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Re: Sharing audio from phone to computer (version 2004 only)

Simon Jaeger
 

Also, I do have an older 2012 desktop that I've maxed out with upgrades, and I have a $12 Avantree receiver plugged into it for various reasons. If I cared enough about this feature, I would think the cost of an adapter or perhaps even a proper Bluetooth card would be worth it.

On 10/16/2020 7:56 AM, Hamit Campos wrote:
h yeah you're right Steve. How ever any modern desktop for better or worse will have 1. I say for better or worse because sometimes these for what ever reason aren't so good and you loose signel too easely.

On 10/16/2020 10:38 AM, Steve Dresser via groups.io wrote:
Simon,

At the risk of stating the obvious, this only works if your machine has a Bluetooth receiver, which many desktops do not. I'd hate to see someone download and install the software only to find that it didn't do anything.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Jaeger
Sent: October 16, 2020 00:06
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Sharing audio from phone to computer (version 2004 only)

Hi all,

I got very bored yesterday and decided to pair my phone to my laptop to see what would happen. Not long after, I noticed a device in the recording tab of sound properties with the following name:

Line; Simon's iPhone SE A2DP SNK


A2DP is a common Bluetooth protocol used for stereo audio; it's what many headsets and speakers still use today. The fact I had a recording device named after my iPhone suggested that it would let me stream audio from my phone to the computer, somehow. I tried going to the context menu and hitting connect, which is a thing you can do with some Bluetooth devices; unfortunately this didn't work. After a bit of googling, I found that you have to install a third-party app to make this happen, though i'm not certain why. it's called Bluetooth Audio Receiver, and you can get it from the Microsoft store.


So, the steps are as follows:

1. Pair your phone with your computer (you can initiate this from either the phone or computer).

2. Download Bluetooth Audio Receiver.

3. Open Bluetooth Audio Receiver, press enter on your device in the list, and find the "open connection" button.


That's it! Your phone audio should now come through the computer.
Unfortunately this does not include phone calls, but it does include
system sounds, screen-readers, and any audio you decide to play on the
phone, such as Spotify, books, or podcasts. I think this is pretty
brilliant and I've been so much more attentive to my phone since
discovering it.


Interestingly, opening a connection from Bluetooth Audio Receiver seems
to do two things:

1. It does whatever black magic makes the Bluetooth audio connnection
work properly.

2. It enables "listen to this device" on the A2DP audio device I
discussed earlier, setting it to play back through the default audio
device in Windows.


If you're still paying attention this far in and you haven't picked up
on it already, there's one final bonus: Your phone audio is actually
sent through an input device on Windows. Not only can it be sent through
your default soundcard; it can also be recorded. If you have any content
on your iPhone that you'd like to record onto the computer, this is a
rough but effective way to do it. Just pair the phone and open the
connection as described above, set your recording app on Windows to
record from the A2DP device, and play the audio from your phone. I could
see this being useful for app and game demonstrations and so much more.


Let me know if you have questions/comments. It might help if you CC my
address; I don't always see list mail.


-Simon














Re: more questions about upgrading.

 

Hi,

It’s a system management software for Lenovo products.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of kitty hevener
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 2:12 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] more questions about upgrading.

 

What is vantage?

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Capelle
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 9:32 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; win10@groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] more questions about upgrading.

 

I like vantage.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of valiant8086
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 7:16 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; win10@groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] more questions about upgrading.

 

Hi.

 

You should let Vantage handle it. Between it and Windows update you should be golden. A recent update form Windows Update caused my Thinkpad T480s to run hot all the time and only get about 3 hours on battery. I reinstalled windows fresh and that solved it for about 3 weeks until windows update broke it again, having never installed vantage in the first place, so then I knew to blame windows update not vantage. So about 3 weeks of putting up with it, I gave up and installed vantage and checked for updates and it got some, solving the problem. it runs almost uncomfortably cold now and gets about 8 hours on battery active use.

 

That isn't to say don't let windows update do its thing, just my own experience and I won't be stopping windows update from doing its thing at this point.

