Date   

Re: Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops

Gene
 

I believe there are very cheap sound cards that are like adapters that you can plug into a USB port and on the other end, plug in headphones or anything with the compatible plug, I expect a one-eigth inch plug.
 
I think its absurd not to offer a standard analog jack.  But I believe there is an easy way around the problem.
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
From: Don H
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 7:31 AM
Subject: Re: [chat] Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops
 
Only thing I noticed on the Asus laptops I have looked at is there is no
headphone jack so you have to use bluetooth or something to use headphones.

On 11/23/2021 11:04 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
> The Microsoft store is offering a Black Friday deal selling this Asus
> VivoBook K513 laptop
> <https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d/asus-vivobook-15-oled-k513ea-uh76-156-laptop/8x3ds9vrtm91?activetab=pivot:overviewtab>
> for $799.00 featuring a 1 terabyte SSD, 16 GB of RAM and an 11^th
> -generation I7 processor and I have to confess it’s calling to me. I’m
> considering it as my current Dell Latitude laptop is fabulous but can’t
> officially run Windows 11 and I’d like the option to install that OS.
> This laptop seems to check all of the boxes I really want. It doesn’t
> have an ethernet port which I’m really spoiled by with my current laptop
> but an inexpensive hub would surely take care of that. The reviews for
> this Asus are generally favorable. Reviewers love the OLED screen which
> as a blind person doesn’t matter to me. I’d prefer something a tad
> smaller but so far I haven’t found any laptops with these specs for the
> price. I also acknowledge that I could just continue to use Windows 10
> on my current laptop knowing full well that any modern laptop I could
> buy by 2025 would be even better than what I could buy today and so this
> purchase is hardly urgent. I’m just wondering if any of you have any
> experience with Asus, good or otherwise, and if you feel that this
> particular purchase at an $800.00 price is worth it or are there reasons
> for avoiding it that I’m not considering.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> David Goldfield,
>
> Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
>
> JAWS Certified, 2019
>
> Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding
> news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.
>
> Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io <mailto:tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io>
>
> www.DavidGoldfield.org <http://www.DavidGoldfield.org>
>
>





Re: Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops

Don H
 

Only thing I noticed on the Asus laptops I have looked at is there is no
headphone jack so you have to use bluetooth or something to use headphones.

On 11/23/2021 11:04 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
The Microsoft store is offering a Black Friday deal selling this Asus
VivoBook K513 laptop
<https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/d/asus-vivobook-15-oled-k513ea-uh76-156-laptop/8x3ds9vrtm91?activetab=pivot:overviewtab>
for $799.00 featuring a 1 terabyte SSD, 16 GB of RAM and an 11^th
-generation I7 processor and I have to confess it’s calling to me. I’m
considering it as my current Dell Latitude laptop is fabulous but can’t
officially run Windows 11 and I’d like the option to install that OS.
This laptop seems to check all of the boxes I really want. It doesn’t
have an ethernet port which I’m really spoiled by with my current laptop
but an inexpensive hub would surely take care of that. The reviews for
this Asus are generally favorable. Reviewers love the OLED screen which
as a blind person doesn’t matter to me. I’d prefer something a tad
smaller but so far I haven’t found any laptops with these specs for the
price. I also acknowledge that I could just continue to use Windows 10
on my current laptop knowing full well that any modern laptop I could
buy by 2025 would be even better than what I could buy today and so this
purchase is hardly urgent. I’m just wondering if any of you have any
experience with Asus, good or otherwise, and if you feel that this
particular purchase at an $800.00 price is worth it or are there reasons
for avoiding it that I’m not considering.

Many thanks.

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding
news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io <mailto:tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io>

www.DavidGoldfield.org <http://www.DavidGoldfield.org>


Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops

David Goldfield
 

The Microsoft store is offering a Black Friday deal selling this Asus VivoBook K513 laptop for $799.00 featuring a 1 terabyte SSD, 16 GB of RAM and an 11th-generation I7 processor and I have to confess it’s calling to me. I’m considering it as my current Dell Latitude laptop is fabulous but can’t officially run Windows 11 and I’d like the option to install that OS. This laptop seems to check all of the boxes I really want. It doesn’t have an ethernet port which I’m really spoiled by with my current laptop but an inexpensive hub would surely take care of that. The reviews for this Asus are generally favorable. Reviewers love the OLED screen which as a blind person doesn’t matter to me. I’d prefer something a tad smaller but so far I haven’t found any laptops with these specs for the price. I also acknowledge that I could just continue to use Windows 10 on my current laptop knowing full well that any modern laptop I could buy by 2025 would be even better than what I could buy today and so this purchase is hardly urgent. I’m just wondering if any of you have any experience with Asus, good or otherwise, and if you feel that this particular purchase at an $800.00 price is worth it or are there reasons for avoiding it that I’m not considering.

