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Re: Repetitive motion strain anyone?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi Mike and Gene, Thanks for your ideas.  I think I try out both ideas, since I don’t want to start up the same wrist problems in my left wrist, but I do like the ability of keeping one hand anchored on the Home row, whith the other only shifting from that to the Number Pad and back again.

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:02 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Repetitive motion strain anyone?

 

Vicky,

 

If you use a regular USB powered mouse just plug it in and start clicking away.  Personally I've never heard of a left handed mouse.  But, if you're trying to say a keyboard with the number pad on the left side, well that's a whole different animal and this I haven't heard of as a keyboard option.


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

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

Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:24 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Repetitive motion strain anyone?

 

Hi List, Have any of you been finding that your right hand and a bit up into your right wrist gets sore during the day from all the Num Pad use for your screen reader?

 

I do and it has me concerned about developing carpal tunnel. 

 

I’ve thought about getting a left-handed mouse, but have no idea how you can get my Windows 10 computer to accept it along with the regular desk top keyboard with its Num Pad.

 

Have any of you experienced this and how have you solved it?

 

I would really appreciate any suggestions!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


Re: Repetitive motion strain anyone?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi Gene, For me, I think the commands that most affect my right wrist are: Say All, Insert+DownArrow, Current line, Insert+UpArrow and Next Word Insert+RightArrow.

 

I don’t know why these are the most troublesome for me, perhaps it is just their frequent use or maybe there’s something in my hand or wrist bones that just becomes irritated by these motions.

 

Sincerely, Vicky

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:22 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Repetitive motion strain anyone?

 

I should add that, while I specifically addressed NVDA in my message, with some modifications, my comments could apply to JAWS and they might to other screen-readers. I specifically discussed NVDA because I didn't pay attention to the to line and I thought it was addressed to the NVDA list, which it isn't.  But having said that, there is a laptop layout for JAWS and there may be ways to do whatever is causing irritation, or a lot of it that won't or won't nearly as much if you want to stay in the desktop layout.  If you tell us which commands you believe are causing a good deal of the problems, we might be able to address those. 

 

Gene

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

 

Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:24 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Repetitive motion strain anyone?

 

Hi List, Have any of you been finding that your right hand and a bit up into your right wrist gets sore during the day from all the Num Pad use for your screen reader?

 

I do and it has me concerned about developing carpal tunnel. 

 

I’ve thought about getting a left-handed mouse, but have no idea how you can get my Windows 10 computer to accept it along with the regular desk top keyboard with its Num Pad.

 

Have any of you experienced this and how have you solved it?

 

I would really appreciate any suggestions!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


Re: Repetitive motion strain anyone?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi and thanks Wayne!  I did not even dream that 2 separate keyboards could work interchangeably. 

 

Great to know!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of wayne
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:44 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Repetitive motion strain anyone?

 

If you want to switch or change which hand is using the num pad, this solution is very easy. You can actually have 2 keyboards hooked up to your computer at the same time, and that way if you had the keyboards side by side, they will both be active at the same time. Therefore you can use the numpad on one and all the other keys on the other one, of course that includes  the num pad. The keyboards don't have to be identical or the same brand.

 

Wayne

 

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

Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:24 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Repetitive motion strain anyone?

 

Hi List, Have any of you been finding that your right hand and a bit up into your right wrist gets sore during the day from all the Num Pad use for your screen reader?

 

I do and it has me concerned about developing carpal tunnel. 

 

I’ve thought about getting a left-handed mouse, but have no idea how you can get my Windows 10 computer to accept it along with the regular desk top keyboard with its Num Pad.

 

Have any of you experienced this and how have you solved it?

 

I would really appreciate any suggestions!

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


need a bluetooth earbud recommendation

David Mehler
 

Hello,

I'm looking for recommendations for a Bluetooth earbud. My budget is
about $50. I use to have a Jabra Mini, it was a single in-ear earbud.
I liked it, it got stolen, but I was wanting something that was a
little smaller in size possibly but could also pair with multiple
devices.

Any recommendations?

Thanks.
Dave.


