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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 15 - 20 AUGUST 2022

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Meetings This Week

2022/08/16 — 10:00-12:00 — 16 August, Tue — Tuesday Group, Real Meeting + Zoom ‡
2022/08/20 — 14:00-16:00 — 20 August, Sat — Web Design, Real Meeting + Zoom ‡

Meeting Next Week

2022/08/26 — 10:00-12:00 — 26 August, Fri — Digital Photography, Postponed ‡

Schedule of Current & Upcoming Meetings

2022/08/02 — 18:00-20:00 — 02 August, Tue — Main Meeting, Real Meeting + Zoom ‡
2022/08/06 — 13:00-14:00 — 06 August (NO MEETING), Sat — Penrith Group,
Penrith meetings are held every 2nd month on the 1st Saturday from 1-2 pm, starting from July.

2022/08/09 — 18:00-20:00 — 09 August, Tue — Programming, Real Meeting + Jitsi ‡
2022/08/12 — 10:00-12:00 — 12 August, Fri — Friday Forum, Real Meeting + Zoom ‡
2022/08/16 — 10:00-12:00 — 16 August, Tue — Tuesday Group, Real Meeting + Zoom ‡
2022/08/20 — 14:00-16:00 — 20 August, Sat — Web Design, Real Meeting + Zoom ‡
2022/08/26 — 10:00-12:00 — 26 August, Fri — Digital Photography, Postponed ‡

‡ As decided after assessing the Members' wishes (resumption of face-to-face meetings) via the latest Online Survey.


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Ten New Windows 11 Features You Should Be Using

See the How-To Geek article by BENJ EDWARDS | @benjedwards | AUG 8, 2022 at 7:00 am EDT.


Windows 11 new features

Whether you've been using Windows 11 for a while now or you're just getting started with a new Windows 11 PC, there are some handy new features that you might have missed. Here are ten great ones you should be using.

Quick Settings Menu

One of the nicest new features of Windows 11 is the Quick Settings menu, which allows you to quickly change system volume, brightness, Wi-Fi settings, power options, and more. It replaces the Action Center from Windows 10.

To use it, press Ctrl+A on your keyboard or click the volume and Wi-Fi icons in the right corner of the taskbar. When it pops up, you'll see a variety of buttons that let you control aspects of your PC. You can customize the menu by clicking the pencil icon in the lower-right corner of the menu.

New Snap Menu

Snap — which lets you quickly resize windows to predefined areas of the screen without overlapping — isn't a new feature to Windows 11. But the handy Snap menu is. It lets you select from six different window layouts with nice diagrams for reference. To use it, hover over the Maximize button (the square in the upper right corner of a window's title bar beside the "X"), then click the section of the layout you'd like to use. The window will instantly snap into position. Pretty nice!

Windows Terminal

Windows Terminal was available for Windows 10, but it comes with Windows 11 built-in, and it's a great way to access the command line. In fact, you can switch between Windows PowerShell, Command Prompt, Azure Cloud Shell, and even Ubuntu Linux if you have the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) installed. To use Windows Terminal, search for it in the Start menu, or right-click the Start button and select "Windows Terminal" in the menu that appears.

New Themes and Wallpapers

Centered Taskbar Icons

Virtual Desktops with Unique Wallpapers

New Notepad

Microsoft Teams

Nearby Sharing

Run Android Apps

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Interesting Member-provided Computer Links

uBlock Origin stops the ads you don't want.

uBlock Origin is a free and open-source browser extension for content filtering, including ad blocking. The extension is available for Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Firefox, Opera and versions of Safari prior to 13.

The primary goal of uBlock Origin is to provide people with protection against the ever-increasing invasion of privacy online. The developers call it a "wide-spectrum content blocker" rather than simply an ad blocker, and for a good reason.

uBlock Origin is one of the most advanced and versatile options for increasing your privacy online with minimal cost to your CPU or memory usage.

https://ublockorigin.com/

(Be careful, there are other similar programs, but this one works well).

Available here:

Firefox Add-ons: https://­addons.mozilla.org/­en-US/­firefox/­addon/­ublock-origin/

Chrome Web Store: https://­chrome.google.com/­webstore/­detail/­ublock-origin/­cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en

Edge Add-ons: https://­microsoftedge.microsoft.com/­addons/­search/­ublock%20origin

— John Lucke


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