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Re: keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Gene
 

There is a utility you can run that keeps the drive from going to sleep but I don't know if constantly having it running puts wear on the drive that may shorten its life. There may be discussion from others on that subject. Do you use the drive often? The best solution if you don't may be to disconnect it when you aren't using it.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Troy Burnham
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2020 1:17 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Hi all,

I have a 4-tb my book external drive plugged into a hub going to my
laptop. Does anybody know if there's a setting to keep the drive from
going to sleep when not in use or if that's even safe to do?

The reason I'm asking is, I understand if the external drive is asleep
and I try to access it it might take a few seconds for it to open which
is what does happen, but for some reason even when I try to open my
favorites folder it'll often take a few seconds for that to open and
that has nothing to do with the external drive. I believe this also
happens with the checkbook program I use, which btw is money talks from APH.

It may not be the external drive that causes the delay but when it
happens even when I'm not doing anything with the external drive I hear
the same spin-up noise from the external drive that I hear when I try to
open that drive. This is more of a nuissance than a problem, but if it
won't hurt anything for the external drive to not go to sleep unless the
laptop is turned off and if somebody knows how to tell me how to set
that I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

Troy


keeping my external drive from going to sleep

Troy Burnham
 

Hi all,

I have a 4-tb my book external drive plugged into a hub going to my laptop. Does anybody know if there's a setting to keep the drive from going to sleep when not in use or if that's even safe to do?

The reason I'm asking is, I understand if the external drive is asleep and I try to access it it might take a few seconds for it to open which is what does happen, but for some reason even when I try to open my favorites folder it'll often take a few seconds for that to open and that has nothing to do with the external drive. I believe this also happens with the checkbook program I use, which btw is money talks from APH.

It may not be the external drive that causes the delay but when it happens even when I'm not doing anything with the external drive I hear the same spin-up noise from the external drive that I hear when I try to open that drive. This is more of a nuissance than a problem, but if it won't hurt anything for the external drive to not go to sleep unless the laptop is turned off and if somebody knows how to tell me how to set that I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

Troy


Making sure software downloads are safe, and old-tech question

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


If someone we don't know offers a piece of software on an accessibility-related email list like this one, such as a game made for blind players, is there a way to check it for safety, or do we just take a chance at it.?


Thanks,


zoho and google meeting

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

guys
according to my subject, are they accessible with all screen reader, including jaws nvda  ios and android?
 


Strange Kindle book problem

Fanus
 

Hello list
I purchased a kindle book and I experience the below problem on my pc using
the kindle program as well as on my iPad using the kindle app. When I try to
read the book the table of contents reads fine but the moment I get to the
introduction and beyond there is text but total garbish. Here and there I
can make out a word. Has anyone experienced this?
Regards
Fanus


Google Chrom and MS Edge shortcuts don't work after updates

Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

    I create desktop shortcuts for both Google Chrome and new MS Edge and every time they update, which is often, I have to go back into properties and reenter the shortcut. Is there a way to keep the update from doing this. JAWS use to do this but they fixed it.


Re: Notepad

Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Here you go Alan.

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/5-groovy-things-about-notepad-exe/

HTH,
Ann P.


Original message:

Hi All,
I have a .LOG file in Notepad. It inserts the current date and time
when I open it. When I am done inputting text, I have been typing the
Date and time to show that I have completed the current notes. My
question is: Is there a way to get Notepad to insert the date and time
when I have finished? If not, is there a keystroke to do this?
Thanks
Allen
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Re: question about keystrokes

Kimsan
 

Right.

Narrowing it down to just 10 will be tough.

Thanks.

 

Best regards,

 

Kimsan Song

 

kimsansong@...

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of chris judge
Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 1:49 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] question about keystrokes

 

Don’t forget general windows navigation, such as alt tab to move between open windows, alt f4 to close programs, windows I to open settings. There are lots of them.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: April 30, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] question about keystrokes

 

Hi,

In windows 10 generally speaking whether if it’s using a screen reader or if it’s windows keystrokes, in everyone’s opinion, what would be the most important 10 keystrokes to retain?

Yes, that can differ from person to person, but we are talking for beginners, not intermediate to advance.

A few I can think of is printing, searching and saving.

