Windows system utilities to maximize productivity (by microsoft)

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  • what good apps are in windows store that arent in ios or android so we can discover new apps
    reddit.com/r/Surface | 2021-01-16
    PowerToys: PowerToys Run for Win+Space search.
  • What tool do you guys use for cropping, resizing, converting images?
    reddit.com/r/Frontend | 2021-01-16
    As for resizing, if you're fine with it being "manual" and you're on windows, there is a tool inside powertoys that can do bulk image resizing though it requires a little setup config - https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys
  • TranslucentTB is great but what I really want is a transparent start menu.
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-01-13
  • Can‘t log in to my laptop because the L on my Keyboard suddenly became an X
    If you're over windows and need a long term solution you should try Power Toys https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys It's made by microsoft and one of its features is remapping the keyboard I don't know if it will solve your problem but I would give it a try, for me it has been a super useful tool
  • Arrow key replacements for programming?
    Microsoft released powertoys keyboard manager utility https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys , that can do simple keyboard remapping's. I have not used it, but I assume it would be straightforward for your use case.
  • i3-wm for Windows
    reddit.com/r/i3wm | 2021-01-11
    Honestly the closest you'll get to i3wm on Windows is the PowerToys tool developed by Microsoft. It includes a few tools such as Fancy Zones (the window manager) and others, such as rebinding keys on your keyboard and PowerToys run (Spotlight from Mac in Windows) Here's the link for PowerToys: https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases
  • I added media keys to my desk!
    If you are on windows, you can look into microoft powertoys. One of them is intended to globally mute your mic and microphone. https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys
  • What are free good photoshop services that let u pull and push with your mouse and pick out colors specially from the image and stuff like that?
    reddit.com/r/photoshop | 2021-01-07
  • Resize windows and place on screen
    reddit.com/r/windows | 2021-01-06
  • Massive Rename Files
    reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-01-06
    GitHub - microsoft/PowerToys: Windows system utilities to maximize productivity
  • Simple Questions Thread - Week of January 3rd, 2021
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2021-01-06
    I don't about your case. But in my case the start menu search never worked out to find my local files. Currently I am highly enjoying Powertoys run from the Powertoys https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys
  • An Attempt At Simplicity
    reddit.com/r/desktops | 2021-01-04
    The sidebar and clock are from Muon Suite Rainmeter Theme, I only edited some of the shortcuts from the sidebar, translating them to my native language and connecting them to my folders. The search bar featured on the top of the screen is a part of the program called Power Toys, which offers you many more options to tweak your desktop. In the end, I centered the icons on taskbar using a little program called Taskbar X, which is, in my opinion, by far the quickest way to do this. It is such a small yet so aesthetically pleasing modification! And, last but not least, here is the wallpaper.
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  • Good way to change file type for a bunch of files?
    reddit.com/r/Windows10 | 2020-12-29
    PowerToys PowerRename.
  • i would be a liar if i said this movie didn’t give me ideas...


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