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

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Is possible to do a good FDE on Windows 10?

I would like to be able to encrypt my system disk in the classic way, using a password that is used to encrypt the disk. It is not possible to use bitlocker unless you accept to keep the key in the ...
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Open files in different software based on file signature (not extension) in Windows

Is there any software for opening files with the same extension in different software depending on the file's signature? For example, a file with extension .pcb and file signature PCB FILE 4 should be ...
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Simulation Plugin BPMN Diagrams VISIO

I made some BPMN diagrams in visio and wanted to see the simulation. Is their a reasonably priced plugin on the market to do this. My search results came up with an answer but the trial software to ...
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Gratis encrypted, synched cloud storage

I don't like DropBox, it has way too many "confliceted copies", but the final straw came when it somehow managed to overwrite newer code with older, costing me weeks of effort. Plus, it is ...
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Software for combining audio and video

I recorded a video but it had no sound, so I want to add sound, audio into the video, of courses the sound, audio will be at a specific time not the whole video will have sound, audio (The video is 10:...
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Scheduled compression and delete

I am looking for a software that can do the following: scan a folder (including sub-folder) for large files (e.g. > 30 MB) for positive results, compress at original location and then delete the ...
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Less-heavyweight alternative to GPT-2? (python)

GPT-2 requires quite a large amount of processing power in order to be fast. I don't have a HUGE amount of processing power, and it seems a bit of overkill for what I want to do, which is get it to ...
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Non UWP media player

I'm searching for a media player that is no UWP app like Microsoft Movies & TV. But it has to integrate the SystemMediaTransportControls, so when you increase/decrease the volume you see the media ...
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What CAD software has a good variety of materials and includes a good suite of stress calculations?

I'm new to most CAD work. I'm in the process of designing a floating structure that will include cement ballast, titanium or other seawater inert structural material, fiberglass with resin, etc. I've ...
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Turn off PC if bluetooth device is disconnected (proximity) or loses connection

Is there such software, I've looked into Windows security features for such an option and it doesn't exist? I have found that you can unlock your PC with your Bluetooth device but can't shut it down ...
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Spectacle for Windows?

I'm looking for a tool to arrange windows on Windows. On macOS I'm satisfied with Spectable https://github.com/eczarny/spectacle. I remember I used Sizer on Windows 7 (http://www.brianapps.net/sizer4/)...
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Open Source or Freeware C code Metrics tool for Number of function Call Occurrences (Windows)

I am trying to find a metric "Number of function Call Occurrences" in Freeware tool. Here is my expectation description: "This metric specifies the number of function calls in the body ...
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Offline PDF-to-flipbook software with bookshelf feature?

Could someone recommend an offline PDF-to-flipbook program, preferably for Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS but at a minimum just for Windows, that converts multipage PDFs into flipbooks in .exe ...
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Is there any software that can decode big QR code?

As you can see at Wikipedia, QR codes can be much bigger than usually they are. By enlarging the QR, one can insert more data into them. For instance, version 40 allows to encode up to 20 MB. I have ...
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Windows software to help focus when spacing out

I have a lot of trouble staying on task sometimes, even if that task is playing a game. But I don't like timers or forcibly blocking sites/software as I would rather want to try and break the spacing ...
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Performance monitor similar or the same as iStat Menus on macOS for Windows?

Bjango iStat Menus for macOS is arguably the best performance monitor available on any operating system. The way it's presented in the Menubar and how it has bus/storage I/O measurements presented and ...
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How can I quickly view a list of application-specific keyboard shortcuts on all operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux)?

I'm looking for a standalone program or OS utility that will quickly list an application's keyboard shortcuts to help teach digital fluency. I haven't quite found any individual programs or utilities ...
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Music player which features taskbar toolbar controls, or a taskbar “mini player”?

I'm looking for a music player (preferably open source) which features a taskbar toolbar player, like older versions of iTunes and Windows Media Player had. Examples:
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What free Windows app would you recommend to search for images in local storage by keyword tags?

What free Windows app would you recommend to search for images in local storage by typing specific keywords? The keywords have been created by me as tags for each image
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Backup of Windows workstations on FreeNAS/ZFS: which backup software?

I have 1+ workstations on Windows 10 enterprise, and shared disks accessible to a FreeNAS base server (on metal or VM), and a ZFS volume to receive the backups. Do you recommend a certain software ? ...
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XYZ Data, Spike Detection

I have tons of LiDAR Bathymetric XYZ data with 5m resolution. The data has a lot of noise/spikes which takes ages to clean for a small area. I have tried using Fledermaus for 3D cleaning the data. Is ...
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Setting up secured directory for my report done in Latex

I am not sure what Sub of StackExchange is correct to post this. This is my original post in Tex.SE. I want to create a secured Latex folder (as my working directory) in my Lab PC. Only I and my ...
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Simple open-source text editor for Windows

I have searched online regarding open-source text editors (for Windows) and most of the sites recommend Atom, Visual Studio Code, etc., which are primarily focused on programming. I don't want such ...
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Any pdf reader which can email the current page?

I use a Surface tablet running Windows. If the page I am reading has some important info, I want to email it to myself. Looking for a pdf reader that can easily email the current page. Not email the ...
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Getting started creating digital music

I have played piano for a while, understand music theory, etc. and can write songs. I don't know what the best way to do this is, but I want to be able to use some program where I can put in a series ...
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Which software to track employee hours for a small business?

