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 .

With the constant increase in the usage of mobile devices, what is it that helps keep mobile broadband working as smoothly as it does? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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If there is one thing that we can all agree on, it is that slow download speeds are extremely frustrating. In the quest for better download speeds, is it possible that changing DNS servers will have a positive effect? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you get used to a great feature that you use quite often in your favorite browser, it can be rather frustrating when it suddenly ‘disappears’ and is replaced with something that fails to work as well. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.

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Keyboards tend to be the same overall no matter what type or brand you are using, but every so often you will see a key referenced in some kind of documentation that seems to be missing from your own personal keyboard. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.

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All operating systems require a certain amount of disk space in order to run and function properly, so how are ‘economy model’ laptops able to properly function with the small drives that are built into them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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While most of us probably give little thought to all that is happening each time we shut our computers down, what is actually going on ‘under the hood’ during the shutdown process? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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If you are someone who loves using the Windows Command Prompt, you may have found yourself curious as to why the screen output buffer has such a ‘large’ default size. Can you change it to a smaller (or even larger) size? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers.

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As a person learns more about how mail clients, SMTP servers, and the whole online mail system works, they may be curious as to why an intermediate SMTP server is even needed. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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If you want or need to directly hook up a second computer to your primary one via Ethernet cable, what is the easiest way to find the IP address for the second one? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides some helpful advice for a frustrated reader.

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While most of us do not need to pack our external hard-drives with us everywhere we go, there are some people who may need to carry them wherever they travel. With that in mind, can noticeable differences in temperature have a negative impact on those hard-drives? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a worried reader’s questions.

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We have all done it at one time or another and accidentally changed the style on an important element in a Microsoft Word document we are working on. It can be easy to patch up if it is something small, but what if it is not that simple? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides some quick and easy methods to help patch up a reader’s Microsoft Word document.

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Waiting for your favorite mobile device to fully charge up can try your patience at times, so you may be tempted to try other ‘methods’ to speed up the process. But can it be done though? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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It can become rather frustrating if you have to constantly sign out of one account and log into another one throughout the day just to access and use the multiple online services that are tied to both of them. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides some helpful advice for a frustrated reader.

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When you delete everything from a flash drive and reformat it, you would think it should ‘display’ as completely empty when checked, but that may not always be the case. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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While many of us are familiar with various ports being assigned for specific purposes or uses, we may not know the particular reason why they were chosen. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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As you learn more about domain names and how the system works, you may find yourself wondering if domain names have both IPv6 and IPv4 addresses. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious readers questions.

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As the ‘Internet of Things’ continues to grow and come into its own, just how necessary is it for the ‘Internet of Things’ to have IPv6 addresses? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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If you are curious and learning more about how Windows operates under the hood, then you may find yourself wondering which “account” active processes are running under when no one is logged into Windows. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has answers for a curious reader.

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While most of us just see normal file and folder names on our Windows systems, other people may have encountered something a bit more unexpected – file and folder names with a dot in front of them. Why does this happen? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a very curious reader’s question.

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If you are going to reformat a hard-drive, is there anything that would ‘improve’ write performance afterward or is it something that you should not even worry about? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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While many people actively choose to encrypt their data, others may be surprised to find out that their current drive is doing so automatically without input from them. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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While all operating systems have some things in common, you may find yourself wondering if one type of operating system has a specific ‘feature’ that another one does. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.

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Whether our computer hardware is brand new or a bit older, it never hurts to exercise a bit of caution in order to avoid damaging it. With that in mind, can magnets damage or wipe a hard-drive? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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When your documents are mainly text only in nature, then it would seem like the file sizes for .docx and .pdf versions should be fairly similar when saved, but that is not always the case. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s questions about the large difference in file sizes.

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No one likes to think about a hard-drive going bad much less experiencing trouble with one, but how do hard-drive diagnostic tools actually know if sectors are bad or not? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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