PowerToys is a pack of tools developed by Microsoft that offers us the possibility to implement advanced functions on our Windows 10 operating system


Advanced functions for Windows

January 27, 2022
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Some years ago, Microsoft released PowerToys for both Windows 95 and XP. It was a pack of advanced tools that allowed users to carry out a series of actions that weren't enabled in the standard versions of the operating system.

PowerToys for Windows 10

Microsoft has done it again, but this time around for Windows 10, incorporating only two tools for the time being. To be able to use these functions, we only have to download and run the installer. Its configuration will allow us to establish whether we want the software to launch each time with boot our system or not:

  • FancyZones: it can be used to create virual spaces where we can place windows and help with the system's multitasking. With this function, we can edit different parameters of the areas where windows are opened as well as other options.
  • Shortcut Guide: it shows us a window with all the keyboard shortcuts available in the system. In this case, we simply have to configure the window's opacity and the time that it will take to be opened since we press the Windows key.

We expect new tools to be incorporated in future updates.

Elies Guzmán

With a degree in History, and later, in Documentation, I have over a decade of experience testing and writing about apps: reviews, guides, articles, news, tricks, and more. They have been countless, especially on Android, an operating system...

Antony Peel

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