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PowerToys are back for Windows 10!

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

I was a big users of the original power toys that were first introduced for Windows 95. In fact, one of the most popular original power toys called Tweak UI was the inspiration for my first website about tweaking Windows called TweakXP.com.  The initial release of PowerToys for Windows 10 includes two utilities for helping you customize your Windows 10 experience and increase your productivity.  The first is called FancyZones which is a window layout manager that builds upon the Snap Assist feature in Windows 10.  Instead of just a few options and locations to "snap" your windows, FancyZones allows you to define custom layouts.  The second utility is a useful keyboard shortcut guide that is available on demand to help identify shortcuts to make your more productive.

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Get Started with the New Windows Terminal

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

The Windows Terminal is a terminal application for Windows 10 that provides convenient access to multiple command-line tools such as command line, Powershell, Powershell Core, Ubuntu, Debian, Kali, Azure Cloud Shell, and more in an easy to use browser like tabbed experience. Additional features include Unicode and UTF-8 character support, custom themes, styles, configurations and GPU accelerated text rendering.  Best of all, Windows Terminal is a free open source project by Microsoft. 

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Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome

Posted in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 by Steve Sinchak

Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 includes the Windows Defender SmartScreen service for years that prevents users from accidentally browsing to known malicious and fake phishing websites. While Microsoft Edge is a great browser and has many very strong security features, Microsoft understands that many people choose to use Google Chrome.  As such, Microsoft still cares about the security of the web browser that you use because after all, the web browser remains to be the number one attack vector to infect your PC.  To help Google Chrome protect your PC, Microsoft has released the Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Google Chrome. 

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