Date   

Recently bought my $500 braille me display

Josh Kennedy
 

Hi,
I recently bought my braille me display for the sale price of $499 from www.atguys.com ... I got it just in time because the price went up to $531 plus $9 shipping and I got mine for $499 plus $9 shipping. So I will write the list and let you know how I like it when it arrives this afternoon in the mail. I got one back in early 2018 two years ago and returned it shortly after I got it because the pins rattled around inside and it had many braille dot issues so I got my money back for that one back in early 2018. I can't wait to play with this new improved one and I have some ideas as to how to maybe get the braille me to work with jaws so I will try that as well. Even though it says the braille me does not work with jaws? I may be able to prove them wrong and make it work so we'll see what happens with that.

Josh


Sent from my iPod


Re: Facebook Question

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you for responding.  I wasn't sure if this was even possible.  I am thinking that I may have someone who is sighted take a picture of the photo in my messages on the computer from my phone like a screen shot and then maybe I could post it then.  If not, oh well!  Take care.

Shelly

On 2/4/2020 6:38 PM, Abbie Taylor wrote:
I think you'd have to download the photo before you could share it anywhere. I don't know if this is possible in Messenger. If your friend could email you the photo, you could save the attachment and then upload it to Facebook. 
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: Need Ideas for Bluetooth Speaker

Michael Rodgerson
 

Lisa, I have a JBL clip 3, it is a nice small speaker, it only has 5
buttons on it, 2 for volume, a play-paws, 1 for pairing and 1 is
power. I don't know how much it is as I got it for a Christmas gift.
It sounds really good.


Michael


This week on Eyes On Success: Astreos Stargazing App

blueskies11
 

This week’s episode of Eyes On Success is:

 

2006 Astreos Stargazing App (Feb. 5, 2020)
Show Notes
Just because one has limited vision doesn’t mean that one can’t enjoy investigating the heavenly bodies in the universe around us. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Yuma Antoine Decaux and Jake Dean from OSeyeris about the accessible Astreos Stargazing App they are developing to open up new vistas for both amateurs and professionals.

 

As usual, the audio, show notes, and much more can be found at:

www.EyesOnSuccess.net

and the podcast can be found on Apple podcasts or wherever you find your podcasts.

 

Also, you can now listen on your Amazon or Google smart home device by simply saying “play Eyes On Success podcast”.

 

Enjoy!

 

Check out Eyes On Success (formerly ViewPoints)

A weekly, half hour audio program for people living with vision loss.

Find out more about the show and get links to past episodes at:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net

Find the podcast on iTunes or use the URL:

       www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_podcast

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Re: Facebook Question

Abbie Taylor
 

I think you'd have to download the photo before you could share it anywhere. I don't know if this is possible in Messenger. If your friend could email you the photo, you could save the attachment and then upload it to Facebook. 
--


Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
Below is the direct download link for the latest J2020 February build update.
For both 32 & 64 bit systems:
 
 
What's new in this release:
 
Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.
 
list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end
 

Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.
 
To download the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.
 
list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.


Need Ideas for Bluetooth Speaker

Lisa Belville
 

Hi, all.


I'm looking for a small, inexpensive good-sounding Bluetooth speaker with some bass and volume that is easy for someone with no vision to operate.  I have a Jam Box mini, and while I like the sound, it's not loud enough for me to use it for YouTube or Netflix watching with my iPhone SE.  I'm looking at the OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker on Amazon.  This thing is under $30 and has over 47 thousand reviews with a score of  4.4.  I know Amazon has gotten static for allowing false reviews, but if anyone has used this speaker, I'd be interested in your thoughts because it seems to have everything I need.


https://smile.amazon.com/Enhanced-Splashproof-Portable-Bluetooth-Radiator/dp/B010OYASRG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=OontZ+Angle+Bluetooth+speaker%3A&qid=1580844369&sr=8-3


If the link doesn't work, just plug OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker, into the search box and it pops right up.

TIA for your thoughts.

Lisa

--

 Lisa Belville
missktlab1217@...


Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you for sharing this.  I was actually trying the general transcriptionist free lance jobs on the different websites but will no longer be doing that.  I have changed my mind on all of this and moving on.  Thank you again for your help.

