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Microsoft PowerToys

Microsoft PowerToys for Windows 10

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Size : 3.71 MB | Last Updated : 2020-03-20 | Works On : Windows 10 PC
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Editors' Review for Microsoft PowerToys

What is Microsoft PowerToys?
Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. The new Microsoft PowerToys is now only works on Windows 10, inlcude three utilities now.

the FancyZones works as a window manager helps users create complex windows layouts and quickly postion windows into those layouts.

the Windows key shortcut guide lists all the available shortcuts when a user holds the Windows key down for more than one second and shows the available shortcuts for the current state of the desktop.

And the PowerRename utility is a Windows Shell Extension for advanced bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions,PowerRename allows simple search and replace or more advanced regular expression matching. While you type in the search and replace input fields, the preview area will show what the items will be renamed to. PowerRename then calls into the Windows Explorer file operations engine to perform the rename. This has the benefit of allowing the rename operation to be undone after PowerRename exits.

And the developer are now working on two another utilities, the Keyboard Manager and the Launcher. the Keyboard manager help users remap their keys and the Launcher help users personalize their launcher to cater their needs by putting search based on executeable names on top of the result and show the most recently used application.

Also, the community is planning to add two more utilities. They are the Terminate and the GIF Maker, the Terminate manages shortcuts for users to quickly terminate a running program and the GIF Maker helps to record the screen and turn the recording into a GIF.

So, we can see the Microsoft PowerToys is truely a great productivity software for Windows 10 users, and it will become more and more powerful, highly recommend the Microsoft PowerToys!!

Screenshots of Microsoft PowerToys

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Video: How to Use Windows 10 PowerToys (Beginners Guide)

FancyZones

FancyZones is a window manager that makes it easy to create complex window layouts and quickly position windows into those layouts.

Shortcut

The shortcut guide appears when a user holds the Windows key down for more than one second and shows the available shortcuts for the current state of the desktop.

PowerRename

PowerRename is a Windows Shell Extension for advanced bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions. PowerRename allows simple search and replace or more advanced regular expression matching. While you type in the search and replace input fields, the preview area will show what the items will be renamed to. PowerRename then calls into the Windows Explorer file operations engine to perform the rename. This has the benefit of allowing the rename operation to be undone after PowerRename exits.
Version : v0.15.2 (2020-03-20)
Make you aware there is a new version from within PowerToys
Removed requirement to always 'run as admin'
Added almost 300 unit tests to increase stability and prevent regressions.
Resolved almost 100 issues
Made .NET Framework parts of the source run faster with NGEN
Improved for how we store data locally
Increased FancyZones compatibility with applications
Created the v1.0 strategy, the launcher, the keyboard manager specs
Work on cleaning up our issue backlog and labels

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