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Re: missing shortcut error message

Dave...
 

Doug,

Reinstall those programs on your new machine, or delete the offending
shortcuts.

Dave Carlson
Oregonian, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

----- Original Message -----
From: "douglas richard dexheimer" <drichardd@earthlink.net>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 08:57 PM
Subject: missing shortcut error message


when i try to open certain programs (created on an older desktop windows
xp computer) from the desktop or start menu on this windows 7 machine, i
get a shortcut error message along these lines:
Problem with Shortcut
The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Hope.lnk' (or some
other application i'm trying to launch) refers to is unavailable. Make
sure that
the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and
then try again.
OK
how can i get rid of this error when opening programs on my desktop or
start menu? i had these programs copied on an external hard drive when
my windows xp computer crashed, and managed to copy a few on this
machine. but recently the external drive (or the enclosure case it was
in) got burned up or dropped and is no longer useable. (i took the
drive to a microcenter store, but they said it would be very costly to
take the drive out of its case and insert it into a new one.) is there
a way to eliminate shortcut problems with programs on my desktop, so i
can open them? a temporary workaround may be trying different shortcut
key combinations to see what program each shortcut opens, searching for
a particular program on the desktop, start menu, downloads, etc.
changing its shortcut key combination, then trying to open the app using
the newly created shortcut (once i determine no other program is opened
by or was stored under the same shortcut). might this error be a
security feature of windows 7 when trying to open a program for which a
shortcut key was created on a windows xp system? thanks.
--
Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net


Re: missing shortcut error message

 

Douglas,

            If I'm reading you correctly you are saying:

               1. The actual executable files for the programs you are trying to run were resident on an external hard drive that no longer exists.

               2. Said programs were "portable"/stand-alone type, that is, you didn't run an install process but could copy the .exe file where you wanted it and run it.

If that's the case, and the only location where you had copies of those programs are on that now defunct external drive, and the shortcuts were created such that they point to a location on that now defunct external drive, there is no way to eliminate the message.  It's accurate, a valid path to the file, which is a part of the shortcut, no longer exists.

If you copied some of these executables over to any other drive that's still alive you should simply delete the existing shortcuts from your desktop and create new ones from the executable files where they reside now.

Brian


missing shortcut error message

douglas richard dexheimer
 

when i try to open certain programs (created on an older desktop windows xp computer) from the desktop or start menu on this windows 7 machine, i get a shortcut error message along these lines:
Problem with Shortcut
The drive or network connection that the shortcut 'Hope.lnk' (or some other application i'm trying to launch) refers to is unavailable. Make sure that
the disk is properly inserted or the network resource is available, and then try again.
OK
how can i get rid of this error when opening programs on my desktop or start menu? i had these programs copied on an external hard drive when my windows xp computer crashed, and managed to copy a few on this machine. but recently the external drive (or the enclosure case it was in) got burned up or dropped and is no longer useable. (i took the drive to a microcenter store, but they said it would be very costly to take the drive out of its case and insert it into a new one.) is there a way to eliminate shortcut problems with programs on my desktop, so i can open them? a temporary workaround may be trying different shortcut key combinations to see what program each shortcut opens, searching for a particular program on the desktop, start menu, downloads, etc. changing its shortcut key combination, then trying to open the app using the newly created shortcut (once i determine no other program is opened by or was stored under the same shortcut). might this error be a security feature of windows 7 when trying to open a program for which a shortcut key was created on a windows xp system? thanks.
--
Douglas Richard Dexheimer
Chief of Braille Productions
Born-Again Productions
The Friedman Place, Apt.308
5527 N. Maplewood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
cell phone 913-244-0612
drichardd@earthlink.net


Re: Jaws and Antivirus

Rob Hill
 

I use Avast. It's been highly rated and it's free. It's ok with JAWS, too.\
rob Hill

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws and Antivirus

I'm using Jaws 17 and AVG which conflicts with System Access which I also
use. Is there another antivirus program that works well with Jaws or at
least is somewhat accessible?
Sharon


Re: Mute this thread OR "Out of Hand" Topics

 

Jim,

         See if you get this one.  It was possible to get additional stuff from a muted thread up until late yesterday.  I complained about the illogic of continuing to send anything from any muted thread from the moment it was muted.  The folks at groups.io saw it my way and changed it.

