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moderated Re: What happened to my desktop?

Chris
 

Maybe you’ve hidden desktop icons

 

Under the desktop context menu, under view submenu check show desktop icons

 

 

From: Shirley Tracy
Sent: 21 July 2020 10:48
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What happened to my desktop?

 

Hi Mike,

 

Yes, I tried rebooting. I also pressed windows key plus D and also the alt M and even Control M. Nothing happens. I ask Curtana for mail is the way I find it now. I no longer have the normal list. I hope I didn’t get a virus or something.

 

No, I didn’t finish the letter before the Desktop vanished, but I asked Curtana for mail and finished (rewrote) the important email letter. What the letter had to do with everything is that I was rushing to get it sent out before today—long story. In my hurry, I may have pressed the wrong keys somewhere—or been keying too fast--that darn letter took up a lot of my time and brain power. By the time I sent out my plea for help last night, I was exhausted. (smile).

My next plan is to call Microsoft Disability number. Thought I’d pick your brains on the list first.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What happened to my desktop?

 

Did you try rebooting?

 

Did you try pressing, Windows key + D, or M, to take you to the desktop?

 

Did you press, Insert + T, to read the title of the screen you're on?

 

Was your computer doing some sort of update and wanting to reboot?

 

Did you get your letter composed and saved?

 

What relation does composing a letter and not having a desktop have to do with each other?  What I mean is, as above, did you finish the letter, save it, then you couldn't find your desktop?

 

I'm not trying to be an A'Hole, but you're leaving out a lot of things that could of, might of or maybe did!

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Learn a lesson from your dog.  No matter what life brings you, kick some grass over that crap and move on!

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

Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 9:02 PM

Subject: What happened to my desktop?

 

My computer started acting goofy this evening, and I was in a hurry to compose an important letter so may have rushed things along too quickly. Suddenly, my desktop disappeared. I can’t find it. Any ideas? It’s not in the recycle bin. (LOL).

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 


moderated Re: What happened to my desktop?

Shirley Tracy
 

Oops. Sorry, Bill. I don’t like to make excuses, but I’ve only had four hours of sleep and I decided to change your name. 😊

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Shirley Tracy via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 5:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What happened to my desktop?

 

Hi Mike,

 

Yes, I tried rebooting. I also pressed windows key plus D and also the alt M and even Control M. Nothing happens. I ask Curtana for mail is the way I find it now. I no longer have the normal list. I hope I didn’t get a virus or something.

 

No, I didn’t finish the letter before the Desktop vanished, but I asked Curtana for mail and finished (rewrote) the important email letter. What the letter had to do with everything is that I was rushing to get it sent out before today—long story. In my hurry, I may have pressed the wrong keys somewhere—or been keying too fast--that darn letter took up a lot of my time and brain power. By the time I sent out my plea for help last night, I was exhausted. (smile).

My next plan is to call Microsoft Disability number. Thought I’d pick your brains on the list first.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What happened to my desktop?

 

Did you try rebooting?

 

Did you try pressing, Windows key + D, or M, to take you to the desktop?

 

Did you press, Insert + T, to read the title of the screen you're on?

 

Was your computer doing some sort of update and wanting to reboot?

 

Did you get your letter composed and saved?

 

What relation does composing a letter and not having a desktop have to do with each other?  What I mean is, as above, did you finish the letter, save it, then you couldn't find your desktop?

 

I'm not trying to be an A'Hole, but you're leaving out a lot of things that could of, might of or maybe did!

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Learn a lesson from your dog.  No matter what life brings you, kick some grass over that crap and move on!

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

Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 9:02 PM

Subject: What happened to my desktop?

 

My computer started acting goofy this evening, and I was in a hurry to compose an important letter so may have rushed things along too quickly. Suddenly, my desktop disappeared. I can’t find it. Any ideas? It’s not in the recycle bin. (LOL).

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

 


moderated Re: What happened to my desktop?

Shirley Tracy
 

Hi Mike,

 

Yes, I tried rebooting. I also pressed windows key plus D and also the alt M and even Control M. Nothing happens. I ask Curtana for mail is the way I find it now. I no longer have the normal list. I hope I didn’t get a virus or something.

 

No, I didn’t finish the letter before the Desktop vanished, but I asked Curtana for mail and finished (rewrote) the important email letter. What the letter had to do with everything is that I was rushing to get it sent out before today—long story. In my hurry, I may have pressed the wrong keys somewhere—or been keying too fast--that darn letter took up a lot of my time and brain power. By the time I sent out my plea for help last night, I was exhausted. (smile).

My next plan is to call Microsoft Disability number. Thought I’d pick your brains on the list first.

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:18 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: What happened to my desktop?

 

Did you try rebooting?

 

Did you try pressing, Windows key + D, or M, to take you to the desktop?

 

Did you press, Insert + T, to read the title of the screen you're on?

 

Was your computer doing some sort of update and wanting to reboot?

 

Did you get your letter composed and saved?

