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Microsoft - bouquet of thanks
This is just a flying visit this morning 😃. May I ask the Moderator to send my thanks to the team that sent me the email concerning my suggestion of sound clips for notifications. The team responded by providing really good information and I will try out some time today. If successful, I will let my colleagues, friends et al know that this function is available. 🤩 So, my experience on this platform is - if you have an idea/suggestion/comment (respectful ones), Microsoft listens and helps - really whizzo of the team 🤩😎💜
Windows 10 - create a desktop icon? Help please 😀
When I used Windows 7 I could easily create an icon for my desktop. I do not seem to be able to do that now. Desktop icons are very helpful and speed up the connect process. My bot (computer) is an HP Combi and is currently operating in tablet mode. I have tried the process of using themes but was not successful. Any suggestions? Many thanks PS - I understand that Microsoft Edge doesn't allow desk-top shortcuts to be created. Have to revert several clicks to get to a website 🤔
Intro to Windows Community
Be part of the Windows Community! Anita George, Windows Community program lead, shares what it's about.
Six ways Minecraft can help kids and adults learn
Seems a lot of kids - and many adults - are playing Minecraft. Why? Beneath its blocky appearance is a sophisticated and fun game that any age can learn from.
Windows 10 S May 2019 Update?
So I have had some security issues recently. I bought a new laptop PC specifically with windows 10 S. I see a lot of threads downplaying it’s functionality/usefulness - but for me, in this moment, the more secure the better. When I went to update my new laptop, it stopped updating at the 1809 windows update. Is there a 1903 windows update coming for S or is that only if I convert to windows 10 Home? I’d like to avoid conversion until/if I feel it truly necessary .. but would also like the latest windows features and updates. Any news/info? Thanks for any reply!
Inclusion for all disabilities 🤩💯✔
Many contributors on this platform recognise and applaud the 'Ease of Access' features on Windows 10. Microsoft teams are to be congratulated 👏 with a personal thank you for me. From my very latest experience helping another visually impaired User to use Word in particular the screen reader and Narrator, I have the impression (I could be wrong) that marketing/raising awareness to disabled users could and should be improved. By way of explanation, the other day, I was able to assist a colleague to create a simple Word document. Imagine please 😊 'Anne' sitting at her desktop with the landline telephone stuck to my ear and my colleague doing the same in her own home. Although it was a prolonged process, I was able to help her discover some of the basic features such 'read aloud' and Narrator. When I discussed this experience with a community group, some people that they were 'afraid of breaking their computers' and not being adventurous enough because they were unsure of what they were doing. Something about technophobia perhaps. I replied that they would have to hit their computers with a very heavy item to break them. I also mentioned that operating systems are usually reliable and have their internal routines to resolve faults/errors. One person said that computers are an enigma to him. I replied that it is an enigma to me at times 😊 🤣. But, there was a general sense from this conversation that computer technology was for the 'clever people' and those who had all their faculties. I disavowed that presumption with my colleagues/acquaintances. Quite strongly actually. But it has made me think about how we can change this 'perception'. So, I am challenging Microsoft (respectfully of course 🤩😊) to comprehensively engage with users who have disabilities ; raising their awareness of the opportunities that information technology affords. FAO Moderator - please do not hesitate to socialise this with MS colleagues. Many thanks all 🙏😊
How can MS Surface Duo help a person with Adult ADHD?
Accessibility & Benefit; Surface Duo for Adult ADHD person: .. ADHD is a personal difference and disability recognized by the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). ADHD from childhood often carries into adulthood, with various potential symptom changes for each person as they age. As an example, the Hyperactivity component of ADHD may decrease somewhat while Attention Deficit remains a continual serious problem. In such as case, the adult medical diagnosis may evolve to ADHD - Inattentive Type. The "Inattentive Type" designation highlights the primacy of the "Attention Deficit" issues over Hyperactivity. .. Many advertisements and future projections show ever ubiquitous technology helping people be organized, remember everything, meet deadlines, having information at the fingertip and generally be a superstar at work and home (some exaggeration maybe, but not much). The person with ADHD would settle for some of this today. A roadblock lies in the circle of new technology assessment, purchase, learning, making application and actual realization of the benefit. Obviously requiring attention to reach implementation and true benefit, the ADHD person can experience frustration before any realization benefit; or before purchase for that matter. .. Surface Duo could be ever ubiquitous, carried constantly like any phone. It could provide more screen space for use and clarity. With earbuds it could provide private audio queues and information. But the real problem Did Not Change. What helps the roadblock of knowing it will not be a waste of money? What provides the realization of actual benefit, beyond just making a phone call, snapping a pic, and searching the web (we can do that with a much cheaper phone). .. ADHD related issues are also exacerbated with age, amplifying the challenges and putting realization of benefit that much further out of reach. If the Surface Due is a benefit, show people how, precisely with detail; otherwise it is only another expensive phone.
*Adhd/ADD What tools do you use and recommend? Android/win10
Android and WIN.10, like me What keeps you productive, and on-track with tasks & deadlines, etc, both personal and work-related. -Macros...? applets...? ..widgets? I have ADD, and i tend to forget about things and start way to many projects at once, you know :) I could say having all things synced with google & microsoft helps alot, but not enough.
What have you learned from Windows Community this year?
What have you learned from Windows Community this year? What would you like to know more about?
FAO Moderator 😀
Good Morning Moderator May I request that you forward this posting to the Insider Team responsible for restoring Narrator on my system. I am appreciative. In fact, I will go further, I am profoundly 🤗grateful. I ask that the team accept my comments in earnest. 🙏 I now sense that I have re-joined the world and my computer and I are 'One'. *Anne jumps up and down and waves arms like palm trees - she is very happy* 🌴🌴🌴 I will send the same feedback via the Insider Programme.
AI for Accessibility. Microsoft is committed to revolutionizing access to technology for people living with disabilities—impacting employment and quality of life for more than a billion people in the world.
Microsoft accessibility features. There is no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all who use it. Read on to find out how people at home, school, and work can achieve more with the built-in accessibility tools and features in Microsoft technologies.
Windows 10 Accessibility Features. Windows 10 brings meaningful innovation to all people, whether you have a disability, a personal preference, or a unique work style. With a robust set of built-in and third-party accessibility features, Windows 10 lets you choose how to interact with your screen, express ideas, and get work done.
Ability Summit is a two-day, free digital event experience that brings together people with disabilities, allies, and accessibility professionals to Imagine, Build, Include, and Empower the future of disability inclusion and accessibility. On-demand video content coming soon.