Date   
moderated Reminder: Leasey, Add-on Software for JAWS, Starts Tonight at 8:00 PM Eastern, All Are Welcome

David Goldfield
 

While this demonstration is a presentation of the Philadelphia Computer Users Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired all are welcome to participate.


A Demo of Leasey: Friday, March 13 at 8:00 PM Eastern

Meeting Topic: a Demo of the Leasey Software to Be Used With JAWS or Fusion

Group: the Philadelphia Computer Users Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Date: Friday, March 13, 2020

Time: 8:00 PM Eastern

 

Introduction

If you’ve been a user of the JAWS screen reader for even a short time you know that it’s rich in features and capabilities and possesses an impressive array of configuration options. However, as powerful as JAWS may be there is a third party program which you can add to your existing copy of JAWS which offers even more tools and capabilities to make using JAWS even easier. Many of these features will allow you to more easily complete tasks and will definitely increase your productivity. Meet Leasey, which I will be demonstrating during the next phone meeting of the Philadelphia Computer Users Group for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Leasey is a program written by Hartgen Consultancy. It consists of over 50 separate features but it can be broken down into two components, which are Leasey Basic and Leasey Advanced.

Leasey Basic

Leasey Basic consists of a menu-driven interface to access the programs and functions of your computer. Instead of dealing with the start menu and the desktop pressing a single key opens the Leasey Main Menu, which contains options such as Write a Document or Letter, Check Your Email, Surf the Internet, etc. Pressing enter on any of these options opens a submenu with even more options. Leasey Basic also contains context-sensitive help which provides information on where you are on the computer and what you can do. These menus and help screens are spoken by a friendly, female human voice known as Leasey. This can help users who are new to the computer to slowly transition not only to using synthesized speech but in using their computer. Leasey Basic is ideal for new or novice users, users with cognitive disabilities or those who want a friendly, consistent way to access their computer.

Leasey Advanced

Some readers who are more experienced users may be wondering if Leasey has any features which are relevant to them. This is where Leasey Advanced comes in and will be featured during the bulk of our upcoming demo. Leasey Advanced contains so many features that we won’t be able to show you all of them in the time allotted. However, here are some of the features which we’ll be demonstrating.

  • Leasey Clips. This allows you to store up to twelve separate blocks of text into clipboard-like areas which can then be pasted in a document. These text blocks are preserved even after restarting your computer.
  • Leasey Texts. You can store an unlimited list of text blocks, such as names, addresses, signatures, etc. These blocks of text can be named using a title of the user’s choosing and can be recalled from a list. Optionally, you can use an abbreviation to paste a block of text, such as typing “addr” to paste an address.
  • Leasey Select. Easily select text by using intuitive hotkeys to mark the beginning and end of the block. There’s even a way to mark the end of a block of text and then have that text copied to the clipboard.
  • Leasey Search. Search for information from a variety of sources no matter where you located. Examples include Google, the NLS catalog and databases to look up information about music or TV shows. We will also demo searching Last.fm for song lyrics as well as an excellent weather search to obtain detailed weather information.
  • In Microsoft Word press hotkeys to move the cursor to the next or previous spelling error as well as to the next or previous grammatical error without the need to toggle the virtual cursor.
  • A simpler interface to Word’s spell checker.
  • How to quickly unprotect a Word file
  • How to obtain help on accessing All Leasey commands and to remind yourself and/or to learn Leasey keystrokes

Following the demo we’ll be happy to answer questions from participants.

How to Participate

You can join our meeting using Zoom by opening the following link.

https://zoom.us/j/3565857579

 

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-- 
David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

moderated Re: File view messed up

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi again Brian: I just went into that directory, alt-v for view arrowed down to “group by” and selected “none.” Mess removed.

 

Thanks so much.

 

 

 

Gudrun

 

Please note my new email of brunotgudrun@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: File view messed up

 

If you're running Windows 10, try the following:

1. Make nothing is highlighted / selected and press the application key to open the context menu or use Shift + F10 if you don't have an application key.

