New Microsoft PowerToys version v0.61.0 for Windows 10 and Windows 11


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UPDATE 8/2:


The v0.61 release cycle we focused on stability and improvements.

Installer Hashes​

x64 Installer Hash​

F76D3106FE743DF54963DB297397CF557D3854C47CC53E0B59CC56C316AC65E0

ARM64 Installer Hash​

52A931F4FCB4DF1E0F9B73BFC163D845F8B72D2210E6A5D847EBE8942F19E933

This is a lighter release, with a shorter development cycle and focused on stability and improvements.

Highlights​

  • Quality of life improvements for Always on Top, FancyZones and PowerToys Run.

Known issues​

General​

  • Upgraded the Windows App SDK runtimes to 1.1.2.
  • The new Windows 11 context menu entries are now correctly added to Windows 11 dev channel insider builds. (This was a hotfix for 0.60)
  • The old context menu entries are shown alongside the new Windows 11 context menu entries to be compatible with software that overrides the Windows 11 context menu behavior. (This was a hotfix for 0.60)
  • Consolidated C# language version across the solution. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Removed deprecated Segoe icon glyph codes and replaced them with the correct ones. Thanks @niels9001 and @Jay-o-Way!
  • Fixed an issue that caused a random accent key to be pressed on certain keyboard layouts when enabling some modules.

Always on Top​

  • Fixed border flickering when activating. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Fixed a bug causing Always on Top to activate and hang when exiting PowerToys. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Fixed black edges appearing on rounded corners.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing 100% CPU consumption.

FancyZones​

  • Fixed a bug that caused layouts to not be applied correctly when many monitors reported having the same serial number. (This was a hotfix for 0.60)
  • Fixed a bug that caused layouts to not be applied correctly on some virtual monitor setups (This was a hotfix for 0.60)
  • A "Rows" default layout is now applied to vertical monitors, instead of a "Columns" layout. Thanks @augustkarlstedt!

Image Resizer​

  • Screen reader now announces the size name instead of the class name.

File explorer add-ons​

  • Fixed an issue when creating thumbnails for SVG files created using Inkscape.

Keyboard Manager​

  • Adjusted wording on the editor when keys are orphaned.

Mouse utility​

  • Fixed a bug that caused the current Find My Mouse spotlight to hang when activated in the top left corner of the screen. (This was a hotfix for 0.60)

PowerRename​

  • The PowerRename window reacts to current dpi when created.

PowerToys Run​

  • Fixed a typo in the WindowWalker plugin UI. Thanks @rohanrdy!
  • Improved performance by saving the search history files only on exit. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • PowerToys Run no longer shows results for some plugins when querying for empty spaces in a global query. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Added support for showing localized names for some win32 programs in the programs plugin. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • The program plugin will now consider settings changed directly in ProgramPluginSettings.json. Thanks @bezgumption!

Settings​

  • PowerToys Run settings page properly greys out the score adjustment setting when a plugin is not global. Thanks @jefflord!
  • PowerToys Run plugins score adjustment field accepts only numeric characters. Thanks @jefflord!
  • Will not run if started directly from its executable, as it was before the WinUI 3 upgrade.
  • Fixed a typo in a PowerToys Run settings page description. Thanks @eltociear!

Installer​

  • Removed the dead code to make a msix installer.
  • Updated the .NET dependency to 6.0.7.
  • Won't create a new PowerToys shortcut on update if it's been removed manually by the user.

Development​

  • Updated the Windows Store Package submission script to show less UI while installing PowerToys. (This was a hotfix for 0.60)
  • Added more functionality to the Monitor Report Tool.
  • The release CI now includes the version number in the symbols artifacts.
  • GitHub should now show .vsconfig as a JSON file. Thanks @osfanbuff63!
  • Centralized the configurations for NetAnalyzers and StyleCop. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Check-spelling has been upgraded to version 0.0.20. Thanks @jsoref!

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I'm waiting for the peek new feature.
 

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UPDATE:
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
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UPDATE:
Have started using the Windows on Top feature after using so many other programmes and I can live with it and have accepted that a coloured border is the way to go. Have cut the shortcut to Win / P(in). I spent too much time as an insider asking for Windows 11 to have a Windows on Top feature and I was far from the only one...did they listen, absolutely not.
 

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