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Re: Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

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Well on my 10 it just won't do any backups of the registry or indeed compact it with the other program either, even with uac slid to zero.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Shaun Everiss" <sm.everiss@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:56 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


I still use erunt on 10 I have yet to try a restore with it though, I have used it on 7 and have restored a few times.
The only thing it seems to do is undo the current msse def update so I get a message my system is not secure, I need to download the newest def and then it works.
If it doesn't I need to download the latest antimalware defs manually install them kill msse completely then restart and then it works.



On 29/11/2016 1:07 a.m., Gene wrote:
You need to use another program. I don't think Erunt is recommended for Windows 7 either, though I may be wrong about that. I know that a reliable tech on another list says it is not good to use in Windows 10.

It would still be good to have more than one option for reversion. Are restore points made if you manually make them?

gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


As a supplemental question, I have noticed at least on my machine, that the
system restore points are not being written by software or windows updates
as they are in windows 7. Yes its switched on for the drive I checked. I
thus thought, what about Erunt, that good old failsafe registry back up
program that works so well on most of my other flavours of windows, but ehen
it tries to run it gets access denied even with uac at zero.
What is the difference here, is there another control I need to tweak to
allow it to make registry back ups. Other software like eusing registry
cleaner etc, seem to manage it OK.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Mullins" <cjmullins29@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


Press the Windows key to open the Cortana search box, type defrag, then
press enter on the desktop app. I think W10 self-defrags the hard drive but
check out the app.

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nevzat
Adil
Sent: 27 November 2016 21:13
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

Hello Group,
In windows XP and Windows 7 I would go to start menue and under System I
would do disc cleaning and defragmenting.
How could I do the same in Windows 10 using NVDA?
Your response will be greatly appreciated.
Nevzat Adil









Re: Cortana

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Yes why does it not use the default browser though? This does seem a little peculiar, unless its not actually using Edge as a browser all the time but using its display system instead of course.
I've yet to find it overly useful.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Moore" <jesusloves1966@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 11:05 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana


Hi,
You can type your questions to Cortana and receive answers to your questions in the search results in Edge. That is how you use Cortana without a mike.
David Moore
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From: Gene
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

See this discussion:
https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1271528-can-cortana-be-used-without-a-microphone/
I didn't read the entire thread but you can use Cortana, either in whole or in part, without a microphone by typing.

I was pretty sure I had seen this discussed on another list I'm on and a google search revealed this.

I am reluctant to say that something can't be done just because I haven't seen any discussion that it can be when it comes to computers and working with them. obviously, there are really things that it's obvious can't be done because of current limits in the capability of techhnology but I learned a long time ago that when someone would ask about something, unless it just isn't possible, never assume. Check.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Antony Stone
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 4:42 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

I agree - it is difficult to use a speech input system without a microphone.

Antony.

On Monday 28 November 2016 at 23:37:49, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone
too.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to
use this.

On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
Hi everybody,

Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.

Here you go, read on!

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/

The complete list of Cortana commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.

The complete list of Cortana commands

If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
-- especially now

that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and

Windows 10 is everywhere.

Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
applications to

scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
published a full list

of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.

Hey, Cortana

There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.

list of 3 items

Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
Show Cortana icon.

If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
followed by your question.

Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'

If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
button to activate Cortana.

list end

Basics

list of 12 items

Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"

Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
"Open CNET.com."

Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."

Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."

Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."

Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."

Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."

See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
Timmy."

Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
minus two?"

Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
many teaspoons in a cup?"

Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
know what 'gargantuan' means?"

Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
"Where are my packages?"

list end

Settings

list of 3 items

Turn on/off Wi-Fi.

Turn on/off Bluetooth.

Turn on/off Airplane Mode.

list end

Scheduling/Reminders

list of 7 items

See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"

Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."

Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."

Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
I talk to Jenny"

or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
reminders require

a mobile device.

Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."

Show me my alarms.

Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
Labor Day?"

list end

Search

list of 3 items

Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
from May 2015"

or "Find videos from yesterday."

Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
"Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"

See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
opening a browser

window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"

list end

Maps/Navigation

list of 5 items

Where am I?

Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].

How long will it take me to get to [location]?

What is traffic like on the way to [location]?

Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."

list end

Entertainment

list of 5 items

Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
Tigers game?"

Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"

Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
[artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."

Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip
track."

Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"

list end

Travel

list of 6 items

Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on
time?"

Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in
Tokyo?"

Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"

Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
yen in US dollars?"

Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"

What are the seven wonders of the world?

list end

Random tips and tricks

list of 15 items

Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."

What's up?

What does the fox say?

Tell me a joke.

Where's Clippy?

What do you think of Windows 10?

What do you think of Google?

Do you like Google Now?

Who's better, you or Siri?

Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.

Rock, paper, scissors.

Play the movie game.

Heads or tails?

Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).

Surprise me!

list end

David Moore

*From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@gmail.com>
*Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
*To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject: *[nvda] Cortana

Hello All,

Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
and letter C does not open Cortana.

Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.

Then the help from the member said try Shift Key Window Key and
letter C

I tried it and it opened.

A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
something like that.

I pressed escape key and came out off it as I know nothing about it.

Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
guidance that I can follow.

I really would like to learn and progress with technology.

With best wishes and regards always

Sakina


Re: links in IE

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Are you sure you are in fact on the link. I've noticed a tendency to be one character to the left of a link on some web pages for unknown reasons.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <lmddh50@comcast.net>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:44 PM
Subject: [nvda] links in IE


Running Win 10 and latest version of NVDA. When using IE 11 on many sites when I am on a link and press enter nothing happens, no link is opened. I do have the Window Essentials addon installed. I did try disabling this addon but nothing changed. Any advise?
Thanks


Re: nvda not reading characters when typing:

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In microsoft Access you can hear the typed chars but you cannot hear them if you cursore through them or delete them.
Seems to me that Microsoft have some peculiar editable text controls they use to confuse screenreaders at times.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "matthew dyer" <ilovecountrymusic483@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 12:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not reading characters when typing:


Hi,

This only seems to happen with windows 10 mail and edge web browser. HTH.

