Applications refer to computer or web-based software that enable a user to complete a specific task or activity.

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Application server for C programs?

I'm writing some programs in C that will run in a distributed environment. Is there anything like an application server for C that provides clustering, monitoring, logging, etc?
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Is there a way to sync Windows Sticky Notes with Google Keep?

Was wondering if there was a way for everything that I put on a Sticky Note on Windows, it would automatically make the same note in my Google Keep account.
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Inbuilt Ways To Create A Reference List For All Installed Applications/Programs On My PC? [duplicate]

Is there an inbuilt way or ways in Windows to show (alphabetically ideally) all the programs/applications that are installed on my Windows PC that can then be saved as a PDF or Word document for ...
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Application streaming using VNC

From what I have researched, VNC seems like a great tool for remotely accessing desktops. Could someone, please tell me, if it is possible to stream stand alone Linux applications using VNC? ...
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How can I launch single instanced applications multiple times on the same machine without VMWare?

I have a game in which I want to test how many players are able to join a multiplayer game - the problem is that my VMWare machines return "Graphics Hardware not supported on this platform" when I try ...
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Windows slowing down minimized processes

When I minimize the window of a program that is performing some computation - is active, it slows down, if not becoming idle like the OS lowers its priority. When I maximize the window - restore it, ...
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How to reduce lag on a server?

I have an application client that connects to our server. Our customers download it and use, but some of them are getting bad lag spikes. Server seems to be running pretty fine, but the problem ...
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Windows 7 hangs if I open apps that connect to internet

Windows 7 hangs every time I open any application that connects to internet. Chrome, IE, Outlook, VLC Player all have the same problem. This problem started appearing only since yesterday. Its ...
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Application to monitor use of applications?

To make it easier to migrate users from XP to Windows 7 or 8, I'd like to let an application run for several days to list applications that people use, so I know which ones are really important to ...
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How do I view the content of the Clipboard in Windows 8?

I'm looking to visually view the contents of my clipboard in Windows 8. From what I've researched the Clipboard viewer program is only installed in Windows XP and below. Is there another way to view ...
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How can I overlay a grid on top of Windows? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to overlay an editable grid on top of Windows OS to be able to check if UI elements are aligned. Does this sort of desktop utility exist?
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Change the MacOS MenuBar name of a Chrome Save-Application App

I created an app for a page (say reddit.com) that I visit often using the Chrome Save as Application shellScript. When I did so, I had two problems: The reddit.com icon was not the icon of my ...
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Monitor/Track data sent over internet by an application

How do I monitor/track (and possibly save) the data that is sent over the internet by an application? Example: I have an application "X", it sends some data over the internet, now I want to know what ...
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Bash Fastest Way to Rewrite Screen

I am using bash on Mac OS X as well as Lubuntu. One of the annoying things about when I make console applications is that clear will add a whole (x-number) of lines to the console. And then I ...
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Windows 8 apps, after uninstalling whole app folder and data still resides?

I have just completed a fresh install of my new laptop with windows 8 as it came with a load of pre-installed rubbish. After deleting the apps that are pre-installed on any windows 8 install, I ...
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Why do apps appear in force quit but not the dock?

Why do apps appear in force quit but not the dock? Text edit is not open on my dock or Cmd+Tab but I see it Text Edit open on Force Quit. Why would it be open in Force Quit but not Cmd+Tab or the ...
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Need a Batch Toggle that will Launch/Kill Applications when run.

I have a great batch toggle that will show hidden files when run, then hide hidden files when run again. I am wondering if I can create a similar file that will kill a series of work applications ...
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Simple program to turn a server into a client and vice-versa?

What would be a simple to use program for Windows that would do the following: Computer A unknown TCP client wants to connect to computer B's unknown TCP server. Both are behind a NAT. Computer A ...
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How to find the log files of an application in Windows 7

What are the common places to find log files of an application in Windows 7? I know a common place is "C:\Users\MY_USER_NAME\AppData\Local", but there are many folders with encrypted names like ...
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Saving webpage as app

I have a tiny web page, literally about 10 lines of pure HTML, not even any css or js. I'd like to save this as an app that I can use on my iMac. What would be the best way to do this? It uses a ...
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Set up email in Windows 8 Mail without a Microsoft Account/Email Address?

Is there a way to use the default Mail app in Windows 8 without signing in using a Microsoft Account? I'd like to only add an Exchange account and have no need for an extra Microsoft Account on my ...
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Disable app access to internet on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently started using Windows 8 Pro for work purposes but I also occasionally use my laptop at home where I don't have an unlimited internet connection: I use tethering to connect to the internet ...
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Windows 8 app modification results in “This app can't open”

I was pretty sick of the Windows 8 app Messenger purple color, so I decided to make some basic modifications to the app's CSS to change it. Unfortunately, after initially opening the app it exited ...
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Win8 Firewall Apps blocked

i set the Win8 Advanced Firewall to "Block all outgoing connections". Problem is now i can get neither the winstore nor my mail apps to access my microsoft account data (e.g. outlook.com email or sign ...
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Trying to get a app that has a registration error

