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 .

Finding a keyboard that has all the features you want can be a bit of a task at times, but what do you do when your chosen keyboard does not have a particular, yet useful key built in? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the solution to a reader’s keyboard dilemma.

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There are few things as frustrating as turning your computer on and having it take forever to fully load up, so how do you find out which programs are slowing everything down? With that goal in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has an easy solution for a curious reader’s problem.

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Google has made yet another change to Chrome’s “under the hood” settings with the removal of the chrome://plugins page in version 57, so how do you access the settings for plugins now? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.

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Most of the time, it is pretty simple to figure out what the various ports and the printed symbols next to them on our computers are for, but every so often, some new or different symbol pops up. 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 are trying to get your monitor or laptop screen set up for the best, or most comfortable viewing, you may find yourself wondering which adjustments are the best ones to make and how they can affect each other. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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If you are just curious, or potentially worried, about what a particular Google Chrome extension is up to, how do you monitor the requests that it may be making? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When working with Windows PowerShell, you may have come across the term cmdlet and found yourself somewhat confused. Is a cmdlet something totally different from a command or is it just the PowerShell name for them? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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At one time or another, all of us have had to force our computers to shut down by pushing and holding the power button down until they powered off. Is this mechanism hardware-based, firmware-based, or both? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Sometimes you may end up with unexpected results when running commands, so learning the “why” behind the results can be very interesting. 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 have a large batch of files to compress and you want to add password protection to each of them, what is the simplest or quickest way to do so? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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If you are thinking about setting up a web server, do you need a computer specifically built with that purpose in mind or can you use a more common type of computer? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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The terminology one encounters when getting into the computing world may seem odd or leave you puzzled at times, wondering how and why these terms are in use. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s questions.

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Most of us never give much thought to our keyboards as long as they work well, but if you stop to think about it for a moment, do they only send signals to our computers or is there an active back-and-forth process at work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you are busy working on your laptop, the last thing you need is a constantly flickering hard drive activity light distracting you. Is there an easy way to disable it or should you go with a more round-about solution? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some solutions to a frustrated reader’s problem.

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If you use the Windows command prompt often throughout your work day, you may want or need to periodically clear the command history. Is it possible to do so while the command prompt is still open? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Once you start digging into a Linux system, you may find some confusing or unexpected things, like /usr/bin/false, for example. Why is it there and what is its purpose? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s questions.

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If you have decided to make use of Windows 10’s file history capabilities, how long will a saved copy of a file remain in the backup folder if you decide to delete the original? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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If you are performing your first ever RAM upgrade, then watching a small piece suddenly “chip off” of a RAM module can be a very worrisome event. But is it as bad as it looks or is the RAM module still usable? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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If you are just starting to learn how multi-core CPUs, caching, cache coherency, and memory works, it may seem a little bit confusing at first. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has answers to a curious reader’s question.

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If you are just getting started with rsync for the first time and have multiple large hard drives to make backups of, is it safe to actually use one or more of them during the long process? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.

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It is the kind of question that if you ask ten different people, you will likely get ten different answers, so what are those eight white squares actually called? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some answers for a frustrated reader who wants to use the correct term in his article.

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What does it mean when you have two identical files with identical time stamps, yet Windows says that one file is newer than the other one? How can that be? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a confused reader solve a time stamp mystery.

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Using flash memory to run a desktop system, like Windows, was advised against for quite some time. But what made it a desirable and viable option for mobile devices? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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A new year has brought new changes to how Adobe Acrobat Reader DC’s settings and preferences work, which means relearning how to tweak things to get the UI setup you prefer. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post shows a reader how to get rid of that pesky sidebar.

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There are few things more frustrating than having an often used, easy access feature suddenly disappear in your favorite browser after a new update. Is there a work-around to get the feature back or is it a lost cause? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.

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