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part of problem solved, was microphone help needed on the out of sight chat site

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

Okay part of my microphone problem was user error, I was hitting ctrl-f4 in the sound check room instead of ctrl-4. When I hit ctrl-4and tested the microphone I did hear my own voice, but I also got some other unwanted feedback that got less as I turned the microphone gain lower but it was still there although in the background even with the mike gain at less than 10%. Anybody know how to fix this? Btw I'm running windows 10.

Troy

On 1/21/2020 7:37 PM, Troy Burnham via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi all,

I have a USB microphone that I purchased from Best Buy a while back. When I go onto out of sight I immediately go into preferences to the sound system tab and make sure the correct microphone is chosen, I choose the only USB microphone in the list, but when I okay the changes and then go into the sound check room, when I hit my control key to open the mike I hear the key up sound but after I say something and let go I never hear my voice coming back to me. How might I go about trouble-shooting this problem?

Thanks. I usually use my iPhone on the site and I never have any problems, but I prefer to play the games on the site on my computer so I'd really like to get this working. Oh and I do know to hit ctrl-4 in the sound check room before trying to talk and then hit it again before leaving the room.

Troy




microphone help needed on the out of sight chat site

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I have a USB microphone that I purchased from Best Buy a while back. When I go onto out of sight I immediately go into preferences to the sound system tab and make sure the correct microphone is chosen, I choose the only USB microphone in the list, but when I okay the changes and then go into the sound check room, when I hit my control key to open the mike I hear the key up sound but after I say something and let go I never hear my voice coming back to me. How might I go about trouble-shooting this problem?

Thanks. I usually use my iPhone on the site and I never have any problems, but I prefer to play the games on the site on my computer so I'd really like to get this working. Oh and I do know to hit ctrl-4 in the sound check room before trying to talk and then hit it again before leaving the room.

Troy


Re: using jaws 2020 the virtual cursor turns off upon opening pages

Mike B
 

HI Joanne,
 
Try holding down the, Insert key, and tapping the, Z key, twice quickly until Jaws reports that the virtual cursor will be turned on for all applications.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: joanne
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:07 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] using jaws 2020 the virtual cursor turns off upon opening pages

This has become an almost-every-time thing and quite annoying. Whether I'm using Chrome, Brave or even Windows Live Mail, very often I have to turn the virtual cursor back on using insert z because for some reason the virtual cursor turns off by itself upon opening pages. I will test Jaws 2019 to see if this happens the way it does with 2020; but I've seen 2019 do this sometimes in emails but haven't yet seen it while browsing.
 
If anyone knows what I might try to stop this I'd so appreciate input.
 


using jaws 2020 the virtual cursor turns off upon opening pages

joanne
 

This has become an almost-every-time thing and quite annoying. Whether I'm using Chrome, Brave or even Windows Live Mail, very often I have to turn the virtual cursor back on using insert z because for some reason the virtual cursor turns off by itself upon opening pages. I will test Jaws 2019 to see if this happens the way it does with 2020; but I've seen 2019 do this sometimes in emails but haven't yet seen it while browsing.
 
If anyone knows what I might try to stop this I'd so appreciate input.
 


Re: Amazon Parcel Tracking

Michael Rodgerson
 

Fanus, Amazon has their own delivery service now, their tracking
system isn't like UPS, it will let you know that your package is out
for delivery, where it was last or that it has been delivered.

Hope this helps


Michael


Re: manual needed please?

Richard
 

Hi Billy,
The user manual should be on the Victor Reader
Turn the reader on,
Press and hold the #1 key on the keypad, it should say:
"enter user guide"
Press and hold the #1 key to leave the user guide, it should say:
"exit user guide".

HTH,
Rick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Billy Inglis" <billyinglis49@...>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 7:57 AM
Subject: [TechTalk] manual needed please?


hi guys, Looking for a user manual for the Victor Reader first gen please?.


Confusion Over Chrome Based Edge Browser

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I downloaded betas of the Chrome based Edge Browser over the past few months.  I also see a reference on Desktop and in the start applications menu to Edge DEV or Edge Beta.  I brought this about myself because of being adventurous enough to try the new Edge.

How do I know which one is the Chrome Based Browser and which one is the older one?

Thanks for any help.

--
They Ask Me If I'm Happy; I say Yes.
They ask: "How Happy are You?"
I Say: "I'm as happy as a stow away chimpanzee on a banana boat!"


Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

wayne <greenwood33@...>
 

I found the dec talk express cable, it's a new cable with the 9 pin  adapter. I bought it new but never got to use it. Oh yeah, and it's a longer cable. It wasn't long after I purchased this cable that my dec talk express  needed major repairs, so I purchased a double talk. If you need it I think I still have the  electrical adapter. As for the dec talk express when Dan Werich told me that a new dec talk battery would cost me $115 for just the battery, and the ac jack was shorting out. His best guess was that the repairs were going to run about $200 or more. I believe I through it out, I'm not sure. If I do come across it you're welcome to it. I'm ready to ship you the cable. I'm not going to charge you anything, I'm just glad I could help. Just let me know where to ship too, and if you want to send your address off list my email address is
 
Wayne
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Good morning Kay and Wayne.  Kay, if you figure out what that jack was called I would be grateful because there is a company here in the Inland Northwest that I think can manufacture a cable for me that would do the trick.  Wayne, if you find that old cable, I have 10 bucks that is burning a hole in my pocket.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of wayne
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Years ago when I use to have the tech talk external  I purchased a cable for it that's much longer than the one that comes with it. I have to go through my mass of cables, since I think I have it. If I find it I'll let you know, and sell it to you for $10. This cable is new. if you have any questions just ask.

 

Wayne

 

 

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

Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.


Re: Amazon Parcel Tracking

lance allison
 

I'm not sure if you can do it from the Amazon shopping app but I know from the your receipt emails or whatever you can get to your it's usually ups at does the shipping for me you can get the tracking history and you know when it's out for delivery you can sign up for kind of updates would further detail if need be which I never usually do cuz out for delivery from the nearest UPS thing to me usually means it gets there you know middle to end of the day but you can see you know when it leaves the depo shot like that


On Mon, Jan 20, 2020, 5:23 AM Fanus <buys.fanus@...> wrote:
Hello List
Sorry, I think this is too much off topic but I hope someone can help. My
Amazon order tracking on their site just says "shipped, out for delivery".
Is there a way to get more particulars, like what happens every day. The
order number starts with B and ends with M so I do not know which service
Amazon uses.
Regards
Fanus






Re: Amazon Parcel Tracking

Fanus
 

Hello Gerald
It seems it is the case with my order because I find no tracking number on their website.
Regards
Fanus

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gerald Levy via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, 20 January 2020 14:17
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Amazon Parcel Tracking


Actually, Amazon uses a variety of delivery services including UPS,
Fedex, the US Postal Service and a few, less familiar services like A1
International and LaserShip. Most small packages and orders containing
food items are usually shipped via US Postal Service. Sometimes, if an
item is ordered from a third-party merchant and fulfilled by Amazon,
they may not provide a tracking number.


Gerald



On 1/20/2020 7:05 AM, joseph hudson wrote:
Sometimes it to UPS sometimes it's their own delivery service. They have what they call Amazon vans now. There should be a way to track it through their website.
On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:23 AM, Fanus <buys.fanus@...> wrote:

Hello List
Sorry, I think this is too much off topic but I hope someone can help. My
Amazon order tracking on their site just says "shipped, out for delivery".
Is there a way to get more particulars, like what happens every day. The
order number starts with B and ends with M so I do not know which service
Amazon uses.
Regards
Fanus







manual needed please?

Billy Inglis
 

hi guys, Looking for a user manual for the Victor Reader first gen please?.


Re: Amazon Parcel Tracking

Gerald Levy
 

Actually, Amazon uses a variety of delivery services including UPS, Fedex, the US Postal Service and a few, less familiar services like A1 International and LaserShip.  Most small packages and orders containing food items are usually shipped via US Postal Service. Sometimes, if an item is ordered from a third-party merchant and fulfilled by Amazon, they may not provide a tracking number.


Gerald

On 1/20/2020 7:05 AM, joseph hudson wrote:
Sometimes it to UPS sometimes it's their own delivery service. They have what they call Amazon vans now. There should be a way to track it through their website.
On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:23 AM, Fanus <buys.fanus@...> wrote:

Hello List
Sorry, I think this is too much off topic but I hope someone can help. My
Amazon order tracking on their site just says "shipped, out for delivery".
Is there a way to get more particulars, like what happens every day. The
order number starts with B and ends with M so I do not know which service
Amazon uses.
Regards
Fanus






Re: Amazon Parcel Tracking

joseph hudson <jhud7789@...>
 

Sometimes it to UPS sometimes it's their own delivery service. They have what they call Amazon vans now. There should be a way to track it through their website.

