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moderated List Rules - Sun, 7/1/18 #cal-notice

main@jfw.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

List Rules

When:
Sunday, 1 July 2018
12:00am to 1:00am
(GMT-04:00) America/New York

Description:
The following is the current version of the JFW Mailing List policies. These are sent out monthly, and also available from:

http://groups.io/g/jfw/wiki/List-Policies 

 

**List Policies**

1: Keep it clean. We're a family list, and there are people here who probably don't want to hear everything *exactly* that's running through your head. If you wouldn't see it on TV, it doesn't belong in a post to the list. If you're not sure, email the administration before you post it to the list. Otherwise, you stand to see your posts moderated.

2: Stay on topic. We're a JFW-oriented list. That said, anything related to JFW, its functionality with programs etc is acceptable. If it doesn't have to do with JFW, it doesn't belong on the list. This includes, but isn't limited to, talk of other screen readers such as Window Eyes.

3: Listen to, and respect, the wishes of the admins/moderators. If you're asked by an admin or moderator to drop a subject, or take something to private emails (in the instance of two people carrying on a thread list-wide), please do so. If the subject is changed on a thread by an admin or moderator, it will be explained why in the email sent out with it. Please don't continue replying to the old subject.

4: Don't ask over the list for a position on the list administration. If you'd like to help out, it's of course welcome, but address the request to do so to the admin team, otherwise it'll be ignored. Requests are always welcome, whether help is being looked for or not. When help is needed, a post will be made to the list. The requests already received will be kept in mind.

5: Keep flaming to a minimum. This is not limited to flaming of each other, but goes beyond that, to flaming of products, opinions, ideas, suggestions, etc. Constructive criticism never hurts. Flame wars, especially public ones, both drive people from this list and are unwelcome here. either take the problem to private emails, or report the problem to list administration.

6. Respect the opinions and views of others. This is *very* important in any environment, most especially an online environment where the only gage one has on a person is what that person puts to writing. If you come off as hostile in your posting, whether you intended to or not, people will take it as such. Online, "face value" means just that. People make mistakes, people don't always have access to the same information you do. For that matter, people don't always have the same experience you do. If you know how someone can solve their problem, great. Suggest it to them and/or the list. Do *not* proceed to tell someone, on or off list, that they have no business posting. Repeat offenders of this particular rule will be banned for a week to 30 days, depending on the severity. Serious problems will be banned permanently.

As always, if there are problems or questions with regards these policies, don't hesitate to send them off-list to jfw+owner@groups.io

James,
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moderated Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files

Tom <tomcat509@...>
 

Hi,
I also would like to know the answer to this question.

Is there such a program which, when run against a folder of music mp3
files, would set all file volumes to a similar level.

Currently I have a few usb sticks containing numerous music tracks by
different artists but each track seems to have a different volume level. It
would be great to set all tracks to a similar volume level regardless of
which player was used.


Thanks
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Durber
Sent: Saturday, 30 June 2018 12:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files

Hello Everyone:

When I rip audio CD's to flac lossless audio, for example, the volume can
vary considerably from track to track.

I appreciate that the original volume was set at the original recording
company.

Does anyone know of a program, which will allow me to set the audio in the
.flac files, to 0 DB or +1 DB across all tracks and which is accessible
using JAWS?

Thanks in anticipation.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

moderated Re: How to change default browser?

Maria Campbell
 

Go to control panel on desktop, enter; press d for default programs and enter; tab to set default programs and enter; find web browser and enter;  find the one you want and either enter or check it and tab to OK.

I'm sure someone else will chime in.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@...

"Preach the Gospel, and when necessary use words!"
--St. Francis

On 6/30/2018 3:34 PM, Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D. via Groups.Io wrote:

Hi,

 

I’m running J2018 on a Windows 7 machine. Currently, Internet Explorer 11 is my default browser, but I want to change the default to Google Chrome, which is already downloaded on my computer.

 

How can I change the default browser to Google Chrome?

