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Re: automatically announcing header cells in excel

Mike B.
 


While in a spreadsheet if you press, Insert + V, to open quick settings there should be settings for this.  Or, while in a spreadsheet press, Insert + 6, on the number row above the main keyboard to open the Settings Center for this application and there are settings here as well.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 8:44 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] automatically announcing header cells in excel

Hi all,

So when using Jaws, is there a way to make it say the name of the cell,
E.G, name, telephone when moving through a spreadsheet? I used to
memorize smaller sheets, but that is far from a good stratigy.






jaws updates

Keith S
 

How much do jaws updates cost once your upgrade "credits" if you will are out?
 
Thanks
 
Keith


Well I Got A Keurig For A Christmas Present: What Next?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

Sorry for the somewhat humorous subject line, but here's the deal. I got a Kuerig (fancy new-fangled in vogue coffee machine/maker/whatever) for Christmas.  I have had a few sighted people try to instruct me as to its usage over the phone.  Well I assembled the little staff or what you may call it into the area where the water is poured, put the pod in, put the water in the little compartment, pressed what I believe is the proper sequence of buttons to brew a large 16 ounce cup of coffee and 4 out of 5 times, nothing happens.  Eventually, if I persist, I get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

What could be going wrong?  If anyone has this type of device, please advise the proper sequence of key presses or what other things a clind person might need to understand about the operation of this device.

Thanks in advance for help.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


automatically announcing header cells in excel

enes sarıbaş
 

Hi all,

So when using Jaws, is there a way to make it say the name of the cell, E.G, name, telephone when moving through a spreadsheet? I used to memorize smaller sheets, but that is far from a good stratigy.


Re: JAWS Skip Blank Lines

Mike B.
 


Hi Joe,
 
You can try this just to see if it helps.  Hold down the, Insert key, then press the, spacebar, to activate the layered keystroke feature then press the letter, Z.  This will temporarily bypass
your settings and put Jaws into it's factory default settings mode.  See if Jaws reads any better and if it does a setting change is the culprit. 
This keystroke is a toggle so, press the key combination sequence again to go back
to your personal settings.
 

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Orozco
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] JAWS Skip Blank Lines

Yeah, that's strange. The setting is properly set to skipping blank
lines, but for this application at least, it doesn't seem to make a
difference. But, JAWS 2021 has been hit or miss for me. It stalls at
random points and experiences more hiccups than I've seen in a while.
Not true for 2020. Thanks for the tip though, and if you have any
other suggestions, I'm all ears. Take it easy.--Joe

On 12/24/20, Mike B <mb69mach1@...> wrote:
> Hi Joe,
>
> Open the Settings Center with, Insert + 6, on the number row while in the
> application you want to do this with
> Type, blank, into the Search field and wait a few seconds for the list to
> populate and make your choice from the results.
> Now apply and okay your're way out to save and close the Settings Center.
>
> If you want to do this in all applications press, Insert + 6, on the number
>
> row then press, control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all
> applications.
> Type, blank, into the Search field and wait a few seconds for the list to
> populate and make your choice from the results.
> Now apply and okay your're way out to save and close the Settings Center.
>
> Stay safe and take care.  Mike.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe Orozco
> To: main@techtalk.groups.io
> Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:52 PM
> Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Skip Blank Lines
>
>
> Hi, does anyone know what setting we would use to tell JAWS to ignore
> blank lines when using CTRL plus arrows to read by paragraph?
> Currently, I’ll hear JAWS announce the blank lines if there are two
> line breaks. I think this problem may only be an issue in 2021, and it
> is only manifesting itself in EdSharp. I haven’t noticed this anywhere
> else. Any ideas would be appreciaited. To clarify, I want to be able
> to jump by paragraph by using the standard CTRL Up and Down arrows.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Joe
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>





Re: JAWS Skip Blank Lines

Joe Orozco
 

Yeah, that's strange. The setting is properly set to skipping blank
lines, but for this application at least, it doesn't seem to make a
difference. But, JAWS 2021 has been hit or miss for me. It stalls at
random points and experiences more hiccups than I've seen in a while.
Not true for 2020. Thanks for the tip though, and if you have any
other suggestions, I'm all ears. Take it easy.--Joe

On 12/24/20, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:
Hi Joe,

Open the Settings Center with, Insert + 6, on the number row while in the
application you want to do this with
Type, blank, into the Search field and wait a few seconds for the list to
populate and make your choice from the results.
Now apply and okay your're way out to save and close the Settings Center.

