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What are the alternative simple softwares for MS Paint? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for a good simple free/open source photo editor? Simple, native replacements for Microsoft Paint? MS Paint is good but it lacks quality on some of its tools. I ...
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Is there a free Windows Explorer (XP) replacement that is able to display file sizes to 1 byte precision?

The reason for the question is this: I was trying to find the location of a file and the only thing about it I knew was the exact size. So I search for all the files in the top of the folder tree ...
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Remote Desktop Control Over Serial/USB

Are there any other desktop remote control applications for Windows other than PCAnywhere that can connect to and control the PC directly over serial or USB connections? Clarification: I am looking ...
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Auto-click utility for Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Xfce 4, and I am looking for an application that will allow me to set it to automatically click on a certain spot on the screen with a set interval, does anyone know of ...
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Is there a windows utility to scale windows on the screen?

I use an old VMWare Server and Citrix/RDP connections to connect to lots and lots of client's networks and routinely come upon clients who have strange desktop resolutions which I cannot change, ...
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I'm looking for a web based version of the speed dial firefox plugin

I'm a big fan of firefox speed dial plugin. I want to find a web application that will replace it in order to let me use this kind of tool from any browser and from anywhere. I have mess around with ...
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Moving a program to another computer

I changed my computer and lost the installation CD of my office's management program, I got it installed at the old HD, I tried to move it to the new one but get the following error: "Could not ...
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How to extend a screen over an network computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? What is a free/open source tool to allow me to control another computer or use it as a second monitor? ...
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Retuning voice in full song so that singer is on-tune

I have some potentially great songs which are spoilt by singers who sing out of tune. Is there any easy to use (and hopefully cheap) software that 'corrects' the song so that they're not off-tune ...
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Is there an alternative to Ghost peer to peer disk cloning?

I am looking for a way to replace ghost peer-to-peer (slave/master) disk cloning over network. but after searching, I couldn't find a good software replacement. would anyone please suggest some? ...
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How do I remove all metadata from a quicktime movie file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strip metadata from all formats with FFmpeg My camera takes .mov files as movies. How can I remove all metadata from them so I can feel confident sharing them on ...
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Very precise measurement software for Windows

I have bought a digital USB microscope: Which can take images like this: I would like to measure – as accurately as possible – the width of the white line on screen, as you see in the picture. ...
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Looking for a simple macro/keyboard shortcut software

I'm looking for a simple software which would do this: When I type in something like dbs and hit tab or enter, it will replace dbs with $this->db->set() in the program that I typed it in. It ...
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What is the best way to 'clean' my computer?

I am currently running Windows 7 x64. I frequently install, uninstall, modify, break, or otherwise alter various programs on my computer (experimentation is fun!). Anyways, over the past six months ...
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How can I find out how much memory a person uses on Linux?

Is there a utility for Linux (Ubuntu), which keeps track of things like how much memory on average a person uses?
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Duplicate File Scanner

I have a 15TB storage network, and I am down to about 2.5TB now (due to a large amount of duplicates). I have tried many scanners, but I have had little success, eventually they all crash due to the ...
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Software to 'stick' graphics onto windows desktop

There are plenty of sticky note software out there to put sticky notes on your desktop. But is there anything out there that allows you to do the same with photos? I don't want to just put an icon of ...
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How can I convert already recorded speech to text? [closed]

I am looking for a software that would allow me to input an audio file (.wav .mp3...) and output the text of the audio file. Does such software exist? I have only found software that converts (live) ...
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Program that displays a message at a certain hour on your screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What tool can give me a hourly reminder? I'm a programmer, I often spend alot of time in front of my computer and forget about other things. I simply get drawn into my ...
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Converting PPT and XLS to TXT from Linux command line

I want to convert PowerPoint (.ppt) and Excel (.xls) files to a plain text format (.txt) from the command line on a server running Linux. The server does not have xorg or similar libraries installed, ...
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CD player with pregap support? [closed]

Is there a software CD player that supports playing of the hidden track (track 1 pregap)?
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Synching two different USB drives not connected simultaneously

I'm trying to find a software that can handle my requirement. I have a notebook that I use at work and Home. I have an external usb drive here at work and another one at home. I would like to find a ...
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Is there a free library type reboot software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Windows 7 app to enforce user time restrictions or Steady State alternative I am setting up a community computer center and I need to set the Windows-7 PC's to ...
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Free Website Downloader [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I download an entire website? Suggestions for a site ripper? Website downloader (cache?) to view sites offline Is there any free website downloading software ...
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How to remember positions within multiple files in Media Player Classic?

I tend to have many instances of Media Player Classic (Best Player in my opinion) open because I switch from one video to another, then pause and go back to it later (as in, hours or days). Is ...
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How can I apply a DSP to my microphone in windows?

I'd like to be able to run my microphone through arbitrary DSP filters--Mostly for compression and amplification, but also noise cancelation would be nice. I'd then like to take that output and put ...
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Activity logger for windows?

