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Computing

We are a small group, generally about 3 or 4 people, and run in a very informal manner.

We discuss using PCs running Windows 7, 8, or 10. Our sessions are based around a Question and Answer format designed to help U3A members who are learning how to use their computers for the first time and also members who have used PCs for a while, but would like to learn about using new programs.

Contact the Group Leader

Group contact: Keith Southgate

Telephone: 01208 873371

Report from Meeting on 5th February 2020

We looked at a number of small topics at this meeting rather than one major subject as is often the case.

Aspects covered include:-

  • Clearing the print queue when using  Ubuntu operating system
  • Updating GMail Contact lists and producing a Mailing List based on these contacts
  • Retrieving deleted emails
  • Ways of adding read receipts to emails.  (A possible solution at https://www.boomeranggmail.com)
  • Uploading  photos attached to emails to Google Photos

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 19th February at 2pm

 

Report from Meeting on 8th January 2020

Three members of the group attended the meeting on Wednesday 8th January, our first meeting for over a month.

- Two members of the group had recently received  messages from Lloyds Bank advising that the passwords they were using no longer satisfied the bank's updated security requirement and more sophisticated passwords were needed.  We updated passwords as requested.  We also deleted an unwanted payee from one of the bank accounts.

- We then looked at the work round needed when sharing photos stored in Google Photos with a person who does not hold a google account.

- One of our members has the role of a Group co-ordinator and we updated  details of some of her Group Members on Beacon and subsequently downloaded a  partially redacted spreadsheet /pdf version of the membership list, which we emailed to Group members.

The next meeting will be held on 5th February at 2pm.

 

Update 7th January 2020

  The first Computer Group meeting of 2020 will be on 8th January at the usual time of 2pm.   The first and third Wednesday routine will resume on Wednesday 5th February 2020.