PowerToys v0.18.2 released with fixes and improvements

by Surur
June 4, 2020
Microsoft powertoys for windows 10

Microsoft has just released version v0.18.2 of their new PowerToys for Windows 10.

This is patch release to fix a few items for 0.18. This release fixes a problem when PowerToys was run elevated and a ripple effect with PowerToys Run then being elevated as well. It also fixes one of the major search result issues from the 0.18/0.18.1 release.

This release will fix the issues below:

  • #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

PowerToys version 0.18.brought 2 new utilities.

    • PowerToys Run, Microsoft’s new application launcher (use alt-space to activate)
    • Keyboard manager, a quick easy way to remap your keyboard

You can download the release at Github here.

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