What's new in Microsoft PowerToys 0.77?

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Microsoft’s PowerToys has been updated to version 0.77, bringing new features, improved stability, and numerous bug fixes to enhance your Windows 10 and 11 experience.

But first, for those who don’t know, what is PowerToys?

Microsoft has developed PowerToys, a collection of open-source utilities that enhance and customize the Windows experience for power users.

Here are some prominent new features:

  • The new PowerShell 7.4 module identifies failed commands and suggests installing the missing package using winget, the Windows Package Manager.
  • Users can now preview QOI images directly in Peek, a utility for quickly viewing files without opening them.
  • Support for 3rd-party plugins with dependencies in PowerToys Run: This expands the functionality of PowerToys Run, a launcher for applications and files, by enabling plugins with additional package requirements.

Some improvements:

  • The utility no longer registers unnecessary low-level hooks when no remappings are present, potentially improving performance.
  • Various UI improvements and bug fixes, including configurable font sizes, better plugin interaction, and enhanced contrast for plugin hints in light theme.
  •  Language-specific character organization adjustments and additional mathematical symbols.
  • Fixed crashes and UI issues related to theme changes, improved OOBE (out-of-box experience) and addressed XAML binding issues.

There are also some changes, which you can check out here. Here is the previous version of PowerToys.

PowerToys v0.77 is available for download on the PowerToys website or GitHub repository.

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