October 18, 2023
by Dan Delong
Microsoft engineers began developing tools to add functionality and convenience to their work, during development of Window 95. At some point, a decision was made to release these tools to the public, under the title, "PowerToys". "Toys" they are not! Some are simply useful utilities (add-ons) amplifying productivity. Others, are more powerful - dangerously powerful, in the wrong hands.
This link PowerToys WiKi illustrates and explains each tool, in a fashion similar to the screen shots in this article, but in more detail.
During our October computer club meeting, on Zoom, two YouTube video tutorials were referenced... Use the "go back one page" (left arrow) to return here after viewing each video.
PowerToys New Features - with Thio Joe
PowerToys Original Features - with Kevin Stratvert
These are the Zoom meeting presentation slides produced by Anne Delong and Dan Delong.
Platform: Windows 10 and 11 (32 and 64-bit), also for ARM processors
Download Size: 230 MB
Installed Size: 600 MB
Download Site here.