Golden Gate Computer Society

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GGCS Meetings

Fourth Monday, 7:15 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room (next to Jason’s Restaurant). There is a non-member fee of $5 to attend this meeting (free if you choose to join the club @$48/yr).

Mon, August 28, 2017

This Month’s Subject: Potpourri of Tips

GGCS Welcomes: Steve Shank, Marcelino Nogueiro and James Gafford in a series of mini talks, conversations and demonstrations. Here are the topics to date, more will be added, and we will take requests:

  • Password Managers: Everyone needs one, but which to choose?
  • Snipping Tool: simple, easy, free and very handy.
  • Link shorteners: You never need to send a 100 character link again with,, or a host of similar services. Make it short and memorable.
  • System tray: Also known as the thing in the lower right corner near the clock, we’ll explain a lot more.
  • Alexa: Amazon’s made her much smarter and capable than before, as we’ll demonstrate. Includes how to control your lights with an Echo, or just play any radio station.
  • Google Forms: Ever need to do a quick survey of people’s opinions in an organized way, perhaps for a book club, a homeowner’s association or any group? School teachers use it all the time with students.
  • How to include pictures in a Word document and make them look the way you want.


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Weekly GGCS Announcement


Week of August 21 to August 25, 2017


  • Fourth Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the San Rafael Public Library
  • 110 E Street, San Rafael, CA
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 2:00 PM

The GGCS, in conjunction with the San Rafael Public Library’s TechZone, will present a SIG in which users with iPads will learn to develop Keynote presentations so that they can display whatever they choose: photos, mementos, vacation travel, hobbies or family events. Instructions using some Keynote files will be presented to develop your web site with

We will be using the library’s subscription to, an online technology learning tool. During the session attendees will create professional looking presentations on a TechZone iMac which they can then copy to a flash drive and download to their own iPad. 

SIG leader, Ron Matteri – 415.454.0714 


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Golden Gate Computer Society, Marin County’s premiere computer user group since

December 31st, 1990!

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