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Issue #423: August 30 – September 5, 2015

Q: My wife is using a Toshiba laptop that without warning, the screen will go black and it appears to have shut off since the only way to resolve it is to push and hold the power button until it reboots. It operates both on battery and AC, so it doesn’t appear to be a […]

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Issue #422: August 23–29, 2015

Last week I promised to give my perspective on Windows 10, and discuss some of its new features.  So, if you haven’t pulled the trigger and installed this free upgrade yet, this issue may be of particular interest to you. Let me first say that Windows is back!  What I mean is that Win 10 […]

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Issue #421: August 16–22, 2015

Q: How about a review or comments on Windows 10? – Johnny W.Miramar Beach, Florida Q: What are the pros and cons of “upgrading” to Windows 10 from Windows 7? I don’t use a smartphone or tablet, only the desktop. My wife has a newer desktop with Windows 8.1 and she does use a smartphone […]

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Issue #420: August 9–15, 2015

 Q: I think my Windows Live Mail might have the same Alzheimer’s problem as Pete C. (I.G.T.M. Issue #410 – May 31-Jun 6 2015). I keep receiving the same message: “Someone has tried to sign in too many times, so your account has been frozen. Wait a while and try again”. I have waited & […]

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Issue #419: August 2–8, 2015

Q: Facebook freezes up to a minute as soon as I attempt a scroll. No other program freezes. I have contacted both Windows and Facebook but no replies. – Joe M.Crestview, Florida A: This is going to be one of those problems that I just can’t solve outright for you, because I simply can’t get […]

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Issue #418: July 26 – Aug 1, 2015

As I sit down to put pen to paper, uh, fingers to keyboard, it strikes me that this edition of It’s Geek To Me – which happens to be Issue #418 – marks the column’s 8th anniversary.  I’ve long ago lost track of how many questions I’ve answered, and how many thank-yous I’ve received.  Of […]

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Issue #417: July 19–25, 2015

Q: I have tried searching everywhere and cannot find an answer to my question. Jeff, you are my only hope. My grandson and I enjoy playing Scrabble, unfortunately his father who is in the military is being assigned overseas. Is there a scrabble game that we can play together, on his computer and mine, while […]

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Issue #416: July 12–18, 2015

Q: My laptop has 2 hard drives. Drive C: has the operating system, programs, docs, etc. Plenty of room left, since it’s a 750GB drive. The second drive, E:, has all the photos I take and edit every day.  Recently I replaced drive E: with a 2TB drive because my photo files had exceeded the […]

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Issue #415: July 5–11, 2015

I was very honored to be invited, and even more pleased to attend and speak at the July meeting of the Northwest Florida Military Officer’s Association, or MOA which you can visit online at I’d like to extend a special “thank-you” for your gracious hospitality, a great breakfast, excellent camaraderie, and the cool challenge […]

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Issue #414: June 28 – July 4, 2015

  Q: Is there a way I can disable the auto start on the Adobe flash player video?  – Johnny W.Miramar Beach, Florida A:  Yes there is, Johnny.  However, the method is different depending on which web browser you use, and you neglected to tell me that in your question.  So, instead of answering you […]

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