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Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't like gmail, because google keeps bugging me every time I turn around, practically, and also, I can't see my messages when I post to a list unless it is underneath a reply. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 6:32 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

You have to pay for Fast Mail, but not with GMail. GMail works very well
and you can use it with e-mail programs. It may be that Fast Mail has
features some people may want but I don't think the typical e-mail user
would want them.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 5:20 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email


Hi Marie,

This is exactly why I ditched Charter and went to Fastmail for all my email
groups, . It seems that Charter will throttle down your email if you
receive / send too much email, but I could never get Charter / Spectrum to
admit to this and someone else on this list posted something to the effect
this would happen after a certain number of emails per month. Well whatever
the problem with Charter is, I have absolutely zero problems with Fastmail.
Another problem I had with Charter was boucing email with Groups.io which is
something I have zero problems using Fastmail.

Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
----- Original Message -----
From: Marie
To: techtalk@groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 1:25 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

I have a charter email account set up and I can send and receive messages
just fine except to or from Groups.io. Is there some conflict between the
two?

Marie






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Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Pamela Dominguez
 

Where I used to live, I would take my old laptop, put on a stream of a station, go out of my apartment with it under my arm, and go sit downstairs in one of the public areas and sit and listen to it. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Vicky Vaughan
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 5:16 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

The reason I also have thought of closing my laptop's lid, is to keep it free from dust and fur that inevitably is floating around in the air.

Although, I try to keep a clean home, with both liking to have my porch door open and having a constantly shedding guide dog, this is not totally possible.

Vicky V

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of lynn white
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hey Troy,

Before doing that, check your power settings first. You'll be glad that you did.

On 8/10/2020 3:47 PM, Troy Burnham wrote:
Gene,

That's why I asked before I tried it, I have no idea why the person
who told me they do this does it.

Troy



On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a
hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a
computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can
generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up
that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action
is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or
sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.
You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case
the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by
default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good
idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person
want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because
someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing
doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even
when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though
because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just
closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out
and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I
could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a
desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the
motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but
if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm
using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy













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Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

Brian Zolo
 

Hey there, marie, Brian Zolo here in Gahanna, Ohio, feel free to call me BZ, grin!  I’m also a spectrum user and don’t have problems so you might want to give technical support a call and open a ticket and see whether they’re blocking groups.io.  Let me know if I can be of further assistance, have a great day!  bZ! 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:25 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Groups.io and Charter Email

 

I have a charter email account set up and I can send and receive messages just fine except to or from Groups.io. Is there some conflict between the two?

 

Marie


Orbert reader 20

Michael Rodgerson <monex249@...>
 

Hi all, I purchased an Orbert reader 20 from an individual and it
won't turn on, can anyone help?

Thank you


Michael


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

chris judge
 

This is a difficult question to answer as there are oodles of computer speakers on the market and preferences are widely varied. My suggestion would be, if your area is not still in lock down, go to a place like best buy and listen to several types until you find one you like. I haven’t checked around lately as I am happy with the ones I have and have not had occasion to check out new speakers. I’m guessing, if you don’t care about quality and sound you should be able to get something on amazon for 10 bucks or so. Do a search for computer speakers on amazon and see what you can find.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: August 11, 2020 12:42 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

 

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Here's an article from Appuals covering their picks for the best computer speakers under $50.

https://appuals.com/best-computer-speakers-under-50/

David Goldfield,
Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

www.davidgoldfield.org
On 8/11/2020 3:23 PM, heather albright wrote:

Hi I just got a pare their wooden so the sound is insulated. So no vibrating off the desk woe! Here is the link to them off amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VTS62L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.  The volume control is on the right speaker. They come with their own cords for the 3.5 or the usb conection.  I just use the usb as my on board sound card has issues! Their solidly build, can believe they were so cheap. They say their book shelf speakers but they fit just right on my desk. Cheers Heather  ----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:42 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

heather albright
 

Hi I just got a pare their wooden so the sound is insulated. So no vibrating off the desk woe! Here is the link to them off amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VTS62L6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1.  The volume control is on the right speaker. They come with their own cords for the 3.5 or the usb conection.  I just use the usb as my on board sound card has issues! Their solidly build, can believe they were so cheap. They say their book shelf speakers but they fit just right on my desk. Cheers Heather  ----- Original Message -----

