Date   

moderated Re: epub editors

Bill White
 

Hi, Juan. The genres of literature to which you refer are spelled Wuxia and Xianxia, not woxia and xenxia.

 

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Juan Hernandez
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 9:26 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: epub editors

 

Hi all, are there any accessible software packages that I can use to edit a non-drm epub ebook?

 

I love reading a lot of woxia xenxia chinies cultivation literature and a lot of it sometimes comes in parts, or what eer and I’d like to be able to clean up some of these titles before reading.

 

Best,

 

Juan   

 


moderated epub editors

Juan Hernandez
 

Hi all, are there any accessible software packages that I can use to edit a non-drm epub ebook?

 

I love reading a lot of woxia xenxia chinies cultivation literature and a lot of it sometimes comes in parts, or what eer and I’d like to be able to clean up some of these titles before reading.

 

Best,

 

Juan   

 


moderated Re: what are everyone using to read pdf files

Milton Ota
 

I have several different programs that I have in my toolbox but if you have been following the progress of updates for JAWS from Vispero/Freedom Scientific the OCR program that is part of JAWS 2020 and beyond will do a great job of reading PDF’s.

 

The OCR program that is part of JAWS will also scan a print page if you have a scanner that is either a flatbed or a camera like the Pearl from Freedom Scientific.

 

If you are interested in knowing what programs I have in my toolbox you will need to write me off list.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jasmine Kotsay
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 6:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: what are everyone using to read pdf files

 

Hi,

I know this is super late, but I use Abbyy Fine Reader. I love it! It is expensive, but it is well worth it, because it also reads PDFs that are images. It makes for a very useful tool, and I feel as though it pays for itself within even the first couple of uses.



On Aug 24, 2020, at 7:36 AM, dennis <dennisc67@...> wrote:



hi list. i'm having a problem with acrobat dc and wondered what everyone are using. i can't seam to find a free version of acrobat dc. thanks for any info.

--
Dennis Cornelison Contemporary Music Director AUMC 256-426-0108

 

Virus-free. www.avast.com


moderated Re: what are everyone using to read pdf files

Jasmine Kotsay
 

Hi,
I know this is super late, but I use Abbyy Fine Reader. I love it! It is expensive, but it is well worth it, because it also reads PDFs that are images. It makes for a very useful tool, and I feel as though it pays for itself within even the first couple of uses.

On Aug 24, 2020, at 7:36 AM, dennis <dennisc67@...> wrote:



hi list. i'm having a problem with acrobat dc and wondered what everyone are using. i can't seam to find a free version of acrobat dc. thanks for any info.

--
Dennis Cornelison Contemporary Music Director AUMC 256-426-0108

Virus-free. www.avast.com


moderated Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

Don Risavy, Jr.
 

You'll need to make the external sound card the default card either by
searching for it through system settings (windows) or the control panel and
set it as the default sound card then have jaws use the on board sound card
which this can be done through jaws (insert+j), u for utilities and then
locate sound card settings and open it and then use the on board sound card
for jaws to use only instead of the default sound card which the default
sound card by default will be the on board sound card unless change it to
another sound card either an external one or internal one.
This wil allow for any sounds or audio/music to come out of the external
sound card and jaws will talk through the on board sound card only.
This is how have my computer set up to do as use my sound blaster Audigy
internal soundcard and separate speakers for music and any other audio and
then the on board Realtek sound card just for jaws.
So hope that might help.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: October 4, 2020 10:05 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to
switch JAWS to an internal card.

Hi Orlando.

If you plug in headphones into the Yeti while Starting Windows, you'll hear
your sounds through it. I agree, it's annoying, but at least I know what to
do.

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Orlando Enrique
Fiol via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to
switch JAWS to an internal card.

At 12:28 PM 10/3/2020, Mike B wrote:
>To my knowledge, which isn't much, when playing music or system sounds
they >have to come through the computers internal default sound card. I've
never >been able to figure out how to make music and system sounds use the
external >sound card so Jaws could be the only thing using the default
internal >sound card. If someone can tell us how to do this I would be
eternally >grateful as well.

Windows allows any registered device to play any application's audio, with
the exception of system sounds, which are always mapped to the default audio
device. So, if your media player shows up in the sound mixer applet or the
old SNDVol control, you can have it play through any device you have. You
can even have different media players or web browsers play through different
audio devices from the default.