 

Cheers:
Aaron Spears, AKA Valiant8086 General Partner at Valiant Galaxy Associates "we make (VERY GOOD AUDIOGAMES) for the blind comunity" http://valiantGalaxy.com

On 10/15/2020 11:12 PM, Mike Capelle wrote:

Hello, my Lenovo has drivers for my devices for win 10 2004 directly on there site, so, if I upgrade, wont vantage pick them up, and install them? Or should I manually downlload all of them, and install them? Or will they be installed when I do the upgrade?


Re: more questions about upgrading.

kitty hevener <khevener@...>
 

What is vantage?

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike Capelle
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 9:32 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; win10@groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] more questions about upgrading.

 

I like vantage.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of valiant8086
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 7:16 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; win10@groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] more questions about upgrading.

 

Hi.

 

You should let Vantage handle it. Between it and Windows update you should be golden. A recent update form Windows Update caused my Thinkpad T480s to run hot all the time and only get about 3 hours on battery. I reinstalled windows fresh and that solved it for about 3 weeks until windows update broke it again, having never installed vantage in the first place, so then I knew to blame windows update not vantage. So about 3 weeks of putting up with it, I gave up and installed vantage and checked for updates and it got some, solving the problem. it runs almost uncomfortably cold now and gets about 8 hours on battery active use.

 

That isn't to say don't let windows update do its thing, just my own experience and I won't be stopping windows update from doing its thing at this point.

 

Cheers:
Aaron Spears, AKA Valiant8086 General Partner at Valiant Galaxy Associates "we make (VERY GOOD AUDIOGAMES) for the blind comunity" http://valiantGalaxy.com

On 10/15/2020 11:12 PM, Mike Capelle wrote:

Hello, my Lenovo has drivers for my devices for win 10 2004 directly on there site, so, if I upgrade, wont vantage pick them up, and install them? Or should I manually downlload all of them, and install them? Or will they be installed when I do the upgrade?


Re: Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

Bill Powers
 

Brian,

 

I discovered a couple of years ago about the date created and date modified disparity. My W7 machine went south so took it to Best Buy. They cloned the drive so all my data was there. But when I looked at files I was going to open I saw the date created was 7/25/17 which ws the last time I had done a backup before the crash, but the date modified could be as far back as 9/9/99 or even older. I had always wondered why that could happen but now I know to trust the info more on the date modified which will tell me more about the age of thefile.

 

BP


Re: Optional updates?

 

Hi,
The "driver flood" is caused by a combination of OEM's and Microsoft, as pointed out by a Windows Latest article published today:
https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/10/15/microsoft-explains-why-windows-10-is-pushing-optional-drivers/

In short, the metadata info for a driver is stored inside an inf file, more so for drivers from vendors with additional OEM tweaks (say, an intel driver with HP tweaks added). As pointed out many times, the best source of drivers is the vendor's website.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Don H
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 7:55 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Optional updates?

For a couple of weeks now I have optional updates showing driver updates. There is one for a keyboard driver that I select to go ahead and install it. When I click install it says checking for updates and finds none. The optional driver is still there.

On 10/16/2020 9:46 AM, Roger Stewart wrote:
I'm still getting a View Optional Updates when I check the status of
updates. I thought that should have gone away with this month's
cumulative update. I usually never check or install optional updates
just for that reason--they'll be installed with the next cumulative
update. I'm just wondering what's going on here.


Roger









another brave question about the address bar

Casey <cwollner@...>
 

Hi in brave when using Jaws.

Is there A way when entering A web address like for example.


www.google.com


For it does have Jaws not say selected selected when entering something in to the address bar or not?

I have key echo turned off in Jaws so what can I change with either Jaws or brave to make this happen?

--
Casey


Re: Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

Micallef Michael at FITA
 

Find the audio file make right mouse click or press the context menu and hit enter on properties

 

 

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From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of JM Casey via groups.io
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 6:58 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [EXTERNAL] - Re: [win10] Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

 

Hi.

I don’t really think so, although someone should prove me wrong if that’s incorrect. Maybe some kind of third party tracking/backup system could do this.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: October 16, 2020 12:27 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

 

Hi.

 

To be honest, this is something I’m curious about. I get lots of music from a service, and I’d like to know when I got it. I am using details view, and I have the date created as my reference. Problem with that is if I move the file to another drive, the date changes to the time it was moved. Is there another date option that will work better?

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

 

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie


Re: Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

 

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 01:03 PM, JM Casey wrote:
You are creating a new file – with the old data.
-
Exactly.

