Microsoft PowerToys v0.62.0 Ships 3 new Utilities and a Plugin

Another version PowerToys v0.62.0 is out with several new things, improvements, and bug fixes.

PowerToys v0.62.0

PowerToy’s new version is available to download and install introducing Screen Ruler, Quick Accent, and Text Extractor. Furthermore, a new Plugin is shipped with this version allowing you to search for past query results. Microsoft PowerToys v0.62.0 is the release that brings many bug fixes and improvements.

Apart from the above changes, this version has 2 known issues and improvements in Color Picker, FancyZones, File explorer add-ons, and PowerRename.

PowerToys v0.62.0 ships 3 new Utilities and a Plugin

Here is the changelog –

Highlights

PowerToys v0.62.0 introduced 3 new utilities and a plugin:

  1. Screen Ruler – This is a quick and easy way to measure pixels on your screen.
  2. Quick Accent – This is an easy way to write letters with accents.
  3. Text Extractor – This utility will function like Snipping Tool, but copies the text at the same time out of the selected area using OCR and puts it on the clipboard.
  4. This version of PowerToy Run brings a new Plugin allowing you to search in past query results.

Known issues

  1. The newly shipped Text Extractor utility fails to identify text in some cases on ARM64 devices equipped with Windows 10.
  2. Subsequent to installing PowerToys 0.62.0, Windows 11 context menu entries for Image Resizer and PowerRename might not show up unless and until system restart.
  3. Several users report that they are unable to open the Settings window. This is the outcome of unsupportiveness with some applications (MSI AfterBurner and RTSS RivaTuner Statistics Server are known examples of this). In case this issue is affecting you, kindly check the linked issue to verify if any of the presented solutions work for you.

General

  1. Shipped 3 new utilities: Screen Ruler, Quick Accent, and Text Extractor.
  2. Upgraded the Windows App SDK runtime to 1.1.4.

Always on Top

  1. Windows PowerToys fixed a bug that caused the border to linger when closing an Outlook popup window.

Color Picker

  1. Furthermore, the tool fixed the HSB color format to correctly track HSV instead of HSL.
  2. Fixed zoom factor that wasn’t reset when reopening the zoom window.

FancyZones

  1. Eliminated the button to launch Settings from the FancyZones Editor, as it was opening behind the overlay.
  2. The tool changed the Highlight distance control to a slider in the FancyZones Editor in order to address accessibility problems with screen readers.
  3. Also, it fixed FancyZones Editor which would edit or duplicate the wrong layout.
  4. Fixed canvas layout “height/width” that can be modified without even accessing the layout in FancyZones Editor.

File explorer add-ons

  1. The present version of this tool carries Quality of life improvements to the Developer Files preview including a progress bar, better performance while loading, a more intuitive dark mode, and logs.
  2. PowerToys 0.62.0 fixed potential vulnerabilities associated with WebViewin the SVG and Markdown handlers.
  3. Also, it fixed certain race conditions in the Developer Files preview triggering the loading bar to hang.
  4. The rollout added localization support to the Developer Files preview messages.
  5. It’s now possible to customize the default color for Stl Thumbnails.
  6. PowerToys 0.62.0 added an option to format XML and JSON files before rendering.

PowerRename

  1. The release fixed a silent crash that occurred when the context menu was generated when not selecting any file or folder. (This was also a hotfix for v0.61)
  2. The tool Improved performance when loading a large number of files.
  3. Fixed a distinct case in which PowerRename tried to rename a file to an empty string.
  4. The User Interface now displays when a file can’t be renamed due to its name being too long or containing invalid characters.

PowerToys Run

  1. PowerToys Run included a fix to the VSCodeWorkspaces plugin to improve support for portable installations.
  2. PowerToys v0.62.0 Folder plugin now expands %HOMEPATH% correctly.
  3. The edition solved a case where an earlier result was being activated when searching for new results. Also, the tool added a setting to better handle input throttling.
  4. Added support for port numbers in the URI plugin.
  5. Solved query errors when the search delay option was disabled.
  6. New History plugin to search for old results.
  7. PowerToys v0.62.0 changed the built-in TimeDate activation keyword to), as queries starting by (are expected as Calculator global queries, and added information in Settings so users know that some activation keywords may conflict with normal usage of some plugins when trying to do a global query.
  8. The Unit Converter plugin in the utility modified its UnitsNet dependency and now onwards supports plural units.
  9. Improved the validation logic in the Calculator plugin.

Runner

  1. This tool brings Clean up old install folders and logs at startup.

Settings

  1. Also, brings Image and phrasing adjustments.
  2. Image and icons updates for the new utilities.

Shortcut Guide

  1. Solved the Narrator shortcut to include the newly added Control key.

Installer

  1. The installer settled a regression that was triggering the PowerToys shortcut to be deleted on update. (This was a hotfix for 0.61)
  2. Updated the .NET dependency to 6.0.8.

Documentation

  1. Fixed wrong links to installers in README.

Development

  1. Removed FXCop remnants.
  2. This rollout added version number to missing binaries and added a CI script to verify that all binaries have their version numbers set correctly.
  3. Updated a dependency to solve building on Visual Studio 17.3 C++ tools.
  4. PowerToys v0.62.0 resolved and reactivated the CI unit tests for FancyZones.
  5. The release Cleaned up and removed dead codes from the PowerRename code base.
  6. The rollout added a script for verifying the solution targets match the expected CPU architectures.
  7. Outdated package Castle.Core was removed.
  8. Language typos were revised across the PowerToys assets.

Download PowerToys v0.62.0

1] PowerToysSetup-0.62.0-x64.exe – 125 MiB
2] PowerToysSetup-0.62.0-arm64.exe – 118 MiB
3] Symbols-0.62.0-arm64.zip – 166 MiB
4] Symbols-0.62.0-x64.zip – 173 MiB

Source: Github

That’s all!!

 
  
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