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Nemo-like file manager for Windows 8.1/10?

I've been using Linux (Mint) for a while, and really like the overall look of the Nemo file manager. Is there a similar replacement for Windows 8.1? Preferably freeware. The main features I want are ...
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How to get a single view of all my calendars?

On my iPhone, the Calendar app gives me a unified view of all my calendars: personal iCloud, family iCloud, google calendar that I share with someone and the Exchange calendar from work. I've seen a ...
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Is any tools can check my network card health status?

My network no stable. Sometimes slower (ex. speed test result 10 ~ 30 Mbps) than normal, i try speed test, is really slower, page loading take time. I try Reset TCP/IP (Internet Protocol) and winsock ...
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Software for throttling CPU power (for certain processes)

I am looking for a software which can throttle the CPU power for certain processes. Especially for Internet Explorer and embedded ads in Adobe Flash. Background: A customer, who is a translator, ...
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Any tool available for free that could recover data from a hard disk in windows?

The question is pretty much self-explanatory. I'm trying to recover data in Windows 8.1 pro. I downloaded and installed Disk Drill. The software worked perfect but the issue is it only provides a ...
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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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What are alternatives to Windows Boot Manager?

For windows multiboot, I find Windows Boot Manager is quite restricitve, even more so after GPT-UEFI booting that it doesn't even show my ubuntu partition and EasyBCD says UEFI settings of windows is ...
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UHF RFID scanner solution with an API that works with a Windows Store App

I'm looking for a combined hardware and software solution that controls a UHF RFID scanner for tag writing ("EPC commissioning") via a Windows Store App. The App will be developed by us, so what we're ...
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How to limit the available bandwidth for specific processes on Windows 8.1 Pro

So, I wish to limit the upload speed of specific applications which lack a built-in control for it and at the same time I'm trying to find a solution that's as organic and long-lasting as possible. ...
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Is there a StackExchange client for Windows 8?

In playing around with Windows 8, I find that it would be nice to have a dedicated app for it in the 'metro' interface. Must: Have access to all sites Be able to read questions and answers View ...
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Any lightweight firewall alternative to Ashampoo firewall

I've been using Ashampoo firewall all the time and happy with that. This application alerts me when an application is requesting internet. I have the option to allow the requesting application and ...
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Daily/weekly schedule/routine planner with streamlined reminders

For some years now I've been trying out various programs to handle time tracking, to-do lists, reminders, and so forth: MyLife Organized, ToDoList, Outlook, Thunderbird, half a dozen lame little ...
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Camera software for Windows 7 and 8 (similar to Cheese)

Is there any good non-Java non-Metro counterpart for Cheese in Windows? The Camera app in Windows 8 is a good alternative. However Metro apps do not work on my system.
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Simple Windows 8 Lua engine and IDE?

I am looking for a free Lua game engine and an accompanying IDE that allows me to compile and create simple games for Windows 8. The software has to: Be simple and use a game framework rather than ...
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software for infographics for animation

What are good open source software to create infographics? I wanted to create some tutorial about some mathematical concepts, but, Using 3D softwares takes so much of time and computation power, Is ...
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intel hd graphics 620 driver for windows 8 64 bits

People, I really don´t know if this question is out of place here but I RAN OUT OF OPTIONS. I recently bought a laptop: Acer aspire e15 e5-575-33bm. I can do everything I thought I would be able to ...
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the right pdf converter

I know there is another thread for asking it but adobe reader didn't work out for me. actually, I am working out on an electronic project. and I need to copy few formulae directly from pdf to my MS ...
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Software to randomly pick from a list of items

I have a text file which contains hundreds of items (could be words or sentences) with each item on a line. Now, I need a Software that when given the command, will randomly pick an item from the ...
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PDF reader for Windows supporting annotations and comment (in sidebar)

Currently I read papers by printing them and manually highlighting and commenting on them. I am looking for a PDF reader for Windows (a Windows 8 App is fine as well) that will do the following: ...
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Num Lock Key indicator for Win8?

My computer doesn't have a Num Lock key or Caps Lock Key visual indicator, which sucks, since it's frequently annoying to press numbers on the numpad key only for your computer to do weird stuff. Is ...
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Screen record PC games in Windows 8

I have used Hypercam 2 to record my screen before, but I am unable to record and take screenshots of any sort of game. It just goes right through and shows the desktop or whatever window was open when ...
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Remote desktop program that allows multiple monitor spanning

I want to be able to more easily work from home, but doing that is difficult. So I'm looking for tools that would make it easier. Here's my setup: At home I have: Desktop computer 3 monitors ...
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Decrease volume below minimum in Windows 8.1

Without buying speakers and hoping they can be quieter. I'm using earbuds anyway. I'd like a program with a slider/volume control from 0 to 100 or even finer like 0 to 1000. The quietest on my ...
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Windows Remote Control?

