Users of Windows 95 and Windows XP may fondly remember PowerToys which was a collection of tools for Windows that add useful little features to the OS, like “command prompt here”, “Quick res” and Sens to X. They were handy but over time many of the features made their way into the OS and PowerToys disappeared.
Microsoft are bringing them back and this time as an open source project on GitHub. The initial plan is for two tools which will be released with source code in the Summer. The first one is a tool which adds a maximize to a desktop button.
The other one is a Windows key shortcut guide:
There are plans for other tools:
Full window manager including specific layouts for docking and undocking laptops
Keyboard shortcut manager
Better alt+tab including browser tab integration and search for running apps
Batch file re-namer
Quick resolution swaps in taskbar
Mouse events without focus
Cmd (or PS or Bash) from here
Contents menu file browsing
Head over the GitHub page for the source and how to contribute.