Microsoft has released an update to PowerToys today. Among other changes, the new update adds a system-wide color picker that lets you seamlessly extract color code on the fly.
You can copy the color code with a single left-click. PowerToys will let you set the desired color representation format (HEX or RGB) in the settings. By default, the keyboard shortcut for color picker is Win+Shift+C. It is worth noting that you have the option to remap the shortcut as per your preference.
With this addition, there are a total of eight tools in PowerToys. The list includes Color Picker, FancyZones, File Explorer Add-ons, Image Resizer, Keyboard Manager, PowerRename, PowerToys Run, and Shortcut Guide.
Microsoft says the latest build had a ‘heavy focus’ on stability and quality fixes. You can check out the entire list of changes in the build below:
- Martin Chrzan’s Color Picker was added in! With a quick Win+Shift+C, get the color from your screen
- File Explorer – Can now render SVG icons thanks to Chris Davis
- FancyZones – you can now snap to any number of zones in
- FancyZones holding Shift+Ctrl while dragging a window
- PT Run
- keyboard interaction improvements
- freshly installed apps are now being detected
- Lots of perf and bug fixes
- Keyboard manager – app level shortcuts Example: For Outlook, Remap Ctrl+F to F4 and now Ctrl+F will put up the find window
- Keyboard manager – Now can remap key to shortcut and shortcut to key.
- Settings – Now has improved OOBE based on the work the Microsoft Garage Interns did during their hackathon
- PowerRename improvements