Re: Question: How To Disable Auto-Complete in Safari in El Capitan?

2016-07-24 Thread -dan d.
Often when some feature or function disappears from os10 it is still available to change in terminal. This is often covered in articles soon after a new os10 comes out and those in the know of how the innards of the os works because they don't like some choice apple has made. Almost all

Nanny os, was"Question: How To Disable Auto-Complete in Safari in El Capitan?"

2016-07-24 Thread -dan d.
When choices appear and disappear with no user control, this kind of thing is what I call a nanny os. It means the os developer decides how the user is to encounter applications. This is a product of the graphical user interface. The most obvious form of it is determining for the user the

Re: Is there a keyboard command to bring the mouse?

2016-07-30 Thread -dan d.
In vo utility navigation you can have combinations of cursors track each other, or all doing so as one. On Fri, 29 Jul 2016, Donna Goodin wrote: Hi all, I know that may be a dumb question, but I'm thinking there is one and I can't remember what it is. I'm trying to force the mouse to

RE: accessible app recommendation needed please

2016-08-13 Thread -dan d.
Hi, To do what you mention in your post below use this. To hear the address of a link, while on it use shft-vo + u to have it spoken. To copy the address just spoken use shft-vo + c and it will be saved to the clipboard and voiceover will say "last phrase copied to pasteboard". Pasteboard

Re: accessible app recommendation needed please

2016-08-13 Thread -dan d.
That and many other applications and other kinds of software are available by useing macports or home brew. On Fri, 12 Aug 2016, Scott Granados wrote: Anders, well done, sox it is. Not included but I?m sure you could compile a copy locally. On Aug 12, 2016, at 4:08 PM, Anders Holmberg

Re: Mac OS warning when in Upper Case

2016-08-10 Thread -dan d.
A keyboard shortcut to adjust this and other speech parameters when working with tex : vo + v The "capitols" item has choices for what you want. Escape to leave the speech choice menu. On Tue, 9 Aug 2016, Paul Hopewell wrote: Hello, I am running the latest El Capitan under VoiceOver on

Ten tricks to speed up your laptop's performance

2016-07-21 Thread -dan d.
http://www.csmonitor.com/layout/set/text/Business/Saving-Money/2016/0720/Ten-tricks-to-speed-up-your-laptop-s-performance XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you

Re: Installing a softrware on another HD

2017-01-31 Thread Dan D.
I creat this? Thanks On 1/30/17, Dan D. <dandun...@gmail.com> wrote: One possible solution is in terminal. One can create a symbolic link for an application or folder to another which resides at another location. This is done using the "ln" command in terminal. When the lin

Re: Installing a softrware on another HD

2017-01-30 Thread Dan D.
One possible solution is in terminal. One can create a symbolic link for an application or folder to another which resides at another location. This is done using the "ln" command in terminal. When the link is established the name of an app will appear in the applications folder but point

Re: Naming Your Personal Digital Assistant

2017-01-29 Thread Dan D.
Currently the only choices for each individual ecco type device trigger is: alexa ecco amazon On Sun, 29 Jan 2017, Chris G wrote: Yes, you would change it per device if you have say 2 dots, one could be called Alexa and the other can be called computer. Chris Grabowski Mystic Access

Re: Naming Your Personal Digital Assistant

2017-01-29 Thread Dan D.
Hal. On Sat, 28 Jan 2017, M. Taylor wrote: Hello Everyone, As some of you know, there are plans in the works to allow some popular digital assistants to respond to custom named prompts. While, as far as I know anyway, Apple as not yet disclosed plans to allow for this, it is my hope that

When (and How) to Enable Safari Reader View

2017-02-16 Thread Dan D.
For reading purposes, removes much clutter leaving mostly text only on many web pages. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/technology/personaltech/safari-reader.html XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or

Re: Editing PDFs?

