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Microsoft has released PowerToys 0.64.0.

PowerToys v0.64.0

In the  v0.64 release cycle, we focused on releasing new features and improvements.

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  • New utility: File Locksmith allows seeing which processes are currently using the selected files.
  • New utility: Hosts File Editor allows you to edit your hosts file in an Editor UI. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Settings has a new feature for backing up / restoring the settings from a file. Thanks  @jefflord!
  • FancyZones allows you to set defaults for horizontal/vertical screens to get better intended behavior for new screens and cases where a monitor ID resets.
  • PowerToys ships with Group Policy Objects settings for force disabling and enabling PowerToys utilities in organizations. Check the  GPO docs for more details.
  • Added a warning about deprecating Video Conference Mute in the future (v0.67), please check  #21473 for more information.

Known issues

Always on Top

  • Detect and put a window on top again if it's no longer on top.

Color Picker


  • Added a way for users to configure default layouts for horizontal and vertical screens.
  • Replaced remaning Number Boxes in FancyZones Editor with Sliders, to improve accessibility for screen readers.
  • Fixed an issue breaking window switching shortcuts.

File Locksmith

  • Added a new utility: File Locksmith.
  • Thanks  @niels9001 for the design on the UI!

Group Policy Objects

  • Group Policy Objects settings for force disabling and enabling PowerToys utilities.
  • Thanks  @htcfreek for your help in reviewing to make sure the shipped settings conform to system administrators expectations!

Hosts File Editor

  • Added a new utility: Hosts File Editor. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Thanks  @niels9001 for the design help on the UI!
  • Thanks  @davidegiacometti for fixing the bugs found and adding features up until release!
  • Thanks  @AtariDreams for consolidating the packages comparing to the rest of the project!
  • Thanks  @htcfreek for adding a scrollviewer to the entry editor!

Keyboard Manager

  • Fixed a delay that was not being cancelled properly. Thanks  @AtariDreams!

Mouse Utilities

PowerToys Run

  • Changed image loading to release the images in PowerToys Run main executable. This is a try to fix the "app.dark.png" missing issues received after a PowerToys update.
  • Fixed the PowerToys Run hiding after the default action failed. Thanks  @hlaueriksson!
  • Fixed the PowerToys Run allows showing after a context menu action succeeded. Thanks  @hlaueriksson!

Quick Accent

  • Corrected "Dutch" word to "German". Thanks  @damienleroy!
  • Added the Portuguese language accents. Thanks  @pcanavar!
  • Fixed positioning of toolbar on scaled desktops.

Screen Ruler

  • Improved the acrylic brush used in the menu. Thanks  @niels9001!


  • Added a feature to backup/restore settings to/from a file. Thanks  @jefflord!
  • Fixed an issue causing shortcuts shown in OOBE not updating to new values when the window was re-opened.
  • Fixed the "Documents" folder usage in the backup/restore feature. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!

Text Extractor

  • Added a warning about how to install languages for OCR recognition.
  • Fixed the overlay not focusing after the first activation.
  • Added spaces between CJK and non-CKJ words. Thanks  @maggch97!

Video Conference Mute

  • Added a setting to hide the Video Conference Mute overlay when muted. Thanks  @akabhirav!
  • Added a warning about deprecating Video Conference Mute in the future (v0.67), please check  #21473 for more information.


  • Added some missing files that were causing Settings and PowerRename to not function correctly on some configurations.
  • Updated the .NET dependency to 6.0.10.


  • Consolidated nuget packages and removed a few unused packages.
  • Updated the Windows.CppRT to the latest version. Thanks  @AtariDreams!
  • Removed the cxxopts dependency, which was no longer used. Thanks  @AtariDreams!
  • Updated the cziplob dependency to 0.25. Thanks  @AtariDreams!
  • Updated the System.IO.Abstractions dependency. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Turned on C++ code analysis and incrementally fixing warnings.
  • Added the install method to the issue template on GitHub, since some issues seem to be related to specific installation methods.
  • Automated installer hash creation in the release CI.
  • Simplified use of .First() on ImageResizer. Thanks  @AtariDreams!
  • Improved and clarified the issues templates. Thanks  @Jay-o-Way!
  • Fixed a PTRun unit test to be more compatible with .NET 6. Thanks  @AtariDreams!

Release Release v0.64.0 · microsoft/PowerToys