Many thanks.

 

 

David Goldfield,

Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist

JAWS Certified, 2019

Subscribe to the Tech-VI announcement list to receive emails regarding news and events in the blindness assistive technology field.

Email: tech-vi+subscribe@groups.io

 

www.DavidGoldfield.org

 

 

 


Re: Acrobat scan and Adobe acrobat - Accessibility of PC Desktop Apps as well as Mobile Versions

 

Adobe Acrobat on the PC is accessible and has been for years.  It's also expensive (and I presume you're talking about Acrobat itself, not Acrobat Reader, which is also accessible but that's free).

I can't speak to Adobe Scan nor to any of the mobile app versions of either.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


locked Re: Assistance with NVDA remote

 

As this would be entirely on-topic on the main group, and you actually started the same topic there, I am locking this one.

It is considered bad netiquette to crosspost or multipost the same question multiple places at the same time, even more so when those two places are part of the same Groups.io parent and subgroup structure.  Keep an eye on your topic on the main NVDA Group.

I suggest you have a look at 25 Forum Posting Etiquette Tips

 

These went online in 2007, which is an eon ago in the computer world, but remain relevant to this very day, and apply to emailing lists, too. The only tip that hasn’t stood the test of time is the recommendation to use plain text instead of HTML formatting, which has long since become the de facto standard.  The tip I’d substitute for that one is this:

Please, when you send a message asking for assistance and find the answer, don’t post something like, “It’s OK, I fixed it,” and leave it at that.  It's rude to leave the readership hanging once you've determined a solution. If you were looking for how to fix it, later searchers will also be looking for that answer.  Since you know how, add the, “and here’s how,” part afterward.  Many will bless you, even though you won’t know they do.

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


locked Assistance with NVDA remote

aidan gamble
 

Good day to you all

Hope you are well whoever you may be in the world

Please may anyone assist me with using NVDA Remote access, I have read the user guide but I am still confused

Thank you kindly

Regards

Aidan


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

 

On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 07:46 PM, David Mellor wrote:
The previous post made reference to VM and implied it's use for sandboxing and I was interested to ask
-
It also included "years ago" and "before VM."

Anything besides the actual thing asked about is not answering the original poster's question.  I'm fine with thread drift after the original query has been addressed, but not before.  And, I'll add, I should have mentioned Tim M, too.

Let's get back to answering the original query, first, before the topic goes wandering off in other directions or down memory lane.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

David Mellor
 

Brian - The previous post made reference to VM and implied it's use for sandboxing and I was interested to ask

I think it's close enough to the original posts topic.

David

 

From: chat@nvda.groups.io [mailto:chat@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 20 November 2021 23:56
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Sandbox Feature of Windows

On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 03:11 PM, David Mellor wrote:
I thought I read that only the paid version of VM player provides total network isolation
-
I'm not sure where VM player entered the conversation, but it's not what's being asked about.  A sandbox app/feature was built straight into Windows 10 in editions other than Home.  The article originally referenced from HowToGeek, How to Use Windows 10’s New Sandbox (to Safely Test Apps), made this absolutely clear.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison

_._,_._,_


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

 

On Sat, Nov 20, 2021 at 03:11 PM, David Mellor wrote:
I thought I read that only the paid version of VM player provides total network isolation
-
I'm not sure where VM player entered the conversation, but it's not what's being asked about.  A sandbox app/feature was built straight into Windows 10 in editions other than Home.  The article originally referenced from HowToGeek, How to Use Windows 10’s New Sandbox (to Safely Test Apps), made this absolutely clear.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


Acrobat scan and Adobe acrobat - Accessibility of PC Desktop Apps as well as Mobile Versions

Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Helllo:
I want to find out if blind computer and mobile phone users can use
acrobat scan and adobe acrobat.
If we can, then how can thse apps and programsbe used wwi our screen readers.
Hope to get some responses.
Ibrahim.


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

David Mellor
 

I thought I read that only the paid version of VM player provides total network isolation for a guest which would provide for a sandbox. With the version available a few years ago I recall both paid and unpaid version had this ability.
Does anyone know if this is true please?
Best wishes,
David
 
 
 Sent: 20 November 2021 19:38
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Sandbox Feature of Windows

Last time I used a sand box was  back in my netsys op days.

Thats before vm was so popular.

