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Linux-like terminal for Windows

I'm looking for an application that can act as an integrated Linux-like terminal for my Windows PC. For instance, I could roam around the file system, install applications like vi, etc. I would like ...
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Tool to list all current Windows 10 Hotkeys?

I tried "Windows Hotkey Explorer" (WHE) and it exploded in my face in a spectacular fashion. (Do NOT ever run this if you are on Windows 8 or higher. It will just PRESS each and every hotkey....
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Which software can I use to transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive?

I have used my laptop, I have already bought with Windows 10, for many years. I want to change the hard drive because, over time, it got slower and slower. But my problem is: How can I transfer my old ...
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Timer/Stopwatch for Windows that looks nice and is “always on top” or in the taskbar?

I want a simple task timer or stopwatch that I can pause and restart. I would like it to look decent, minimal and be able to run "always on top" of other windows. Ideally, no chrome (windows close ...
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Alternatives to windows file explorer

What are the good alternatives to the default File Explorer that Windows provides? The default File Explorer lacks many good features like Tabbed browsing Searching of files is horrible Any extra ...
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Free Context Menu Editor for Windows 10

I have quite a bit of programs on my PC and some of them put annoying context menu entries on my right click menu, for instance Super Anti Spyware and TeraCopy. I would like to be able to remove these ...
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Alternative to Windows's file/folder search

It's needless to say that the Windows search utility can be useless at times. It's extraordinarily slow, does not search within all folders, and ignores some files on the disk. I'm looking for an ...
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Shazam was removed from the Microsoft Store; is there an alternative?

To detect song titles I like to use the apps Shazam and Musixmatch on my Android device. I read about Shazam existing for Windows also but it seems that it was removed from the Microsoft Store. Is ...
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iOS Emulator for Windows

I'm looking for an iOS emulator for Windows. I would like this software to meet the following requirements: Works on Windows 10 Emulates latest iOS (Currently, 9) Runs iOS apps Emulates an iPad ...
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How do I slow down my computer?

I want my PC to run slow. I am going on vacation and I have little kids at home that I know prefer to use my PC instead of their own. (I have one account that is not password protected.) I don't ...
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Program to read shortcut (.lnk) files and modify its properties

I would like a GUI program capable to open/read a shortcut file and modify all of its properties, with total ease (like for example showing the original values in a editable textbox, and a button to ...
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Browser that Creates Independent Sessions for each New Window?

Is there an internet browser for a windows 10 PC (or can a browser be configured in such a way) where each New Window creates an independent session free of any cookies and such opened in other ...
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Sandbox for Windows applications

Problem: Many programs install files onto the C:\ drive even if the installation directory is specified as a folder on a different drive. This takes up too much space on the C:\ drive. Some programs ...
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Stealth keylogger for Windows

I would like to test detection of a stealth keylogger for Windows (preferably one that works well on Windows 10). Where can I find either a closed or open source keylogger that does not appear in ...
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User friendly firewall for Windows 10 to filter/block outgoing traffic?

I'm looking for a simple, user friendly firewall for Windows 10 that enables the user to explicitly allow or block outgoing traffic per application. Or in some cases, only allow an application to ...
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Client-side encryption for cloud storage

I'm looking for client-side encryption software for Windows 10, that can be used for any cloud storage service (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive etc.). I used to use BoxCryptor Classic, but that doesn'...
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VNC-like application to remote control a Windows 10 PC (and blank screen)?

I'm looking for a free, VNC-like application that will allow me to remote control a kiosk PC, and most importantly, allow me to blank the screen of the remote PC when required (e.g. making config ...
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Win10 volume and speaker control (split audio to more devices)

Windows 10 sound controls are limited. You can control general volume and control individual programs (not apps). What I need is a tool that can: Play e.g. the radio from Microsoft Edge browser on ...
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Windows software to swap stereo channels in real time

I am looking for a program for Windows 10 that will read stereo sound from given input device, swap left and right channels, then write to the given output device in real time (possibly with small ...
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Privacy / annoyance configuration tool for Windows 10

I am looking for a tool to configure the various privacy and related settings in Windows 10. It should allow me to configure all the various options for sending data or "phoning home" that windows 10 ...
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Keep track of how much I type

I am looking for a piece of software that will keep track of how many characters I type throughout the day. The obvious thing that comes to mind is a keylogger, but honestly I don't feel safe using ...
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I want a Windows compatible photo viewer that can do fullscreen without doing a slideshow

Looking at the Windows 10 "Photos" app, I cannot find a way to make it show the picture in fullscreen without running a slideshow. I installed the old Photo Gallery program, and then I realized that ...
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Virtual Desktop on WIndows 10

I have just started playing with virtual desktops. They do everyting I want, except I would like them persistent across reboots. And I would like to have startup apps pinned to particular desktops....
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Looking for something similar to Time Machine for windows 10

I have been an apple user for several years. Recently I have purchuased a computer that runs Windows 10 and I can't find a program similar to what Time Machine does in mac. The features I look for are:...
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Software to remove formatting on the clipboard automatically

I'm looking for a tool that will remove formatting on my clipboard automatically as I paste text. I would like the application to meet these requirements, Compatible with Windows 10 Gratis Some ...
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Offline password manager for Windows Phone

Is there an offline password manager for Windows Phone? It has to store all of my passwords in my phone, because I do not trust the cloud.
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A remedy for the lack of 1 finger scroll on recent laptops?