Matthew



-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of nasrin khaksar
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 11:12 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] nvda not reading characters when typing:

hi.
which program or browser do you use for email?
i use only firefox.
Speak typed characters is checked by default and nvda reads all characters.

On 11/27/16, Rosemarie Chavarria <knitqueen2007@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi, Kenny,



I tried the mail ap and noticed the same thing. Maybe in a future releaseof
NVDA it will be fixed.



Rosemarie



From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kenny
Peyattt jr.
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 12:04 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] nvda not reading characters when typing:



I am noticing the same thing when typing in mail using nvda. I wonder too if
this can be fixed.

Kenny Peyatt jr.



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Re: Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

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I agree one has to be careful, most offer to back up the bits they remove though.
Ccleaner and Eusing seem to be pretty safe nowadays, and do stop those daft shortcut errors that come up when bad uninstalls have been used.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


Registry cleaners help at times but they often have no benefit and pose a slight risk even on nonaggressive settings.

Gene


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Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:24 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


Really maybe not except that last night I tried a third party registry
cleaner and it speeded up booting by about 50 percent.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Governor staten" <govsta@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


Is there much of a need for defragmenting a drive in a modern operating
system?



------------------------------------------------------------------------



On 11/27/2016 6:52 PM, Nevzat Adil wrote:
Thanks.

On 11/27/16, Roger Stewart <paganus2@gmail.com> wrote:
I do it by just selecting the drive and then hit the context key or alt
enter. First you get the properties of the drive and used and free
space. There are a couple tabs there and just choose tools. In that page
is defrag and disk cleanup. Actually this is the way I've done it since
I had Win 95 and it works just as it always did and I'm only using nvda
these days and it is just fine.

Roger







On 11/27/2016 3:13 PM, Nevzat Adil wrote:
Hello Group,
In windows XP and Windows 7 I would go to start menue and under System
I would do disc cleaning and defragmenting.
How could I do the same in Windows 10 using NVDA?
Your response will be greatly appreciated.
Nevzat Adil



.



Re: Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

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Yes if you go in and create one it does so, but its a bit of a fiddle having to go to the right dialogue every time with no obvious way to put a shortcut to it anywhere either. Other failings I find in 10 isws that batch files in either program files folder will not run as they complain about access denied on simple commands. UAC is at zero so there has tobe some other issue that is not in 7. The only issue with erunt in 7 is that the boot details held in one small registry is often not backed up due to it being hidden on a disc partition which does not have a drive letter alocated to it. One presummes this is to stop hacking, but that does not seem to stop the basic program working or indeed the registry compaction from doing its job on 7, but it fails with access denied in 10.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <gsasner@ripco.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


You need to use another program. I don't think Erunt is recommended for Windows 7 either, though I may be wrong about that. I know that a reliable tech on another list says it is not good to use in Windows 10.

It would still be good to have more than one option for reversion. Are restore points made if you manually make them?

gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


As a supplemental question, I have noticed at least on my machine, that the
system restore points are not being written by software or windows updates
as they are in windows 7. Yes its switched on for the drive I checked. I
thus thought, what about Erunt, that good old failsafe registry back up
program that works so well on most of my other flavours of windows, but ehen
it tries to run it gets access denied even with uac at zero.
What is the difference here, is there another control I need to tweak to
allow it to make registry back ups. Other software like eusing registry
cleaner etc, seem to manage it OK.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Mullins" <cjmullins29@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


Press the Windows key to open the Cortana search box, type defrag, then
press enter on the desktop app. I think W10 self-defrags the hard drive but
check out the app.

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nevzat
Adil
Sent: 27 November 2016 21:13
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

Hello Group,
In windows XP and Windows 7 I would go to start menue and under System I
would do disc cleaning and defragmenting.
How could I do the same in Windows 10 using NVDA?
Your response will be greatly appreciated.
Nevzat Adil


hearing "imbedded object" in outlook

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, everyone,

 

I'm on several yahoo groups. If I'm posting to a list or if someone else is posting, I'm hearing "imbedded object" before I hear "posted by". That didn't happen before on my old computer. Is there a setting I might need to change in outlook?

 

Thanks for your help in advance.

 

Rosemarie

 

 


Re: Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

 

On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 01:22 am, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
that the system restore points are not being written by software or windows updates as they are in windows 7.

 Make sure that you have the checkbox for "Show More Restore Points" checked if you try to do a system restore (whether you finish it or not) or the only thing you'll see is the most recent restore point.  Unless something is really off about your default Windows 10 settings you definitely get restore points for significant Windows Updates and/or uninstallation of software as well as automatic restore points the system takes and restore points when a system image is taken, too.
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Re: Tracking mouse on second monitor

Quentin Christensen
 

Hi Dave,

I can confirm this is the case.  I have opened an issue on our issue tracker here: https://github.com/nvaccess/nvda/issues/6598

if you are interested in following the progress you can subscribe and it will notify you as it is updated.

Kind regards

Quentin.

On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 5:04 AM, <davewp196@...> wrote:

I'm not sure if this is a configuration issue or a fundamental restriction with NVDA 2016.3, but I find that mouse tracking does not appear to be working when scrolling over a web page (in Google Chrome) when positioned on a secondary monitor. (extended desktop).  


If I move the Google Chrome window to the main monitor, everything seems to work OK, in that when I move the mouse of the text on a web page it is spoken.  [Note: Context menus [right-click mouse] are working OK, it is just that web text is not announced as you move the mouse over the webpage.

Thanks

Dave




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Re: Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

Gene
 

According to an article on the Bleeping Computer site published in 2015, the only supported versions of Windows listed are Windows 7, Vista, and XP.  This may well mean that versions of Windows later than Windows 7's registries aren't backed up fully and/or properly. 
 
Gene 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 7:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

I still use erunt on 10 I have yet to try a restore with it though, I
have used it on 7 and have restored a few times.
The only thing it seems to do is undo the current msse def update so I
get a message my system is not secure, I need to download the newest def
and then it works.
If it doesn't I need to download the latest antimalware defs manually
install them kill msse completely then restart and then it works.