2. Down arrow to, Group by submenu, press enter, now navigate to, None, and press enter.

3. Again make sure nothing is selected, open the context menu and make your  choices in the View & Sort by submenues.

 

Here is a list of the shortcut keys for changing the type of view:

 

CTRL + SHIFT + 1 Extra Large icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 2 Large Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 3 Medium Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 4 Small Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 5 List view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 6 Details view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Tiles view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 8 Content view.

 

Take care. 
Brian Lee
From: Mr. Ed
Hi Brian,
Do these shortcut keys also work when you are in your folders or documents
to get list or detail view?
Mr. Ed

 

From:
Brian Lee
Hello Mr. Ed,
Yes.  These shortcut keys can be used instead of going into the contextual
menu when nothing is selected and picking the appropriate item in the View
submenu.  I believe that if you are in the UK the shift key is dropped from
the keystrokes. 
Take care. 
Brian Lee
brianllee@...


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

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

Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 11:34 AM

Subject: File view messed up

 

Hi gang: I have a file folder that displays with those headers, likea a-h, i-p, etc., at the start and in the middle of the files, and try as I may, I can’t get back to the mormal way of displaying. Any help?

 

 

 

Gudrun

 

Find my resume, listen to samples, and read about my services: vocal instruction, voiceover production, translation, phone interpreting, sound design, and hear clips from my CD, J-Walking by visiting

 

http://www.gudrunbrunot.com

 

New Email Address:  brunotgudrun@...

 

moderated Re: File view messed up

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi Brian: Thanks for that. I’ll try, but I have Windows 7 here.

 

 

 

Gudrun

 

Please note my new email of brunotgudrun@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 12:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: File view messed up

 

If you're running Windows 10, try the following:

1. Make nothing is highlighted / selected and press the application key to open the context menu or use Shift + F10 if you don't have an application key.

2. Down arrow to, Group by submenu, press enter, now navigate to, None, and press enter.

3. Again make sure nothing is selected, open the context menu and make your  choices in the View & Sort by submenues.

 

Here is a list of the shortcut keys for changing the type of view:

 

CTRL + SHIFT + 1 Extra Large icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 2 Large Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 3 Medium Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 4 Small Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 5 List view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 6 Details view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Tiles view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 8 Content view.

 

Take care. 
Brian Lee
From: Mr. Ed
Hi Brian,
Do these shortcut keys also work when you are in your folders or documents
to get list or detail view?
Mr. Ed

 

From:
Brian Lee
Hello Mr. Ed,
Yes.  These shortcut keys can be used instead of going into the contextual
menu when nothing is selected and picking the appropriate item in the View
submenu.  I believe that if you are in the UK the shift key is dropped from
the keystrokes. 
Take care. 
Brian Lee
brianllee@...


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

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

Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 11:34 AM

Subject: File view messed up

 

Hi gang: I have a file folder that displays with those headers, likea a-h, i-p, etc., at the start and in the middle of the files, and try as I may, I can’t get back to the mormal way of displaying. Any help?

 

 

 

Gudrun

 

Find my resume, listen to samples, and read about my services: vocal instruction, voiceover production, translation, phone interpreting, sound design, and hear clips from my CD, J-Walking by visiting

 

http://www.gudrunbrunot.com

 

New Email Address:  brunotgudrun@...

 

moderated Re: File view messed up

Mike B
 

If you're running Windows 10, try the following:
1. Make nothing is highlighted / selected and press the application key to open the context menu or use Shift + F10 if you don't have an application key.
2. Down arrow to, Group by submenu, press enter, now navigate to, None, and press enter.
3. Again make sure nothing is selected, open the context menu and make your  choices in the View & Sort by submenues.
 
Here is a list of the shortcut keys for changing the type of view:
 
CTRL + SHIFT + 1 Extra Large icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 2 Large Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 3 Medium Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 4 Small Icons,
CTRL + SHIFT + 5 List view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 6 Details view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Tiles view,
CTRL + SHIFT + 8 Content view.
 
