Date   

Re: Kindle for pc does not open a book

Bharat
 

if you have the latest version of Kindle with the latest versions of
JAWS even the normal version of kindle is now usable with JAWS & can
read out everything on screen.

On 1/16/21, Gene <gsasner@gmail.com> wrote:
If you are saying that Kindle behaved as you described, you restored the
machine, and that didn't solve the probem that's different than the wording

of your first message. Your first message made it sound as though you
restored the machine and then Kindle started not working correctly. That is

an important difference. I don't have an opinion on whether you should or
shouldn't have tried a system restore. But the [possible solutions
available are different to correct the Kindle problem. Originally, I had
thought that undoing the restore might have solved the problem. Now that I

know that the problem started before you restored the machine, I know that
undoing the restore won't help. The only solution I can suggest is to try
reinstalling Kindle but others will have to discuss where to get the proper

version.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Fanus
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kindle for pc does not open a book

Hello Gene
Maybe out of stupidity but I restored the machine because all of a sudden
Kindle behaved as I described. My problem is now that I do not have the
Kindle with accessibility version because I installed a SSD drive a few
months ago and I did not keep a backup. I seem not to be able to find that
Kindle version, so is the usual Kindle program OK for us?
Regards
Fanus


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Kindle for pc does not open a book

You may have to reinstal it. I don't know why you restored your machine
but

undoing the restore may solve the problem as well but then you would lose
the point of the restoration. As to which, if either, you should try first
with more chance of success, I don't know. If you want to keep the
benefits

of the restore operation, try installing the program again.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Fanus
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Kindle for pc does not open a book

Hello list
I had to restore my pc to a previous restore point and now Kindle does not
open books. When I press enter on the name or when I use the open item in
the file menu Kindle closes and returns me to the desktop. Is there a
solution or does Kindle not run on Windows 10 anymore?
Regards
Fanus





















Re: I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

Steve Matzura
 

No, it's not hard to learn. Yes, there are tutorials made by Joseph Lee himself. I highly recommend this course, available for $52 U.S., all of which goes to support the very worthwhile NVDA project and will teach you everything you need to know about using NVDA, and then some.



Re: my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Steve Matzura
 

I think his use of the word abacus was to indicate that he perceives it to be an outdated dinosaur. What I'd recommend is to back up the system drive and try a clean install of 20H2. If that doesn't work, just restore the old one and think of something else to try.


On 1/16/2021 3:01 PM, Gerald Levy via groups.io wrote:


Jim, can you provide us with more information about your **** computer?  I am not familiar with the Abacus brand.  Is your computer a laptop or desktop?  How much RAM and what kind of processor does it have?  When and where did you buy it, and which version of Windows 10 was originally installed on it when you bought it? Have you been able to install any cumulative or feature updates on it since then? And is Windows Security being updated with the latest database definitions?  Maybe someone on this list can guide you in the right direction if you give us more information.


Gerald


 

On 1/16/2021 2:29 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all,For several months, I have tried to get my computer to update from windows 1909 to the current version. Microsoft has tried several times to update it, but they can’t do it. They put a repair tool in an it did no good. They tried installing the current version but that failed as well. So, I have a computer that will not install any updates, security or otherwise. Jaws will not update as well. I am authorized to version 2020, but I can only go to 2018. I am out of warrantee on this abacus computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fixthuis**** computer? Smile. Jim.


Re: I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard tolearn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

Gene
 

Your comparison may be correct when comparing the JAWS cursor to the screen review function in NVDA. I haven't used JAWS for years. But there is another way to review content, object navigation. I'm not sure where you can find the best material to learn it. To understand it, I think a lot of people need some sort of good tutorial. It may make up for all or most of the deficiency that may exist in screen review.

Also, depending on how people use their computers, you may or may not benefit from knowing object navigation.