Shelly

On 2/4/2020 4:17 AM, Brian K. Lingard wrote:
Dear Shelly & List:::::::::::::

Are you considering work as a medical transcriptionist? Many if the Medical
Transcribing firms may be using a transcribing program from Nuance, the
makers of Dragon Dictate. Friend of mine worked for think it was Spherus,
somewhere in the USA, they switched to a program from Nuance, it's kind of
worked with JAWS but not very well. Try the Nuance web site and see if you
may download a try-out version of their editor and voice recognition editing
program.

Many hospitals now have the doctor dictate the letter or other document, let
Dragon translate it into text, then all the MT is supposed to do is review
the translated dictation, fixing up any errors.

My friend said some dictation files translated so poorly it was faster for
her to erase the complete translated text and retype the document from the
dictation voice file.

The Doctors can train Dragon to their voice , however, seems some
Doctors do not do this or because they have a foreign accent, say from India
or Pakistan, they cannot train the Dragon to their voice.

She said some Doctors mumble when Dictating, others chew gum, and some do
both at once!

She said this made understanding the Doctor's dictation challenging.

You will find the typing firms pay 7.5 cents per 65-character line.

Many hospitals want the lines as full as possible, thus you list medicines
one after another on one line, not on separate lines.

She said this requirement kills your daily line count.

Their program counts carriage returns, each one is 7.5 cents.

A couple of firms she worked for only granted USS Thanksgiving and Christmas
Day as paid holidays.

Some supervisors will phone you if you stop typing for more than 1-minute to
ask why no typing.

My friend found the firms guarantee hospitals 24-hour delivery of finished
dictation, to achieve this, they worked the transcriptionists to death with
mandatory overtime and work on weekends. If they do not deliver the finished
dictation within 24-hours, the firm pays the hospital a non-performance fee
of $25 per delayed document.

She said most firms operate as an electronic sweatshop. all MT firms have
great comprehensive, dental, health, hearing, visual and pharma care at good
prices.
Brian K. Lingard


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of George
McCoy
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 1:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] PayPal Question

I'm sorry to hear that transcription work didn't work out for you, Shelly.
Perhaps there's a transcription service out there with screen reader
friendly software.

In any case, I hope you find something soon.

George

On 2/3/2020 2:44 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:


Thank you all for explaining how PayPal works.  I think I'm going to
go ahead and cancel my account.  The reason I was asking is because I
was going to try becoming a free-lance transcriptionist and now I just
got confirmation that the websites that you work for are telling me
that their software isn't compatible with screen readers and they
aren't doing anything at this point to rectify it.  So, I guess I will
definitely be looking into something else.  Again, thank you so much.

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 8:22 PM, George McCoy wrote:
I set up a second checking account that I use for PayPal and nothing
else. I have had that account for fifteen years without any problems.


George

On 2/2/2020 1:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

I have a PayPal account and have it tied to my bank account. If you
don't tie it to your bank, the only way you can use the money in
your PayPal account is to use the money to buy things that use
PayPal as an accepted payment method.

If you tie it to your bank account, you can transfer money back and
forth between PayPal and your bank.

As for security concerns using your banking information, that is up
to you. Millions of people use PayPal and tie it to their banks.


Re: CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

Pamela Dominguez
 

The talking ccradio is a sangean product. It's almost exactly like the hdradio I bought that was a sangean product; it looks just like it, anyway. I saw it, but didn't get much useful information from the person I know who bought it, because she doesn't listen to over-the-air radio. She just uses it to hook her iphone up to. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian K. Lingard
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 7:57 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

Dear Pamela &list:
C. Crane no longer sells any Sangean products. Perhaps they listen to their customers.
I own several Sangean radios, CCCCRadio , CCRadio 2, CCRadio SW, the Observer and two of the shirt-pocket AM/FM/weather radios and a wind-up AM/FM/Weather radio. Gave two wind-up radios to friends in NYC, they said they have plenty electricity, them Sandy played New York, the lights went out for over a week, the electric train set was flooded to top of the stations. However, the MTA brought in trains with Pump cars and work trains with new ballast, they got the train set running again in a week or so. And the 44-foot GM diesel busses.

Brian K. Lingard

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

I have two ccradios, and I don't like them. They are Sangean , and every singeing product I have had isn't what it is cracked up to be. Pam.

