I started using ChatGPT Plus in February or March of 2023 and was amazed by the technology. It was hard to believe that such a thing was created in my lifetime, and I looked forward to seeing how it would progress and improve in the future. Unfortunately, there has been no progress. OpenAI has ruined what was once an awe inspiring experience. Now, it feels like I’m talking to a child most of the time, and it’s frustrating because I know how much better it used to be.
I have countless examples, but the latest one that prompted me to write this rant is particularly upsetting. I used the Technical Advisor GPT, so it should have answered my questions easily.
My prompt: I am unable to get my Windows 11 pro laptop to go into sleep mode when I close the lid. It is set to do so. Please help me solve this problem.
Part of the Technical Advisor GPT’s response:
Check for Driver Updates:
- Outdated drivers can cause hardware issues like this.
- Right-click on the Start button and select “Device Manager”.
- Look for any devices with a yellow exclamation mark, which indicates a driver issue.
- Particularly, check the “System devices” and “Human Interface Devices” sections.
- Right-click on any such device and select “Update driver”.
When I reached the step of opening the Device Manager, I wanted to know if there was a way to expand the tree entirely at once. So, I asked if there was a method for doing so.
in the device manager, is there a way to have it expand all the sections so they are fully open at once
- Open Device Manager:
- You can do this by right-clicking on the Start button and selecting “Device Manager”, or by typing “Device Manager” into the Windows search bar and selecting it from the results.
- Expand All Sections:
- Once Device Manager is open, press Ctrl + F to focus on the search box.
- Then, without clicking anywhere else, press * (asterisk) on your numeric keypad.
This shortcut (* key while the tree view is focused) will expand all the sections in Device Manager, showing all devices. If your keyboard doesn’t have a numeric keypad, this method may not work, and you might have to expand each section manually.
Please note, this will expand all branches and could make the list quite long, depending on how many devices and sub-devices you have on your system. To collapse all sections again, you’ll need to do it manually for each section. end of GPT response
I want to point out that I was given instructions on how to open Device Manager, but it is already open from the previous steps. I’m confused as to why the GPT wasn’t aware of this. It just goes to show you the current level of memory and awareness of ChatGPT - clueless.
Even worse, Ctrl + F does not bring up a search box. This is the specialized and tuned Technical Advisor GPT, who can solve any problem you may have of a technical nature! Give me a break! It sadly goes downhill from there.
My response to him was:
ctrl + F does not bring up the search box and it’s not in the menu either
Tech Support Advisor responds with:
I apologize for the confusion earlier. You’re correct that Device Manager in Windows does not have a direct search box that can be accessed with Ctrl + F. Let’s try a different approach to expand all sections in Device Manager:
- Using the Keyboard (If Your Keyboard Has a Numeric Keypad):
- Open Device Manager.
- Select any item in the list (just click on any device).
- Press * (asterisk) on the numeric keypad.
This should expand all sections. However, this method works only if your keyboard has a numeric keypad. end of response
This doesn’t work either, and it’s making me throw my hands up in the air. I don’t understand what or why they did this to him. It’s so frustrating because last year, he was amazing, but there’s a huge difference between then and now.
I responded to the Technical Advisor GPT, telling it that his latest instructions didn’t work. It went on to give another apology and said I could try a script but recommended I do it manually. Gee, thanks! That’s the only way you can do it, or so it seems.
It’s like we had something magical for a brief while, and then OpenAI snatched it away from us. Why did they do that? Will we ever get to experience the full capabilities of AI, or just a dumbed down version, tuned to be “safe” and to regurgitate the “truth” as determined by a handful of of people?