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Re: decided to buy a new desktop

John Holcomb II
 

From what I remember Dell’s are easiest to open up based on my reading.

You probably want one that you don’t k needs tools to open.

I’d go mainstream core I7 if I were you.

G Get that M.2 drive for programs and then you could get a tower with 3 or more beys depending on how bibg you wanna go to put s spinning drives in for storage.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 6:33 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

I keep my desktops for a long time so I need one that can grow. I have several expansion bays that let me add ports. I like to be able to change the ports out if one goes bad. Unfortunately, a lot of my things are integrated the sound, internet,  graphics and some of the ports. I also can have 3 other drives for storage besides my local c drive. I am the one who has all the back ups in the house so, I have a backup drive for me and a backup drive for someone else, not on the same drives.  I know it will be way smaller as the drives are so small.  I know, I can just have external drives but, the internal are much faster and it easy to search if you are using back up internal drives. I am trying to plan on not just the technology for now, but, the technology down the road. I usually keep my pcs for 8 to 10 years. All the pcs I see has everything monitor, keyboard, mouse. I just need a new tower. I have a monitor 2 years old that is a USB. I have USB speakers and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I noticed my tower casing could have better benalation, guess I do not have much choice in that one.  I am hoping to get an easier tower casing, this one is a real pain to get off. I think it would be real cool to look in the new towers, less wireing like the old spinning drives have in the towers.

I wish I could open up the desk tops to feel what the insides are going to look like. How are the drives going to be placed in the tower, some they slide in and snap in place and others they require screws to hold them in place. Some you have to unscrew the bays and others let you slide in ports to add to the machine. I even saw a YouTube video where, they were able to replace the power  box on their pc and just went out and got another one. I guess you can buy towers that do not have the power boxes integrated on the mother boards. I thought your pc was a goner if the power supply dies on you.

Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

What do you do with your PC?

Desktops are even cheaper than laptops and you could get a small form factor PC SFF if  space is a concern.

You a can get intergraded graphics and internal sound as well and that would probably serve you find unless you’re doing something more  complex.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:59 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

Well, I guess I am coming in to this decade I am finally going to upgrade my desktop after 7 or 8 years.  So do I have to tell them I want an  m2 slot or is there another term?  I ran the Belarc adviser and it said I did not have  hiper threaded with my cores. I read up that the hiper threaded makes them faster for the PC.  Everything else was intergraded on the mother board, sound, internet card, graphics card and  memory. It was all intel integrated. The first thing to go out on this machine was the sound about 1.5 years ago. I am wired in to the modem as the wireless is not that great .I have to use a USB cord to get my printer to print too. So I am not sure what went out that these do not work anymore unless I do it threw a cable. I know the Bluetooth still works as my keyboard and mouse still work with the dongle. Monitor port does not work but I just switched to a  USB monitor. I was just wondering if I can get a tower  casing that vents heat more evenly. Or are the tower cases different these days. Thanks everybody.

 Heather

 

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Re: Samsung phone

John Holcomb II
 

No.
A new phone will come with Talkback preinstalled from Samsung as they don't use their older screened reader Voice Assistant anymore on anything past android 10.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Rodgerson
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 6:20 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] Sumsung phone

I am looking at a Samsung phone, I know these don't run stock Android, would I have to download the Android accessibility suite?

Thank you


Michael


Re: looking fo over the ear headphones

Abbie Taylor
 

I recently purchase the Ancher SoundLife noise-canceling over-the-ear headphones from http://www.mysticaccess.com  These headphones can be used wired and can connect to more than one device. The neat thing about buying products from Mystic Access is that they provide audio tutorials that you can either download or have them send you on an SD card along with the product.

These headphones sound great. Not only do they drown out external noises, but when you use the in--line microphone, it drowns out external noises while you're on a call or making a recording. I highly recommend them.
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Re: decided to buy a new desktop

heather albright
 

I keep my desktops for a long time so I need one that can grow. I have several expansion bays that let me add ports. I like to be able to change the ports out if one goes bad. Unfortunately, a lot of my things are integrated the sound, internet,  graphics and some of the ports. I also can have 3 other drives for storage besides my local c drive. I am the one who has all the back ups in the house so, I have a backup drive for me and a backup drive for someone else, not on the same drives.  I know it will be way smaller as the drives are so small.  I know, I can just have external drives but, the internal are much faster and it easy to search if you are using back up internal drives. I am trying to plan on not just the technology for now, but, the technology down the road. I usually keep my pcs for 8 to 10 years. All the pcs I see has everything monitor, keyboard, mouse. I just need a new tower. I have a monitor 2 years old that is a USB. I have USB speakers and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. I noticed my tower casing could have better benalation, guess I do not have much choice in that one.  I am hoping to get an easier tower casing, this one is a real pain to get off. I think it would be real cool to look in the new towers, less wireing like the old spinning drives have in the towers.

