PowerToys 0.23.2 released

[German]Microsoft released version 0.23.2 of PowerToys for Windows 10 users on October 9, 2020. These tools are free and provide additional features for Windows 10, this time it is a stability update for each tool.sind kostenlos und bieten zusätzliche Funktionen für Windows 10. Es handelt sich dieses Mal um ein Stabilitäts-Update für die einzelnen Tools.


The PowerToys, what’s that?

The PowerToys were free programs under Windows 95/98, with which certain Windows functions could be optimized or adapted. Inspired by the PowerToys project under Windows 95, some developers dared to reboot. This restart is supposed to offer power users possibilities to get more efficiency out of the Windows 10 shell and to adapt it for individual workflows. More information can be found in the blog post Windows 10: First Open Source PowerToys released

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.

Version 0.23.2 released

The announcement of PowerToys version 0.23.2 was made on Twitter by developer Clint Rutkas an hour ago – here is his Tweet.

Just released 0.23.2 of #powerToys. This fixes 7 bugs we deemed important to do an hotfix. https://github.com/microsoft/PowerToys/releases/tag/v0.23.2… For those who are interested in Experimental VC Mute , we found a last second bug so 0.24 will be delayed for next week.

7 errors have been fixed. The version 0.24 should come soon, a bug prevented therollout. The fixes are documented on GitHub:


  • 6955 – KBM crash when remapping shortcut
  • 6951 – KBM fix for Alt + ` with Japanese keyboards
  • 6533 – PT Run Placeholder files (onedrive) breaks Win32 scan
  • 7138 – PT Run Auto suggest not working
  • 7116 – FZ Clone parent data
  • 6967 – FZ forgets VD Layout
  • 3536 – FZ + Chrome tab issue

The installer and description can be found on this GitHub page

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