Windows PowerToys 0.16.1 released

[German]Microsoft released version 0.16.1 of PowerToys for Windows 10 users a few hours ago. These tools are free and offer nice additional features for Windows 10. The new version 0.16.1 brings some bug fixes for the tools.


PowerToys were free programs under Windows 95/98, with which certain Windows features could be optimized or adapted. Inspired by the PowerToys project under Windows 95, some developers dared to restart. The intended was to give power users the ability to get more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for individual workflows. The announcement tool place at the beginning of May 2019 (Windows 10: PowerToys will come as Open Source). More information can be found in the articles linked at the end of this blog.Windows 10: Erste Open Source PowerToys freigegeben.

PowerToys settings UI.
(PowerToys Settings)

The PowerToys known from Windows 9x are also available in the version for Windows 10 Open Source and free of charge.

Update to Windows PowerToys 0.16.1

Clint Rutkas has announced the release of PowerToys 0.16.0 on March 6, 2020 in this Github post. This is a maintenance update which brings the following bug fixes for the tools.

  • New utilities are turn on by default for upgrades – (#1878)
  • Correct localization bug – (#1795)
  • RDP bug in FancyZones – (#1821)
  • Focus bug in Window Walker – (#1800)
  • Added telem to actually know if Window Walker was enabled (#1925)
  • Make user aware of dual MSIX and MSI install issue, partial solution (#1920)
  • fixed FancyZone crash with Unity (#1873)

Details and the download are available on this GitHub page. Information about the new features of previous PowerToys 0.16.0 can be found in the article Windows 10: PowerToys Version 0.16 released.


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