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  • Windows (er, Microsoft) PowerToys 0.15 hits

    Posted on March 3rd, 2020 at 13:28 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Looks like MS has squashed a whole lotta bugs in the previous version. There’s a description here:

    Current PowerToy Utilities


    FancyZones – FancyZones is a window manager that makes it easy to create complex window layouts and quickly position windows into those layouts.


    Windows key shortcut guide – The shortcut guide appears when a user holds the Windows key down for more than one second and shows the available shortcuts for the current state of the desktop.


    PowerRename – PowerRename is a Windows Shell Extension for advanced bulk renaming using search and replace or regular expressions. PowerRename allows simple search and replace or more advanced regular expression matching. While you type in the search and replace input fields, the preview area will show what the items will be renamed to. PowerRename then calls into the Windows Explorer file operations engine to perform the rename. This has the benefit of allowing the rename operation to be undone after PowerRename exits.

    If that looks like the old version, yeah, it does to me, too. But this one “Resolved almost 100 issues.”

    I was a great believer in the XP PowerToys. Win10, not so much. If you’re using any of them, tell me what you think.