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Software to run on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.

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Tool for moving Windows context menu entries into configurable submenus

I am using Windows 10 Pro and I am looking for a tool to clean up my various context menus, but not by disabling items, but by moving them into different submenus. I remember I used such a tool a ...
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Whatsapp client for Windows 7, which doesn't need official whatsapp on phone?

I want to get Whatsapp messages on my Windows 7 PC. I tried the official Whatsapp Windows PC client, but it doesn't work with Disa, the unified messaging app on my phone. If you use the official ...
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Software to backup/restore these settings in Windows

Freshly reinstalling Windows you lose a lot of settings. Even if you have backup finding out and restoring these settings is tedious. Is there a software that backs up and restores these ...
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Is there a GUI program to copy files selected in a tree view?

I'm looking for a graphical tool that would allow me to copy a folder structure from one place to another, selecting and deselecting individual files and folders for copying, including selecting parts ...
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Is there (free) software than decrypts a single file on Windows and Android?

So, I have a document that I frequently access and update using VeraCrypt. I can access the document on multiple PCs by putting the VeraCrypt file in my Google Drive account. However, I can't access ...
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Defrag tool for Windows that will move all files to beginning of the partition?

Sometimes Windows partitions wind up with movable files/folders at the end of the partition, even when the partition is mostly empty. This makes it impossible to shrink the partition using Windows' ...
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Any free software which counts the amount of times a noise occurs in a given video

I want to count the amount of times someone died during the course of a video. My idea to do this was to count the amount of times the death noise (always the same sound) occurs. Now sitting down and ...
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Emulate instruments with MIDI keyboard

I am looking for a program (preferably lightweight and free) that lets me use a Casio keyboard with MIDI to play or emulate an array of instruments. I am not looking into audio production at all so ...
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Tool for smart card based PGP decryption?

My problem (in case there's a solution I couldn't envision) I want to build a secure backup solution. As I own a smartcard, I thought to use asymmetric encryption with the private key remaining on ...
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Motion sequences

I'm looking for a software to script motion sequences, e.g. if you move your right hand forward press →. I have two normal webcams. It must: Be gratis and open-source Detect motion of at least: ...
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Mount ISO over HTTP

I have a large number of CDs and DVDs, some freeware, but also commercial software for which I own a license. The total size of these is > 150 GB, so I don't have a USB stick (yet) for carrying them ...
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Windows download manager with a Web GUI for playing videos

I am looking for a (free or paid) Windows download manager that has a Web UI for adding, pausing, and playing video. I know there is a similar post Remote Download Manager on Windows, however, that ...
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Mimic audio: Graph in real-time that compares prior (saved) violin sound vs new incoming violin sound from mic

I'm looking for a Windows or Android app, that compares pre-saved audio with new incoming sound. For example, if I want to mimic a specific 15-second violin piece that I've never played before, then: ...
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Difference of audio files

I am looking for a tool that can automatically analyze the difference of two audio signals that I record from a microphone. The software must auto align the audio sample start position. I can ...
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File tagger for Windows

I'm looking for a program that: can tag files can filter files by tag(s) is gratis runs on Microsoft Windows does not alter the file, or the filename (unlike TagSpaces). Ideally: compatible with ...
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Desktop program that reads words in pdf aloud and highlights the words as it reads?

Requirements: Read aloud words from a PDF file Shows the PDF file and highlights the words as it reads Free Works on Windows 8.1 What I have tried The past stack exchange threads I've found on this ...
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Yoink alternative for Windows

Is there any program like Yoink for Windows? Yoink is a program that allows you to store multiple files in a panel to copy or cut and paste them at your directory. To get the file, you need to hold ...
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Bitcoin mining software for Windows

I'm looking for a Bitcoin miner that meets these requirements Compatiable with Windows 10 Uses either or both the CPU and GPU to mine Gratis Some features that are not requirements but wanted are, ...
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Local image search?

Im a big fan of the Google Image Search to find similar images for an uploaded image. Today I would have loved a similar functionality for my local (Windows 10) hard disk: Start a local Windows ...
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Full disk/OS encryption solution working on UEFI/GPT-based Windows machines

Truecrypt has been discontinued (but I don't think it worked on UEFI/GPT systems anyway) and VeraCrypt does not support UEFI/GPT. Do you know any (preferably opensource, but closed source is ...
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Whole disk encryption on a tablet (that has no pre-boot keyboard)

I am researching methods to encrypt whole disk on tablet. I would like to encrypt my tablet that comes with Dual Boot OS, with pre-installed Windows 10 Home and Android 5.1. Let's start with what ...
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Software for auto parts management

My name is Adrian. We own a second hand car parts store. We buy cars, disassemble them, and sell them by the piece. At the current moment all the prices are, unfortunately, in my head, so we need to ...
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MS-DOS file sharing

I need to access an MS-DOS machine remotely. For Windows, such as Windows NT or Windows 2000, I would use SMB/CIFS (the JCIFS library), but for MS-DOS what should be used to access the filesystem?
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NPY file viewer

I'm looking for a NPY (NumPy .npy format) file viewer for Windows 7. The Spyder that comes with Anaconda is quite OK but tends to be pretty slow when viewing arrays.
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A keylogger that doesn't have to be installed

We are looking for a free keylogger that should have the main features of the keylogger: Spytector The main things we are looking for: It should be free. It should work like Spytector: The main ...
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Virtual fingerprint device for testing purposes?