 

Thanks in advance, Keith


moderated How to change default browser?

Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
 

Hi,

 

I’m running J2018 on a Windows 7 machine. Currently, Internet Explorer 11 is my default browser, but I want to change the default to Google Chrome, which is already downloaded on my computer.

 

How can I change the default browser to Google Chrome?

 

Thanks in advance, Keith

moderated Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

 

Emil,

         Presuming you're using MS-Word to do your assignments, it is easy to insert individual characters related to most common foreign (using English as the base) languages with a series of keystrokes.  See the search results from, https://duckduckgo.com/?q=MS-Word+foreign+characters, for the tutorial of your choice.

         If you happen to know the name (or a significant part of it) for a given character you're looking for you can use the Windows built-in Character Map program pretty effectively with a screen reader, too.  If you enter enough of the character name in the search field you can often limit the returned list to one, but this works much better for special characters such as "Registered,"  "Degree," etc., than it does for letters with diacritics.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

         ~ Mark Twain

moderated tip for specifying job search results using indeed.

David Ingram
 

Hi list members, I want to thank Jim Fetgether for the tip for specifying job search results for indeed. I wonder if I could use the same tip when using monster? I'm not sure if that would work but I think that it is worth a try to find specific job search results. Thank you.

moderated Re: What are the differences between indeed and monster in terms of job title search results?

Jim Fettgather
 

Here is the way that I make absolutely certain that I get the results I want.

When you are first on the site, you have probably noticed the two edit boxes that let you type in your key words and location.
This is not really a good way to search.
Instead, when first on the site, click Browse Jobs, it will be in the Jaws list of links.
When that page loads, click Advanced job search.
You will have many edit boxes, and the second one is, "with the exact phrase."
You may get fewer results typing into this edit box, but they will be much more targetted and reflect exactly what you want.
You may continue to tab through, you will have the opportunity to choose from which web sites your jobs will appear, to choose staffing agencies or not, how close you want the listings to be, with a combo box that lets you adjust the number of miles you are willing to travel, an edit box for your city and state, and finally, the ability to specify how recent you wish the postings to be, such as any time, the last 15 days, the last 7 days, and so on.
This is definitely the best way to use the indeed site to get the results for which you are looking.
Hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Ingram
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: What are the differences between indeed and monster in terms of job title search results?

Hi list members, i'd like to know if anyone has had semular experences with indeed and monster when it comes to job title search results? From What I've seen so far I have some of the same problems that I've experienced with monster when it comes to job title search results. I'm trying to type in job title of music producer on indeed but i'm not sure of what I could be doing wrong. Should I be using quotes around the words or is there something else that needs to be done in order that I might perform a proper job search on this job search hiring site. Thank you for any information that you might have concerning this question.

moderated Re: What are the differences between indeed and monster in terms of job title search results?

paul lemm
 

Hi,

Although I appreciate this isn't answering your question, but as someone who's worked in recruitment and used both sites to advertise job roles, I always found the response rate from candidates a lot higher on indeed than monster. Obviously certain job roles might be more effective on one than the other , but overall I found indeed a lot better than monster. Another site to try would be CV library , I always found their site accessibility with jaws good, but bear in mind with that comment I was looking from a point of view of a recruiter posting jobs rather than looking for jobs. But it’s a good site and very popular so has a lot of jobs advertised . I think probably the 4 most popular online job boards though in the UK are indeed, monster, Reid and cv library's , and for what its worth personally I have found indeed and cv library's my favourite out of those.


Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Ingram
Sent: 30 June 2018 06:42
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: What are the differences between indeed and monster in terms of job title search results?

Hi list members, i'd like to know if anyone has had semular experences with indeed and monster when it comes to job title search results? From What I've seen so far I have some of the same problems that I've experienced with monster when it comes to job title search results. I'm trying to type in job title of music producer on indeed but i'm not sure of what I could be doing wrong. Should I be using quotes around the words or is there something else that needs to be done in order that I might perform a proper job search on this job search hiring site. Thank you for any information that you might have concerning this question.

moderated Does anyone have an idea of indeeds turn around time for responding to problems?