On 29/11/2016 1:07 a.m., Gene wrote:
> You need to use another program.  I don't think Erunt is recommended for Windows 7 either, though I may be wrong about that.  I know that a reliable tech on another list says it is not good to use in Windows 10.
>
> It would still be good to have more than one option for reversion.  Are restore points made if you manually make them?
>
> gene
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: Brian's Mail list account
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:22 AM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10
>
>
> As a supplemental question, I have noticed at least on my machine, that the
> system restore points  are not being written by software or windows updates
> as they are in windows 7. Yes its switched on for the drive I checked. I
> thus thought, what about Erunt, that good old failsafe registry back up
> program that works so well on most of my other flavours of windows, but ehen
> it tries to run it gets access denied even with uac at zero.
>  What is the difference here, is there another control I need to tweak to
> allow it to make registry back ups. Other software like eusing registry
> cleaner etc, seem to manage it OK.
>  Brian
>
> bglists@...
> Sent via blueyonder.
> Please address personal email to:-
> briang1@..., putting 'Brian Gaff'
> in the display name field.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Mullins" <cjmullins29@...>
> To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10
>
>
> Press the Windows key to open the Cortana search box, type defrag, then
> press enter on the desktop app.  I think W10 self-defrags the hard drive but
> check out the app.
>
> Cheers
> Chris
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nevzat
> Adil
> Sent: 27 November 2016 21:13
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10
>
> Hello Group,
> In windows XP and Windows 7 I would go to start menue and under System I
> would do disc cleaning and defragmenting.
> How could I do the same in Windows 10 using NVDA?
> Your response will be greatly appreciated.
> Nevzat Adil
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>



Re: Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

 

I still use erunt on 10 I have yet to try a restore with it though, I have used it on 7 and have restored a few times.
The only thing it seems to do is undo the current msse def update so I get a message my system is not secure, I need to download the newest def and then it works.
If it doesn't I need to download the latest antimalware defs manually install them kill msse completely then restart and then it works.

On 29/11/2016 1:07 a.m., Gene wrote:
You need to use another program. I don't think Erunt is recommended for Windows 7 either, though I may be wrong about that. I know that a reliable tech on another list says it is not good to use in Windows 10.

It would still be good to have more than one option for reversion. Are restore points made if you manually make them?

gene
----- Original Message -----

From: Brian's Mail list account
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 3:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


As a supplemental question, I have noticed at least on my machine, that the
system restore points are not being written by software or windows updates
as they are in windows 7. Yes its switched on for the drive I checked. I
thus thought, what about Erunt, that good old failsafe registry back up
program that works so well on most of my other flavours of windows, but ehen
it tries to run it gets access denied even with uac at zero.
What is the difference here, is there another control I need to tweak to
allow it to make registry back ups. Other software like eusing registry
cleaner etc, seem to manage it OK.
Brian

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Mullins" <cjmullins29@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2016 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10


Press the Windows key to open the Cortana search box, type defrag, then
press enter on the desktop app. I think W10 self-defrags the hard drive but
check out the app.

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Nevzat
Adil
Sent: 27 November 2016 21:13
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Disc cleaning and defragmenting in Windows 10

Hello Group,
In windows XP and Windows 7 I would go to start menue and under System I
would do disc cleaning and defragmenting.
How could I do the same in Windows 10 using NVDA?
Your response will be greatly appreciated.
Nevzat Adil









NVDA add-ons: SPL 16.12, next dev snapshot for Windows 10 App Essentials

 

Hi all,

 

For users of SPL Studio: I have just released add-on version 16.12. This release includes bug fixes and localization updates. The add-on can be found at:

http://addons.nvda-project.org/addons/stationPlaylist.en.html

 

Also, I have released the next dev snapshot for Windows 10 App Essentials, allowing you to hear when suggestions appear when searching for things in Groove Music.

Cheers,

Joseph


Windows sounds saga continues

J.G
 

Hi,


since W10 has been published people in blind community constantly ask how to enable shutdown and other windows sounds. many posts about this theme were sent also on this list and to list for W10 Users. So I submited an idea to repair this bug in future versions of W10. here is link to support this idea with a wote: https://microsoftaccessibility.uservoice.com/forums/307429-microsoft-accessibility-feedback/suggestions/17267498-reenable-trapped-windows-sounds-such-as-windows-sh


so, please wote and forward this to others.


thx, Jožef


Re: Cortana

Gene
 

That may be useful for some list members to know.  It sounds as though Cortana can be made either partly or fully accessible to deaf-blind people by having answers appear in Edge.  Edge is becoming increasingly accessible.
 
gene

----- Original Message -----
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

Hi,

You can type your questions to Cortana and receive answers to your questions in the search results in Edge. That is how you use Cortana without a mike.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

See this discussion:

I didn't read the entire thread but you can use Cortana, either in whole or in part, without a microphone by typing. 

 

I was pretty sure I had seen this discussed on another list I'm on and a google search revealed this.

 

I am reluctant to say that something can't be done just because I haven't seen any discussion that it can be when it comes to computers and working with them.  obviously, there are really things that it's obvious can't be done because of current limits in the capability of techhnology but I learned a long time ago that when someone would ask about something, unless it just isn't possible, never assume.  Check. 

 

Gene

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

From: Antony Stone

Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 4:42 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

I agree - it is difficult to use a speech input system without a microphone.

Antony.

