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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.

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If you are writing a batch file and you don’t want to continue until somebody presses a key, you can do it really easy with the timeout command.

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Ubuntu doesn’t offer the Safe Mode and Automatic Repair tools you’ll find in Windows, but it does offer a recovery menu and a reinstall option that keeps your files and programs.

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If you have an iOS device and Chromecast, the big players all cast just fine (like Netflix) but when it comes to streaming the local content on your device to your Chromecast it’s a bit of a hassle. Tag along as we help a fellow reader throw their local iPad content onto the TV.

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When Windows blue-screens, it creates memory dump files — also known as crash dumps. This is what Windows 8’s BSOD is talking about when it says its “just collecting some error info.”

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Ubuntu and most other Linux distributions now use the GRUB2 boot loader. You can change its settings to select a default operating system, set a background image, and choose how long GRUB counts down before automatically booting the default OS.

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The System Information panel has always been a great way to get more information about your system, but in Windows 8 you will have a hard time figuring out how to open it. Here’s how to do it.

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Google introduced Google Drive on April 24, 2012 and promised Linux support “coming soon.” That was nearly two and a half years ago. There’s now a somewhat “official” Google Drive client for Linux, but it’s probably not what you want.

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If you’ve configured Windows to automatically log you in rather than having to enter a password, you might find it annoying that you still need to enter a password when your PC comes out of sleep mode. Here’s the quick fix.

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When you buy a new laptop or tablet, you’ll often be able to “customize” it by paying extra for a faster CPU. But this may not be a good idea — the higher-end CPU might be a worse fit for the device!

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These days, you can share files using all of the different cloud storage providers like Dropbox and OneDrive, but if all you want is a super easy way to share files with people, Jumpshare might be worth a look.

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Not all solid-state storage is as fast as an SSD. “eMMC” is the kind of flash storage you’ll find in cheap tablets and laptops. It’s slower and cheaper than a traditional SSD you’d find in more expensive computers.

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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.

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Media center “sticks” like the Chromecast are more popular than ever and many of them come with little 3-4″ HDMI extension cables. What are the cables for and do you actually need to use them? Read on as we¬†explain why, even if your Chromecast is working fine without it you may want to plug it in anyway.

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