David Ingram
 

Hi list members, i'd like to know if anyone might be able to find out some information concerning the turn around time that it may take for indeed to respond to users problems or questions? Thank you for any information that you might have. Thank you.

moderated What are the differences between indeed and monster in terms of job title search results?

David Ingram
 

Hi list members, i'd like to know if anyone has had semular experences with indeed and monster when it comes to job title search results? From What I've seen so far I have some of the same problems that I've experienced with monster when it comes to job title search results. I'm trying to type in job title of music producer on indeed but i'm not sure of what I could be doing wrong. Should I be using quotes around the words or is there something else that needs to be done in order that I might perform a proper job search on this job search hiring site. Thank you for any information that you might have concerning this question.

moderated Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

Hola,

     You can enter characters you need by turning your keyboard language to “U.S. International (written as U.S-I for my shortcut.” At least, I think that’s what it was called when I used Windows Vista. I’m pretty sure your instructor will have better knowledge of how to set up your keyboard/what it’s new layout will be called. However, I’ve heard that the CTRL key and shift will put your keyboard into the mode I’m describing. After you set the layout up, just press these keys together to get back to your regular U.S. keyboard. Another press of the keystroke takes you back to U.S.-I. I don’t know how to set that up for any languages, though. My teacher gave me instructions on this. I’m sorry I couldn’t be of any more help, but here’s what I do know about the new keyboard layout. Different keys do different things, and the accent key actually works. The apostrophe key turns into one which can perform accented letters. JAWS might say something like sidila or something when this is pressed alone. Keep in mind, I don’t have mine set up right now. However, if you wanted to make an accented i—Spanish is common for doing this/accented e’s too--, press the sidilla/apostrophe key followed by the letter you’re using (our example is I and/or e). it would put the accent on the letter in question, and that’s how you make accented letters. If you need that funny little thing over any n, I think you press your shift key along with your accent key, located to the left of one on the numbers row. This is with U.S.-I still enabled, keep in mind. Press your n now, and that should give you that specific sound which is used on words like ninio, I think. It’s been a while since I’ve taken online Spanish, though so can’t give a definite answer on how that n thing was formed. I really didn’t like U.S.-I and was glad when I could  use a normal U.S. keyboard again. Espero tienes un classe excellente de Espa!nal. that’s my best impression for, “I hope you have an excellent Spanish class.” Make sure your screen reader can speak Spanish as well—the voices for JAWS can switch if they find Spanish characters. Let me know how your course goes by e-mailing apiccinino@... or sending to the group. One more thing, hablar and all its forms is written with an h not just the a. however, it’s pronounced ablar—obviously with Spanish vocalization of aw on the a.

Adios,

Antonia – This was my Spanish name in High School but didn’t have one for college, so sad.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of EmilDsmith@... <EmilDsmith@...>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 3:35:27 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS
 

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Emil Smith and I am taking a Spanish class for college this upcoming semester. I’m curious if anyone has any info on how this work, the area I’m curious about is how to deal with entering Spanish characters for homework assignments. If anyone has previous experience with this or has any tips, that would appreciated, thanks!

moderated Re: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

Cristóbal
 

You can configure a Spanish language keyboard in the regional settings of your PC and enable the alt plus shift command to rotate among keyboards.

Unless I plan to write in Spanish for a good chunk though, I’ll just use the word processing short cut for Office of pressing the control plus ‘ (apostrophy) then the corresponding vowel. This will give me the accented A, E, I, O, or U. For the ñ, it’s control plus shift plus ` (grauv) key then n.  

You can also use the numbpad sequences. With the numlock set to on, Alt plus 1-6-4 gives you the ñ. Alt plus 1-3-0 gives you é. Alt plus 1-6-0 is á and so on.

