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Issue #716 – Publication Week: April 11-17, 2021

Q: I am a long-time computer user. As I have grown older, my eyesight has diminished. Websites always use a light, sometimes blue, type on their pages. The same with email correspondents who use small, hard-to-read type. Is there any way to adjust my Windows 10 to make my screen more readable? Otherwise, what is […]

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Issue #714: April 4-10, 2021

Q: My HP laptop’s wireless connection frequently drops, sometimes after being in sleep mode; other times while using the Internet (and occasionally after “your internet connection is unstable” appears on my screen). All Windows and HP updates are current. I’ve tried changing power settings, checking for new device drivers, and disconnecting/reconnecting the modem and router. […]

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Issue #714: Mar 28 – Apr 3, 2021

Q:  Does any place take small batteries (AA, AAA, D, etc) for disposal or recycle? I have a gallon size ziplock full! What about laptop batteries? – Mike J.New Orleans, Louisiana A:  Assuming that you’re asking about ordinary residential/consumer grade batteries formulated from alkaline, manganese, and carbon-zinc, you might be surprised to hear that these […]

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Issue #713: March 21-27, 2021

Q: One of my favorite online games – and a major time-waster – is the webpage “Cat Bowling” which has been a Halloween-themed game for years ( Sadly, since Adobe Flash is now dead and buried, I don’t seem to be able to play the game anymore. Do I have any work-arounds or other options to […]

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Issue #712: March 14-20, 2021

Q: I have a basic question. I finally feel the need to back up my hard drive.  I don’t need all of it, probably just documents, pictures, maybe email. I don’t want to spend much on an extra hard drive, hopefully not more than $100. Can this be done on a flash drive? I need […]

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Issue #711: March 7-13, 2021

Looks like it’s Mac Week at It’s Geek To Me, as two viable Mac-related questions just happened to show up in my queue within a few days of each other.   As my regular readers know, I’m not much of a Mac user, so as I tend to do in cases like these, I rely heavily […]

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Issue #710: Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2021

Q: I always enjoy your weekly articles and your annual Christmas light show. I have an email question: When I send a PDF attachment from my desktop computer operating with 2004 Win 10 Home and Office 365 2016/Outlook 2012 configured to send messages in HTML, some recipients see the PDF attachment as a win.dat file […]

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Issue #709: February 21-27, 2021

Q: My wireless printer HP 8130 is new. When I set it up, I could print without any issues. Now my laptop says my printer is offline. My printer shows that it is connected to the Wi-Fi and has no issues. The Wi-Fi is the same one my laptop is connected to. How do I […]

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Issue #708: February 14-20, 2021

Q: I have a mesh Wi-Fi system (Amplifi) set up in my home. The router has a wired connection to my ISPs modem. My computer also has a wired connection to the modem. Recently I bought a new printer and set up wireless printing with my computer. Unfortunately, when the computer is using the wired […]

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Issue #707: February 7-13, 2021

Q: I tried to log into my Quicken software which I have had on my computer since the 90″s. My last version was 2014. When it came up, it was a different Quicken screen asking for all types of private information before I could continue with a new version (I believe it was dated 2017). […]

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