Microsoft PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. For more info on PowerToys overviews and how to use the utilities, or any other tools and resources for Windows development environments, head over to docs.microsoft.com!
|File Explorer Add-ons||Image Resizer||Keyboard Manager|
|PowerRename||PowerToys Run||Shortcut Guide|
|Video Conference Mute (Experimental)||Mouse utilities|
⚠️ PowerToys (v0.37.0 and newer) requires Windows 10 v1903 (18362) or newer.
Have .NET Core 3.1.15 Desktop Runtime. The installer should handle this but we want to directly make people aware.
Assetsto show the files available in the release and then click on
PowerToysSetup-0.47.1-x64.exeto download the PowerToys installer.
This is our preferred method.
To install the Video Conference mute, please use the v0.46 experimental version of PowerToys to try out this version. It includes all improvements from v0.45 in addition to the Video conference utility. Click on
Assets to show the files available in the release and then download the .exe installer.
Download PowerToys from WinGet. To install PowerToys, run the following command from the command line / PowerShell:
winget install Microsoft.PowerToys -s winget
There are community driven install methods such as Chocolatey and Scoop. If these are your preferred install solutions, this will have the install instructions.
We currently support the matrix below.
|Supported||Issue #602||Issue #490|
This project welcomes contributions of all types. Help spec'ing, design, documentation, finding bugs are ways everyone can help on top of coding features / bug fixes. We are excited to work with the power user community to build a set of tools for helping you get the most out of Windows.
We ask that before you start work on a feature that you would like to contribute, please read our Contributor's Guide. We will be happy to work with you to figure out the best approach, provide guidance and mentorship throughout feature development, and help avoid any wasted or duplicate effort.
Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution.
For guidance on developing for PowerToys, please read the developer docs for a detailed breakdown. This includes how to setup your computer to compile.
Our prioritized roadmap of features and utilities that the core team is focusing on.
Our goals for the v0.47 release cycle primarily centered around stability updates and optimizations, installer updates, general bug fixes, and accessibility improvements.
Notably, based on the community feedback received, PowerToys has re-introduced the highly-requested ability to activate Shortcut Guide via holding the Win key. PowerToys also now allows various commands in PowerToys Run to be used in either the universal English phrasing or system-localized translation. The great feedback the community provides is invaluable in helping PowerToys continually grow and improve as a product.
An experimental version of PowerToys (v0.48.1) is also available, introducing improvements to our Video Conference Mute utility! All updates from the v0.47.1 release apply in v0.48.1.
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We'd like to directly mention certain contributors (in alphabetical order) for their continued community support this month and helping directly make PowerToys a better piece of software.
For v0.49, we are planning to work on:
The PowerToys team is extremely grateful to have the support of an amazing active community. The work you do is incredibly important. PowerToys wouldn’t be nearly what it is today without your help filing bugs, updating documentation, guiding the design, or writing features. We want to say thank you and take time to recognize your work.
This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct.
The application logs basic telemetry. Our Telemetry Data page (Coming Soon) has the trends from the telemetry. Please read the Microsoft privacy statement for more information.