Question About Desktop


Shelly Kane
 

Hi Everyone:


I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to the download folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder.  Thanks in advance.

Shelly


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Shelly,

Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other items.

Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on your desktop.

I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop. You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate the downloaded item you want to find.

To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.

Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the case, press enter to open it.

What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it. That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy to help.

Are you using Windows 10?


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:


I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to the download folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder.  Thanks in advance.

Shelly



Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Shelly, what operating system are you running? It depends on what OS you're running as to where the downloads folder is. Before I explain how to find your downloads folder, which is where all programs put files unless you tell them differently, I want to explain your desktop to you.

Don't know where you got your training, but whomever it was did a poor job in this area. Your desktop is a list view, but it is displayed in columns and rows. Have you ever seen a bulletin board with pictures and announcements and so on placed in columns and rows on it? There will be a picture, and below that will be the menu for the kids' lunches at school, to the right of the picture will be Martha's drawing of Spot the Dog and so on. That's what your desktop looks like. So, if you want to see items 8-14, use your right arrow key to move to the second column of icons. You can always use first letter navigation too, which is sometimes more efficient.

As for the downloads folder, that depends on the OS. If it's win10, it's in 'this PC'. If it's Win7, look in 'computer' at: c:\users\name\downloads\.

Ann P.


Original message:

        Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open
and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see
seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a
program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to the download
folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but
someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder.  Thanks in
advance.
Shelly

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:

Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder.  Thanks in advance.
Shelly




--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Gene
 

It’s a good idea to provide a systeematic way of doing things in such cases. To illustrate in this case, as was said, the desktop is a list view in columns. Let's say you want to move through every item on the desktop to see what is there. When on the desktop, press home to move you to the top of the list at the left, the very beginning of the list. Down arrow through all the items you can. Then press home again to move to the top of the list, right arrow once, then down arrow through all the things in the second column. Again, use home, then right arrow two times, which will place you on the third column.

When you get to the last column and are down arrowing, you will either jump back to things you heard in the previous column at some point, or if the final column is full, you will stop at the bottom and still be in that column. But the desktop, if the final column isn't full, automatically moves you into the column to the left of where you are if you down arrow past the last item in that column and you aren't at the bottom of the column, in other words, if part of that column is not yet filled.

the concept of movement following form isn't taught well, if at all, in training. In other wordss, even though you can't see if a tool bar has items from left to right or up and down, if you can't move through the items by up or down arrowing but you can move through them with the left and right arrows, those aren't just meaningless arbitrary movement options. You move as the form of what you are moving through is laid out. Knowing this helps you understand how things are laid out and may help you brealize that if you can't move one way, try another.

It may also help you understand what you are doing when you look at something using screen review, keeping in mind that movement follows form.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Hi all,

Shelly, what operating system are you running? It depends on what OS
you're running as to where the downloads folder is. Before I explain
how to find your downloads folder, which is where all programs put
files unless you tell them differently, I want to explain your desktop to you.

Don't know where you got your training, but whomever it was did a poor
job in this area. Your desktop is a list view, but it is displayed in
columns and rows. Have you ever seen a bulletin board with pictures
and announcements and so on placed in columns and rows on it? There
will be a picture, and below that will be the menu for the kids'
lunches at school, to the right of the picture will be Martha's drawing
of Spot the Dog and so on. That's what your desktop looks like. So,
if you want to see items 8-14, use your right arrow key to move to the
second column of icons. You can always use first letter navigation
too, which is sometimes more efficient.

As for the downloads folder, that depends on the OS. If it's win10,
it's in 'this PC'. If it's Win7, look in 'computer' at:
c:\users\name\downloads\.

Ann P.


Original message:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open
and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see
seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a
program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to the download
folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but
someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder. Thanks in
advance.
Shelly

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder.  Thanks in advance.
Shelly





David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Actually, in Windows 10 the Downloads folder is also located in

c:\users\(name of user)\downloads

as in

c:\users\david\downloads

The item in "This PC" is a shortcut.


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:26 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Shelly, what operating system are you running?   It depends on what OS you're running as to where the downloads folder is. Before I explain how to find your downloads folder, which is where all programs put files unless you tell them differently, I want to explain your desktop to you.

