Windows is an operating system full of mysteries and trinkets for those who enjoy exploring additional features. One of these extra features is a powerful tool to further improve productivity and activate other additional system features, PowerToys.
The add-on reached version 0.29, bringing a series of novelties, in addition to bug fixes. Especially in this version, improvements were made to the color picker, FancyZones – which helps manage custom multi-window modes – and PowerToys Run, a more streamlined Run command.
All the news about the update is available below:
- Improved bug reporting and logging tool.
- Several location improvements.
- CodeQL added. Fired using a stopwatch twice a day.
- “How to” documents moved to https://docs.microsoft.com/windows/powertoys/
- This will allow the community to make direct PRs against these documents
- The .NET Core update to the codebases that the PowerToys team controls are complete. We still have two external dependencies that are .NET Framework that needs to be updated.
- General bug fixes
- Added ability to provide a color name in parity with Office and WinUI Color Picker.
- Allows you to use Windows Snap-on desktops that do not have a layout applied and for applications that are on the excluded list.
- Bug fixes
- Improved performance
- PT Run now supports accented characters.
- Option to extract the MSI from .exe for business scenarios and more options to do unattended installations.
- Removed system notifications during installation.
Did you like it? If you don’t already use PowerToys, you need to visit Microsoft’s GitHub and download it from there:
What about you, what do you think of Microsoft offering these extra tools? Tell us in the comments!
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