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Software for converting MP4 to animated GIF

ffmpeg Can convert from mp4 to gif. You can apply some effects or resize the video to balance between quality and file size. You haven't posted your mp4 sample, so I am using my own. Plain ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

I've tried all of the mentioned items in here. With the paid program called Task Layout I could not get it to save any of my layouts in Windows 10. The Software WilMa (Windows Layout Manager) by ...
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Windows app to hold multiple items in clipboard

You can use Ditto: gratis works on Microsoft Windows 7 extend the clipboard to hold 2 or more items unsure how often it flushes the keyboard history to the hard drive, but it's pretty much lag free. ...
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Free Microsoft Project file (.mpp) viewer

I use Project Libre. This is an open source application that can view - and edit - files in Microsoft Project format. It has versions for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone?

You need What did I say?: works on Windows: yes, requires .NET 4.5 constantly records the last X minutes of audio: yes, configurable time span in the background: once configured, the window ...
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Software to make video from a game

I would recommend: OBS Studio: https://obsproject.com/ Other candidates: VLC, how to do it: https://www.wikihow.com/Screen-Capture-to-File-Using-VLC ScreenToGif https://www.screentogif.com/ -it is ...
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Windows app to hold multiple items in clipboard

I'm using ArsClip for this: ArsClip configuration and Clipboard windows (source: PortableFreeware; click image for larger variant) Supports Windows XP to Windows 10 (which of course includes Windows ...
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Software to password-protect individual folder(s) on Windows 7

Compressing the folder using a free tools such as 7zip seems like it would work. Add a password. Folder will have a visible icon, but any attempt to look inside will require a password. Good luck.
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Desktop programs to beautify code

Atom.io is another text tool with beautification functionality tools available. The package I linked will format about a dozen languages out of the box. Others can be added through separate ...
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Send a file to Google Search by Image search from the Windows Explorer context menu

This is quite late, but I wrote a very simple program which does this: GoogleImageShell. It adds a shortcut to the right-click menu on images (JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP) which uploads the image to Google and ...
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Free File Explorer alternative with dark theme for Windows 7?

There are many explorer replacements for Windows. My personal favourite is Q-Dir. It does everything standard explorer does, and a few more features. Q-Dir is my favourite because it supports many ...
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free software to remove background noise(Nosie of horns, other public disturbances) from video i shot

The process that I have used with very good results goes as follows: Use FFMPEG to split the Video and Audio to separate files Use Audacity to deal with the noise by using noise filters, high/low ...
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Looking for 64 bit Windows 7 spreadsheet program

Try OpenOffice or LibreOffice. Open Office is from Apache and it's free for linux. I don't know if it is free for Windows or not. When you go to the page, use the computer for which you want the ...
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lsusb for Windows

There are several tools available for this purpose. However, and unfortunately there is not one single tool like lsusb which does it all. Here are your options: DevCon.exe (CLI) which is available in ...
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Monitor Hardware on Windows

HWinfo can help you. It logs almost every sensor. Every voltage and frequency. Data is from cpu, gpu, motherboard, fans and disks. You can start sensors and logging them to a csv file. Link: http://...
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Using handheld QR Code scanner to launch program & perform action

The first step is generating the QR codes for this you can use a number of libraries - my favourite for this is PyQrCode. You can decode images using ZBar python bindings but currently there are no ...
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Backup solution for laptops

UrBackup would satisfy all your requirements. For encryption and compression run it e.g. on FreeNAS. Here is a list of features copied from https://www.urbackup.org/features.html: Full and ...
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Volume normalizer for Windows to batch-process large number of MP3 files

since you only need normalizing for mp3-files, you can take a look at wxMP3gain: uses replay-gain (therefor no generation loss) add a file or folder for processing if you want, you can just analyze ...
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Software to get basic hardware information from non-technical relative

I would highly recommend Speccy from Piriform. It is free https://www.piriform.com/speccy (though they have a Pro version, which isn't different for the normal basic reporting you are looking for.) ...
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Automate taking screenshots of the same region on the screen

You could, assuming that the area of the screen that you need to screenshot is fixed, create an icon or shortcut for imagemagick such as magick convert screenshot: -crop 200x200+100+300 screenshot.png
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Looking for 64 bit Windows 7 spreadsheet program

I will list several answers based on what your question entails, feel free to take your pick as your ultimate solution. My newer computer is a 64 bit Windows 7 (yes, it's an antique :-). The 2007 ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

As suggested by @panofish, here's a link (mirror) to AutoHotkey that does much of what's required by the OP. The part of being able to save several layouts would require to do some editing of the ...
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Windows Explorer integrated media file information

I realize this is an old post, but for those that may stumble upon this in the future, here it goes in case it helps: I use dbPowerAmp and in addition to running standalone, it has the option to ...
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Login to Windows via a USB key

My USBLogon is another software that fits into your requirements scheme: Free, no ads Simple user interface Locks/Shuts down computer/logs off user upon removal of the USB drive Set-up of an ...
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LaTeX editor for Windows with Live Preview

I would suggest using a markdown editor that has baked in LaTex inside of it My personal favorite at the moment is app.classeur.IO Here's a demonstration of copying a wikipedia quantum physics ...
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Autocorrect anywhere on Windows

PhraseExpress is a text expander that has built-in autocorrect. It's free for personal use and is available on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS.
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Desktop programs to beautify code

Notepad++ has color highlight for many languages built in and reformatting plugins for some languages, e.g. Javascript https://notepad-plus-plus.org/
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Disable the close button of a window in Windows

I used software listed at https://www.raymond.cc/blog/prevent-program-closing-disabling-close-button/ NoClose (did not work for me) WinTopMost (expensive, did not try) Actual Window Guard (not free, ...
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Program to save visible windows' locations and later restore the layout

This is an old question but I thought I would help the people who are coming back to read the answer to this question. I think this is actually a common program that people think that they want. ...
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Windows SSHFS/SFTP mounting clients

There is a free SSHFS implementation for Windows here. It doesn't appear to be related to Dokan. It is generally paired with WinFsp, which can be thought of as FUSE for Windows. Both of these are ...
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