Q&A - 2023

 

PDF versions of the PowerPoint presentations, audio recordings of the associated discussions, and copies of the comments made in the Chat window, from the weekly Q&A sessions held in 2023 are available in the following listings.  Note that the individual sessions are listed in reverse chronological order.

December 20, 2023

Share - USB – Speed Test
Ask - Why does my computer freeze?
Share - Mouse Odometer
Share - Fraud Alerts
Share - Lynda’s musings on AI
Share - Presentations at the Ottawa Public Library
Ask - Hardware Recycling
 

20231227_PowerPoint.pdf (2.2 MB)

20231227_Audio.m4a (7.4 MB)

20231227_Chat.txt (7 KB)

December 20, 2023

Share - The right tool for the job
Share - ESUIT - Ad Blocker for Facebook
Ask - OneDrive’s little brown boxes
Share - Removing background with Photoscape X
Share - PacMan
 

20231220_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20231220_Audio.m4a (7.9 MB)

20231220_Chat.txt (8 KB)

December 6, 2023

Share - Ventoy – Multi-boot USB
Share - Quick Start Guide For Windows 11 Luddites
Share - Image background removal
Loonie Bits - Part 16 - dottotech
Share - FairStars CD Ripper
 

20231206_PowerPoint.pdf (1.7 MB)

20231206_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20231206_Chat.txt (11 KB)

Avoid package delivery scams!

November 29, 2023

Share - Avoiding scams
Share - Reducing JPG file sizes using Irfanview and RIOT
Ask - Why is BitDefender blocking?
Share - T-FORCE SSD’s
Share - Spot that fake USB drive
Follow-Up - Not so fast!
 

20231129_PowerPoint.pdf (2.4 MB)

20231129_Audio.m4a (7.7 MB)

20231129_Chat.txt (3 KB)

November 22, 2023

Share - Mouse stops working
Share - Wikipedia Editing 101 for All
Share - Cx File Explorer
Share - 'Tis the season
Update - Killed by Microsoft
Follow-Up - Lithium Batteries
Ask - Good quality hard drive?
Ask - Recommendation for tablet
 

20231122_PowerPoint.pdf (2.4 MB)

20231122_Audio.m4a (7.7 MB)

20231122_Chat.txt (6 KB)

November 15, 2023

Follow-Up - File and Folder Encryption
Share - Laptop battery-life problems
Stewart on Android - Spot the Station
Share - Button Mapper: Remap your keys
Share - Shutdown (no Root)
Share - Death of KC Softwares
Share - Can We Speed Up An Old Windows Computer? - Part 7
Loonie Bits - Part 15 - Simon d'Entremont
Ask - Moving Contacts
Share - USB Drive Share via Router
Share - Opera’s Introductory Sound
 

20231115_PowerPoint.pdf (1.9 MB)

20231115_Audio.m4a (7.3 MB)

20231115_Chat.txt (7 KB)

November 1, 2023

Follow-Up - File and Folder Encryption
Share - Importance of AI in security
Share - Can We Speed Up An Old Windows Computer? - Part 6
Share - Windows 11 2023 Update (23H2)
Share - OPCUG’s On-Line Resources
 

20231101_PowerPoint.pdf (1.4 MB)

20231101_Audio.m4a (7.7 MB)

20231101_Chat.txt (7 KB)

Chris without PowertToys!

October 25, 2023

Share - Backup Software
Share - Overcome Windows Setup Annoyances
Follow-Up - YouTube blocking ad blockers
Share - Grandparent Scam
Share - Photo Stamp Remover
Loonie Bits - Part 14 - Biometric authentication
Ask - Cable Internet dropping
Ask - Bell Email Locking
Ask - Repair shop spies
Share - Door-to-Door Repair Service
Share - Private browsing and DNS cache
Ask - Why did my print dialogue box change?
 

