Following the release of the first public Windows 11 build, Microsoft is now rolling out a new PowerTools version. Build 0.41.2 is notable for including a new tool, Awake, that prevents your PC from going into sleep mode without disabling it.
PowerToys is a modern set useful tools inspired by a Windows 95-era software of the same name. PowerToys are well known for adding extra value to built-in tools and options of the OS. Modern PowerToys allow you having Windows 11-like window management in Windows 10, bulk image resizing and batch file renaming, a powerful launcher with plugin support, the ability to remap keyboard shortcuts and individual keys, and much more.
Here's what's new in PowerToys 0.41.2
- New Awake utility added! Power-Users can now keep their computer awake on-demand without having to manage its power settings.
- Better zoom in Color Picker
- Shortcut guide removed support for long
Winpress to activate. Now supports
Win + ?by default
- Turned off FancyZones canvas editor magnetic snapping to allow keyboard support
- Updated Color Picker GIF for OOBE.
- Removed outdated MSIX code
- Upgraded all projects to Modern WPF 0.94
- Dropped support for the module interface API to save settings
- Removed Winstore dependency
- Various OOBE and appearance improvements.
- A bug fix for Image Resizer where specifying a width but no height generated a 1x1 px image instead of auto-adjusting the height.
- Fixed File Explorer crash when running PowerRename
- Customize key-binding from settings menu for Shortcut Guide
You can download PowerToys for free from GitHub. The project is open-source, which means everyone can contribute to its growth and development.
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