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moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Dean Martineau
 

Well, the deal apparently is that you can't use any version higher than 1.17 with Codex. Old versions are readily available. I use 1.14.243, but apparently 1.16 works too. Here's a page to find them: https://kindle-for-pc.en.uptodown.com/windows/versions

Uninstall the new version before installing an old version. Then go into the Kindle for Pc program and under options, tell the program not to upgrade automatically. When it prompts you, you can just say no to the upgrade.

James Scholes has written a very clear manual about using Codex to convert Kindle books. It is here: http://jscholes.net/how-to-remove-drm-from-kindle-books-with-codex-2/ After you read this, if you still have questions, a lot of people can answer them. It's a little tricky to get it set up, but once you do the results are well worth it.

Dean

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sharon
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

What version and how do you get it?
And how does codex work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.



moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Dean Martineau
 

Like David, I have no desire whatsoever to read on my pc. Unfortunately, it is an either/or situation with Kindle. Either you read books on the computer, in which case you can use the latest Kindle for Pc which has screen reader features, or you use Codex, which requires the older Kindle for PC version which does not. I choose the latter. I convert Kindle books into .txt or .epub effortlessly, and read them on my braille device or on and iPhone using Voice Dream Reader. Getting this process set up is a little tricky, but once that small hurdle is overcome, Kindle is wonderful.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an
earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all
with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have
no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and
prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that
this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to
use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even
necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.



moderated Re: VLC Revisited

David Griffith
 

 

Many thanks

This confirms that neither of us are sleepwalking  to our computers and bizarrely muting VLC in our sleep.

 

Computers

! You have to love them or hate them.

 

David Griffith

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: 08 April 2020 00:30
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: VLC Revisited

 

Well folks…I just tried top lay a clip in VLC, and, what do you know? No sound!

Check sndvol

And the volume is set to 0%!

Th is isn’t the case with any other programme

So eitehr a Windows update or VLC update must have caused this. I don’t recall an update to VLC recently…but it seems it might be a semi-universal thing.


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Sharon
 

What version and how do you get it?
And how does codex work?
Sharon

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.


On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know
if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is
going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you
download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so
you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016
codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and
since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to
convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks
for any help.



moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

David Goldfield
 

Hello. Codex continues to work but in order to use it you must use an earlier version of the Kindle for PC software which will not work at all with screen readers. This is a tradeoff I am willing to make as I have no desire to be tethered to my computer in order to read a book and prefer to use my iPhone. However, for several reasons I acknowledge that this is not an ideal situation for some people and that being able to use a Windows computer to read Kindle content may be preferable and even necessary.

On 4/7/2020 5:40 PM, Sue J. Ward wrote:
Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Richard Turner
 

Have you considered checking to see if the books you want or have are on ghookshare?
For $50 a year, you can download all the books you want and you can choose Word format, which if you really want as plain text would be rather easy to do.


Richard

"Today's poop is tomorrow's fertilizer." -- Anonymous

(Sent from my iPhone SE)

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



On Apr 7, 2020, at 7:31 PM, Sue J. Ward <groovy41@...> wrote:

Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.




moderated Re: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.

Marie
 

Kevin, I have an Asus laptop and I don’t think you want to disable the FN key because using it with the arrow keys works very well once you get used to it. And try the methods posted by Brian and  Pramit to get the function keys back to what we are used to as f1 through f12.
 
Marie
 

From: Kevin Minor
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.
 

Hi.

 

To keep this on topic, I’m using JAWS 2020 on the latest Windows 10 PC. It’s an Asus laptop. I don’t remember the model, but it has 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and an 11 inch touch screen. It also has that dreaded FN key, and that is annoying, because you have to hit it along with the function keys to work with some JAWS functions. I have a nice Logitech Bluetooth keyboard that has a numeric keypad, and I made it so the FN key isn’t needed to hit the function keys to do things like have JAWS tell you the time. How do I disable it?

 

I have one other question. The laptop keyboard doesn’t have a numeric pad, so you use a combination of keys to accomplish something, such as FN+LEFT ARROW is the equivalent of the HOME key. If I make it so the FN key is no longer necessary, would that key combination no longer work?

