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 .

While most people prefer to use a specific webpage as the home page in their web browser, others have chosen to use about:blank instead. Is about:blank simply a blank webpage or does it have a special purpose? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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Dealing with a lithium-ion battery that has gone bad and is swelling up is not a fun prospect, but what do you do if you are unable to properly dispose of it quickly? What is the best way to store it until you can get rid of it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice for a concerned reader.

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Unless you have a particular website bookmarked as such or manually type in https with URLs, far too many websites still automatically default to http instead. How do you get your browser to automatically utilize https connections instead? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a security conscious reader.

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It is no secret that the Home Editions of Windows systems have had certain features trimmed out or made inaccessible without an upgrade, so why would a person see features that are supposedly not included? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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Windows’ hibernation setting can be a very useful “feature” when you need to quickly start your computer, but there are times when you want or need to completely shut down your operating system every time instead of just occasionally. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a quick and easy solution to a frustrated reader’s problem.

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All of us have heard the warnings to make sure we are properly grounded when working on our electronic devices, but have advances in technology lessened the problem of static electricity damage or is it still as prevalent as before? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a comprehensive answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Sometimes we have useful feedback or an awesome suggestion that we would love to share with the Windows product team, but what is the best way to go about it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides some nice options for a helpful reader.

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Finding viruses or malware on your computer is never a pleasant experience, but why does antivirus software quarantine them instead of completely removing them from your computer? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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When you first start learning how domain names, IP addresses, web servers, and websites all fit and work together, it can be a little confusing or overwhelming at times. How is it all set up to work so smoothly? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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All of us have had problems with our devices getting hot from time to time, but desperation to ease or solve the problem may lead to some unorthodox solutions. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a worried reader’s questions.

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Most of the time, our email arrives without problems or quirks, but why do some arrive with nonsensical strings of characters as headers? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a puzzled reader’s question.

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Sometimes it can be a bit confusing or frustrating when you see something referred to by multiple names, like exFAT and FAT64, for example. Which name is correct, or are both of them correct? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Most of us use the Start Menu to shut our Windows system down, but is it possible to cause damage if you choose to use the Command Line instead? Are there any particular commands that could cause damage while others do not? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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Quite a few people have gotten into “interesting” debates and discussions about the true meaning of the term “Wi-Fi”, but what does the “Fi” portion of the term itself actually stand for? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When designing your own forms in Microsoft Word, you may occasionally encounter problems in knowing how to create the particular sections or features that you need. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful solutions for a reader’s Microsoft Word woes.

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If you are getting ready to add an antenna to your router in order to extend the Wi-Fi range in your home, just how long of a cable can you use? Does the cable’s length even matter? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you are shopping for a new hard drive, it can sometimes be a bit confusing when similar, or not so similar terminology is all mixed together in the product’s description. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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There are few things as frustrating as getting your Windows system all set up just like you want only to see all your hard work and custom settings gone the next time you log in. Just what is going on? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to a very frustrated reader’s problem.

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When it comes to playing online games, the better our connection speed is, the more we can enjoy ourselves. But what type of connection is actually best for our needs in the end? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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If you hate seeing good electronic parts go to waste, then you likely look for ways to incorporate them into other devices or have them serve as accessories of some kind. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post offers some helpful advice to a curious reader.

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Our laptops allow us to be more mobile than ever before, but still always in search of convenient outlets to charge them. If you are in the middle of charging a laptop and need to move to a different outlet while it is still running, will it damage it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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We all worry about keeping our data and files safe and intact, but is it possible for data to become damaged and be accessed by a user without a notification or warning of any kind about the problem? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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When looking up information about a website, there are different amounts of data you can find based on the type of search you do. You may also find yourself wondering if the same type of search goes by more than one name as well. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.

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Usually, we just type in the address of a website we want to view, but would a web server actually “know” if we used the direct IP address instead? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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When you set up a network in your office, and depending on the equipment and setup used, just how smart and/or efficient could that network actually be? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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