Don't know where you got your training, but whomever it was did a poor job in this area.  Your desktop is a list view, but it is displayed in columns and rows.  Have you ever seen a bulletin board with pictures and announcements and so on placed in columns and rows on it?  There will be a picture, and below that will be the menu for the kids' lunches at school, to the right of the picture will be Martha's drawing of Spot the Dog and so on. That's what your desktop looks like.  So, if you want to see items 8-14, use your right arrow key to move to the second column of icons.  You can always use first letter navigation too, which is sometimes more efficient.

As for the downloads folder, that depends on the OS.  If it's win10, it's in 'this PC'.  If it's Win7, look in 'computer' at: c:\users\name\downloads\.

Ann P.


Original message:
         Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open
and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see
seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a
program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to the download
folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but
someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder. Thanks in
advance.
Shelly


Ron Canazzi
 

Hi Group,

I have over 60 icons on my desktop.  Gene's method works well.  I also use first letter navigation on occasion just to remember all the programs I have installed that I might have forgotten about.  By this I mean that I press the home key to highlight 'this PC (Windows 10) and then start with the letter A and note the programs I land on until I hear the list repeating and then move to B and C and so on.

On 8/29/2020 5:41 PM, Gene wrote:
It’s a good idea to provide a systeematic way of doing things in such cases. To illustrate in this case, as was said, the desktop is a list view in columns.  Let's say you want to move through every item on the desktop to see what is there.  When on the desktop, press home to move you to the top of the list at the left, the very beginning of the list.  Down arrow through all the items you can.  Then press home again to move to the top of the list, right arrow once, then down arrow through all the things in the second column. Again, use home, then right arrow two times, which will place you on the third column.

When you get to the last column and are down arrowing, you will either jump back to things you heard in the previous column at some point, or if the final column is full, you will stop at the bottom and still be in that column.  But the desktop, if the final column isn't full, automatically moves you into the column to the left of where you are if you down arrow past the last item in that column and you aren't at the bottom of the column, in other words, if part of that column is not yet filled.

the concept of movement following form isn't taught well, if at all, in training.  In other wordss, even though you can't see if a tool bar has items from left to right or up and down, if you can't move through the items by up or down arrowing but you can move through them with the left and right arrows, those aren't just meaningless arbitrary movement options.  You move as the form of what you are moving through is laid out.  Knowing this helps you understand how things are laid out and may help you brealize that if you can't move one way, try another.

It may also help you understand what you are doing when you look at something using screen review, keeping in mind that movement follows form.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Hi all,

Shelly, what operating system are you running?   It depends on what OS
you're running as to where the downloads folder is.  Before I explain
how to find your downloads folder, which is where all programs put
files unless you tell them differently, I want to explain your desktop to you.

Don't know where you got your training, but whomever it was did a poor
job in this area.  Your desktop is a list view, but it is displayed in
columns and rows.  Have you ever seen a bulletin board with pictures
and announcements and so on placed in columns and rows on it? There
will be a picture, and below that will be the menu for the kids'
lunches at school, to the right of the picture will be Martha's drawing
of Spot the Dog and so on.   That's what your desktop looks like. So,
if you want to see items 8-14, use your right arrow key to move to the
second column of icons.  You can always use first letter navigation
too, which is sometimes more efficient.

As for the downloads folder, that depends on the OS.  If it's win10,
it's in 'this PC'.  If it's Win7, look in 'computer' at:
c:\users\name\downloads\.

Ann P.


Original message:
         Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open
and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see
seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a
program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to the download
folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but
someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder. Thanks in
advance.
Shelly

--
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!"


