Friday, August 7, 2020

Computer Class Notes 8-6-2020

CCleaner FYI
CCleaner has been flagged as a potentially unwanted software by Microsoft Defender recently because of its bundling of other software offers in its installer. While the offered software is legitimate, e.g. Google Chrome and Avast Antivirus may be offered, it may lead to users installing software on their devices that they don't want.

Firefox users who run the CCleaner on their systems may have noticed that extension settings are removed after running the program. The issue affects all recent versions of CCleaner and devices with Firefox 79 or newer installed.

CCleaner is a controversial tool. It is highly popular and widely used by Windows users to clean temporary files, but it may also cause system issues depending on how it is used, and it had its fair share of privacy-related issues in the past.

Edge Warning
Edge browser crashes if you use Google as your default search engine. If you have Google set as the default engine and try to type in the search bar, the browser may crash. The problem is related to “Search Suggestions” and when that API is called, the browser crashing instantly. If you have been experiencing this issue, you can navigate to edge://settings/search and turn off the feature as a workaround.

Webinar vs Podcast
They are both usually free and available for download at any time. The main differences between a webinar and a podcast are: Webinars are multimedia, meaning they contain both audio and video, while podcasts normally include only audio. Webinars are mostly held in real-time, while podcasts are usually pre-recorded.

Also, webinars can be two with applications like Zoom. Or they just be like watching a YouTube teaching video. A podcast is like a talk radio show.

Should We Install All Updates For Glary?
I do because I run Glary often and use it to shut down at might. If you are only using it once a week along with the other maintenance programs suggested (SAS, MB), then use to update all three. Do say yes to updating the database if suggested before running all three of those. Just be careful you do not (when not using the ninite update) download additional programs along with the one you are wanting.

AOL contacts suddenly went out of alphabetical order

Click the down/up arrow to sort by lastname, firstname

How To Find Any Particular Info In An Easy Way
KISS or keep it short and simple. The more you put into the search engine the less your find. Use quotes to group words, use site search to narrow down to one TLD, use - to keep a word out of the search.

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search
Google Search’s learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still, all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of tricks up its sleeve. Here’s an overview of some of the most useful Google search tricks, from basic tips to new features just recently released.

Show me a way to have the PC save my passwords
When signing on to a website, check the Remember box. When a popup appears asking if it should save the password, click yes.

How to use the print screen on my dell and android cell phone
On your PC, Win+PrtScr will place a .png image file in your Pictures/Screenshots folder

On an Android cell phone:
Open the screen that you want to capture.

Depending on your phone: Press and hold the Power + Volume down buttons at the same time for a few seconds. If that doesn't work, press and hold the Power button for a few seconds. Then tap Screenshot.

At the top of the screen, you'll find Screenshot capture.

I want to talk an email instead of typing
On your cell phone go into your email and press the picture of the microphone at the bottom of your screen. This turns on the speech to text option. Just talk and your words will appear as though you typed them.

Tech For Seniors Recap with From Donna Whalen

National Park picture contest
Here's the link to the National Park Service photo contest

Apple Class Action Lawsuit

2G and 3G networks will be shutting down in 2021 and 2022. Be prepared to move to a new 4G or 5G phone if you want to continue your phone service. The smartphones will still work on WiFi but you will not have phone service through your carrier’s cell phone network.

How to navigate tabs in Google Chrome with the keyboard
Most Chromium-based web browsers follow the default design when it comes to displaying tabs in the browser's address bar. The browser reduces the size of tab icons the more tabs you open in the browser but will come to a breaking point eventually.

How to Delete a Comment on Facebook
If you've ever faced the panic of posting a comment on Facebook that you didn't mean to post, then you know how important it is to know how to delete a comment on Facebook.

Enable Extensions Menu

Are too many Chrome extensions cluttering up your toolbar and menu? Google’s working on a solution for that. The new Extensions menu provides a place for all your extensions in one combined toolbar icon. It’s available today behind a flag.

How to Set Default File Drag and Drop Behavior on Windows 10
Windows has two default actions when you drag and drop a file or folder into a new destination in File Explorer: copy or move, depending on the target. However, there’s a hidden Registry hack that lets you change the default behavior in Windows 10.

Kid-Friendly Websites for Free Arts and Crafts Activities for Children
Children need to learn, play, and stay active for well-rounded growth. These free websites for activities, crafts, and arts for kids will ensure they stay occupied while growing their skills and knowledge.

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