From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 10:42 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Veronica Kirk
 

My computer is a Dell also, and when removing it from the docking station, of course the lid is closed. I can then take it outdoors with the lid closed and then open it up to use the keyboard on the laptop, as the computer was already on when removing it from the docking station.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Evan Reese
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 4:21 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

It's been so long now that I forget what the other settings were when closing the lid on my Dell laptop. But I set mine to do nothing because there are times when I want to carry the computer from one place to another, and I don't want to be doing that while the lid is open. So I close the lid, pick it up, carry it outside, for example, then open it up and get back to whatever I was doing.

It isn't closed for more than a couple minutes.

Evan


On 8/10/2020 4:50 PM, lynn white wrote:
I did some looking around in power settings, I looked at what happens
when closing the lid. My setting shows that the computer will shut
down. These settings can be changed.

So, if you have a similar setting, it will be fine to shut the
machine's lid and expect it to shut down. Hope this helps.

On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a
hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a
computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can
generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up
that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action
is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or
sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed.
You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case
the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by
default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good
idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person
want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because
someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing
doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even
when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though
because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just
closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out
and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I
could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a
desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the
motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but
if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm
using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy










Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Veronica Kirk
 

I also use a USB keyboard with my laptop with the lid closed, but it does not get hot. I have everything hooked up to a docking station. The computer is usually on all day, but then I turn it off before going to bed, never opening the laptop as I turn it off using the docking station. I usually scan my computer for viruses at night, so at that time, the computer will be on for two days.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I also use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy


Re: Groups.io and Charter Email

George McCoy
 

I don't know about subscription requeses but any email with 500 or more recipients is considered spam by charter and the originating address is blocked.  This from three different charter tech support people at various levels in the tech support hierarchy.


George

On 8/10/2020 3:25 PM, Marie wrote:
I have a charter email account set up and I can send and receive messages just fine except to or from Groups.io. Is there some conflict between the two?
 
Marie


Re: Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

Byron Stephens
 

The logitech z623 set is a nice speaker pare for a good price.

----- Original Message -----
From: Loy
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:42 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Difficulty playing a Facebook Video

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,

I'm trying to listen to a video on Facebook, but the sound is either way too soft or muted and I don't know how to fix it on my iPhone with latest IOS and Facebook version. Any feedback would be much appreciated.

Thanks,


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Need new computer speakers, suggestions please

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

I am in need of new desktop computer speakers. The ones I have came on an IBM 486 computer many years ago and have served me well, but now they have a shortage in them so I need new ones. I would like suggestion for a replacement. I do not want bluetooth but wired ones. Don't need very high end ones.


Re: How do you show file extensions?

Mike B
 


Hi Nancy,
 
Here you go:
1. Open File Explorer, here are 2 ways you can access File Explorer.
A. From your desktop press enter on the, ThisPC, icon if you have it showing.
B. Press, Windows key + E from anywhere on the computer.
 
2. Press, Alt + F, then press the letter, O, to open Folder Options, now Control + tab to the, View page / tab.  You might have to tab to the, Change Folder & Search Options, and press enter if this doesn't open by pressing the letter, O.
 
3. Tab once or twice to, Advanced Settings Tree View, press the letter, H , to take you to, Hidden files and folders, if closed right arrow to open.
 
4. Down arrow to, Hide extensions for known file types, it'll be reported as either, On or Off.  Use the spacebar to toggle this to your choice.
 
5. If you make any changes tab to, Apply, press the spacebar, then tab to, Okay, press enter to save and close.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Hill
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 10:13 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] How do you show file extensions?

Everyone, I am dealing with a new version of win10 and the file
extensions are not showing.


Will some kind person tell me how to get those file extensions showing
on a win10 jaws 20ish laptop?


Many, many thanks in advance!


