Microsoft has finally released the XP version of the Powertoys
. The tools include:
- Super-Fast User Switcher
With this PowerToy you can switch between users
without having to go through the Logon screen.
- Open Command Window Here
This PowerToy adds an "Open Command Window
Here" context menu option on file system folders, giving you a quick way to open
a command window (cmd.exe) pointing at the selected folder.
- Alt-Tab Replacement With this PowerToy, in addition to seeing the icon of
the application window you are switching to, you will also see a preview of the
page. This helps particularly when multiple sessions of an application are open.
- Tweak UI
This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not
exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings,
Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.
- Power Calculator
With this PowerToy you can graph and evaluate functions
as well as perform many different types of conversions.
- Image Resizer
This PowerToy enables you to resize one or many image
files with a right-click.
- CD Slide Show Generator
With this PowerToy you can view images burned to
a CD as a slide show. The Generator works downlevel on Windows 9x machines as
- Virtual Desktop Manager
Manage up to four desktops from the Windows
taskbar with this PowerToy.
- Taskbar Magnifier
Use this PowerToy to magnify part of the screen from
- HTML Slide Show Wizard
This wizard helps you create an HTML slide show
of your digital pictures, ready to place on your Web site.
- Webcam Timershot
This PowerToy lets you take pictures at specified time
intervals from a Webcam connected to your computer and save them to a location
that you designate.