Microsoft is developing a brand new homepage for its premium Windows 10 and 11 utility collection PowerToys. The homepage is intended to provide users with a “more intuitive system” for launching for the first time or after an update, as well as a feature-rich settings homepage.
Imaginary map of the new homepage
A new design coming soon will make it easier for users to tell if a utility is on or off (and run or disable it as needed), quickly learn shortcuts, and extra features like remapping keys with the keyboard manager or launching hosts file editing browser) and provide a link to more settings for a particular “toy”.
The new PowerToys homepage is still in development, and users can give developers feedback on their ideas.
It is noticed that PowerToys recently ushered in the 0.72 update, introducing some necessary optimizations (the application now takes significantly less space) and a new Run plugin that allows users to generate hash and GUID values. There’s also a new mouse highlighter feature and improvements to PowerRename that allow it to handle larger file sets without crashing. PowerToys is free to use on Windows 10 and 11, and the project is open source, allowing anyone to contribute and contribute improvements or new tools.