Why Are Smaller SSDs Slower?

If you happen to be researching specific computer hardware like SSDs, for instance, you might expect the smaller ones to be faster than the larger ones. But is that actually the case or is the opposite true? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Why Are Hex Editors Called Binary Editors?

Sometimes names and terms are pretty interchangeable and everyone understands what is being referred to without confusion, but then there are times when things are not so clear and leave you with more questions than answers. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clarify things for a confused reader.

What Prevents DVD+R Discs From Being Reformatted?

While it is well known that DVD+R and CD+R discs are made to be recorded on only once, you may wonder why that is as opposed to the rewritable nature of “RW” discs. What stops “R” discs from being reformatted? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Why Do Operating Systems Have a Shut Down Option?

Most of us use an operating system’s built-in “shut down function” to turn our computers off, but what if you are considering using a computer’s power switch instead? Does it really matter which method you use or will it lead to problems if you use the power switch? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some answers to a curious reader’s questions.

Is It Possible to Completely Disable the Bookmarks Bar in Google Chrome?

While you can easily deactivate the bookmarks bar in Google Chrome and not see it during normal browsing, it does reappear regardless of your settings when opening new tab pages. So how do you make it completely disappear? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post discusses some options to help a frustrated reader deal with the bookmarks bar.

Can Using the Wrong Power Supply Slow Down a Laptop?

Sometimes, through no fault of our own, we may lose the charging cable for our laptop and have to make do with a “less than optimal” substitute. If the “replacement” charging cable is from the same company, but is a different wattage, can it cause the laptop to slow down? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Does Windows Retain Cached Copies of Files on USB Drives?

Most of us never give much thought to what is happening in the background when copying files from one location to another, we simply complete the task and move on. But is there an extra copy left behind that we are unaware of? With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Why Do Some Download Connections Dominate Others?

If you often download multiple items at the same time, then you have likely noticed that one download connection tends to dominate over the others until it is finished. Why is that? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

Is There a Fast Way to Open a Program as Administrator with UAC Enabled?

While most of us never need administrator level access to complete our work on our computers, there are times when it is necessary. When we do need that level of access, is there a fast way to do it while UAC is enabled? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful answers for a reader seeking a faster, more streamlined approach.

Do Music CDs Contain the Necessary Metadata for the Tracks on Them?

Most of the time our favorite music CD playing software offers to download relevant information from an online database, but is that step really necessary? Do music CDs actually have all of the needed information on them already? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.