Pictures In The Conversation

Discussion in 'Help Requests' started by Ina I. Wonder, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Ina I. Wonder

    Ina I. Wonder Very Well-Known Member
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    Ok good people, maybe this isn't even possible, but a couple of times I've wanted to insert a picture when having a private conversation. But this tech zombie is batting 100% in the Ooops department. Can this be done or not? HELP!
     
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    if you mean posting a picture in a PM @Ina I. Wonder ..yes absolutely you can...I've sent you a Pm to show you..

    You just do it in the same way as you would on the forum
     
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    Are you doing this from your iPad, @Holly Saunders ? I can't find any place to add a file picture from the photostream when I am sending a PM to someone from this forum. When I click "more options", all it does is let me preview the answer. I looked at all of the little buttons at the top, and I can see how to send a picture that has a URL, but not one that is a file.
    PLease explain ! !
     
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    No @Yvonne Smith , I'm doing it from my desktop... not tried it from my Ipad..
     
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    I remain fortunate to the extent that I have only my trusty old laptop with it's sticking keys which drive me nuts!
    Frank
     
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    I have a nice touch-screen Dell desktop that I bought about a year and a half ago, but if I use that one you people wouldn't hear from me. :confused: :rolleyes: I can only sit straight upright for about an hour, and then the nerve damage in my spine causes my arms and legs go numb. I have to recline enough to take the pressure of my spine, so I use my iPad most of the time.

    I admit if I go out, it goes with me since it's cellular. :D
     
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    You can get a new keyboard at Walmart cheap... Think mine was $11 few years ago.
     
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    Have they come up with replaceable keyboards for laptops @Gloria Mitchell ? I haven't used a laptop for a least 6 years, if the keyboard was malfunctioning, it was off to the computer repair shop. :)
     
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    As long as the laptop has bluetooth capabilities, I think that there is no reason that you could not use a bluetooth external keyboard just like we use for our iPads, @Ina I. Wonder .
    If Gloria says that they have replacement keyboards for laptops now, then they probably do have those, too. Although I can't imagine any reason to want to use one (laptop) personally....
    I think that @Frank Sanoica has a great excuse to get himself an iPad !
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell
    How would I go about detaching the keyboard and disconnecting it, preparatory to it's replacement? Consult with a Geek?
    Frank
     
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    @Yvonne Smith
    Over and over I hear and see the term "Bluetooth, but remain still ignorant of the of the meaning and intent. My wife thinks it is a method used to listen to broadcasts such as music. Is an iPad a "Smartphone", or is that simply a trade-name?
    Frank
     
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    Frank forgive me I am an idiot ... just now realized you said laptop- I was thinking desktop...either way, but if you take in they can change it for you.
     
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    Bluetooth (basic explanation) is a remote way of connecting two devices together using UHF, similar to how a shortwave radio works. The odd name is because it was named after a king named Harold Bluetooth, who united two parts of Denmark.
    It is a good way to connect a wireless keyboard to a computer, tablet, or smartphone; but you can also connect speakers or headphones this way, as well as other devices.
    My fitness tracker connects with my smartphone by bluetooth and tells me how many steps I have taken, and you just pair/connect the two devices, and then they can share info.

    My iPad has a bluetooth keyboard which is in a soft leather case, and it looks almost like a laptop when the iPad is in the keyboard case.
    The iPad is almost 13" diagonally; so it is close to the size of some laptops, but a lot lighter weight, and way more versatile.
    A smartphone is the name for any phone that can go online and be used like a miniature computer. A tablet is the name for a device that is larger than a smartphone, and goes online like a computer; but (usually) does not have the capability of being a phone as well. My iPad can be used as a phone if I wished; but I don't do that.
    Plus, by connecting with the camera, I can have a video phone call with another person who also has an iPad or iPhone if I wanted to do that.
    Here is a picture of my iPad in its case (which is removable if I don't need the keyboard).
    IMG_636.jpg
     
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    I haven't seen you back in this thread, @Frank Sanoica . Did you check to see if you can replace the keyboard in your laptop yet ? I saw some on amazon that looked like they were replacements for a laptop; so it might be possible. Otherwise, a bluetooth one might be the easiest and cheapest. You can just lay it right over top of the non-functioning keyboard.
    Bluetooth...... see explanation above.
     