 


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

Tim M
 

Last time I used a sand box was  back in my netsys op days.

Thats before vm was so popular.

On 11/19/2021 2:23 PM, Sean wrote:

A tiny typo.
He/she talking about Sandbox.

On 19/11/2021 19:25, Brian Vogel wrote:
You're going to have to offer additional information.  I can't even find anything in a web search on "senbox" that would seem to be anything that is connected to your question.

What, exactly, is "senbox," and how would any potential assistant take a look at it?
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

Brian Tew
 

A rabit, a priest and a minister walk into a bar. Barkeep says, "What'll you have?"
Rabit says, "Nothing for me; I'm only here because of autocorrect."


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

Sean
 

A tiny typo.
He/she talking about Sandbox.

On 19/11/2021 19:25, Brian Vogel wrote:
You're going to have to offer additional information.  I can't even find anything in a web search on "senbox" that would seem to be anything that is connected to your question.

What, exactly, is "senbox," and how would any potential assistant take a look at it?
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

 

Farhan,

Thanks for the clarification.  What you mean is the Windows Sandbox feature, and in this case the typo in your subject and original message was enough that I could not do the "instant self-correct" to come up with what you were referring to.

I don't use it, so can't answer, but I have retitled this topic so that it's abundantly clear what you're asking about and maybe someone who is using that feature with NVDA can chime in about doing so.

And, again, I thank you for asking this question in the Chat Subgroup.  You clearly realized that it is about Windows Sandbox that you happen to be using NVDA to access.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

farhan israk
 

It works like virtual machine. YOU can test software. Once you close it, whatever you have done everything will be deleted. Here is more information: https://www.howtogeek.com/399290/how-to-use-windows-10s-new-sandbox-to-safely-test-apps/


On Fri, 19 Nov 2021, 10:25 pm Brian Vogel, <britechguy@...> wrote:
You're going to have to offer additional information.  I can't even find anything in a web search on "senbox" that would seem to be anything that is connected to your question.

What, exactly, is "senbox," and how would any potential assistant take a look at it?
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


Re: Sandbox Feature of Windows

 

You're going to have to offer additional information.  I can't even find anything in a web search on "senbox" that would seem to be anything that is connected to your question.

What, exactly, is "senbox," and how would any potential assistant take a look at it?
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison


Re: internet download manager alternatives

 

I have getright but its not been updated for ages now.

To be honest I don't really use it because of fibre I just don't seem to need it.

But then I don't download over 1gb files that much these days.




On 19/11/2021 5:09 am, farhan israk wrote:
What accessible internet download manager alternatives is available for windows?


ok for those that want it go

 

Hi.

Looks like windows 10 21h2 is finally deploying.

For those that want to try and to be honest there isn't any reason not to due to small number of changes, the update just deployed on my intel 4th gen and my ryzen 2nd gen and I am sure it will be on my other gen intel when I check on saturday.

Remember to deauthorise itunes and deactive/reactivate vocaliser eloquence and anything you think you need before updating.

Also note there is a new store version out.

The only real thing to note is you need to go to library to update your collection.

Otherwise the interface will take a bit to get used to.

Nothing really was changed or noticed to be changed but  there is that.

Before deployment came out there were driver updates for amd displays and intel displays and wireless devices but thats about it.

Nothing should stop people loading this update and its not even changing any real settings.

Its all there within a few seconds.


Re: auto capitalise in gmail and google doc

 

On Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 02:07 PM, farhan israk wrote:
There is no such check box to turn on auto capitalise
-
Oh, yes there is, and it is a checkbox with precisely the phrasing noted in those instructions.  First option in the General tab of preferences, accessed precisely as described in the instructions.

In that very same Tools Menu, immediately beneath the Preferences option and the last item in the menu, is Accessibility Settings, and the very first Accessibility Setting is a checkbox for Turn on screen reader support, which, if activated, allows for the selection and deselection of Braille Support and Collaboration Support.  It may have other effects of which I am not aware, as I do not use Google Docs.

A web search on "Using google docs with a screen reader" turns up hundreds of documents on same, a very great many of the ones near the top of the results from Google, but there are others from third parties.  Something any screen reader user needs to do before using any unfamiliar software, and particularly something produced by Google or Microsoft, is to do a web search on, "Using {insert thing here} with a screen reader."  Both of these companies produce extensive documentation on how to use virtually any software they distribute in conjunction with a screen reader, and most of them "get to the guts" of any preliminary setup you may need to do to make use with a screen reader easier right up front.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

         ~ Harlan Ellison

2021 - 2040 of 5815