I've been looking for a way to get back 1 finger scroll / edge scroll functionality which used to be common on notebook touchpads, but now seems absent on newer models with Microsoft precision ...
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Windows utility to spin-down unused HDDs (alternative to RevoSleep)

I have a decent Core i7 PC, running Windows 10, and due to amounts of raw data I'm working with every other day, I have 5 SATA HDDs installed in addition to the system SSD. I also like to make my PC ...
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Encrypted and password-protected folder on Windows 10

I want to have a personal folder on my office desktop secured by a password. What is the most reliable and convenient option? I found these two: Having a 7z archive with encrypted file names. But an ...
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Taskbar pager for Windows 10's Virtual Desktop feature

In Win7 I used to use Dexpot for this, and was really happy with it. But it doesn't work well in Win10, so I tried using the Virtual Desktop feature that's built into Windows now, and was disappointed ...
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Software to backup/restore these settings in Windows

Freshly reinstalling Windows you lose a lot of settings. Even if you have backup finding out and restoring these settings is tedious. Is there a software that backs up and restores these ...
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Tool for smart card based PGP decryption?

My problem (in case there's a solution I couldn't envision) I want to build a secure backup solution. As I own a smartcard, I thought to use asymmetric encryption with the private key remaining on ...
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Full disk/OS encryption solution working on UEFI/GPT-based Windows machines

Truecrypt has been discontinued (but I don't think it worked on UEFI/GPT systems anyway) and VeraCrypt does not support UEFI/GPT. Do you know any (preferably opensource, but closed source is ...
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Whole disk encryption on a tablet (that has no pre-boot keyboard)

I am researching methods to encrypt whole disk on tablet. I would like to encrypt my tablet that comes with Dual Boot OS, with pre-installed Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1. Let's start with what ...
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Screen shot with basic annotation

I use Windows and the snipping tool a lot. The thing I don't like about the snipping tool is that I only have a pen tool to draw around things. Yes, it gets me around all the issues I have, but it's ...
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How to open .epub files on Windows 10?

In former times, when wanting to read an .epub, I'd use Microsoft Edge. Thing is, as of last year, Microsoft Edge no longer supports .epubs. So, I most likely have to go with any third-party reader. ...
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Even larger Windows mouse pointer

Windows 10 lets me select normal, large, and extra large, but even the largest setting looks quite small on a small high-resolution display. Is there a tool that could help make the mouse pointer ...
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On-screen keyboard that opens when a text box is selected

I am having issues with the inbuilt Windows on-screen keyboard showing when the cursor is placed in a WinForms text field. I am looking for an alternative keyboard that can run on Windows and ...
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I am searching for a software that monitors activity on my computer

I already found this app which is not really doing what I want, because it is for games and I don't want to see my cpu usage. I am specifically searching for this app. I tried to find but I didn't. ...
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ZenMate-like tool for Microsoft Edge or Windows 10

I used to surf with Google Chrome and ZenMate plug-in was helpful at times. Now I want to use Microsoft Edge but have no idea what tool can replace the ZenMate plugin. Please advise how I can ...
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Share clipboard across multiple Win10 PCs

I am looking for a soft- or a soft- and hardware solution to transfer the clipboard from one Win10 machine to another. One of the two computers is only allowed to access certain addresses via VPN ...
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Games set in a realistic version of a city which I know well

I am trying not to be overly broad here, but if anyone wants to edit to reword this question, please go ahead. I realize that this is a rather usual request, but I do want to keep it on topic and ...
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Windows 10 taskbar tray item slider to change brightness

I want to change brightness from a tray option in the windows 10 taskbar. By tray item, I mean that same area where dropbox, google drive, and those small mini icons are on the taskbar in the bottom ...
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A theme editor for Windows 10

In Windows settings users can make simple combinations of colours and photos. Yet there is much more potential, when editing .theme files directly. There was a kickstarter project "Customatic", ...
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Free complete replacement to Windows Firewall

I'm trying to open some ports on my PC for some multiplayer games, but Windows Firewall makes it impossible to open one. Rather than painstakingly trying to find out what's wrong I'd rather use ...
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Scanning Suite for Windows

I'm looking for a Scanning suite for my Windows 10 Home laptop, which I can use in conjunctions with my Richo all-in-one. This is a cheap all-in-one printer/scanner, and did not come with any ...
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Image viewer on Windows 10 that is similar to Geeqie

I was originally on Ubuntu 16.04 and recently switching to Windows 10. One of the problems I have is I cannot find a geeqie image viewer alternative. The main feature I need is When my mouse hovers ...
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Extend system drive (C:) partition in windows 10

After installing Windows 10 on C: drive with other programs that partition is getting too close to full. I want to increase C: drive size, I checked third party software but all are payable. EASEUS ...
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Viewer for multiple batch scripts

I have 12 batch (.bat) scripts which have to automatically start when Windows boots. Most of them are endless-running. To accomplish that, I added a bat file in shell:startup, which looks like this ...
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Remote control Windows 10 Pro laptop in backpack from Android phone without internet, but Bluetooth or WiFi

I travel a lot in my town on foot and via bus/train/tram and it's winter. Therefore, I have no time or space or way to take out my laptop until I'm sitting somewhere. I was thinking if I could access ...

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