 

Thanks in advance for help.

 

Kevin and Jilly, and Valerie who is practicing social distancing from her home


moderated Re: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Dale Heltzer
 

Though it's time-consuming, I have put Kindle into full-page mode (f11) and taken screenshots of each page, then done OCR with JAWS or Omnipage.

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Dale E. Heltzer
deheltzer@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sue J. Ward
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:40 PM
To: jaws list <jfw@groups.io>
Subject: kindle books conversion to plain text files

Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.


moderated kindle books conversion to plain text files

Sue J. Ward
 

Hello. I noticed a post in reading kindle books using jaws don't know if it has been posted to the web training on demand yet, think it is going to be covered this Thursday April 9. I was wondering if you download books from the kindle store and you want to convert them so you can read in notepad what does everyone use since back in 2016 codex worked really well on my machine it does not work anymore, and since we are in the year 2020 what other programs can you use to convert the books from the kindle format to a plain text file? Thanks for any help.


moderated Re: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

Pramit, I wish I would have had your simple instructions to solve this earlier. I dealt with a Microsoft Disability agent that got me riled up. Your trick of FN+ESC worked like a charm. Thank you so much for the help.

 

Kevin and Jilly, and Valerie, who’s practicing social distancing from her home

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Pramit
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 10:00 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.

 

Hi Kevin,

 

Try hitting FN key and Esc key once simultaneously, if that doesn't work use the other method.

To disable or enable the function key (Fn) in the BIOS follow the below steps:

• Turn off the computer.
• Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second to open the BIOS setup window.
• Press the right-arrow or left-arrow keys to navigate to the System Configuration option.
• Press the up-arrow or down-arrow keys to navigate to the Action Keys Mode option, and then press the Enter key to display the Enable / Disable menu.
• Select the desired mode:
• Disabled: Requires pressing and holding the function key (Fn) while pressing one of the F1 through F12 keys to use the action indicated on the action key.

 

Pramit

 

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 5:29 AM Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

Hi.

 

To keep this on topic, I’m using JAWS 2020 on the latest Windows 10 PC. It’s an Asus laptop. I don’t remember the model, but it has 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and an 11 inch touch screen. It also has that dreaded FN key, and that is annoying, because you have to hit it along with the function keys to work with some JAWS functions. I have a nice Logitech Bluetooth keyboard that has a numeric keypad, and I made it so the FN key isn’t needed to hit the function keys to do things like have JAWS tell you the time. How do I disable it?

 

I have one other question. The laptop keyboard doesn’t have a numeric pad, so you use a combination of keys to accomplish something, such as FN+LEFT ARROW is the equivalent of the HOME key. If I make it so the FN key is no longer necessary, would that key combination no longer work?

 

Thanks in advance for help.

 

Kevin and Jilly, and Valerie who is practicing social distancing from her home


moderated Re: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.

Pramit
 

Hi Kevin,

Try hitting FN key and Esc key once simultaneously, if that doesn't work use the other method.

To disable or enable the function key (Fn) in the BIOS follow the below steps:

• Turn off the computer.
• Turn on the computer and immediately press the F10 key repeatedly, about once every second to open the BIOS setup window.
• Press the right-arrow or left-arrow keys to navigate to the System Configuration option.
• Press the up-arrow or down-arrow keys to navigate to the Action Keys Mode option, and then press the Enter key to display the Enable / Disable menu.
• Select the desired mode:
• Disabled: Requires pressing and holding the function key (Fn) while pressing one of the F1 through F12 keys to use the action indicated on the action key.

Pramit

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 5:29 AM Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:

Hi.

 

To keep this on topic, I’m using JAWS 2020 on the latest Windows 10 PC. It’s an Asus laptop. I don’t remember the model, but it has 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and an 11 inch touch screen. It also has that dreaded FN key, and that is annoying, because you have to hit it along with the function keys to work with some JAWS functions. I have a nice Logitech Bluetooth keyboard that has a numeric keypad, and I made it so the FN key isn’t needed to hit the function keys to do things like have JAWS tell you the time. How do I disable it?

