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Microsoft released PowerToys 0.43 with many improvements

The PowerToys 0.43 release was originally planned for July, but it is finally available after a short delay. The new version 0.43 is a maintenance update; it corrects some bugs and includes a number of improvements.

PowerToys Welcome Screen Oobe

The key changes include the changed tooltip text for systray icon. It now will be on a single line for Windows 11 compatibility.

The PowerToys Run app now searches the Internet via HTTPS instead of HTTP by default. Also, it shows a confirmation dialog for system commands.

Finally, the Escape behavior has got a new behavior. It now only closes the fly-out.

Some other notable fixes and changes in this release:

  • New UI for sizes list view in Image Resizer settings.
  • Fixed FileInUse errors during install/update scenarios.
  • Fixed toggle switches on PowerToys run settings to display correctly.
  • Fixed header text not updating when theme color is changed.
  • Added Name/Alt text to GIF image
  • Expanded the Report Bug tool to collect more robust diagnostic information.
  • Fixed screen reader functionality to stop announcing hidden text in settings.
  • Added Name and alt text properties to GIF images in Welcome to PowerToys window

You can read more about fixed done for Awake, Color Picker, FancyZones, Keyboard Manager and PowerToys Run in the release notes.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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