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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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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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Inhouse PC Remote Control Software

I need a software similar to TeamViewer. However, the computer that I will control is in the next room (two desktops). I do not want to go back and forth between two rooms. Why I don't want to use ...
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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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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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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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Any app/tool to keep some text highlighted in any app when the app loses focus?

I have two monitors and one monitor could be showing text in an app like a text editor, pdf reader, help file, web page etc.. Then I need to change focus to the app on the second monitor. Even if I ...
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Create a Windows 8.1 Portable USB Drive that's bootable on a Mac

I am seeking a tool to create a bootable Windows 8.1 Portable USB Drive (similar to the Ubuntu live usb), that also functions on a mac (meaning it should contain the necessary drivers) My problem is ...
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Software that Controls and Limits Connections made by programs/services/windows

I'm looking for a software that shows me clear and detailed data for all my PC's Network Resources Usage (including Ping affection, Upload/Download Rate). I need it enables me to control (Block/Limit) ...
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Network packets capture bases process in Windows

I know some softwares can capture the network packets bases process, I only know WSexplorer, Commview. But they all work with some problem in my Windows8 system. Is there any other application like ...
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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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Tap-to-focus Camera software for Windows 8.1

I recently bought a windows 8 tablet (in case the model it's needed it is a Dell Venue 7140) and I've updated it to windows 8.1 This caused me to lose the opportunity to fix the focus of my camera (I'...
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PDF libraries that work in Windows Store applications

I am using itext.dll for creating PDF in Windows 8.1 applications. It's working fine on a local machine. but it's not supported while try to build in Windows Store. Are there any alternative open ...
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Any software to make Win8+ interface look alike Win7?

i.e. it should add shadows to buttons and windows, make scrollbars and panels beveled as they were pre-Win8, etc. I'm not asking for transformation of Start Menu.
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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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Software about CPU and battery statistics

I am looking for software which has good statistics about CPU and can stay minimized, with a system tray showing CPU stats. My notebook is overheating sometimes, I want to see clock speed if possible ...
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Application to show CPU and RAM usage in Windows 8

I have a Windows 8 PC. Am testing different types of softwares like WinRAR, 7-ZIP, media converters, antiviruses etc. As part of the testing I need to know how much RAM and CPU is used by each ...
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Puts wallpaper only on 9/10th parts of the screen, not on all of it

Is there a software that would let me put a wallpaper on only, like 9/10th of the screen (horizontally)? I have the taskbar on the side and I don't want wallpaper underneath it. I'm on Windows 8. ...
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Software that lists other installed softwares on PC & lists if their updates are available. [duplicate]

I am currently running Windows 8.1 on my PC. I have set all the softwares on my PC to manually update to the latest available version. I switch between ISP & would want only a specific ISP(...
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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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Are there any windows taskbar App Lancher like Chrome App Launcher?

Google 's Chrome App Launcher is very nice. Are there any way I can launch any apps/programs on my windows 8 like this?
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annotations for Windows store apps/WinRT

Im going to build a windows store app in c#,in which i want to annotate PDF's.is there a better library to PDF annotations for Windows store apps/WinRT
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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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What games can I play on a slow Internet connection? [closed]

I have a internet connection of 512 Kbps to 1 Mbps. Please suggest me games that work in multi-player or co-op even at this speed. My hardware is not a bottleneck. The game should be playable. ...
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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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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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Alternative image/film scanner software with support for Canon CanoScan 9000F

The vendor-supplied driver and management software (MP Navigator EX) for my CanoScan 9000F are, to be kind, barely adequate. The UI is clumsy, non-intuitive, and provides poor workflow management. ...
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Instant resume for Windows 8.1?

I was wondering but is there a program I can use so that when I close my Lenovo Red Laptop which runs Windows 8.1 (upgraded from Windows 7) to stay active when I close it. For example when I close my ...
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Windows real-time system volume backup with parity

After been "burned" many times with backup images that fail to restore due to data rot issues (among others), I am looking for a software that is able to backup an entire volume along with it's boot ...
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Alternative to Windows Briefcases for syncing folders on the computer with removable drives

Up until Windows 8, Windows had a feature called "Briefcases" which would help you sync folders on your computer(s) with removable drives (and vice versa). This feature was removed in Windows 8. I ...
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Remote desktop freeware for troubleshooting Mac and Windows computers

I want to be able to help my folks with their computer problems but they are over 1000+ miles from where I live. Is there a good cross-platform (Windows 8.1 and Mac Mavericks) free to use software ...
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Program to transfer Windows to another hard drive

I recently built a computer, and I put a 3TB hard drive in it as my main drive. I installed Windows 8.1 on it, and then found out that Windows can only use 2TB's, so I have 1Tb of storage that I cant ...
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Best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1?

What is the best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1 that can create bootable backups? My main dilemma is having 3TB of data on my main desktop and would like to back up all these SSDs to one ...
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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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A Free Antivirus Software That Asks Before Deletion or Block

I recently used AVG and BitDefender, but both programs block or delete harmful files without asking me. I want an antivirus program that checks but no matter what, I need to give confirmation before ...
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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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What can I use to record music coming from my computer?

I have some audio playing from my computer I'd like to record. I don't want to use the microphone, as this would produce feedback. I want to record straight from whatever the computer is spitting ...
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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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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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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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Windows Encrypted Virtual Hard Drive but not Bitlocker or Truecrypt? [duplicate]

So if I want a virtual encrypted hard drive on my Windows 7 or 8 machine (i.e. an encrytped file that can be mounted like a hard drive) generally I would have used TrueCrypt for that. However it seems ...
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CD burning tool capable of overburning

I need a program on Windows 8, that can Overburn DVD+Rs in order to create a OS X Maverics bootable DVD. My DVD+Rs only have 4.7GB space but i need 5GB. Needed features: Free Working on Windows 8 ...
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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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Weather Live - elegant weather background / full screen app options?

Weather Live is a sleek and useful app for OS X that presents weather in a useful and attractive full screen fashion. See the background app here where I have underlaid it behind Radar In Motion and ...
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Radar In Motion widget options for Windows?

I am absolutely addicted to Radar In Motion for OS X. It is by far one of the very handiest radar utilities (Animated Weather Maps) around. I have seen a very old version of it converted for Windows,...
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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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Write protect drives in Windows with password

When I was using Windows 7 I used to use Universal Shield to write protect drives in my PC so that my parents or my younger brothers will not accidentally delete or misplace my data. But now I ...
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USB tool to make Windows 8 bootable from a USB flash drive?

For Windows 7, Microsoft released the "Microsoft Store - Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool". What is the equivalent to this for Windows 8.0 and 8.1? Is there some third-party software I can use to make ...
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Recommend a good battery optimizer for Windows 8 laptop

I use a Lenovo G500 laptop that runs on Windows 8. I need a good battery optimizer for it which ensures extended battery life and it shouldn't cause much system load. Can anyone recommend me a good ...
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Software to block a website in windows

I need to block some websites in my PC. It is running on Windows 8. I tried to block the website by editing the 'host' file in Windows/System32/Drivers/etc folder. Unfortunately it didn't worked. I ...