Service says you’re online when you’re not?

Kathleen Atkins

Forum member davy had exited Skype and turned his PC off, but his friends still “saw” him online — according to Skype.

Davy wondered why and asked for help from fellow Loungers in the Social Media forum. Turns out, another good question is how many of your devices and accounts share the same sign-in as your Skype account. Even your TV might announce your nonpresent presence. Follow the thread.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Nuance and Canon multifunction machines don’t work together
Word Processing DOC files to PDFs
Spreadsheets How to use date field within spreadsheet as notification
Databases Setting Access report so that zero values print as blanks?
Visual Basic for Apps Copying Excel data to Word
Microsoft Outlook End of support for Outlook 2003
Non-Outlook E-mail Gmail slow loading
Other MS Apps Office 365: Managing five licenses per user
General Windows Question about Macrium
Windows 8 Too many printers
Windows 7 Formatting new drive
Windows Vista Dell factory restore
Windows XP 100 percent CPU usage
Internet Explorer IE 8 freezes on opening
Third-Party Browsers Sandboxie won’t open browser when started
Networking Limitations of VPN connection
Social Media Skype permanently online?
Software Development
Web Design & Dev. BoxOver JS tooltips: Where is it?
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Good Linux alternatives for Win-based Total Commander file manager?
Security & Scams Virus or malware symptom: “temp\cache\(lots of garbage)”
Maintenance Canned air vs. blower
Hardware Upgrading computer
Other Applications Program runs with USB 2.0 connection but not USB 3.0

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.