Re: Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

Gene
 

I doubt you will notice any difference in your electric bill if you let the computer run or not.  Or if there is any difference, I think it will be negligible, perhaps fifty cents or a dollar.  Others may have different experiences but I don't see any advantage in shutting it down.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2020 3:19 AM
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
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 2:47 AM
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.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins
-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins


Re: CC Crane AM and FM broadcast radio

Pamela Dominguez
 

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

-----Original Message-----
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: Google Chrome and alt left arrow

chris judge
 

Yes you are right. It was I who brought this up a couple of weeks ago. On my home desktop computer, alt left arrow isn’t working, however it is working fine on the computer in the man cave, as well as my pc at work. Same versions, go figure. I’ve gotten in to the habit of opening links in a new window by using shift Enter. This way I can just close the current page with alt f4 and return to the previous page.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Robin Frost
Sent: February 2, 2020 10:26 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome and alt left arrow

 

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin

 


Re: Sluggish Boot on Windows 10

Samuel Wilkins
 

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
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 2:47 AM
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.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins
-- 
Regards, 

Samuel Wilkins


Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Thank you so much.  I know someone mentioned this on here about a call center program that would train you how to do it.  I live in New York and we have the National Statler Center but they are very expensive and they want the department of Rehab to pay for it. Ours doesn't even support the program.  I think it's terrible that they are charging now and before it was free.  If anyone knows of any, please let me know.  Thanks in advance.

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 11:52 PM, Holly wrote:
Shelley:

Sorry your employment prospect didn't work out.

Good luck going forward.



Re: PayPal Question

Holly
 

Shelley:

Sorry your employment prospect didn't work out.

Good luck going forward.


Re: PayPal Question

Holly
 

Shelley:

Yes, any type of account will work.

You could set up a separate account just for PayPal money, as was suggested in an earlier post, but your regular savings account will work fine too.


Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

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.




Re: PayPal Question

Shelly Kane
 

Holly:


If I decide to tie the account with my bank, can I do this with a savings account?

Shelly

On 2/2/2020 12:52 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.


.


Re: Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Robin Frost
 

Hi,

Yes sir that's usually my practice but on the rare occasions when I've forgotten a few times or when a site like zedge.net just won't for the shift enter and insists on opening in the same tab or so it seems when viewing an uploaded ringtone i did note that it wasn't working and just wondered if it was just me losing my mind or if it was broken or actually had never been a thing in that browser.  I thank you for replying. Some days I wonder about the old brain over here 😁

Thanks once again, I appreciate you.

Take good care.

Robin

On 2/2/2020 9:35 PM, Gene wrote:
It should work, and I don't recall a solution.  I presented a work around that I think works as well or better. 
 
To follow a link, use shift enter, not enter.  That will open the link in a new window.  Once you are finished and want to go back, close the window with alt f4.  You will be back in the other window, where you left off on the other page. 
 
Gene
----- Original message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 8:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin



Re: PayPal Question

George McCoy
 

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.


Re: Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Gene
 

It should work, and I don't recall a solution.  I presented a work around that I think works as well or better. 
 
To follow a link, use shift enter, not enter.  That will open the link in a new window.  Once you are finished and want to go back, close the window with alt f4.  You will be back in the other window, where you left off on the other page. 
 
Gene

----- Original message -----
Sent: Sunday, February 02, 2020 8:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin



emptying Comcast trash folder

Vicki W
 

Hi,
 
Does anyone know of a way to empty the trash folder on the e-mail comcast website?
 
Thanks.
 
Vicki
 


Google Chrome and alt left arrow

Robin Frost
 

Hi,

I could have sworn this might have been covered before but for the life of me I can't recall where or what the fix might be. I am finding that alt left arrow no longer works to take you back a page when browsing in Google Chrome.  Is there another means by which to accomplish this or is there a way to make this keystroke function again? Did it used to work in Chrome or did I just think it did.

Thanks in advance for rescuing me from my apparently feeble mind.

Robin



Re: PayPal Question

Holly
 

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.


Re: PayPal Question

Angelo Sonnesso
 

They just make the payment to your email address, and it stays in your PayPal
account until you transfer it to your savings account, since that the bank
account that you have on file.
You could get the PayPal debit card and spend from your PayPal account if you
like.
HTH


73 N2DYN Angelo

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Shelly Kane
Sent: Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:45 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] PayPal Question

Hi Group:


I would like some information about a PayPal account. I have had one for a
long time but I have no idea how to use it. My credit card is on there but I
was wondering how does someone pay you? I don't have a checking account or a
debit card. The only thing I have is a savings account and I'm not
comfortable putting my information on there. I was looking into doing
freelance transcription on some websites and they will only pay you if you
have a PayPal account. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I
have seen some conversations on this list and I think several of you have an
account. Thanks again.

Shelly