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

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Markdown editor with support for Grammarly (or similar)

I'm maintaining documentation for a software project and am looking for a markdown editor that integrates with Grammarly. Currently, I use Google docs and some DIY scripting to produce clean HTML. ...
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Screen recorder that stops when no voice and no image change is detected

Is there any screen recorder application (specially for PCs) that can detect if the screen is not going to change for a while (1 minute for example) or there is no longer any output voice coming from ...
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Looking for an older note taking application that worked with tabular entry

I once had a piece of software, that was free and as i recall even open source, that was a revolutionary concept allowing you to enter information as tables. And each cell could then have sub-cells in ...
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Sticky window in shakespear

How to get a software for KDE/Gnome window behavior on Windows? (They stick between them, they stop resizing when they're the same size, they stick to monitor border...)
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Draw an unclickable line in desktop most foreground layer

I am looking for a software utility tool that would: work on MS Windows 7 (preferably) allow me to draw an arbitrary line on desktop foreground this line would appear over any other software window ...
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Syntax highlighting-less IDE?

Is there a Syntax highlighting-less IDE windows compatible that I can use? Currently how my IDE looks:
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Does photo-editing software with macro capability or part-mirror function exist?

Problem description: I want to edit some Japanese comic books. But even the translated ones are in right-to-left mode, not in our left-to-right mode. This gets really annoying. So, my solution was to ...
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Tool to create interactive flowcharts with collapsible/expandable parts to show less or more detail

I have a software system for which I want to create a detailed flowchart as part of its documentation. However, I want to show different levels of detail. At the highest level, I want to see a birds ...
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Ticker for Windows able to view atom feeds

I'm looking for some RSS reader of type ticker (similar to this) but for Windows and it should be able to display atom feeds (e.g. from stackoverflow) as well.
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PDF reader which has a Next/Previous button for viewing multiple files in sequence

I want to switch between multiple pdf files just like I do with .jpg images in various viewers. other features (not strictly required): fast loading; page cache-forward; good text rendering with anti-...
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CamScanner alternative for Windows

There is an app for Android: CamScanner - PDF Scanner App It has many good features, the most amazing from which is automatic crop, edge detection and deskewing the photo of the document. I use it ...
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Software to make video from a game

I would like to record videos from some games I am playing. I tried Fraps, but it had problems sometimes with recording audio. To be more precise, it was missing sometimes. I need software which would ...
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Is there a GUI SFTP Client that can transfer files between two computers that I can SFTP to?

Is there a GUI SFTP Client that can transfer files between two computers that I can SFTP to? I set up two virtual machines (happen to be VPSs, e.g. "digitalocean droplets") Each one runs an ...
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FOSS system image backup software for Windows?

Is there a FOSS backup software for Windows (10) that does system/disk images? There are non-FOSS options such as AOMEI, Paragon, etc. There are also many FOSS backup software, but most seem to focus ...
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Free program for to-do list for Windows PC

Can you recommend me please a free program for to-do list for Windows PC? Can be both browser based, or for Windows. It should be able to set up recurring tasks easily, so I can set any amount of ...
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Lightweight PDF reader on Windows with bare minimum text-highlighting feature

I'm looking for a lightweight PDF viewer on PC, that can let me highlight texts and save the highlights. Other than highlighting, I have no needs for other bloated features. Thanks!
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Is there a modern cross platform task runner, like make, for running simple scripts?

I have some build, test, etc scripts written in various interpreted languages but in Windows Powershell or cmd you cannot invoke a script directly from the command line. # Rather than ./build # On ...
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Backup then restore PC 1:1

I want a program or a method to fully backup PC (registry, all C-drive files), then restore to that point without any new files created or software installed. Now I know windows backup does similar ...
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keyboard remapping - dell latitude 5511

My office/work notebook has a weird keyboard: the HOME, END and Print Screen keys are COMBINED with F10, F11 and F12, respectively (so I need to press the Fn key to make them work) there are some ...
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Low effort solution for packaging/distributing a desktop application on Windows

I'm in the unfortunate situation of having to package a desktop application for Windows, and I'm looking for the path of least resistance to get there. At the moment, I simply throw all my resources, ...
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Which software can help me execute commands on a remote Windows machine without opening the command prompt on the remote machine?

The title says everything. I am looking for a TeamViewer like software which allows me to run commands on the remote machine without needing to start command prompt on the remote machine. I am not ...
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Windows 10 and multiple virtual desktops with different icons on each desktop?

I want the ability to have multiple virtual desktops I can switch between and have different icons on the desktop and wallpapers on each of them. E.g. "Development" where I have all my ...
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Free or very cheap software for Windows that would allow me to demo an web application with smooth cursor movement

I need to create a video demo of my company's web application. Camtasia offers a feature that will "smooth" out the cursor movements in a screen recording. However, Camtasia is quite ...
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Media players for Windows optimized for TV screen

Sometimes, I like to connect my laptop to Television using HDMI and watch content stored on my Hard Disk. I typically set the content scale to Highest in Windows settings. But this is not enough. ...
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Python library for recording PC audio only

I just wanted to record my Python program's audio output only. So, are there any libraries for this purpose? PS: Not microphone only the PC audio. Edited I'm looking for something that has some ...
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How to display multiple simultaneous pictures (incl. animated gifs) as a screen saver or slide show window?

