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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Mario
 

David, what does the version of JAWS being used have to do with hearing
the sounds playing at certain system events in Windows 10?

-------- Original Message --------
From: David Ingram [mailto:dingram269@earthlink.net]
Sent: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 10:42 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

hi list members, what version of jaws are being used currently? If the
answers is jaws 2018 or jaws 17 then you should hear all system sounds.
I'currently using jaws version 16. This means that if you're using jaws
17 or 2018 with windows 10 version 1803 you should hear all system
soundsI'm going to check to see whether windows 10 version 1803 does the
same with firefox?


-----Original Message-----
From: cecropia64 <cecropia64@att.net>
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 9:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Maybe.  But that's what these lists are for.  To ask questions and get
answers if there are any to be had.


On 7/31/2018 10:17 AM, Alan Robbins via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish I had a dollar for every time this thread starts up on this list
as well as other lists. It seems to me there must be a reason Microsoft
stopped having a shut down sound. Has anyone ever taken the time to
research this or ask Microsoft? It would seem to me to be energy better
spend than repeatedly asking this question on email lists.

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about
accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing
improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also
does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because
the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS
really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list
members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to
having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely
shut down? On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is
difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or
placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable
substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how eliminating the
shutdown sound is an "improvement".

Gerald



Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or
sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar
Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be
assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via
the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling
reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their
system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means
of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons
that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too. I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10 to at least
use it without too much of an issue. We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely
if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another
reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Maria Campbell
 

I agree.  It's very hard for me to check on shut down on my laptop.  I feel no fan or drive vibration.  It can't be that hard to incorporate, if they even think of it.  The only thing I can do is try opening CD drive.


Maria Campbell
lucky1inct@gmail.com

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

On 7/31/2018 10:54 AM, Mario wrote:
Cecropia64, I agree. if it's trivial to do, why can't MS do it?

-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 10:29 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

It's not like they have to change the program or add any major increase
in size or anything.  Just put the sounds back where they used to be. I,
personally, want to make my own choices and want the sounds there. If I
choose to disable them, it's my own choice.  But I'd like to have a
choice to make and not have someone else do the choice making for me.


On 7/31/2018 10:11 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But even with JAWS 2018, there is still no shutdown sound in Windows
10.  The way I see it, if MS has decided to eliminate the shutdown
sound, then it might aswell eliminate all system sounds.  What’s the
point of keeping some sounds while eliminating others?
Gerald
*From:* David Ingram <mailto:dingram269@earthlink.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:03 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: shut down sound for windows 10
jaws version 16. If you're using jaws 2018 then you should be able to
hear all of your system sounds with jaws. This doesn't mean that jaws
16 will not work with this latest update of windows 10. It actually does.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jonas Voll
    Sent: Jul 31, 2018 8:56 AM
    To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
    Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

    I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

    Free will, is what I want!

    JonasVoll
    Support Technician I
    Envision, Inc.
    2301 S Water ST
    Wichita, KS67213
    O: 316-425-7141
    F: 316-267-4312
    www.envisionus.com <http://www.envisionus.com>

    Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration
    and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired
    through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.


    *From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
    *Brian Vogel
    *Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
    *To:* main@jfw.groups.io
    *Subject:* Re: shut down sound for windows 10

    On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

        I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring
        about accessibility.

    As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention.   The
    creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of
    same, marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward
    accessibility.

    Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful,
    even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut
    down or not.  Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you
    will feel the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer
    than any room temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown,
    as the fans are the last thing to shut down.

    The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.
    Pick your battles.

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

    /The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing
    in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the
    tempting moment./

              ~ Dorothy Nevill


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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Mario
 

you're right. and in addition, why do they disable some sounds even
though the sounds are still there?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 10:11 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10


But even with JAWS 2018, there is still no shutdown sound in Windows 10.
The way I see it, if MS has decided to eliminate the shutdown sound,
then it might aswell eliminate all system sounds. What’s the point of
keeping some sounds while eliminating others?

Gerald



From: David Ingram
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:03 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

jaws version 16. If you're using jaws 2018 then you should be able to
hear all of your system sounds with jaws. This doesn't mean that jaws 16
will not work with this latest update of windows 10. It actually does.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Voll
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 8:56 AM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

Free will, is what I want!



Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and
opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through
employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.



From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10



On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about
accessibility.