I am looking for a time tracking/payroll management integrated software for my small business. Multi platform support is a must, mobile and PC. There are so many options so I'd really appreciate ...
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Convert images in nested directories to a single pdf with bookmarks

I would like to convert several TIFF files (document scans) into a single, structured PDF. Each page is saved as a single TIFF file, and each chapter has its own directory. Directories can be nested ...
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Private alternative to Thunderbird

I am looking for a Windows email client (desktop, nothing cloud based): Must have: preferably gratis, but I would pay up to $30 - once; no recurring charges must fetch email directly to my my PC - no ...
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Any Windows file explorer which enables custom file order?

Could you please recommend any file explorer software for Windows which allows user to modify order of each file manually? For example, drag a file to the position between two other files, or to the ...
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PC app launcher alternatives

I'm looking for an alternative to having a ton of shortcuts on my desktop / various categorized folders containing shortcuts. I've tried Launchy, and it's alternative Keypirinha (with plugins) but I ...
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Analyse hardware documentation and output human readable report

I need to make custom hardware documentation available for laymen to read. I'm working with decades old hardware that comes with a custom documentation system. So eg. different systems will have ...
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Is there a more user-friendly “general” video game console emulator than RetroArch for x86 Windows?

I have collected the ROMs of all the games I grew up with and put them into a digital list which I can sort in various means useful to me, such as "by my personal rating". I'm able to click ...
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Sync directories by comparing the file name and size

I have a directory with 1000 something video files that are backed up on an external drive. The content of a video file doesn't change. So I need a syncing tool that follows the following rule. If a ...
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Software to enable right-click copy and paste files from a Windows local machine to a GCP linux instance

I have users who connect via RDP into a GCP Linux VM (GUI enabled) from their Windows local computers. They require to be able to right-click copy files from Windows and then right click and paste ...
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Free GIT Client which support pull requests management

I have created my own git server with individual user accounts which is publicly accessible. Now i want my team members to access it and create branch and generate pull request etc. Till now ...
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Video player with frame by frame, holding a key, like slow motion, backward and forward?

If I watch a video in Media Player Classic, and hold the forward arrow, then it goes frame by frame smoothly like in slow motion.. Though backwards is jolty, it doesn't update while you hold the left ...
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Portable RAM disk for Windows (gratis)

I am searching for a RAM disk program for Windows. The requirements are quite minimal, but after much searching, I feel like I am looking for a unicorn. Here are the only requirements: Portable ...
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Utility to change password of ZIP compressed & encyrpted files

Please recommend a gratis Windows tool that will allow me to change the password of existing ZIP compressed archive files. I don't need a "cracking" tool. I know the existing password. I ...
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Windows file upload manager

Looking to transfer hundreds of files (many GBs) to a SMB network share, through a mapped drive. As you can imagine, Windows Explorer isn't exactly up to the task at times, so something that will ...
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Is there any software (open source or otherwise) that can mimic Yubikey functionality using a device's built in biometric hardware?

Let's say I'm using a laptop that includes both a fingerprint scanner and a IR camera for facial recognition. Is there any software that can make use of this existing hardware that would essentially ...
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Android or iOS emulator with full sensors access for windows tablet

I want to run phyphox (a physics app for android and iOS mobile devices which uses sensors for physics experiments) on a windows tablet (surface pro). My idea was to use an emulator. I tried nox, but ...
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Which software tool can I use to conduct EMI and EMC tests for ECG, EMG, Spirometer, RTPCR machine? What are the drawbacks of each?

Can I run the simulation for 10 hours and get data for a thousand years or something? I have designed a PCB for all the applications named above and now we have to apply for certification which ...
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Translation tool for desktop with glossary

At my job I have to translate a lot of text from one language to an other one. It's a software and procedure manual. This tool I would like to use it also in future. I prefer open source. I'm looking ...
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tree python cli tool for Windows?

Looking for a tree cli tool for directory & file listing, preferably written in python that Would support Windows Would support filtering (e.g. excluding or including with partial match) Would ...
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Image viewers with timeline view?

I know that geeqie has a timeline view, where pictures (including sub directories) are grouped by date and visualized in a kind of timeline. Now I am interested in alternative programs with offer also ...
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Gratis Mahjong solitaire for Windows, which is *NOT* from the Microsoft app store

The title says it all. Obviously, more features, etc. would be better (although classic tiles are all that is required), but I will accept anything that does not require downloading it from the MS app ...
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Software to keep profiles for monitor resolution, relative positioning, and font size, for Windows 10?

I am a gamer, and I like to run my games in "borderless windowed mode", at least all the games that support this. The reason is that I like to be able to simply move the mouse from my main ...
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Multi-purpose note-taking software

I take a lot of short notes. For that CintaNotes does the job. (The free version is adequate for the standard user.) I can create notebooks, tag each note, etc. When I decide to write book or an ...
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Is there a windows cmd line script to add dummy labels to missing taxonomic levels in a 16S bioinformatic fasta file?

There is a common problem where taxonomic levels are are missing in 16S labels, and the convention is to fill in the missing levels with a generic place holder referencing the following lower label, ...
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Issues finding white board program

I have been desperately looking for a white board program to write up class notes. I found that I really like Microsoft white board but it is very strange. I cannot access the white board files in ...

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