I have a app called codekit I installed but it gives me a registration error and just quits the app. I emailed the creator and he told me to do this Delete everything. The app, the plist, the folder ...
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How to fix broken AppData permissions in Windows 8

Not knowing that this is a bad mistake — or maybe a massive bug in Windows 8 — I shared my complete user folder using Home Group on Windows 8 Pro x64. This changed the permissions for ...
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Time tracker with open API for Mac

I am building a local web app with API that will handle some project management tasks, like creating projects, tracking them, sending notification about deadlines and so on. Now I am looking for some ...
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Installing git for a single user

I'm going to borrow another computer for a while so I've copied my project directory to the new computer and now I need to install Git on it. Is it possible to install Git and the Github GUI client ...
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Set DPI of individual applications in Linux

In order to test a Qt application I'm working on I need to run it with various DPI settings to see how it looks. I can change the DPI settings globally in a couple of ways (Appearance->Fonts or ...
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How do I copy ADW launcher settings from the free to the paid app version? [closed]

I want to upgrade from the free version of ADW Launcher to ADW Launcher EX. How can I do this without having to re-create all of my app settings and widgets? (now also posted to android's stack ...
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Alternatives to Dolby Home Theater application?

Dolby Home Theater is an application which is installed by default on many Acer laptops. It improves sound using an equalizer, AND has other enhancers such as Volume Leveler, Dialog Enhancer and ...
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What application can be run to monitor student's PC's? [closed]

I am a Lecturer at a university and would like to know if there is an application that will allow me to lock a student's PC from my main PC? I've looked everywhere for something. I would prefer it ...
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Network music player with smart cache

Usually I listen to music from a network stream with Winamp and VLC. Both these have a problem, they cache specified length of music, play it, then cache again. If your network connection was not fast ...
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Looking for a quick way to see if an application is running

In Windows 7, I'm looking for a quick way to see if a certain application is running or not. (The specifics of the application don't matter - it could be Notepad or Internet Explorer, for example.) ...
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Cisco Network Assistant/C4948EE

This is a copy/paste from my cisco.com post so the frustration is aimed at them. My post went without response from cisco for over 60 days...thought I'd try here. Greetings, I'm experiencing ...
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How to run an directx or opengl application as desktop background?

Well, on windows 7 you have only the ability for slide shows, but there is fortunately a trick to enable desktop video backgrounds on Windows 7 using the Vista (DreamScene) DLL files. Now I was ...
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Video app doesn't work in Windows 8

I just started using Windows 8 today and it seems I've already managed to mess it up. The video app doesn't work when I launch it. It opens and closes after about 1 sec and returns to the start ...
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Moving application data to other Windows host?

I'd like to make it easier to move from XP to Windows7/8. The main issue is that it takes a lot of work to identify which applications the user needs, moving the data, and reconfiguring the app just ...
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What Application do Microsoft Use to Create their New Office2013/VS2012 Icons [closed]

All, I want to modernise and existing UI. I currently use Expression Design to creat my icons, but this is not ideal, as it can be difficult/tedious to perform certian operations. My question is: Do ...
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How can I delete empty folders in Mac OS X?

I would like to delete all empty folders on an external disk. How can I do this?
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How to use specific proxy address for specific application in Windows XP?

I have a chat client application. When I connect to internet & chat with other person via that application, the application uses the IP of my ISP to connect to internet & transfers data via ...
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Install duplicate copies of an application concurrently

I've got a database application which seems to write some configuration to the registry. I'm wondering if there is a way to "sandbox" or "virtualize" (short of running a full VM) such that I can ...
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Run an Application When PC Locked?

I have an application (winpenguin; it creates cute little penguins that wander around your Windows desktop) that I would like to run when my PC is locked. How's this possible?
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Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps?

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps? Even for third party ones not intended to be included in the Windows 8 store? I thought the Metro was the future, and I understand why ...
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Active program windows become inactive

I've been having this problem for a while now but i'm not sure what is causing it. When i'm in a program window every now and then the window becomes unactive and i have to click into it again so i ...
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Is it possible for a digitally signed application to be infected by a virus?

I downloaded "java development kit" from my college computer, the computer that I used to download the software was full of virus and malware. I scanned the software with antivirus program the ...
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What's the difference between an application, a process and a service?

I know that an application is a program that you interact with on the desktop, but what exactly are processes and services? Are services classified as processes or is it the other way round?
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Repair all “broken” Metro apps?

It often happens to me that a lot of Windows 8 Metro apps need to be repaired (i.e. cannot be opened). Is there a way to repair them all at once?
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Force a window's position or visibility

An app seems to now be invisible. I have an application pinned on my task bar (Windows 7 + Agent Ransack) that I can no longer see the window of. When I start it the task bar changes to show it is ...
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Installing app on WIndows 8 phone without going through the store [closed]

I'm planning on writing an app for personal use on Windows phone 8, but I have no idea how to test it or install it without going through the windows store. How can I install an app on a phone for ...