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Re: Repetitive motion strain anyone?

wayne
 

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

 


Re: Repetitive motion strain anyone?

Gene
 

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?

Gene
 

What do you use the numpad for?  Perhaps there are ways not to use it so much or in the same ways.  For example, I intensely dislike numpad down arrow for, using down arrow on the main keyboard for read to end.  I find it awkward using either insert and the down arrow either with the same hand or using two hands.  I solve the problem by using capslock down arrow so I use the left hand for the caps lock and the right hand, one finger of the right hand, to press down arrow.  You might learn the laptop layout, which eliminates use of the numpad entirely, since it is intended for computers that don't have one. 
 
Or, if you use the numpad for one specific purpose that causes irritation, you might find a way not to use it for that one purpose if you want to use the desktop layout.  for example, let's say you use a combination of keys to do something in object navigation and you do so very often.  You might be able to navigate to the same place using screen review, which might use commands that don't cause irritation and still you might remain in the desktop keyboard layout. 
 
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?

Mike B
 

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?

Penny Golden
 

I haven't. but you might look into a gentle wrap for your wrist.  or check into what aleexa or wiki how has to say about treating carpel tunnel symptoms at home.

Just a thought.



On 1/28/2020 10:24 PM, Vicky Vaughan wrote:

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

 



Repetitive motion strain anyone?

Vicky Vaughan
 

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: JAWS Versus NVDA

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Abbie,

Others have fairly thoroughly answered most of your questions (if they haven't, please do comment again), but I wanted to pick up a couple of points:

- Compatibility with 2019.3: We are aware this is a bit of a bumpy release, and that's the reason why we never rushed it out.  As noted, you can ignore updates to add-ons which will be incompatible, and if you let us know which voices you use, I'm sure you can get an answer on their compatibility.  To my knowledge, all the main third party synthesizers have updated for NVDA 2019.3.  I am not sure if they're all available to download yet, but as you note, they won't be backward compatible so you won't want them until you download the beta / RC or the final 2019.3 when it comes out.

- "it's free and you get what you pay for".  I would definitely disagree with this, not least of which because all the concerns you have raised are about one specific update which should be finalised shortly.  If everyone switched operating systems because of one update that was a bit bumpy.... well lets just say Windows 10 probably wouldn't have the market share it does now :)

We have chosen to follow a revenue model which doesn't place the burden of cost all on the users.  I would argue that is completely separate from our software's quality assurance, which we believe is very high, (we are, of course, always open to feedback on where we can improve).

Feel free to try out other options and in the end use whichever product(s) work best for you.  I just want to emphasise that quality is not tied to price.

All the best

Quentin.

On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 9:44 AM Abbie Taylor <abbietaylor945@...> wrote:
I've been using NVDA for a couple of years, but I'm wondering if it's time for a switch. Lately, the software update process has been driving me up the wall. Apparently, the latest version, due out soon, will not be compatible with some of the software's add-ons, including the text-to-speech voices I use. This is no big deal because there are other voices that will work. But I've purchased some I really like that may not work with the new version of NVDA, at least not right away.
 
Another annoyance NVDA users are experiencing is add-on updates that are only compatible with the new version of NVDA, which isn't out yet. To me, it would make more sense to wait until the new version is released before releasing the add-on updates. But what do I know? I'm not a software developer.
 
I realize that NVDA is free, and I'm getting what I pay for. I recently read that Jaws costs only $90.00 a year for a subscription, which includes several licenses. So, I'm wondering if it's worth that much.
 
Those of you who use Jaws, what are the pros and cons? If you've used NVDA and are now using Jaws, do you think it's better? Is there a demo I can try before I buy? Thanks in advance for any input, and happy computing. 
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Re: groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

Gene
 

Groups.io shows the your groups screen when you log in.  I'm not sure where you want to be so I'm not sure how to direct you.  But at the top of the page is a button for general navigation in the site.  If you activate it, you will see items.
At the bottom of the page is a button that shows you options for working with your groups and perhaps other things that I don't recall now.  I can look to give you more information if you want it, but if you activate these buttons and look at what opens, that may allow you to get to the places you want.  Increasingly, sites use buttons to expand collapsed parts of pages.  Web pages increasingly don't show all their content just by opening them.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:55 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

It used to be that I would log in and at the top of the page I would see
a collapsed item called "Your groups." Now, I log in and see a page
called "Subscriptions," with each group to which I am subscribed located
on what is seemingly their new home page. Did I do something to make
this happen, or is that just the way things are now?