As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention. The
creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of same,
marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward accessibility.

Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful,
even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut down
or not. Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you will feel
the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer than any room
temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown, as the fans are the
last thing to shut down.

The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.
Pick your battles.

--

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

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing
in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting
moment.

~ Dorothy Nevill


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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Mario
 

Cecropia64, I agree. if it's trivial to do, why can't MS do it?

-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 10:29 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

It's not like they have to change the program or add any major increase
in size or anything.  Just put the sounds back where they used to be. I,
personally, want to make my own choices and want the sounds there. If I
choose to disable them, it's my own choice.  But I'd like to have a
choice to make and not have someone else do the choice making for me.


On 7/31/2018 10:11 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
But even with JAWS 2018, there is still no shutdown sound in Windows
10.  The way I see it, if MS has decided to eliminate the shutdown
sound, then it might aswell eliminate all system sounds.  What’s the
point of keeping some sounds while eliminating others?
Gerald
*From:* David Ingram <mailto:dingram269@earthlink.net>
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:03 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: shut down sound for windows 10
jaws version 16. If you're using jaws 2018 then you should be able to
hear all of your system sounds with jaws. This doesn't mean that jaws
16 will not work with this latest update of windows 10. It actually does.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jonas Voll
    Sent: Jul 31, 2018 8:56 AM
    To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
    Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

    I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

    Free will, is what I want!

    JonasVoll
    Support Technician I
    Envision, Inc.
    2301 S Water ST
    Wichita, KS67213
    O: 316-425-7141
    F: 316-267-4312
    www.envisionus.com <http://www.envisionus.com>

    Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration
    and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired
    through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.


    *From:*main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
    *Brian Vogel
    *Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
    *To:* main@jfw.groups.io
    *Subject:* Re: shut down sound for windows 10

    On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

        I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring
        about accessibility.

    As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention.   The
    creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of
    same, marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward
    accessibility.

    Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful,
    even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut
    down or not.  Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you
    will feel the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer
    than any room temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown,
    as the fans are the last thing to shut down.

    The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.
    Pick your battles.

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

    /The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing
    in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the
    tempting moment./

              ~ Dorothy Nevill


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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Aleeha Dudley
 

Hi all,
I am a very infrequent poster on this list, but I needed to contribute on this one.
The lack of a shutdown sound does NOT indicate a lack of accessibility You could always use a light detector app to determine if the screen is off, or place your ear close to the computer to hear the different sounds stop. Systems change. That’s a fact. The Mac, for example, does not make the startup sound on the new machines. It’s sad, but it’s true. In an age where people want faster operating systems and less noise from machines, Microsoft has to go with what the public wants, not a niche market. If you really think that Microsoft or any other company is stepping back in terms of accessibility, I’d strongly encourage you to do a bit of research into current accessibility developments first.
Aleeha

On Jul 31, 2018, at 9:42 AM, David Ingram <dingram269@earthlink.net> wrote:

hi list members, what version of jaws are being used currently? If the answers is jaws 2018 or jaws 17 then you should hear all system sounds. I'currently using jaws version 16. This means that if you're using jaws 17 or 2018 with windows 10 version 1803 you should hear all system soundsI'm going to check to see whether windows 10 version 1803 does the same with firefox?


-----Original Message-----
From: cecropia64 <cecropia64@att.net>
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 9:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Maybe. But that's what these lists are for. To ask questions and get
answers if there are any to be had.


On 7/31/2018 10:17 AM, Alan Robbins via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish I had a dollar for every time this thread starts up on this list as well as other lists. It seems to me there must be a reason Microsoft stopped having a shut down sound. Has anyone ever taken the time to research this or ask Microsoft? It would seem to me to be energy better spend than repeatedly asking this question on email lists.

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely shut down? On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how eliminating the shutdown sound is an "improvement".

Gerald



Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too. I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10 to at least use it without too much of an issue. We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

David Ingram
 

hi list members, what version of jaws are being used currently? If the answers is jaws 2018 or jaws 17 then you should hear all system sounds. I'currently using jaws version 16. This means that if you're using jaws 17 or 2018 with windows 10 version 1803 you should hear all system soundsI'm going to check to see whether windows 10 version 1803 does the same with firefox?

-----Original Message-----
From: cecropia64 <cecropia64@att.net>
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 9:31 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Maybe.  But that's what these lists are for.  To ask questions and get
answers if there are any to be had.