 

I have one other question. The laptop keyboard doesn’t have a numeric pad, so you use a combination of keys to accomplish something, such as FN+LEFT ARROW is the equivalent of the HOME key. If I make it so the FN key is no longer necessary, would that key combination no longer work?

 

Thanks in advance for help.

 

Kevin and Jilly, and Valerie who is practicing social distancing from her home


moderated Re: How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.

 

Without a specific model number, it is impossible to give definitive advice, but I'll tell you what I do know from the ASUS support page, [Notebook] Asus Keyboard hotkeys - Introduction, which was updated on March 10, 2020.

ASUS keyboard hotkeys are ON by default.  That is you don't have to press Fn+ a function key in order to get the hotkey function activate, e.g., volume up/down. And that's apparently the state you're in.

There is a built-in app on ASUS laptops called, ASUS Keyboard Hotkeys, that allows you to toggle between hotkey function and straight function key mode via the radio button you select.  Hit Windows Key and immediately start typing "Asus keyboard" and it's likely to be the first search result at the top.  Activate the app and then choose the radio button for F1-F12 as opposed to Hotkeys, close the app, and your Function Keys should act as straight function keys.
--

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 How do I make it so I don't have to hit the FN key on an Asus Laptop.

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

To keep this on topic, I’m using JAWS 2020 on the latest Windows 10 PC. It’s an Asus laptop. I don’t remember the model, but it has 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, and an 11 inch touch screen. It also has that dreaded FN key, and that is annoying, because you have to hit it along with the function keys to work with some JAWS functions. I have a nice Logitech Bluetooth keyboard that has a numeric keypad, and I made it so the FN key isn’t needed to hit the function keys to do things like have JAWS tell you the time. How do I disable it?

 

I have one other question. The laptop keyboard doesn’t have a numeric pad, so you use a combination of keys to accomplish something, such as FN+LEFT ARROW is the equivalent of the HOME key. If I make it so the FN key is no longer necessary, would that key combination no longer work?

 

Thanks in advance for help.

 

Kevin and Jilly, and Valerie who is practicing social distancing from her home


moderated Re: VLC Revisited

JM Casey
 

Well folks…I just tried top lay a clip in VLC, and, what do you know? No sound!

Check sndvol

And the volume is set to 0%!

Th is isn’t the case with any other programme

So eitehr a Windows update or VLC update must have caused this. I don’t recall an update to VLC recently…but it seems it might be a semi-universal thing.


moderated Re: Question about David Moore's Edge tutorial

 

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 12:50 PM, Richard Turner wrote:
Is that applicable to the new Chrome based Edge?
As has already been noted, "No."   However, the new Chromium-based Edge is very, very much like the Google Chrome browser in virtually all (but not absolutely all, e.g., Favorites - which MS should have dumped entirely) respects.

With the exception of the stuff that MS customized to themselves, the rest is essentially Chrome (or Brave, or any number of other Chromium-based web browsers).
 
--

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: Question about David Moore's Edge tutorial

David Diamond
 

I just wish they’d make a browser that is pretty much good with everything.  Chrome is good with Face Book however, I can never find the groups I belong too. Fire Fox solves this problem but it leaves out things as well.  Edge?  If I want to listen to the entire post instead of just the snippet, for get it.  Where some browsers say, “full story, Edge says M O R E O P T I O N S. Which tells me nothing except there are more options.  However, it does not give me or allow me to click on the message.  Thus I have to go back and forth with the browsers.  YouTube works best with Chrome and worst with Fire Fox.    


moderated Re: Question about David Moore's Edge tutorial

Richard Turner
 

Thanks David for the great work you do on these tutorials.
I'll gladly wait until you feel it is ready to be put out there.
I know what you mean about your wife wanting to watch lots of news.
That's why I am wearing out my headphones, grin.
Later,


Richard

"Today's poop is tomorrow's fertilizer." -- Anonymous

(Sent from my iPhone SE)

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



On Apr 7, 2020, at 2:57 PM, David Moore <jesusloves1966@...> wrote:



Hello all! Know that tutorial is for the old windows edge that came out with Windows 10 originally. I am working on a tutorial for the new chrome edge. The new chrome ads as a couple of bugs in organizing your favorites, and a couple places and settings. I am trying to find workarounds for these few places, and I will write a d tutorial once I find the workarounds. I am half done with the tutorial, but I am trying to find workarounds for three different things. Favorites, and a couple places in the settings. if you want, I can finish the tutorial right away, and get it to you without the work around. Have a great one guys, sorry I am just replying to this message. Things are pretty crazy around here, my wife wants to watch a lot of news, and I haven't had as much time to go through these messages. Have a great one guys, in Microsoft edge is almost there, but I would still suggest chrome over it in my opinion. Have a great one guys!


