PowerToys Run may soon allow to launch all other built-in “toys”

PowerToys allows you to launch the built-in utilities using two methods. You can open this or that tool from the main user interface, or using the recently added launcher from the system tray. Besides, there is an idea of accessing all PowerToys and their settings directly through PowerToys Run. It exists since 2020, but recently it has been revisited and finally received the "In-Progress" status.

Powertoys Run Launch Other Tools

Currently, if you open PowerToys Run, and type "color picker", it will only display the web search results. While some plugins are already integrated into the PowerToys Run settings, such as the simple calculator or terminal, the idea is to show all the available apps and settings of PowerToys.

PowerToys 0.67.0 introduced the System Tray Launcher, which feels like a more convenient option for an average user. The number of users who prefer launching apps with the search could be much less. However, it is always great to have such an option. Those who heavily use the Run utility will definitely find the new addition useful.

To Do

As follows from the pull request on GitHub, the new plugin is feature complete. The after some testing and receiving an icon it may find its path to the app suite. This should not take long.


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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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