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In the age of Windows 95, Microsoft introduced PowerToys, a set of tools for Windows power users to tweak to their heart's content. Among these tools was TweakUI, which exposed system utility settings that were previously accessible only by modifying the Windows Registry. However, after Windows XP, PowerToys went the... Read more...
Microsoft released Windows 11 earlier this month and many people have either migrated or are in the process of moving over to it. Along with new operating system releases come a wave of updates for applications to bring them up to speed with new look as well as new features, and Microsoft's PowerToys has joined in the... Read more...
It has been a year since PowerToys, a 90s era Windows 95 (and later, Windows XP) utility, made a triumphant return to Windows 10. While not yet a fully polished release, Microsoft continues to tweak the utility on GitHub, the open source hosting platform it purchased for $7.5 billion in 2018, and has released a new... Read more...
Microsoft's PowerToys utilities were oft-used by enthusiasts with Windows 9x operating systems on up through Window XP, but took a long hiatus starting with the release of Windows Vista. Around this time last year, Microsoft announced that PowerToys would be returning as a set of utilities for Windows 10, and we're... Read more...
At the risk of burying the lede (just a tad), does anybody remember those old Power Wheels commercials? They went "Pow-pow Power Wheels, pow-pow Power Wheels, Power Wheels power makes it go!" It's what comes to mind whenever I see an update for Microsoft's PowerToys utility for Windows 10, and I just don't want to be... Read more...
Microsoft released its first PowerToys for Windows 10 last year, and like with previous Windows operating systems, they are individual utilities aimed at power users. This time around, there's a new utility on the way called PowerLauncher. PowerLauncher is described as a quick app launcher that is meant to supplant using commands like Win+R, Read more...
Microsoft has succeeded in its goal of releasing a version of PowerToys for Windows 10 before the summer season comes to an official end. First announced a few months ago, PowerToys for Windows 10 is a throwback to the popular utility that power users installed way back in the day on Windows 95, to gain access to... Read more...
Few things rarely go out of style for good. The best stuff has a way of coming back into view, like vinyl. This also applies to computers, apparently. No, the floppy disk is not making a glorious comeback, but something that dates all the way back to Windows 95 is—it's called PowerToys, and it is being rebooted for... Read more...