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moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Don H
 

Has nothing to do with cookies just history.

On 3/22/2020 9:43 PM, Shai wrote:
Hello Don,
What history type would be affected by changing the file to read-only?
Would it for example affect Chrome's ability to save cookies?
On 3/22/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There
under user data and default there is a file called history. You can
change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you
do this you should delete your history.




moderated Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

Dave Durber
 


Hello Tim:
 
Please provide the URL to get to the site.
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

Hello Milton,

 

Sure, I am glad for any assistance.  The web site is adult in nature, so can you email me at ttford@... and I will give that to you.  I am sensitive to those who may be offended, and thus did not include the site address. 

 

Tim

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 11:13 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

Can you provide the web address where you are trying to get this video to play?

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 1:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

I have tried several times to communicate with the web site tech support, but my emails are never responded to.

 

Tim

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:55 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

If the button is totally invisible I don’t think anybody can mark it. The only option here is to tell the owner of the site about the problem and hope they are open towards making it accessible again. I am not a Jaws scripter, but it might be possible to achieve this also with a script.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tim Ford
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How to mark a play button that JAWS is not picking up?

 

Hello All,

 

One of my favorite video streaming sites suddenly changed a few months ago.  Before the sudden change, videos would start automatically, then suddenly they would not.  I had Microsoft’s nice accessibility office remote in to my computer.  The guy was able to immediately spot and click the play button, but I could not figure out where the button was, so I know the cause, but not how to solve it.

 

Is there a way for Microsoft’s remote session person to label the button so JAWS will let me work that button?  Or, is this something that can be done only by a sighted person sitting at my computer?  In either case, how would they mark/label the button?

 

Tim Ford

 

moderated Converting/Saving audio media

Justin Mcdevitt
 

Hello,

 

I am currently going through a fair number of cassette tapes, containing spoken conversations, as well as  audio CDS many of them containing various XM radio music programs and specials.

Using JAWS, what programs are available where I could insert the CD in my PC and convert them to MP3 files, where I can store multiple CDS on one single MP3 disc.

Related to this issue, I have an older CD player though I am not sure if it has the capacity to create MP3 files. I would guess there is a program that can help make this happen. In truth, I really have not converted any media to an MP3 format, so would appreciate some direction/assistance from those of you who are familiar with this process.

Regarding the cassette tapes, I have an old cassette deck, which I could use to transfer specific content onto an MP3 disc. Again, assistance with regard to this process is really appreciated.

I would really like to preserve some of this content, both spoken word and audio as it is a part of my personal history.

 

Best to all, Justin  

moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

James English
 

Hi,

Tor Guard is pretty much the only one I've found that works very well
with jaws, and I've looked at a lot of different vpn services.

On 3/23/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
It's a pity Proton VPN doesn't work with JAWS. It sounds really secure.
Thanks for this.

On 3/23/20, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:
No the ExpressVpn app itself doesn't. But you can make use of Open Vpn
instead. Go to your account, and follow the tutorial tips to download
the files for working with VpnExpress. The files are in Ovpn format.
Cheers!

On 3/22/2020 9:06 PM, Ari Damoulakis wrote:
It's interesting you guys should say that. I heard on another list
that this doesn't work well with jaws?
I must look at it properly.
Ari
On 3/22/20, multi 85 <multi851@...> wrote:
Thanks John, I have heard of this. Have you tried it? Works well with
JAWS?

On 3/22/20, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:
Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering
them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will
not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you
get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has
a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari




--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...








moderated Re: Accessible VPN service

Ari Damoulakis
 

It's a pity Proton VPN doesn't work with JAWS. It sounds really secure.
Thanks for this.

On 3/23/20, Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...> wrote:
No the ExpressVpn app itself doesn't. But you can make use of Open Vpn
instead. Go to your account, and follow the tutorial tips to download
the files for working with VpnExpress. The files are in Ovpn format.
Cheers!

On 3/22/2020 9:06 PM, Ari Damoulakis wrote:
It's interesting you guys should say that. I heard on another list
that this doesn't work well with jaws?
I must look at it properly.
Ari
On 3/22/20, multi 85 <multi851@...> wrote:
Thanks John, I have heard of this. Have you tried it? Works well with
JAWS?

On 3/22/20, John Covici <covici@...> wrote:
How about Express vpn?

On Sun, 22 Mar 2020 05:35:12 -0400,
Ari Damoulakis wrote:
Thanks very much for the warning James, I was seriously considering
them.
The free ones aren't that good, the clients. Tunnelbear I can't even
get to work with Jaws, and hotspot shield is no good either.