Thank God, your question has a simple answer. Speaking of Yeti, I have a
Blue Yeti stereo USB microphone that sounds fantastic and has four polarity
patterns. However, one of the "features" that probably seemed like a good
idea to the Yeti's developers is proving to be a throbbing headache for me.
The Yeti has a stereo eighth-inch headphone jack intended to allow users to
monitor their mic output without intermediary devices. The problem is that
this headphone output shows up in Windows as a Yeti speaker, which is, of
course, a phantom silent device. Disabling it in its properties is the only
way to keep it from appearing. Uninstalling it via the Device Manager only
lasts until plug&play picks it up during the next reboot.
Most annoying of all, Windows defaults to this phantom Yeti device

during installations, in the advanced boot menu and safe mode. I've combed
the registry for references to it. Why this phantom device would end up
being the pre-Windows default boggles my mind, and there's apparently
nothing I can do to make Windows use my USB audio device or the
motherboard's sound card to run narrator before Windows proper loads.
My only workaround is to unplug the Yeti from its USB port whenever I know
I'll be using Narrator before Windows loads with my actual sound
configuration.
Riddle me all this, my fellow blind geniuses!
Orlando Enrique Fiol
Charlotte, North Carolina
Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue


moderated Re: An update: RE: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

Randy Barnett
 

You’re welcome

Randy Barnett

On Oct 3, 2020, at 2:21 PM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:



Hi all.

 

Randy, you hit on something. I switched the default sound to the Yeti and set JAWS to my internal laptop. I had no speech. I then unloaded JAWS and started it again, and no joy. This was before your message. I then wondered what would happen if I did the same thing using my Toshiba TV as the main card, and ran JAWS through the PC. No luck, but then I read your message. I unloaded JAWS, reloaded it, and it worked. I then wondered if I could change the default card to Yeti. At first it didn’t work, but once the HDMI cable was unplugged, I had JAWS coming through the PC, and all other sounds through the Yeti. Go figure.

 

Thank you all for your patience on this issue. To be honest, if I were going to use the Yeti and JAWS together, it would make more sense to have the laptop as the default device, and JAWS go through the Yeti. Whatever the case may be, at least I know it can be done.

 

Thanks again for the ideas.

 

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Barnett
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:59 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

 

Yeah jaws has been doing that for years… You just unload jaws completely and reload it every time you switch sound cards that way.

Randy Barnett


On Oct 3, 2020, at 1:54 PM, Kevin Minor <kminor65@...> wrote:



Hi Mike.

 

I really appreciate you trying to help, but that’s what I originally tried to do.  I have the Yeti as the default card, and when I go into JAWS and set it to my PC internal card, I lose speech. Same thing happens if I have the PC as the default, and I set JAWS to use the Yeti…no speech.

 

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:45 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

 

Okay, now you can have Jaws play through the internal soundcard.  Whatever soundcard is set to the default is the soundcard that music and system sounds will play through.  With the Yeti being the default soundcard now setting Jaws to run through the computer's internal soundcard is done in the Jaws context menu / utilities as Mario explained earlier.


Take care and stay safe.  Mike.
Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!

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

From: Kevin Minor

Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2020 1:34 PM

Subject: Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

 

Hi again.

I'm not sure if I'm in the same place, but in the Volume Control, I select the Yeti as the playback device. There's a Set to Default button. I hit that, and sounds come through the headphones I have plugged into the Yeti.

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mario
Sent: Saturday, October 3, 2020 4:32 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

check if the Yetti is set as the default playback device (system default). if it is not, there is a default button when focused on the Yetti.