From: brian
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

I would like to know how the receptions is on the cc radio.
The same man that said that over the air radio is going away also said that the c Crain radios are junk. I don't think so but I have never had one. I think that if they were junk then all of those coast to coast listeners would send them back. Brian Sackrider

On 1/31/2020 12:01 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Fred,


I also own two of these Crane Radios, and for the most part, I like
them, and they have worked well now for years.


Sorry, I don't know of any Fix for your Radio's, but I always lose all
settings when I unplug the Cord, and remove the Batteries, and leave
it for an hour or so.


All settings in memory are erased.


It is odd that both radios are suffering the same problem, and that it
is All the memory Buttons and not just one or two.


One of my Radio's had a problem with the On and Off Switch. I bought
some of that tuner Cleaner, and sprayed all around that Switch, and it
started working again.


If it were me, I would call the Crane Company and talk to a live
person, and see if they can give you an answer, or pass you to someone who could.


Hope you get those Radios fixed.


Dave


Re: the Galaxy bar code reader

Troy Burnham
 

Thanks, this will be the first one of these that I've even seen much else used or owned, so I thought the newest one was the Summit.

Troy

On 2/4/2020 11:03 AM, Penny Golden wrote:
The Galaxy is the latest, as someone said before; it is upgraded approx 2 times a year.

If my memory serves me. I do my upgrade whenever they come out, and it does seem that the  database gets an update about twice yearly.



On 2/4/2020 8:26 AM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

I've been offered a Galaxy bar code reader but before I accept it can they still be updated?

Thanks.

Troy




.


Re: the Galaxy bar code reader

Penny Golden
 

The Galaxy is the latest, as someone said before; it is upgraded approx 2 times a year.

If my memory serves me. I do my upgrade whenever they come out, and it does seem that the  database gets an update about twice yearly.

On 2/4/2020 8:26 AM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Hi all,

I've been offered a Galaxy bar code reader but before I accept it can they still be updated?

Thanks.

Troy



.


Re: the Galaxy bar code reader

Ekstrand, Pamela A. -ND
 

Hi Troy,

Yes, the Galaxy is the newest model. We have that and it is still being updated as far as I know. I am very happy with this product.

Pam



________________________________________
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [main@TechTalk.groups.io] on behalf of Troy Burnham via Groups.Io [troyburnham34=gmail.com@groups.io]
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:26 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] the Galaxy bar code reader

Hi all,

I've been offered a Galaxy bar code reader but before I accept it can
they still be updated?

Thanks.

Troy


the Galaxy bar code reader

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I've been offered a Galaxy bar code reader but before I accept it can they still be updated?

Thanks.

Troy


Re: CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Pamela &list:
C. Crane no longer sells any Sangean products. Perhaps they listen to their customers.
I own several Sangean radios, CCCCRadio , CCRadio 2, CCRadio SW, the Observer and two of the shirt-pocket AM/FM/weather radios and a wind-up AM/FM/Weather radio. Gave two wind-up radios to friends in NYC, they said they have plenty electricity, them Sandy played New York, the lights went out for over a week, the electric train set was flooded to top of the stations. However, the MTA brought in trains with Pump cars and work trains with new ballast, they got the train set running again in a week or so. And the 44-foot GM diesel busses.

Brian K. Lingard

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 6:27 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

I have two ccradios, and I don't like them. They are Sangean , and every singeing product I have had isn't what it is cracked up to be. Pam.

From: brian
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2020 4:22 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

I would like to know how the receptions is on the cc radio.
The same man that said that over the air radio is going away also said that the c Crain radios are junk. I don't think so but I have never had one. I think that if they were junk then all of those coast to coast listeners would send them back. Brian Sackrider

On 1/31/2020 12:01 PM, Dave wrote:
Hello Fred,


I also own two of these Crane Radios, and for the most part, I like
them, and they have worked well now for years.


Sorry, I don't know of any Fix for your Radio's, but I always lose all
settings when I unplug the Cord, and remove the Batteries, and leave
it for an hour or so.


All settings in memory are erased.


It is odd that both radios are suffering the same problem, and that it
is All the memory Buttons and not just one or two.


One of my Radio's had a problem with the On and Off Switch. I bought
some of that tuner Cleaner, and sprayed all around that Switch, and it
started working again.


If it were me, I would call the Crane Company and talk to a live
person, and see if they can give you an answer, or pass you to someone who could.


Hope you get those Radios fixed.


