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    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10

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    19 May 2020
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    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10


    PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows 10 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.

    PowerToy Utilities:

    FancyZones

    FancyZones - FancyZones is a window manager that makes it easy to create complex window layouts and quickly position windows into those layouts. The FancyZones backlog can be found here.


    Shortcut Guide

    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. The shortcut guide backlog can be found here.


    PowerRename

    PowerRename - Added in PowerToys 0.12. 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.

    Chris Davis contributed his SmartRename tool into PowerToys!


    PowerToys Run

    PowerToys Run - Added in PowerToys v.0.18. PowerToys Run is a new application launcher (use alt-space to activate).

    Keyboard manager

    Keyboard manager - Added in PowerToys v.0.18. Keyboard manager is a quick easy way to remap your keyboard.

    This tutorial will show you step by step on how to download and install Microsoft PowerToys from GitHub in Windows 10.

    In order to run PowerToys, you'll need to be running at least Windows 10 build 17134 or higher. Also, PowerToys does not currently support Windows ARM machines.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to install PowerToys.


    EXAMPLE: PowerToys settings in Windows 10
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    Here's How:

    1 Go to the PowerToys GitHub releases page.

    2 Under the latest release version of PowerToys (ex: "Release v0.15.0"), click/tap on the PowerToysSetup-0.15.0-x64.msi download link under Assets. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-download_powertoys.png

    3 Save the PowerToysSetup-0.15.0-x64.msi file to where you want.

    4 Run the downloaded PowerToysSetup-0.15.0-x64.msi file.

    5 Click/tap on Next to start PowerToys Setup. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-install_powertoys-1.png

    6 Click/tap on Next to accept the PowerToys license agreement. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-install_powertoys-2.png

    7 Check or uncheck the options you want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-install_powertoys-3.png

    8 Click/tap on Install when ready to install PowerToys. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-install_powertoys-4.png

    9 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-install_powertoys-5.png

    10 Check (default) or uncheck Launch PowerToys for what you want, and click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-install_powertoys-6.png

    11 If you checked Launch PowerToys, click/tap on Yes to approve running PowerToys if prompted by UAC. (see screenshot below)

    How to Download and Install Microsoft PowerToys in Windows 10-install_powertoys-7.png


    That's it,
    Shawn

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    Hi

    Can anyone briefly explain if it is possible to create a custom FancyZones template for 9 or 12 windows (on one monitor), such that they are all automatically adjusted to have the same size?

    Is this doable in FancyZones?

    If so, how?

    Many Thanks!

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