PowerToys 0.18.2 released

[German]After Microsoft released version 0.18 on May 20, 2020 and version 0.18.1 of PowerToys for Windows 10 users a few hours later, version 0.18.2 is now available with further bug fixes.


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PowerToys Background

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.

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 0.18.2

The release of PowerToys version 0.18.2 was on June 4, 2020, the announcement of the developer Clint Rutkas can be seen in the following tweet.


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Rutcas already points out a problem directly in the Tweet. Users should as a precaution the content of the folder: 

%localappdata%/Microsoft/PowerToys/PowerToys Run

delete. The developer wants to fix this bug in version 0.19. Otherwise the following issues were fixed:

  • #3223 – [Launcher, Tracker] doesn’t find some apps (file explorer, windows terminal,…)
  • #3180 – PowerToys run shows Notepad en Notepad++ twice (this is partially fixed, will be fully fixed in 0.19)
  • #3599 – Does not find Evernote
  • #3532 – No camera in run
  • #3215 – When PowerToys is running as administrator, everything Run launches is also ran as administrator
  • #3646 – PowerToys Run shows no files or folders when running in admin mode

You can find the details including the download on this GitHub page.

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