Questions tagged [windows-8]

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Battery Charging log

Can someone please recommend a software for Windows 8 laptop, that can show vital battery stats like: discharge rate charging cycle health most importantly, charging time and discharging time Is ...
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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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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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Order applications on the Windows 8 taskbar?

I like to have my open applications ordered like so on the taskbar: They are all to the right of the icons They are in an order I specify, e.g. Intellij first, then Chrome, then Virtualbox. ...
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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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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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Windows 8 application to allow two users per single PC

Currently I'm running VMWare Workstation and I'm able to have me and one other user play League of Legends using separate peripherals. The graphics are a bit choppy when huge fights happen (due to ...
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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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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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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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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....
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Finding duplicate images using SIFT / SURF algorithm

I have a large quantity of photos that I own spread across many sub directories on Windows 8. I wish to find all duplicate images, where the image may be resized, cropped, rotated or a border added ...
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USB Camera Emulation for Windows 8

I develop a program accessing a USB camera using Windows 8. Unfortunately, my development PC has no camera. Is there a (free) software that emulates an USB camera? For sure there are many solutions ...
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Bluetooth Software

Is there any third-party software that takes over the functionality of the built-in Windows Bluetooth software? I have a Bluetooth chip in my computer and Windows recognizes it just fine, but I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Car race application to use as a demonstration

I'm looking for a program like a car race for demonstration purpose. It should be kind of a game but it's enough if the user can drive on a given road without competitors. There is no need for goals ...
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Simple software for recording the screen for educational shorties

I can google up a whole bunch different applications but I have no means to test them all. The recommendations I've found are vague and there's no clear "good one". I'm looking for something like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...