On 3/22/20, James English <james13english@...> wrote:
Hello,

Do not, and I repeat do not, use Vypr VPN. If you torrent, it will
not
help as they take the copyright holders rights over yours. If you get
locked out of your account, good luck as their customer support has a
captcha. Also, for some reason, the client just randomly (with no
changes being made by me) stopped working on my laptop one day.

- James

On 3/21/20, Ari Damoulakis <aridamoulakis@...> wrote:
Thanks James, do you also know anything about VYPR VPN?
TorGuard will help if you are outside a location and you want to
stream something specific to that location, like US or UK TV for
example?
Thanks
Ari




--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

John Covici wb2una
covici@...






moderated Re: Accessible site for corona statistics?

James Bentley
 

OK, I am way behind on my email but, this site does give up-to-date data.  It is accessible with Jaws 20.

 

Thank you,

 

James B

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 10:57 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible site for corona statistics?

 

There is a table, in the middle of this webpage:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus&variant=show&region=TOP_BANNER&context=storyline_menu

That is a by-country table of number of cases and deaths, and the table can be expanded if you wish to look at countries not particularly hard-hit at this time.  The last column is a graphic showing relative number of new cases by week since the end of January through today, and I imagine that range is constantly shifting, and given the amount of information that can be packed into said graphic I am doubting that there is alt-text that runs through each on a week-by-week basis.

--

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: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Shai
 

Please disregard;
thank you. I found the answer.

On 3/22/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There
under user data and default there is a file called history. You can
change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you
do this you should delete your history.




moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Shai
 

Hello Don,
What history type would be affected by changing the file to read-only?
Would it for example affect Chrome's ability to save cookies?

On 3/22/20, Don H <lmddh50@...> wrote:
Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There
under user data and default there is a file called history. You can
change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you
do this you should delete your history.




moderated Re: Amazon Web site

Pramit
 

Try tabbing twice to get out of the box, and see if that works.

Pramit

On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:39 AM T. Civitello <tcivi31@...> wrote:
I started having a problem with the Amazon WEB site yesterday. At check out things went into a loop between proceed to check out and sign in. I called their accessibility line and they told me to change my password, I did and was able to sign in. Now after I sign in I get this challenge question: "What is the expiration date of your credit card?". It comes up with what Jaws says are 2 combo boxes for the month and year. I put Jaws into form mode and enter the month but I can't get to the year combo box. Regardless of whether I am in forms mode or not , tabbing down or arrowing down just changes the month combo box, which Jaws now says is a list box. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Tom

moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Don H
 

Under app data local you will find the google chrome folder. There under user data and default there is a file called history. You can change this file to read only and history will not be saved. Before you do this you should delete your history.

moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Pramit
 

Hi Gezim,

The only way to temporarily remove the prediction text is by clearing your browser history completely but after some time it will appear again.

Have never been able to remove it completely. Also under Chrome Settings > You and Google > You'll find the option to toggle off the Autocomplete searches and URLs and toggle this Off.

Also if your google account is synchronized with chrome try going to myactivity.google.com and clear all your google activity and check if that works for you.

Pramit


On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 6:24 AM Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
The Windows Club is a very reliable source, but this particular article is out-of-date (by its own admission, saying that the Autocomplete settings have moved, and they have)

But, first, I can tell you I'm running Chrome Version 80.0.3987.149 (Official Build) (64-bit), and these settings do not make the slightest bit of difference for autocomplete in the URL/web address/omnibox (pick your favorite term).

When you open Settings, the You and Google section is first, and the Sync and Google Services settings are under it.  When expanded, you will find the Autocomplete Searches and URLs toggle.  I've got mine toggled off, but it still does it.  This could possibly be because I have not recently deleted all browsing history, but I know when I have it still eventually "comes back".

Autofill is related to web forms, and it's in the Autofill section, which comes next, and there is autofill for passwords, payment methods, and addresses and more (and in this case they don't mean web addresses).
-- 

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: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

 

The Windows Club is a very reliable source, but this particular article is out-of-date (by its own admission, saying that the Autocomplete settings have moved, and they have)

But, first, I can tell you I'm running Chrome Version 80.0.3987.149 (Official Build) (64-bit), and these settings do not make the slightest bit of difference for autocomplete in the URL/web address/omnibox (pick your favorite term).

When you open Settings, the You and Google section is first, and the Sync and Google Services settings are under it.  When expanded, you will find the Autocomplete Searches and URLs toggle.  I've got mine toggled off, but it still does it.  This could possibly be because I have not recently deleted all browsing history, but I know when I have it still eventually "comes back".

