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Welcome to the Power Users community on Codidact!

Power Users is a Q&A site for questions about the usage of computer software and hardware. We are still a small site and would like to grow, so please consider joining our community. We are looking forward to your questions and answers; they are the building blocks of a repository of knowledge we are building together.

Posts by Karl Knechtel‭

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Meta Are non power users questions welcome in Power Users?

The benefits of allowing "easy" questions The Software site already had an analogous discussion and the consensus came out fairly strongly in favour of accepting and answering beginner-level quest...

posted 8mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Q&A What are the security or privacy implications of browser clipboard events?

For context, I use Firefox to browse the Web. Some time ago, I followed some security- and privacy-oriented advice for configuring Firefox, which recommended (among many other things) disabling the...

1 answer  ·  posted 3mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by matthewsnyder‭

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Q&A Understanding OAuth(2) security: what's a realistic threat model?

Suppose I want to use some functionality on foo.com which requires associating my activity with me specifically - for example, posting on a forum, or playing some games and having the site keep tra...

1 answer  ·  posted 30d ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  last activity 27d ago by Michael‭

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Q&A Linux distro and documentation for a Windows power user wanting to become a Linux power user without spending a lifetime in the process?

It's better to start in the shallow end Even the "friendliest" Linux distributions usually don't get in your way very much, or try to force you to do things in a specific way to the extent that Wi...

posted 8mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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Meta Closing "unclear" questions

Understanding question closure The main point I want to make here applies to Codidact as a whole, and possibly even to every Q&A site like it, even theoretically. Closure and deletion, followi...

posted 8mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by Karl Knechtel‭

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