On Monday 28 November 2016 at 23:37:49, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

> I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone
> too.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana
>
> If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to
> use this.
>
> On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
> > also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
> > telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.
> >
> > Here you go, read on!
> >
> > https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > (Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
> > assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
> > -- especially now
> >
> > that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and
> >
> > Windows 10 is everywhere.
> >
> > Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
> > personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
> > applications to
> >
> > scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
> > settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
> > published a full list
> >
> > of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
> > the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.
> >
> > Hey, Cortana
> >
> > There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
> > Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
> > Show Cortana icon.
> >
> > If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
> > followed by your question.
> >
> > Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'
> >
> > If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
> > button to activate Cortana.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Basics
> >
> > list of 12 items
> >
> > Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
> > the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"
> >
> > Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
> > "Open CNET.com."
> >
> > Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."
> >
> > Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."
> >
> > Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."
> >
> > Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
> > Timmy."
> >
> > Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
> > minus two?"
> >
> > Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
> > many teaspoons in a cup?"
> >
> > Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
> > know what 'gargantuan' means?"
> >
> > Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
> > "Where are my packages?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Settings
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Turn on/off Wi-Fi.
> >
> > Turn on/off Bluetooth.
> >
> > Turn on/off Airplane Mode.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Scheduling/Reminders
> >
> > list of 7 items
> >
> > See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
> > or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"
> >
> > Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
> > Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."
> >
> > Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."
> >
> > Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
> > to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
> > I talk to Jenny"
> >
> > or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
> > one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
> > reminders require
> >
> > a mobile device.
> >
> > Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."
> >
> > Show me my alarms.
> >
> > Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
> > Labor Day?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Search
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
> > time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
> > from May 2015"
> >
> > or "Find videos from yesterday."
> >
> > Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
> > "Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"
> >
> > See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
> > companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
> > opening a browser
> >
> > window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
> > Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Maps/Navigation
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Where am I?
> >
> > Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].
> >
> > How long will it take me to get to [location]?
> >
> > What is traffic like on the way to [location]?
> >
> > Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
> > Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Entertainment
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
> > Tigers game?"
> >
> > Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"
> >
> > Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
> > [artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."
> >
> > Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip
> > track."
> >
> > Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Travel
> >
> > list of 6 items
> >
> > Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on
> > time?"
> >
> > Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in
> > Tokyo?"
> >
> > Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
> > say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"
> >
> > Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
> > yen in US dollars?"
> >
> > Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
> > in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"
> >
> > What are the seven wonders of the world?
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Random tips and tricks
> >
> > list of 15 items
> >
> > Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
> > Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."
> >
> > What's up?
> >
> > What does the fox say?
> >
> > Tell me a joke.
> >
> > Where's Clippy?
> >
> > What do you think of Windows 10?
> >
> > What do you think of Google?
> >
> > Do you like Google Now?
> >
> > Who's better, you or Siri?
> >
> > Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.
> >
> > Rock, paper, scissors.
> >
> > Play the movie game.
> >
> > Heads or tails?
> >
> > Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).
> >
> > Surprise me!
> >
> > list end
> >
> > David Moore
> >
> > *From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@...>
> > *Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
> > *To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > *Subject: *[nvda] Cortana
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
> > and letter C does not open Cortana.
> >
> > Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.
> >
> > Then the help from the  member said  try Shift Key Window Key and
> > letter C
> >
> > I tried it and it opened.
> >
> > A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
> > something like that.
> >
> > I pressed escape key and came out off  it as I know nothing about it.
> >
> > Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
> > does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
> > guidance  that I can follow.
> >
> > I really would like to learn and progress with technology.
> >
> > With best wishes and regards always
> >
> > Sakina

 


Re: Cortana

Gene
 

Also, I thought I had seen somewhere that you don't need a Microsoft account to use Cortana.  According to this excerpt of an article, link given at the end, you still need a Microsoft account to use Cortana for a lot of things but you can now use it on your machine itself without needing an account.  This didn't used to be the case. 
\
Article excerpt
The restrictions on Cortana have also been slightly relaxed. Currently, to use Cortana you have to sign in to Windows with a Microsoft account. In the new build, that's no longer the case. A regular local account is enough. This is not to say that Cortana doesn't need a Microsoft account—if you turn her on, she'll require you to sign in as part of her setup process—but the operating system-wide Microsoft account integration is no longer needed. In turn, this somewhat reduces the privacy impact of using Cortana.
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/09/new-windows-preview-cortana-without-microsoft-account-log-ins-ortc-in-edge/
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 4:57 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

See this discussion:
I didn't read the entire thread but you can use Cortana, either in whole or in part, without a microphone by typing. 
 
I was pretty sure I had seen this discussed on another list I'm on and a google search revealed this.
 
I am reluctant to say that something can't be done just because I haven't seen any discussion that it can be when it comes to computers and working with them.  obviously, there are really things that it's obvious can't be done because of current limits in the capability of techhnology but I learned a long time ago that when someone would ask about something, unless it just isn't possible, never assume.  Check. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

I agree - it is difficult to use a speech input system without a microphone.

Antony.

On Monday 28 November 2016 at 23:37:49, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