2017-01-24 Thread Dan D.
Why not convert it to text. Any editing would be eassy and audio output with the say command a breeze. With the pdf , cmd + a to choose all and cmd + c to copy will put the text into the clipboard from which it can be pasted into a text file. Chopping it into chapters and annotation should

Re: iPhone glucose meter recommendation

2017-01-15 Thread Dan D.
A google with: iphone glucose meter will get a ton of responses. They work by sending the result to the iphone/ipad where the app can voice and/or store the result. Make sure the app is voice accessable. One from the above google appears to be an apple product. One factor is the cost of

Looking for big iPhone changes? Wait till next year

2016-09-03 Thread -dan d.
http://www.cnet.com/news/looking-for-big-iphone-changes-wait-til-next-year-apple-iphone-7-event-september-7/#ftag=CAD590a51e XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if

Apple's iOS 10 update goes wrong on some iPhones

2016-09-13 Thread -dan d.
http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/196359440/0/usatoday-techtopstories~Apples-iOS-update-goes-wrong-on-some-iPhones/s XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel

Re: thinking about getting a GoogleVoice number

2016-09-13 Thread -dan d.
Hi Scott, What do you know about the obi device used with google voice described here? https://www.obitalk.com/info/googlevoice Thanks. On Mon, 12 Sep 2016, Scott Granados wrote: Hi Donna, 1. The apps on both platforms are very accessible. Android and IOS both support google voice

Re: the G Drive Mobile Thunderbolt is not working on mac mini but working on macbook pro

2016-10-04 Thread -dan d.
Does that drive have an external power supply or does it get its power from the port of the mac? I'm asking because I read a review of a drive that also had thunderbolt and usb 3. Because it used the power from the port the performance for the usb 3 was superior to the thunderbolt in

iPhone 7 scratch test raises serious durability concerns

2016-09-17 Thread -dan d.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/iphone-7-scratch-test-raises-serious-durability-concerns/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a

Got an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Do these 10 things first

2016-09-17 Thread -dan d.
http://www.macworld.com/article/3120859/apple-phone/got-an-iphone-7-or-iphone-7-plus-do-these-10-things-first.html#tk.rss_all XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if

Teardowns Reveal Apple's Thinking on iPhone 7 Design

2016-09-19 Thread -dan d.
http://www.eweek.com/mobile/slideshows/chipworks-ifixit-teardowns-reveal-iphone-7s-inner-workings.html XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a

Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7

2016-09-27 Thread -dan d.
Secret Hack To Get Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7: duration 1:25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tqH-Un9SFU XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a

Re: Apple kills my little mini with Sierra

2016-09-28 Thread -dan d.
No, it is the apple gravy train at work with built in obsolescence as a marketing approach. Pushing bloatware out each year is no excuse and no favor for the end user. On Wed, 28 Sep 2016, Alex Hall wrote: You're not considering the resource needs of the OS itself. New operating

Re: Is Sierra Stable Concerning VoiceOver

2016-10-03 Thread -dan d.
Just curious, why install it if what you have works? On Mon, 3 Oct 2016, Bill Gallik wrote: All, I?d like to upgrade from Yosemite to Sierra but do have concerns regarding ?Show Stopper? issues with VoiceOver. Has there been any such serious VoiceOver issues? - Bill &

Start-up creates iPhone 7 analog headphone adapter, charger

2016-09-30 Thread -dan d.
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3126456/apple-ios/start-up-creates-iphone-7-analog-headphone-adapter-charger.html#tk.rss_news XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list,

How to use Caps Locks in macOS Sierra to switch between keyboards that use different characters

2016-09-30 Thread -dan d.
http://www.macworld.com/article/3123735/macs/how-to-use-cap-locks-in-macos-sierra-to-switch-between-keyboards-that-use-different-characters.html#tk.r XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the

You can now use an iPhone to log into a Windows 10 PC,

2016-09-30 Thread -dan d.
http://www.cio.com/article/3126033/you-can-now-use-an-iphone-to-log-into-a-windows-10-pc-microsoft-says.html#tk.rss_all XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you

Re: Global Warming

2016-11-11 Thread Dan D.
They don't output carbon inherently. Carbon sources are almost all living or fozzel past living sources. They do output other material that do have an effect, in particular blocking of sunlight. And to the question in particular, yes such things are well known and plugged into prediction

