DrMoishe Pippik
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Looking for an appropriate DBMS
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A free database I've used and liked is Firebird. It can be used locally or as a small-to-medium multiuser DB, has an extremely small footprint, and there are a number of libraries available for it. It ...

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Autoextract zip files on Windows like Mac OS
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7-Zip is a versatile free application that can be added to the context menu. There might be times when you don't want to automatically extract, so use the right-mouse click context menu to select it ...

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Tool to reorder Windows context menu items (menuitems) in Windows 7
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To do so manually in the Registry: Locate the context menu item in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID, e.g., fro Run as Administrator: You will likely need to take ownership to make any change to that key. Add ...

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Easy to use but versatile hotkey manager for windows?
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Free Clavier+ setup and configuration is intuitive, and it provides options for shortcuts to programs, files and folders, special çharactérs [oops], etc. Hint: To have a program run as Administrator,...

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Image Resize + Compression + Progressive JPEG Conversion (+ Cropping optional) All-in-One?
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IrfanView is a free image-editing tool with a many batch-operation options, as shown below, and the JPEG save dialog includes the progressive option. It is a Windows application, but runs well under ...

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Any spreadsheet provide more then double precision?
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There was a web site for PrecisionCalc, which offered an add-on, xlPrecision, for Excel to increase data precision, but I cannot reach it at this time. CNET offers a free (trial) download of ...

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A program that prints a pdf containing grey text so that all greys (or colours) go to black
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First, try changing Gamma and Contrast in the printer Properties dialog. However, if you've already tried that and it's not sufficient, a graphics utility such as IrfanView can provide full control of ...

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Is there such a thing as a "JavaScript black box" that I can safely feed JavaScript code into and get back the results?
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Test JavaScript in almost any browser. For that matter, simply going to developer mode in many browsers enables running a JavaScript. In Firefox, for example, press CtrlShiftK to open a developer ...

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Search engine over text corpus
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In addition to Windows built-in Search indexing, I find free DocFetcher a very powerful indexed search tool. As you set it up, you define the folders (and all subfolders) to index and to be watched by ...

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Portable QR Code (QRcode) reader (via webcam) app for Windows
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Try ByteScout BarCode Reader, which can interpret 1D and 2D codes, including MicroQR Code and HanXinCode 2D codes. It's free for non-commercial use. It does have an installer, but once installed, ...

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What's an alternative to spreadsheets that has cells with defined type of value?
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You need a database application to do that, but you'd need to design a custom interface for manipulating data. For example, the free LibreOffice database, Base, enables you to create custom forms. ...

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Music software that can play multiple local music files simultaneously, and can be controlled with hot keys
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Most media players can run multiple instances with independent controls. For VLC, for example, just remove the checkmark from Allow only one instance. That said, you might need to "raise" the correct ...

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Automatically displaying images/PDF on a screen
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If this is an essential business function, I wouldn't trust a program to automatically display a changed file. Indeed, by displaying a file, the application might lock it so that it cannot ...

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Extension for LibreOffice to show word definition
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Artha is a free dictionary add-on for Linux that integrates with most applications. It is available from Sourceforge, or in the Ubuntu software repo.

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Shell extension or similar to force delete files
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Take Ownership is a Registry file that adds an Explorer context-menu item to change ownership of a file. For some other tools, and a caveat, see 6 Tools To Take Ownership and Get Full Control Of ...

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Software to handle copying files from unreliable external HDD
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Forget copying a file at a time. If the HDD is no longer trustworthy, make a complete image of the whole drive. This has the least chance of further damaging the drive, since it runs as one smooth ...

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Free software webmail server that can send "you have new mail" notifications
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Rather than install additional software, just configure the users' clients to pop up a notification when you send a message. For example, on Thunderbird, the add-on FilterQuilla can be configured to ...

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Linux text editor with support of illustrations, folding, and different fonts?
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Free LibreOffice is a good alternative to the entire Microsoft Office suite. Writer, part of the LibreOffice suite, is similar to MS Word, so if you're accustomed to Word, Writer would require little ...

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Lecture recorder for linux (presentation + voice + doodling)
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VideoLAN Client (VLC) is a media player that can stream the desktop display to file. VLC is available for various Linux distros, and many, such as Ubuntu, provide customized installation. BTW, note ...

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Tool for periodic table 3D graph?
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Free LibreOffice Calc, available for most operating systems, has a 3D Look Bar Chart option. Likely, MS Word Excel has similar options. That said, the chart in your example shows perspective, which ...

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Recommendations for A Good Free Software/Website to convert pdf to EPUB
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SmallPdf and PDFEscape are applications and online services to edit and convert PDF to other formats, such as MS Word .docx. From these document files, Calibre does well converting to EPUB and other ...

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What can I use to let me know how many times a file has been accessed in a month?
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That describes Nirsoft's FileActivityWatch, a small, free tool that requires no installation. It can record all file activity, or just that for specific files or by specific processes. In the view ...

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i need a Windows UWP library to convert Youtube videos to mp3
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Because YouTube video and audio are in separate streams, the easiest way to download a YouTube file is to stream it and use ffmpeg to write the stream to disk. VLC can serve as a GUI for ffmpeg to do ...

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Basic image recognition software recommendation
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If you're just trying to convert an image of alphanumeric characters to text, you need Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. There are a number of free OCR applications that run on Windows or ...

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How to take screenshot of a Facebook post + All children and grandchildren comments?
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There is a Mozilla Firefox add-on, Capture & Print, that can effectively scroll a page to capture its full extent. You might need to manually expand each comment to get this to work - untested.

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WiFi Analysis and Diagnostics
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Nirsoft's free Windows OS tool, WiFiInfoView, provides much of the information you requested (and a lot more!). No installation is needed. The partial screenshot below shows signal strength, router ...

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