Dave


Re: PayPal Question

Brian K. Lingard
 

Dear Shelly & List:::::::::::::

Are you considering work as a medical transcriptionist? Many if the Medical
Transcribing firms may be using a transcribing program from Nuance, the
makers of Dragon Dictate. Friend of mine worked for think it was Spherus,
somewhere in the USA, they switched to a program from Nuance, it's kind of
worked with JAWS but not very well. Try the Nuance web site and see if you
may download a try-out version of their editor and voice recognition editing
program.

Many hospitals now have the doctor dictate the letter or other document, let
Dragon translate it into text, then all the MT is supposed to do is review
the translated dictation, fixing up any errors.

My friend said some dictation files translated so poorly it was faster for
her to erase the complete translated text and retype the document from the
dictation voice file.

The Doctors can train Dragon to their voice , however, seems some
Doctors do not do this or because they have a foreign accent, say from India
or Pakistan, they cannot train the Dragon to their voice.

She said some Doctors mumble when Dictating, others chew gum, and some do
both at once!

She said this made understanding the Doctor's dictation challenging.

You will find the typing firms pay 7.5 cents per 65-character line.

Many hospitals want the lines as full as possible, thus you list medicines
one after another on one line, not on separate lines.

She said this requirement kills your daily line count.

Their program counts carriage returns, each one is 7.5 cents.

A couple of firms she worked for only granted USS Thanksgiving and Christmas
Day as paid holidays.

Some supervisors will phone you if you stop typing for more than 1-minute to
ask why no typing.

My friend found the firms guarantee hospitals 24-hour delivery of finished
dictation, to achieve this, they worked the transcriptionists to death with
mandatory overtime and work on weekends. If they do not deliver the finished
dictation within 24-hours, the firm pays the hospital a non-performance fee
of $25 per delayed document.

She said most firms operate as an electronic sweatshop. all MT firms have
great comprehensive, dental, health, hearing, visual and pharma care at good
prices.
Brian K. Lingard


From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf of George
McCoy
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 1:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] PayPal Question

I'm sorry to hear that transcription work didn't work out for you, Shelly. 
Perhaps there's a transcription service out there with screen reader
friendly software.

In any case, I hope you find something soon.

George

On 2/3/2020 2:44 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:


Thank you all for explaining how PayPal works.  I think I'm going to
go ahead and cancel my account.  The reason I was asking is because I
was going to try becoming a free-lance transcriptionist and now I just
got confirmation that the websites that you work for are telling me
that their software isn't compatible with screen readers and they
aren't doing anything at this point to rectify it.  So, I guess I will
definitely be looking into something else.  Again, thank you so much.

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 8:22 PM, George McCoy wrote:
I set up a second checking account that I use for PayPal and nothing
else. I have had that account for fifteen years without any problems.


George

On 2/2/2020 1:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

I have a PayPal account and have it tied to my bank account. If you
don't tie it to your bank, the only way you can use the money in
your PayPal account is to use the money to buy things that use
PayPal as an accepted payment method.

If you tie it to your bank account, you can transfer money back and
forth between PayPal and your bank.

As for security concerns using your banking information, that is up
to you. Millions of people use PayPal and tie it to their banks.


Re: Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

Samuel Wilkins
 

You can press the power button to turn it back on. 

On 03/02/2020 17:59, Vicky Vaughan wrote:

Hi, I’ve never used the hibernate function.  How do you wake it back up again?

 

Thanks!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Samuel Wilkins
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 4:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

 

Hello Gene, I have a hibernate option in my shutdown options, so I think to save on power, I'll use that and shutdown.  I've also set it to hibernate after a certain amount of time not being used, so I can turn off power and back on again.  Thank you for your help. 

On 02/02/2020 11:56, Gene wrote:

I'll discuss different approaches you may want to take to eliminate the inconvenience.  Some may be obvious, some may not, or you may not want to do them.

 

I don't know what might cause the problem.  Of course, you can shut down and turn the power off as you found.  I'm not sure how Windows presents options in the shutdown dialog these days.  If there is just a hibernate option, you should be able to shut off power.  But if it is a sleep/hibernate hybrid, don't do it, And never in sleep.  In other words, if you are going to turn power off at the socket, unless you are sure you are in hibernate, or you have fully shut down, don't do it. 

