Saturday, September 19, 2020

Microsoft’s First PowerToys for Windows 10 Ready to Download

Microsoft revealed earlier this year that PowerToys were coming back to Windows 10. PowerToys used to be useful little utilities that would let you further customize Windows, and now Microsoft is releasing two new utilities for Windows 10 under the PowerToys brand. The first is a Windows key shortcut guide that is a full screen overlay with dynamic shortcuts for each active window or app. You can use the utility to hold down the Windows key and discover keyboard shortcuts, and it’s useful if you’re not familiar with most of the built-in Windows keyboard shortcuts or you want to find quicker ways to get things done in certain apps.

The second utility is a FancyZones window manager, and you’ll definitely want to check this out if you like to run multiple apps side-by-side. You can set custom zones and then simply drag and drop apps into these layouts to have them automatically resize. It’s great if you really want to customize your desktop and window management even further on Windows 10. Microsoft has even created a 5-minute tutorial video to step through all the different ways you can use FancyZones. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to work well with multiple monitor setups right now, though.

Windows fans were happy to see the return of PowerToys earlier this year, and these two utilities mark the first release of this effort for Windows 10. Microsoft is making them available open source on GitHub, and there will be many more to follow. Microsoft is now embracing this enthusiasm for PowerToys to let the community contribute and make some powerful Windows 10 utilities. “When the PowerToys project was first announced this spring, we didn’t think the reception would be as enthusiastic as it has been,” explains Microsoft’s dev platform team. “Given this enthusiasm, we’re anticipating many developers will want to contribute to PowerToys, and we’ve made sure that the documentation, project architecture, and tools are ready for the community to dive in.”

You can download FancyZones and the Windows key shortcut guide utilities as part of the new PowerToys project over at GitHub.

MOST READ

Southern Governor holds virtual Majlis

Southern Governor His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa met  through his virtual Majlis with a number of citizens from the...

‘KHCB’ Honours Its Frontline Staff

In a benevolent gesture that reflects the Bank’s appreciation to the noble national efforts exerted in light of the challenging circumstances witnessed by Bahrain...

Gulf Air resumes direct flights to India

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces that it will resume its direct flights to and from the Republic of...

stc Bahrain joins stc Group as the diamond sponsor of Virtual Capacity Middle East

stc Bahrain, a world-class digital enabler, joins stc group Kuwait and KSA as a Diamond sponsor of the virtual Capacity Middle East Conference 2020,...

HH Khalid bin Hamad congratulates ‘Your Talent at Home’ winners

First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin...

Renault Bahrain Hosts Special Fleet Delivery Ceremony

Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons, the sole distributor of Renault vehicles in the Kingdom of Bahrain hosted a special delivery ceremony in Bahrain to hand...

HM King’s humanitarian initiatives lauded by Sudan’s foreign minister

Sudan’s Acting Foreign Minister Omar Qamar Al Din Ismail has praised the support of His Majesty the King to Sudan in various circumstances and...

Bahrain marks World Patient Safety Day

Bahrain joins the world in marking the World Patient Safety Day observed on September 17. This year's theme is “Health Worker Safety: A Priority...

iGA announces jump in usage of government app & eServices

Government digital transformation efforts are proceeding at breakneck speed, as reflected by the quarterly eServices statistics report, which recorded a 20 fold surge in...

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) welcomes class of 2024

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH), re-opened its campus in Riffa, following an orientation session for the incoming Class of 2024 students. AUBH Founding...

Health Minister receives Indian ambassador

Health Minister Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh, received Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Piyush Srivastava. The minister praised the historical relations between Bahrain and India in...

CBB warns consumers when dealing with personal and banking information

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) called on consumers to be cautious and vigilant when dealing with their personal and banking information. This warning came...

AI Ethics by Dr. Jassim Haji

There global agreement among modern Artificial Intelligence professionals that Artificial Intelligence falls short of human capabilities in some critical sense, even though AI algorithms...

‘AGU’ Appoints ‘Dr Ben-Salah’ As New Deputy Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research

The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) President Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohaly recently appointed Family and Community Medicine Department Head Dr Afif Ben-Salah as...

Virtual meeting by Rotary Club of Salmaniya

The Rotary Club of Salmaniya held its regular virtual meeting on Wednesday 2nd September 2020. The club was privileged enough to have internationally renowned...