20231025_PowerPoint.pdf (2.9 MB)

20231025_Audio.m4a (7.8 MB)

20231025_Chat.txt (9 KB)

October 18, 2023

Share - Sleeping Dog
Share - AI images
Share - AI “confidently wrong”
Share - Book review by AI assistant
Share - Start Menu Tile Goes Dark
Share - Extending battery life
Follow-Up - Green bar of death
Share - Don’t give up
Share - Free Software
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 13 - Cyder.com
Follow-Up - PC Manager
 

20231018_PowerPoint.pdf (2.9 MB)

20231018_Audio.m4a (7.7 MB)

20231018_Chat.txt (6 KB)

October 4, 2023

Follow-Up - Deeplink
Share - YouTube blocking ad blockers!
Ask - Microphone – Is it on?
Share - Photo editing with Photoscape X - Part 4
Stewart on Android - Webcam for Windows (Mac or Linux)
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 12
Share - Can We Speed Up An Old Windows Computer? - Part 5
 

20231004_PowerPoint.pdf (2.0 MB)

20231004_Audio.m4a (7.5 MB)

20231004_Chat.txt (5 KB)

Photo-editing with Photoscape X

September 27, 2023

Follow-Up - “Type” Column in Windows Explorer
Follow-Up - Green bar of death
Follow-Up - Video DownloadHelper Update
Share - Photo editing with Photoscape X - Part 3
Ask - Change Linux Boot Menu
Share - Can We Speed Up An Old Windows Computer? - Part 4
 

20230927_PowerPoint.pdf (1.5 MB)

20230927_Audio.m4a (7.5 MB)

20230927_Chat.txt (6 KB)

September 20, 2023

Update - Microsoft PowerToys
Share - Photo editing with Photoscape X - Part 2
Share - BleachBit
Share - Disposable email addresses
 

20230920_PowerPoint.pdf (2.2 MB)

20230920_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20230920_Chat.txt (6 KB)

September 6, 2023

Smart Apps - All File Converter
Ask - Intel Graphics Command Center
Share - Photo editing with Photoscape X - Part 1
Share - Download YouTube Videos
Ask - WiFi coverage
Ask - Phone storage and backup
Ask - Android phone logs into Google
 

20230906_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20230906_Audio.m4a (8.2 MB)

20230906_Chat.txt (6 KB)

Auto-Start Programs

August 30, 2023

YouTubeTech - Qt C++ Tutorials
Follow-up - Music in PowerPoint slide show
Share - Selected Zoom Tips
Stewart on Android - Statista - the Web Site, the Myth, the Legend
Share - Can We Speed Up An Old Windows Computer? - Part 3
Share - When is an alert not a scam?
 

20230830_PowerPoint.pdf (2.5 MB)

20230830_Audio.m4a (7.9 MB)

20230830_Chat.txt (5 KB)

August 23, 2023

Share - Can We Speed Up An Old Windows Computer - Part 2?
YouTubeTech - Without Consent
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 11
Share - Same routine every day
Share - Using PowerPoint for memorials
Ask - PDF Conversion
 

20230823_PowerPoint.pdf (2.4 MB)

20230823_Audio.m4a (7.9 MB)

20230823_Chat.txt (5 KB)

August 16, 2023

Share - Block ads and trackers
Share - Cast Windows desktop to a TV
YoutubeTech - GadgetByte
Share - Deep Brain
Ask - Connecting to an LCD projector
Ask - Domaining
Ask - Chrome Authenticator
Share Lenovo mouse & keyboard
Share - Can We Speed Up An Old Windows Computer?
 

