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Software to run on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

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Windows logical backup software?

With mobile phones logical extraction of backup data is big - contacts, call log, system settings, Web history, Messenger conversations, etc. But with windows, it will seem that physical and ...
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Meta QA progam: posting the same question on several QA websites

I am looking for a program for Microsoft Windows or web service that can allow the user to post the same question at once on several QA websites such as Stack Exchange, Quora, Reddit, or Yahoo! ...
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Detect on Windows PC if Video is being played

Video being played could be using any media player(e.g. WMP, VLC etc) or online streamed through any browser.
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Is there such a thing as a non-spyware, non-garbage Web browser in the year 2021?

I have spent an absurd amount of time and energy just testing and re-testing tons of different browsers over many years. I used Opera up until 2012, when the last version was released and they killed ...
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A free program for drawing a molecule using crystallographic data

I have the crystallographic data (Space group, Unit cell dimensions, Fractional coordinates, etc. ) of the compounds I synthesized and studied almost 50 years ago. We, at the time, fed in the data ...
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Windows 10 - change extension associated software

For some file types if I right click and select the Open with option, the Always use this app to open checkbox is missing. I'm looking for a utility software, free and preferably open source, that ...
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Need Free or Open Source Software for Batch Processing to Truncate Silence and Eliminate Background Noise

I need to process about 1,800 Audio File Recordings and am looking for a Free or Open Source program that runs on Windows, that can operate in Batch Mode in a standard windows interface (non-command ...
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Pipe viewer for windows platform

I'm looking for an alternative tool to sniff/monitor/measure performance of pipes on the Windows platform. Just like you can use pipe viewer (pv) on Linux (https://linux.die.net/man/1/pv). I found ...
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Diagramming tool with good connector auto-arrangement when I drag connected boxes

I have been using Microsoft Visio. However, when I draw a bunch of boxes, connect them, then drag to rearrange the boxes, the rearrangement of the connectors is non-optimized and ugly. Is there a ...
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Windows CLI tool to remove a specified line from a section within an `ini` file

Please recommend a gratis Windows CLI tool that allows one to remove a specified line from a section within an ini file. For example, let's say you have the following ini file: [settings] height=100 ...
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How to make Microsoft apps use Edge although my default browser is Firefox?

I use Firefox as my default browser on Windows11 but I'd like Edge to be used when I click a link inside Microsoft apps like Teams/Office/OneNote etc. Based on my research, I don't think this is ...
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Markdown editor with couple specific features

I'm looking for a Markdown editor; of course, I've reviewed a lot of them, but could not find a couple features which could boost the productivity of my current tasks: Inserting web links. This is a ...
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GPU-accelerated command line image resize app that supports Nvidia GPUs?

I am looking for something that ticks the following boxes: Can resize images to a maximum dimension while preserving aspect ratio Has a command-line interface or other support for scheduled batch ...
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Calendar for daily planning with multi-select and bulk move

I am looking for a calendar app that does the following: Allow me create events anywhere between 5 min and 2 hours easily to plan out my daily work. Allow me to multi-select a number of consecutive ...
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Wiping disk with continuation support (resumable SDelete)

I like SDelete for wiping disks. The larger disks become, the longer it takes to complete. An external 1 TB USB 2.0 disk already takes 8:30 hours to delete fully. Many things can happen during that ...
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Best software/group of softwares/apps to make and receive calls on my pc without having a physical phone?

Sorry if I look lost but I think I am, this question seems really generic but this looked like the most promising place for the answers. Basically I'm trying to find a way to use my pc to get in ...
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Zoom-out Screen to view high res

I have really small display and there are apps that take large space of Windows so it's really hard to navigate them. I"m looking for a software to zoom out the entire screen so I can view these ...
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A simple Windows photo viewer that provides latitude and longitude that can be copied to clipboard

Windows Photos pretends to provide location under Info but it almost never actually does. Some others claim to, for example IrfanView but you have to drill down a bit to find it. There are online EXIF ...
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Free and easy to use C/C++ static code analyser and memory debugger for absolute beginners on Windows

There are tools like Valgrind, which are available on Linux, Paid PVS Studio, but nothing I know or have used is easy to use. IDEs like VS Code come with support for debugging, but I specifically want ...
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Windows GUI/Front End Management Tool for Libvirt VMs on a Remote Linux Host

I currently have a few libvirt/QEMU VMs to manage on a headless Ubuntu 18.04 server and would greatly benefit from a GUI management platform that I can run on my Windows 10 workstation. Free would be ...
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About installing parallel software for win 10

I am trying to install two clubhouse apps in my Windows 10 OS, so I have googled this and don't find out have to install two same software as parallel. I know in android there is some parallel ...
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What software can be used to view JSON data from an API in tabular view like SSMS?

I've used SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) to query data in tabular view from MS SQL Server. In thinking about a SaaS product that does not have direct SQL access, what is an equivalent tool that ...
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What are the best free alternative research tool for the Nuzzel?

I am looking for a free research and monitoring tool for getting the latest news in the digital marketing industry and tech news. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
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Which screenshot software can write the "data taken" information of a screenshot?

Amazon photo seems using the information of "date taken" for odering uploaded photos. For also saving my screenshots with order, I would like to know: is there any free or open source ...
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Read-only large file viewer (> 10 GB), including gzipped file

Note: I have already read Best viewer for large text files (> 10GB) and Text editor or reader for working with huge files in Windows but here the specific point is the compressed file support. In ...
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Automation Tool for Native Windows Application?

