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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 .

Whether it is due to a disability or just a personal preference, sometimes you need to squeeze some unique functionality out of your keyboard. But how do you go about it though? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a reader in need.

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For some time now, people have been warned to disable Java in their browsers or to completely remove it from their systems unless they actually need it. But if you disable it or remove it, are you actually losing much, if any, functionality? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a concerned reader’s question.

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When a person is just getting into computers, there is a lot of new vocabulary to learn and sometimes it can all get a bit confusing. Take the terms BIOS and Firmware, for instance, do they mean the same thing or are they different? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post comes to the rescue to help a confused reader with terminology.

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If you are preparing to replace hardware in your computer or build one of your own, then some of the supported memory types shown for motherboards may be a bit confusing. What does the “+” that is sometimes shown for DDR4 RAM really mean? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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Most of the time our programs work just like we need them to, but every once in a while you have one that is less than cooperative and leaves you looking for a way to fix its ‘attitude’ problem. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some great suggestions to help a frustrated reader get the results he needs.

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The new version of Google Maps is great, but what do you do when it works smoothly for everyone else yet it is unbearably slow on your own computers? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has an easy solution to help speed things up for a frustrated reader.

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If you are new to working with computer hardware, then you may find yourself wondering about ‘wear and tear’ on your HDD or SSD. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post takes a look at the topic to help a curious reader understand more about HDDs and SSDs.

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Depending on your activities and its level of sensitivity, a TrackPoint Mouse Button can be very helpful or very irritating. So how do you disable it if it is constantly causing you problems? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a frustrated reader’s question.

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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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