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Microsoft brings PowerToys back to let anyone improve Windows 10 for power users

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18536773/microsoft-windows-10-powertoys-apps-open-source-github-release

Microsoft brings PowerToys back to let anyone improve Windows 10 for power users

Microsoft first introduced the concept of “PowerToys” in Windows 95. It was originally a way for Windows engineers to test a prototype feature, and Microsoft packaged some of the best ones into a PowerToys bundle. These PowerToys included popular utilities like Tweak UI to customize the Windows user interface, Quick Res to quickly change screen resolutions, and Send To X that let you send files and folders to the command line, clipboard, or desktop.

PowerToys disappeared after Windows XP, during a time when co-founder Bill Gates ordered a security review of everything that was going into Windows. These useful utilities are now being revived by Microsoft in a new effort to focus on what power users need in Windows 10. The software giant…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/8/18536773/microsoft-windows-10-powertoys-apps-open-source-github-release

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