Take care. 
Brian Lee
From: Mr. Ed
Hi Brian,
Do these shortcut keys also work when you are in your folders or documents
to get list or detail view?
Mr. Ed
 
From:
Brian Lee
Hello Mr. Ed,
Yes.  These shortcut keys can be used instead of going into the contextual
menu when nothing is selected and picking the appropriate item in the View
submenu.  I believe that if you are in the UK the shift key is dropped from
the keystrokes. 
Take care. 
Brian Lee
brianllee@...

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 11:34 AM
Subject: File view messed up

Hi gang: I have a file folder that displays with those headers, likea a-h, i-p, etc., at the start and in the middle of the files, and try as I may, I can’t get back to the mormal way of displaying. Any help?

 

 

 

Gudrun

 

Find my resume, listen to samples, and read about my services: vocal instruction, voiceover production, translation, phone interpreting, sound design, and hear clips from my CD, J-Walking by visiting

 

http://www.gudrunbrunot.com

 

New Email Address:  brunotgudrun@...

 

moderated File view messed up

Gudrun Brunot
 

Hi gang: I have a file folder that displays with those headers, likea a-h, i-p, etc., at the start and in the middle of the files, and try as I may, I can’t get back to the mormal way of displaying. Any help?

 

 

 

Gudrun

 

Find my resume, listen to samples, and read about my services: vocal instruction, voiceover production, translation, phone interpreting, sound design, and hear clips from my CD, J-Walking by visiting

 

http://www.gudrunbrunot.com

 

New Email Address:  brunotgudrun@...

 

moderated Re: accessible gaming

Richard Turner
 

You may want to check out Spoonbill software:

 

http://www.spoonbillsoftware.com.au/blindgamers.htm

 

These are mostly self-voicing games, but they are free and of good quality.

 

 

Richard

 

🖖 Live long and prosper

 

 

Check out my web site at: www.turner42.com

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Stan Holdeman
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2020 5:25 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: accessible gaming

 

I use Jaws 2020 and windows 10.

 

With the new virus environment I am looking for some new avenues for occupying myself. I have never been much of a gamer, but now wonder about accessible games.

 

When I had some sight I enjoyed crosswords. Are there accessible crosswords? I subscribe to the NY Times but not to their puzzle. Has anyone tried that? Accessible?

 

I will appreciate suggestions.

 

Stan

 

moderated accessible gaming

Stan Holdeman
 

I use Jaws 2020 and windows 10.

 

With the new virus environment I am looking for some new avenues for occupying myself. I have never been much of a gamer, but now wonder about accessible games.

 

When I had some sight I enjoyed crosswords. Are there accessible crosswords? I subscribe to the NY Times but not to their puzzle. Has anyone tried that? Accessible?

 

I will appreciate suggestions.

 

Stan

 

moderated Re: nvda, jaws and hyper v servers

Abraham Sweiss
 

Have you purchased the jaws remote desktop license?

Thanks,abraham 

On Mar 13, 2020, at 2:05 AM, Marvin Hunkin <startrektech@...> wrote:

Hi. I use windows 10 pro 64 bit on a assus laptop. Doing a it networking course and using the remote connection wizard. Put in the ip address, user name and password, click connect. Hear it say connecting to the ip address, then I hear input capture window. Then I hear nothing. The audio kills. Do have windows audio and windows audio end points enabled automatically in admin tools in control panel. So just need to use hyper v under windows 10, so I can then install other os on this virtual machine, windows server, hyper v and other servers, system centre, docker, etc. so how do I fix this. Do have the nvda remote add-on enabled and installed. So maybe quentin has run into this issue before and maybe a fix or work around.

Thanks.

Ps: have the same issue with jaws home 64 bit 2020, and maybe I need to purchase the jaws remote support. But not sure how much it costs. Whether I need to purchase or my educational institution needs to purchase. Annoying.