20230816_PowerPoint.pdf (765 KB)

20230816_Audio.m4a (7.2 MB)

20230816_Chat.txt (4 KB)

20230816_AI_DEMO.mp4 (3.6 MB)

August 9, 2023

Share - Not Spam?
Follow-Up - Paragon Backup & Recovery Community Edition
Follow-Up - Free on-demand Antivirus (AV)
Share - Printer MIC's (Machine Identification Codes)
YouTubeTech - briantong
Share - AI Hub
Android Tip - Adding a contact
Follow-Up - Microsoft PowerToys
Share - Stop Being Tracked Online
Share - Killed by Microsoft
 

20230809_PowerPoint.pdf (765 KB)

20230809_Audio.m4a (7.5 MB)

20230809_Chat.txt (4 KB)

August 2, 2023

Share - Q&A - A long History
Share - So, you want to be a programmer…?
Ask - Android Music Player
Ask - Disk Imaging
Ask - Brave windows
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 10
Ask - Potential virus?
Share - Hocus Focus
 

20230802_PowerPoint.pdf (2.3 MB)

20230802_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20230802_Chat.txt (6 KB)

Mouse Tales

July 26, 2023

Share - FreeFileSync – Part 4
Share - FreeFileSync – More Options
Stewart on Android - Google Lens
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 9
Follow-Up - Video DownloadHelper and iTunes
 

20230726_PowerPoint.pdf (1.4 MB)

20230726_Audio.m4a (8.4 MB)

20230726_Chat.txt (4 KB)

July 19, 2023

Share - So, you want to be a programmer…?
Chris’s Rants - Mini-rant: Microsoft is a bully
Share - YouTube Tech - 9To5
Share - Teleprompter For Video
Share - FreeFileSync - Part 3
Share - Mouse Tales
Share - Printing web pages
 

20230719_PowerPoint.pdf (3.0 MB)

20230719_Audio.m4a (8.2 MB)

20230719_Chat.txt (4 KB)

20230719_Teleprompter.mp4 (5.6 MB)

July 12, 2023

Share - Add Google Drive to File Explorer
Share - Edge now blocking spam web notifications
Share = Microsoft slogans
Share - Don’t F*** With Paste
Share - Brave memory saver setting
Share - YouTube Tech - Pocketnow
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 8
Share - FreeFileSync - Part 2
Share - TreeSizeFree
 

20230712_PowerPoint.pdf (1.7 MB)

20230712_Audio.m4a (7.4 MB)

20230712_Chat.txt (5 KB)

July 5, 2023

Ask - How to Stop Edge/Bing Opening
Share - FreeFileSync
Share - Recycling
 

20230705_PowerPoint.pdf (1.1 MB)

20230705_Audio.m4a (7.6 MB)

20230705_Chat.txt (7 KB)

20230705_Recycling.pdf (384 KB)

Destroying File History

June 28, 2023

Share - Google Groups and message delivery
Ask - Retrieving/Backing Up E-mail
Chris’s Rants - File History in Windows 11
Share - YouTube Tech - Stewart's Selections
 

20230628_PowerPoint.pdf (2.0 MB)

20230628_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20230628_Chat.txt (5 KB)

June 21, 2023

Follow-Up - Donating old tech
Ask - Are E-mail security alerts valid?
Ask - YouTube Tech
Share - Consumer Report – A Tale of Three Laptops
Ask - Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
Ask - Which free VM manager is recommended?
Share - File History Recommendations
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 6
Ask - Reliable VOIP?
 

20230621_PowerPoint.pdf (1.1 MB)

20230621_Audio.m4a (7.4 MB)

20230621_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20230621_TaleOfThreeLaptops.pdf (221 KB)

June 7, 2023

Ask - Deals on storage
Share - Password Manager Login
Share - VirusTotal Mobile
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 5
Share - Tom’s Loonie Links!
Follow-Up - ChatGPT and medical info
Share - ChatGPT News - Share links in ChatGPT
 

20230607_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20230607_Audio.m4a (8.1 MB)

20230607_Chat.txt (8 KB)

May 31, 2023

Ask - Long boot time
Ask - Unused printer
Follow-Up - ChatGPT - Too long, didn't read
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 4
Share - PowerToys - Latest Edition
Ask - AOMEI Backupper
 