I would like to log the activity that is done on my windows. For example I would like to log if a user open an executable (which executable) install a software copy a files And simple stuff ...
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Generating and collaborating on network map diagrams?

I have to turn out some network topology maps for very large networks. I'd like the format for the maps to be something other people can also edit and contribute to regardless of what software I'm ...
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Free tool to join mp3 files with their ends overlapping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Join multiple MP3 files (lossless) I need a free software tool, so that I can join hundreds of small mp3 files into one. I know there are several mp3 cutters and joiner ...
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is there any software to establish N percent of internet speed to the processes?

I'm interesting to find a software to control my internet speed usage that would limite each process to use percent of internet speed. or even any (speed or volume) limitation that would set to each ...
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Cleaning system from removed applications trash

Details My OS: Windows 7 Ultimate X64 with SP1 I'm using CCleaner for daily, weekly PC cleanings. Recently during uninstallation of Acronis True Image, uninstaller crashed and closed itself at the ...
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Is it possible to fork a symlink?

I have my configuration file (e.g. .zshrc) put into an encfs container. When I log into the system the container is not yet mounted, hence the the symlink is dangling then. Is there a way to let the ...
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Support encrypting file names

I'm looking for software which can support file name encrypting under Mac OS. Apparently from famous formats only 7zip and rar can support that, but none of the GUI archivers seems to be supporting ...
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Program to manage network profiles in Windows 7, possibly location-aware

I'm looking for a program that will allow you to easily switch between networks on a laptop, when moving between networks, so that one can easily keep their static IP and dns setting for the specific ...
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Online & Offline Task Productivity Software

I was searching for best tasks management software that could be used online & offline, so that the tasks are sync across both the platform -- Internet (online) and Desktop (Offline). It is a real ...
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Send a fax from computer to printer?

Ultimately, I need to be able to send a fax. I would prefer to send it via some online service, but I can't find any good free ones. I dusted off an old printer/faxer/scanner combo we bought YEARS ...
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Using my laptop as a USB power supply

I've been using my laptop as a USB charger for my media player (usually an iPod Touch). Each night, I play an audio-book from my media player (usually iPod Touch), which needs to be charging (via ...
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Utility to show if HDD is in Sleep Mode for Windows

Is there any utility to show me if my hard drive is actually spinning or in sleep mode under Windows 7?
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Which software can I use for backups? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a simple home backup software which works with a variety of OSes? I need software that will take incremental backups of a few folders on my drive and back them ...
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Software to allow attaching a short (a few sentences) note to files?

I'm looking for a simple tool to manage some files where the file name does not suffice -- that is, I want to be able to put a sentence or paragraph long description for some of my files. (imagine ...
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Bandwidth Rate Limiter

I have 6 windows (XP/7) computers on a network which only has a 2mb line. We occasionly get times when one of the computers take up the entire line and everyone else hangs. I believe a rate limiter to ...
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Excel-like software for XML data?

Is there any Excel-like software for XML data? Something not restricted to spreadsheet format, but allowing: data with hierarchy more strict typing tagging multiple views to the data, unlike ...
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Which Windows Explorer replacements have this feature: takes over folder open operations?

There have been at least a few threads about Explorer replacements, aka alternative file managers, here on Superuser. The go-to thread seems to be this one: Replacement for Windows Explorer? But ...
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Alternative to VLC VLM for Camera Monitoring

We've been using VLC's VLM but it's just too painful to deal with any more with no relief in sight, so I'm looking for a solution that can: Take multiple feeds from IP cameras and captures cards ...
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Tablet-compatible vector drawing app for OS X?

I got a capacitive stylus so I can use my laptop's trackpad as a graphics tablet. It seems like drawing software such as SketchBook Express works quite well, but it only produces bitmap output. Are ...
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Is Visio capable of linking to information?

I need to create a document that will link or balloon details on certain objects. I'm trying to use visio for this, but I'm not sure if it is the best tool. My first document is a map of my office ...
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How can I use my small SSD as a cache for a larger hard disk?

I would like to use a (small) SSD disk as a cache for a large hard disk. I realize there are hardware-based products that do this: HighPoint RocketHybrid HBA, Intel SmartResponse and others. There is ...
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Make recorded voice sound like specific tenor / actor?

This might seem unusual but I need to edit an audio file(wav) that is saying some sentences for a presentation and make it sound like a certain tenor that I can find audio samples in the Internet. I ...
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Monitor a Folder and Email New Files

I am looking for a Windows application or script that will monitor a folder (that I define), and when a new file is added, it will email said file to a particular email address (that I define). Any ...
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Simplifying Tightly Packing Multiple Images

I’m trying to place several images in a blog entry and am finding it a challenge to determine the correct order and CSS alignments to pack them tightly so that there is minimal space. I tried simply ...