 

moderated nvda, jaws and hyper v servers

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. I use windows 10 pro 64 bit on a assus laptop. Doing a it networking course and using the remote connection wizard. Put in the ip address, user name and password, click connect. Hear it say connecting to the ip address, then I hear input capture window. Then I hear nothing. The audio kills. Do have windows audio and windows audio end points enabled automatically in admin tools in control panel. So just need to use hyper v under windows 10, so I can then install other os on this virtual machine, windows server, hyper v and other servers, system centre, docker, etc. so how do I fix this. Do have the nvda remote add-on enabled and installed. So maybe quentin has run into this issue before and maybe a fix or work around.

Thanks.

Ps: have the same issue with jaws home 64 bit 2020, and maybe I need to purchase the jaws remote support. But not sure how much it costs. Whether I need to purchase or my educational institution needs to purchase. Annoying.

 

moderated Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

Zel Iscel
 

But does that remove the contact permanently? I know it removes it from that particular email but the name comes up again when I go to send another email.

 

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Zel Iscel

Disability Specialist

Inclusive World

Mobile: 0413813885

Email: zel@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don & Cher
Sent: Thursday, 12 March 2020 2:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

Don’t press enter on the one you want to remove- just hit delete. HTH.

 

Cher

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Delaunay Christophe
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 4:50 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

Hi George,

 

Here is what happens in the Outlook 365 app when I try to apply your advice:

 

  1. I opened a new message to perform the test by pressing <ctrl+n>.
  2. In the “To:” field of this message, I typed the first letters of an address I want to remove. I then heard a small jingle and the suggestion list was popped up.
  3. Since the address I wanted to delete was not the first one suggested, I down arrowad to it and typed <enter>.
  4. For sure, this address has been added to the “To:” field. Therefore, I typed the left arrow until Jaws said me it has been selected.
  5. At this time, when I pressed the <delete> key, this address was removed from my “To:” field.
  6. After also removing the remaining semicolon and extra space character from the “To:” field, I retyped the first letters I typed at step (2).
  7. I then arrowed down and noticed that although the address was removed from the “To:” field at step (5), it still remains in the suggested list.

I’d also like to thank the people who suggested me to remove these unwanted addresses from some address book but it seems that these addresses do not belong to any of my address books.

 

Many thanks. Have a nice day. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@...> On Behalf Of george b via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 5:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

When you get the email you want to remove by typing it in the field you need to hit enter to put it in the field.

 

Then you need to left arrow to it is selected or red to you and then hit deleate.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Delaunay Christophe
Sent: March 10, 2020 9:26
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

Hi Adrian, Thom and all,

 

Thanks to all for your fast responses. So, since it works for yyou, I tried with different screen readers, in case it could be a problem with my jaws configuration.

 

Neither NVDA, nor the windows 10 narrator could solve my problem. Here is an illustration of what I am trying to do:

 

  1. I create a new mail by pressing <ctrl+n>.
  2. In the “To:” field, I begin typing the first letters of the address I want to remove.
  3. I press the down or up arrow keys one or more times until the screen reader speaks me the address I want. For Jaws or NVDA, which have braille support, I also can read the suggestion on my braille display.
  4. If I press the <delete> key, the suggested address disappears from my braille display and only the letters I typed remain in the “To:” field. However, when I arrow up and down to see more suggested addresses, the one I hoped to remove by pressing <delete> while the screen reader was saying it still appears.

So, is there an outlook configuration setting to change for this to work for me like it does for you please?

 

Many thanks. Have a nice day. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Adrian Spratt via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:31 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

** CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe. **

 

In Outlook 2016, the method that works for me is to set up a new message, then type the first letter of the email address I want to delete. I arrow down through the resulting list and, when I have focus on the address, I press the delete key.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ashleigh Piccinino
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:15 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

It doesn’t seem to work in the mail app either, as I’m wanting to get rid of some contacts I never use any more. Any help would be appreciated.

