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Re: mixing application

Chris
 

hi

have you considered espcially if you wand to be DJ
that it may be better purchasing a mixing console to use with virtualDJ

here is a list of mixers i found starting from under 100 dollars/deuros/pounds
http://www.virtualdj.com/products/hardware.html

good luck

On 07/04/2016 20:06, Marisane Moruthanyana wrote:
Hi guys

I like music and think of becoming a DJ.

My problem is that the well known application used by sighted guys is
screen reader inaccessible.

I am particularly talking about virtual DJ.

Does anyone know of this application and has ever used it with a screen reader?

I find it difficult to use with nvda and jaws.

Do you know of any application I can use that is doing nearly the same
thing as virtual DJ?

Come to my rescue.

Wally




Re: mixing application

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Wally,

A friend of mine used to use shoutcast when he did his oldies shows on the legend. I think that's the name of the program if I'm not mistaken.

Rosemarie

On 4/7/2016 12:06 PM, Marisane Moruthanyana wrote:
Hi guys

I like music and think of becoming a DJ.

My problem is that the well known application used by sighted guys is
screen reader inaccessible.

I am particularly talking about virtual DJ.

Does anyone know of this application and has ever used it with a screen reader?

I find it difficult to use with nvda and jaws.

Do you know of any application I can use that is doing nearly the same
thing as virtual DJ?

Come to my rescue.

Wally




mixing application

Marisane Moruthanyana
 

Hi guys

I like music and think of becoming a DJ.

My problem is that the well known application used by sighted guys is
screen reader inaccessible.

I am particularly talking about virtual DJ.

Does anyone know of this application and has ever used it with a screen reader?

I find it difficult to use with nvda and jaws.

Do you know of any application I can use that is doing nearly the same
thing as virtual DJ?

Come to my rescue.

Wally


Re: Good Browsing Hygiene, was: Kaspersky antivirus, how accessible?

 

Aggreed.
Most issues I find are in the junk folders.
I have had many experiences where the systems are shared.
This can happen in large organisations such as universities where a virus is hard to keep off a huge system.
Every summester, each unit is reformatted and restored, between these, its your own beef.
And flash drives all over the place are a big issue.
A simple worm infected several computers in my brothers student group including our main system.
Fortunately the vbs file titled m was easy to get off startup, easy to end and easy to delete without any antivirus issues and all drives were easy to get rid off.
However it loaded malware which mangled program installs and had to be pulled with hijack this in addition it deleted all drive pointers which also took some times to fix.
On another time a spyware program did the same thing on a computer.
Usually a good reformat would have fixed it and usually I would have just reformat but I had 3 days to do it.
And after a search I found a program that would fix the issue made by a hacker.
Over that, though, I have had a couple sob cases.
I had a user that treated her system so badly that even after I repaired things she still managed to foul it up so much that I simply just did a reformat and gave it back to her afterward and said, I don't want any cash for this, but no more contracts for you sorry.
Another system I got that was new was so infected, I simply skipped backup and just reformat.
Another box had a virus, but the user over reacted, and loaded 30 security programs and scanners and addons and other stuff of each type and brought a lot of extra stuff.
It ended with me removing everything and loading something that worked.
Lately I have had units that have just run till replacement.
The latest units will need checking in 6 months time but are likely not to need any real work since they have 10, its likely all I will need to do is update drivers, some software plugins maybe 4 programs maybe 5 installers, and clear junk.
Both these took 2 hours each to setup so I could be done within 30minutes to 1 hour for both or less and thats the way it should be.

On 7/04/2016 9:29 p.m., Brian's Mail list account wrote:
Yes me too The issue often is when a computer is shared with the sighted
and the young.

Most of the time the things I find are not a real security risk, they
normally do stuff like vector your searches via a proxy so they can
track you and no doubt send you rubbish. Conduit springs to mind.
Brian

bglists@...
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal email to:-
briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
in the display name field.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Vogel" <@britechguy>
To: <nvda@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 4:37 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Good Browsing Hygiene, was: Kaspersky antivirus, how
accessible?


