moderated Screen shade tips:


Angel
 

Thank you all for your kind and most gracious assistance.  I will look into using this screen shade feature.  I have saved Brian’s post with the key stroke for turning it on.  It will surely come in handy; when my dear grand children visit. 

 

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Just so that toggle for the JAWS Screen Shade is included in this topic which directly references the function, it is:  JAWS Key + Space, F11

See this topic from May 2018 on this very group, that was entitled screen curtain, from approximately the time that the feature was introduced if you want more background.
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And, for good measure

1. A YouTube Video on how to Turn On/Off the JAWS Screen Shade
2. Message 
 in the topic, Automatically start the screen shade with Jaws, that covers how to insert screen shade into an autostart script.  All the messages leading up to the one referenced are bottom quoted.
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Mike B.
 


Hi Angel,
 
You stated earlier that you're running Jaws 18, Screen Shade isn't available in Jaws18, it became first available in Jaws2018 and Windows 10.
 
 
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
From: Angel
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2022 3:21 PM
Subject: Screen shade tips:

Thank you all for your kind and most gracious assistance.  I will look into using this screen shade feature.  I have saved Brian’s post with the key stroke for turning it on.  It will surely come in handy; when my dear grand children visit. 

 

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Sharon S
 

Hi, I have been following this topic and have now turned on my jaws screen shade. One question though will this stop showing the pictures on my screen saver? I ask because this is mainly what my nieces like to see on my laptop. The screen shade will stop anyone else using the computer because none of my family knows how to use Jaws but my nieces will be disappointed if they can’t see the pictures.

 

Thanks.

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2022 8:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

 

Just so that toggle for the JAWS Screen Shade is included in this topic which directly references the function, it is:  JAWS Key + Space, F11

See this topic from May 2018 on this very group, that was entitled screen curtain, from approximately the time that the feature was introduced if you want more background.
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     ~ Lauren Bacall


Glenn / Lenny
 


Sounds like a case of wanting to eat your cake and have it too.
A screensaver alone should work for you, or the screen shade.
But you cannot have a screensaver going while the computer is in use.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: Sharon S
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2022 11:47 PM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

Hi, I have been following this topic and have now turned on my jaws screen shade. One question though will this stop showing the pictures on my screen saver? I ask because this is mainly what my nieces like to see on my laptop. The screen shade will stop anyone else using the computer because none of my family knows how to use Jaws but my nieces will be disappointed if they can’t see the pictures.

 

Thanks.

From Shaz.

Canberra, Australia.

 

I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, 8 August 2022 8:36 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

 

Just so that toggle for the JAWS Screen Shade is included in this topic which directly references the function, it is:  JAWS Key + Space, F11

See this topic from May 2018 on this very group, that was entitled screen curtain, from approximately the time that the feature was introduced if you want more background.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


 

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 12:47 AM, Sharon S wrote:
The screen shade will stop anyone else using the computer because none of my family knows how to use Jaws but my nieces will be disappointed if they can’t see the pictures.
-
If no one else knows how to use JAWS (or unload it at the very least) then the situation you describe is precisely what you'll have.

The very reason for being of the screen shade is to prevent "over the shoulder" viewing, by anyone, when that's what you wish to prevent.  Once the screen is off, it's off until you either flip the toggle, unload/exit JAWS, or reboot.

The reboot part may not still be accurate if a setting has been added to make screen shade persistent unless you turn it off, but I have not heard anything about that.  That was my reason for posting a reference to an earlier topic that discussed how to make that happen without a persistent option.
 
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Gene Warner
 

My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 10:58 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 12:47 AM, Sharon S wrote:
The screen shade will stop anyone else using the computer because
none of my family knows how to use Jaws but my nieces will be
disappointed if they can’t see the pictures.
-
If no one else knows how to use JAWS (or unload it at the very least) then the situation you describe is precisely what you'll have.
The very reason for being of the screen shade is to prevent "over the shoulder" viewing, by anyone, when that's what you wish to prevent. Once the screen is off, it's off until you either flip the toggle, unload/exit JAWS, or reboot.
The reboot part may not still be accurate if a setting has been added to make screen shade persistent unless you turn it off, but I have not heard anything about that.  That was my reason for posting a reference to an earlier topic that discussed how to make that happen without a persistent option.
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On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.
-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF

Then do this: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

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Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Gene Warner
 

True, in those situations I'll either turn on the screen shade or turn the screen brightness all the way down. But I travel so rarely that I don't really need to worry about those situations.

