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Re: the audio quest dragonfly series

 

Hmmm thats what I figured.

Reading reviews about all the devices, the cobolt was in the high price range.

From soundlab with tax and free shipping the red is round 298.

Being it was black friday and after looking at several reviews since the discussion of last week, I ended up getting that.

The only issue with the red aparently is it can chip and thats only the case cover so its not a big issue.

I will be plugging headsets into it, I have also a usb microphone but I will be trying to see what my 3d portable andrea thinks of it.

I must say that the manual for audioquest stuff was easy to understand and highly accessible.

The updater also seems to be accessible out of the box without much work.

For the price tag and what I was going to use it for, the red ended up being my choice.

More over the cash from my big test job has covered half of it and well yeah it just works.

I want high quality but the highest quality device I will be connecting to it is my senheiser hd 410s, which cost me a couple hundred and my andrea 3d headset which didn't.

I didn't bother with the noise filter since I already have a gaming grade usb hub here.

However I decided even though it cost me 50 more dollars I would go and grab the usb tail cord so I could plug the thing into my hub or computer without any real issue with it blocking other ports.

It sounds like on cobolt according to tests that the stock tail that plugs in doesn't fit right but again its no real loss.

I have some raser chromo speakers and an amp with good speakers on it.

Well second class speakers.

I used to have some spender speakers but my room and the big speakers, well they really rocked the house.

However I don't need huge speakers for my medium size room.

Smaller speakers from an older stereo which I guess would sound utter crap in a large room sounded fine enough for me in this one.

On 25/11/2021 9:30 pm, Giles Turnbull wrote:
Hi Shaun,

owning both the Red and the Cobalt, if I were only buying one of them
I would pick the Red. It's not that the Cobalt sounds less human, but
it isn't quite as warm a sound as the Red.

There is no volume control. Both Red and Cobalt amplify the sound
compared to what you get when plugging the headphones directly into
the computer's headphone socket, but the volume is controled by the
level on the computer.

I think you mean clipping rather than chipping. and no, I have not
noticed any clipping with music played through the Red. Neither Red or
Cobalt provide that much amplification to be honest. My Chord Mojo on
the other hand produces an incredible amount of amplification but it
does have volume control so I can adjust the volume to suit whatever
track or album I am listening to.

Now I have the Mojo, I am thinking of selling either the Red or the
Cobalt, because I don't need both. With rare exceptions, I never use
my phone for listening to music so the tail that came with my Cobalt
is untested. If I do sell one of the DACs it'll most likely be the
Cobalt, because it's newer, has the tail, costs more and I just prefer
the Red! But I only use the Audioquest devices because I hate the
Realtek system configuration window poppping up any time I connect
headphones to my devices. That doesn't happen when connecting
headphones through the Audioquest DACs.

although you can compare facts and figures and decide that one device
is better than another because it has better numbers on paper, you'll
only really know how that translates into the sound of a device when
you listen to it. In HiFi terms, you hear this with tube
amplification. Tube amplifiers are very low powered compared to solid
state amplifiers. A tube amp might only be 10W compared to a 25W
entry-level solid state HiFi amp, or the 200W Sony thing that a
flatmate of mine had when I was a student a couple of years ago. But
tube amps can be incredibly musical to listen to, and the important
part of the equation is what equipment you partner it with. Listening
to either the Red or the Cobalt through a pair of headphones that cost
£10, you're unlikely to notice any difference. Upgrade to something
like the not widely-known headphone maker, 1 More (which is written as
the number 1 and no space between it and the word More) who make
triple driver and quad driver earbuds, and you may notice the
difference.

Giles

On 11/25/21, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
Hi.

After reviewing all products, its clear I don't want the black.

So its either the red or the cobolt.

The cobolt has a tail but it doesn't sound like it fits and is less
human sounding in some ways than the red, its smaller, and has a faster
cpu but thats about it.

To the user I forgot who it is with the red have you ever notice it
chipping as this was the only complaint.

According to what hifi which is where I pulled all my reviews whilst
eating my curry dinner it doesn't sound like its a big deal as such.

Its more than likely I will be buying the red.

I am not going to use the unit with a smart phone anyway its mainly the pc.

The cobolt sounds nice but for the price even though its smaller and has
30% more power and draws less power I think midrange is where I like to go.

So as I said before the only issue is how does the digital volume
control work.









Re: the audio quest dragonfly series

Giles Turnbull
 

Hi Shaun,

owning both the Red and the Cobalt, if I were only buying one of them
I would pick the Red. It's not that the Cobalt sounds less human, but
it isn't quite as warm a sound as the Red.

There is no volume control. Both Red and Cobalt amplify the sound
compared to what you get when plugging the headphones directly into
the computer's headphone socket, but the volume is controled by the
level on the computer.

