Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

If you like to keep a close eye on your laptop’s battery charge level, then you may be looking for a built-in way to help monitor it while you are busy working. Is there one or do you need a custom solution? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a battery monitoring reader’s question.

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Being able to have Microsoft Word track the changes you make as you go is great, but what do you do if you need to copy previously deleted text without rejecting the work you have already done? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a frustrated reader’s text copying woes.

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If you are new to using Linux, then many of the commands and variations thereof may seem a bit confusing. Take the “echo” command, for example. Why do people use it when installing software? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a new Linux user’s question.

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When burning a CD or DVD at home, you might find yourself wondering why data is always added from the center outwards? Would it really matter if the data was added in the opposite direction like old vinyl records were fixed? Is there more to it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When we are working on our laptops, we tend to keep other devices like our mobile phones nearby for easy access and use, but what do you do when devices in close proximity start causing the laptop’s display to turn off? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.

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While we do what we can to protect our laptops, there are times when the keyboards get damaged no matter what precautions we take. Is it better to only replace the keys you need or the entire keyboard? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice regarding a reader’s keyboard woes.

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If you are looking for ways to tweak your Windows system to conserve disk space, you might be looking at NTFS compression as an option. But if you choose this option, then how does the decompression process work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you are setting up new Ethernet cables for your computers, is it possible to get twice the punch for each cable? Is it wise to even try it or should you look into an alternative hardware solution? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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We have all heard the admonition about safely removing USB devices when we are done with them, but what if an operating system is suspended and you decide to simply unplug the USB device then and there anyway? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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In this day and age, it is not a bad idea to be leery of untrusted executable files, but is there a safe way to run one on your Linux system if you really need to do so? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice in response to a worried reader’s query.

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If you are experiencing problems with your wireless router, then you might start tweaking the settings in order to improve performance, like choosing a different channel. But are some channels inherently better than others? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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If you are setting up a new program that needs network access, but are not paying close enough attention, you might end up accidentally causing Windows firewall to block the program. How do you fix such a mistake? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a frustrated reader fix a firewall headache.

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When you get a shiny new monitor for your computer, you will likely take a quick peek at the settings, but sometimes you may see some references or terminology that does not make sense. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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While most of us never need to see or access the hidden files on our Windows systems, others may need to work with them more often. Is there an easy way to toggle back and forth between showing and hiding hidden files? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to a frustrated reader’s problem.

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If you dig deep enough into Windows, sooner or later you will likely see some folders with unusual names comprised of seemingly random numbers and letters. What is the significance of these names? Are they special? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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If you work with lots of files on a daily basis, you want the process to work as smoothly and quickly as possible, and being able to add some new menu options can make the experience even better. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some great solutions to a reader’s context menu woes.

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When running a batch script, you may need or want to pause the output in the CMD window so that you can look things over. Is there an easy way to pause, then restart the output? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help with a reader’s CMD window output woes.

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For the most part, it is no mystery what the various openings on the outside of our computer hardware are for—most are ports. But what about that oval port that doesn’t match your usual cables? Sometimes it has a “lock” symbol next to it; other times it doesn’t. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Whether it is a cat laying on the keyboard, a young child banging on random keys, or some other form of keyboard catastrophe, our keyboards can suddenly start displaying strange and frustrating behavior. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some solutions for a reader’s laptop keyboard crisis.

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There are few things as frustrating as listening to your favorite music and suddenly having one or more songs play at a lower volume. Is there an easy way to fix the volume problem without sacrificing quality? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a frustrated reader solve his volume problems.

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Keeping our passwords well secured is something that we all need to take seriously, but what do you do if a particular program or app displays your password in plain sight as you are typing it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to a frustrated reader’s password problem.

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Whether we like it or not, there are just some devices in our homes that are, and always will be insecure. Is there a safe way to add those devices to a home network without compromising the security of other devices? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a security-conscious reader’s question.

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If you are using a locally installed mail client, you may have noticed that the size of an email seems to be a bit larger than the files you have attached to it. Why is that and is it a cause for concern? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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Everything can be going along nicely until a program gets a new update that suddenly turns everything into a visual mess, like scaling up the UI, for example. Is there a simple solution? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful solutions for a reader’s frustrating browser UI problem.

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Most of the time, none of us willingly performs an action that will literally break our operating systems and force us to reinstall them. But what if such an action could easily occur even by accident on the user’s part? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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