I am trying to control Windows 8 from a remote client. As soon as I login though, the session on the remote computer is logged off to give it to my remote session. What I am trying to do is to ...
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Windows 8 Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

Similar to the OSX request but for windows 8. I've got two NFTS formatted Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB drives. I'd like one to mirror the other, and for the software to recognise incremental changes. ...
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Program to change language of audio stream in video file

I've downloaded a few movies in mp4 and mkv format. When I look at the properties of some of them, I see that the language of the audio stream is set to "Undefined", and not "English", while the movie ...
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Diff text files and print the resultant comparison two-pane with differences highlighted

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to: Take a diff between two given plain text files Display the diff on screen in a traditional two-pane format, with differences highlighted Print the diff, ...
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Tool to recover part of a (Word) document

I know that Recuva is a good program to use for recovering complete files that have been deleted (see here), and I've even used it a few times, but I'm looking for something different. A friend of ...
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Speech recognition tool for gaming

I'm looking for a speech recognition software for gaming. The goal is to control my computer with my voice by emulating my keyboard or joystick/gamepad. I'm working/playing on Windows 8. The software ...
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Drivers related to audio device and the relation to their sound quality

I've come across a suprising problem. I just plugged a USB headset to my laptop and started recording some voices using audacity. This was very noisy and not just the ambient noise but noise of tweaks ...
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Location-aware printing without Windows Professional or Enterprise

I am trying to switch default printer based on my location, which Microsoft explains how to do on its support site ("Automatically switch default printers between home, work, or school"). However, ...
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Drive Defragment Tool - after cloning from SSD to HDD

I cloned an SSD drive to a disk HDD. Under the optimization tool in Windows 8.1, my partition's media type is still shown as a Solid State Drive. And optimization is unavailable because of this. ...
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Show battery percentage at fullscreen software

Using a Win8 notebook and running fullscreen software, I need a tool that shows me the current battery percentage in real time while I'm inside the fullscreen program. Is there anything that could ...
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Tool to generate a slim Windows 8.1?

Since I'm running a laptop with a 20 GB SSD, i cannot easily fit Windows 8.1 plus personal files on the SSD, let alone install more software. How can i generate a slimmed-down Windows 8.1? What ...
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Application for Start Menu > Programs Menu to Organize in Categories, without damaging the Programs Menu?

Now, I use the following: Launchy: Quick launch tiny/ portable apps/ tools by "Name" (issue when can't remember name) Classic Shell: For Win 7/ 2000 Classic Menu & Explorer in Win 8.1 & ...
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Advanced reverse engineering software - including kernel mode debuggers

I need an advanced reverse engineering software/tool for Windows environment (32 bit or 64 bit, Windows 8 or Windows 10 etc. - preferably 64 bit Windows 10) including low-level kernel mode debuggers ...
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C# library for Windows store apps, to display .ppt .xls

Im searching for a library that allows the viewing of powerpoint files(.ppt) and Excel files(.xls) is there anything of sorts in windows store apps?
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how to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8? [closed]

A month ago, I had to upgrade from Windows 8 to windows 10 on my PC, Microsoft gave me a month for trial .. after the month expired I can't edit my files on Word, Excel etc ... they're telling to ...
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Windows 10 Dark Colored, Touch based App similar to dropbox

I like converting online article text to mp3s during the day and listening to them before bed I save those files to dropbox so I can access them on different devices Opening dropbox without using ...
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Software to easily switch between audio output devices

I use headphones and a pair of screen-mounted speakers each for different tasks at various times during the day, and I have them both always plugged in (speakers use HDMI socket, and headphones in ...
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Speech to Text API for JavaScript

I'm looking for an API that can convert speech to text in real time. Language requirement is English. Is there any such free API available? Edit: I'm sorry to not have mentioned this earlier. The ...
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CLI or Text IDE based Audio/Music production software like LMMS?

There are softwares like LMMS called the Audio or Music production softwares. Their main task, or which I'm most interested in, is to create sound imitating the notes of music in differentg ...
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Ultra-lightweight editor (like Python's IDLE) for C

One thing I don't like about C is how so many IDEs put things between me and my code. They force me to make solutions when all I want is a simple .c file, and they have cluttered displays when all I ...
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Trusted free tool for securely deleting files on Windows?

We need to delete various files (without deleting the whole disk) on Windows 8.1 What is the best tool for the job? We tried using Cipher.exe /w but noticed it was very slow. Is sdelete that much ...
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JavaScript optimizer for Windows 8

I'm looking for a JavaScript optimizer and so far, I found two suitables products: UglifyJS, whose main objective is to reduce code size Google Closure Compiler, which reduces code size and improves ...
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Make Windows 8 look like Windows 7 (especially the Start Menu)

There are not a lot of fans of the Windows 8 user interface, and I am one of those detractors. What I would like to do is remove the Metro touch overlay from Windows 8, and have a regular Windows 7 ...
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The most stable Windows? [closed]

I've got Windows 7 Pro with SP1 and I am even happy of it but I tried Windows 8 it was terrible. I thinking about buying upgrade to Windows 10 but will it be better?... My question is: Which version ...
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Write/ink on anything when recording the screen

Explanation of what I'm looking for: Real time drawing/inking with stylus over what you are recording on the screen Palm rejection* Pressure sensitivity preferable I use a Windows 8.1 laptop (...
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Software to convert pictures of lectures from a blackboard to text

Most of my subjects allows taking a picture of our lecture from a blackboard, because of this I took advantage of it and take a picture of all the lectures that we have. Yesterday my professor said ...
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Best in-game overlay for Skype, Steam, and web-browsing

I have trekked the internet for anything that I could possibly find, and have tried the following so far: Overwolf, Steam (of course) Origin In-Game EvolvE hq And probably others, may have forgotten....