Ari,

It was never a common technique, and you only need concern yourself with
it if you are suddenly being presented with a window or pop-up window
that's coming up from nowhere and has no connection to anything you were
doing. I don't know if there's a connection between the context menu
that allows you to exit and the "Red X" exit at the upper right corner
of the screen.

Seriously, if you keep your browsing hygiene even reasonably good none
of these things will need to matter to you. While it's always good to
know what you need to do if "the worst" happens, "the worst" seldom
happens unless you're being careless to begin with.

I honestly can't remember the last time the antivirus on any of my
computers quarantined anything or any of the other antispyware or
antimalware programs found anything, either. I am not nearly as
stringent or assiduous as some others are, as I've already noted. I am
of the computing attitude, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
cure." The metaphorical ounce of prevention is not difficult to do on a
consistent basis.

I've recently posted on how to disable protected view in Microsoft
Office programs. There have been times where there have been howls of
protest that one simply can't and shouldn't do that. I make a note that
you should do this with the proviso that you are watchful about
precisely what MS-Office files you're willing to open based on knowing
who and where they came from. If you know your stuff is coming from
people you trust, they have security suites on their computers, it's
being routed through an e-mail provider or cloud storage provider that
virus scans everything, and you have your antivirus set up to scan
anything you download before it gets saved on your machine then, really,
how big a risk are you taking?

Brian, who believes it's about reasonable precautions, not "Cyber Fortress"



.


Re: nvda on vista

 

Hi,
Probably not (don't turn off User Account Control, although I must stress that users should also be careful when it comes to running programs, visiting sites and so on). The user interface for UAC on Vista is slightly different than that of later versions.
Vista will be supported until next April, and you need to have Service Pack 2 and a specific update in order to install NVDA.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: Shaun Everiss [mailto:@smeveriss]
Sent: Thursday, April 7, 2016 11:22 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] nvda on vista

Hi.
Ok uac needs to be turned off if using vista because it will block speech entirely.
I know that much.


Re: Good Browsing Hygiene, was: Kaspersky antivirus, how accessible?

 

the x and close buttons are the same.
Right, one thing is that unless its official I usually take forums as people's opinions.
Now don't get me wrong they are great when solving or asking questions but I wouldn't use them for any serious stuff unless there is official things.
Its fine at home but when you do work on remotes and a few other things, you kinda don't want to rumble round with patch hacks, patchcracks or any other bridged flimsys for to long.
Not saying that in the beginning I didn't do this when I had the chance but its never good to keep it that way all the time.

On 7/04/2016 9:35 a.m., Brian Vogel wrote:
To extend this to what other "computer geeks" think about good Browsing (or Computing in General) Hygiene, I'm posting a direct link to a thread entitled, Windows Defender, on bleepingcomputer.com. Although it started out as a question about Windows Defender as an antivirus program, several regulars offered some excellent advice about computing hygiene. One of the points I hadn't given much thought is not closing down what appear to be malicious windows using the red X at the upper right corner. This is something a screen reader user wouldn't likely have to consider often, since most I know will use ALT+F4 to close a window, but it is an interesting point that even the normal way of dismissing a window via mouse pointer can be used as the entry point for malicious software.

By the way, the poster named usasma, who is a regular and "geek extraordinaire," also happens to be visually impaired.

Brian


nvda on vista

 

Hi.
Ok uac needs to be turned off if using vista because it will block speech entirely.
I know that much.


Re: Unable to install NVDA on Windows Vista laptop

 

vista will be supported I think for the next 3 years.
You have 2 years after that on 7.
And after that another 2 on 8.1
Windows 10 expires a year or so after that.
So it says currently.

On 8/04/2016 5:16 a.m., Arlene wrote:
Hi there: Do you have all your vista windows updates? How old is your
laptop? If it's a 2008 or 9 build I don't know if it makes a difference. I
wonder if Microsoft is not supporting vista no more. You may have to upgrade
it to 7. I had a friend who still has her vista laptop. She got it in 2008
just before new years. Her computer goo roo updated it to 7. It runs better.
Just a thought. If your vista laptop can handle 7 then you may have to
upgrade to 7.