On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 12:50 PM Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

If David reads this, or anyone who knows more than I, which should be a lot of people…

The one tutorial I found by David Moore on Edge is from 2017.

Is that applicable to the new Chrome based Edge?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

 

Richard

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

 

 


moderated Re: Question about David Moore's Edge tutorial

David Moore
 

Hello all! Know that tutorial is for the old windows edge that came out with Windows 10 originally. I am working on a tutorial for the new chrome edge. The new chrome ads as a couple of bugs in organizing your favorites, and a couple places and settings. I am trying to find workarounds for these few places, and I will write a d tutorial once I find the workarounds. I am half done with the tutorial, but I am trying to find workarounds for three different things. Favorites, and a couple places in the settings. if you want, I can finish the tutorial right away, and get it to you without the work around. Have a great one guys, sorry I am just replying to this message. Things are pretty crazy around here, my wife wants to watch a lot of news, and I haven't had as much time to go through these messages. Have a great one guys, in Microsoft edge is almost there, but I would still suggest chrome over it in my opinion. Have a great one guys!


On Sun, Apr 5, 2020, 12:50 PM Richard Turner <richardturner42@...> wrote:

If David reads this, or anyone who knows more than I, which should be a lot of people…

The one tutorial I found by David Moore on Edge is from 2017.

Is that applicable to the new Chrome based Edge?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

 

Richard

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

 

 


moderated Re: VLC Revisited

Norma A. Boge
 

Hi David, randomly changing settings is a feature of Windows 10, hahaha. I’ve had this happen and it is frustrating to say the least. It’s probably my biggest complaint about Win 10. Best, Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Griffith
Sent: Saturday, April 4, 2020 4:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: VLC Revisited

 

I thought I  would just post to say how I had resolved my VLC difficulty.

Some may recall last week that out of the blue VLC suddenly refused to play any media for me.

Altering   settings in VLC, including adjusting volume made no difference.

I therefore uninstalled and reinstalled VLC – still no difference.

I then had to install WinAmp to provide a replacement for the  last week.

Tonight I suddenly remembered that I had not checked the Windows Sound Mixer.

I typed sndvol after pressing the Windows key.

Sure enough when I came to the VLC slider  in the Windows Mixer I found that VLC had been set to 0%.

I changed this to 100%  and VLC suddenly blared back to life.

 

Quite what had happened in Windows to set VLC in the Sound Mixer to 0% is a complete mystery to me. I am the only person using this PC and I have been nowhere near the Windows Sound Mixer since last year.

Some errant electrons have obviously strayed where they should not stray.

Anyway I have VLC back working again and thought I would post this in case someone else encountered this or a similar issue.

David Griffith.

 

 

 

 


moderated Re: JAWS and Messenger

JM Casey
 

Huh! Is this really that new? I thought Facebook Messenger for Desktop had been around for some time? Funny coincidence if it’s new; I just decided to get it last week because of the audio call feature mostly.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerardo Corripio
Sent: April 6, 2020 9:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: JAWS and Messenger

 

IN case any of you guys haven’t heard, a few days ago, Windows10 edition of Facebook Messenger was released, with works great with screen readers! If you guys want to give it a try, download it from https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9WZDNCRF0083

 

                                                                                              Enviado desde Correo para Windows 10

 

De: David Diamond
Enviado: lunes, 6 de abril de 2020 08:38 p. m.
Para: main@jfw.groups.io
Asunto: Re: JAWS and Messenger

 

I just minimize my outlook and go to Facebook, then into the messages part of Face Book. Easy and, for me at least efficient.  Yes, JAWS works fine with messenger or Face Book, it is just the browser that gives me problems.  Some are more informative then others.