On 10/3/2020 4:23 PM, Mario wrote:
> you can't listen to music thru the Yeti because it is a microphone, an
> input device for audio. if JAWS is lost after plugging in the Yeti,
> take a look at what sound card JAWS is set to speak out of:
>
> using NVDA or even Narrator, press insert+j to gain focus to the JAWS
> user interface:
>
> if JAWS is running as a service (from the systray:
> down arrow to and right arrow to utilities, down arrow to and right
> arrow on sound card.
>
> if JAWS is set to run as an application (found in the alt+tab sequence):
> press alt,
> right arrow to and down arrow on utilities, down arrow to and enter on
> sound card.
>
> one of the recognized sound cards (playback devices) will be checked
> which will indicate which sound card JAWS will speak out of.
> press enter on the sound card you want JAWS to speak out of.
>
> unload NVDA or Narrator if JAWS is speaking again.
>
> On 10/3/2020 3:33 PM, Marty Hutchings wrote:
>> Mike, I have done this, but I just went through my Control Panel to
>> find how I did this, but I am baffled. Sucks getting old.
>> Love in Christ
>> Marty
>> If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with
>> William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full
>> of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June
>> 1,
>> 2020
>> *From:* Mike B <mailto:mb69mach1@...>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, October 03, 2020 11:28 AM
>> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with
>> trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.
>> Hi Kevin,
>> To my knowledge, which isn't much, when playing music or system
>> sounds they have to come through the computers internal default soundcard.
>> I've never been able to figure out how to make music and system
>> sounds use the external soundcard so Jaws could be the only thing
>> using the default internal soundcard. If someone can tell us how to
>> do this I would be eternally grateful as well.
>>
>> Take care and stay safe. Mike.
>> Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Kevin Minor <mailto:kminor65@...>
>> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> *Sent:* Saturday, October 03, 2020 7:19 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with
>> trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.
>>
>> Hi Richard.
>>
>> I’m using the latest JAWS 2020, Eloquence, I think Reed. It’s with
>> Windows 10 2004, latest build.
>>
>> Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie
>>
>> *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
>> *Richard Turner
>> *Sent:* Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:15 AM
>> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with
>> trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.
>>
>> Which Jaws synthesizer and voice are you using?
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> "He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must
>> pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of
>> ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have
>> regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted
>> extending it.)" - Edward Herbert
>>
>> *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Kevin
>> Minor
>> *Sent:* Saturday, October 3, 2020 7:14 AM
>> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with
>> trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.
>>
>> Hi Richard.
>>
>> You’re right about being confused. I want to hear music through the
>> Yeti, and JAWS through the built in sound card in my laptop. In any
>> case, it doesn’t work, at least I can’t figure what’s wrong.
>>
>> Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie
>>
>> *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
>> *Richard Turner
>> *Sent:* Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:10 AM
>> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with
>> trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.
>>
>> It is early in the morning, so I may just be a little dense, you said:
>> “I thought it would be nice to listen to music through the Yeti and
>> have JAWS come out my external card.”, but isn’t the Yeti your
>> external card?
>>
>> Or do you have a different external card?
>>
>> If you listen to music through the Yeti, wouldn’t you use the default
>> internal sound card for Jaws?
>>
>> Also confused,
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> "He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must
>> pass himself,” and we forget that only grace can break the cycle of
>> ancient hatreds among peoples. (It is notable that while I have
>> regretted not granting grace to others, I’ve never once regretted
>> extending it.)" - Edward Herbert
>>
>> *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Kevin
>> Minor
>> *Sent:* Saturday, October 3, 2020 7:02 AM
>> *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
>> *Subject:* I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with
>> trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.
>>
>> Hi.
>>
>> I have no idea what’s going on. Yesterday I purchased a Yeti USB mic.
>> It has a built in sound card, so I can route other sounds to it. I
>> thought it would be nice to listen to music through the Yeti and have
>> JAWS come out my external card. Well, it would be nice, except it
>> doesn’t work. I tried this, and JAWS goes silent. I have to set it to
>> either the Yeti or the default device to get speech back. If I change
>> the Windows default sound to my internal card, all is well.
>>
>> Any ideas?
>>
>> Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>
> .











moderated multiple desktops

mike mcglashon
 

Hi guys:

 

I figured I’d chime in here since I use multiple desktops a ton in law school;

One desktop for each class I take;

To open new ones on the fly,

Do control + windows + d (simultaneously)

 

To close the current desktop you are currently in,

Do control + windows + f4 (simultaneously)

If there are any apps or programs open when you do this,

It will close them in that desktop as you close the desktop itself;

 

However,

If you have a program like outlook open,

When you open it in one desktop,

It is open across all the desktops you have open;

Therefore,

When you close one desktop with control+windows+f4,

All the apps in that desktop are closed,

But you will still find outlook open in all the other desktops you have open;

 

I hope I have not confused you too badly;

 

 

Please advise as you like.

 

Mike M.

 

Mike mcglashon

Email: Michael.mcglashon@...

Ph: 618 783 9331

 


moderated Re: Working with multiple desktops in windows 10, using Jaws?

Chris Hill
 

If you mean by that, one with no apps running, hit windows-tab, tab, then right arrow to where it says new desktop.  All desktops should still have the icons on them.



On 10/5/2020 10:08, Jessica D wrote:
Hi,
Is there a way to make a blank desktop? 

