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November, 2019

Issue #644: November 24-30, 2019

This is a special edition of It’s Geek To Me for the many of you who are still running machines with Windows 7 on them. I believe that I’ve answered enough questions about this issue in recent months that everybody should now be clear about the impacts and risks of sticking with Windows 7. The […]

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Issue #643: November 17-23, 2019

Q: I am running Windows 10 Home edition. The icon for Microsoft Edge does not appear on my taskbar BUT the space is occupied by an invisible link to Microsoft Edge. When I click on the space where the Edge icon should be (but isn’t), Edge will open up. It’s very disconcerting to see a […]

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Issue #642: November 10-16, 2019

Q: I use my laptop mostly for word processing. My old one is failing. I bought a new one. A disaster!! The latest Windows 10 update has removed the option of disabling the touchpad when a mouse is connected. Even with my hand heels and wrists not touching the pads the pointer jumps around, typed […]

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Issue #641: November 3-9, 2019

Q: I wonder why you did not recommend to Brenda S. (Geek Note: IGTM #630, August 18, 2019) and others to try a Linux system on an older, low memory computer?  I have been using Linux Peppermint system for a couple of years and have had very few problems. Updates are fast and there are […]

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