpoint the problem.  As, I know this can be quite annoying, having a slow PC!     

 

Janet

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 9:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

I've had the laptop with windows 10 on it for 2 to 3 years.  It originally came with   windows 8 and my cousin ran the free upgrade to windows 10 (took about 8 hours for the download and installation so I left it with him and he got it back a couple  of days later.

 It's an HP laptop.

 

Keith

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

From: Janet

Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 3:10 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Keith,

How long have you had Windows 10? Do you have a Desktop or Laptop? I really don’t think JAWS can slow down a PC though.  Although, JAWS can be a little flaky sometimes, but I just don’t think we can hold JAWS responsible for this one!  Smile!  There has to be something else that is slowing down your PC. I’m hopeing when I finally remove the bloatware from my Windows Laptop, it will pick up some spead!  Oh what I would give to have Windows XP again, as I loved that XP.  I know the days of Windows XP is long gone! 

 

Janet  

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2021 9:58 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

I've had a computer guy take a look at it and he said that besides some HP proprietary software required to run the actual computer , I don't have any bloat ware running on my system.  he is not familiar with screen readers but he said that jaws might  be the cause of the slow down. And yes, I to am trying to learn windows 10 and also jaws as I am a former window eyes  user.  I still run a laptop with xp and window eyes and it is a heck of a lot faster than my "new" laptop with jaws and win 10 on it.   I don't do any emailing or shopping on it, but I like the smoothness and the response and speed of the window eyes and xp experience on the older computer.

 

Shrug.  Needless to say, a lot of the internet and what not is cut off from me because of the xp machine not being able to load most websites but hey, I prefer getting things typed out on my xp wordpad rather than typing a line of text on the win 10 comptuer and then having to wait  for either jaws or win 10 to catch up and actually speak the line I just typed.

 

Keith 

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

From: Janet

Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 6:49 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Keith,

I’m not very familiar with Windows 10, but I’m learning!  LOL!  As far as your pc running that slow, I would definitely check to see what apps might be running in the background.  Slow computers are often caused by too many programs running simultaneously, taking up processing power and reducing the PC's performance.  That’s just my personal opinion though.  I don’t know if you are running a Desktop or Laptop like I am or not, but even though, I’ve had my new Laptop barely  3 weeks, and I haven’t worked on it much this past week, my Laptop appears to be much slower than my old Windows 7, and I’ve had Windows 7 since 2012.  Although, I’m sure my slowness of my new Laptop is caused by a lot of bloatware that came with Windows 10 as well as the updates, I know I need to get rid of, or at least I hope that’s all it is!  Smile!  As far as using the Reset option, from my understanding, the reset feature is a repair tool in Windows 10.  You can use that, and you can choose what you want to keep, and after the repair, that will reinstall a fresh copy of Windows 10.  I hope this helps a little, as I just can’t stand a sluggish pc, I would rather throw it out the Window!  Smile! 

 

 

Janet

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith S
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

does this resetting reinstall windows completely, (aka download a new copy of windows from the Microsoft servers and install it on your system?  I upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 when MS was offering the free update and my system is is as slow as heck.  I have the proper amount of ram and cpu speed on my laptop to handle windows 10 and jaws, but the computer is very "laggy" and simple things like opening a folder can take up to 2 minutes to complete and allow access to the files in the folder.  opening programs is the same way, even functions taht are part of windows are slow to open and respond.

 

 

thanks

 3

Keith

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

From: Janet

Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:05 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi Jim,

I’m sorry you’re still having this problem, as this can be quite frustorating!  Jim, if we had an idea is to what MS has already done on your PC, we could at least alimanate some suggestions.  I could say you could use the reset feature, in which you would have the option to save your files or remove them, and a fresh Windows would download, but then again, some of your files could be causing you from downloading, so we don’t know if that would help. I’m not really too familiar with Windows Ten, but I’m learning!  From my understanding, if you reset your PC and keep files,

This reset option will reinstall Windows 10 and keeps your personal files, such as photos, music, videos or personal files. However, it will remove apps and drivers you installed, and also removes the changes you made to the settings.   I think using the reset option, it can take maybe two or three hours, if you decide to keep your files during the reset process.  I also think third-party software, system file corruption, system settings changes, or malware should be fixed by resetting your PC though.  I hope at least this gives you something to think about, if MS hasn’t already done this.   

 

 

Janet

 

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:28 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] can a blind person set up a computer without sighted help?? and with the problems I am having, would it help?

 

Hi all, my computer won’t update, and hasn’t in months. Microsoft has tried to fix the problem and they say they can’t fix the problem. So what if I reset this computer to factory settings, would it eliminate problems like this? I of course would have to store the programs I have now, but that can be done. Anyway, I need your thoughts. I am running windows ten and jaws 18, because I can’t install 2019, or 2020. Jim

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