And there is a third way of reviewing the screen, or to be accurate, reviewing an object whichisn't the same thing but you may find it similar to reviewing the screen in some or many instances. Using the desktop keyboard layout, which is the default, moving with the numpad is as follows:
with the numlock off, 7, 8, ande 9, do the following, ;previous line, current line, next line.
4, 5, 6, previous word, current word, next word.
1, 2, 3, previous carachter, current carachter, next carachter.

As I said, I don't have Windows 10, but this method may allow some of the review that may no longer be available in screen review.

But as I said, a lot of what anyone does with a computer involves Windows and program commands.

Gene

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 5:50 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard tolearn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim



The only thing I do not like for NVDA is their OCR is not that good. So it is better if one uses jaws. Also, the review cursor could be better so I use jaws if I need to use jaws to pc cursor for an action. You do not use insert keys like one does with jaws if your using the mom pad. So say you want to read a file from where you left off, you would do insert down arrow instead of insert 2 like one does with jaws. You will be using the insert keys with the arrows. If you want to see which application is loaded with insert q, you will be telling NVDA to unload the program. So it is little differences. So after a few days it will not be so trying. For some reason, NVDA has issues with imbedded links an e-mails and it will not click on them so I usually select the link and run the dialogue and paste the link.If you want to start using NVDA from jaws, try using both on your pc and start out with certain tasks like reading a book or checking e-mail. When you get used to those tasks, try using it online and navigate web sites. There really does not seem to have much differences but, that is where I found the review cursor was lacking unlike the jaws to pc cursor and discovered their OCR had some issues unlike jaws OCR. Cheers Heather



Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard tolearn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim





I don't know how you use your computer. A lot of what you do will be the

same because a lot of what you do is using program and Windows commands.

Some commands, such as read title bar, are the same. Web page navigation

commands are just about identical.



There is a page for those beginning to use NVDA who now use JAWS.

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA

There is training material available from NVDA that you can pay for. There

is other material done by users. I don't follow that subject enough to

discuss it much. I suspect, though I don't know this, that some training

material is discussed on the transition page I'm sending the link for.

Whatever the case, if you do a Google search for NVDA training material, you

will find resources.



Gene

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

From: Jim Rawls

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:33 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to

learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim


Re: my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

Did you try to use the Windows Upgrade assistant?

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Hi Jim.  Much as I hate to recommend a clean install, I think that this would be an appropriate action in your case.  I think your windows installation currently has some incurable issues that only a clean install can resolve.  Mind you, this is what I hope to be the case though because problems like this may also be caused by hardware issues.  But take the clean install option first and see how it will help.  Sorry to be a bearer of such bad news.  Cheers!

On 17/1/2021 3:29 am, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all,For several months, I have tried to get my computer to update from windows 1909 to the current version. Microsoft has tried several times to update it, but they can’t do it. They put a repair tool in an it did no good. They tried installing the current version but that failed as well. So, I have a computer that will not install any updates, security or otherwise. Jaws will not update as well. I am authorized to version 2020, but I can only go to 2018. I am out of warrantee on this abacus computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fixthuis**** computer? Smile. Jim.


Re: I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard tolearn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

heather albright
 

The only thing I do not like for NVDA is their OCR is not that good. So it is better if one uses jaws. Also, the review cursor could be better so I use jaws if I need to use jaws to pc cursor for an action. You do not use insert keys like one does with jaws if your using the mom pad. So say you want to read a file from where you left off, you would do insert down arrow instead of insert 2 like one does with jaws. You will be using the insert keys with the arrows. If you want to see which application is loaded with insert q, you will be telling NVDA to unload the program. So it is little differences. So after a few days it will not be so trying. For some reason, NVDA has issues with imbedded  links an e-mails and it will not click on them so I usually select the link and run the dialogue and paste the link.If you want to start using NVDA from jaws, try using both on your pc and start out with certain tasks like reading a book or checking e-mail. When you get used to those tasks, try using it online and navigate web sites. There really does not seem to have much differences but, that is where I found the review cursor was lacking unlike the jaws to pc cursor and discovered their OCR had some issues unlike jaws OCR. Cheers Heather   

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard tolearn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

 

I don't know how you use your computer.  A lot of what you do will be the

same because a lot of what you do is using program and Windows commands.

