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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

Most of us never give much thought to our USB devices, we just plug them in and forget about them. But what if you are the curious type who wants to know more about how USB works? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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If you are a keyboard ninja, then you hate having to move your hands from the keyboard for any reason unless there is no other option. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides multiple ways to help a frustrated reader keep his hands on the keyboard while using Microsoft Excel.

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If your workflow is populated with a lot of repetitive actions, then it never hurts to look for ways to improve and streamline your workflow. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a reader seeking to improve his workflow.

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If you are the only one using Google Chrome on your computer, then you hardly need to be ‘reminded’ that you are the one currently logged into the browser. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides a quick and easy fix to hide the button for a frustrated reader.

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We have all heard the advice about power cycling an electronic device in order to clear up problems, but is power cycling better than simply unplugging and plugging the device back in? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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Sometimes it is fun to speculate how differently your system would operate if changes were made to the hardware components. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses increases in the size of memory to help satisfy a reader’s curiosity.

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Sometimes you have an older but still very useful computer and are faced with a dilemma, should you upgrade it or simply hold out until you can buy a new one? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the dilemma in order to help a reader make a decision.

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While there are plenty of third-party programs to accomplish a task, sometimes you just want to use a built-in method to do the same thing. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a reader find an awesome built-in solution to keep his files from being deleted or overwritten.

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If you have ever received a message that your new password is too similar to your old one, then you may be curious as to how your Linux system ‘knows’ they are too much alike. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides a peek behind the ‘magic curtain’ at what is going on for a curious reader.

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Sometimes when you are looking for an answer to one thing, you end up finding something else rather surprising. Case in point, Google’s statement that Mozilla Thunderbird is less secure, but why do they say that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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We have all been there and had a storage device of some kind experience a failure, leaving our precious data at risk. But what do you do when the device in question is a microSD card? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post comes to the rescue for a reader in need.

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If you love playing games, then you definitely want the best performance you can get out of your computer, but what if games on your laptop slow down even with a high performance power plan selected? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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If you have a compromised Windows system and want to analyze when services were installed or modified, then how do you do that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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If you like testing or just checking up on your computer’s hardware specifications, you might be surprised to see different operating systems provide conflicting information about your hardware. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clear up the confusion for a concerned reader.

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If the only way you can access the Internet is a direct connection to your landlord’s router and cable modem, is it possible that they could breach your router and gain access to your personal network? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers and some good advice for a worried reader.

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If you are new to computing, you may wonder if having anti-virus software is really necessary if you keep your system updated. Are updates alone enough to keep a system secure? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the situation to help a new computer user make the right decision.

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Whether it is growing older or other medical conditions that affect our eyesight, we need to make adjustments to our computers or hardware setups to make reading easy and pleasurable once again. But what is the best course of action to choose? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post offers up some advice for a reader in need of help.

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If you are new to the process of converting audio files, then many of the details and how they work can be a bit confusing when you get unexpected results. So what do you do to fix the problem? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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The PNG format is supposed to be a lossless format, but when you save an image as a PNG file, you are asked to choose a compression level. Does this mean that the PNG format is actually not lossless after all? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clear up the confusion for a curious reader.

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If you do not need or want to encrypt files on your computer but would like to stop casual snooping, then what is the best method for password protecting your folders on Linux/Unix? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has helpful answers to a curious reader’s question.

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Mozilla recently released a new Developer Edition for web developers to use, but how much difference is there between it and the regular version of Firefox? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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When you have just received a nice computer without hardware documentation, how do you find out what type of drive it has without opening it up? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides some quick and easy solutions to help a reader find the information he needs.

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Is there anything you need to do if you decide to sell your Google Chromecast device due to a lack of use or for some other reason? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful security advice for a reader who is ready to sell and move on.

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When learning about web servers and how they work, you may be curious if they are constantly listening for requests or if they wait until they receive a request to go into action. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to satisfy a reader’s curiosity.

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If you are still new to the whole networking thing, then it can be a bit overwhelming when you first start learning about the different kinds of addresses involved and how they work together. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post seeks to clear up the confusion for a curious reader.

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