New Microsoft PowerToys version v0.78.0 for Windows 10 and Windows 11

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In the v0.78 release cycle, we focused on stability and improvements.

Installer Hashes​

DescriptionFilenamesha256 hash
Per user - x64PowerToysUserSetup-0.78.0-x64.exe120B1CEFC94D76EC593A61D717BBB2E12AF195D19E04C811F519D3F9B9B3B5C0
Per user - ARM64PowerToysUserSetup-0.78.0-arm64.exe3C3C8A8A549ABDD1C5E5DA7DC22D254F7BBD0F9DC05DA17E51020B153662F083
Machine wide - x64PowerToysSetup-0.78.0-x64.exe19E025381588ABAEC209CDD0A18BB779EE58FC24646D898C2A7C38A4858EAEDB
Machine wide - ARM64PowerToysSetup-0.78.0-arm64.exe5C70054A8991885A958F066B00D7FAFE608C730FC7A99178D6C64A1F03A3C109


  • New languages added: Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Hebrew, Persian and Ukrainian. We are going to assume we have some bugs. We want to identify & fix them and are open for community help.
  • Many dependencies updated, aiming for security and stability.
  • Fixed commonly reported PowerToys Run startup crashes after an upgrade.
  • New settings and GPO policies to help control behavior after an upgrade. Thanks @htcfreek!


  • Added Arabic (Saudi Arabia) translation.
  • Added Hebrew translation.
  • Added Persian translation.
  • Added Ukrainian translation.
  • Improved the file watcher used across many utilities to consume less resources. Thanks @davidegiacometti!


  • Fixed an invisible border issue when the border color was set to the black color.
  • Added the AlwayOnTop icon to the base application executable. Thanks @ckirby19!

Command Not Found​

  • Signed the PowerShell scripts used by the Command Not Found installation process.

File Explorer add-ons​

  • Fixed an issue causing SVG Thumbnail generation to hang when trying to preview SVG files at the same time.

File Locksmith​

  • Improved the context menu entry caption. Thanks @niels9001!

Find My Mouse​

  • Added more settings to tune shake detection when activating through mouse shake.

Hosts File Editor​


  • Included the new languages localization files in the installer.

Image Resizer​

  • Improved the context menu entry caption. Thanks @niels9001!


  • Added a missing tooltip for the file size. Thanks @HydroH!


  • Improved and added localization to the context menu entry caption. Thanks @niels9001!

PowerToys Run​

  • Removed references to unused settings from the code, which were causing crashes on some machines. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Fixed an issue causing a scrollbar to be out of view. Thanks @niels9001!
  • Added logic to try and detect running games to full screen detection. Thanks @anaisbetts!
  • Added support for converting negative values in the Unit Converter plugin. Thanks @Dub1shu!
  • Fixed stale results in the Visual Studio Code Workspaces plugin by checking if files still exist. Thanks @anderspk!
  • Fixed an activation crash that occurred after 0.77 on some configurations.
  • Fixed a startup crash that occurred when saving the new version of settings after an upgrade.
  • You can now calculate bigger hexadecimal numbers in the Calculator plugin.
  • The "max results to show before scrolling" setting can now also be applied to the initial plugin hint listing.

Quick Accent​

  • Added the ellipses character to all languages. Thanks @HydroH!
  • Added an option to not activate when playing a game. Thanks @HydroH!
  • Added the E with breve and pilcrow characters to all languages. Thanks @PesBandi!


  • Removed the Command Not Found listing from the Settings dashboard and flyout, since it can't really be enabled or disabled from there.
  • Added a settings and GPO rule to disable opening the What's New OOBE page after an update. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Added a settings and GPO rule to disable toast notifications about new updates being available. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Fixed an issue causing the Settings window to not be brought to the foreground after activating through the system tray icon.
  • Standardized accent brush and corner radius on the dashboard page.
  • Improved UI and messages for GPO locked settings. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Fixed an issue causing the OOBE window to maximize and hide the system taskbar.
  • Reworked the update settings in the General page. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Tweaked UI for the update settings in the General page. Thanks @niels9001!
  • Updated the modules images in the Settings and OOBE screens. Thanks @niels9001!
  • Updated OOBE descriptions to take into account the changes in context menu captions. Thanks @niels9001!


  • Added Spotify plugin to PowerToys Run docs. Thanks @waaverecords!
  • Added InputTyper and ClipboardManager plugins to PowerToys Run docs. Thanks @CoreyHayward!
  • Added CurrencyConverter plugin to PowerToys Run docs. Thanks @Advaith3600!
  • Updated and cleaned up the new PowerToys plugin checklist documentation. Thanks @Parvezkhan0 and @hlaueriksson!
  • Added a documentation page to describe status code colors for Mouse Without Borders. Thanks @ckirby19!


  • Fixed dependency issues on upgrading .NET from 8.0.0 to 8.0.1.
  • Upgraded Microsoft.Extensions.ObjectPool from .NET 5 to .NET 8.
  • Upgraded the Windows SDK Build Tools to 10.0.22621.2428.
  • Upgraded the Windows Implementation Library to 1.0.231216.1.
  • Upgraded NLog.Schema to 5.2.8 and NLog.Extensions.Logging to 5.3.8.
  • Upgraded Markdig.Signed to 0.34.0.
  • Upgraded Microsoft.NET.Test.Sdk to 17.8.
  • Upgraded CommunityToolkit.WinUI dependencies to 8.0.240109.
  • Upgraded CommunityToolkit.Mvvm to 8.2.2. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Upgraded Windows App SDK to 1.4.4. Thanks @snickler!
  • Upgraded WPFUI version to 3.0.0-preview.13. Thanks @niels9001!
  • Upgraded StyleCop.Analyzers to 1.2.0-beta.556. Thanks @davidegiacometti!
  • Upgraded Microsoft.Windows.Compatibility to 8.0.1.
  • Upgraded System.Data.SqlClient to 4.8.6.
  • Consolidate XAML Namespaces across the solutions. Thanks @Jay-o-Way!
  • Removed the toolkit labs package source reference, since the controls we were using made it to the generally available community toolkit.
  • Added Microsoft.MSBuildCache to experiment with build caching to reduce pipeline runs duration. Thanks @dfederm!
  • Configured the release CI to follow the latest 1ES pipeline release version again.
  • Removed the copyright year from assembly information. Thanks @Aaron-Junker!
  • Added the Command Not Found entry to the GitHub templates.
  • Removed unused code for a GPO policy to control auto updating of PowerToys. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Improved code behind for getting the localization of context menu entries.
  • Locked some terms in resource files to avoid localization.


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