Don’t forget too, that in Spanish, you also have the inverted question mark and exclamation mark.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of EmilDsmith@...
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 1:35 PM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

 

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Emil Smith and I am taking a Spanish class for college this upcoming semester. I’m curious if anyone has any info on how this work, the area I’m curious about is how to deal with entering Spanish characters for homework assignments. If anyone has previous experience with this or has any tips, that would appreciated, thanks!

moderated Question about learning foreign languages with JAWS

EmilDsmith@...
 

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Emil Smith and I am taking a Spanish class for college this upcoming semester. I’m curious if anyone has any info on how this work, the area I’m curious about is how to deal with entering Spanish characters for homework assignments. If anyone has previous experience with this or has any tips, that would appreciated, thanks!

moderated Re: audio ducking and Jaws and cortanna

Ashleigh Piccinino
 

I’m not sure I understand your question. You can turn off or on the audio ducking feature in your JAWS startup wizard. To get there, move to the JAWS window—insert j on a desktop keyboard, caplock j on a laptop, I guess. Press alt h to get to your help and up arrow until you hear “startup wizard.” Press enter on this. On the first page, right after “keyboard echo,” is the audio ducking setting. However, it says “Lower the volume of other programs while JAWS is speaking.” Note that other is in itallics in this message to emphasize. To my knowledge, and when I could use Cortana correctly with mike, JAWS did lower a lot so you heard the Cortana itself. I’m not sure you can duck JAWS itself, though—that’s for other programs/used for videos and stuff but isn’t working right now. Of course, I’m talking about the audio ducking feature. Need any more help? Feel free to contact back/contact the group.

Thank you,

Ashleigh Piccinino

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Nino Dagostino <ndagostino3@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 6:49:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: audio ducking and Jaws and cortanna
 

Good morning:

 

Is there a way to turn off audio ducking so when using cortanna jaws ducks so low you cant here any thing from Jaws?

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

moderated Re: jaws not reading names of devices in device manager

Dave Durber
 

Hello Mike:
 
Using a home built computer, running Windows 7 Professional and using JFW 2018.
 
I looked in Device Manager in my version of Windows, and under Human Devices, there are three devices listed, without any description as to what the devices are and what they do and what they are for.
 
This was also the case in Device Manager for Windows XP. I do not know about Windows Vista or Windows 8, but, I have know doubt the same would be true for those operating systems as well.
 
Sincerely:
 
Dave Durber
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 9:06 PM
Subject: jaws not reading names of devices in device manager

Hey guys:

Using win10 with dell, and jaws 2018,

I am trying to turn on  my touch screen to use finger to swipe around screen like iphone;

I googled directions to do this,

And it said to open device manager,

Arrow down to “human interface devices” or something like that,

Then I am to expand that tab,

Then under that tab I am to right click on “hid compliant touch screen”

However, jaws doesn’t say the names of the devices,

It just says things like “hid compliant consumer device”

“hid compliant vendor defined device;

 

Shouldn’t jaws be saying what the devices are?

 

Please advise as necessary;

 

moderated jaws not reading names of devices in device manager

mike mcglashon
 

Hey guys:

Using win10 with dell, and jaws 2018,

I am trying to turn on  my touch screen to use finger to swipe around screen like iphone;

I googled directions to do this,

And it said to open device manager,

Arrow down to “human interface devices” or something like that,

Then I am to expand that tab,

Then under that tab I am to right click on “hid compliant touch screen”

However, jaws doesn’t say the names of the devices,

It just says things like “hid compliant consumer device”

“hid compliant vendor defined device;

 

Shouldn’t jaws be saying what the devices are?

 

Please advise as necessary;

 

moderated Re: Software for changing volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files

Dave Durber
 

Steve:

I new I got it rong as soon as I wrote the message. The only problem was, that, at the time of writing, the word "normalization" was not strong enough to push the word "equalization" out the way, which is why I got it rong. That is my excuse, and I am sticking to it.

Dave

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Matzura" <number6@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: Software for changing volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files


By the way, the term you want is normalization. Equalization refers to boosting or cutting bands of frequencies.