I have a vast collection of memes, animated gifs and other pictures like tidbits I would like to display randomly as a screen saver (or as a slide show that I can snap to a windows screen quadrant). I ...
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A soundpad app that can constantly record last few minutes of both desktop and microphone audio?

I'm looking for an audio recorder that can record the last 15 minutes: It has to record both mic and desktop audio simultaneously (audio output and input) Constantly functions in the background I ...
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Free or low cost decision making software/service suggestions

My wife and I are terrible at making decisions and we have some seriously weighty decisions to make that'll affect our lives for the next 5 years. I would like to find free or low-cost software/...
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Software to find & count duplicate strings in a text file

I am seeking recommendations for a Windows tool to find and count duplicate lines in a text file containing 500,000-999,999 lines. The tool can be a CLI or GUI. If the duplicate lines are consecutive ...
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Survey management for multiple forms that can be answered in different times

I have several survey forms, and they shares some duplicate questions. Moreover, one participant can fill the form multiple times. Is there a tool or tool combination to achieve as many of these ...
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Looking for templated text extraction tool

I had a tool on Windows that I don't remember the name of and wondering if someone could help. It was a very basic Windows GUI. I used it once to convert a Cisco firewall configuration into chunks of ...
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Is it possible to extract the month from the creation date of an image file and writing is to a file property field?

Big picture: I have 90,000 image files dating back to 1998 and I want to "find" all image files with a December creation date. My hope is there was a program that would read the creation ...
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Backup utility that does incremental backups and perfectly mirrors primary and hardlinks

Currently use this utility for performing large backups on Windows NTFS. The backups are perfect mirrors of the primary. It also preserves hardlinks, which can be used to save a lot of disk space: ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop - UX for shared workstations, virtual computer lab, features like LogMeIn

Has anyone encountered a user interface (including 3rd party) that shows available remote workstations and the status of whether they are in session using Microsoft Remote Desktop? Note that this ...
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Markov model software

I have been searching for a software that I can use where I can input transitional probabilities, observational probabilities for a Markov Model and begin determining the probability of observing ...
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For Windows - Media player software that can run at a different resolution than windows

I have a laptop connected to a 4k tv. Sometimes I'll just use the tv as a laptop screen, in those instances I want the laptop to be 1080p without HDR. But when I want to play a video file, I want to ...
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Tool to automatically encrypt contents of a single folder on a volume (Windows)

Please recommend tools that will encrypt the contents of a single folder on a single NTFS volume in Windows 7. To be clear, the utility must automatically encrypt any data saved/moved into the ...
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Kind of "virtual file system" for Windows?

I have lots of terabytes of files that i´d like to organize in a hierarchical file system. These files are in multiple drives, all connected to my computer, however, copying vast amounts of large ...
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Text editor that would allow jumping to line 12,250,758,440 of a 170GB / 22,843,445,311-line file

I need to work with a rather large file I heard good things about UltraEdit and it seemed promising, it's able to open the file, but it turns out that it can't jump to line numbers higher than 2^32 (2,...
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Regular expression search for multiple files with summary for Regex groups

I have a lot of files to search (17000+). I would like to search the file content using a regular expression. Unlike all programs that I know until now, I don't want to get a list of files (there will ...
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GMail-safe Mail Program with Local Archive?

For many years, I have been using Forté Agent to access GMail via POP3. This is what Google considers a "less safe" application, and as of the end of May 2022, it will no longer be possible ...
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Windows: Save and load open apps during one session

I find myself closing and reopening all the same programs constantly while using my computer, e.g. when switching between apps I need for work and apps for entertainment, without shutting down my PC ...
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Type speed type

Is there a software who monitor type speed system-wide and make statistics about it? (On Windows or Linux) Because I type way faster while chatting than when taking test. So I want to know my top ...
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Offline sync and version control program dropbox-alike recommendation? (commercial or free, W10 compatible)

Can you please recommend a program that can do realtime folder synchronization between 2 drives/folders on my PC in the background similar to how Dropbox or Onedrive is implemented, and ideally also ...
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Notifications on the hour every hour to keep track of time

I have ADHD, which can make it difficult for me to be aware of how much time is passing, and I can get very badly distracted. I think it would help me a great deal to have software that pops up a ...
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External HD file recovery & folder structure software

I was entrusted with a corrupted external 2.5" HD to try to recover its contents. Ideally, it should recover both the files and the disk folder structure. First, I've tried it with Testdisk and ...
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Production - multiple servers - Conversion ratio of look to book

We have multiple servers for a Online Travel Agency websites. Production traffic land to servers in round robin fashion controlled by NetScaler. We have same code for Desktop and mobile site. Only ...
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Windows program to make multiple images visible in a window as reference

I need a program I can just keep running with a bunch of images in the same window like images to view as reference. i have just been importing a bunch of images into a photoshop document and putting ...
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Chat-messengers for Android and Windows devices, but not American or Russian

As it's been a bit noisy these days, I've thought that it may be a good time to migrate to a new chat-messenger. Yes, I've decided to quit WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram. No need to worry about my mates, ...
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Windows (or cross-platform) app to copy strings from any window, especially error messages

I'm seeking recommendations for gratis software that will run on Windows that can copy strings from any window, especially from error message windows / message boxes. In particular, the app must be ...
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