Ashleigh Piccinino

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Delaunay Christophe
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:56 AM
To: jfw@groups.io
Subject: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

Hi all,

 

With Jaws 2020, I’d like to know whether there is a way to remove one or more items from the address autocompletion list of Microsoft Outlook 365.

 

With older Outlook versions like 2010, and older versions of Jaws, I could select one no more wanted address and type the <delete> key instead of the <tab> key and it was removed from the autocompletion list. But now, this does not seem to work with the Outlook 2016 app which was installed by my subscription to Office 365, and Jaws version 2020.2001.70.

 

Many thanks in advance for any advice. Have a nice day. Chris D

 

moderated Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

Chris,

           Then what I'd suggest is checking whether those things that are announced as "Other suggestion" might actually be in your Contacts/Address book.  Things that are resident there will never be easily purged from autocomplete unless they are first purged from contacts.

           This can be insanity making when, in cases like Gmail, they create a "behind the scenes" category of Contacts where anyone you've ever sent or received a message from that you didn't mark as spam gets added to the "All Contacts" category, which most people have no idea exists.  If this is being synced into Outlook (but not vice versa) things can get even more insane.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: need help please re a win 10 update I just did

 

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But once you remove the offending KB update, how do you prevent Windows 10 from automatically installing it again
You don't, at least if it's not an optional update.

People need to accept that, occasionally, even perfect updates (when we're talking about the whole embedded base of users) will "burp" when installing on a given machine.  Who knows why and, when it's on a statistically insignificant number, who cares?

Very often uninstalling then promptly reinstalling actually fixes the problem.  Or just uninstalling and waiting for Windows Update to fetch that update again, or a cumulative update that follows it.

This is a normal, and typical, part of owning a computer and has been for decades.  It just happens every once in a blue moon for any given user.  Knowing how to roll back, and then either intentionally reapplying or just sitting back and waiting, without nail-biting, is the way to go.

When there are genuinely bad updates these "make the press" and these days, with OS telemetry, tend to get stopped in their tracks long before any but the few poor souls who happen to be in the very earliest cohort(s) have been affected.  That's cold comfort to them, but it also points out why having an external backup drive and a backup protocol you follow on a regular cycle is a basic element of computer ownership if you value your data and not having to reconfigure Windows from scratch in the event of a catastrophic failure from any of a number of causes.  If you don't take backups you will, at some point, lose everything.  And I can say that from personal experience (which is what made me wise up and begin backing up) and much professional observation.  It may be only once in a lifetime, but . . .
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

Delaunay Christophe
 

Hi Brian,

 

Oops, yes. You are right since there is one drop-down only. However, this list is filled with two types of items: so-called “recent suggestions” and “other suggestions”. When you select an item, you are informed about its type by hearing what your screen reader says at end of it. You can either hear “(Recent suggestion)” or “(Other suggestion)”. After some try&fail attempts, I noticed that if I press the delete key on an item at end of which Jaws says “(Recent suggestion)”, this item is removed from the autocompletion list. However, if I press the delete kay on an item at end of which Jaws says “(Other suggestion)”, the item is not removed.

 

Hope my explanation makes sense. Have a nice day. Chris D

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:02 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 05:40 AM, Delaunay Christophe wrote:

I must admit I was misled by those two lists, namely “Recent suggestions” and “Other suggestions”.

And I must admit that I am completely mystified by this comment, as I have no point of reference for "two lists" during autocomplete, only one, the dropdown that appears below the To, CC, or BCC fields when one begins typing an address in them.   That doesn't mean I don't believe that such could exist, as we all know that MS-Office programs have hundreds of optional settings that most of us never use, but that any one of us might use.

Also, I didn't even try it since the DEL key worked, but when those names appear in the dropdown list there is a delete button that appears to the right of each entry.  I'd have to presume that's accessible in some way, but I don't have time at the moment to play with that to determine how.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: need help please re a win 10 update I just did

Gerald Levy
 


But once you remove the offending KB update, how do you prevent Windows 10 from automatically installing it again surreptitiously andcausing the same problems all over again? 


