Power users are in luck, because not only are Microsoft’s PowerToys utilities coming to Windows 11, but they can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Store for the first time.
if reported by means of XDA, Windows users will now have an easier way to install the software giant’s set of tools, previously only available on GitHub.
PowerToys was first introduced with Windows 95 and then brought back two years ago for Windows 10. PowerToys is a set of tools designed to make using Microsoft’s operating system easier.
While useful, these tools are not intended for the average user, but for those who already know their way around Windows and want to access important features and settings even faster.
PowerToys on Windows 11
The modern version of PowerToys includes nine tools that allow Windows users to do things like rename multiple files at once, resize images, choose colors, or open applications even faster with a quick launcher. One of the more recent additions to Microsoft’s suite of utilities is PowerToys Awake, which can prevent your PC from going to sleep for as long as you want.
PowerToys can even be used to quickly mute your microphone or control your webcam with Microsoft Teams and other video conferencing software. Using the suite’s experimental Video Conference Mute tool, users can mute themselves much more easily without having to figure out where an application’s mute button is located.
While PowerToys was only available for download via GitHub or by using package managers like Winget or Chocolatey on Windows 10, with the release of the next version of Microsoft’s operating system, users can download the set of tools directly from the Microsoft Store.
The Microsoft Store is becoming more integrated into Windows 11 and the addition of PowerToys to the store will give even more users access to this powerful set of tools.