On 7/31/2018 10:17 AM, Alan Robbins via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish I had a dollar for every time this thread starts up on this list as well as other lists. It seems to me there must be a reason Microsoft stopped having a shut down sound. Has anyone ever taken the time to research this or ask Microsoft? It would seem to me to be energy better spend than repeatedly asking this question on email lists.

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely shut down? On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how eliminating the shutdown sound is an "improvement".

Gerald



Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too. I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10 to at least use it without too much of an issue. We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














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Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Tom Behler
 

Don:

There is no mouse connected to the computer, and there wasn't one when I started experiencing the issue on Sunday.

So, I think we can eliminate that possibility.

Tom Behler

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Do you have a mouse attached to the computer? If so you need to get into Device Manager and change the settings for the mouse to not allow it to wake the computer. If you don't a slight movement of the mouse will wake the computer up.

On 7/31/2018 8:15 AM, Tom Behler wrote:
Richard:

I run Microsoft Essentials regularly.

Will certainly call Microsoft Accessibility Help if no other
suggestions work.

Tom Behler

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Richard
Turner
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Have you done a virus scan?

Or, it may be time to call Microsoft Accessibility and have them log
in and see if they can figure out what is happening.

800-936-5900

I hope it gets resolved.

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 Jul 31, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Tom Behler <tombehler@gmail.com
<mailto:tombehler@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hello, everyone.

A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7
laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use. I have the monitor
set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and
AC power. The same goes for the entire computer itself.

I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything
is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed
settings. But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it
is not being used.

I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is
not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.

Any help would be appreciated.

Dr. Tom Behler From Michigan


Re: shut down sound for windows 10

cecropia64
 

Maybe.  But that's what these lists are for.  To ask questions and get answers if there are any to be had.

On 7/31/2018 10:17 AM, Alan Robbins via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish I had a dollar for every time this thread starts up on this list as well as other lists. It seems to me there must be a reason Microsoft stopped having a shut down sound. Has anyone ever taken the time to research this or ask Microsoft? It would seem to me to be energy better spend than repeatedly asking this question on email lists.

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely shut down? On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how eliminating the shutdown sound is an "improvement".

Gerald



Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too. I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10 to at least use it without too much of an issue. We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














.















Re: shut down sound for windows 10

cecropia64
 

It's not like they have to change the program or add any major increase in size or anything.  Just put the sounds back where they used to be.  I, personally, want to make my own choices and want the sounds there.  If I choose to disable them, it's my own choice.  But I'd like to have a choice to make and not have someone else do the choice making for me.


On 7/31/2018 10:11 AM, Gerald Levy wrote:
 
But even with JAWS 2018, there is still no shutdown sound in Windows 10.  The way I see it, if MS has decided to eliminate the shutdown sound, then it might aswell eliminate all system sounds.  What’s the point of keeping some sounds while eliminating others?
 
Gerald
 
 
 
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10
 
jaws version 16. If you're using jaws 2018 then you should be able to hear all of your system sounds with jaws. This doesn't mean that jaws 16 will not work with this latest update of windows 10. It actually does.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Voll
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 8:56 AM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

Free will, is what I want!

 

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

 

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility.

As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention.   The creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of same, marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward accessibility.

Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful, even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut down or not.  Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you will feel the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer than any room temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown, as the fans are the last thing to shut down.

The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.  Pick your battles.
 
--

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

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

 
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D2L [desire to learn] Brightspace

sharynsobel@...
 

The college at which I teach is adopting a learning management web-based system called D2L [desire to learn] Brightspace.  At its most basic, it's a web site where students can retrieve course information (i.e. the syllabus, handouts, announcements).   

I have found several JAWS user guides produced by other colleges. Not surprisingly, however, they are geared toward the student user.  I've been making steady progress in learning how to navigate this system.  Nevertheless, I thought it would be beneficial if I could contact a blind instructor using this learning platform.

 

 If you know such a person, please forward my message.

John Demetralis

cubfan1966@...


Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions

Don H
 

Do you have a mouse attached to the computer? If so you need to get into Device Manager and change the settings for the mouse to not allow it to wake the computer. If you don't a slight movement of the mouse will wake the computer up.