> I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone
> too.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana
>
> If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to
> use this.
>
> On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
> > also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
> > telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.
> >
> > Here you go, read on!
> >
> > https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > (Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
> > assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
> > -- especially now
> >
> > that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and
> >
> > Windows 10 is everywhere.
> >
> > Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
> > personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
> > applications to
> >
> > scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
> > settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
> > published a full list
> >
> > of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
> > the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.
> >
> > Hey, Cortana
> >
> > There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
> > Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
> > Show Cortana icon.
> >
> > If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
> > followed by your question.
> >
> > Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'
> >
> > If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
> > button to activate Cortana.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Basics
> >
> > list of 12 items
> >
> > Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
> > the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"
> >
> > Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
> > "Open CNET.com."
> >
> > Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."
> >
> > Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."
> >
> > Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."
> >
> > Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
> > Timmy."
> >
> > Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
> > minus two?"
> >
> > Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
> > many teaspoons in a cup?"
> >
> > Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
> > know what 'gargantuan' means?"
> >
> > Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
> > "Where are my packages?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Settings
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Turn on/off Wi-Fi.
> >
> > Turn on/off Bluetooth.
> >
> > Turn on/off Airplane Mode.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Scheduling/Reminders
> >
> > list of 7 items
> >
> > See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
> > or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"
> >
> > Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
> > Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."
> >
> > Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."
> >
> > Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
> > to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
> > I talk to Jenny"
> >
> > or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
> > one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
> > reminders require
> >
> > a mobile device.
> >
> > Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."
> >
> > Show me my alarms.
> >
> > Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
> > Labor Day?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Search
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
> > time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
> > from May 2015"
> >
> > or "Find videos from yesterday."
> >
> > Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
> > "Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"
> >
> > See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
> > companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
> > opening a browser
> >
> > window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
> > Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Maps/Navigation
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Where am I?
> >
> > Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].
> >
> > How long will it take me to get to [location]?
> >
> > What is traffic like on the way to [location]?
> >
> > Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
> > Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Entertainment
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
> > Tigers game?"
> >
> > Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"
> >
> > Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
> > [artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."
> >
> > Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip
> > track."
> >
> > Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Travel
> >
> > list of 6 items
> >
> > Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on
> > time?"
> >
> > Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in
> > Tokyo?"
> >
> > Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
> > say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"
> >
> > Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
> > yen in US dollars?"
> >
> > Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
> > in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"
> >
> > What are the seven wonders of the world?
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Random tips and tricks
> >
> > list of 15 items
> >
> > Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
> > Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."
> >
> > What's up?
> >
> > What does the fox say?
> >
> > Tell me a joke.
> >
> > Where's Clippy?
> >
> > What do you think of Windows 10?
> >
> > What do you think of Google?
> >
> > Do you like Google Now?
> >
> > Who's better, you or Siri?
> >
> > Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.
> >
> > Rock, paper, scissors.
> >
> > Play the movie game.
> >
> > Heads or tails?
> >
> > Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).
> >
> > Surprise me!
> >
> > list end
> >
> > David Moore
> >
> > *From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@...>
> > *Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
> > *To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > *Subject: *[nvda] Cortana
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
> > and letter C does not open Cortana.
> >
> > Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.
> >
> > Then the help from the  member said  try Shift Key Window Key and
> > letter C
> >
> > I tried it and it opened.
> >
> > A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
> > something like that.
> >
> > I pressed escape key and came out off  it as I know nothing about it.
> >
> > Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
> > does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
> > guidance  that I can follow.
> >
> > I really would like to learn and progress with technology.
> >
> > With best wishes and regards always
> >
> > Sakina



Re: Cortana

David Moore
 

Hi,

You can type your questions to Cortana and receive answers to your questions in the search results in Edge. That is how you use Cortana without a mike.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Gene
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:57 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

See this discussion:

I didn't read the entire thread but you can use Cortana, either in whole or in part, without a microphone by typing. 

 

I was pretty sure I had seen this discussed on another list I'm on and a google search revealed this.

 

I am reluctant to say that something can't be done just because I haven't seen any discussion that it can be when it comes to computers and working with them.  obviously, there are really things that it's obvious can't be done because of current limits in the capability of techhnology but I learned a long time ago that when someone would ask about something, unless it just isn't possible, never assume.  Check. 

 

Gene

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

Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 4:42 PM

Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

I agree - it is difficult to use a speech input system without a microphone.

Antony.

On Monday 28 November 2016 at 23:37:49, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

> I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone
> too.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana
>
> If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to
> use this.
>
> On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
> > also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
> > telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.
> >
> > Here you go, read on!
> >
> > https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > (Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
> > assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
> > -- especially now
> >
> > that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and
> >
> > Windows 10 is everywhere.
> >
> > Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
> > personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
> > applications to
> >
> > scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
> > settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
> > published a full list
> >
> > of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
> > the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.
> >
> > Hey, Cortana
> >
> > There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
> > Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
> > Show Cortana icon.
> >
> > If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
> > followed by your question.
> >
> > Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'
> >
> > If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
> > button to activate Cortana.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Basics
> >
> > list of 12 items
> >
> > Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
> > the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"
> >
> > Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
> > "Open CNET.com."
> >
> > Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."
> >
> > Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."
> >
> > Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."
> >
> > Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
> > Timmy."
> >
> > Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
> > minus two?"
> >
> > Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
> > many teaspoons in a cup?"
> >
> > Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
> > know what 'gargantuan' means?"
> >
> > Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
> > "Where are my packages?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Settings
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Turn on/off Wi-Fi.
> >
> > Turn on/off Bluetooth.
> >
> > Turn on/off Airplane Mode.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Scheduling/Reminders
> >
> > list of 7 items
> >
> > See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
> > or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"
> >
> > Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
> > Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."
> >
> > Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."
> >
> > Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
> > to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
> > I talk to Jenny"
> >
> > or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
> > one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
> > reminders require
> >
> > a mobile device.
> >
> > Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."
> >
> > Show me my alarms.
> >
> > Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
> > Labor Day?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Search
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
> > time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
> > from May 2015"
> >
> > or "Find videos from yesterday."
> >
> > Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
> > "Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"
> >
> > See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
> > companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
> > opening a browser
> >
> > window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
> > Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Maps/Navigation
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Where am I?
> >
> > Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].
> >
> > How long will it take me to get to [location]?
> >
> > What is traffic like on the way to [location]?
> >
> > Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
> > Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Entertainment
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
> > Tigers game?"
> >
> > Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"
> >
> > Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
> > [artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."
> >
> > Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip
> > track."
> >
> > Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Travel
> >
> > list of 6 items
> >
> > Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on
> > time?"
> >
> > Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in
> > Tokyo?"
> >
> > Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
> > say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"
> >
> > Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
> > yen in US dollars?"
> >
> > Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
> > in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"
> >
> > What are the seven wonders of the world?
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Random tips and tricks
> >
> > list of 15 items
> >
> > Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
> > Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."
> >
> > What's up?
> >
> > What does the fox say?
> >
> > Tell me a joke.
> >
> > Where's Clippy?
> >
> > What do you think of Windows 10?
> >
> > What do you think of Google?
> >
> > Do you like Google Now?
> >
> > Who's better, you or Siri?
> >
> > Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.
> >
> > Rock, paper, scissors.
> >
> > Play the movie game.
> >
> > Heads or tails?
> >
> > Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).
> >
> > Surprise me!
> >
> > list end
> >
> > David Moore
> >
> > *From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@...>
> > *Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
> > *To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > *Subject: *[nvda] Cortana
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
> > and letter C does not open Cortana.
> >
> > Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.
> >
> > Then the help from the  member said  try Shift Key Window Key and
> > letter C
> >
> > I tried it and it opened.
> >
> > A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
> > something like that.
> >
> > I pressed escape key and came out off  it as I know nothing about it.
> >
> > Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
> > does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
> > guidance  that I can follow.
> >
> > I really would like to learn and progress with technology.
> >
> > With best wishes and regards always
> >
> > Sakina

 


Re: Cortana

Gene
 

See this discussion:
I didn't read the entire thread but you can use Cortana, either in whole or in part, without a microphone by typing. 
 