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    Unless the keyboard on a laptop is physically damaged or has been spilled on, you might try removing the battery, and after 5 or 10 minutes put it back in and start it up. Something about returning it to default settings. Replacement keyboards must match model of laptop, and you tube tutorials are around.
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell
    I forgive unconditionally, Gloria, but will not forgive calling yourself idiot........so.....anyhoo, I am in reality the idiot for being discretionally unable to navigate computer-land to any really useful degree!
    Frank
     
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    @Yvonne Smith @Joe Riley " Unless the keyboard on a laptop is physically damaged...."
    It may be. I have pried up and off individual letter keys which were sticking in the down position- the means of springing them is ridiculously designed, and inserted tiny pieces of spongy door-seal material. That works well for quite a long time. Right now, I again have several needing attention. If I knew for a fact that this keyboard communicates by wireless, and not wiring concealed in the hinges, I'd simply cut them off!
    Frank
     
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    @Frank Sanoica the position for Tech Zombie 2nd. place is still open if you'd care to claim it. :p Of course I remain in 1st, place. :D
     
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    @Frank Sanoica If it has a free USB port, get a cheap corded USB keyboard ($10 or less) from walmart. Just one word of caution... both keyboards can operate simultaneously.

    Edit: You can also get wireless keyboards etc.
     
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    Have I learned anything from reading these posts? I don't think so. If I want to post a photo from my iMac photo album into say tall tales and down right lies, how can I do it. Now I know Joe post lots of photos and I've seen a number from Frank ( who has posted similar to what I want to do). Can anyone spell this out for me in plain english (please speak slowly). That you to anyone for any help you may can give me. When it comes to technology, Frank, I am not an idiot but awful close to it. Come a day, come a day, help me somebody.
     
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    Not familiar with iMac, so did some research and came up with this youtube video...
    In the video, he opens up a text edit, but a post in a comment on this website is the essentially the same thing...
    Give it a try.
     
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    One of the reasons why it can be difficult to tell someone precisely how to do something is that we're not all using the same type of computers. Some of us are using Windows computers, others are using Macs, and quite a few are using various types of tablets, and perhaps even cell phones. Some of us use a mouse, others a trackpad, and others a touch-type operation.

    We both have an iMac, so the only difference might be that you may use a mouse while I use a trackpad. Since I also have a MacBook, it's easier for me than to have to go back and forth between a trackpad and a mouse.

    The quickest way to add a photo to a forum post is to drag and drop it. Using a trackpad, I would place my cursor over the image that I want to add, press down, drag the image to the posting area (after having clicked into it to begin the post), and then release my finger from the trackpad. Even that isn't so simple when it come to explaining things, because some people have their trackpads set up to require two or three fingers on the trackpad. Using a mouse is similar, I think, although it's been years since I have used a mouse for anything.

    I believe there's a way to drag and drop on a touch-type device, such as a tablet computer but I don't have an iPad and haven't tried to add a photo from either my iPhone or my Kindle Fire.

    A simpler (as far as understanding how it's done) way to do it is the begin your post, then click the button that reads "Upload a File." A box will pop up that will allow you to choose the file (photo) that you want to add. Find it, click it once, then click the "Choose" button, and it will upload. Once it has uploaded, you can decide whether you want to display a "Thumbnail" image or the "Full Image" by clicking the appropriate button.

    To change the size of a photo using an iMac, you can click on it and it should show the photo in "Preview." You can also change the size in Preview, no complicated photo editing required.
     
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