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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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Text recognition (OCR) for screenshots

I find text recognition (OCR) has gotten quite well for scanned papers. Such software needs to deal with tilting, noise, dust and dirt, but the high resolution of the scans (150 dpi or more) seems to ...
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Push to Mute Mic for an Individual Program in Windows 10

Is there a way to mute my mic (push to mute) for a single windows 10 application (xbox app) while keeping it active for all other applications? I'm a twitch streamer and would like to mute my stream ...
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Tool to search text or content inside images in Windows 10

I had seen this answer. Agent Ransack is used to search inside the files. Such as pdf, txt, doc and etc. But I have many images with texts, I want to search the keywords inside the images too. There ...
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Is it safer to run executable file (not safe, may contain virus) on VBox [closed]

I have a host system (Windows 10) with premium antivirus and running a Windows 7 in Virtualbox with no antivirus. I have installed sandboxie and try to run executable files that may contain virus. Is ...
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Free remote desktop from laptop with proxy or tablet without admin access

I have a desktop computer at home which I want to control from my workplace sometimes. In my work I have a laptop that has admin access but has a company proxy, and I have a tablet that doesn't have ...
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To backup the computer

Is there a software to use to backup our computer? I mean with all files and installed components, basically the exact state of my computer right now. How can I make the backup? Or windows have such a ...
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I can't open .docx without it being in onedrive

Whenever I download a .docx file (word file), whether from my email or from the internet, word always brings up this error message: I do not know what is happening. Luckily, I have onedrive and ...
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What 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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Gratis software for designing sketchnotes

I'm a trainer, so I do workshops etc. I have only technical background and my presentations are probably boring. I have now seen someone doing sketchnoting and it was really impressive, so I'm gonna ...
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Record one application only in windows

I'm looking for a software to record a window only (a presentation), For example I only want to record Adobe Connect application, but if Chrome goes to foreground on top of Adobe Connect, record ...
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Best Functional RAMDisk that You Can Honestly Recommend

I've tried several RAMDisk programs already. I have 64 gigs of RAM and I would like to dedicate a chunk of it as a RAMDisk. However, the ones I tried didn't turn out so well. It was too difficult ...
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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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Is there a free LOCAL “translation blackbox”?

I'm trying to gain the ability to translate any given string in English, into a bunch of other major languages. Or vice versa. It is completely unacceptable for my data to ever leave my computer, so ...
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Wi-Fi Direct file transfer

I'm looking for software to transfer files between Windows 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7, using Wi-Fi Direct. Any suggestions please? There are some Google Play apps that can do so between two Android ...
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Extremely lightweight LAMP bundle for Windows 10 to run Drupal 8.x.x OOB

I use Windows 10 home with a very slow internet connection (125kbs at most) and need an extremely lightweight LAMP bundle (25 MB at most) to install and run Drupal 8.x.x on, Out Of Box (no ...
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Custom cursos loader

I'm looking for a piece of software that will let me choose a cursor (preferably custom, png) to use in a specific application. I need the mouse cursor to be changed while inside the application ...
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Audio recording application specific

I'm looking for an audio recording software, or multiple software that can help me achieve an audio recording by specific application. I need to still have the sound at the time. Typically, I have ...
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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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Send keystrokes from second keyboard only to programs on second monitor

I have a Windows 10 notebook, with a second monitor and second keyboard attached. I want the second keyboard to send its keys only to the second monitor, and the primary keyboard only to the primary ...
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Software for scanning management/HP MFD

I have a HP Color LaserJet MFP M477, which I use as both a scanner and a printer. At my office, we use Xerox products, and end up with OneTouch and PaperPort installed on the workstations. Both at ...
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File Versioning on C: in Windows 10

In Windows 7 there was a file history feature, where Windows would save multiple versions of files. It could be done locally on C: drive itself. Meaning, you didn't need to have a separate partition ...
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Free or portable app to organize photos by metadata

Are there any free or portable applications that can organize photos and filter them by metadata and other parameters. I would also like the option to adjust the metadata for better organization. I am ...
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Is there a software that can remove background music and keep the talking in real time?

I watch Twitch streams every day. Most of them listen to horrific, ear-torture "music" which is utterly unbearable. Asking them to turn it off results in a ban, resentment or being ignored at best. So ...
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Is there a free Windows 10 app for an Apple mouse which supports swipe gestures?