On 7/31/2018 8:15 AM, Tom Behler wrote:
Richard:
I run Microsoft Essentials regularly.
Will certainly call Microsoft Accessibility Help if no other suggestions work.
Tom Behler
*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Richard Turner
*Sent:* Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:33 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Problem With Laptop Computer Sleep Functions
Have you done a virus scan?
Or, it may be time to call Microsoft Accessibility and have them log in and see if they can figure out what is happening.
800-936-5900
I hope it gets resolved.
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 Jul 31, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Tom Behler <tombehler@gmail.com <mailto:tombehler@gmail.com>> wrote:
Hello, everyone.
A few days ago, I started noticing that my Dell Lattitude Windows 7
laptop no longer goes to sleep when not in use.  I have the monitor
set to turn off after a few minutes of non-use both on battery and
AC power.  The same goes for the entire computer itself.
I have gone into the sleep timer menu and verified that everything
is set the way I would like, and made sure to save my changed
settings.  But my computer still runs constantly now, even when it
is not being  used.
I realize that this is likely not a Jaws problem, so I hope it is
not considered to be too “off topic” for this list.
Any help would be appreciated.
Dr.  Tom Behler From Michigan


Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Alan Robbins
 

I wish I had a dollar for every time this thread starts up on this list as well as other lists. It seems to me there must be a reason Microsoft stopped having a shut down sound. Has anyone ever taken the time to research this or ask Microsoft? It would seem to me to be energy better spend than repeatedly asking this question on email lists.

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:16 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely shut down? On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how eliminating the shutdown sound is an "improvement".

Gerald



Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too. I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10 to at least use it without too much of an issue. We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














.


Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Gerald Levy
 

 
But even with JAWS 2018, there is still no shutdown sound in Windows 10.  The way I see it, if MS has decided to eliminate the shutdown sound, then it might aswell eliminate all system sounds.  What’s the point of keeping some sounds while eliminating others?
 
Gerald
 
 
 

Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 10:03 AM
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10
 
jaws version 16. If you're using jaws 2018 then you should be able to hear all of your system sounds with jaws. This doesn't mean that jaws 16 will not work with this latest update of windows 10. It actually does.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Voll
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 8:56 AM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

Free will, is what I want!

 

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

 

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility.

As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention.   The creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of same, marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward accessibility.

Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful, even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut down or not.  Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you will feel the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer than any room temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown, as the fans are the last thing to shut down.

The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.  Pick your battles.
 
--

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

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

 
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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Mario
 

I think MS does not want the user to totally shutdown Windows 10 in
favor of providing continuous (never ending) updates.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Gerald Levy [mailto:bwaylimited@verizon.net]
Sent: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 6:51 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10


Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS
really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list
members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to
having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely
shut down?  On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is
difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or
placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable
substitute for the shutdown sound. Maybe someone who is smarter than me
can explain how  eliminating the shutdown sound is an "improvement".

Gerald



Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or
sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar
Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be
assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via
the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling
reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their
system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means
of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons
that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@att.net]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too.  I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10  to at least
use it without too much of an issue.  We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down
completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is
yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














.








.


Skype for business weird issue

Mike Cormier <michel.cormier@...>
 

Good morning,                                            

 

In my organization, we used to have MS lync.  We are moving over to Skype for Business 2016 which is part of the Office suite 2016.

 

Prior to Skype for business, my MS Lync did not automatically read text messages as they were sent to me.  With Skype for business now, it is doing the same.  I thought this was normal until I listen to a FS webinar where JAWS was reading the texts as they appeared on the screen.  It was giving all kinds of feedback which is very nice.

 

I verified my sfb settings in JAWS and read text automatically is checked.  I even unchecked it and rechecked it and still no change.  I hear a sound to alert me when a Skype message arrives or when someone replies to me but JAWS does not read the message unless I shift tab to the message area from the input area to read it manually.

 

Any help that anyone would have to fix this would be appreciated as I could find nothing on line or in the FS technical support.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Mike

 


Re: shut down sound for windows 10

David Ingram
 

jaws version 16. If you're using jaws 2018 then you should be able to hear all of your system sounds with jaws. This doesn't mean that jaws 16 will not work with this latest update of windows 10. It actually does.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonas Voll
Sent: Jul 31, 2018 8:56 AM
To: "main@jfw.groups.io"
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

Free will, is what I want!

 

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

 

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility.

As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention.   The creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of same, marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward accessibility.

Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful, even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut down or not.  Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you will feel the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer than any room temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown, as the fans are the last thing to shut down.

The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.  Pick your battles.
 
--

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

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

 
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Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Jonas Voll
 

I do not like other people making Decisions for myself!

Free will, is what I want!

 

Jonas Voll
Support Technician I
Envision, Inc.
2301 S Water ST
Wichita, KS 67213
O: 316-425-7141
F: 316-267-4312
www.envisionus.com

Envision: To improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 8:41 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

 

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 09:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility.

As does anyone who pays the slightest bit of attention.   The creation of Narrator, and the degree of ongoing development of same, marked a tectonic shift in Microsoft's attitude toward accessibility.

Although I loved the shutdown sound, and see why it can be useful, even on a laptop there are easy ways to tell if a computer is shut down or not.  Just place your hand near the fan exit vent and you will feel the stream of air, which is usually significantly warmer than any room temperature, cease flowing upon complete shutdown, as the fans are the last thing to shut down.

The shutdown sound is a triviality in the world of accessibility.  Pick your battles.
 
--

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

    The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

          ~ Dorothy Nevill

 
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Outlook Express for windows 7?

Ann Byrne
 

MS accessibility tells me that I can't install windows Live Mail because Microsoft no longer supports it. What free program can my student, with JAWS 15, use for email?

Much thanks,

Ann


Re: shut down sound for windows 10

Richard Turner
 


I'm with Sieghard on this one. I recently was able to set up a friend's new Windows 10 laptop without any sighted assistance. Cortana came up talking and I was able to do voice commands through about the first half of the setup and told Cortana to launch Narrator to finish the setup with their username and password, etc.
I was amazed!
And, Microsoft has hired someone to oversee the Narrator project to greatly increase its usefulness as a screen reader. Look for good changes in the Fall Windows 10 update. And in the future, Narrator may be as good as some stand-alone screen readers.
But, I know there are folks who will judge microsoft negatively because their pet feature isn't there. O well. 
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 Jul 31, 2018, at 6:16 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:

I disagree with that statement about Microsoft not caring about accessibility. If this were so then why the major and continueing improvements of Narrator and if this statement was true then Apple also does not care about accessibility (which of course is not true) because the iPhone makes neither a startup sound nor a shutdown sound.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:51 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10


Taking away the shutdown sound in Windows 10 proves once again that MS really does not careabout accessibility, contrary to what some list members believe to the contrary. What possible advantage is there to having no audible means of confirming that your computer has completely shut down?  On some laptops, the cooling fan is so weak that it is difficult to impossible to tell whether it is running just by feeling or placing your ear next to the case, so this may not be a reliable substitute for the shutdown sound.
Maybe someone who is smarter than me can explain how  eliminating the shutdown sound is an "improvement".

Gerald



Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 8:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

in the meantime, it would be appreciated, I think by most blind and/or
sighted users, to send feedback to Microsoft pleeding that the familiar
Windows 7 shutdown sound be reenabled and that any wav file can be
assigned as it was possible with earlier versions of Windows, i.e. via
the sounds applett of the control panel.
there might be a chance MS would consider it if there were compelling
reasons such as for blind users who choose to completely shutdown their
system and are using a laptop (or desktop) that does not have any means
of testing to see if the system is truely shutdown. the more the reasons
that are reasonable, the better the chance MS might do it. no?




-------- Original Message --------
From: cecropia64 [mailto:cecropia64@...]
Sent: Monday, Jul 30, 2018 7:35 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

yup, me too.  I'm gonna use Windows 7 until Microsoft says "no more".
But by then I hope to have learned enough about Windows 10  to at least
use it without too much of an issue.  We shall see about that.


On 7/30/2018 6:24 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

So how can you tell for sure that your computer has shut down
completely if there is no sound like in Windows 7 and earlier? This is
yet another reason why I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Windows 10.

Gerald



-----Original Message----- From: Pastor Gil Pries
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 5:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: shut down sound for windows 10

With Windows 10, there is no way to assign a shutdown sound.

Pastor Gil

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teresa
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 1:56 PM
To: JFW <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: shut down sound for windows 10

good afternoon list: how do I assign a sound when windows 10 shuts down?
Thanks to all in advance.














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Re: Good and accessible rss client for Windows

Hope Williamson <isepic@...>
 

Thanks for recommending Feediary, I've been looking for a new reader for a while. I'll give that one a try!