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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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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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Tool to list all current Windows 10 Hotkeys?

NirSoft HotKeysList will tell you that a hotkey is in use, but unfortunately: it is also completely unsuitable for the OP's purpose (Windows 10), as the software explains: "This utility works on ...
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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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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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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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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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Linux-like terminal for Windows

Windows Terminal Although it does not include a true bash shell by default, I have found windows terminal to be the best Microsoft created, officially windows supported, terminal for Windows 10. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Video capture software that will record long videos (10+ hours)

There is a very high quality free open source project called Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). In the Classic version there is a plugin which stops the recording and saves it and then starts ...
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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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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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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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I am searching for a software that monitors activity on my computer

The program in the video that you linked to is called Rescue Time Features you requested: tracks which programs I use for how long A.Tracks time spent on applications and websites, giving you an ...
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Tool to list all current Windows 10 Hotkeys?

The tool OpenARK worked great for me. It is simple to use for this purpose, and works on recent OS versions like Win 10/11. Under "Kernel" tab, "System Hotkey" page, you can find ...
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Extend system drive (C:) partition in windows 10

Windows 10 include a built-in functionality in Disk Management to shrink and expand partitions. No more 3rd party utilities needed! It’s worth noting that many third-party utilities will be more ...
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Win10 volume and speaker control (split audio to more devices)

AudioRouter is a freeware solution that is Windows 10 ready: 64 bit version 32 bit version It is simple and does the job. Hope to find a more pretty solution at some point like EarTrumpet for ...
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Software to remove formatting on the clipboard automatically

I think PureText mostly fits the bill. It does not replace the default paste functions but I quickly got used to using it's default of Win+V. Gave me the freedom to keep Ctrl+V should I want to retain ...
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Need replacement for Windows Live Mail

I have been using Mozilla's Thunderbird email client for years. It works quite happily on Windows 10, running different accounts connecting to various servers, POP3 and IMAP. The range of features ...
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Free vpn software for windows 10

All VPN clients are either free or come as a trial. You need to pay for the service, not the client. If you are desperate, there are the following items you could use: TunnelBear- free 500 MB of ...
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Windows utility to spin-down unused HDDs (alternative to RevoSleep)

UPDATE (April 2020) - I had a contact with the guy who is developing the aforementioned RevoSleep application, and he have rolled out an update to the RevoSleep, which improves the compatibility with ...
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Output characters from the clipboard one-by-one, as if typing

AutoHotkey is the perfect program for this: https://autohotkey.com/download/ The script for this in AutoHotkey would be something like: ^j:: Send, %clipboard% Return When this script is ...
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Software to read a PDF aloud on Windows 10

Most major PDF reader (like Acrobat and Foxit) should have reading aloud feature. If you still experience the same issue you might want to report bug to their developers. Or you can update to the ...
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