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Process Explorer, part of the Sysinternals suite, does everything you want. Alter priority levels simply by right-clicking on the process and selecting a priority level. Suspend/resume processes by right-clicking, and selecting suspend/resume. See what the process does/is by looking at the columns in the program next to the processes. If that doesn't work, ...


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Out of the ones you listed: I would be cautious with sshfs as the underlying driver (Dokan) has not been updated for quite a while, and even though it supports Windows 7, it has known issues with Windows 8.x (and probably with Windows 10). ExpanDrive works like a charm, and I don't see the need for a "slimmer solution", you can simply not use the protocols ...


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Windows 7 includes Snipping Tool as standard. You should be able to find it on Start menu > Accessories. You can assign a key to the shortcut. ie if you set it to S, you just have to press Ctrl + Alt + S to run it. Then you can use the mouse to select the area you want, and it will be copied to the clipboard. Or you can draw on top of the image, or save it ...


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The best software which may fulfill your requirements is Trillian, filled with features, user friendly/enhanced UI, free (premium if you need some extra features). Facebook - Yes IRC - Yes Skype - Yes Whatsapp - No I will come to the Whatsapp later, but as far as the features go for Trillian its packed with the ones you would expect from a decent "all ...


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When forced to use Windows, Greenshot (free and open source) is my choice for this task. It allows you to... capture a region as you described, by simply pressing the Print key capture the active window by pressing Alt+Print do some basic editing to your screenshot (annotate, arrows, etc.) upload to several image hosters, including Imgur, Flickr – but also ...


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Calibre does that - and lots more; For any book in your Calibre library just right click->Convert Books->Convert Individually (or bulk but here's instructions for individually). A dialogue will pop up: Just select PDF for output format over at the top-right. There are lots of options but you can just use default and usually get a reasonably output. Click ...


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You can use FFmpeg: Free, open-source and widely used Supports most video formats Runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. Allows to cut: Running ffmpeg two times: ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy -t 00:30:00 output1.avi ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:30:00 -t 00:45:00 output2.avi Or in one command: ffmpeg -i input.avi -vcodec ...


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You can use Kiwix: free and open source Windows, OSX, Android, Linux and most other OSes offline reader for web content. It's software intended to make Wikipedia available without using the internet. No kid filters though AFAIK, and no auto-update last time I tried FYI: Wikipedia:Database download.


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You can use SlimDrivers Free: free and portable Make sure you uncheck the crapware while installing Scan for missing or out-of-date date drivers Download updated drivers manually


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I also like Process Hacker on Sourceforge which is an open source and very advanced task manager. Pretty much the open source implementation of SysInternals Process Explorer. The interface is a little different, but pretty much the same idea as ProcExp. I have even used it for recovery on a munged Windows 7/32 Ultimate system so broken SysInternals Process ...


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It is the responsibility of a ntp server software to do this. After setting up the ntp server on your PC enter the IP address of your PC onto each classroom PC and your done. I found a link with some detailed instructions. http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/setup.html Other ntp server products exist if you don't like that one.


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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 conversion ffmpeg -i sample.mkv -y sample.gif Result 12M (Note: it won't be hosted foverer here): Trickier conversion According to this article. filters=scale=...


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John's Background Switcher (aka JBS) Is a program you install on your computer Works on Windows 98 to 8.1 (so also Windows 7) 32 and 64-bit Did I mention that JBS is completely free? Well it is! It will work happily on all 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows from Windows 98 up to Windows 8.1 (except Windows 7 Starter Edition). It uses Microsoft.NET 2.0 and ...


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Fortunately, Facebook itself has an easy way to do this: Go to https://www.facebook.com/settings Click on Download a copy of your Facebook data Click on the green button Start My Archive Enter your password Confirm again You will receive two emails, the second one containing a link like https://www.facebook.com/dyi?x=iefuwiefuw Open this link Enter your ...


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If you would like a gratis but full fledged and easy to use installer creator you will not go far wrong with Inno Setup. Mature Support for every Windows release since 2006, including: Windows 10, Windows 10 on ARM, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista. Custom installation ...


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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. there is a portable version. No idea how people can use a computer without some clipboard manager.


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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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You can use Avidemux: freeware / open-source cross-platform can also be used for cutting, encoding videos compatible with many formats After you install it, open the video file, then go to Video - Filters and choose what you want. It also has preview. Here is an example: And the filter options:


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You can use GanttProject: free and open source runs on Windows, Linux and MacOSX Gantt Chart


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This tool is free: http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfsam/ free (GPLv2), although the pre-compiled versions require a donation be made open source uses Java for cross platform goodness split functionality - page by page, n pages at a time, split by size, by bookmarks merge functionality - select a set of PDF files and merge them It's predecessor was quite ...


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RegexBuddy for analyzing and tweaking regular expressions. This is one of my most important tools. RegexMagic for hand-held creation. There's also a big list of tools at the bottom of the Stack Overflow Regular Expressions FAQ. RegexBuddy (this is the part I use the most by far--analysis): RegexMagic: Regarding scripting, I know of the RegReplace ...


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There are some forks of win-sshfs and the Dokan library, which seem to get it working much better. https://github.com/dokan-dev/dokany https://github.com/dimov-cz/win-sshfs https://github.com/tuiSSE/win-sshfs (with a very different GUI and more than 300 commits over the original win-sshfs; however, it is no longer being developed, it asked to be merged ...


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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 Stefan Didak was good and easy to use. However it captured windows that weren't actually there and it also didn't have an easy solution for startup and auto-load of ...


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http://www.desksoft.com/WindowManager.htm WindowManager helps you to improve your work flow by remembering and restoring the position and size of your programs and windows. Many programs don't remember their position and size between sessions and even Windows explorer does not always restore windows to their last position. This is where WindowManager steps ...


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This kind of ad-hoc task tends to be best solved by a generic automation framework to provide basic building blocks (e.g. commands to retrieve window geometries and move windows around), with a small script that implements your specific requirement. On Windows, AutoHotkey is a general-purpose desktop automation scripting environment for Windows. It's open ...


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You could take a look at UltraMon by Realsoft. This meets and exceeds all of your requirements other than cost but there is a 30 day trial version available so you can test it out beforehand: supports Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) supports every monitor detected by Windows plethora of options to determine where windows launch relatively light on resources has a ...


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IrfanView is my personal favorite file viewer. Its free for personal use (and cheap for commercial use) Covers all common (and some not so common image files) Includes a variety of plug-ins ranging from standard video formats to cad support. Easy to use, intuitive/user friendly. On the drawbacks side I don't know that it will do office extensions (doc, xls,...


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Facebook chat is basically XMPP - any jabber client which has logs like pidgin would log any conversation you had using it (facebook chat is dead, and was a HTML5 'application' which had no logs). An XMPP client as such would be a drop in replacement for FB chat on the desktop- many even have server settings pre-installed for your use. This has a few ...


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I finally found a program to do this, I'll post it here in case anyone in the future looks for a similar program (for free). VSUSBLogin: VSUsbLogon allows to login Windows in a secure way via USB device, replacing the password based Windows login. You don’t need to remember and type your Windows password (but your system is still password protected). ...


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Process Lasso provides some advanced process monitoring options: http://www.bitsum.com/processlasso/index.php You can configure rules inside a process watchdog that triggers an action (e.g. terminating the process) when the memory usuage becomes greater than defined. Here is a screenshot: You can also disallow specified processes from running, log all ...


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