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

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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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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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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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File types icons for Windows Explorer as in VS Code

Is there something similar to VS Code's icons (vscode icons, seti icons, Material UI icons) to install for Windows Explorer? Essentially, I want icons on Windows Explorer to depict file types (e.g., a ...
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Finding mandibular nerve canal

On CBCT scan, I want to find a nerve Canal in the mandibular jaw. Is there software that will do this automatically? Can you recommend any?
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Reliable software for ESC/POS thermal printer (USB interface)

I installed the printer driver, but the manufacturer didn't provide much in the way of SDK or API. They assumed that the printer will only be used with a USB printer software POS, but I want to print ...
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Gratis web app mock up tool

I am designing a medium sized Angular 12 app. Before I have a line of code, I would like to mock up the screens. Any standard HTML mock up app will do, gratis and for Windows or self-hosted, ...
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Is there yet an actually trustworthy "un-Googled" Chrome/Chromium?

Google Chrome is now the de facto supported browser, just like Internet Explorer 6 was for many years. Google Chrome is made by Google and so full of spying that it's not even funny. Google provides a ...
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Dialer software that can automatically pick up line

I am looking for a good dialer program for Windows that is actually capable of picking up the phone line. I've been using HyperTerminal occasionally for just dialing phone numbers, as a test, useful ...
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Application to indicate if multiple image files have Exif data, and delete that data

I am looking for a Windows application that will indicate if 1 or more images (JPG/JPEG, typically) have Exif data stored in them, and provide an option to delete that data. The perfect example of ...
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Send me a notification (such as email) whenever my webcam detects some activity

I'm looking for a program for Microsoft Windows that can send me a notification (such as email) whenever it detects some activity on my webcam (e.g., someone enters the room where my computer is ...
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Mount HFS+ for free (even readonly) for more than 10 days on Windows

I'd love to mount (even readonly) a external HFS+ filesystem for Windows for more than 10 days : MacDrive has 5 days trial and Paragon HFS+ has a 10 days trial. I tried jhfsplus but it does not detect ...
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Video compression tools

I am using a software - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/screen-recorder-lite/9mvbdsj392f2#activetab=pivot:overviewtab for recording audio and video. It's a screen recorder for windows. But it ...
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Method or application for updating files and/or applications on many remote computers?

I have several Windows 10 and Windows 7 machines that are operating remotely. Sometimes, certain files or executables need to be updated. This would involve the following. Close running program. ...
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Is there any vector image tool designed around creating isometric images?

I want to create some vector graphics for a scene that is done entirely isometrically. I am wondering if there are any image creation tools for Windows that are specially designed for making this job ...
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Video software that can delete or rename while watching

i need to go through 20 hours of video that are split up into around 5 minutes each and was hoping someone can help me find software that can view these videos and while viewing to be able to delete ...
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Is there really no other way to set the icon of an EXE on Windows on the command line besides "rcedit"?

After wasting several full days on the hopeless program "Resource Hacker", concluding that it's simply not possible to use it for the most basic task of changing the icon of an EXE, I ...
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What is a tool to test socket connections on Windows which supports TLS

I want a TCP/IP client which can connect to a server and send/receive messages but it should support TLS. That is I need to specify the certificate files for the connection. Basically I need something ...
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Looking for a (free) personal knowledgebase application with tagging (Windows)

I want to store notes/articles (mostly rich text but ideally images too) and tag and date them (dates would be arbitrary and typed manually). Incremental search on any combination of tags, note ...
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A program in which one can paste a 2D shape from Powerpoint, make it 3D, and change an axis of rotation before pasting it back

I am seeking recommendations of a free graphics program running on Windows 10 that allows a user who is relatively inexperienced with graphics programs to paste in a simple 2D object constructed in ...
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Utility to list all external references of an entire web site

I would like to analyze an entire web site to see what external resources are referenced. In other words I need to know what external content is loaded without the user noticing, like google fonts, ...
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Screen recorder with zoom functionality and mouse highlighting

During the recording, I need to zoom at the place where the mouse cursor is. So, I need software where I can press and hold a button (or something like that) to zoom in and when I release the button ...
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Software for creating graphical applications for interacting with a MySQL Database

So I'm currently looking at modernizing our company's (<50 employees) database system, which is pretty archaic. The system uses Alpha Five, the database in question isn't even really relational, ...
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Practical internet browser for working with tons of tabs?

I Am looking for an internet browser, which has following features without installing abhorrent addons!!! And addons are security risk, you shouldn't be forced to use them period... Reorder its ...
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A program to map keys just for a certain executable?

If you like to launch a game that has uncomfortable key combination, is there a program to map better keys just for that game without affecting the entire system? For the sake of example, let's say ...
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What 1. free 2. offline software for 3. Windows 10 converts math in PDFs To MathJax?

I need software to convert math in lengthy PDFs to MathJax, in order to copy and paste the MathJax to websites like math.stackexchange.com and math.codidact.com. Recommendations must be unqualifiedly ...
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Store information about supplier's products

I work for a small company. We regularly have discussions with our suppliers, in which they send us information and documents about their products. This information comes in various formats (text in e-...
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Gratis and GUI program to create separate compressed file archives (e.g., .zip or .7z) for each selected file/directory

I'm looking for a GUI, free program for Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 that can create separate compressed file archives (e.g., .zip or .7z) for each selected file/directory. For example, if I select 10 ...
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What Operating System Provides Easy and Complete Software Uninstallation?

I want to be able to easily and completely remove a program/package and everything associated with it: all dependencies, all configuration files, all data files, and all traces in logs and $HOME (I ...
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File explorer for Windows that allows quick switching between alphabetical and numerical sort modes

Windows Explorer requires group policy or registry editing to change it, which is a hassle.
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Genymotion alternative with the same features

I am a developer and recently started working with React-Native to develop mobile app. Those started using Genymotion as emulator. But there is some issue with Genymotion. First off the emulator dose ...
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Faster alternative to Wget on Windows

I am downloading about 5000 .htm pages from a website using Wget for Windows. The page sizes are between 500 KB and 1,5 MB It takes 35 minutes to download 1000 files, and that means like 3 hours for 5,...
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Free remote control software for Windows support

I am looking for a solution to allow me to remotely solve issues or offer help on my parents' computers overseas. Requirements: Controlling the remote computer without logging out the local user. ...
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On a Windows PC, is there a software that I can automate a left down mouse-click at a specific location using a keyboard shortcut

I have checked out the recommendations of this page. However, I've found that "AutoHotKey" has a pretty steep learning curve and "Auto Mouse Click Generator" does not have the ...
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Open up dynamic URLs with barcodescanner?

I was wondering if I could use a barcodescanner as described. The use case is, that our colleagues, who prepare the goods for dispatch, have a picklist with a unique ID (barcode included). With this ...
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Which free graphics program can show a label for a data point in a three-dimensional coordinate system if the mouse pointer goes over that point?

I have a three-dimensional coordinate system and data points in it with labels (e.g. number or name for the data point). Is there a free graphics program for WINDOWS to show a given label for a given ...
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Software that constantly monitors which processes write and read on disk

I know Windows has Performance Monitor and Resource Monitor but they don't quite check all the things on my list. I want something like what you can see here with Process Hacker. Resource Monitor ...

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