20230531_PowerPoint.pdf (1.7 MB)

20230531_Audio.m4a (7.9 MB)

20230531_Chat.txt (7 KB)

May 24, 2023

Follow-Up - Red text with black underline in Microsoft Word
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 3
Share - Text formats in Thunderbird
Share - ChatGPT
 

20230524_PowerPoint.pdf (3.9 MB)

20230524_Audio.m4a (8.4 MB)

20230524_Chat.txt (7 KB)

May 17, 2023

Follow-Up - Optimizing Excel macros
Share - USB Charging Stations are a Menace!
Share - Loonie Bits - Part 2
Share - Change the default font in LibreOffice Writer
Computer Basics - Paging through websites
Share - Should We Fear AI?
Share - NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD - End of support
Share - Chris’s Rants: Vendor Support
 

20230517_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20230517_Audio.m4a (8.6 MB)

20230517_Chat.txt (7 KB)

May 3, 2023

Ask - Easy Website Creation
Share - Symbols galore
Share - Microsoft Store Updates
Share - Faster updates from Microsoft
Share - End of the line for feature updates
Share - Browser market share
Share - Cribbage JD
Share - HuggingChat
Share - Loonie Bits
Ask - Smartphones and Custom ROM’s
Ask - Facebook Messenger
Share - Typing (vs. Dictation)
 

20230503_PowerPoint.pdf (1.6 MB)

20230503_Audio.m4a (7.9 MB)

20230503_Chat.txt (8 KB)

Backup Power Sources

April 26, 2023

Follow-Up - Fixing Print Spooler Hangs
Update - Inverters, UPS’s, Backup Power Sources and So Much More
Follow-Up - VPN & network speed
 

20230426_PowerPoint.pdf (936 KB)

20230426_Audio.m4a (7.8 MB)

20230426_Chat.txt (8 KB)

20230426_BackupPower.pdf (664 KB)

April 19, 2023

Follow-Up - Any red flags here?
Follow-Up - A "Dirty Bit" may be set
Update - Fongo - Smartphone App
Share - Orleans Photo Club
Computer Basics - Continuous smooth scrolling
Ask - Passkeys/Credential Manager
Share - Tools in Microsoft Edge
Ask - Text options in PowerPoint
Stewart on Android - Stocard – Your digital wallet
Share - Reebee has Flipped!
Ask - Teams' conversations
Update - TunnelBear VPN
 

20230419_PowerPoint.pdf (2.8 MB)

20230419_Audio.m4a (8.6 MB)

20230419_Chat.txt (8 KB)

April 5, 2023

Follow-Up - Excel still saving to OneDrive!
Follow-Up - Replacing UPS batteries
Follow-Up - Faxing by PC for free
Follow-Up - Staying on Windows 7
Share - Revoking app permissions
Share - A better media creation tool
Share - Digital Best Practices
Share - Peppering
Ask - Blue oval notification in Twitter?
 

20230405_PowerPoint.pdf (2.0 MB)

20230405_Audio.m4a (7.6 MB)

20230405_Chat.txt (2 KB)

Rescuezilla

March 29, 2023

Ask - Why is there nothing wrong?
Share - Bill Gates on AI
Share - Windows Key Viewer
Follow-Up - Fraud Watch - Romance Scam
Update - Bing Discover icon in Edge
Share - Fixing Excel
Share - Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
 

20230329_PowerPoint.pdf (1.2 MB)

20230329_Audio.m4a (8.7 MB)

20230329_Chat.txt (7 KB)

March 22, 2023

Share - AutoSave in Excel 365
Share - Fraud Watch and AI
Computer Basics - Restarting without a mouse
Follow-Up - Surge Protectors
Share - Mobile data calculator
Ask - End User Licence Agreements (EULA)
Share - Chris’s Rants - Bing Discover icon in Edge
 

20230322_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20230322_Audio.m4a (8.1 MB)

