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Windows SSHFS/SFTP mounting clients

I'm looking for a solution that lets me 'mount' a remote server via ssh or sftp protocols. The remote directory should show up as a drive letter on Windows. (optional) More than one simultaneous ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

I have several monitors connected to my computer. I'm looking for an application that would be able to Save the location of all visible windows (let's call it a layout) Permit restoration of a saved ...
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Tool to split MP4 videos

I'm looking for a tool which can split MP4 video files. I have tried Any Video Converter but find that it is unreliable and forces choices on frame size but does not always allow me to choose the ...
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Detect my hardware and install matching drivers

When I install Windows on a machine, it is always a pain to download all drivers: is there any free program that could take care of this? I found a few ones like DriverNavigator but I haven't found ...
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Web blocker for Windows, to avoid procrastination?

Can you recommend me a web blocker for Windows 7? I want it to avoid procrastination surfing for the web, but at the same time I need to block only some websites, not all and for some hours. For ...
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Login to Windows via a USB key

I am looking for a program that allows me to login to any user on my computer via a USB. This means that I also get an option to insert my USB key when I am asked to select the user normally. ...
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Meme blocker for Google Chrome

I am looking for a Google Chrome extension that can block meme pictures. Examples: It should work with Windows 7, if OS-dependent. Gratis is better.
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All in one chat client for Windows

I’m looking for an all in one chat client that supports the following protocols: Facebook IRC Skype WhatsApp If one or two of them is missing it is okay. It must be compatible with Windows 7 SP1 ...
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Encyclopedia that works offline (alternative to Encarta)

Encarta was abandoned in 2009 because everyone uses Wikipedia. But I need a software similar to Encarta or Britannica. I'm installing some software on a Windows 7 laptop that belongs to a 10 years ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars for Windows 7

I'm looking for a program allowing Multi-Monitor Taskbars in Windows with the following features: works Windows 7 (Windows 8 has it natively anyway) supports at least 6 monitors if I open a program ...
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Open Source Gantt Chart Applications

I would like an open source program to create Gantt Charts ?
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Any alternatives to NSIS, Installshield, Advanced Installer?

I've developed some nice software, and now all I need is an installer for it. The things I need in it are in the following: Must be free (not free trial) No or minimal branding Ability to add ...
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Windows 7 app launcher

Is there any App Launcher for Windows 7 in which you can place shortcuts of your favorite applications? I've got a lot of software which I would like to categorize and place them where I can easily ...
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Is there a Windows 7 program that allows images in a folder to be sorted by how visually similar they look?

I'm aware there are tons of programs that allow you to search a given folder for duplicate images and delete them, but are there any [programs/extensions/executables] that will function as an ...
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Advanced Task Manager Application for Windows 7

I am looking for a (preferably free) task manager application that is more robust than the default Task Manager that ships with Windows 7. Functionality I am looking for: Alter Security Levels ...
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Automatically log in to Windows and then lock straight away

I am looking for a program that automatically logs into Windows when I turn the computer on, and then locks it straight away. ie: I turn my computer on > I am automatically logged in if there is ...
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App that keeps track of what music files I listen fully / partially / skip

I'm looking for an application that can keep track of music that I listen to, and show: Files that I like to hear more often than others (listen count) Files that I skip (bad track in playlist) Files ...
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Tree-structured text editor / note-taker

Looking for a tree-structured hierarchical text editor / note-taker. Requirements: Freeware Not ancientware (must have been updated during the last 3 years) Support italics/bold text Windows 7 SP1 ...
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Quick Look for Windows

I am looking for a free program that replicated the built-in Quick Look feature on OSX for Windows 7. This is basically a quick glance of the file/folder selected when you press space. By quick ...
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Monitor bandwidth used per site

I'm looking for a program or extension that is able to monitor how much bandwidth is used per site browsed. If I visited the same site multiple times in a day, I'd like the total bandwidth used for ...
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Program to view images using different sort orders

On my Windows XP laptop I normally use Windows Photo Viewer to view images. On Windows 7 the program is crap cause it doesn't animate GIF images so I'm looking for a better program for that. ...
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Copying a portion of the screen to the clipboard in Windows 7

I am looking for a program that can copy a portion of the screen to the clipboard in Windows 7. Upon hitting some keyboard shortcut, it would ask me to select the region of the screen that I want to ...
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Windows app to hold multiple items in clipboard

I am looking for a simple gratis windows app that will extend the clipboard to hold multiple items. I don't need much, and would like to keep it simple. Just something that will extend the clipboard ...
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Windows program to show available updates for all programs on computer

I am looking for a program that shows me all the programs on my computer that have available updates. I would click a button, and they will all be updated automatically. I want it to: be free have ...
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Type special characters {!@#$%^&*()} directly without pressing shift key in win 7 and 8

I am using both windows 7 and windows 8 PC. currently I am writing a paper in latex and tired of pressing shift key to type special characters like $%^#& . Is there a software so that I can type ...
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Windows Explorer integrated media file information

I'm looking for a Windows Explorer extension dll that would add such media information columns as sound track bit depth, total bitrate, discretization rate, total duration for at least flac and mkv ...
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What is a good universal or generic file viewer for Win7?

