Microsoft PowerToys 0.57.0: Profi-Werkzeuge für Windows erhalten Produktpflege

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Microsoft PowerToys 0.57.0: Profi-Werkzeuge für Windows erhalten Produktpflege

Microsoft unterzieht die PowerToys, eine äußerst umfangreiche Programm-Sammlung nützlicher Profi-Werkzeuge für Windows, einer großen Produktpflege. Dabei wurden unter anderem alte Probleme neu evaluiert und korrigiert sowie fast alle Tools aktualisiert. Die Stabilität der Suite stand im Fokus der Entwickler.

Microsoft PowerToys werden moderner

Nachdem Microsoft die schon aus Windows 95 bekannte Sammlung von Werkzeugen bereits im September 2019 für Windows 10 und jetzt auch für Windows 11 wiederbelebt sowie in der Zwischenzeit sukzessive weiter ausgebaut hat, folgt mit PowerToys 0.57 die große Produktpflege der System-Suite mittels Updates für die kleinen Helfer.

Aktualisiert wurden die folgenden Tools der mächtigen Programm-Sammlung:

  • Awake
  • ColorPicker
  • Always on Top
  • PowerToys Run
  • Video Conference Mute
  • Mouse Utility
  • File Explorer
  • FancyZones

In der Zwischenzeit haben die Entwickler auch die Benutzeroberfläche des Starters und die einzelnen Apps zu weiten Teilen an die UI von Windows 10 und Windows 11 angepasst.

Microsoft PowerToys 0.57
Microsoft PowerToys 0.57

Die Microsoft PowerToys werden mit dem Release der Version 0.57 noch moderner und stabiler sowie in weiten Teilen fehlerbereinigt, stellen die offiziellen Release Notes auf der Entwicklerplattform GitHub in Aussicht.

  • PowerToys Run quality pass. Old standing issues were re-evaluated and fixed.
  • Additional features and improvements were added to existing PowerToys Run plugins.
  • New plugin for time and date values/information in PowerToys Run.
  • The PowerToys Run documentation is also receiving a required update.
  • We're registering svgs as a picture kind when SVG Thumbnails are enabled so they appear when searching for pictures in File Explorer.
  • We've disabled PDF preview by default, given its incompatibilities with Outlook and that Edge is now being registered for previewing PDF files on Windows 10 too.
  • From a coding quality point of view, every project now has code analyzer active.
  • A double click on the tray icon is needed instead of single click to open settings.
PowerToys 0.57 – Release Notes
Always on Top
  • New sound for Always on Top activation. Thanks @franky920920!
  • Fixes for the system tray icon. Thanks @dend!
  • Temporary duration presets are now configurable. Thanks @dend!
  • Fix for an issue causing Awake to not be closed properly. Thanks @dend!
  • It's now possible to delete multiple colors from history and also export them to a file. Thanks @mshtang!
  • The CIEXYZ format has increased precision. Thanks @m13253!
  • Performance improved by reducing the use of low level keyboard hooks.
  • Fixed a bug where the same layout applied with different configurations to different screens would reset to a single configuration. (This was a hotfix for 0.56)
  • When snapping windows with rounded corners on Windows 11, set the correct corner preferences to avoid gaps between zones. Thanks @hallatore!
  • Fix for canvas layout resetting due to resolution changes.
File explorer
  • Additional markdown file extensions added for Markdown Preview. Thanks @skycommand!
  • Svgs are now registered as a picture kind on Windows.
  • Added a text wrapping setting and copy context menu to dev file preview. Thanks @Aaron-Junker!
  • Pdf file preview and thumbnails are now disabled by default, due to incompatibility with Outlook and an appropriate warning is shown in Settings.
Mouse utility
  • Find my mouse has a new setting to specify a minimum distance for activation. (This was a hotfix for 0.56)
  • Fix for the bug causing the task bar to be hidden behind other windows when a mouse utility was active.
  • Fix for the bug causing shortcuts set on icons to not activate when a mouse utility was active.
  • Fixed a slight offset in Mouse Pointer Crosshairs when it's configured with an odd thickness.
PowerToys Run
  • New plugin for time and date values/information. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • WindowWalker now has a tooltip, additional features like killing the process and closing the window, additional settings and improvements. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Unit converter now accepts additional ways of writing feet and gallon. Also interprets as either imperial or US gallons depending on current culture. Thanks @yifan-k!
  • Unit converter now accepts metre for meter.
  • Localization for Web Search and Unit Converter (not including units) has been enabled.
  • Localization for Windows Terminal has been enabled. (This was a hotfix for 0.56)
  • Calculator now tries to always interpret the dot (.) symbol as a decimal separator, despite configured culture, to meet expectations.
  • Calculator now handles trailing zeroes on hexadecimal numbers correctly.
  • System commands plugin can now show the local ip and mac addresses. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Folder plugin has improved results, with improved tooltips. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Windows settings plugin has added entries for Screen Saver and Connect Wiring Display Panel. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Plugins can now show descriptions for their configurations in settings. Thanks @htcfreek!
  • Fix for the focus issue when calling PowerToys Run for the first time after login and after returning from some windows.
  • Fix for a bug on Program when creating a shortcut.
  • Validated that upgrading to .net framework 6 fixed the error appearing when shutting down the system with PowerToys Run running.
Video conference mute
  • Newly added microphones are now updated and tracked by VCM.
  • What's new button in the bottom with a new look, with a couple more UI tweaks. Thanks @niels9001!
  • Fixed a bug causing Settings not to open when a racing condition caused Keyboard Manager settings to not be read correctly.
  • To open settings from the tray icon a double click is needed instead of a single click.
  • Fix for a bug which would cause checking for updates to run indefinitely.
  • When auto-updating, pass a flag to avoid restarting without being prompted.
  • Dependencies installers are now executed with /norestart to avoid unprompted restarts. (This was a hotfix for 0.56). Thanks @franky920920!
  • Upgraded .net framework dependency to 6.0.3.
  • Installer logs are now saved where they can be collected and sent by the bug report tool.
  • Reverted changes to start with proper elevation and when installed under a different user since those changes ended up causing more issues where PowerToys would start running with the wrong user.
  • OOBE code refactor to have all module information in XAML, like in Settings. Thanks @niels9001!
  • Every project now has analyzers turned on and warnings fixed. Thanks @CleanCodeDeveloper!
  • New patterns added for code spell-checking and stale entries removed. Thanks @jsoref
  • Additional logging has been added to Fancy Zones and PowerToys Run.
  • A new CI release build will not be triggered if all that was changed was just documentation.
  • Fixed a racing condition causing flaky build errors when building PowerRename.
  • Centralization of common csproj/vcxproj settings underway. Thanks @CleanCodeDeveloper!
Microsoft PowerToys 0.57 – Release Notes

Zudem haben auch die Installationsroutine und das der Suite zugrunde liegende .NET Framework eine Aktualisierung und der dunkle Modus, der jetzt die systemweiten Vorgaben übernehmen kann, eine Optimierung erhalten.

Download auf ComputerBase

Die Microsoft PowerToys 0.57 können wie gewohnt direkt unterhalb dieser Meldung aus dem Download-Bereich von ComputerBase heruntergeladen und der frei zugängliche Quellcode (ZIP) ebenfalls jederzeit eingesehen werden.


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