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

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Hacker Typer style application for Windows

I need to do a bunch of screencasts that demonstrate some programming techniques. I already know what I'm going to type for each of them, and I'd like to minimize all the delays and awkwardness from ...
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Blocking SkyDrive on windows 7

I need to block access to MS Skydrive. Its easy enough to block the application, using AppLocker or our AV program. However it will still be available via the web. Is SkyDrive.com and ...
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Reading directory of PDF's - find source online [closed]

I have a folder in Windows containing over a thousand PDF's that I downloaded from various websites over a period of 2 years. I would now like to find the source URL for these documents. Is there ...
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what is “virtual box” [closed]

I have a "PC" computer and i want to make apps for my iPod touch but apple wont make it compatible with windows. I was searching the web for how to run a mac program on a "PC" and I came across this ...
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Windows 8 “Modern UI” applications show as offline

When I start Windows 8 and the home screen comes on I can't get onto Bing because it says I am offline, the same happens with Internet Explorer. When I try to get into any app it says it is offline ...
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Windows Scheduled Task and Windows Form application

I have a windows form application that is using a WebBrowser control, I want to run this in a schedulded task on my windows 7 machine, but when I run it, the program doesn't seem to save any web pages ...
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Has anyone used coldturkey? [closed]

I found a neat program for focusing when using the Internet, it allows you to block the temptation of dropping into the social media black hole. I haven't tried it out yet because I'm not convienced ...
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A quick, easy way to send an email from anywhere, via hotkey, without opening Mail.app

I am looking for an app which lives in my menu bar and, with a global hotkey, lets me bring up a window to send an email message, but which does not require me to have/wait for Mail.app or another ...
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Install Multiple Skypes on same Pc

Is there any possible way to install multiple skypes to different folders each? And have them run independently? I know i can run two instances of one installation using skype.exe /secondary but I ...
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Linux: execute given command when file/directory changes?

I'm aware about inotifywait/inotifywatch from inotify-tools, about entr (http://entrproject.org/) and that dozen of shell scripts around, but they are not what I need. What I need is something ...
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Missing running applications and pinned application icons from taskbar in Windows 7

Today when I was using the computer as usual, the running applications and pinned application icons which normally appear in the taskbar were gone suddenly. At first, I thought a restart will help but ...
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Killing a process when CPU usage drops to 0%

I'm hosting a Cube World server, and the issue that I'm running into, is the server can be deadlocked by in-game actions. When this happens, the CPU usage on the host system drops to 0%. What I'm ...
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How does Ubuntu know what programs exist and can be installed?

I typed the following in a terminal $ musique The program 'musique' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install musique So Ubuntu knows that "musique" is a ...
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Using a Windows Memory Cleaner/Optimization application [closed]

My desktop computer run Windows 8, with 2 GB of RAM installed. It gets really slow when I open few programs. Even when I close a running program it doesn't seem to recover its memory quickly and runs ...
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Screen lock application [closed]

I'm looking for a windows application that locks the screen but doesn't go to the windows login screen. It would only lock all the inputs such as keyboard and mouse but it would keep the screen on. ...
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Is it possible to pin a windows to the desktop in Windows 7?

I am looking at pinning the window from an application to the desktop in Windows 7. I do not want this window to be on top of the others, just "glued" to the desktop. It could look like what used to ...
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Forcing XP Style DPI Scaling through a vb 2010 app?

i have an app in vb.net 2010. on a windows 7 machine, the UI appears ok for up to 120 dpi (125%) since windows 7 by default enables "xp style dpi scaling" for dpi values equal or less than 120. for ...
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Mac: Move files using keystroke

Is there any app that can assign a keystroke to a move operation in finder. Example: Hit cmd+1 and all selected files move to the folder named songs. Anything you could think of?
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Java application user interface strange behavior

my system is windows 7 professional 64bit with service pack 1, my java version is 1.7 built 1.7.0_17-b02, I've experienced this problem for a while now, and updating the Java doesn't seem to help. ...
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Run small metro App on second monitor

in Windows 8 you can stick a metro app to a side of the monitor so it runs on the side. The problem is, that you can do that apparently only on the primary monitor. Is there a way to display it on ...
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How do I remove built-in applications from win8 [duplicate]

I purchased a new laptop that (unfortunately) comes with Win8. I would like to learn whether and how I can remove some of the pre-installed (built-in) applications that Win8 comes with. To be more ...
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Windows 7: Application Windows Fail to Appear Occasionally

I have a Windows 7 64 bit system which has a strange problem for past several months: After the computer runs for several days continuously a problem is encountered where clicking on the task bar to ...
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what is this error “Access violation at address at 00000000. read at address 00000000”"

I recently downloaded an application. but when i try to start running it it throws me an error stating this "Access violation at address at 00000000. read at address 00000000"" I couldnt understand ...
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Installing applications off Msata SSD Drive?

So i have a windows 7 running on a 32GB Msata SSD drive. I have tons of game to install, (Dota2, GTA , NBA.. etc) and definitely the SSD is not enough to fit in all this things. So my question is if ...
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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 ...