PowerToys keyboard shortcuts

PowerToys

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
2 months ago
- Shortcuts
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Win + Ctrl + T

Activate/deactivate always on top

When activated, the active window will be placed above all non-topmost windows and stay in this way.
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Win + ↑   Shift + C

Activate Color Picker

The shortcut will behave one of three ways configured in its settings: Color Picker with editor mode enabled, Editor or Color Picker only.
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↑   Shift

Drag windows when holding Shift. You'll see the zones appear

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Win +

Expand window to multiple zones

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Ctrl

Drag the window until one zone is activated, then hold Ctrl while dragging the window to select multiple zones

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Win + Ctrl + Alt +

Expand window to multiple zones (you must first enable Override Windows Snap and select Move windows based on: Relative position)

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Win + Page Up / Down

When two or more windows are snapped in the same zone, cycle between them

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Win + ↑   Shift + `

Launch the editor (this shortcut can be customized in Settings)

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Win +   

Move focused window between zones (only if Override Windows Snap hotkeys setting is turned on)

Note that FancyZones doesn't touch the Windows' Win + Shift + arrow keys shortcut, which moves windows to adjacent monitor.
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Win + Ctrl + Alt + 1 - 9

Apply custom layout (that is set earlier)

For more information about these shorcuts, please refer to FancyZones documentation.
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Ctrl then Ctrl

Activate a spotlight that focuses on the currsor's position

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(shake the mouse) Same as above; activate a spotlight that focuses on the currsor's position

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Win + ↑   Shift + H

Turn on/off mouse highlighting

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Ctrl + Z

Undo last change (File Explorer's "Undo Rename" command also works for PowerRename)

This utility provides alternative way to type accented character. It is off by default
Hold the letter that you want to add accent to, and hold activation key.
Activation key is Space or left and right arrow keys.
Example: If you want to type à, press and hold a then press Space.
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Alt + Space

Open PowerToys Run

Note: PowerToys must be running and Run must be enabled.
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Esc

Hide PowerToys Run

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open the selected application as administrator (only applicable to applications)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + U

Open the selected application as different user (only applicable to applications)

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + E

Open containing folder in File Explorer (only applicable to applications and files)

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Ctrl + C

Copy path location (only applicable to folders and files)

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Tab

Navigate through the search results and context menu buttons

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Win + ↑   Shift + /

Open shortcut guide

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Win + ?

Open shortcut guide (same shortcut as above, popular way to type it)

Keyboard shortcuts using the Windows key can be used while the guide is displayed
Note: Again, Shortcut Guide must be enabled to be able to use this feature.
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Win + ↑   Shift + M

Activate the ruler, then select the tool you want to measure with

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Esc

(or click the toolbar) Exit ruler

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↑   Shift

(if you hold when selecting with bounding box) The box will stay until you cancel the interaction

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Win + ↑   Shift + T

Activate Text Extractor

Then click and hold primary mouse button, then drag to activate the capture. The text will be saved to your clipboard.
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↑   Shift

Hold to move the capture region (instead of sizing it)

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Win + ↑   Shift + Q

Toggle both audio and video at the same time

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Win + ↑   Shift + A

Toggle microphone

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Win + ↑   Shift + O

Toggle camera


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Program information

Program name: PowerToys PowerToys (System tools)

Microsoft PowerToys is a set of system utilities designed for advanced users. It is developed by Microsoft the Windows operating system. PowerToys was available for Windows 95, and Windows XP and now it's available for Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Web page: learn.microsoft.com/en-us/wind...

How easy to press shortcuts: 58%

More information >>

Updated: Updated program information. (2 updates.) 9/27/2022 11:18:03 AM New program added.
9/27/2022 11:22:08 AM Updated program information.

Shortcut count: 31

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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