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Microsoft Windows 95 PowerToys Making a Comeback!

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Microsoft is open-sourcing PowerToys on GitHub, so anyone can contribute and create power user tools for Windows 10.

The first two utilities that Microsoft is working on for Windows 10 are a new maximize to desktop widget and a Windows key shortcut guide. The maximize to desktop widget places a pop-up button over the maximize button when you hover over it. It’s designed to let you quickly send an app to another desktop, utilizing Windows 10’s multi-desktop view. The Windows shortcut guide utility simply shows a keyboard shortcut guide when you hold down the Windows key.

Microsoft is also considering 10 other utilities for these new PowerToys for Windows 10:

  1. Full window manager, including specific layouts for docking and undocking laptops
  2. Keyboard shortcut manager
  3. Win+R replacement
  4. Better alt+tab including browser tab integration and search for running apps
  5. Battery tracker
  6. Batch file re-namer
  7. Quick resolution swaps in task bar
  8. Mouse events without focus
  9. Cmd (or PS or Bash) from here
  10. Contents menu file browsing

Repo: https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerToys

 

Windows Calculator was already open sourced here: https://github.com/Microsoft/calculator

Apparently it will soon feature a graphing mode.

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