[BCAB] Moto G

Eleanor Roberts eleanor.roberts01 at googlemail.com
Sat Aug 22 12:06:20 BST 2015

Hi Pele 

Thanks so much for all that incredibly useful information. Couple of questions though. 

Firstly, what is the easiest way to get to the Talkback settings, as I'm struggling with these jestures too? 

Secondly, which menu do I need to go in to have things displayed as lists instead of  circles, and how do I get to taht menu? 

Thirdly, how do I check that all my updates are automatically turned on? 

Thanks so much again and any help/advice from anyone would be much appreciated. 


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> On 22 Aug 2015, at 11:56, Pele West <pele.west at west-home.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi Eleanor
> I bought a Moto G phone some time ago and have to confess that I do not
> like touch screens very much. One seems to have to do so much to achieve
> so little. I have eased the problem by buying a Bluetooth keyboard, but
> it is still necessary to touch the screen sometimes.
> I don't know how you mute speech. The only way I know of getting it to
> speak again is to press the Power button for about 15 seconds until the
> phone vibrates. This causes it to reboot and speech should be restored.
> There is a screenreader called Shine. I have not tried it but it is
> available from the Play Store.
> There is a website called Inclusive Android which has lots of
> information to get you going.
> One thing I found useful in the latest version of Talkback: Talkback has
> these angled gestures which I could not get the hang of. Now it is
> possible to redefine gestures in the menu. I swipe up to achieve on
> context menu and swipe down to achieve the other. Also, these menus
> appear on the screen as circles with Cancel in the middle. It is
> possible to change them to lists in the Talkback menu.
> I have installed an app called Total Commander to manage my files. It is
> a bit like Windows Explorer.
> I have installed Typemail for e-mail, but have not used this much. I
> know some people prefer Aquamail or K9.
> I have installed Nova Launcher to enable me to arrange the icons on my
> home screen. There are other such programs including Apex and Big
> Launcher that I know some people like.
> There are people with much more knowledge than me, but if I can help any
> more, let me know.
> Pele West
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