Quick Tip for users of Zoom

Are you enjoying the many, many talks and tutorial sessions available via Zoom?

One of the BIG advantages of ‘watching’ a presentation on you Mac is that it is EASY to take a ‘screenshot’ at any time.

At least one AUSOM member said how delighted she was to learn about ‘screenshots’.

NOW is the perfect time for EVERYONE to locate three keys: Command Shift and the number 3.

To take a screenshot Press those 3 keys. You may press Command and keep holding it down while you press Shift with another finger — do that with your left hand — while holding down those 2 keys press the number 3.


You will hear a ‘camera click’.

Do that as often as you like during the Zoom session.

After you finish you will find many files on your Desktop. Delete those you do not want and rename and/or file the others for later reference.

AUSOM assists with Video Chatting

The Age today has an article “It’s great-gran on Zoom as housebound seniors embrace video chatting“.

It goes on to say “Formerly techno-shy seniors are taking the leap into video calls to shake off social isolation.

Susan was interviewed for this article yesterday:

AUSOM’s secretary, Susan Jensen said before coronavirus, seniors might have learnt computer skills at libraries or neighbourhood houses.

They could now access online programs such as the Federal Government-run Be Connected which offers free courses.

Ms Jensen said members of computer clubs such as hers can give advice and run regular online workshops.

Ms Jensen logging on can be a leap of faith: ‘‘You can socialise, with these things, you can keep in contact with your friends and your relatives, if you just have the confidence to take that next step.’’

From The Age, 9 April 2020

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Most of AUSOM’s highly regarded face-to-face meetings are now being held using Zoom. With ‘meetings’ scheduled even more frequently this month.