Autofill is related to web forms, and it's in the Autofill section, which comes next, and there is autofill for passwords, payment methods, and addresses and more (and in this case they don't mean web addresses).
-- 

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: Amazon Web site

Mike B
 

Did you make sure the screen is maximized?

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
I didn't stop shaking hands because of, COVID-19, I stopped because noone can buy toilet paper!
But, good news!  Due to the hording of toilet paper the LA Times is temporarily changing it's name to:  The Daily Wipe!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:09 PM
Subject: Amazon Web site

I started having a problem with the Amazon WEB site yesterday. At check out things went into a loop between proceed to check out and sign in. I called their accessibility line and they told me to change my password, I did and was able to sign in. Now after I sign in I get this challenge question: "What is the expiration date of your credit card?". It comes up with what Jaws says are 2 combo boxes for the month and year. I put Jaws into form mode and enter the month but I can't get to the year combo box. Regardless of whether I am in forms mode or not , tabbing down or arrowing down just changes the month combo box, which Jaws now says is a list box. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Tom

moderated Re: Amazon Web site

T. Civitello
 

yes!  Tom
 

Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: Amazon Web site
 

After entering the month, did you hit escape to get out of forms mode and tab to the year box?

 

 

 

 

Richard

"There's a nap for that." - an anonymous cat in a window in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of T. Civitello
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:09 PM
To: Jaws users list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Amazon Web site

 

I started having a problem with the Amazon WEB site yesterday. At check out things went into a loop between proceed to check out and sign in. I called their accessibility line and they told me to change my password, I did and was able to sign in. Now after I sign in I get this challenge question: "What is the expiration date of your credit card?". It comes up with what Jaws says are 2 combo boxes for the month and year. I put Jaws into form mode and enter the month but I can't get to the year combo box. Regardless of whether I am in forms mode or not , tabbing down or arrowing down just changes the month combo box, which Jaws now says is a list box. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Tom

moderated Re: Amazon Web site

Richard Turner
 

After entering the month, did you hit escape to get out of forms mode and tab to the year box?

 

 

 

 

Richard

"There's a nap for that." - an anonymous cat in a window in Portland, Oregon.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of T. Civitello
Sent: Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:09 PM
To: Jaws users list <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Amazon Web site

 

I started having a problem with the Amazon WEB site yesterday. At check out things went into a loop between proceed to check out and sign in. I called their accessibility line and they told me to change my password, I did and was able to sign in. Now after I sign in I get this challenge question: "What is the expiration date of your credit card?". It comes up with what Jaws says are 2 combo boxes for the month and year. I put Jaws into form mode and enter the month but I can't get to the year combo box. Regardless of whether I am in forms mode or not , tabbing down or arrowing down just changes the month combo box, which Jaws now says is a list box. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Tom

moderated Amazon Web site

T. Civitello
 

I started having a problem with the Amazon WEB site yesterday. At check out things went into a loop between proceed to check out and sign in. I called their accessibility line and they told me to change my password, I did and was able to sign in. Now after I sign in I get this challenge question: "What is the expiration date of your credit card?". It comes up with what Jaws says are 2 combo boxes for the month and year. I put Jaws into form mode and enter the month but I can't get to the year combo box. Regardless of whether I am in forms mode or not , tabbing down or arrowing down just changes the month combo box, which Jaws now says is a list box. Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Tom

moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Shai
 

Hello,
Here is an article on how to disable Chrome search suggestions credit
Windows club. The article that I retrieved and the link to it are
below.
Autocomplete suggestions are useful when you want to revisit the
websites. If you have visited a website earlier from your system, the
Google algorithm stores the results to give future suggestions and
predictions based on the loaded web results. Basically, autocomplete
suggestion allows for a quick search, as, Google stores the users
search activities in order to highlight the predict queries close to
what user intends to enter in the drop-down list when a user is typing
in the URL search field.

However not all the suggestions may be correct and one may waste a lot
of time by accidentally revisiting a wrong predicted site which you
didn’t intend to visit. Also one may not prefer the autocomplete
suggestions to show up to other guest users like family and friends
who use your computer to access the internet.

In this article, we explain how to delete the autocomplete URL
suggestions that you no longer use as well as show how to turn off
Chrome URL AutoComplete suggestions completely.

Delete all the autocomplete suggestions that you no longer use
turn off Chrome URL AutoComplete

As mentioned earlier, Autocomplete suggestions are useful to quickly
revisit your favorite sites. However, if the algorithm shows up some
sites which you no longer use, one has to clear the browsing data in
order to stop the chrome suggesting the site which you don’t use
anymore.

Open the Chrome Browser and navigate to Settings. Navigate to Advanced
and go to Privacy and Security.



