You can use your Android phone to listen to tunes, watch videos, and take photos, but in order to get those files on–or off–your device, sometimes you have to plug it into your desktop PC. When things work right, it’s great, but it can be frustrating if your device isn’t detected.

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Website addresses that end in “.onion” aren’t like normal domain names, and you can’t access them with a normal web browser. Addresses that end with “.onion” point to Tor hidden services on the “deep web”.

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If you ever wanted to make your web traffic seem like it was coming from a different browser–say, to trick a site that claims it’s incompatible with yours–you can. All popular browsers offer built-in user agent switchers, so you can change your user agent without installing any extensions.

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Amazon’s $50 Fire Tablet may be one of the best deals in tech–especially when it occasionally goes on sale for $35. It may feel limited, but with a few tweaks–no rooting necessary–you can turn it into an almost-stock Android tablet perfect for reading, watching, and even light gaming.

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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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If you need to access an FTP server, you can install dedicated FTP clients with lots of features –but you don’t necessarily have to. Windows itself offers several ways for connecting to an FTP server, allowing you to download and upload files in a pinch.

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Windows Search makes searching for files on your PC a lot faster, but if you find that things slow down when Windows indexes files or that Search isn’t working as expected, there are a few steps you can take.

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When you sign up for Insider Preview builds, Windows warns that you “may” need to reinstall Windows to get back to the stable version of Windows. But this is a worst case scenario, and there are other ways to get off the Insider Preview track.

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If you’d like to limit what apps a user can run on a PC, Windows gives you two options. You can block the apps you don’t want a user to run, or you can restrict them to running only specific apps. Here’s how to do it.

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Connect speakers, headphones, a webcam with a built-in microphone, a Bluetooth headset, or another audio devices to your Windows PC and you’ll need to choose which devices Windows actually uses. This is easy to configure–and now even easier on Windows 10.

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You plug your iPhone into your computer, ready to sync and…nothing. The little icon doesn’t show up in iTunes’ toolbar, and you’re flummoxed. Here are a few possible solutions.

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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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Did you know there’s a version of Windows 10 that doesn’t get big feature updates, and doesn’t even have the Windows Store or Microsoft Edge browser? It’s called Windows 10 LTSB, short for Long Term Servicing Branch.

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Windows 10’s Game DVR feature can slow your gaming performance by recording video in the background. If you don’t care about recording your gameplay, disable Game DVR for performance reasons.

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In iOS 10, Apple made a change to how you take and attach photos in iMessage. It’s a small change but it might take you a moment, or five, to figure it out.

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Windows 10 added an option to uninstall apps with a right-click in the Start menu. If you ever find yourself selecting that option accidentally–or if you share your computer and want to prevent others from uninstalling apps by mistake–here’s how to turn that feature off.

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You can use either PC Settings or the Control Panel to change the mouse pointer size and color, and we’ll show you both ways. The PC Settings method can be used in Windows 10 and 8, and the Control Panel method can be used in Windows 10, 8, and 7.

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If you’ve ever used the flash on your camera to take a picture of someone in a dark room, you’ve probably seen the red eye effect. It’s where the person’s pupils appear a bright red rather than their natural black.

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The Windows Search feature provides fast file searches by building an index. This index is used by the Start menu, the search box in File Explorer and Windows Explorer, and even the Cortana assistant on Windows 10.

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Chrome OS has long been more than “just a browser.” Since it essentially requires an active internet connection for most activity, web apps are the backbone of the Chrome OS ecosystem—but did you know that you can actually turn any page into a its own web app, launchable from the taskbar? Here’s how.

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You’ve seen it on plenty of PC help sites. “Uninstall fonts to speed up your computer!” Don’t follow this advice–it’s a myth. Uninstalling fonts is a troubleshooting tip for fixing a specific problem, not a general performance tip for speeding up your computer.

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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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Before Windows 10 came along, we were free to change the sounds that played when we shut down, logged off, or logged on to Windows. For some reason, Microsoft hid those sound actions from being modified in Windows 10. Here’s how to get them back.

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By default, the numbers on numbered lists are left-aligned in the space allotted for the numbering. However, aligning them to the center or the right (pictured on the right above) is easy, and we’ll show you how.

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Since Windows 10’s release and the privacy controversy that followed, many “anti-spying” apps have sprung up. They promise to keep Windows 10 from tracking you–but often, they can cause more problems than they solve.

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