Microsoft to reboot PowerToys for Windows 10 in open source form

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    Microsoft to reboot PowerToys for Windows 10 in open source form
    May 8, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-to-reboot-powertoys-for-windows-10-in-open-source-form
     
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    Microsoft Announces First PowerToys Preview Release for Windows 10
    September 5, 2019
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...rst-powertoys-preview-release-for-windows-10/
     
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    Free Download: Microsoft’s Batch Rename PowerToy
     
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    Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.14 with improvements to PowerRename and FancyZones
    December 2, 2019
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microso...th-improvements-to-powerrename-and-fancyzones
    PowerToys v0.14 Released (December 2, 2019)
    FancyZones
    Changes:
    • Removed legacy editor (along with the settings option to choose between the legacy editor and the new editor).
    • Added a settings to disable FanzyZones for user defined list of applications.
    • The editor now opens highlighting the current active layout.
    • Show the correct keyboard key for the editor shortcut (with some limitations due to the WebView control).
    Bug fixes:
    • Fixed the FancyZones bug that was stealing the number keys (mostly happening when dragging Chrome tabs).
    • Fixed a DPI scaling bug in the FancyZones editor that was causing the zones to be placed in the wrong position on the screen.
    • Fixed bug preventing several apps from working with FancyZones (there are still some cases, like remote apps, that may not work).
    PowerRename
    Changes:
    • The dialog can be resized (still need to finished the work to handle DPI changes when moving the dialog between screen with different scaling %).
    • Added settings to restore search and replace flags value from previous run.
    • Added settings to enable autocomplete and auto-suggest.
    Bug fixes:
    • Improved RegEx replace result.
    • Fix bug preventing sub-folder items to be renamed if parent folder is also renamed.
    Other bug fixes
    • fixed a bug in the runner that was causing the tray icon to not appear.
    • minor UI tweaks to the Settings appearance (icons position and margins, module's description text and documentation links position and margins).
    • fixed a crash in the SortcutGuide.
    NOTE: when upgrading from a previous version, the installer will close all the Windows Explorer windows in order to update the PowerRename shell extension.
     
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    PowerToys v0.14.1 Released (December 5, 2019)
     
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    Windows 10 PowerToy Quick Launcher to Simplify Launching Apps
    January 21, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...oy-quick-launcher-to-simplify-launching-apps/
     
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    Microsoft is working on a keyboard manager for Windows 10
    February 6, 2020
    https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/02/06/microsoft-is-working-on-keyboard-manager-for-windows-10/
     
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    Microsoft PowerToys 0.15 focuses on quality improvements
    March 3, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-powertoys-015-focuses-on-quality-improvements
    PowerToys v0.15 Released (March 3, 2020)
    Note for upgrading: You need to reapply your zone layout for FancyZones. Don't worry, your custom zone sets are preserved.
    • Make you aware there is a new version from within PowerToys
    • Removed requirement to always 'run as admin'
    • Added almost 300 unit tests to increase stability and prevent regressions.
    • Resolved almost 100 issues
    • Made .NET Framework parts of the source run faster with NGEN
    • Improved for how we store data locally
    • Increased FancyZones compatibility with applications
    • Created the v1.0 strategy, the launcher, the keyboard manager specs
    • Work on cleaning up our issue backlog and labels
    PowerToys v0.15.2 Released (March 10, 2020)
     
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    PowerToys 0.16 will bring back ImageResizer
    March 5, 2020
    https://mspoweruser.com/powertoys-0-16-will-bring-imageresizer/
     
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    Microsoft Updates Windows 10 PowerToys With New Utilities
    March 31, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ates-windows-10-powertoys-with-new-utilities/
    PowerToys v0.16 Released (March 31, 2020)
    Download (GitHub)
    Our mantra for the 0.16 was adding in new features along with a continual push for quality and stability. We are working toward getting a way to auto-update PowerToys and have a good plan for this. We want to proactively thank the community for quickly identifying a few bugs inside 0.15 and allowing us to quickly release 0.15.1 and 0.15.2.

    For the entire commit history, please look at the 0.16 release. Below are just a few of the bullet items from this release.
    • FancyZone improvements:
      • Multi-Monitor improvement: Zone flipping switching now works between monitors!
      • Simplified UX: Removed layout hot-swap and flashing due to multi-monitor lacking
    • New Utilities!
      • Markdown Preview pane extension
      • SVG Preview pane extension
      • Image Resizer Window Shell extension
      • Window Walker, an alt-tab alternative
    • Fixed over 100 issues!
    • Testing improvements
      • 54 UX Functional tests
      • 161 new Unit tests
     
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    Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.16.1 with a few bug fixes
    April 6, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-powertoys-0161-with-a-few-bug-fixes
    PowerToys v0.16.1 Released (April 6, 2020)
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    This is patch release to fix a few items for 0.16. This release will fix the issues below:
    • New utilities are turn on by default for upgrades - (#1878)
    • Correct localization bug - (#1795)
    • RDP bug in FancyZones - (#1821)
    • Focus bug in Window Walker - (#1800)
    • Added telem to actually know if Window Walker was enabled (#1925)
    • Make user aware of dual MSIX and MSI install issue, partial solution (#1920)
    • fixed FancyZone crash with Unity (#1873)
    For more details on the 0.16 full update, please look at those release notes
     
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    PowerToys 0.17 adds ability to auto-update the tool, brings more fixes
    April 29, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/powertoys-017-adds-ability-to-auto-update-the-tool-brings-more-fixes
    PowerToys v0.17.0 Released (April 29, 2020)
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    Our goals for 0.17 release cycle was updatability and stability.