Re: Mac OS safe mode

2016-11-26 Thread Dan D.
I don't know if it is possible, but if somehow you could start a linux session from a flash drive from the mac commandline, you could use speakup to get the mack work done. On Sat, 26 Nov 2016, Simon Fogarty wrote: Hi List, I've recently done a mac training course with a certification

Apple offers free iPhone 6S battery replacement

2016-11-21 Thread Dan D.
https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-free-iphone-6s-battery-replacement-unexpected-shut-down/#ftag=CAD590a51e XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a

RIP AirPort? Apple may abandon wireless routers and Time Capsule

2016-11-21 Thread Dan D.
http://www.macworld.com/article/3143604/hardware/rip-airport-apple-may-abandon-wireless-routers-and-time-capsule.html#tk.rss_all XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or

Re: Accessible ftp client for the mac.

2016-11-18 Thread Dan D.
Terminal has ftp and sftp. On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Nektarios Mallas wrote: Hi guys. Well, the subject says it all. I need an FTP client that will work well with voice over. In windows many years ago, I used to use filezella and it was working very well with jaws. Any help is very much

Re: Accessible ftp client for the mac.

2016-11-18 Thread Dan D.
If experienced in unix you know a simple alias will perform the entire ftp or sftp process. You can have as many as you wish for as many remote sources you want. On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Nektarios Mallas wrote: Hi Scott. Well, i? d rather not. As much as I used to work with Unix in the past,

Re: Accessible ftp client for the mac.

2016-11-18 Thread Dan D.
All the things you do now in that remote shell are just a command away on your local mac's shell . On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Karen Lewellen wrote: very much Scott, thanks for providing that information. Shellworld is a Linux /UNIX shell service. Currently I can log in here not from windows,

Re: Installing SSD

2016-11-11 Thread Dan D.
Diskutil has different secure erase choices, A reformat is the fastest. . Others involve over writting the entire disk with random info. which takes longer. On Thu, 10 Nov 2016, E.T. wrote: Maybe what I will do is rename this drive with (_ ___) then beat it to pieces. (smiles)

Re: Removing Characters from file names

2016-11-20 Thread Dan D.
It can be done in terminal where such tasks are common. Using one command an entire folder with titles having a character in common can be changed Here is the first title of multiple google returns: how can I rename multiple files by removing a character or string

Re: VoiceOver Verbosity Problems

2016-10-11 Thread -dan d.
You might try vo+v which brings up a speech control menu. Verbosity is among the items. The changes persist in my experience. On Mon, 10 Oct 2016, Brian Hansen wrote: Hi Anne, Well, no luck on this end. I even tried restoring the VO default settings, and reset the PRAM a second time.

Apple answers MacBook Pro battery gripes -- by yanking time-remaining estimate

2016-12-14 Thread Dan D.
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3150568/apple-mac/apple-answers-macbook-pro-battery-gripes-by-yanking-time-remaining-estimate.html#tk.rss_news XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the

Re: changing voices

2017-01-14 Thread Dan D.
Make sure with the voice attributes menu, ctrl-opt-cmd + left or right arrow; tom is chosen. I very much prefer tom to alex on many levels too. On Fri, 13 Jan 2017, Sarai Bucciarelli wrote: Hi: I have switched voices to Tom. The problem is Alex will read when I type, and read some other

Re: My Macbook Pro 2010 battery and HD

2017-01-01 Thread Dan D.
Why only a couple of years more? It is highly improbable that anything you do now on a computer will change in future. The keepping up with the os update rat race usually has little impact on the majority of what one does in reality on a computer. In principle unless some hardware problem

MacBook Pro is the first Apple laptop to lack a recommendation from Consumer Reports

2016-12-23 Thread Dan D.
http://www.macworld.com/article/3153407/macs/macbook-pro-is-the-first-apple-laptop-to-lack-a-recommendation-from-consumer-reports.html#tk.rss_all XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running

MacBook Pro buyers freaking out about battery life may want to try this tip

2016-12-23 Thread Dan D.
In short, dump safari for chrome. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/12/23/macbook-pro-buyers-freaking-out-about-battery-life-may-want-to-try-this-tip/ XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or

Deal, free or paid vpn that works with Voiceover on Mac and iOS?