I think you mean clipping rather than chipping. and no, I have not
noticed any clipping with music played through the Red. Neither Red or
Cobalt provide that much amplification to be honest. My Chord Mojo on
the other hand produces an incredible amount of amplification but it
does have volume control so I can adjust the volume to suit whatever
track or album I am listening to.

Now I have the Mojo, I am thinking of selling either the Red or the
Cobalt, because I don't need both. With rare exceptions, I never use
my phone for listening to music so the tail that came with my Cobalt
is untested. If I do sell one of the DACs it'll most likely be the
Cobalt, because it's newer, has the tail, costs more and I just prefer
the Red! But I only use the Audioquest devices because I hate the
Realtek system configuration window poppping up any time I connect
headphones to my devices. That doesn't happen when connecting
headphones through the Audioquest DACs.

although you can compare facts and figures and decide that one device
is better than another because it has better numbers on paper, you'll
only really know how that translates into the sound of a device when
you listen to it. In HiFi terms, you hear this with tube
amplification. Tube amplifiers are very low powered compared to solid
state amplifiers. A tube amp might only be 10W compared to a 25W
entry-level solid state HiFi amp, or the 200W Sony thing that a
flatmate of mine had when I was a student a couple of years ago. But
tube amps can be incredibly musical to listen to, and the important
part of the equation is what equipment you partner it with. Listening
to either the Red or the Cobalt through a pair of headphones that cost
£10, you're unlikely to notice any difference. Upgrade to something
like the not widely-known headphone maker, 1 More (which is written as
the number 1 and no space between it and the word More) who make
triple driver and quad driver earbuds, and you may notice the
difference.

Giles

On 11/25/21, Shaun Everiss <sm.everiss@...> wrote:
Hi.

After reviewing all products, its clear I don't want the black.

So its either the red or the cobolt.

The cobolt has a tail but it doesn't sound like it fits and is less
human sounding in some ways than the red, its smaller, and has a faster
cpu but thats about it.

To the user I forgot who it is with the red have you ever notice it
chipping as this was the only complaint.

According to what hifi which is where I pulled all my reviews whilst
eating my curry dinner it doesn't sound like its a big deal as such.

Its more than likely I will be buying the red.

I am not going to use the unit with a smart phone anyway its mainly the pc.

The cobolt sounds nice but for the price even though its smaller and has
30% more power and draws less power I think midrange is where I like to go.

So as I said before the only issue is how does the digital volume
control work.








the audio quest dragonfly series

 

Hi.

After reviewing all products, its clear I don't want the black.

So its either the red or the cobolt.

The cobolt has a tail but it doesn't sound like it fits and is less human sounding in some ways than the red, its smaller, and has a faster cpu but thats about it.

To the user I forgot who it is with the red have you ever notice it chipping as this was the only complaint.

According to what hifi which is where I pulled all my reviews whilst eating my curry dinner it doesn't sound like its a big deal as such.

Its more than likely I will be buying the red.

I am not going to use the unit with a smart phone anyway its mainly the pc.

The cobolt sounds nice but for the price even though its smaller and has 30% more power and draws less power I think midrange is where I like to go.

So as I said before the only issue is how does the digital volume control work.


the audio quest dragonfly series

 

Hi.

Well I have been going through getting into the dragonfly series and I know this was discussed on the list.

There are 3 versions.

1  the cobolt which from soundlab is round 400 from 500 dollarrs nz.


the red at 249 from 300 nz.

And the black a 150 from 165 nz.

Here's the thing.

After listening to reviews, obviously the best unit with the best processer is the cobolt, however there doesn't seem to be that much difference from that and the red  for what I am doing except its got a phone dongle.

Sound on cobolt is described as warm and all mixed able to handle just about anything.

At the price I may go for it.

The red is middle of the road and I may go for that maybe either or.

The black is the cheapest but having used  andrea cards before I really don't want ultrabright pluss the black can't do high end headphones and the rest can.

The cobolt seems to have a slightly better signal noise module to.

How does the volume control on the red  work.

Its described as digital, is it touch or something and is it easy to handle if it is.

The black has an analog wheel on the device.

However being the black has the lowest outputs etc my plan is to stay middle of the road or the next one up.

I've just got payed from a job I did so have enough for the black.

The red is a hundred more than that, and the cobolt is 250 dollars more than that.

All current units can have updated firmware and feature sets and charts look ok.

For what  I need the red seems to be the one I would go for, however depending on how much extra cash I get over christmas and into boxing day, I could easilly be convinced to get the cobolt especially because of the extra tale dongle that comes with it for usb c connection.

The tail sells for round 50 bucks so already I am getting a 50 dollar extender module for jack which is a bit of a sale since I like bundles.

With all the talk about laptops with no headphone jacks and with me retiring my old outdated and yesteryear sb play, I have been thinking of getting cash for a good sound card.

The cobolt may be what I get in the end because its got everything and then some.

I won't get black because its at the low end, the red still maybe on the cards but even so.

Finally we are approaching end of lockdown here in new zealand so its possible by next year some time trips and things may happen and who knows about stuff.

