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

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Free Windows alternative to ENTR?

I like ENTR for automatically running test suites when I make changes to code on Linux, but some of my code is on Windows systems. What alternative to ENTR exists and is free (as in beer)?
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Desktop app to edit (cut/paste) an AC-3 audio file without re-encoding

I would like to discover a program for Windows, with a graphical user interface, that is capable to load an AC-3 audio file to cut (and paste) at some points of the audio stream, without re-encoding ...
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Is there a PDF reader that can set base font weight? (with heavier/thicker rendering)

I'm comparing Adobe Reader font rendering to other PDF readers, and I find the former to show heavier/thicker/darker base fonts, which results easier to my bad sight. Is there any free/open-source PDF ...
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How to copy a phone number from PC and paste it on Android phone to make a call?

My job is to call numbers that are in an excel sheet or numbers on web pages. I'm tired of having to look at the PC screen and typing the phone number on my android phone. I wish if I can click a &...
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Open Source/Paid Source user Event logger for Chrome

I'm looking for a software/chrome extension that tracks all user activities in Chrome. Such as websites visited, time spent on each website with start & end timestamps
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Open Source/Paid Source user Event logger for Windows

Is there software that records all user activities that I'm doing? Tracks the start and end timestamps on time spent on applications, and tracks all activities done in Windows.
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Blocking websites only on specific wifi networks

Hello does anyone know any software for windows which can block websites on specific wifi networks?
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Windows 11 Closed Caption universal alternative

So I want to have Closed Caption (subtitles) for times when I talk to people on Discord, Zoom calls and whatnot. I know some software supports it but not all. It would be great if I could have ...
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Video organizer with face recognition

I have a lot of video files and need to find people on them. I'm looking for windows video organizer with face detection on my videos. Preferably, it should detect people in masks. It could be photo ...
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offline audio transcribe to text software

looking for a software that can offline transcribe text from an audio file. macOS preferred by Windows is ok. thanks
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Offline Document Organizer

I'm looking for an open source program to organize my documents. One program that seems to meet all my needs is paperless-ngx, but it is not a local program. Another one that comes very close is ...
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Software/methods supporting multiple threads to create hotkey/macro for games

I want to fix the controls of various games I play. To do so I require an external Windows program/software that is able to: rebind a key to another key check the state of the key(pressed/released) ...
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Collaborative image collection and annotation

I am looking for a collaborative way of collecting and annotating images, with a low cost of entry for users. The use case I have in mind is as follows: Together with a few friends I am interested in ...
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Is there an alternative screensaver app for Windows?

I've had enough of Windows' built-in screensaver. I have a simple requirement: turn off the screen after X minutes of idle, which I define as: No keyboard and mouse input. No app is in full-screen ...
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How to make multiple time zones always visible in Windows taskbar

On my Mac, I use Clocker to show various time zones, always visible on my screen like this: How can I do something similar on Windows 10? P.S. I am not satisfied with the built-in Windows feature ...
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Offline JSON diff tool

I am looking for a similar tool like JSON diff tool but with the additional requirement that the tool works offline. I am asking a new question, because many answers over there do also not fit the ...
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I am looking for a service management software like Linux systemctl for Windows

I am looking for windows free software with the following requirements Ideally, I am looking for functionality equivalent to Linux's systemctl. The standard Windows services could not meet my needs. ...
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Good Windows emulators for gaming on Mac

A friend of mine wants to get a good Windows emulator so they have access to Windows features (such as the Microsoft store, etc.) They mainly want to be able to use games exclusive to Windows on their ...
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What is the most recommened video edit software for Windows 10 with UI?

What people mostly use today on Windows 10 to edit videos? Mostly I need to cut scenes, adjust sound volume. Would be benefits, if supported: MKV files at least for opening Compression with GPU No-...
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Slim GUI tool for cataloguing notes (recipes) with filter function

I am looking for a slim tool to manage my recipe collection. What I have in mind, however, would not be designed for recipes. I don't want to create shopping lists or have to enter every ingredient at ...
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Start/stop Windows services from Linux

I need to start/stop services of a Windows Server from a Linux machine. Is there any lightweight service that gives my an interface for that or do I need to built that? It should be an interface with ...
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Windows mass data migration utility

I am looking for a utility in Windows that will transfer a massive amount of data between volumes (40+ TB, 15 million files). I ideally want something that I can set and forget for a few weeks, and ...
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What are some good apps for screensharing/recording video games?

I want to screenshare or record video games (such as VALORANT, The Finals, and other taxing-ish games) where recording or screen-sharing (with at least one other person watching) my screen won't ...
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Choosing Between WPF, WinUI 3, and Avalonia for Reskinned Commercial Win32 Desktop Application

I have a 7-year-old commercial desktop application that uses the MVVM pattern, which is currently built on WPF with extensive UI customizations. Every control has been re-templated and restyled. We ...
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Watch and OCR convert new PDFs inside a Folder to a searchable pdf

My scanner automatically puts the PDFs inside a network folder. I would love to have that folder searchable. Therefore, I am searching for a tool that watches the Folder and automatically converts a ...
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Linux desktop with windows that are not always or not just rectangular (and can be spline-adjusted)

I was thinking the following would look good on some Linux distros such as COSMIC, if only developers devoted some time effort and energy to do so. It might even get replicated on some versions of ...
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S.M.A.R.T. tool displaying SDD/HDD health status in system tray

Please recommend a Windows tool capable of the following: monitoring and displaying the S.M.A.R.T. values of internal disk drives (SDD/HDD) displaying the overall health status as an icon in the ...
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Parental control open source freeware

I am looking for a parental/family control software: open-source Windows lightweight (similar to Nirsoft software), if possible < 10 MB that is always running in the background, allowing the ...
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How to group Windows desktop icons like Android?