Some commands, such as read title bar, are the same.  Web page navigation

commands are just about identical.

 

There is a page for those beginning to use NVDA who now use JAWS.

https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA

There is training material available from NVDA that you can pay for.  There

is other material done by users.  I don't follow that subject enough to

discuss it much.  I suspect, though I don't know this, that some training

material is discussed on the transition page I'm sending the link for.

Whatever the case, if you do a Google search for NVDA training material, you

will find resources.

 

Gene

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

From: Jim Rawls

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:33 PM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to

learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi Jim.  Much as I hate to recommend a clean install, I think that this would be an appropriate action in your case.  I think your windows installation currently has some incurable issues that only a clean install can resolve.  Mind you, this is what I hope to be the case though because problems like this may also be caused by hardware issues.  But take the clean install option first and see how it will help.  Sorry to be a bearer of such bad news.  Cheers!

On 17/1/2021 3:29 am, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all,For several months, I have tried to get my computer to update from windows 1909 to the current version. Microsoft has tried several times to update it, but they can’t do it. They put a repair tool in an it did no good. They tried installing the current version but that failed as well. So, I have a computer that will not install any updates, security or otherwise. Jaws will not update as well. I am authorized to version 2020, but I can only go to 2018. I am out of warrantee on this abacus computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fixthuis**** computer? Smile. Jim.


Re: longevity of braille printers?

DAVID GLOBE
 

I love my braille printer, and I think the reason I like it so much, is that I only use it when I need to have items with me for a meeting.  Yes, they are noizy, and yes they can create dust, but when you need to print something for yourself or other blind people, it's nice to have the abillity to do so.

David

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jaffar Sidek
Sent: January 16, 2021 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] longevity of braille printers?

 

Hi.  Just as a point of interest, how do you brave gals and guys live with braille embossers in your homes?  They are noisy beasts you know, and i don't think I can take the noise levels when they are embossing braille in my sitting room.  Perhaps the newer embossers are quieter, but oh my sainted aunt! those oldies do certain cause a racket.  Cheers!

On 17/1/2021 1:56 am, Donald L. Roberts wrote:

Josh and other interested persons,

 

My Juliet Classic purchased in 1994 is still going strong.  The funny thing is that I purchased it used for $1500 1994 dollars.  It is so old that I have to use it with a USB to parallel adapter.

 

Don Roberts

 

 

 

On 1/16/2021 8:11 AM, Monte Single wrote:

That’s a pretty big question.

If the printer is being used for personal use, it could last for many many years.

As with all electronics,  keep it cool, dry and dust free.

I worked for a school board and one of it’s embossers, a  single sided versapoint, purchased in 1991  was still working in 2011 when I left that department.

It was a lightly used umbosser.

Others will have greater experience.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: January 16, 2021 9:32 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] longevity of braille printers?

 

Hi,

I just bought a new viewPlus compatible braille buddy embosser as you may know… My question is: how many years can I expect it to last? And how do I set the correct paper size for embossing on those junkmail postcard-type flyers I get in the mail? Or will I need one of those plastic braille rulers from APH to measure paper sizes before embossing?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Monte Single
 

I do not know what the free streaming service is from Alexa, but the "tune in"service available on my google home mini has tens of thousands of radio stations, and more podcasts than I could count.
There are other paid services also.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: January 16, 2021 3:18 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?

You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with
pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs
better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has more
information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just one
voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to pare
smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker instead
of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work or connect
with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on
the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake
word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts;
you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can
order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the show,
you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons, alexa has
not have the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying to do
dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has some
issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs
do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally
accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you to tell
the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does not allow vo
users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out
of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes;
give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot , it
easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal with
while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



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

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office
and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and
dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart plugs
to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes if you
want music, alexa is better at that than google. Find that google does a
better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses between letters
alexa does not always do this. So it is good to have both if you can.
Cheers Heather







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10







From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On
Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting
your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon
Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email
me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly assist
people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan
<vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either of
these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them, respond
to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

Gene
 

I don't know how you use your computer. A lot of what you do will be the same because a lot of what you do is using program and Windows commands. Some commands, such as read title bar, are the same. Web page navigation commands are just about identical.