And if you think about it, for a brand spankin' new file, whether that's created via download, or editing, or whatever, upon creation the creation date and last modified date are the same.

Then, if you edit/modify the file, but it is not copied and remains exactly where it started, the Date Modified will be updated and the Date Created will remain unchanged.  I have a lot of tutorials where the Date Modified is way more recent than the Date Created because I just keep editing them in place.

By contrast, I also have a number of files that have been copied to one or more places, but never touched as far as the contents being modified.  In those cases, the Date Modified remains the same on all of them and is whenever, way back when, they last had the content touched, while the Date Created shows the date that the copy came into existence, which is much more recent.

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

JM Casey
 

Interesting. I had sort of noticed this before and thought, ‘well that doesn’t really make sense does it?” and just forgot about it. But it actually does check out, now that I really think about it. You are creating a new file – with the old data.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: October 16, 2020 12:54 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

 

The answer to this is not reliably if you're using copy and paste to move things around rather than cut and paste.

But, what you're probably really looking for is the Date Modified date, which will remain unchanged, even for copies, if you haven't literally messed with the file contents with editing software.  If you add the Date Modified column to your Details View you will see that very often the Date Modified is ages before the date created when it comes to copied files.

I just copied a file that I'd previously copied on the 4th of October (so I'm calling the one from October 4th "the original" in this case).  The copy's date created is today, but the Date Modified on both the original and today's copy is in November 2018. 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

JM Casey
 

Hi.

I don’t really think so, although someone should prove me wrong if that’s incorrect. Maybe some kind of third party tracking/backup system could do this.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kevin Minor
Sent: October 16, 2020 12:27 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

 

Hi.

 

To be honest, this is something I’m curious about. I get lots of music from a service, and I’d like to know when I got it. I am using details view, and I have the date created as my reference. Problem with that is if I move the file to another drive, the date changes to the time it was moved. Is there another date option that will work better?

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

 

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie


Re: Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

 

The answer to this is not reliably if you're using copy and paste to move things around rather than cut and paste.

But, what you're probably really looking for is the Date Modified date, which will remain unchanged, even for copies, if you haven't literally messed with the file contents with editing software.  If you add the Date Modified column to your Details View you will see that very often the Date Modified is ages before the date created when it comes to copied files.

I just copied a file that I'd previously copied on the 4th of October (so I'm calling the one from October 4th "the original" in this case).  The copy's date created is today, but the Date Modified on both the original and today's copy is in November 2018. 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: more questions about upgrading.

matthew dyer
 

Matthew



I personalyy use windows update at lst on my el braille.  For exampl, I saw an optional update which were several intell driver updates which I promptly installed after installing  cu updases.  I think it just depends.



Hi,




On 10/16/2020 9:31 AM, Mike Capelle wrote:

I like vantage.

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of valiant8086
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 7:16 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io; win10@groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] more questions about upgrading.

 

Hi.

 

You should let Vantage handle it. Between it and Windows update you should be golden. A recent update form Windows Update caused my Thinkpad T480s to run hot all the time and only get about 3 hours on battery. I reinstalled windows fresh and that solved it for about 3 weeks until windows update broke it again, having never installed vantage in the first place, so then I knew to blame windows update not vantage. So about 3 weeks of putting up with it, I gave up and installed vantage and checked for updates and it got some, solving the problem. it runs almost uncomfortably cold now and gets about 8 hours on battery active use.

 

That isn't to say don't let windows update do its thing, just my own experience and I won't be stopping windows update from doing its thing at this point.

 

Cheers:
Aaron Spears, AKA Valiant8086 General Partner at Valiant Galaxy Associates "we make (VERY GOOD AUDIOGAMES) for the blind comunity" http://valiantGalaxy.com

On 10/15/2020 11:12 PM, Mike Capelle wrote:

Hello, my Lenovo has drivers for my devices for win 10 2004 directly on there site, so, if I upgrade, wont vantage pick them up, and install them? Or should I manually downlload all of them, and install them? Or will they be installed when I do the upgrade?


Is there a way that I can tell the date a file was first placed in my computer, even if it's moved to another location or drive?

Kevin Minor
 

Hi.

 

To be honest, this is something I’m curious about. I get lots of music from a service, and I’d like to know when I got it. I am using details view, and I have the date created as my reference. Problem with that is if I move the file to another drive, the date changes to the time it was moved. Is there another date option that will work better?