I wish I could open up the desk tops to feel what the insides are going to look like. How are the drives going to be placed in the tower, some they slide in and snap in place and others they require screws to hold them in place. Some you have to unscrew the bays and others let you slide in ports to add to the machine. I even saw a YouTube video where, they were able to replace the power  box on their pc and just went out and got another one. I guess you can buy towers that do not have the power boxes integrated on the mother boards. I thought your pc was a goner if the power supply dies on you.

Heather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From: John Holcomb II
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:34 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

What do you do with your PC?

Desktops are even cheaper than laptops and you could get a small form factor PC SFF if  space is a concern.

You a can get intergraded graphics and internal sound as well and that would probably serve you find unless you’re doing something more  complex.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:59 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

Well, I guess I am coming in to this decade I am finally going to upgrade my desktop after 7 or 8 years.  So do I have to tell them I want an  m2 slot or is there another term?  I ran the Belarc adviser and it said I did not have  hiper threaded with my cores. I read up that the hiper threaded makes them faster for the PC.  Everything else was intergraded on the mother board, sound, internet card, graphics card and  memory. It was all intel integrated. The first thing to go out on this machine was the sound about 1.5 years ago. I am wired in to the modem as the wireless is not that great .I have to use a USB cord to get my printer to print too. So I am not sure what went out that these do not work anymore unless I do it threw a cable. I know the Bluetooth still works as my keyboard and mouse still work with the dongle. Monitor port does not work but I just switched to a  USB monitor. I was just wondering if I can get a tower  casing that vents heat more evenly. Or are the tower cases different these days. Thanks everybody.

 Heather

 

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Sumsung phone

Michael Rodgerson
 

I am looking at a Samsung phone, I know these don't run stock Android,
would I have to download the Android accessibility suite?

Thank you


Michael


Re: decided to buy a new desktop

John Holcomb II
 

M.2 SSDs will be on anything but the bottom of the crop when it comes to desktops.

Same with hyper threading.

But here’s another thought to consider.

For single core performance, AMD is  worth a look. They have something similar to hyper threading which I forget what its called now.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 5:46 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

I am not a tech but I doubt you have to worry about the case.  You seem to be worried that the problems you have with your computer are caused by heat.  there is no reason for that assumption. 

 

As has been asked, how do you intend to use your computer?  I know little about M2 slots but whether you have one may not matter to any extent depending on how you intend to use it.  My impression is that they are common on computers now but I am just stating an impression and I hope others discuss the question. 

 

I would imagine that other things you are worried about, hyperthreading, for example, are so standard in machines that are not bottom of the line that you probably don’t have to worry about whether a machine uyou buy has that ability.  I would imagine it is present in any machine that isn’t a bottom of the line budget machine.

 

As has been asked, how do you intend to use the machine?  I’ll ask further if you anticipate your uses changing to any significant extent over time.  After we know how you intend to use your machine, people can discuss such matters as price, power of machine, etc.  I think those questions of use are by far the most important in people advising you.

 

Gene

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Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 3:59 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

Well, I guess I am coming in to this decade I am finally going to upgrade my desktop after 7 or 8 years.  So do I have to tell them I want an  m2 slot or is there another term?  I ran the Belarc adviser and it said I did not have  hiper threaded with my cores. I read up that the hiper threaded makes them faster for the PC.  Everything else was intergraded on the mother board, sound, internet card, graphics card and  memory. It was all intel integrated. The first thing to go out on this machine was the sound about 1.5 years ago. I am wired in to the modem as the wireless is not that great .I have to use a USB cord to get my printer to print too. So I am not sure what went out that these do not work anymore unless I do it threw a cable. I know the Bluetooth still works as my keyboard and mouse still work with the dongle. Monitor port does not work but I just switched to a  USB monitor. I was just wondering if I can get a tower  casing that vents heat more evenly. Or are the tower cases different these days. Thanks everybody.