I have an application running on a windows server which does not have API access or command line access. In other words you have to start the application and manually interact with it to use it. I ...
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How to create a volatile Windows sandbox for remote proprietary software development

I am software developer and I develop remotely, most of the time. There are times when I'm unable to remote into my machine at work. If I pull any code from our source code management to my personal ...
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How to filter internet access for children to limit them to a whitelist and a time range?

Scenario: Windows laptops, android phones, and iPhone phones. Users are school kids aged greater than 6, but less than 18. Parents are too busy to run a server. Goal: Internet access timing to be ...
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System Tray Microphone Meter

Before I go out of my way to make one myself I would like to know if anyone knows of one that already exists... I'm willing to buy the application, it doesn't have to be free. I'm looking for a ...
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Command line tool to delete identical files, based on checksum & size

I am looking for a gratis Windows app which can recurse a large-ish directory tree (currently 150 gB) and delete all but one copy of identical files, based on checksum & size. I don't care which ...
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Detect AC Adapter amperage/voltage drop on laptop

Is there an application that displays incoming voltage/amperage from the AC adapter for notebook, so I can inspect are there any drops during gaming? OS: Windows 8.1
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Backup daily/weekly/monthly - but only the files that changed

If anyone can improve the title, then please edit it. Thanks. I am currently using Bvckup2. which I find to be well worth the price. Most of my data, I just mirror, but for some of it, I backup into ...
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L2TP server for Windows

Which software for workstation-level Windows OS, presumably simple (i.e. light) enough, could fit for serving incoming L2TP connections, and directing traffic between client from one side, and server ...
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Alternative to spacedesk

Goal: extending the screen of a laptop on another laptop. I'm looking for an alternative free software to spacedesk in order to connect two laptops (the first one with windows 10, the second one with ...
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Is there something like "zfs-auto-snapshot" for Windows and NTFS?

Context I'm using Windows and Linux, the latter with BTRFS and ZFS mostly these days and pretty much like the tool zfs-auto-snapshot creating and cleaning up snapshots regularly using CRON. I know ...
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What is a Library that will let me Create/Emulate a Virtual Disk Drive in Windows using C#/.NET?

I want to use C# and .NET 5 to create a 'virtual' disk drive in Windows. This drive would show as a drive letter (M: etc) in e.g. windows file explorer and command prompt. The actual handlers for ...
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Recommended portable C solution under Windows

I would like to set-up the most appropriate C development environment under Windows, with the scope of having the least painful issues concering code portability to Linux. In the past I have both used ...
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Best-performing X server for Windows

I need to run X apps on a Windows 10 machine (or rather, run them remotely, have them display on Windows). So, I need an X server. I know a few: Microsoft's X410, MobaXTerm's built-in X server, Cygwin'...
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Global splash screen disabler

I don't like splash screens. If I never saw one, it'd be too soon. Is there a way to make it so that no software ever has a splashscreen?
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Open source tool to read batch CSV files and output parameter results?

I am looking for a tool that could scan batch csv files and ensure that all preset parameters are accurately reflected in the output file. Essentially, scan batch CSV files, ensure the preset ...
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Software that plays mp3, starts automatically when you boot your PC (optional) and is not appearing on the taskbar (or invisible). (Windows)

Is there a software like this? Software that plays multiple mp3 at once on background, that you cannot see and exit easily.
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Windows Explorer alternative that can sort by anything without separating files and folders

In Windows Explorer, sorting by anything (e.g. name, date modified, etc.) separates files and folders into two groups. Natively, it's impossible to prevent that. I'm looking for some alternative that ...
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Framework for Test Automation Support on Windows

I want to conduct a few UI tests for my application. I want to do this for different screen resolutions, display settings, languages and operating systems. To achieve that, I'm looking for a library ...
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Clonezilla alternative on Windows

I am looking for a Clonezilla alternative. The only thing that I really need from a Clonezilla is deploying one whole disk image (1TB disk, with around 400GB of data) into 200-250 PC's I am changing ...
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software that allows me to create a list of folders, open that list by a shortcut and move/drag & drop files into.. (sth similar to quick access menu)

i often end up with tens and hundreds of different files on my downloads folder on daily basis that i have to organize by going through them, selecting, cutting, navigating, and pasting files to their ...
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Is there a minimalistic diet plan app/software?

I am looking for an app (any software really) that will handle my diet for me. I don't want to go through all the thinking of setting up a diet plan myself while good software could do it faster and ...
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Learning a new programming language

I want to learn a new programming language and that language should combine a few features I know from other programming languages and should avoid the things I dislike from those. Must have: object ...
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I need a mathematical symbolic calculator

I need to do bitwise boolean operators on complex numbers, to find the properties of certain boolean operators, combined with addition and multiplication. I tried matlab, but is totally useless, ...
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Windows web browser or extension/plugin with multiline address bar

I need to reverse engineer a website where the URL changes depending on where I click on the page. It will be much easier if I can see all of the URL at the same time. Is there a windows browser or ...
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A program like Bootlog XP, but for Windows 7?

In the days of Windows XP, I would use a program called https://www.greatis.com/utilities/bootlogxp/ to analyze bootup see exactly how long things took. Gave me a good idea what to try disabling in ...

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