Gene
 

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can
assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that
you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.
Shelly





David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

The Send To command is also available in Windows 10 with the letter N usually being the shortcut key from the context menu.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/30/2020 12:41 AM, Gene wrote:
In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder.  I don't know if you can in Windows 10.  You can make a shortcut to an entire drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the drive letter in Windows 7.  I want to open the drive on the root often enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short cut command.  You can do the same to a file.  I have one or two shortcuts to the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene
-----Original Message----- From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can
assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that
you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

https://eur06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd7ccc8f3ff7e4724e2ef08d84c9f09cb%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343593225667122&amp;sdata=EXZo1Kpcwz81Ok0Njm29kkCLHbfuJaxUQoCka23G2EQ%3D&amp;reserved=0

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://eur06.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cd7ccc8f3ff7e4724e2ef08d84c9f09cb%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343593225667122&amp;sdata=EXZo1Kpcwz81Ok0Njm29kkCLHbfuJaxUQoCka23G2EQ%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder.  Thanks in advance.
Shelly








chris judge
 

This works the same in windows 10 as it does in windows 7. If you want to add a shortcut key to a folder, once you've place the shortcut key on the desktop, just highlight the icon, press altEnter, tab twice to the shortcut key field, type the key of your choice and press enter.

Chris Judge

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: August 30, 2020 1:42 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a
folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't
guarantee that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home
key to move to the first item and then press right arrow and you may
find the other items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the
start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will
likely find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the
downloads folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if
this is the case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering
the desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll
be happy to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.
davidgoldfield.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84
c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C6373432977280693
07&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reser
ved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do
I delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get
to the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right
to desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.
Shelly





Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Yes, you're right, but sometimes too much 411 is confusing. I actually like the way Win10 has arranged 'This PC'. It just makes sense to put all the various folders and drives in the same place.

Ann P.


Original message:

Actually, in Windows 10 the Downloads folder is also located in
c:\users\(name of user)\downloads
as in
c:\users\david\downloads
The item in "This PC" is a shortcut.
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Pamela Dominguez
 

When I asked my question about putting chrome on the desktop, I followed instructions to go to programs and find it. I did, but it would not give a send to, or any ability to make a shortcut in any of the menus. I was surprised. I thought I would at least find a "send to" when I pressed the applications key and arrowed down. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I
don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire
drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the
drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often
enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short
cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to
the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've
assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can
assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that
you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.
Shelly










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Loy <loyrg2845@...>
 

In windows 10 in the search type Google Chrome,Google Chrome app should
appear, right click on it an choose file location , hit enter then find
Google Chrome in the list that appears and then right click on it and you
will find a sent to options.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <pammygirl99@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop


When I asked my question about putting chrome on the desktop, I followed
instructions to go to programs and find it. I did, but it would not give a
send to, or any ability to make a shortcut in any of the menus. I was
surprised. I thought I would at least find a "send to" when I pressed the
applications key and arrowed down. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I
don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire
drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the
drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often
enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short
cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to
the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've
assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can
assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that
you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is
that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start
menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.
Shelly










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Gene
 

I don't know if there is something different about that shortcut as it is presented in the Windows start menu search results. My recollection is that send to is present in those results in Windows 7. I don't use Windows 10.

Gene

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

Gene
From: Pamela Dominguez
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:20 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

When I asked my question about putting chrome on the desktop, I followed
instructions to go to programs and find it. I did, but it would not give a
send to, or any ability to make a shortcut in any of the menus. I was
surprised. I thought I would at least find a "send to" when I pressed the
applications key and arrowed down. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I
don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire
drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the
drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often
enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short
cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to
the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've
assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can
assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that
you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.
Shelly










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heather albright
 

I went threw the posts and it does not tell me which windows you are using. If you have windows10, grab the program from your shell:appsFolder and you can send a short cut for chrome to your desktop. cheers Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <pammygirl99@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 8:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop


When I asked my question about putting chrome on the desktop, I followed instructions to go to programs and find it. I did, but it would not give a send to, or any ability to make a shortcut in any of the menus. I was surprised. I thought I would at least find a "send to" when I pressed the applications key and arrowed down. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I
don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire
drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the
drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often
enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short
cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to
the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've
assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can
assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that
you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.
Shelly










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Pamela Dominguez
 

I don't have windows ten. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Loy
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:31 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In windows 10 in the search type Google Chrome,Google Chrome app should
appear, right click on it an choose file location , hit enter then find
Google Chrome in the list that appears and then right click on it and you
will find a sent to options.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela Dominguez" <pammygirl99@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:20 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop


