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Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

ratshtron
 

hmmm, the sticking of alt and ctrl keys has been around for a very long time, lol! pressing both ctrl keys and or alt keys several times quickly will unstick them most of the time. I can remember having the problem way back to 1998 if not earlier.


Legend has it that on Sunday 7/1/2018 05:13 PM, HH. Smith Jr. said:
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I've had this reoccurring, intermittent issue from version 15. I reported it but I couldn't repeat the problem for the technical support person. so, I kind of figure a fix out. I would hold the control and alt key at the same time and tap the escape key a few times and that seems to work about 95% of the time.

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

This is something I have seen with computers since 2003. You can either do what you did, and unload JAWS, or simply press both ALT keys sequentially. That usually unsticks them.

Bill White
<mailto:billwhite92701@...>billwhite92701@...

From: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:09 AM
To: <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: alt and control key seem to be stuck

Hello,

I'm using windows10 and jaws2018. Suddenly either the alt or control key is stated when pressing enter, any of the arrow keys and so on. If I unload Jaws and reload it goes away. What could be causing this to suddenly occur?

Cheers,


Kevin Meyers

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

Tom <tomcat509@...>
 

Thanks to those who answered my query regarding mp3 files with varying
volume levels.

I'll go and get the program mentioned.

Cheers
Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dave
Durber
Sent: Sunday, 1 July 2018 8:21 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files

Hello Tom:

If you have a folder or several folders containing audio files ripped to
.mp3 format, which, when played, play at varying sound levels, you can use
MP3 Gain to change the volume of all the .MP3 files to the same audio level.

I am using this program, curtacy of Steve Matzura, who suggested it to me.
Below, are two sites where you can download MP3 Gain:

https://mp3gain.en.softonic.com/download

and

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3gain/

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom" <tomcat509@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2018 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav
files


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









Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

kevin meyers
 

Thanks Bill!

 

Kevin Meyers

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 11:12 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

This is something I have seen with computers since 2003. You can either do what you did, and unload JAWS, or simply press both ALT keys sequentially. That usually unsticks them.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

Hello,

 

I’m using windows10 and jaws2018. Suddenly either the alt or control key is stated when pressing enter, any of the arrow keys and so on. If I unload Jaws and reload it goes away. What could be causing this to suddenly occur?

 

Cheers,

 

 

Kevin Meyers

 


Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

kevin meyers
 

Thanks!

 

Kevin Meyers

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of HH. Smith Jr.
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:14 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

I’ve had this reoccurring, intermittent issue from version 15. I reported it but I couldn’t repeat the problem for the technical support person. so, I kind of figure a fix out. I would hold the control and alt key at the same time and tap the escape key a few times and that seems to work about 95% of the time.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

This is something I have seen with computers since 2003. You can either do what you did, and unload JAWS, or simply press both ALT keys sequentially. That usually unsticks them.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

Hello,

 

I’m using windows10 and jaws2018. Suddenly either the alt or control key is stated when pressing enter, any of the arrow keys and so on. If I unload Jaws and reload it goes away. What could be causing this to suddenly occur?

 

Cheers,

 

 

Kevin Meyers

 


Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

kevin meyers
 

Thanks for the suggestion. My laptop is about 4 months old. I would have gotten a different brand and  because it was through the Department of Vocational Rehab I had to go with their choice. Which is a ACER boat anchor.

 

Kevin Meyers

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

If you're on a laptop, and particularly if you have a "heavy touch" with your typing, it could be the keyboard beginning to fail.   I have a laptop right now where neither the 'i' nor 'p' keys will work and before they died were sometimes being thought to have been pressed when neighboring keys were.   One easy way to determine whether this might be what's going on is to get yourself an external keyboard that connects by USB (and which are available for less than $5, by the dozens, at a great many thrift stores) to see if the behavior persists.

Generally, software should not be the issue with regard to "sticky key" behavior (and, yes, I'm ignoring the sticky keys feature of the OS).

--

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


Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

HH. Smith Jr.
 

I’ve had this reoccurring, intermittent issue from version 15. I reported it but I couldn’t repeat the problem for the technical support person. so, I kind of figure a fix out. I would hold the control and alt key at the same time and tap the escape key a few times and that seems to work about 95% of the time.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill White
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

This is something I have seen with computers since 2003. You can either do what you did, and unload JAWS, or simply press both ALT keys sequentially. That usually unsticks them.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

Hello,

 

I’m using windows10 and jaws2018. Suddenly either the alt or control key is stated when pressing enter, any of the arrow keys and so on. If I unload Jaws and reload it goes away. What could be causing this to suddenly occur?