There is a page for those beginning to use NVDA who now use JAWS.
https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda-community/wiki/SwitchingFromJawsToNVDA
There is training material available from NVDA that you can pay for. There is other material done by users. I don't follow that subject enough to discuss it much. I suspect, though I don't know this, that some training material is discussed on the transition page I'm sending the link for. Whatever the case, if you do a Google search for NVDA training material, you will find resources.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Rawls
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim


Re: longevity of braille printers?

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi.  Just as a point of interest, how do you brave gals and guys live with braille embossers in your homes?  They are noisy beasts you know, and i don't think I can take the noise levels when they are embossing braille in my sitting room.  Perhaps the newer embossers are quieter, but oh my sainted aunt! those oldies do certain cause a racket.  Cheers!

On 17/1/2021 1:56 am, Donald L. Roberts wrote:

Josh and other interested persons,


My Juliet Classic purchased in 1994 is still going strong.  The funny thing is that I purchased it used for $1500 1994 dollars.  It is so old that I have to use it with a USB to parallel adapter.


Don Roberts




On 1/16/2021 8:11 AM, Monte Single wrote:

That’s a pretty big question.

If the printer is being used for personal use, it could last for many many years.

As with all electronics,  keep it cool, dry and dust free.

I worked for a school board and one of it’s embossers, a  single sided versapoint, purchased in 1991  was still working in 2011 when I left that department.

It was a lightly used umbosser.

Others will have greater experience.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: January 16, 2021 9:32 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] longevity of braille printers?

 

Hi,

I just bought a new viewPlus compatible braille buddy embosser as you may know… My question is: how many years can I expect it to last? And how do I set the correct paper size for embossing on those junkmail postcard-type flyers I get in the mail? Or will I need one of those plastic braille rulers from APH to measure paper sizes before embossing?

 

Josh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Google device or Alexa device?

Gene
 

You can listen to music free with the Google assistant. It plays music on Youtube. I don't know if it works with other music services.

I also don't know if The Echo can play music on Youtube.

-----Original Message-----
From: heather albright
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 3:10 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons, alexa has not have the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather





Sent from Mail for Windows 10





From: Carolyn Arnold
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:19 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?





Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?



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

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of heather albright

Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:22 AM

To: main@TechTalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?



I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and dislike. It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than google. Find that google does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do this. So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather







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From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger=yahoo.com@groups.io>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io <mailto:main@techtalk.groups.io>

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







All right chat with you then.



Ashley











On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com> wrote:











Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!







Sincerely, Vicky V



From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

To: main@techtalk.groups.io

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Google device or Alexa device?







Hi Vicki,



I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.







Ashley













On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@gmail.com <mailto:vrvaughan63@gmail.com> > wrote:







Hi List, Is there a way to get either of these devices to work with email messages? That is to: read them, respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?







Many thanks for any help!







Sincerely, Vicky V







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Re: Google device or Alexa device?

heather albright
 

Well I will start with google. Pros, she spells slower than alexa with pauses. She plays podcast better too my opinion. She handles smart plugs better that are not amazon based like the smart life and wemo. She has more information on certain subjects. She can have several voices not just one voice. Her language data base is more extensive. Cons, it is hard to pare smart items with google and she has to apps to control the speaker instead of just one like alexa. She does not have as many apps that work or connect with the speaker. You cant drop in on other speakers.

