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What’s Old is New Again – PowerToys for Windows are Back, But with an Opensource Flair

What’s Old is New Again – PowerToys for Windows are Back, But with an Opensource Flair
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Back in the day, PowerToys were all the rage for Windows users. PowerToys were a set of freeware system utilities for power users, that were actually developed by Microsoft. Yet…they weren’t vetted as strictly as “official” apps similar to how utilities and apps are being developed through Microsoft Garage efforts today.

From the GitHub page:

PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity.

Inspired by the Windows 95 era PowerToys project, this reboot provides power users with ways to squeeze more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for individual workflows. A great overview of the Windows 95 PowerToys can be found here.

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