We are using Quick View Plus on the Windows XP workstations, for viewing files we receive with a specific extension. The files with that extension can be of any type - PDF, DOC, XLS, GIF, PNG, etc. On ...
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Easy-to-setup VPN server?

I want to create a small VPN server on my Windows computer, for personal use. No complex features needed. Just browsing the web from outside, using my home's IP address. Requirements: Easy to setup,...
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Gratis antivirus software (accessible by screen readers) without pop-up ads

I’m helping a friend installing and setting up Windows 7. As I have no experience with Windows, I wonder which antivirus software (real-time protection) I should install. It must be gratis. It needs ...
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LaTeX editor for Windows with Live Preview

I'm looking for a LaTeX editor for Windows 7 with Live Preview, like Latexian for Mac OS X has. The Live Preview allows the user to see how the document typesets while the user is editing. The PDF ...
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Program that can extract subtitles from hard-subbed videos?

I am looking for a program that can extract/create subtitles from a video that has been hard-subbed rather than a video that has been soft-subbed where it is rather quite easy to extract these ...
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Cross platform disk encryption solution without admin privileges

I am looking for a cross platform (OS X 10.10 + Windows 7) encryption solution which can fully encrypt, decrypt and modify a USB disk (full disk encryption). Truecrypt does this, but you need admin ...
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Keylogger for personal use that ONLY logs your last X characters

I often times write things online and offline that end up getting lost either due to a session ending, the program crashing, or something else, and it's incredibly frustrating to have to rewrite ...
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Access websites that are restricted in my country using a secure VPN Client

Im looking for a lightweight and easy to use VPN software solution that can help you browse the web securely and access websites that are restricted in my country in other words (Bypass internet ...
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Free eBook reader having capability to convert mobi to PDF format

I'm looking a free eBook reader for Windows 7 having capability to convert mobi to PDF format.
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Quickly download selection of wallpapers

I'm looking for a program (with GUI) for Windows 7, or a website (or a combination of both) that allows me to select multiple wallpapers, download them and display them periodically. Portable is not ...
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Software to get basic hardware information from non-technical relative

I want to recommend a relative some upgrades and/or see if some spare parts I have lying around would improve the PC of a relative. I'm having a hard time getting the various models and versions from ...
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Desktop programs to beautify code

Sometimes I have a piece of code, which could be SQL or JSON or JavaScript or anything else, and I want to beautify it, i.e. make it nicely indented and colorized so it'll be easy to read. If you ...
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Windows Software to access Linux partitions from Windows

I frequently feel like accessing my files on Ubuntu from Windows. But Windows does not show Linux partitions while the reverse works. Is there some software for Windows that can help me see Linux ...
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E-mail client with focus on managing multiple accounts

I am seeking, for Windows 7, an e-mail client that allows the user to painlessly use many e-mail addresses (possibly from different domains). I have seen a couple similar questions, but I have a few ...
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Program to switch two windows between two monitors in Windows

I'm looking for a program that would allow me to switch two windows between two monitors by mouse clicks and/or keyboard with as few clicks and/or key strokes as possible. For example, program A is ...
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Switch screen to greyscale temporarily

I am working on graphics design which shall be used in presentations (Powerpoint, color) and web (color) but also be suitable for printing (greyscale). Since I work in the programs defined by the ...
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Freeware software to download YouTube videos from web proxy services

I use web sites like video-proxy.com to view YouTube videos, as YouTube is blocked in my university. Can someone recommend softwares to download videos from YouTube? Something like IDM. Requirements:...
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Alternative to Sandboxie

I've been using Sandboxie on 64bit Windows for some time now in order to run multiple instances of one program. The program has been updated and no longer runs in Sandboxie. I am looking for an ...
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Software that can produce a pronunciation of a word in .ogg format, based on the IPA?

I'd just like to know if there's any pieces of software that can generate the pronunciation of a word (without me having to pronounce it myself, that is) based on its International Phonetic Alphabet ...
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Program that makes Windows 7 look like Windows 8?

I am new here but I am looking for a program that I can use to fool my friends into thinking I am using Windows 8 or at least I hope so. Ideally I want a program that is..... Free (I am not looking ...
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Which Windows IMAP client should I use for plain-text emailing?

At my job we have switched from Lotus Notes to Office 365, which is an improvement, but being used to Gmail I'm not perfectly happy using Outlook or the Outlook web app. I am looking for a Windows ...
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Automatic screen brightness adjuster

I'm sure there would be some freeware out there that does this, but for all my research I've failed to find anything! So what I want: a piece of software that uses the webcam to automatically adjust ...
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Regular expression tool for windows

I'm looking for a desktop "Regular Expression 'Scripting' Tool" for Windows. I have been using Replace Text but there are issues with it in the non-standard way it handles Regex strings. Here are ...
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Free Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer

I am looking for a Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer with the following characteristics: free for files of all sizes (this rules out Project Viewer 365 which is only free for files up to 2 MB) ...
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