Thanks,
Jessica 



On Oct 5, 2020, at 10:56 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:



If you create a second, third or whatever desktop, it will create an exact copy of your main Desktop with all the icons.

What Desktops are for is to use them if you need to work with many applications, say you have 5 applicartions open for work, but you want to have a few apps or browser tabs open for personal use, you can then create a second desktop and do that there. Now switch back to Desktop 1 and continue to do your work stuff, when you want to do anything personal go to Desktop 2 where you can do that.

You can easily go back and forth between desktop 1 and 2 by pressing Windows Key + Control + Right or left arrow, e.g. if you are on desktop 2 and you want to go back to desktop 1, press Windows Key + Control + Left arrow, Jaws wills ay "Desktop 1", press Windows Key + Control + Right arrow when you are on Desktop 1 and Jaws will say Desktop 2 and that is where you now are.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Working with multiple desktops in windows 10, using Jaws?

 

Hi,

 

I created another desktop, to keep things tighty.

 

I’m wondering how to access this other desktop?

 

I did some research earlier, & found that you can press windows+tab, to access your list of virtual desktops.

Once I was in the list, jaws announced, “desktop 1” or “desktop 2” respectively.

 

However, when I pressed space on, “desktop 2” nothing seemed to happen, because I still saw my 28 icons, which are on my original desktop.

 

Can anyone tell me how to navigate this area of windows?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 


moderated Re: Zoom question'

Mario
 

I don't know how helpful the following will be for what you're looking for, but it might be worth while to check it out:

JAWS and Zoom, a Lesson on Learning
https://www.freedomscientific.com/webinars/jaws-and-zoom-a-lesson-on-learning/

another resource that might be closer to what you want will cost $18, but is quite comprehensive:

https://carroll.org/product/getting-started-with-zoom-meetings/

On 10/4/2020 12:27 PM, Justin Mcdevitt wrote:
Hello Group,
Later this week, I am going to deliver a presentation through Zoom which I would like to record.
I know there is a Record button/option in the Zoom Menu. Is there anything that I need to be aware of in terms of setting up/activating in setting up the Record process?
In terms of the camera, I would just need to position it so it is focused on me as I am doing the presentation.
All help is appreciated.
Best, Justin


moderated Re: Working with multiple desktops in windows 10, using Jaws?

Jessica D
 

Hi,
Is there a way to make a blank desktop? 

Thanks,
Jessica 



On Oct 5, 2020, at 10:56 AM, Sieghard Weitzel <sieghard@...> wrote:



If you create a second, third or whatever desktop, it will create an exact copy of your main Desktop with all the icons.

What Desktops are for is to use them if you need to work with many applications, say you have 5 applicartions open for work, but you want to have a few apps or browser tabs open for personal use, you can then create a second desktop and do that there. Now switch back to Desktop 1 and continue to do your work stuff, when you want to do anything personal go to Desktop 2 where you can do that.

You can easily go back and forth between desktop 1 and 2 by pressing Windows Key + Control + Right or left arrow, e.g. if you are on desktop 2 and you want to go back to desktop 1, press Windows Key + Control + Left arrow, Jaws wills ay "Desktop 1", press Windows Key + Control + Right arrow when you are on Desktop 1 and Jaws will say Desktop 2 and that is where you now are.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Working with multiple desktops in windows 10, using Jaws?

 

Hi,

 

I created another desktop, to keep things tighty.

 

I’m wondering how to access this other desktop?

 

I did some research earlier, & found that you can press windows+tab, to access your list of virtual desktops.

Once I was in the list, jaws announced, “desktop 1” or “desktop 2” respectively.

 

However, when I pressed space on, “desktop 2” nothing seemed to happen, because I still saw my 28 icons, which are on my original desktop.

 

Can anyone tell me how to navigate this area of windows?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 


moderated Re: Working with multiple desktops in windows 10, using Jaws?

 

If you create a second, third or whatever desktop, it will create an exact copy of your main Desktop with all the icons.

What Desktops are for is to use them if you need to work with many applications, say you have 5 applicartions open for work, but you want to have a few apps or browser tabs open for personal use, you can then create a second desktop and do that there. Now switch back to Desktop 1 and continue to do your work stuff, when you want to do anything personal go to Desktop 2 where you can do that.

You can easily go back and forth between desktop 1 and 2 by pressing Windows Key + Control + Right or left arrow, e.g. if you are on desktop 2 and you want to go back to desktop 1, press Windows Key + Control + Left arrow, Jaws wills ay "Desktop 1", press Windows Key + Control + Right arrow when you are on Desktop 1 and Jaws will say Desktop 2 and that is where you now are.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jessica D
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Working with multiple desktops in windows 10, using Jaws?