20230322_Chat.txt (7 KB)

March 15, 2023

Follow-Up - Auto-update for LibreOffice
Follow-Up - Upgrade to Windows 10 for free
Follow-Up - New PowerToys
Ask - Selling On-line
Share - Quick Assist behaviour change
Share - CBC Lite
Share - Rescuezilla
Ask - Error message in Word
 

20230315_PowerPoint.pdf (2.0 MB)

20230315_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20230315_Chat.txt (7 KB)

March 1, 2023

Follow-Up - Degoo backs off…a little
Follow-Up - Blocking ads
Computer Basics - Windows Spotlight
Computer Basics - External USB Drive Formats
Computer Basics - Don’t be tricked
Software Update - Software Data Cable and LibreOffice
Share - Filing 2022 taxes
Share - TileIconifier
Ask - Google Chrome stopped working
 

20230301_PowerPoint.pdf (2.0 MB)

20230301_Audio.m4a (8.9 MB)

20230301_Chat.txt (7 KB)

Tweaking File History

February 22, 2023

Follow-Up - Chris’s rant - Windows 11 and File History
Computer Basics - Super-hidden files
Share - Minecraft Crocs
Ask - Browser extensions
Computer Basics - Zooming web pages
Stewart on Android - Sunbird (iMessage on Android)
Stewart on Android - Crypto Analogy: Coin Stats
Share - Controlling context menus
 

20230222_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20230222_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20230222_Chat.txt (5 KB)

February 15, 2023

Share - Tweaking File History
Share - Microsoft Edge & AI
Share - Changes at Degoo
Computer Basics - Windows Display Language
Share - Local accounts in Windows
Share - Canadian telecom big picture
Share - Internet Explorer… going, going, gone
 

20230215_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20230215_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20230215_Chat.txt (7 KB)

February 1, 2023

Ask - Do I need a VPN?
Ask - Where do I find Windows Accessories in Windows 11?
Tom on Android - Podcast Addict: Podcast player
Share - Cleanup Pictures
Share - Extended warranties
 

20230201_PowerPoint.pdf (2.7 MB)

20230201_Audio.m4a (8.0 MB)

20230201_Chat.txt (7 KB)

January 25, 2023

Share - Q&A Transcripts
Jeff on Android - Useful Smartphone Apps
Share - Fraud Watch - SMS text messages
Ask - Email impersonation
Share - Unwanted Phone Notification
Computer Basics - Keyboard shortcuts
Share - Windows 11 Moments
Share - A Conversation on Privacy and Public Space
Follow-Up - ChatGPT as a programmer
Share - PowerShell Overview
Share - Lenovo Smart Clock Possessed
 

20230125_PowerPoint.pdf (660 KB)

20230125_Audio.m4a (7.9 MB)

20230125_Chat.txt (4 KB)

20230125_PowerShell.pdf (351 KB)

January 18, 2023

Jeff on Android - Useful Smartphone Apps
Ask - Is cloud storage safe?
Follow-Up - Sharing from Google Drive
Share - Sharing multiple/large files
Share - Sync’ing Calendar & Contacts
Ask - What’s Safe in Disk Cleanup?
Computer Basics - Number Base
Ask - Should I update to Win 10 22H2?
 

20230118_PowerPoint.pdf (1.1 MB)

20230118_Audio.m4a (8.1 MB)

20230118_Chat.txt (6 KB)

20230118_NumberBase.pdf (385 KB)

January 4, 2023

Follow-Up - Off-line Index to Q&A
Jeff on Android - Useful Smartphone Apps
Follow-Up - File transfer iPhone to PC via the Cloud…
Ask - Wi-Fi network warning
Share - Spam and Filters
Share - Making a custom Google map
Follow-Up - Windows 8.1 end-of-life
 

20230104_PowerPoint.pdf (1.8 MB)

20230104_Audio.m4a (8.1 MB)

20230104_Chat.txt (5 KB)