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Clint Rutkas has announced a new version of PowerToys.



PowerToys v0.68.0

Highlights

  • New utility: Paste as Plain Text allows pasting the text contents of your clipboard without formatting. Note: the formatted text in the clipboard is replaced with the unformatted text. Thanks  @carlos-zamora!
  • New utility: Mouse Jump allows to quickly move the mouse pointer long distances on a single screen or across multiple screens. Thanks  @mikeclayton!
  • Add new GPO policies for automatic update downloads and update toast notifications. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Support MSC and CPL files in "Run command" results of PowerToys Run Program plugin. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Add support for log2 and log10 in PowerToys Run Calculator plugin. Thanks  @RickLuiken!
  • Added experimentation to PowerToys first run experience. There are current page which says "welcome" and a variant with direct instructions on how to use some of the utilities. We want to see if directly showing how to use PowerToys leads to more people using the features :)

General

  • Improve metered network detection in runner. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Update PowerToys logo used by installer. Thanks  @ChaseKnowlden!
  • Add new GPO policies for automatic update downloads and update toast notifications. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Update copyright year to 2023. Thanks  @ChaseKnowlden!

FancyZones

  • Refactored and improved code quality.
  • Fix crashing on moving window between monitors with Win + arrows. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)
  • Fix issue causing window attributes to not be reset properly. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)
  • Fix issue causing window to not be adjusted when layout is changed. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)
  • Fix issue causing window not to be unsnapped on drag started. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)
  • Fix issue causing layouts not to be applied to new virtual desktops. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)
  • Fix issues causing windows not to be restored correctly to their last known zone.

File explorer add-ons

  • Add Developer files previewer option to set max file size and fix styling issue. Thanks  @Aaron-Junker!
  • Improve Developer files previewer exception handling and printing of error messages.
  • Fix crash when generating PDF and Gcode file thumbnails. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)

Hosts file editor

Keyboard Manager

  • Fix typo in Keyboard Manager Editor. Thanks  @ChristianLW!

Mouse Utils

  • Resolve grammatical error in Mouse Highlighter description. Thanks  @WordlessSafe1!
  • New utility: Mouse Jump allows to quickly move the mouse pointer long distances on single or across screens. Thanks  @mikeclayton!

Paste as Plain Text

  • New utility: Paste as Plain Text allows pasting the text contents of your clipboard without formatting. Note: the formatted text in the clipboard is replaced with the unformatted text. Thanks  @carlos-zamora!

PowerToys Run

  • Show Steam (steam://open/) shortcuts in the Program plugin.
  • Localize paths of Program plugin results. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Improved stability of the code used to get the localized names and paths. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Support MSC and CPL files in "Run command" results of Program plugin. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Added missing MSC and CPL settings to the results of Windows Settings plugin. Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • System plugin: Setting for separate "Open/Empty Recycle bin" results or single result with context menu. (This was implemented based on user feedback for a change in the last build.) Thanks  @htcfreek!
  • Add support for log2 and log10 in Calculator plugin. Thanks  @RickLuiken!
  • Removed the TimeZone plugin.
  • Fix the crash when loading thumbnail for PDF files. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)

Shortcut Guide

Quick Accent

Settings

  • Add missing flyout borders on Windows 10. Thanks  @davidegiacometti!
  • Add experimentation for oobe landing page. Thanks  @chenss3!
  • Show icons of user-installed PowerToys Run plugins. Thanks  @al2me6!
  • Fixed crash when clicking Browse for backup and restore location while running elevated.
  • Respect taskbar position when showing system tray flyout. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)
  • Show correct Hosts module image. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)

Development

  • Turned on C++ code analysis and incrementally fixing warnings.
  • Centralize .NET NuGet packages versions. Thanks  @snickler!
  • Separate PowerToys installer logs and MSI logs to different files.
  • Added new GPO rules to the reporting tool.
  • Move PowerToys registry entries back to HKLM to fix context menu entries not working on some configurations. (This was a hotfix for 0.67)


Release Release v0.68.0 · microsoft/PowerToys