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

 

Kevin and Jilly the flying doggie


Re: What's the biggest M.2 SSD that I can get for my Asus Zenbook laptop?

Hamit Campos
 

Ah so they are different then. My bad. I knew they were in a way but couldn't remember well enough. So to be clear and thanks for reminding me Brian. All I was origenaly saying is that as far as I had remembered it was a connector or memory difference but for the person's need I couldn't really explain because and perhaps I misread the message I thought they thought M.2 NV ME was a type of SSD if you will. I guess then to an extent it is. Thanks for the reminder. I use to really be up on these things since I watched PC Perspective and they talk a lot about these things as it's a PC hardware show.

On 10/16/2020 12:04 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:46 AM, Hamit Campos wrote:
M.2 is a type of something. I think is it the memory? or the connection. It's not the SSD itself though.
-
You cannot separate the two.   An M.2 NVME SSD does, indeed, look more like a memory stick than a conventional disc drive, but that was simply an evolution in design.  SATA SSDs were developed so that you could "plug n' play" replace existing drives with SSDs.

I'm not saying that there are no differences, because there are, and M.2 NVME has significantly faster throughput.

But they're both solid state drives.  I'd say, by way of analogy, the difference between a SATA SSD and M.2 NVME SSD is akin to the difference between a 5200 RPM HDD and a 7200 RPM HDD.  Both SSD technologies are, at their heart, solid state devices just like both of the speeds of HDDs are, at their heart, spinning platter drives.

P.S.:  The drives I recently had fail were both SATA-type SSDs, Not M.2 NVME
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: What's the biggest M.2 SSD that I can get for my Asus Zenbook laptop?

 

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 11:46 AM, Hamit Campos wrote:
M.2 is a type of something. I think is it the memory? or the connection. It's not the SSD itself though.
-
You cannot separate the two.   An M.2 NVME SSD does, indeed, look more like a memory stick than a conventional disc drive, but that was simply an evolution in design.  SATA SSDs were developed so that you could "plug n' play" replace existing drives with SSDs.

I'm not saying that there are no differences, because there are, and M.2 NVME has significantly faster throughput.

But they're both solid state drives.  I'd say, by way of analogy, the difference between a SATA SSD and M.2 NVME SSD is akin to the difference between a 5200 RPM HDD and a 7200 RPM HDD.  Both SSD technologies are, at their heart, solid state devices just like both of the speeds of HDDs are, at their heart, spinning platter drives.

P.S.:  The drives I recently had fail were both SATA-type SSDs, Not M.2 NVME
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: What's the biggest M.2 SSD that I can get for my Asus Zenbook laptop?

Hamit Campos
 

M.2 is a type of something. I think is it the memory? or the connection. It's not the SSD itself though.

On 10/16/2020 11:41 AM, Mike Capelle wrote:

Is m.2 better than a ssd

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 10:01 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] What's the biggest M.2 SSD that I can get for my Asus Zenbook laptop?

 

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 09:07 AM, valiant8086 wrote:

I haven't failed a single ssd yet

-
Just as a data point to the readership, I had both Mushkin 1TB SSDs (I exchanged for the first one that failed, thinking it had to be a fluke) fail on me after less than 5 days of use, each.

I will admit that this is not characteristic of SSDs as a class, but there it is.  And when they go, they're gone.  They are also much harder, and more expensive, to recover data from as well.  As one of the techs who does data recovery for his living on another forum I haunt said of SSDs, "And less likely recoverable should they fail."

So the upshot here is, like it always is:  backup, backup, backup!!
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: What's the biggest M.2 SSD that I can get for my Asus Zenbook laptop?

Mike Capelle <mcap@...>
 

Is m.2 better than a ssd

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 10:01 AM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: Re: [win10] What's the biggest M.2 SSD that I can get for my Asus Zenbook laptop?

 

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 09:07 AM, valiant8086 wrote:

I haven't failed a single ssd yet

-
Just as a data point to the readership, I had both Mushkin 1TB SSDs (I exchanged for the first one that failed, thinking it had to be a fluke) fail on me after less than 5 days of use, each.