Brian


Re: Mute this thread OR "Out of Hand" Topics

HAMILTON
 

Brian: I believe that I had "muted" this thread; but, I got your message in the digest. Jim H


Re: accessible free webhosting with jaws and word press

James Homuth
 

This would probably be a better question for the blindtech group. However, that having been said, you're not going to find a free web host that'll let you run PHP and still be reputeable about it. There are far too many security and stability implications for such a thing.


From: marvin hunkin [mailto:startrekcafe@...]
Sent: February-12-16 6:20 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: accessible free webhosting with jaws and word press

Hi. Been searching all over the net and reading reviews, but still confused. I do not have a credit card, looking for free accessible webhosting and also word press, and any tutorials, tips, tricks, pitfalls, themes. Want to have a page, show off some of my programming and student web projects. The c # and visual basic, sql projects, will be in a zip files, and have got a website, with php, my sql, htmkl, images. Any suggestions, or hosting you have used. Would be  if any one can point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

Marvin.appreciative

 


Re: having Eset Smart Security

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Don't feel bad, I got it exactly backward.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:54 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: having Eset Smart Security

(egg on face)dah... I knew that, really I did. I had a brain freeze.
thanks for the reminder.


On 2/11/2016 7:33 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Mario,

Up through Windows 7 Windows Defender was basically an
anti-malware, anti-spyware, anti-PUP program and Microsoft Security
Essentials, which you had to intentionally install, was Microsoft's
antivirus program. Windows Defender can safely run on any Windows
machine prior to Windows 8 that has another third-party antivirus
program running. It hurts nothing to let Windows Defender run with
antivirus software running on a Windows 7 machine.

Once you get to Windows 8 and beyond, the old Microsoft
Security Essentials antivirus function was rolled into the existing
prior functions of Windows Defender and the full-function antivirus
version of Windows Defender was born. You must absolutely not run
Windows Defender in a Win8 or later environment if you choose to use a
third-party antivirus. In fact, most third-party antivirus programs
check to see if Windows Defender is active on Win8 or Win10 machines
when they're being installed and intentionally disable it. One should
never, ever, ever, have more than one antivirus program running on a
machine at the same time.

Brian


accessible free webhosting with jaws and word press

Marvin Hunkin <startrekcafe@...>
 

Hi. Been searching all over the net and reading reviews, but still confused. I do not have a credit card, looking for free accessible webhosting and also word press, and any tutorials, tips, tricks, pitfalls, themes. Want to have a page, show off some of my programming and student web projects. The c # and visual basic, sql projects, will be in a zip files, and have got a website, with php, my sql, htmkl, images. Any suggestions, or hosting you have used. Would be  if any one can point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

Marvin.appreciative

 


Re: Have digests stopped coming?

David Moore
 

Hi Brian,
Good to see you on here.
 
 

Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: Have digests stopped coming?
 

I did finally receive a digest, but this thread, which I muted just after posting it, showed up in it.  I'm posting again to see if it continues to show up.

 


Re: having Eset Smart Security

 

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 04:54 pm, Mario <mrb620@...> wrote:
(egg on face)dah... I knew that, really I did. I had a brain freeze. thanks for the reminder.

 Uh, huh.  Riiiiiiiiight.  [Believe me, we've all been there.  I just had to take my condescending smartass tech geek routine out for a spin!]

Brian


Re: having Eset Smart Security

Mario
 

(egg on face)dah... I knew that, really I did. I had a brain freeze. thanks for the reminder.

On 2/11/2016 7:33 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
Mario,

Up through Windows 7 Windows Defender was basically an
anti-malware, anti-spyware, anti-PUP program and Microsoft Security
Essentials, which you had to intentionally install, was Microsoft's
antivirus program. Windows Defender can safely run on any Windows
machine prior to Windows 8 that has another third-party antivirus
program running. It hurts nothing to let Windows Defender run with
antivirus software running on a Windows 7 machine.

