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Sharing a Computer with a Sighted Person

If CakeTalking or Sibelius Speaking is used on a computer that is also used by a sighted person you may run into some problems that deal with certain Windows settings that are required for CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking. There are also SONAR and Sibelius settings that will affect CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking.

Here are some ideas that will allow everyone to be happy:

  • By using separate Windows login names you can preserve all your SONAR and Sibelius settings that are needed for CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking. Many important Windows settings will also be saved. Separate Windows login names should be set up before installing CakeTalking or Sibelius Speaking because their installation programs make registry and Start menu entries for the current user only!
  • By using Multires you can set your screen resolution at login time or at any time. Some sighted people (like the author) like to use screen resolutions that are higher then those that are needed for CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking.
  • Many of the Windows settings that are necessary for the proper operation of CakeTalking and Sibelius Speaking are preserved with different login names but we have not tested them all. It may be necessary to ask the sighted person leave certain Windows settings alone.

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