 

Cheers,

 

 

Kevin Meyers

 


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

 

I have used MP3Gain for many years now.  That being said, and having just visited the main page for MP3Gain, I can see nothing that indicates it will work on any other audio file format.

That's why I didn't chime in at the outset, as I don't know of the equivalent of MP3Gain that manipulates .FLAC or .WAV file formats.
--

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


Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

If you're on a laptop, and particularly if you have a "heavy touch" with your typing, it could be the keyboard beginning to fail.   I have a laptop right now where neither the 'i' nor 'p' keys will work and before they died were sometimes being thought to have been pressed when neighboring keys were.   One easy way to determine whether this might be what's going on is to get yourself an external keyboard that connects by USB (and which are available for less than $5, by the dozens, at a great many thrift stores) to see if the behavior persists.

Generally, software should not be the issue with regard to "sticky key" behavior (and, yes, I'm ignoring the sticky keys feature of the OS).

--

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

Dave Durber
 


MP3 Gain also reduces volume levels as well.

----- Original Message -----
From: R&J
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2018 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files

You might try MP3Gain available from https://sourceforge.net.  I have used it and it is fairly accessible with JAWS.  You might have to do a bit of hunting with the JAWS cursor, but the software does exactly what you want.  It looks at the amplitude of the track and raises it to the highest level (or a level of your choice) that does not introduce distortion.  I have used it on a folder of songs, but had a bit of difficulty when I tried it on several hundred songs at one time.  It is free as well.


Re: alt and control key seem to be stuck

Bill White
 

This is something I have seen with computers since 2003. You can either do what you did, and unload JAWS, or simply press both ALT keys sequentially. That usually unsticks them.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of kevin meyers
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 9:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: alt and control key seem to be stuck

 

Hello,

 

I’m using windows10 and jaws2018. Suddenly either the alt or control key is stated when pressing enter, any of the arrow keys and so on. If I unload Jaws and reload it goes away. What could be causing this to suddenly occur?

 

Cheers,

 

 

Kevin Meyers

 


alt and control key seem to be stuck

kevin meyers
 

Hello,

 

I’m using windows10 and jaws2018. Suddenly either the alt or control key is stated when pressing enter, any of the arrow keys and so on. If I unload Jaws and reload it goes away. What could be causing this to suddenly occur?

 

Cheers,

 

 

Kevin Meyers

 


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

Steve Matzura
 

Oh it's a perfectly valid one. LOL. Dunnit myself hundreds of times!

On 6/29/2018 2:37 PM, Dave Durber wrote:
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: Key mapper needed

Steve Matzura
 

There are a few. SharpKeys seems to be very popular.

On 7/1/2018 12:15 AM, Robert Cole wrote:
Hi list,
Is there a free accessible program that will remap keys?
I need to remap the delete insert keys.
Thanks in advance


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

R&J
 

You might try MP3Gain available from https://sourceforge.net.  I have used it and it is fairly accessible with JAWS.  You might have to do a bit of hunting with the JAWS cursor, but the software does exactly what you want.  It looks at the amplitude of the track and raises it to the highest level (or a level of your choice) that does not introduce distortion.  I have used it on a folder of songs, but had a bit of difficulty when I tried it on several hundred songs at one time.  It is free as well.


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

Dave Durber
 

Hello Tom:

If you have a folder or several folders containing audio files ripped to .mp3 format, which, when played, play at varying sound levels, you can use MP3 Gain to change the volume of all the .MP3 files to the same audio level. I am using this program, curtacy of Steve Matzura, who suggested it to me. Below, are two sites where you can download MP3 Gain:

https://mp3gain.en.softonic.com/download

and

https://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3gain/

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom" <tomcat509@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2018 2:03 AM
Subject: Re: Software for canging volume in audio tracks for .flac and .wav files


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: Key mapper needed

Andrew Summers
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Cole
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2018 5:15 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Key mapper needed

Hi list,
Is there a free accessible program that will remap keys?
I need to remap the delete insert keys.
Thanks in advance


moderated Key mapper needed

Robert Cole
 

Hi list,
Is there a free accessible program that will remap keys?
I need to remap the delete insert keys.
Thanks in advance


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

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

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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