Once you get to Windows 8 and beyond, the old Microsoft
Security Essentials antivirus function was rolled into the existing
prior functions of Windows Defender and the full-function antivirus
version of Windows Defender was born. You must absolutely not run
Windows Defender in a Win8 or later environment if you choose to use a
third-party antivirus. In fact, most third-party antivirus programs
check to see if Windows Defender is active on Win8 or Win10 machines
when they're being installed and intentionally disable it. One should
never, ever, ever, have more than one antivirus program running on a
machine at the same time.

Brian


Re: Have digests stopped coming?

 

I did finally receive a digest, but this thread, which I muted just after posting it, showed up in it.  I'm posting again to see if it continues to show up.



Re: having Eset Smart Security

 

Mario,

         Up through Windows 7 Windows Defender was basically an anti-malware, anti-spyware, anti-PUP program and Microsoft Security Essentials, which you had to intentionally install, was Microsoft's antivirus program.  Windows Defender can safely run on any Windows machine prior to Windows 8 that has another third-party antivirus program running.  It hurts nothing to let Windows Defender run with antivirus software running on a Windows 7 machine.

         Once you get to Windows 8 and beyond, the old Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus function was rolled into the existing prior functions of Windows Defender and the full-function antivirus version of Windows Defender was born.  You must absolutely not run Windows Defender in a Win8 or later environment if you choose to use a third-party antivirus.  In fact, most third-party antivirus programs check to see if Windows Defender is active on Win8 or Win10 machines when they're being installed and intentionally disable it.  One should never, ever, ever, have more than one antivirus program running on a machine at the same time.

Brian


having Eset Smart Security

Mario
 

one of my computers I occasionally use has Smart Security, but I notice I still get update notifications for definition updates
for the windows defender that gets installed when windows 7 was first setup. now that SS was installed, windows defender was disabled but it is still getting def updates via windows update.
is this ok (normal), or should I do something about it?


Re: uninstalling talking installer

Howard Traxler <howard@...>
 

Not for the installer, but:  one time I uninstalled jaws and it crashed my whole hard drive.  It had to be cleaned and formatted.  Someone here told me that I should have been using the jaws I was trying to uninstall.  I think: no matter which way you do it, there are no guarantys.
 
<HT>

----- Original Message -----
From: Bill White
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: uninstalling talking installer

Hi, Jim. You'll be fine as long as the Talking Installer you are removing is not for the current version you are using for JAWS.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim L
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:42 PM
Subject: uninstalling talking installer

Heya folks,

 

Been doing a general clean up of my windows 7 PC and found I had a few versions of Jaws talking installers still installed which I uninstalled those Jaws versions awhile ago, as am using the latest Jaws 17 now. Is it safe to uninstall those older talking installers 15 and 16 and won’t affect my latest version 17 in any way?

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 


Re: Accidentally enabled the Jaws Touch features on my desktop

HH. Smith Jr.
 

Kriegler
Insert (cap lock)+ ; twice quickly turns off touch cursor
Shift+insert(cap lock)+; turns on touch cursor

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Kriegler [mailto:kriegler@nycap.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:08 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Accidentally enabled the Jaws Touch features on my desktop

Joseph, what is the key combination if you have a laptop to disable Touch
Cursor navigation? Thanks.

Les

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Lee [mailto:joseph.lee22590@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:04 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Accidentally enabled the Jaws Touch features on my desktop

Hi,

Press Numpad Plus twice quickly to return to PC cursor.

Despite its name, touch cursor isnt limited to tablets it is actually a
fancy name for object navigation. Touch cursor comes in handy if you need to
work with modern apps (including universal apps) where object
navigation/touch cursor usage is essential.