Re: Navigating Links in Outlook with JAWS

Gene
 

Press the numpad slash, the left click in the JAWS cursor instead of using enter on links.  But don't go into JAWS mode.  Stay in the virtual pc cursor.  This works around a bug in JAWS.  I don't know why it does but it does.
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:28 PM
To: Talk
Subject: [TechTalk] Navigating Links in Outlook with JAWS

I subscribe to this and other lists on groups.io in daily summary mode. This means I receive one message per day with links to messages posted the previous day. While navigating such a message with JAWS, when I press Enter on a link, I end up on a page other than the one I wanted. This happens no matter whether I’m navigating with the down arrow or Tab key. I don’t have this issue with NVDA. So, is there a trick to navigating links in Outlook with JAWS? I’m not finding any information in the help files on this. So, I’d appreciate any ideas anyone has.

 

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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

 

 


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http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

It's probably because the people that are posting or moderated. And no, everything is discussed live with the developer. And everybody puts their two cents in, and then they help him tweak it if they see any problems.

On Jan 28, 2020, at 9:11 PM, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

Good idea, but they probably talk about a lot of thing that never make it into production. I'm only interested in what goes live.


P.S.: Are they having a bad day over there or something: I posted messages over seven hours ago that are just now coming through and getting onto the lists to which they were posted.


On 1/28/2020 10:02 PM, joseph hudson wrote:
This is a change that was just recently made. If you want to know about all the changes that are made I suggest looking at the beta group.
On Jan 28, 2020, at 8:55 PM, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

It used to be that I would log in and at the top of the page I would see a collapsed item called "Your groups." Now, I log in and see a page called "Subscriptions," with each group to which I am subscribed located on what is seemingly their new home page. Did I do something to make this happen, or is that just the way things are now?




Re: groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

Steve Matzura
 

Good idea, but they probably talk about a lot of thing that never make it into production. I'm only interested in what goes live.


P.S.: Are they having a bad day over there or something: I posted messages over seven hours ago that are just now coming through and getting onto the lists to which they were posted.

On 1/28/2020 10:02 PM, joseph hudson wrote:
This is a change that was just recently made. If you want to know about all the changes that are made I suggest looking at the beta group.
On Jan 28, 2020, at 8:55 PM, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

It used to be that I would log in and at the top of the page I would see a collapsed item called "Your groups." Now, I log in and see a page called "Subscriptions," with each group to which I am subscribed located on what is seemingly their new home page. Did I do something to make this happen, or is that just the way things are now?




Re: groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

This is a change that was just recently made. If you want to know about all the changes that are made I suggest looking at the beta group.

On Jan 28, 2020, at 8:55 PM, Steve Matzura <number6@...> wrote:

It used to be that I would log in and at the top of the page I would see a collapsed item called "Your groups." Now, I log in and see a page called "Subscriptions," with each group to which I am subscribed located on what is seemingly their new home page. Did I do something to make this happen, or is that just the way things are now?




groups.io Has Changed Their Login Screen

Steve Matzura
 

It used to be that I would log in and at the top of the page I would see a collapsed item called "Your groups." Now, I log in and see a page called "Subscriptions," with each group to which I am subscribed located on what is seemingly their new home page. Did I do something to make this happen, or is that just the way things are now?


Navigating Links in Outlook with JAWS

Abbie Taylor
 

I subscribe to this and other lists on groups.io in daily summary mode. This means I receive one message per day with links to messages posted the previous day. While navigating such a message with JAWS, when I press Enter on a link, I end up on a page other than the one I wanted. This happens no matter whether I’m navigating with the down arrow or Tab key. I don’t have this issue with NVDA. So, is there a trick to navigating links in Outlook with JAWS? I’m not finding any information in the help files on this. So, I’d appreciate any ideas anyone has.

 

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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 

 

 


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abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: JAWS: Space Markers in Word

Abbie Taylor
 

Wow! Thank you all so much for your responses. Pressing Alt plus H and then the number 8 seems to have solved the problem. Yipee Skippee!

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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.comWow! Thank you all so much for your responses. Pressing Alt plus H and then the number 8 seems to have solved the problem. Yipee Skippee!

 

abbietaylor945@...

 


windows10 mail app

heather albright
 

Hello, I had to delete my personal mail account  in order to fix it. I have it back on my pc however, I cant find where I can set the account order settings so, my personal account pops up first before all my other accounts. It is set for last. So when I open my e-mail app this account does not show till I go to that account to make it show up! I looked and could not see an order for preference of accounts. Any ideas? Cheers Heather s

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Buying a new laptop

Kathy Pingstock
 

Yes I have a laptop and HP 64 bit

On Jan 28, 2020, at 2:41 PM, Monte Single <mrsingle@...> wrote:

Hi Kathy,
You need to set some limits on your selection.
What are you going to use your laptop for?
Do you want to have a full keyboard with the numpad?
Most new laptops no longer come with a cd/dvd drive, does that matter?
You can spen from 300 to 3000 on a new laptop. What is your budget?
Give us some clues, than we can help.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: January-28-20 11:55 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Buying a new laptop