Gerald



On 3/12/2020 11:40 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:23 AM, Mario wrote:
it would be useful if you could find out and post which kb number the update is that triggered this issue
With regard to this, here's the part of my "standard Windows 10 revival script" that will allow you to find out what your most recently installed updates are, whether you choose to uninstall them or not:

If you are experiencing unexpected issues immediately or very shortly after any Windows update has been applied, then the first thing you should do is use the Windows 10 built-in capability to uninstall the latest update that’s suspected of causing the issue:

1.         Open Settings, Update & Security.  This should take you to the Windows Update Pane by default.

2.       In the Windows Update Pane, locate the View update history control, and activate it.

3.        In the View Update History dialog, locate the Uninstall updates link and activate it.

4.       In the Installed Updates dialog, the updates will be listed in groupings, with the groups alphabetically ordered, and the items within each group ordered by date – most recently installed first (if no one has changed the defaults).  In most cases, you’ll be looking to uninstall a Microsoft Windows update, and those are generally the final group.  The number of updates available for uninstalling is shown in parentheses after the Microsoft Windows group name.

5.        Almost all Windows Updates will have a KB number associated with them, and if you know that use this as what you search on for the actual update.  Select it.

6.        Activate the Uninstall button located above the list of updates, and the selected update will be uninstalled.

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: need help please re a win 10 update I just did

 

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 11:23 AM, Mario wrote:
it would be useful if you could find out and post which kb number the update is that triggered this issue
With regard to this, here's the part of my "standard Windows 10 revival script" that will allow you to find out what your most recently installed updates are, whether you choose to uninstall them or not:

If you are experiencing unexpected issues immediately or very shortly after any Windows update has been applied, then the first thing you should do is use the Windows 10 built-in capability to uninstall the latest update that’s suspected of causing the issue:

1.         Open Settings, Update & Security.  This should take you to the Windows Update Pane by default.

2.       In the Windows Update Pane, locate the View update history control, and activate it.

3.        In the View Update History dialog, locate the Uninstall updates link and activate it.

4.       In the Installed Updates dialog, the updates will be listed in groupings, with the groups alphabetically ordered, and the items within each group ordered by date – most recently installed first (if no one has changed the defaults).  In most cases, you’ll be looking to uninstall a Microsoft Windows update, and those are generally the final group.  The number of updates available for uninstalling is shown in parentheses after the Microsoft Windows group name.

5.        Almost all Windows Updates will have a KB number associated with them, and if you know that use this as what you search on for the actual update.  Select it.

6.        Activate the Uninstall button located above the list of updates, and the selected update will be uninstalled.

 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: need help please re a win 10 update I just did

Mario
 

it would be useful if you could find out and post which kb number the update is that triggered this issue, or what the ok and not now buttons are referring to?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Mario [mailto:mrb620@...]
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 11:04 AM
Subject: need help please re a win 10 update I just did
I don't know if the following will work for you, but I don't see that it
will harm anything:

press windows+i to open settings,
press tab and spacebar on system,
press tab, arrow to and spacebar on notifications and actions,
press tab (a few times) to Show me the Windows welcome experience after
updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and
suggested check box.

if it is checked, spacebar to uncheck it and alt+f4.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Hank William Merchant [mailto:hank_w@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:58 AM
Subject: need help please re a win 10 update I just did
Hello,
Win 10 just did an update again on my laptop a few minutes ago and my
sighted wife just told me that now when I start up my laptop and before
jaws starts talking, there is now a pesty win10 screen that comes up
asking if you want to learn more about win 10 or learn more about some
new features of win10 and there is a couple of buttons that you can
cllick on that I personally cannot see since Jaws is not talking yet,
one button is an “okay” button and one is a “not now” button, so my
sighted wife clicked for me on the “not now” button and then my win10
came up finally in a couple of seconds after that with the startup chime
and the win 10 desktop and then like always my jaws18 program started
talking
Any ideas on how I can tell my win10 program to skip this pesty win10
screen I now get when I start up my laptop, before Jaws has a chance to
load and start talking? Any help with this would be so very much
appreciated. Much, much thanks in advance for any help I can maybe get
with this.
All the best,
Warmest regards,
Jaws18 totally blind user
Hank