From: Jessica Finch [mailto:JFinch697@...]
Sent: April-07-16 6:52 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Unable to install NVDA on Windows Vista laptop



I recently downloaded NVDA and attempted to run the install. The install
program did not run. I attempted again but it still did not run. This laptop
is running Windows Vista. I have installed other programs from this account.



Any suggestions on what I can do to install NVDA?



Thanks, Paul on behalf of Jessica






Re: adobe audition and NVDA

Shaun Oliver
 

Thank you for this.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tejas Bendre [mailto:bendre.tejas6@...]
Sent: Friday, 8 April 2016 01:52
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] adobe audition and NVDA

No,
not verks,
no addon avelebel for Adobe audition.
many NVDA user allready riqvest for this.
so ones again today I reqvest for all NVDA ADDON devalaper, plz creat addon for latest verjun of Adobe audition.

THANKS
Tejas Bendre
from Maharashtra India


On 4/7/16, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:
Does anyone know if Adobe audition works with NVDA out of the box, or,
do I need an add-on for it?




Re: Good Browsing Hygiene, was: Kaspersky antivirus, how accessible?

 

most do do this automatically.
And in most cases you don't notice it.
Sadly I have had programs that you do notice it but there you go.

On 7/04/2016 7:20 p.m., Arianna Sepulveda wrote:
Do most antivirus programs automatically scan downloaded files when you start downloading them, or is this a feature you usually have to turn on? I just got Sophos, and am still getting used to it. I'd like to have a feature like this on, just in case.


Thanks, Ari

On Apr 6, 2016, at 8:37 PM, Brian Vogel <@britechguy> wrote:

Ari,

It was never a common technique, and you only need concern yourself with it if you are suddenly being presented with a window or pop-up window that's coming up from nowhere and has no connection to anything you were doing. I don't know if there's a connection between the context menu that allows you to exit and the "Red X" exit at the upper right corner of the screen.

Seriously, if you keep your browsing hygiene even reasonably good none of these things will need to matter to you. While it's always good to know what you need to do if "the worst" happens, "the worst" seldom happens unless you're being careless to begin with.

I honestly can't remember the last time the antivirus on any of my computers quarantined anything or any of the other antispyware or antimalware programs found anything, either. I am not nearly as stringent or assiduous as some others are, as I've already noted. I am of the computing attitude, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." The metaphorical ounce of prevention is not difficult to do on a consistent basis.

I've recently posted on how to disable protected view in Microsoft Office programs. There have been times where there have been howls of protest that one simply can't and shouldn't do that. I make a note that you should do this with the proviso that you are watchful about precisely what MS-Office files you're willing to open based on knowing who and where they came from. If you know your stuff is coming from people you trust, they have security suites on their computers, it's being routed through an e-mail provider or cloud storage provider that virus scans everything, and you have your antivirus set up to scan anything you download before it gets saved on your machine then, really, how big a risk are you taking?

Brian, who believes it's about reasonable precautions, not "Cyber Fortress"


Re: Accessibility in Inbox by Gmail - Inbox by Gmail Help

Arlene
 

Hi, Do you want to block this person. I haven't done this on the gmail site. I heard a friend tell me you can delete his messages off the server. I don’t know how to do it myself. I use Gmail and from time to time I go get rid of old messages on the site.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aravind R [mailto:aravind.andhrabank@...]
Sent: April-07-16 4:50 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessibility in Inbox by Gmail - Inbox by Gmail Help

friends,
i require to delete all mails from GMail which i received from one
particular person.
is there any way to do this?

On 4/7/16, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:
This is inbox.google.com and keyboard shortcuts should work in IE11

On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 3:40 AM HBotma <ehlbotma@...> wrote:

Hi Group

I recently started using Gmail inbox with NVDA and Mozilla FireFox. It
works very well, but for the purposes of my Internet classes, I teach the
students the old way, because Inbox doesn't work that well with Internet
Explorer, and very few of them will have access to Internet when they
leave
the college and even fewer will be able to download FireFox on their
computers without help. These students are total beginners and Internet
access is limited in South Africa.

If the shortcuts worked in Internet Explorer as well, I would teach them
this way, because it is a lot quicker and simpler than going through
basic
HTML view.

