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Top new questions this week:

What can I do abotu transposed charatcers when typing?

Pelase don't edit this, I am typing it as normal, jsut to show ho wlousy my typing is. As you can see, I tend to trnaspsoe charatcers, as if the left hand were typing more quickly tahn hte tight. Not ...

asked by Mawg says reinstate Monica 18 votes
answered by Zeiss Ikon 19 votes

How to keep the water bottles erect in the refrigerator door?

When opening or closing my refrigerator's door, the water bottle(s) stored there often fall sideways: This is irritating, and as you can see, I did try to place a heavier bottle besides it, which ...

asked by Shadow Wizard is Ear For You 4 votes
answered by Hobbes 2 votes

How can I remove white stains from microwaving rice and pasta?

Background For the past several years, I have cooked rice and pasta in my microwave instead of on the stove. This involves putting the rice or pasta in a bowl of water and then using the automatic ...

cleaning kitchen plastics furniture stain  
asked by Sam 2 votes
answered by virolino 0 votes

Insulate pot lid

Is there something I can add to the knob on my pot lid to insulate it from the heat so I can pick it up ? I currently have to use a pot holder to check on my chile, etc.

comfort temperature lid  
asked by fixit7 1 vote
answered by Stan 2 votes

How to correctly replace a key in my laptop keyboard?

Recently, a sibling accidentally took off the "W" key from my laptop. I followed YouTube tutorials on taking out the 2 plastic pieces that surround the rubbery circle below the key and I removed ...

technology laptop  
asked by Zenoh 1 vote
answered by virolino 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to press a touch sensitive elevator button without touching it

In my office place, the elevator can only be called and/or operated by buttons that are touch sensitive. Pressing them with gloves or my jacket won't work. With current affairs going on, even though I ...

personal-care health  
asked by AutomatedChaos 22 votes
answered by Elmy 51 votes

How to get cat urine smell out of wooden floors?

Sometime ago I bought an old house that had soft wood floors. Half the house had carpet. The person that had lived there before had cats, and the carpeted area of the house had a strong cat urine ...

cleaning smell  
asked by Jon 19 votes
answered by Timothy Winters 17 votes

How can I figure out which side of the car the gas hatch is on (without getting out)?

As a longtime New York City resident, I've never owned a car. I drive fairly regularly, though, thanks to rentals, Zipcars, and the kindness of relatives and other not-quite-strangers. Since much ...

asked by Jaydles 110 votes
answered by Jaydles 172 votes

Adding a belt hole without a leather punch

I don't want to invest in a leather hole punch, so how could I add an extra hole (or some other solution)?

substitute-tool clothing  
asked by Broots Waymb 19 votes
answered by ssaltman 20 votes

How can I (painlessly) add or remove keys to my key ring?

One of the most excruciating things I have to do is to add or remove some keys from a key ring. I have to dig my way into the crack of the ring with my nails, which really hurts. What else can I do ...

home keys  
asked by Shevliaskovic 59 votes
answered by JSW189 63 votes

Tricks for opening very tight jars

What are some tricks for opening seemingly impossible-to-open glass jars, like the one pictured below? ATTEMPT: I have tried twisting as hard as I can, but clearly that hasn't worked so far. I have ...

home kitchen packaging container  
asked by JSW189 64 votes
answered by Kelly Thomas 50 votes

Finding a gold ring lost in the house

How can I find a gold ring lost in my bedroom, kitchen, or living room? I've already read this question, but it seems that many of the answers given there wouldn't apply to a search inside. It was ...

efficiency search  
asked by fi12 9 votes
answered by DrMoishe Pippik 6 votes
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