Microsoft PowerToys get a Home windows 11 UI, common mute, and discover my mouse characteristic



Microsoft is updating its PowerToys for Home windows with new UI modifications for Home windows 11, a common video convention mute, and a discover my mouse characteristic. The software program maker has been step by step enhancing PowerToys forward of the Home windows 11 launch, with a settings interface to match the OS and now modifications to its PowerRename characteristic that higher match the Home windows 11 design enhancements.
PowerRename, a characteristic to make it simpler to rename information, now not appears prefer it has a dialog field from the Home windows 7 period. Microsoft has up to date PowerRename with a much more fashionable interface, and simpler to seek out choices for renaming information in bulk.

Alongside the design tweaks, PowerToys can be getting two new options with this 0.49 model replace. Video Convention Mute debuts with this launch, a characteristic that permits you to mute your microphone or disable your webcam globally throughout Home windows 10 or Home windows 11.
You’ll be able to bind Video Convention Mute to a keyboard shortcut, and decide the webcam and microphone you’d prefer to disable. There’s even a toolbar that seems when a webcam or microphone is in use. Microsoft had been planning to launch Home windows 11 with its personal common microphone mute button, however this characteristic didn’t make the discharge and ought to be coming sooner or later sooner or later.

The PowerToys Video Convention Mute characteristic.

Discover My Mouse will dim your display screen to disclose the cursor location.

The second new characteristic is Discover My Mouse, which because the identify implies will enable you to discover your mouse cursor. Home windows has had built-in assist for locating a cursor for years, however this can be a much better implementation. You merely faucet CTRL twice and your display screen will dim to focus on the place your cursor is with a highlight. Whilst you in all probability received’t want this on a laptop computer, it is going to be helpful if you happen to’re working with massive high-resolution shows.
Each of the brand new PowerToys options can be found within the newest 0.49 replace from Microsoft’s PowerToys GitHub. PowerToys additionally consists of a variety of different utilities, together with a characteristic to maintain your PC awake, FancyZones to enhance layouts and multitasking, and a PowerToys Run launcher.