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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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Issue #413: June 21–27, 2015

I love technology.  Here I am, sitting in an RV in the middle of practically nowhere, working at a battery-powered laptop writing an issue of It’s Geek To Me.  And if that’s not Geeky enough for you, I discovered that if I put my iPhone up in a certain window, I can catch just a […]

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Issue #412: June 14–20, 2015

Q: Hey guy. Thanks for the great column. Enough warm fuzzies – here’s my problem. I have an Apple IPod that has a considerable number of files stored on it. I use DropBox to transfer files between the IPod and my computer (an HP Pavillion HP which uses MS Windows 7.0). All of my devices […]

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Issue #411: June 7–13, 2015

Q: When I surf the web using windows Explorer 11 I keep getting a message that says explorer not responding and I have to keep clicking on restore secession. It happens quite often and it’s bugging me. There has got to be some setting I can adjust to help with this problem. – Charles M.Shalimar, […]

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Issue #410: May 31 – June 6, 2015

Q: I’m a snowbird who visits Destin annually, and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your column in the Northwest Florida Daily News. Unfortunately the Pittsburgh papers don’t carry your column. I have some questions and will contact you when we return next season. – Dick C.Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A:  Thank-you for […]

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