If you want to do this in all applications press, Insert + 6, on the number

row then press, control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all
applications.
Type, blank, into the Search field and wait a few seconds for the list to
populate and make your choice from the results.
Now apply and okay your're way out to save and close the Settings Center.

Stay safe and take care. Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Orozco
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:52 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Skip Blank Lines


Hi, does anyone know what setting we would use to tell JAWS to ignore
blank lines when using CTRL plus arrows to read by paragraph?
Currently, I’ll hear JAWS announce the blank lines if there are two
line breaks. I think this problem may only be an issue in 2021, and it
is only manifesting itself in EdSharp. I haven’t noticed this anywhere
else. Any ideas would be appreciaited. To clarify, I want to be able
to jump by paragraph by using the standard CTRL Up and Down arrows.

Thanks,

Joe










Re: accessibility of tiger software sweet?

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Oh, I feel old, ancient of days. Back in the day, and he is still living as far as I know, there was a physicist who is blind who taught for many, many years at the University of Oregon. John Gardner was and is a close colleague of Dr. Norman Coombs formally of Rochester and professor emeritus of RIT. Dr. Gardner began dipping his fingers into the technology pot long about the middle 90s. He designed a math program or two, and decided to go into business. His sons grew up and formed two companies, View Plus and IRIE-AT. They and their father wanted to make braille embossers affordable for ordinary blind users. They knew that whatever they designed, it had to be accessible to the blind user. If it hadn't been, I'm sure their dad would have had a good deal to say about it.

Thus was born the Tiger Suite software and the line of embossers by View Plus. You have no need of Braille Blaster you just install the Tiger suite and it becomes part of Word. You can emboss directly from Word without going to Duxbury or anything else. <throwing up one's hands in total exasperation> Yes, by God it's accessible! There isn't a finer line of embossers in the field! Go, get thee to View Plus and order your Braille Buddy! Have fun!

They're great folks. They donated one of their embossers to a school in India and it was my privilege to both learn how to use it, and escort the thing all the way to Bangalore!

Someday, when my ship comes in, I'm going to invest in one of their embossers. At the moment my needs are being met, but should the time come, View Plus is where I'd go.

Ann P.


Original message:

hi,
Is tiger software sweet the software used by the tiger braille embossers along with Microsoft word is it accessible with screen readers such as JAWS, or NVDA? I am considering saving money and getting the basic configuration of the braille buddy embosser. But first I would like to know if the tiger software suite is accessible or not. I would probably just be using it with braille blaster, perky duck, and perhaps Microsoft office once I buy the home version.

--
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Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Re: Windows 10, Run UserCommand?

Gene
 

As I say from time to time, if people would explain what they want to do as well as ask how to do something, they would get faster and better help. Now that we know what you want to do, we can discuss a much better way to do it. Create a short cut command.
The following is the procedure for Windows 7. it is probably the same for Windows 10.
Move to the item on the desktop.
Issue the command alt enter to open the properties of the icon.
Hold alt while you type enter.
tab until you get to an item that says short cut key. Any letter or number key you press will be the short cut key. Don't do anything else in the field. Tab to the ok button and press enter.
From now on, if you use the command control alt and the key you pressed, the program will open. It will open almost anywhere you are. In other words, you don't have to be on the desktop to use the command.
If you start running out of keys you want to use, instead of just pressing one when you create a command, press and holdd control shift and press a key. Using control shift gives you a whole new series of commands you can create, as many as the control alt series.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: John Sanfilippo
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2020 6:17 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Windows 10, Run UserCommand?

