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Confident Computing #860 - What Do I Do About Websites Bugging Me About Notifications?

This week's articles & videos

In this week's featured article I address a pet peeve of my own: websites continually asking if they can pop up notifications. It seems like every website you visit wants your permission to notify you of ... well, I'm not sure. Something the site thinks is important, of course, but something that I rarely do.

I got tired of saying no, over and over and over.

Turns out there's an option for that. What Do I Do About Websites Bugging Me About Notifications? has the details.

Also this week:

TEH Podcast

We took on a fairly controversial subject this week: subscriptions. Spoiler: we both believe they can be valuable and shouldn't be dismissed out of hand. TEH 133: Software subscriptions ' good or bad?.

Thanks, as always, for being here!

Leo

This Week's Featured Article

What Do I Do About Websites Bugging Me About Notifications?

What Do I Do About Websites Bugging Me About Notifications?
Make them go away ' even if they just want to be helpful.

Responding to notification permissions is annoying. In some browsers, we can turn that off completely.

https://askleo.com/66438

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

How Do I Update Drivers on My Computer?
Make sure your computer is as up to date as it should be.

How Do I Update Drivers on My Computer?
Drivers are critically important components of your computer, but knowing how and when to update drivers isn't as easy or as obvious as we might like.
https://askleo.com/3084

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Why Does Email to Me Bounce with "Inbox Full"?
What to do when you're over quota.

Why Does Email to Me Bounce with "Inbox Full"?
When you use a desktop email program, it's possible for the inbox on your PC to be empty, but the inbox on your email service provider to be full.
https://askleo.com/132398

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How Do I Make Sure Windows is Really, Completely Up to Date?
"As up to date as possible" is an important recommendation.

How Do I Make Sure Windows is Really, Completely Up to Date?
Keeping Windows up to date is normally handled cleanly by Windows itself. There are times you may want to force the issue to ensure your machine is as up to date as possible.
https://askleo.com/132414

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How to Tell What's Running in the Background on Your PC
So. Much. Stuff.

How to Tell What
Windows runs a lot of software even when you're doing nothing at all. We'll dive into how to examine what's really running, and what to do with the information you glean.
https://askleo.com/132502

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How Should I Back Up an Encrypted Disk?
Make sure you can access it later.

How Should I Back Up an Encrypted Disk?
Backing up an encrypted hard drive shouldn't be difficult, but it's important to understand what you'll get.
https://askleo.com/25401

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How Should I Back Up an Encrypted Disk?

Backing up an encrypted hard drive shouldn't be difficult, but it's important to understand what you'll get.
https://youtu.be/uPWGYP3jh08

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How to Tell What's Running in the Background on Your PC

Windows runs a lot of software even when you're doing nothing at all. Find out what's really running in the background on my PC, and what to do with the information you glean.
https://youtu.be/7pNwyPDHqmw

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How Do I Make Sure that Windows is Really, Completely, Up-to-date?

??? Keeping Windows up-to-date is normally handled cleanly by Windows itself. There are times you may want to force the issue to ensure your machine is as up-to-date as possible.
https://youtu.be/l2R15baDOig

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What Do I Do About Websites Bugging Me About Notifications?

Responding to websites bugging you about notification permissions is annoying. What to do about it? In some browsers, we can turn that off completely.
https://youtu.be/PyGKHzzS3U0

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Why Does Email to Me Bounce With Inbox Full

When you use a desktop email program it's possible for the inbox on your PC to be empty, but your email service provider to still run out of room. The result is bounce with inbox full.
https://youtu.be/goUfT4cR01k

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