I have a Apple Magic mouse and want to use it on my Windows 10 PC. This obviously requires a driver. Apple has the driver in their Bootcamp software. Unfortunately, the swipe gestures do not work with ...
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Automate the download of the MP3 version of a show from a subscription-based RSS

I subscribe to a news site that frequently publish a page with a show in an enbeded video (the show) and a link to the MP3 of the show. The page is available to anyone but you need a valid ...
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Unicode character picker but for a custom selection of characters

I frequently find myself googling for certain unicode symbols like "unicode right arrow" or "unicode ge" or "unicode checkbox" and then copy-pasting what I find into whatever piece of text I'm in the ...
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Libre messenger program with loads of emoticons

I am looking for a messenger program that: Is End-to-end encrypted Is Libre (FLOSS) - given Snowden's revelations it would be naive to trust E2E without the source code Has loads of cute emoticons - ...
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Chemical simulation software for a person who is not in the chemistry field but has a basic knowledge about chemistry

In my research I need to see, if I mix chemical A with chemical B, then what is the outcome? if it's another chemical, then I need to see the resultant chemical's 1. Density 2. Melting point 3....
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Any free/non-free Windows programs out there to emulate as physical optical drive?

My HP notebook dont have any optical drive. currently Windows 7 & Windows 10(x64) are installed back to back. So I am seeking for one which the OS would recognize as a optical drive & that is ...
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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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Video Editing software to add voice track

We have a video (currently in MP4 format) that has existing backing track to it, and needs narration. So effectively, we just want to add the narration to the video. We don't want to compress it any ...
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Library options for screen monitoring in C++

What options are there for embedding (non-interactive) RDP sessions inside of an application? Are there any good libraries already made for this task? I've looked into Live-streaming to the ...
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IOS and Android emulator for windows 10 using react native

I'm currently looking for an Ios and Android emulator where i could test my react-native app on windows 10. I can run android studio emulator for android but is there a software where i could test my ...
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How to make a Canon Lide 35 (TWAIN) scanner work with Windows 10, for free?

I found an old Canon Lide 35 scanner, which I would like to work with Widows 10. AFAIK, it is a TWAIN driver. And MS dropped Windows TWAIN support in Windows 10. The program VueScan has reversed ...
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RAMDisk program that actually works. Or, a program that prevent programs from closing

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a solution for my problem. While working, I'm constantly opening and closing documents for Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, etc. Frequently, I close an entire ...
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Firewall for Windows, which controls in/out data flow

I am searching for a firewall for Windows, which can control data flow in and out of my PC. I am not talking about inbound/outbound connection but about data flow. [Sorry, I don't know technical ...
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Is there a video player that resumes a given playlists where they left off?

These days all good players will resume playback from the last playlist when closed. I want to switch between playlists and have the playback resume from the last point of the last video. I'm not ...
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Duplicate finder that works with OneDrive

I'm looking for software that can search for duplicates. There are many of those, but I need something that takes OneDrive file status into account. For example: Search for dupes in a folder. Files ...
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Windows recipe organizer that can import from Living Cookbook

I am looking for a Windows 10 recipe organizer that meets these requirements: Can import from Living Cookbook files. Can export in a format that has a reasonable chance of being imported by other ...
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Notification manager for Windows 10 to prevent missed notifications and view history

I'm looking for software that improves upon the default notification system built into Windows such that if any notifications come up when I'm not there to see them or just paying attention to ...
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Transparent raindrop ripple screensaver (having your screen display as background)

Some may consider this a frivolous question, but I think it's on-topic and it's important to me. Over a decade ago, I had a Red Hat Linux (cannot recall the release) with a collection of default ...
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macOS extended characters-like popover on Windows

I'm currently on macOS and I will be moving to Windows soon, and one of the ways to quickly excess extended characters is by pressing and holding a key, e.g. 'a' and the following popover appears (see ...
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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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Software to record my screen and voice

I want to start online tutorials, so can anyone please suggest to me a video recording software to record my screen and my voice through the microphone. My requirements are: for it to run on Windows ...
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Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise C++ Connect to to Postgressql Server

What is the best way to connect from C++ to a postgressql server? An important limitation is that there can't be any additional software installations (some .exe or .misi files that install the driver)...
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Simple utility to display command-line changeable number in Windows' systray

I'm trying to find some kind of trustworthy utility which does this, and literally nothing else: In the "notification area", AKA the part in the bottom-right part of the screen, sort of part of the ...
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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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Gratis Windows 10 file explorer with no link to Edge

Problem: Microsoft has made it utterly impossible to keep using "File Explorer" (the file manager built into Windows) by adding an unremovable button in the top-right corner, precisely underneath the ...
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Windows application to monitor data I/O per program

Relevant System Info: Win10Pro Samsung QVO 860 2TB 6 HDDs I have recently calculated my system is writing approximately 1.9GB per hour to my new SSD and I wish to log which programs are the most ...

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