Regards
Heaven


On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 7:01 AM, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:

I don't use Thunderbird.
I only use Inbox on web (NVDA/VoiceOver/ChromeVox), iOS VoiceOver, and
Android TalkBack
On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:54 PM Afrim <afrim.maja@...> wrote:

Hello,
Thanks for sharing this application with us.
In terms of features and reliability, is it better than mozilla
thunderbird?
Cheers.

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 7, 2016, at 3:06 AM, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:


https://support.google.com/inbox/answer/6083800

Computer accessibility

Inbox is compatible with the following screen readers:
Operating systemScreen readerBrowser
Chrome OS ChromeVox Chrome
Microsoft Windows NVDA Firefox
Mac OS X Yosemite VoiceOver Safari

When you open Inbox for the first time, Inbox provides introductory
information about how to use the application. You can navigate through
these introductory screens with the left and right arrow keys.
Compose and reply

To reply to an email, start typing in the Reply box below the email. To
get to more options, like changing the recipients, editing quoted text,
or
replying inline, just expand the compose window by selecting Pop out
reply [image:
Pop out reply].
Keyboard shortcuts

For the best experience, turn on keyboard shortcuts in Inbox. The
following table contains some useful shortcuts. To find a complete list
while you're using Inbox, hold *Shift* and press *?* on your keyboard.
Learn how to turn on keyboard shortcuts
<https://support.google.com/inbox/answer/6080523>.
ShortcutAction
? Open keyboard shortcuts help
c Compose
t Create a reminder
/ Search
Home Navigate to first item in main list
j or right arrow Navigate to next item in main list
k or left arrow Navigate to previous item in main list
n Navigate to next message in an open thread
p Navigate to previous message in an open thread
o or Enter Open focused item
Esc Close
Shift + Esc Focus main window
Shift + m Focus main menu
Shift + b Focus notifications
x Select or deselect an item in the main list
Shift + x Select multiple items
z Undo last action

*Tip:* To improve keyboard navigation, you can make notifications stay
on screen for 30 seconds. Then you can press *Shift + b* to navigate to
the notification and take an action. To make notifications stay on the
screen longer:

1. Open Inbox <https://inbox.google.com/>.
2. In the top left, go to the main menu [image: Main menu].
3. Choose [image: Settings] *Settings* at the bottom.
4. Choose *Other*.
5. Check the box next to "Make notifications stay on the screen
longer."
6. Select *Done*.
7.


--
nothing is difficult unless you make it appear so.

r. aravind,

Assistant manager
Department of sales
bank of baroda retail loan factory, Chennai.
mobile no: +91 9940369593, 9710945613.
email id : aravind_069@..., aravind.andhrabank@....


Re: Unable to install NVDA on Windows Vista laptop

Arlene
 

Hi there: Do you have all your vista windows updates? How old is your laptop? If it’s a 2008 or 9 build I don’t know if it makes a difference. I wonder if Microsoft is not supporting vista no more. You may have to upgrade it to 7. I had a friend who still has her vista laptop. She got it in 2008 just before new years. Her computer goo roo updated it to 7. It runs better.  Just a thought. If your vista laptop can handle 7 then you may have to upgrade to 7.

 

From: Jessica Finch [mailto:JFinch697@...]
Sent: April-07-16 6:52 AM
To: nvda@groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Unable to install NVDA on Windows Vista laptop

 

I recently downloaded NVDA and attempted to run the install. The install program did not run. I attempted again but it still did not run. This laptop is running Windows Vista. I have installed other programs from this account.

 

Any suggestions on what I can do to install NVDA?

 

Thanks, Paul on behalf of Jessica

 


Re: Accessibility in Inbox by Gmail - Inbox by Gmail Help

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Paul,

That's the one thing I like about thunderbird--that you can read messages offline. That's what I would teach a student to use.