Nancy




Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

Gene
 

You may be correct. This is a very long thread on the subject and most participants sayy its alright to run computers with the top down except for certain conditions, which some members discuss.
https://superuser.com/questions/1535857/is-it-wrong-to-use-a-laptop-with-the-lid-closed

Of course, you can check to see if your computer is hotter and how much if you use it with the top close. Opening it to check should give you an idea.

One thing that was discussed is the effect of keeping the top down has on WiFi performance. The antenna is in the top and it degrades WiFi performance, according to one user when it is flat and not vertical. .

Gene

--Original Message-----
From: chris judge
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 3:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Not sure I agree with that. Many laptops have optional docking stations that allow you to connect an external monitor, keyboard and such. I've used one at work for years and keep the lid of the laptop closed as having both the built in screen and external monitor showing would be silly. Most modern laptops don't get hot with the lids closed.

Chris Judge


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much.
Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed. You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy


Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

chris judge
 

There is a setting under power options to do nothing when closing the lid. As I mentioned earlier, the lid of my laptop at work is usually closed unless I either use it away from my desk, or have to lift the lid to get to the power button. I've never has an issue.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Troy Burnham
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:47 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Gene,

That's why I asked before I tried it, I have no idea why the person who told me they do this does it.

Troy



On 8/10/2020 3:36 PM, Gene wrote:
For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a
hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a
computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can
generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up
that might be too much. Also, I don't know what the default action is,
but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or
in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed. You can
change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the
computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default
in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to
let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person want to
do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because someone may
think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB
keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when
they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I
remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid
without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back
several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely
touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop
computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard
ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is
some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and
the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy








Re: closing laptop's lid while using?

chris judge
 

Not sure I agree with that. Many laptops have optional docking stations that allow you to connect an external monitor, keyboard and such. I've used one at work for years and keep the lid of the laptop closed as having both the built in screen and external monitor showing would be silly. Most modern laptops don't get hot with the lids closed.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 10, 2020 5:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

For one thing, a sighted persohn wouldn't close the lid. That is a hint that laptops aren't designed to operate in that way. How hot a computer gets depends on the computer and I don't know if one can generalize. But wwhy do anything that causes extra heat to build up that might be too much.
Also, I don't know what the default action is, but laptops generally are set at the factory to shut down or sleepp or in some way stop or suspend working when the lid is closed. You can change the close the lid setting to do nothing, in which case the computer will still run but again, I think the setting that by default in some way stops operation is a hint that it is not a good idea to let a computer run with the lid down. And why did the person want to do so in the first place? I see no benefit. Just because someone may think its cool to do something because its appealing doesn't mean it is.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Monday, August 10, 2020 3:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] closing laptop's lid while using?

Hi all,

I use a USB keyboard with my laptop and somebody who also uses a USB keyboard told me the other day that they keep the lid closed even when they're using it. I just wonder if that's advisable though because I remember once I let my mom use my laptop, and she just closed the lid without shutting it down first and when I found out and went back several hours later the whole machine was so hot that I could barely touch it.

That was several years ago now, but between that and leaving a desktop computer on for a few days in a row many years ago and the motherboard ended up burning up I don't want to take any chances, but if there is some way that I can keep my laptop lid closed when I'm using it and the heat won't damage it I might do that.

Oh, I don't run my laptop 24/7 but it is on all day long most days.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this matter.

Troy


Re: How do you show file extensions?

Sam Taylor <sjt1982@...>
 

Hi Nancy

From within a folder, press alt v, followed by h, followed by f.

Cheers

Sam


On 11/08/2020 3:13 pm, Nancy Hill wrote:
Everyone, I am dealing with a new version of win10 and the file extensions are not showing.


Will some kind person tell me how to get those file extensions showing on a win10 jaws 20ish laptop?


Many, many thanks in advance!


Nancy





How do you show file extensions?

Nancy Hill
 

Everyone, I am dealing with a new version of win10 and the file extensions are not showing.


Will some kind person tell me how to get those file extensions showing on a win10 jaws 20ish laptop?


Many, many thanks in advance!


Nancy


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lyes arbouche
 

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