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moderated Re: need help please re a win 10 update I just did

 

In all probability the OK button will take you into a dialog where you can accept or reject something, or act as a permanent dismissal of the thing you're seeing if it acts as the acknowledgement that you've seen it (and that's often the case for announcements - where the Not Now button serves as a "show me this again later" option).

But not knowing precisely what you're dealing with here I cannot state the above with certainty.   A screen shot or knowing the actual message text of the thing would help immensely in identifying what it is and why it's happening.

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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated Re: need help please re a win 10 update I just did

Mario
 

I don't know if the following will work for you, but I don't see that it will harm anything:

press windows+i to open settings,
press tab and spacebar on system,
press tab, arrow to and spacebar on notifications and actions,
press tab (a few times) to Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and suggested check box.

if it is checked, spacebar to uncheck it and alt+f4.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Hank William Merchant [mailto:hank_w@...]
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:58 AM
Subject: need help please re a win 10 update I just did
Hello,
Win 10 just did an update again on my laptop a few minutes ago and my
sighted wife just told me that now when I start up my laptop and before
jaws starts talking, there is now a pesty win10 screen that comes up
asking if you want to learn more about win 10 or learn more about some
new features of win10 and there is a couple of buttons that you can
cllick on that I personally cannot see since Jaws is not talking yet,
one button is an “okay” button and one is a “not now” button, so my
sighted wife clicked for me on the “not now” button and then my win10
came up finally in a couple of seconds after that with the startup chime
and the win 10 desktop and then like always my jaws18 program started
talking
Any ideas on how I can tell my win10 program to skip this pesty win10
screen I now get when I start up my laptop, before Jaws has a chance to
load and start talking? Any help with this would be so very much
appreciated. Much, much thanks in advance for any help I can maybe get
with this.
All the best,
Warmest regards,
Jaws18 totally blind user
Hank

moderated Re: Outlook 2016: Is it possible to remove items from the addresses autocompletion list?

 

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 05:40 AM, Delaunay Christophe wrote:
I must admit I was misled by those two lists, namely “Recent suggestions” and “Other suggestions”.
And I must admit that I am completely mystified by this comment, as I have no point of reference for "two lists" during autocomplete, only one, the dropdown that appears below the To, CC, or BCC fields when one begins typing an address in them.   That doesn't mean I don't believe that such could exist, as we all know that MS-Office programs have hundreds of optional settings that most of us never use, but that any one of us might use.

Also, I didn't even try it since the DEL key worked, but when those names appear in the dropdown list there is a delete button that appears to the right of each entry.  I'd have to presume that's accessible in some way, but I don't have time at the moment to play with that to determine how.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.

        ~ Joshua Liebman

moderated need help please re a win 10 update I just did

Hank William Merchant
 

 
Hello,
 
Win 10 just did an update again on my laptop a few minutes ago and my sighted wife just told me that now when I start up my laptop and before jaws starts talking, there is now a pesty win10 screen that comes up asking if you want to learn more about win 10 or learn more about some new features of win10 and there is a couple of buttons that you can cllick on that I personally cannot see since Jaws is not talking yet,
one button is an “okay” button and one is a “not now” button, so my sighted wife clicked for me on the “not now” button and then my win10 came up finally in a couple of seconds after that with the startup chime and the win 10 desktop and then like always my jaws18 program started talking
 
Any ideas on how I can tell my win10 program to skip this pesty win10 screen I now get when I start up my laptop, before Jaws has a chance to load and start talking? Any help with this would be so very much appreciated. Much, much thanks in advance for any help I can maybe get with this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
All the best,
Warmest regards,
Jaws18 totally blind user
 
Hank