Good morning to all I am looking to purchase a new laptop
I am currently using the latest Jaws is there any suggestions or opinions on specs and what type of laptop I should purchase I’m not very knowledgeable

Thank you Kathy

in this area so that’s why I am reaching out for suggestions from others







Re: Another OE 6 question

Mike B
 


You can use either.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

Hay I am going to try oe6. I cant remember does it use pop or imap? I am having huge issues with the windows 10 mail app. Thanks, Heather  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Identities is 1 of the biggest reasons for our household to run OE6, but the fact that we're use to OE & don't want to change is another.  Having choices is very nice, & OE6 is our choice!  LOL 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

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

From: Gene

Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 5:34 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Most people won't know about these problems.  I am not aware of a crashing problem.  I'm not saying there may not be one, but I don't recall seeing anything about it. 

 

I am aware of DBX files becoming corrupted.  Most people who use Outlook Express probably don't know what DBX files are, let alone that they are more likely to become corrupted in the Windows 7 and higher version of the program and particularly, when you compact folders.  They probably don't save mail they want outside of the program or as an alternative, back up the DBX files regularly.  for most users, fooling around with this program isn't a good idea, in my opinion.  You should know something about the program and how to prepare for problems and you should also know that, while some, perhaps many, users have no or little problems, some people spend considerable time trying to solve problems they can't solve. 

 

Why do people on the list use the program?  I'm curious to know.  It does allow for first letter navigation among folders and if you use a lot of folders, that is an advantage.  Now, Thunderbird has an extension that allows first letter navigation.  Outlook Express may be faster opening messages compared to Thunderbird, but on a modern fast machine, I don't know if the speed difference matters.  Those who have compared may wish to comment.  Then there are identities.  Some people may consider identities important.  for the majority of people who don't use them and probably don't know what they are, this advantage is meaningless.  So, why do people use the program? 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 6:22 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Well, I've prepared for it long before I started using OE with Windows 7 or 10.  I started saving outside of OE & backing up DBX files while using XP, & continue to do so.  OE's crashing problems have a long history, & fortunately I've never had it happen to me, but none the less, if it does  I've prepared.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

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

From: Gene

Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 1:06 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

And when it doesn't, if you haven't prepared for that, you may have serious problems such as lost material.

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:15 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Hi Kay,

 

I'm right behind ya!  LOL  LOL  It may be archaic, but when it works, it works!

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

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

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:48 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

I currently have 87 different folders in OE and God knows how many messages save.  Several thousand for sure.  All is well and I for one don't plan on giving this program up any time soon.  Might be old, but sure is good.  Lets hear it for archaic.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962, Former First Lady of the United States
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:42 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

If you save large amounts of messages in Outlook Express, corruption may result.  and, as I discuss later, corruption may result in this version of Outlook Express when you compact folders, at least based on the very little I've read about this, especially when there are a lot of messages in folders. 

 

That's one reason to stop using this archaic program.  It is more subject to corruption of message folders than other e-mail programs are.  If you don't want to loose messages, save them outside of the program.

 

You don't compact folders just because you place messages in them.  Compacting folders is done over time as you move and delete messages.  In Outlook Express, when you delete a message, it is still there, but the program doesn't have access to it.  Compacting removes the messages and makes the folders smaller.  It also moves information around so it isn't fragmented, thus saving disk space.  And when     you compact folders, especially, from the little I've read about this, using the Windows 7 and higher compatible version of Outlook Express, that may corrupt folders and it is more likely to happen with this version than with the old XP and lower version from Microsoft.  If you have no specific reason to use this program, using something else is a better option.  Why do you want to use it?

 

Gene

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

From: Troy Burnham

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Ctrl-d didn’t work either.

 

The folders may need to be compacted because I downloaded 5 months worth of messages about 2 weeks ago, but unless there’s more than one place to compact folders I did that and I still can’t delete messages.

 

Troy

 


On Feb 22, 2018, at 5:09 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:

It should work,  another way is to use control D.

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

From: Troy Burnham

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:58 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Hi all,

Okay the password problem was solved by reinstalling and checking that box, but now strangely enough when I hit delete when highlighted on a message nothing happens.  Of course that should send that message to my deleted items folder but it doesn’t.  Any ideas?  Btw this on my laptop using a USB keyboard that’s plugged into it, and this is the only thing that doesn’t work with this setup.