On Jan 20, 2020, at 5:23 AM, Fanus <buys.fanus@...> wrote:

Hello List
Sorry, I think this is too much off topic but I hope someone can help. My
Amazon order tracking on their site just says "shipped, out for delivery".
Is there a way to get more particulars, like what happens every day. The
order number starts with B and ends with M so I do not know which service
Amazon uses.
Regards
Fanus





Re: Amazon Parcel Tracking

Gerald Levy
 

Are you sure this is the order number and not the tracking number?  Check again.  Once you locate the tracking number for your order, enter it into the Google search field, and you should get the tracking history page for the carrier that Amazon used to ship your order in the search results. If not, call their customer service at 866-216-1072, and give them your order number, and they should be able to give you the tracking number, carrier and expected delivery date.


Gerald

On 1/20/2020 6:23 AM, Fanus wrote:
Hello List
Sorry, I think this is too much off topic but I hope someone can help. My
Amazon order tracking on their site just says "shipped, out for delivery".
Is there a way to get more particulars, like what happens every day. The
order number starts with B and ends with M so I do not know which service
Amazon uses.
Regards
Fanus




Amazon Parcel Tracking

Fanus
 

Hello List
Sorry, I think this is too much off topic but I hope someone can help. My
Amazon order tracking on their site just says "shipped, out for delivery".
Is there a way to get more particulars, like what happens every day. The
order number starts with B and ends with M so I do not know which service
Amazon uses.
Regards
Fanus


What does Shell folder view mean?

Loy
 

When I open some folders it say Shell Folder view, what does this mean?


Re: windows 7 in general.

Penny Golden
 

Thank you all for comments.  I'm doing just as you say.  I use Thunderbird. and i just put chrome on there.  I use firefox, rarely I e.

But I never purchase anything using the computer; i have done so with my Echo; or my sis does it for me using my info.

I hope it will be all right. I just purchased a 500 gig solid state drive; and a 4 tb drive for the inside of the computer.

My current 1 terabyte drive is dated  November of 2011.

Why, this dear old machine is older than I thought.

By the way, I just did get in touch with computers for the blind, and the laptop price was 185 dollars.

They cannot guarantee their batteries. of course, they're used machines.   They come with win 10 and that demo of Jaws.  Window Eyes also has one of those demos, or used to.  I'm so stubborn that I cannot learn Jaws and love my dear old win eyes, which my sighted techie calls

Windows Eyes.

Thanks again.

So far I'm on the right track.  It's when I run into trouble, I'll be back here begging you  experts for your further help.

All the very best,

Penny

pengold2@...

The old lady schoolmarm from Eastern Nebraska.

On 1/18/2020 6:12 AM, Gerald Levy via Groups.Io wrote:

Your techie is giving you sound advice.  Microsoft Security Essentials will continue to work in Windows 7 for the foreseeable future.  Database definitions continue to be updated daily, just as they always have, and daily scans are still performed at the selected time.  If you want to continue using Windows 7 until you are ready to upgrade to Windows 10,, be sure to use a modern browser like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to browse the web instead of IE, and use a non-Microsoft email client like Thunderbird to maximize security.  Also, perform periodic scans with Malware Bytes, which still works with Windows 7. Contrary to what scare mongerers like Kim Kommando might claim, there are still good reasons to continue using Windows 7 because of all the problems users on this and other lists have reported with Windows 10.  Some users have reported updating their Windows 7 computers successfully to Windows 10 usig the Media Creation Tool or Update Assistant, while others have reported problems withthe upgrade, including complete loss of sound after Windows 10 was installed, requiring tech-savvy sighted help to resolve.  The latest buzz is over the newest version of the Chromium Edge browser for Windows 10, which is apparently beset by all kinds of bugs and accessibility problems, judging from the heavy traffic on the various blindness-related tech email lists.


Gerald



On 1/17/2020 10:25 PM, Penny Golden wrote:
Well, I just re-joined the list after a hiatus.  I'm sure Win7 and win10 have been going around and around.

I spoke to someone whom I trust. He is still using his xp and likes it very much.

I explained that I thought that I had to go to win10.

His reply, in short, was this:

If you keep your paied virus up, and you like what win7 is doing, and you don't have to change for work or some other reason, there is no need to change.

Well, that is fine.

I understand that the virus programs are not tremendously accessible.

My computer gent, i think, believes that  I should do well with Microsoft Security Essentials.

I may be wrong about this that he thinks is okay.

He's coming at 1 pm Saturday, should weather allow. Thank you. I do not use jaws, but win eyes; and I'm hoping to put on NVDA and learn that.  I am also thinking about a laptop and have begun the process with computers for the blind.

Thanks for any help.  try not to be too technical; i'm a user, not a  technical expert.

Penny

pengold2@...








Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Howard Traxler
 

I bought one of these special cables from DEC (digital equipment corporation) back in the 90s.


On 1/19/2020 9:10 AM, Steven Johnson wrote:

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.



Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Howard Traxler
 

I think it's the saame size as the RJ-45 but the spring clip is off to one side tather than in the center.


On 1/19/2020 8:51 AM, Steven Johnson wrote:

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.



Re: Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Kay Malmquist
 

Not a problem.  Glad to help and hope you find what you need.  Take care.
 
Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...
 
No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.
Rhonda Byrne

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

Looks like Stonewall Cable in New Hampshire is alive and well.  This message from Mr. Osborn is extremely helpful.  I think I will try to call them tomorrow and give them the nomenclature that you just sent me.  I may order 3 or 4 of them, and still purchase Wayne’s if he finds it.  As for the battery pack, that will probably turn out to be more difficult, but I can be fairly resourceful.  Thank you Kay.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kay Malmquist
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:01 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Steven,

Please understand that this is an old message but here is the info that I found.  I have a couple DecTalk Expresses around here and I use them every day.  The message follows.

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Osborn [mailto:mike.osborn@...]
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 11:17 PM
To:
boughtandsoldbytheblind@...
Subject: [boughtandsoldbytheblind] DecTalk Express Cable and Connector

Last February I did some research into locating such things as the cables,
connector, and battery pack for the DecTalk Express.  I had real good luck
on the cables, but the battery pack has turned difficult at best.  First the
good news and I am copying a couple of folks who requested this specific
information:
Cable supplier:
www.stonewallcable.com
The primary cable for the DTE is generically called an MMJ to MMJ, but
carries a DEC part number BC16E.  The part is usually ordered as a BC16E-10,
-25, or - whatever, where the "-XX" indicates the length in feet. Stonewall
Cable uses a part number is SC-7021 and then you tell them how many feet you
want it to be.  I chose to get a 10 foot.  The pricing is $5.50 plus 20
cents per foot, ergo a 10 foot cable was $7.50. Next we have that funky
little connecter that you can't buy at Radio Shack. Generically this is
called an MMJ to DB-9F.  The DEC part number is  DEC H8571-J and the
Stonewall Cable part number is SC-9444-J.  The price on this piece is
$12.95. Shipping is whatever you want, but I like and they will provide USPS
Priority Mail at the reasonable rate of $7.85 (this was last Feb.).

I was going to order up a batch of cables and connectors, but when no one
found an immediate need last Feb. I dropped the idea.  It's probably just as
well that each person handle there own.  Stonewall takes credit cards and
their phone number is toll free 800-525-3303.  I loved there internet order
form, but I also have the benefit of a couple of eyes.

If I come up with a reasonable solution to the battery problem I will send
it out.  $115.00 plus shipping for the battery pack is outrageous.  By the
way, your savings by using Stonewall will be about $44, where authorized
DecTalk suppliers are quoting $50 for the adapter and $14 for the cable.

Mike "Mr. Frugal" Osborn

Kay Malmquist
kay.malmquist@...

 

No matter where you are, no matter how difficult things might appear to be, you are always being moved toward magnificence. Always.
Rhonda Byrne

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

Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:52 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Good morning Kay and Wayne.  Kay, if you figure out what that jack was called I would be grateful because there is a company here in the Inland Northwest that I think can manufacture a cable for me that would do the trick.  Wayne, if you find that old cable, I have 10 bucks that is burning a hole in my pocket.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of wayne
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Years ago when I use to have the tech talk external  I purchased a cable for it that's much longer than the one that comes with it. I have to go through my mass of cables, since I think I have it. If I find it I'll let you know, and sell it to you for $10. This cable is new. if you have any questions just ask.

 

Wayne

 

 

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

Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:10 AM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

Thanks Monte.  That’s a shame.  I should probably check with my old friends who I know to have drawers full of old cables and electronic relics from the 1980s

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:06 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

As I recall, it was a proprietary cable; the rj45 type end was not standard, it has a sort of offset to it.

Good luck.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steven Johnson
Sent: January-19-20 8:52 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Dectalk cable, what is the phone jack end called

 

One of my buddies is sending me a Dectalk external to have some fun with, but it has no cables.  I seem to remember that the cable that connects it to the serial port on the PC has a 9 pin female on one end, and a phone jack kind of RJ45 looking plug for the Dectalk.  I know that the Dectalk end was smaller than the RJ45, but bigger than a phone jack.  I’m trying to find a cable to hook up the Dectalk.  What is the name of the end that fits the Dectalk?  RJ11 or RJ12 maybe?  Thanks.