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Issue #667: May 3-9, 2020

Q: My brother-in-law claims that beginning on April 5, 2020 all seniors aged 65 or older are entitled to $750 a week from the government to stay home to avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus. Is that true or is that one of the scams you wrote about in your last column? He forwarded me a […]

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Issue #666: April 26 – May 2, 2020

Q: Dear Mr. Geek,  From a fervent reader, please I have an unusual question I am not sure is in your field but here it is. I made a set of Power Point slides which contain animated images .gif on some of the slides and also audio playing on the slides. I used the newest […]

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Issue #665: April 19-25, 2020

Q: I don’t have a question. But I tried to register and comment about column #662, Microsoft Money 2006 (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. # 662, March 29, 2020). I have used that software on my Dell running Windows 10 for several years. So, it’s not a compatibility with the software issue. I wanted to comment but […]

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Issue #664: April 12-18, 2020

Q: The following message sometimes appears on my computer screen when I’m searching for something: “A script on this page may be busy, or it may be stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script continues.” What is this message all about? What is a “script” […]

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Issue #663: April 5-11, 2020

Q: I have a problem with my Dell XPS 8700. When reading an e-mail etc. and not moving the mouse for a long time (10 minutes or longer) my computer shuts down and I have to reboot. – David S.Niceville, Florida A: The first thing that comes to my mind on reading your question, David, […]

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Issue #663a – Special to ION Magazine: April, 2020

Geek Note: This is my first submission for publication in ION Magazine – a special insert into newspapers owned by Gannet Corporation.  This publication represents the first time IGTM has truly gone national.  Also, with this publication, I really have no way of knowing where and when my writing appears in print.  I love hearing […]

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Issue #662: March 29 – Apr 4, 2020

Q: I have used Microsoft Money 2006 for at least 20 years, only offline and only for a “check book” and backup for several accounts that does allow me to create reports (charity, medical), etc. My laptop is old and I need to get a new one which will have Windows 10 to which the […]

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Issue #661: March 22-28, 2020

In the past couple of weeks, the news has been filled with the world’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.  Every doctor has their opinion on its progression and how you can stay safe.  Every business is sending out e-mails to their “valued customers” telling them what the company is doing on the customers’ behalf.  […]

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Issue #660: March 15-21, 2020

Q:  I just read your issue about running in administrator mode (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. #655, February 9-15, 2020). I am the only person in my household and no one uses my computer except me. Do you suggest that I create two Microsoft user accounts (one administrator and one non administrator) and use the non-administrator account […]

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Issue #659: March 8-14, 2020

Q: We just got a brand new laptop. Due to vision requirements, we also got a large monitor. Everything is hooked up and works BUT–when we go to view videos (not streaming) that are imbedded in a website, they will play for a short period and then freeze. The whole thing freezes so you have […]

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