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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

You are not writing what you are using your word processor for. For my needs, I have found that Atom (or any other modern text editor) and Markdown gets me almost everything I need, and I can easily ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

You could just use Google Docs. I've found that for 90% of features and 95% of people it has all the functionality that you'd find in Microsoft Office. (Obviously estimated numbers, but based on ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

Consider learning, then using LaTeX. See https://www.latex-project.org/ It is an open source software and free of cost. You need to read books about LaTeX before using it. Budget a week of work, and ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

LibreOffice definitely has a dark mode, as well as support for dark themes. See here for the details. Example screenshots: You can get the Dracula theme for LibreOffice (popular as a dark mode theme ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

There is SoftMaker FreeOffice. This has both free and paid-for versions. The appearance and use are much closer to MS Office than the Free / Libre Office alternatives. To run the free version ...
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Lightweight PDF reader on Windows with bare minimum text-highlighting feature

In recent versions (v3.3+) of Sumatra PDF (a frequently praised lightweight PDF viewer on Windows), you can select texts, then press A to highlight it. You can then save the highlights into the file. ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

(Many answers and comments to this question ask for some more context as to the purpose and needs of the said “word processing”. Which is kind of an essential question, of course. What the original ...
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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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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

Also, even if I wanted to pay money, they are all about "subscriptions" and "accounts" these days, which prevent me from a philosophical standpoint... Huh? Buy the non-...
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Diagramming tool with good connector auto-arrangement when I drag connected boxes

You can check https://draw.io It offer a lot of flexibility and it is quite "intelligent". Beside web version there is standalone one via menu Help->Get Desktop... here.
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Which free antivirus app supports manual scanner only mode without turning off microsoft defender?

I use Clamwin for this. It runs on Windows but is purely manual. It will only scan a file when you tell it to. It does not scan files on access in real time, you can leave that to Defender if you ...
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Undelete tools for Windows with high recovery rates

I have used Recuva to recover deleted files on Windows boxes. It generally works well. It's easy to use, and has a minimal learning curve. My big complaint with it is that for years they offered a ...
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Open source replacement for Paint 3D

It’s been a while since I’ve used it, but Paint.NET was very nice and likely easier than GIMP.
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Software to make video from a game

One can use TechSmith Camtasia: Windows 7 (and >7) non-free plenty of features high-quality recording I've used it to record video games.
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Software to make video from a game

Here some posibilities: Вandicam Screen Recorder Mirillis Action PlayClaw 6 Nvidia ShadowPlay ReLive
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What's the best IDE for C coding in Windows operation system?

Qt Creator is only good if working with Qt. If you don´t want to be limited to Windows only, Code::Blocks is a good solution. Eclipse is good if you program not only in C but also Java, so you have 1 ...
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Video calls for 20+ members for free?

When you write "free software" it seems you really mean free-of-charge services. I can recommend to use Free Software (a.k.a. Open Source), which means software that is both free-of-charge ...
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Software to text-search a LARGE set of files (ebooks)

The open source DocFetcher has indexed over 10.000 epub books for me. The indexing process is quick, and conducting a full-text search across all of those books (after indexing) takes only a few ...
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Laptop battery charging control software for windows

For (some??) Lenovo laptops you can use Lenovo Vantage software with Conservation mode feature:
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PDF parsing library for C++/Windows

PoDoFo is a library to work with the PDF file format. The name comes from the first letter of PDF (Portable Document Format). A few tools to work with PDF files are already included in the PoDoFo ...
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Gratis, secure web browser which requires a password to open

As your friend suggests Tor Browser, i would recommend Tails. Tails is a Debian-based Linux distribution hardened for running Tor Browser. Bookmarks must be saved on persistent storage with a ...
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Which screenshot software can write the "data taken" information of a screenshot?

I get a partial answer from ShareX's solution on GitHub: I have tried add date taken for jpg using exiftool as follows. exiftool -overwrite_original '-DateTimeOriginal<FileCreateDate' DIR Thus ...
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A simple Windows photo viewer that provides latitude and longitude that can be copied to clipboard

On Windows (with Cygwin installed or with WSL), you can get the latitude and longitude in your clipboard with this command: exif DSCN0025.jpg | egrep 'Latitude|Longitude' | putclip Without Cygwin or ...
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Need a Good PDF Viewer

Sumatra is one of the very popular free opensources ones with a very simple interface. The code can be found here. I have been using Sumatra for a while without issues. Additionally, if you search ...
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Need help in deciding on a video editor

My magical crystal ball is out of order, so I just assume, that you are not using Linux.... Your requirements are "Basic Editing" and "Motion Graphics". So, basically, you are fine ...
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Software for creating thumbnail preview table of all photos in a folder

I. Irfan View. https://www.irfanview.com/ I can not overstate how good this program is. It is fast, simple, but have a ton of options to customize without making it complex. In Irfan View press "...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

Depending on your tastes and goals, "Emacs" (google "emacs for Windows"...) has been my text editor on unix/linux for 30 years, and on Mac OS since 2006, when that OS started ...
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Is there a non-awful free word processor for Windows?

There is one (not yet mentioned option): OnlyOffice (as a desktop version as well as online Google Docs-like one - however, the latter one is deployed on your own infrastructure, thus keeping the docs ...
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File explorer for Windows that allows to see all files in all subfolders of a folder at a glance

I can recommend Search Everything. It works on Windows, is super fast and free. It's not exactly a file explorer, though. How would it work? In the menu, activate "Match path", then type the ...
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Open source replacement for Paint 3D

Have you tried Gimp for Windows? Perhaps it is more powerful than you need, but it will certainly allow what you require. At the very least, you can place your text on its own layer, manipulating that ...
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