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A tool for automatic multiple window layout

Task Hi SR! I have a Win10 desktop workstation that is being used in video production environment. One of the displays/desktops attached to this machine is displaying several windows (OBS preview/...
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Software Recommendation to build a Karaoke alike Desktop application

so i have few hundreds of mkv and mpg type video files for my mini karaoke project, and i am planning to DIY a small desktop app to play these musics. My plan is to create a phone apps to choose ...
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Backup Windows desktop icons, layout, background, etc?

I'm looking for an app to backup desktop icons, layout, background, etc, I was able to do it with genie backup manager in the past, which was an app to backup outlook express data and had that as an ...
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Tool to add items and sub-menus to the desktop context menu in Windows

I need a program that can add items to the desktop context menu (Right-Click) in Windows. If possible, I need it to be able to create sub-menus to the context menu, because I want to add many items. I'...
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Is there a desktop panel that allows grouping launchers?

I'm looking for a Linux desktop way to achieve the kind of thing I've done on my Android desktop with Elixir...
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Desktop environment in Linux which prevents applications from stealing focus

I would like to ask if there is a DE in Linux which prevents applications being in the opening state from stealing the focus from the current one, through an option. Stealing focus is very annoying! ...
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Laptop Linux distribution for an enginnering student with minimal experience running Linux/Unix/DOS

I am currently buying a new laptop(see related hardware rec question here, and shall be dual-booting it with Windows 10 and some Linux distribution. I have some experience with Ubuntu and the Windows ...
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Tiling Windows manager for Windows 10 that functions like ShellTile on Gnome?

Shelltile works like this: https://youtu.be/xX9HUBFj5XE?t=1m30s I've seen bugn, and dwm, and all those other hotkey and predefined grid ones, and AquaSnap seems close but ultimately relies on corner ...
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Cross-platform Java/Kotlin logging library

Meta-note: I can't add the Kotlin tag since I have less than 300 rep on this site, and it doesn't exist yet I'm working on a cross-platform project written in Java and Kotlin, and I need some decent ...
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Linux desktop with stacking tabs

I have recently switched from windows to Xubuntu. I picked xubuntu because xfce is light and battle tested. But my main problem is that xfce window tabs behave like Windows XP, where multiple ...
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UNIX environment variable manaeger?

Is there a good program that can handle PATH updates and similar for Linux and Unix? I would like an easier way to add and edit my PATH. Wouldn't it be nice if we could do it without logging out and ...
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Free software for making custom themes with full control over desktop elements?

I want to be able to change/create every aspect of the interface, like: start menu, taskbar, window (or windows explorer) I'm a big graphics enthusiast and I'm even starting to consider some sort of ...
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Windows app to allow positioning windows in specific formations

Can anyone recommend a gratis Windows 7 app that allows the user to reposition windows in specific useful formations? Specifically: Positioning two windows side by side horizontally (the ...
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Linux desktop with retro look

I am looking for a Linux desktop which look retro, but is still fully functional in the inside. Ideally I'd like a desktop which uses (or simulate) the 16-colours mode of the old PCs. The ...
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Student Kiosk software for Windows that can limit applications & websites

I am interested in finding desktop replacement software that allows a limited set of applications and websites for an educational setting. This software must be compatible with Windows 7.
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Tool to resize windows instead of moving them

Here's the common scenario: You are working in a full screen application. Then you open a text editor to write a note or edit a text document. You need to reference some of the information in the ...
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Weather forecast applet for Ubuntu

Background Prior to cycling to work in the morning, I'd like to know if I need to cart rain gear for the way home. The xfce4-weather-plugin sits in the lower-right hand corner of the panel and is ...
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Desktop environment for a touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop for an Ubuntu system

What are desktop environments, which runs on Ubuntu, with good 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop support? Notable features: Touch-friendly buttons Cursor disappears when using touch input but shows where it ...
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Arranging OS X application windows/workspace via presets

Is there any software for OS X that can automatically arrange a workspace according to a preset? By some sort of shortcut, I would like to launch applications and then place them in a certain way (...
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Qt file manager with undo

I'm looking for a qt file manager with the following features (which should be a reasonable ask, but I've yet to find one): undo support tabs zero animations (this excludes all kde ones more or less) ...
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Is there any online/software tool available to select/find/narrow down a research topic?

Is there any online/software tool available to select/find/narrow down a research topic for 'Impact' research journal article/PhD thesis/Masters thesis? There are some tools available like this one. ...
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Can I create a “Node JS” desktop application which runs without a web browser? [closed]

I want to create desktop application using "Node JS", can I run the program without a web browser? If Yes, how?
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A program that allows an emulated folder to be placed on the desktop?

First question on this SE, so sorry if this is outside the scope, but I'm looking for a Desktop add-on that allows a user to place a folder from one location onto the desktop, and then have it display ...
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Linux desktop environment for novice users

Which desktop environment can satisfy (by default, configuration or maintained extensions) most of following requirements? no double clicking required bring existing window to front of a program by ...
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Regular expression tool for windows

I'm looking for a desktop "Regular Expression 'Scripting' Tool" for Windows. I have been using Replace Text but there are issues with it in the non-standard way it handles Regex strings. Here are ...
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Replacement to Formulize / Eureqa? (it's a symbolic regression software)

Now that Formulize / Eureqa started charging $2500 a year for using it and having crippled the trial version, does anyone know of any replacements that can do similar things like find an equation ...
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Linux desktop environments with window and top bar integration

I really like Ubuntu Unity top panel integration with the windows (maximized ones) because it saves space. See the screenshot: What other Linux desktop environments have this feature? This is the ...