Heather

 

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Re: decided to buy a new desktop

Gene
 

I am not a tech but I doubt you have to worry about the case.  You seem to be worried that the problems you have with your computer are caused by heat.  there is no reason for that assumption. 
 
As has been asked, how do you intend to use your computer?  I know little about M2 slots but whether you have one may not matter to any extent depending on how you intend to use it.  My impression is that they are common on computers now but I am just stating an impression and I hope others discuss the question. 
 
I would imagine that other things you are worried about, hyperthreading, for example, are so standard in machines that are not bottom of the line that you probably don’t have to worry about whether a machine uyou buy has that ability.  I would imagine it is present in any machine that isn’t a bottom of the line budget machine.
 
As has been asked, how do you intend to use the machine?  I’ll ask further if you anticipate your uses changing to any significant extent over time.  After we know how you intend to use your machine, people can discuss such matters as price, power of machine, etc.  I think those questions of use are by far the most important in people advising you.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 3:59 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop
 

Well, I guess I am coming in to this decade I am finally going to upgrade my desktop after 7 or 8 years.  So do I have to tell them I want an  m2 slot or is there another term?  I ran the Belarc adviser and it said I did not have  hiper threaded with my cores. I read up that the hiper threaded makes them faster for the PC.  Everything else was intergraded on the mother board, sound, internet card, graphics card and  memory. It was all intel integrated. The first thing to go out on this machine was the sound about 1.5 years ago. I am wired in to the modem as the wireless is not that great .I have to use a USB cord to get my printer to print too. So I am not sure what went out that these do not work anymore unless I do it threw a cable. I know the Bluetooth still works as my keyboard and mouse still work with the dongle. Monitor port does not work but I just switched to a  USB monitor. I was just wondering if I can get a tower  casing that vents heat more evenly. Or are the tower cases different these days. Thanks everybody.

Heather

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: decided to buy a new desktop

John Holcomb II
 

What do you do with your PC?

Desktops are even cheaper than laptops and you could get a small form factor PC SFF if  space is a concern.

You a can get intergraded graphics and internal sound as well and that would probably serve you find unless you’re doing something more  complex.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of heather albright
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 4:59 PM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] decided to buy a new desktop

 

Well, I guess I am coming in to this decade I am finally going to upgrade my desktop after 7 or 8 years.  So do I have to tell them I want an  m2 slot or is there another term?  I ran the Belarc adviser and it said I did not have  hiper threaded with my cores. I read up that the hiper threaded makes them faster for the PC.  Everything else was intergraded on the mother board, sound, internet card, graphics card and  memory. It was all intel integrated. The first thing to go out on this machine was the sound about 1.5 years ago. I am wired in to the modem as the wireless is not that great .I have to use a USB cord to get my printer to print too. So I am not sure what went out that these do not work anymore unless I do it threw a cable. I know the Bluetooth still works as my keyboard and mouse still work with the dongle. Monitor port does not work but I just switched to a  USB monitor. I was just wondering if I can get a tower  casing that vents heat more evenly. Or are the tower cases different these days. Thanks everybody.

 Heather

 

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Re: opinion: the Pixel 4A, iPad Mini5, Kyocera Dora extreme, or LG V60

Carolyn Arnold
 

Probably, I'd go for the Pixel. It is a Google product, so
will be first class Android.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io
[mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of John Holcomb
II
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:18 PM
To: blindandroidusers@groups.io
Cc: main@TechTalk.groups.io; Tech4theblind@groups.io;
blind-techies@groups.io; PhonesForTheBlind@groups.io;
blind-philly-comp@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] opinion: the Pixel 4A, iPad Mini5,
Kyocera Dora extreme, or LG V60

So I've got $140 in device dollars which I need to use by
July 10th from Verizon.

I'm debating about getting the Pixel 4A or an iPad mini5.

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S10 which I know will be
upgradable to android 12. I've also got an iPhone SE first
gen.

Reasons for getting the pixel is that I'd get the latest
versions of android, I could ask on this list, and I could a
also call the google disability desk if I should have
problems with Be My Eyes, plus all of the issues with
Samsung devices I've seen as of late.

As far as the iPad mini5, it still has the t touch ID sensor
and headphone jack and will be supported longer than my SE
first gen (which while I know will run on iOS 15, won't run
past that most likely.)

I could also hold off on getting that pixel and get it when
android 13 comes out, as I think Samsung would fix their
issues by the time 12 is out.