 

Hi,

 

I created another desktop, to keep things tighty.

 

I’m wondering how to access this other desktop?

 

I did some research earlier, & found that you can press windows+tab, to access your list of virtual desktops.

Once I was in the list, jaws announced, “desktop 1” or “desktop 2” respectively.

 

However, when I pressed space on, “desktop 2” nothing seemed to happen, because I still saw my 28 icons, which are on my original desktop.

 

Can anyone tell me how to navigate this area of windows?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 


moderated Working with multiple desktops in windows 10, using Jaws?

Jessica D
 

Hi,

 

I created another desktop, to keep things tighty.

 

I’m wondering how to access this other desktop?

 

I did some research earlier, & found that you can press windows+tab, to access your list of virtual desktops.

Once I was in the list, jaws announced, “desktop 1” or “desktop 2” respectively.

 

However, when I pressed space on, “desktop 2” nothing seemed to happen, because I still saw my 28 icons, which are on my original desktop.

 

Can anyone tell me how to navigate this area of windows?

 

Thanks,

 

Jessica

 


moderated Re: Zoom question'

Marty Hutchings
 

I would recommend running a test meeting before your real meeting with just yourself and recording it to check your levels and your camera placement.
 
Love in Christ
Marty
If we view this present life as our primary goal, we will agree with William Shakespeare who said: “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” From TODAY IN THE WORD June 1, 2020
 

Sent: Sunday, October 04, 2020 11:27 AM
Subject: Zoom question'
 

Hello Group,

Later this week, I am going to deliver a presentation through Zoom which I would like to record.

I know there is a Record button/option in the Zoom Menu. Is there anything that I need to be aware of in terms of setting up/activating in setting up the Record process?

In terms of the camera, I would just need to position it so it is focused on me as I am doing the presentation.

All help is appreciated.

 

Best, Justin 


moderated Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

Kevin Minor
 

Hi Orlando.

If you plug in headphones into the Yeti while Starting Windows, you'll hear your sounds through it. I agree, it's annoying, but at least I know what to do.

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Orlando Enrique Fiol via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:25 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

At 12:28 PM 10/3/2020, Mike B wrote:
>To my knowledge, which isn't much, when playing music or system sounds they >have to come through the computers internal default sound card. I've never >been able to figure out how to make music and system sounds use the external >sound card so Jaws could be the only thing using the default internal >sound card. If someone can tell us how to do this I would be eternally >grateful as well.

Windows allows any registered device to play any application's audio, with the exception of system sounds, which are always mapped to the default audio device. So, if your media player shows up in the sound mixer applet or the old SNDVol control, you can have it play through any device you have. You can even have different media players or web browsers play through different audio devices from the default.

Thank God, your question has a simple answer. Speaking of Yeti, I have a Blue Yeti stereo USB microphone that sounds fantastic and has four polarity patterns. However, one of the "features" that probably seemed like a good idea to the Yeti's developers is proving to be a throbbing headache for me. The Yeti has a stereo eighth-inch headphone jack intended to allow users to monitor their mic output without intermediary devices. The problem is that this headphone output shows up in Windows as a Yeti speaker, which is, of course, a phantom silent device. Disabling it in its properties is the only way to keep it from appearing. Uninstalling it via the Device Manager only lasts until plug&play picks it up during the next reboot.
Most annoying of all, Windows defaults to this phantom Yeti device

during installations, in the advanced boot menu and safe mode. I've combed the registry for references to it. Why this phantom device would end up being the pre-Windows default boggles my mind, and there's apparently nothing I can do to make Windows use my USB audio device or the motherboard's sound card to run narrator before Windows proper loads.
My only workaround is to unplug the Yeti from its USB port whenever I know I'll be using Narrator before Windows loads with my actual sound configuration.
Riddle me all this, my fellow blind geniuses!
Orlando Enrique Fiol
Charlotte, North Carolina
Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue


moderated Re: Zoom question'

curtis jackson
 

Alt r will start and stop recording


On Oct 4, 2020, at 6:56 PM, Justin Mcdevitt <jhmcdev@...> wrote:



Hello Group,

Later this week, I am going to deliver a presentation through Zoom which I would like to record.

I know there is a Record button/option in the Zoom Menu. Is there anything that I need to be aware of in terms of setting up/activating in setting up the Record process?