 

You shouldn't have to deal with the problem often.  You should be able to leave the computer running for a while without starting to get performance problems.  How long may depend on how you use the computer and perhaps on things I don't know about.  But you can experiment or just try a good amount of time such as four days or five days.  You may shorten or lenghthen the time, depending on results.  You don't even have to bother turning off the power.  When you reboot, do it at a time of day when you are doing something else like eating or going to bed or something else.  If you reboot the computer often, such as daily, that is unnecessary.

 

Or, if you really want to reboot daily, or shut down daily, you may do so, leave the power on and not bother turning the power off, and boot again when the delay won't matter because you will be doing something else.

 

And let's say you want to reboot when you intend to use the computer, such as when installing a program.  Shut down, turn the power off, as you found solves the problem, then boot after turning it on again. 

 

In short, you could try to solve the problem but doing so at this point my be disruptive and waste enough time that you may just want to leave things as they are.  It can be easily and conveniently worked around.

 

Gene

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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

 

I have a solid state drive that's 5 years old this year.  I use another hard drive for my data.  I don't think it's that, because if I remember to turn off the power at the plug and turn it back on, it seems to work fine.  I tried the suggestions on the websites you sent Gene, and my drivers are up to date and fast boot is disabled. 

On 02/02/2020 00:28, Abbie Taylor wrote:

How old is your computer? It may need a new hard drive. I had a new one installed on my old computer three months ago when it was slow to start and had other issues. Now, it's as good as new. You also might want to check programs that run on start-up to see if they're slowing your computer down. Good luck.
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Re: Sonos speakers

chris judge
 

Yes there is. You should reset the speaker to default. You said it was the alexa enabled sonos 1? First, unplug the speaker. Next, hold the round button on the back in. This is the same button you use to set it up. Keep it held in and plug the speaker in. Wait about 30 secondds, then release the button.

This will reset the speaker to factory default.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of george b
Sent: February 3, 2020 5:28 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Sonos speakers

 

No there is nothing you have to do just unplug it and how much do you want for it by the way



On Feb 3, 2020, at 12:29, M.E.N. <magpie.mn@...> wrote:



I want to sell a Sonos one speaker and wonder if there is something I need to do to take any of my information off and clear it for a new owner. This is the speaker which is Alexa enabled.

Thanks, Marie

 

* SOME THINGS ARE JUST BETTER LEFT UNSAID -- AND I USUALLY REALIZE IT RIGHT AFTER I SAY THEM.


Re: PayPal Question

Holly
 

Shelley:

Here are the steps to close your account.

1. Log in to your PayPal account.
2. Click Profile near the top of the page.
3. Click My settings.
4. Click Close Account in the Account type section and follow the steps listed.


Facebook Question

Shelly Kane
 

Hi Group:


I'm not sure if you can help with this but thought I would ask anyway.  I'm not even sure if this can be done.  A friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook and I don't have messenger.  I get my messages from the computer.  She sent me a photo and I wanted to post it to my wall.  Is there any way I can do this?  I tried hitting control C for copy and Control V for paste and it doesn't work.  If any of you have been successful at this, simple directions would be ideal.  If it can't be done, please let me know.

Shelly


Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you everyone!  I greatly appreciate all of your responses. My last question on this subject is how do I delete my PayPal account?  Thanks in advance.

Shelly

On 2/3/2020 11:48 AM, George McCoy wrote:
I'm sorry to hear that transcription work didn't work out for you, Shelly.  Perhaps there's a transcription service out there with screen reader friendly software.

In any case, I hope you find something soon.


George

On 2/3/2020 2:44 AM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:


Thank you all for explaining how PayPal works.  I think I'm going to go ahead and cancel my account.  The reason I was asking is because I was going to try becoming a free lance transcriptionist and now I just got confirmation that the websites that you work for are telling me that there software isn't compatible with screen readers and they aren't doing anything at this point to rectify it.  So I guess I will definitely be looking into something else.  Again, thank you so much.

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 8:22 PM, George McCoy wrote:
I set up a second checking account that I use for Paypal and nothing else. I have had that account for fifteen years without any problems.


George

On 2/2/2020 1:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

I have a Paypal account and have it tied to my bank account. If you don't tie it to your bank, the only way you can use the money in your Paypal account is to use the money to buy things that use Paypal as a accepted payment method.

If you tie it to your bank account, you can transfer money back and forth between Paypal and your bank.

As for security concerns using your banking information, that is up to you. Millions of people use Paypal and tie it to their banks.