What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:18 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external
keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.
-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.
Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then configuring windows to only display on that screen.
So plugin something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF <https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF>
Then do this: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows <https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht504128-how-to-auto-turn-off-laptop-screen-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows>
If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--
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*     ~ Lauren Bacall


Glenn / Lenny
 


Brian,
Can you tell if this dummy HDMI has an audio port?
I want an HDMI dummy with an audio port for Roku type of devices, to make a pocket size TV.
Currently I'm doing this with an HDMI to VGA that has audio out, but it uses a short cable that I fold in half, but an HDMI dummy would be better if it has audio out.
I've asked for this information on the Amazon.com site on these, but nobody ever answered my question.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.
-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF

Then do this: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Glenn / Lenny
 

Listening ears can often be cured by using Eloquence fairly fast, and most
non screenreader users will dismiss it as noise.
Those human sounding voices lend itself to being listened to by anyone.
BTW, do you should not tell secrets on a farm?
corn has ears
potatoes have eyes, and
beanstalk.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:


True, in those situations I'll either turn on the screen shade or turn
the screen brightness all the way down. But I travel so rarely that I
don't really need to worry about those situations.

What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:18 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:

My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external
keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.

-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop
with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an
external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not
have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another
computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I
knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then
configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF
<https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF>

Then do this:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows
<https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht504128-how-to-auto-turn-off-laptop-screen-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows>

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the
local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


 

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:35 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Can you tell if this dummy HDMI has an audio port?
-
HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and, as such, has all of the bits "rolled into one," including video and audio.

You'd have to try it and see, but since HDMI generally takes everything down its pipe, it would probably work.  But never having tried precisely what you'd like to do, I'd have to experiment with it just as you will to confirm or refute.

If you happen to have an HDMI cable that connects to something else in the house, most likely a TV, but not necessarily, you could experiment using that.  Once the HDMI pipeline is in place what you can do with an active one should be the same whether it's a real one or a dummy.
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Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


 

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:25 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.
-
And that's where either a conventional headset, bluetooth earbuds, or bluetooth compatible hearing aids are a godsend.

But I agree that if you're someone who can listen to a synth going at lightning speed, and I know many blind users who do just that, the probability that any listening ears beyond those with that same skillset understanding anything is very small indeed.

I have still never been able to wrap my head around a synth speaking at well above double the normal human speech rate, and have had various clients I'm assisting with technical (as opposed to screen reader) problems slow down rates when I want to be able to understand what the screen reader is saying based upon what I am doing.
--

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Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Glenn / Lenny
 


Well if it has an audio port, it will work, as I can do it with an HDMI to VGA converter.
I can just never find out if these "dummy" devices have an audio port like the HDMI to VGA does.
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:35 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Can you tell if this dummy HDMI has an audio port?
-
HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and, as such, has all of the bits "rolled into one," including video and audio.

You'd have to try it and see, but since HDMI generally takes everything down its pipe, it would probably work.  But never having tried precisely what you'd like to do, I'd have to experiment with it just as you will to confirm or refute.

If you happen to have an HDMI cable that connects to something else in the house, most likely a TV, but not necessarily, you could experiment using that.  Once the HDMI pipeline is in place what you can do with an active one should be the same whether it's a real one or a dummy.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Gene Warner
 

Unfortunately for me, my hearing is not the best so I can't run Eloquence fast enough to make it unintelligible to other people.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:39 AM, Glenn / Lenny wrote:
Listening ears can often be cured by using Eloquence fairly fast, and most
non screenreader users will dismiss it as noise.
Those human sounding voices lend itself to being listened to by anyone.
BTW, do you should not tell secrets on a farm?
corn has ears
potatoes have eyes, and
beanstalk.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:
True, in those situations I'll either turn on the screen shade or turn
the screen brightness all the way down. But I travel so rarely that I
don't really need to worry about those situations.
What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.
Gene...
On 8/8/2022 11:18 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:

My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external
keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.

-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop
with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an
external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not
have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another
computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I
knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then
configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF
<https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF>

Then do this:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows
<https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht504128-how-to-auto-turn-off-laptop-screen-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows>

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the
local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Sharon S
 

Sometimes it doesn't even have to be that fast for the sighted person to not be able to tell what it is saying.

I have been on the front desk of our local blind society reading through things and sighted people have asked how on earth can I understand what it is saying. This is on a lower speed then I am use to because it is a computer a number of blind people use so I couldn't leave it at the speed I am use to or the next blind person might not be able to understand it so therefor they wouldn't be able to slow it down.

None of my family can understand my voice speed and they are all sighted.

From Shaz.
Canberra, Australia.

