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PowerToys 0.65.0 has been released.

PowerToys v0.65.0

In the  v0.65 release cycle, we focused on stability and improvements.

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  • The codebase was upgraded to work with .NET 7. Thanks  @snickler!
  • Quick Accent can now show a description of the selected character. Thanks  @Aaron-Junker!
  • ColorPicker now supports adding custom formats.

Known issues


  • Downgraded the ModernWPF dependency to 0.9.4 to avoid issues on certain virtualization technologies. (This was a hotfix for 0.64)
  • Upgraded and fixed the code to work with .NET 7. Thanks  @snickler!

Always on Top

  • Added telemetry for the pinning/unpinning events.


  • Added telemetry.
  • Removed exiting Awake from the tray icon when starting from the runner. Utilities started from the runner should be disabled in the Settings to avoid discrepancies.

Color Picker

  • Fixed an infinite loop due to a looping UI refresh. (This was a hotfix for 0.64)
  • Added a feature to allow users to create their own color formats.


  • Fixed an issue that caused turning off spaces between zones to not apply correctly. (This was a hotfix for 0.64)
  • Prevent the shift key press from trickling down to the focused window. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Fixed a bug causing FancyZones to try resizing hidden windows.
  • Fixed the focus layout preview being empty on first run in the editor.
  • Fixed UI margin in the "Create new layout" dialog.
  • Fixed window positioning issues when switching between virtual desktops.
  • Fixed snapping by hotkey in single zone layouts.

File explorer add-ons

  • Added .log file support to the Monaco preview handler. Thanks  @Eagle3386!

File Locksmith

  • Query system and other users processes when elevated. (This was a hotfix for 0.64)
  • Icon and UI fixes. Thanks  @niels9001! (This was a hotfix for 0.64)

Group Policy Objects

  • Removed a obsolete dependency from the admx file to fix importing on Intune. Thanks  @htcfreek! (This was a hotfix for 0.64)

Hosts File Editor

  • Added a scrollbar to the additional lines dialog. Thanks  @davidegiacometti! (This was a hotfix for 0.64)
  • Updated the plus icon. Thanks  @niels9001! (This was a hotfix for 0.64)
  • Prevent the new entry content dialog from overlapping the title bar.
  • Updated the name for the additional lines feature. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Added a workaround for an issue causing the context menu not opening on right-click. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!

Image Resizer

  • Fixed a silent crash when trying to show the tier 1 context menu on Windows 11.

PowerToys Run

  • Added pinyin support to the search. Thanks  @frg2089!
  • Fixed an error in the TimeZone plugin preventing searching for standard time zones. Thanks  @Tantalus13A98B5F!
  • Added the English abbreviations as fallbacks in the UnitConverter plugin. Thanks  @Tantalus13A98B5F!

Quick Accent

  • Added mappings for the mu, omicron, upsilon and thorn characters.
  • Added a setting to exclude apps from activating Quick Accent.
  • Fixed an issue causing the selector to trigger when leaving the lock screen. Thanks  @damienleroy!
  • Added the Croatian, Netherlands, Swedish and Welsh character sets. Thanks  @damienleroy!
  • Added support for more unicode characters. Thanks  @char-46!
  • Shift-space can now navigate backwards in the selector. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Added the Catalan accented characters. Thanks  @ivocarbajo and  @codingneko!
  • Added the Kurdish accented characters.
  • Added the Serbian accented characters. Thanks  @damienleroy!
  • Added the Irish and Scottish accented characters.
  • Added the description for the currently selected character in the selector.
  • Fixed a bug causing the selector window to appear blank.


  • Fixed a crash on a racing condition accessing the IPC communication with Settings.


  • Fixed settings name in the QuickAccent page. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Added a message indicating there's no network available when looking for updates.
  • Fixed an error causing the backup/restore feature to not find the backup file. Thanks  @jefflord!
  • Fixed localization for the "All apps" expression in the keyboard manager page.
  • UI refactoring, clean-up and bringing in modern controls. Thanks  @niels9001!
  • Improved settings/OOBE screens text. Thanks  @Jay-o-Way!
  • The backup/restore feature also backs up FancyZones layouts.

Shortcut Guide

  • Added a setting to make the shortcuts and taskbar icons have different configurable response times. Thanks  @OkamiWong!

Video Conference Mute

  • Changed the warning about deprecating Video Conference Mute to saying it's going to go into legacy mode, thanks to community feedback. (This was a hotfix for 0.64)


  • Added the core team to


  • Fixed some errors in the GitHub issue templates. Thanks  @Aaron-Junker!
  • Updated the Windows implementation library. Thanks  @AtariDreams!
  • Added Hosts File Editor to the issue templates. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Turned on C++ code analysis and incrementally fixing warnings.
  • Cleaned up unused dependencies. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Fixed building on the latest MSVC.
  • Fixed multi-processor build on the latest MSBuild.
  • Added a message to suggest the feedback hub to the fabric bot triggers.
  • Optimized every png file with the zopfli algorithm. Thanks  @pea-sys!
  • Updated the .vsconfig file for a quicker development setup. Thanks  @ChaseKnowlden!
  • Fixed a language typo in the code. Thanks  @eltociear!
  • Fixed wrong x86 target in the solution file.
  • Added a script to fail building when the nuget packages aren't consolidated. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Upgraded the Vanara.Invoke dependencies.
  • Upgraded and brought back the spell-checker. Thanks  @jsoref!
  • Added a new dependencies feed and fixed release CI. Thanks  @Aaron-Junker!

Release Release v0.65.0 · microsoft/PowerToys