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Issue #577: August 12-18, 2018

Q: Just looked at a Feb 23, 2014 issue (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. #344) that I had saved re: Printer compatibility with Windows 8, 8.1.  Now that we are up to Windows 10, is there a similar fix to incompatibility with my Canon MP240? This is a printer that I use occasionally at a vacation home […]

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Issue #576: August 5-11, 2018

Q: I have an HP desktop PC and an Apple iPad. When I send or reply to an email from the desktop the name “Susan” appears before my e-mail address. It should say “Shirley”. When I send or reply from my iPad the name does say “Shirley”. I have contacted HP and my COX server […]

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Issue #575: July 29 – August 4, 2018

Q: Would you please discuss the pros and cons of leaving one’s computers and wireless systems on 24/7 versus turning them off at night? Also, I have determined that my wireless can be accessed from the street. What is the best way to limit one’s wireless area? – Walt R. Niceville, Florida A:  Sure, Walt, […]

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Issue #574: July 22-28, 2018

Q: Love your column and read it regularly. Your answer in this morning’s NWF Daily News (Geek Note: I.G.T.M. Issue #570, June 24, 2018) to “is it safe to store your password in your browser,” prompts a few more questions.   1) I have been told to close a browser after using it for a login […]

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Issue #573: July 15-21, 2018

Q: Within the Windows Documents folder, how can entire folders be password protected? Password protecting individual files isn’t hard, but if there is a substantial number of files it becomes tedious. For example: Documents > Recreation > [multiple files] can the Recreation folder with its entire contents be password protected with one or two simple […]

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Issue #572: July 8-14, 2018

Q: A few months ago, I began to get the following error from Microsoft Outlook and Word whenever I click on a link: “This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.” Quite annoying when I can’t unsubscribe from emails and once my bank sent me […]

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Issue #571: July 1-7, 2018

Geek Note: If you’re a long time reader, you know that my annual Christmas Lights and Music Show, the Geek Lights on the Corner, has been around almost as long as this column.  I participate in quite a few online chat rooms where I exchange ideas and technical information with fellow lighting Geeks.  The following […]

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Issue #570: June 24-30, 2018

Q: Dear Geekster, Love your column; been reading it for years online (left Destin in ’04). In fact, I used to read you every Sunday, up until sometime in the middle of last year, when your column disappeared for a while. Then it would appear regularly for a while, then disappear off and on. Or […]

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Issue #569: June 17-23, 2018

Q: I have a problem that is hindering lots of things on my PC. I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. There is the usual circle running on the screen most of the time showing something is busy. We have run Windows Task Manager & Malware Bytes to try to find something running, with […]

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Issue #568: June 10-16, 2018

Q: For quite some time lately, I’ve been getting an error message on boot-up from one computer. It never shows on the other PC. It says I don’t have access to a file, but I haven’t been able find what is calling that file. Today, I dug deeper and found that the file does exist. […]

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