Click on Clear Browsing data.

One can choose to erase everything or erase data for last 24hrs or for All time.

Delete individual URL autocomplete suggestion
clear browsing history

Open the Chrome Browser and go to History.



Select the websites you no longer want to visit and click on Remove
selected items.

One can also delete the selected autocomplete suggestion quickly by
hovering the cursor over the prediction query you no longer use in the
address bar and click on Shift +Delete keys.

Turn off Chrome URL Autocomplete suggestions
Open the Chrome Browser and navigate to Settings. Navigate to Advanced
and go to Privacy and Security.

Search for the option “Use a prediction service to help complete
searches and URLs typed in the address bar“.

Turn off Chrome URL Autocomplete suggestions

Toggle the button off to disable the Chrome URL AutoComplete suggestions.

UPDATE: This setting appears to have been moved to another location in
recent versions of Chrome.

Open Chrome > Settings > Advanced > Privacy and security > Sync and
Google services > Other Google services > Auto-complete searches and
URLs.



You can also turn off Autofill here at Settings > Autofill.
The link to the article is
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/turn-off-chrome-url-autocomplete-windows

On 3/22/20, Gezim Rexha <gezim_rexha@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I find it annoying when on Google Chrome, as a enter some text in the search
edit field, it starts predicting what I want to search for. How can I turn
that feature off?

Cheers,
Gezim



moderated Re: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions

Mario
 

as I understand, there isn't. if someone knows otherwise, I'd like to know how.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Gezim Rexha [mailto:gezim_rexha@...]
To: jfw@groups.io <jfw@groups.io>
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 6:50 PM
Subject: Stopping Google Chrome suggestions
Hi all,

I find it annoying when on Google Chrome, as a enter some text in the
search edit field, it starts predicting what I want to search for. How
can I turn that feature off?

Cheers,

Gezim

moderated Re: Zoom and microphone issue

Abraham Sweiss
 

1. Do you have issue with using the microphone with other applications?
2. Some laptops have a switch which disables the microphone. If you cannot see the name of the buttons on the laptop, see about getting assistance from a sighted person or use Be My Eyes. That is just confirm that there is no switch deadwood toggle the microphone on and off on the physical laptop.
3. And for a sanity check, check the zoom settings to ensure the microphone is enabled.

Thanks,abraham 

On Mar 22, 2020, at 7:00 PM, Anna Givens <annajee82@...> wrote:

Well I checked the levels, both recording level and whatever the other level was are and were already around 75 percent. And mute is not checked.
So hmm.

Anna

On Mar 22, 2020, at 3:27 PM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

Presuming Windows 10, Settings, Privacy, Microphone Pane is where you can toggle global access to the microphone on/off and then if turned on, then further control which apps can or cannot access the microphone.

As to checking Microphone record levels, I find it easiest to go to Settings, Time & Language, Speech pane then activating the Get Started button under the Microphone, set up for speech recognition section.
 
--

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: Accessible site for corona statistics?

Jim Pursley
 

I track the virus at the following links


You might want to google worldometer, too, to get a broader view.  Johns Hopkins has taken the lead from what I see in providing news headlines/articles and up to the minute and by the day case statistics including total cases, new cases, deaths,survivors by country and by cities/regions within countries.  I haven't seen the latter yet but I read that it's available.


Case data

https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6


Source for a spreadsheet of the JH coronavirusdata with history back to January 20.  It's especially valuable because it contains a colum for % change in  daily new cases.

Poke around the site at the link.  I think you will have to register but I know they have free stuff because we get get the daily cases table fat no cost.  The spreadsheet covers current day cases to the time the spreadsheet was downloaded.  The site may not have a spreadsheet per se available but we convert the data to xlsx so there's probably a link to convert to spreadsheet..

https://www.statista.com/chart/20634/confirmed-coronavirus-cases-timeline/


You  might also want to google  the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.


You can subscribe to a very informative daily update, too.  I think you can subscribe at the site for the Johns Hopkins Center For Health Security.  It's the best update out there.


Data aweigh!





On 3/22/2020 12:56 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
There is a table, in the middle of this webpage:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html?action=click&pgtype=Article&state=default&module=styln-coronavirus&variant=show&region=TOP_BANNER&context=storyline_menu

That is a by-country table of number of cases and deaths, and the table can be expanded if you wish to look at countries not particularly hard-hit at this time.  The last column is a graphic showing relative number of new cases by week since the end of January through today, and I imagine that range is constantly shifting, and given the amount of information that can be packed into said graphic I am doubting that there is alt-text that runs through each on a week-by-week basis.

--

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