Microsoft PowerToys

PowerToys is a free windows 10 application from Microsoft for Windows power users. It comes with a set of userful small utilities to increase the productivity of Windows 10 users. Currently the PowerToys comes with Color Picker, FancyZones, File Explorer Add-ons, Image Resizer, Keyboard Manager, PowerRename, PowerToys Run, Shortcut Guide and Video Conference Mute. This is actually a reboot of old Windows 95 PowerToys project.


Color Picker

System-wide color picker with Win+Shift+C.


color picker

Window manager to create complex window layouts.


File Explorer add-ons

SVG icon rendering and Preview Pane additions.

Image Resizer

Resize your images one or bulk.


image resizer
Keyboard Manager

Customize the keyboard and create your own keyboard shortcuts.


keyboard manager

Bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions.


Power rename
PowerToys Run

Search and launch your app instantly with a simple Alt+Space.

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powertoys run
Shortcut Guide

Windows key shortcut guide. holds the Windows key down for more than one second.


shortcut guide
Video Conference Mute

global mute of both your microphone and webcam via Win+N.


The downloaded setup file is around 20MB. During the installation if you don’t have the required .net run time then it will try to download and install it.

How to Configure PowerToys:

Right click the PowerToys icon from the taskbar and select settings. It will Open the PowerToys configuration window. Some feature are only available for administrator role.

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