Alexa, pros, you have a wide range of connected devices to connect with on the speaker. She always has more skills to use; you can change her wake word; you can drop in to different rooms and locations with your contacts; you can listen to music for free with amazon if you have prime; you can order using the speaker or put something in the cart; if you have the show, you can have face to face conversations across the country. Cons, alexa has not have  the spelling feature to spell slow if you are trying to do dictation; her data base for information is not as good; amazon has some issues with their smart plugs that do not always work wich means your plugs do not work especially with their outages; not all their stuff is fullally  accessible for example, you cant turn on the feature that allows you to tell the speaker to delete everything that you said as the app does not allow vo users to access that on the app; you have to have prime to make the nost out of the speaker.

Both speakers will: tell the time and temp, give directions, tell jokes; give sports scores; play games; tell stories; give the news. OH, forgot , it easyer to make routines with alexa as you only have one app to deal with while google makes you use 2 apps.

This is just off the top of my head.

Cheers Heather

 

 

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From: Carolyn Arnold
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Heather, what are the pros and cons of Alexa and Google?

 

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I personally have both speakers. I have them in my room and in the office and my mom has both in her room. They both have qualities to like and dislike.  It is good have both say if you are trying to get your smart plugs to work, some times google does a better job than alexa. Sometimes if you want music, alexa is better at that than google.  Find that google does a better job of spelling words than alexa, she actually pauses between letters alexa does not always do this.  So it is good to have both if you can. Cheers Heather

 

 

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From: Ashley Breger via groups.io <mailto:ashbreger@...>

Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:21 PM

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All right chat with you then.

 

Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

                On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:27 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@...> wrote:

 

                

 

 

 

                Thanks, so much and I will contact you on Saturday!

 

 

 

                Sincerely, Vicky V

 

                From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashley Breger via groups.io

                Sent: Friday, January 15, 2021 11:25 PM

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                Hi Vicki,

 

                I would be more than happy to assist you with connecting your email to either of these devices. I am most familiar with the Amazon Alexa but I know Google home will also read your emails. If you want email me back privately and I can give you my contact information. I mostly assist people over the phone.

 

 

 

                Ashley

 

               

               

               

               

 

                                On Jan 15, 2021, at 10:21 PM, Vicky Vaughan <vrvaughan63@... <mailto:vrvaughan63@...> > wrote:

 

                                

 

                                Hi List, Is there a way to get either of these devices to work with email messages?  That is to: read them, respond to them, delete them or store them in a folder?

 

                               

 

                                Many thanks for any help!

 

                               

 

                                Sincerely, Vicky V

 

                               

 

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Re: longevity of braille printers?

Monte Single
 

The u s b to parallel adapter has extended the life  of many devices.

Not just braille embossers.  And as matrha says, that’s a good thing.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Donald L. Roberts
Sent: January 16, 2021 11:56 AM
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Josh and other interested persons,

 

My Juliet Classic purchased in 1994 is still going strong.  The funny thing is that I purchased it used for $1500 1994 dollars.  It is so old that I have to use it with a USB to parallel adapter.

 

Don Roberts

 

 

 

On 1/16/2021 8:11 AM, Monte Single wrote:

That’s a pretty big question.

If the printer is being used for personal use, it could last for many many years.

As with all electronics,  keep it cool, dry and dust free.

I worked for a school board and one of it’s embossers, a  single sided versapoint, purchased in 1991  was still working in 2011 when I left that department.

It was a lightly used umbosser.

Others will have greater experience.

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Josh Kennedy
Sent: January 16, 2021 9:32 AM
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Subject: [TechTalk] longevity of braille printers?

 

Hi,

I just bought a new viewPlus compatible braille buddy embosser as you may know… My question is: how many years can I expect it to last? And how do I set the correct paper size for embossing on those junkmail postcard-type flyers I get in the mail? Or will I need one of those plastic braille rulers from APH to measure paper sizes before embossing?

 

Josh

 

 

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Re: Error on boot

Jaffar Sidek
 

Hi.  Did you just, or at any stage uninstall Jfw?  Also, it is wise to download the c++ redistributables as they are needed by some of your systen's components and programs to propperly work. As for JFW, it seems to me that remnants of the not propperly uninstalled JFW program are not propperly cleaned up, thus those errors.  A system repair would help in this case, i think as the MSVCP140.dll is a must have component needed in windows and not having a clean working version of that particular file will cause serious problems for your system.  Cheers!

