Microsoft Launches the First Version of PowerToys for Windows 10

Microsoft released the very first preview version of the new PowerToys for Windows 10, with just two utilities included for now, but certainly with an exciting feature ahead as anyone can create their own tools as well.

Inspired by the original PowerToys that dates back to the Windows 95 era, the new suite runs a system service that lets you enable each included app as you need them.

At this point, PowerToys ships with just two of them, and they are called FancyZones and ShortCut guide. The source code for the project is available on GitHub, and Microsoft says that here you can also find pretty much everything you need to get started and create your own PowerToys utilities.

Included apps

FancyZone is a small app that plays the role of a window manager to make working with multiple apps on the screen more straightforward. Microsoft <a href="… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.