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Issue #857: December 24 – 30, 2023

Q: With zero changes to my laptop, out of the blue of late, after opening several image files, all of which have associations to a working program as they always have, Windows 11 Explorer begins to pop-up a dialogue box that says: “This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this […]

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Issue #856: December 17 – 23, 2023

Q: On my old iPhone 6S which still works great I no longer have the text fill feature. I have gone through all my settings and talked to many people about restoring this feature. People usually say get a new phone. How can I restore the text fill feature and keep my old but great […]

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Issue #855: December 10 – 16, 2023

Q: Some of my files are turning into files I can’t open.  I get this message in a box: “Word experienced an error in trying to open the file. Try these suggestions. (C:\\Users\…\SPLITTING NAILS.docx)” I have tried all these suggestions but they didn’t help. Thanks ahead of time. – Norma M.Fort Walton Beach, Florida A:  […]

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Issue #854: December 3 – 9, 2023

Q: All of a sudden, my computer has started uncontrolled scrolling. It happens occasionally in searches, and frequently when I open file manager and am looking for a particular folder or drive. Those are just annoying, but when I open Excel workbooks scroll to the right quickly so cannot work my data. I have replaced […]

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Issue #853: Nov 26 – Dec 2, 2023

Q: Since last Dell firmware update, my photos are lost. I can see the folder names, but the check boxes have an arrow in them.  When I try to open a folder, I get a message that it may have been changed or moved.  I don’t think I moved or changed anything.  – John P.Crestview, […]

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Issue #852: November 19-25, 2023

Q: I wish to digitize the old family album photos. I’m not tech savvy, so I would need something very user friendly, with good clear results. My price point would be less than $200. I was looking at the Epsom Perfection V39. Thank you for your time and any help you can offer.  – Barbara […]

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Issue #851: November 12-18, 2023

Q: I have followed your column for years and learned so much! Thank you.  My question: I bought a new computer loaded with Windows 11. I wanted to use my old keyboard (Logictech SR 34 – about 7 years old) and bought a PS2 to USB converter to make it work. It didn’t. Bought two […]

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Issue #850: November 5-11, 2023

Q: I’m running Windows 11, and using File Explorer to view pictures as extra large icons.  I right-click on a thumbnail and select rotate right or left, and get a pop-up box that says “You cannot rotate this image.  The file might be in use or open in another program, or folder might be read-only.”  […]

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Issue #849: Oct 29 – Nov 4, 2023

Q: Using the Edge browser with no home page specified. It comes up with multiple (pages and pages) of stories to click on. When I click on one, a new tab is created, the selected page comes up for a few seconds, then a blank page comes up and just sits there. Nothing on the […]

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Issue #848: October 22-28, 2023

Q: Is there an easy way to display iPad Air 2 photos/videos on my Sony smart wide screen TV? The TV is a Bravia 65 inch just a couple of years old.  – Tom A.Shalimar, Florida A: Well, Tom, there are multiple ways to display photos from a pad device to a Smart TV.  Like […]

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