Rosemarie



On 4/7/2016 4:41 AM, P. Otter wrote:
hello, and what is your question now?
with nvda it is very easy to navigate gmail with firefox.
but why don't you use thunderbird?
it's completely free!
while there is no internet, you can read the mails offline.
and when there is internet you can download all mails in a split second.
i think that's in this case the best solution you can get.
cheers
paul otter
nederland
 
if you want you can correspond in dutch because i read your name i think you're dutch.
but in that case in a pm only because this is a english list.
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: HBotma
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessibility in Inbox by Gmail - Inbox by Gmail Help

Hi Group

I recently started using Gmail inbox with NVDA and Mozilla FireFox.  It works very well, but for the purposes of my Internet classes, I teach the students the old way, because Inbox doesn't work that well with Internet Explorer, and very few of them will have access to Internet when they leave the college and even fewer will be able to download FireFox on their computers without help.  These students are total beginners and Internet access is limited in South Africa.

If the shortcuts worked in Internet Explorer as well, I would teach them this way, because it is a lot quicker and simpler than going through basic HTML view.

Regards
Heaven


On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 7:01 AM, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:
I don't use Thunderbird.
I only use Inbox on web (NVDA/VoiceOver/ChromeVox), iOS VoiceOver, and Android TalkBack
On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 9:54 PM Afrim <afrim.maja@...> wrote:
Hello, 
Thanks for sharing this application with us. 
In terms of features and reliability, is it better than mozilla thunderbird?
Cheers.

Sent from my iPhone

On Apr 7, 2016, at 3:06 AM, Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@...> wrote:


Computer accessibility

Inbox is compatible with the following screen readers:

Operating system Screen reader Browser
Chrome OS ChromeVox Chrome
Microsoft Windows NVDA Firefox
Mac OS X Yosemite VoiceOver Safari

When you open Inbox for the first time, Inbox provides introductory information about how to use the application. You can navigate through these introductory screens with the left and right arrow keys.

Compose and reply

To reply to an email, start typing in the Reply box below the email. To get to more options, like changing the recipients, editing quoted text, or replying inline, just expand the compose window by selecting Pop out reply Pop out
                                    reply.

Keyboard shortcuts

For the best experience, turn on keyboard shortcuts in Inbox. The following table contains some useful shortcuts. To find a complete list while you're using Inbox, hold Shift and press ? on your keyboard. Learn how to turn on keyboard shortcuts.

Shortcut Action
? Open keyboard shortcuts help
c Compose
t Create a reminder
/ Search
Home Navigate to first item in main list
j or right arrow Navigate to next item in main list
k or left arrow Navigate to previous item in main list
n Navigate to next message in an open thread
p Navigate to previous message in an open thread
o or Enter Open focused item
Esc Close
Shift + Esc Focus main window
Shift + m Focus main menu
Shift + b Focus notifications
x Select or deselect an item in the main list
Shift + x Select multiple items
z Undo last action
 

Tip: To improve keyboard navigation, you can make notifications stay on screen for 30 seconds. Then you can press Shift + b to navigate to the notification and take an action. To make notifications stay on the screen longer:

  1. Open Inbox.
  2. In the top left, go to the main menu Main
                                      menu.
  3. Choose Settings Settings at the bottom.
  4. Choose Other.
  5. Check the box next to "Make notifications stay on the screen longer."
  6. Select Done.




Re: adobe audition and NVDA

Tejas Bendre
 

No,
not verks,
no addon avelebel for Adobe audition.
many NVDA user allready riqvest for this.
so ones again today I reqvest for all NVDA ADDON devalaper,
plz creat addon for latest verjun of Adobe audition.

THANKS
Tejas Bendre
from Maharashtra India

On 4/7/16, Shaun Oliver <blindman75@...> wrote:
Does anyone know if Adobe audition works with NVDA out of the box, or, do I
need an add-on for it?




adobe audition and NVDA

Shaun Oliver
 

Does anyone know if Adobe audition works with NVDA out of the box, or, do I need an add-on for it?

 


mixing application

Marisane Moruthanyana
 

Hi guys

I like music and think of becoming a DJ.

My problem is that the well known application used by sighted guys is
screen reader inaccessible.

I am particularly talking about virtual DJ.

Does anyone know of this application and has ever used it with a screen reader?

I find it difficult to use with nvda and jaws.

Do you know of any application I can use that is doing nearly the same
thing as virtual DJ?

Come to my rescue.

Wally


Re: How do I check a check box?