 

What relation does composing a letter and not having a desktop have to do with each other?  What I mean is, as above, did you finish the letter, save it, then you couldn't find your desktop?

 

I'm not trying to be an A'Hole, but you're leaving out a lot of things that could of, might of or maybe did!

 

 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Learn a lesson from your dog.  No matter what life brings you, kick some grass over that crap and move on!

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

Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 9:02 PM

Subject: What happened to my desktop?

 

My computer started acting goofy this evening, and I was in a hurry to compose an important letter so may have rushed things along too quickly. Suddenly, my desktop disappeared. I can’t find it. Any ideas? It’s not in the recycle bin. (LOL).

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Shirley Tracy

 


moderated Re: What happened to my desktop?

Bill White
 

Hi, Shirley. Please let us know if you got your desktop problem resolved, and if so, what did you have to do to solve it?

 

Thank you.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Shirley Tracy
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 9:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: What happened to my desktop?

 

My computer started acting goofy this evening, and I was in a hurry to compose an important letter so may have rushed things along too quickly. Suddenly, my desktop disappeared. I can’t find it. Any ideas? It’s not in the recycle bin. (LOL).

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Shirley Tracy


moderated Re: What happened to my desktop?

Mike B
 


Did you try rebooting?
 
Did you try pressing, Windows key + D, or M, to take you to the desktop?
 
Did you press, Insert + T, to read the title of the screen you're on?
 
Was your computer doing some sort of update and wanting to reboot?
 
Did you get your letter composed and saved?
 
What relation does composing a letter and not having a desktop have to do with each other?  What I mean is, as above, did you finish the letter, save it, then you couldn't find your desktop?
 
I'm not trying to be an A'Hole, but you're leaving out a lot of things that could of, might of or maybe did!
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Learn a lesson from your dog.  No matter what life brings you, kick some grass over that crap and move on!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 9:02 PM
Subject: What happened to my desktop?

My computer started acting goofy this evening, and I was in a hurry to compose an important letter so may have rushed things along too quickly. Suddenly, my desktop disappeared. I can’t find it. Any ideas? It’s not in the recycle bin. (LOL).

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Shirley Tracy


moderated What happened to my desktop?

Shirley Tracy
 

My computer started acting goofy this evening, and I was in a hurry to compose an important letter so may have rushed things along too quickly. Suddenly, my desktop disappeared. I can’t find it. Any ideas? It’s not in the recycle bin. (LOL).

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Shirley Tracy


moderated Re: jaws 2020 renewal help

David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...>
 

Jerry,

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by installing the new platform.

Are you using the JAWS home annual license or do you have the perpetual license, as in JAWS Home or JAWS professional?


David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019

WWW.DavidGoldfield.org
On 7/20/2020 3:53 PM, Jerry hathaway wrote:

I have bought the renewal of the jaws platform, but I am having trouble finding how to install the new platform into my system. Any help will be very much appreciated.
Jerry
 


moderated Re: JFW main dictionary

Mike B
 


Spellchecker?!  What's that?!  LOL 

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.
Learn a lesson from your dog.  No matter what life brings you, kick some grass over that crap and move on!

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 1:39 PM
Subject: JFW main dictionary

How long after the pandemic started did it take you to add "Covid" to the JFW main or custom dictionary?  I finally got tired of Spell Checker saying "misspelled" in MS Word and my emails and added it to the dictionary.  LOL


moderated Re: JFW main dictionary

Glenn / Lenny
 


I've been meaning to do that.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 3:39 PM
Subject: JFW main dictionary

How long after the pandemic started did it take you to add "Covid" to the JFW main or custom dictionary?  I finally got tired of Spell Checker saying "misspelled" in MS Word and my emails and added it to the dictionary.  LOL


moderated JFW main dictionary

Marty Hutchings
 

How long after the pandemic started did it take you to add "Covid" to the JFW main or custom dictionary?  I finally got tired of Spell Checker saying "misspelled" in MS Word and my emails and added it to the dictionary.  LOL


moderated jaws 2020 renewal help

Jerry hathaway
 

I have bought the renewal of the jaws platform, but I am having trouble finding how to install the new platform into my system. Any help will be very much appreciated.
Jerry
 


moderated Re: Using two web sites

Glenn / Lenny
 

I've used family search, and it's not too bad, you need to make use of web quick keys, like E and N and H and V, and use the find command.
It sometimes repeats previous information above what you are looking for, so you need to make sure you are on the latest incident of the information, and it may not be evident that it is a link, you might need to enter on it without knowing if it will give you new information.
I have spent many hours trying to find my great grandfather's extended family, all I can get is New York in 1862, but no siblings or parents.
Once in a while I try again, but never get any further with it.
 