2017-04-04 Thread -dan d.
Current deal, $29 lifetime membership. ScienceAlert deal: TigerVPN can help protect your browsing history from ISPs http://www.sciencealert.com/sciencealert-deal-tigervpn-can-help-protect-your-browsing-history-from-internet-service-providers XB -- The following information is important for

Silently toggle voiceover

2017-04-08 Thread -dan d.
Hello, Is it possible to toggle vo on and off without the announcement? cXB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate,

Re: And here's an example of why Apple is losing the digital assistant game

2017-04-23 Thread -dan d.
Alexa works in the uk and ireland also. On Sun, 23 Apr 2017, David Chittenden wrote: Step outside the US, and Alexa falls apart. Unlike Siri and Google, Alexa does not support anything outside it's limited geographical area. This is why it is able to be so much better there, it is limited in

Re: mac HTML editor suggestion?

2017-07-24 Thread -dan d.
If that is all you want to change a simple text editor is the perfect tool. A html editor would be overkill. Html coding is plain text encased within a set of text characters to render function and format when a browser encounters them. On Sun, 23 Jul 2017, Karen Lewellen wrote: To the

Re: How to use terminal?

2017-06-30 Thread -dan d.
Grep is a text search utility. If one has a person's name for example in a text file it can spot it, the result appears just above the command line. So for example: grep williams file This would return any line with "williams in the file. It is very powerful and can do much more then simple

Re: How to use terminal?

2017-06-30 Thread -dan d.
. /A 29 juni 2017 kl. 15:52 skrev -dan d. <dandun...@gmail.com>: I use terminal almost exclusively. The gui destop runs terminal based programs under the hood. For example finder runs mdfind to perform its functions. One can just use mdfind in terminal or one of the other file search pr

Re: How to use terminal?

2017-06-28 Thread -dan d.
The say command alone plus a word will be spoken using the voice one uses in vo.Using the -v with a voice name uses that voice. If more then one word enclose them in quoatation marks. Using -f plus the name of a text file will speak the contents of the file. The -v plus voice works if

Re: How to use terminal?

2017-06-29 Thread -dan d.
I use terminal almost exclusively. The gui destop runs terminal based programs under the hood. For example finder runs mdfind to perform its functions. One can just use mdfind in terminal or one of the other file search programs of unix/linux. present in the terminal. The terminal allows one

Re: Dragon Dictate for the Mac and VoiceOver

2017-08-06 Thread -dan d.
At least in the early days the dictation in the mac os10 was a flavor of this software. Depending on your goals the current dictation is quite good. It can serve for text input. It can also trigger apple script, prform commands, and do just about any task you might want using it. You might

Just for kicks

2017-06-26 Thread -dan d.
Try each of these terminal commands in turn. Cut and paste when in terminal and hit enter. say -v daniel $(date +"%A %m-%d") say -v daniel $(date +"%I:%M %p") Change "daniel" to a voice of your choice and do it again. XB XB -- The following information is important for all

Re: Network and kernel tuning parameters for OSX Sierra

2017-06-13 Thread -dan d.
Would these work for older os10 versions? On Mon, 12 Jun 2017, Scott Granados wrote: The following are some sysctl values that can be set to improve network and system performance. I have pulled these from various sites. Apply these either individually using the sysctl command or

Do key commanders have a seperate preference file

2017-09-21 Thread -dan d.
When setting up key commanders is there a seperate preference file in the library preference folder which storess them? If so which file is it please? Or are they kept in the main voiceover preference file? I'm trying to restore some old key commanders, having them in a file of their own

Re: Circumventing reading PDFs on the Mac?

2017-10-06 Thread -dan d.
Otten wrote: If you don't want to make it and text file, thereby losing formatting I assume, does this app deal with tables and voiceover, such that you can do rows and columns in a table mode? If not, bummer. Mary Sent from my iPhone On Oct 5, 2017, at 12:44 PM, -dan d. <dandun...@gmail.

