Microsoft PowerToys Is the Ultimate Windows 11 Customization Tool | Technology

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There’s no shortage of utilities to tweak, customize, and modify Windows, but one of the best utilities is made by Microsoft itself. PowerToys is a free and powerful customization tool for Windows 11, and well worth installing if you want to see what’s possible beyond the default settings and layouts of Microsoft’s operating system.

From window management to image resizing, there’s a lot to explore. Here I’ll introduce you to some of the best features PowerToys brings with it, giving you enough of an introduction that you feel able to play around with it yourself. It’s grown to include so many different tools, most people are going to find something of use here.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the utility, you’ll be met with a dashboard where you can browse through the various modules available and customize them as needed.


Specify zones for your windows.

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FancyZones can bring some order to an unruly desktop. It lets you set specific layouts on screen for your windows to drop into, and these layouts can be saved for later use too, so you can switch between different configurations as needed.

Choose Launch layout editor from FancyZones settings…


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