In terms of the camera, I would just need to position it so it is focused on me as I am doing the presentation.

All help is appreciated.

 

Best, Justin  


moderated Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 10:01 AM 10/3/2020, Kevin Minor wrote:
I have no idea what's going on. Yesterday I purchased a Yeti USB mic.
It has a built in sound card, so I can route other sounds to it. I
thought it would be nice to listen to music through the Yeti and have
JAWS come out my external card. Well, it would be nice, except it
doesn't work. I tried this, and JAWS goes silent. I have to set it to
either the Yeti or the default device to get speech back. If I change
the Windows default sound to my internal card, all is well.
Any ideas?
If your Blue Yeti is the same as mind, its built-in sound card is only intended for its own input, not input from Windows applications. The only way you'll get sound out of the Yeti is through headphones plugged into its 8-inch jack on the microphone's bottom.
Your problem is the same as mine: the Yeti shows up in Windows asas both a microphone (which it is) and a speaker (which it ain't). I'm somewhat curious now to plug headphones into the Yeti, assign JaWS to it and listen for any sound.
This phantom Yeti speaker is exactly what I get whenever Narrator runs before my Windows user profile and sound configuration load.


Orlando


moderated Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 04:53 PM 10/3/2020, Kevin Minor wrote:
I have the Yeti as the default card, and when I go into
JAWS and set it to my PC internal card, I lose speech. Same thing
happens if I have the PC as the default, and I set JAWS to use the
Yeti: no speech.
When ou lose speech with the Yeti, is it able to play other audio, or does it stay silent? You may want to try changing its sampling rate in its advanced properties and unchecking the box allowing applications to take exclusive control of it.

Orlando Enrique Fiol
Charlotte, North Carolina


moderated Re: I'm encountering a very strange sound card issue with trying to switch JAWS to an internal card.

Orlando Enrique Fiol
 

At 12:28 PM 10/3/2020, Mike B wrote:
To my knowledge, which isn't much, when playing music or system sounds they
have to come through the computers internal default sound card. I've never
been able to figure out how to make music and system sounds use the external
sound card so Jaws could be the only thing using the default internal
sound card. If someone can tell us how to do this I would be eternally
grateful as well.
Windows allows any registered device to play any application's audio, with the exception of system sounds, which are always mapped to the default audio device. So, if your media player shows up in the sound mixer applet or the old SNDVol control, you can have it play through any device you have. You can even have different media players or web browsers play through different audio devices from the default.

Thank God, your question has a simple answer. Speaking of Yeti, I have a Blue Yeti stereo USB microphone that sounds fantastic and has four polarity patterns. However, one of the "features" that probably seemed like a good idea to the Yeti's developers is proving to be a throbbing headache for me. The Yeti has a stereo eighth-inch headphone jack intended to allow users to monitor their mic output without intermediary devices. The problem is that this headphone output shows up in Windows as a Yeti speaker, which is, of course, a phantom silent device. Disabling it in its properties is the only way to keep it from appearing. Uninstalling it via the Device Manager only lasts until plug&play picks it up during the next reboot.
Most annoying of all, Windows defaults to this phantom Yeti device

during installations, in the advanced boot menu and safe mode. I've combed the registry for references to it. Why this phantom device would end up being the pre-Windows default boggles my mind, and there's apparently nothing I can do to make Windows use my USB audio device or the motherboard's sound card to run narrator before Windows proper loads.
My only workaround is to unplug the Yeti from its USB port whenever I know I'll be using Narrator before Windows loads with my actual sound configuration.
Riddle me all this, my fellow blind geniuses!
Orlando Enrique Fiol
Charlotte, North Carolina
Professional Pianist/Keyboardist, Percussionist and Pedagogue


moderated vm ware query

Marvin Hunkin
 

Hi. Got a unnatend file and then also have the audio command in that. Now got a windows server 2016 iso inside vmware workstation. Is there an easy way to add the auto file to the windows server iso. Have tried googling and still not finding an answer.  Talking installer for windows server.

Thanks.No

 


moderated Zoom question'

Justin Mcdevitt
 

Hello Group,

Later this week, I am going to deliver a presentation through Zoom which I would like to record.

I know there is a Record button/option in the Zoom Menu. Is there anything that I need to be aware of in terms of setting up/activating in setting up the Record process?

In terms of the camera, I would just need to position it so it is focused on me as I am doing the presentation.

All help is appreciated.

 

Best, Justin