Not happy with the latest? Here's how to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10

2017-09-24 Thread -dan d.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-downgrade-from-ios-11/ XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate, please

How worried should you be about the security flaw in Apple's new macOS?

2017-09-26 Thread -dan d.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/09/26/how-worried-you-should-be-about-the-security-flaw-in-apples-new-macos/ -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or

Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on Apple's High Sierra

2017-08-31 Thread -dan d.
https://www.macworld.com/article/3221612/office-software/did-you-know-mac-office-2011-support-conks-out-on-oct-10.html#tk.rss_all XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or

Re: Strange happenings when trying to install VOCR

2017-08-29 Thread -dan d.
What is vocr and where can one find it? Google doesn't bring it up by that spelling. On Mon, 28 Aug 2017, Krister Ekstrom wrote: Hello and sorry for the cross posting to many lists, so those who have seen this before don?t need to read it again. I?m trying to install the VOCR macros and

Mod request, was "how to fix control+F3 so it opens the dock again"

2017-08-31 Thread -dan d.
Hmm, why would the mods allow this particular theology rant also, given the nature of the request of what to "allow"? On Wed, 30 Aug 2017, Scott Granados wrote: You know the Mods really need to get these tag lines under control. I don?t know why I have to read this religious garbage on a

Re: Circumventing reading PDFs on the Mac?

2017-10-05 Thread -dan d.
In place of preview I use skim which is a free open source pdf reading app. It is being actively developed and updated. It is smaller in size and faster and does a better pdf presentation in my experience then does preview. Once the pdf file is loaded into it; one can use the cmd-a and

How to unlock your iPhone on Verizon, AT, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Virgin Mobile

2017-11-29 Thread dan d.
https://www.macworld.com/article/3201885/apple-phone/unlock-your-iphone-verizon-att-sprint-t-mobile-virgin-mobile.html#tk.rss_all -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this

Change voiceover key commands

2017-11-17 Thread dan d.
Is it possible to remap the vo key commands. For example, to change vo+l to some other combination. Thanks. -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel

Re: Free data recovery software for damaged memory card?

2017-11-13 Thread dan d.
Try this, it might do the trick; it is said to recover image files and is free: https://www.bluem.net/en/projects/exif-untrasher/ On Sat, 11 Nov 2017, Alex Hall wrote: > Hi all, > I'm looking for data recovery software that's low cost or free and works on > macOS. My mother uses a high-end

This simple hack using aluminium foil could improve your home Wi-Fi

2017-11-14 Thread dan d.
I do this to good effect. Read the article link below for why it works. Place the foil a few inches away from the wifi antenna oppisite the direction you wish to direct and increase the signal. If possible, put the antenna in a corner with the foil on both sides behind it in a v shape for

Shortcuts to terminal applications

2017-11-01 Thread dan d.
Hello, Is it possible to set an alias,ie. a keyboard shortcut to run an application in terminal? If so, how might one do it? Thnks. -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of

Re: You Tube downloader?

2017-11-07 Thread dan d.
This terminal commandwill download a youtube video and extract the vidio in mp3, following the command will be an explanation of each part of the commmand: youtube.dl --restrict-filenames -x --audio-format mp3 --youtube-skip-dash-manifest --audio-quality 0 url After the commandname the

Re: Info about youtube downloader

2017-12-05 Thread dan d.
Youtube-dl can be gotten here: https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ It is also available from macports. It can download audio or video from most web sources not just youtube. It can extract the audio only from videos. On Mon, 4 Dec 2017, Devin Prater wrote: > Youtube-dl, from Home-brew, is

Re: possible to create a flow chart using voiceover?