Well, for instance Right now I have a shortcut to Google Drive on my desktop, but I'd far rather press win r, then type gDrive. or be able to us gDrive as a path in a copy command.
Same for iCloud Drive. Then there are one or two python scripts I'd like to run the same way.

I hope this is clear.

Where could I read up on this?


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Monte Single
 

Hi Josh,

I am not familiar with the current line of a m d processors,  but they were all I used till a few years ago.My impression is that a m d processors  are now a better choice, dollar for dollar, than an intel.

 

Of course some will disagree.

 

It sounds like a great machine unless you intend to  do serious gaming and video editing.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: December 25, 2020 6:39 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

 

speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM, with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Josh Kennedy
 

speaking of LENOVO laptops, I am thinking of getting the following laptop. A LENOVO, with 256 GB solid-state NVME Drive., and I'm sorry if I posted this before I don't remember if I did, I amD RYZEN5 processor, eight gigs of RAM, with this configuration of computer work good with JAWS?


accessibility of tiger software sweet?

Josh Kennedy
 

hi,

Is tiger software sweet the software used by the tiger braille embossers along with Microsoft word is it accessible with screen readers such as JAWS, or NVDA? I am considering saving money and getting the basic configuration of the braille buddy embosser. But first I would like to know if the tiger software suite is accessible or not. I would probably just be using it with braille blaster, perky duck, and perhaps Microsoft office once I buy the home version.


Re: Windows 10, Run UserCommand?

John Sanfilippo
 
Edited

Well, for instance, Right now I have  a shortcut to Google Drive on my desktop, but I'd far rather press win r, then type gDrive. or be able to use gDrive as a path in a copy command.
 Same for iCloud Drive. Then there are one or two python scripts I'd like to run the same way.

I hope this is clear.

Where could I read up on this?


Re: JAWS Skip Blank Lines

Mike B.
 


Hi Joe,
 
Open the Settings Center with, Insert + 6, on the number row while in the application you want to do this with
Type, blank, into the Search field and wait a few seconds for the list to populate and make your choice from the results.
Now apply and okay your're way out to save and close the Settings Center.
 
If you want to do this in all applications press, Insert + 6, on the number row then press, control, shift + D, to open Settings Center default all applications.
Type, blank, into the Search field and wait a few seconds for the list to populate and make your choice from the results.
Now apply and okay your're way out to save and close the Settings Center.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Orozco
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:52 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] JAWS Skip Blank Lines

Hi, does anyone know what setting we would use to tell JAWS to ignore
blank lines when using CTRL plus arrows to read by paragraph?
Currently, I’ll hear JAWS announce the blank lines if there are two
line breaks. I think this problem may only be an issue in 2021, and it
is only manifesting itself in EdSharp. I haven’t noticed this anywhere
else. Any ideas would be appreciaited. To clarify, I want to be able
to jump by paragraph by using the standard CTRL Up and Down arrows.

Thanks,

Joe





Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet
 

HI Marten,
Thank you for this, but I don't even know if Windows 10 is already installed, although, I don't think so. The person who helped me online with this, said Windows is already installed. I don't know the Lenovo key on the keyboard in which I think I might need. I don't know the product key number either. LOL! I don't know if Narrator will walk me through all the steps or not though. I don't know if this was a good idea buying this Laptop either. Thank you anyway. I greatly appreciate it.

Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marten Post Uiterweer
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:12 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten


On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan 06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now! LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.






Re: Windows 10, Run UserCommand?

Gene
 

You could do it but just what do you want to do? Doing this requires what is called a full path statement if the run dialog isn't preprogrammed to look in certain places to open something. If you type notepad in the run dialog, it is preprogrammed to look in the folder containing the notepad.exe file.

How do you want to use the run dialog? While you can create commands like this, there are so many ways to run things in Windows that you may be overlooking other much easier ones.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: John Sanfilippo
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Windows 10, Run UserCommand?

Hello all,

Right now on Windows 10, 2004, we can open the Windows Run command and
type commands like:

documents

downloads

dropbox

and windows will open the user documents folder, or the downloads
folder, or the dropbox app.

