When you upgrade your computer’s hardware, it is a given that you expect a boost in performance, but sometimes you get an unexpectedly significant increase beyond what you counted on. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a confused, but happy gamer understand how he lucked out when he upgraded his computer’s memory.
No matter how hard you try to keep your kids safe from undesirable websites on the Internet, it seems like there is always some method of circumventing any protection you set up. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses the possibility of using a virtual OS to access websites blocked in the host OS’s hosts file.
When you are serious about online gaming, you look for every edge that you can find. The question is, will plugging your mouse into a USB 3.0 port provide any speed or response benefits over a USB 2.0 port? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post debates the question.
If there is one thing we are all tired of, it is being constantly tracked and spied on while we are browsing the Internet. With this in mind, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been hard at work on an extension for Firefox and Chrome that helps put an end to the unwanted attention so that you can browse in peace.
Being able to find your favorite applications using substrings makes your workload just a bit easier to deal with, but what do you do when this useful search feature stops working? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to solve a reader’s ‘broken’ search feature problem.
The ‘time remaining’ estimations on Windows are enough to drive anyone crazy at times, but have you ever wondered how Windows determines those times? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some answers for a curious, yet frustrated, reader’s question.
Sleep mode is great for when you are not using your computer, but what do you do when ‘something’ is constantly waking it up? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some suggestions to help diagnose, and catch, the guilty culprit.
Searching for a singular file or file type is one thing, but what do you do when you need to search for multiple file types at the same time? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post comes to the rescue for one reader’s file search dilemma.
With all the trouble one can run into on the Internet, it is always a good idea to have as secure of a connection as possible. But what do you do when your browser says a secure website is not fully secure? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a worried reader’s question.
If you are new to working with partitions, then you may wonder what the differences between the different types are, and which ones you can install newer Windows systems on. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at a curious reader’s partition question.
With the variety in names and so-called types of Pentium processors over the years, it can be a little bit confusing knowing the differences between them all. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some answers to a curious reader’s question about numbered and non-numbered Pentium processors.
Medical conditions sometimes require us to tweak Windows in order to accommodate a particular physical limitation or need. With this in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at options available for a reader’s visual monochrome needs.
Sometimes you need to work on hardware components, like a motherboard, outside of the computer case, but is it safe to do so with the hardware in question powered up? Today’s SuperUser Q&A posts looks at precautions one should take with an endeavor like this.
If your devices have both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability built in, then which one is actually faster? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.
Google recently made a significant change to the stable and beta channels of Chrome, one that disabled any extension that did not come from the Web Store. While this will help improve security for many of Chrome’s users, how does someone with a legitimate non-web store extension get it to work again?
Whether it is just a matter of curiosity or a genuine need to know, how do you tell if two DVDs are exactly the same? Today’s SuperUser Q&A looks at some different ways to find out.
While most people will never need to open a .lnk file to edit it, there may be rare occasions when it is necessary or desired. But how do you open and edit a shortcut file? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers.
Are you looking for a cheap and easy way to beat the heat? Then this portable air conditioner DIY project just might be what you are looking for! See how easy it is to make in today’s video from YouTube channel HouseholdHacker.
Having a monitor with a very high resolution is awesome, but what do you do when Google Chrome and Internet Explorer refuse to make appropriate use of all that resolution real-estate? Today’s SuperUser Q&A has some possible solutions to one reader’s resolution dilemma.
What do you do when you have an awesome image that you downloaded long ago, but are unable to remember the website you found it on? Are there any easy ways to find the original website again?
Are you looking for the ‘hottest’ combination of Google Chrome and 64-bit Windows systems? Then you will definitely want to give the new 64-bit builds of Google Chrome in the Dev and Canary channels a try! The new builds just became available this week and are ready for all manner of testing fun.
Sometimes, something really odd happens when using our computers that makes no sense at all…such as copying a simple image to the clipboard and the computer freezing up because of it. An image is an image, right? Today’s SuperUser post has the answer to a puzzled reader’s dilemna.
Many of us have had the occasional problem with our computers and other devices retaining accurate time settings, but a quick sync with an NTP server makes all well again. But if our own devices can lose accuracy, how do NTP servers manage to stay so accurate?
If you open up Task Manager or Process Explorer on your system, you will see many services running. But how much of an impact can a service have on your system, especially if it is ‘corrupted’ by malware? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.
Are you tired of ‘chasing’ your garage door opener all over the interior of your car, or perhaps you have a need to keep it out of sight so it is not stolen? Today’s DIY video provides some nice inspiration for a ‘tied down’, hidden set up that is easy to manage and use!