2018-05-14 Thread dan d.
One could be made using the numbers spreadsheet. Either vertical or horizontal cols. and rows could hold the branching info. On Mon, 14 May 2018, kary johns wrote: > Hi all, > Does anyone know if theres an accessible way to make a flow chart on > mac using voiceover? > Thanks for any help. >

RE: cross platform journal apps

2018-05-16 Thread dan d.
All platforms have text editors which produce plain text. The files in turn can be read on any platform. On Tue, 15 May 2018, Sarai Bucciarelli wrote: > Looking for more of a Journal than a blog. Want to be able to use it on all > platforms. > > > > Sarai D Bucciarelli

Re: cross platform journal apps

2018-05-16 Thread dan d.
Google is your friend: The 10 Best Journaling Apps for 2018 https://zapier.com/blog/best-journaling-apps/ -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that

24 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

2018-05-23 Thread dan d.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3023544/apple-mac/24-keyboard-shortcuts-mac-users-need-to-know.html#tk.rss_news -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you

10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know

2018-05-15 Thread dan d.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/3273107/apple-mac/10-apple-accessibility-solutions-everyone-should-know.html#tk.rss_news -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list,

Apple iOS 11.4 Has A Nasty Surprise

2018-06-14 Thread dan d.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2018/06/14/apple-ios-11-4-battery-life-problem-ios-upgrade-guide-iphone-ipad/ -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if

The evolution of macOS

2018-06-06 Thread dan d.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/2983507/mac-os-x/the-evolution-of-macos.html#tk.rss_news -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's

Re: Going Insane Looking for USB Devices on My MacBook Air

2018-05-29 Thread dan d.
If it is an external drive you can see if it is attached in terminal. When in terminal do this command: cd /volumes Then do: ls That will produce a list of all attached and internal drives,ex. your internal hard drive by their name. Often an external usb drive will have the name of the

Apple to replace some MacBook, MacBook Pro keyboards due to problems

2018-06-22 Thread dan d.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-to-replace-some-macbook-macbook-pro-keyboards-due-to-problems/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you

Re: Tidger -PDF viewing.

2017-12-25 Thread dan d.
Helllo, I assume you are using preview with a pdf file. I as a blind user have found the free skim better in many regards for pdfs. It can use apple script and access remote pdfs. Here: http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/ On Mon, 25 Dec 2017, Stan ZA wrote: > Hi Jonathan, > Thanks for

Swap-apocalypse: Upcoming iOS update will swarm Apple Stores with iPhone battery replacements

2018-01-04 Thread dan d.
Author says if apple trained all of its store's staff how to replace the battery, it would take 2.5 years for all those out there. The new ios update will only make customers more aware of possible battery problems and increase demand at stores.

Re: OT: Mac Mini audio out via headphone jack while HDMI is connected

2017-12-24 Thread dan d.
For 3 years or so the latest generation of the mac mini works fine without a screen or dummy device for one installed. I have a screen to plug in when sighted help is needed. On Sun, 24 Dec 2017, Mike Arrigo wrote: > Yes, this will work fine. I don't have a screen connected but I use an >

Finding current page url

2018-01-10 Thread dan d.
Hello, I know when on a link vo+shift+u will read the url of that link. When on a page already, is there a key command to announce the url of the current page? Thanks. -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions

Apple reportedly plans to discontinue the first-gen iPhone X later this year

2018-01-22 Thread dan d.
http://bgr.com/2018/01/22/iphone-x-apple-discontinued-2018-iphone-lineup/ -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate,

RE: Apple's $349 HomePod speaker is now available to preorder - The Verge

2018-01-28 Thread dan d.
I don't know about nz but in us 2 sonus speakers with the amazon echo system built in are now $349. On Sat, 27 Jan 2018, Simon Fogarty wrote: > $500 in austrailia and not even available here in nz. > > Think I'd go for the amazon version rather than the home pod. > > > -Original

Re: Migrating to a new iMac

2018-01-31 Thread dan d.
Wih the backups in place wait until the current machine breaks. For the vast majority of whatt people do that machine is fine, which can also be said for an osx older then that one. The constant urge to have the latest beyond what one needs has always been in my mind somewhat irrational. On

Location of data on a hard drive

2018-02-14 Thread dan d.
Hello listers, I have a 1t mac hardrive which I split into two partitions. With the first partition containing the os and other data is the data stored nearer the center or the edge of a platter?. How is this os location affected if there are multiple platters? Thanks. -- XB -- The

RE: Location of data on a hard drive

2018-02-17 Thread dan d.
he middle or the edge of a fusion drive? > > Trick question by the way. > > -Original Message- > From: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com > [mailto:macvisionaries@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of dan d. > Sent: Friday, 16 February 2018 8:49 AM > To: Tim Kilburn <k

Re: How do you edit markup? e.g. html?

