Software update: PowerToys 0.57.2

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Microsoft has released version 0.57.2 of PowerToys. The PowerToys are a collection of small programs for power users. There were PowerToys for Windows 95 and Windows XP and since mid-2019 Microsoft has also been developing a version for Windows 10 and higher. The PowerToys currently consist of wakeColor PickerFancyZonesFile Explorer Add-onsImage ResizerKeyboard ManagerPowerRenamePowerToys RunShortcut Guide and the Video Conference Mute† The changelog for this release shows the following changes and improvements:

Release v0.57.2

  • #17332: AlwaysOnTop windows would lose their topmost status sometimes. It’ll be reapplied when detected.
  • #17390: PowerToys Run would consume 100% of the CPU when many changes were done on settings. This is fixed.
  • #17406: FancyZones not restoring rounded corners after unsnapping bug is fixed.
  • #17367: Not everyone was happy with FancyZones removing rounded corners on Windows 11. This is now a setting.
  • #17318: Settings would get stuck in a loop checking for updates too frequently. This is fixed.
  • #1605: PowerToys Run can now run programs as a different user.
  • #17468: PowerToys Run WindowWalker crashed on startup on certain Virtual Desktop configurations. This is fixed.
  • #16283: New installations or updates of VS Code were not being picked up by PowerToys Run.
  • #17454: PowerToys Run was taking a long time to show queries on configurations with many network interfaces. This is fixed.
  • #17027: Some applications were not being resnapped to a Zone as they were restarted. This is fixed.
  • #17410: Sign the PowerToys .msi file bundled in the .exe installer.
  • #17513: Special shortcuts like Control Panel and File Explorer appear again in PowerToys Run.
  • #16552: Improve FancyZones Editor grid editor support for screen readers.
  • #17537: Update the .net core installed version to 3.1.23, containing security fixes.
  • #17493: Fix crash on Developer File Preview when the setting file is not created yet.
  • #17539: Fix FancyZones bug when restoring original size of windows when unsnapping on certain display scalings.
  • #17570: Additional logging for the Windows Terminal plugin in PowerToys Run.

Version number 0.57.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Microsoft
License type GPL
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