Glenn
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 2:14 PM
Subject: Using two web sites

Hello, Has anyone used familysearch.org or genealogy ank.com. Do you have any tips on using these sites? Cheers, Kevin

 


moderated Using two web sites

kevin meyers
 

Hello, Has anyone used familysearch.org or genealogy ank.com. Do you have any tips on using these sites? Cheers, Kevin

 


moderated Re: Question for those using One Drive at home

Gezim Rexha
 

Apologies if I am writing off-topic, but since the discussion is about One Drive, I would like to share my concern related to it. Recently I installed One Drive also on my iPhone, but unlike Drop Box, I was not able to listen to audio books that I copied from my PC and ;pasted to One Drive. In fact, I could se the list of all files, but regardless which one I would click, I could always hear only one of them, I think the first one. Any explanations?

 

Cheers,

Gezim

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: e shtunë, 18 korrik 2020 02:41
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question for those using One Drive at home

 

I think I paid including taxes $159 for 3 Tbs of storage with drop box.  Using Marie’s logic, $120 for 1 Tb per user and you can have 5 different users is still the best bang for your buck. Strictly mathematically it is $120 for 5 Tbs of storage.   


moderated Chrome & in page links

Mark Arnold ABG
 

Hello List,

 

I have been using Chrome for several months and in general, I find it very workable.  One problem I find is that when activating an “in page” link, JAWS does not start reading from that position.  I have enough residual vision to see that it appears to move to the link on the page but does not read from that point.  I would appreciate any comments-

 

Mark

 

Mark D. Arnold

Co-Director

American Blind Golf

Phone: (330) 419-1710

www.AmericanBlindGolf.com

www.OhioBlindGolf.com

 

Motivate, Inspire & Serve

 


moderated Jaws 2020and Thunderbird password problem

Jim
 

Members
I have Win7 Home running Jaws 2020 and the latest version of Thunderbird. When I open TB Jaws doesn't open to the password dialogue. I typically have to wait a couple minutes then tab to the task tray enter on TB password. I have TB set to remember the password however I still have to enter each time I open TB.
Please advise.
Regards
--
Jim Elsner


moderated using virtual machines with a screen reader

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Doing a network course, got the windows 10 pe talking installer. But need to put this in a virtual machine. Try oracle virtual box and also vm ware player, but when I try to play, the screen do not come up or don’t hear the talking installer. Is there a more accessible virtual machine software that works with jaws. Need to install this as a windows client assignment for my networking course http://www.upskilled.edu.au

Any other virtual machine software that works with jaws.

Thanks.n


moderated Re: comments in excel not visible

Ann Byrne
 

Very strange!

JAWS can't manage Excel after an hour or so, as you probably know. Sometimes restarting it produces miracles. If not, rebooting sometimes makes a difference.

At 08:55 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
Hi, Ann. Alt+shift+apostrophe reports no comment visible in this cell.
Control+shift+apostrophe says no comments visible in active window.
The application menu allows me to reply to a comment or delete it.
Jaws does report when moving in to the cell, "contains comment" with that
nice low authoritative voice..
Thanks so much for your help.
All the best, Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: comments in excel not visible

Alt+shift+apostrophe reads the comment in the cell I am
in. Ctrl+shift+apostrophe lists cells with comments. I did use
alt+r, c to create a comment.

If you go to the applications menu there is an item to edit a comment. If
you are in the cell with the comment, this will cause JAWS to read it.

Good luck!
At 12:35 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
So, I put the comment in using alt+rc I believe it was.
Jaws says contains comment when in the cell but read comment command
says no comment visible in this cell.
What do I need to do to add visible comments?
All the best, Brian







moderated Re: comments in excel not visible

brian albriton
 

Hi, Ann. Alt+shift+apostrophe reports no comment visible in this cell.
Control+shift+apostrophe says no comments visible in active window.
The application menu allows me to reply to a comment or delete it.
Jaws does report when moving in to the cell, "contains comment" with that
nice low authoritative voice..
Thanks so much for your help.
All the best, Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ann Byrne
Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 6:03 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: comments in excel not visible

Alt+shift+apostrophe reads the comment in the cell I am
in. Ctrl+shift+apostrophe lists cells with comments. I did use
alt+r, c to create a comment.

If you go to the applications menu there is an item to edit a comment. If
you are in the cell with the comment, this will cause JAWS to read it.

Good luck!
At 12:35 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
So, I put the comment in using alt+rc I believe it was.
Jaws says contains comment when in the cell but read comment command
says no comment visible in this cell.
What do I need to do to add visible comments?
All the best, Brian


moderated Re: comments in excel not visible

Ann Byrne
 

Alt+shift+apostrophe reads the comment in the cell I am in. Ctrl+shift+apostrophe lists cells with comments. I did use alt+r, c to create a comment.

If you go to the applications menu there is an item to edit a comment. If you are in the cell with the comment, this will cause JAWS to read it.

Good luck!

At 12:35 PM 7/19/2020, you wrote:
So, I put the comment in using alt+rc I believe it was.
Jaws says contains comment when in the cell but read comment command says no comment visible in this cell.
What do I need to do to add visible comments?
All the best, Brian

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