System-wide colour picker added to Microsoft PowerToys for Windows 10

Colour picker settings in PowerToys for Windows 10

Last year I tested out the new Microsoft PowerToys for Windows 10 and liked what I saw.

One of my favourite additions since then is a system-wide colour picker utility that enables you to pick colours from any currently running application (including Windows itself) and automatically copies it in a configurable format to your clipboard.

With PowerToys running and Color Picker (sic) enabled, press Win + Shift + C.

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PowerToys for Windows 10

Back when I was using Windows 98 and then XP, I installed Microsoft PowerToys—utilities that added new features to maximise power users’ productivity or add more customization.

The good news is that PowerToys for Windows 10 is now available and it offers some great little utilities:

  1. FancyZones
  2. File Explorer preview
  3. Image resizer
  4. Keyboard manager
  5. PowerRename
  6. PowerToys Run
  7. Shortcut guide
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Groupy—grouped tabs for any application in Windows

Two Explorer windows (This PC and Downloads) grouped with tabs

Every now and then I discover a Windows utility that really makes my life easier and my tasks more productive. My latest discovery is Stardock Groupy.

Groupy allows Windows users to drag and drop multiple applications and documents together to group them into a tabbed interface for easy access and reference.

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