If you have ever had hidden system files set to display on your Windows system, then you have likely noticed a ‘matching’ pair of desktop.ini files on your desktop. Why are there two of them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.
Sometimes when working with Windows, you see all manner of names, abbreviations, and identifiers such as HKLM and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE for example. Is HKLM simply an alias for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or are there ‘differences’ between the two? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.
All is well if you never need to move your Windows 7 license to a different computer or to a virtual machine environment, but what do you do if you find yourself in that situation? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the topic to help a confused reader find a solution.
If you bought a new replacement laptop battery as a precaution, will it go bad if you let it sit around unused until some future date when it might be needed? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post offers advice in response to a curious reader’s question.
Most of the time we rarely spare a thought for deleted files outside of knowing they are now out of our way, but what actually happens to those files when we delete them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions about the deletion process.
If you have multiple hard drives connected to a USB hub, does copied data move through the computer first or directly through the USB hub itself? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.
There is no doubt that today’s web pages are full of rich content and use more bandwidth to fully load up, but would using a text-based browser instead of a GUI-based one make a significant difference in reducing network traffic? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s question.
It is easy to get more results than you need or want when conducting an online search, but what do you do (or use) if you really want to limit the parameters of the search? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s request for help.
There is nothing quite like the awesome feeling of finally being able to perform a major upgrade on your computer, but what do you do when your system refuses to make use of the whole upgrade? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.
Computers have been with us for quite some time now, but before the advent of modern operating systems, what was used to make the early computer systems work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post takes a curious reader on a journey back in time.
We love looking for connections between people who lived in different time periods, hidden meanings in words that are spoken backward, and much more, but are all these spooky coincidences really coincidences? YouTube channel Vsauce discusses the topic and provides plenty of awesome examples in today’s video!
If you have never registered a domain name of your own before, the process can seem a bit confusing or overwhelming. With this in mind, just how does the domain name registration process work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question.
There is no doubt that social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others are used by a lot of people, but is a high level of social media use having an effect on our brains? You might be surprised by the answers in today’s video from YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE!
The barometer may seem like a simple instrument, but it is very useful for helping us predict changes in the weather, especially when it comes to severe storms. What is the story behind the invention of this awesome weather forecasting tool and how does it actually work? Learn the answers in today’s terrific video!
Assassin’s Creed has been a truly popular video game series over the years and the goodness continues to grow with each new release. Relive the assassins’ adventures across the centuries on your desktop with the first in our series of Assassin’s Creed Wallpaper collections.
Do you need to keep your wireless router in a place that makes it stand out like an eyesore just to maintain a good signal in your home? Then make it ‘disappear’ and restore balance to your décor with this quick and easy DIY trick!
If you have a computer that the RAM has possibly gone bad on, are there any operating systems that will function on the computer, at least to help you test and diagnose the hardware? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post taps into a lively discussion on the subject to satisfy a curious reader’s question.
Are you looking for a unique addition to your desktop computing area? Then you will definitely want to have a look at today’s DIY project! Learn how to make an awesome glowing mouse pad using a few simple materials with this terrific DIY video.
The peaceful kingdom of Ukron is in trouble! A dark army led by Pukin has invaded the kingdom and seeks to dethrone the king. Lead your fellow soldiers to victory as they work to defend the king and save Ukron from the minions of the dark army in today’s terrific defense game!
How do websites remember your preferences for them (or desire for none), and what about the touchy subject of cookies themselves? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post seeks to shed some light on how cookies work and the information they store for a confused reader.
Nearly all of us have seen at least one or more movie adaptions of the classic Frankenstein story, but was there a real Doctor Frankenstein, or at least a real-life individual that the character was based on? Today’s video looks at real-life people and historical medical science that may have helped to shape Mary Shelley’s classic story!
Most of us can appreciate a good cup of coffee and the glorious caffeine it contains, but how exactly does coffee affect our bodies and brains? Learn more about this wondrous drink and how it interacts with our bodies in today’s awesome video from YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE!
Looking at nebulae with their colors and unique shapes is always a breathtaking experience, one that will take your imagination on an ethereal journey. Bring these beautiful galactic formations to your iPad’s screen with the first in our series of Nebula Wallpaper collections.
Ubuntu 14.10 has just taken its next step toward a final release this week with the availability of the first round of betas. There are six regular UI flavors and an alternative Kubuntu desktop UI version available for download, so grab a stack of blank DVDS and get ready for a weekend of testing fun!
There are few things as frustrating as having a program update and suddenly break things that were working perfectly before. Case in point, website text size with the latest stable release of Google Chrome. Is there a simple solution to the text size problem? Today’s SuperUser post comes to the rescue to help an unhappy reader get things back to normal.