I'm looking for advice.

Thing is, I have to use these dollars by July 10th or I lose
them. So I'm getting something one way or the other .

The other thought I've considered is replacing my LG Exalt
LTE with the Kyocera Dora extreme.

The advantage of that over the LG is that it is a lot
louder thru its speaker and headphone jack for phone calls.

I've also got a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 running android 10 .
If I traded that in I will only get $128.

I also don't think I'd get a ton of money for the S10 +
either. It's the 1TB model unlocked.

If you had to pick between these 3 devices, which one would
you go with and why?

I'm thinking that the pixel would have the most staying
power.

I'm also thinking any of these things I don't have to
absolutely have right now. But I'm stuck using these dollars
so got to do something with them.

SO hmm.

Your thoughts and opinions?

If you had to buy one of these devices, which one would you
pick and why?

Of Corse I'm thinking about the LG V60 because of its quad
DAC.

John


Re: You Tube links expiring?

John Holcomb II
 

They can  be removed either by YouTube for copyright reasons or by the person who uploaded it themselves.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 3:13 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] You Tube links expiring?

 

If the instructor provides these links and you listen to lessons at your convenience, not live, then they are available at least for a time.  You should use a program like Pontes Media Downloader to download the audio, or, if you wish, you can record them as they play.  Its up to you how you do this.  I can tell you about a recording program you can use and I can tell you more about Pontes Media Downloader.  Others can discuss such topics as well. 

 

I don’t know why the material is no longer available.  I don’t know if links to certain material expire or if your instructor is making the material unavailable.

 

Gene

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

Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:55 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] You Tube links expiring?

 

Hi List, I have been doing my guitar lessons via Zoom and my instructor has been sending me their recordings as You Tube links. 

 

I am now wanting to go back and revisit my first piece that was in late January or early February.  However, when I click on those links now, which did work at that time, they now say “Not available”.

 

Do You Tube links expire and can they be renewed?

 

Since I’m paying a hefty fee for each lesson, I am distressed over the idea that I might have to pay him yet again for the lessons.

 

If they do expire, is there a way to make a more permanent recording with the computer?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

 

Sincerely, Vicky V

 


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Re: s s d drives

John Holcomb II
 

If I were you I’d go with a Samsung or Crutial SSD.

The Samsung Evo drives are great as are the pro  ones.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 2:07 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] s s d drives

 

Hi John,

 

Yes, I tried taking some of my own medicine and ran the belarc advisor.

I think I fell asleep listening to all those specs.

I just talked with a local computer store, not the geek squad.

And he said my computer model would not  have an m2 slot.

 

He suggested I go with something like a western digital blue 500 gig for about 70 cannuck bucks plus tax.

So, I’ll chew on that for a while.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 18, 2021 11:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] s s d drives

 

Have you tried running Belarc?

This  will help you to see if your box has an M.2 slot or if you’ll need to go for a SATA SSD.

If you’ve got an m.2 slot it’ll be better  to get an M.2 SSD.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:27 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] s s d drives

 

Hi John h II and list,

I have a 4-5 year old hp small form desktop with 6th gen I5 processor.

Haven’t spent any money on pcs  in a couple years.

This device has a 500 gig sata drive.

I’m thinking about installing a s s d drive for the o s and programs.

You said newer ssd and  such drives connect to the mainboard through 

 

Pci-e 3 and 4 slots.

I tried getting the specs for my  hp from the net.  I got lots of info about cpu, ram slots, usb ports, video etc.,  but I could not fine the specs for unused pci slots.

There is a serial adapter plugged  into one slot, there are 2  really short slots, and one long slot,  long like a stick of ram.

Maybe these are pci—3 slots?

 

Just poking around in the dark.

 

Monte


decided to buy a new desktop

heather albright
 

Well, I guess I am coming in to this decade I am finally going to upgrade my desktop after 7 or 8 years.  So do I have to tell them I want an  m2 slot or is there another term?  I ran the Belarc adviser and it said I did not have  hiper threaded with my cores. I read up that the hiper threaded makes them faster for the PC.  Everything else was intergraded on the mother board, sound, internet card, graphics card and  memory. It was all intel integrated. The first thing to go out on this machine was the sound about 1.5 years ago. I am wired in to the modem as the wireless is not that great .I have to use a USB cord to get my printer to print too. So I am not sure what went out that these do not work anymore unless I do it threw a cable. I know the Bluetooth still works as my keyboard and mouse still work with the dongle. Monitor port does not work but I just switched to a  USB monitor. I was just wondering if I can get a tower  casing that vents heat more evenly. Or are the tower cases different these days. Thanks everybody.

