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

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Program to create and manage session-like 'bundles' of documents and webpages

I am looking for a program to create 'bundles' or groups of documents and webpages, similarly to Windows desktops but without needing to define new desktops. Also similarly to the typical 'save for ...
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Small program that disables Windows 11 upgrade cleanly and quickly so users can stay on Windows 10?

Is there a program that quickly and easily disables the Windows 11 upgrade so that users can stay locked into Windows 10 indefinitely? The gpedit/registry options are a little bit laborious and I'm ...
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Remote desktop software that allows connection of multiple users concurrently

My team's remote device is a Linux machine running Ubuntu 20.04. We are looking for a remote desktop software with the following qualities: multiple separate users concurrently can connect and use ...
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Software for managing "profiles" of running applications and services on Windows?

I am looking for a program where I can configure profiles, and for each profile I can enable or disable certain Windows services, or running applications. The purpose would be to have a Windows that ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

I've really tried to use LibreOffice (and previously the near-identical Open Office). It's sadly garbage. Two of the main annoyances/show-stoppers are: It has no "dark theme", so it kills ...
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On-the-fly virtualisation container for Windows 10

I've been Mac user for the past 10 years. I've just purchased a Windows PC with GPU to play some games. There is some software that utilises the GPU but I do not trust it. In fact there is plenty of ...
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Is there a good alternative to OneNote for doing math on a Windows Tablet?

tl;dr: Are there any programs for Windows Tablets that are much better than OneNote for math related work? Anyone doing math related work on a daily basis knows how much you rely on handwritten notes. ...
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Converting a REG file to code

I have a Windows Registry file (.REG), which is entered into the Registry when being double clicked. Now I want to achieve the same result in code with C#. Is there a tool which could convert the REG ...
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Undelete tools for Windows with high recovery rates

I am looking for a Windows tool that tries to find & recover all deleted files on a NTFS hdd (including healthy parts of partially overwritten files). From my experience, results greatly vary. ...
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PDF reader with search history for Windows

Looking for a PDF reader with search history (say 100 last items) for Windows.
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Any Free Mouse Gesture App in WIndows 10 or 11?

When I search for "mouse gestures app" in windows, there are many "touchpad gestures" results. It's pretty weird, because touchpad gestures is completely different from mouse ...
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Make Stream Deck work with DaVinci Resolve

I have an Elgato Stream Deck XL and I thought it would make my life easier. However, it turns out, it's a lot of work before it makes your life easier. The most frustrating thing is when the hotkeys ...
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Bulk DjVu to PDF converter

Necessary: Windows 11 64 bit Free Can easily start converting (e.g. through drag and drop, selecting folder) an unlimited number of DjVus to PDF Ideal: No bloatware, spam, popups asking me to ...
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Software for creating thumbnail preview table of all photos in a folder

Is there a Windows program that lets you arrange a batch of photos in a folder into an organized thumbnail preview table, but encapsulate to a 1:1 aspect ratio each thumbnail, and export that table as ...
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How to share from android to a Windows PC asynchronously?

I often have the case when I find something interesting on my phone but need to actually use it on my laptop, but it is currently offline. This my be a Windows software or a web page. What would be ...
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Connecting a Samsung Tablet with my Windows PC (mainly for accessing and modifying hand-written files)

I'm a math student, and I have found it convenient to write everything on my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab 6 Lite). But it is much more pleasant for me to read my notes (I use Samsung notes) on my ...
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Windows clipboard manager with shortcuts for most-recently-copied items

I use a Mac, and many of the Mac clipboard managers allow one to assign shortcuts to each of the most-recently-copied items. I use CopyLess, and here I've assigned CMD-OPT-1 through CMD-OPT-0 to the ...
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Seeking Stereo Viewing software recommend

I am seeking a open-source Stereo Viewer software that works with geospatial and photogrammetery imagery. I want to work with vector and image on my computer. I have look around and do not find what I ...
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Which free antivirus app supports manual scanner only mode without turning off microsoft defender?

I am looking for a free antivirus app which supports manual scanner only mode. It should NOT turn off the Microsoft Defender app. So far, I tried avast. The bad part to me is it turns off Microsoft ...
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Facebook Messenger alternative for Windows 10

I'm looking for a substitution for Facebook Messenger. I've used FBM for years but suddenly (after an automatic Win update) it stopped taking keyboard input. I'm using the latest Win10 version. I'm ...
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Software for forensic analysis

I am looking for software, which helps with forensic analysis of .exe-files, especially, if the analysied file modifies the registry creates, modifies or deletes other files opens network connections ...
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Software to bulk/batch convert thousands of PNG image files to JPG without changing timestamps (Windows)

I'm looking for gratis Windows software to bulk/batch convert thousands of PNG image files to JPG. The big requirement is that both the created and modified timestamps of the files must be maintained....
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Need help in deciding on a video editor

I currently use Resolve 17 on my PC but I have noticed that it really lags when I try to play the video in preview. It got me thinking, while Resolve is really powerful I barely use majority of it's ...
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Gratis Windows program to burn large MKV files to old style CD movies

I have some holiday movies, generally, one 3 gB, one > 10gB as MKV files and want to give copies to a friend. Said friend is very old school, so they need to be burned as movie standard (*.VOB?), ...
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Azure AD PID authentication on Android tablets + Windows with Biometrics and/or HID Proxcard

Purpose I work in a manufacturing facility where the operators are required to log into Windows terminals with a typical username and password, which authenticates them with Azure Active Directory. We ...
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Looking for a software that can block all applications except one from using the internet?

I want Windows software that blocks everything except one application of your choice. I want this for gaming. Oftentimes when gaming, there's like 5 or more other applications randomly using the ...
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Bittorrent client which searches popular bittorrent sites

As per this post on Superuser, a friend has suddenly had all search plugins for Qbittorrent vanish, and I cannot reinstall them for my friend. Is there another popular torrent program with a meta-...
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Just move those files from one disk to another

Copying and moving files with Windows Explorer is not reliable. Depending on what error you get, the action is interrupted and does not continue, even if you hit the "Skip" button. Here is ...
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Artefact-less Email Client (Windows)?

I've found the Windows 10 Mail App to be user-friendly, but I don't like how it saves all emails and attachments to disk as this can be bad for security and privacy. I'm looking for an email-client ...
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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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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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