Troy


 


Re: Another OE 6 question

heather albright
 

Hay I am going to try oe6. I cant remember does it use pop or imap? I am having huge issues with the windows 10 mail app. Thanks, Heather  

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Mike B.
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 1:54 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Identities is 1 of the biggest reasons for our household to run OE6, but the fact that we're use to OE & don't want to change is another.  Having choices is very nice, & OE6 is our choice!  LOL 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

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

From: Gene

Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 5:34 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Most people won't know about these problems.  I am not aware of a crashing problem.  I'm not saying there may not be one, but I don't recall seeing anything about it. 

 

I am aware of DBX files becoming corrupted.  Most people who use Outlook Express probably don't know what DBX files are, let alone that they are more likely to become corrupted in the Windows 7 and higher version of the program and particularly, when you compact folders.  They probably don't save mail they want outside of the program or as an alternative, back up the DBX files regularly.  for most users, fooling around with this program isn't a good idea, in my opinion.  You should know something about the program and how to prepare for problems and you should also know that, while some, perhaps many, users have no or little problems, some people spend considerable time trying to solve problems they can't solve. 

 

Why do people on the list use the program?  I'm curious to know.  It does allow for first letter navigation among folders and if you use a lot of folders, that is an advantage.  Now, Thunderbird has an extension that allows first letter navigation.  Outlook Express may be faster opening messages compared to Thunderbird, but on a modern fast machine, I don't know if the speed difference matters.  Those who have compared may wish to comment.  Then there are identities.  Some people may consider identities important.  for the majority of people who don't use them and probably don't know what they are, this advantage is meaningless.  So, why do people use the program? 

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 6:22 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Well, I've prepared for it long before I started using OE with Windows 7 or 10.  I started saving outside of OE & backing up DBX files while using XP, & continue to do so.  OE's crashing problems have a long history, & fortunately I've never had it happen to me, but none the less, if it does  I've prepared.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

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

From: Gene

Sent: Friday, February 23, 2018 1:06 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

And when it doesn't, if you haven't prepared for that, you may have serious problems such as lost material.

 

Gene

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

From: Mike B.

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:15 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Hi Kay,

 

I'm right behind ya!  LOL  LOL  It may be archaic, but when it works, it works!

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Arguing with a woman is like reading a software license agreement.  In the end you have to ignore everything, & click I agree.

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

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:48 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

I currently have 87 different folders in OE and God knows how many messages save.  Several thousand for sure.  All is well and I for one don't plan on giving this program up any time soon.  Might be old, but sure is good.  Lets hear it for archaic.

 

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962, Former First Lady of the United States
 

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

From: Gene

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:42 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

If you save large amounts of messages in Outlook Express, corruption may result.  and, as I discuss later, corruption may result in this version of Outlook Express when you compact folders, at least based on the very little I've read about this, especially when there are a lot of messages in folders. 

 

That's one reason to stop using this archaic program.  It is more subject to corruption of message folders than other e-mail programs are.  If you don't want to loose messages, save them outside of the program.

 

You don't compact folders just because you place messages in them.  Compacting folders is done over time as you move and delete messages.  In Outlook Express, when you delete a message, it is still there, but the program doesn't have access to it.  Compacting removes the messages and makes the folders smaller.  It also moves information around so it isn't fragmented, thus saving disk space.  And when     you compact folders, especially, from the little I've read about this, using the Windows 7 and higher compatible version of Outlook Express, that may corrupt folders and it is more likely to happen with this version than with the old XP and lower version from Microsoft.  If you have no specific reason to use this program, using something else is a better option.  Why do you want to use it?

 

Gene

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

Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:44 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Ctrl-d didn’t work either.

 

The folders may need to be compacted because I downloaded 5 months worth of messages about 2 weeks ago, but unless there’s more than one place to compact folders I did that and I still can’t delete messages.

 

Troy

 


On Feb 22, 2018, at 5:09 PM, Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:

It should work,  another way is to use control D.

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Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:58 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] Another OE 6 question

 

Hi all,

Okay the password problem was solved by reinstalling and checking that box, but now strangely enough when I hit delete when highlighted on a message nothing happens.  Of course that should send that message to my deleted items folder but it doesn’t.  Any ideas?  Btw this on my laptop using a USB keyboard that’s plugged into it, and this is the only thing that doesn’t work with this setup.

Troy


 


Re: Buying a new laptop

Monte Single
 

Hi Kathy,
You need to set some limits on your selection.
What are you going to use your laptop for?
Do you want to have a full keyboard with the numpad?
Most new laptops no longer come with a cd/dvd drive, does that matter?
You can spen from 300 to 3000 on a new laptop. What is your budget?
Give us some clues, than we can help.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kathy Pingstock
Sent: January-28-20 11:55 AM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Buying a new laptop

Good morning to all I am looking to purchase a new laptop
I am currently using the latest Jaws is there any suggestions or opinions on specs and what type of laptop I should purchase I’m not very knowledgeable

Thank you Kathy

in this area so that’s why I am reaching out for suggestions from others