Small application which allows you to do some usefull tasks without displaying any user interface.
I came across this application when I was looking for a way to control where different application windows would be located with the press of a button. This was needed to make is easier / faster for the operator of the machine to get all his monitoring screens, camera feeds and others opened and positioned on the 2 big 43″ public displays he has in front of him.
How I exactly used this application to achieve this, is described in another post.
Some of the functions offered by PowerToys which could be usefull:
Always On Top
Allows you to force an application to always be shown in the foreground, even when the focus changes to another windows.
Tool which can be used to quickly figure out what color is used for a specific pixel on the screen.
This is a window manager which I personally use alot as I sometimes feel limited to the number of snap points which are available in Windows by default.
Useful tool to bulk resize images.
Find My Mouse: Press the left Ctrl key twice to set the focus on your mouse cursor. This can be usefull to quickly find your mouse back again when you are using multiple screens
Mouse Highlighter: When right clicking, a blue dot is shown where you click, and when left clicking, a yellow dot is shown. This can be very useful when you have to create video’s demonstrating how to do something. The colours can be customized in the application.
PowerToys – Text Extractor
Works like Snipping Tool, but copies the text out of the selected region using OCR and puts it on the clipboard.