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The renewed PowerToys was recently opened for download on the Microsoft Store. PowerToys, Microsoft’s open source software set for Windows, is getting a significant update with the Windows 11 makeover and two new features.

As you know, PowerToys comes with tools like Color Picker, FancyZones, File Explorer extensions, Shortcut Guide, Windows Search replacement called “PowerToys Run” and PowerRename (which offers mass rename feature).

The new PowerToys and included tools are updated with a modern interface that matches the look and feel of Windows 11, while also getting the following features.

Find My Mouse

As the name suggests, this utility allows you to quickly find the cursor on your screen, while supporting multiple monitors. To use the feature, which is enabled by default, simply press the left CTRL key twice.

Pressing CTRL twice will darken your screen and highlight the cursor position. You can turn the spotlight off by moving the cursor or you can also press the ESC key. According to Microsoft officials, the PowerToys Find My Mouse function will offer a better experience than the current application of Windows 10/11.

Video Conference Mute

With PowerToys v49, Microsoft is finally bringing Video Conferencing mute to Windows 10 and Windows 11. The video conference mute feature allows you to mute the microphone and camera with the press of a button, and can be used with these shortcuts:

  • Win+N to mute/unmute both Audio and Video.
  • Win+Shift+A to mute/unmute the microphone.
  • Win+Shift+O to mute/unmute the video.

To install PowerToys v49, you can go to Github and click PowerToysSetup-0 to start the download. 49. 0-x64. You can click on exe.


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