 Heather

 

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Dropbox and Speak Dropbox

Mike B.
 

Hi All,
 
Running Win-10 Pro 21H1 19043.1055 with Jaws & NVDA.  I keep getting the message, No Dropbox Icon Found, when invoking the access keystroke from my Speak Dropbox program.
 
This has been going on for quite a long time now and I've tried uninstalling and reconfiguring Speak Dropbox as well as Dropbox itself.  I'm running the latest versions of both, but I've tried running an older version of Speak Dropbox and get the same no Dropbox icon found message.
 
I've ran Jaws with its default settings, no change, made sure Dropbox notifications are turned on in Settings / System / Notifications, and I just don't know what else to look at!
 
This happens with all versions of Jaws as well as with NVDA and Narrator.  Has anyone had this problem?  If so, how was your problem resolved?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks mooy moocho.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 


Re: NVDA password echo

Gene
 

That’s good.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 2:11 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
I'm running the latest non-beta version and I found an addon called, Report Passwords, that has both a stable and developmental version.  They both have the same version number, 1.2, so I installed the development version and it works on both my Win-7 & 10 computers.  Thanks mooy moocho.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Does the page say there is a development version?  There are a lot of add-ons not currently compatible with the beta of NVDA but I don’t know if you are running the beta.  If you are running the last nonbeta version, and there is a development or whatever they call it on the page version, that should work.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Hi Gene,
 
I tried to install the Speak Passwords Add-in and I get the message that it's not compatible.  I'm running the latest NVDA and the add-in is version 1.0 by Tyler Spivey.  Is this the correct add-in, or is there a different 1 to install?  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
I don’t know if JAWS has any ability to do this.  NVDA has an add-on that will cause passwords to be announced just as other text is when you type.  You can’t read the password after you type it but the carachters are announced when typing.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Unfortunately, no screen reader I've ever used has a way to echo a password. I'm assuming this is for security reasons.

Some websites and programs have a button that says, "Show Password." When you click on it, the password is displayed the way it was typed.

But this feature isn't always available. So, I suggest typing the password into a Notepad document, then copying and pasting it into the password field. I hope that helps.
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Re: You Tube links expiring?

Gene
 

If the instructor provides these links and you listen to lessons at your convenience, not live, then they are available at least for a time.  You should use a program like Pontes Media Downloader to download the audio, or, if you wish, you can record them as they play.  Its up to you how you do this.  I can tell you about a recording program you can use and I can tell you more about Pontes Media Downloader.  Others can discuss such topics as well. 
 
I don’t know why the material is no longer available.  I don’t know if links to certain material expire or if your instructor is making the material unavailable.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:55 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] You Tube links expiring?
 

Hi List, I have been doing my guitar lessons via Zoom and my instructor has been sending me their recordings as You Tube links. 

 

I am now wanting to go back and revisit my first piece that was in late January or early February.  However, when I click on those links now, which did work at that time, they now say “Not available”.

 

Do You Tube links expire and can they be renewed?

 

Since I’m paying a hefty fee for each lesson, I am distressed over the idea that I might have to pay him yet again for the lessons.

 

If they do expire, is there a way to make a more permanent recording with the computer?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

 

Sincerely, Vicky V




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Re: NVDA password echo

Mike B.
 


I'm running the latest non-beta version and I found an addon called, Report Passwords, that has both a stable and developmental version.  They both have the same version number, 1.2, so I installed the development version and it works on both my Win-7 & 10 computers.  Thanks mooy moocho.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo

Does the page say there is a development version?  There are a lot of add-ons not currently compatible with the beta of NVDA but I don’t know if you are running the beta.  If you are running the last nonbeta version, and there is a development or whatever they call it on the page version, that should work.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Hi Gene,
 
I tried to install the Speak Passwords Add-in and I get the message that it's not compatible.  I'm running the latest NVDA and the add-in is version 1.0 by Tyler Spivey.  Is this the correct add-in, or is there a different 1 to install?  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
I don’t know if JAWS has any ability to do this.  NVDA has an add-on that will cause passwords to be announced just as other text is when you type.  You can’t read the password after you type it but the carachters are announced when typing.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Unfortunately, no screen reader I've ever used has a way to echo a password. I'm assuming this is for security reasons.