I was pretty sure I had seen this discussed on another list I'm on and a google search revealed this.
 
I am reluctant to say that something can't be done just because I haven't seen any discussion that it can be when it comes to computers and working with them.  obviously, there are really things that it's obvious can't be done because of current limits in the capability of techhnology but I learned a long time ago that when someone would ask about something, unless it just isn't possible, never assume.  Check. 
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

I agree - it is difficult to use a speech input system without a microphone.

Antony.

On Monday 28 November 2016 at 23:37:49, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

> I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone
> too.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
> Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
> To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
> Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana
>
> If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to
> use this.
>
> On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
> > also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
> > telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.
> >
> > Here you go, read on!
> >
> > https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > (Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.
> >
> > The complete list of Cortana commands
> >
> > If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
> > assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
> > -- especially now
> >
> > that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and
> >
> > Windows 10 is everywhere.
> >
> > Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
> > personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
> > applications to
> >
> > scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
> > settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
> > published a full list
> >
> > of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
> > the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.
> >
> > Hey, Cortana
> >
> > There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
> > Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
> > Show Cortana icon.
> >
> > If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
> > followed by your question.
> >
> > Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'
> >
> > If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
> > button to activate Cortana.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Basics
> >
> > list of 12 items
> >
> > Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
> > the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"
> >
> > Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
> > "Open CNET.com."
> >
> > Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."
> >
> > Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."
> >
> > Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."
> >
> > Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."
> >
> > See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
> > Timmy."
> >
> > Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
> > minus two?"
> >
> > Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
> > many teaspoons in a cup?"
> >
> > Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
> > know what 'gargantuan' means?"
> >
> > Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
> > "Where are my packages?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Settings
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Turn on/off Wi-Fi.
> >
> > Turn on/off Bluetooth.
> >
> > Turn on/off Airplane Mode.
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Scheduling/Reminders
> >
> > list of 7 items
> >
> > See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
> > or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"
> >
> > Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
> > Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."
> >
> > Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."
> >
> > Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
> > to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
> > I talk to Jenny"
> >
> > or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
> > one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
> > reminders require
> >
> > a mobile device.
> >
> > Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."
> >
> > Show me my alarms.
> >
> > Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
> > Labor Day?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Search
> >
> > list of 3 items
> >
> > Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
> > time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
> > from May 2015"
> >
> > or "Find videos from yesterday."
> >
> > Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
> > "Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"
> >
> > See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
> > companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
> > opening a browser
> >
> > window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
> > Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Maps/Navigation
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Where am I?
> >
> > Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].
> >
> > How long will it take me to get to [location]?
> >
> > What is traffic like on the way to [location]?
> >
> > Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
> > Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Entertainment
> >
> > list of 5 items
> >
> > Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
> > Tigers game?"
> >
> > Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"
> >
> > Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
> > [artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."
> >
> > Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip
> > track."
> >
> > Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Travel
> >
> > list of 6 items
> >
> > Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on
> > time?"
> >
> > Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in
> > Tokyo?"
> >
> > Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
> > say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"
> >
> > Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
> > yen in US dollars?"
> >
> > Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
> > in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"
> >
> > What are the seven wonders of the world?
> >
> > list end
> >
> > Random tips and tricks
> >
> > list of 15 items
> >
> > Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
> > Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."
> >
> > What's up?
> >
> > What does the fox say?
> >
> > Tell me a joke.
> >
> > Where's Clippy?
> >
> > What do you think of Windows 10?
> >
> > What do you think of Google?
> >
> > Do you like Google Now?
> >
> > Who's better, you or Siri?
> >
> > Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.
> >
> > Rock, paper, scissors.
> >
> > Play the movie game.
> >
> > Heads or tails?
> >
> > Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).
> >
> > Surprise me!
> >
> > list end
> >
> > David Moore
> >
> > *From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@...>
> > *Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
> > *To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
> > *Subject: *[nvda] Cortana
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
> > and letter C does not open Cortana.
> >
> > Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.
> >
> > Then the help from the  member said  try Shift Key Window Key and
> > letter C
> >
> > I tried it and it opened.
> >
> > A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
> > something like that.
> >
> > I pressed escape key and came out off  it as I know nothing about it.
> >
> > Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
> > does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
> > guidance  that I can follow.
> >
> > I really would like to learn and progress with technology.
> >
> > With best wishes and regards always
> >
> > Sakina



Re: Cortana

David Moore
 

Hi guys,

Yes, you definitely need a mike. You need to type sound in the search edit, and press enter to go to the sounds control panel. You will be on the play back tab, so press ctrl+tab to get to the record tab. Then, tab to set up mike and press enter. Follow the directions to set up your mike, so Cortana can understand what you tell her.

David Moore

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 5:37 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone too.

 

 

 

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

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H

Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM

To: nvda@nvda.groups.io

Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

 

If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to use this.

 

On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:

> Hi everybody,

> Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are

> also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to

> telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.

> Here you go, read on!

> https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/

> The complete list of Cortana commands

> (Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.

> The complete list of Cortana commands

> If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal

> assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality

> -- especially now

> that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and

> Windows 10 is everywhere.

> Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent

> personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching

> applications to

> scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device

> settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't

> published a full list

> of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all

> the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.

> Hey, Cortana

> There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.

> list of 3 items

> Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see

> Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >

> Show Cortana icon.

> If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"

> followed by your question.

> Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'

> If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search

> button to activate Cortana.

> list end

> Basics

> list of 12 items

> Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will

> the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"

> Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or

> "Open CNET.com."

> Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."

> Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."

> Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."

> Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."

> Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."

> See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from

> Timmy."

> Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23

> minus two?"

> Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How

> many teaspoons in a cup?"

> Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you

> know what 'gargantuan' means?"

> Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:

> "Where are my packages?"

> list end

> Settings

> list of 3 items

> Turn on/off Wi-Fi.

> Turn on/off Bluetooth.

> Turn on/off Airplane Mode.

> list end

> Scheduling/Reminders

> list of 7 items

> See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"

> or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"

> Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to

> Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."

> Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."

> Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me

> to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when

> I talk to Jenny"

> or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be

> one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based

> reminders require

> a mobile device.

> Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."

> Show me my alarms.

> Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is

> Labor Day?"

> list end

> Search

> list of 3 items

> Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific

> time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents

> from May 2015"

> or "Find videos from yesterday."

> Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or

> "Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"

> See basic search results, such as information about public figures,

> companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without

> opening a browser

> window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of

> Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"

> list end

> Maps/Navigation

> list of 5 items

> Where am I?

> Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].

> How long will it take me to get to [location]?

> What is traffic like on the way to [location]?

> Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los

> Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."

> list end

> Entertainment

> list of 5 items

> Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit

> Tigers game?"

> Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"

> Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play

> [artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."

> Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip track."

> Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"

> list end

> Travel

> list of 6 items

> Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on time?"

> Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in Tokyo?"

> Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you

> say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"

> Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000

> yen in US dollars?"

> Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it

> in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"

> What are the seven wonders of the world?

> list end

> Random tips and tricks

> list of 15 items

> Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master

> Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."

> What's up?

> What does the fox say?

> Tell me a joke.

> Where's Clippy?

> What do you think of Windows 10?

> What do you think of Google?

> Do you like Google Now?

> Who's better, you or Siri?

> Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.

> Rock, paper, scissors.

> Play the movie game.

> Heads or tails?

> Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).

> Surprise me!

> list end

> David Moore

> Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for

> Windows 10

> *From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@...>

> *Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM

> *To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>

> *Subject: *[nvda] Cortana

> Hello All,

> Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key

> and letter C does not open Cortana.

> Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.

> Then the help from the  member said  try Shift Key Window Key and

> letter C

> I tried it and it opened.

> A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or

> something like that.

> I pressed escape key and came out off  it as I know nothing about it.

> Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana

> does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step

> guidance  that I can follow.

> I really would like to learn and progress with technology.

> With best wishes and regards always

> Sakina

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Re: Cortana

Antony Stone
 

I agree - it is difficult to use a speech input system without a microphone.

Antony.

On Monday 28 November 2016 at 23:37:49, Rosemarie Chavarria wrote:

I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone
too.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to
use this.

On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
Hi everybody,

Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.

Here you go, read on!

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/

The complete list of Cortana commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.

The complete list of Cortana commands

If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
-- especially now

that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and

Windows 10 is everywhere.

Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
applications to

scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
published a full list

of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.

Hey, Cortana

There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.

list of 3 items

Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
Show Cortana icon.

If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
followed by your question.

Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'

If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
button to activate Cortana.

list end

Basics

list of 12 items

Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"

Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
"Open CNET.com."

Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."

Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."

Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."

Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."

Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."

See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
Timmy."

Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
minus two?"

Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
many teaspoons in a cup?"

Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
know what 'gargantuan' means?"

Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
"Where are my packages?"

list end

Settings

list of 3 items

Turn on/off Wi-Fi.

Turn on/off Bluetooth.

Turn on/off Airplane Mode.

list end

Scheduling/Reminders

list of 7 items

See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"

Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."

Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."

Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
I talk to Jenny"

or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
reminders require

a mobile device.

Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."

Show me my alarms.

Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
Labor Day?"

list end

Search

list of 3 items

Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
from May 2015"

or "Find videos from yesterday."

Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
"Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"

See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
opening a browser

window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"

list end

Maps/Navigation

list of 5 items

Where am I?

Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].

How long will it take me to get to [location]?

What is traffic like on the way to [location]?

Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."

list end

Entertainment

list of 5 items

Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
Tigers game?"

Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"

Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
[artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."

Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip
track."

Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"

list end

Travel

list of 6 items

Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on
time?"

Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in
Tokyo?"

Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"

Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
yen in US dollars?"

Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"

What are the seven wonders of the world?

list end

Random tips and tricks

list of 15 items

Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."

What's up?

What does the fox say?

Tell me a joke.

Where's Clippy?

What do you think of Windows 10?

What do you think of Google?

Do you like Google Now?

Who's better, you or Siri?

Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.

Rock, paper, scissors.

Play the movie game.

Heads or tails?

Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).

Surprise me!

list end

David Moore

*From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@gmail.com>
*Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
*To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject: *[nvda] Cortana

Hello All,

Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
and letter C does not open Cortana.

Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.

Then the help from the member said try Shift Key Window Key and
letter C

I tried it and it opened.

A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
something like that.

I pressed escape key and came out off it as I know nothing about it.

Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
guidance that I can follow.

I really would like to learn and progress with technology.

With best wishes and regards always

Sakina


Re: Cortana

Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I think that's correct. If I'm not mistaken, you have to have a microphone too.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:56 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Cortana

If I understand correctly you have to be logged into a Microsoft account to use this.

On 11/28/2016 3:44 PM, David Moore wrote:
Hi everybody,

Here are all the commands you can tell Cortana to do. Also, here are
also all of what you can do with Cortana. It just comes down to
telling her the right commands to have her do what you want.

Here you go, read on!

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-list-of-cortana-commands/



The complete list of Cortana commands

(Almost) everything you can say to Cortana.



The complete list of Cortana commands



If you don't use Cortana, Microsoft's voice-activated personal
assistant, you're missing out on some handy, hands-free functionality
-- especially now

that she's fully integrated into Windows 10, and

Windows 10 is everywhere.

Like Apple's Siri and Google's Google Now, Cortana is an intelligent
personal assistant who can help you with everything from launching
applications to

scheduling appointments. She can even adjust a handful of device
settings, such as toggling your Wi-Fi on and off. Microsoft hasn't
published a full list

of Cortana commands, so we pulled together this unofficial list of all
the things you can ask or say to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.