 

 

If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454

 


Re: my techie pet peeve, When you can't follow instructions to the letter,

chris judge
 

It happens.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon Hooley
Sent: April 30, 2020 9:47 PM
To: Techtalk <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Subject: [TechTalk] my techie pet peeve, When you can't follow instructions to the letter,

Hi,


Sometimes I notice that, when I'm trying to follow specific instructions for doing something on my devices, what I see is that things are either updated or, for another reason, is not exactly what I should expect. It can come down to a file type that isn't exactly the same as what other format a certain file needs to be converted to. Sure, I can get help, but I prefer things to match. Here are some examples:


One time it seemed I wasn't able to complete a certain step when setting up my music studio. I thought the tutorial was for the same version of the software. Another time I was trying to complete the steps for converting an audio file to a ringtone format, but an extension wasn't quite the same as what was called for in the instructions related to the software I was working with. There was another such incident recently that involved an app on my iphone. For some reason, in this case, I couldn't seem to find the community knowledge base to get updated answers.


My two frustrating cents worth,


Re: question about keystrokes

chris judge
 

Don’t forget general windows navigation, such as alt tab to move between open windows, alt f4 to close programs, windows I to open settings. There are lots of them.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kimsan via groups.io
Sent: April 30, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] question about keystrokes

 

Hi,

In windows 10 generally speaking whether if it’s using a screen reader or if it’s windows keystrokes, in everyone’s opinion, what would be the most important 10 keystrokes to retain?

Yes, that can differ from person to person, but we are talking for beginners, not intermediate to advance.

A few I can think of is printing, searching and saving.

 

 

If you enjoy listening to HipHop and R&B, I invite you to follow me on sound cloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-756551454

 


Re: my techie pet peeve, When you can't follow instructions to the letter,

Gene
 

Experimentation and figuring out the problem comes with the territory. There are times when things change so much that instructions don't apply to the extent that a serious problem results. Often, it’s a matter of looking around and seeing what now matches what needs to be done. But with all the programs and apps available, it is inevitable that instructions for some of them won't be exactly the same as would match exactly the current version. Do you know how to look through dialogs and menus effectively if they are unfamiliar or different? While this may not solve all such problems, it makes dealing with a lot of them much easier and more effective.

Since I'm not sure how you deal with such problems in specific instances, if you give this or that specific instance, people may write and tell you how they dealt withb the problem. It may help you deal with such future problems.
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon Hooley
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:47 PM
To: Techtalk
Subject: [TechTalk] my techie pet peeve, When you can't follow instructions to the letter,

Hi,


Sometimes I notice that, when I'm trying to follow specific instructions
for doing something on my devices, what I see is that things are either
updated or, for another reason, is not exactly what I should expect. It
can come down to a file type that isn't exactly the same as what other
format a certain file needs to be converted to. Sure, I can get help,
but I prefer things to match. Here are some examples:


One time it seemed I wasn't able to complete a certain step when setting
up my music studio. I thought the tutorial was for the same version of
the software. Another time I was trying to complete the steps for
converting an audio file to a ringtone format, but an extension wasn't
quite the same as what was called for in the instructions related to the
software I was working with. There was another such incident recently
that involved an app on my iphone. For some reason, in this case, I
couldn't seem to find the community knowledge base to get updated answers.


My two frustrating cents worth,


Re: ACROBAT READER DC: REMOVING SECURITY FROM A SECURED DOCUMENT

Mike B.
 

Salute General
 
See if either of the notes below help:
 
From: Mike Boyd
Try highlighting the PDF file, and opening properties after right clicking
on the file. tab up and you should see "unblock", and press enter on this,
you will then have to tab back around to apply, and then again to the OK
button. This should do it.
Mike
 
From: Gopi Bala
I use the following steps to remove the document from Protection mode:
 
1. press ALT Key once. This will enable the ribbon / menu bar
2. press Control TAB and this will move the PC cursor to the information bar
that announces File Protection information. Use the Right Arrow once and you
will hit the ENABLE EDITING Button. Hit the space bar once and your document
is now off Protection mode.
 
hTH.
Cheers!
Gopi Bala
 
 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 6:42 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] ACROBAT READER DC: REMOVING SECURITY FROM A SECURED DOCUMENT

Hello Good People:

It's my turn to have to deal with a SECURED PDF document that I MUST READ
AND REACT TO.  Looking through Acrobat Reader DC, I'm unable to figure out
where to go in the program to YANK OFF the document's security. 

The only option I have is to SEND THE DOCUMENT BACK and request for an
UNSECURED COPY; however, before I do that, I thought I would BUG THE HOUSE
'cause it may have a QUICK AND SNAPPY solution for me. 

Thanks to one and all for MAKING ME LOOK BETTER than I deserve with this
one!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado





Personal Power. The iOS Edition, Free Book

Mike B.
 

Hi all,
 
Found this on Top Tech Tidbits and thought some of you list members might like to get it as well.
 
Personal Power. The iOS Edition:  Every once in a while, we find an item showing both generosity and competence to high degrees. Michael Feir has written a 250,000-word, over 1,200-page
book on using and enjoying the iPhone, iPad, and iPod for personal use, and it's free in RTF, Word, EPUB and PDF formats:
If the link below doesn't work, try the Dropbox  link below that.
 