When I asked my question about putting chrome on the desktop, I followed
instructions to go to programs and find it. I did, but it would not give a
send to, or any ability to make a shortcut in any of the menus. I was
surprised. I thought I would at least find a "send to" when I pressed the
applications key and arrowed down. Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene
Sent: Sunday, August 30, 2020 12:41 AM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

In Windows 7, you can use send to to create a short cut to the folder. I
don't know if you can in Windows 10. You can make a shortcut to an entire
drive by using send to to make a shortcut to the drive when you are on the
drive letter in Windows 7. I want to open the drive on the root often
enough that I have a short cut on the desktop to which I've assigned a short
cut command. You can do the same to a file. I have one or two shortcuts to
the exe files of portable programs I want to open conveniently and I've
assigned short cut commands to one or two of those exe files.

Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: David Goldfield
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:52 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop

Ann, you wrote ..


didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is that option
in properties,


It most certainly is. Provided that the items are shortcuts you can
assign a hotkey to open any folder or, for that matter, in any file that
you want.



David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 8/29/2020 4:29 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Excellent post, didn't know you could assign a hotkey to open a folder, is
that option in properties, David?

Ann P.


Original message:
Shelly,
Bear in mind that items on your desktop are not always going to be
arranged vertically and so just using up or down arrow won't guarantee
that you'll see all of the available items. Press the home key to move
to the first item and then press right arrow and you may find the other
items.
Pressing the Delete key should allow you to delete **most** items on
your desktop.
I would advise users to not have downloaded items go to your desktop.
You're free to do that, of course, but over time your desktop will
become extremely cluttered and it may become more difficult to locate
the downloaded item you want to find.
To open your downloads folder, press the Windows key to open the start
menu.
Begin typing the word "downloads" without the quotes and you will likely
find the Downloads folder in the search results. In fact, the downloads
folder may well be the first item that you hear and, if this is the
case, press enter to open it.
What I do is to have a shortcut to the downloads folder on my desktop
and I also assign a shortcut key, such as control-alt-D, to open it.
That way I still have quick access to that folder without cluttering the
desktop. Let us know if you need the steps to do this and we'll be happy
to help.
Are you using Windows 10?

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.davidgoldfield.org%2F&;data=02%7C01%7C%7C9577bbb87cf44a763d6708d84c5a3cdf%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637343297728069307&amp;sdata=xLmywm7NwrZFeNJ5mQYP6QNDCny1mNc7lgIJVB2GUFE%3D&amp;reserved=0
On 8/29/2020 4:11 PM, Shelly Kane wrote:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop
open and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can
only see seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I
delete a program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to
the download folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to
desktop but someone told me some of them may be in the downloads
folder. Thanks in advance.
Shelly










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Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
 

Also remember that you don't have to access your desktop from the literal desktop.  Desktop is nothing but a special folder, and it appears in File Explorer.

If you open it from within File Explorer you get a standard File Explorer window that shows things arranged in the way you've elected to have file Explorer arrange them.  I keep too many things on my desktop, which is a bad practice, but I often find it much easier to open Desktop inside File Explorer itself as it makes is so much easier to find what I'm looking for, since it's all there, and I have every folder arranged with subfolders displayed alphabetically at the top followed by items alphabetically after them.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041  

Always remember that computers are just glorified light bulbs - they rarely fail in continuous use and usually go pop when turned off and on.

        ~ Technician with the username Computer Bloke, on Technibble.com


Ann Parsons
 

Hi all,

Yes, it is important in navigating a computer that one understand the layout. It's the same as navigating in a building or on the street. It is helpful to know how things are layed out so you can have a picture in your brain.

Ann P.