Hey, Cortana

There are a few ways to get Cortana's attention.

list of 3 items

Click or tap the Cortana button on the taskbar. If you do not see
Cortana on your taskbar, right-click the taskbar and go to Cortana >
Show Cortana icon.

If you have 'Hey, Cortana' enabled, simply say "Hey, Cortana,"
followed by your question.

Here's how to enable 'Hey, Cortana.'

If you're using a Windows Phone, you can press and hold the search
button to activate Cortana.

list end

Basics

list of 12 items

Ask about the weather. Ex.: "What's the weather like?" or "What will
the weather be like in two days?" or "Is it going to rain tomorrow?"

Launch a program or open a website. Ex.: "Launch Mozilla Firefox" or
"Open CNET.com."

Make a phone call. Ex.: "Call Sarah," or "Call John on speakerphone."

Hear Cortana read the top news headlines. Ex.: "Show me top headlines."

Take a note in OneNote. Ex.: "Take a note" or "Note it down."

Draft an email. Ex.: "Write an email to [contact] saying [message]."

Draft a text message. Ex.: "Write a text to [contact] saying [message]."

See texts or emails from a specific person. Ex.: "Show me emails from
Timmy."

Perform simple calculations. Ex.: "What's 35 times 16?" or "What's 23
minus two?"

Perform conversions. Ex.: "What is five miles in kilometers" or "How
many teaspoons in a cup?"

Define a word. Ex.: "What's the definition of 'table'?" or "Do you
know what 'gargantuan' means?"

Track packages (needs email account configured in the Mail app). Ex.:
"Where are my packages?"

list end

Settings

list of 3 items

Turn on/off Wi-Fi.

Turn on/off Bluetooth.

Turn on/off Airplane Mode.

list end

Scheduling/Reminders

list of 7 items

See your calendar events at a glance. Ex.: "How's my schedule looking?"
or "What do I have next week?" or "When is my dentist appointment?"

Add an appointment to your calendar. Ex.: "Add dentist appointment to
Thursday at 3 p.m." or "Schedule phone call with Lisa tomorrow at 5 a.m."

Move an appointment. Ex.: "Move my dentist appointment to Friday."

Set up reminders based on time, person, or location. Ex.: "Remind me
to call Timmy at 2 p.m." or "Remind me to ask about vacation time when
I talk to Jenny"

or "Remind me to take out the trash when I get home." Reminders can be
one-offs or recurring (e.g., every Wednesday), and location-based
reminders require

a mobile device.

Set an alarm. Ex.: "Set an alarm for 9 a.m." or "Wake me up in an hour."

Show me my alarms.

Ask about major holidays. Ex.: "What day is Christmas?" or "When is
Labor Day?"

list end

Search

list of 3 items

Find pictures, videos, documents, etc., on your device from a specific
time frame. Ex.: "Find pictures from last week" or "Find documents
from May 2015"

or "Find videos from yesterday."

Search files by name. Ex.: "Can you find a document called CNET?" or
"Can you find a picture called 'cute dog'?"

See basic search results, such as information about public figures,
companies, places, and pop culture in Cortana's windows (without
opening a browser

window). Ex.: "How tall is Harrison Ford?" or "Who is the CEO of
Google?" or "When was the Lincoln Memorial built?"

list end

Maps/Navigation

list of 5 items

Where am I?

Show me driving/public transit/walking directions to [location/landmark].

How long will it take me to get to [location]?

What is traffic like on the way to [location]?

Show me a map of [location]. Ex.: "Show me a map of downtown Los
Angeles," or "Show me a map of the area around Disneyland."

list end

Entertainment



list of 5 items

Look up a sports score. Ex.: "What was the score of the last Detroit
Tigers game?"

Find the run time of a movie. Ex.: "How long is Star Wars: Episode I?"

Control music in the Groove app. Ex.: "Play
[artist/song/genre/playlist/album]," or "Shuffle the music."

Limited control over music in other apps. Ex.: "Pause song" or "skip track."

Identify the song that's playing. Ex.: "What is this song?"

list end

Travel

list of 6 items

Track flight status (from your mail/messages). Ex.: "Is my flight on time?"

Get a five-day forecast for any location. Ex.: "How's the weather in Tokyo?"

Translate a word or phrase into a different language. Ex.: "How do you
say 'dog' in French?" or "How do you say 'how are you' in Japanese?"

Convert currency. Ex.: "What's 400 reais in Euros?" or "What's 1,000
yen in US dollars?"

Find the current time in another city/country. Ex.: "What time is it
in Los Angeles?" or "What time is it in Japan?"

What are the seven wonders of the world?

list end

Random tips and tricks

list of 15 items

Ask Cortana about her origins, aka Halo. Ex.: "Do you love Master
Chief?" or "Tell me about Halo 5."

What's up?

What does the fox say?

Tell me a joke.

Where's Clippy?

What do you think of Windows 10?

What do you think of Google?

Do you like Google Now?

Who's better, you or Siri?

Sing me a lullaby/Sing me a song.

Rock, paper, scissors.

Play the movie game.

Heads or tails?

Roll a die/dice (one die) or roll dice (two dice).

Surprise me!

list end

David Moore

Sent from Mail <https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
Windows 10



*From: *Sakina <mailto:sakina.gable@gmail.com>
*Sent: *Monday, November 28, 2016 4:24 PM
*To: *nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>
*Subject: *[nvda] Cortana



Hello All,

Today I read a question from one of our member asking that window key
and letter C does not open Cortana.



Out of curiosity I tried it too and it did not open.

Then the help from the member said try Shift Key Window Key and
letter C

I tried it and it opened.



A female voice asked me she needs my help to understand my needs or
something like that.

I pressed escape key and came out off it as I know nothing about it.

Please I will appreciate very much if someone can tell me what Cortana
does and how do I work with it. Are there any notes or step by step
guidance that I can follow.

I really would like to learn and progress with technology.

With best wishes and regards always

Sakina





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