New Microsoft PowerToys v0.73.0 rolled out featuring new crop and lock utility

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Microsoft has released the latest version of its much-adored toolset, Microsoft PowerToys. The new update, Microsoft PowerToys v0.73.0, is packed with exciting new features, robust stability, performance enhancements, and refined user experience.

It is perfect for users who want to take their Windows operating system to the next level, with unparalleled productivity and customization options. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the main highlights and changes that Microsoft PowerToys v0.73.0 brings to the table:

What’s new in Microsoft PowerToys v0.73.0?

Besides the main highlights, Microsoft PowerToys v0.73.0 sees several general severals and fixes. The ‘Always On Top’ feature now has border transparency, improving the visual appeal of prioritized windows.

Other tools such as File Locksmith, File Explorer add-ons, Installer, Mouse Highlighter, Mouse Pointer Crosshairs, Peek, PowerToys Run, Registry Preview, Runner, Screen Ruler, and Settings have been given an upgrade to amplify functionality and fix issues.

Expanded Keyboard Management with Numpad Support

Arguably, the standout feature of this release is the extension of the Keyboard Manager’s abilities. Numpad support grants users comprehensive control over their keyboard shortcuts and key mappings. This increases flexibility in customizing key combination assignments and usage, offering a more personalized user experience.

Crop And Lock: A Fresh Face in the Line-Up

In this release, Microsoft PowerToys v0.73.0 rolls out a new utility called ‘Crop And Lock’. This user-friendly tool gives users the autonomy to manage their workspace better by cropping an operational application into a more compact window or creating a thumbnail. This can be especially useful when juggling multiple tasks or maintaining close tabs on several applications concurrently.

FancyZones and ImageResizer: Powered Up

In this iteration, FancyZones, the robust window layout, and multitasking tool, receives an overhaul with major code improvements and software optimization, resulting in a more fluid performance. Similarly, ImageResizer sees a complete revamp of its user interaction design, making it remarkably easy to resize images precisely.

PowerRename: Now Even More Powerful

PowerRename, a utility tool purpose-built to simplify bulk file renaming, gets a significant upgrade with advanced counter functionality. The upgrade enables it to rename multiple files with consecutive numbers seamlessly.

Additional features such as remembering the last window size logic and optimized item sorting enhance the user experience, making file organization and batch operations a breeze.

With enhancements across the board, could this be the go-to set for any Windows user aspiring for a powerful, efficient, and customized operating system experience? Let us know your thoughts on this.

Via Beta News