Q: I read your recent column about using a password manager. I would like to change to something like that for convenience and security. My problem is that I’m not tech savvy and feel out of my league to set it up correctly. I don’t want to bug my friends any more, so do you have a suggestion of where to go with these kinds of basic computer tasks that require skill, knowledge and trust?
— Cathy Clemens
A: Virtually every community of any size has at least one computer-user group available that offers meetings, classes and online help. User groups are often offered by various organizations: public libraries, community colleges, senior organizations, etc.
Just search the internet for, say, “Seattle computer user group” and you’ll find a number of options.
There’s also a listing of many of the user groups in the state here: st.news/users.
But be aware that the listing isn’t complete. For example, it doesn’t include Kitsap Computer Seniors, which describes itself as “a grassroots organization for people of all ages who want to help increase each other’s knowledge, skills and enjoyment of computers and technology.” You’ll find the group at kitsapcomputingseniors.org.
The main advantage of joining a user group over simply searching for