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Microsoft PowerToys 0.19.0

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Auto-updating: We just added in the code for doing updating, so the first chance to experience this will be when 0.18 is release. We’re also seeing how aggressive everyone wants with this so right now, you’ll have to click “Install” for it to kick off the installer. This is something we’d love feedback on.

 

Another thing we did was utilized telemetry from PowerToys to prioritize virtual desktop FancyZone work. We knew there was a subset of bugs caused by an underlying issue and seeing how many users it affected helped us reprioritize to do the work sooner.

We’d like to also directly say thank you to the community for helping out. This release has multiple fixes contributed by you.

For the entire commit history, please look at the 0.17 release. Below are just a few of the bullet items from this release.

 

Here are a few larger items done in 0.17:

*PowerToys can now update itself #1686

*FancyZone can now snap to two zones (still experimental since it doesn't support restoring the app to two zones)

*Per machine installation fixed, non-admin user will be able again to use PowerToys after the regression in 0.16.

*Fixed most of the FancyZones Virtual Desktop bugs.

*Fixed several FZ bugs including proper handling of taskbar position.

*PowerToys icon in the Start menu will always show

 

Our goals for 0.19 release cycle had one big goal, add in stability / quality fixes. We've addressed over 100 issues across all our utilities. We've improved our installer experience and parts will start coming online in 0.19 and 0.20. In this release, it will be the last time during upgrade you'll see Windows Explorer flash on you. For 0.20, the .NET Core install experience much smoother.

 

Release Notes:

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For the entire commit history, please look at the 0.19 release. Below are just a few of the bullet items from this release.

Known issues still for PT Run

Newly installed apps can't be found #3553

We have a fix but came in too late for 0.19

CPU / Memory, still investigating #3208

We fixed one item and have leads on other improvements

WinKey remapping for PT Run can be quirky #4578

PowerToys Run

Now using low level hooks so can remap Alt+Space to a WinKey based shortcut #2325

PWAs correctly reconginized #3199

Dev mode apps can't be found #3330

Duplicate results due to romaing profile data #3180

Steam games not found #3425

Hidden files not in results #3449

Theming improvements #3485

Missing icons #3541

Supress Alt-F4 #3796

Network paths don't work #4096

Search enivornment path by default #4200

Search desktop by default #4056

Can't find Terminal #3974

Can't find ClickOnce apps #4025

Start typing text is visible then disappears on cold start #2974

Tabbing highlight issue for context menu #2559, #3483

Context menu buttons showing up when hovering with mouse #2420

Placement shutters with monitors #3535, #3018](#3018)

blank result box when there's nothing on search query #3186

Result box sizing issue #2456

PowerRename

Detect when pattern matching is used #1002

FancyZones

Outlook new email windows snapped to last used zone #1192

Teams notifications don't snap #1931

Improved multi-thread design. #961

Multiple Virtual Desktop Fixes. #2725, #2684, [#2678]#2678), #2633

Keyboard manager

Key remappings stay active when flipping to Japanese IME #3397

Tab fix when remap Ctrl/Alt #3294

Fix remapping to alt-tab/win+space style shortcuts #3331

Fixed remapping to Extended keys (Home, End, Ins, Del, Pg, Arrow keys) #3478

Games having incorrect key mapping #3647

Fixed numlock remap #3277

Stability fixes

Settings

Settings v2 is blanked #3384

"Check for update" actually checks for update vs goes to GH page #2535

Docs point to redirection URL now so we can update without updating app #3088

Multiple UX improvements

Start at login not being respected #3875

Now using low level hooks so can remap Alt+Space to a WinKey based shortcut #2325

Warning added for invalid input in hotkeys for [#3992](FZ Settings #3992)

Installer

Can uninstall via control panel #2012

After 0.19.0, Explorer won't restart #2730

Multiple build system improvements to reduce conflicts #3809, #3812, #3867, #3948

 

Homepage: https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys

Download:   https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/download/v0.19.0/PowerToysSetup-0.19.0-x64.msi

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