 

Erik,

          I forgot to say, but should have, that this does not appear to be an issue with NVDA, nor even with Open Office, per se.  There are just too many layers of conversion going on from the original source and something is getting lost in the conversion before you ever start working with the thing in Open Office.

Brian


Re: How do I check a check box?

 

Erik,

              I have the same version of Open Office and, interestingly, I just had a crash while trying to play around with this form.  I can replicate the crash if I tab beyond the "end" of the form trying to jump to the next (and non-existent, in this case) fillable item.

              The above being noted, the form itself probably has accessibility issues.  I have not used "fillable forms" in Open Office but have in MS-Office and, based on what you've supplied, this thing appears to be a form template but not set up that the end user can only enter data in specific form fields.  Some of what you've filled in shows up in advance of the text boxes that I presume the developer probably thought you'd be landing in and then typing in.  There is only one checkbox, at the bottom of page two, and even when I click on it with the mouse the object itself is not announced (making me believe there's no alternate text that describes its purpose) nor do I get any feedback from NVDA when I check or uncheck directly with the mouse.

                I took it upon myself to "go to the source" and this form downloads as an MS-Word document.  When opened under MS-Word it behaves as I'd expect - a template with fillable fields and those fields are the only thing you can touch.  It's still horrible from an accessibility standpoint because the fields do not have any descriptive text associated with them to tell you what you've landed in and the checkbox is the same.  Checkbox is announced but the question would be, "Checkbox for what?"

                If I open the MS-Word document under Open Office or Libre Office, even retaining that format and not converting to ODT format, neither behaves at all well with this form.  They both go back to treating it as if the whole document should be editable rather than traversing just the form fields and letting you fill them in.

                I'm sorry that this is what I have to report.  Given "the source" of this form it would be entirely legitimate to complain loudly that the form itself, in MS-Word, is not accessible in its native format.  They need to add at least descriptive text, if not that and help text, to the various form fields so that anyone accessing it with Word and a screen reader can have a clue as to what they're expected to be filling in when they land on a given field or are checking to indicate on a checkbox.  I doubt you'll get any traction as far as compatibility with OpenOffice or LibreOffice.  Organizations don't, and can't, create electronic forms for every conceivable office suite.  That being said, if they wanted to be more "universal" about it they should be using fillable PDFs, which are supported under Adobe Reader and can be saved after being filled in.

Brian


Re: Unable to install NVDA on Windows Vista laptop

Laughing Thunder
 

Hi,

There is a known issue with the NVDA installer and Windows Vista. The solution is usually to make sure that all updates from Windows Update are installed before attempting to install NVDA.

Hope that helps.

On 4/7/2016 8:51 AM, Jessica Finch wrote:
I recently downloaded NVDA and attempted to run the install. The install
program did not run. I attempted again but it still did not run. This
laptop is running Windows Vista. I have installed other programs from
this account.
Any suggestions on what I can do to install NVDA?
Thanks, Paul on behalf of Jessica


Re: Good Browsing Hygiene, was: Kaspersky antivirus, how accessible?

 

These days, with the exception of the Clamwin open-source antivirus, I don't know of a single antivirus or internet security product that does not do "on access" scanning for downloads.  Windows Defender, the built-in that comes with Windows 8 and 10, does that.  I have AVG, and Panda Cloud on two other machines in the house and they do that.  Avast did that.  You can even get an open-source add-on for Clamwin called Clam Sentinel and then Clam Sentinel does that job.  The timing can be different, though.  Most that I'm aware of will scan anything you attempt to download from the internet when you attempt to download it.  When it comes to e-mail most do something similar at download time, while there were a few products that did the scanning when you attempted to open a message or specific attachment.  The latter is becoming the exception rather than the rule these days.

When it comes to web filtering and security suites the default settings differ.  When I took a look at the Sophos home page their statement, "With just a few clicks, block access to sites that may contain inappropriate content or malicious software," suggests that you have to turn this feature on.  I've always done something similar with a product named Spywareblaster.

Shared computers, particularly those shared with, shall we say, "less sophisticated" users tend to need a bit more cyber armor than those used by a single user who consistently practices good computing hygiene.

There is no "one size fits all" though there's a wide "one size fits most" style of setup.

Brian