Is There a Keyboard Shortcut to Pause the Output of a Running CMD Window?

When running a batch script, you may need or want to pause the output in the CMD window so that you can look things over. Is there an easy way to pause, then restart the output? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help with a reader’s CMD window output woes. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us ... Read More »

How to Create Family Profiles with Eero to Limit Internet Access

If you have kids, then you might know a thing or two about how difficult it can be to yank them away from their computers and other devices so they get their chores done on time or just spend quality time with the family. Eero, the robust whole-house Wi-Fi system, has a feature that makes this easy. With the Family ... Read More »

What Is the Oval Hole on Computer Hardware For?

For the most part, it is no mystery what the various openings on the outside of our computer hardware are for—most are ports. But what about that oval port that doesn’t match your usual cables? Sometimes it has a “lock” symbol next to it; other times it doesn’t. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question. ... Read More »

Geek Trivia: Stephen Hawking Made Headlines When He Threw An Unconventional Party For?

Answer: Time Travelers How do you throw a party for time travelers? If renowned scientist Stephen Hawking’s technique is the template, the process is pretty easy. The first step is to throw the party (like Hawking did in 2009). The second step is to wait until after the party is over to send out the invitations. If your plan goes ... Read More »

How to Recover Software Product Keys From Any Computer, Even a Broken One

Product keys are becoming less and less common these days, but if you have a piece of software on your computer—and can’t find its product key—this simple program can help you extract it. NirSoft’s ProduKey lets you view product keys for Windows, Microsoft Office, and many other software programs. It can show the keys from the current computer, or you ... Read More »

Do LED Light Bulbs Really Last 10 Years?

LED bulbs are bit a more expensive than other types of light bulbs, but they claim to last a lot longer. But do LED bulbs actually last the 10 years that many manufacturers claim? The 10-Year Lifespan Assumes a Lot About Your Usage Even the cheapest LED light bulbs (Philips sells some for as low as $2 per bulb) claim to have ... Read More »

How to Enable Sharper, High Resolution Uploads for Facebook Videos and Photos

If you’ve noticed a big difference between the quality of the photos and videos on your phone and the versions you upload to Facebook, you’re not imagining things: by default, the Facebook mobile clients upload photos and videos using lower quality settings. Let’s fix that. When you upload media from your phone to Facebook from the iOS or Android mobile application, ... Read More »

Why Is Part of My Keyboard Typing the Wrong Characters?

Whether it is a cat laying on the keyboard, a young child banging on random keys, or some other form of keyboard catastrophe, our keyboards can suddenly start displaying strange and frustrating behavior. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some solutions for a reader’s laptop keyboard crisis. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of ... Read More »

You Can Use Philips Hue Bulbs without a Hub

Philips Hue bulbs connect to a central hub that allows you to control your lights remotely from your smartphone. However, if you’re wanting to save a little bit of money and still want smart bulbs in your house, you can actually bypass the hub altogether and just use a Hue Dimmer Switch…you’ll just miss out on a few features. The ... Read More »

Can You Losslessly Increase the Volume of MP3 Files?

There are few things as frustrating as listening to your favorite music and suddenly having one or more songs play at a lower volume. Is there an easy way to fix the volume problem without sacrificing quality? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps a frustrated reader solve his volume problems. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a ... Read More »