I'd like to try to write a client application using Windows Biometric API, but I haven't got any hardware fingerprint sensor for testing yet. Is there any virtual driver for Windows compatible with ...
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Virtualization Software for Windows

I'm searching a good and reliable virtualization software for Windows 8/8.1 and therefor for Windows 10 too (which shouldn't be that hard, as it will work on Windwos 8). I know VMWare and VirtualBox. ...
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A Dropbox-like open source WebDAV sync client for Windows, written in C/C++/C#

I'm looking for something like ownCloud Client - a background app which syncs local folder with remove WebDAV storage accompanied with a desktop tool which has Dropbox-like UI (such as an icon in ...
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Contour Map Charting Package for Windows 8

I am looking for a charting package to draw simple contour maps in Visual Studio 2013 on Windows 8 from a VB.Net or a C# application; something like this:- example map (click for larger variant) I ...
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Any smart database schema comparison tools?

I need a tool which can receive the schemas of a master and a target databases (generated by a tool e.g. mysqldump -d --routines --triggers --events) and generates an update script to update the ...
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Software that locks out other software for a certain period of time

So long story short, I have ADD. Unsurprisingly, even with techniques and stuff that learned over years I get distracted very easily, very much so when I am using a computer (yay for being a comp sci ...
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Freeware Windows FTP client that allows credential inheritance

I'm looking for a freeware FTP client for Windows that allows the user to set credentials for a "group" of sites once and have each site within that group use (or "inherit") those credentials when ...
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Synchronizable E-Mail Client

I need an e-mail client, such as ThunderBird, but with sync option. By syncing, I mean syncing everything, such as read/unread mails, tags, tagged conversations, sent mails etc. I have a desktop ...
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png image viewer that shows tEXt metadata

I am looking for a simple image viewer for PNGs that also displays the metadata encoded within the image (png tEXt chunks). It needs to: support most PNG image types (but MUST support viewing 16bit ...
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Statistics about most frequent actions in Windows

I would like to optimize my use of Windows by first analyzing what I do most frequently: what programs I open, what shortcuts I use, where I click with the mouse, etc. Is there a software that ...
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'Low Disk Space Warning' for individual drives

When a disk is almost full, Windows will display a warning: However this warning has some drastic limitations: you cannot change the limit on what constitutes "very low disk space" you cannot enable ...
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Software to keep track of the progress/development of around 40 people

I have a hard time finding the proper terms to use but I will outline my situation and based on that I will try to explain what sort of software I'm looking for. I work in a supervised living group ...
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Windirstat that takes into account symlinks

I happen to have quite a few symlinks floating around on my SSD that link to large files on another drive (.ost,.pst,.msi etc). WinDirStat seems to count these files as being on the SSD, when in fact ...
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Programmatically maintained email filter software that works with Microsoft Exchange

Up to now, the company I work for has used the Cyrus mail system, which comes with built-in support for Sieve. I love the way this software works. Its main feature is that it allows me to manage my ...
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Add real-time subtitles during lecture, projected on-screen

Is there software that could be used to allow someone to type a translation of a lecture as it was being given and to display that translation on a projection screen? Requirements: The displayed ...
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Windows utility to keep all previously open files/programs on restart

I'm using a Macbook with Windows Bootcamp. I like how on Mac OSX when I reboot my laptop, my previously open programs/files start up again ready for me to continue work. Is there anything like this ...
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GPS turn-by-turn navigation software for Windows 7

I'm looking for a navigation software that runs on Windows 7 or on Linux and can use a NMEA GPS (or gpsd under Linux) to provide turn-by-turn navigation, with a 3D view. License doesn't matter as ...
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Merging Visual Studio solution files

Is there a tool to merge several Visual Studio solution files (.sln) to a single solution file? Must have: merging the projects (.csproj) merging solution folders If it does not offer merging ...
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Software that can control Phone from PC through bluetooth?

Anyone know if there is software that can take control of the phone playback functionality through Bluetooth in the similar matter the car radio does when you pair your phone to it. I have Nokia ...
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Plain text editor that supports vertical text (for Chinese, Japanese, etc)

I would be interested to find a plain text editor that provides a mode for vertical text. Chinese and Japanese can both be written either left-to-right in rows going from top to bottom, or top-to-...
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Video editor with time stretch and direct copy

I'm looking for a simple video editing software for Windows 7 with the following requirements: Given a high-fps video (120fps), there is a simple tool to make a time stretch on a desired interval ...
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HLS Playback functionality for WPF/WinForms

I'm looking for a library/plugin that provides HLS (Http Live Streaming) playback for Windows Presentation Framework or Windows Forms (That I'll them embed in WPF). The existing MediaElement class ...
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XYZ Data, Spike Detection

I have tons of LiDAR Bathymetric XYZ data with 5m resolution. The data has a lot of noise/spikes which takes ages to clean for a small area. I have tried using Fledermaus for 3D cleaning the data. Is ...
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Is there such a thing as a "get bullied by evil cheerleaders" simulator?

Call me weird, but it strikes me that it would be technically possible for there to now exist a reasonably photo-realistic "bullied by evil cheerleaders" first-person 3D simulator. Perhaps ...
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Is there such a thing as a free command line application for Windows which will translate English to Spanish/French etc. without network connections?

I'm not looking for an "API", free or not. Not a service, not something which has to in any way contact the outside world. I want a single application with every freely available dictionary/...

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