I’m a big fan of customization and I’ve always played around with Power Toys for Windows. Just to do stuff.
With Windows 10, the toys went away but there are a lot of other customizations that can be done right in Windows.
But now the Power Toys are making a return.
Granted, it’s a very early beta (Version 0.11.0) when I downloaded it but it was invigorating just to see what else can be done with Windows through the eyes of people that want more than just stock.
I grabbed it and the first toy is Fancy Zones. The concept is to make working with multiple windows more productive. Now, when I’m working normally, I have an external monitor to host a window but being able to have multiple windows on the main screen of my laptop is intriguing. Plus look at all the layouts that are available.
And, they’re all customizable. If nothing else, it was fun to play around with. Who says working on a computer can’t be fun? A detailed discussion of this toy can be found here.
Today’s wider screen monitors do have a lot of whitespace with our traditional applications that were designed for smaller screens. Why not put this extra space to work? And save a bunch of alt-tabbing in the process.