There are probably many more things just like that.

My question is:

Can users design their own commands which work exactly the same way?

I know about batch files, but I decidedly do not mean to use those.

How would one learn how to do this, if indeed such user commands are
possible to implement?

Thanks in advance.

John Sanfilippo


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- JS o m -


JAWS Skip Blank Lines

Joe Orozco
 

Hi, does anyone know what setting we would use to tell JAWS to ignore
blank lines when using CTRL plus arrows to read by paragraph?
Currently, I’ll hear JAWS announce the blank lines if there are two
line breaks. I think this problem may only be an issue in 2021, and it
is only manifesting itself in EdSharp. I haven’t noticed this anywhere
else. Any ideas would be appreciaited. To clarify, I want to be able
to jump by paragraph by using the standard CTRL Up and Down arrows.

Thanks,

Joe


Windows 10, Run UserCommand?

John Sanfilippo
 

Hello all,

Right now on Windows 10, 2004, we can open the Windows Run command and type commands like:

documents

downloads

dropbox

and windows will open the user documents folder, or the downloads folder, or the dropbox app.

There are probably many more things just like that.

My question is:

Can users design their own commands which work exactly the same way?

I know about batch files, but I decidedly do not mean to use those.

How would one learn how to do this, if indeed such user commands are possible to implement?

Thanks in advance.

John Sanfilippo


--
- JS o m -


Re: New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Marten Post Uiterweer
 

Janet" ,

You can cturn on Narrator with ctrl-win-enter, but I am not sure with
wat screen the Lenovo will start.

You can try to start the laptop and after a while press this shortkey.

It can also be, that the laptop will ask to install windows and in this
case I am not sure if Narrator is working.

Regards, Marten

On Thu, 24 Dec 2020 22:59:39 +0000 "Janet" <janet.harvard@outlook.com> wrote:

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan 06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now! LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.






New Lenovo IdeaPad Help Please.

Janet
 

Hi Everyone,
Well, I thought I wasn't going to receive my new Lenovo IdeaPad until Jan 06-2021, but I just received it, and I don't know what to do with it now! LOL! I do know it might take me sometime to learn the keys, as some of them are long and some of them are wide, and the keys are a little larger than what I am used to. The keys are also close to each other. Any suggestions how to get started with this, meaning I need some speech, or there isn't any point in me even turning it on! LOL! Someone mentioned to turn on Narrator, but I don't remember how to turn it on.

Janet

Peace Be With You.


Re: Lenovo Laptops.

Janet
 

Pam,
I've been doing some research on these Lenovo Thinkpads, and Lenovo Ideapads, and there is a difference. The Lenovo Thinkpad is more for business and more powerful, and last longer than the Lenovo IdeaPads. But, it seems like every site gives a different view, so if I'm wrong, don't hold it against me, as I am still just trying to learn about the Lenovo's. I just thought you might want to know this for future references, and because you have the Lenovo Thinkpad, so it sounds like you have a pretty nice Laptop, just from the little I have read about the Lenovo's.



Janet

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 7:00 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

It's a laptop; that's what they called it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Janet
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Pam,
Forget the last message I sent asking you what kind of PC you are using now,
because I just seen this message, in which answers my question. Although,
what is a Lenovo Thinkpad?

Janet
-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 6:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

I didn't know that. But the computer I am using, at the moment, is a Lenovo
Thinkpad. Yes, when I bought it, the Lenovo laptop computers were still
called thinkpads. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Janet, as I understand it, Lenovo is a Chinese division of
IBM>

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Janet
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:41 PM
To: 'main@TechTalk.groups.io' <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] Lenovo Laptops.

Hi Everyone,
I just want to thank those who said they have a Lenovo, as I
never heard of them. So, by the few people who did let me
know their experience with Lenovo, makes me feel more
comfortable, as this is the first time I even heard of
Lenovo Laptops. This also gives me more confidence.
Thank you again.

Janet

Peace Be With You.














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