[audio-pals] Re: Self Teaching on the iMac

  • From: Thomas McMahan <shadowmonstrosity@xxxxxxx>
  • To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:39:00 -0500

Okay if you have an app that says not responding, or doesn’t seem to be, do 
command option escape.  That brings up othintication window.  If you can’t find 
it you may have to go into the window chooser to find the othintication window 
that is VO keys f2 twice, the f2 that is while holding down the VO keys.  
Interact in the table in othintication, find the app, then back out.  You don’t 
have to click the app, then click force quit.  A dialog will come up tell it to 
force quit again and it will force it.  That can also relaunch finder for you 
too.  Strangely enough sometimes you may have to do it.  

As for flash installers and updates, those are a pain.  Just use your tab key 
to find the function you want it to do, then try either your return key or 
spacebar.  Using the VO spacebar doesn’t seem to work.  Same with stuff 
involving Java both of those are problematic.  They are both also in 
accessibility of your system preferences.  Why they are there I don’t know, but 
they have been since Mavericks came out.  

In fact with Java to check i think it opens up the Java window and you then 
have to do VO m to see the apple menu then you have it check for updates.  Even 
if you set these things to automatically update, they don’t always do it, or it 
might be a day later than when it comes out, although since you live in the 
Eastern time zone, maybe not.  A buddy of mine in Ohio gets his updates ahead 
of me over 90% of the time.  Sometimes mine are almost a day later if I just 
wait for them.  So when he tells me of an update then I go check sometimes they 
are available and sometimes they aren’t.  

On Aug 13, 2014, at 1:48 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I found the one that shuts down the computer quickly by accident. I had the 
> help keys on going through those keys trying to figure everything out. I 
> thought maybe the mute key had been activated, then I realized the computer 
> had been shut down. I am in the process of trying to install Adobe Flash 
> Player, but it doesn’t seem to be taking. At one time I had about three flash 
> player installers on the computer *LOL*. Then I got it narrowed down to one. 
> However, when I go to the html window I make my selection and then I click 
> next and nothing seems to be happening. I could have kicked myself one time. 
> I waited and waited, I hit the next button a few times without any success. 
> So, after a while I decide to shut down the window and it quits but not 
> before telling me that Adobe was 90% installed. I have found the force shut 
> down keys to if a program is not responding.
> From: audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:audio-pals-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Thomas McMahan
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:38 PM
> To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Self Teaching on the iMac
> Command q.  Command w closes windows sometimes, command q the app, don’t need 
> vo keys for everything there are key commands universal to mac as well.  
> Control option command eject for example is a fast way to power off your 
> machine.  Handy if a storm is coming up fast.  I know those don’t happen 
> often where you live, but lightning where you live can reach fast.  That 
> avoids the dialogs etc.  If your phone is hooked on the machine at same time 
> you will hear it blip as it switches over to battery power and that is a good 
> confirmation that the machine is off, besides the lack of VO and the click on 
> your volume controls of course.  
> On Aug 13, 2014, at 7:41 AM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey Tom,
>    I know that pressing VO keys and I believe shift with the letter q or just 
> VO keys and the q key shuts down the programs, but it shuts down everything 
> including voiceover. Is there a way to close out programs without shutting 
> down voiceover?  

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