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Linux-like terminal for Windows

I've been using Cygwin for some time now and it seems to do the job. It was very easy to install and I could choose from many different packages to install like vim, wget, etc. Cygwin Get that Linux ...
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

cmder It combines ConEmu, a Windows console emulator augmented with bash-like capabilities by Clink and msysgit. Some notable features include: Bash shell, through msysGit GNU C Compiler & GNU ...
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

Windows 10, with the 2016 anniversary update, now provides a Bash Linux binary running on Windows itself. It can be accessed through any command prompt and can run UNIX-style commands (like ls) as it ...
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

Babun I'm surprised nobody mentioned Babun, "a windows shell you will love". It's a preconfigured Cygwin that "just works", generally quite awesome out of the box. For a long time ...
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

Cygwin, already listed is a good solution. However, there is another alternative: MSYS. MSYS is much lighter weight than Cygwin, however it might not have everything you need. Obviously, you will ...
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Which software can I use to transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive?

The license is usually tied to the motherboard, not the hard drive. So you can reinstall Windows 10 and it should automatically activated. If it is not activated automatically, refer to the ...
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

What I use is a combination of Git Bash, which comes when you install Git, and ConEmu. Git Bash uses MinGW, and ConEmu provides the option to have multiple tabs and good colour schemes, the option to ...
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

MSYS2 is a fork of Cygwin created with the intention of being an updated environment to support building with MinGW. (That is, it's meant to serve as a better maintained alternative to the ever more ...
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Tool to list all current Windows 10 Hotkeys?

@obe recommended NirSoft HotKeysList. I will try to rephrase his recommendations in a form more suitable for this forum: Unfortunately, this program will tell you that a hotkey is in use, but it ...
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Which software can I use to transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive?

Do it properly: recover the key then install Windows 10. To recover the key from your existing Windows installation you can use tools like KeyFinder (https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/). This ...
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How do I slow down my computer?

You can use msconfig, which is a built-in utility of Windows, and turn off CPUs: Go to the tab "Boot" Select your boot configuration (on normal user's PCs, there's only one) Click "Advanced options" ...
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Program to read shortcut (.lnk) files and modify its properties

Instead of looking for perfection, I decided to develop by myself what I consider perfect for my needs. Then finally I finished the initial release of Easy Link File Viewer, a simple, friendly, open-...
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Which software can I use to transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive?

GNU coreutils. You need to copy the whole hard disk drive onto the new one, from byte to byte. It is called a "sector-level copy" or "cloning". Most tools of the Microsoft world are incapable of ...
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Alternative to Windows's file/folder search

I would also would like to add the program I currently use called everything. It again meets my requirements but something to note is that the results are instant. It's easy to use and takes up little ...
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Windows software to swap stereo channels in real time

Equalizer APO might be what you're looking for. After downloading and installing (and restarting Windows), however, it will take a bit of configuration to achieve what you need: On first start, it ...
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Free Context Menu Editor for Windows 10

Alright, I found what I'm looking for, it's called ShellExView (Shell Extensions Manager) and it was able to get to entries that programs like Easy Context menu was not able to get to. It meets my ...
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Alternative to Windows's file/folder search

An application that I have used in the past is called Agent Ransack. It is a free application and meets most of my requirements. It is very fast at finding results and has many options when searching ...
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Tool to list all current Windows 10 Hotkeys?

I found NirSoft Hotkey List. It doesn't seem to give a full list on my machine but it gives some. Hope it helps.
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

MobaXTerm Gratis: yes. It has Personal and Professional Edition. The professional edition mostly just adds a support contract and deployment tools AFAICT). You can use the personal edition at your ...
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Linux-like terminal for Windows

As of 2015 and Python 3.4's release, there's now a reasonably complete user-interactive shell available at: http://xon.sh/ The demonstration video does not show pipes being used, but they ARE ...
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Virtual Desktop on WIndows 10

I'd recomment VirtuaWin for this, which I'm using myself for years whenever I'm forced to work on a Windows machine (grin). VirtuaWin … supports Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista/Win7/Win10 can pin ...
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Stealth keylogger for Windows

I would like to test ... Being a Test Manager I'd say you don't need a single product but many products in order to test whether your anti-keylogger works well with any of them and not only with a ...
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Sandbox for Windows applications

Try Sandboxie. http://www.sandboxie.com/ They've recently launched a version for Windows 10. Altough, I am not sure it can restart the programs as stated at the requirement 4.
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Client-side encryption for cloud storage

There is a free and basic tool called CryptSync which is something like a cross between 7Zip (for compression and encryption) and SynchToy (for scheduled synch). You can synch compressed and ...
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Which software can I use to transfer Windows 10 to a new hard drive?

Macrium Reflect is an excellent piece of software which will do this for you. Download & install Macrium Reflect to your current system. It doesn't hurt to clean up temporary files to reduce the ...
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Program to copy an installed program from one windows PC to another

This may be impossible, you would need the information what the installer exactly did (it may include COM registration, external dependencies like DirectX etc). Even if a tool can diff the different ...
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VNC-like application to remote control a Windows 10 PC (and blank screen)?

I would definitely suggest Team Viewer version 10 (Version 11 auto logs out user on ending remote session). Team Viewer is free for non.commercial use and is quite easy to use. More details here: http:...
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VNC-like application to remote control a Windows 10 PC (and blank screen)?

Remote Utilities Remote Utilities is a free solution to allow you remote to computers (up to 10 machines) for support. Some of the main features are: Ability to save and export connections Ability ...
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Win10 volume and speaker control (split audio to more devices)

Option 1: You could use IndieVolume. It has the features that you have mentioned in the question. Here is a screen shot. However, the software is not free. You can download a trial version and check ...
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How do I slow down my computer?

If your BIOS allows it, forget all these programming solutions. Goto into the BIOS and down clock your CPU, and it will really be slower.
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