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 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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There may be times when you wonder if something is being done with, or to your computer without your knowledge, but is there an easy way to find out what is happening while you are gone? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post shows a reader how to monitor his computer’s activity.

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When you are creating a new shell script, you want to make sure it is as problem free as possible, but sometimes it can be a bit confusing to know which shebang is the best one for you to use. On that note, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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Nearly all software has a particular format that it automatically defaults to when creating a new document or file, but occasionally the chosen format does not seem to intuitively 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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When you start digging into all the options available in Windows, you just might be surprised at what you can find. Take the shutdown /r and shutdown /g commands, for example. What is the difference between them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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We all know that there is a right way and a wrong way to detach USB mass storage devices from our computers, but does the same principle apply to MTP devices? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Most of the time, when you upgrade or change the hardware on your computer, Windows tends to accept it without a problem. But what do you do if Windows keeps “seeing” and listing a new permanent hard drive as removable? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you frequently use a long-standing and convenient feature in Windows, then suddenly see it removed from the latest version, it can be very frustrating. How do you get the missing feature back? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful solutions to a reader’s “recent file” woes.

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The default download location on our Windows systems works well enough most of the time without a problem, but what if you want or need to change the location at the system level? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice for a frustrated reader.

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Once you have the opportunity to start looking inside multiple computer cases, you may notice that some CPU cooling fans have an extra wire compared to others. What is the difference between three and four wire fans? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Sometimes you need to know the particular version of a program you have installed without all the hassle of automatic updates or other “problems” getting in the way. Is there an easy way to do it? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a reader check Google Chrome’s version without the updating issues.

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When you start digging deeper into your computer’s internal hardware to monitor or tweak it, you may occasionally run across a listing that seems strange and unexpected, like HAMP, for example. What does it mean? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Sometimes it is fun to dig a bit deeper into how things work just to satisfy your curiosity while learning something new, like PermitRootLogin, for example. Does it check the UID or the user name? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post digs in to find the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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As you learn more about how operating systems work, you may find yourself curious about what is happening just before your system fully drops into sleep mode. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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If you access multiple servers throughout the work day, then being able to tell which one you are working with at a glance based on a color scheme can be very useful. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a reader achieve a colorful nirvana in his work environment.

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When you are in the process of learning how to fully use the Linux shell, you may find yourself curious about how much you can manipulate strings in order to get the best results. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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