I will admit that this is not characteristic of SSDs as a class, but there it is.  And when they go, they're gone.  They are also much harder, and more expensive, to recover data from as well.  As one of the techs who does data recovery for his living on another forum I haunt said of SSDs, "And less likely recoverable should they fail."

So the upshot here is, like it always is:  backup, backup, backup!!
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: What's the biggest M.2 SSD that I can get for my Asus Zenbook laptop?

 

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 09:07 AM, valiant8086 wrote:
I haven't failed a single ssd yet
-
Just as a data point to the readership, I had both Mushkin 1TB SSDs (I exchanged for the first one that failed, thinking it had to be a fluke) fail on me after less than 5 days of use, each.

I will admit that this is not characteristic of SSDs as a class, but there it is.  And when they go, they're gone.  They are also much harder, and more expensive, to recover data from as well.  As one of the techs who does data recovery for his living on another forum I haunt said of SSDs, "And less likely recoverable should they fail."

So the upshot here is, like it always is:  backup, backup, backup!!
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.

       ~ Thomas H. Huxley (1876)


Re: Sharing audio from phone to computer (version 2004 only)

Hamit Campos
 

h yeah you're right Steve. How ever any modern desktop for better or worse will have 1. I say for better or worse because sometimes these for what ever reason aren't so good and you loose signel too easely.

On 10/16/2020 10:38 AM, Steve Dresser via groups.io wrote:
Simon,

At the risk of stating the obvious, this only works if your machine has a Bluetooth receiver, which many desktops do not. I'd hate to see someone download and install the software only to find that it didn't do anything.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: win10@win10.groups.io <win10@win10.groups.io> On Behalf Of Simon Jaeger
Sent: October 16, 2020 00:06
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Sharing audio from phone to computer (version 2004 only)

Hi all,

I got very bored yesterday and decided to pair my phone to my laptop to see what would happen. Not long after, I noticed a device in the recording tab of sound properties with the following name:

Line; Simon's iPhone SE A2DP SNK


A2DP is a common Bluetooth protocol used for stereo audio; it's what many headsets and speakers still use today. The fact I had a recording device named after my iPhone suggested that it would let me stream audio from my phone to the computer, somehow. I tried going to the context menu and hitting connect, which is a thing you can do with some Bluetooth devices; unfortunately this didn't work. After a bit of googling, I found that you have to install a third-party app to make this happen, though i'm not certain why. it's called Bluetooth Audio Receiver, and you can get it from the Microsoft store.


So, the steps are as follows:

1. Pair your phone with your computer (you can initiate this from either the phone or computer).

2. Download Bluetooth Audio Receiver.

3. Open Bluetooth Audio Receiver, press enter on your device in the list, and find the "open connection" button.


That's it! Your phone audio should now come through the computer.
Unfortunately this does not include phone calls, but it does include
system sounds, screen-readers, and any audio you decide to play on the
phone, such as Spotify, books, or podcasts. I think this is pretty
brilliant and I've been so much more attentive to my phone since
discovering it.


Interestingly, opening a connection from Bluetooth Audio Receiver seems
to do two things:

1. It does whatever black magic makes the Bluetooth audio connnection
work properly.

2. It enables "listen to this device" on the A2DP audio device I
discussed earlier, setting it to play back through the default audio
device in Windows.


If you're still paying attention this far in and you haven't picked up
on it already, there's one final bonus: Your phone audio is actually
sent through an input device on Windows. Not only can it be sent through
your default soundcard; it can also be recorded. If you have any content
on your iPhone that you'd like to record onto the computer, this is a
rough but effective way to do it. Just pair the phone and open the
connection as described above, set your recording app on Windows to
record from the A2DP device, and play the audio from your phone. I could
see this being useful for app and game demonstrations and so much more.


Let me know if you have questions/comments. It might help if you CC my
address; I don't always see list mail.


-Simon











Re: Optional updates?

Don H
 

For a couple of weeks now I have optional updates showing driver updates.  There is one for a keyboard driver that I select to go ahead and install it.  When I click install it says checking for updates and finds none.  The optional driver is still there.

On 10/16/2020 9:46 AM, Roger Stewart wrote:
I'm still getting a View Optional Updates when I check the status of updates.  I thought that should have gone away with this month's cumulative update.  I usually never check or install optional updates just for that reason--they'll be installed with the next cumulative update.  I'm just wondering what's going on here.


Roger







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