I see this has been asked and answered before but I am more interested to see if there are Windows apps where we can group desktop icons like Android allow, rather than using a macOS Launchpad ...
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Is there an equivilent for 'old' notepad?

I mean, I guess I can get a copy of notepad.exe from an older system - but I'm wondering if there's a maintained alternative. Current notepad is gradually getting bloaty (I like tabs, but I have ...
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Open source backup software for Windows

I am looking for an open source program (preferably available on GitHub) for Windows, with graphical interface. I only need to backup files and folders by copying them to a local backup folder, on one ...
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Method to export iphone local music files and playlists from iphone to windows

I lost access to the computer were I have itunes, my music and playlists backed up. Is there a Way yo export playlists from iphone to windows? Preferably one playlist per directory? I can export all ...
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App that stores a collection of static HTML pages with webview and navigation

Basically a web browser or an electron app but working like a catalog. Storing local HTML pages that I could put into the app, and listing them in a view that I can navigate easily. What I'm planning ...
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Windows/Linux System cloning and Re-imaging

Back in the day, I used Norton Ghost to image machines, servers, etc. save the images on a central server, and then used a bootable Ghost USB stick to rebuild machines from the saved images as needed. ...
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Find visually similar images and bulk select and delete

Let me give you some context. I gave a friend my camera and he was using it in Burst mode so it took 4-5 images of the same person/thing. I want to select only 1 or the similar 4-5 images. There are ...
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Winforms control to show nested shapes

I'm trying to write a config app where configs are created by connecting and nesting shapes (boxes or circles will). This sort of thing springs to mind (this is DGML) thats actually more complex than ...
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crop pdf by windows dimensions not by margins sizes

On MacOS' Preview.app, you can define the crop area of a PDF by a coordinate and width/height. I very often use this feature to get cropped images of a precise size and integrate them at scale on a ...
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Identify files already committed to Git repository which are excluded by .gitignore

I work with students and the following happens fairly often: Student creates code Student compiles Students adds everything to Git repository, and everything includes .obj, .exe and whatnot I talk to ...
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Portable downloader for Windows 10

I'm looking for a download manager that can be run as a simple executable from a folder in an external drive plugged into a Windows 10 computer, run as an unprivileged user. The use case is that I ...
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Looking for a simplest way to transfer binary data using C++ API between 2 Linux PCs connected directly with Ethernet cable

I have 2 Ubuntu 23.10 PCs connected directly with a crossover (or regular) Ethernet cable. Each of them have a static IP address set. ping command works as expected. I'm looking for a simple way to ...
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Edit or convert Foreflight checklist file (.fmd)

I am looking for software to edit or convert .fmd files created by ForeFlight. ForeFlight has a checklist feature. I want to edit these either online or in a piece of software (instead of the app ...
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Game involving runner character and trees/shrubs that power up

I'm looking for a game where a person that can walk, trot, run, or walk with different gaits at different speeds, can run on a path, with different obstacles. The game is 2D. The runner passes by ...
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Software to replace left Shift key by vertical bar or backslash keys

I've purchased a physical keyboard that is missing a left key for typing the backslash character or the vertical tab character. Is there a software to virtualize a key stroke on the left Shift key so ...
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Clone directory tree, but certain branches only

I have a directory tree and I would like to clone it to another disk, but not the whole tree, just certain files and directories, keeping their relative paths. Like (** means the file/directory is ...
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Utility to populate clipboard from a selection of pre-saved texts

Having to use a somewhat stupid web application where I have to fill in the same or very similar texts over and over, I wondered whether there exists a utility that has the following features: Allow ...
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software for storing, browsing, tagging, and cataloging visual reference and inspiration material

GD student here, figuring some stuff out about how to store, tag, and efficiently browse reference material, for inspiration and context, solely offline, so no browser apps, and I use Win11. I have ...
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Live translation IME (Input Method Editor) for Microsoft Windows

I'm wondering if there is a live translation IME (Input Method Editor) for Microsoft Windows. Where you type in English, and it gets translated on the fly to a language of choice. Whether it's online ...
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Automatically move photos to directories based on exif date

I am using Windows. I wish to move a lot of family photos based on the EXIF data, date created or date modified. I came across this software called PhotoMove 2.5. The software moves photos to Y>M&...
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Gratis, portable alternative to Agent Ransack (find text in files & display a few lines before & after)

Agent Ransack does what I want. It recursively searches files, finds those that contain a given string, and displays portions of each find, with a configurable number of lines fore and aft for context....
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Fractal-generating software for Windows

Could you please tell me what programs I could use to generate fractals? I am interested in relatively simple fractals like the Sierpinski Triangle. What I want is to be able to specify the number of ...
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