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Solution to remember a window's size and position for laptop built-in monitor vs external monitor on Windows?

Some laptops, like mine, are so easy to dock/undock. So, I do that all the time. When docked, my screen is Full HD. When undocked, it's smaller. So, everytime I dock/undock my window arrangements get ...
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1answer
46 views

Quick-selecting files in Windows 7

In Vista, there was a feature by which, if you were in a Windows Explorer menu, you could type the first few letters of a file name, and it would automatically jump to that file. However, when I ...
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1answer
352 views

Autorename files with identical names when dropping in directory

On windows, how can I set up a mechanism so that when I move a file into a directory where a file with the same name already exists, the new file is renamed randomly (or to <>.ext)? Use case: I'm ...
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2answers
43 views

Shortcut/program to list the names of open windows on Windows 7+?

I'm looking for a program for Windows that does something similar to the tabs outliner extension for chrome. I prefer reading the titles of the open windows to a visual representation of them such as ...
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1answer
536 views

Windows 8 Reader Switch Between Documents

Before Windows 8, opening multiple PDFs would result in a window for each one, and you could then alt+tab between open documents. In Windows 8, they all open to the Reader app, but only one instance ...
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0answers
228 views

Disable unread count in the Skype taskbar icon

This is a Windows-equivalent question of this OSX question here on SuperUser: Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon. Rationale: sometimes I don't want to be disturbed by incoming Skype messages ...
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3answers
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“Virtual mouse” using the keyboard

(For Windows.) I'm looking for a kind of program that I hope exists. If it doesn't I might try to create it. I passionately hate using the mouse. I've learned how to use the keyboard for 99% of the ...
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3answers
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Any keystroke-launcher alternative to Launchy and Executor on Windows?

does anybody know a good an actively developed alterantive to the keystroke-launcher Launchy or Executor? Launchy seems no longer to be under development. Executor also seems not to be developed ...
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3answers
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Time tracking tool for monitoring application usage [closed]

I want to know how I'm really using my computer, and where the time goes (I have an English paper due, and I intend on getting it done, it's 2:30 PM... no wait, it's 8:30 PM...). Which software can ...
5
votes
1answer
189 views

Software, which will make a sound when an application becomes responsive again

I am using several application, which are really slow. They will stay unresponsive for between 1 second and up to five minutes and I do not have any good way of predicting their response times. This ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Is there any alternative to Anti-Social application for Windows?

Anti-Social is a simple but useful application that disables access to popular Social services (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and hence increase your productivity. It's a subset of Freedom. While Freedom ...
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0answers
91 views

Which Text Editor supports multiple monitors? [closed]

I am using HIPPO Edit and Notepad++ as my text editors. Both of these doesn't provide support for multiple monitors. Is there any text editors which support Multiple monitors?
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votes
3answers
347 views

Is there a way to search the windows application menus like OSX's CMD+SHIFT+/ command?

I've moved from an OSX to PC workflow, and I've duplicated just about everything except when I need to use a menu item that I can't find. On OSX, I'd often use the CMD+SHIFT+/ command which brings up ...
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2answers
5k views

What's the best Virtual Desktop Manager out there for Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Virtual desktop(alt+ctrl+1,2,3,4,…) like linux on windows 7 Features that are important to me: Keyboard support Fast. Keyboard support Clean Keyboard ...
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vote
5answers
937 views

how do I make windows “show desktop” restore the same windows it minimized?

Oftentimes, I'll have my usual mess of programs open in windows 7, when at some point I need to open some file on my desktop. I'll hit the "show desktop" button, minimizing all the rest of my windows, ...
2
votes
4answers
466 views

Program that can keep me on task?

Okay, so lately I've been getting really distracted by the computer and I often neglect to do some things that I should be doing every day, such as getting exercise and studying. What I would like is ...
2
votes
3answers
102 views

Pasting into the command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I paste into the Windows CMD prompt by using only the keyboard? I'd like to be able to paste commands right into the command line prompt in windows. Sounds ...
21
votes
3answers
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“Select to Copy and Middle Click to Paste” in Windows

Is there any application to mimic the "Select to Copy and Middle Click to Paste" behaviour in Windows? I was hoping to find an AutoHotkey script for this, but I couldn't. Maybe someone here could ...
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15answers
2k views

Being as productive in Windows as in Linux [closed]

I'm contemplating moving from Linux to Windows. What worries me is being less productive. E.g.: In Linux, I can run applications fairly quickly if they are in the PATH (and most applications are ...
3
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3answers
2k views

Programming productivity: How to hide cursor while typing

Whenever I click somewhere to type some code, by definition that's exactly where my mouse cursor is, which is obscuring what I'm trying to type. Often, if I forget to move the cursor away before ...
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5answers
727 views

Making switching between Mac and PC each day easier

As I've started to use different operating systems at home and at work, I've found a few things that help. App Launching (Quicksilver and Launchy) Not having to mouse through folders or menus ...
3
votes
5answers
401 views

clipboard manager which has logging and sticky items?

I use ClipX as a clipboard manager but it crashes in some Office Applications and soemtimes doesn't show copied items in its list. I liked it because it has a logging feature and sticky items. I am ...