I don’t suffer from insanity; I enjoy every minute.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Tuesday, 9 August 2022 1:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

Listening ears can often be cured by using Eloquence fairly fast, and most non screenreader users will dismiss it as noise.
Those human sounding voices lend itself to being listened to by anyone.
BTW, do you should not tell secrets on a farm?
corn has ears
potatoes have eyes, and
beanstalk.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:


True, in those situations I'll either turn on the screen shade or turn
the screen brightness all the way down. But I travel so rarely that I
don't really need to worry about those situations.

What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:18 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:

My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external
keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.

-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop
with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an
external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not
have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another
computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I
knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then
configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF
<https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF>

Then do this:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows
<https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht504128-how-to-auto-turn-off-laptop-screen-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows>

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the
local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Karen Reynolds
 

But potatoes can be so sweet.
And berries can get blue.

And, the thing about speed doesn't work if any of the family gets used to it. My husband can make out mine, and I keep increasing the speed.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

Listening ears can often be cured by using Eloquence fairly fast, and most non screenreader users will dismiss it as noise.
Those human sounding voices lend itself to being listened to by anyone.
BTW, do you should not tell secrets on a farm?
corn has ears
potatoes have eyes, and
beanstalk.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:


True, in those situations I'll either turn on the screen shade or turn
the screen brightness all the way down. But I travel so rarely that I
don't really need to worry about those situations.

What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:18 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:

My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external
keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.

-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop
with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an
external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not
have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another
computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I
knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then
configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF
<https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF>

Then do this:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows
<https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht504128-how-to-auto-turn-off-laptop-screen-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows>

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the
local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Glenn / Lenny
 

It's because he is trying to hear what you are up to.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Reynolds" <karenreynolds2061@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:


But potatoes can be so sweet.
And berries can get blue.

And, the thing about speed doesn't work if any of the family gets used to
it. My husband can make out mine, and I keep increasing the speed.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

Listening ears can often be cured by using Eloquence fairly fast, and most
non screenreader users will dismiss it as noise.
Those human sounding voices lend itself to being listened to by anyone.
BTW, do you should not tell secrets on a farm?
corn has ears
potatoes have eyes, and
beanstalk.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:


True, in those situations I'll either turn on the screen shade or turn
the screen brightness all the way down. But I travel so rarely that I
don't really need to worry about those situations.

What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:18 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:

My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external
keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.

-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop
with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an
external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not
have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another
computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I
knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then
configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF
<https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF>

Then do this:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows
<https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht504128-how-to-auto-turn-off-laptop-screen-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows>

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the
local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall


Karen Reynolds
 

Now, that could be. Hmmm, maybe I should be good for awhile.

Karen

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:52 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

It's because he is trying to hear what you are up to.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Karen Reynolds" <karenreynolds2061@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:


But potatoes can be so sweet.
And berries can get blue.

And, the thing about speed doesn't work if any of the family gets used to
it. My husband can make out mine, and I keep increasing the speed.

Karen


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, August 8, 2022 11:40 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:

Listening ears can often be cured by using Eloquence fairly fast, and most
non screenreader users will dismiss it as noise.
Those human sounding voices lend itself to being listened to by anyone.
BTW, do you should not tell secrets on a farm?
corn has ears
potatoes have eyes, and
beanstalk.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2022 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: Screen shade tips:


True, in those situations I'll either turn on the screen shade or turn
the screen brightness all the way down. But I travel so rarely that I
don't really need to worry about those situations.

What concerns me more than prying eyes is listening ears.

Gene...

On 8/8/2022 11:18 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Mon, Aug 8, 2022 at 11:11 AM, Gene Warner wrote:

My solution to prevent prying eyes is to hook up an external
keyboard to my laptop, then close the lid.

-
Which is an excellent solution except if you need to be using the laptop
with its native keyboard when you're on site, or in a plane, etc.

Another trick if you have to use your laptop in public without an
external keyboard, and happen to be using a screen reader that does not
have a screen shade/curtain function, is this, recommended by another
computer tech when I was trying to find some way to make an old trick I
knew for diverting the Windows display work again:
The best idea I have is the use of a dummy display blank, and then
configuring windows to only display on that screen.

So plugin something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF
<https://www.amazon.com/Headless-Display-Emulator-Headless-1920x1080-Generation/dp/B06XT1Z9TF>

Then do this:
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/so...-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows
<https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht504128-how-to-auto-turn-off-laptop-screen-while-using-external-monitor-ideapad-windows>

If you need local access, unplugging the HDMI dongle will enable the
local screen. Remote support software wouldn't care either way.
--

Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

*Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.
If you’re alive, it isn’t.
* ~ Lauren Bacall