Some websites and programs have a button that says, "Show Password." When you click on it, the password is displayed the way it was typed.

But this feature isn't always available. So, I suggest typing the password into a Notepad document, then copying and pasting it into the password field. I hope that helps.
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You Tube links expiring?

Vicky Vaughan
 

Hi List, I have been doing my guitar lessons via Zoom and my instructor has been sending me their recordings as You Tube links. 

 

I am now wanting to go back and revisit my first piece that was in late January or early February.  However, when I click on those links now, which did work at that time, they now say “Not available”.

 

Do You Tube links expire and can they be renewed?

 

Since I’m paying a hefty fee for each lesson, I am distressed over the idea that I might have to pay him yet again for the lessons.

 

If they do expire, is there a way to make a more permanent recording with the computer?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

 

 

Sincerely, Vicky V




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Re: NVDA password echo

Gene
 

Does the page say there is a development version?  There are a lot of add-ons not currently compatible with the beta of NVDA but I don’t know if you are running the beta.  If you are running the last nonbeta version, and there is a development or whatever they call it on the page version, that should work.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike B
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Hi Gene,
 
I tried to install the Speak Passwords Add-in and I get the message that it's not compatible.  I'm running the latest NVDA and the add-in is version 1.0 by Tyler Spivey.  Is this the correct add-in, or is there a different 1 to install?  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
I don’t know if JAWS has any ability to do this.  NVDA has an add-on that will cause passwords to be announced just as other text is when you type.  You can’t read the password after you type it but the carachters are announced when typing.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Unfortunately, no screen reader I've ever used has a way to echo a password. I'm assuming this is for security reasons.

Some websites and programs have a button that says, "Show Password." When you click on it, the password is displayed the way it was typed.

But this feature isn't always available. So, I suggest typing the password into a Notepad document, then copying and pasting it into the password field. I hope that helps.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: NVDA password echo

Mike B.
 


Hi Gene,
 
I tried to install the Speak Passwords Add-in and I get the message that it's not compatible.  I'm running the latest NVDA and the add-in is version 1.0 by Tyler Spivey.  Is this the correct add-in, or is there a different 1 to install?  Thanks much.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo

I don’t know if JAWS has any ability to do this.  NVDA has an add-on that will cause passwords to be announced just as other text is when you type.  You can’t read the password after you type it but the carachters are announced when typing.
 
Gene
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] NVDA password echo
 
Unfortunately, no screen reader I've ever used has a way to echo a password. I'm assuming this is for security reasons.

Some websites and programs have a button that says, "Show Password." When you click on it, the password is displayed the way it was typed.

But this feature isn't always available. So, I suggest typing the password into a Notepad document, then copying and pasting it into the password field. I hope that helps.
--


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

http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

abbietaylor945@...

 


Re: s s d drives

Monte Single
 

Hi John,

 

Yes, I tried taking some of my own medicine and ran the belarc advisor.

I think I fell asleep listening to all those specs.

I just talked with a local computer store, not the geek squad.

And he said my computer model would not  have an m2 slot.

 

He suggested I go with something like a western digital blue 500 gig for about 70 cannuck bucks plus tax.

So, I’ll chew on that for a while.

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 18, 2021 11:59 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] s s d drives

 

Have you tried running Belarc?

This  will help you to see if your box has an M.2 slot or if you’ll need to go for a SATA SSD.

If you’ve got an m.2 slot it’ll be better  to get an M.2 SSD.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:27 PM
To: techtalk@groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] s s d drives

 

Hi John h II and list,

I have a 4-5 year old hp small form desktop with 6th gen I5 processor.

Haven’t spent any money on pcs  in a couple years.

This device has a 500 gig sata drive.

I’m thinking about installing a s s d drive for the o s and programs.

You said newer ssd and  such drives connect to the mainboard through 

 

Pci-e 3 and 4 slots.

I tried getting the specs for my  hp from the net.  I got lots of info about cpu, ram slots, usb ports, video etc.,  but I could not fine the specs for unused pci slots.

There is a serial adapter plugged  into one slot, there are 2  really short slots, and one long slot,  long like a stick of ram.

Maybe these are pci—3 slots?

 

Just poking around in the dark.

 

Monte

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