Right now I have cash, to run with.


Obviously thats not goint to say I will be burning money but I have enough to take out a few tangents still.


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

Don H
 

The latest Zin books have no headphone jack

On 11/24/2021 1:35 PM, David Goldfield wrote:
Nimer is correct about the headphone jack as this laptop does have one.

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*Subject:* Re: [chat] Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With
Asus and VivoBook Laptops

Looks like a decent machine to me. I've had a few Asus laptops, and had
an issue with one where the sound card went out, but that is no reason
to avoid an entire brand. Also, the lack of a headphone jack is not on
every Asus laptop.

Thanks.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 9:04 PM David Goldfield
<david.goldfield@... <mailto:david.goldfield@...>> wrote:

The Microsoft store is offering a Black Friday deal selling this
Asus VivoBook K513 laptop
<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fd%2Fasus-vivobook-15-oled-k513ea-uh76-156-laptop%2F8x3ds9vrtm91%3Factivetab%3Dpivot%3Aoverviewtab&data=04%7C01%7C%7C4b132ce982f2434b81e008d9af813be1%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637733791866082590%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=Kvc9s%2F%2BFn6FpI7mCIvMsp6UUGmCxMzwnTHDSFHRoPvs%3D&reserved=0>
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,

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

 

Ibrahim,

The number of tutorials on using Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Acrobat Reader on the PC platform with accessibility software, screen readers in particular, is myriad.  There's no reason for me to reinvent the wheel here.  A web search on either one of those two programs along with the name of the screen reader you wish to use with it will turn up days worth of reading.

I'd expect the same thing for Adobe Scan, but to a lesser extent, at least when it comes to the PC platform.

Web searching on the app names along with iOS in the case of an iPhone or Andriod in the case of Android phones coupled with either "Talkback" or "Android Accessibility Suite" should turn up what's available regarding the mobile apps for the specified platform.
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         ~ Harlan Ellison


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

David Goldfield
 

Nimer is correct about the headphone jack as this laptop does have one.

 

 

David Goldfield,

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From: chat@nvda.groups.io <chat@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nimer Jaber
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:32 PM
To: chat@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [chat] Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops

 

Looks like a decent machine to me. I've had a few Asus laptops, and had an issue with one where the sound card went out, but that is no reason to avoid an entire brand. Also, the lack of a headphone jack is not on every Asus laptop.

 

Thanks.

 

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 9:04 PM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

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,

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

Nimer Jaber
 

Looks like a decent machine to me. I've had a few Asus laptops, and had an issue with one where the sound card went out, but that is no reason to avoid an entire brand. Also, the lack of a headphone jack is not on every Asus laptop.

Thanks.

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 9:04 PM David Goldfield <david.goldfield@...> wrote:

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

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

Ibrahim Ajayi
 

Hi Brian:
Thanks for that pice of information. I did post on this group about
what you informed us about.
My question now is: can you give some tutorial on how adobe acrobat
and adobe scan are used on the PC, and mobile. I am an Android user.
I have no idea on their use. I have both apps on my phone, and I have
adobe acrobat on my PC.
Regards.
Ibrahim.

On 11/23/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:
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.
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Re: Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops

 

David,

While I understand "the itch," and have absolutely nothing against Asus laptops, were I you, I'd wait if you're happy with your current computer and Windows 10.

It is almost certain that a number of features that are being introduced under Windows 11 will be back ported to Windows 10, much like the telemetry from Windows 10 was back ported to Windows 8.1 and 7.

With the current shortage in computer chips, prices are higher than they have been in the past, and almost certainly higher than they will be for the same class of equipment once the pandemic is over.

If you feel you really, really want or need a new machine now, or soon, that's a different story.  But if you are truly happy with what you've got for now, and a year or two, then were I you I'd hold off.
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Re: Seeking Feedback Regarding Your Experiences With Asus and VivoBook Laptops

 

On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 08:38 AM, Gene wrote:
I think its absurd not to offer a standard analog jack. 
-
Not that I don't agree with you, but the trend toward trying to create the "lightest and thinnest" laptop continues unabated.  And that involves jettisoning a lot of things that were considered "standard" for years.

The number of USB ports is shrinking, many don't have an HDMI port, optical CD/DVD drives have almost vanished from anything other than business class laptops, and they are disappearing even from those.

One of the reasons I'm clinging to the laptop I have is because it has a CD/DVD drive.  I still pick up CDs at thrift shops frequently that I want to digitize into my MP3 library.  You just can't do that without an optical drive, and having to hook up an internal one every time you want to do so makes the process much more cumbersome than just "popping open the optical drive tray."

Laptops as a class have been way more than "portable enough" for me for years.  And I've never used any laptop "on the road" nearly as much as I do right here on my desk.
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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.
>
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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

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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

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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.
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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.

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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
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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.
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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
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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.
 
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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

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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.
 
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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

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