1. Personal Power. The iOS Edition:  Every once in a while, we find an item showing both generosity and competence to high degrees. Michael Feir has written a 250,000-word, over 1,200-page
book on using and enjoying the iPhone, iPad, and iPod for personal use, and it's free in RTF, Word, EPUB and PDF formats:
https://bit.ly/2VQbOJn
 
Dropbox link:
 
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
 *My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.


NVDA and google calaender

Kerryn Gunness <k_gunness@...>
 

hi all
is nvda accessible with my subject line?
thanks
 


ACROBAT READER DC: REMOVING SECURITY FROM A SECURED DOCUMENT

Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
 

Hello Good People:

It's my turn to have to deal with a SECURED PDF document that I MUST READ
AND REACT TO. Looking through Acrobat Reader DC, I'm unable to figure out
where to go in the program to YANK OFF the document's security.

The only option I have is to SEND THE DOCUMENT BACK and request for an
UNSECURED COPY; however, before I do that, I thought I would BUG THE HOUSE
'cause it may have a QUICK AND SNAPPY solution for me.

Thanks to one and all for MAKING ME LOOK BETTER than I deserve with this
one!

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado


my techie pet peeve, When you can't follow instructions to the letter,

Sharon Hooley
 

Hi,


Sometimes I notice that, when I'm trying to follow specific instructions for doing something on my devices, what I see is that things are either updated or, for another reason, is not exactly what I should expect.  It can come down to a file type that isn't exactly the same as what other format a certain file needs to be converted to.  Sure, I can get help, but I prefer things to match.  Here are some examples:


One time it seemed I wasn't able to complete a certain step when setting up my music studio.  I thought the tutorial was for the same version of the software.  Another time I was trying to complete the steps for converting an audio file to a ringtone format, but an extension wasn't quite the same as what was called for in the instructions related to the software I was working with.  There was another such incident recently that involved an app on my iphone.  For some reason, in this case,  I couldn't seem to find the community knowledge base to get updated answers.


My two frustrating cents worth,


Re: Notepad

Monte Single
 

Hey,

This is great to know.
I keep a running file of my bp and pulse.
I have been doing it using wordpad and tpying the date and time eachtime I make an entry.
I'll just chante the wordpad file to a notepad file and save my self a few keystrokes.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Allen West
Sent: April-30-20 2:38 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Notepad

Hi All,

I have a .LOG file in Notepad. It inserts the current date and time when I open it. When I am done inputting text, I have been typing the Date and time to show that I have completed the current notes. My question is: Is there a way to get Notepad to insert the date and time when I have finished? If not, is there a keystroke to do this?

Thanks

Allen


Macros.

Carolyn Arnold
 

Windows-10, Office 13, JAWS 18 - what are the steps to make
a macro.

I found that Alt+F8 is Macros, but I could not figure out,
after I put in my short cut what to do to enter the text and
save it. I would appreciate it if someone knows and can tell
me. Thanks in advance.

One I want to put in is something for CNA. My granddaughter
is one, and any time I enter it, as I just did, I have to go
back and change it from CAN to CNA. I just had to again. So,
I'd really like to have a macro for that and also for my
name. Then, no telling what else I might want. I used them
to death back when I had WordPerfect 5.1.


Re: first paypal purchase?

Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Billy,

I do not use PayPal a lot.  I do know that if the payee has PayPal, it's quite simple.  Just click on his PayPal link on his website, of if he sends you his information in an e-mail off the site, then just use that information to send the PayPal money to him.


On 4/30/2020 6:11 AM, Billy Inglis wrote:

Hi guys, Going to make my first purchase on EBAY using paypal.

Would be helpful if some kind person could walk me through the process, Billy

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


-- 
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: Notepad

Allen West
 

Thanks,

F5 works beautifully.

On 4/30/20, Mike B <mb69mach1@fastmail.com> wrote:

1) To add a date and time stamp to an open Notepad, simply hit F5.

You will see it displayed as : 23:37 10-05-2010

2) At the first line of a Notepad file, type: .LOG

This will put a timestamp at the end of the file, every time you open it.



Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
*My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee

it cleans the toilet.

----- Original Message -----
From: Allen West
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:38 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Notepad


Hi All,

I have a .LOG file in Notepad. It inserts the current date and time
when I open it. When I am done inputting text, I have been typing the
Date and time to show that I have completed the current notes. My
question is: Is there a way to get Notepad to insert the date and time
when I have finished? If not, is there a keystroke to do this?

Thanks

Allen





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