On 6/29/2018 12:01 PM, Dave Durber wrote:
Oh! by the way, my question is no way related in anyway to volume equalization.

The problem with equalization, is that, if the volume of a track or all the tracks, is higher than 0 DB or 1 DB, the resulting audio for the compressed audio, can lead to distortion, varying from mild to severe.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Durber" <d.durber@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 3:38 PM
Subject: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files


Hello Everyone:

When I rip audio CD's to flac lossless audio, for example, the volume can vary considerably from track to track.

I appreciate that the original volume was set at the original recording company.

Does anyone know of a program, which will allow me to set the audio in the .flac files, to 0 DB or +1 DB across all tracks and which is accessible using JAWS?

Thanks in anticipation.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber






moderated Re: Software for changing volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files

Steve Matzura
 

By the way, the term you want is normalization. Equalization refers to boosting or cutting bands  of frequencies.

On 6/29/2018 12:01 PM, Dave Durber wrote:
Oh! by the way, my question is no way related in anyway to volume equalization.

The problem with equalization, is that, if the volume of a track or all the tracks, is higher than 0 DB or 1 DB, the resulting audio for the compressed audio, can lead to distortion, varying from mild to severe.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dave Durber" <d.durber@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 3:38 PM
Subject: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files


Hello Everyone:

When I rip audio CD's to flac lossless audio, for example, the volume can vary considerably from track to track.

I appreciate that the original volume was set at the original recording company.

Does anyone know of a program, which will allow me to set the audio in the .flac files, to 0 DB or +1 DB across all tracks and which is accessible using JAWS?

Thanks in anticipation.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber





moderated Re: Software for changing volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files

Dave Durber
 

Oh! by the way, my question is no way related in anyway to volume equalization.

The problem with equalization, is that, if the volume of a track or all the tracks, is higher than 0 DB or 1 DB, the resulting audio for the compressed audio, can lead to distortion, varying from mild to severe.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Durber" <d.durber@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 3:38 PM
Subject: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files


Hello Everyone:

When I rip audio CD's to flac lossless audio, for example, the volume can vary considerably from track to track.

I appreciate that the original volume was set at the original recording company.

Does anyone know of a program, which will allow me to set the audio in the .flac files, to 0 DB or +1 DB across all tracks and which is accessible using JAWS?

Thanks in anticipation.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber



moderated Re: backstage view in Office 2016

 

While I turn off backstage and the start screen, I agree that F12 for saving is a much nicer dialogue as Control+S and the same goes for opening files, much easier to use Control+F12 rather than File > Open.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 6:53 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: backstage view in Office 2016

press alt for the ribbon bar, then f for file and t for options.
down arrow to the save category.
press tab until you get to the Don’t show backstage view when saving or opening files option and spacebar to check it.
press tab or shift+tab to the ok button and spacebar on it.






-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner [mailto:richardturner42@...]
Sent: Friday, Jun 29, 2018 9:04 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: backstage view in Office 2016


If you go into the file menu, Options, you can turn off the Backstage
view, then you can go back to using control-s to save a document.
It is some visual thing that is useless to screen reader users.
Richard



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many
of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome,
charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in
one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark Twain



On Jun 29, 2018, at 4:23 AM, Ann Byrne
<annakb@...<mailto:annakb@...>> wrote:

If you use f12 for save-as, the backstage view doesn't come up.
At 02:09 AM 6/29/2018, you wrote:
I'm brand new to Office 2016. Can someone explain or point me to
something that explains the backstage view? I could not figure out how
to even save a Word document with that thing enabled. I found a place
in the Word options to hide the backstage view when saving files, but I
do not know if I am giving up some benefit by having it off. Even if it
is hidden during a Save, it seems to still come up when I try to do Save As.

I'm also confused by how the Recent files section seems to have changed
from Office 2010. I heavily relied on Pinned items in my Recent Files
list to access common files. Any guidance?



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