On 16/1/2021 9:18 pm, Howard Traxler wrote:
After updating my Windows 10 to version 2004, build 19041.685,
Each time the system boots, there are (apparently) error messages on the screen.  I find the messages only after NVDA has started speaking and I then must acknowledge them by pressing OK.  The errors don't seem to bother anything but are just a bit annoying.

Messages on the screen are:

fsATProxy.exe bad image

c:\windows\wsystem32\msvcp140.dll IS EITHER NOT DESIGNED TO RUN ON WINDOWS or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support.
Error Status 0xc0000020

Google tells me that the first one is related to FS and JAWS; and the second is related to Visual C++.  I'm not using JAWS nor Visual C++.  Do you think I can remove one or the other or both without causing problems?

Thanks.
Howard




Re: my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Gerald Levy
 


Jim, can you provide us with more information about your **** computer?  I am not familiar with the Abacus brand.  Is your computer a laptop or desktop?  How much RAM and what kind of processor does it have?  When and where did you buy it, and which version of Windows 10 was originally installed on it when you bought it? Have you been able to install any cumulative or feature updates on it since then? And is Windows Security being updated with the latest database definitions?  Maybe someone on this list can guide you in the right direction if you give us more information.


Gerald


 

On 1/16/2021 2:29 PM, Jim Rawls wrote:

Hi all,For several months, I have tried to get my computer to update from windows 1909 to the current version. Microsoft has tried several times to update it, but they can’t do it. They put a repair tool in an it did no good. They tried installing the current version but that failed as well. So, I have a computer that will not install any updates, security or otherwise. Jaws will not update as well. I am authorized to version 2020, but I can only go to 2018. I am out of warrantee on this abacus computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fixthuis**** computer? Smile. Jim.


I am trying NVDA for the first time. Is it hard to learn? and are there tutorials I can get? I am running windows ten. Jim

Jim Rawls
 

 


my computer will not update, causing all kinds of problems.

Jim Rawls
 

Hi all,For several months, I have tried to get my computer to update from windows 1909 to the current version. Microsoft has tried several times to update it, but they can’t do it. They put a repair tool in an it did no good. They tried installing the current version but that failed as well. So, I have a computer that will not install any updates, security or otherwise. Jaws will not update as well. I am authorized to version 2020, but I can only go to 2018. I am out of warrantee on this abacus computer. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can fixthuis**** computer? Smile. Jim.


Re: longevity of braille printers?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Jack,
I did a search on your product and I find it is quite expensive. This is from the manufacturer.  Might I ask what you paid for your unit and where you obtained it.

Thanks in advance.


On 1/16/2021 10:32 AM, Josh Kennedy wrote:

Hi,

I just bought a new viewPlus compatible braille buddy embosser as you may know… My question is: how many years can I expect it to last? And how do I set the correct paper size for embossing on those junkmail postcard-type flyers I get in the mail? Or will I need one of those plastic braille rulers from APH to measure paper sizes before embossing?

 

Josh

 

 

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text not printing correctly in Microsoft word

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,

I pasted some text into word. I wanted to print church readings. I made sure the text was aligned justified. I inserted a header and footer for page numbering. I then went into the tiger tab into the current profile settings told it to translate headers and footers, saved the settings… I then hit quick emboss on the tiger tab which translates it to braille, making and opening a new document like churchreadings-brl.doc, sets font to braille 29Point font and embosses the document. But everything is aligned left on the braille page, even though align is set to justify in the original document. What am I doing wrong? Also headers and footers are not being translated correctly. They are in the top middle of the paper, no number sign before the page number. I like so far how the viewPlus embossers put text into boxes. They draw a real box as a tactile graphic with the text inside it and other text to its left and wrapping around the bottom of the tactile graphic box. So if anyone can help me with my text alignment problem please let me know.

 

Thanks,

 

Josh

 

 

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