Cheers,

Joseph



From: Cristbal [mailto:crismunoz54@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:11 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Accidentally enabled the Jaws Touch features on my desktop



Hello list,

So while typing away doing this and that on my business desktop, I must have
been too fast and sloppy because now, I seem to have enabled some sort of
touch mode for a tablet PC and Jaws. Naturally, the famous search for
command feature that was introduced in one of the recent Jaws updates isnt
giving me any results no matter what I type. Poking around the Jaws help
files isnt giving me anything either. I have to imagine its a toggle
keystroke, but so far, I havent found it. The closeest Ive come to is
insert+shift+semi-colin for the touch cursor which doesnt get me out
insert+shift+of
this mode.

Im banging out this email on my personal laptop, but I need to be able to
work with my business machine. I thought Id shoot an email to folks with
more experience with the touch interface of Jaws while I continue my search
for a solution.



Thanks,


Re: Recommendations for anti-virus

 

Everyone's got their favorites when it comes to antivirus software.  In these environs accessibility is a complicating factor, and I cannot speak to the accessibility of any of the many antivirus products I've used, including:  AVG (multiple versions), Avast!, Panda Cloud Antivirus, Clamwin/Clamscan, Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Defender, and others.

Not that I will even try to say that "they're all the same," but most of the trumpeting about detection rates and other metrics is, in my opinion, overblown.  I have said before, and will keep saying, that one's own "browsing, downloading, and file sharing hygiene" is a far better protector from viruses, malware, and the like than any defense program is.  I have and use antivirus (Windows Defender), antimalware (Malwarebytes), and antispyware (Spywareblaster) in one form or another on every machine I own.  I cannot recall the last time an infection that I'd call a real infection was ever found.  What I generally have found are potentially unwanted programs, the vast majority of which have been things I did want.  I know my partner had a virus of some sort many, many moons ago, back during WinXP or early Win7 days, but that's the only infection I can ever recall in the household proper.

One of the things I do for a living is technical support for home and small business users.  Not that one ever goes, "Oh my heavens, what were you thinking?!!," to a client's face when their computer is in a smoldering heap of cyber rubble, but most things that bring them to that state are the direct result of operator error, and frequently operator error where the operator knows that they were foolish to have clicked on, downloaded, etc., whatever it is that instigated the downfall.  I try to set up computers in such a way that they are maximally protected from the nefarious cyber world while at the same time not hobbling the functions that people generally want to use.  I then give my speech on good "browsing, downloading, and file sharing hygiene" being the best and most effective form of defense.

Also, for anyone out there who does lots of file transfers via jump drive that involve these being plugged in to any computers not entirely under your own control, its well worth considering an USB drive vaccine program, e.g., Panda USB Vaccine, if the antivirus product you are using doesn't include this feature already.

Brian


Re: Jaws and Antivirus

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Causes problems under 7. ?It works all right, unless you need to restore.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Mote [mailto:miketmote73@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:29 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws and Antivirus

My brother is a JAWS user, and he uses Avira on one of his machines. I don't have any personal experience with it, but he seemed to like it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon [mailto:mt281820@comcast.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:28 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Jaws and Antivirus

I'm using Jaws 17 and AVG which conflicts with System Access which I also use. Is there another antivirus program that works well with Jaws or at least is somewhat accessible?
Sharon


Re: Recommendations for anti-virus

Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)
 

Yes, it’s been that kind of day all the way around.  I thought that Essentials was an antispamware though.  I rather wish Microsoft would release a separate comprehensive Defender package for older systems, as they have done in the past with some small programs, but have no expectation they’ll do so.  I’m getting by right now, as I presently lack a home Internet provider.  It ain’t easy catching an infection when your isolated.

 

From: Brian Vogel [mailto:britechguy@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:38 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Re: Recommendations for anti-virus

 

Microsoft Security Essentials has always been an antivirus program up through Windows 7.  Windows Defender, which exists on Windows 7, was not an antivirus in that environment, but its functions and those of MSE were merged with the advent of Windows 8.  Windows Defender is the antivirus program shipped with Windows after Windows 8, and MSE no longer exists there.

Brian