Original message:

It’s a good idea to provide a systeematic way of doing things in such cases.
To illustrate in this case, as was said, the desktop is a list view in
columns. Let's say you want to move through every item on the desktop to
see what is there. When on the desktop, press home to move you to the top
of the list at the left, the very beginning of the list. Down arrow through
all the items you can. Then press home again to move to the top of the
list, right arrow once, then down arrow through all the things in the second
column. Again, use home, then right arrow two times, which will place you
on the third column.
When you get to the last column and are down arrowing, you will either jump
back to things you heard in the previous column at some point, or if the
final column is full, you will stop at the bottom and still be in that
column. But the desktop, if the final column isn't full, automatically
moves you into the column to the left of where you are if you down arrow
past the last item in that column and you aren't at the bottom of the
column, in other words, if part of that column is not yet filled.
the concept of movement following form isn't taught well, if at all, in
training. In other wordss, even though you can't see if a tool bar has
items from left to right or up and down, if you can't move through the items
by up or down arrowing but you can move through them with the left and right
arrows, those aren't just meaningless arbitrary movement options. You move
as the form of what you are moving through is laid out. Knowing this helps
you understand how things are laid out and may help you brealize that if you
can't move one way, try another.
It may also help you understand what you are doing when you look at
something using screen review, keeping in mind that movement follows form.
Gene
-----Original Message-----
From: Ann Parsons
Sent: Saturday, August 29, 2020 3:26 PM
To: main@techtalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Question About Desktop
Hi all,
Shelly, what operating system are you running? It depends on what OS
you're running as to where the downloads folder is. Before I explain
how to find your downloads folder, which is where all programs put
files unless you tell them differently, I want to explain your desktop to
you.
Don't know where you got your training, but whomever it was did a poor
job in this area. Your desktop is a list view, but it is displayed in
columns and rows. Have you ever seen a bulletin board with pictures
and announcements and so on placed in columns and rows on it? There
will be a picture, and below that will be the menu for the kids'
lunches at school, to the right of the picture will be Martha's drawing
of Spot the Dog and so on. That's what your desktop looks like. So,
if you want to see items 8-14, use your right arrow key to move to the
second column of icons. You can always use first letter navigation
too, which is sometimes more efficient.
As for the downloads folder, that depends on the OS. If it's win10,
it's in 'this PC'. If it's Win7, look in 'computer' at:
c:\users\name\downloads\.
Ann P.

Original message:
Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open
and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see
seven. How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a
program from the desktop? One more thing, how do I get to the download
folder? I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but
someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder. Thanks in
advance.
Shelly



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Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
EMAIL: akp@sero.email
Author of The Demmies: http://www.dldbooks.com/annparsons/
Portal Tutoring web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


Shelly Kane
 

Ann:


Thanks for explaining  things to me.  I am totally blind and had no idea what the desktop looked like.  I would just arrow down and listen to the items that are there.  I will definitely do as you said and hit the right arrow key to move to the next column.  I am using Windows 10.  How do I find this PC?  I will admit, I didn't have the best training.  I don't want to get into personal things but I had a bad rehab counselor who basically thought I was retarded.  I don't like using that word but that's what he classified me as.  He wanted me in a sheltered workshop and I tried it for three days and it was degrading so I quit and put myself through college.  He wouldn't help me with that.

Shelly

On 8/29/2020 2:26 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

Shelly, what operating system are you running?   It depends on what OS you're running as to where the downloads folder is. Before I explain how to find your downloads folder, which is where all programs put files unless you tell them differently, I want to explain your desktop to you.

Don't know where you got your training, but whomever it was did a poor job in this area.  Your desktop is a list view, but it is displayed in columns and rows.  Have you ever seen a bulletin board with pictures and announcements and so on placed in columns and rows on it?  There will be a picture, and below that will be the menu for the kids' lunches at school, to the right of the picture will be Martha's drawing of Spot the Dog and so on. That's what your desktop looks like.  So, if you want to see items 8-14, use your right arrow key to move to the second column of icons.  You can always use first letter navigation too, which is sometimes more efficient.

As for the downloads folder, that depends on the OS.  If it's win10, it's in 'this PC'.  If it's Win7, look in 'computer' at: c:\users\name\downloads\.

Ann P.


Original message:
         Hi Everyone:

I was wondering if anyone can tell me that when I have the desktop open
and I can see all of my programs, I have 11 in there but I can only see
seven.  How do I get Jaws to read the others? Also, how do I delete a
program from the desktop?  One more thing, how do I get to the download
folder?  I usually have all of my programs go right to desktop but
someone told me some of them may be in the downloads folder. Thanks in
advance.
Shelly