Microsoft PowerToys


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27 Oct 2016
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PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. Download the installer..

First two utilities
  • Windows key shortcut guide: A full screen overlay utility that provides a dynamic set of Windows key shortcuts that are applicable for the given desktop and currently active window.
  • FancyZones: A window manager that is designed to make it easy to arrange and snap windows into efficient layouts for your workflow, and also to restore these layouts quickly.
Read more: Announcing the first preview and code release of PowerToys - Windows Insider
New utility: Screen Ruler is a quick and easy way to measure pixels on your screen.
New utility: Quick Accent is an easy way to write letters with accents. Thanks damienleroy!
New utility: Text Extractor works like Snipping Tool, but copies the text out of the selected region using OCR and puts it on the clipboard. Thanks TheJoeFin!
PowerToy Run ships with a new Plugin letting you search in past query results. Thanks jefflord!

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