Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Richard Turner

I'm with Sieghard on this one. I recently was able to set up a friend's new Windows 10 laptop without any sighted assistance. Cortana came up talking and I was able to do voice commands through about the first half of the setup and told Cortana to launch Narrator to finish the setup with their username and password, etc.
I was amazed!
And, Microsoft has hired someone to oversee the Narrator project to greatly increase its usefulness as a screen reader. Look for good changes in the Fall Windows 10 update. And in the future, Narrator may be as good as some stand-alone screen readers.
But, I know there are folks who will judge microsoft negatively because their pet feature isn't there. O well. 

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On Jul 31, 2018, at 6:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely shut down?  On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how  eliminating the shutdown sound is an "improvement".



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or
sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar
Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be
assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via
the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling
reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their
system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means
of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons
that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?

-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@...]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too.  I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10  to at least
use it without too much of an issue.  We shall see about that.

On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down
completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is
yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.


-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.


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