    Auto-updating: We just added in the code for doing updating, so the first chance to experience this will be when 0.18 is release. We’re also seeing how aggressive everyone wants with this so right now, you’ll have to click “Install” for it to kick off the installer. This is something we’d love feedback on.

    Another thing we did was utilized telemetry from PowerToys to prioritize virtual desktop FancyZone work. We knew there was a subset of bugs caused by an underlying issue and seeing how many users it affected helped us reprioritize to do the work sooner.

    We’d like to also directly say thank you to the community for helping out. This release has multiple fixes contributed by you.
    For the entire commit history, please look at the 0.17 release. Below are just a few of the bullet items from this release.

    Here are a few larger items done in 0.17:

    • PowerToys can now update itself #1686
    • FancyZone can now snap to two zones (still experimental since it doesn't support restoring the app to two zones)
    • Per machine installation fixed, non-admin user will be able again to use PowerToys after the regression in 0.16.
    • Fixed most of the FancyZones Virtual Desktop bugs.
    • Fixed several FZ bugs including proper handling of taskbar position.
    • PowerToys icon in the Start menu will always show
     
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    Microsoft announces new PowerToys
    May 19, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-announces-new-powertoys-and-windows-development-features
    PowerToys v0.18.0 Released (May 19, 2020)
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    Our goals for 0.18 release cycle was three big items, PowerToys Run, Keyboard manager, and migrating to the new settings system. This is also the first time we'll test out the auto-updating system.

    Note: After installing, you will have to start PowerToys for the first time. We will improve install experience this moving forward but due to a possible install dependency, we can't start after install currently.

    Feedback is critical. We know there are areas for improvement on PT Run. We would love feedback so we can improve. We also would love to know if you want us to be more aggressive on auto-upgrading.

    For the entire commit history, please look at the 0.18 release. Below are just a few of the bullet items from this release.
    • New Utilities
      • PowerToys Run, our new application launcher (use alt-space to activate)
      • Keyboard manager, a quick easy way to remap your keyboard
    • Fixed #243's setting issue
    • Improved performance on FancyZones #1264
    • Lots of bug fixes!
     
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    Microsoft PowerToys gets updated to v0.18.1 with bug fixes
    May 22, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-powertoys-gets-updated-to-v0181-with-bug-fixes
    PowerToys v0.18.1 Released (May 22, 2020)
    Download (GitHub)
    This is patch release to fix a few items for 0.18. This release will fix the issues below:
    • #3504 - FancyZones - Chrome tab regression
    • #2259 - PowerToys Run - result / searching focus issue
    • #3116 - PowerToys Run - updated term to packaged vs uwp
    • #3128 - PowerToys Run - increase weight of exact match
    • #3209 - PowerToys Run - Search pulling localized paths versus actual paths
    • #3215 - PowerToys Run - Will not run as admin even if Runner is elevated
    • #3227 - Keyboard manager - Will not run as admin even if Runner is elevated
    • #3147 - Keyboard manager - Adjusted terms for remapping shortcuts to clarify which side maps to which
    For more details on the 0.18 full update, please look at those release notes.
     
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    Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.18.2 with more fixes
    June 4, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-powertoys-0182-with-more-fixes
    PowerToys v0.18.2 Released (June 4, 2020)
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    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. There are more and we are proactively fixing them.

    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
    This release also added symbols being generated for added debugging ability. This release was also built off stable versus master branch as well as the master branch has additional work being done.
     
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    Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.19 with several bug fixes and improved installer experience
    June 30, 2020
    https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-r...-bug-fixes-and-improved-installer-experience/
    PowerToys v0.19.0 Released (June 30, 2020)
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    Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.19.1 with a few fixes
    July 7, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-powertoys-0191-with-a-few-fixes
    PowerToys v0.19.1 Released (July 7, 2020)
    Download (GitHub)
    This release will fix the following issues:
    • #4578 - WinKey for PT Run throws a lot of false positives
    • #4646 - FancyZones: When "Hold Shift key" is deactivated, Shift key should deactive FancyZones
    • #4625 - [Run] Search text not updating on up/down navigation
    • #4432 - Mitigated the race condition in os detection
    • #2047 - Memory leak in PT Run
    • #4647 - Fix remapped shortcuts not getting activated in succession
    Regressions:
    During testing, we noticed that #4430 - Settings can not be opened after closing it while minimized from the taskbar started happening again. We'll fix this in the full 0.20 release.

    0.19.0 full change log
    For more details on the 0.19 full update, please look at those release notes.
     
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