2018-02-20 Thread dan d.
The nano text editor that comes by default in terminal with a mac works fine for html markup and other coding. Many of its features are intended for markup. For the sighted it has color coding for markup coding generally. There are more recent versions of nano one can get from macports and

Re: Mark on Echo

2018-02-20 Thread dan d.
Alexa can create custom music play lists also from individual recordings, these were called custom mixes in the days of cassette tape. Amazon has a general music service and a more advanced one with the prime users music service. There is in addition to that a paid service for access to all

Another warning: Don't convert your Time Machine volume from HFS to APFS

2018-02-23 Thread dan d.
https://www.macworld.com/article/3252819/storage/dont-convert-your-time-machine-volume-from-hfs-to-apfs.html#tk.rss_all -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if

Re: Location of data on a hard drive

2018-02-15 Thread dan d.
data beyond that. This is to give the drive the quickest > access to the system files when needed. Since the first partition contains > your MacOS, then this behaviour should be maintained. > > Later... > > Tim Kilburn > Fort McMurray, AB Canada > > On Feb 14, 2018, at 20:23, dan d.

RE: I cut the cord

2018-02-25 Thread dan d.
There are a number of devices and some tv's which allow streaming netflicks and hulu and amazon video content and some other sources. These have tv shows and movies. They all have speech. These streaming services are done on demand for around $10 per month each so recording them is not

Watch out! macOS High Sierra could format your Time Machine drive using APFS, and that's not good

2017-12-26 Thread dan d.
https://www.macworld.com/article/3240968/storage/watch-out-macos-high-sierra-could-format-your-time-machine-drive-using-apfs-and-thats-not-good.html# -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the

How to: Check iPhone battery health, DIY replace, and speed up performance

2017-12-21 Thread dan d.
https://9to5mac.com/2017/12/20/how-to-replace-iphone-battery-speed-up-performance/ -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is

iPhones start slowing down after a year of use, and that's way too soon

2017-12-20 Thread dan d.
Ios software starts to slow cpu and gpu speeds. https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/12/20/16803190/iphone-slowdown-is-needed-but-also-a-problem -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about

How to check if Apple is slowing down your iPhone

2018-01-03 Thread dan d.
http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-check-if-apple-slowing-down-your-iphone-2018-1 -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is

iPhone battery health: How to check it on your own

2018-01-03 Thread dan d.
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/iphone-battery-health-how-to-check-it-on-your-own/ -- XB -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is

Apple is reportedly doing away with free headphone jack dongles

2018-08-04 Thread dan d.
https://mashable.com/2018/08/04/apple-free-dongle-rumors/ -- XB m -- The following information is important for all members of the Mac Visionaries list. If you have any questions or concerns about the running of this list, or if you feel that a member's post is inappropriate, please

Re: How do I clear Terminal?

2018-08-14 Thread dan d.
ut the VO modifier and > you are on the [myname] prompt you can review and edit prior commands. This > is entirely different from the terminal buffer > . > > On Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 11:35 AM dan d. wrote: > > > The terminal has a buffer wich stores previous commands for reus

Re: using interval timer during work-outs?x

2018-08-12 Thread dan d.
acticalityOn Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 'Donna Goodin' via MacVisionaries wrote: > Yeah, I hate buying apps without knowing first that they're accessible, but I > may just have to do that. > Cheers, > Donna > > > On Aug 12, 2018, at 6:29 AM, 'Alex Hall' via MacVisionaries > > wrote: > > > > The default

Re: How do I clear Terminal?

2018-08-13 Thread dan d.
The terminal has a buffer wich stores previous commands for reuse if desired. Using arrow up will revisit those commands in reverse order. This can be cleared by cmd+k and/or cmd+option+k. The second is more extensive. There will be a vo announcement of the outcome. When in terminal from the

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